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February Events

peaceandlovepostcard

January is over, the sun has been out a few times and spring is on it’s way!(I can hope right?) Several events happening here at Chroma Studios this month. We hope to entice you out to our 1st Friday art opening or one of our many Intimate Concerts this month. We are also starting a series of AMP concerts this month! Looking forward to seeing you soon!

February Events:

Friday, February 5th, 6-10pm: First Friday Artscrawl This month’s show is “Peace and Love” and features the work of Cari Pier and Paula Manning-Lewis. Other gallery artists are also           showing work with this theme. Looking for that special Valentine’s Day gift? We have some incredible art and lots of fabulous jewelry for the one you love! Live music with the viola-guitar duo of Alicia Ultan & Tim Gaulden. ALSO, a show within a show this month at Chroma Studios Gallery! Justin Simenson, one of our favorite photographers is debuting a new series of photos & audio interviews called “Walls That Talk”. View the photographs while listening to the interviews.

Friday, February 12th, 7pm: Intimate Concert Series featuring Cowboy music with Steve Cormier. After a number of years off from playing such venues as The Kerrville Folk Festival Washington DC folkcenter and The Albuquerque Museum. Steve took to acting in film and television and teaching college history. Come see his return to singing. Tickets $8 in advance or $10 at the door.

Saturday, February 13th, 7pm: Intimate Concert Series featuring NYC Folk Rock with Laura Meyer on her cross country tour. “Elegant singing and playing.. a brilliant guitarist” Steve Traina WCSB Cleveland, “She made time stand still” Dan Berry , Hartford Advocate, “Delicious Gritty Guitars” David Byrne Pop Making Sense. Tickets $8 in advance or $10 at the door.

Thursday, February 18th, 7:30pm: Our first AMP Concert featuring Hungrytown. Musical duo Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson.  Their deceptively simple compositions are rooted firmly in folk tradition; “in fact, Hungrytown’s music offers such an aura of authenticity–in titles and in tunes–it could be easily mistaken for original trad transcripts,”declares Lee Zimmerman of Performing Songwriter, and Rachel Nones of the Feminist Review raves “Hungrytown is American folk music at its zenith.”Early reviews of the CD have landed the group daily airplay on XM Radio’s “The Village,” and Hungrytown songs are beginning to appear on play lists across the country, including Boston’s WUMB, New York’s WFUV & Philadelphia’s WXPN. $15 suggested donation, reservations strongly encouraged!

Chroma Studios is now offering custom framing services to artists and customers. If you are an artist or have 5 or more pieces to be framed, you get a 25% discount off our already low wholesale prices.  We beat even the 50% off sales of other framers.

Aaron has opened up his teaching studio and is currently taking on new guitar students. Aaron has a music teaching license with the state of New Mexico and has been teaching guitar to kids and adults for over 15 years. For more information see HERE.

We have continued adding individual ARTIST PAGES to the Chroma web site, so far there are 18 pages completed with at least two pages going up every weekday. Shop for art on your computer, then come by the gallery to see it in person. You may also buy on line and have the art shipped to you wherever you happen to be. Chroma now represents over 50 artists, so there is a lot of great art to see. Chroma’s focus is on New Mexico artists and we are excited to show the diversity of New Mexico art available. New Pages completed since the last newsletter: Cari Pier, Justin Simenson, Tricia Simmons, Brian Vallo.

January Events at Chroma!

Happy New Year!

Hope this post finds everyone happy and healthy!  We are playing catch up after the holidays, so the Chroma Events Newsletter is running a bit late this month. Luckily, there are still a couple of events taking place in January and plenty of news for the New Year.

Richard Sandoval, January's Featured Artist

January Events:

Friday, January 15th, 6-10pm: Downtown Artscrawl Artist’s reception for this month’s featured artist is Richard Sandoval. His show “Earththing” features recent and past surreal works in mixed                                                     media for the mind and spirit.

Friday, January 22nd, 7pm: Intimate Concert Series featuring Diana Ivy with Jupiter Rose, duo on guitar performing Goddess Folk Rock. Tickets $8 in advance or $10 at the door.

Chroma Studios is now offering custom framing services to artists and customers! If you are an artist or have 5 or more pieces to be framed, you get a 25% discount off our already low wholesale prices. However, for the month of January, EVERYONE gets our discounted price.

Aaron has opened up his teaching studio and is currently taking on new guitar students. Aaron has a music teaching license with the state of New Mexico and has been teaching guitar to kids and adults for over 15 years! For more information see HERE.

