Joseph Riggs Fall Equinox

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Thursday, Oct 12th - 2017

1:00 pm-5:00 pm

FaraHNHeight Fine Art

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Please join FaraHNHeight Fine Art Gallery in our Fall Arts feature exhibition; Joseph Riggs Fine Art Fall Equinox! Riggs will be showing his newest works and his largest to date. Some 6×4 foot float framed watercolors! The Fall Equinox exhibition will be on display in the Gallery’s Great room from September 22 – November 30th.

Some words from the artist-
“My Grandmother learned to paint with oils in her 60s in Taos, New Mexico after the death of my Grandfather. This gave rise to many visits to Taos and an early exposure to the fine art of Northern New Mexico. My family believed that you surrounded yourself with tasteful objects and that it was even better if you designed and created them.

During my teens, becoming a Boy Scout and participating in an Indian dance group led to a lifelong interest in the life, culture and art of the American Indians. I marveled how they created wonderfully beautiful objects out of raw materials drawn from nature. Porcupine quills, leather, feathers, horsehair, shells and trade beads acquired from occasional contact with white traders became the resources for decorating everyday objects. Pictographs, petroglyphs, and ancient pottery demonstrate that designs and decorations were a constant companion for thousands of years. Inspiration began with nature, but always evolved into a naturalistic abstraction.”

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