Chroma Studios Grand Opening

When: Friday, June 6, 2008
5:30 - 8:30pm

Where: Chroma Studios
1606 Central Ave SE Suite 201
(there is plenty of free parking in the East and West parking lots and in the adjacent church)

Who we are:

Chroma Studios is Albuquerque’s newest professional artist’s studio space. Located on Central just West of University, Chroma is home to 10 professional artists and a growing community of visiting artists and students. We are dedicated to promoting the work of established and emerging artists through studio spaces, exhibitions, and class offerings.

Meet the artists:

Painter Paula Manning-Lewis creates stunning works of art that incorporate spirals depicting the cycles of growth and invention, inspiration and experience, failure and success. She is a passionate and inspired artist is one of the founding members of Chroma Studios.

Aaron Lewis is an accomplished musician who will be gracing us with his tunes on opening night. Lewis is currently mastering tracks for his third CD “Space Travel”. He plays gigs througout New Mexico, and teaches music to children in his spare time. He is also a founding member of the Studios.

Josephine Brionez de Flores is another founding member, born and raised in Barelas. Brionez de Flores is a prolific artist who shows her work throughout New Mexico and internationally. Her feather masks are held in private collections throughout the world. Angelo Flores, the final founding member, is an entrepenuer that creates custom engraving on pendants for all occasions, ie graduation, new baby, memorials, etc.

Diane Walton Reitz studied fine art at Schular Fine Art School in Baltimore, Maryland, and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree with a specialty in painting and illustration from Texas A& M. She has been living, painting, and teaching in New Mexico since 1998, and is a member of several New Mexico art associations. She is represented by Chroma Studios, and Dreamscapes Gallery.

Terri Hansen is an award winning classical realist painter who has recently relocated to Albuquerque and positively loves living here. Primarily an Oil and Watercolor artist, her compositions and colors are unmistakable for their highly charged dramatic flair.

Israeli Barak Naggan is a professional adventure travel and nature photographer and videographer. On his first visit to the American southwest several years ago, he became deeply inspired by the area's natural beauty and in 2002 he made New Mexico his home. His photographs have shown in Israel, California and New Mexico, and have been published in several magazines including Men’s Journal and National Geographic Adventure.

vashti b, a New Mexico native, is an artist who explores text, found objects and mixed media in her work. She is a professional teaching artist who works to promote literacy and a culture of creativity and kindness.

Chris and Amy Schelling are a husband/wife artist team. Chris paints colorful abstract oils and Amy works in several media.

Please join us for an evening of refreshments, music and art as we introduce ourselves as well as the work of several other local artists.

See you there!

For more information or any questions call Paula at 259-6320.

Views: 4

Comment by mombat on June 4, 2008 at 1:42pm
These look great. Is the studio open any other time? We not be able to make it Friday.
Comment by Chroma Studios on June 4, 2008 at 2:09pm
There is usually someone here everyday except for Sunday. You can call ahead to make sure. We don't have actual set business hours, but my husband and I are here 5-6 days a week.
Thanks for the comment!

Paula :)
Comment by imouse1 on June 5, 2008 at 8:11am
Some of these pictures are kind of scary but they're all good! Are they going to be on display during the opening week?
Comment by Chroma Studios on June 5, 2008 at 11:08am
Yes, most will be on display for the month of June beginning this Friday evening.


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