Opening Reception for Mosaic Artist Laura Robbins: A Sense of Place at Wild Hearts Gallery, Placitas
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Opening Reception for Mosaic Artist Laura Robbins: A Sense of Place

Friday Oct 11, 2019

221 Highway 165
Suite B
Placitas, NM 87043






Nancy Couch

Phone: 5053612710
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Primarily created with glass and ceramics, found objects are integrated into the imagery of the artist's work. Light refreshments are served.

Laura Robbins is the featured artist at Wild Hearts Gallery with her mosaic exhibition running from October 1 thru October 27. The public is invited to the artists’ reception on Friday, October 11th from 4- 7 pm. Light refreshments will be served. Wild Hearts Gallery is located in Placitas, at the Homestead Village, 221-B State Highway 165, 2 ½ miles from I-25.

Whether portraying the quiet beauty of New Mexico or memories of travels to ocean shores, this body of mosaic work by Laura Robbins recognizes the extraordinary in the commonplace.

Primarily created with glass and ceramics, found objects are sometimes integrated into the imagery. You may know her work from installations at the ABQ BioPark-Zoo and Botanic Gardens and The Range Cafes.

In the high desert, Laura’s home for over 40 years, humans, plants, animals and insects, microbes and molecules, the sky and mountains have been part of her community. Recently, her travels to ocean worlds have opened her senses to wondrous island and undersea communities.

“A Sense of Place’ is a celebration of places I feel a part of. Most pieces have elements of water imagery - our source of life. I believe that appreciating beauty and joy is a path to remembering and fostering connections. It’s a learning process – a practice we all need. Honoring and expanding our sense of place on our vast and small planet is a way of healing in these stressful times.”

On October 6th at 1 p.m., Laura will give a short talk and demonstration of her process. Following, there will be hands-on opportunity to learn how to begin one’s own mosaic. 

Wild Hearts Gallery is an artists' collective, supported by 15 longtime local artists. Gallery hours are: Tuesday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

See also: Found Objects

Mosaic of the Commonplace

courtesy of the artist

Wild Hearts Gallery (221-B State Hwy. 165, Placitas) hosts a reception for the exhibit Laura Robbins: A Sense of Place on Friday, Oct. 11 from 4pm to 7pm. Robbins brings the rich mosaic of life that fills the high desert of New Mexico into her mosaic work to illustrate the extraordinary in the commonplace. For more information on this free, all-ages event, see

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