|Artist Dorothy Sabean Opens Show at BCC|
|04:15PM / Thursday, October 21, 2021|
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Community College (BCC)'s Koussevitzky Arts Center welcomes artist Dorothy Sabean's show, "From Street to Elite and the Curiosities in Between."
The exhibit is on view through Nov. 16. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm.
Sabean's, a visual artist who works with mixed media, art was first publicly displayed in the early 2000s at the Sarasota Chalk Festival in Florida, one of many such large street painting festivals held throughout the southern and western parts of the United States.
Trained in the public eye among talented madonnari (street painters) and muralists from all over the globe, Sabean street-painted and taught young chalk artists for many years.
In 2011, growing weary of seeing her artworks wash down the street in a heavy rain, she pursued canvas art training in St. Petersburg, Fla. She went on to have solo gallery showings and international sales.
In 2014, her book, "Seventh of Eleven: An Illustrated Memoir" was published. In this collection of drawings and essays, she chronicles her '70s era childhood as the seventh child in a family of eleven children. In recent years, the artist relocated from Florida to the Berkshires.
Sabean continues to create art both indoors and out, large and small.