The Quirky Creativity of Ted Specker Is Celebrated During an Exhibit at Deming Art Center
Deming Art Center is proud to host “Sanctuary for the Goddess: The Legacy of Visionary Artist Ted Specker” this summer. An art exhibit presented by Sylvia Brenner, a friend of the artist, this imaginative delve into Specker’s legacy is one no art lover should miss! See it free of charge this Saturday!
In the late ‘80s, Ted Specker joined the Intentional Community of City of the Sun near Columbus, New Mexico. At his request, he was assigned an off-the-grid, dusty, barren desert lot. A non-traditional artist, he began creating many outdoor sculptures honoring Mother Earth. Two of his first sculptures, Copper Woman and Mother Earth Breast, were documented by the Smithsonian Institution’s New Mexico Survey in 1994 called “Save Outdoor Sculptures.”
Ted was called uneducated, scruffy and a creative genius depending on who was commenting. He died unexpectedly in 2006 just short of 71. Those who knew him to say his greatest legacy was not his work, but his kindness and example of how to live a creative, artistic and passionate life despite mainstream culture.
The Deming Arts Center is home to the Deming Arts Council and is responsible for promoting the arts in Luna County, New Mexico through shows in the gallery, weekend classes, and special events sponsored in other locations.
“Sanctuary for the Goddess: The Legacy of Visionary Artist Ted Specker” runs through July 30th. Admission is free. Make plans now to see this thought-provoking exhibit this Saturday, July 27th, before it shutters to the public!
At Sonoma Palms Apartments in Las Cruces, New Mexico, we love mixing up on-site events with those happening in our greater area. Be sure to pencil this one into your busy schedule!
Saturday, July 27, 2019—10:00 AM
Event Venue Location:
Deming Art Center
100 South Gold Street
Las Cruces, New Mexico 88030