Events Weyrich Gallery Presents

Gallery Showing

Friday November 5 - Tuesday November 30

Offset: 'fired with the sun'

First Friday Citywide Artstcrawl Event

Artist Reception: November 5, 2021

From:  3:00-6:00 PM

Show Closes:  November 30, 2021

Contact:  Valerie Tibbetts 505-450-6516

Functional Porcelain Vessels by Kathryne Cyman, UNM Professor of Practice and Students:

Tarron Clark            Rick Orlando

Paul Clark               Adam Ray Padilla

Heather Ferrel        Casey Pendergast

Tiffany Ferrel           Heaven Salas

Juli Wagner

Please join us at the Weyrich Gallery as we begin to glaze fire our porcelain works 'offsetting' our energy use with the sun using solar energy.  Looking forward to the future and the impact on climate from our creative efforts has lead us to a shift in consciousness with our creative processes.  We have researched glazes suitable for our new approach to firing and hope you will enjoy our efforts.  We are just beginning a new direction and new path forward in this legacy of porcelain.

Showing Opens: Friday November 5, 2021
Showing Closes: Tuesday November 30, 2021
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Gallery Showing

Friday October 1 - Friday October 29

Shape of Language

First Friday Citywide ARTScrawl Event

Please Wear a Mask!

Social Distancing

Opening Artist's Reception:  October 1, 2021

From:  3-6:00 PM

Hours:  Monday:  By Appointment

             Tuesday-Saturday:  11-3:00 PM

             Sunday:  Closed 

Contact:  Valerie Tibbetts 505-450-6516 or 505-883-7410  

Show Closes:  October 29, 2021

Title:  "Shape of Language"

New Work by artists:  Meredith W. McPherson (Calligraphy) and Harriette Tsosie (Painting)

Harriette Tsosie states, "Adding text to my paintings was a natural evolution in the process of finding my own voice and style.  In high school, I studied Latin and Spanish.  In college, French. As my painting practice evolved, language became an integral part of my work, largely due to these academic studies and researching ancients texts and manuscripts.  

After moving from the Midwest to New Mexico, I became fascinated with the idea of unwritten languages spoken by the Native tribes here.  I wondered if the petroglyphs would have eventually evolved into a written language.  I referenced them in early work.  Tribes are now developing written languages: most are using the English (Arabic letters) alphabet, which I don't find visually interesting.

For me, the visual appeal of ancient languages is their sense of mystery and sensuous shapes, I care little for the actual words or translations--except as symbols in my larger exploration of identity as it is shaped by language.

My research sources include articles, manuscripts, books and of course, the internet.  I admire the work of other artists who incorporate text, particularly Ethiopian artist Wosene Kosrof."


Meredith W. McPherson's traces of black ink on white paper interpret ancient Chinese language symbols.  The shape of Chinese language has evolved over millennia.  From pictographic images on oracle bones, ideographic impressions on ceremonial bronze objects, characters designed for identification seals, to modern standard script, written Chinese is a symbolic and potent means of communication.  Meredith's Shape of Language series includes artworks representing the evolution of written Chinese characters from ancient Oracle Bone Inscriptions to modern Standard Script.  She releases the images to the custody of the art viewers who reinterpret the symbols through their own personal cultural lens.

Showing Opens: Friday October 1, 2021
Showing Closes: Friday October 29, 2021
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