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Around the World with Art

Silver City's Red Dot Gallery Weekend, Oct. 11-14, takes a global view.


This year's annual gallery-hopping weekend in Silver City has a global theme, with 18 participating galleries serving up international fare along with fine artwork. The Red Dot Gallery Weekend, Oct. 11-14, starts on Friday with a mural tour; meet at Leyba & Ingalls Arts at 3:30 p.m. Also on Friday, in a featured restaurant event, Curious Kumquat, 111 E. College St., will feature an Oktoberfest beer selection and tapas from 12-9 p.m. That evening, from 6-8 p.m., Seedboat Gallery presents art and a narrative slide show by Paula Wittner.

On Saturday, Oct. 12, you can stroll in a Gallery Walk from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. and enjoy gallery openings beginning at 3 p.m. Meet the artists and enjoy music and food from different countries, along with surprise events. The Gallery Walk on Sunday, Oct. 13, runs from 11 a.m.-4 p.m., followed by a raffle drawing at 4 p.m. at Seedboat Gallery. Raffle tickets are free with each purchase of art during the weekend, before the raffle, and prizes will be on view at Seedboat. Sunday also features brunch at Vicki's Restaurant, corner of Market and Texas Street, from 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

Finally, on Columbus Day, Monday, Oct. 14, there will be a final Gallery Walk, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., and another mural tour meeting at Leyba & Ingalls Arts at 2 p.m. That afternoon at 1 at the Hub, prizes will be awarded for works in a children's art exhibit on view all weekend in downtown storefronts.


Participating galleries are located in the historic downtown area with the exception of Ann McMahon Photography (see directions below):


  • Ann McMahon Photography, 125 Country Road, (225) 346-0707, www.AnnMcMahon.com — Fine art photographic image development and printing in a classic Southwest-style home, built to be a showcase gallery and studio. Take Hwy. 180 E to Rosedale Road on your right. Proceed down Country Road 1.1 miles to #125 on your left.
  • Art & Conversation/Yada Yada Yarn, 614 N. Bullard, 388-3350, www.artandconversation.com / www.yadayadayarn.com — Contemporary art featuring nationally recognized artist Janey Katz with her "critters from the hood," who will be doing demos all weekend. Also featuring local fiber and clay artist Suzi Calhoun and Story People prints, sculptures, cards and books. Refreshments from the USA.
  • a)sp."A"©e / Studio • Art • Gallery, 110 W. 7th St., 538-3333, www.aspacestudioartgallery.com — A 4000-square-foot multi-purpose contemporary art and performance space. Features work of local artists with painting, fused glass, mixed-media assemblage sculpture, collage, pottery, mosaic, drawings and prints. Art installation is planned during the weekend. Food from Canada will be served.
  • Azurite Gallery, 110 W. Broadway, 538-9048, www.azuritegallery.com — Home of the Square Ring. Contemporary designer jewelry by Linda and Cecil Boatwright. Featuring local turquoise from Santa Rita and Tyrone Mines, and Southwest landscape paintings by local artist Marilyn Gendron, who will demonstrate watercolor techniques on Saturday. Greek cuisine will be featured.
  • Copper Quail Gallery, 211-A N. Texas St., 388-2646 — Offering a selection of original paintings, photography, stained glass, metal art and works in clay, wood and fiber, all created by local artists. Featured event: "Shadowcast," a multi-artist show in diverse media. Refreshments from the USA.
  • Creations & Adornments Gallery/Studio, 116 N. Bullard, 534-4269 — Showing fine art, copper recycled art, pottery, gourd art by Lenora Elmer, and unique jewelry. Refreshments from Sweden.
  • Leyba & Ingalls Arts, 315 N. Bullard, 388-5725, www.leybaingallsarts.com — An opening on Saturday, 3-7 p.m., will spotlight Crystal Foreman Brown. Reception features Thai cuisine.
  • Lois Duffy Studio, 211C N. Texas St., 313-9631 www.loisduffy.com — A working studio with space to wander and enjoy unusual paintings, giclée prints and hand-signed cards. Invited guest Gerry Szajer will be showing his mobiles and metal creations. Mexican food and live music featured on Saturday evening.
  • Lloyd Studios, 306 W. Broadway, (303) 378-0926, www.lloydstudios.com — William and Elizabeth Lloyd create their art in some of our most ancient mediums: antler, bone, ivory and horn. Featuring detailed antler sculpture, jewelry, serving pieces and weapons. Each piece is handmade locally in the attached working studio. Greek cuisine will be served.
  • Molly Ramolla Gallery & Framing, 307 N. Texas, 538-5538/654-0334, www.ramollaart.com — Contemporary fine art and sculpture. Specializing in wax casein tempera, egg-tempera, watercolor and fine crafts. Refreshments will include German piroshkies and more.
  • Seedboat Gallery, 214 W. Yankie St., 534-1136, www.seedboatgallery.com — Presenting representational and abstract painters, photographers, sculptors and jewelers from the western US in a museum-like setting. Abstract metal and stone sculpture fill the courtyard. Japanese cuisine.
  • Silver Spirit Gallery, 215 W. Broadway, 388-2079, www.silverspiritgallery.com — A family of fine artists and craftspeople working in many mediums to create art in all price ranges. Showing paintings and photographs of scenery along Hwy. 180 between Silver City and Alma and one-of-a-kind wearable art from recycled materials. Refreshments from France.
  • Syzygy, 106 N. Bullard St., 388-5472, www.sygyzytile.com — At the Syzygy factory 20 artisans work together to produce handmade tile; shapes and mosaics are cut and pressed by hand, and glazes are carefully applied with a brush. Light food, drink and tiles will be available.
  • Tatiana Maria Gallery, 305/307 N. Bullard, 388-4426 — A collection of regional art, jewelry, furnishings and textiles in an historic 1884 structure. Featuring Dan Boldman, Maria H. Brion, Brent Flenniken, Miles Roberts and the handcrafted furniture of gallery owners Jim and Tatiana. On Saturday, Oct. 12, portraits of locals by Esther Jamison will be featured beginning at 2 p.m., with a live portrait demonstration at 2:30 p.m. and refreshments and live music from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Cuisine from Spain.
  • The Common Thread, 107 W. Broadway, 538-5733, www.fiberartscollective.org — Original fiber arts by local women in New Mexico and the Southwest: quilts, rugs, clothing, wall art and cards. On Saturday, from 5-7 p.m., Mary Leen and Kathi Anderson will show demos. Featuring food from Colombia.
  • The Raven's Nest, 106 W. Yankie St., 534-9323 — Showing pottery by Jeff and Debbie Kuhns, art by Rita Sherwood, copper jewelry by Linda Auernhammer, embroidery by Kay Stanton, pottery and jewelry by Chris London. Serving food from India.
  • Wild West Weaving, 211-D N. Texas St., 313-1032, www.wildwestweaving.com — Contemporary tapestry, Navajo rugs, Rio Grande/ Chimayo weavings, rugs, wall hangings, classes in Chimayo designs and natural dyed yarns. Also textile restoration, bargello by Annie Lessem. Food, drink, music from Ireland.
  • Wynnegate Gallery & Studio, 110 W. Yankie St., (214) 957-3688, www.WynnegateGalleries.com — Jane Grant works in oil paint on canvas, featuring traditional and southwestern art and photography. Roy Adams works in oils and acrylic on canvas, showing traditional and southwestern art and photography. They will demonstrate oil on canvas. Italian food will be the choice for Saturday evening.

All phone numbers are area code 575 except as noted.

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