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New Art Exhibit “Brick X Brick: Artworks Inspired by Earthen Architecture”

1 Jun, 2022

Gallery Opening June 3 from 5-7 p.m.

The City of Santa Fe’s Arts and Culture Department announces an exciting new Community Gallery exhibit, "Brick X BrickXBrickInvite.jpgBrick: Artworks Inspired by Earthen Architecture," on display June 3 through September 1, 2022. The public is invited to the exhibit opening on Friday, June 3, 2022 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Santa Fe Community Gallery.


This exhibit is intended to provide a second look at the legacy of earthen architecture and land art in New Mexico. Earthen architecture is the creation of buildings and other structures using resources and materials readily available in the environment, usually unfired earth.


“For residents of New Mexico, the ubiquity of adobe and earthen architecture can easily be taken for granted. For most visitors, the aesthetic of our vernacular architecture is a charming, sharp contrast to the built environments they are familiar with. It is our hope that this exhibit will help visitors learn more about our architectural traditions and remind our locals how distinct and special our built history is,” said Rod Lambert, Arts and Culture Department Assistant Director.


Participating artists were asked to consider the form, function, aesthetic, innovation, history, and future of earthen architecture, as well as a series of additional questions such as considering the role of the adobe “aesthetic” in Santa Fe and New Mexico and the role climate change plays in potential demand for earthen architecture alternatives in building structures. 


Participating artists include: Evalyn Bemis, Jack Bordnick, Susan Case, Rick Fisher, Sarah Sao Mai Habib, Diane Kell, Carolyn Lamuniere, Marietta Patricia Leis, Beryl Markowitz, Barbara McCulloch, Jack McGowan, Betsie Miller-Kusz, Paul Murray, Wilbur Norman, Cheri O’Brien, Francisco Ochoa, Ruben Olguin, Bomi Parakh, Scott Parker, Brian Pottorff, Heather Protz, Joseph Ptacek, Michael Sharber, Melinda Silver, Susan Waller and Bette Yozell.


Along with the exhibit, a series of free public programs addressing topics related to the theme are planned. All events will take place at the Community Gallery inside the Santa Fe Community Convention Center. Contact Rod Lambert for more information: 505-955-6707 or

The City of Santa Fe Arts and Culture Department is part of the City of Santa Fe municipal government, and provides leadership by and for City government in support of the arts and cultural affairs. The Arts and Culture Department also recommends programs and policies that develop, sustain and promote artistic excellence in the community. For more information, call the Arts and Culture Department at 505-955-6707 or email

Gallery Opening – "Brick X Brick: Artworks Inspired by Earthen Architecture"

Where: Community Gallery, 201 West Marcy Street

When: Friday June 3, 5-7 p.m.

Who: City of Santa Fe Arts and Culture Department. The public is invited to attend.

Note: COVID-safe masking and distancing protocols are encouraged.