SANDRA SABENE is a gifted artist, teacher, Creative Coach and healer. She opened Liverpool Art Center in 2002 as a gallery and quickly met with public demand offering art classes and events which grew the business into a successful community organization. In 2003 Sandra received her masters certification in Reiki healing and began offering classes, private sessions, guided meditations and developing a line of aromatic oils and sprays. She has offered art, healing and intuition services/sessions extensively at events, in healthcare facilities and countless organizations/schools from Central NY, PA through to the Canadian border since 2005. Now she focuses all her energy on building the community arts and healing center settled into her quaint lake-side village location.
Sandra has been in the arts most of her life and loves to explore all painting mediums. Her love of healing and helping others inspired a series called "Meditative Painting" which is now a signature course at Liverpool Art center. Most of Sandra's paintings reflect this soft, graceful blend of healing colors and textures.
Her artwork has been featured in many Syracuse publications, CNY exhibitions, and the Upstate Cancer Center. To see the full list of what Sandra has offered our local communities check out her website, WWW.ARTBYSANDRA.COM.
Video on BridgeStreet "Meditative Painting" Demo on live television
As a certified Drum Circle Facilitator, Sandra offers a transformative experience using rhythm, fun activities in a format that builds community. Since 2005, The LAC monthly Drum Circle has grown into a creative community for over 50 drummers who regularly gather at Liverpool Art Center for 2 hours of connection through rhythm. Sandra's facilitated Drum Circle offers guided activities in a safe space for adult, teen and youth. This program is called Ride the Rhythm and has reached more than several dozen organizations, schools and events in CNY: VIDEO
LAC Arts & Healing Retreats offers so many opportunities for self discovery, growth and connection. Sandra and many of her gifted peers facilitate healing and inspiring programs at weekend and week long retreat both local and fascinating locations such as Light on the Hill near Ithaca, New Dawn Retreat Center new NYC(ocean-side) and Adams Eden Camp in Lafayette NY. These retreats a guided mind-body-spirit gatherings offered several times a year. GET INSPIRED!
ARI LYNCH- began her pursuit of art after learning and developing a spray painting technique, in which she created several pieces that were featured in a group show called Thirteen Directions at BC Restaurant in 2013. She has since participated in many arts fairs and festivals selling her work, and continues to explore new mediums and experimental techniques.
She is excited to be offering her classes at Liverpool Art Center and she's always coming up with fresh ideas! Ari's Page
OUR OFFICE STAFF AT LAC
As of 2016 we have grown so much that the daily operations needed specially qualified staff who have a love for numbers, organization and getting the tasks done! LAC would not be a well functioning business able to cater to our loyal guests and students if not for these wonderful, brilliant souls. We are so very grateful to Terry and Marcia for your creative office skills and dedication to keeping us all on track! Namaste'
Phil Ostrander- Head Instructor of LAC Open Studio & Private Lessons
Phil is a long time LAC student and talented artist - a life-long learner! His gentle guidance helps put fears to rest when students are struggling with painting techniques. His specialty is exploring new media, multi-media and mixed media techniques. His passion for the masters offers a fun quality during the Friday and Saturday Open Studio(a free time for all Ongoing LAC Students). Schedule a private lesson with Phil and he will inspire endless possibilities or simple take the fear out of learning something new!
Aweñheeyoh Powless joined our LAC team in 2016 offering instruction and support in our ongoing classes and fill-in for our Sip N Paint Classes. Her creative process, much like Sandra's, unfolds in a very spiritual way and offers a healing quality with rich cultural foundations. Ask her about her process! We LOVE hearing more about her techniques and all that she brings to her passionate approach to sharing about Onondaga culture.
My name is Aweñheeyoh Powless and I am an enrolled member of the Onondaga Nation, Eel Clan. I grew up on the Onondaga Nation, south of Syracuse, New York. My name, Aweñheeyoh, means Pretty Flower. Onondaga is one of the Six Nations of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy. Translated to English, Haudenosaunee means People of the Longhouse. I come from a traditional Longhouse family, where I have learned about my history, spirituality and my traditional language. Painting with oils and acrylics I have a very eclectic style. I am trying many different things with my art so that each piece is individually unique. I am a realist and an abstract painter. As an artist, I am continuously searching for different ways to create new and exciting art. I have always included the pure essence and beauty of my Onondaga culture to my artwork, and within each piece of work I have expressed myself in a deeper way
DANIEL SABENE is a talented wood carver and craftsman. He has a soft spot for nature and animals, so much of his work is inspired by the natural world. Dan retired in 2012 with 37 years of service in the US Air Force. His life's commitment to his family and job have brought him to a place in his life where it's time to enjoy every day by doing what he loves, enjoying nature and woodworking. His creations vary from walking sticks, raw edge tables & benches, drums, carved houses, wood plaques, wooden pens, ornaments, and much more. You can find his work for sale in our gift shop. Dan's love of all things in flight includes his best man, Machu: video of hawk walk