STRINGS & SCULPTURE with ANNIE ENKE and DAVID ENKE
May 3 - July 13, 2013 | Sponsored by the Mahlon Thatcher White Foundation
Sight and sound come together in a brilliant display of one of a kind hand crafted musical instruments and exquisitely created wooden sculptures. The richness of exotic woods and warm natural forms come vividly to life in the hands of David & Annie Enke, who's instruments and sculptures inspire us to go deeper, to reach inside and reflect on the beauty of nature and the limitlessness of the human imagination.
This exclusive Sangre de Cristo Art's Center exhibit will feature live performances during the show’s opening and throughout the exhibition, including educational journeys into the nature of sound and how vibrational waveforms interact to create and enhance the world we live in. This exciting collaborative show is sure to be a memorable eye and ear opening experience for people of all ages.
David Enke has been designing and building musical instruments for over 35 years and is considered one of today’s premier experimental designers. His instruments are based on a deep understanding of the principals of sound, harmony, and resonance, and have a richness of tone that brings added life and beauty to whatever style of music is being performed on them. An apprentice of renowned builder Steve Klien, David’s instruments can be found in private collections and in the hands of discriminating players around the world.
Intrigued by the unique patterns, colors and inclusions found naturally in wood, Annie Enke began her exploration of wood as an artistic medium in the 1990’s. Annie’s work is infused with deep mystical themes and reflections of ancient civilizations.
Combining these elements with a palette of rare and exotic woods, her work manifests the melding of reality and dreams. Annie’s work givesviewers a glimpse of the timeless essence behind the surface of reality. Fascinated by the concept of containment, Annie’s work incorporates hidden drawers and chambers. Each piece invites her audiences in.
Flawlessly executed and full of life, Annie’s work has won numerous 1st place and people’s choice awards and she has gained the respect of both seasoned woodworkers and art critics alike.
Video created by Full Service Films.
Also on Exhibit
Under Western Skies
Selections from the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center's Permanent Collections
April 27-July 6
Discovering the west
with paint and brush by
April 1-May 18
Circle of Light Photo Project
April 27-July 6
Dana Hassett-2nd Floor
John Sherman-3rd Floor
Read more about our exhibits in the current issue of the MOSAIC: