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How the artists at Baton Rouge’s Studio 9170 share inspiration and constructive criticism

Studio 9170 is not a co-op. That’s one of the first things owner Jane Chapman says as she unlocks its glass doors. She steps into the painting-adorned space that serves as both lobby and gallery, the back wall lined with delicate pieces of ceramics and pottery. It’s also not part of the neighboring church on South Choctaw Drive, though they do share a kitchen. Chapman really wants Studio 9170 to…