We have continued adding individual ARTIST PAGES to the Chroma web site, so far there are 14 pages completed with at least two pages going up every weekday. Shop for art on your computer, then come by the gallery to see it in person. You may also buy on line and have the art shipped to you wherever you happen to be. Chroma now represents over 50 artists, so there is a lot of great art to see. Chroma’s focus is on New Mexico artists and we are excited to show the diversity of New Mexico art available. Pages currently completed; Blain Anderson, Cate Clark, María de Echevarría, Brendan Gould, Kirk McGee, Scott White, té zins,  Mickey Bond,  Caroline Blaker,  Jenny Durrett,  Karl Eschenbach, Patricia Halloran, John Parish, and Julie Rybachek.

Would you like to get 10% off ALL purchases, and 2 FREE Intimate Concert tickets? Become a Chroma Studios member today! $35 yearly membership for individuals, $50 for businesses
(Businesses also get a mention in our monthly newsletter and a link on our website). Become a Chroma member and be entered in a drawing for a FREE 1 hour massage!

Thank you so much for your continued support of Chroma Studios and the New Mexico art/music/poetry scene. Have a very happy holiday season, we look forward to seeing you soon!

Sincerely,

Paula Manning-Lewis and Aaron Lewis

Next week, Intimate Concert Series: Bayou Seco

Thursday, Nov. 5th, Doors open at 7pm, show starts at 7:30pm. $8 in advance or $10 at the door.
Ken Keppeler and Jeanie McLerie are the core of Bayou Seco well loved, long time Albuquerque residents who now live in Silver City, NM. Ken and Jeanie have been making music together since 1978, always with an ear to the regional traditions that capture their interest. This unforgettable evening will be filled with tunes gathered from the source, the direct transmission through human contact and interaction. Rare music from the old country and the new world will fill the air, and stories that go with them. You will hear old Cajun music, New Mexican dance tunes and songs, cowboy songs, and fiddle tunes from the Tohono O’Odham people of Southern Arizona, all played with authenticity and joy. Expect soaring, stellar vocals from Jeanie, growling wool from Ken -Crack fiddling, banjo and guitar, rollicking accordion, cowboy prairie rhymes and ballads, and plenty hijinx from these veterans of the folk music world.
Recently returned from a successful Spring and Summer tour this year in Ireland, England, France, and Germany, they will grace the wonderful Chroma Gallery with their music and stories. Not to be missed!!!!!!!!

This Week at Chroma: Dough Rollers & First Friday

A Little Support

A Little Support

New York based blues and country band the Dough Rollers will play at Chroma Studios in Downtown Albuquerque tonight at 7pm, yet another great show from our Intimate Concert Series.
Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30. Tickets are $10 at the door.

The Dough Rollers are made up of Malcolm Ford on mandolin and lead vocals, Julia Tepper on fiddle and vocals, and Jack Byrne on guitars and vocals. The band says it came together in late 2008 based on a mutual appreciation for the music of early-20th-century America. They have been playing steadily in the New York and Los Angeles areas since. The band describes its influences as including Charley Patton, the Memphis Jug Band, Gid Tanner and his Skillet-Lickers, Johnny Horton, Bob Wills, and the gospel of Professor Johnson, giving rise to a wide-ranging repertoire. Recently, they have been featured on 88.9 KXLU, Los Angeles, and AM 1700 WPMD, Cerritos, and will be playing dates nationally through the end of the summer. The band’s MySpace page is at http://www.myspace.com/malcolmandjack.

This Friday is our monthly 1st Friday opening from 6-10pm. This month’s featured artist is Brendan Gould and his show “A Little Support” is a collection of his recent portrait paintings in oil and drawings in charcoal. In addition to more great new art, we will have Dave Hoover playing his beautiful harp music in the performance space.

This weekend at Chroma Studios

Tonight at 7:00 pm Intimate Concert featuring 
5 time Texas Music Award Winner Kevin Higgins and Barbara Malteze (of the Dustdevils)

Tomorrow starting at noon the Chroma Saturday Artist Market

Tomorrow at 3:00 pm Aaron Lewis Free Guitar Class 
in the Performance Space 

Tomorrow at 7:00 pm Intimate Concert Featuring Silver City 
Singer/Songwriter Melanie Zipin

Tonight at Chroma Studios Gallery & Performance Space

El Sol y la Vida, Watercolor & Ink by Chris Baca Rodriguez

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

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.

Coming up at Chroma: May & June

Saturday, May 30th, 6pm, Performance space, Lecture/Slide Presentation; Rob Leutheuser is giving a presentation to close out the May show of his photographs. He will give a short lecture along with a slide show of images from his 2008 travels in Kurdistan. This is a free presentation.

