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Wed, Nov 30 '-1
Special Event
Las Cruces NM
575-541-2137
The Reading Art Book Club: Mauve: How One Man Invented a Color that Changed the World
The Reading Art Book Club meets next on May 11 at 2:30pm in the Las Cruces Museum of Art. The book club will have an open, group discussion on the book Mauve: How One Man Invented a Color that Changed the World by Simon Garfield. In 1856 eighteen-year-old English chemist William Perkin accidentally discovered a way to mass-produce color. In a "witty, erudite, and entertaining" (Esquire) style, Simon Garfield explains how the experimental mishap that produced an odd shade of purple revolutionized fashion, as well as industrial applications of chemistry research. Occasionally honored in certain colleges and chemistry clubs, Perkin, until now, has been a forgotten man. The museum is located at 491 North Main Street and is open Tuesday through Friday from 10am to 4:30pm, Thursday from 10am to 8pm, and Saturday from 9am to 4:30pm. For additional information, visit the website at: http://las-cruces.org/museums or call 575.541.2137.
Las Cruces Museum of Art
491 North Main Street
www.las-cruces.org/museums
Fri, Jun 3 '16
Reception
3:00pm-6:00pm
Albuquerque NM
505-883-7410
In a Japanese Garden--A Interpretation
Carol L. Adamec, states, "With paint and brush, I have been chasing beauty for 50 years. Mostly I have chosen to paint subject matter--a flower, a sunset, a landscape that is inherently beautiful. Recently I have altered my goal: to just paint beautifully, as I move toward abstraction in my image making. The Kimono Series is my first foray toward this endeavor. I have chosen the simple shapes of the Japanese kimono as a way to compose the picture plane. With that structure in place, the image is developed with line, color, and my medium of choice." "In a Japanese Garden--An Interpretation" is an exhibition of these two paths of my pursuit--to paint beautifully that which is intrinsically beautiful--such as a lovely flower in the bright light of day--and to seek a new visual expression that embodies the essence of the beautiful."
Weyrich Gallery
2935-D Louisiana NE
www.weyrichgallery.com
Fri, Jun 3 '16
Reception
5:00pm-7:00pm
Santa Fe NM
505-955-0550
Navajo Rug Exhibit
An exhibit of Navajo rugs from Crystal Trading Post in northern New Mexico that date from the 1920s to the 1940s opens at the gallery on Friday evening, June 3rd with a reception from 5 to 7 pm. Crystal Trading Post gained its reputation at the end of the 19th century when trader J. B. Moore purchased the post and set about to be a career Navajo trader. Because the weather in the Chuska Mountains, where the post was located, was severe in the wintertime, few visitors ever showed up so Moore decided to create a mail order business with Navajo arts and crafts. In 1987, the publishing division of Adobe Gallery put together the old J. B. Moore mail order catalogs and published them as a new publication. As a natural follow-up to that, the gallery staff decided to search for a rug from each of the 31 illustrations in the catalog. It took several years, but when the collection was completed, a client purchased the entire group. The rugs in this exhibit are not from the catalog examples, but from the 1920s to the 1940s, the period after Moore left the post and moved to California. Some of the same general design elements were retained by the weavers and new ones were introduced. Change came slowly to the weavers so many of the Moore designs can be seen in the textiles in this exhibit. It was not until the 1960s when the last vestiges of Moore’s influence on Navajo weaving ended.
Adobe Gallery
221 Canyon Road
www.adobegallery.com
Fri, Jun 3 '16
Reception
5:00pm-7:00pm
Las Cruces NM
575-541-2154
Plastics Unwrapped Opens at The Branigan Cultural Center
The Branigan Cultural Center presents Plastics Unwrapped, a new exhibit that explores how material culture was rapidly and, perhaps, permanently changed by plastics. The exhibition opens Friday, June 3, and will be on display through Saturday, August 20. An opening reception will be held from 5pm to 7pm on Friday, June 3. Plastics Unwrapped examines how plastics have changed the world, through a range of topics. Discover what life was like before plastics, how they are made, why they’re so convenient and beneficial to use, and what happens after we throw them away. Understand what the recycling numbers mean on plastic items, and learn about promising breakthroughs in science that are changing the role of plastic in our lives. Plastics Unwrapped is a traveling exhibit organized by the Burke Museum, University of Washington. The national tour has been generously sponsored by The Boeing Company and the University of Washington.
