-Sarah Magida, Baltimore MD
Sarah Magida (b.1979) is a Baltimore City, Maryland native. She is full of curiosity, the potential to learn and a passion for all things hand crafted. She earned her BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in General Fine Arts and her MA from the University of Baltimore in Publications Design.
She currently creates primarily embroidered work but engages in painting or drawing small works as well. She is continually developing her work in any and all spare moments, days and hours possible. She is very involved in the Baltimore artistic community, both as an active artist and an events planner. She is curious to expand her knowledge concerning craft, accuracy and creativity. She is fond of nature, patterns, math and typography.
A common thread that tells an interesting story.
I have always been a feminist but my voice is quiet and not as loud as others. It often questions rather then accuses and often gets over shadowed by the louder voices, although those louder voices are a source of inspiration, power and respect.
I would be considered on the feminine end of the feminist spectrum, using a bright but pastel palette with soft fabrics that people often want to touch. I create hand worked embroidery which is often referred to as “women’s work”. But “women’s work” has a lot to offer and a lot of power. From days past of weaving spells to present advances in fabrics that can harbor sweat or provide warmth independent of the sun, the presence of fabric as a protector, of what can and can not be shown all these topics inform a diaglogue persistent in fibers work. Fabric has a power.
-Becci Thomas, Alliance, NE
Becci Thomas is an Alliance, Nebraska native and serves as the director of the historical Knight Museum in Alliance. Becci has always had a great fascination for researching local history and ancestry. Archiving and sharing gems of the past are not just part of the job, but her passion. By looking at her pieces, one can easily see how this interest for honoring the old, the discarded and the forgotten translate into her work. She sees the value in the "little things”. Where others may discount something as “junk” Becci is able to envision potential for rebirth. Her whimsical pieces breathe new life into old photos, buttons, jewelry, trinkets, and even doll heads. There is almost “surrealist” quality to the work, as if one is experiencing something out of a dream. Through her creative process, broken and fragmented pieces become whole and go on to tell a new story of their own.
"SENIOR SOLO EXHIBIT"
Exhibit Honoring Carnegie Arts Center's own Student Assistant Sydnie Waldron
MAY 21 - JUN 29
RECEPTION MAY 25TH 4-6PM
Sydnie has always been interested in the arts. She has taken classes at the Carnegie Arts Center since she was 7 years old. Sydnie in her senior year of high school started working for the Carnegie as the highschool art assistant. Sydnie has proven herself competent in understanding both the gallery side and the educational outreach aspects of Carnegie. Sydnie has assisted in: hanging exhbits; lighting; assisting with class material preparation; serving as art class assistant; and in the planning and orchestration of her own youth classes. We are very proud to celebrate her tallents and accomplishments. Sydnie will be attending Hastings community college next year where she will study fine art and business.
Tuesday Through Saturday
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Closed Sundays & Mondays
Carnegie Arts Center
204 W 4th St
Alliance NE 69301
WITH THE SUPPORT OF THE NEBRASKA ARTS COUNCIL AND THE NEBRASKA CULTURAL ENDOWMENT