Student Artist in the Spotlight: Louanne Lumbab

Posted: Friday, March 09, 2007

Age: 16.

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Grade: 11.

School: Juneau-Douglas High School.

Art of choice: digital art.

Experience: about 3 years.

Reason: "It highly struck my interest because you can really do anything digitally. I think it's fun to play around with overall because I can fully express my creativity."

All in the family: "Most of my family members like to focus more on traditional, hands-on art forms, but I wanted to try something different."

Favorite artists: "I really look up to my cousin, Lanie Lumbab, as an artist, because her style is very unique and different. I love "vector art" - it really shows the beauty of simplicity at its finest. I also love listening to music - music allows me to fully focus on my work."

Future plans: "I really think digital art is something I can really excel in. For now I'll be continuing with yearbook. Someday I hope to become successful in architecture and engineering."

Perspective: "I see the world as a piece of paper I'm going to draw on."

Her yearbook advisor, Gary Lehnhart, says: "I deal with incredible, talented and committed young people who go way beyond what should be expected to produce a quality yearbook, and they all 'marvel' at Louanne's work. They would say she is more than talented, she is special (actually they would put it: 'She's the bomb!') Louanne's innate talent is obvious but what makes her work unusual is the effort she devotes to each layout. She has created her own style and, working from scratch, creates pieces which demand to be scrutinized. Every viewing brings something new and fun. She will make a living doing this!"

• Student Artist in the Spotlight is a weekly feature on the Neighbors page and is in collaboration with the Juneau School District Elementary Art Program. To have your student art included, contact your school office.

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