This week was pretty cool in the art galleries. The art was very diverse and colorful, which is my favorite. I talked to an artist named Elia Murray about her oblong sculpted dogs. She explained that she loves making dogs in her art. Her parents were both artists, she explained; her father was an illustrator and mom an artist. The art influence was always there, but Elia began getting serious about art in high school. After high school she wanted to major in English, but her parents wanted her to major in Art. She was one of the only students whose parents wanted them to major in Art instead of English. Elia has sculpted dogs and created toy dogs out of a fiber material. She also writes poetry and short stories. In one of her short stories, a black bear turns into a polar bear. She plans on selling paintings, sculptures or toys over the summer.