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Julie Sabit

CHOICE | 25″ x 31″ | Oil on canvas | 2005

Artist Statement

With a strong background in figure drawing, I find it exciting to depict the unposed gestures of people relating to each other and their surroundings. I prefer people engaged in leisure activities. Plein-air paint outs, life drawing sessions and live concerts are my muse for creating. Photographs are the resource to capture people in action, used as supplementary details for studio paintings. World travel has enriched my visual experiences. The people, architecture and cultures of Belize and Sicily were recaptured in the work created when I returned home. With degrees in Sociology from Wayne State University, I worked as a researcher and planner for the City of Detroit Planning Department. While there I sketched in figure drawing workshops. In 1990 I retired and returned to Wayne State earning a Fine Arts degree. I am a participating artist in the Detroit artist community.

Artwork/s at the following locations:
Anton Art Center
Collected Detroit
Galerie Camille
Hatch Art

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Artists stipends made possible by Kresge Arts in Detroit

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About MR/QD

Mighty Real/Queer Detroit is an art exhibition in June 2022 devoted to 77 years (1945-2022) of Detroit LGBTQ+ art 

The exhibition presents a month-long historical examination of the diversity of the LGBTQ+ community and its longtime allies, featuring established & emerging Detroit artists, as well as artists whose careers were shortened by HIV/AIDS.

Mighty Real/Queer Detroit is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization committed to promoting positive and meaningful images of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community through artistic and intellectual means. © 2023. All Rights Reserved.