Nature & Art: sOURCE, SUBJECT AND SPIRIT
The City of Santa Fe Arts Commission Community Gallery
Nature & Art
Exhibit Opens Friday, March 9, 5-7 pm
Exhibit Dates: March 9 through May 31, 2018
Santa Fe, NM—The City of Santa Fe Arts Commission announces an exciting Community Gallery exhibit, Nature & Art on display March 9, 2018 through May 31, 2018. The public is invited to an opening on Friday, March 9, 2018 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Santa Fe Community Gallery, 201 W. Marcy St.
Across countless millennia a symbiotic relationship developed between humans and plants. Humankind’s careful observation, experimentation and cultivation of plants lead to beneficial uses that allowed cultures to develop, subsist and thrive. The foremost recognized methods of plant use by humans are as food, weaving and dying, healing and tool making. This exhibition will explore another chapter in this evolving relationship—one in which nature provides the tools and materials for art making and sensory stimulation.
The Community Gallery is partnering with the Santa Fe Botanical Gardens, Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve, Santa Fe Watershed and Randall Davey Audubon Center to conduct immersive opportunities for artists to tour these facilities, learn about the plants they are seeing, and gather materials for their final artwork.
Participating artists include: Laurie Archer, Clayton Bass, Mireya Cirici-Enzmann, Connie Forneris, Lisa Freeman, Marc Hinkley, Deeda Hull, Shirley Klinghoffer, Stephanie Lerma, Nicki Marx, Elizabeth Mesh, Karen Milstein, Judy Naumburg, Janet O’Neal, Patricia Pearce, Victoria Rabinowe, Diane Rolnick, Greta Ruiz, Romi Sloboda, Suzanne Stern Brant, George Vogel, L. Wren Walraven, Ruth Weston and Molly Zimmer. (Click here to download artist statements)
In conjunction with the exhibit, a series of free public programs addressing topics related to the theme are being planned. All events take place at the Community Gallery, 201 West Marcy Street, inside the Santa Fe Community Convention Center. For more information call, 505-955-6705 or email [bot protected email address].
The Community Gallery supports local artists, promotes artistic excellence, and strengthens the local arts economy through diverse exhibits, educational and professional development programs for local artists, and public engagement activities. Santa Fe residents and visitors can experience quality artwork by New Mexico artists and enjoy diverse educational offerings.
The Community Gallery, located inside the Santa Fe Community Convention Center, 201 West Marcy, is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information call 505-955-6707.