Chrysalis - The Art of Sarah Cummings

Saturday Aug 17, 2019

OT Circus Gallery

709 Central Ave NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
US

Cost:

FREE

Ages:

ALL-AGES!

Contact:

Jennifer DeSantis

Phone: 505-415-4643
Website: Click to Visit

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This one-night-only exhibit feature the prolific body of work by the incredibly skilled artist Ms. Sarah Cummings with light refreshments served and artsy raffles.

FlyerWe are thrilled to present a prolific body of work by the incredibly skilled artist Ms. Sarah Cummings! This exhibit is one night, Saturday August 17th from 5-9pm. We will have light refreshments available for our guests, and the artist is raffling off EIGHT artsy prizes (one every 1/2 hour!) Tickets for the raffle are $5 each or 5 for $20, and 100% of raffle money goes to the artist!

About the artist:

Sarah Cummings is an emerging Albuquerque artist who has found her voice through visual art. Her work often depicts the divine feminine in many different forms. Her work is her process in healing.

Through her different mediums Cummings expresses visceral emotions that we are all familiar with, in a tangible visual form.

The different narratives of her pieces will give a glimpse into her world, and into the mind of a healer.

Her preferred mediums are charcoal and pencil, but she is versatile in her use and application of different mediums. Cummings work is centered around women, often showing a reoccurring feminine character that speaks as her characterization of an emotion during or after experiencing a trauma.

Cummings is a native New Mexican, but spent most of her childhood in Anchorage Alaska, landing back in New Mexico in 2004. Cummings has explored many different venues of artistry. As an adult she has braved the stage as a stand-up comedian, a karaoke deejay and a show emcee. Through her adventures in artistry, Cummings found her voice in her visual art. The methods of creation for her are not conventional. “I make a mess, and through the mess forms appear, and I just accentuate what was already there. The work presents itself, I am just the vessel of delivery.”

Cummings has used her work to show the power of art in healing traumas and has worked with women to use their creative voice to empower and heal. She works with people to show them how to encourage the healing process through purging emotion onto paper, and finding reoccurring themes, structures, and attaching feelings to colors and shapes. Sarah is completing her degree in Sociology and Art, in hopes to follow her dream in healing as an Art Therapist.

She is influenced by the abstract style of Salvador Dali, the vibrant colors of Wassily Kandinsky and the expression of the human condition portrayed by Hieronymus Bosch.

See also: Found Objects

Emerging Idea

Photo by Clarke Condé

Albuquerque artist Sarah Cummings presents a one-day show of her work titled Chrysalis - The Art of Sarah Cummings at OT Circus (709 Central Ave. NW) on Saturday, Aug. 17 from 5pm to 9pm. In a unique approach to financing the show, OT Circus will be holding a raffle every half-hour during the exhibit, where the artist will be raffling off a total of eight “artsy prizes.” Get yourself a raffle ticket for $5 or five for $20 and go home with something unexpected. One hundred percent of the raffle money goes to the artist, so how can you go wrong? For more information on this free, all-ages event, see otcircus.com.

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