Friday, November 6, Citywide ARTScrawl

THE HEIGHTS AREA

Ribbon dance is one of the dances featured in the Tang Dynasty Dinner Show in Xi'an, China.

High Desert Art & Frame
12611 Montgomery Blvd. NE Suite A-4 – 265.4066 – highdesertartandframe.com – map
ARTScrawl 5-8pm
Join the gallery for Images of the World. Alan Toepfer has photographed in the U. S., Europe, Russia, South America, Asia, and Antarctica. Travel, landscape, and wildlife are his main subjects. His hot air balloon and wildlife images have won a number of awards including 1st place in the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Photo Contest in 1988 and 1st place in the International Wildlife Film Festival photo contest in 1992. The artist quotes, “‘The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.’ This statement by the American documentary photographer Dorthea Lange explains why I enjoy photography. Because I have traveled extensively, I have gravitated to Travel Photography as a main subject. My images are of the beautiful places and people I have visited in the world.”

palette1Palette Contemporary Art & Craft
7400 Montgomery Suite 22 – 855.7777 – palettecontemporary.com – map
Artists Reception 5-8pm
NATURAL PHENOMENON: Abstract Expressionism and Fractal Tendencies features oil paintings on canvas, cotton shirt, and panel by Daniel North, a 2015 Local Treasure. While the large, quick arm movements present in North’s painting execution do not produce the textbook definition of a pure fractal which is a natural phenomenon that replicates exactly the same at every scale, the natural layering of massive quantities of paint creates a large collection of unintended, hypothetical fractals throughout his compositions. The artist’s latest creations harken back to the tight, small single-line marks of his 2010-2011 ‘Desert Floor’ painting series. The difference in these two bodies of work is that his evolved, mark-making process in many of these 2015 paintings reads as much more mechanical in structure than organic. Uniformity of painting size has been thrown out the window with this show! Expect a wide variety of image sizes ranging from 11” x 14” through 36” x 80”. This show continues through November 13.

Sacramento Mountain Weavers
2231 Wyoming Blvd. NE – 933.1666 – sacramentomountainweavers.com – map
Open House 5-8pm
Come enjoy wonderful textile pieces and the latest beautiful hand dyed yarns. Guaranteed to please your senses!

The Gallery ABQ
8210 Menaul Blvd. NE – 292.9333 – thegalleryabq.commap
First Friday ARTScrawl 5-8pm, Artist Insight Talk 6pm
Featured artists, Maria Cole, oil, and Jean Porter, oil, will present their work in an exhibit titled Points of View. Cole’s figurative contemporary realism depicts intimate moments. Porter says painting is joyous and fulfilling capturing an experience or making a statement about life. The November Salon show features Marlies Diels and Char Punke. Diels’ ceramics combine shape, color and function. Punke’s fabric art speaks of the importance of A Sense of Place in her life.

Weyrich Gallery
2935 D Louisiana Blvd. NE – 883.7410 – weyrichgallery.com – map
Preview Artist Reception 5-8:30pm
Weyrich Gallery presents Variation in Sets, Contemporary Porcelain and Meredith W. McPherson (Mo Feisheng—Voce of Flying Ink), Calligraphy. McPherson’s statement, “The Tree of Life is a symbol. Symbols are the Tree of Life. Across cultures and the centuries, symbols permeate and animate creative artistic expression. Grounded in primal images rooted deep within the human psyche, symbols branch out in patterns of reflecting the profound diversity of human nature itself.  I recognize my own human nature and find artistic voice in the rich symbolism infusing calligraphy with a life force once universal yet deeply personal.” Ten art students have gathered to present Variation in Sets, porcelain ceramics by Ashley Barton, Kristin Chapapas, Melissa Martinez, Amanda Miller, Adam Padilla, Charles Platte, Madeleine Rademacher, Christina Rockwell, and Evan Speegle. Related functional objects that enhance us, complementary forms depart from identical commercial wares. Students lend their unique interpretations within the arduous Arita techniques and beauty of porcelain. Charles Platte states, “Like all forms of art, Arita Porcelain requires a particular focus, a confident focus. In the few semesters of experience that most valuable lesson I learned to better my skill and also reflect on my life in other ways.” Rockwell’s artist statement, “True porcelain is the most beautiful clay medium. It is a pure translucent white color and is harder than concrete when fired. Working with this clay is one of the toughest processes based on a 400 year old tradition from Arita, Japan.” Since 1980, this art form has been studied at The University of New Mexico and has continued through the generosity of Mr. Manji Inoue (national living treasure.) This art form continues to evolve through the efforts of Professor Kathryne Cyman. The show runs through November 27.

