What's happening at the KiMo Theatre Art Gallery.
"Cuts to the Heart"
Feb. 6th - March 22, Art Reception Feb. 6th from 6 - 8 PM
Featuring relief prints by Anastasia Andersen, Henry Morales, Justine Ortiz
“Cuts to the Heart” Art Exhibition Opens at KiMo February 6th
Three Artist’s Diverse Styles on Display
ALBUQUERQUE NM—Three artists are featured in a new art exhibition opening on Thursday, February 6th at the KiMo Art Gallery. Entitled “Cut to the Heart,” the exhibition offers a view of how three artists approach different themes unified by the relief printmaking process, the love of the sculptural aspects of carving, and the art that results from “violence” done to a surface. A free public opening night reception for the artists is from 6 – 8 p.m.
Artists Anastasia Andersen comes from New Jersey, moving to Albuquerque in 1994. She holds a BFA in Art Education and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of New Mexico, where she teaches poetry writing workshops through the UNM Continuing Education Program. Her passion in the visual arts is linocuts—for the sheer physicality of cutting and carving. Ms. Andersen also creates artist-made books and pencil/mixed media pieces on paper. Her work has been shown in New Jersey, New York and New Mexico.
Sculptor Justine Ortiz earns her living primarily as a sculptor, but also works in many mediums, including painting, performance, printmaking, needle felting, casting and jewelry making. Her love and admiration of animals and nature is consistent and evident throughout her work. She hold a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and has shown and performed in Albuquerque, as well as in San Francisco, Houston, New Orleans, and Plaisance, France.
San Antonio native Henry Morales studied art at San Antonio College and printmaking at the McNay Art Institute. Moving to Albuquerque in 1990, he became involved in the local art community, studying life drawing at the Harwood, where he helped manage classes for several years. His work has been exhibited at SBCC, the 501 Gallery, the KiMo and the Whole Foods Market on Wyoming. Beginning in 2008 he developed a love of wood block prints, sharing his unique style as a vendor for the Dia de los Muertos celebration that year. He continues to be involved sharing this 500-year-old tradition of art work that is relevant today.
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 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 (corner of 5th and Central) 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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