May 16, Saturday, The Heights Artful Saturday

framingc1Framing Concepts Gallery
5809 Juan Tabo Blvd. NE – 294.3246 – framingconceptsgallery.com
Artists Reception and Opening 2-5pm
Convergence of Land & Sky: Framing Concepts Gallery will host two respected titans of the Albuquerque Arts Scene. Katherine Irish and Bud Edmondson will wake up the gallery walls with vibrant color that is gracefully balanced with subtle hues. Experience the sweeping views of the New Mexico countryside by Bud Edmondson and the land beyond in pastels by Katherine Irish. Come in and visit with the artists during the reception.

palette artful saturday2Palette Contemporary Art & Craft
7400 Montgomery Suite 22 – 855.7777 – palettecontemporary.com
Open House 3-6pm
Please join Palette Contemporary Art and Craft at the open house for Barbara Gilhooly and Ayn Hanna’s ‘A Stitch in Time and Wired Line’ with both artists being present. Hanna and Gilhooly developed a love of line and rich surface texture and cultivated it through their collective background of drawing and printmaking. In May’s work, they explore their attraction to geometry and texture in various media. Hanna creates textile paintings with layers of fabric combined with thread “drawing” to create texture and line. Most of Gilhooly’s work is rendered on wood or constructed out of wood or wire. Her paintings contain many paint layers and carved surfaces. The exhibit will remain in-gallery through June 22.

The Gallery ABQ
8210 Menaul Blvd. NE – 292.9333 – thegalleryabq.com
Poetry Reading by CrossTown Poets 4-5pm
The gallery presents an Artful Saturday Poetry Reading by CrossTown Poets. Discussion and signing of books for sale by authors will following the readings.

weyrichWeyrich Gallery
2935 D Louisiana Blvd. NE – 883.7410 – weyrichgallery.com
Artful Saturday 2-5pm with an Artist’s Talk at 2pm
Marta Light’s acrylic painting, some with charcoals, on canvas, board, paper or textured woods, and permanently varnished are in this unique show entitled Rhythm and Gestures. Music and nature inspired Light’s new work. She states, “exploring metaphorically, music, places visited, felt and remembered from dreams and moments of hearing music in the past, present, and with references to the future. My intent is to show something in a way that is felt as well as seen in a rhythm and gesture-both hidden and revealed”. Wes Pulkka, art critic, states, “Light has an abstract expressionist approach to her paintings that incorporates natural and architectonic structure with Oriental-style calligraphy. Light’s work parallels early paintings by Kandinsky from his “Improvisation” series that were inspired by music. Light seems to enjoy painting and has the ability to express emotional and romantic response to the sometimes story of landscape. Each image is designed to emerge from the white light like a thought that is never full formed or realized.”

se ocSE-OC Right Brain Gallery
3100 Menaul Blvd. NE – 816.0214 – se-oc-rightbraingallery.com
Artful Saturday 11am-5pm
Featured Artist Ali Gallo is a talented artist who works in a variety of media and the gallery is pleased to be able to showcase her metalworking. Gallo is inspired by found pieces of metal and reworks them into beautiful sculptures. Come see for yourself, Gallo’s pieces will be on display, as well as the work of all of the talented gallery Artists.

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