6.25.2016

A WEEKEND OF SANTA FE OPENINGS!


This  eclectic shop, filled with one-of-a-kind furniture and accessory FINDS, just opened across from the Design Center. The brainchild of  Ashlyn Perry and partners Randy Price (lft.) below) and  Keith Johnston (rt.), this urban, modern shopping destination is already one of my favorite haunts. 












The individual pieces are great, but I love the vignette staging throughout the shop.












J U X
428 Sandoval - Santa Fe
Across from the Design Center
505.983.0001
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Another Opening...another show...

FORM & CONCEPT GALLERY

This new gallery - in the former Zane Bennett space - is a tour de force  created to explore the relationship between art, craft and design, notes Gallery Director, Frank Rose.  It is a visual extravaganza of artistic diversity.  Two shows are running concurrently in the soaring 10,000 sq. foot space. Downstairs,  MADE IN THE DESERT, showcases contemporary craft arts by New Mexico and Arizona artists. Upstairs, VISUAL OBJECTS, presents  a collection of beautiful works of art made or influenced by 3-D printing.  The visual dialogue between these two art forms makes for a fascinating show. 



The beautiful glass 'grand'  staircase.










MADE IN THE DESERT







Details of art above...






                             Couldn't resist taking this shot...as much fun as the art...



FORM & CONCEPT GALLERY

435 Guadalupe Street
505.982.8111
http://formandconcept.center/
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6.18.2016

MABEL DODGE LUHAN & COMPANY: AMERICAN MODERNS AND THE WEST


THE HARWOOD MUSEUM OF ART





This complex, sophisticated, legendary woman quite literally put Taos, New Mexico on the national and international map by influencing  the avant-garde  of the  art world to experience the physical and cultural delights of Northern New Mexico.

Here they found inspiration for their work and from 1918-1948 Taos was dubbed PARIS WEST. The extraordinary exhibit at the HARWOOD MUSEUM OF ART showcases 150 works of art and ephemera produced by artists who came to Taos at Mabel's behest, and visually explores the impact that Mabel Dodge Luhan had on 20th Century Modernism.  

ENJOY THE VISUAL TOUR...


Mabel and son...






This is a beautifully-curated and organized exhibit, which took six years to bring to fruition. Handsome signage guides you through Mabel's cultural journeys.  Presented chronologically, you can follow her transition from 19th century Victoriana to American Modernity in the Southwest.  


(note: the images I'm presenting below are not in chronological order)











Charming quotes pepper the walls of the exhibit...























THE HARWOOD MUSEUM OF ART
TAOS, NEW MEXICO

MABEL DODGE LUHAN & COMPANY

Through September 11, 2016

Curated by the dynamic scholarly team of
 MaLin Wilson-Powell and Dr. Lois Rudnick


If you miss the exhibit in Taos, it will be travelling to Albuquerque...

The Albuquerque Museum of Art and History, New Mexico
October 29, 2016 to January 22, 2017