Courtesy photo The organic, soulful paintings of Skye Amber Sweet are the focus of a new exhibit at the Old Town Newhall Library. An artist reception for the “Embracing Growth” exhibit will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 6. The exhibit will be on display until June 4.

Artist Skye Amber Sweet to host live painting demo

Santa Claritans had the chance to meet artist Skye Amber Sweet in February for her latest exhibit, with the opportunity to see her in action during an upcoming live painting demonstration.

The event is scheduled 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at the Old Town Newhall Library, at 24500 Main St., the city of Santa Clarita announced via a news release Tuesday.

Sweet is a self-taught artist who enjoys working with a variety of artistic mediums, including canvas, film and public spaces. Her use of vibrant colors, patterns and natural imagery in her works are inspired by her early life growing up in Honolulu.

Now living in Los Angeles, the artist takes it upon herself to give back to her community by funding her own community mural once a year and by participating as a teaching artist with the Arts Bridging the Gap and Street Art Initiative programs in Los Angeles. She is also able to support other artists by curating a yearly Dia de Los Muertos exhibit in San Juan Capistrano and Vista, California, where other artists have a chance to showcase their talents.

Sweet’s exhibit “Embracing Growth,” which opened for display in January at Old Town Newhall Library, will remain on display until June 4.

For information on other art events and exhibits in Santa Clarita, visit SantaClaritaArts.com. For information regarding the demonstration, contact Jeff Barber at [email protected] or at 661-290-2256.

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