Gracing our Eyes
Author Amelia Dilworth
Most people consider the Charter School of Wilmington to be a math and science school and the Cab Calloway School of the Arts to be its more artistic neighbor. Some students, however, are an incredible hybrid of both, like Grace Gong, a senior at the Charter School of Wilmington. Grace specializes in pencil sketches and digital art, creating still-lifes and portraits as well as illustrations for her award-winning writing. She is also passionate about photography, taking stunning photos of nature and documenting her travels through breathtaking shots from Delaware to beyond, as seen on her Instagram account, @spaceacegrace.
Grace’s artwork is also visible throughout the school. As co-president of art club, her talents are evident in the murals the club has created in Mrs. Payne’s and Mr. Darone’s room, as well as the most recent mural in Mr. Mervine’s room.
Although Grace’s vivid photography and incredible sketches are remarkable, her easy-going, encouraging attitude is also notable. “A lot of artists are their own harshest critics, always saying that their own work isn’t good enough,” she says. “While there may always be room for improvement, don’t put yourself or your own work down! If someone compliments your art, accept the compliment and use it as motivation to keep drawing or painting or sculpting.” =
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