Artspace 116, nestled on the second floor between the First and Second block of Central, is a community service gallery that features artists without a gallery affiliation. Past Artspace 116 exhibits include mixed media, photography, oil painting, lithography, and porcelain and iron works. Gallery showings are typically one-person exhibits of work by New Mexico artists. Don and Pamela Michaelis opened the gallery in November 2004. It's now run by the staff of The Collector's Guide, a website and print magazine focused around the visual art of northern New Mexico and the Southwest.
If you're new to Artspace 116 and fear you've missed out on a great past exhibit, don't worry; the gallery's website holds the solution. The site hosts virtual tours of its shows, all the way back to the first one. The virtual tours archive also includes the gallery's construction.
Next on deck at Artspace 116 is Anomoly, the work of mixed media artist Cynthia Cook. The show's opening reception is May 8 from 5:30pm - 7:30pm. The show continues through June 12.
Get more information about Artspace 116 and see the archive of showings at artspace116.org or call 245-4200. Artspace 116 is located at 116 Central Avenue SW Suite 201.