A RISING ARTIST COMPETES IN NATIONAL ART COMPETITION
Xavier Nazario, Grade 11, competes in a national competition named “Celebrating Art”.
Earlier in the year, a national competition named “Celebrating Art” had aspiring artists submit virtual or hand-written artwork in order to be published in an art book. At Southeastern, Advertising Design teacher, Abigail Carroll, had her students submit original pieces of art to the Celebrating Art competition. Once the competition ended and results came back, one student, Xavier Nazario (Brockton), had his piece published in the art book of all the top featured artists’ designs.
Xavier has loved art all his life. His passion originated from his family, who surrounded him with creativity and ambition, and he always stuck by that. His piece, by the name of “Journey,” has its meaning based on the obstacles life throws at someone, but to keep looking towards the positive.
However, this project was not easy to work on. Xavier has always been drawing on paper but challenged himself by using the computer. “It was a little difficult since I’m a traditional paper and pencil artist. But, after using illustrator through school, it became easier.” Xavier mentioned. He always used rough drafts as his way of drawing, but he learned to keep adapting as the school year went on. In the illustration, he wanted to change his art style, and to keep challenging himself to better his skill.
Through the competition and the challenges he faced, he still kept on until he made it in the art book. Seeing his achievement boosted his confidence, and he will keep bettering himself in the future.
Written by student: Julian Cardoso
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