The West Virginia Wesleyan College Art Department will feature artist, activist and environmentalist, John Sabraw on January 17 at the Sleeth Gallery in McCuskey Hall. The opening reception will be held from 4:30 to 6 pm, and will be followed by an artist lecture at 6 pm. The reception and lecture are open to the general public.
Sabraw’s paintings, drawings, and collaborative installations are produced in an eco-conscious manner, and he continually works toward a fully sustainable practice. He collaborates with scientists on many projects, and one of his current collaborations involves creating paint and paintings from iron oxide extracted in the process of remediating polluted streams.
Sabraw’s art is in numerous collections including the Museum of Contemporary Art, Honolulu, the Elmhurst Museum in Illinois, Emprise Bank, and Accenture Corp. He is represented in Chicago by Thomas McCormick.
Sabraw, a native of Lakenheath, England, is a professor of art at Ohio University where he is chair of the painting and drawing program and board advisor at Scribble Art Workshop in New York. He has been most recently featured in TED, Smithsonian, New Scientist, and Great Big Story.