First exhibit at Carbonbase gallery to showcase prisoners'
For many students, college allows little room for anything beyond class and the occasional pizza from Domino's. Bucking this stereotype, a group of artists - including UA and Pima Community College students - have created their own art gallery, set to open tonight.
Located downtown in a former warehouse and church, the new Carbonbase gallery is a collaboration between 7 young artists.
Carbonbase began as a group of close friends with a desire for studio space, said group member Kate Street, a University of Arizona English senior. High rent makes individual art studios "unattainable" for most young artists, she said.
The group - which also includes Pima Community College students Megan Aker and Joel Meltzer, UA students Lee Street, an art education senior, Jaime Chandler, a Latin American studies senior, and Albert Chamillard, a fine arts junior, and artist Danielle Mancuso - decided to rent the space as a group studio.