They’re students, artists, and athletes, showing prowess in the pool or on the court, but also in putting paint to canvas or sketch pencil to paper. In advance of the March 16 opening of Artletics in the Wright Museum of Art, the Terrarium will get to know these artistic athletes. Or is it athletic artists? In any case, well-rounded Beloiters.
Name/year of graduation: Connie Meltzer’11
Hometown/residence: Greenwich, Conn.
Major: Literary studies and sociology
Sports: Swimming, backstroke
How would you describe your art, and what are you showing in the upcoming Artletics show? Art is a relatively new thing for me. I wanted to learn more about photography because I loved taking snapshots of my friends and family.
The more I learn about photography the more intrigued I am. I am showing two different types of photography in Artletics: one of my prints is a digital print that was used for an assignment in my Intro to Digital Photography class. It was my favorite photo I took from the whole semester. The other prints are from a pinhole camera, which is the simplest form of a camera—light entering through a hole and projecting an image onto paper. They are a series of buildings on campus through windows.
What are a few of your favorite things? Taking photos, swimming, reading, watching football (particularly Buccaneer football), crocheting, traveling, spending time with my family and friends, snowboarding, crosswords.
Which talent would you most like to have? I think I’d like to speak another language fluently or be able to play an instrument. Those are two things that always really impress me about other people.
What’s your favorite hidden gem here in the area? Shortstack Pancake House. It’s phenomenal.
Proudest moment? One of my proudest moments was achieving my goal of breaking a school record. The feeling after I got it at our conference meet this year was elation. It also made me realize that I could do anything I set my mind to.