It’s that time of year again. November’s rapidly chilling winds and the retreating sun once again battle for attention. Folks dress warmly for a late autumn stroll only to begin stripping away layers of clothing as the sun’s rays cancel the impact of the cold blustery wind. These conditions echo Aesop’s fable “The North Wind and the Sun,” wherein the wind and sun, personified for the benefit of children and young-at-heart adults, argue over who is stronger. They devise a contest to see who can remove the coat of a man walking on the road. The wind blows furiously (sound familiar?) but the man only pulls his coat closer around him. The sun’s approach is more passive. As it quietly shines down on the man, he becomes so warm he removes his coat and searches for the nearest patch of shade.
This month Placitas artists have joined together to pay tribute to the fable’s victor by exhibiting numerous works depicting and commenting on the sun.
A wide variety of media including jewelry, fabric bags, photography, paintings, metal reliefs and a quilt are represented in “Here comes the sun,” the November exhibition in the Placitas Community Library’s Collin Room. Artists include Carol Allen, Allen Bourne, Elizabeth Burton, Cara Sullenger Carr, Christiane Couvert, Lauren Deyo, Stephen Feher, Pea S Garr, Jim Holley, Karen Jacobs, Bill Otterbein, Elizabeth Potter, Lynn Rogers, Malcolm Rugeley, Pam Troutman, Jamie Welles and Katherine Wilson.
The exhibition is available for viewing during regular library hours and the public is invited to attend a reception for the exhibit on Friday, November 8 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm. All works are available for purchase and sales benefit both the Placitas Community Library and the artist.
Next month’s exhibition will be “a World of Wearable Art” and will feature individually designed pieces of handmade clothing and jewelry.
For additional information, please contact:
Rebecca Cohen – firstname.lastname@example.org