First Friday Citywide Artscrawl Event
Artist Reception: February 1, 2019
From: 5-8:30 PM
Show Closes: February 23, 2019
Title: Color Play: Textiles & Clay
The Fine Art Tapestries of Donna Loraine Contractor (Local Treasure) & Charles LaFond-Fine Art Pottery
Also featuring works by Mark Foster
Color play, the play of colors amongst themselves as well the playful joy of creating the playground for them to interact. For Donna Loraine Contractor that playground is her finely woven tapestries.
To address the theme Contractor has introduced another new Series based on "Tatami mat configurations called" WINTER TEA and SUMMER TEA, used in tea ceremonies at different times of the year. Using these as her format, Donna Loraine sets in her signature "Window" element, capturing the colors of a New Mexico sunset as well as jewel tones of her Fractured Squares, inspired by the artist Klimt.
Also included are her well-known "Skinny" Strip Tapestries, long thin tapestries that a collector can mix and match to create their own installations.
Throughout them all there is the playfulness of modulating the play of colors much like notes in a piece of music.
Donna Loraine Contractor's fine art tapestries are exhibited and collected throughout the United States and abroad.
Charles LaFond states, "Color is achieved on clay due to the playfulness of fire and oxygen, earth elements, oxides and form. In "Color Play" Charles LaFond uses the contours of clay vessels to play with the colors of glazes as they mix and flow using stones as icons to the origins of clay and oxides harvested from the crust of our beautiful and colorful planet."
Mark Foster, Tea Master and maker of tea trays with touches of inlay metal and tea patinas to add subtle effects
The Weyrich Gallery is a creative environment featuring exquisite jewelry, diverse works from dreams, folklore, myth and the earth.
View some of our etchings, woodblock, hand-colored photography, monotypes, limited-edition prints, or handmade fine art books.
CHADO NEW MEXICO promotes an active understanding and appreciation of the Way of Tea in the Urasenke Tradition throughout New Mexico, and works to increase good will and cultural exchange between the United States and Japan.
H: Monday: By Appointment
Tuesday - Friday: 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Saturday: 11 AM to 5:30 PM
Weyrich Gallery, owned by Valerie and Gary Tibbetts, is a special place. Intuition is the determining factor in the harmony the Tibbetts have orchestrated in their small space whose inspiration is on a grand scale. The thoughtful visitor will soon realize the high level of craftsmanship reflected in the work on display and also the sense that gallery artists seem to have an affinity with each other.
The Weyrich Gallery is full of educational and artistic products and services that bring harmony into ones hectic life. We offer a creative environment featuring exquisite jewelry, paintings, acrylic, pastels, and prints. Also mixed media, glass, metal, wood, clay, fiber, wood block prints, hand colored photography, monotypes, and limited edition prints.