This week, walking around the SOA galleries, I had a conversation with Allison. We had a short talk about the question of the week, how art has played a role in both our lives and what we’re studying. It’s currently her third year at CSULB studying Studio Art — specifically Graphic Design. When I asked her about the QOTW (What type of art has had the most influence on where you are today?), she replied with “Streetart.” She told me that she grew up in a family of artists, and I was intrigued. I wondered what it was like to be surrounded by artists basically since you were born because my family’s careers was almost always related to the medical field, an area I have a very small interest in as opposed to art. Random fun fact: We both used to take piano lessons when we were both younger!