CAROL ORDOGNE: THE PANTHEON OF COLORS
January 2 through February 2, 2020
Artist Reception: Sunday, January 12, 1-4 pm
Carol has lived in many beautiful places including California and Hawaii. But the first time she visited the Southwest, the beauty of the landscape with its ever-changing light and colors captured her heart forever. The wildlife was the added bonus and has been the inspiration for much of her work in oil painting over the years.
“The theme of this painting series is to explore the relationship between colors and the emotions they evoke. The goal of many painters is to accurately depict realistic color. I use color to convey a message that evokes emotions greater than a realistic portrayal. For this series I am breaking away from being a slave to realism. I am allowing myself the freedom to express myself through color.”
Tokens of Affection: From the Heart
Featuring jewelry artists Rosemary Breehl and Geri Verble
February 4 through March 1, 2020
Artists’ reception Friday, February 7, 4-7 p.m.
Hands-on jewelry workshop, February 10, 10:30 a.m. to noon
Studio-made jewelry is neither precious nor costume jewelry. It is art designed to be worn, a dialogue between the artist, the wearer, and viewers. It is a wearable story … sometimes warm and comfortable, sometimes unpredictable and ambiguous. These one-of-a-kind, original pieces are always a personal statement understood by the artist and the wearer; one that will be treasured and shared for a lifetime, perfect for Valentine’s Day gifting.
Rosemary Breehl’s artistic journey has been one of experimentation and wonder. She is best known for her affordable and lightweight earrings made from aluminum or silver wire, but she also creates a variety of pendants and necklaces, often incorporating tiny collages and original watercolor images. Her work has evolved to include mixed metals and more complicated designs that usually start with flat metal sheets which are cut, hammered, soldered, fired, polished and coaxed into her vision.
Geri Verble is renowned for her tribal, and ethnic jewelry. She developed her passion for collecting ethnic beads and pendants while traveling with the Peace Corps and that passion has lasted a lifetime. She enjoys sharing these treasures through the design of unique pieces of jewelry. Featured this year, handcrafted Mexican sacred heart pendant necklaces.
In the spirit of Placitas business community support, Blades’ Bistro and Wild Hearts Gallery have partnered to bring you a special way to complete your evening on February 7th, by offering a free appetizer or free dessert with your Gallery purchase. See the gallery or restaurant for details.
On Monday, February 10, from 10:30 am - 12 pm, a jewelry workshop will be offered at the gallery. Participants will create a heart and pearl lariat necklace which will be displayed at the gallery. The cost for the class is $10. Registration and payment for the class begins on Saturday, February 1st at the gallery.
The class is limited to 10 participants.