Romancing the Arts exhibit
By Carin R. Kirkegaard; photos courtesy of the Blaeser family
Teen artist Claire Blaeser submitted two pieces of artwork to the 15th Annual Romancing the Arts exhibit sponsored by the Parker Artists Guild. Her pencil drawing, “The Deacon” won first place in the juried event.
“Ever since I could pick up a pencil, I’ve been drawing,” said Blaeser. She was inspired to create her prize winning piece after visiting the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She was especially entranced with the exhibit of motorcycles used in World War II. While her preferred mediums are pencils and watercolors, Blaeser also works in oil pastels and markers. The second piece Blaeser submitted was a watercolor series entitled, “Animal Trio.” In the series, she features a bear, an owl and a moose.
As a freshman at Rock Canyon High School (RCHS), college is still a little ways down the road, but Blaeser knows she wants to pursue a science degree, astrophysics to be exact. “I love all things spacey,” she said. Tapping into her artist’s eye, visually she loves the way space looks.
Blaeser sees art as one of her hobbies. In addition to time spent sketching she also plays on the RCHS volleyball team and her go-to for downtime is playing the video game “Red Dawn Redemption.”
While this was Blaeser’s first show, she intends to keep submitting her work to future juried exhibits.