Art in the Time of COVID-19

Art in the Time of COVID-19

A group exhibition featuring artists from
Silver City and the surrounding area.

Over 50 Artists share their experience during the pandemic through art created March 1st, 2020 or later.
This diverse exhibition includes painting, photography, fiber, clay, jewelry, sculpture and more.

July 11th – October 4th, 2020
Masks are Required and social distancing will be observed


Wire art by Joel Armstrong

Hours:  Thursday – Saturday 10am – 5pm
and by appointment (karen@lightartspace.com) or chance (ring the door bell)

Thank you!

I am thrilled to announce that we have exceeded our
GoFundMe Reopening Campaign goal!

Thank you for donating – I am so appreciative
We plan to reopen by appointment in June
 

The campaign will end on June 5th with a Raffle

Prizes include 3 copies of my book Age & Seduction and 5 original etchings from my recent Solitude series

For each $25 donated you will receive one chance, $50 receives 2 chances, etc.  Everyone who has donated will automatically be entered into the Raffle. There is still one more week to donate and participate in the raffle!
https://www.gofundme.com/f/light-art-space-reopening-fund

Thank you!

https://youtu.be/8TlkJPC8s0U

Saddest of news…

It saddens me to report that beloved
Eric Renner died in Las Cruces, NM on April 9th after a short illness
A tribute to Eric will be forthcoming


Light Art Space is giving thanks for your friendship, love, support, and community

Here are some new happenings at Light Art Space…

During our almost 4 weeks of closure,
I have been working on ways to keep the gallery art active and available to you, our community.
Here are links to new videos of the gallery and some of LAS artists:

Provocation of Place exhibition: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8ujFdnlKjA
Carmen Ruiz and her work: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msAYrEeHV2Q
Joel Armstrong installation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X33rkyK3ZkI
Mimi Calise Peterson in her studio: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zK8JeEHTSJk
Art Peterson in his studio: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BaytL8AR6PY

More videos to come!  You can visit Karen Hymer on Utube to find future videos

Many of you have asked how you can support me and Light Art Space during this difficult time. Here are a few ways:

  1. If you have extra time on your hand, google lightartspace.com and add a review of the gallery to the google business page.
  2. Purchase a LAS egift card to use in the future or give as a gift: https://squaremktg.com/campaigns/ai6kE9CDcpZbeatf/landing?source=facebook&fbclid=IwAR0Q9A-q5eO9HFB8dTx266X_7WRLYSTWk9c1kbpNL__nrQ6nitgMgXi-O0g
  3. Donate to the Gofundme campaign: https://www.gofundme.com/f/light-art-space-reopening-fund
  4. Visit lightartspace.com and check out the new Artist tab where work by each of the LAS artists is featured. It is still a work in progress but please take a look: https://lightartspace.com/artists/  Enjoy the art and if something strikes your fancy contact me and we can make safe arrangements to deliver the piece to you.

I do plan to reopen as soon as the State of New Mexico determines it is safe.
I am dreaming of and scheming for upcoming exhibitions and workshops.
I also have been making some new images – see the end of this post for a few examples.

To those who left of us this week I say:
Thank you, Helen (Nana), for loving my son
Thank you, Eric for a lifetime devoted to Pinhole Photography
Thank you, John Prine for the stories. I hope you are kissing that girl on the tilt – a whirl…

Please stay safe and keep in touch.
Karen and Flash

All images are unique photopolymer gravure etchings,  4″ x 4″ (square black and white images) or 7″ x 8″.
New series about finding beauty in the land by looking closely. $70 per image.

  

Reception this Saturday Cancelled

Light Art Space will be following the State of New Mexico guidelines concerning the Coronavirus.
The state recommend (but not requires) all large group events be cancelled.

I am canceling the Saturday 5pm- 7pm public reception.
The weekend workshops will still take place and there are still spots open!

I invite the public to visit the gallery during our regular hours, 10am – 5pm  Thursday – Saturday and Sunday 10am  – 3pm to view these exciting new exhibitions.

“It’s Time to Address’er Drawers”

An Interactive wire based installation by Joel Armstrong

Workshops- email me to register!

