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Tracy Williams was born in San Bernadino, California in 1985. Having grown up in Southern California, she marveled at the sight of astonishing artwork featured in the streets of downtown Los Angeles. The idea of splashing the brightest and rich- est colors on abandoned and broken-down buildings sparked inspiration and has since then, never left. Tracy developed an interest in creating artwork that would help others feel loved, important and appreciated. Her interest in creating art turned into a positive outlet during her vulnerable teenage years.
Tracy is the Urban Arts Project Coordinator for PEAU (Pasifika Enriching Arts of Utah) which is a part of non-profit organization, PIK2AR (Pacific Island Knowledge to Action Resources) and is actively involved in the Salt Lake City community with demonstrating art at Chase Museum events and volunteers with UMOCA (Utah Museum of Contemporary Arts) events.
Her teaching experience includes: creating and hosting kid/teen-friendly work- shops & events in the community to educate her audience about the symbolism behind Polynesian cultural tattoos and artwork, while helping them create their very own make-and-take Pacific Island artwork; which includes canvasses of tribal Polynesian tattoo designs, Maui’s fish hook, and more. Students walk away with a better understanding of basic cultural and traditional Polynesian art while devel- oping skills and artistic talents necessary to create their very own