our lady of guadalupe

V.25 No.48 | 12/01/2016

Three New Art Exhibits Opening at SBCC

The gallery space at South Broadway Cultural Center will soon display three new exhibits of exciting and engaging artworks.

The center's annual La Guadalupana exhibit will feature the altars and art produced by local artists depicting images thematic of Our Lady of Guadalupe. This popular December exhibit is joined by paintings from American artist Carole L. Olson's Images from the Gathering of Nations and the vivid concepts of Farmas Y Colores by Catalina Salinas.

The exhibits will be displayed from December 10 through January 5th. A reception for the artists is scheduled on Dec. 10 from 6-8pm.

Carole L. Olson studied Fine Arts at the University of New Mexico where she nurtured her passion for painting. She moved to California where and kept her artistic ambitions close to her heart pursuing art studies at UCLA, and the Los Angeles Academy of Art.

Olson received extensive animation course work and training at the Los Angeles Animation Union School, and also studied figure and gesture drawing in California and in Italy with noted artist, Glenn Vilppu.

Her return to New Mexico sparked interest in the Native American culture that had always intrigued Olson. "I have worked hard toward developing into a true American artist, with a focus on the Native American dancers from the annual Gathering of Nations Pow Wow in Albuquerque," she states in her professional biography. "The movement of the dancers to the steady beat of Indian drums and the whirl of costumes and colors created a vibrant imagery. These images can be static as in a dance line that reflects the colors of the rainbow of costumed women waiting for their turn on the floor. It can be the fusing of colors and shapes created by spinning and twirling dancers."

Luz Maria Catalina Salinas Gamarra has been creating art in various forms throughout her life. She took art classes only as a child, so is considered a self-taught artist, learning primarily from experimentation. Catalina's work includes realistic figures, abstract and geometric art. She grew up in La Paz, Bolivia, a colorful city inspired by the surrounding Andes and their local art, full of bright colors and geometrical patterns. Much of her work has been inspired by traditional textiles called "Ahuayos".

In 2008, Catalina moved to Albuquerque and continued painting. She is a licensed architect in Bolivia and holds a Master degree in architecture from the University of New Mexico. Since 2009, has been working with a program called "Architecture and Children", which promotes art education through architecture and design concepts. She also works for the Cervantes Institute teaching Spanish and creativity.

About her art, Salinas says, "I started to create my own technique: a continuous color gradation with the use of bright colors to create optical illusions. I was then painting optical art with colorful patterns. I transferred this technique into spheres and these are part of my continued experimentation. With the influence of this visual style I started to compose with shells and spirals some abstract landscapes."

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The Daily Word in Ferguson police, UNM experiments and Empty Socks

The Daily Word

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