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Spotlight: CACHE brings artists and community together in Springdale
…Before grad school at UA, Barquin knew she was destined for a life in the arts. She grew up in a creative family who saw craft opportunities everywhere. She recalls a walk with her mother as a child when they went past electricians working on electricity poles. The scraps they left behind were purple and green, and that day they took them home to make rings.
“"That sense of reuse and creativity, innovation, has always been a part of me," she says.
“Barquin attended the Massachusetts College of Art and Design which, with financial aid, was very affordable. It also had an exceptional print-making studio. Between the resources and the faculty available in print-making, Barquin made it her major and a huge part of her early career.“