Arts All Stars

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  Arts All-Star: Kayleigh Ronas

  Arts All-Star: Nick Henry

  Arts All-Star: Ashlyn Hilts

  Arts All-Star: Emma Zehr

  Arts All-Star: Amber Johnston

  Arts All-Star: Jaaron Thomas

  Arts All-Star: Zoe Williamson

For Zoe Williamson, music is a good stress reliever.

  Arts All-Star: Ysabella Miller

Ysabella Miller likes it when people mistake one of her paintings for a photograph.

  Arts All-Star: Ryan Hayes

As much as he enjoys playing on his own, Ryan Hayes says playing with a group is even better.

  Arts All-Star: Andrew Smith

Andrew Smith wants to tell a story and he wants to share it with the world.

  Arts All-Star: Phoebe Hall

  Arts All-Star: J. Jake Thomas

  Arts All-Star Hailey Hunt

  Arts All-Star: Matthew Garrison

  Arts All-Star: Kennedy Vergin

  Arts All-Star: Cristofer Tidd

  Arts All-Star: Veronica Gibbons

For Veronica Gibbons, music is a great way to cure a bad day.

  Arts All-Star: Gerard Powers

Gerard Powers remembers his first voice lessons.

  Arts All-Star: Katherine Vito

Katherine Vito has been surrounded by music her entire life.

  Arts All-Star: Shacoria Jackson

Shacoria Jackson says some of her sketches take hours.

  Arts All-Star: Elizabeth Davis

Elizabeth Davis could sing all of "Annie" before she could speak in coherent sentences.

  Arts All-Star: Morgan Wheat

Morgan Wheat plans to major in art and psychology in college and wants to become a teacher.

  Arts All-Star: Kat Frank

Kat Frank got into drums and percussion in the sixth grade.

  Arts All-Star: Frankie Schwab

Frankie Schwab says she comes from "a very artsy family."

  Arts All-Star: Hailey Weber

Music is important to Hailey Weber.

  Arts All-Star: Shyla Rumble

Shyla Rumble from Copenhagen Central is inspired to take pencil and acrylic paint to paper, and produce a variety of artworks.

  Arts All-Star: Katherine Vito

Katherine Vito grew up in a very musical household and has been singing pretty much since she could walk.

  Arts All-Star: Zana Northrop

"It feels really great to come home and practice after a really stressful day."

  7 News Arts All-Star: Tesa Holman

"It's like your own little world -- it's like you have a place to go, a comfort zone and a way to just pretty much get away from your normal life."

  7 News Arts All-Star: Simon Roome

"It's helped me through the hardest struggles that I've been through and I always go to music when I need to escape from things."

  7 News Arts All-Star: Quincy Marsell

"I enjoy creating a piece that has meaning to me, something I can show the emotions or ideas inside my head and create a powerful image."

  7 News Arts All-Star: Peter Harvill

"We're able to make something beautiful, we're able to inspire thoughts, inspire words, emotions -- through something that is not even human."

  7 News Arts All-Star: Perri Redden

"I was drawn to it from the second I stepped on the stage."

  7 News Arts All-Star: Mary Rose Goff

"I just want to find a way to do this forever."

  7 News Arts All-Star: Maria Young

"It's always been something that I've loved doing, because it's been a way to express myself without there being a right or wrong answer."

  7 News Arts All-Star: Makayla Lea

"Some people, they like to do their hair crazy colors or wear crazy clothes, but I like to make my art."

  Arts All-Star: Madeline Timerman

"Music teaches us what it means to be human."

  7 News Arts All-Star: Logan Beerman

"I wouldn't trade it for anything," Logan Beerman says of her experience as a singer.

  7 News Arts All-Star: Keegan Poste

"If I didn't have music," Keegan Poste says, "I don't know what I'd do in my spare time."

  7 News Arts All-Star: Kari Hance

"It can mean so many different things, depending on what type of music you're listening to and what mood you're in. It just affects people in different ways."

  7 News Arts All-Star: Joey LaShomb

"The reason I play so much is because I really like to make -- if it's possible -- to make everyone happy and give everyone the entertainment that they want."

  Arts All-Star: Jeremy Dening

"I think humans have an innate desire to be creative. If we don't create things, if we simply allow things to remain as the status quo, then we tend to stagnate."

  7 News Arts All-Star: Jaye Harrod

Jaye Harrod was inspired to start drawing by the graphic novels he read in elementary school.

  7 News Arts All-Star: Jasmine Combs

"I just think it's a really good way to creatively express yourself."

  7 News Arts All-Star: Jack Witkop

For Jack Witkop, playing trumpet feels like a legacy from his late grandfather, who was also a trumpet player.

  Arts All-Star: Isabella Addison

"I think to me, it represents my thoughts on a piece of paper."

  7 News Arts All-Star: Ingrid Knudsen

"Dancing just brings this type of tranquility that nothing else can bring."

  7 News Arts All-Star: Hannah Gates

"It's exhilarating. You get to be a different person sometimes and that's really fun."

  7 News Arts All-Star: Ethen White

"This helps with my mental sanity. When I make art, I feel happier."

  7 News Arts All-Star: Emily Scholler

"I'm not like one thing, I think I'm just a mix of a lot of things and everything that's around me."

  7 News Arts All-Star: Caroline Bergan

"I hope that I can somehow change people's lives in what I want to do," Caroline Bergan said.

  7 News Arts All-Star: Carlton Huff

Carlton Huff hopes to someday play professionally in an orchestra.The talented musician from Carthage is the 7 News Arts All-Star for January 10, 2019.

  7 News Arts All-Star: Annie Yang

"I just find making art and being, like, around art and creating art, a comfortable way to be myself," Annie Yang says.

  7 News Arts All-Star: Anna Metzler

Our 7 News Arts All-Star for the week of December 7, 2018 is a talented musician from Lowville Academy.Anna Metzler will tell you "I've been doing music for pretty much my whole life." That started with singing, and since 4th grade, the trombone.

  7News Arts All-Star: Abby Rockwood

Performing in front of people can be scary, Abby Rockwood says. "What I try to do is just imagine nobody's there."The Lowville singer is the 7 News Arts All-Star for January 17, 2019.

  Arts All-Star: Isabelle Phippen

“It’s always been important to me to create, to make art,” Isabelle Phippen said.