Five years ago today Light Art Space opened with an exhibition of my work, Age & Seduction, hand-printed photogravures. It has been an interesting and rewarding journey! The pandemic was a major challenge but we have persevered thanks to support from the Silver City community, local collectors, the Light Art Space artists, and Main Street Programs. In our five years, we have featured over 60 exhibitions (most featuring work from across the United States and other countries), 30 workshops (many taught by out-of-town artists), and numerous other events. It has been a joy to collaborate with Silver City local organizations including the Silver City Clay Festival, the Southwest Print Fiesta, the Silver City Art Association, and the SW Festival of the Written Word. I want to thank my friends and family who constantly encourage me on this journey, all the Silver City artists/citizens who have participated in exhibitions and workshops, our local collectors, the tourists who have wandered in and recognized the quality of art on display, and everyone who supports the arts in Silver City. We continue to represent our fabulous local artists: Kathleen Koopman, Karen Hymer, Joe Huebner, Juan Velasco, Art Peterson, Rhonda Munzinger, Susan H. Porter, Nancy Spencer, Eric Renner, and Joel Armstrong, and always have their work on display. Onward we go…
Tonight, from 5 pm – 7 pm, we are hosting a reception for the Silver City Red Dot Studio Tour exhibition. Stop in to view the work of artists who will be opening up their studios to the public tomorrow and Sunday. This is a great opportunity to see artwork and choose which studios to visit over the weekend or choose a piece in the gallery and take it home with you! Our wonderful community radio station, KURU, will be broadcasting live from the gallery giving voice to the arts!
Also on view is the juried exhibition: The Still(ed) Life: Celebrating Handmade Photographic Art. These handmade photographs are extraordinary in both technique and content.
Lynn Bianchi, Claudia Hollister
Call For Work
Sunday, September 3rd is the final day to submit to H2O: Shifting Currents, a call for handmade prints printed by the artist using traditional printmaking and/or photographic processes and created in the last 5 years.
Submit at: https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=11965
This exhibition is part of the Southwest Print Fiesta taking place October 6 – 9th. It is a great weekend to be in Silver City! For more information on the fiesta visit www.southwestprintfiesta.org
Save the Date!
A reception for the upcoming Exhibition, First Light, Last Light, Eric Renner and Nancy Spencer, Pinhole Photographs and Assemblages, will be held on Friday, September 8th from 5 – 7 pm. The exhibition will be on display from September 7th – October 1st.
We have three exciting workshops coming up.
Register at www.lightartspace.com or stop in the gallery to sign up.
Finally, there is a new mural on the West side of Light Art Space: Contemplating the Past: Women of Silver City. This mural, intended as an art piece, recognizes and celebrates women from the past, representing six different ethnic groups. View it from Broadway Street and pick up an educational brochure at the gallery.
Top left-right: Lozen, Rosa Betancourt Hernandez, Sue Lew Lime
Bottom left-right: Matilda R. Koehler, Rosa Borenstein, Anita Scott Coleman
The Crew: Kaitlyn Hopwood, Joe Huebner, and Karen Hymer
Karen and Flash, Arenas Valley