Visual Artists ReceptionMarch 13, 2022 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
Elizabeth Potter has always looked for ways to express her creativity by producing art in various forms. Now living in Placitas, she continues to express her creative energy by exploring new artistic opportunities. Exploring a variety of mediums and observing other artists help to inspire her work. Elizabeth’s most recent works are “paper quilling:” the art of rolling, pinching, and twisting long thin strips of paper into different shapes, and gluing the shapes together. For a background to her quilling, Elizabeth uses original abstract watercolors she paints herself. Elizabeth calls her untraditional style of quilling “Twisted Traditional.”Elizabeth says: “My most recent works are paper quilling on original abstract watercolors. Not one to follow traditional methods or rules, I call my style ‘traditionally twisted’.”
Elżbieta Kaleta was born and educated (Ph.D. in biology) in Cracow, Poland. In 1984 she settled in Albuquerque, NM after completing postdoctoral research at Harvard Medical School. Her Polish roots, love of nature, and multicultural environment of New Mexico encouraged her to embrace art full time. She is known for creating unique paper cutouts in brilliant colors called in Polish "WYCINANKI". She has executed several public art projects, received awards and grants, and has exhibited nationwide and abroad, including Japan and China. Her art has appeared in countless publications and remains in numerous collections throughout the world.Elżbieta says: “I create in a spontaneous way using scissors for cutting shapes out of paper in many colors and often placing them in collage compositions. “
Harriet has been a serious photographer for 10 years and her photography has been shown in numerous exhibitions in Arizona and New Mexico, including Shades of Gray (an ANMPAS show), the New Mexico State Fair, and she is a six-year participant in the Placitas Studio Tour. She also had a solo exhibit at Loma Colorado Library in 2018 and at Hellafresh Salon in 2021. She lives and works out of her own studio and shares her life with geologist husband Jim and their two dogs. Being an art museum docent for more than twenty years has enriched her photography.Harriet says: “I see a spiritual dimension in my work and believe we begin to understand our own place in the universe through connection with our environment.”
A New Mexican since 1967, I find inspiration in the high desert landscape, flora, and fauna and am saddened that this is rapidly being altered by climate change. Working on silk with dyes resisted by molten wax, I continue a 2500-year-old global tradition. Since 1998 I have studied the Japanese form of wax resist: Rozome. Many recent pieces are presented unframed, displayed on hand-carved juniper from the land around my studio. A few sculptures have evolved from unusual pieces of juniper marked with beetle galleries. Lately I have reconnected with my roots as an oil painter and am exploring cold wax and oil.
Small is a multi-disciplinarian. Gallerist, interior designer, crafter, and PAS board member in charge of the visual arts are the odd range of tasks completed in the last 50 years. In the last 4 years Small exhibited in gallery shows of her pillows.Lee says: “I descend from a long line of sewers. Growing up I watched my great grandmother crochet throws, my aunt sew my school clothes, my grandmother sew quilts, and my mother do all of the above! I began sewing for my three girls in my twenties, and now in my seventies, sew unusual pillows for fun and profit.”