A long way to tributary
The Santa Fe River takes the stage in the newest exhibit at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center’s Community Gallery. Works by nearly 30 artists bring into dialogue ideas about the river’s past, present, and future.
Meander: Works Inspired by the Santa Fe River includes realistic paintings and photographs as well as sculptures and other three-dimensional works. One of the biggest pieces is Matthew Chase-Daniel’s construction from branches and other objects, which measures about 10 feet by 6 feet by 3 feet and hangs from the ceiling. Elizabeth Hunt’s contribution consists of 13 aquariums (with bubblers, filters, and ceramic fish) stacked into a cellular construction.
Artist Bobbie Besold’s work includes bags of water from various rivers and tap water. “Gifts From the Santa Fe River” is the theme of the installation by Dominique Mazeaud; its elements include heart-shaped rocks and a pair of baby shoes the artist found during river walks.
Meander opens with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, April 9, and runs through June 5. Public workshops, performances, and presentations are planned in conjunction with the exhibit. The convention center is at 201 W. Marcy St. Call 955-6705 for more information.