Events Weyrich Gallery Presents

March 3, 2017

Honoring Mother Earth II


Showing Opens: Friday March 3, 2017
Showing Closes: Friday March 31, 2017
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First Friday Citywide Event - Artist Reception & Talk

Friday March 3, 2017    (5:00 PM - 8:30 PM)


Jarrett West

Jarrett West was born in 1964 in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  His childhood years were spent on a cattle ranch in Eastern Wyoming and on a farm in Teton Valley, Idaho. After developing an interest in ceramics during high school, he moved back to Santa Fe and began a series of apprenticeships with Mary Ann Gerber, Peter Dougan, and Robert Brodsky that would span a nine year period.

During this period of learning and producing high-fired ceramics, he also embarked on the practice of home building.  He has designed and built numerous homes and studios working in adobe, straw-bale and stone vernaculars.

Most recently, the desire to combine the knowledge of ceramics with the practice of building structure has lead to his interest in abstract minimal sculpture with some sculptures reaching the height of ten feet.  

 

Michael Billie

Story behind the bundles

I was teaching a workshop at Harriette Tsosie’s  studio in Albuquerque. The workshop was on eco-printing. We had just gotten done steaming the bundles and we needed something to rest them on before unbundling. Harriette had this big white canvas that we used. I remember how much of an impact the white on the dark bundles had. The white canvas on dark bundles was such a strong composition that it stayed with me for sometime. The image stayed with me to the point of wanted to experiment with it. I had some eco-prints on silk that I wasn’t going to use in any projects and they were mostly waste and I didn’t want to toss them out. So I started shredding them and wrapping them in horse and buffalo hair. They looked sacred but I couldn’t really put my fingers on why. I had put a few images of the bundles on facebook when my sister made a comment of what they reminded her of.

"This takes me back to our elders, they wrap what they valued and what is sacred in a bundle and kept It close for protection and guidance."

                                                                                                                                                                                                             Janet Yellowhair 

That comment sold me and I knew I had to start incorporating them into my work. We all have secrets, loved ones and memories we hold close to our hearts.

February 25, 2017

Pausing: A Reading and Book Signing

Marietta Patricia Leis

Join Us!

A reading and book signing

Pausing:  reflections in art and poetry

A sampling of the original works

featured in PAUSING and books will be available for purchase.

Hope to see you there!

 

From: 1-3:00 PM

 

 


Showing Opens: Saturday February 25, 2017
Showing Closes: Saturday February 25, 2017
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