The Heights Artful Saturday, November 21

SE-OC Right Brain Gallery
3100 Menaul Blvd. NE – 816.0214 – se-oc-rightbraingallery.com – map
ARTful Saturday 1-5pm
Kick off the holiday season at Artful Saturday. Find some unique items to fulfill your gift list or add to your wish list. Chat with the Featured Artists who will be on hand from 1-5pm to answer your questions.

Weyrich Gallery
2935 D Louisiana Blvd. NE – 883.7410 – weyrichgallery.com – map
Artful Saturday Artist Reception & Demonstration 3-6pm
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.

The Gallery ABQ
8210 Menaul Blvd. NE – 292.9333 – thegalleryabq.commap
ARTful Saturday 3-6 pm
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.

Sacramento Mountain Weavers
2231 Wyoming Blvd. NE – 933.1666 – sacramentomountainweavers.com – map
Open House 11am-5:30pm
Fall is in full swing and Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Visit this working studio for all things textile and colorful. For you yarn lovers, you will be very pleased with what has emerged from the dye pots. Come see!

palette3Palette Contemporary Art & Craft
7400 Montgomery Suite 22 – 855.7777 – palettecontemporary.com – map
ARTful Saturday 3-6pm
Join Palette in admiring the works of French architect turned painter, Frederick Pichon. Pichon’s work strives to bring fleeting moments into the foreground, allowing him to omit everyday details while maintaining remarkable compositions. Pichon creates powerful negative space resulting in unexpected juxtapositions, yet keeps his viewers in a realm of realism. His paintings reflect his interests in design, architecture, science and history. While this is not the first time the gallery has displayed Pichon’s work, there is some new subject matter that we haven’t seen from him before.  Come check it out!

framing conceptsFraming Concepts Gallery
5809 Juan Tabo Blvd. NE – 294.3246 – framingconceptsgallery.com – map
Opening 2-5pm
The annual David Schwindt show titled New Beginnings…And A Look Back features new and recent paintings by one of Albuquerque’s favorite artists.
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High Desert Art & Frame
12611 Montgomery Blvd. NE Suite A-4 – 265.4066 – highdesertartandframe.com – map
ARTful Saturday
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.”

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