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The Hatchery Free Range contemporary art exhibition

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The Hatchery Free Range contemporary art exhibition

Time: October 30, 2010 from 11am to 8pm
Location: The Hatchery Art Spaces at Badger Creek
Street: 50616 Hwy 245
City/Town: Badger, CA 93603
Website or Map: http://maps.google.com/maps?f…
Phone: (559) 336-9383
Event Type: visual arts, music and dance, free
Organized By: Mahalia LoMele
Latest Activity: Oct 25, 2010

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Event Description

Everyone is invited to experience THE HATCHERY FREE RANGE, an exhibit of contemporary art and live music, a one-day-only event.


THE HATCHERY FREE RANGE is an exhibition by artists who have reclaimed an airplane hangar previously used by a thriving Synanon community during the 1960-70’s. The hangar was then renovated into a charter school run by residents of Baladullah, which means ‘City of God’ in Arabic. Since their departure, the hanger has not been inhabited by anyone other than stray cattle looking for a place to beat the heat. Evidence of occasional vandalism from juveniles and squatters over the past 10 years is still apparent throughout the building.

The Hatchery, in its ruined state, is a fascinating backdrop for the art, and of considerable interest on its own. The name, ‘The Hatchery’, refers both to the name for Synanon’s child-rearing facility and what is
now a place generating creativity among the artists reclaiming it. Some of the artists will be exhibiting work that represents their current practice while several artists have created art specifically inspired by the unique character of the location itself.

Participating artists: from the Bay Area, Lexygius Calip, Anné M. Klint, and Nicole Shaffer; Visalia-based artists Kevin Bowman, Matthew Hopson-Walker, Amie T. Rangel, Matthew Rangel, and James Stark; Los Angeles musicians Evan ap Roberts and Melissa Lou Castellano; Badger artists Laura Horst and Robert Mertens; and Miramonte/Pinehurst artists Bachrun LoMele and Jane Ziegler.

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