100 Colorado Creatives: Satya Wimbish
#61: Satya Wimbish
Satya Wimbish, ceramic works.
The vibe you get from Aurora artist Satya Wimbish is one of industry and, even more so, a great dollop of pure enthusiasm -- a lust for life in small-town terms, a love for the people and places she walks by every day in her familiar milieu of downtown Aurora. Driven by that enthusiasm, Wimbish runs things in a personal way in all her endeavors, from her business, Trash as Art, that transforms Dumpster finds (and the attic treasures of clients) into upcycled works of art, to her serious role as an Aurora Cultural Arts District board member and manager of ACAD's Colfax Avenue gallery, The Collection.
She's also become new ACAD managing director Tracy Weil's right-hand woman, channeling her ample energies into helping to plan this weekend's annual Aurora Arts Festival, which this year takes on a new, transitional role in spotlighting what's truly great about living and working as a creative in Aurora.
Wimbish fell into that role because she knows and lives the pulse of Denver's neighbor to the east like the back of her own hand. What makes this community-minded gal tick? Her answers to our 100CC quiz might shed some light.
Satya Wimbish, "Fruit of Her Hands."
Westword: If you could collaborate with anyone in history, who would it be, and why?
Satya Wimbish: Okay, so I read the other artists' answers to this question, and most of them answered with another artist's name. I have to answer with where I am at in this time and place. It was a toss-up. Harriet Tubman or Napoleon Bonaparte. Napoleon won out only because I thought of him first.
I have quite a few projects that I'm working on right now. While it's a blessing to be able to do everything that I am involved in, it does not come easy. You have to fight for your dreams to make them a reality and not just some distant goal. I'm in battle mode right now. Not that I'm going to go out and fight someone, but I'm not going to stop until I get what I prayed for. #Morethanaconqueror.
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