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About Sarah Shaffer

I graduated from Ball State University in 2007 with a BFA in Metals. Currently I work at Cornerstone Center for the Arts as an art instructor teaching acrylic painting, youth painting, and preschool art. I also work at Cornerstone as the Education and Marketing Coordinator. As Education and Marketing Coordinator, I work with the Director of Education to plan and facilitate Cornerstone’s Arts Education Programming. Additionally, I am the gallery coordinator for the Judith Barnes Memorial Gallery at Cornerstone. It is a joy to be able to provide a space for other artists to show their work.

My current medium is mainly acrylic paint, including my most recent series of work, “We Are What We Think,” which combines the human figure with the form of neurons to illustrate that who we are is first created in our minds. I am very interested in the similarities between the microscopic form of neurons and natural elements such as roots and branches.

I am passionate about large scale art and have created several larger works as well as a few murals over the years. For many years I participated in Fort Wayne’s Main Street Chalk Walk, a chalk art festival in which artists have 2 days to create a piece of art on an 8ft-by-8ft square on Main Street. This yearly event sparked my love of public, large scale art. We would work on our pieces as people walked by, giving an element of performance art and a chance to speak directly with our audience.

I am interested in growing my connection to the community and getting more involved in the art world here in Muncie.