September First Friday ARTScrawl (October 6th; 5-8pm)
This month, we welcome artist, editor, and writer Kristin Kurens! Kristin’s fun, funky work is sure to make you smile. Light refreshments.
“My work is a reflection of my psyche, a psychic purging. Compositions evolve organically; colors and lines command flow and shape as I work from conception to completion. It’s a reflection of my id– deeply embedded memories, dreamy fluidity, striking colors.
Painting allows me to connect to something larger than myself and overcome a sense of isolation after years of chronic pain and illness. It often feels as though my creations control their destiny. I do my best to nourish, sharpen, and hone expression. Each piece is an invitation to levity and expansion and a rejection of restriction and expectation.
I’m also a writer and currently publish and online magazine, Cuntism, to celebrate the almighty feminine and reclaim a highly divisive word.”
iPhoneography Workshop to be Offered at Ghostwolf!
On Saturday, October 21st (3-6pm) Carol Mell will be hosting a basic course on how to use your iPhone to create print-ready masterpieces. With an iPhone, a few apps, and an afternoon at Ghostwolf, your photos can be transformed into art! Attendees will make an artistic selfie, an elegant still life, and an atmospheric landscape suitable for printing and framing. The cost is $50, students will need to purchase and download their own apps. Seating is very limited- you can register here!
Artists Out & About
Amy M. Ditto | Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival
WHEN: October 6-8 & 13-15 (9am -5pm)
WHERE: Big White Tent, Sandia Casino, Albuquerque, NM
Join Amy in the big white tent outside of Sandia Casino in Albuquerque for two weekends of the Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival! This national juried art fair is one of the largest and best local festivals of the year. From traditional landscape paintings to steampunk garb, the quality of the work is outstanding, the mood is festive, and even the food trucks are great! You can learn more about the festival here!
Roe LiBretto | First Unitarian Church
Mixing personal and religious iconography, Roe LiBretto’s art reflects her spiritual meanderings from cradle to crone. Paintings like The Purpose of the Gods blatantly draw from the iconography of her Catholic upbringing. Evolution reflects creationism, Raising Kundalini is Vedic, and Sophia Welcomes the Truth Seekers pays homage to C.C. Zain’s Brotherhood of Light, so it’s no surprise that a number of her paintings are included in a group show at the First Unitarian Church from October 15th- November 30th.
“I doubt there’s a more fitting context in which to view my work” Roe said. “Come to the reception and tell me what you think.”
First Unitarian Church
3710 Carlisle NE, Albuquerque
Sundays from October 15 – November 30 (9am -12:30pm)
Opening reception: Sunday, October 15th (9am-12:30pm)
ARTScrawl NOW! @ Hotel Andaluz
“Dia de los Moo-uertos” by Amy M. Ditto
Ghostwolf artists Amy M. Ditto and Carol Mell represent Ghostwolf in the ARTScrawl NOW exhibition at the Hotel Andaluz. Their work can be seen in the hotel’s second floor mezzanine now through the end of October. The hotel has a lovely patio bar and gourmet restaurant, so make time for dinner, drinks, and art.