Concerts and Art Exhibits atLas Placitas Presbyterian ChurchHighway 165, Placitas NMDirections2 pm - Visual Artists Reception3 pm - ConcertPlease check individual concert details as dates and times may be subject to change
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Alessandra is originally from the DC area, lived overseas in Africa and India, and worked primarily in government contracting. She moved to New Mexico 3 years ago after grad school to shift from the hustle and bustle and embark on a new chapter. She always doodled at work and in school. It helped her focus, retain information, and made meetings and classes more enjoyable. During the recent pan-demic, she found more time to take her art to the next level. She cannot doodle without great music in the background.Alesandra says: “My work is almost entirely freehand with no or little reliance on rulers or other devices.It includes experimentation with a spectrum of colors seeking to convey energy, movement, and quite often fantasy or futuristic forms.Balanced chaos is the goal.”
Kari is an abstract painter whose work evokes the history, culture, geography and climate of the Southwest. Kari lived in Spain and France where she immersed herself in European and Latin American arts/culture and assembled a mental portfolio of all she experienced. This period was followed by an academic career as professor and department chair. Now in a new chapter, the act of painting takes on a transformative and sometimes subversive role as she pushes bound-aries that encourage innovation.Kari says: “Part dream, part memory, part reality, I paint what I feel about what I see. My process is a super highway of ideas flowing all the time until an exit says "get off". Nothing is off limits; what I see is my truth. Bend the rules and creativity flows.”
Roger began his interest and journey into photography in the mid-70s in Kansas City, Missouri. He and Roxanne moved to NYC in 1982 where he began a career as a professional photographer, all the while shooting landscapes, abstracts, stills, landscapes, wildlife and humorous photos off the clock. Traveling nationwide as well as worldwide has presented him with many subjects to explore. After moving to New Mexico 20 years ago he pursues the craft for enjoyment and the quest for that great photo.Roger says: “I'm continuing with abstracts, both manmade and nature made. The right lighting helps with many abstractions. Finding the right time of day and year to shoot can be key. I’m also attracted to the balance of lighting—manmade, sun, moon and stars.”
Erica works in the mediums of Jewelry, Mosaics and Photogra-phy. She’s been in the Placitas Studio Tour since 2014, the Taos Studio Tour since 2018, Placitas Artist Series since 2015, exhib-ited in photography at Nuclear History Museum, Placitas Community Library, Shades of Gray and ANAMPAS. After a 31+ year career in healthcare quality improvement, she retired and was so overwhelmed with inspired art ideas that she knew the next chapter of her life would involve art.Erica says: “I create beaded necklaces using semi-precious gem-stones, vintage beads and trading beads adorned with various types of pendants: Southwestern, Afghani, Tibetan, carved bone, and primitive, vintage or reproductions.”
Janine Wilson's degree in photography is responsible for the strong design in her paintings. Primarily a self-taught painter, she has taken workshops with nationally known painters.Janine says: “I am drawn to repeating patterns and shapes because they seem to be a metaphor for the repeating patterns of our lives. The inspiration for this series is found in shadows, stairs and architec-tural elements.”