The Color and Light show hosted by the FRANK Gallery showcases the work of artists Sudie Rakusin, Peg Bachenheimer, Sasha Bakaric and Susan Filley. The pieces by Rakusin and Bachenheimer are wall displays, while Bakaric and Filley created ceramic pieces.
Each artist has a unique perspective on the world and translates it through their mediums of work. Rakusin focused specifically on abstract pieces done with cold wax for this showcase. She said it was a fairly new concept to her that she has recently begun to explore.
Rakusin also attempted to appeal to a wider audience by going beyond large pieces that are not necessarily affordable for everyone. She did this by creating coloring books so others may take her art and make it their own in some way while experiencing the same calming feeling she has while creating.
“All of my work comes from my soul, comes from my spirit so I want it to go directly into someone else’s soul and spirit," Rakusin said. "I want it to move them on that really deep level, I want them to feel love and joy. I want them to feel good.”
There is a personal tie to Rakusin’s artwork as well. One of the pieces on display at the gallery is an altar that depicts sunflowers because she believes they are a direct tie to her father, who died in 1985.