Get out your computers—it’s time to look at art.
Due to Covid-19, the Placitas Community Library (PCL) Art Committee is taking its themed exhibition program online. Because the library and its Collin Room gallery are temporarily closed, the upcoming show “Reaching Back, Looking Forward,” featuring work by local talent will be a virtual one, debuting May 1, 2020 at PCLArt.com.
This month’s theme is particularly timely, as communities all over the globe reminisce about life prior to Coronavirus while trying to envision the ways current events will alter the days and months and even years ahead. The artists participating in “Reaching Back, Looking Forward” were encouraged to look back at important influences on their art and to consider new ways to use the past to inform new work. Just as the act of creating art can be an emotional salve, so, too, is experiencing (and buying) art a way to ease and improve life during these trying times.
The PCL Art Committee extends an open invitation to Placitas’s first VIRTUAL ART GALLERY opening at PCLArt.com. Visitors will enjoy the work of more than a dozen local artists working in a variety of media and styles. These include Carol Allen, Susan Burden, Rebecca Cohen, Linda Heath, Charlotte (Toll) Hicks, Claire Lissance, Lavon Maestas, Karen Jones Meadows, Bobby Middendorf, Jules Nyquist, Susan Pine, Elizabeth Potter and Ilene Weiss.
Return as many times as you like to the site. Host your own very private reception and please note that the work is available for purchase online. As always, 25 percent of the income from sales will benefit the library’s operating budget. The rest will benefit some of the fine artists working in our community.
Meanwhile, stay home. Stay healthy! And enjoy the exhibition!