Forging Forward: Where Can “No” be Access to Opportunity

In this presentation, our Speaker Corrina Sephora share how she “forges forward” with life, art, and career against all odds. As a minority in the male-dominated field of metal sculpture, welding, and blacksmithing (forging), she has developed ways to transcend obstacles and move with determination to share her work with the world and leave a legacy.

Corrina invites others to:

  • Look within and identify where you can move forward with your dreams and goals
  • Be empowered in your creative self-expression and thrive in the process
  • Transform rejections into referrals, going beyond initial “nos” to create miracles


Corrina has developed her own standards for “success.” She pushes past barriers, redefining what it means to achieve and inspiring others to forge their own paths through unwavering perseverance and an unshakable belief in oneself.

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*NOTE – Online registration closes at 5 pm on the day prior to the event. If paying at the door, checks and cash are preferred. Please make checks payable to Marie Fratoni.


Wednesday, May 29, 2024
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

LOCATION: Zoom Online

Members: $55 / Guests: $68

Reservations are required. Pre-payment is requested.

Corrina Sephora

Corrina Sephora is a mixed-media Atlanta-based artist specializing in metal sculpture, painting, and public installations. Through her repetitive symbolic images Corrina utilizes nautical and celestial atmospheres to explore emotion, memory and ritual.

She conveys wonder and transformation within the context of contemporary society. Corrina’s work considers these themes as personal and universal. Her artistic practice includes art-making, storytelling, teaching, and executing public and private commissions.

Corrina holds a BFA in Metals & Sculpture, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, 1995, & an MFA in Sculpture from Georgia State University, 2005.

She has completed multiple residencies throughout the U.S. and abroad.

Her public installations are featured in prominent locations, including The Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Park, Atlanta, GA, Atlanta Botanical Gardens, and Atlanta Jewish Academy. Placed within permanent collections such as Museum of Contemporary Art, Georgia, and King and Spalding Contemporary Art Collection, and featured in private collections, notably Sir Elton John.

Among her most recent accolades, Corrina boasts of the Judith Alexander Foundation Relief Fund for Visual Artists presented by Judith Alexander Foundation, Fulton County Arts and Culture Virtual Arts Initiative, and Decatur Artway Sculpture Program offered by the Decatur Arts Council, Decatur, Georgia. & She was selected through a national call to create a large-scale public installation at the Freeport Art Museum’s Arts Plaza, Freeport, IL, in 2023 she was awarded the Honorable mention award from the City of North Charleston, for her work Division of Two, III. In 2024 Corrina Sephora has been selected to exhibit her work with the European Cultural Center at Palazzo Bembo, in the context of the Venice Biennale.



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