Machaila Gray is an 18 year old local artist. She has nurtured an interest in visual arts since childhood, viewing it as top-priority and working diligently to further better her talents. She is a Class of 2017 alumni of Broad Ripple High School for the Arts & Humanities. It was there that she was given many opportunities to improve as well as real-world experience in the art community by her instructors, Troy Judd and Debra Tyte. The “artsy” environment, vibe, and community of Broad Ripple Village (which surrounded the school) has also been a major inspiration for her. While attending BRHS, Machaila has participated in live, on-the-road performances alongside the school’s vocal and instrumental talents. She also has some class-room teaching experience, occasionally assisting her teachers with their younger students. She also loves to assist her classmates with projects when needed.
Machaila believes that one can get anywhere with hard work and determination. She hopes to use these qualities and her artistic talents to better her community. She will be attending Herron School of Art+Design in August, where she will major in Drawing and illustration and possibly art education, and minor in African American studies.