Saturday, March 17, 2pm
New Mexico Women Artists
516 ARTS presents a panel discussion and talk with selected women artists featured in the New Mexico Showcase exhibition. This event is part of the Women & Creativity series coordinated by the National Hispanic Cultural Center and Creative Albuquerque. Come meet the artists and discuss issues and opportunities facing contemporary women artists in New Mexico. The panel discussion will be moderated by Nancy Salem.
Rebekah Potter does handstitched work that addresses issues of dimension, touch and physicality through textiles, and her colorful, decorative, made-to-order "bloK" paintings give everyday items a handcrafted aesthetic.
Luanne Redeye grew up on the Allegany Indian Reservation in New York and received an M.F.A. in Painting and Drawing at UNM. She works to address stereotypes and misconceptions traditionally associated with Native Americans and explores concepts of identity, race, gender and sexuality in her subjects to challenge and confront notions of "authenticity."
Valerie Roybal is a mixed media artist whose recent work explores physiological processes and the process of cell mutations in the human body that cause disease and anomaly. She is a part of 20 x 200, an online arts retailer that connects emerging artists, collectors and the general public.
Cedra Wood received an M.F.A. from UNM, is a founding board member of the Ghost Town Arts Collective, and has participated in the Collaborative Lithography Program at Tamarind Institute, the UNM Land Arts of the American West Program and the New Mexico Musical Heritage Project, where she is an apprentice violinmaker.
Panel Moderator Nancy Salem is an art writer and critic who has served as publisher of New Mexico Business Weekly and Arts Editor for The Albuquerque Tribune.
This event is free and open to the public.