Ben Vandehey, 11, has been chosen as the October featured artist of the month by the Northwest Art Center. Ben has been interested in art since he was four years old.
His formal training at the art center began when his parents placed a winning bid on private art classes at a local auction, and Ben has been a regular student ever since.
When Ben is not attending class, he also enjoys playing the cello and trumpet and snow skiing. When asked about a favorite work of art he has created so far he proudly shares: "I really enjoy sculpting and anytime spent throwing on the wheel, but most of all it would be a platter that I made for my mom … she uses it to serve the turkey every Thanksgiving!"
Ben enjoys not only the artistic experiences at the Northwest Art Center, but also the comfortable "teachable" environment, his art teachers and the many new friends he has met over the years.