Bent Not Broken, A Scoliosis Journey Through Art

The Granucci Gallery inside The Center for the Arts in Grass Valley will host local artist Tina Basich Haller’s new exhibit “Bent Not Broken, A Scoliosis Journey Through Art” beginning May 14 through June 18, 2021. An opening reception will take place May 14 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with RSVPs required so as to comply with COVID related safety guidelines. 

Tina Basich Haller’s EMBRACE-18×24-mixed-media

Additionally, those interested can participate via Zoom in a Q&A session with Basich Haller on June 9 at 4:00 p.m. Reservations are required for this event as well. 

Basich Haller is a longtime artist and was inspired to create her latest collection by her daughter Addison’s diagnosis with scoliosis, a sideways curvature of the spine. Her family’s journey through the challenging experience has influenced Basich Haller, who created this series of mixed media collages which combine her daughter’s MRI images with vintage floral design and hand-drawn focal points. 

“I hope to raise awareness of scoliosis through my artwork,” said Basich Haller, “and show the beauty of our journey, and how much it has opened my heart.” 

The public are invited to view the collection during the gallery’s hours of operation: Tuesday through Friday from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Click HERE for more information and reservations to the opening.

Masks are required when visiting The Granucci Gallery and The Center for the Arts. 

Content and photo provided by Jennifer Nobles, The Center for the Arts