The Cambrian

Award-winning young Cambrian hopes to combine art with a passion for healing

Coast Union High School art teacher Suzette Morrow and Devin Streeter see the sights in New York.
Coast Union High School art teacher Suzette Morrow and Devin Streeter see the sights in New York. Courtesy photo

With NYC stars still twinkling in her eyes, Devin Streeter’s recent experiences as a state-level winning artist and 2014 Coast Union High School graduate have changed her outlook on life and her plan for it.

Instead of taking a casual post-grad trip she’d planned for some time, the 18-year-old California Youth Art representative is instead applying to the Oregon College of Art and Craft, hoping to further her education toward her ultimate goal of combining fine art and holistic healing.

Her winning artwork, “Exploration,” was displayed at the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento from May 15 through June 29 and honored on the steps of the state Capitol Building.

But Streeter still had a different trip to take.

She, her 21-year-old sister Caitlyn Streeter and Suzette Morrow (award-winning art teacher for Coast Unified School District), took a whirlwind three-day journey to New York City this month, courtesy of Sargent Art, which hosts state winners of Youth Art Month competitions in 26 states.

Morrow described the experience for the California Art Education Association, saying the trio “visited the MOMA and the MET museums the Statue of Liberty, the top of the Rockefeller Building, Times Square, Central Park, Wall Street and the World Trade Center Memorial.” They also saw “The Lion King” on Broadway.

Devin Streeter said she loved the entire experience but reveled especially in “all the live music, seeing the museums and the Broadway show.”

The winning artist said she “dreams of eventually being able to incorporate holistic healing with art” to “create healing modalities that are off the beaten path.”

Streeter, who studied for a time with a healer, hopes to craft “art that creates a cathartic, therapeutic experience for the viewer.”

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