Branigan Cultural Center & Museum
501 North Main Street
las-cruces.org/museums
Fri, Jun 3 '16
Reception
5:00pm-7:00pm
Las Cruces NM
575-541-2154
Fire and Fiber opens at The Branigan Cultural Center
The Branigan Cultural Center presents Fire and Fiber, an exhibition that brings together local clay and fiber artists. The exhibit will be on view June 3 through July 2, 2016. An opening reception with the artists in attendance will be held Friday, June 3 from 5-7pm. Fire and Fiber is a biannual exhibit that showcases the collaborative efforts between members of the Potters’ Guild of Las Cruces and local fiber artists. Fired clay and a fiber medium, such as fabric, paper, wood, or yarn, are combined into each piece. The contrasting materials require creative thinking by the artists and result in unique works of art. The Potters’ Guild of Las Cruces is made up of about 60 members. The goals of the group are to foster the education of the arts, sponsor exhibitions and sales of the groups’ work, organize workshops, and promote community service.
Branigan Cultural Center & Museum
501 North Main Street
las-cruces.org/museums
Fri, Jun 3 '16
Reception
5:00pm-7:00pm
Santa Fe NM
505-992-0711
Jeff Kahm: New Paintings
Chiaroscuro Contemporary Art is please to present an exhibition of new paintings by Jeff Kahm, June 3 through July 4. The public is invited to attend the opening reception Friday, June 3 from 5-7pm. Jeff Kahm describes his work as “a fusion of Indigenous motifs (stripes and geometric shapes) combined with the Modernist aesthetic” and this synthesis is clearly evident in the compositions of his new paintings. Myriad sources inform Jeff’s work, from his own Plains Cree heritage and the linear patterns found on trade blankets and parfleche bags of Plains tribes, to the hard-edge abstraction of numerous 20th century masters. Kahm’s intuitive color choices, and his method of employing trowels and acrylic mediums to activate the surfaces, result in paintings that exude a meditative quality and invite extended reflection.
Chiaroscuro Contemporary Art
558 Canyon Road
www.chiaroscurosantafe.com
Fri, Jun 3 '16
Reception
5:00pm-8:00pm
Albuquerque NM
505-243-1410
Six Jewelry Artists
Genuine Southwest presents June Jewelry month featuring 6 jewelry artists who work in all different mediums. The artists are: MaryAnn Lancaster, Denise Elvrum, Bruce Moffit, Christ Litt, Bambi Cordova & Charlene Kalbfell
Genuine Southwest Art & Gifts
1919 Old Town Road NW, Suite 2
genuinesouthwest.com/
Fri, Jun 3 '16
Reception
5:00pm-7:00pm
Santa Fe NM
505.983.6668
James Havard: Brut
JAMES HAVARD “BRUT” will be on view in the main gallery of Mill Contemporary with a selection of work emphasizing his most recent figures. Born in 1937, Havard grew up on a forty-acre livestock farm in Galveston, Texas. During the 1970’s Havard spent time traveling and exhibiting across Europe, occasionally returning to the farm to paint and to work. This period allowed Havard to develop his Abstract Illusionist style, works that nodded to light-filled landscapes with thick marks of paint that he floated off the surface by rendering shadow beneath their physical forms. A decade later, after pioneering the Abstract Illusionist aesthetic and popularizing the style, Havard abandoned it and moved to New Mexico where he would spend decades developing his new Abstract Expressionist “Art Brut” process, a raw and unrelenting figurative language.
Mill Contemporary
702 1/2 Canyon Road
www.millcontemp.com
Fri, Jun 3 '16
Reception
5:00pm-7:00pm
Santa Fe NM
505.983.6668
Catherine Easton Skinner: Hozho
Catherine Eaton Skinner: Hozho will be exhibited in the west gallery of Mill Contemporary. The exhibition borrows from a wide range of Skinner’s work, covering her multidisciplinary and diverse set of concepts and pieces from both her Santa Fe and Seattle studio. Hozho, meaning “balance and order” in Navajo acts as the underlying theme throughout the exhibition as Skinner moves effortlessly between distinct ideas of creation, structure, expansion and harmony. Growing up east of Seattle, Skinner went on to receive her B.A. in Biology from Stanford University in 1968 where she studied art under Nathan Oliveira and Frank Lobdell. There the figure and animal were her primary focus before re-routing and progressing into the wide variety of interrelated images and media she produces today. Her recent work on display in Hozho occupies a space that is both representational and abstract, and operates within the spiritual truths of a multitude of cultures and experience.
Mill Contemporary
702 1/2 Canyon Road
www.millcontemp.com
Fri, Jun 3 '16
Reception
5:00pm-7:00pm
Santa Fe NM
505-795-7570
Photography & Prints
New Concept Gallery invites you to an exhibit of photography and prints by four Santa Fe artists. The show features distinctive photographs by Steven A. Jackson, photographer Woody Galloway’s regional images, and Bill Heckel’s figurative photos. The show also showcases etchings & collagraphs by printmaker extraordinaire Julia Roberts. The exhibition’s opening will be held from 5-7 PM on Friday, June 3 at the New Concept Gallery, 610 Canyon Road, Santa Fe, NM. For additional information and complete résumés, please contact New Concept Gallery at (505) 795-7570 or newconceptgal@cybermesa.com.
