Tuesday, July 20, 2010

"WAX/PAPER” Opens at EAI

Santa Fe artists are part of a new exhibition featuring encaustic (pigmented wax) and
paper works at the Encaustic Art Institute, Cerrillos. “Wax/Paper” opens with a
reception from 1:00 - 6:00 Saturday, July 24th in the Pyramid Gallery on the Institute’s campus just north of the historic village of Cerrillos. From Santa Fe, take Highway 14-the scenic Turquoise Trail--south about 18 miles. Just before the historic town of Cerrillos turn left onto County Road 55 A (General Goodwin Road). The Institute’s driveway is the first right.

“Wax/Paper” showcases just one more way artists can use the ancient encaustic
medium for contemporary work. “I started as a representational artist working with acrylic,” says Institute President Harriette Tsosie. “Then I discovered encaustic. My work has become increasing abstract as I learn what this ancient medium can do for contemporary artists.” Tsosie notes the medium was developed by the Egyptians and perfected by the Greeks and Romans as they occupied ancient Greece. “It was essentially used for painting mummy portraits,” Tsosie said. “Now artists can paint with it, sculpt it, carve it, pour it, put it on paper, and use it for 3-D work. It’s amazing.”

Santa Fe area artists included in “Wax/Paper” are: Paige Baillie, Martha Baker, Guy Baldovi, Dennis Branch, Fionna Buck, Yvonne Burk, Jackie Butler, Louise Casselman, Andrea Cermanski, Linda Fillhardt, Nicholas Gadbois, Barbara Gagel, Joan Heiden, Stephanie Huerta, Douglas Mehrens, Kate Palmo, Sallyann Paschall, Teena Robinson, Paula Roland, Joyce Roetter, Cherry Whitener Rohe, Susan Shaffer, Richard Schleifer, Douglas Smith, Russell Thurston and Carol Ware.

The Institute incorporated as a non proift several years ago and now has more than 70 members from across North America. It offers workshops and public education programs for all levels of students, promotes and exhibits encaustic work, and is estabishing a permanent collection and library. Hours are 1:00 - 6:00 PM Saturdays and Sundays and by appointment. Call 505/424-6487.

“Wax/Paper” continues at the Institute through August. For more informaiton about the Encaustic Art Institute, visit: www.eainm.com and www.eainm.blogspot.com

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