“Desire and patience will take you anywhere you want to go.” This is a quote that poet Jamaal May said to the audience at a Visitor Writer’s Series conference held at Hope College, and to me it rings so true.
Hello! My name is Katie and I am one of the new interns for the Holland Area Arts Council! At the end of the spring semester, I was given the opportunity to be an intern at the Holland Area Arts Council for a “project based internship” geared towards creating a blog and a series of articles for the website.
When I received the email, about the position, I was waiting to board my four-hour flight home from California. Reading that email made the long trip so much better.
However, a realization came in; I know almost nothing about art. Though that was intimidating, I was and still am excited and willing to learn more about art, and to incorporate it with my writing.
To start off, I am not an art major, I am a Communications major. However, that does not mean that I am not creative. Creativity comes in all different forms and can mean multiple things to different people. Some people describe writing as a form of art. It takes the patience of putting together the details of a sculpture, the time that it takes to commit to a painting, and the willpower to create. Like Jamaal May said, you need to have a desire to go somewhere with you art, and the patience to follow through.
Internships are designed for the intern to learn and grow in their potential. After being given the list of events at the Art Council, I am so excited to be able to attend, get to know the people there, as well grow into the wonderful building and community that is home to all of this.
I also hope that through this blog, I will be able to grow in my writing, create articles that are fun to read and help to showcase all that the Holland Area Arts Council is about!
When the Holland Area Arts Council was just beginning, -- before we even had a building -- the organization leaders started a newsletter called Artline. In the spirit of our rich history, the Arts Council's new blog is titled Artline.