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Tuscaloosa, AL

My name is Sydney Gruber. I capture the pulse of life in color and invite you to connect with a world of raw energy. In the studio, I make focal point paintings and develop a line of signature chess sets. In life, I strive to match reason with passion and collect the nectar. Creating art is a practice of alchemy. To paint is to give yourself to the grand experiment, build a new language, and look for the magic in the meditation. I find natural movements in the flow state and let emotion guide my hand to create an abstract world – like a force of nature moving through the body until it hits canvas. I am always seeking myself and the connection to something more. Here’s the honey, the real substance comes from pursuing expression, connecting authentically, and living in the discovery.

2024 Festival

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41st Annual MCAC

April 26-28, 2024