Opening Reception: New Mexico Artists Around the Kitchen Table
Saturday, October 14, from 4-6 pm
Meet some of the participating artists in the new exhibition, New Mexico Artists Around the Kitchen Table, and enjoy refreshments over conversation! This project offers the community an exhibition and program series featuring more than 20 New Mexico artists that grounds artistic mentorship in families and social circles as a sustainable cycle of legacy and stability. Offering a firm foothold in the creative economy, artistic practices are passed on at kitchen tables–whether in a kitchen, in a classroom, in a yard, or at a church. The kitchen table takes form anywhere and everywhere as a meeting place and a place of learning, observation, exchange, and storytelling. It becomes the glue that gives meaning to artistic legacies that emerge from mentorships, friendships, families, and loved ones. The exhibition and program series is supported by a National Endowment for the Arts Challenge grant and guest-curated by Michelle Lanteri.
Image: Jodie Herrera, Hope, 2017, oil on wood, 24 x 36 in. Image courtesy of the artist.