A group show of the work of five artists takes place at La Tienda in
June 30- Eldorado, New Mexico July 21, 2012.
The artists, Jan Alsever, Beverley Crane, Charlotte D’Aigle, MKHargrove, and Gerry Perrin, live and work in
artistic expressions capture a sense of earth, sky and place. Working in
various mediums and styles, they share an art focus on the land and their
feelings for it. Four are painters and one is a sculptor. All are devoted to
creativity and artistic challenge. Santa
GERRY PERRIN works primarily in oil after having photographed landscape for over 30 years. Her love of the outdoors came from spending most childhood summers in a remote log cabin high in
. For the past six years,
Gerry has traveled to all parts of Wyoming
to photograph, hike, and paint plein air. She is presently studying with Noel
Hudson, an American artist living and working in New Mexico .
(505) 424-1205 Santa Fe
BEVERLEY CRANE, a writer and educator, came to painting later in life. Her love of the outdoors and viewing the water has increased her desire to represent the beauties of nature. Living on the Pacific coast in
, for 10 years, she has a special
affinity for water, whether ocean spray, water marshes, lakes or pounding surf.
Painting in both oil and pastels, she finds pastels especially stimulating,
both in their softness and ability to portray a wide range of emotions. She
finds her painting has increased her powers to see the beauties of nature in
ways she could never have imagined before starting to paint. (505) 466-2329 Baja,
JAN ALSEVER, sculptor, says that an appreciation for stones from pebbles to mountains grew in her when she moved to
Mexico 10 years ago. Intrigued by the many different colors and
patterns, particularly in alabaster, she took stone carving lessons for four
years, shaping 20 to 40 pound stones into abstract pieces. After she attended a
beading workshop a year ago, she decided to add beads to alabaster stones to
create colorful, light-hearted sculptures she calls “synergy art.” (505)
MK HARGROVE says, “Hovering above the earth is the most magnificent and constantly changing work of art—the sky! It is there for us to view and appreciate every day. Many times, people don’t even notice it. Sometimes, even landscape painters take it for granted. My art is about the sky. My goal is that my paintings jog the viewers’ senses a little and remind them to look up more often to stop—and be awestruck! From the sky above us comes light and the atmosphere, and these make the shade possible. Is a landscape a landscape without these? Oh, but there is more to come…abstraction!
(505) 995-9795, www.mkhargroveart.com, www.reflectiongallery.com
CHARLOTTE D’AIGLE has focused on landscape since she began painting in the early nineties. Her style is inspired by the French and American Impressionists. Working in oils, she portrays the effects of light while keeping a certain form. She believes that art transmits universal truths and is thus of great importance. Her works speak of her own truths, and her wish is that they speak to others. She says, “If a painting is true, it gives of itself year after year, touching the heart and lending the soul expression.” (505) 455-3898, www.charlottedaigle.com
The Enchanted Landscape Group Show will open with an artists’ reception Saturday, June 30th, The show can then be viewed Wednesday through Saturday, at La Tienda Exhibit Space. For more information regarding La Tienda: (505) 428-0024.