Visual Artists ReceptionOctober 17, 2021 at 2 p.m.All artist images are copyright protected and may not be duplicated or shared without the express consent of the artist. Click on any image to enlarge view.
Concerts and Art Exhibits atLas Placitas Presbyterian ChurchHighway 165, Placitas NMDirections2 pm - Artists Reception3 pm - ConcertPlease check individual concert details as dates and times may be subject to change
Growing up in Montana, John started drawing at an early age, focusing primarily on wildlife. After graduating from Montana State University with a degree in film and making a life-altering move to Los Angeles, John embarked on a career that included animation (Count Chocula and Frankenberry anyone?), technical illustration, project management, and creative directing. After retiring and moving with his wife Barbara to a small cabin in the Mojave Desert for three years, John and Barb relocated to New Mexico. Always drawn to artistic communities, he started the next phase of his life here in Placitas.John says: “I love the intensity of color and subtlety that pastels allow. I try to capture the light and interplay of highlights and shadows in my work.”
A BFA in Art History and Northern Arizona shaped her appreciation for art and influenced her style. She tries to have a canvas on an easel now after retiring from other careers of real estate and financial planning.Cynthia says, “The best thing about painting is the places it transports me. The series I am working on now, ‘Women Who Have Guided Us On Our Path’, is a tribute to some of these women.”
The son of a lifetime Eastman Kodak employee, Dennis had his first medium format camera (a “hand me down” from his father) when he was seven. Still, photography was just a mild interest of his for the next 43 years until photography evolved into the digital age, allowing his imagination to be expressed in his photography.Dennis was the Professional Photographers of America’s New Mexico Photographer of the Year for 2011 and 2018. He sells his work at Weems Gallery in Albuquerque, the Range in Bernalillo, Belle of the West in Madrid, and the Corrales Bosque Gallery. His website is www.dcphotoartistry.comDennis Says: “My artistic goal is to convey the thrill I feel in witnessing the wonderful architecture of the Southwest, using all the photographic tools available.”
Carolyn Berry has been passionate about teaching and making art for over 25 years. As a public school teacher, she has been named Kansas Art Education Association Outstanding Art Educator of the Year and has taught workshops for the Kansas City Art Institute Continuing Education, the Nelson Atkins Museum, Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts and various art centers. She maintains a studio and exhibits in the Albuquerque, NM area. Her art can be seen at the Encaustic Art Institute in Santa Fe, NM, the New Mexico Art League, on Instagram at #carolynberryart and at www.carolynberryart.com.Carolyn says: “My artistic practice centers on capturing the passage of time through the cycles of life dealing with growth, decay, death and the quest for immortality.”
Denise started on her path to becoming an artist as a quilter. When she discovered glass, she found she could combine her love of color and pattern with a process similar to quilting – by cutting things up and putting them back together in new and interesting ways. She is a self-taught artist, learning by experimentation and practice. Using the science education she received at New Mexico Tech she produces one-of-a-kind pieces of fused glass art in her studio in Placitas. She has been a fused glass artist for about 15 years.Denise says: “I am inspired by the desert skies and landscape. Using a wide variety of techniques, I create unique sculptural, decorative and wearable fused glass art.”