Two Great Art Events Today: Part 16

ART News:

Oct. 16-18 is Art Weekend in Los Alamos! Both the 2015 Los Alamos Studio Tour and the Gateway to the Holidays Arts and Crafts Fair will take place that weekend. The Los Alamos Daily Post is featuring artists from both events leading up to the Tour and Fair.

The 2015 Studio Tour is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18. Samples of all artists’ work will be on display throughout the weekend in the Pajarito Room at historic Fuller Lodge.

The Fuller Lodge “Gateway to the Holidays” Arts & Crafts Fair runs 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17 at Crossroads Bible Church. A list of particating artists and their work can be viewed at http://fullerlodgeartcenter.com/Fair_Fall2015.

 

Meet Bruce Warren

Bruce Warren has been a photographer, author and photog­raphy educator for more than 30 years. He moved to Los Alamos in 2000 from the Washington, DC, area.

Warren has an MFA in Photography from Ohio University, Athens, and is the author of three widely used photography textbooks, Photography 2E, Photography:The Concise Guide and Digital Photography.

He taught photography at Montgomery College, Rockville, Maryland, from 1976 to 2000, was co­ordinator of their photography program from 1988 to 2000, and was instrumental in establishing a complete two-year professional photography curriculum. He was awarded a Ful­bright Teacher Exchange in 1994-95, during which he taught photography at London College of Printing in England.

Warren’s first career was in physics and math, which he taught at the University of Liberia for four years. Pho­tography played a role in his life from the age of eight, beginning with a Brownie Hawkeye camera. He soon took over the family camera for Kodachrome slides of the family trips.

While he was teaching in Liberia, photography began to consume more and more of his time, and on his return to the US, he took his MFA in photography and began teach­ing. Now retired from teaching, Bruce works on his photog­raphy out of his house in Los Alamos.

Warren’s photography includes landscapes, travel, nudes and nature. While his style of photography belongs to the school of straight photography, all of his current print output is pro­duced digitally. He has traveled and photographed extensively in Europe, Africa, the Far East and the United States. He has exhibited in numerous galleries and has produced several multi-media presentations including New Mexico: Fire and Ice; Britain, A Ride through History; Ask Me Why I Dive!; and Alaska by Motorcycle. Gal­lery shows of prints previously dis­played in Los Alamos include “Mythic Places” and “70s Nudes Revisited”.

 

Abstract by Connie Pacheco. Courtesy photo
 
Meet Connie Pacheco

Artist’s Statement: I am  a long time resident of Los Alamos and have been an artist for many years.  Abstract painting has been my passion since 1991.  I enjoyed painting in acrylics and mixed media, then in 1997 I took a workshop on Monotypes at the College of Santa  Fe and was intrigued by this printmaking process.  I was drawn by the spontaneous approach and the potential for the unexpected as well as its flexibility. 

My present work focuses on monotypes and mixed media. I incorporate my monotypes with pieces of fabrics and a wide range of papers to create an image.  It adds depth and mystery as I overlap layers of papers, metallic leafing or fabrics over a painted surface.  Recently I have introduced  metallic colored bits of mica and mica flakes into my work.  The natural sparkle you get from Mica enhances my work.”

Balance, design and composition all come into play as I build up with interesting colors and textures. I experiment with shapes, edges and values until a composition that is pleasing to the eye begins to unfold. When all these various parts come together I consider my work  finished.

My paintings are about interpretations of places I have visited. They reveal my view of the world as I see it. One of my goals as an artist is for the viewer to experience the energy and emotions that I put into my work.

My work has been exhibited at the Fuller Lodge Art Center in Los Alamos, and in Albuquerque at the Master Works show in the Miniature Fine Arts Division.

 

‘Peaceful Moments’ by Connie Pacheco. Courtesy photo
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