BRIAN NEBEN, Lexington Clipper-Herald
LEXINGTON – A Lexington native and his family use their love of art to create nature spray murals on the cabins at Camp Arrowhead in Lexington.
Josh Arias said he and his family have always been interested in the arts. Her father, Reynaldo, enjoys painting while her mother, Alba, cooks and loves to decorate cakes.
Her brother Daniel writes poetry and is a speech teacher at Lexington High School. Her sister, Katherine, graduated in art from Hastings College and is an intern at the Nebraska Art Museum in Kearney.
âArt is a mainstay for the whole family,â says the Camp Arrowhead website.
Josh himself has been working with spray paint for 15 years. He was encouraged to take up art by Lexington art teachers and his family.
Growing up in Los Angeles, California, Josh said the art of spray paint and graffiti were all around him. In Lexington, he watched the wagons go by, decorated with all kinds of artistic styles, letters, designs, etc. He said he would spray paint his own plywood at home.
While attending the University of Nebraska at Kearney, Josh met Derek Rusher around 2014 and they had an immediate connection through art and sports.
At the time, Josh was studying social work at the University of Nebraska at Kearney and was an intern with Buffalo County Community Partners.