Art and Activism with Sara Drescher

Sara Drescher fell in love with art at an early age and was blessed with parents who supported her love and study of art from grade school through college.  While working as an artist after college, Sara took time to develop her artistic voice and upon returning to grad school found the purpose that fuels her art today.  Sara is a Texas based painter who creates hyper realistic watercolors of ordinary objects with a hidden story. Currently her work centers on issues regarding double standards and other obstacles that women face today, as well as issues surrounding sustainability in the environment.  Sara earned her Master of Fine Arts degree at Texas Tech University and her Bachelor Fine Arts degree at the University of North Texas. She has more than 20 years of experience as a professional artist and more than 10 years of experience leading popular workshops and ongoing art classes for adults. In 2021, Sara had a solo exhibit at the Museum of the Southwest titled, Reclaiming the Casserole. This exhibition was reviewed in Glasstire, Texas Visual Art News and Reviews, August 31, 2021. This was her second solo exhibition at the Museum of the Southwest in Midland, TX, and she has also had a solo exhibition at the CASE Gallery

in Ft. Morgan, CO. Her work has been recognized in numerous juried art shows around the United States,

and she has been the artist in residence at the Museum of the Southwest Children’s Museum, the Midland County Centennial Library, and at Elsewhere Studios in Paonia, CO. When not in the studio, she enjoys scouring flea markets and thrift stores for unusual finds which often appear in her paintings.

 

What You Will Hear in This Episode: 

2:29 Sara’s personal Journey

6:50 Going back to school at 42

10:37 Message and purpose behind Sara’s art

15:09 Where the art starts and how it influences cultural change

22:06 Societal pressure and activism through art

 

Quotes

“Women are great at brainstorming. We're great at finding solutions to problems. We're great at talking things out.”

“Art is a great way to ask questions and make commentary. “

“I've realized I have this voice through my art, I just have to speak through it.”

“Don't worry about mistakes.  Mistakes are just part of learning.”

“Being brave is a really important part of being creative.”

 

Mentioned:

SaraDrescher.com

Instagram @sdrescherart

 

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