Third Friday, Old Town, November 15

Yucca Art Gallery
206 1/2 San Felipe NW – 247.8931 –
Reception 5-8pm
Yucca Art Gallery, now entering its 50th year, spotlights the artistry of Phyllis McGuire; painter, Nadine Williams and Gail Tate; woodworkers, and Liz Huffman; jeweler. Their work will be on special display and the ARTSCrawl reception will feature discussion and refreshments. Yucca Gallery also features the work of 37 additional artists in a variety of mediums and techniques.

Blackbird Gallery
323 Romero St. NW, Ste.16 – 243.9525 – BlackbirdGallery.Biz
Open House 5-8pm
Blackbird Gallery has recently added the wonderful southwestern landscape paintings from Placitas artist Vicki Van Vynckt to the gallery collection. She joins contemporary Native American artist (and local favorite) Farrell Cockrum, and Grants native Robert Perea as the featured trio in our unique Old Town gallery. Featured also this month are the Navajo cottonwood carvings from Matt Yellowman and an extensive new selection of Baltic Amber jewelry in with our usual mix of Navajo, Zuni and other Native American original jewelry creations. Sculpture from Taos artist Michael Connor; Michael Cramer ceramic hand-made fountains and new pieces by Matthew Patton of Seattle, WA.

Weems Gallery
303 Romero NW – 764.0302 –
Open House 5-8pm
Weems presents works by Jack Atkins. Atkins paints the Southwest’s intense desert light, its spectacular vistas, and the people and things that create its sense of place. He has been fascinated with its cultures and traditions since he was a teenager in Taos, New Mexico, a place that influenced him with how strongly it emphasizes and values art & artists.

leich lathrop LayeringCertainties_2Leich Lathrop Gallery
323 Romero Street, NW, Suite 1 – 243.3059 –
Third Friday 5-7:30pm
Exploring the space between what is certain and what is uncertain Alex Peña takes us on a rich visual tour. Pseudo writing and un-squared image areas contrast with the absoluteness of a tree firmly rooted in the ground or straight lines in a struggle to find “what is certain and uncertain” in life. Peña leaves us to make our own determinations as his art has no easy answers; sometimes revealing the artist’s inner thoughts as much as obscuring them. His materials, (hand-made paper, paint, ink, photographs, and shellac just to name a few), add to the chiaroscuro that rewards close inspection.


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