MEANDERING THROUGH MT. VERNON
Recent Works by Sandra St. John

JOIN US DURING COUNTRYFEST OCTOBER 14th from 10am-2pm

(EXHIBIT OPEN: OCTOBER 13-NOVEMBER 10)

CULTURAL ARTS CENTER, 100 RUSK ST., MT. VERNON, TX
(One block west of courthouse)


*Bio provided by Sandra St. John

After a career as a singer and ventriloquist traveling the world, Sandra St. John traded her puppets for paints and a palette. For years she had traveled the world performing on cruise ships and entertaining throughout the United States. Yet her love of art was never far away. She always carried a sketchbook, and when she was not traveling she managed to take art classes. She studied at Collin Country Community College with artists such as James Tennyson, who painted Ann Richards' Capitol portrait and illustrator Michael McGar. She says, "Half the time I got an A and the other half I would be traveling so much I'd have to withdraw and get a W. I guess you could say I had a J average!" She has also learned through art workshops and videos of master artists.

Now Sandra is devoting her time to painting. "Painting brings me the joy of seeing the wonders of the world ever more clearly. Art asks not for erasing oneself, but it does demand a quieting of the self and an opening to that marvelous exchange encountered in the dialogue between the self and what is outside the self. This happens at deeper and more profound levels as the artist grows in awareness. I wish to experience this heightened state of being and, through my art, share it with others."

She has received an award here and there, including first place in the Mt. Pleasant Art Society and Franklin County Arts Alliance shows. She is also a signature member of the Southwestern Watercolor Society.