CHILDRESS – Moore Art Studio students showcased a year’s worth of work Monday, May 24, inviting family and friends to view the students’ pieces which ranged from colored pencil drawings to abstract stencil art.
“I saw a need in our community,” owner Belinda Moore said, explaining why she began Moore Art Studio in 2014. “It was something I had thought about doing for a long time, but I finally got brave enough. At first, I didn’t think I had enough gumption.”
And, in her seven years of teaching art classes, both for adults and children, Moore has done more than teach her students how to draw. She has inspired and brought forth a new generation of artists, one of which is Ivan Garcia, who has been studying with Moore for four years.
“A lot of people liked my painting on social media,” Garcia said referencing his piece of a vulture perched on a branch. “I want to inspire people to do more artwork.”
While Garcia is now an advocate for Moore’s class, he didn’t always show a love for art.
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