Mixed Me­dia Ge­orge R.R. Martin opens his Dragon­stone Stu­dios

BREATH­ING FIRE: DRAGON­STONE STU­DIOS

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Au­thor and Jean Cocteau Cin­ema pro­pri­etor Ge­orge R.R. Martin opens his Dragon­stone Stu­dios for its first art show and open house this week­end. Martin an­nounced his plans to ren­o­vate the build­ing as artists’ stu­dios last year. Dragon­stone is lo­cated at the site of Desert Acad­emy and shares the old acad­emy with the New Mex­ico Film Foun­da­tion, OWL Fram­ing, D-Lot Pro­duc­tions, and other busi­nesses. The art show in­cludes works by more than 20 artists, in­clud­ing paint­ings by Cheri O’Brien, Tom McGee, Jill Aber­nathy, and oth­ers, and draw­ings by Shel­bie Loomis, jew­elry by Carol Hunt­ing­ton, and pho­tog­ra­phy by Ray Belcher, France Temkin, and other works in a va­ri­ety of medi­ums. The stu­dios are named for the fic­tional is­land of Dragon­stone in the au­thor’s fan­tasy se­ries A Song of Ice and Fire, on which the HBO hit se­ries Game of Thrones is based.

This is not the first time that Martin has sup­ported Santa Fe’s lo­cal artists. Ear­lier this year, he pur­chased the va­cant Silva Lanes Bowl­ing Al­ley at 1352 Ru­fina Cir­cle, leas­ing to the Meow Wolf art col­lec­tive, which is ren­o­vat­ing the build­ing to be­come the Meow Wolf Art Com­plex. The com­plex opens its pre­miere ex­hi­bi­tion, The House of Eter­nal Re­turn, in 2016.

The art show and open house takes place on Satur­day, Dec. 5, from 1 to 5 p.m. and in­cludes a live per­for­mance of acous­tic Amer­i­cana trio Amer­i­can Jem. Dragon­stone Stu­dios is at 317 Camino Alire. For in­for­ma­tion call 831-747-4676. — Michael Abatemarco

Cheri O’Brien: The Kid, 2015, acrylic on panel; top, Piper Leigh: In­struc­tion of Dreams, 2015, mixed me­dia

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