Legendary Spirit of Santa Fe Captured in Fine Art by Seattle/Santa Fe Artist: Groundbreaking Portrait Exhibition by Commissioned Portrait Artist Robbi Firestone

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On August 9, 2013 , artist Robbi Firestone’s exhibition, "The Spirit of Santa Fe," composed of her portraits of a brave range of Santa Feans—from a beloved judge to a homeless youth—will open at Casweck Galleries in downtown Santa Fe, New Mexico.

3x Grammy Award Winner, bluesman KebMo and his Spirit Capture oil portrait.

Spirit Capture Portrait of Grammy winner Keb' Mo', by Robbi FIrestone, Portrait Commissions

What does spirit mean to you? And what is the spirit of Santa Fe? I want to look at each person and discover my own version of the Spirit of Santa Fe through their eyes.

On AUGUST 9, 2013 , artist Robbi Firestone’s exhibition, "The Spirit of Santa Fe," composed of her portraits of a brave range of Santa Feans—from a beloved judge to a homeless youth—will open at Casweck Galleries in downtown Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Firestone is an artist known for her sought-after portrait commissions, called Spirit Capture Portraits, that deftly reflect subjects’ inner selves, and hopes and dreams. Celebrity clients include Grammy Winner Bluesman Kebmo, lead singer Bart Millard of the best selling band, MercyMe, and Dr. Rev. Michael Beckwith of the Bestselling Spiritual film, "The Secret."

Firestone discovered Santa Fe 8 years ago, and decided to explore the city’s strong magnetic pull by painting the portraits of quintessential Santa Feans~ from beloved community members to media personalities and a homeless youth. The subjects, from varying socioeconomic levels and backgrounds, represent Santa Fe’s rich diversity.

“With the Spirit of Santa Fe project,... I am asking each subject two questions, What does spirit mean to you? And what is the spirit of Santa Fe?” These answers both satisfy her curiosity and inform her painting process, which includes the inscription of words, intuitive insights, and occasionally, the use of collage and embedded objects. “I want to look at each person and discover my own version of the Spirit of Santa Fe through their eyes.”

Her exhibition will debut during the height of Santa Fe’s gallery season, in between Spanish Market and Indian Market at Casweck Galleries, 203 W. Water St. in downtown Santa Fe A filmed interview of the subjects will accompany the works.

Casweck Gallery features the works of renowned artist Ernest Chiriacka (1913-2010), known for his exquisite historical Western and Native American paintings, as well as his iconic work in the genres of Esquire pin-ups and pulp illustration.

Robbi Firestone's commissioned portraits focus on inner beauty, as well as physical likeness. She scripts an intuitive letter stating, "The Beauty I See in You" about her subject, imbedding it into the final piece to be enjoyed for generations.

3% of proceeds of this project will be donated to the Santa Fe Community Foundation.

CONTACT: Debrianna Mansini
TELEPHONE: 505.988.2966
CELL PHONE: 505.913.1435
EMAIL: info(at)casweckgalleries(dot)com

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