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Hey, what’s up? My name is Melanie. I’m sixteen and I attend school at the Seward Park High School in Manhattan. I was born and raised in New York City. I’m interest in music and writing. The thing I like most about art is that it is for everyone, even those without artistic talent. I’m interested in Youth Insights as an art experience. I want to understand why certain objects art considered art and why they make me think. Youth Insights is a way for me to talk about these things with other people—young and old. I feel that working with older people is a way to gain experience and knowledge. When talking about an art work, older people can give me an opinion based on their own life experience and we would walk away with two different interpretations of the same painting, picture, etc. Younger people are basically developing their own life and just coming into the world. They too can teach me new things.