Final four days of Memory and Desire

Final four days to view Memory and Desire, the work of João Galera. There are many beautiful works on display and for sale…

Memory and Desire
João Galera
Silver City Artist in Residence
February 7th – March 8th

https://lightartspace.com/exhibition/memory-and-desire-by-joao-galera/

Works by Gallery Artists
Joel Armstrong, Valerie Galloway, Art Peterson, Mimi Calise Peterson, Carmen Ruiz, Eric Renner, Nancy Spencer and Eugene Starobinskiy

February 7th – March 8th

Upcoming Exhibitions:

Reception March 14th, 5 – 7 pm

“Provocation of Place”
 Images by 36 members of PaperWorks, a Tucson based art group

“It’s Time to Address’er Drawers”
an interaction wire based installation by Joel Armstrong 

Three workshops Saturday and Sunday, March 14th and 15th
Lightartspace.com for more information

Two upcoming Exhibitions

Join us on March 14th, 5 – 7 pm, to celebrate two new exhibitions. The North Gallery features the juried exhibition “Provocation of Place”, presenting images by 36 artists all members of PaperWorks, a Tucson based art group. “It’s Time to Address’er Drawers”, an interaction wire based installation by Joel Armstrong occupies the Flash Gallery.  Three workshops take place Saturday and Sunday, March 14th and 15th. Read on for more details…

Exhibitions


“It’s Time to Address’er Drawers”
An Interactive wire based installation by Joel Armstrong

 Joel states It’s Time to Address’er Drawers was first conceived after my mother passed away. When cleaning out the house, we discovered in her chest of drawers a stack of sealed envelopes, some addressed and others not. Inside were her journals that documented various disappointments in her life (including me!). Most importantly, they revealed the tumultuous and abusive relationship between my parents.”

March 13 – April 19th
Reception March 14th, 5 -7 pm


Provocation of Place:  A Juried Group Exhibition by members of Tucson based PaperWorks

March 13th – April 19th
Reception Saturday, March 14th, 5 – 7 pm

Mara Krumins, Megha Morganfield, Melinda Collins Knick, Laura Russell, Kathleen Koopman, Lyn Hart, Ann Tracy, Bobbie Wilson, Carol Morgan, Deb Hilbert, Marika Szabo, Barbara Kemp Cowlin, James Cowlin, Linda Penny, Diana Davis, Diana Creighton, Barbara Brandel, Muffie Perry, Judy Derickson, Rebecca Ganz, Ilene Sorenson, Vicki Donkersley, Roberta Warshaw, CJ Shane, Christine Dawdy, Karen Samson, Sherrie Posternak, Judy Bjorling, Kristie Atwood, Judith Kohn, Jo Andersen, Cheryl Goodberg, Lita Doesken, Carolyn Congrove, David Andres, Judith Austen.

Juried by Karen Hymer, Director of Light Art Space


WORKSHOPS


Book Making Fun!
Bobbie Wilson
March 14th, 9am – noon
$50 supplies included


Creating Your Own Prints Without a Press
Linda Penny
March 14th, 1-4:30pm
$60 supplies included


Build Your Own Dream Boat
Kathleen Koopman
March 15th, 10am – 2pm
$60 supplies included

4 Fantastic Weeks of Events!

The next 4 weeks at Light Art Space…

João Galera Artist Talk
This Thursday, February 20th, 5:30 pm

João will discuss his current exhibition, Memory and Desire, in terms of process and concept referencing his past work and influences.


Life Drawing Classes with Joel Armstrong
Wednesday evenings  6 – 8 pm
February 12th –  March 18th
$150 for 6 weeks or $30 a class
Register for the next 5 classes or one at a time…

Stop in the gallery to register.
https://lightartspace.com/product/figure-drawing-class-feb-2020/


Watercolor with João Galera
March 7th and 8th
$150, most supplies included


Book Making Fun!
Bobbie Wilson
March 14th, 9am – noon
$50 supplies included


Creating Your Own Prints Without a Press
Linda Penny
March 14th, 1-4:30pm
$60 supplies included


Build Your Own Dream Boat
Kathleen Koopman
March 15th, 10am – 2pm
$60 supplies included


Exhibitions


“It’s Time to Address’er Drawers”
An Interactive wire based installation by Joel Armstrong

 “It’s Time to Address’er Drawers” was first conceived after my mother passed away. When cleaning out the house, we discovered in her chest of drawers a stack of sealed envelopes, some addressed and others not. Inside were her journals that documented various disappointments in her life (including me!). Most importantly, they revealed the tumultuous and abusive relationship between my parents.

March 13 – April 19th
Reception March 14th, 5 -7pm

Joel Armstrong grew up in Corpus Christi, TX, where he grew to love fishing, salt air, humidity, and rust. After attending Texas Tech University, he spent over 20 years combined as an illustrator and graphic designer. While art director for GROUP, a magazine for youth ministers, he returned to College to receive his MFA in drawing from Colorado State University (2001). At CSU, he began working with rusted wire and started doing installation art for close to 15 years after graduation. He has continued to exhibit these installations throughout the country and also London.


