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Home: Un Hogar Exhibition Opening
November 10, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm UTC-6
What is Home? How will you know when you’ve found it? How does it make you feel? What does it look like? These are the questions that newcomer students from Mexico, El Salvador, and Honduras will explored with artist Ajax Axe over the course of eight weeks at the Art Base.
The students participating in this project are enrolled in the English Language Development program at Basalt High School taught by Leticia Ingram, 2016 Colorado Teacher of the Year. Most of the students, aged 14-18, arrived in the United States in the last few months—often after grueling journeys—and are just beginning to learn English and acclimate to life in Colorado.
The Art Base, Basalt High School, and Ajax Axe are thrilled to be working with these students in their first art class ever. The goal of the annual program is to create a vision and find imaginative ways to make Basalt a more exciting and dynamic place to live—celebrating the Art Base as a home base and community center.
Through imagining different ideas about home and exploring concepts and stories, Ajax and the students created a fantastical mural of the students’ ideal hometown complete with personalized houses created by each of the students. The Basalt community is invited to the Art Base to color in parts of the landscape and to write messages about their ideal vision of home.