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Alexis

Hi, I’m Alexis and I’m eighteen years old. I live in New York City and attend the Harvey Milk School. I like art because it has the ability to express whatever the artist is feeling at the time he or she created the work of art. Art can help you with your problems—it’s a relief in a way. Your response to art shows how you feel in a strong and powerful way. You know what you feel right away—as soon as you see it. Youth Insights is a program that will teach me more about something I love—art and people. Participating in Youth Insights is teaching me about history through art. Older people do the same thing. They teach you about history, only instead they use their lives like art work. I think it would be cool to talk to older people about art. Although we are from different age groups, the art could make us have something in common. I think the same is true for little kids.