We are pleased to have as our January guest speaker artist Sandra D. Davis.
Born and raised in Rockville, Sandra is a graduate of The Art Institute of Pittsburgh with a degree in graphic art. Her art is considered green” or “repurposed,” as it is made purely of recycled paper, including glossy fashion magazines, newspapers, gift wrap and even paper towels
“We are in a “throwaway” society,” Sandra says. “When I work with the paper, I am reminded that everything can have a new purpose. We are not here for just one task, but multiple purposes.”
Her subject matter is predominantly afro-centric, with a focus on the African American woman, sisterhood and Afro-American history. The art incorporates a more modern feel using acrylics and watercolor along with paper and fabric to place it in the mixed media genre.
She recently has started using a collage technique to create one-of-a-kind tote bags from upholstery fabric, denim and fabric remnants. Each bag has an appliquéd design from scraps of fabric that suggest female figures. Future projects will include quilts, wall hangings and wearable art.
6:30-7:00 pm: Social time & networking
7-7:30 pm: Association announcements & new member welcome
7:30-8:30 pm: Guest speaker talk and presentation
What to bring: Members are encouraged to bring light snacks and non-alcoholic beverages. (The library does not permit alcohol.)
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