Sarah Arace, Watercolor & Illustration
As an artist, Sarah Arace enjoys expressing herself through many different mediums. Born as, Sarah Ellen Langdon and raised in Huntington West Virginia, she currently lives in Nashville TN with her husband and three dogs. Sarah studied at SCAD in Savannah GA and The Art Institute of TN and has taught Vanderbilt University, University of Florida, and The Little Art House. Sarah's inspiration and passion for the Arts comes from life experiences, like being a single mother at 16, overcoming life's obstacles, and embracing her "imperfections”. She appreciates any opportunity to inspire, create art, and empower people!
CINDY WUNSCH BOWEN, MIXED MEDIA
After Cindy spent 15 years on the Nashville music scene it was time for a new adventure. Teaching art at an elementary school allowed her to rediscover her inner child and she felt there was much to investigate there! After teaching adults and children at Studio BE in the Richland Park area, she now paints from her home studio.
“I always include a very personal part of me with the hopes of passing good energy to the world”, Cindy says today. Layered within her work, you might find: her grandmother’s lace table cloth, a ticket from a Parisian train ride or a letter from her mother.
She considers her artwork an extension of her heart and says it’s meant to inspire, evoke happiness, compassion and joy.
Meg Marano, drawing & painting
Meg paints portraits that focus on creating a connection so often missing between people. Pulled from dreams, visions and everyday life, her exaggerated characters are inspired by unique facial features and movements. Through experimenting with oils, acrylics and watercolors. She creates colorful human faces with distorted features and paint. Meg believes our emphatic abilities are limited by the visual illusions of reality so she aims to reach beyond these limitations and truly represent the person or feelings inside. We can never truly know with a glance the story or truth of a person, it requires more inquiry and depth. She makes that challenge the fuel for her artistic journey. Meg invites the viewer to challenge their perspective of beauty and human form along side her in my work and through her teaching!
EMILY LESTER, PHOTOGRAPHY
Emily Lester hails from Columbia, TN, but now lives in the scenic city of Chattanooga! She is a professional wedding and portrait photographer based in the southeast. Her photography focuses on a passion for landscapes and adventure lifestyle (she dreams of shooting for National Geographic some day). Emily loves teaching photography because it opens up a world of creativity and new ideas when you know how to work your camera and take the photos that you envision!