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Picture This: Senior sketching future on artistic endeavors

Picture This: Senior sketching future on artistic endeavors

Ellie Skrzat, a senior in the Schreyer Honors College, is an experienced storyteller — but she tells stories in ways you might not expect.

Give Skrzat the story of Joe Paterno’s life and she’ll create a colorful portrait with pastels that gets hundreds of “likes” on Facebook. Give her one word at the start of an improv show, and within minutes, she’ll produce a monologue that will leave an audience in fits of laughter.

Skrzat, a fine arts major in the College of Arts and Architecture and a senior in the Schreyer Honors College, has concentrations in drawing and painting — skills she has used to produce illustrations for local and national news sites including Onward State and Slate.

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