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'Drawings' at The Art Base

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Drawing isn’t necessarily the flashiest of the visual arts, but a new show at The Art Base in Basalt is looking to change the opinions of people who see it.

Richard Carter, James Surls, Chris Hassig and Jody Guralnick are part of the show simply  called, Drawings.

It’s a show that takes the four artists out of their regular media. None of them are drawers by trade.

Carter is a painter first, but in this show he works to capture nature with pencils. He focuses on images of lightning, ice, water and the sky. Carter curated the show as well.

Surls is also not a pencil-first artist. He typically works as a sculptor. But in this show, he creates abstract images in pieces like “All I Ever Wanted Was To Go Home With You”.

It’s got geometric lines, along with circles and dots that could be seen almost in the shape of a human. The show runs through the end of the month. The artists will also be leading an art talk in late June.

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Patrick Fort grew up in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, nurturing a love for ice hockey and deli sandwiches. After moving to Colorado in 2010 to attend the University of Colorado to study music, Patrick discovered his love for journalism. In 2013, Patrick created and hosted the award-winning radio program Colorado Stories, a news program that covered CU and the surrounding community. An avid mountain and road cyclist, Patrick also referees youth ice hockey. He loves '60s pop bands and and trying new recipes ranging from milk-braised carnitas to flourless cakes.
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