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Jodi Sibilia - "The Unchaste" Series
September 4 - October 28

Jodi is a local artist and teacher who uses her art as a tool to educate the public with a special interest in connecting and creating healthy communities. In her latest painting series titled ‘The Unchaste’ Jodi explores cause, effect and decision-making.

"I started this painting narrative during my graduate studies at Chatham University while earning my Masters in Teaching. I attended various courses to deepen my knowledge and understanding of children and adolescents, and...came to recognize how much of what we used to think was important to us when we were young has been forgotten coming into adulthood. In this series I ask you to remember your fears as a teenager. Exploring my own past in a non-judgmental and reflective way. I wanted to share this with young people who are presently living in this turbulent and chaotic time, and breathe life into the saying ‘This too shall pass’, thus diluting some of the fear that comes with choice."

Jodi’s painting series uses acrylic spray paints and gel mediums. Jodi specifically chose these materials because they are modern and exploitative. Due to their novelty, this medium is easily linked to young people; mimicking the creative application of street art, pop art, cartoons, graphic novels, and/or anime.

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  • To help local artists increase their public exposure.

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