Thursday, May 17, 2012

Subterfuge Studios Project: Episode 5: Sara Drennan

Subterfuge Studios Project is a blog series aimed at providing a glimpse into the studios and spirits of an eclectic mix of local artists. Whether they be painters, writers, musicians, performers, designers, or crafters, each artist featured in SSP has agreed to share his or her personal space with you, the reader. All bio and interview questions are answered in the artist's own words.

In this episode of SSP, diverse mixed media artist, Sara Drennan, opens for inspection her charming, light-filled, multi-purpose studio.


Sara Drennan

Mixed media/assemblage

Studio name: 

The Pneumatic Studio
College Heights
Studio Dimensions:
10' x 12'
Favorite Feature:
I have a quiet and private space to make work—this  means a lot to me.  A space that at times I've had the pleasure of sharing with other artist/friends and students.

More info at: 

1. Best era for music? Favorite genre?
The Jazz Age. Alternative. 
2. Describe a day-trip getaway:
I really enjoy living so close to the Sequoia National Forest.  I try to take advantage of that whenever possible.  The Forks of the Kern is a great spot to enjoy a picnic or camping adventure.  Before home I always make it a point to stop in at the Kern River Brewing Company in Kernville.  There's nothing like a refreshing cold pint after a long day of exploring the wilderness.
3. What is your favorite part of our city, and what makes it so?
I like many parts of our city.  Downtown has that quaint community feel with all the great boutique shops and restaurants; Old Town Kern is full of rich local history; the bluffs provide us with a bird’s eye view; and the bike trail gives us access to several great parks--not to mention Truxtun Lake. 
4. If money were no object, describe a business that you would create to enrich other artists:

I would buy some old manufacturing warehouse space and create a community of artist studios & galleries so that every artist had a space to create and display their work--much like those found at Bergamot Station, Los Angeles & Studios on the Park, Paso Robles.

5. Personal soapbox:
I'm a starving artist.  I can't afford a soapbox. ; )

[Ed. note: To see more work from The Pneumatic Studio, catch Sara Drennan in front of SwatPC (corner of 19th & Eye Streets) on First Fridays downtown. She will also be participating in this year's Eye Gallery, hosted by the Bakersfield Californian, which will be exhibited at Bakersfield Museum of Art, June 14th - August 26th.]

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