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Show Preview: Into the Wind by Greg Reiche

  • by Kelly Skeen
  • May 19th, 2015

Greg Reiche: Into the Wind at Pippin Contemporary

This Friday, we’re hosting New Mexico sculptor and 2015 ARTsmart Honorary Artist Greg Reiche for the opening of Into the Wind, our first show of the summer season. Reiche has created a powerful new body of kinetic sculpture that draws upon two energetic forces of nature prevalent in our natural southwestern environment: solar and wind power. Join us Friday, May 22nd from 5-7pm for an opening reception with Reiche as we kick off the Santa Fe show season on Canyon Road.

Reiche’s sculpture ranges from monumental site-specific work to small tabletop pieces, both of which will be exhibited for Into The Wind. Stone and metal contribute a sense of timelessness, strength and solidity to his work, while reflective glass elements breathe life and energy into the static materials. Reiche’s responsive glass tiles make invisible aspects of the environment visible to the viewer, reflecting air movements as well as subtle changes in light and shadows. These basic sculptural elements transcend time and culture, and together create enduring and powerful works of art.

For Into the Wind, Reiche has combined gently undulating iridescent and dichroic glass with powerful metal and stone forms. This dichotomy brings together both the basic physical elements of nature as well as energetic forces. The glasswork is alive with moving color and light, while other elements of the piece are quiet, strong, and still. By harnessing forces of nature within these graceful forms, Reiche’s sculptures become more than mere objects; they become experiences for the senses.

Into the Wind show preview and installation photos:

Inner Sanctum, steel and iridized glass. $84,000

Inner Sanctum by Greg Reiche at Pippin Contemporary
Inner Sanctum by Greg Reiche Installation at Pippin Contemporary
Photo May 21, 8 17 37 AM


Inner Sanctum by Greg Reiche at Pippin Contemporary

Oculus, stainless steel and mirrored steel. $4,100

Oculus by Greg Reiche at Pippin Contemporary

Sky Hook, sandstone, glass and stainless steel, $16,900

Sky Hook by Greg Reiche at Pippin Contemporary

Chacoan Dreams, limestone, stacked sandstone, stainless steel, clouds, $18,100

Chacoan Dreams by Greg Reiche at Pippin Contemporary

Gaia Chalice, stone, steel, glass, $10,900

Gaia Chalice by Greg Reiche at Pippin Contemporary

Fire and Ice, steel, iridized and tempered glass, $4,400

Fire and Ice by Greg Reiche at Pippin Contemporary

Fire and Ice (Jasper), steel, iridized and tempered glass, $4,700

Fire and Ice by Greg Reiche at Pippin Contemporary

Inner Voice, steel, iridized glass and mirrored stainless steel, $7,000

Oculus by Greg Reiche at Pippin Contemporary

See more new work and meet the artist tomorrow night
at Pippin Contemporary, 5-7pm! 

Pippin Pics – This Week in Photos

  • by aletapippinartist@gmail.com
  • May 15th, 2015

This week at Pippin Contemporary we watched artists paint on Canyon Road, hung new art in the gallery, and visited with our friends from American Art Collector Magazine. Check out our week in photos and follow us on Instagram @PippinContemporary for more behind-the-scenes Pippin Pics!

Cody Hooper Art at Pippin Contemporary

Cody Hooper paid us a visit on Saturday with these stunning paintings full of energy and light. We hung six new pieces in the gallery – visitors keep commenting on their depth, saying that peering into his panels is like entering another world.
View Cody’s new work.

Canyon Road Passport Quick Draw

Local artists lined the street on Canyon Road for the Passport to the Arts Quick Draw, where they created beautiful works of art in a short time frame. The paintings were then sold at a live auction benefiting the Santa Fe Public Schools Music Education Program. Learn more about this event and mark your calendars to be here next year!

Mode by Troy Pillow at Pippin Contemporary

New sculpture! ‘Mode’ by Troy Pillow is a contemporary stainless steel piece with kinetic elements. Watch this video of ‘Mode’ moving and spinning with the wind, and see more new sculpture from this artist.

American Art Collector Party

Gallery Director Ashley Wilson and Marketing Director Kelly Skeen at the Art Collector Magazine party at the beautiful La Posada. Always a great event with the Santa Fe art community..and with great hosts! Check out our gallery feature in the May issue of the magazine.

