“Sights, Sounds and Samplings of the American Soldier” art exhibition at Sedona Arts Academy opens October 20
Robin Slonina blending into a live model. Photo by Richard Brusky (Sedona Academy of the Arts / Courtesy)
Sedona Arts Academy presents Sights, Sounds and Samplings of the American Soldier with Robin Slonina on Wednesday, Oct. 20 from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Sedona Arts Academy in the village of Oak Creek, according to a press release.
Her exhibit, “We Are All Wonder Women,” will be on display along with her camouflaged body painting of Army model and reservist Rebecca Woodberry.
Additionally, Douglas Taurel will perform a monologue or two from his upcoming production of The American Soldier and samples of American cuisine will be provided.
Slonina is a multidisciplinary artist whose work includes body painting, sculpture, painting, installation and performance art. Slonina is also a producer and judge of the hit body painting contest show Skin Wars, alongside RuPaul, Rebecca Romijn and Craig Tracy, now in its third season on Netflix. She lives in Las Vegas, where she founded the famous event company Skin City Body Painting.
“Like many young girls who grew up in the 1970s and 1980s, Wonder Woman was one of my childhood heroes. Back then, there weren’t as many role models for young women, ”Slonina said. “In fact, playing superheroes with my sisters always caused an argument because there was only one female superhero to choose from. I distinctly remember the stimulating feeling of twirling around in the character to embody this strong, fair and beautiful heroine. “
“As my generation grew, we never really let her go and Wonder Woman has remained in our collective psyche. She has grown with us and has come to symbolize the modern ‘do it all’ warrior of today, ”added Slonina.
Body Painting Model Rebecca Woodberry is an Arizona native residing in Sedona who has a diverse background spread across multiple disciplines including health, wellness, technology, athletics, and music. She is also a Reservist in the United States Army as a Military Police Officer.
Sight, Sounds, and Samples of the US Soldier with Robin Slonina is Wednesday, October 20, 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Sedona Arts Academy at The Collective Sedona, 7000 SR 179, Suite C-100 in the Village of Oak Creek. Tickets cost $ 45 per person and are available at bit.ly/SSS-American-Soldier.
For more information, call Camilla Ross at 860-705-9711.
Information provided by the Sedona Academy of the Arts.