by Ross Via

 

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NAHS President Flora Arguila                       photo by Ross Via

Flora Arguilla took time to sit down and speak to me about her role as National Art Honors Society (NAHS) and the responsibilities she takes on. “My role as National Art Honor Society president requires that I attend all events that include NAHS, such as open houses, volunteer projects, face painting at school events, and anything else that requires a representative.” she stated. She told me to fulfill her responsibilities, she must make time in her schedule, plan meetings, and offer constructive criticism.

She also told me about where she gets her inspiration and style of painting from. She stated that she gets insight from the abundance of culture in her family, containing Mexican, Filipino, and American values. She recently created a self portrait dedicated to these values and is on display in the foyer between the gym and theater. She told me she had always been drawing but only just recently dedicated her skills to painting. “I paint because it gives me a sort of escape from the world, while at the same time I can help contribute something to it. There is a strong sense of satisfaction that I get when I look at a finished composition, with all of its colors, shapes, and textures and think about how just a short time ago it was a blank canvas.”

 

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