Worlds collide each time Sanda’s brush touches canvas
Hailed as one of the most prolific painters in Metro Detroit, her work is both locally and internationally renowned. This is only fitting seeing how it’s this wonderful world that inspires her. Romanian-born, she studied art at the Brasor School of Arts.
Sanda’s art serves as a window into her journeys through Europe, Japan, and the United States. Love and beauty are abstract concepts that become realized through the color and light Sanda Cook paints them. Multicultural, metaphysical, and spiritual, her art is visually spellbinding and emotionally captivating.
On a mission to return the same love that Detroit (and the world) have shown her, her humanitarianism can be felt throughout her community. She’s heavily involved in charity events and donates her work to worthwhile events . For Sanda, it’s a way of feeling further connected to the people around her: “Art for me is a way of being alive, of connecting myself to the mysteries of the universe, nature, and the magnificent human soul.”
Aside from her charity involvement, her work has been featured on several mass media platforms. One of which includes a feature of her life and work on PBS’s, Detroit Performs. Other features to her credit are Live on D, Detroit’s Local 4 Today, USartboutique.com, fineartamerica.com, artistsofmichigan.org, over twenty solo shows, and over one-hundred international collection shows featuring artists from around the globe. Her work was displayed at The Sacrab Club, The Rivers Edge Gallery, Downriver Council of the Arts, The Carr Center for the Art, The Detroit Artist Market, Grosse Point Art Center, Ariana Gallery, 4731 Studios, and The Padzieski Art Gallery.”
The Parducci Society:
2019 CRAFTSMANSHIPPING EXHIBIT
In the spirit of Detroit’s 318th birthday and it’s immense architectural history, we are asking artists to interpret architectural craftsmanship through art. The Parducci Society will display selected artwork during an exhibit and happy hour fundraiser on Detroit’s Birthday, July 24th, 2019 at the Detroit Shipping Company. The exhibit will run at Detroit Shipping Company from July 9, 2019 to July 28, 2019.
The Parducci Society is a 501c3 organization of architectural enthusiasts dedicated to studying and sharing their love of architectural ornamentation and craft. It was founded in 2012 by four Michigan residents who realized the architecture of their state, and Detroit in particular, needed to be further recognized and studied so current and future generations could appreciate its value and beauty.
Named for 20th-century sculptor and ornamentalist Corrado Parducci, an Italian-American immigrant who made his career in Detroit. In over six decades he completed nearly 600 commissions, yet his name is nearly forgotten. The Parducci Society will showcase not only historic architectural craft but also the architectural artists of today who make our world a more beautiful place.