Stage Designer Paper Fashion Show 2017, Artist, Professional Mermaid and Model
How do you contribute to the arts? Art has always been a huge part of my life. Since I was a little girl I have been drawing and painting all different types of things. As I’ve gotten older I have expanded my knowledge and abilities in the arts and continue to do so. Art provides a way for me to connect my passions with others.
Why do you volunteer with Art Directors Club of Denver? When I was initially asked to be a part of the team for this years Paper Fashion Show I was extremely excited! I think that what the Art Directors Club of Denver does for our youth is amazing and I am honored to volunteer my time for such a good cause.
Why do you think ADCD is valuable to the creative community? I think that ADCD is valuable to the creative community because it is so important to help and encourage youth to express themselves in healthy ways. It is also important to keep creativity and individualism alive in a society that can sometimes be very persuasive.
What advice would you give to young creatives? For all the young creatives out there I would like to remind you to always be yourself! Creativity and art is meant to stand out and make a statement. Never let the judgments of others stand in the way of your passions and goals. Keep a creative mind and share your gifts with the world. Most importantly, always stay kind a true to your heart!
How do you balance volunteering for ADCD with your professional and personal life? Balancing my personal and profession life with volunteering for ADCD gets hectic sometimes but every part of the chaos is worth it! I truly believe that if you are in a position to help others you should do it! When I start to get stressed out I sit back and remember to take a look at the bigger picture. ADCD and the Paper Fashion Show provide so much for our youth and at the end of the day that is what matters most!
Join Olivia Gonzales and her co-host Michael Garcia this Thursday. Tickets are almost gone! Get yours today.