Fri, Oct 14|
Arts! Arcata · Portraits by Moxie Saturday and Afrocentrism by SoulBunni
A bright figurative show by two local artists, Moxie Saturday and Soulbunni. This show fills the space with vibrant portraits of our community members and neon-pastel afrocentric beings—real and imagined.
Time & Location
Oct 14, 2022, 6:00 PM PDT – Oct 15, 2022, 9:00 PM PDT
Arcata, 1301 J St, Arcata, CA 95521, USA
About the event
Closing during Arts! Arcata Friday, October 14, 2022 6:00–9:00pm the Sanctuary, Meeting Room Gallery FREE the Sanctuary is pleased to exhibit works by Moxie Saturday and Soulbunni opening this Arts! Arcata, September 9th through October 14th. There will also be music and food trucks. Portraits by Moxie Saturday Hello, my name is Moxie Saturday, I am a 32 year old non-binary freelance artist who moved to humboldt one year ago, and got an art studio at the Sanctuary about a month ago. I have loved drawing my entire life and use art as a means of self expression, especially of deeper emotions that are difficult to explain in words. Recently to practice oil painting and to feel more involved in the local art community, I have had my close friends pose for portrait paintings, and I’ve really been enjoying that! I am mainly an illustrator and comic book artist, and the subject matter I tend to explore are figure studies, surrealism, horror, and emotional symbolism. The biggest life goal I have right now is to finish my graphic novel Dear Skin. In the future I’d like to learn more about 3D art such as needle felting dolls and sculpting figures in ceramic clay. Afrocentrism by Soulbunni Hello, my name is Soulbunni, I’m a 24 year old Afro Latinx Trans Afrocentric Artist. I’ve illustrated my entire life and used watercolors as my main medium since middle school. My artwork is created with the goal to uplift and spotlight black women/queer folks in all shades and hair types that the modern art world hasn’t embraced. When I can I like to show my activism in my artwork whether it’s paintings of a racial justice protest or Angela Davis. It’s alway been a joy to paint big afros to big juicy curls exceeding my watercolor canvas. I create my own positive representation in hopes that I will inspire black and queer youth and bring joy to those that haven’t seen themselves painted beautifully with such a elegant medium. Want a preview? Follow along on Instagram! @moxie.saturday @soulbunni @brunch_passion @cosmicchurros @thesanctuaryarcata