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The Creative World of Judith Weichsel Carr, Opening Reception

Judith Weichsel Carr was an important member of the New Mexico arts community from the time she arrived here in the late 1960’s. She was an innovating force in modern tapestry weaving and fiber arts through her teaching, her exhibits, and her work with other artists and private students.

When

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Jan 11, 2020
02:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Where

Open Space Visitor
6500 Coors Blvd. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87120
505-897-8831

Description

The City of Albuquerque Parks & Recreation Department

OPEN SPACE VISITOR CENTER presents

The Creative World of Judith Weichsel Carr

Opening Reception:  Saturday January 11, 2:00pm –4:00pm.

The exhibit runs through February 23, 2020

Cost:  FREE Admission, Open to All

Judith Weichsel Carr (1942 – 2018) was an important member of the New Mexico arts community from the time she arrived here in the late 1960’s. She was born in New York and educated in the East until she went to the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan, where she received a B.F.A. and an M.F.A. in Weaving and Fine Arts.  She became an Instructor of Weaving and Fine Arts at UNM in 1970, as well as the University of Albuquerque in 1973.  She was an innovating force in modern tapestry weaving and fiber arts through her teaching, her exhibits, and her work with other artists and private students.  While she and her beloved husband, TJ, raised their son, John, she received an M.A. in Counseling and was an integral part in the creation of Jewish Family Service.   She traveled extensively and sought out artists in all media everywhere she went.  She continued to explore fiber art and create beautiful and surprising work until the very end of her life.

When Judith died in 2018, her husband and friends realized that too few people had had the opportunity to enjoy her work, especially what she had done most recently. She loved to travel and learned from artists and craftspeople wherever she went.  She loved New Mexico and the people, the space and the energy here.  She did profound work with people at the end of their lives.  The breadth of her art collection and her work demonstrates her joyous connection with the world. Judith honored cultures and techniques from around the world in her work, and she celebrated the natural world in some of her most beautiful pieces. 

The exhibit will run through February 23, 2020.

The Open Space Visitor Center is an interpretive hub for the Open Space program, lands, and resources.   Visitors enjoy educational exhibits, art displays, wildlife fields, a Traditions garden, Bosque trails, and a variety of talks, workshops, demonstrations and entertainment. The Open Space Visitor Center is located at 6500 Coors Boulevard, between Montaño Road and Paseo del Norte at the end of Bosque Meadows Road.  Look for the Flyway art installation. 505-897-8831 or www.cabq.gov/openspace for more information.

Price

Free
The Creative World of Judith Weichsel Carr, Opening Reception

Judith Weichsel Carr

Contact

Kent Swanson
505-897-8831