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The Art Base, Basalt Colorado

Art in Process

Jan 2 – Feb 2,  2024

Reina is on loan for the month of January to The Art Base in Basalt for ART IN PROCESS, her installation and interactive studio takeover of the street side gallery in downtown Basalt. Please take a look at this great article - thanks to Sarah Chase Shaw @ Aspen Sojourner - describing the project celebrating its 3rd year.

Jan 2 - Feb 2 • Tues-Sat 12-5pm
Friday, Feb 2rd 5-7pm, Closing Celebration
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For the month of January 2024, the gallery becomes a public space for conversation and creativity without pressure. I am firmly committing to showing up each day to support both individual and collaborative art-making in a safe and welcoming environment.

This year’s installation focuses on what it takes for a community art center to thrive, and is a celebration of what we can achieve when people show up. As a product of the community that founded this art center, my work and this installation is in honor of my history with The Art Base, and the promise of its future

The west gallery wall displays a growing grid of small square canvas pieces made by visitors. The east wall shows larger pieces, including an 8’ x 12’ printed and painted mural collage from last year’s installation of art in process. A logbook of artifacts, stories, and images shared by participants is on display and printed out daily.

We are all exercising the connection between our eyes, brain, heart, hands, space and materials. Remembering it is not about making something pretty, it is about showing up and trying, playing, listening and working towards seeing the world in a fresh way. Join us by connecting, supporting and celebrating the creative process.