From now through December, the Academy Center of the Arts is hosting our Annual Cash and Carry artist member sale. This sale, which allows community members to view and purchase artwork during the holiday season, is always filled with extraordinary work from our showcased artists. But, this year, one artist has stood out. Colton Clay Wood, an 8th-grade student at Monelison Middle School, is the youngest artist in the Cash and Carry show at the Academy Center of the Arts. At the age of 13, he’s already turning heads and making a splash with his work. “I was very intrigued by Colton’s sculptural work,” said Ted Batt, Director of Visual Arts. “He uses unusual materials (masking tape, straws, for example) and has a great imagination. I am particularly impressed with his figurative work – he captures the personality of various movie and television characters and his work has this really wonderful, whimsical nature. At 13 years of age, Colton already possesses a unique artistic style and shows a promising future in the visual arts!” Where does his inspiration come from? “From a young age, Colton has had some difficult challenges fitting in, but could always find himself in […]
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