Greg Reiche at Pippin Contemporary

Greg Reiche brought several new Bloom sculptures in preparation for his upcoming show, “Into the Wind,” opening next Friday. More new pieces are on the way – and big things will be happening to our courtyard! Don’t miss the opening reception, Friday, May 22nd, 5-7pm. Learn more about the show.

The Art of Abstraction

  • by Kelly Skeen
  • May 6th, 2015

Mark Rothko at SFMOMA

Non-figurative. Stripped of allusion. Painting in its purest form. Art lacking subject. Non-representational. Non-objective. Departure from reality. The true essence of art.

How do we define abstract art? How do we appreciate it, understand it? Critics, art historians, gallery owners, and artists have come up with copious explanations of abstraction, but the real beauty of abstract art is that it’s true definition and interpretation lies within the viewer. While some artists may have deeper intentions for meaning and message, abstract art is largely a style that provides freedom of interpretation. When you see an abstract painting hanging in a gallery or museum, the dialogue between artist and canvas has long been completed. It’s now your turn as the viewer to finish the story, or start your own conversation.

“Art is an experience, not an object.” – Robert Motherwell

While abstract art leaves room for open interpretation, it is also helpful to gain an understanding of the movement in order to fully appreciate the artist’s talent and intention. Impressionists in 19th century Paris were the first to break from realism in art, incorporating the effects of light and perspective on a subject to depict an “impressionistic” view rather than a realistic one. From here, expressionist artists of the 20th century continued to dive deeper into the art of abstraction, infusing mood and emotion into their work with painterly style and intense color. Abstract Expressionism followed as a dramatic movement that is most often associated with the birth of abstract art. Artists of this period, such as Jackson Pollock, used the paint itself as a subject as well as the their relationship with the material. Art became a reflection of the spiritual mind, subconscious ideas, and the artist’s (often very complex) emotions, all communicated through abstract compositions of expressive line and color.

Jackson Pollock at work in Long Island, New York, 1950. Photograph: David Lefranc/Kipa/Corbis

Jackson Pollock at work in Long Island, New York, 1950. Photograph: David Lefranc/Kipa/Corbis via The Guardian

Just like when it was first introduced in the 20th century, reactions to abstract art today are dramatically different from one person to the next. Abstract artists are given the challenge to connect with the viewer through pure movement and color, rather then realistically portraying a familiar scene that calls for familiar emotions. Standing in front of the same painting or sculpture, one person may be disturbed while another is intrigued. Neither viewer is wrong in their interpretation; abstract art encourages our most abstract thinking and gut feelings.

So, how do we define the abstract? Defining abstract art is nearly as open as interpreting it, but who better to ask than the artists themselves? We talked to our painters and sculptors at Pippin Contemporary to find out why they choose to work in abstract and how they would define the style. Here are some of their responses:

Cody Hooper Quote

Tony Griffith Quote

Suzanne Wallace Mears Quote

Aleta Pippin Quote

Greg Reiche Quote

Stephanie Paige Quote

Join us at Pippin Contemporary this summer as we celebrate abstraction with contemporary art exhibitions of oil, acrylic and mixed-media painting, as well as bronze, stone, steel and glass sculpture. We encourage you to share your own interpretations with us as you view art in the gallery. Find our full event schedule here, and connect with us on Facebook and Twitter for daily gallery updates and photos.

Pippin Pics: This Week in Photos

  • by Kelly Skeen
  • May 2nd, 2015

A public sculpture dedication, new paintings, and excitement for our upcoming show this month..Check out our week in photos and follow us on Instagram for more Pippin Pics @PippinContemporary.

Aleta Pippin art at Pippin Contemporary

Aleta Pippin brought in several new paintings from her studio that we hung in the gallery. This piece is called Celebrate Color, a 60″ x 36″ oil/canvas. Come visit the gallery to see Aleta’s other new pieces!

Greg Reiche Public Sculpture

We spent Earth Day in Los Alamos for the grand opening of the new Nature Center where Greg Reiche’s sculpture was dedicated. The rain runoff from the roof cascades onto the stone, then goes into a reservoir that waters surrounding plants, while kinetic glass above it changes with light and air movement. A stunning sculpture and a beautiful Earth Day dedication ceremony. Watch this video of Greg sharing his inspiration for the piece.

Greg Reiche Blog

Greg Reiche’s Los Alamos sculpture was a site-specific commission, something that Greg does often for private and public clients. As part of our Contemporary Collector blog series, we talked to Greg about creating site-specific sculpture and how the commission process works. Read about it here.