New Concept Gallery
610 A Canyon Road
Fri, Jun 3 '16
Reception
5:00pm-7:00pm
Santa Fe NM
505-988-5159
Adrift
CENTER and Photo-eye Bookstore & Project Space present Magda Biernat’s work, Adrift. Recipient of the 2016 Director’s Choice Award, the body of work is a commentary on the parallel effects of global climate change at opposite ends of the Earth. Biernat pairs photographs of Ataractic icebergs and empty Iñupiat Eskimo hunting huts she draws our attention to the effects of climate change and its impact on cultural identity.
Photo-Eye Gallery
Bookstore: 376 Garcia Street / Gallery: 541 S. Guadalupe St.
www.photoeye.com
Fri, Jun 3 '16
Reception
5:00pm-8:00pm
Albuquerque NM
505-842-1400
The Garden Show @ Sumner & Dene
Sumner & Dene is honored to present our 2016 Garden Show June 3-25 with a artists reception Friday, June 3, 5-8pm. Its all about the garden...we are talking flowers, cactus, two and 3 dimensional work, things that go in the garden, paintings of the garden, invited artists who specialize in creating garden art and art of the garden. This special themed show opens with a fun reception all focused around 'the garden'. Hey its a garden party full of special invited guest artists and our stable of Sumner & Dene artists creating work especially with 'the garden theme'. Its a GARDEN SHOW!!! Featuring garden themes by Angus Macpherson, Phil Hulebak, Jeannie Sellmer, Reg Loving, David Snow, Michael Norviel, Rik Burkard, Leigh Walters, David Zaintz with invited guest artists: Sarah Hartshorne and Mary Moore Bailey. Sarah Hartshorne is known for her super realism large detailed flower portraits while Mary Moore Bailey's paintings have a block print motif incorporating floral imagery. Sumner & Dene, located Downtown Albuquerque at 517 Central NW, is open weekdays 10-6, Saturdays 10-5, Sundays 12 noon-4. For more information call 505-842-1400 or go to sumnerdene.com.
Sumner & Dene
517 Central Ave NW
www.sumnerdene.com
Fri, Jun 3 '16
Reception
5:00pm-7:00pm
Santa Fe NM
505.984.1387
Lance Letscher: Secret File
***Artist's Talk: Saturday, June 4, 4 - 5 pm*** With Secret File, Letscher’s complex collages turn into coded messages and patterns. In the titular piece a mysterious figure carries a folder overflowing with mysterious papers and tinkertoy constructions. Secret File and its spilling secrets and inventions are, in Letscher’s words “parallel to the idea of creativity and how the work is produced.” Letscher lets his work evolves on its own, striving “stay out of the way (of the work) as much as possible.” Letscher lives, works, and collects the various found objects that make up his playful collages in his hometown of Austin, Texas. Always on the lookout for unique materials, he stockpiles old book covers, newspaper clippings, vintage LP covers, recipes, and antique letters. The use of semi-recognizable items and materials gives Letscher’s work an unplaceable sense of nostalgia and familiarity, an almost “on the tip of my tongue” impression. “If while exploring them we find landmarks with intense personal meaning, we know that they are there in the service of Letscher’s vision for this particular work, and that our personal response to a specific element is only one component of the overall experience,” writes Charles Dee Mitchell in the 2007 catalogue Lance Letscher: Collage. His collages are comprised of fascinating patterns and textures; Letscher truly has an eye for harmony of color and the familiarity of his material adds to his work’s broad appeal.
TAI Modern
1601 B Paseo de Peralta
www.taimodern.com/
Fri, Jun 3 '16
Reception
5:00pm-7:00pm
Santa Fe NM
505-986-9800
Holly Roberts and Wanxin Zhang: Reconstruction
Both Holly Roberts and Wanxin Zhang reconstruct reality by repurposing it. Roberts, one of New Mexico’s most influential contemporary artists, photographs nature and elements of our physical world. She doesn’t re-present the imagery she photographs; she constructs entirely new images using magnified tiny areas of texture and form. While her images are undeniably residential in her personal interior world, they evoke “memory” or “connection” in all of us, because we recognize something oddly familiar in them. Sometimes an enlarged photograph of tiny strands of hair becomes an enlarged mass of texture; twisted vines become arteries; and body parts are re-combined into an entirely new being. Often, Roberts places elements of nature within the human body, reminding us of our evolution from the natural world. Roberts’ works will be simultaneously exhibited at the New Mexico Museum of Art through September 11, 2016, as part of Self-Regard: Artist Self-Portraits from the Collection. The terra cotta warriors found in Xian, buried near Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China, largely influence Zhang, a Chinese artist. When he first saw these warriors that protected the burial site of the emperor, he was struck by the individuality displayed in every single sculpture. The fact that the artists took such great care to give different human attributes to each warrior, lent reverence to their task. Zhang sees his “warriors” as contemporary man and woman. He imbues each of them with symbols indicating contemporary life-- spectacles, binoculars, and skateboards. He uses the same techniques with his clay and glazes, as the artist’s millennia ago, thereby referencing the past while making a statement about contemporary life. Zhang’s works have been shown in museums throughout the United States and Asia.
