Art lovers are invited to an opening reception on June 14 from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held on the 10th floor of One Civic Plaza NW - Downtown at the corner of Marquette and 5th Streets. Parking is available in the underground garage.
Emilie is a recent graduate of the Albuquerque Academy, and her mother Michal is an art teacher at the same school. Their photographs offer a wide perspective on the art of photography and printmaking. Their work is the 25th in a series of exhibits sponsored by District 3 Commissioner Maggie Hart Stebbins.
“We have been fortunate over the years to showcase the work of our many talented District 3 artists,” says Commission Chair Maggie Hart Stebbins. “I’m particularly excited to display the prints of one of our community’s bright young stars – Emilie Sommers – together with Michal’s amazing work.”
Michal, originally from New York, came to New Mexico in 1990 to attend graduate school at the University of New Mexico. Her work often depicts images of domestic and urban landscape.
Emilie, Michal’s daughter, most recently earned a gold medal for her art portfolio from Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, making her one of only eight students in the nation to receive the prize. This fall Emilie will be in enrolled in the University of Iowa’s honors program where she will study studio arts and art history.
“Emilie is an amazing kid and most of the exhibit will showcase her work,” says Sommers, referring to her daughter. “We are very excited to be doing this show and this is such a great opportunity for her as she prepares to go out into the world.”
The Bernalillo County Public Arts Board has purchased one of Emilie’s photographs, Old Albuquerque High, for permanent display at the county’s juvenile justice center.
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For more information, please contact Janis Hartley, at 505-468-7108 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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