Desert Rain by Cody Hooper at Pippin Contemporary

We love Cody Hooper’s artistic depiction of the “Desert Rain” we had this week. We’ve been sharing some paintings on Instagram from our artists that aren’t always hanging in the gallery or not yet added to the website..follow us @PippinContemporary for more “first look” opportunities.

Pippin Contemporary in Santa Fe New Mexico

We’re ready for Santa Fe summer – less than three weeks until our first show and then the Summer of Color begins! We’re extending our hours on Friday evenings and preparing for summer exhibitions, so check our events page for a full exhibition schedule.

Greg Reiche Site-Specific Sculpture: Making Art Part of the Environment

  • by Kelly Skeen
  • April 22nd, 2015

Greg Reiche’s site-specific sculptures are more than simple forms of stone, steel and glass placed together for an aesthetic effect. These commissioned works encompass themes and symbolism inspired by anything from the geological history of the site they are made for, to the relationship with the clients who commissioned the piece. Every aspect of the sculpture – the shade and texture of the stone, the curved or intersecting lines of steel, the hand-cut shape of the glass – are all deliberate choices made by the artist based on it’s future environment and the client’s desires.

Greg Reiche installing sculpture

Greg Reiche installing a commissioned sculpture at a New Mexico home.

“A big part of the art for commissioned sculptures is working with the client and finding something that fits them and the site,” says Reiche.

Every site-specific piece is unique, but all commissions follow a similar process, one where Reiche works very closely with the collector. The first step is a detailed conversation between Reiche and the client outlining the goals and desires for the work. The New Mexico sculptor then makes an important site visit, noting everything from the texture of a nearby stone to the style of surrounding architecture. Following this extensive observation is even more extensive research.

Greg Reiche assembling sculpture“I want to find what stories exist within the site – not just human stories, but environmental and geological stories,” explains Reiche. “I try to keep a very open mind during this phase and not attach myself to any specific ideas or designs. I prefer to let specific design ideas evolve after I have done a thorough investigation.”

Reiche dives into deeper aspects of the site including the history and natural environment, all while keeping the clients’ artistic tastes in mind. Only after this thorough investigation does Reiche begin to sketch. When the final design is refined, he makes a physical model or “maquette” of the piece to present to the client. A contract is established and finally, Reiche begins to fabricate the piece. The whole process can take anywhere from four to twenty-four months, including the last step of delivery and installation. For a public art commission, the process is lengthened as Reiche works with architects, engineers, city officials, and even community groups who consider and approve the design.

Reiche’s most recent commission is for a couple’s home in Las Cruces, New Mexico, with the final stages still in process. “The Unspeaking Center” is made of cream-colored Texas limestone, stainless steel, and glass. The primarily stone design was influenced by the rocky outline of the Organ Mountains that overlook the clients’ home, while existing architectural structures at the site dictated the choice of the cream-colored limestone. The symmetrical and interconnected design of the piece symbolically speaks to the union of the couple who commissioned it. The maquette, as well as Reiche’s sketches for this sculpture, will be on display for “Into the Wind,” Reiche’s upcoming show at Pippin Contemporary.Greg Reiche sculpture sketch

The Unspeaking Center by Greg ReicheCommissioning a Reiche sculpture is a truly unique and artistic process, as every piece shares the story of its environment as well as that of the collector.

“As an artist, I love to do commissions because it gives me the opportunity to work one on one with my client and get to know them personally,” says Reiche. “It’s a process that takes a little longer and a little more work, but it can be very enriching for myself and the client. In the end, I think everybody ends up with something they’re proud and feel a part of.”

If you are interested in commissioning a site-specific sculpture for a public or private space, please contact the gallery at 505-795-7476, or at pippincontemporary@gmail.com. The opening reception for “Into the Wind,” Greg’s upcoming show at Pippin Contemporary, will be on Friday, May 22nd from 5-7pm. Click here for more details about this event. 

From the artist’s perspective: check out the following video for a closer look at Greg Reiche’s art and inspiration.

Pippin Pics – This Week in Photos

  • by Kelly Skeen
  • April 17th, 2015

This week at the gallery we’ve been rearranging sculpture, sending art to Australia, visiting local artist studios, and more. Check out our week in photos and follow us on Instagram @PippinContemporary for more behind-the-scenes gallery photos and previews of new work.

