In Memoriam—Every person who knew Reggie Gammon seems to have a kind word for him. He was a fixture on the art scene here in Albuquerque, maintaining a studio at the Harwood Art Center for years, creating a body of artistic work immersed in music and social justice.
Although Gammon passed away a couple years ago, he hasn't been forgotten. The Reggie Gammon Memorial Award has been created to honor his memory and “support artists working in printmaking, painting and jazz” by providing funds for supplies, classes and exhibits.
The Harwood has just started accepting applications from printmakers. You can pick up forms at 1114 Seventh Street NW, Albuquerque, N.M. 87102, or just send a SASE to that address. Deadline is March 31. For details, call the Harwood at 242-6367.
Living with Art—Chris Burmeister has one of the most enviable art collections in Albuquerque. Selections from it are on display at UNM's Jonson Gallery in a show called Living with Art. Burmeister will be at the Jonson to discuss his collection on Tuesday, Feb. 6, at 5 p.m. Stop on by, gawk at work by the likes of Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, Rachel Whiteread and Agnes Martin, and hear how Burmeister came to possess them. The Jonson is located at 1909 Las Lomas NE. 277-4967, www.unm.edu/~jonsong.
Little known fact: The word orchid is derived from the Greek word orkhis , meaning “testicle.”
Reflect—Sumner & Dene hosts a reception for a one-man show of colored pencil images by Albuquerque artist Martin Vela this Friday, Feb. 2, from 5 to 9 p.m. Mixing floral scenes with images captured in reflecting bottles, Vela's traditional hyper-realistic work has garnered him many awards. Sumner & Dene is located at 517 Central NW. The show runs through Feb. 27. 842-1400, www.sumnerdene.com.