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Brett

“I’m from Columbus, Georgia. 

 

I’m an art major and a chemistry minor. I am in the fine arts department, so I mostly do painting. Sculpture, ceramics, watercolor…that kinda thing.

 

Definitely [Macon has influenced my art]…I think just seeing art everywhere is always inspirational. I think Macon,…really strives to, like, enrich the city with art.

 

There’s just so many cool things to see. I really love the Indian Mounds event with the Native Americans dance.

That’s one thing artists, I think, do big time is that they send messages. That’s more powerful than anything, you know? I think that’s kind of giving back in a way.

 

That’s another thing about Macon…there’s little projects you can do everywhere to give back.

 

The Peach Place, it’s an after school program for elementary students…to get tutored, get help with homework. They have an art area that Mercer students help with.

 

I help with the dance area. I’ve been a dancer for my whole life.  Teaching them dance…evolved me.

 

I wanted to teach them the technical side of dance…and I think they understood that. Learning the structure of things takes it to whole ‘nother level. It’s not just a dance video anymore; it’s something they can learn and do and teach their friends.

 

It’s bringing them together.

 

More than anything…kids need attention. I think that’s the most important thing.

 

That’s the kind of stuff that I feel like grows a community.

 

I think Macon’s awesome. My ultimate goal would be to be a professor here. Just ‘cause it’s constantly growing.

 

My favorite thing is the sense of community. I love how small it is. You can walk anywhere, like really, if you wanted to. You can ride a bike.

 

No city is gonna be safe in all areas. But, I feel safe in Macon.”

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