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Art in the Field
Teen Program:
Anderson Ranch Arts Center

Nov 10, 2022
4:30 PM
Anderson Ranch Arts Center

Visit Anderson Ranch Arts Center and tour their world class studios, and get a chance to see some of their Fall Artists-in-Residence in action! After the tour, sit down and enjoy a lecture with their Visiting Artists, where they will share their art and art-making processes. These weekly lectures are part of the Ranch’s Fall Lecture Series and are free and open to the public. View the full series here.

Tour: 4:30–5:30 PM
Calida Rawles Lecture: 5:30–6:30 PM

To register, please fill out this form.


About the Lecture:

The paintings of Calida Rawles (b. 1976, Wilmington, DE; lives and works in Los Angeles, CA) merge hyper-realism with poetic abstraction. Situating her subjects in dynamic spaces, her recent work employs water as a vital, organic, and historically charged space. For Rawles, water signifies physical and spiritual healing, historical trauma, and racial exclusion. She uses this complicated duality to envision a new space for Black healing and reimagine her subjects beyond racialized tropes.

Rawles received a B.A. from Spelman College, Atlanta, GA (1998) and an M.A. from New York University, New York, NY (2000). Solo exhibitions have been organized at Lehmann Maupin, New York, NY (2021); Various Small Fires, Los Angeles, CA (2020). Her work has been featured in numerous group exhibitions, including A Shared Body, FSU Museum, Tallahassee, FL (2021); Art Finds a Way, Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL (2021); View From Here, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA (2020). Rawles created the cover art for Ta-Nehisi Coates’s novel, “The Water Dancer,” and her work is in numerous public and private collections, including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA, Perez Art Museum Miami, Dallas Museum of Art, and the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY.


This visit is part of our Teen Program: Art in the Field!

We are offering five $1000 scholarships for teens with a high level of participation in the program. Scholarships may be used for tuition, travel, or other activities related to future goals.

For more information about the program or scholarships, please email education@aspenartmuseum.org.

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