Sumner & Dene
517 Central NW – 842.1400 – sumnerdene.com
Sumner & Dene is proud to present Albuquerque artists Jeannie Sellmer and Leight Walters’ Two Person Show. Local Treasure Jeannie Sellmer paints colorful New Mexico landscapes as well as lush, textured abstracts in oil. Leigh Walters creates classical, contemporary, and humorous figurative sculptures with natural and paper clay, paper mâché, acrylic paint, gold leaf and mixed media. The show runs through October 26.
516 Central Ave SW – 242.1445 – 516arts.org
Art at the Border: 21st Century Responses: This exhibition investigates the artistic practices of contemporary artists who have responded to the current sociopolitical environment of the border between the U.S. and Mexico. With a shared interest in the climate of the U.S./Mexico border and the conveyance of this territory in visual terms, artists explore subjects including immigration struggles, drug-related violence, craft as identity, and the fluidity of cross-border cultural exchange that defies physical walls. Curated by Kate Bonansinga.
Johns’ Western Gallery
4009 Central Avenue NE – 246-2414 – johnswesterngallery.com
View the delightful southwestern landscapes of Peter L. Bowles and hear Mr. Bowles discuss his enchantment with the southwest at 6:30pm. Plan on perusing the fine selection of new and out-of-print books on the west.
8517 Trumbull Ave. SE – 268.7616 – thesandiagallery.com
You have an opportunity to visit a unique gallery in the SE Heights normally open only by appointment. The gallery offers rare maps and prints from the 17th-20th Century; each guaranteed. The prints come with a hand-painted, acid-free mats which gives them an authentic look from that period. The gallery also carries paintings, postcards and posters. Custom French mats and framing are available. A special viewing of vintage postcards (many are Fred Harvey cards), matted and ready for framing in a standard 8×10” frames. They make it easy to see how Fred Harvey sold the mystique of the “wild west” to so many travelers. Select a few for a spectacular grouping. Gallery is at the first intersection south of Zuni.