Legacy of late artists

Eddie Tironaka, Ceramic Bowl with Winter Waves; courtesy Santa Fe Community College

Every loss is heart-wrenching, and Santa Fe Community College said farewell to several of its ceramic artists in the past couple of years. Works of the late artists are featured in the exhibit Immortal in the Visual Arts Gallery — a way to both showcase their talents and say a respectful farewell. They are Juliet Calabi, Michelle Goodman, Maia Sampson Michael, Carolyn Stupin, Eddie Tironaka, Donna Thompson, and Frank Willett.

SFCC artist and student Suzanne Vilaim says she came up with the idea of the exhibit after losing Goodman, “an artist I’ve known and loved for over 40 years.” Vilaim says she approached John Boyce, the college’s head of sculpture, about presenting a group memorial. An opening reception is from 2 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26.

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, through March 9; Santa Fe Community College Visual Arts Gallery, 6401 Richards Ave., linda.cassel@sfcc.edu

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