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“Skywatcher in Placitas”

Featured Artist Katherine Irish

Concerts and Art Exhibits at Las Placitas Presbyterian Church Highway 165, Placitas NM Directions 2 pm - Artists Reception 3 pm - Concert Please check individual concert details as dates and times may be subject to change
Katherine Irish knew she was an artist from an early age. She attended DePauw University, Tyler School of Art in Rome and an internship with Willard Midgette in New York as an undergraduate. She studied art in New York. Her desire to pursue a career in art led her to New Mexico. Previously painting in oil, she began to work seriously in pastel in 2002 and has studied with Albert Handell. Katherine is an award-winning artist who exhibits in juried and invitational exhibits nationally. As the featured artist for the 2022-2023 season, Katherine’s work entitled, “Sky- watcher in Placitas”, graces each page of this season’s website, and is the featured cover for the annual program book. Katherine has graciously donated a stunning pastel entitled, “Morning Twirl”, shown below, for the annual art raffle to benefit the PAS General Fund. This beau- tiful art work is valued at $1900, and truly evokes our stunning Placitas skies at sunrise and sunset. Tickets are $20 each or 3 for $55, and can be purchased online by using the PayPal button at the bottom of this page. Katherine says about her work: “I have made a conscious decision to contribute beauty to the world through my art. I find camaraderie with landscape artists who work to reflect the beauty of nature despite a backdrop of world crisis.”
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