SE-OC Right Brain Gallery
3100 Menaul Blvd. NE – 816.0214 – se-oc-rightbraingallery.com – map
Artist’s Reception 5-8pm and Art Talk 6pm
SE-OC Right Brain Gallery will be featuring the latest works of Jeff Laird and Augustine Romero. Light refreshments will be served. The artists will deliver an Art Talk at 6pm.

NOB HILL AREA

TAG Studio Gallery
4401 Central Ave. NE Ste. A – map
Open House 5-7pm
The Thursday Art Group Studio (“The Tag Gallery”) will celebrate the season with its Affordable Holiday Gift Giving Ideas, original greeting cards and larger original art reproductions. There is ample parking and refreshments will be served.

sixty sixSixty Six Contemporary Art Gallery
4009 Central Ave. NE – 545.2030 – sixtysixgallery.com – map
Reception 5-8pm
Sixty Six Gallery presents Signs of the Times, a light-hearted exhibition that takes its direction from the signs of our times; from road signs, to the commercial, the vernacular, and more. This exhibition asks us to consider the imperatives of the signs we encounter on a daily basis that nevertheless do not register on a conscious level. Placed out of their context, do these signs merit their own consideration as works of art in their own right? Decide for yourself in this wonderfully whimsical group show of artistic signs and related artworks.

matrix1Matrix Fine Art
3812 Central Ave SE, Suite 100 A – 268.8952 – matrixfineart.com – map
First Friday Artscrawl Reception 5-8pm
Matrix presents Old Masters/New Voices: Landscapes from New Mexico Collections and Still Life by Susan Evans, still lifes by contemporary artist, Susan Evans and landscapes by famous New Mexico artist, Ben Turner. Susan Evans seduces the viewer with her classic skills and exquisite glazing technique in her still life paintings of luscious pears, tomatoes and more. Turner’s work is known for the heavy brush strokes and thick paint that give life to his adobe buildings, aspens, cottonwoods, mountain scenes, and floral still life arrangements.

new groundsNew Grounds Print Workshop & Gallery
3812 Central Ave SE, Suite 100 B – 268.8952 – newgroundsgallery.com – map
First Friday Artscrawl Reception 5-8pm
Ren Adams, recent MFA graduate in Visual Art from Lesley University College of Art and Design, will exhibit her newest mixed media prints in Desert (Loss) – Mixed Media Prints by Ren Adams. Adams investigates the suspension between loss and distance in her fractured desertscapes. Imagery in Desert (Loss) remixes media-infused artwork, drawing on television, personal photographs and Google Street View to form a composite desert; a California-New Mexico-Hollywood of past and present. Demonstration by Ren Adams during the opening from 6:30-7pm.

DOWNTOWN AREA

Art Gallery Studio 606
606 Broadway SE – 453.0423 – map
Opening reception 5-8pm
November features an exhibition and sale of new works in oil, watercolors, and drawings by Sandi J. Ludescher and Percy Yu. Ludescher works in a large realistic expressionist style. She exhibits on a national level. Her work is in collections both nationally and in several foreign countries including Tokyo, Japan. Yu’s drawings emphasize the use of lines, mixing traditional Chinese and western styles. Light refreshments and free off street gated parking on Iron Street.  The exhibition will run until December 12.

Concetta D Gallery
20 First Plaza NW – 243.5066 – concettadgallery.com – map
ARTScrawl 5-8pm
Introducing artists Michele Byrne and Joseph Barbieri with exciting new works by gallery artists Jeff Otis, Dan Griggs, Don Ward, Richard Nichols, Paul Cheng, Richard Sedlack, Marilyn Yanke, Robert Kuester, and Zhang Wen Xin. Estate: Marilyn Yates, Von Hassler, H. Balink, W. M Atkins.

