Sunday With The Arts
By TERESA M. PIRKEY
Art is everything to Morgan Bair.
It’s something she plans to pursue — specifically interior design and interior architecture — at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. http://www.iup.edu/hdes/interior-design/interior-design-bs/
Bair, a graduate of Spring Grove Area High School, is this year’s winner of the Hanover Area Arts Guild annual $1,000 scholarship.
“Art has always been a part of my life,” Bair said. “It’s fun way to explain myself, to relax. It’s always there when I need it.”
Her choice of interior design is tied to her long-term goal; she wants to improve handicapped accessible designs for buildings.
“Not only will being an interior design major give me the opportunity to make a building look beautiful, but as an architectural design student, I will learn to make a building functional and safe,” Bair said.
“I want to make a different with art,” she continued.
She’s already gained some experience. Bair completed indoor and outdoor renderings of the pool at the Hanover Country Club. That led to similar job — renderings of the Tech Building for the Spring Grove Area School District.
Also Spring Grove, Bair is president of the National Art Honor Society and recently started oil painting. “It’s something different. It’s something unique to me,” she explained.
In addition, she played volleyball for four years, the last two on varsity, and indoor track and field for two years, as a triple jumper.
She lives in Spring Grove with her grandparents, Norma and Warren “Blake” Bair. She is the daughter of Jaclyn Bair and has a brother, A.J. Bair.
Teresa M. Pirkey is manager of the Art Downtown gallery of the Hanover Area Arts Guild. She can be reached at email@example.com or 717-632-2521.