Harwood Art Center
1114 7th Street NW – 242.6367 – harwoodartcenter.org – map
Opening Reception 6-8pm
In the main gallery, Harwood presents Pluperfect: Janet Shagam, Evey Jones & Harriette Tsosie. Pluperfect is a term grammarians use to define the tense that indicates past and completed actions. Pluperfect explores this challenging tense, revealing how past and completed actions become imbedded in the today, which, every 24 hours, becomes tomorrow. The artists explore this concept within the context of memory, time and language. Their exploration seeks to transform the pluperfect from the linearity of grammar to the more organic visual language of printmaking, drawing, painting and encaustics. The front gallery features The Race: Patrick Nagatani. Patrick Ryoichi Nagatani is first a visual artist who has most recently challenged himself with creative writing. Much of his art has evolved around storytelling and narrative fiction as ‘photographic fact’. His collaborative novel about fifteen women pilots, The Race, is a natural extension of creative thinking for Nagatani, whose previous photographic work has straddled the worlds of fact and fantasy. Exhibitions Run January 8 – 28.
The Gallery ABQ
8210 Menaul Blvd. NE – 292.9333 – thegalleryabq.com – map
New Year’s Reception 5-8pm
The Gallery ABQ is happy to invite you to January’s show featuring a Retrospective of one of the Gallery’s favorites, Robert Wirz, in the Salon. Wirz will give a short presentation at 6pm. Come for the art and refreshments. The show runs Jan 2-27th
OFFCenter Community Arts Project
808 Park Ave, SW – 247.1172 – offcenterarts.org – map
The final Come Together show is a culmination of nine months of workshops from the Come Together program.
2935 D Louisiana Blvd. NE – 883.7410 – weyrichgallery.com – map
ARTScrawl Event 5-8:30pm
Weyrich presents The Element of Surprise/We Are All Connected featuring Michael Billie; Contemporary Encaustic Mixed Media Painter and Carl Gray Witkop; Burnished Earthenware Vessels. Michael Billie states, “Ever since I discovered encaustic it has become a big part of what I work with in my art making. I love how it embraces other natural materials…I try to give my work a global feeling-since we’re all connected-one way or another.” Witkop states, “I hand build vessels by the coil method. All of my pieces are hand burnished with a pebble to create a smooth shiny surface. I use no glaze.” Show Closes January 29.
Sixty Six Contemporary Art Gallery
4009 Central Ave. NE – 545.2030 – sixtysixgallery.com – map
Closing Reception 12-5pm
Sixty Six Gallery continues the Perfect Piece holiday group exhibition into January, featuring paintings and drawings, printmaking and more, with all works featured priced between $25 and $450. The gallery will be not be having a reception on the first Friday in January so be sure to mark your calendars to come for this closing reception with the artists.