Step Up Gallery patrons enjoy conversation with artist Carole Belliveau – Los Alamos Reporter
Artist Carol Belliveau explains her process during her Gallery Talk Saturday at Step Up Gallery. Photo by Diane Stoffel
BY DIANE STOFFEL
Step up gallery
An artists’ reception last Saturday afternoon included a half-hour talk by artist Carole Belliveau, explaining her mixed media process and sharing highlights from her career. The current retrospective exhibition at Step Up Gallery, “The Road Taken, a 45-year Journey” by Carole Belliveau, features her paintings of female figures adorned with gold and silver leaf.
A reception attendee said, “I found the retrospective exhibition captivating as it covers 45 years of the artist’s life. The art shows her artistic evolution as a creator to finally find her clear and authentic voice. Another viewer, Wendy, shared this: “Carole’s work is like poetry. She whispers painted stories woven from gold, earth, sky and the human form that speak volumes, yet are open to individual interpretation and reflection.
Karen, who attended Carole’s Gallery Talk and also purchased a painting, had this to say about the exhibition: “Saturday I attended the reception for Carole Belliveau’s beautiful exhibition in an exceptional gallery space. His brilliant paintings of figures against a magical background are masterfully executed and unique. His use of different materials in each painting contributes to the remarkable effects. Plus, this is your only chance to see the amazing, unique and nationally acclaimed dolls created early in her career. It was truly one of the most spectacular exhibits I have ever seen. I will come back again and again.
Belliveau shared his gratitude for exhibiting at Step Up Gallery. “It has been a wonderful experience to exhibit so much of my life’s work in the beautiful setting of Step Up Gallery. It’s a dream come true for any artist to have a retrospective exhibition, but having it in a gallery with floor-to-ceiling natural light with windows framing the gorgeous views of autumn in the mountains was a privilege. unexpected.
The last day of the exhibition is November 9 so mark your calendars. If you missed the reception, a Gallery Talk video is available at: https://youtu.be/ukslUrtlrEQ
The exquisite paintings in this exhibition can be viewed online and purchased with any credit card at: https://stepupgallerymarket.artspan.com
Step Up Gallery is open Monday to Thursday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Close on Sunday. For now, masking is welcome but not required. Step Up Gallery is located on the upper level of the Mesa Public Library at 2400 Central Ave., Los Alamos, NM 87544. Please visit the Step Up Gallery website for more information – https://stepupgallery.org.
Artist Carole Belliveau explains it to us
creative process.Reception attendees and old friends.
Former Step Up Gallery director Katy Korkos has a strong sense of quality.
The artist Belliveau talks about his beginnings in making dolls.