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The Art of Jonathan Parker and Its Relation to Quilters of Yore
The Art of Jonathan Parker and Its Relation to Quilters of Yore

Mr. Parker does not describe his process as intentionally historical, but rather spontaneous and intuitive. Yet its intimate tie to quilters of the past cannot be denied.

The Art of Debra Baxter: With Acknowledgements to Superman, Dionysus, and Ghost Hearts (Not Ghost Ranch)
The Art of Debra Baxter: With Acknowledgements to Superman, Dionysus, and Ghost Hearts (Not Ghost Ranch)

Santa Fe artist Debra Baxter is a jeweler, a sculptor, a naturalist, an historian, and a scientist. Her works are compendia of creative talent, scientific knowledge, and intense spirituality – all ingredients for a recipe of beauty.

The Incredulity of St. Thomas: The Origins of Doubting Thomas
The Incredulity of St. Thomas: The Origins of Doubting Thomas

The two works, painting and engraving, attempt to portray the pre-eminence of faith as the basis of belief, while artistically emphasizing dramatic physical details and intense emotionality.

A Romance of Many Dimensions: A Comparison Between Mokha Laget and Edwin A. Abbot
A Romance of Many Dimensions: A Comparison Between Mokha Laget and Edwin A. Abbot

What do a Victorian mathematician and a Modernist painter have in common? How are an English author of the 19th to 20th centuries and a professional French translator of the 20th to 21st centuries thematically related?

The Symbiosis of the St. Francis Auditorium and Alcoves No. 1
The Symbiosis of the St. Francis Auditorium and Alcoves No. 1

Alcoves 20/20 No. 1 related intrinsically to the original purpose of the St. Francis. It is fitting that the original ethos of the physical and spiritual connection between human beings and the animals of land, sea, air are emphasized in the portraits of Diane Marsh which were on exhibit in Alcoves No. 1.

The Wood Wide Web: The Artistry and Morality of Marietta Patricia Leis and Robert Macfarlane
The Wood Wide Web: The Artistry and Morality of Marietta Patricia Leis and Robert Macfarlane

Both the world wide web and the wood wide web are templates for connections and communications. The world web connects humans and the wood web connects trees. Together they are essential for sustenance, support, and solace. Together they are the basis for the visual art of Marietta Patricia Leis and the verbal art of Robert Macfarlane.

Fact and Fabrication: The Art of Heather McGill
Fact and Fabrication: The Art of Heather McGill

Heather McGill, whose works are on display in ALCOVES NO. 2 at the New Mexico Museum of Art until February 9th, 2020, is a master of reconciling such opposing concepts of: fact and fabrication, individual and mass produced craftwork, conventional female and male artistic expressions, history and modern technology.