Join us for our second Artist Guild series of the 2023 with a special lecture by local artist Sarah Simmons! This event will be held in Sweetwater’s Community Room. This event is free and open to the public.
When: Wednesday, March 29, 2023, 7-8 p.m.
Where: Sweetwater Center for the Arts Community Room, 200 Broad Street, Sewickley, PA 15143
Sarah Simmons is a text based conceptual artist and literacy educator. Her artwork realizes and releases the untapped potential of objects, materials, and women by challenging their traditionally assigned purposes and roles. Rather than accept an object for its assumed purpose and discarding it when it is no longer useful, she challenges the viewer to see materials and people as more.
Sarah holds an Associate of Arts in studio art from Montgomery College in Maryland and a BFA with a concentration in metalsmithing and art education from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.
Sarah is a member of Pittsburgh Society of Sculptors and Associated Artists of Pittsburgh. She has participated in exhibits with both organizations and also in exhibitions at the Westmoreland Museum of American Art, The Brewhouse, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Annemarie Sculpture Center, as well as a part of the Anthropology of Motherhood. Her first solo exhibit was fittingly at Sewickley Public Library in 2014.
Sarah currently lives and works in Moon Township, Pennsylvania, where since 2016 she has grown her Bookgarden, a place where discarded books go to celebrate aging and experience unexpected self-transformation. She works at Moon Township Public Library as a children’s library assistant and resident artist, always finding too many books to read. Sarah is also a certified Orton Gillingham tutor who teaches dyslexic children to read and hopefully love books. She believes that words matter, how we communicate matters, and that literacy is a basic human right.
To learn more about Sarah, click here.