Exhibition at Colorado State University Explores Homelessness in Colorado

The Hatton Gallery at Colorado State University presents the exhibition "Carry On: An Art and Community Project by Ariadna Capasso and Patricia Tinajero-Baker" from Feb. 3-March 7. An opening reception will be held at the gallery from 7-9 p.m. Feb. 3.

"Carry On" is a collaborative art and community project that investigates issues of homelessness in the United States, particularly in Larimer and Boulder counties, and takes the form of a written and visual journal compiled through interviews with homeless individuals living along the Front Range and within the local community. Students involved in service-learning programs have worked with the artists to prepare the multi-media installation, which is comprised of life-size portraits of homeless individuals, photographic reproductions of their belongings and audio and video recordings of their stories.

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Capasso graduated from the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville in 1997 and earned her Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Colorado-Boulder in 2000. Born in Quito, Ecuador, Tinajero-Baker graduated from Florida State University in 1998 and earned her Master of Fine Arts degree at the University of Colorado-Boulder in 2001. Capasso and Tinajero-Baker have collaborated on a number of performances and exhibitions. Their work explores homelessness, low-income housing and the concept of home to provide perspectives on homelessness and a site for discussion, dialogue and problem solving.

"Carry On" is supported in part by the Office for Service-Learning and Volunteer Programs at Colorado State and by grants from the Boulder Arts Commission; the Arts and Humanities Assembly of Boulder County; and Arts Alive, Fort Collins.

The Hatton Gallery is located in the Visual Arts Building on the Colorado State campus. Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1-4 p.m. Saturday. Visitor parking is available for $2 at the Z parking lot located on Meridian Avenue and Pitkin Street. Parking for evening events is free.

For more information, call (970) 491-1989.