October 17, Old Town ARTful Saturday

purple sage1Purple Sage Gallery
201 San Felipe NW – 450.4059 – purplesagegaleria.com – map
Reception 3-6pm
October brings Richard Prather’s solo exhibition Big Places in Small Spaces. Prather’s paintings center largely of the atmospheric textures of the southwestern landscape. His paintings depict the subtle whisper of the light and dark, warm and cool notes that make up the muted light so often found in the canyons and arroyos of the Southwest. A new selection of the artist’s oil paintings will be featured.

yucca4Yucca Art Gallery
206 1/2 San Felipe NW – 247.8931 – yuccaartgallery.com – map
Artful Saturday 2-5pm
In October Yucca Art Gallery will celebrate the work of member artists, Renee Gentz, Helen Bamert, and Teresa Jones. Ms. Gentz is a textile artist, widely known for the unusual wall art she creates out of self-dyed textiles, Ms. Bamert is a weaver who fashions very popular, striking apparel, and Ms. Jones is a jeweler who creates interesting and unusual jewelry of glass and other materials. Light refreshments will be served and demonstrations are scheduled for the afternoon. This event recognizes these three artists and the other member artists of the Gallery.

Blackbird Gallery
323 Romero St. NW, Ste.16 – 243.9525 – BlackbirdGallery.Biz – map
Artful Saturday 12-6pm
This unique Old Town gallery has long been a favorite of visitors here for the annual Balloon Fiesta. Many special new items are featured this month including new works from Native American artists Farrell Cockrum and Jess Chavez; Pacific Northwest pottery designs from Matthew Patton; hand-carved cottonwood Hopi and Navajo fetishes as well as Baltic amber and fantastic genuine New Mexico pueblo jewelry. Locally owned and operated since 2008 and always artisan sourced throughout the Southwest.

amapola2Amapola Gallery
205 Romero St NW – 242.4311 – amapolagallery.com – map
Artful Saturday 1-4pm
Featured Artists for Many Colors of Fall are: Jack Boglioli, wire wrap jewelry; K.D. Fullerton, Ceramic wall sculpture; Kristen Parrott, stone carving, mixed media; and Tricia Simmons, encaustic art. The Featured Artist Reception is Sunday, October 4, 1-3 pm.

Albuquerque Photographers’ Gallery
303 Romero St. NW, Suite N208 – 244-9195 – abqphotographersgallery.com – map
Artist Reception 2-6:30
The First Glance, Second Look juried art show runs from Oct 3-31. It features 45 amazing photographs from 30 winning photographers. Landscapes, night photography, portraits, this show in the Rio Grande Room has it all. Light refreshments will be served.

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