Visual Artists ReceptionSeptember 19, 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
Creative Spirits is a collaborative group of artists creating exciting and varied handcrafted jewelry. The group was formed to advance its members’ technical skills and to support the creative process. Creative Spirits members provide workshops, teaching all of its members new construction techniques, the use of different materials, along with design concepts. The group’s mission also includes nurturing and encouraging the creative process for its members.Artists- Karla Bakke, Linda Davis, Julie Fear, Lisa Goldman, Annie Gross, Sandy Johnson, Mary Ellen Merrigan, Sue Ortiz, Erica Wendal-Oglesby, Geri Verble
Rebecca Nolda completed her MA in fine art/art history at the University of Minnesota, taught there during graduate school and after, and then spent the next several years as a corporate new media specialist/graphic designer. Since then she has been a full-time mixed media artist exploring different themes, most recently a series that interprets geological formations called Mapping the strata. She has been fortunate to exhibit her work nationally and internationally with pieces in the collection of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago Library, the Tweed Museum of Art, and Artists’ Books USA (USIS, India). Rebecca Says: “I love exploring the subtle relationships between what we see and what we imagine--ideas that emerge from what I find in the natural world."
Constance Falk began art training in 2004 and continued to do so until retirement from NMSU after 25 years on the faculty of the Department of Agriculture. She volunteers with the Rio Grande Art Association and participates in the Placitas Studio Tour, as well as exhibits at the Albuquerque Museum, ArtsThrive, and area galleries.Connie says: “My primary goal is to reflect where I am geographically, emotionally, and intellectually, hiking the trails of the Sandia foothills in Placitas, and other sites plein air around New Mexico.”
John Meister holds a B.A. (Art) from the University of Texas and began his career as a commercial artist in Austin, later moving to New Mexico (his parent’s home-state) in 1990. After 23 years, he made the shift toward full-time painting. He paints in his Albuquerque studio and in open air, exploring ways to depict the unique character of the Southwest. He is drawn to intimate views of nature and its structure. John’s work has received multiple local and national awards and can be found in collections across the Southwest and abroad. To view more of his work, visit www.johnmeisterart.com.John says: “I paint nature on its own terms, observing its strength and endurance. Light, air, and soil contribute to a rhythm that defines the Southwest.”