Meet one of ArtWorks’ newest interns, Sarah Walker!
Sarah Walker is a Cincinnati based multidisciplinary artist from Indianapolis, IN. She is in her third year studying Fine Arts at the University of Cincinnati School of Design, Art, Architecture, and Planning and is currently co-oping with Artworks as their Creative Projects Intern. She enjoys experimenting with film and digital photography along with silkscreen and relief printmaking. She is currently exploring documentation work that covers topics of family, herself, and the midwest/small towns.
Her work also focuses on her own journey of growth and finding herself. The relationships she holds with her family and friends play a major role in her work and can be seen through different symbols such as monarch butterflies and nature incorporated in her work. Walker is heavily inspired by her grandmother and how she has affected her life and the way she wants to live.
Along with Fine Arts, she is also in the process of earning a certificate in Pre-Medicine to attend Medical school after graduation and study Psychiatry. Walker has a passion for art and science and is working towards blurring the lines between these interests. In addition to these passions, she has been active in her community for nearly a decade. Throughout middle and high school she volunteered at several nonprofits, but primarily volunteered at an Indianapolis based nonprofit Joy’s House. She loves being able to spend time and learn from those she meets at the organizations and enjoys being able to contribute to the community in a positive way.
ArtWorks is an award-winning Greater Cincinnati nonprofit that transforms people and places through investments in creativity. The organization creates jobs for youth, ages 14-21 with the majority from underserved households, providing competitive 21st-century career-readiness skills through mentorship by professional artists. Since 1996, ArtWorks has employed more than 3,750 youth and 3,300 creative professionals, and the organization has completed more than 12,500 public and private art projects that include 200 permanent outdoor murals, contributing to the region’s global reputation as an arts destination.