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The Art Base presents: Art in Process with Reina Katzenberger
January 11 – February 4, 2022

  • Reina onsite, making artwork 1-5pm Tuesday-Saturday
  • Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-5pm
  • Closing Reception: Friday, February 4th, 5-7pm


The Art Base is proud to present an inaugural artist “gallery take-over” featuring mixed-media printmaker Reina Katzenberger. In lieu of a traditional exhibition, this unique format is a three-week artmaking experience in the main exhibition space. Katzenberger will converse and collaborate with invited guests from diverse disciplines to explore and celebrate “the inextricable connection between all things—everything is informed by everything else—using mixed media printmaking to illustrate and enhance these conversations.”

Katzenberger will be onsite with her mobile printmaking equipment for a live studio presence in the Art Base Exhibition Space at 174 Midland Avenue in historic Basalt. This active artist studio is a window into the process of creating art as conversation and creative problem solving in real-time. Throughout the installation, Katzenberger will engage in conversation and collaboration with the public as well as invited guests.  For these weeks, the sidewalk-visible gallery will become a space for a pop-up artist residency that includes the physical manifestation of a studio with materials, equipment, and ephemera, made accessible to the public. This active artist space will be documented by a Live Stream webcam of the main worktable.

Works generated during this active and immersive installation will be for sale at the Closing Party on February 4th including a multiple series of limited edition prints developed through collaboration and conversation; a mural piece cataloging the interactions of visitors and participants during the residency; and an exhibition poster generated from the mural, as a memento of the experience.  

This residency-based studio will produce work that is completely unique to the location and experience of being at the Art Base and among the community.

Art Base curator, Lissa Ballinger comments, “This is an exciting departure from our traditional exhibition schedule. This project connects directly to our mission of fusing education and exhibitions. This is an opportunity for our community to view artmaking as it happens, in real time with an extraordinary artist and friend.”
It begins....

photo James Steindler courtesy Sopris Sun

Creative Agent & Founder of the Project Shop focusing primarily on arts education through service-learning based print projects. What’s your project? Offering our quarterly CSA {community supported art} subscription service, empowering curious artists to express themselves and learn new production skills as well as community service projects with students raising funds and awareness for causes and non-profits.


scroll below for sample of recent work.