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"Reina-76-Artist" featured in witf Atrium show

Written by witf.org, | Feb 10, 2014 8:22 AM
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Her name is Reina Aguilar Wooden, but she signs her artwork as “Reina-76-Artist.” Her artwork is abstract, raw, emotional and reminiscent of the energy found in works by graffiti artist Jean-Michel Basquiat (one of her inspirations). Born in Harrisburg to parents from Venezuela, Wooden attended Howard University in Washington, D.C., and earned a degree in business management. But she veered out of the business world to pursue her growing interest in art.

Her exhibit, “The Gated Colony,” includes eight mixed-media paper pieces, each one representing a social group or “colony” within our society. The pieces are presented as if taken from the brochure of a real-estate agent, containing both a “welcome” to the colony and a series of questions to ponder about the lifestyle represented. She wants the works to challenge the viewer as a political cry for justice and “a psychological cry to move on from some of the traditions we've been brought up in on how we should live.”

The exhibit will be on display in the Lowengard Atrium at the witf Public Media Center, and available for viewing during normal business hours from Feb. 13 through April 11. A reception with the artist will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. March 7. Click here to RSVP for the reception.

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Photo courtesy of Michael Fitzgerald

Join witf for this free art exhibition and reception and stay for a preview screening of Call the Midwife Season 3 at the witf Public Media Center.

Friday, March 7

  • 5-7 p.m. – artist reception with complimentary wine and cheese
  • 7-8 p.m. – screening of Call the Midwife

Join us for a free art exhibition and reception with the artist Reina Wooden, also known as Reina 76 Artist, including music performed by world-renowned pianist and composer, Steve Rudolph. Then stay for a special preview screening of the new season of Call the Midwife. The series, based on the best-selling memoirs of the late Jennifer Worth, tells colorful stories of midwifery and families in London’s East End. The third season takes viewers to 1959, the eve of the Swinging Sixties. The winds of change are sweeping through the country and the residents of Nonnatus House face some momentous changes of their own. Call the Midwife Season 3 premieres on witf TV on Sunday, March 30 at 8PM.

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Comments: 1

  • Mike Fitzgerald img 2014-02-10 19:30

    Reina is a dynamic and outspoken artist. Her works pull you in, grabs you by the throat, and makes you think, deeply. That is what art is supposed to do, isn't it? It's very nice to know that true art can come from an artist that is from Harrisburg.