First off, the great news! Saturday was the Downtown Action Team’s LOOK Awards dinner, and Chroma Studios was nominated for the “Best New Business” in downtown. Well, not only were we nominated, but we won! We are so honored to be recognized by the DAT and downtown community and are very grateful to whomever nominated us and all who voted for us! All our hard work is paying off!
Tonight, we have a Poetry Workshop with Logan Phillips – Writing workshop and short performance hosted by, Logan Phillips, www.dirtyverbs.com, Logan is an international slam poet. He teaches English in Mexico, and Slams in the US. He is an Arizona native who grew up with the border in his back yard. He has been moved by his life experiences to speak on this issue, and confront the idea of a world without borders. Logan is dynamic, honest, heart felt and passionate. His words show us the beauty of gray areas, and the need for acceptance and tolerance in our world. Starts at 6:30 pm, $10 at the door.
First Friday is fast approaching! The July photography show is currently going up and features several well known New Mexico photographers. Tim Anderson, Pat Berrett, Jean Casson O’Neill, Fernando Delgado, Karl Eschenbach, Joan Fenicle, Raine Klover, Robert Leutheuser, Barry McCormick, Kirk McGee, Pete Myers, Tom Outler, Julie Rybachek, Susan See, Justin Simenson, and Bill Skees all have photography in the show which runs through the month of July. Come by on Friday evening, 6-10 pm, meet the artists, enjoy some refreshments and perhaps find some great photography you won’t be able to live without!
El Sol y la Vida, Watercolor & Ink by Chris Baca Rodriguez
Tonight is the Downtown Artscrawl Friday! We have an art reception happening in the gallery from 6-10pm. Refreshments as always plus you have the chance to meet and greet some of our gallery artists. We have lots of great new art hanging this month including June’s featured artists, Chris Baca Rodriguez and Karl Eschenbach. Chris creates incredible drawings/watercolors and Karl is a wizard of digitally enhanced photography. This show runs through June 27th.
Visions 026, Digital Photo by Karl Eschenbach
In the performance space an Intimate Concert with Uncle Nick & the Recluses. They are a blues trio featuring Nick Harmon, who also happens to be one of our gallery artists! The Recluses are Greg Gould and Chroma’s own guitarist in residence, Aaron Lewis. Tickets for the concert are $10. Music will start around 7:30pm.
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Tagged Aaron Lewis, art, artscrawl, Chris Baca Rodriguez, downtown, Greg Gould, intimate concert, Karl Eschenbach, music, Nick Harmon
It’s a slower than usual week here at Chroma, only 2 events scheduled! Thursday is our first ever “Tweet up” which has been combined with a charity event to create the first ever Charity Tweet up. What exactly is a “tweet up” you ask? It’s a meet up for people who met via Twitter! We had a great ARTICLE written about the event in the Daily Lobo (UNM student newspaper). It’s not just for Twitter people however, EVERYONE is invited and it’s for a great cause! Hope to see you there!
Also this week, on Saturday, we will have our second day of the Saturday Summer Artist Market. We had several GREAT artists participate last Saturday and plan to have several more this weekend. Every weekend will be different, so come out and support your local artists! The hours are Noon-6pm which also happens to be the gallery hours, go figure! 🙂 Stop by and say hi!
Brian Vallo and his paintings
Alex and her funky, fun arts & crafts
Sarah & her jewelry/paintings
Jocelyn, Aura & Jewelry
John Rose Illustrations
Patricia Rose's print
We were mentioned on the Channel 4 news in a story about downtown businesses! Check out the video in the upper right hand corner, we are mentioned in the last 10 seconds!!
Channel 4 KOBTV