Wed, Mar 09|
Virtual Artist Studio Tour with Arthur Lopez
Join us for a special virtual visit to Arthur Lopez’s home and studio located in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Time & Location
Mar 09, 2022, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EST
About the Event
Join us for a special virtual visit to Arthur Lopez’s home and studio located in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Arthur began carving COVID-related saints at the beginning of the pandemic, and AVAM is lucky to have three featured in our current exhibition “Healing and the Art of Compassion.”
From Arthur’s bio:
"Arthur Lopez is a practicing artist who draws upon processes that have been used for generations dating back to the 1700’s by the first Santeros (Saint Makers) in New Mexico. While Arthur creates modern works of art dealing with contemporary themes, he has a deep respect for his adherence to the traditional New Mexican way of creating a Santo or Bulto (3 dimensional carving) or a Retablo (2 dimensional painting). His practice honors the old traditions, including woodcarving, producing his own rabbit skin gesso, using marble dust for additional sheen, and his own handmade paints made with natural pigments."
Explore Arthur's home and studio in this interactive, virtual event.
Pictured above, from left to right:
Lupe, Saint Corona and St. Benedict the Moor