Have you ever thought about what ART is right in your own community? Great artists are all around us. Do you know that you don’t have to travel far from home to see awesome art? That’s because we have artists who live in our own community. a person doesn’t have to be world famous to be an artist.
Here in Albany, Georgia, we have artists everywhere. We have painters, photographers and even people who make sculptures out of things they have found. Some people may look like they have ordinary jobs, but many people use art to express how they feel in their free time.
Let’s take some time to see what people are creating in our neighborhoods.
Do you know what a Mural is?
t’s big and it’s out in the open so that people can see it while they’re doing their everyday activities. Murals are creative ways to get people to stop and appreciate the beautiful things around them. It also helps people connect to their community because you can’t see the same thing anywhere else.
He was part of a project where artists made murals all over the South to show the history behind different communities. He works on several murals each year around South Georgia, brightening up our communities and making art accessible to everyone!
Albany has a deep history of agriculture, and Johnson wanted to show that. Agriculture is when people grow their own food. What do you see in this picture that makes you think of growing food on a farm? Find a parent or guardian and point out three things in this picture that you think have something to do with growing food!
Lets learn more about Murals and Wall Art!
Albany also has creative photographers!
Photographers are a type of artist who use cameras to take pictures of things that they think other people would want to see. The cameras on phones can be real easy to use.
Some photographers use really big, complicated cameras to get the kind of pictures you would not be able to take with a regular camera or smartphone. Photographers have to pay attention to how much light is in their picture, what objects are in the picture and how the image may seem to a person who is looking at it.
YOU CAN TRY IT, TOO!
-- Go in your backyard or in the front yard and see what you can find.
-- Take pictures of things that you think are cool, interesting or beautiful.
-- Share your pictures with the rest of your family!
Here are some that I took!