UUWC Art Gallery

This Month in the UUWC Gallery

Featured Artists

By: Thea Morton & Jo Ann King

Showing from May 12th through July 14th, 2012 five outstanding artists will be presenting their art pieces for sale in the Sanctuary and Social Hall. Meredith Chapman an inspiring oil painter that utilizes soft pastel hues to give her paintings a haunting spiritual feel. Thomas Popp has provided several oil paintings of adobe structures and southwest landscapes. He takes his paintings to a striking perspective by incorporating angular views heighten with bright earth tones. Phyllis Popp has provided several wall hanging made with fired clay. Her wall hangings make use of textural leaf shapes, hearts, and Native American symbolism. The unique combination of elements provides interest and charm to her work.

Returning artist Paige Bacon was several oil and acrylic paintings that make use of bold strokes and colors in abstract themes. She also has brought a forest scene photograph of a waterfall and babbling brook. Quite Charming! Annette Kingman has brought some of her larger oil paintings of landscapes. These paintings have such vibrant colors it is as if the landscape comes out to great you.

These artists are actively involved with the Rio Rancho Artist Association and participate in many art shows and community workshop events. Please take some time over the next few weeks to stop in the Sanctuary and Social Hall to review their artwork. A portion of all sales go to support UUWC activities!

ARTIST’S CORNER – March, 2012

Featured Artists

By: Thea Morton & Jo Ann King

Coming for the month of March two new
artists will be presenting oil paintings and
watercolor paintings of various landscape
vistas and still life arrangements. Nan
Adamson and Yvonne Korotky both from
Rio Rancho, NM will be showcased in the
Sanctuary and Social Hall. These artists
are actively involved with the Rio Rancho
Artist Association and participate in many
art shows and community workshop events.
Please take some time over the next few
weeks to stop in the Sanctuary and Social
Hall to review their artwork. You might just
find a lovely painting to take home!

Just a side note for those who are unable to
travel to Unitarian Universalist Westside
Congregation or find it difficult to visit
the church during business hours can
review some of the artwork online at UUWC
website, Artist’s Corner
,  Delivery and
shipping can be arranged for a minimal fee.

UUWC Artist’s Corner Celebrates Black History Month

Gamin, circa 1929 By: Augusta Savage Courtesy: D. C. Driskell Center University of Maryland.
 
by Jo Ann King
2012 February
 

Hello Everybody! As many of you may have heard I will be taking the helm on the local art scenes in the Rio Rancho, Corrales, Albuquerque and surrounding areas. Thea Morton is still very much involved in the art scene and will be assisting me as she can with art presentations and local art news. The coming monthly articles will focus mainly on visual arts and highlighting two to three community events, exploring art in history, and artist’s reviews.

With February being Black History month, I felt it would be an excellent opportunity to explore the contributions that Black artist have given to the art community. Many of these unsung artisans have inspired countless individuals to reach for their innate artistic dreams in spite of the social and financial obstacles that can impair them…

 

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