Monday, September 29, 2014

New Sculpture at Southside Branch Library!

Artwork: Above as Below, Michael Sharber

From the artist:

“As to "Story"....  This piece is part of a group that embraces animals and plants within the Earth elements.  I am able to visit the Sea of Cortez each year and snorkel with a large variety of fish, sometimes swimming within schools containing hundreds of fish.  These vacation events seem to have influenced me greatly without me planning it, the result being sculptures that embrace life forms.  The boat shape is a magical symbol I use often, a vessel shape, the feminine principle, in this instance I stripped it to its structural bones.   

How I Work-
I will first have an image of a sculpture in my mind then I will do a quick sketch to capture the concept.  Next I will design the sculpture while thinking about how it will be constructed taking into consideration materials I have on hand.  I also design a work to be in parts that can be assembled by one or two people without a lot of fuss.  Next step is to begin construction of the piece, which is a wonderful journey.”

Celebrating 25 years of supporting the arts in Santa Fe.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Next Friends of SFPL Book Sale is Sept. 20-21 at Main

Come to our fall book sale at Main! Upstairs and downstairs, great finds and bargains. 

Saturday, September 20 & Sunday, September 21: Main Fall Sale, 145 Washington Avenue
Discount (2nd Floor Tatum Community Room) & Specially-priced Books (Southwest Room)
• Saturday 20th: Members only from 10:00 a.m. – Noon; Open to the Public from Noon – 4:00 p.m.
• Sunday 21st: 1:00–3:30 p.m., Open to the Public, Bag Day in the Tatum Community Room

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Grammy Award Winning Violinist, Mark O’Connor, Stops in Santa Fe

A glowing review of Mark O'Connor's lecture/performance at the Santa Fe Public Library, written and photographed by Brian Nixon for ASSIST News Service, can be found at:

One of my favorite quotes from the article, "And though the O’Connor Method may not make me the next Mark O’Connor, it will, hopefully, afford me some time with my son, something that I will value more than becoming proficient on the violin".

(Maggie, Patricia, and Mark at the Santa Fe Public Library, photo by Brian Nixon)

(Maggie and Mark warming up at the Santa Fe Public Library, photo by Brian Nixon)