Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Spotlight on: Grace Allen Polaneczky

Image courtesy of athens.patch.com

We’re always excited to learn more about our visitors, so we were thrilled to find this article about 12-year-old Grace Allen Polaneczky, a Georgia Museum of Art enthusiast and Athens Patch’s “Whiz Kid” of the week.

Grace is a homeschooled sixth-grader who enjoys playing guitar, geocaching and photography, among other things. She also writes a column for the Athens Banner-Herald and maintains a blog called The Kid Reader. How has a sixth-grader already accomplished so much? Grace credits Athens’ artsy atmosphere:

“If I were in a really big city, I probably wouldn't be able to write for the newspaper. Living in a small town means I have a lot more opportunities. Athens is very welcoming of independent and up and coming artists and musicians."

Speaking of artists, Grace referred to the Georgia Museum of Art’s very own Anthony Goicolea exhibition as a source of inspiration. She attended Goicolea’s artist’s talk that took place at the museum in February and was inspired by the meaning behind his photography.

To read the Athens Patch article on Grace and check out some samples of her art, please click here.

Thanks, Grace, for the shout out and we hope to see you again soon!

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