The Art Foundation in Basalt opened the 2021 version of its Claudette Carter Artwork Mentors exhibition very last week, showcasing the perform of 4 local substantial schoolers mentored by professional artists in excess of the earlier five months.

This year’s mentees are Finn Johnson of Aspen Significant University, mentored by Paul Woznicki Stella Firmin of Basalt High Faculty, mentored by Erin Rigney Danny Carreno of Roaring Fork Large Faculty, mentored by Reina Katzenberger and Tashi Jackson of Colorado Rocky Mountain University, mentored by Staci Dickerson.

The exhibition, also viewable on the net at theartbase.org, opened April 23 and runs by means of May well 21.



The mentorship method is intended for superior school learners who are intrigued in a profession within just the arts. Individuals are picked after a aggressive application approach and paired with a operating artist. They function together to develop a challenge from principle, as a result of resourceful course of action, to experienced exhibition.

It was founded to honor Claudette Carter, who died in 2007. She worked in the trend design, styling, and established structure industries. Her desire in myriad aspects of style and design inspired the Artwork Foundation to make chances for Roaring Fork Valley youth to study extra about what it takes to go after a job in the arts.



Finn Johnson partnered with gallerist and artwork marketing consultant Paul Woznicki, and concentrated on his working experience during the existing pandemic and shelling out additional time in his bed room than ever in advance of. Johnson used his bed room door as his canvas and will current this as an installation piece through the show, stating that he “experimented with the concept of what it usually means to be trapped inside of by a doorway, and the inner independence and escape of painting on the very item that is both of those figural and literally keeping us inside.”

Basalt Higher College junior Stella Firmin and Carbondale artist Erin Rigney labored jointly as Firmin produced a series of paintings in which she symbolizes her internal everyday living, qualities she admires and her most significant function model — her brother.

“My paintings symbolize my journey to grow to be a more healthy, happier particular person,” Firmin stated in an exhibition announcement.

Danny Carreno, a senior at the Roaring Fork Substantial Faculty, invested his time with combined-media artist Reina Katzenberger in her studio, The Project Store. Carren will share a series of 3 large combined-media canvases checking out self-revelation.

“I want to put my art on different surfaces and product so it will enable me to expose diverse points about myself by means of every single medium,” he reported.

Tashi Jackson worked with Carbondale artist Staci Dickerson on a established of portraits of “people who are underrepresented in all features of our culture and who struggle to get equivalent therapy because of to discrimination and bigotry.”

The on the net portion of the exhibition involves artist talks by each individual of the mentors and mentees.