Saturday, April 18, 2009


Winter Pressing Book and Winter Pressing 2008

On April 4, We journeyed to Albuquerque, NM for the reception of "Opening a Book: Environmental Artists' Books at The Land/gallery, presented by The Land/art site. Inc. The photo in the gallery shows 2 of the 3 pieces that Jeffrey Lee curated into the show. Ten years ago I worked on The Land/art site near Mountainair, south of Albuquerque, creating a large open book sculpture in an arroyo using indigenious elements. It was wonderful to connect with the founders, Edite Nuevo and Thomas Cates again. Their relatively new gallery space is beautiful - clean, white, and well designed. The show included many fine artists such as Basia Irland who carved an ice book embedded with seeds. We stayed overnight at the comfy adobe of Mark Rudd and Marla Painter. Sunday we brunched with Florida friends Van and Fran Massey and daughter Laurie at one of our favorite eateries - Santacafe in Santa Fe. Before leaving for home we visited Site Santa Fe and saw the show "Pretty is as Pretty does".
Quite a show, pretty on the exterior, but inside was another matter.

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