Sunday, November 23, 2014

The Making of Landscapes, Jacqui Lewnes' solo show

Jacqui Lewnes Stands in front of one of New Grounds' presses in preparation for her demonstration.
I am not alone in saying that I am very proud of Jacqui and admire her as an artist and as a person. Jacqui overcame many hardships with grace, perseverance, and a great sense of humor while creating beautiful, ethereal, and emotional monotype landscapes of New Mexico for her solo show this month at New Grounds.

Jacqui gives us a "serious and thoughtful" pose in front of two of her pieces. A great example of her playful personality.

Selfie time! Gallery Assitant Tanya, myself, and Jacqui take a quick photo together during the show.

In additon to Jacqui's show David Welch and his wife Cynthia Winster had a spectacular show in the Matrix gallery. David (in purple) speaks with a student and her parent in the front studio in New Grounds.

Director Regina Held stands with our new intern Jessica Carr near the entrance greeting guests as they arrive.

New Grounds artist and Local Treasure Mary Sundstrom leans against the press and speaks with a visitor.

A guest admires the work done by New Grounds artist and Serigraph instuctor Ren Adams

Former member and current art model Mike Rudal and his wife Wendy arrive to see Jacqui's show.

Guests gather in Matrix to take in work by David Welch and Cynthia Winster.

A crowd gathers to watch Jacqui's monotype demonstration. To watch the demo please click the links at the bottom of the page.

Photos and Blog by Kaitlin Reese, New Grounds intern.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Ren Adams Alchemy of Image/ The Language of Information Space

Artist and Teacher Ren Adams speaks with a close friend while setting up for her demonstration. Ren's images are meaningful and complex and are created through hybrid printmaking, using a variety of techniques such as screen printing, intaglio, stamping and lithography.

In addition to  Ren's show the Pastel Society of New Mexico had their Signature Membership Show in Matrix. Artist Mike Mahon demonstrated pastel painting the duration of the evening.

UNM print lab manager Brooke Stieger  greets Ren inside New Grounds. Many students and alumni from UNM printmaking came by excited to see Ren and congratulate her on the success of her show.

Ren is in additon to being a talented artist a wonderful teacher. In her upstairs studio she offers classes on drawing, book binding, and painting, she is also the instructor of the New Grounds screen printing workshops.

Mary Sundstrom's Solo Show Collections

New Grounds Artist Mary Sundstrom prepares the press area for her etching demonstration. Mary's solo show Collections drew a huge amount of guests as well as the glassworks in Matrix by Laura Robbins and Lisa Chernoff.
Gallery Assistant Tanya stands and greets visitors of the gallery.

Nature inspired Mosaics by Laura Robbins.

Fused glass by Lisa Chernoff.

That evening Mary's two lovely daughters who live out of state surprised her with their arrival.

Artist Dan Noyes with a guest.

New Grounds artist Wayne Chinander guides visitors through the gallery.

Mary posing with her art.

Photos and blog by Kaitlin Reese, New Grounds Intern.