The Tan is also reprising for the third time its Fun-A-Day project in which people come up with a concept and produce one piece of work each day for the month of January. The culmination of this daily practice goes up in an unjuried show in the gallery in February. Last year's iteration brought together the pragmatic and the abstract in a variety of media, and inspired locals to create raw, spontaneous beauty. For more on how to participate, go to the Facebook event at bit.ly/FunADay2013.
“Last year’s iteration brought together the pragmatic and the abstract in a variety of media, and inspired locals to create raw, spontaneous beauty.”
The Tan's next show is a group light installation that examines positive and negative space. Candles, lightboxes, luminarias and sculptures will mark the shift to winter. Stop by The Tan (1415 Fourth Street SW) on Friday, Dec. 14, at 7 p.m. to see works by David Cudney, Emily McMaster and Lance Ryan McGoldrick.
Show of Generosity—In the spirit of giving, New Grounds is hosting a benefit through Thursday, Dec. 20. The exhibition includes limited prints that are available for sale, and a portion of the proceeds go to Roadrunner Food Bank, The Children's Grief Center, Animal Humane, Albuquerque Academy, Think New Mexico and Healthcare for the Homeless. A reception will be held on Friday, Dec. 14, from 5 to 8 p.m. The completely nontoxic print workshop is at 3812 Central SE in Nob Hill.