SFCC’s Visual Arts Gallery presents DWELL

Show featuring five artists opens from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, July 26
The exhibition is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays through Sept. 6

Santa Fe Community College’s Visual Arts Gallery presents the exhibition, DWELL, which opens from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, July 26. This is the college’s first installation show.

Patricia Pearce, director of SFCC’s Center for Book Art and Printmaking, said, “The five artists in the show address the mysteries of dwelling in connection with sculpture, printmaking, altered book, photography and textile.”

The other four women are all artists who have taken Pearce’s printmaking, book arts or creative expression classes in the past. “These are all talented artists who’ve exhibited their work before,” she said. The five artists join together on a monthly basis to hold space for each other as a creative collective here in Santa Fe. In that space, they invent, express, expand, critique and develop each other’s creative process. “We’ve been meeting monthly for about two years,” Pearce said. “When we get together our creative spirit rises and has an amazing effect on us and our work.”

Pearce’s work includes mixed media, sculpture, book arts and printmaking. Anne Laser’s artwork incorporates mixed media and printmaking. Laser frequently uses tea bags as a sculptural media. Amy Parrish works in mixed media and sculpture. Rebecca Bradshaw’s work includes mixed media, sculpture, book arts and printmaking. Julie Nocent Vigil, who works in mixed media, creates her own paper through a Korean technique using mulberry paper that is soaked and stretched to create beautiful openings within the media.

The Santa Fe Visual Arts Gallery is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday on the campus, 6401 Richards Avenue. For more information about the gallery, contact SFCC’s Director of Art on Campus Linda Cassel at linda.cassel@sfcc.edu or 505-428-1501.

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