DIGEST THIS! opens 5-7 p.m. Friday, April 22 at Fuller Lodge Art Center. Inspired by all things edible, the show is a tasty mix of 3D, mixed media, traditional oils, textiles and ceramics. Anyone who hungers for eclectic art should be well satisfied.
Culinary-related creations by artists from Northern New Mexico include media ranging from gessoed Wonder Bread to clay to taxidermy. An Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony doll by fiber artist Fran Black and a pen and ink spread of Rainbow Cupcakes by Trish Ebbert, offer an energy boost while Jeri Burzin’s photograph of squash Blossoms and Celia Cortez’ pencil drawing of artichokes, Violetta and Friends, add fresh produce to the menu. Watercolor artist Patricia Gould contributed another healthy-eating entry, Lemon and Kale,
“I just liked the way the lemon was reflective and juicy and the kale was rough and curly,” Gould said.
An oil painting of Yummy Chocolate Cheesecake by Cathy Bennett offers a 21st century version of the cake made famous by Edith Warner at her Otowi Bridge tearoom back in the 1940s. It’s been said that when Warner was asked by Manhattan Project scientists for her chocolate cake recipe, she told them it was a secret…
Digest This! will run seven weeks, until June 11, and delicious and digestible collaborations with local food organizations and restaurants are being cooked up.
Featured Portal Artist
Glass artist Joanne Kozuchowski is the featured Portal Artist. Her show is entitled “Garden of Glass” and features over thirty new works in both stained glass and fused glass. Kozuchowski chose as her theme the fantastic world of birds, insects and flowers and used a variety of techniques to complete her work. Given the space, this show is dominated by framed fused glass work; however, Kozuchowski said that stained glass remains her first love and is “the ultimate collaboration between artist and nature.” A piece is not complete until it is held up to be illuminated by the sun, she said.
‘Green Gardens’ by Joanne Kozuchowski is one of the works on display in the Portal Gallery. Courtesy/FLAC
Fuller Lodge Art Center, at 2132 Central Ave., in downtown Los Alamos, is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and art may also be viewed on the website: fullerlodgeartcenter.com. For further information call 505.662.1635.