Date: September 21, 2023
Alana Garrigues is a Holden-based artist originally from the Pacific Northwest. Both a poet and a painter, Alana looks to art-making materials and the outside world to ask questions and share stories. Working primarily on reclaimed wood and on hot press paper, she explores themes of nature, movement, memory, and intersectional justice through both brush and pen.
Alana has exhibited works along the Pacific and Atlantic coasts from her “Mother Tree Holds the Stories” series, including “Precedented II” which garnered 4th Prize in the 2023 ArtsWorcester Biennial. Other primary series include “Small Devotions of Pigment and Water” and “Woman: Undone.” In 2020, she founded the #40DayJournalForJustice art journaling project to combine words, art, and activism. When wearing her teaching artist or workshop facilitator hat, Alana enjoys sharing the creative process and opening portals to self expression and innate curiosity with children and grown-ups alike.
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