"Grace is the beauty of form under the influence of freedom." - Friedrich Schiller
You're Invited!
Join us this Friday, August 10 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm for the opening reception of Under the Influence!

For this exhibit, we asked artists to create work inspired by events, other artwork, music, dance, books, and more! See the work of over 40 artists who give credit to and portray through art where their inspirations originated.

The event is free! Come by and meet the artists, view the astounding variety of media, and help yourself to free refreshments.
These artists are Under the Influence...
" Joy ", a beaded "painting"
by Ann Greene.
Ann was inspired by a sculpture of a bear she had seen a long time ago that brought her joy. After losing an image of it in the Cerro Grande fire, she rediscovered it in her own art.
" Six Geese A-Morphing " by Carolyn Efner.
This is a 3 dimensional Mobius strip built out of clay. The Klein Bottle was influenced by mathematician, Felix Klein.
" Hope-Endless Possibilities " by Jeannie Hope Gibson.
This piece is both inspired and inspiring. Math and science shape our knowledge and help us understand as we encourage our youth to use this knowledge to better our future.
" Thank You Emily", a hand-made book by Sue Ellen Hains .
This 10 page book was inspired by the poetry of Emily Dickinson.
The exhibit is full of inspiration!
In the Portal Gallery...
"I was born on December 28, 1948, in West Warwick, Rhode Island, but lived in Coventry until I was 21. After graduating from Rhode Island Junior College with a degree in English, I moved out West – living at various times in Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana – and settling in New Mexico (USA). I had always wanted to be an artist or a writer and have spent most of my life doing both. In taking this path, I was heavily influenced at an early age by my father. He was a wonderful storyteller and held artists and writers in high regard. In addition, he always wanted to go out West, but it so happened that he was never able to realize that dream.

The painters I most admire are: Chagall, Picasso, Gauguin, Van Gogh, Henri Rousseau, Modigliani – although what I know I have learned from others too numerous to mention.

My Polish heritage figures strongly in my work. My grandparents immigrated to the United States sometime before World War I, seeking opportunity like so many others. They worked in the textile factories and did their best to blend in. The unfortunate part was that the language was lost, along with the stories they brought with them. Through the miracle of art, however, I was able to turn this to my advantage. Using my imagination, I was able not only to fill in the blanks but also to take my grandmothers on a series of wild adventures in their adopted country.
I have worked at odd jobs, struggled and done without, but in the end it’s been the talent that God has given me to develop that has seen me through. I am thankful for all the people who have helped me, bought, enjoyed, appreciated and honored my work. At this late date, I look back at all the paintings I have done and I am grateful that I turned my life in this direction."

-Michael Andryc
The Very Next Day...
Be sure to visit our 38th annual Arts & Crafts Fair
on Saturday, August 11 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
**Background image is "Hope" by Sue Ellen Hains
** The 3 bird images, "Violet", "Falcon", and "Rust" are by Charles Morgenstern
We hope you join us for the festivities in Los Alamos this weekend!
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