Vanessa DeYoung wears her love of art and all things creative on her sleeve.
“I’ve always loved making art,” said DeYoung. Painting, mixed media, and pastels get her going. Her excitement for art drives her to share it. DeYoung, 32, is in her seventh year sparking young minds at Anderson Elementary School.
“There’s nothing as pure and beautiful and creative as watching a child create. I just love it,” said DeYoung. She also noted that, for some kids, art offers a way to shine. “It gives certain kids something to be proud of.”