‘Breasta Fiesta’ | Georgia’s Creature Comfort’s Brewing Co. Honors Artist Sara Papp
Front and center in the manifesto for Athens, Georgia’s Creature Comforts Brewing Co., the brewery says, “We take inspiration from those who crave curiosity and share its reward. The thinkers, the inventors, the artists, the explorers.”
You have to believe Sara Papp was one of those people.
Papp, an artist from Marietta, Georgia, who went to school at the University of Georgia in Athens, passed away at 31 from complications due to breast cancer. When she was diagnosed with the disease in her mid-20s, she turned to art to cope.
She drew inspiration from nature, often saying she’d find “a vibrancy and inner life of all things and places to be known. It seems the smaller the subject, the louder its voice. Expressing this vibrancy is my art.”
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Papp was a friend of a member of the Creature Comforts’ tour staff, and her story inspired “Breasta Fiesta,” a gallery show and special brewery tour to raise money for breast cancer.
“We always try to find artists who are local for CCBC Gallery,” said Shannon Vinson, field and social marketing manager at Creature Comforts. “Showing Sara’s work during Breast Cancer Awareness month just made sense to us to bring awareness and raise some funds for the cause, but also to celebrate Sara’s life and artwork.”
Papp’s work was on display Oct. 24, and PorchDrinking’s John Pylant was there to photograph it. You can see those pictures in the gallery below. You can also learn more about the artist’s life and work at sarabellepapp.com.
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