Pasatiempo April 1, 2016

The News of Art: Ed Larson; Andrew Smith and Glenn Green galleries

Posted: Friday, April 1, 2016 5:00 am

The Andrew Smith Gallery, a longtime broker of significant historic and contemporary photographic collections, extends its offerings to include regional and native American art, jewelry, furniture, and lowrider art with the announcement of a new endeavor, the Grant Corner Galleria. Beginning Friday, April 1, at 5 p.m., the Grant Corner Galleria, located at 122 Grant Ave. (in the gallery), hosts an open house and book signing for its featured artist, Kewa cartoonist Ricardo Caté, creator of the Without Reservations comic. The open house continues on Saturday, April 2, at 1 p.m. Phone 505-983-8184.

Artist and gallerist Ed Larson announces the closing of his longtime gallery on Canyon Road. Larson, known by his friends as “Wonderful Ed,” grew up in Joplin, Missouri, before attending the ArtCenter College of Design in Los Angeles. He is a former department chair of the Art Institute of Chicago. His gallery offers paintings, sculpture, and more, and has been a Canyon Road fixture for over 20 years. Larson’s grand finale exhibition, which includes autobiographical paintings, western folk art, and expressionist works, opens on Friday, April 1, with a 1 p.m. reception. The Ed Larson Studio is located at 821 Canyon Road (505-983-7269). Larson will continue to operate by appointment from his home studio.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Glenn Green Galleries (136 Tesuque Village Road, 505-820-0008). Glenn and Sandy Green opened The Gallery Wall, Inc. in Phoenix in 1966 and represented major American artists Dan Namingha and Allan Houser in the 1970s. They opened a gallery in Santa Fe in 1979 and a five-acre sculpture garden in Tesuque in 1994, at the present site of their New Mexico gallery. The family-owned and operated business also maintains a location at the Phoenician Resort in Scottsdale and continues to curate changing exhibits throughout the Phoenician’s 250-acre property. The Tesuque and Scottsdale locations showcase jewelry, painting, sculpture, prints, fiber arts, and photography and include works by Houser, Melanie Yazzie, John Hogan, and others. Gallery and sculpture garden tours can be arranged by calling 505-820-0008.

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