MARCH 5

Weyrich Gallery
2935 D Louisiana Blvd. NE – 883.7410 – weyrichgallery.commap
Artist Talk 1-2pm
Weyrich presents The Animacy of Place: Spirits of Kempton. Artist Willi Singleton states, “Being a potter for nearly three decades now, I surprised myself this past year by stepping into sculptural work utilizing local Chesapeake clay.  My aim is to communicate the sense that my pots are embodiments of my place, and that my place is inhabited by these elements of nature (spirits) that inspire, shape and constitute my pots…I will also be showing a variety of tea ware, utilitarian forms, and vessels carrying forward this emphasis on Pots of Place. I think of my work as a gentle rebellion against the anonymity of objects in the world today.  In our daily lives we are surrounded by anonymous objects, convenient but disconnected.  My processes are my connection to ceramic history (Asian ceramic history), and my finished pots are my connection to users of my pots around the world.” Show closes March 25.  

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Harwood Art Center

Harwood Art Center
1114 7th Street NW – 242.6367 – harwoodartcenter.orgmap
Community Celebration 5-8pm
Encompass: 25 Years; Harwood Art Center and Escuela del Sol Montessori are pleased to present Encompass, a unique multi-generational art event. Featuring four gallery exhibitions, 40 open artist studios, collaborative art making projects and activities for all ages, Encompass is both a reflection of and an offering to our community. The March 5 community celebration is free and open to the public. Exhibitions Run: March 5 – 25, 2016. Main Gallery: Alchemy. Alchemy highlights luminary local artists who have had a significant impact on and been significantly impacted by Harwood, while contributing to the larger creative dialogue in New Mexico and beyond. Featuring Jennifer DePaolo, Debi Dodge, Lincoln Draper, Matthew Eaton, Dan Fuller, Michael Hudock, Scott Kuykendall, Larry Bob Phillips, Jami Porter Lara, Elaine Roy, Carol Sanchez, Brooke Steiger and Kelly Stone Trujillo. Front Gallery: Aurora. Led by a planning team of sixth-year students, Escuela del Sol presents a mystical, magical tree in a glowing night landscape.  This interactive installation pays homage to the history of the Harwood and Escuela, while simultaneously encouraging gallery goers to participate in envisioning a flourishing, creative future. South or North Gallery: Argent. Argent is an exhibition of work made by Harwood Art Center’s extended community. This includes Escuela teachers, administrative staff, teaching artists and studio artists that support our organization’s mission to nurture a love for life-long learning and build a sustainable and more vibrant local, statewide and regional community. South or North Gallery: Amalgam. Amalgam is an exhibition created by youth ages 6 – 14 through Harwood’s community outreach program, Creative Roots, provides free arts education to youth aged 6-14 through weekly workshops at Wells Park Community Center, the Youth Mural Project at Garfield Middle School, and Community Art Day events across the city. Site Specific Outdoor Commissions: Lance Ryan McGoldrick; At Play: Life-Sized Abacus on Harwood’s Front Lawn and Nani Chacon; An Homage to Wells Park: Large Scale Wheat Paste Murals on the Harwood building. The Roving Table: Community Gathering, Family-Style Large-scale table installation. Designed to bring people together. Presented by Women in Design: NM and UNM School of Architecture & Planning as part of Women & Creativity. Open StudiosSince 1991, Harwood Art Center has provided creative workspaces, exhibition opportunities and professional development programs to local artists. Our 45 Harwood Studio Artists invite you to visit them (and in some studios, guest artists) and view their beautiful wares. Food Trucks: Irrational Pie, Conchita’s Creations, and Street Food Blvd. Music: Eileen & The In-Betweens. Film: Basement Films. Women & Creativity: In March 2016, coordinators Harwood Art Center and Artful Life mark Women & Creativity’s 11th year with a curated slate of eleven featured programs and over 70 community-organized events in a wide array of disciplines. At Encompass, Women & Creativity offers the spoken word of Albuquerque Poet Laureate Jessica Helen Lopez, a pop up exhibition of our international poet and artist trading cards project, and WiD – UNM’s “the roving table.” Make Art: Crowning Glory – Create Your Own Crown.Combine found and handmade objets d’arte to create your very own ‘Crowning Glory’ and express your hat-titude! What Becomes: A Community Sculpture Project: During Encompass, the five ceramic artists of Desert Dewller Clay Collective will guide visitors to create a community clay sculpture then facilitate a workshop to compete the artwork. Artists Chris Casey, Jennifer DePaolo, Will Geusz, Jane Gordon and Teresa Larrabee. Revival: A Living Exhibition. A collaborative installation constructed with your help, live the night of Encompass in Harwood’s Dining Hall. Lead artist Aryon Hopkins. Take Art: Photo Booth. Pick your props and strike a pose in our Photo Booth by Shastyn’s Photography + Design

Essence Gallery3

Essence Gallery

Essence Gallery & Boutique
323 Romero St. NW, Suite 1 – 843.7367 – essencegalleryboutique.commap
Art Demonstrations 1-4pm
Come enjoy as artists Dee Sanchez and Robyn Wellman do art demonstrations.

MARCH 19

Genuine Southwest Art & Gifts
1919 Old Town Rd. NW, Suite 2 – 243.1410 – genuinesouthwest.com
Demonstration on making micaceous clay pottery 2-4pm
Genuine Southwest presents a solo show by Micaceous Clay Artist, Shari Holmes. Holmes adds her flair to this traditional art form. She loves the entire process from digging the clay, to cleaning it and finally hand forming the medium into beautiful clay vessels. The final product is both beautiful and functional.

MARCH 25

CFA Downtown2

CFA Downtown

CFA Downtown Studio
113 Fourth St. NW – 221-8037 – map
Artist Talk 5pm and Closing Reception 5:30-7:30pm
Recompose is an installation and performance by Cristine Posner. The gallery will host an Artist Talk on March 25th at 5pm and a Closing Reception on March 25th 5:30-7:30pm.

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