Caroline Pooler: Redline’s Reach Studio 4th Annual Exhibition

Carol Pooley "The 8 West 37th Street Collection"
Caroline Pooler showing me the painted book documenting The 8 West 37th Street Collection

Caroline Pooler’s minimalist fabric banner with a repeated graphic design, Father Come Home “Motswiri” sets a high tone for the “Reach Studio 4th Annual Exhibition.” I caught Pooler in the gallery and had a chance to ask about her long draped piece and (lucky me) she pulled out her painted book of fabric designs, The 8 West 37th Street Collection.  Father Come Home “Motswiri”  is just one of a collection of pieces Pooler has made based on her recollections of a place from her distant past. The pieces represent a soft spot in some of the harder work Pooler’s done in the past year.

I hope Denver turns out big to support Reach Studio Artists Richard (Gonzo) Beck, Glen Carney, Jason Clark, Sharon Morrison, Risa Murray, Caroline (OUI) Pooler, Raverro Stinnett and Matthew Thompson. The artists have spent quite a bit of time putting together this exhibition with the help of multiple volunteers and program mentors -especially Reach Studio & Volunteer Coordinator, Adam Buehler and Robin Gallite Redline’s Education Director.

“Reach Studio is a free, open and supportive arts studio space where artists in Denver’s “not exactly” homeless and in-transition community can come to express themselves creatively, be exposed to new art forms, collaborate with peers, learn new skills and challenge each other to take the next step- in their art and in their lives.

Goals of Reach Studio include: providing open studio for Homeless or Not Exactly Homeless artists, create a safe, open and collaborative community, instructive and non-instructive class time, collaborations/relationships with RedLine resident/community artists, professional space to display and sell Reach artists work, create two tracks for Reach Studio Program; Arts Instruction and Business of Art Making, one yearly Reach Studio Exhibition.”

Reach Studio 4th Annual Exhibition

Exhibition Dates: January 18 – February 2, 2014

Opening: Saturday, January 18, 2014

Members Reception: 6-7 pm with artists

Public Reception: 7-9 pm

“Reach Studio creates a free, open and supportive arts studio space where those in the Denver homeless community and beyond can come to express themselves creatively, be exposed to new art forms, collaborate with peers, learn new skills and challenge each other to take the next step. Click here to learn more about Reach Studio.”

 

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