Photo Pensato


PHOTO PENSATO | 01.06.23 – 04.01.23

A creative group of photographers, Photo Pensato, brings their unique lens back to the Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center. Artists participating in the Photo Pensato exhibit are Thomas Carr, Ron Johnson, Linda Little, Raj Manickam, Jim Montague, Stephen Podrasky, Ward Russell, and John Shelton.

Photo Pensato will be exhibiting in the Regional and Hoag galleries beginning January 6th and continuing through April 1st. The opening will be on Friday, January 6th in conjunction with First Friday activities. There will also be an artist talk on Saturday, January 7, from 11 a.m. to noon. The exhibit will showcase fine art photography with traditional and contemporary themes featuring landscape, abstract, portrait, still life and more.

Members come from decades of experience across the field of photography and are all now focused on fine art imagery. Their journey is embodied in “Pensato,” an Italian term for a musical note so exquisite that it can be neither played nor heard.

Interim Director of Visual Arts LuDel Walters said, “We are really happy to have Photo Pensato back at Sangre de Cristo. They are a group of very talented photographers from Santa Fe, Denver and north of Pueblo. They were very excited about bringing more artists down from the north of us and strongly support us.”

The group originated in Colorado but has expanded regionally and internationally. Photo Pensato members’ work has been widely shown in various exhibitions and can be found in both private and public collections. They are visual storytellers, master printers, historical image-makers, and creative collaborators, with a strong passion for photography.

An artist featured in the exhibit, Ron Johnson, said, “We are excited to be back at the Arts Center with additional work. And we look forward to seeing everyone at the Friday opening reception and artist talk the following day. Also, this show will coincide with Month of Photography Denver in March, inviting people to explore the art of photography at events and exhibits throughout the region.” For more information, go to



January 6, 2023 to April 1, 2023

(Opening Reception on First Friday Free to the Public)

  • Members: Free
  • Adults: $10.00
  • Children: $8.00
  • Military & Seniors 65+: $8.00

Located on the 1st floor of the Helen Thatcher White Galleries building.