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may, 2022

wed25may5:00 pmwed7:00 pmReception for Mending the Pieces with Gold

Event Details

You’re invited to join
Art Ventures on Wednesday, May 25 between 5 pm and 7 pm for the public
reception for Mending the Pieces with Gold, celebrating the work of
Denise Sagan. This event will be held at the Fayetteville Public Library on 401
W. Mountain Street, Fayetteville, AR, 72701. Art Ventures will provide light
refreshments and beverages at the reception. Don’t miss this incredible opportunity
to talk with a local artist and view her incredible work.

 

We are the sum of our
experiences–both good and bad. The difficult ordeals of life may leave us
feeling shattered in their wake, but through time spent healing and repairing
these broken pieces we may shape our characters into a beautiful new whole. The
Japanese art of kintsugi honors the process of repair as a worthy practice, and
celebrates the history of broken pottery by repairing it with lacquer mixed
with gold or silver. In this way, the act of mending is illuminated and
honored. Similarly, these artworks represent how we may emerge from life’s
hardships with grace; mending our own broken pieces in a way that celebrates
what we have survived and overcome. Through both abstract and representational
works, Denise Sagan highlights the powerful resilience of her subjects.

 

Mending the Pieces with
Gold
will be on display at the Fayetteville Public
Library from April 5 to May 29, 2022.

 

About Denise Sagan: Denise Sagan is a painter working in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Her
work has garnered numerous awards, including 2 Best of Show awards in the
Artists of Northwest Arkansas Regional Exhibition. Born and raised in central
Wisconsin, Denise studied art at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design
before finishing her art degree at the University of Arkansas. Her early art
career included 19 years as an illustrator and designer for Dayspring Cards and
creating several commissioned portraits in colored pencil, earning signature
status with the Colored Pencil Society of America. Since going full-time with
her artist career in 2018, Denise has explored different mediums and genres
from abstract to representational renewing her love for painting the human face
and figure.

 

About Art Ventures: Art Ventures promotes the visual arts in Northwest Arkansas by
actively collaborating with the community, supporting artists working to the
highest standards, encouraging education and public engagement in the arts, and
providing accessibility to under-represented communities.

Time

(Wednesday) 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Organizer

Art Venturesoperations@artventures-nwa.org 20 S. Hill Ave, Fayetteville, AR 72701

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