Featuring watercolorist Roberta Parry
Show opens Tuesday, December 1st
and runs through Thursday, December 31st
Artist reception Thursday, December 3rd, 5-7
Santa Fe Main Library
Second Floor Gallery
145 Washington Avenue
Santa Fe, NM
"Full Circle" brings Roberta Parry's early past as an artist to fulfillment in the present. In "Arizona Aspects," she revisits scenes from her childhood. In "El Rancho de Las Golondrinas," she is becoming acquainted with her new home.
Roberta studied as an art major at the University of Arizona in Tucson and at the University of Hawaii in Honolulu. Finding the need to help support a family, she changed her major to Education, with minors in Psychology and Fine Arts. She taught elementary students, college undergraduates, and in-service teachers; wrote curriculum materials; served as a national curriculum consultant; did a stint as a freelance editor; and managed the office of a pedodontic and orthodontic practice. During these years, she also studied writing and wrote four novels, four plays, and a short story collection. She lived in California, North Carolina, Indiana, New York City, Colorado, and New Jersey. She traveled Europe and Hawaii; visited Peru, Mexico, Kenya, and the Caribbean Islands.
Now settled permanently in Santa Fe, she is returning to her two first loves--the Southwest and painting.