Form & Function
February 6 - April 3, 2010
516 ARTS announces Form & Function, a group exhibition featuring the work of artists and designers who explore sustainability, reuse, decoration, tradition and innovation. From alternative rugs, lighting, furniture and jewelry, to eclectic art objects that play on function, viewers will find treasures for live and work spaces by renowned artists from New Mexico, across the country and beyond, including: Joan Weissman, Beth Rekow, Roger Atkins, Eliana Arenas, Julia Barello, Angelo Arnold and many others. The exhibition takes a regenerative view of giving and using, exposing materials in inventive ways and bringing process to the forefront. Joan Weissman’s much awaited sample rug sale will be part of this fundraising exhibition, offering a rare opportunity to purchase her rugs at great discounts. Work for sale includes handmade fine craft for the home, wearable art, inventively designed products as well as sculpture, paintings and more. A portion of the proceeds from this exhibition benefit the free educational programs of 516 ARTS. March exhibition programs for Form & Function are in conjunction with the Women & Creativity series organized by the National Hispanic Cultural Center.