According to Kermit, “It’s not easy being green.” But while it’s hard to argue with the world’s most famous frog, his plaint offered a welcome challenge to artists whose work appears in “Verde: The Color of Life,” the March/ April exhibition at the Placitas Community Library (PCL). The exhibit features nearly twenty local ceramicists, photographers, quilters and jewelers responding to “green” as both color and concept.
Coordinated by Placitas resident Linda Hughes, co-chair of the PCL’s Art Committee, this exhibit considers green as a symbol of nature, renewal, freshness and our need to heal and save the environment as well as its association with money, jealousy and envy. Carol Allen, JoAnne Fredrikson, Pea S. Garr, Tricia George, Annie Gross, L. Heath, Beth Larsen, Lesley Long, Lavon Maestas, Pamela Neas, Jules Nyquist, Erica Wendel-Oglesby, Stephen Palmer, Laurie Patterson, Susan Pine, Eugene Rinchik, Judith Roderick, Pam Troutman, and Fehrunissa Willett use a plethora of techniques to explore the idea of “green.”
The exhibition runs from February 29 through April 30 with a public reception on Friday, March 13. Expect green edibles (among others) and an opportunity to meet the artists and be among the first to inspect oil, acrylic and watercolor paintings, cyanotype botanicals, ceramic objects, mosaics, photographs, jewelry, solar lights, and quilts. A portion of each sale benefits the Placitas Community Library.