Friday May 5, 2017
Albuquerque, NM 87102-4403
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Prints from Calif., Mexico and the heart of Texas to spark dialog and show how art and prints compare favorably next to work from the greater region. Runs through 6/2.
Night of the Arts at South Broadway features prints, movie and live music
Prints by Southwest of exhibit through June 2
ALBUQUERQUE, NM - Visitors to the South Broadway Cultural Center will soon have the opportunity to discover what contemporary artists from the southwest are thinking when the exhibition Prints By Southwest opens during Night of the Arts on Thursday, April 20. An artist reception that night will be from 5-8 p.m.
Prints By Southwest revisits last year's traveling exhibition, Desert Triangle Print Carpeta, which featured work from print makers from Tucson, Ariz. and El Paso, Texas. By including print makers from Albuquerque, the exhibition completes a dusty Bermuda Triangle - a zone of lost love - where a desert artist's best efforts often fall into oblivion.
In this sequel, the art agitator/collector reaches deeper into the cactus lands to bring in quality prints from California, Mexico and the Heart of Texas to spark dialog and show how their art and prints compare favorably next to work from the greater region. Prints By Southwest is a collection of etchings, serigraphs and relief prints inspired by (but not confined to) Mexican-American art, and the figurative tradition of the Taller de Gráfica Popular of Mexico. The bulk of the prints were first shown in the Postre Prints exhibition, at Purple Gallery in downtown El Paso earlier this year. Prints travel easily. This exhibit aims to encourage others to create new print shows, which could travel throughout the region in pop-ups, coffee shops and museums, and to provoke artists to develop new themes and styles in order to push southwestern art into the 21st century.
Also that night will be live music in the John Lewis Theatre. Son of Hwéeldi will bring their rich sounds of rock, soul, blues and a touch of world beat. Son Of Hwéeldi, formerly known as Saving Damsels, was recently nominated for three New Mexico Music Awards. In 2013, Son of Hwéeldi won Best Rock Album from the Native American Music Awards.
Following the music will be a screening of the movie Pollock. Pollock is a 2000 biographical film which tells the life story of American painter Jackson Pollock. It stars Ed Harris, Marcia Gay Harden, Jennifer Connelly, Robert Knott, Bud Cort, Molly Regan and Sada Thompson, and was directed by Harris.
Harden won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for portraying Lee Krasner, Pollock's wife. Harris received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor for his portrayal of Pollock. The film was a long-term personal project for Harris based on his previous reading of Pollock's biography. Night of the Arts is free. More information about South Broadway Cultural Center can be found at www.cabq.gov/sbcc.