January Special Events

Yucca Art Gallery
206 1/2 San Felipe NW – 247.8931 – yuccaartgallery.com – map
Opening and Reception 2-4pm
In January Yucca Art Gallery will spotlight the special talents of Glenda Jensen, pastelist, Cherrymae Golston, ceramicist, and Liz Huffman, jeweler, all featured artists. Ms. Jensen is well known for her spectacular skycapes and sunsets, Ms. Golston for her brilliantly colored bowls, and Ms. Huffman for her silver work and use of semi precious stones. At the January 3rd reception/opening Ms. Golston will read poetry from her book, “Anarcha’s Turn”, and describe how her explorations into the history of slavery have influenced her artwork. Also during the reception, Ms. Huffman will also provide a demonstration of her jewelry techniques, notably the stamping of designs on silver.

Palette Contemporary Art & Craft @ The Albuquerque Convention Center
401 2nd Street NW – 768.4575 – albuquerquecc.com
Palette Contemporary Art and Craft is pleased to announce its first booth exhibit at Albuquerque Comic Con, Friday through Sunday, January 9-11, 2015 at the Albuquerque Convention Center.
Featured Artists are; Tami Coatsworth, glass artist; John Lowe, marble-maker; Spencer Woodburn, clock creator. Show Schedule, please confirm this schedule and details at albuquerquecomiccon.com:
Friday, January 9th, 4-8pm – Preview Night for all VIP Ticket Holders and those attendees with Three Day Passes or the “Special” Friday-Only Badge.
Saturday, January 10th, Doors Open at 10am and the Dealer Room closes at 8pm
Sunday, January 11th, Doors Open at 10AM and the Dealer Room closes at 6pm.
Of note: William Shatner appears at show on Sunday only.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 9

harwood1Harwood Art Center
1114 7th Street NW – 242.6367 – harwoodartcenter.org – map
Opening Reception 6-8pm
In We Are New Mexico: Portraits & Profiles by Wes Naman, Wes Naman and a team of renowned artists and writers visited 20 cities in 20 days to capture five-hundred portraits and the stories of those people who make our beloved state like no other place in the world. The exhibition previews the forthcoming We Are New Mexico book project. {main gallery}
In E UNIBUS PLURAM: A You’re On TV Production (Kyle Erickson, Matthew Thorson & Zane White,) Albuquerque-based artist collective You’re On TV focuses on varying cultural attitudes in regards to environment, both natural and digital, that inform social beliefs and infrastructure. The artwork presents perspectives on mass media, wilderness, city life, and the cosmos and explores how they relate to social systems, both organic and contrived. {front gallery}

SATURDAY, JANUARY 31

516 ARTS
516 Central Ave SW – 242.1445 – 516arts.org – map
Opening Reception 6-8pm
516 ARTS announces From the Ground Up: Design Here + Now, showcasing contemporary work by established and emerging Albuquerque area designers and architects. The exhibition features both built and speculative projects. Varying widely in scale, the work demonstrates shared interests in innovation, experience, material, form and function. The exhibition is curated by Katya Crawford, Viviette Hunt, Kristen Shaw and Mira Woodson, and is part of an expansive, multi-venue collaboration titled On the Map: Unfolding Albuquerque Art + Design www.ABQonthemap.com.

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