Fine Art Gallery


March 13 - April 4, 2005.

Opening Reception:
Sunday, March 13, from 2 to 4 p.m.

One Square Off by Nancy ConradSan Juan College’s Art Gallery in the Henderson Fine Arts Center will show “Departures,” an art exhibit featuring works of Durango artists Monica Goldsmith and Nancy Fredrick Conrad, from March 13 through April 4. A reception to meet the artists will be held Sunday, March 13, from 2 to 4 p.m.

Monica Goldsmith uses semi-representational work to explore light, color, texture and movement in order to arrive at unconventional visual interpretations that examine the essence of the subject matter. Her most recent paintings look at the unchecked and increasing use of monitoring devices and surveillance cameras. Other recent work explores the idea of stillness, the reawakening of the spiritual, and the concept of home. Goldsmith earned her bachelor’s degree in communication from Loyola University and has also studies at Northwestern University, Chapman University, Fort Lewis College, Seattle Academy of Fine Art, and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her paintings have been shown in group and solo exhibitions in New York, Wyoming, Kansas, Colorado and New Mexico.

Mosaic by Nancy ConradNancy Conrad is enamored with glass. She is a Colorado native, educated in visual arts at Fort Lewis College, and has been a professional potter for over 20 years. Conrad worked primarily in thrown stoneware and porcelain until 2002, when she took a new direction in her work and began exhibiting and selling handcrafted fused glass through galleries and juried shows in Colorado. She embraces the medium of glass with fervor and passion. Her work was among 110 pieces selected for the prestigious “Colorado Art Open” and has also appeared in annual juried shows of the Colorado Glass Artist Fellowship and the Durango Arts Center.

Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday; and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday. For more information call (505) 566-3464.

Intermission by Monica Goldsmith   NonFiction Section By Monica Goldsmith

Fine Art Gallery: located in the Henderson Fine Arts Building, across from the box office.Student Gallery: located at the top of the stairs in the new West Classroom Complex.