Julia Hart, a sophomore at Maple Mountain High School, has been in love with the fine arts for as long as she can remember. She finds inspiration in just about every art form there is, whether it’s acting, singing, drawing or animating.
She loves art so much that she doesn’t even have a favorite artist.
“I just love everything,” Hart said.
Hart was one of nearly two dozen high school students throughout Utah honored at the State Capitol on Wednesday for being finalists in a Senate Visual Arts Scholarship Competition.
Hart placed third in the contest and earned a $1,000 educational scholarship for her pencil-drawing rendition of a portrait of Chief Three Horses photographed by Edward S. Curtis. Curtis took the portrait of the Sioux Lakota warrior as part of a project to document Native American culture in the United States, and Hart wanted to honor this culture.