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ACROSS THE WATERS works by Sarah Dearie

January 9, 2011

Sarah Dearie

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ACROSS THE WATERS: Works by Sarah Dearie

Gris Gris Lab invites you to join us for the opening of our upcoming exhibit, ACROSS THE WATERS, this Saturday, January 23. This exhibit features the expressive works of native New Orleanian painter Sarah Dearie. Dearie’s paintings focus largely on the female Orishas, which have their root in the Yoruba spiritual canon. Each female Orisha deity corresponds to a body of water, and in this symbolism, Dearie has found visual inspiration and artistic resonance. After adopting Salvador, Bahia, Brazil as her second home in 1999, Dearie found tremendous inspiration from Salvador’s African culture. Following Hurricane Katrina, Dearie and her family moved to Salvador full-time, returning to New Orleans in 2007. The convergence of her New Orleanian roots, Salvador’s cultural influences, and the ever-present water flowing between these locations prominently define Dearie’s artistic style.
The opening will feature musical Guests DJ Manga Rosa, Tedo Oliveira, and Marcio Pereira.  This event is FREE and open to the public.

Saturday, January 23, 2010
6:00 – 9:00pm
Gris Gris Lab
2245 Brainard St



Sarah Dearie is a native of New Orleans, La. A graduate of  New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts, she went on to further her education at Kansas City Art Institute where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture in 2000. In 1999 she traveled to Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, which she immediately adopted as her second home. Salvador and it’s African culture became a prominent inspiration in her work. In 2005, after Hurricane Katrina Sarah moved with her husband and two children to Salvador where they founded Fogo das Aguas, a center for art and culture. They returned to New Orleans in 2007. Sarah taught Visual Arts to New Orleans school children for two years and has now returned to full time to her career as a Visual Artist.

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