01jun8:00 am07(jun 7)5:00 pmTOUCHPOINT

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Opening Reception: Saturday, June 1, 2024, from 4:00-7:00 PM
Closing Reception: Friday, June 7, 2024, from 4:00-7:00 PM

TOUCHPOINT exhibition at UNM’s John Sommers Gallery Celebrates Interdisciplinary Art and Regenerative Culture.

TOUCHPOINT features the works of four multidisciplinary artists: Heather Hanft (Rochester, MN), Alejandra Ortiz De Zevallos (Lima, Peru), Clancy Philbrick (Philadelphia, PA), and Elie Porter Trubert (Lebanon Township, NJ). Their practices incorporate weaving, walking/wandering, object making, shadow work, community engaged arts, time travel, teaching, and healing. The works presented in TOUCHPOINT span sculpture, sound, installation, pedagogy, and poetry, inviting viewers to experience art in thoughtful, playful, collaborative, generous, and embedded ways. Through their innovative methodologies and diverse perspectives, the artists challenge conventional boundaries and redefine how art, both in its making and in its viewing, can provide a touchpoint for orienting oneself in a changing world.

These artists represent the penultimate cohort of Confluence MFA concentration at UNM, a low-residency, field-based program of study in interdisciplinary arts and regenerative culture. Led by Carol Padberg and Mary Mattingly, the program has fostered a unique approach to artistic creation, blending place-based knowledge from artisans and practitioners in New Mexico, New York, Connecticut, Oaxaca, and Mexico City.



June 1, 2024 8:00 am - June 7, 2024 5:00 pm


John Sommers Gallery

MSC 04 2560, 1 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131

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