Sarah Shebaro and the team at Striped Light are working to build a space for creative output in Knoxville. Through efforts like printmaking workshops and with tools like the Korrex press, Sarah is hoping to empower a community with resources for artistic expression that build culture and promote small business. Sarah discusses how the nature and presence of analog media, along with a creative flow between different forms of media, can create more nuanced and differentiated experiences than strengthen individual and community expression.
Sarah Shebaro is an artist, instructor and technician, happy to call Knoxville, TN her home once again. Born and raised in the Midwest, Shebaro received her BFA from the University of Iowa before relocating to Chicago then Pennsylvania for a non-degree assistantship at Bucknell University. In 2008 she completed her MFA study in printmaking at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Heading north in 2009 to Brooklyn, she accepted an assistant professor and technician role in the printmaking department at the Pratt Institute. In her four years there she rehabilitated the print studios, paying special attention to the letterpress facilities. With help from the community as well as students and instructors, Sarah was able to collect donations of type, presses and equipment needed to revive the letterpress studio, complete with a fully-functioning type collection. In late December of 2014 Sarah returned to Knoxville to join the team of Striped Light. Her work can be found at sshebaro.com.