The Gallery ABQ
8210 Menaul Blvd. NE – 292-9333 – thegalleryabq.com
Artists’ reception 5-8pm. Artist Insights: 6pm
The Gallery ABQ presents Extending Experiences featuring three gallery artists: MJ Manford, whose oil paintings of people, landscapes and still lifes are rich in color and paint; Eloise Rogers, who paints landscapes and flowerscapes in watercolor as a means to get closer to the true beauty and spirit of things; and Chris Meyer, whose unique mixed media objects resemble rich artifacts from yet-undiscovered cultures. Artist Insights, 6pm: Chris Meyer shares his inspiration and techniques. The Salon Exhibit features fabric art by Diana Hughes.
Wright’s Indian Art
2677 Louisiana NE – 266.0120 – wrightsgallery.com
Opening Reception 5pm-8:30pm
Meet Navajo fabric artist Penny Singer, winner of major awards. She has just been named a Local Treasure by the AABA. Wright’s is happy to honor this talented designer of Native-inspired wearable art and accessories, and to display some of her stunning pieces. Her good friend, award-winning Navajo jeweler Jennifer Curtis, will also show some of her latest work.
2935 D Louisiana Blvd. NE – 883.7410 – weyrichgallery.com
ARTSCrawl Event 5-8:30pm
Weyrich presents Mary Carroll Nelson’s “Exploration of Space in Time: A Retrospective”. To capture a sense of the unseen interacting with our visual world, the artist often works on transparent acrylic sheets so that light can move fluidly through color as it responds to its environment through the day. She stipples and paints with luminous ink on several layers of acrylic to make overlapping images. Nelson will be inducted as a Local Treasure at a reception Sunday, September 8, 1-3pm at the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History. The show closes September 27.
Palette Contemporary Art & Craft
7400 Montgomery Suite 22 – 855.7777 – palettecontemporary.com
Artists Reception 5-8pm
Contemporary painter Daniel North‘s latest show, Common Thread, opens at Palette Contemporary Art and Craft during the ARTSCrawl. Common Thread endeavors to bring understanding to how Daniel’s creative process ties a two decade body of work together. Trained as a realist, his abstract constructions are at once, landscape, portrait, and still-life. He reconciles the lessons of his classical training to establish a new direction of archaic mark-making within abstract compositions and a naturalistic subject. His show continues through October 28th.
Framing Concepts Gallery
5809 Juan Tabo Blvd. NE – 294.3246 – framingconceptsgallery.com
ArtsCrawl Reception 5-7:30pm
J. Waid Griffin, an accomplished painter of southwest landscapes will be showing J. Waid Griffin A One Person Show. Griffin will receive the AABA Local Treasures award at a ceremony at The Albuquerque Museum of Art and History, Sunday, September 8, 1-3pm.