September 15, 2017
Welcome to Santa Fe Arts Journal, which celebrates the Santa Fe arts community through engaging articles about creative individuals and the events they present in town.
The Santa Fe Symphony’s opening concert of the 2017-2018 season features a performance of Brahms’ “Piano Concerto No.2, Op. 83” by the Fifteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition Gold Medal winner Yekwon Sunwoo. The symphony also plays Elgar’s “Enigma Variations, Op. 36” during the September 17 concert at the Lensic Performing Arts Center.
“Fight Like a Girl,” a show of works by painter and recycled-materials collage artist Erin Currier, opens on September 15 at Blue Rain Gallery. “What began as a natural integration of my sociopolitical beliefs with a sheer joy of art-making has since developed into a full-fledged artistic praxis by which I integrate the human realm I come in contact with in the course of my travels,” explains Currier, who has visited close to 50 countries.
Georges Mazilu was trained as a realistic painter in Romania. After mastering realism, he became an abstract painter. Today, his paintings blend abstraction with realism. Turner Carroll Gallery features Mazilu’s work in the show “Georges Mazilu: A Survey of Paintings and Drawings,” which opens on September 15.
A retrospective of Santa Fe painter Christopher Benson’s 40-year career opens at the Newport Art Museum on September 29. Copies of the show’s catalog “Pictures & Windows: The Paintings of Christopher Benson from 1977-2017” is available for purchase at Garcia Street Books.
Santa Fe Arts Journal thanks Santa Fe painter Catherine Molland for allowing use of an image of her 36” x 36”, oil with mixed media painting “Call to Adventure.” Molland’s work can be viewed at catherinemolland.com.
Emily Van Cleve