Summer 2021 Mini-Series by Claire Kahn
Claire Kahn’s peaceable kingdom in the Pojoaque Valley continuously presents beautiful sights and songs of the seasons.
From spring to summer, Kahn watches her pond and pastureland become a rich nature site for migratory birds. From the magpie to the rare and exceptional ibis, the artist has quickly become fascinated by the extraordinary variety of creatures that visit her intimate waterfront.
Bead by bead, she masterfully emulates the birds, from the fiery essence of the ruby-throated hummingbird to the eloquent, ebony-mixed sheen of the raven. In this secluded oasis, the artist reimagines progressions that beautifully pay tribute to these feathery visitors in color, pattern, and movement.
Watch the Mindful Meditation to accompany the exhibition
With such wonder to discover, it’s no surprise why this stop along their migratory path was all the more inviting.
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Location images were taken at the site of
High Country Supported Living
High Country Supported Living (HCSL) is a community living and learning center for New Mexicans where culture, art, land and lifestyles are celebrated. HCSL provides a beautiful physical setting where disabled and nondisabled members of the surrounding communities can come together to grow, learn and share.
The five adobe buildings on the property were originally assembled in the 1950s by the renowned architect Nathaniel A. Owings – one of the founding partners of Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill. For more than fifty years, HCSL’s property in Jacona has been a gathering place for artists, architects, writers and others who love this small northern New Mexico community nestled in the fertile valley of the Rio Grande and Pojoaque rivers.