August 15, The Heights Artful Saturday

Sacramento Mountain Weavers
2231 Wyoming Blvd. NE – 933.1666 – sacramentomountainweavers.com – map
Artful Saturday 1-4pm
You are invited to visit Sacramento Mountain Weavers, a weaving studio and gallery with that touch of a boutique feel, at its new location. Come enjoy the wonderful mix of textiles and artwork where everything is handmade; wildlife artwork, pottery, beautiful hand dyed NM yarns, tapestry weavings by NM artists, weavings for your home as well as wearables, hand dyed silk scarves, bear carvings, and more. Come get acquainted with the new location!

the gallery abqThe Gallery ABQ
8210 Menaul Blvd. NE – 292.9333 – thegalleryabq.com – map
Artist Reception 3-6pm, Artist Insight talk at 4pm
The Gallery ABQ presents Frank A. Marich, oils and Tim Gifford, bronze sculpture, both artists will share the spotlight this month. Both will be featured artists and their work will be presented in the Salon Exhibit titled Western Wonders. Artist Insight talk at 4pm, Tim Gifford will talk about the inspiration for his remarkable sculptures in bronze. As always, refreshments will be served. Exhibit runs from August 1-28.

weyrichWeyrich Gallery
2935 D Louisiana Blvd. NE – 883.7410 – weyrichgallery.com – map
Artful Saturday 1-5:30pm
Weyrich Gallery presents Narratives, kilnworked glass sculpture by four recognized Albuquerque area glass artists: Jerry Barnett, Emily Brock, Sarah Nelson and Marcia Newren. Jerry Barnett states, “My art is instinctual, with a preoccupation with balance, color and rhythm.” Emily Brock combines many different techniques to create intricate narrative. Sarah Nelson states, “I think of my work as inventories of compositional lines and shapes inspired by, but not literal translations of, my drawings, paintings and photographs.” Marcia Truell Newren investigates her glass process like an anthropologist out in the field.

Framing Concepts Gallery
5809 Juan Tabo Blvd. NE – 294.3246 – framingconceptsgallery.com – map
Artful Saturday Open House 2-5pm
Celebration of Western Landscapes in August showcases what the gallery artists have been busily creating throughout 2015. Featured artists are David Schwindt, Dale Snider, Melissa Moloney, C. Bud Edmondson, Lee McVey, Dick Wimberly, Pat Durgin, J.Waid Griffin, Katherine Irish, and Walt Yoder.  Please join Framing Concepts Gallery in celebrating the fine artisans and craftsmen that help provide “Life’s Little Enhancements”. While at the Open House enjoy the works by other crafters Dennis Elvum, Lorna Simmon Cameron, Mark Craig, Jan Pacific, Mark Davey, Chris Litt, and Lisa Chernoff.

palette2Palette Contemporary Art & Craft
7400 Montgomery Suite 22 – 855.7777 – palettecontemporary.com – map
Artful Saturday 3-6pm
The Hills are Alive features paintings and prints by Eyvind Earle with landscape photography by Tenley Fohl. Come join Palette at the unveiling of a new batch of Eyvind Earle prints to go along with his paintings. Earle, a one-time Disney illustrator, Christmas card creator, and prolific artist, often painted the hillsides, the inky black cows that grazed them, and the oftentimes mustard-colored grasses of the California landscape. Photography by Tenley Fohl of Solvang, CA will show you from where Mr. Earle drew his inspiration. Show runs through September 28

SE-OC Right Brain Gallery
3100 Menaul Blvd. NE – 816.0214 – se-oc-rightbraingallery.com – map
Artful Saturday 1-5pm
Welcome Eddie (Viejo) Martinez as the Featured Artist. Viejo is an Electrical Engineer who works for Sandia National Laboratories in the satellite program.  He grew up in the Chicago area and won several awards for his mosaics and paintings. While living in Los Angeles, he started creating 3D backlit underwater seascapes inspired by his scuba diving trips along the California Coast. Since moving to New Mexico in 2009, he has begun including New Mexico landscapes and city murals which now also include a small microprocessor programmed to create different lighting effects. The artist will be on hand to talk about his work.

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