Community Turns Out For ‘We Who Are Clay’ Reception

Artist Kari Rives with Herkimer the hippo at the March 15 opening reception of Who We Are In Clay. Photo by Nancy Coombs

Artist Darla Graff Thompson. Photo by Nancy Coombs

Staff report

Art patrons turned out for the Opening Reception of “We Who Are Clay’ Friday, March 15 at Fuller Lodge Art Center, 2132 Central Ave.

Nearly a dozen community organizations teamed up to present this unique exhibit.

Two months of activities focused on the material that has shaped the history and culture of New Mexico.

This large and diverse exhibit contains everything from bowls to statuary and displays many different techniques for working with the starring material.

Visit to see slides of the entire “We Who Are Clay” exhibit and get an idea of the depth and breadth of the show.

A full list of “We Who Are Clay” events can be found at

Artist Bonnie Binkert celebrates the seasons in the Portal Gallery. Photo by Nancy Coombs

Doris Jackson, a volunteer at Fuller Lodge Art Center for 30 years, attended the recent opening reception with her son. Photo by Nancy Coombs

Artist Christina Sullo. Photo by Nancy Coombs

 Katherine Brittin and George Vigil display their granddaughter Emily Vigil’s piece. Vigil lives in Minnesota.  Photo by Nancy Coombs

Artist Dianna Shomaker. Photo by Nancy Coombs

Sam Johnsen of Santa Fe stands in front of artist Anne Russell’s piece. Photo by Nancy Coombs

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