Basin Arts will host its FREE monthly Critique Nite inviting a selection of artists from all mediums and disciplines to share what they are currently working on and receive thoughts and feedback from peers. This monthly gathering builds a stronger, more diverse and visible artist community and also exposes the variety and depth of talent among us. Come prepared to listen, share and learn from one another.
This month to start off our Critique Nite programming for the Fall we will have one our resident artists Ben Koch, the Kabuki Dancers and artist Erin Gray.
About Ben Koch:
Ben was born in 1990 and currently lives in Lafayette, Louisiana. He received a B.F.A. at the University of Lafayette in 2014 and recently obtained an alternative certification to teach K-12th grade visual arts. Other than art making and teaching, He devotes his time to hospitality and caretaking for peoples’ homes and animals.
“My favorite medium to work in is drawing, but lately I’ve been producing paper paintings from photographs. Creating visual art is such an amazing process and my form of therapy. Making art provides an outlet for my visions and allows me to share my gift with the world.”
About the Kabuki Dancers:
Kabuki Dancers feat. Dexter of Blacksmith Poets & Pucci Percussion will share an excerpt of a new performance piece they are developing…
“SHOTS FIRED” is a new program focusing on youth gun violence in America with a goal to educate students about ways to deal with negative influences that can often lead to life-altering, disastrous consequences. The show will also discuss ways to channel anger, frustration and other negative emotions into self-expression through art and creativity. The program demonstrates conflict and resolution scenarios with skits performed through dance and spoken word with live conga drumming.