Cutting-edge Artwork and Inspiring Events Bring Art Lovers to Santa Fe

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The festivities continued during the second day of Art Santa Fe. Art lovers and collectors streamed into the Santa Fe Community Convention Center to see—and purchase—world-class paintings, glassworks, sculptures, and more from a wide range of innovative exhibiting artists, dealers, and publishers from across the globe.

Attendees were wowed as Spotlight Artist Alfred Addo of Alfaddo Art Studio transformed sawdust into sculpture and dimensional artwork right in front of their eyes, and children loved listening to artist and author Kelly Fischer read from her newest children’s book.

A highlight of the day was “Traditions & Innovations of Icheon Ceramic Arts,” an Art Lab featuring Boksik Ji, Joungoo Ham, Changwan Hong, Changho Ahn, master artists who are known as living cultural treasures of Korea. Attendees were treated to live demonstrations from Boksik Ji and Changwan Hong, who in both wheel throwing and carving demonstrations, created stunning artwork right in front of the crowd.

“I’d like to introduce Korean artists to American collectors who appreciate and care about Asian art and artists—not just traditional art,” Gary Kim told the Santa Fe New Mexican. Kim is a 2017 Art Santa Fe Spotlight Artist and the owner of the local G.K Fine Art Gallery, which sponsored the Art Lab. “A lot of the artists we’ve invited here are high-end artists that American collectors have never seen before.”

For a full roster of the 60+ galleries and studio artists showcasing their work at the 17th edition of Art Santa Fe, check out our exhibitor list.

Coming up today are more specially curated Art Labs, including “Translation,” artist Zammy Migdal’s celebration of the French master Henri Matisse’s paper cuts and collages, and “Lines of Thought,” a selection of masterpieces from the New Mexico Museum of Art exhibition. There are also many Meet the Artist and live demonstration events and an exciting Art Talk with Anrika Rupp, a computer programmer who fell in love with the idea of bringing her expertise to an art form. Check the full schedule to see who’s participating when.

Keep checking back for daily posts and videos with show highlights. And don’t forget to follow Art Santa Fe on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for up-to-the-minute news and photos from the scene!


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