Willow Blue Silver's "Flying Sinks Can't Hold Water" 2012

Hartwick’s Kreisher Curates “Light” Show in New Mexico

December 6, 2012

Hartwick College Professor of Art Katharine Kreisher has recently curated a group exhibition for RioBravoFineArt, Inc. in Truth or Consequences, NM. This multi-media invitational group exhibition, titled "Light," will feature innovative work by fifteen artists of the Southwest. Pictured at right is Willow Blue Silver's "Flying Sinks Can't Hold Water" 2012, a piece included in the show. The exhibit will run from December 7, 2012 through January 20, 2013. It is free and open to the public.

An opening reception for the exhibit will be held at RioBravoFineArt, Inc. on Friday December 7, from 6 - 9 p.m. and the celebration will continue on Saturday, December 8 from 6 - 9 p.m. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. and also by appointment.

After spending her 2011 spring sabbatical artist residency at RioBravoFineArt, Inc., where Kreisher also once had a solo exhibition, she continues to work toward other curatorial and exhibition projects there - some which may include Hartwick faculty and students in future years.

About "Light," Kreisher states "I intend the theme to be interpreted broadly to include experimental work that is about light, how it can illuminate or obscure meaning. Perhaps the art image or object transforms light in some way, or may actually be the light source itself." 

"Light" includes seven artists who have studios in Truth or Consequences, NM, including Eduardo Alicea, Jeff Barbour, Delmas Howe, Julie Durham, Don Hallock, Nicholas Peron and Willow Blue Silver. Other exhibiting artists include Jill Somoza of Las Cruces, NM, Deborah Klezmer of Santa Fe, NM, Bonita Barlow of Kingston, NM, Shel Nymark of Embudo, NM, Stan Berning of Prescott, AZ, as well as Nolan Winkler and  R. Wm. Winkler, both from Hilsboro, NM. Tad van der Weele's ceramic sculptural lights are part of his estate and are on loan from Patrick Conlin of Silver City, NM.

RioBravoFineArt, Inc., home to the Estate of Harold Joe Waldrum, is located at 110 North Broadway in Truth or Consequences, NM. For additional details on the exhibit, call 575-894-0572 or visit

For more information, contact Kreisher at 607-431-4828 or

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