Join us for a conversation with Southwest Rising curator Dr. Julie Sasse, Chief Curator at the Tucson Museum of Art, Lisa Sherman Wade, art writer, critic and widow of Southwest Rising artist Bob “Daddy-O” Wade, and Southwest Rising artist Brian Blount.
Many of Elaine Horwitch’s key artists entertained Horwitch and her clients with their bold personalities, exciting new images, and the ability to attract collectors, museums, and the press alike. Sasse worked as Horwitch’s gallery director for 14 years, Wade was a noted art critic who wrote for regional and national magazines about the top artists in New Mexico in the 1980s, and Blount was one of the artists Horwitch featured in her galleries. They will share some of the legendary stories about Horwitch and her galleries while reflecting on the art scene in the Southwest on the cusp of exciting new changes. Wade will also share stories about “Daddy-O” and sign copies of “Daddy-O's Book of Big-Ass Art”, Bob Wade’s book chronicling his art.