Friday, October 22nd, 3pm-8:30pm & Saturday, October 23rd, 3pm – 10pm
The Opportunity Arts Artitorium
1705 S. Cedar Street, Lansing, MI 48912
“The Horrors of Love” Artistic Experience is not intended for all audiences and contains some material that could be traumatizing to some viewers. Topics of Mental Abuse, Mental Illness, Sexual Assault and violence are discussed and presented in this experience.
Award Winning Artistic Entrepreneur & Body Painter Sarah Sanders will be presenting Lansing’s first ever “R Rated” Art Experience, “The Horrors of Love” on Friday October 22nd & Saturday, October 23rd at the Opportunity Arts Artitorium (1705 S. Cedar Street, Lansing, MI 48912) in Lansing. There are two types of tickets available, a $35.00 VIP Ticket (24 Total Spots) that will get you into both Friday & Saturday, and a $20.00 General Admission Ticket that will be good for Saturday only. Saturday’s experience will also feature a costume contest where contestants will “Embody Their Fear”. Students, and Opportunity Arts Affiliates will receive $5.00 off either ticket.
When we endure trauma, a common response for the brain is to block things out and subconsciously filter this turmoil to ultimately protect ourselves. Between Sarah’s brain’s natural mental blocks, and her personal coping mechanism of working herself to the bone, Sarah pushed down these issues until one day they were forcefully brought to the surface. “We can only run away from our problems for so long until they make themselves fully known, and we are forced to deal with them head on,” said Sanders. For Sarah, art has always been the healthiest way that she has been able to calm her brain, for even just a moment, while also having more time to focus on the passions she loves most, and making time for herself and her own thoughts; something that she had not known for a long time.
“I had to find a way to heal through the trauma; a way I could not only heal myself, but bring awareness, understanding, and healing to those around me, and illustrate the detriment of harmful relationships, actions, and the rejection of self-reflection,” said Sanders. Trauma, repression, and deflection are important topics that can be difficult to discuss, and Sarah wanted to take on the challenge for herself and for others. While this experience can be triggering, there is a deeper meaning behind these nightmares. Forgiveness is possible, self-healing is able to occur, and we are able to push past the obstacles that life throws at us. Sometimes we just have to force ourselves to face things we don’t want too in order to break through.