Sarah Cola is a 22-year -old Louisville artist studying for a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts at Spalding University. Cola uses a collagist mindset and a multimedia approach to color the world around her, focusing on socio-political critique and femme-pop aestheticism. With skills in graphic design, installation, painting, illustration, performance, and more, Cola merges her influences of Dadaism and Pop Art with her love of Feminism in hopes to elevate “craft” to that of “High Art”.
Sarah is also an intern At Bourne-Schweitzer Gallery, utilizing her skills in writing to aid in social media management, grant application processes, and the showcasing of talented artists.
After graduating in the spring, Sarah hopes to pursue a Masters in Fine Arts in Writing and a lifestyle as a local artist and writer. She dreams of publishing her poetry, creating art, and leaving a mark that is both conceptual and a bit kitsch.
From the Artist:
I am 28 years old. I live in Charlestown, Indiana with my mother, my stepfather and my cats, Cleo and Sheba. I volunteer at JB Ogle Animal Shelter in Jeffersonville, Indiana. I visit ArtSeed in New Albany, Indiana once a week to work on my artwork.
In my free time, I enjoy helping and spending time with my grandmother and my Uncle Raymond, and I also work at Rauch Industries in New Albany, Indiana.
I adore all things to do with and about cats. I plan on donating the proceeds of this book to the animal shelters.
Thank you to everyone that helped me get my book published, especially Julie Schweitzer, ArtSeed, The Indiana Arts Commission and Terri Branham from Rauch Industries for guiding and teaching me throughout the process.
I would also like to thank my mother and my sister Bree for always supporting me with my life.
Gray Koesters is currently a student at the University of Louisville, pursuing an undergraduate degree in Art History. Gray has been interning with Julie Schweitzer for over seven years. Throughout their time as an intern, Gray has participated as an exhibiting artist, curated and installed exhibits, written press releases, assisted with grant writing, managed social media and website content, and planned and facilitated events.
As an artist, Gray enjoys creating mixed media pieces with a focus on nature and the whimsical. They apply a wide array of techniques to their work such as selective color, continuous line drawing, and collage. They have also recently discovered a love of embroidery and enjoy putting in the time to carefully stitch bucolic scenes and other charming designs onto hoops for friends and family.
Tristan is a 15 yr old self taught artist that specializes in traditional cartoon and graffiti artworks. Tristan also does photography with a digital camera and is always learning new ways to improve in his artwork and photography.