Georgio Sabino III Makes Valid Statements with Creative Endeavors
Georgio Sabino III, owner of a multi-media design firm called GS3 Design Studio, is a busy artist. And that’s the best kind to be. When he’s not working on his latest paintings, he’s taking professional photographs, or teaching art at the MC2 Stem High School at the Great Lakes Science Center in Cleveland.
In 2009, after completing a double master’s degree at Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Institute of Art, he finalized his graduate thesis, creating an oil painting he calls “Educational Genocide.” It represented a strong statement he wanted to make about today’s civilization.
“Many of my paintings deal with our societal views on education,” Sabino says. “Like the demi-gods around the world that play a part of that system.”
At the Great Lakes Science Center, Sabino shares his passion for artist expression by teaching a combination of arts, aesthetics and technology.
“The school is a project-base environment that brings real-life challenges to some of the brightest pupils in Cleveland Municipal School District,” he notes. “It’s a fun, creative position using MIT equipment, NASA resources and providing some traditional arts. We use a lot of technology and a hands-on approach to teach our students on a mastery base structure. We invite all students to share this experience.”
Somehow, Sabino manages to fit in time for his other love, photography, which has gifted him with many opportunities. “I’ve participated in the Sugar Water Festival—taking photographs of Jill Scott, Queen Latifah and Erykah Badu and others. I’ve gone to the last two presidential inaugurations. I was the arts judge for Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs-Jones. . . . I’ve enjoyed being a part of it all; from corporate events to nature adventures with John Isaacc, the award-Winning National Geographic Photographer.”
Sabino is currently working on 12 more oil paintings. “These all deal with the inner-self of a society and the causes that are apparent in many different media.” His next theme is called “Generational Rape,” which he plans to have completed by 2014.
“The concept for that came from a group of artists,” he says. “My friend, Andre Cato, is a filmmaker who is creating a movie based on that theme.” Others involved in the project include Anna Arnold, Danny Carver, Chester Hopkins-Bey, Richard Durrah, Jeff Ivey, Robert Banks, Kola Robinson, Jerome White, Rachel Truitt and Bruce Conforti.
The artists will host an art show called “SPARKS in the City” on September 11th at the Tower Press Building, where many of the artists reside. The display will be from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on the first floor’s Artefino Art Gallery.
What’s next for this busy artist? “What I’d really like to have is a European-to-African experience to show my work abroad,” he says.
Yet it appears he’s not worried about it if that doesn’t happen. “I have zero stress being an artist,” he says. “I absolutely love what I do.”
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