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Sarina Villareal, an abstract painter living and working in Salt Lake City has been hand-picked to showcase in RAW:Natural Born Artists in their presentation of ‘Kaleidoscope’ inside the Grand @ the Complex on June 20th from 8 PM to Midnight.
Described as “the ‘Cirque Du Soleil’ of the underground,” RAW is an independent organization spotlighting emerging artist from all genres of art including independent film, fashion, music, visual art, performing art, hairstylists, makeup artists and more. After having great success in cities like Los Angeles, New York, Seattle and Denver, RAW launched it’s Salt Lake City enterprise last year.
‘Kaleidoscope’ will feature a film screening, musical performance, fashion show, art gallery, performance art and a featured hairstylist and makeup artist making an artistic circus of creativity. There will be a cash bar and the dress code is cocktail attire.
The first time I heard of RAW was by an accidental Internet stumble; it looked interesting and a completely different showcase concept than I had ever been involved in. I applied and received an acceptance call in the same week,” Says Villareal. “I’m nervous and excited; I can’t wait to be apart of the flurry.”
About the artist
Sarina Villareal was born in 1977 and holds an AS in graphic design and BFA in painting from the University of Houston. Since leaving an award-winning career in graphic design and relocating to Salt Lake City in 2008, she has been a participating artist in many art festivals including the Kimball Park City Arts Festival and has been selected to be a part of several group and a solo gallery shows in Utah and California. Recent publications include ‘Studio Visit’ magazine and ‘International Contemporary Artists.’ Villareal is represented by 15th Street Gallery in Salt Lake City, UT. To see her work visit: www.sarinavillareal.com.