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July 5, 2013

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EDMOND — Dana Wilson

Age 16, homeschooled

Discipline: Orchestra, Harp, 1st year

Q: Why did you want to attend OSAI this year?

A: To have the opportunity to grow as an artist and musician.

Q: What do you plan on gaining from this experience?

A: I hope to refine my vision of my future as a harpist and to be strengthened and sharpened musically by the faculty, staff and my fellow students.

Q: What are you looking forward to at OSAI?

A: I enjoy spending time with artistically- and musically-minded people.

Q: As an artist, where do you see yourself in 10 years?

A: In 10 years, I plan to be a working solo and orchestral harpist.

Q: What got you started in the arts?

A: My aunt is a harpist, and I began asking to learn to play harp when I was 5 years old. When I was 8, I began my study of the harp.

Elizabeth Lyons

Age 16, junior at Edmond North High School

Discipline: Drawing and Painting, 3rd year

Q: Why did you want to attend OSAI this year?

A: I had heard a lot about OSAI from friends in art class and it seemed like something worth looking into. After learning more about it, I felt like this would be a great challenge for me, and one that hopefully would result not only in a better understanding of the arts, but also myself.

Q: What do you plan on gaining from this experience?

A: At OSAI I hope to learn and grow as an artist through exposure to different techniques and styles and through the inspiration created by other artist’s enthusiasm and the surrounding natural setting.

Q: What are you looking forward to at OSAI?

A: I am especially looking forward to meeting young people who share the same appreciation I do for beauty in the arts. I hope this experience will result in new and lasting friendships that encourage enthusiasm and artistic adventure.

Q: As an artist, where do you see yourself in 10 years?

A: In 10 years, at the very least I hope to still be regularly expressing myself creatively, whether that will be done professionally or just as a hobby, only time can tell.

Q: What got you started in the arts?

A: I always enjoyed making messes as a little kid (still do), and for some reason whenever I did this using crayons or paints on paper, I got a much better reaction from my parents.

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