Venice Comes to Santa Fe

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Venice Comes to Santa Fe

March 4 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


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Can traditional easel painting effectively communicate contemporary global issues?
Santa Fe artist, June Julian, reflects her deep personal experiences of places that have
been disrupted by ecological pressures in her work. With images of Plague Doctor
Masks and Aqua Alta, the current Insomnia in Venice series refers both to the universal
challenges of the Covid 19 pandemic and to climate change. As an appropriate symbol
for our contemporary times, the Medico della Peste mask was worn in Venice by doctors
making their rounds during the Black Plague. Its characteristic long, beak-like nose was
stuffed with aromatic and medicinal herbs that were thought to be protective. Similarly,
today we are in the midst of another pandemic that has generated malodorous global
biological and political ills.

“These paintings and others are my statement about communicating environmental
issues through visual art, as I work through the challenges of place and find joy in the
process of painting.”

Panel Discussion at Site Santa Fe March 4, 6-7 pm, Vernissage preview of paintings on
March 6, 2022, 4-6 pm, at The Jean Cocteau Theatre Lounge, Italian cocktails on special.

Read an article about this talk in the Santa Fe New Mexican


March 4
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Jean Cocteau Cinema
(505) 466-5528
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Jean Cocteau Cinema
418 Montezuma Ave
Santa Fe, NM 87501 United States
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(505) 466-5528
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