Tony Griffith Gallery Photo at Pippin Contemporary

A family visiting from Australia stopped to take a closer look at Tony Griffith’s resin paintings. They fell in love with the beautiful orange diptych and we sent it to Sydney! View more of Tony’s work.

Aleta Pippin's Santa Fe Studio

“Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.” – Pablo Picasso.
We paid a visit to the place where inspiration finds Aleta Pippin hard at work on a daily basis. Vibrant color and energetic paint splatters means new work is coming soon! Learn more about her Santa Fe studio space.

Pippin Contemporary at 200 Canyon Road

A sunny spring day inspired us to do some rearranging in our courtyard. Troy Pillow’s Re-Emergence moves with the wind in front of the gallery. More work from Troy is coming soon!

Detail of Allegro by Michael Monroe Ethridge at Pippin Contemporary

Did you know that Saturday, April 11th was Slow Art Day? Museum and gallery visitors around the world were encouraged to slow down and take a longer look at an intriguing work of art. After taking a closer look at Michael Monroe Ethridge’s Allegrowe noticed vivid color and texture we’d never seen before.

Pose by Troy Pillow in a Collector's Home

“We both fell in love with the clean lines of the sculpture, but when we got home we struggled with where we would place it to showcase it’s beauty. I think we found the perfect place, as you can see…”
Remember the sale of Troy Pillow’s Pose in the last edition of Pippin Pics? It has made two Colorado collectors very happy and looks beautiful in their home. If you have photos of Pippin Contemporary art displayed in your home or office, we’d love to see them! Send us your Pippin Pics at pippincontemporary@gmail.com.

History is Written by the Collector

  • by Kelly Skeen
  • April 8th, 2015
Peggy Guggenheim with Jackson Pollock

Peggy Guggenheim and Jackson Pollock in front of Mural, 1943, first floor entrance hall, 155 East 61st Street, New York, c. 1946 (Photo: George Karger © 2013 Pollock-Krasner Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York)

“The collector is an artist in his own way, by the way he puts things together. You can read a person’s soul from their collection.”
-Ayers Tarantino, Art and Antiques

Why collect? Collecting art is more than just buying pretty objects. As an art collector, you are an arts supporter, a part of art history, and are able to tell a story through unique acquisitions that reflect your tastes, ideas, and experiences. Whether you follow a single artist’s career, a specific genre, or have an eclectic range of work, art collecting is not something seasoned buyers of the art world take lightly. The pieces you acquire reflect your personality and distinguish your style. Collecting art becomes more than a hobby of buying beautiful things – it becomes a treasure hunt, a philosophical pursuit, an unyielding passion.

“I collect these objects to learn from them. In some moment these things are going to teach me something. For me, this is like a library. These are my books.”
-Joes Bedia in ARTNews

As an art collector, not only are you culturally fulfilling your own world, you are making a difference in the life of an artist by becoming an instrumental part of their career. Throughout history, collectors have shaped the art world in subtle and overt ways. Modern art collector Peggy Guggenheim was influential in the career of early American expressionists Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, and Robert Motherwell as the first to publicly exhibit their work in her gallery. Gertrude Stein’s early support of Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse through passionate acquisition and advocacy led them to become household names and arguably the most famous artists of the 20th century. Van Gogh, with no one to appreciate his swirling brushstrokes and vivid color, lived a life unknown; it wasn’t until the last year of his life and after his death that his work received the fame it deserved after finding it’s way into public and private collections.

“You can either buy clothes, or buy pictures.”
Gertrude Stein

Today, collecting art is seen by some as a luxury, others as a necessity. During times of economic downturn, the art market saw an all-time low, however, 2014 topped the charts as the highest year in history for art sales (read the article here). This is in part due to new trends in the art world such as fairs, as well as Internet sales through sites such as Artsy and Artnet, that are broadening public engagement and attracting younger buyers. The top three art markets in the country remain as New York, Los Angeles, and our home city of Santa Fe. With 200 galleries in two square miles, Santa Fe is the most concentrated market – and the most historic. At over 400 years old, Canyon Road boasts over 100 galleries in its half-mile stretch. At Pippin Contemporary, we welcome tourists, art collectors, and art enthusiasts at the base of this iconic street.