Turner Carroll Gallery
725 Canyon Road
www.turnercarrollgallery.com
Fri, Jun 3 '16
Reception
5:00pm-7:00pm
Santa Fe NM
505-983-8815
Travels: Paul-Henri Bourguignon in Europe, the Caribbean, and the Middle East
Ventana Fine Art announces an exhibition of new-to-the-market original paintings from the estate of Paul-Henri Bourguignon. Originally from Belgium, Bourguignon traveled widely, collecting impressions of the places that stirred his sense of wonder and inspired his later work. From 1950 until his death in 1988, Bourguignon painted his memories of places in France, Belgium, the Netherlands, the Middle East, and the Caribbean. Landscapes, seascapes, interiors, and urban scenes populate this show, with every painting an elegant proof of Bourguignon’s masterful command of 20th century modernist technique and theory. Join Ventana and the artist’s estate at an opening reception on Friday, June 3, 2016, from 5 to 7 p.m. The show runs through June 17, with representation ongoing.
Ventana Fine Art
400 Canyon Road
www.ventanafineart.com
Fri, Jun 3 '16
Lecture/Demo
5:30pm-6:30pm
Santa Fe NM
505-476-5064
Artist Gallery Talk: Arthur Lopez
Known for his contemporary approach to the traditional art of the Santero, Arthur Lopez has incorporated lowriders into his work, conveying the strong interrelationship between lowriders, faith, and the landscape of New Mexico. Lopez also collects work by other artists interested in the lowrider as a cultural icon, several of which are on view in the exhibition.
New Mexico Museum of Art
On the Plaza / 107 West Palace Avenue
www.mfasantafe.org
Sat, Jun 4 '16
Class/Workshop
12:00pm-2:00pm
Albuquerque NM
505-247-1172
Message Jewelry Workshop
When you take this workshop you will learn how to stamp a message or name on a metal blank. You will also learn how to shape, oxidize and finish a piece of jewelry. Take home a personalized ring or bracelet to keep or to give as a gift. Instructor is Eva Leong Casey Donation is $10.00 Class is limited to 6 people. Call or come by OFFCenter to make your reservation.
OFFCenter Community Arts Project
808 Park Avenue SW
www.offcenterarts.org
Sat, Jun 4 '16
Reception
4:00pm-6:00pm
Albuquerque NM
505-268-8952
Paul Sanchez – New Mexico Painter
Paul Sanchez has been an important figure in New Mexico painting for years. His ability to portray the evolution and mixture of New Mexico cultures with the interaction of domestic animals gives his paintings a feel of life. He says of his paintings, "I paint New Mexico lifestyles the way I remember them, often focusing on the color and activity of Albuquerque's South Valley. "My work should tell a story, show emotion and bring out feelings within the viewer." Sanchez leaves the faces of the people blank to allow the viewer to become part of the painting. He says, "I am trying to mix the past with the present. No one knows the future, " he adds. Besides his love for painting, Sanchez has served as president of the New Mexico Art League and as Director if the Hispanic Art Gallery for the New Mexico State Fair. Sanchez is also well known as an illustrator of posters for major events and institutions, including the Weems Artfest, Southwest Airlines, Bernalillo Wine Festival and others.
Matrix Fine Art
3812 Central Ave SE #100A
www.matrixfineart.com
Sat, Jun 4 '16
Reception
4:00pm-6:00pm
Albuquerque NM
505-268-8952
Water – A Group Exhibition of Mosaic Artists
This group exhibition of contemporary mosaic artists investigates the importance and sacredness of water in the desert along with the plants and animals that depend on it. This promises to be a highly tactile and colorful exhibition. Water connects and enables all life on earth. In their first group show, members of Mosaic Artists New Mexico honor and celebrate this most precious life source as they explore the concept of Water in individual and unique ways. . MANM is a newly formed collaborative of over twenty artists who have joined together to promote mosaic as fine art as well as craft. The group includes professional mosaic artists as well as those newly inspired by the process. They have created a forum in which ideas and techniques are shared and they hope to promote educational opportunities and outreach to New Mexico communities.
New Grounds Print Workshop & Gallery
3812 Central Ave SE
www.newgroundsgallery.com

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