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Call of Duende
“Call of the Duende” Art Exhibition Opens at KiMo May 30th
Two Artists Works Explores Natural World Through Concept of Playful Spirit
Exhibit runs May 30th – July 21st
ALBUQUERQUE, NM—On Thursday, May 30th a new art exhibition will open at the KiMo Gallery that explores the world of Duende, a Spanish word that connotes a playful or mischievous spirit, much like a gnome. The use of Duende in the art explores the natural world with each artists own unique palette of materials and visual vocabulary. The overall aesthetic they seek is playful, yet aims to achieve an emotional and visual harmony.
Kent Swanson attended Occidental College in Los Angeles where he studied printmaking, book arts, and papermaking. His career path led to engagement in natural resources conservation both in the U.S. and in Latin American, spending much of his time in the outdoors. His artistic leanings continue to be in creating handmade paper, the paper arts, printmaking and folk art from Mexico and Central American. Imagery from both the natural word and from Latin American finds its way into his works. Swanson gives many workshops on papermaking and the book arts and enjoys working with the artists at OffCenter Community Arts Studio.
Joshua Willis holds a BFA from UNM and spent a year exchange in Glasgow, Scotland as part of the UNM/SFPS Teacher Education and Mentoring Program.
Willis places his work on a parallel with the natural world, spending time in undeveloped spaces such as grasslands or forests to observe the balance occurring between the varieties of flora and fauna unique to those spaces. Working with materials such as scrap metal, wood, paint, concrete, birdseed or any material that can be treated as a means of achieving an aesthetic harmony, he seeks to treat each material as an unique opportunity to seek balance within the context of an artwork. His art has been shown in numerous group shows throughout the area, and he has curated a number of exhibitions in Albuquerque area.
A FREE public reception for the artists is scheduled for Thursday, May 30th, 6 – 8 p.m.
The KiMo Gallery is open during normal hours of operation of the KiMo Theatre (Wednesday - Saturday 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.) and during most KiMo events. During the day visitors are requested to enter at the KiMo’s Business Office at 423 Central Avenue NW (corner of 5th and Central) where they will be directed to the gallery to view and enjoy the exhibition at no charge. For the reception, visitors may access the gallery through the 417 Central Avenue entry. The exhibition will be open through July 21st.
The KiMo Theatre is operated by the Cultural Services Department, City of Albuquerque, Richard J. Berry, Mayor. The Theatre is centrally located at 423 Central Avenue NW and there is a large parking facility right behind the Theatre at 5th and Copper. Visit www.KimoAbq.org or call 311 for up-to-date information on the wide variety of entertainment options offered at this unique venue. TTY Users call 711.
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Gallery Guidelines: Submissions
CITY OF ALBUQUERQUE
KiMo Theatre GALLERY
CRITERIA AND GENERAL INFORMATION FOR 2114 SEASON
The purpose of the KiMo Gallery is to promote local and regional artists. Exhibitions can fall under the (5) Categories:
- COMMUNITY/GROUP SHOWS defined as three (3) or more artists.
- 1% FOR ART SHOWS including artists who have been invited to participate or have been commissioned for a 1% for Art project.
- THEME SHOWS defined as exhibits curated solely by KiMo/SBCC curator.
- STATE OR REGIONAL EXHIBITIONS.
- NATIONAL OR INTERNATIONAL TRAVELING COLLABORATIONS OR TOURING EXHIBITIONS.
KiMo RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REFUSE, OR TO ALLOW ANY DISPLAY OF ART WHICH MIGHT BE OFFENSIVE TO THE PUBLIC. Due to the high volume of young children touring the exhibits we do prefer non-nude subjects for display, please use discretion when selecting your pieces for our Gallery, thank you.
EXHIBITION CONTENT CRITERIA
KiMo/SBCC Gallery Curator will consider Exhibitions, which are:
- Educational, cultural and of broad public interest
- Economically attainable
- Available during KiMo Gallery timetable
- Able to fit physically into the KiMo Gallery space
- Two (2) dimensional
- Digital installations if the Artist provides all required equipment
Proposals should include the flowing:
- The name of the group that is requesting the Exhibition.
- A list of the participating members and addresses, phone numbers and email addresses at which each can be reached.
- A description of each artist’s work: medium, size, type of mounting, etc.
- At least three photographs or slides of representative work from each participant. Digital submissions are highly recommended: CD or DVD and or related websites
- A general cohesive theme, medium or subject establishing a consistency throughout the exhibit.
Realizing that the works originally proposed for an Exhibition may sell before the time of installation, it is requested that upon the actual installation there be also a listing of the exhibited works with:
June 1st, 2013 is the deadline for the KiMo Gallery. Gallery Curator will select Gallery shows from among applications for the coming year – March to March.
Please send proposals to:
1025 Broadway SE
Albuquerque, NM 87102