April 18, Saturday, Old Town Artful Saturday

Yucca Art Gallery
206 1/2 San Felipe NW – 247.8931 – yuccaartgallery.com
Open House and Albuquerque Founder’s Day Celebration noon-5pm
In April Yucca Art Gallery will spotlight the special talents of Kate Palmo, encaustic painter, Steve Janecky, wood artist, and Leah Ready, jeweler. Ms. Palmo uses a variety of interesting materials to create texture and light effects in encaustic paintings, Mr. Janecky juxtaposes different woods to achieve exciting patterns in his boxes and cutting boards, and Ms. Ready is justifiably well known for her intricate beadwork jewelry. During the opening reception, Ms. Palmo will demonstrate her painting technique and Ms. Ready will discuss the use of design in her jewelry. Light refreshments will be available. Yucca Art Gallery is a cooperative of over 40 artists working in a wide range of media and styles.

Blackbird Gallery
323 Romero St. NW, Ste.16 – 243.9525 – BlackbirdGallery.Biz
Open House 2-5pm
This month, this unique and delightful gallery on the Old Town Plaza features the Southwest Native American paintings of Blackfeet artist Farrell Cockrum, new works by this renowned stylist and colorist have arrived! Also featured are cottonwood carvings from Navajo artist Matthew Yellowman; fine art prints; Baltic amber jewelry; alabaster sculptures from Michael Connor; landscape paintings from Robert Perea and Fred Cleveland; and the amazing high-fired pottery from Seattle artist Matthew Patton.

amapola2Amapola Gallery
205 Romero St NW – 242.4311 – amapolagallery.com
Artful Saturday Reception 1-3pm
Amapola Gallery offers light refreshments during this month’s reception which showcases the work of four artists. April’s Crystal Clouds includes Gloria Casale – stained, fused, and stumped glass; Philip Green – ceramic, raku clocks; Denise Ballou – oil paintings, and Debra Montoya – mosaic art.

Studio 13
323 Romero St. Suite 13 – 247.2988 – sites.google.com/site/studio13site/
Open House 2-6pm
The work of Daniel Ramirez will be on display. Ramirez’ watercolors, acrylics, and drawings have won many awards including the prestigious Santa Fe Indian Market and Heard Museum.

essence7Essence Gallery & Boutique
323 Romero St. NW, Suite 1 – 843.7367 – essencegalleryboutique.com
Artful Saturday 1-4pm
Featuring acrylic artist, Nina Baldwin. Baldwin paints contemporary abstracts incorporating emotion, symbolism and a blend of rich color. Inspired by the intensity of New Mexico’s landscape and beautiful sky! The Artful Saturday features artist demonstrations and refreshments! Show runs through April 26th.





Park Fine Art
323 Romero St. NW – 764.1900 – parkfineart.com
Open House 1-5pm
Fellow Artists’ new work.


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