Citywide Holiday Kickoff, Friday, November 21

OLD TOWN

Art by Elguera
2 Church Street NW – 243.0099 – artbyelguera.com
ARTScrawl Event 5-9pm
This month, Elguera is featuring recent paintings of Old Town and Downtown Albuquerque; paintings of balloons in flight along with his unique whimsical works exploring the subconscious. Art By Elguera has original, unique works of art to fit any budget.

2014-07-12 17.56.21Essence Gallery & Boutique
323 Romero St. NW, Suite 1 – 843.7367 – http://www.essencegalleryboutique.com
Reception 5-9pm
Essence Gallery & Boutique features the colorful acrylics of Nickolas Montano, a young, self taught artist that enjoys creating with edgy, imaginative animals and people, vibrant colors
and an exciting use of design that evokes thought and a feeling of movement and energy.

NOB HILL

spinal3A Spinal Health and Movement Center Gallery
316-B Adams St. SE – 247.2373 – danijeffries.com
Holiday Event 5-8pm
The gallery presents works by Dana Velasco and Merge, a show of ceramic tile mosaics by Dani Jeffries. Dani Jeffries’ tile mosaics are representations of places she has visited that she found to be particularly remarkable for their beauty or the quality of the light. Dayna Velasco’s work explores how energy is experienced as emotion, mysticism and story. Her pieces are inspired in great part from her work as a Polarity Therapist, where she witnesses how energy moves within the physical and emotional body.

New Grounds Print Workshop & Gallery
3812 Central Ave SE, Suite 100 B – 268.8952 – newgroundsgallery.com
Hot Off the Press – Open Studio, Fundraiser and Printing Extravaganza.​ Throughout the evening, 7 artists will be pulling prints – etchings, gravure, linoleum cuts and serigraphs – ​which are available for sale at a discounted price as soon as they are printed. These images will be available at the discounted price during the reception only. Participating artists: Diane Alire, Ray Maseman, local treasure Mary Sundstrom, Kaitlin Reese, Wayne Chinander, Nikolaus Hudak, and Ren Adams. ​Charities: Albuquerque Humane Society and Roadrunner Foodbank.

THE HEIGHTS

SE-OC Right Brain Gallery
3100 Menaul Blvd. NE – 816.0214 – se-oc-rightbraingallery.com
First Friday Artscrawl from 5-8pm
The gallery is pleased to feature the work of talented Photographer Robert Crespin and Metal and Wood Artist Tom Roche. Robert’s photographs cover a variety of subject areas and many are infused on aluminum. This process intensifies the colors much more intense than those printed on paper or canvas. Tom Roche specializes in creating stylized crosses using a variety of metals, woods and finishes. Looking for something to do with the kids while you enjoy the art? Sign up for Engineering For Kids of New Mexico Kids’ Night Out. Go to www.engineeringforkids.net/newmexico for more information and registration. Kick off the holiday season at the SE-OC Right Brain Gallery. You can choose to give the gift of art to friends and family and also to children in the Albuquerque Public School system. 5% of the weekend’s sales will be donated to Art in the School, a non-profit organization that helps support and sustain art education in the public schools.

InspirationWeyrich Gallery
2935 D Louisiana Blvd. NE – 883.7410 – weyrichgallery.com
Third Friday Event 5-8:30pm
UNM first year and independent study students will exhibit their porcelain bowls, cups and plates in Inspirations: Porcelain Vessels by UNM Students. These porcelain works will emphasize these students practice of the 400-year Arita process and their search for a unique personal aesthetic in functional form. The challenging yet beautiful material of porcelain and its use in daily life inspires these works. These students are part of the 34 year legacy of this porcelain art practiced at UNM. Melissa Martinez, Ashley Chapman, Ramone Gomez, Christina Rockwell, Amanda Miller, Abigail Ritz, Adam Padilla, Kristin Chapapas, Charles Platte, Alexis Chavez, Bailey Brown and Madeline Rademacher.

2014-11-GABQ_BoushelleThe Gallery ABQ
8210 Menaul Blvd. NE – 292.9333 – thegalleryabq.com
Artists’ Reception 5-8pm
The Gallery ABQ presents Pushing Boundaries, featuring gallery artists Marcella Boushelle, whose watermedia paintings are loosely interpreted, bold, fresh and expressive; Marlies Diels, whose unique pottery combines both beauty and function; and Trish Meyer, an experimental artist who combines digital imagery, printmaking and encaustic to build up her multilayered works. The November Salon Exhibit features Marlies Diels and fiber artist Char Punke. Both shows run through November 26.

framing concepts David Schwint PostcardIIFraming Concepts Gallery
5809 Juan Tabo Blvd. NE – 294.3246 – framingconceptsgallery.com
Artist Reception and Opening 5-8 pm
Framing Concepts Gallery is proud to host the 24th annual solo artist show with David Schwindt; a talented landscape artist whose renderings of the southwest landscape offer a sense of space and awe at the grandeur, a timelessness. Visit with artist David Schwindt and view his paintings from National Parks across the U.S. and Canada. A titian within the art world, David has amassed many skill sets to his resume; artist, teacher, mentor, and the vision of a renaissance man. This solo art show proves to be no exception to his talents. Road trip 2014 proves that life’s adventures begin on the off ramp. This unique niche we believe deserves a closer look. Take a look, visit http://www.framingconceptsgallery.com or David Schwindt Fine Art. Exhibit remains until the end of the year Dec, 31.

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