Monthly Archives: June 2008

Grand Opening a Hit!

This past Friday was our Grand Opening art show and open studios event. Most of the photos posted were taken before and after the show. I had planned to take more during the show, but the place was so crowded and I was so busy talking with our guests that I ended up putting the camera away.

The show was a huge success! Many people came by to see the space and ended up staying for the three hours to enjoy the art, talk with all the artists, enjoy a little food and beverages and many even left with a piece of art or two. I have been told by several people that this was the best art opening they’ve been to in some time. I would have to agree with that, even if I am a little biased. The art was amazing, the artists friendly, the refreshments yummy and the atmosphere in general was positive.

Thanks go out to everyone that came out to support Chroma Studios. Thanks to the guest artists that brought in their wonderful work, to the studio artists for all the hard work they put into getting everything ready, to the musicians(Aaron and Michael) that created a festive atmosphere and to our good friends Kathy and Benita that prepared the awesome food!

Chroma Artists from left to right, Michael(guest artist), Barak, Vashti, Josephine, Terri, Angelo, Aaron and Paula(Chroma Artists not pictured, Diane Reitz, Chris and Amy Schelling, guest artists not pictured, Ray Maseman, Jacqui Lewnes and Brandon Atencio)

Advertisements

You’re Invited!

Please join us for our Grand Opening celebration!

When:  Friday, June 6, 2008
             5:30 – 8:30pm

Where:  Chroma Studios
            1606 Central Ave SE Suite 201
             (there is plenty of parking in the East and West parking lots and in the adjacent church)

Who we are:

Chroma Studios is Albuquerque’s newest professional artist’s studio space.  Located on Central just West of University, Chroma is home to 10 professional artists and a growing community of visiting artists and students.  We are dedicated to promoting the work of established and emerging artists through studio spaces, exhibitions, and class offerings.

Meet the artists:

  Reconstruction, oil on canvas by Paula Manning-Lewis

Painter Paula Manning-Lewis creates stunning works of art that incorporate spirals depicting the cycles of growth and invention, inspiration and experience, failure and success.  She is a passionate and inspired artist is one of the founding members of Chroma Studios.

Aaron Lewis is an accomplished musician who will be gracing us with his tunes on opening night.  Lewis is currently mastering tracks for his third CD “Space Travel”.  He plays gigs througout New Mexico, and teaches music to children in his spare time.  He is also a founding member of the Studios.

 

Josephine Brionez de Flores is another founding member, born and raised in Barelas.  Brionez de Flores is a prolific artist who shows her work throughout New Mexico and internationally.  Her feather masks are held in private collections throughout the world.

Angelo Flores, the final founding member, is an entrepenuer that creates custom engraving on pendants for all occasions, ie graduation, new baby, memorials, etc.

Diane Walton Reitz studied fine art at Schular Fine Art School in Baltimore, Maryland, and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree with a specialty in painting and illustration from Texas A& M. She has been living, painting, and teaching in New Mexico since 1998, and is a member of several New Mexico art associations. She is represented by Chroma Studios, and Dreamscapes Gallery.

Terri Hansen is an award winning classical realist painter who has recently relocated to Albuquerque and positively loves living here. Primarily an Oil and Watercolor artist, her compositions and colors are unmistakable for their highly charged dramatic flair.

Chris and Amy Schelling are a husband/wife artist team. Chris paints colorful abstract oils and Amy works in several media.

Israeli Barak Naggan is a professional adventure travel and nature photographer and videographer.  On his first visit to the American southwest several years ago, he became deeply inspired by the area’s natural beauty and in 2002 he made New Mexico his home.  His photographs have shown in Israel, California and New Mexico, and have been published in several magazines including Men’s Journal and National Geographic Adventure.

vashti b, a New Mexico native, is an artist who explores text, found objects and mixed media in her work.  She is a professional teaching artist who works to promote literacy and a culture of creativity and kindness.

Please join us for an evening of refreshments, music and art as we introduce ourselves as well as the work of several other local artists.

See you there!

For more information or any questions call Paula at 259-6320.