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Film Screening & Talkback

ART:21 MEXICO CITY FILM SCREENING & TALKBACK Wednesday, Feb. 1st  •  6:30pm – 7:30pm Following the screening, there will be a brief talkback discussing the importance and vitality of cultural exchanges, immigration and tolerance in the arts/of artists in communities, the presence of multicultural art in the United States, and how it operates as a...

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Brittney Pelloquin: In the Studio

Brittney Pelloquin is an accomplished world body painter and fine artist. She was a tv contestant on Skin Wars Season 3 and was ranked 10th in the World Professional Brush and Sponge Category at the 2016 World Bodypainting Festival in Austria. In December 2016, Brittney became an artist-in-residence at Basin Arts where she has her visual artist studio. We recently...

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Sisyphus, Sisyphus, Wherefore Art Thou?

by Chas Womelsdorf A funny thing happened on my way to being. When we hear the word “performance” in an artistic setting, we often think of stage and film, but some of the greatest performances happen elsewhere. I remember going to a Renaissance Festival as a kid and my interactions with people inhabiting characters away...

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An inspiring atmosphere where people feel like they have something to learn

Clare Cook spent ten years dancing and choreographing in New York City, and after being back in Acadiana for the past year, Cook is now sharing her dance knowledge with the public. The opening of the local arts container will not only fulfill the need for Clare Cook Theater to have a physical location, but will...

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September ArtWalk 2016

Thanks to everyone that came out to Basin Arts last night for ArtWalk. Our September artists, Jordan Vidrine and Hannah… Posted by Basin Arts on Sunday, September 11, 2016 Thanks to everyone that came out to Basin Arts last night for ArtWalk. Our September artists, Jordan Vidrine and Hannah… Posted by Basin Arts on Sunday, September 11,...

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Returning to the Lab

I often think of the creative expedition in art practices. Sure, the expedition can be deluged in exotic adventurism or colonial politics. But that’s not what interests me. I’m interested in creative curiosity that comes along with the expedition: to onset into the vast realm of the unknown, to gather information, to discover. Some call...

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If You Build It…

Sitting in front of a blank page, an empty canvas, a silent rehearsal studio — these first moments are genuinely exciting. I always feel a sense of accomplishment for just getting the everyday distractions out of the way long enough to allow those first moments of the creative process to begin. My inner voice proudly says, “Look at...