TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI)—Lorie Amick has been leaving her mark on the community in creative and captivating ways for years.
"I am so passionate about art and all aspects of art and passionate about the community and the two combined. It's just something that really makes me happy and that I've been working on for a long time," said Amick.
Amick is the co-founder of Artist' Own located Downtown Lafayette. A place that showcases local art. She currently teaches watercolor at the Art Museum of Greater Lafayette.
"I love making art, I love viewing art, I love the way that art can impact people. It can make me happy, it can make me sad, it can tell a story, it can take me to a different place," said Amick.
Lorie said art is so special that it played an important role during the pandemic for some people.
"Sometimes art can be uncomfortable and sometimes it can be a place where we come for comfort and for me during that pandemic that's what I was looking for," said Amick. "I was looking for a safe place because everything else seemed so unsafe."
She said the pandemic didn't affect art but the viewers.
"To come through this exhibit which has 110 years worth of art, to find a piece that we can relate to, that has meaning, I think people are more open to doing that. We've seen a lot of people come through that don't normally come here," said Amick.
Her love of art has made a reputable difference in the community, a difference she plans to keep making.
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