22 - Corrina Sephora—Turning Midnight dreams into Reality / by Vivian Liddell

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Artist Corrina Sephora moved to Atlanta in the mid 90s after receiving her BFA in Sculpture and Metalsmithing from the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston and has stayed on to become an integral player in the Atlanta arts community, establishing a prosperous artistic practice in metal and other media. 

She tells Peachy Keen how she created her own apprenticeship program (looking up blacksmiths in the White Pages and refusing to take no for an answer), how local teachers and benefactors helped set her on the path to manage her own studio, and paints a picture of the gritty but thriving creative scene that was Atlanta in the 90s—when her neighbors included both artists (such as Radcliff Bailey and Danielle Roney) and guys that refurbished Mack trucks. 

We got into some discussion of how gender has and has not affected her trajectory in a career where women have been historically underrepresented, learned the ins and outs of moving a 3000 pound sculpture over a three story house, and covered some of the family backstory and artistic and cultural influences that play into her current exhibition: Between the Deep Blue Sea and the Universe

Corrina Sephora’s Studio

Corrina Sephora’s Studio

Corrina Sephora’s Office Wall (Discussed at the beginning of episode)

Corrina Sephora’s Office Wall (Discussed at the beginning of episode)

From Corrina Sephora’s Exhibition  Between the Deep Blue Sea and the Universe

From Corrina Sephora’s Exhibition Between the Deep Blue Sea and the Universe

Related Links:

Corrina Sephora, Mason Fine Art, Elizabeth Brim, Penland School of Craft, Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Park, Radcliffe Bailey, Danielle Roney, George Beasley at Georgia State University, Michele Schuff at Sandler Hudson, Hambidge

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