“Santa Fe’s unique art scene can be compared to the cultural experience of an art fair, but with year-round accessibility. The density of diverse and high quality art in Santa Fe is unlike any other in the country, maybe even the world.”
-Aleta Pippin, Gallery Owner

Collectors continue to be highly influential in the always-changing art world. In Santa Fe, you as the collector keep galleries in business and contribute to the family-like feel of our close-knit art community. You give artists the opportunity to thrive through a creative career as they share their inner emotions and expressions through their work, and in turn create a portal where you see your own spiritual sentiments reflected.

“We collectors know that art communicates with us on different levels. Language and culture are no barriers.”
-Barbara Trapp, Art and Antiques

This blog is part of our new Contemporary Collector Series. See it featured on the Santa Fe Gallery Association website. 

Pippin Pics – This Week in Photos

  • by Kelly Skeen
  • April 4th, 2015

This week at Pippin Contemporary has been full of sunny spring days, sales, and new sculpture. Check out our week in photos, and find us on Instagram at @PippinContemporary to follow our Santa Fe gallery life on Canyon Road!

Photo Apr 01, 9 13 32 AMStephanie Paige sent us some great photos from her California studio – here she works hard on a piece from her new Zen Garden Series, using actual leaves pressed into the plaster. We’ll be showing her Zen Garden paintings this June at the gallery – learn more about the series and Stephanie’s technique here.

Photo Apr 03, 12 43 15 PMAre you familiar with Greg Reiche’s Bloom sculptures? He’s now added a new dimension to the kinetic glass style with a three-panel screen, the only one of it’s kind. Come check it out in the gallery, it’s been bringing in colorful light from outside as well as a few Canyon Road window shoppers..

Photo Mar 22, 12 59 43 PMSpring has sprung in Santa Fe! Beautiful blooms against adobe and turquoise architecture make Canyon Road an even more enjoyable experience for our out of town visitors (and locals too, of course).

Photo Mar 26, 11 59 26 AMArt close up! This detail of Stephanie Paige’s “Love” shows the cracking textural details created with dry weather and plaster. Not only does nature inspire Stephanie’s work, it dictates the physical outcome of every piece. Learn more.

Processed with VSCOcam with c1 presetSOLD! “Pose” by Troy Pillow went home with a Colorado couple who fell in love with the fluid sleek sculpture. It was a beautiful day to enjoy outdoor art on Canyon Road.

Photo Mar 31, 12 53 53 PMNew sculpture is coming – Greg Reiche came by the gallery to plan a new piece for the courtyard. He said this one was going to blow everyone away..we can’t wait for the installment!

Photo Apr 03, 4 30 35 PM

We received several new sculptures from Guilloume including this wall relief, “Family Growth.” See more of his work on the website.

Nature as Medium: Stephanie Paige Introduces Zen Garden Series

  • by Kelly Skeen
  • March 25th, 2015
Stephanie Paige in her studio

Stephanie Paige in her studio

“All art is but imitation of nature.”

This phrase, coined by ancient Roman philosopher Lucius Annaeus Seneca, perfectly describes the artistic approach of mixed-media painter Stephanie Paige. Her contemporary paintings are abstract landscapes pared down to simplistic compositions, which are anything but simple to construct. Large-scale panels balanced around stark horizon lines are created through a mixture of pigment and marble-dust plaster, a tricky medium that Paige discovered as a muralist painting frescos and Venetian plasters in Southern California.

“It appeals to me because of how different it is,” explains Paige. “More than just the way it looks, I love the way it feels and what it can do.”

Santa Ana Winds and Letting Go by Stephanie Paige at Pippin Contemporary

Santa Ana Winds, 36×36″ (left) and Letting Go, 24×24″ (right) by Stephanie Paige, Abstract Mixed Media Collection

Paige began this abstract mixed-media style in 2008 after a search for peace and balance in her life and a consequent discovery of Buddhism. This tranquility is reflected on her panels, with symmetry and balance playing a large role in the compositions. Nature is the inspiration and motivation for Paige’s art, and she creates each piece in honor of Mother Earth.

“In my work, I see rich textured soil, clear blue water, spacious open sky, or a soft breeze,” says Paige. “In my pieces, you can see the contemporary feel mixed with a rustic earthiness, two complete opposites that dance well together.”

Stephanie Paige work in progressNot only does nature inspire Paige’s work, it also dictates the physical outcome of each piece. Plaster is sensitive to weather conditions and temperature, a quality that Paige sometimes takes advantage of to create texture. A piece with wet paint and plaster placed outside on a dry day opens up with cracks and peels, adding unique textural details to its surface.

