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A Collage Of Creative Voices: A Mentorship Sparks Visual Art For One High School Senior

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Roaring Fork High School senior Danny Carreno and his mentor through the Art Base's Claudette Carter Art Mentors program, Reina Katzenberger, at her Carbondale studio.

The Art Base’s Claudette Carter Art Mentors program connects established artists in the Roaring Fork Valley with local students who have an interest in pursuing art in higher education or as a career. The mentorship culminates in an exhibition at the Art Base’s downtown gallery (through Fri. May 21). This winter, Roaring Fork High School senior Danny Carreno was paired with local multimedia artist Reina Katzenberger as part of the program. For a few hours each week during the shut downs and while Carreno was taking classes virtually, they helped each other keep creating and bonded over artistic expression as part of the program.

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Roaring Fork High School senior Danny Carreno pictured with three pieces he created as part of the Art Base's mentorship program. Carreno also made a journal as part of the mentorship, which culminates in a show at the Art Base in downtown Basalt..

As part one in our series “Young Artists: A Collage of Creative Voices” about how local kids have kept creating during the pandemic, arts and culture reporter Kirsten Dobroth sent this audio postcard from Katzenberger’s Carbondale studio, The Project Shop.

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