Paige Lowe – Intellectual Profile

1) Give some basic information about your studies and fields of interest.

I am a senior psychology major. My favorite classes have been on childhood development and cognitive science. After graduation, I plan to take a year off before applying to graduate school to earn my psychology counseling degree. Contemporary art will be my third art history class that I have taken as an elective. I really enjoy taking art elective classes to spice up my semester full of science classes.

2) Describe an exhibition that you liked or found impressive. Tell us why. Please provide a link to a website, if possible.

My older sister just finished earning her masters in sculpture from SCAD in Atlanta, Ga. ( I am so proud of my sister for her unique work. Another reason I love taking art history classes because it gives my sister and me more to talk about.

3) Which books did you read of late (art, fiction, non-fiction)? Pick one and go into detail about it.

I am a big fan of the Sookie Stackhouse book series by Harris. I guess I could say I am a huge fan of fiction. I am currently on the seventh book. I also love the TV series based on the books, True Blood.

4) What are your main interests besides Art?

Besides art, I enjoy snow skiing, fly fishing, scrapbooking, and hanging with friends. I am a very social person, so any outdoor social activity I love to do.

5) Which blogs do you check regularly?

I check Pintrest often to see what my friends have been blogging about. The site it pretty interesting, collaborating many mini blogs into one large melting pot

6)  Which cultural event has really impressed you lately? This can be a museum, a concert, or anything like that, but also a sports game (if you consider this a cultural event for which there are good reasons). Or anything I am not even thinking of … Again, tell us why.

Over break I went to the Atlanta art museum (The High Museum of Art) and saw some work by Warhol. I had never seen his work in person and I was in awe of the large scale of his work. I think I really benefited from seeing his work in person.

7) Please describe briefly an article in a newspaper or a magazine that got you thinking lately. Reading online is fine, and what you introduce here does not have to be about art. If the respective article is available online, please link to it!

I really love Architectural Digest. In December issue there was an article on a enormous house in Aspen. That had an outdoor pool in the winter with a view. Every issue of Architectural Digest is filled with gorgeous pictures of living spaces. I think these pictures are art; people’s houses are art in an integrated idea of functional art.

8) Please share with us a thought or an idea that really widened your intellectual horizon. Again, this must not be limited to the visual arts. If possible, give a source for this idea so that others know where to go to if they are interested.

Last year when Steve Jobs passed away his speech given at a college graduation struck me as inspiring. The speech was about never setting in live with what you do, to keep searching for the job, life, friends you love will set you free. His words were extremely insightful.

9) Have you been to the Denver Art Museum, MCA Denver and BMoca Boulder? Describe one art object or a show you remember seeing.

I have only been to the Denver Art Museum to see the King Tut exhibit. I enjoyed the exhibit. I remember feeling impressed by the large collection of everyday items, comb, stool, bed. Things that every one uses but the glamour of what the standard was for the king.

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