This spring, Paige’s paintings are forging an even closer relationship to the natural world with the start of her Zen Garden Series, which she will introduce at Pippin Contemporary in June. Paige started experimenting with leaves in her work several years ago, creating impressions within layers of plaster. Now that it’s evolving, Paige is dedicating an entire series to this once experimental technique. Using natural materials from a grove of eucalyptus trees in her yard, Paige creates a dark base on the panel with leaves pressed into the plaster. She then removes them and sands the plaster back, adds color, and repeats. She finishes with a watercolor wash on the surface, bringing out the leaf impressions from underneath and creating a soft blend of color in either calm blue and grey hues, or energetic oranges and reds.

Stephanie Paige in the studio
This technique is also dependent on weather elements, which is why paintings in the series can only be created during this time of year. The moisture in the spring air keeps the leaves strong, while the dry summer season causes them to crack and break, unable to make a solid impression on the plaster. In addition to leaves, Paige also makes impressions with grass strips, vines, and weeds. Occasionally a leaf or other natural material will remain in the plaster, becoming a part of the completed piece.

Eden’s Love by Stephanie Paige, 60×30″ mixed-media, Zen Garden Series.

 

Paige has to cut back her beloved eucalyptus trees for fire precautions this time of year, and the Zen Garden Series is a way she reuses that material in a creative way.

“It bothers me that I have to trim them back and take nature out of my garden,” says Paige. “This way I can still honor that nature with art.”

Paige will show work from her Zen Garden Series this June at Pippin Contemporary for the Art and Soul of Color, a collaborative exhibition as part of Santa Fe’s Summer of Color. View more of Stephanie’s meditative abstractions on her artist page of our website.

 

 

 

Steeped In Art – A Contemporary Art & Gourmet Tea Pairing

  • by Kelly Skeen
  • March 11th, 2015

Bold. High energy. Calming. Balanced. These words have all been used to describe the abstract art at Pippin Contemporary at the base of historic Canyon Road. At the other end of the street, past over a hundred galleries, restaurants and boutiques, the same words are used to describe gourmet teas from all over the world as they are served at The Teahouse. On March 21st, these two businesses will come together to create an experience for their patrons through the pairing of gourmet tea with contemporary art.

Interior of Pippin Contemporary

Pippin Contemporary, 200 Canyon Road

The Teahouse on Canyon Road

The Teahouse, 821 Canyon Road

Sponsored by the Santa Fe Gallery Association, Steeped In Art will be a part of the Art Matters Sustenance event series on how food, conversation, and art nourish the mind, body, and soul. Because of the uniquely similar qualities between art and tea, Pippin Contemporary and the Teahouse have matched six gourmet teas with abstract artists from the gallery. Attendees to this public event will have the opportunity to taste a variety of teas while contemplating the defining characteristics each one shares with contemporary art. The taste of a sweet cup of Guava Citrus will take the viewer of Michael Ethridge’s tropical abstract landscapes on an exciting and flavorful journey to paradise. The bold and beautifully balanced Yuzu Kukicha will bring out the vibrancy of Cody Hooper’s abstract, yet structured compositions. Some of the Teahouse’s most exquisite selections will be served at the event, including Himalayan Snowflake, one of the most rare teas in the world and a twenty-dollar cup at The Teahouse.

Aleta Pippin Happy Days with Teahouse Imperial Grade Sencha

Aleta Pippin’s Happy Days will be paired with the Teahouse’s Imperial Grade Sencha.

Painters Aleta Pippin, Stephanie Paige, Tony Griffith, Michael Ethridge, Cody Hooper and sculptor Kevin Robb will each have their body of work paired with a tea. Tasting the tea while viewing the corresponding artists’ work will bring out the defining qualities of each, resulting in an experience for the viewer (and tea drinker) that will heighten the senses and open the mind. Local artists will be in attendance to discuss their work, and Teahouse owner Rich Freedman will be sharing his insight on the qualities and origins of the tea selections. Pippin Contemporary will host this event at 200 Canyon Road on Saturday, March 21st from 2-4pm. See a full list of artist and tea pairings on the Pippin Contemporary events page. Join us to be steeped in art and decide which teas are artists are most complimentary to your taste and style!

See this blog featured on the Santa Fe Gallery Association website.