Sarah Brashears (she, her)
Artist. Art Teacher. Dreamer. Daytonian.
"My wish for you is that you continue. Continue to be who and how you are, to astonish a mean world with your acts of kindness." -Maya Angelou
Sarah Brashears (she, her) is an artist, art teacher, wife, mother, daughter, dreamer, and Daytonian. Originally from Rhode Island, she has lived and worked in Dayton, Ohio for over 10 years. She received her Masters in Art Education with a painting concentration from Miami University in 2003 while serving as a graduate assistant and photography instructor. She received both the Marston D. Hodgin Scholarship and the Fred and Molly Pye Memorial Award for outstanding work in studio courses. Since this time, Sarah has taught visual and performing arts education to students ranging in ages from five to twenty five. She was nominated for Southern Indiana's Teacher of the Year in her fifth year of teaching. She currently is part of the Art Education Faculty at the University of Dayton where she teaches in the newly renovated Arcade Building in downtown Dayton. Sarah works in found object sculpture, acrylic painting and mixed media illustration. Her famous inspirations include Takashi Murakami, Nick Bantock, Miriam Schapiro, Edward Hopper, and Frankie Strand. Her personal inspirations include a husband, a daughter, and three rescue dogs named Harold, Poe, and Neville.