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Peter Mil­lett: Black Rock Wall 1 2016, bronze

Chiaroscuro Con­tem­po­rary Art, 558 Canyon Road, 505-992-0711 Ge­bert Con­tem­po­rary, 558 Canyon Road, 505-992-1100 Chiaroscuro and Ge­bert Con­tem­po­rary present a joint sum­mer ex­hi­bi­tion of works by eight artists called Sa­lon 7-15-16. Four artists are fea­tured in each gallery for the ex­hibit. Chiaroscuro shows ta­pes­tries by Re­becca Blue­stone, sculp­ture by Peter Mil­lett, paint­ings by Chris Richter, and pho­to­graphs by Re­nate Aller. Ge­bert shows paint­ings by Dara Mark, Udo Noger, John Nel­son, and Keiko Sad­kane. The show opens Fri­day, July 15, with a 5 p.m. re­cep­tion.

Kathy Beek­man: A Fine Day 2016, pas­tel on pa­per

Canyon Road Con­tem­po­rary, 403 Canyon Road, 505-983-0433 The stun­ning pastels of Kathy Beek­man are quiet and idyl­lic ru­ral land­scapes, of­ten with a sin­gle focal point such as a tree, barn, or house, viewed from a dis­tance. She’s been with Canyon Road Con­tem­po­rary for a decade. The gallery com­mem­o­rates the re­la­tion­ship with the ex­hibit On Time: Celebrating 10 Years With Kathy Beek­man, open­ing Fri­day, July 15, with a re­cep­tion at 5 p.m. The re­cep­tion is fol­lowed by “Break­fast with Kathy” on Satur­day, July 16, at 8:30 a.m., and an 11 a.m. art demon­stra­tion dur­ing which she will of­fer to make a com­mis­sioned paint­ing.

Michael Bil­lie: Five Brush Strokes 2016, en­caus­tic and mixed me­dia

En­caus­tic Art In­sti­tute, 632 Agua Fría St., 505-989-3283 Co­in­cid­ing with the re­cent pub­li­ca­tion of En­caus­tic Art in the 21st Cen­tury by Ann Lee and Ash­ley Rooney, which traces the evo­lu­tion and ver­sa­til­ity of the an­cient prac­tice of work­ing with en­caus­tic wax, the in­sti­tute presents an ex­hi­bi­tion of the same name. It fea­tures 46 of the artists from the book. The show is a di­verse se­lec­tion of pieces by top artists work­ing in the medium, many of whom will be present at the open­ing re­cep­tion, which takes place on Satur­day, July 16, at 2 p.m.

Gretchen Ew­ert: Oryx Catch­ing Rain 2016, terra cotta, cone 10 clay from Abiquiú

Patina Gallery, 131 W. Palace Ave., 505-986-3432 The paint­ings of Taos artist Gretchen Ew­ert are in­spired by tex­tile de­signs and have a sim­ple, ele­men­tal ap­pear­ance. Her hand-rubbed ceramic an­i­mal sculp­tures are hy­brid forms of sculp­tural and func­tional aesthetics that re­call folk and tribal arts. Her two- and three­d­i­men­sional works are cur­rently on view in the ex­hibit Touches of Grace. The gallery hosts a re­cep­tion for Ew­ert on Fri­day, July 15, at 5 p.m.

Lino Tagli­api­etra: Di­nosaur 2016, glass

Tansey Con­tem­po­rary, 652 Canyon Road, 505-995-8513 Tansey Con­tem­po­rary pre­mieres 12 new works by Lino Tagli­api­etra, in a solo ex­hi­bi­tion for the master glass artist who is now in his eight­ies. Each work is rep­re­sen­ta­tive of a larger se­ries given names such as Strom­boli, Di­nosaur, Africa, and Lon­don. Tagli­api­etra con­tin­ues to explore com­plex tech­niques for pro­duc­ing elab­o­rate col­ored pat­terns and de­signs in stream­lined, stately, and or­ganic forms. The re­cep­tion is Fri­day, July 15, at 5 p.m.

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