Please contact Sarah to create your customized residency, training or conduct research on any of the topics below at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition to being an artist, Sarah is a teacher, facilitator, coordinator, researcher, writer and loves working in social media as well as in person with people. She is most passionate about the following topics:
Art for social change, water, human rights, HIV/AIDS, immigrants/refugees, discrimination, Africa, language acquisition and oral tradition, cultural appreciation, and research with minorities.
RECENT PROJECT COORDINATION & TRAINING FACILITATION
- Founder of herARTS in Action
- Teaching Artist with Paramount Visual Arts Center, St. Cloud School District 742, and herARTS in Action [press coverage]
- ArtScope Gallery Manager for Visual Arts MN
- Coordinate events for Art Crawl St Cloud, Council for Minnesotans of African Heritage
- Social media management for Sarah Drake LLC, herARTS in Action, Visual Arts Minnesota, and Art Crawl St Cloud
- Art Club with St. Cloud School District 742
- Parent Educator at St. Cloud School District 742 [press coverage]
- Conference Lecturer at St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud Technical & Community College and Center for Service-Learning and Social Change
- Co-chair the MLK Breakfast Celebration and Chair the art and essay contest [press coverage]
- Board member African Coalition Network [press coverage]
TEACHING ARTIST RESIDENCIES
I am a rostered Teaching Artist with Central Minnesota Arts Board. Ask me about special funding I can apply for!
I have worked with all ages & abilities, from kids, youth, college, adult to seniors. Residencies are conducted in schools, nursing homes and the community. Middle school and nursing homes are my favorite! Mediums I teach in are paper collage, mixed media and acrylic paint.
- Immigration/refugee stories & bridging our similarities
- Art for social change/justice
- Preserving our memories, telling our stories
- Art for healing
- MLK Jr. & the civil rights movement
- Or design your own customized artist residency!
- Drake, Sarah (2015). "I am from who I am," Survive & Thrive: A Journal for Medical Humanities and Narrative as Medicine: Vol. 2: Iss. 1, Article 23.
- Drake, Sarah (2015). "Surviving Burkina Faso," Survive & Thrive: A Journal for Medical Humanities and Narrative as Medicine: Vol. 2: Iss. 1, Article 22.
- Drake, S. & Mutua-Kombo, E. (2009). Somali language and oral tradition use in post-conflict life in the U.S.: What does the future hold? Africa Media Review, Volume 17, Numbers 1&2, pp. 109–122.
- Drake, S. & Benjamin, J. (2006). Blood diamonds are for never: The conflict diamond trade and U.S. popular culture. Association of Concerned African Scholars Bulletin, Nos. 75/76 “Africa’s Resources in the Global Economy,” Winter 2006/Spring 2007.