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Friday, May 30, 2014

Maya Angelou

MAYA ANGELOU (1928 - 2014)
Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope. Maya Angelou
In sadness, joy. In joy, sadness. Whenever Maya Angelou was interviewed we watched, intently. She drew us in with her careful, slow articulation - every word a brushstroke, each phrase a poem. Humor found its way into a sad story and each story, whether dramatic or otherwise, left us with a poignant lesson.
This photograph (from her website) reminds us of that special quality of hers; that penetrating joyous smile as an outward illustration of dignity and love on the inside.
We will miss this kind spirit.
From Ms. Angelou's website:

Statement from Dr. Maya Angelou’s Family:
Dr. Maya Angelou passed quietly in her home before 8:00 a.m. EST. Her family is extremely grateful that her ascension was not belabored by a loss of acuity or comprehension. She lived a life as a teacher, activist, artist and human being. She was a warrior for equality, tolerance and peace. The family is extremely appreciative of the time we had with her and we know that she is looking down upon us with love.

Guy B. Johnson


Friday, May 23, 2014

Fri 5+1

FRIDAY FIVE PLUS ONE

Moving into this holiday weekend, we present:

• Insights from shoe designer, Christian Louboutin

• Chris Gustin's retrospective at the Daum Museum

• Tim Webber's, Duffy Footstools and ottomans

• Nicol Zavagno's splendid pendant lamps

• A lovely ceiling light designed by Sandro Lopez

• A video about the making of a sugar sculpture by artist, Kara Walker

From Designboom, Interview w/ Christian Louboutin
Impera Specchio, Image C. Louboutin





















From Contemporist, Duffy Stool and Ottoman
by Tim Webber Design
From Gadgets, Stick Pendant Lamp by Nicol Zavagno

Santa Fe Clay

DAVID CRANE + JOSE SIERRA EXHIBITION
Santa Fe Clay Gallery
August 8 through September 20, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, August 8, 5-7pm
Indian Market Opening: Friday, August 22, 5-7pm

Press Release:
David Crane is a Professor of Ceramics/Art at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA where he has taught since 1995. He makes functional stoneware salt-fired pots, either wheel thrown and altered, or slab built. His influences range from the historic traditions of China, Japan and Europe, to prehistoric and contemporary Native American pottery and textiles. His goal is to create finely crafted pots that are well
designed and dynamic, inviting their use. Contrasting patterns and glazing reflect both the landscape of his rural Virginia home and the deserts and mountains of the American Southwest where he has spent much time. He has exhibited extensively and is a founding member of “Sixteen Hands”, an association of craftsmen working in wood and clay.
José Sierra grew up in the Andes of Venezuela. His memories of coffee mills, intensely colored mountains, dramatic landscape, pre-Colombian art and architecture, as well as contemporary design, all combine to influence and inspire his work. By altering wheel-thrown porcelain and stoneware, José’s work fuses organic and geometric forms, which represent the fluidity and abruptness of the shapes and lines in the landscapes and architecture that surround him. The colors of the Andes and Catalina Mountains also inspire his palette of glazes. José studied art at the University of the Andes in Mérida, Venezuela. In 2000, José moved to Iowa where he dedicated himself to both sculpture and pottery. He is currently living in Tucson, Arizona where he is working full-time as an artist.

545 Camino de la Familia
Santa Fe, NM 87501
505 984 1122

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

RFA New Work

RFA NEW WORK - December 2015
Ronald Frink Architects
We present images of current design by RFA.
As a small-scale firm with a broad and diverse portfolio that includes larger scale commercial / civic architecture, interiors, and custom residential projects, RFA is that singular architectural design practice providing excellent design and service to a sophisticated clientele.






Montecito House update, early December 2015

Montecito House update, early December 2015

Montecito House update, early December 2015

Montecito House update, early December 2015

Montecito House update, early December 2015

Montecito House update, early December 2015

Montecito House update, early December 2015


Montecito House update, early December 2015

Montecito House update, early December 2015

Montecito House update, early December 2015

Montecito House update, early December 2015

Montecito House update, early December 2015



Circle Theatre, update October 2015


Montecito House - update October 2015

Montecito House - update October 2015


Montecito House - update October 2015

Montecito House - update October 2015


Montecito House - update September 2015

Montecito House - update September 2015

Montecito House - update September 2015


Montecito House - update August 2015


Circle Theatre, update August 2015

Circle Theatre, update August 2015


Montecito House - Update, August 2015


Montecito House - Update, August 2015

Montecito House - Update, August 2015

Montecito House - Update, August 2015

Montecito House, update May 2015


Circle Theatre, update April 2015

Montecito House, update April 2015


Adaptive Reuse Concept for Performing Arts
March 2015


Montecito House, update - February 2015


Circle Theatre, update - February 2015


Circle Theatre, update - January 2015

Montecito House - Demo, October 2014

Montecito House - Demo, October 2014


Circle Theatre - great old brick facade
discovered under old plaster.


Circle Theatre

Circle Theatre


Montecito House - entry drive




Montecito House - pool terrace



Westfield Valley Fair - view at night


Westfield Valley Fair - detail

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