Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Art Gallery Opening: Celebrate Spring!

Celebrate the start of spring with award-winning watercolors, whimsical raku figures, jewelry, and other art at The Old Schoolhouse Gallery in San Antonito

The Old Schoolhouse Gallery in San Antonito celebrates the beginning of spring on Friday, March 19, with an opening featuring new works by a renowned local watercolor artist.

Semiramis (pronounced Sim merm miss), a Signature Member of the New Mexico Watercolor Society, has won many awards both locally and nationally. One of the things that distinguishes her watercolors are their sheer size—many as large as 60 X 32 inches. The artist says, “I like things very, very large. I started drawing with chalk on the row home streets of Philadelphia in the 60s. I would try to find a one-way street so I could draw large figures the size of a car. I knew at that point I would do art.”

Most recently Semiramis completed a series of six New Mexico cactus paintings, blown up to many times their actual size. Now is your chance to see these remarkable watercolors in person and up close!

The spring opening includes other gallery favorites, like Kathy and Glenn Amspaugh of the Sedillo Hill Studio. They will premiere their “Spring Collection” of raku figures, such as garden gnomes and rabbits. You may have seen the couple’s popular “Death Figures”; now don’t miss their latest whimsical work. The gallery also has a wide selection of jewelry, sculpture, prints, and original art in all price ranges.

Join The Old Schoolhouse Gallery for the spring opening on Friday, March 19 from 4pm to 8pm, to enjoy art and refreshments. Regular gallery hours are from 10 am to 6 pm Tuesday through Sunday. The gallery is closed Monday.

The Old Schoolhouse Gallery is located on the scenic Turquoise Trail at 12504 Highway N 14, approximately a quarter mile north of Frost Road.

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