Carbondale Pride Parade and Block Party

In collaboration with Carbondale Arts we printed a bunch of posters to distribute to the GSA (gay straight alliance) groups in the Roaring Fork Valley schools. We hope they provide a simple back drop for each individual to decorate and make the poster their own. We can’t wait to see them at September’s FIRST FRIDAY Carbondale Block Party.

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Mail Art CSA Q3 2021 design and message

“What will it take to move out of these challenging and crucial circumstances and feel like we are one world flourishing together? Is it possible? Recently, I came across the words “radical and necessary reimagining” and I was struck by their compelling directive. Reimagining in this way will be essential to our expanding and making a change that affects the fundamental nature of what it means for us individually and for humanity to truly thrive.”

Mail it Q3 2021 Featured Artist Deborah Jones

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MAIL IT Q3 2021 Featured Artist {Deborah Jones}

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Deborah Jones is a painter, collage and book artist working in her studio in Basalt, Colorado,Her career in the arts spans over many years beginning with being a founding member of the Graphic Workshop in Boston while receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts at MassArt. With a move to the Roaring Fork Valley Deborah started teaching art at the Aspen Community School in Woody Creek, Colorado and operated a small silk screen studio. In the late 1990’s she became the founding director of the Wyly Community Art Center, now called the Art Base in Basalt, Colorado.  Deborah has been exhibiting her mixed media art works locally and nationally over the past decades. Leaving community work the directing of the art center provided a new opportunity to continue full time pursuits in art making and gardening up on Basalt Mountain.

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Ida Mae – Community Service Project

CRMS Senior Symposium- Activism Through Art 

Ida’s Mission:

I’m planning on working with Reina @the.project.shop to create digitally crafted work that will be a series of advocating indigenous social justice issues, Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. For the month of May I would like to sell and distribute my works of art in hopes to give the proceeds to one of the MMIW organizations. My goals while working on this project is to make myself familiar with a digital program called Procreate (end goal to be proficient for future projects with producing digital art), understand the business side of marketing, donate funds to help out an indigenous focused organization and sell my art in a professional manner. 

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Danny Carreno / The Art Base Mentorship

“I’m a senior at Roaring Fork High School, throughout this amazing opportunity I plan to target mixed media and create various pieces that are based upon self revelation. I am most excited to be working with Reina Katzenberger, a professional artist with the ability to create within high levels of skill and character whom I know will guide me, inspire me, and motivate me to become a greater artist day by day. Therefore, I am also excited to expand my skill sets in art as I bring myself to open my mind and soul deeply, broadly. This will allow me to create pieces that uncover more about myself through my art.”

DANNY CARRENO senior at RFH

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Q32020 Special Edition in honor of Angus Graham

This special edition of the Quarterly Club shirt is a celebration of Angus Graham the enduring impact he has had on our creative community. The artwork on this shirt is a collage of elements directly pulled from his writing and ceramic works created during his time with us as a highly involved member of the arts community in the Roaring Fork Valley.  He had a deep love of pottery and the human connection it creates. After his passing in August 2017, the Carbondale Clay Center (with support from his family and friends) created the Angus L. Graham Memorial Fund, which will serve to benefit future developing artists through scholarships, outreach programs, and supplies for educational activities. We encourage you to learn more about the Carbondale Clay Center and the Memorial Fund at carbondaleclay.org 

George Stranahan and the Kitchen Table.

I am excited to continue expanding my thought leader series and honored to announce the most recent addition, our very own community leader, George Stranahan. Since meeting him as a young child his impact has been profound and will be lifelong.

A true champion of service-based learning I have learned much from George and have been inspired by his commitment to the importance of conversation, often best held around the kitchen table.

The hand drawn portrait is haloed with chalk markings by George’s hand.

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Thought Leaders

Artist Reina Katzenberger has been working on a recent series of portraits of Thought Leaders.  These are people who have had and maintain a strong presence in her thoughts. This series will continue to grow. Limited editions are in the works on paper as well as fabric. Some editions will be collaborations with Shop Interns and CSA design elements.