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The Canada Council hosts the exhibition “Explorations in Photography”

By Greg Smith, Executive Director of the Doña Ana Arts Council

The Doña Ana Arts Council (DAAC) presents the works of Krista Anderson, John Craig, Robert Peticolas and Alison Tinsley in an exhibition titled “Explorations in Photography” through Monday, March 28.

The Exhibit Opening Reception will be held from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 12 at the DAAC, 205 W. Amador Ave.

Originally from Santa Fe, Anderson resides in Santa Teresa. Her love of New Mexico and the surrounding areas fueled her passion for photography and her desire to capture the beauty of all that New Mexico holds.

“I truly believe we live in a place like no other,” Anderson said.

She has exhibited work throughout New Mexico, including at Light Art Space Gallery in Silver City, Memorial Medical Center in Las Cruces, and Albuquerque International Airport, as well as Schuster Design’s Spring Art Show. Studio in El Paso. Anderson’s images also appeared in Western Horseman and New Mexico Horse Breeders Association magazines.

Craig grew up in New Jersey and earned an Associate of Arts in Marketing and Design (Photography Option) in 1974 and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography from New Jersey City University in 2006. He has extensive experience in prepress, black and white. white processing/printing, marketing and digital photography. Craig and his wife moved to Las Cruces in 2018, where he continues his love for fine art photography, focusing on themes of memory and experience.

Peticolas grew up in El Paso and was interested in fine art from an early age. After living on the east coast, Peticolas and his wife moved back to the southwest in 2011. Soon after, he began his quest for landscape photography. Craig studied with Wayne Suggs and spent time with the local landscape photography community.

“I was further ingrained in the art and craft of landscape photography by a community of talented artists who took an interest in me and my work,” Peticolas said. “In my photography, I don’t simply seek to document a scene, but to evoke a material metaphor for thoughts and feelings in the viewer.”

Since birth, Tinsley has led a nomadic life. She was born in Southern California but graduated from high school in Rome. Her first camera was a Kodak Brownie, and at age 20 she inherited a Leica and a Zeiss Icon which started her fascination with photography. Now, after years of multiple cameras, darkroom experiments, and photographic adjustment techniques, Tinsley uses her cell phone to capture her unique vision instead of technical manipulation.

Tinsley’s photographs have appeared in various lifestyle and travel magazines and most recently in “Sleeping with the Toucans: 100 Great Places to Stay in Costa Rica”, the product of a four-year adventure in Costa Rica. with her husband, Chris Fields. Tinsley and her husband now divide their time between Mesilla and the village of Caunes-Minervois in south-west France.

The DAAC is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. the first Friday and 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. the second Saturday of each month.

Call 575-523-6403.