First Friday Artscrawl Citywide Event
Artist Reception: July 5,2019
Meet & Greet Artist & Talk
From: 5:00-8:30 PM
Show Closes: July 27, 2019
Solo Show with Michael Thornton (Wood Fired Ceramics)
Michael Thornton statement, "This exhibition combines work produced in my own studio with work produced during my recent residency in Japan, ranging from non-utilitarian to intimate-scale functional pieces. Each pieces is individually made by hand. Spontaneous decisions in the moment guide each piece's birth, as I design pieces which I would enjoy using. The tangible product is a symbolic connection from my spirit to another's - serving to enhance the common experiences of eating, drinking, and living.
My ceramic work reflects an abiding interest in Eastern aesthetic philosophy. In particular, I'm exploring the concept of wabi - sabi. It is a view of artistic expression in which a quiet beauty is found in imperfection, in the weathered, in forlorn and the accidental. I seek to embrace these aesthetic elements in the process, and to reflect them in this work."
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.