Shippensburg University senior and art major Christen Taylor Smith originally wanted to be a teacher.
“When I was a kid I always liked doing crafts and stuff like that, but I originally went to school to be a teacher,” Smith said. “I thought I wanted to teach little kids and help mold future minds.”
While she may not be training to become a teacher, Smith is still willing to lend a helping hand to her fellow classmates and puts considerable work into her art. Now, her art will go even further, with an exhibition of her evolving work debuting in Huber Art Center’s Brindle Gallery this week.
“I work in a lot of different mediums. It’s kind of like years of developed skill and so essentially the exhibition is basically just a compilation of who I’ve become and what is important to me in my work, and that has to do with people and connection and identity,” Smith said.
Smith hopes to share her wisdom through her gallery.
“I think that it’s extremely important for people to think, and one of my goals is to become somebody who can support people in creating anything they can design in their mind. So basically, I want to become someone who gives people the potential to accomplish anything they want to accomplish,” Smith said. “So I display a variety of skillsets.”
The goal is just to showcase what I’ve acquired. How I display myself. And with the goal in mind that I wanna teach people to do the things I do.”
Smith might not be a teacher, but she still possesses a desire to help others and teach them how to reach their potential.
Smith’s exhibit is open for viewing from April 3–13 in the Brindle Gallery.