Meet Zach Scott. He was a vendor at the Hand to Hand Market held at Gibbs Hundred this past Sunday. He is a senior at Appalachian State University, pursuing K-12 Arts Education Licensure. He is originally from Winston Salem and is student teaching locally this semester. About a year ago, Mr. Scott learned to crochet and, at the market, was selling his crocheted animals at very reasonable prices. In his hand, he is holding a snail that was just precious. It is encouraging to meet young adults in Greensboro who are pursuing their dreams and have an entrepreneurial mindset.
We predict that Visual Arts will flourish as people realize art is so much more than pretty decorations. Art can be useful like the design of tableware and home furnishings that takes into consideration space, comfort, and function. Art is problem solving, thinking things through using the engineering design process. Art is anything original that communicates emotion. We know we loved that little snail. Even more, we loved knowing that a skilled, well-educated artist with a great disposition, specifically Zach Scott, has made a commitment to teaching art in the public schools.