SCTCC alumna makes art history

Posted: Wed, 01/02/2013 - 9:34am in Alumni

International silver medalist in surrealism artist Sarah Drake announced today that her artwork was invited to stay on in the permanent collection of the Marina Tsvetaeva Museum and Cultural Center in Moscow, Russia. Sarah Drake is a Central Minnesota artist who is known for her abstract and surreal acrylic and mixed media paintings that educate on the topics of Africa, human rights and racism.

Sarah Drake’s surreal paintings, “In the country’s fabric” and “Whose Liberty?,” were chosen for the museum group exhibition “American Visual Art” by New Realism Fine Art in Manhattan, New York. She received this honor after she won her silver medal for “People, not animals” the summer of 2012. Of the 29 artists allowed to exhibit at the museum from December 22, 2012-January 1, 2013, which was a first for Americans, Sarah Drake was the only Midwest artist. Sarah Drake has decided “Whose Liberty?” will be in the museum collection as “In the country’s fabric” has a buyer in the U.S. when it returns home.

To commemorate the history of the first Americans exhibiting at the museum and being Russia’s first international American art exhibit, Sarah Drake created her first solo exhibit, “Open Doors.” This exhibit is a tribute to the museum’s name sake, Marina Tsvetaeva, but is also a metaphor for the doors that have opened to Sarah Drake in the last year. The exhibit is on the second floor of the Great River Regional Library- St. Cloud from December 1, 2012-January 5, 2012. Regarding this show, Drake stated, “I’m very honored to be a part of art history in Russia and I wanted to share that with my local community, especially since I could not make the trip to Moscow.”

“Open Doors” will have a closing reception on Saturday, January 5, 2013, from 3:00-5:00 p.m. on the second floor of the Great River Regional Library- St. Cloud. The library is located at 1300 W St Germain Street, Saint Cloud, MN 56301. 

About Artist Sarah Drake:

Sarah Drake lives and works in the St. Cloud area of Minnesota. Her artwork is represented in the permanent collection of Marina Tsvetaeva Museum and Cultural Center in Moscow, Russia and has exhibited multiple times in Manhattan, New York with New York Realism Fine Art, with whom she won an international silver medal in surrealism. Sarah Drake operates under herARTS in Action and her goal is to educate on topics of Africa and racism and use the money from art sales to support sustainability projects in Tiebele, Burkina Faso, West Africa.

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