Saturday Feb 9, 2013
Renowned artist/sculptor Roger Evans revisits one of his first New Mexico ideas.
In the 60s Evans, a trained architect, conceived “a way of living at the halfway point between Communes and Condominiums.” In 1972 he built a main building with a pool and passive solar collector that was to be the first hub of a village, efficient in space and energy. Architecture largely eliminated the need for furnishings; open space was presented in a small footprint with family units clustered in relation to common living rooms, play areas and workshops. It would preserve the family unit but would yet be a community. It would be art, yet sculpture.
The exhibit at the Library presents blueprints, conceptual drawings and detailed models of Evans’ architectural designs. His home in the hills above Placitas presents tangible proof of the artist’s vision.
The Placitas Library is located on NM Highway 165 off I-25 exit 242 East. See www.placitaslibrary.com for hours and further information.