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  • Spotlight on Gibby Summer Camp student Rex Domingo

  • Exploring the wonders of macramé, jewelry making and other mediums, young artists soared with their unique creations in the fourth annual Gibby Summer Art Camp’s “Me, The Crafter” program.


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  • Exploring the wonders of macramé, jewelry making and other mediums, young artists soared with their unique creations in the fourth annual Gibby Summer Art Camp’s “Me, The Crafter” program.
    Held July 30 through Aug. 3 at the Gilbert W. Perry Jr. Center for the Arts, camp director Ruth Neff introduced campers (in preschool to eighth grade) to various mediums, such as: painting, tie-dye, weaving, paper-mache, bead making and experimental art forms. On Aug. 3, campers’ work was on display for their parents and the public at The Gibby.
    Longtime camper Rex Domingo, 13, of Middletown, discussed his pieces from this year’s Summer Art Camp, why he’s been keen on the program and more.
    Q What inspired the design of your scarf?
    A I always liked scarves. This is entirely made out of duct tape and some electric tape.
    Q What else have you designed at Gibby Summer Art Camp?
    A We made a tie, a paper-mache animal, tie-dye shirt and some jewelry designs.
    Q You’ve been in the Gibby Summer Art Camp a long time. What’s kept you coming back?
    A I just like art and I needed something to do in the summer.
    Q Has summer camp helped you improve as an artist?
    A It has. With the drawings, I’ve been able to draw a little bit better from what they told me how to draw designs.
    Q What tips have you learned?
    A If we’re going to draw an eye, try to make it a little more realistic sometimes.
    Q What mediums do you like to work in?
    A I sort of like drawing cartoons with mostly pencils and ink. 
    Q Name a few things you like to illustrate.
    A Robotic designs.
    Q Have you considered selling your scarf?
    A No, not really. I could remake it, which would be really easy, and I could make a bunch of copies of it. I can make different colors of this scarf in different sizes.
    Q Do you intend to wear it to school or in public with your friends?
    A Maybe.
     

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