Provocation of Place:  A juried Group exhibition of work by Tucson based PaperWorks

March 13th – April 19th
Reception Saturday, March 14th, 5 – 7 pm

Mara Krumins, Megha Morganfield, Melinda Collins Knick, Laura Russell, Kathleen Koopman, Lyn Hart, Ann Tracy-Lopez, Bobbie Wilson, Carol Morgan, Deb Hilbert, Marika Szabo, Barbara Kemp Cowlin, James Cowlin, Linda Penny, Diana Davis, Diana Creighton, Barbara Brandel, Muffie Perry, Judy Derickson, Rebecca Ganz, Ilene Sorenson, Vicki Donkersley, Roberta Warshaw, CJ Shane, Christine Dawdy, Karen Samson, Sherrie Posternak, Judy Bjorling, Kristie Atwood, Judith Kohn, Jo Andersen, Cheryl Goodberg, Lita Doesken, Carolyn Congrove, David Andres, Judith Austen.

 


Kathleen Koopman


Bobbie Wilson


Judith Austen

 

David Andres

Reception this Saturday

 This Saturday, February 8th from 5 – 7 pm join us for the opening of Memory and Desire by Silver City and WNMU Artist in Residence, João Galera. Also featured will be work by gallery artists Joel Armstrong, Valerie Galloway, Art Peterson, Mimi Calise Peterson, Carmen Ruiz, Eric Renner, Nancy Spencer and Eugene Starobinskiy.

Memory and Desire
João Galera
Silver City Artist in Residence
February 7th – March 8th

Reception Saturday, February 8th, 5 – 7 pm
Artist Talk, February 20th, 5:30 – 7 pm

https://lightartspace.com/exhibition/memory-and-desire-by-joao-galera/

Works by Gallery Artists
Joel Armstrong, Valerie Galloway, Art Peterson, Mimi Calise Peterson, Carmen Ruiz, Eric Renner, Nancy Spencer and Eugene Starobinskiy

February 7th – March 8th

Exhibitions, Classes and Workshops…


As my opening exhibition in 2020 I am pleased to be displaying the work of Silver City and WNMU Artist in Residence, João Galera. The reception is Saturday, February 8th from 5 – 7 pm.  Also featured will be work by gallery artists Joel Armstrong, Valerie Galloway, Art Peterson, Mimi Calise Peterson, Carmen Ruiz, Eric Renner, Nancy Spencer and Eugene Starobinskiy.  Earlier that day, from 11am – 4pm, we are participating in the downtown Chocolate Fantasia. We will feature amazing chocolates by Howard of the Corner Kitchen.  Stop in for your chocolate fix! And, I am excited to welcome  the Gila Highlanders who will play live music from 1 – 2 pm.  Many workshops are coming up…

 

Exhibitions

Memory and Desire
João Galera
Silver City Artist in Residence
February 7th – March 8th

Reception Saturday, February 8th, 5 – 7 pm
Artist Talk, February 20th, 5:30 – 7 pm

https://lightartspace.com/exhibition/memory-and-desire-by-joao-galera/

Works by Gallery Artists
Joel Armstrong, Valerie Galloway, Art Peterson, Mimi Calise Peterson, Carmen Ruiz, Eric Renner, Nancy Spencer and Eugene Starobinskiy

February 7th – March 8th


Events

Chocolate Fantasia – Cupid Carnaval
Saturday February 8th
11am – 4pm

Chocolates by Howard from the Corner Kitchen

https://www.mimbresarts.org/upcoming-events/2020/2/8/chocolate-fantasia-cupid-carnaval

Classes

Life Drawing Classes with Joel Armstrong
Wednesday evenings  6 – 8 pm
February 12th –  March 18th

Stop in the gallery to register.
https://lightartspace.com/product/figure-drawing-class-feb-2020/

Workshops 

Photopolymer Gravure with Karen Hymer
February 15th and 16th
at ART INTERSECTION
in Gilbert, Arizona
https://artintersection.com/event/photogravure-workshop-with-karen-hymer-2020/

Watercolor with João Galera
March 7th and 8th
$150, most supplies included

Book Making Fun!
Bobbie Wilson
March 14th, 9am – noon
$50 supplies included

Creating Your Own Prints Without a Press
Linda Penny
March 14th, 1-4:30pm
$60 supplies included

Build Your Own Dream Boat
Kathleen Koopman
March 15th, 10am – 2pm
$60 supplies included

Photo Encaustic
Amanda Smith and Kevin Tully
April 4th and 5th, 9am – 5pm
$400 supplies included

Pinhole and Zone plate Photography
Nancy Spencer and Eric Renner
April 18th and 19th, 9am – 5pm
$375 supplies included

Tri-Color Gum Printing
Diana Bloomfield
August 8th and 9th, 9am – 5pm
$400 supplies included

Register at:
https://lightartspace.com/workshops-classes/