“Esteban Pro at 70” opening reception at The Clayground Gallery

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Courtesy Photo Steve Pro uses wood in all of his work. If a piece of his art brings a smile or just a comfortable feeling of recognition then he feels it is successful.

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By Theresa Ratcliff
The Clayground Gallery Manager

The Clayground  will be hosting an opening reception for July 2018’s Gallery Artist Steve Pro on Saturday, July 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. There will be live music and refreshments. The reception is free and open to the public.

“Esteban Pro at 70” is collection of three-dimensional constructions made of wood, metal, found objects, papier mache, beads, etc. Pro’s works consist of pieces designed to hang on a wall or be on bases that are free standing, with many being kinetic and interactive.

Bright, colorful and repetitive patterns have always fascinated Pro. Midways at county fairs, rows of cakes by Wayne Thibaud, stacks of garish merchandise at el Mercado Libertad in Guadalara, the rich art market of Santa Fe all provide a visual feast of inspiration and contributed to his visual DNA.

If a piece of his art brings a smile or just a comfortable feeling of recognition, then he considers it successful. Pro feels that humor is an important element to be included in his works. It has taken most of his life to assimilate his experiences and talents into a body of work that reflects who he is and how he communicates through art.

“Esteban Pro at 70” will be at The Clayground Gallery for the entire month of July and can be seen during regular business hours 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday. The Clayground will also be open from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights beginning in June. For more information about The Clayground Gallery Show or up-coming classes, visit clayground.biz.

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