Mana BSMT Lunch & Learn Series

Mana BSMT hosted a bi-weekly community program that engage artists and guests within the Mana Contemporary and Mana BSMT. Each presenting host prepares a study, process, or research project to the audience while they enjoy a lunch break. In this setting, the viewers gain a deeper understanding through a participatory experience.

Artist, Kristianne Molina shared the color pallette of cochineal dyes through the chemical reactions with aluminum, iron, oxalic acid, and tin minerals. In this fascinating example, she articulates a laboratory structure as a studio process in achieving specific tones of red. As a result, she invited the audience to mix their own colors and to use as medium for painting. 

Kristianne Molina