Artist Reina Katzenberger, born and raised in the Roaring Fork Valley, visited Bariloche in the month of May, as part of the annual Artist Exchange program.
Reina currently has her studio at SAW (Studio for Arts and Works, Carbondale) and is the founder of The Project Shop. During her stay in Bariloche Reina and her husband were hosted by local artist Soledad Escudero. Bariloche Sister Cities art coordinator Paula Fischer together with Valeria Fiala and Ingrid Roddick (participants of past art exchanges in Aspen) welcomed Reina and introduced her to the Bariloche artist community and the cultural life of the city. She had the opportunity to visit ateliers, art shows, “La Llave” Art School and attend musical performances. Reina gave a talk and presented her work to members of the Bariloche Artist Association (AAPB) and also offered a printmaking workshop. She is hoping to develop artist collaborations between both communities creating channels for the art from Bariloche to be enjoyed locally in the Roaring Fork Valley.