Award Winning Artist, Author, and Illustrator Coming to the Prizery
Parsons-Bruce Art Association and The Prizery announce that Sharon Saseen, a well known artist, book author and illustrator from Savannah, Georgia, will be featured during the Prizery's 10th Anniversary celebration. The opening of Ms. Saseen’s exhibit is slated for Sunday, September 13 from 3-5 pm in the R. F. Cage Gallery located within the Prizery.
A Savannah, Georgia native, Sharon is a graduate of the University of Georgia with a Master’s of Art Education. She is also a graduate of Syracuse University where she obtained a Master of Fine Arts in Illustration. Sharon has participated in many shows where she has garnered awards and honors.
A member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Sharon wrote and illustrated Patience and the Flower Girl, a unique picture book about a reluctant flower girl and her relationship with a wedding dove named Patience.
Saseen says her desire to write and illustrate a book for children comes from
her love of picture books. “Some of the
best drawings and paintings are from contemporary illustrators.” Wanting to write and illustrate a children’s
book, she began thinking about a venue.
“A fairytale wedding story came to mind when I saw a pigeon circling
inside a church in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico and a humorous story about a
unique friendship between a flower girl and a wedding dove was born,” she
Patience and the Flower Girl, tells the story of Alice Ann, a reluctant flower girl who blooms into her role as flower girl for her aunt’s wedding, with the help and antics of a special friend, Patience. As a reluctant flower girl herself, Sharon’s childhood memories are reflected in this humorous and sensitive story.
Signed copies of Patience and the Flower Girl, a wonderful gift for any future flower girl, will be available for purchase at the opening reception scheduled for Sunday, September 13 from 3 pm until 5 pm in the R. F. Cage Gallery at the Prizery in Downtown South Boston. The public is cordially invited to attend the reception sponsored by Parsons-Bruce Art Association.
Sharon Saseen’s art exhibit will be on display for viewing and purchasing through the end of October during the Prizery’s regular operating hours.
Sharon Saseen Exhibit coming to the Prizery in September
Parsons-Bruce Art Association and The Prizery announce Sharon Saseen, a well known artist from Savannah, will be featured during the Prizery's 10th Anniversary celebration. The opening of Ms. Saseen’s exhibit is slated for Sunday, September 13 from 3-5 pm in the R. F. Cage Gallery located within the Prizery. Parsons-Bruce Art Association will host a reception. The public is cordially invited to attend, meet Sharon and view her vibrant interpretations of southern grandeur. Ms. Saseen's paintings, note cards and book will be on display for viewing.
A Savannah, Georgia native, Sharon is a graduate of the University of Georgia with a Master of Art Education. She is also a graduate of Syracuse University where she obtained a Master of Fine Arts in Illustration. Sharon has received commissions and has participated in many shows where she has garnered awards and honors.
For the past 30 years, lovely homes and vibrant gardens have graced her easel as she records the unique architecture of the South. The 30th Anniversary of Historic Savannah Foundation was celebrated with her rendition of the Old City Market. The Savannah New Press honored her as “Savannah’s Best Artist” in 1995, and she was named “Best Local Artist” by Creative Loafing in 2001. Her book cover design for St. Andrew’s School cookbook, First Come, First Served…In Savannah, earned her the Tabasco South Regional Cookbook award. In 2008 she was commissioned by the City of Savannah to produce a print entitled, “Beauty on the Bay,” to be the official gift to dignitaries visiting the city. Her paintings visually and vividly preserve Southern tradition.
A member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Sharon wrote and illustrated, Patience and the Flower Girl, a unique picture book about a reluctant flower girl and her relationship with a wedding dove named Patience.
Ms. Saseen has taught in both public and private schools. She currently enjoys traveling and conducting workshops where she instructs adults in abstract design and painting techniques.
Sharon Saseen’s art exhibit will be on display and available for viewing and purchasing during the Prizery’s normal operating hours beginning September 13.
Parsons-Bruce Art Association Awards Scholarships
Pam Clark, second from left, presents a scholarship for $500 for Jon Weidley, who was unable to attend, to his grandmother, Courtney Thomasson. Also pictured are Parsons-Bruce Art Association board members Cathy Cole, Pam Alderson and Carolyn Krempl. Parsons-Bruce Art Association also presented a $500 scholarship to Christian Roach at awards night held at Halifax County High School.
Parsons-Bruce Art Association of South Boston awarded $500 scholarships to Christian Roach and Jon Weidley.
Christian Roach is a 2015 graduate of Halifax County High School and will be attending Marymount Manhattan College in New York City in the fall to pursue a Bachelor of Arts degree in theatre arts with a minor in musical theatre. He looks forward to weekly voice training, acting classes, and daily dance classes.
Jon Weidley, a resident of Halifax County, is a rising second year student at Berklee School of Music in Boston, MA, where he is pursuing a degree in music performance. His plans include graduating with honors and making a name for himself through gigging and touring with well-named musicians as well as releasing original albums and works. His plans also include pursuing a master’s degree in music education to gain the ability to teach music on the college/university level. Jon is the grandson of Jacky and Courtney Thomasson of Halifax.
Parsons-Bruce Art Association is Sponsoring the 2015 Kids Kollege at The Prizery
The Parsons-Bruce Art Association is sponsoring the 2015 Kids Kollege at the Prizery this summer. For more information, please see the brochure and registration form linked below or contact Peggy Crews (434-572-4778) at firstname.lastname@example.org, Pat Burgess (434-476-6210) at email@example.com or Tay Bost (434-579-0061) at firstname.lastname@example.org. Register today, as the registration deadline is July 1, 2015.