Landscape paintings by Santa Fe artist Gregory Frank Harris are on display in a show at Hunter Kirkland Contemporary (200-B Canyon Rd.) through September 23. A painter with an extensive background in the performing and visual arts, Harris says about his process “I develop the paintings with several techniques in which I begin an underpainting using large brushes and heavy impasto to render the colors and pictorial design. Then, with different sized squeegees, I go over the wet paint to ‘blur’ the forms, leaving elements of the underpainting to show through.”
Thomas O’Connor conducts the Santa Fe Pro Musica Orchestra in season opening performances on September 22 at 4 p.m. and September 23 at 3 p.m. at the Lensic Performing Arts Center (211 W. San Francisco St.) featuring pianist Anne-Marie McDermott playing Mozart’s “Piano Concerto No. 20 in D Minor, K. 466.” A recitalist, chamber musician and orchestral soloist, McDermott is the artistic director of the Vail Valley Music Festival and a member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. The program also includes Haydn’s “Symphony No. 92 in G Major, Hob. I:92, Oxford” and “High Window” by 34-year old, award-winning American composer Christopher Cerrone.
Emily Van Cleve