Artist Reception Sunday, July 7th from 1-3pm
The show runs July 2nd – 30th
“Sanctuary for the Goddess: The Legacy of Visionary Artist Ted Specker,” presented by Sylvia Brenner, a friend of the artist.
In the late 80’s, Ted joined the Intentional Community of City of the Sun near Columbus, NM. At his request he was assigned an off the grid, dusty, barren desert lot. A non-traditional artist, he began creating many outdoor sculptures honoring Mother Earth. Two of his first sculptures, Copper Woman and Mother Earth Breast, were documented by the Smithsonian Institution’s NM Survey in 1994 called “Save Outdoor Sculptures.”
Ted was called uneducated, scruffy and a creative genius depending on who was commenting. He died unexpectedly in 2006 just short of 71. Those who knew him say his greatest legacy was not his work, but his kindness and example of how to live a creative, artistic and passionate life despite mainstream culture.
Deming Art Center
100 S. Gold St,
Deming, NM 88030
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