CFA dtCenter for Fine Arts Downtown Studio
113 Fourth St. NW – 221-8037 – map
ARTScrawl 5-8pm
Elizabeth Shores – MFA Thesis Exhibition is a site-specific intermedia exhibit suggesting that the representation of outer space in contemporary visual culture uses a nearly identical language of colonization, exploration and empire as what was used in the expansion and settlement of the American West. Special artist talk and opening reception TBA. Gallery open Tuesdays and Fridays, 3pm to 5:30pm.

sumner2Sumner & Dene
517 Central NW – 842.1400 – sumnerdene.commap
Artist Reception 5-8pm
Sumner & Dene is honored to present Dee Sanchez Painting the North: Taos & Beyond. Longtime Albuquerque landscape impressionist painter known for her rich bright colors, Sanchez uses her palette knife to capture all of our favorite iconic Northern New Mexico locations including the Taos Gorge, Jemez, Algodones and Hondo Valleys, Santuario de Chimayo, Taos Mountain
aspens, Truchas and Taos hollyhocks. Her Artist Reception will be quite festive with music
by Mezcla Latina performing latin jazz until 7pm.

OT Circus
709 Central NW – 249.2231 – otcircus.com – map
Open Gallery 5-7:30pm
The OT Circus is featuring two collections of photography; Richard Delgado, an experienced and recognized artist, professional photographer, and musician; and Jerry Kelly, a long time professional photographer with an artistic viewpoint who has won many awards and continues to find new ways to be creative with infrared photography.

OLD TOWN AREA

genuine southwestGenuine Southwest Art & Gifts
1919 Old Town Rd. NW, Suite 2 – 243.1410 – genuinesouthwest.com
Opening Reception 5-8pm
Genuine Southwest presents a solo show by award winning wood turner Michael Alguire. Alguire’s love for wood, creative spirit, and wood turning skills combine in the amazing pieces he creates. Help celebrate the artist and his work; join the gallery for a reception, enjoy some refreshments, and visit with the artist. The show runs through November 30.

Purple Sage Gallery
201 San Felipe NW – 450.4059 – purplesagegaleria.com – map
Artist Reception 5-8pm
The featured artist for November, Reid Bandeen, is a contemporary impressionist landscape painter living in New Mexico where he follows his inspiration to celebrate the splendor of the western landscape. He loves to explore the expansive panoramas and magical light of the Southwest. The show runs through November 28.

Yucca Art Gallery
206 1/2 San Felipe NW – 247.8931 – yuccaartgallery.com – map
Opening and Reception 5-8pm
In November Yucca Art Gallery will celebrate the work of member artists, Sally Bryant, Bob Curtis, and Linda Reyes-Alicea. Ms. Bryant is a watercolor painter who explores interesting shapes and color combinations, Mr. Curtis is a metal artist who creates intricate objects of forged iron, and Ms. Reyes-Alicea is a jeweler who specializes in beautifully designed silver work. During the reception the artists will be on hand to discuss their work and special techniques. Light refreshments will be served. The special exhibition of their work will continue throughout the month of November.

amapola3Amapola Gallery
205 Romero St NW – 242.4311 – amapolagallery.com – map
First Friday Reception 4-6pm
The featured artists for Golden Gatherings are Sara Carley, Paper Cut Art; Mark McAllaster, Woodwork; Patricia Oliver, Pastels; and Kay Richards, Mixed Media. The Featured Artist Reception is on Sunday, November 8, 1-3pm.

Albuquerque Photographers’ Gallery
303 Romero St. NW, Suite N208 – 244-9195 – abqphotographersgallery.com – map
Artist Reception 5-8pm
November’s featured artist is Urey Lemen. He will be available to discuss is wildlife and night photography techniques. Light refreshments will be served.

essence3Essence Gallery & Boutique
323 Romero St. NW, Suite 1 – 843.7367 – essencegalleryboutique.com – map
Opening Reception 5-9pm
Featuring Brad Price’s exquisite New Mexico landscapes in oil! Come out for refreshments and an opportunity to meet the artist. The show runs through November 28.

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Gallery at 400
328 San Felipe St. NW, #2 – 243-1005 – galleryat400.com – map
First Friday ARTScrawl 5-8pm and Artist Insight Talk at 6pm
Award-winning artists Donna Dionne, mixed media; Jeff Warren, oil; and Jack Boglioli, master silversmith/lapidarist, will present their work in an exhibit titled Imagination in Triplicate. Jeff Warren will discuss his approach to Romantic Realism at the Artist Insight Talk. Gallery at 400 has moved to a new and much more convenient street level location in Old Town right off the plaza. Please stop in and enjoy this exciting new space featuring some of our finest local artists. Refreshments served.

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