Events Weyrich Gallery Presents

Gallery Showing

Friday March 1 - Friday March 29

New Color - New Mexico

First Friday Citywide Artscrawl Event

Artist Reception:  March 1, 2019

From:  5-8:30 PM

Show Closes:  March 29, 2019

Title:  New Color - New Mexico

New Work by Artist:  Michael Norviel (Painter)

Michael Norviel has produced oil, acrylic, charcoal and pastel painting for over 50 years in New Mexico.  Galleries representing him have ranged from Albuquerque and Santa Fe to Arizona, New York and currently Key West, his boyhood home that first inspired his vibrant use of color and drama to create figurative, still life and landscape subjects ripe with texture and sensuality.  In addition to national international private collections that include his work, Mr. Norviel's paintings hang in the permanent collections of the city of Albuquerque, UNM Hospital and UNM Cancer Center.  He was 2012 recipient of the Albuquerque Art Business Association Local Treasure Award and has been selected from numerous juried competitions.

Mr. Noriel graduated from the Art Institute of Boston and the Harvard-Massachusetts General Hospital medical illustration program; he directed the UNM School of Medicine Medical Illustration and Photography Department for over 30 years.




Showing Opens: Friday March 1, 2019
Showing Closes: Friday March 29, 2019
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Gallery Showing

Friday February 1 - Saturday February 23

Color Play: Textiles & Clay

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

Showing Opens: Friday February 1, 2019
Showing Closes: Saturday February 23, 2019
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