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October Open Studios Event

It’s almost time for our monthly open studios event! We have a new artist joining us this month. He recently moved into studio #3. His name is Jamie Wynter and he’s an abstract painter.

Abstract painting by Jamie Wynter

Abstract painting by Jamie Wynter

Jamie started painting a couple years ago when he was living in Santa Cruz ,California.  He’s interested in hard edge abstract paintings and plans on completing two painting series. The first will be called “Neon on the wall” and the other will be called “Ice on the dune”. Jamie’s artistic inspirations are William Blake, Alex Grey, Charles Bukowski, Death grips, his mother, and nature.
In addition to Jamie Wynter we have 3 other artists opening their studios tomorrow from noon-5pm. Dee Alexandria, Cynthia Zeedyk and Paula Manning-Lewis.
We are located at 1606 Central Ave SE, suite 201 (upstairs). Our building is 1 1/2 blocks west of University Ave. Enter from Central eastbound lane, turn into our parking lot right after passing Ash Street and Yasmine’s Cafe on the corner. Parking is free in our parking lot or there is metered parking in the front of the building. Follow the signs and sidewalk chalk to find the entrance. See you there!
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Open Studios Event!

Starting in September, we will have a monthly open studios event at our Central Ave. location. This is the place where we have our art studios. There are 11 studios with 8 artists, at least 4 of us will be opening our doors to the public on the 3rd Saturday of the month, from 12 noon to 5:00pm. We are located at 1606 Central Ave SE, Suite 201, very close to UNM, about a block west of University Ave.

The first open studios is happening on September 17th, hope to see you there! 🙂

This Week at Chroma: First Friday! 6-10pm

 

"Keeping it Shiny Side Up"

"Keeping it Shiny Side Up"

Jacqui Lewnes with her Triumph in the gallery

Jacqui Lewnes with her Triumph in the gallery

This week is our First Friday Art Opening. Our featured artist for August is Jacqui Lewnes and her show of Contemporary Motorcycle Drawings, “Keeping it Shiny Side Up”. Jacqui has shown her work in the past here at Chroma Studios Gallery, but never like this! This new series of motorcycle drawings is awesome! You may have seen her monotypes of animals; cats, dogs, birds, etc. Just for fun, she will ride her motorcycle in to the gallery on Friday and park it with her drawings in the main gallery for the opening reception!

“Motorcycles have fascinated me since a young teenager,” Lewnes writes in her statement. “Motorcycles for me represent freedom, movement, and friendships.  They have given me great memories of summer: moving through the days with the wind in my face. Now, slightly older, I ride to keep grounded. On a motorcycle, it’s you on two wheels without a buffer or a cage around you. This keeps me in the moment.

“These drawings are created from a collection of my photos, toys and some great memories of my first bikes.  They are created in the same spirit of riding: light, loose and easy going–a gesture.  They are simply constructed on paper…motorcycles and life are not stationary nor static. In these drawings, my bikes shake and rattle, the kick- stands are up and it’s up to you to catch the bikes before they fall over. Bright colors are used in my works foreground and background, screaming for your attention, like loud mufflers and bright colors do when a motorcycle drives past you.  You can’t help but look.”