Breath on Paper: Opening Reception

Friday evening’s (September 20) Opening Reception for Barbara Riley and her Breath on Paper exhibit was a treat for everyone — from inspirational art to culinary treats from Kohnami Japanese Restaurant.

The exhibit will remain up until October 11, Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays 1–5 P.M. or by appointment (505-302-5432).

Barbara Riley during the hanging of her exhibit.

Barbara Riley during the hanging of her exhibit.

Empty Brush  / 55” x 27” / Ink on paper

Empty Brush / 55” x 27” / Ink on paper

Dragon  / 27” x 50” / Ink on paper

Dragon / 27” x 50” / Ink on paper

Exhibit guests at the Kohnami food tables.

Exhibit guests at the Kohnami food tables.

Gallery guests ponder the big-brush paintings. One of Barbara’s brushes is hanging on the gallery wall.

Gallery guests ponder the big-brush paintings. One of Barbara’s brushes is hanging on the gallery wall.

Blue Demon  / 30” x 20” / Ink on paper

Blue Demon / 30” x 20” / Ink on paper

Self Portrait / 42” x 29” / Ink on paper

Self Portrait / 42” x 29” / Ink on paper

Henry IV, Part 1: a source of inspiration

After shooting a dress rehearsal of Henry the Fourth, Part 1, for the International Shakespeare Center, I made digital prints of several photos. This play features the character Falstaff, a braggart who gives a couple of the most famous speeches in the Shakespearean canon (“What is honor? A word.”).

Falstaff (shown on the left), hanging out in his favorite tavern where the patrons enjoy his outrageous and exaggerated tales.

Falstaff (shown on the left), hanging out in his favorite tavern where the patrons enjoy his outrageous and exaggerated tales.

Prince Hal and his closest allies prepare for the fight against the rebellion.

Prince Hal and his closest allies prepare for the fight against the rebellion.

Shakespeare on the Wall: Art Exhibit Opening Reception


Last Friday, August 23rd, we celebrated the inaugural art exhibit opening for A Gallery Somewhere. The exhibit was just one of the events planned as part of the inaugural Santa Fe Summer Shakespeare festival in June, July and August.

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Seventeen artists exhibited 58 works of art based upon Shakespeare themes. The visual variety and creativity provided an art experience that was inspiring and entertaining, including a dazzling hologram by hologram pioneer Fred Unterseher, large abstract pieces by Holly Grimm and Greta Young, a collage by Bernadette Freeman, an AI (Artificial Intelligence) manipulated print by Karl Whitaker, beautiful classical oil paintings by Zienna Stewart, digital/encaustic art by Richard Nicholas, serigraphs by Pete McCracken (noted artist from Portland, Oregon) and more.

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Exhibit artists: Barbara Bodin, Celia Cortez, Bernadette Freeman, Holly Grimm, Kathamann, Raye Leith, Pete McCracken, Richard Nicholas, Zienna Stewart, John Tollett, Fred Unterseher, Susannah Vandyke, Pacha Wasiolek, Pam Wells, Karl Whitaker (Krrrl), Robin Williams, and Greta Young.

Limited edition serigraphs printed and donated by artist Pete McCracken, from Portland, Oregon.

Limited edition serigraphs printed and donated by artist Pete McCracken, from Portland, Oregon.



After the show, the room is used by Shakespeare reading groups that revel in the inspiration on the gallery walls.

After the show, the room is used by Shakespeare reading groups that revel in the inspiration on the gallery walls.


A unique Shakespeare-themed Art Exhibit!

Next Friday, August 23rd, 5–7 P.M., A Gallery Somewhere is having its first-ever artists’ opening reception.

For the Shakespeare on the Wall exhibit, a dozen artists were given the challenge of submitting art that in some way relates to the works attributed to the man known as William Shakespeare. You can expect an eclectic and entertaining collection of interpretations of this Shakespearean theme.

The reception ends at 7 P.M., leaving just enough time to go a block or two down the street to The Swan Theater (1213-B Parkway Drive) to attend the International Shakespeare Center’s opening night performance of Measure for Measure.

What a night! Art, theater, Shakespeare (including abuse of power and sexual harassment, treachery, betrayal, deceit, blackmail, moral conundrums, horrible people, great people on both sides, and other typical current events stuff).

As you can see below, it’s going to be an awesome show!

He Doesn’t Look Like His Tinder Profile . . .  by exhibit artist Pam Wells

He Doesn’t Look Like His Tinder Profile . . . by exhibit artist Pam Wells

Exhibit artist Greta Young, in her studio.

Exhibit artist Greta Young, in her studio.