Senior Artists in the Studio
Valor Arts+Media students turned to both new and familiar mediums to find some inspiration this spring and summer. Whether in the recording studio, drawing room, or online learning, these students continued to hone their skills on their own.
Kathryn Crandall ’21 created a new song, ‘Who Cares’, that is ready for publishing through Valor’s Loft Studio and Publishing venture and will be released soon. “This song was inspired by the idea of being free to enjoy life and appreciate the fun moments,” explained Kathryn. She tells of her family Jeep trip to Moab and how taken she was with the powerful beauty and the feeling of the wind in her face. “There was no room in that moment to think about anything else — good or bad,” she said. “It was truly a moment to let go and just live the experience. I didn’t care about anything else,” she smiled, referring to her song title. Enjoy a clip of Kathryn’s song, ‘Who Cares’.
Sophia Bossio ’21 successfully found new ways to use her creativity during the stay-at-home season this spring. She taught herself to cook through cooking apps, and took an on-line oil figure drawing class through the Art Students League of Denver. She also created her own website to feature her graphite, charcoal and ink paintings and illustrations, which she continued to add to over the summer.
“There were times of boredom, but I actually learned to really love being at home,” said Sophia. She was also able to spend time with her older brother (Valor alum Tony) like they had years before, and she created a graphite illustration of him called Quarantine Time. Another recent piece (shown above) is called Summer Bummer. Click on the titles to read more about the meaning behind each of them and see other pieces she’s shared on her website.
As Arts+Media students return to campus this fall, they will use their gifts to create both in class and on their own. Whatever the school year brings, their art shines a light of inspiration to the Valor community.