Wednesday, June 3, 7pm, Performance space, Intimate Concert; Eric Hisaw, Blues Singer/songwriter coming all the way from Austin, TX for a solo Intimate concert performance. Tickets are $10 each, available in advance or at the door.

Friday, June 5, 6-10pm, Gallery; June First Friday, featured artists, Chris Baca & Karl Eschenbach. Plus, work from the newest additions to the Chroma Gallery roster; Lisa Chernoff, Maria de Echevarria, Herb Goldman, Anna Goodridge, Shelby Keefe, Ken Roth, and Geri Verble.

Saturdays, June 6,13,20,27, Noon – 6pm, Gallery/Patio; Summer Artist’s Market, Starting in June we will rent table/booth spaces to artists and hold our very own Saturday Arts & Crafts market. Tell anyone/everyone you know about it.

Thursday, June 11, 6-9pm, Gallery; Charity Tweet Up, This is a combined event, Tweet up bringing Twitter members together for the Albuquerque area, Charity silent auction and event (10% of gallery sales will be donated) to benefit Best Buddies NM  Best Buddies NM has their offices in the same building as our Central Studios and they are an awesome organization/cause! Suggested donation at the door; $15.

Tuesdays, June 16 & 30, 7pm, Performance space, Carlos Contreras(one of our studio artists) is hosting a Poetry Slam, plus there will be a workshop as well on the 30th. We attended the first one here this past Friday and it was awesome! Tickets are $10, limited seating, contact Carlos(soothxsayer@yahoo.com) for more info or to reserve a spot. The house was PACKED for the first one!

Friday, June 19th, 7pm, Performance space, Intimate Concert featuring Nick Harmon, singer/songwriter. Nick is one talented individual! Not only is he playing this concert, but he also happens to be one of our gallery artists and was the one who created our amazing floor at the previous gallery location. Tickets are $10 each, available in advance or at the door. I hear this one may sell out quick though, so you may want to get tickets in advance!

Friday, June 19th, 6-10pm, Downtown Artscrawl Reception with June featured artists, Chris Baca & Karl Eschenbach. Plus, work from the newest additions to the Chroma Gallery roster; Lisa Chernoff, Herb Goldman, Anna Goodridge, Shelby Keefe and Ken Roth.

Tomorrow Night: The Real Matt Jones!


Singer/Songwriter Matt Jones will be performing at Chroma Studios tomorrow, Friday, March 20th at 7:00pm. He will be the second performer in Chroma’s new Intimate Concerts Series.
Matt Jones is a singer/songwriter that looks to the idiosyncrasies in life and magnifies them to the point where listeners say, “Oh yeah, I can see that.” Matt is originally from Albuquerque, NM and has performed in numerous areas all over the United States (he just needs to get the East Coast now) and in Canada. He would like his brand of light-hearted pop/rock to be challenging yet palatable in the ears of his listeners, and for them to be able to whistle his tunes the rest of the day.
The emphasis in Matts music is on songwriting, vocal ability, and rhythmic nuances. While Matts songs are resoundingly pop-oriented, he likes to entice listeners with interesting arrangements and subject matter. These elements tie together to make music that has great replay value, and is easy to remember.
Matt is currently touring with his latest musical effort, Passerby. Matt is a two-time New Mexico Music Industry Award nominee; in 2005 for Best Mainstream Rock song for his song Magic recorded with guitarist/producer Larry Mitchell (Tracy Chapman), and in 2006 for Best Rock/Alternative Song for his song Hang Around. Matt also played in the showcase for the 2006 Durango Songwriters Expo in Santa Barbara, and was also a featured performer at the 2004 Expo. Matt has shared the stage with a number of different artists including Paolo Nutini, Brett Dennen, Sister Hazel, Michael Martin Murphey and Matt has even opened for the great Rod Stewart. . .is this the Matt Jones for you?

Intimate Concert Series Starts Tonight!

Starting tonight, we are hosting a series of concerts here at the gallery that we are calling the “Intimate Concert Series”. It’s an intimate concert because there is only room for an audience of around 25-30 people. The music will usually be a solo performer. Tonight’s performance is by Vernon DeAguero, a Nuevo Flamenco guitarist from Santa Fe. His guitar playing his absolutely wonderful! Tickets are only $10 at the door. Concert starts at 7 pm.

One of the best things about this new concert series is that with such a small audience, you will have a chance to speak directly with the musician, ask questions, and hear their stories on a personal level. Think of it like a house concert, only, it’s in a gallery! In coming months we will have local singer/songwriters like Matt Jones and Kimo. Next month we actually have TWO concerts! Chad Cavanaugh, a singer/songwriter from San Diego, will be swinging by the gallery for a special show on March 14th. For more information, call Aaron Lewis at 908-1392.