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The Spirit Beckons

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Sandra Sabene and Laura Stisser have united in art for an exhibition at the Roji Tea Lounge in Syracuse, New York.  The artwork will be on display through May 2018.  Tonight was the reception, which included a demonstration of meditative painting by Sabene and a musical performance by Zoe Mullan-Stout and Blake Propst.

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Sabene spins her canvas on a mobile contraption-style easel her husband had built for her.  It was pretty cool and reminded me of a similar process I am using with my 5th graders – their paper canvas-based sculptures are propped on banding wheels in order to look at and paint them from all sides.

During her presentation, the artist’s hand, holding a two-inch flat brush, danced across the canvas to the beat of music, dipping that paintbrush in a succession of primary colors, working intuitively and discarding brushes along the way.  She would grab another and another in an attempt to prevent the inevitable muddiness that can occur using this process, as she had mentioned prior to her start.  She lets go of pain, hurt, and the past and focuses on the now.  In the present moment, her hand guides her emotional healing sparking the flow of spirituality and inner peace.

Sabene teaches this method in her studio gallery, the Liverpool Art Center, located near Onondaga Lake Parkway in Liverpool, New York.  For more information on Sandra Sabene and her style visit www.artbysandra.com.

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Both artists create non-representational work.  Both connect to their inner spirit as they work.  Laura Stisser’s work looks to use a marbleizing technique.  She is evolving as an artist (she is a Sabene disciple) while also selling Young Essential Oils in her spare time, as well as making a living as a professional actor!  Connect with Laura Stisser at www.laurastisserart.com.

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The show is titled “A Soul on Fire…is the most powerful force on earth”.  The Roji Tea Lounge is located at 108 East Washington Street #2, Syracuse, New York.  Visit www.rojitealounge.com for information such as their latest menu and hours of operation.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqJesktztEE

 

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Let it Shine!

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Penny, Anne and I went to two art openings on Thursday night!

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The first was at SALT Quarters, a venue with ties to Syracuse University.  You ask to use the facility for short duration art exhibitions and they give you the key.  Here is the link to their Facebook like page.

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It is located at 115 Otisco Street in Syracuse, NY.

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Current key holder and artist Kathryn Petrillo has curated a two- week show of five artists:

Kathy Gaulin Donovan

Anastasia Keville

Steve Nyland

Chris Wayne Rosier

Nate West

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Call (315) 443-0320 or visit www.saltquarters.com to view the art.  It will be on display until November 30, 2015.

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The second art exhibition is at the Roji Tea Lounge, 108 E. Washington Street, Syracuse. Here is the link to their Facebook page.

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The artist exhibiting, Niki Dellios, is a shining star.  Timing changed her life  – she was exhibiting paintings at the Syracuse Tech Garden when the art director from the movie Adult World (filmed in Syracuse) spotted the art and asked her to do a commissioned work for the movie.  She received film cred plus her very own IMDb page!

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This show is up a bit longer – through December 2015.  Call (315) 428-0844 for their hours of operation.

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I have to say, you will love all the sparkly bits.  Niki uses acrylic glosses, resins and glitter in her work.  They are a lot shinier in person.

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