Joan Weissman, Bayahibe, hand-tufted wool rug

Form & Function

February 6, 2010 – April 3, 2010

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 and innovation. From alternative rugs, lighting, furniture and jewelry, to eclectic art objects that riff on function, viewers will find treasures for live and work spaces by renowned artists from New Mexico, across the country and beyond. Featured artists are AREAWARE, Eliana Arenas, Angelo Arnold, ART GENS, Roger Atkins, Julia Barello, Sonya Cramer, Roberto Gallegos, Welmoed Laanstra, Cal Lane, Maria Michails, OFFCenter, Beth Rekow and Joan Weissman, whose much awaited sample rug sale is 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.


Julia Mandeville, “The Art/Design Distinction” Alibi