Artist of the Month: November 2019
Hetty was born and educated in Amsterdam, Holland. She is a retired secretary, loan officer and dressmaker. She has worked with stained glass since 1998 and fused glass since 2006, after taking classes at Doña Ana Community College. Her love for stained glass started years ago growing up in Holland. She was inspired by the decorative stained glass windows found in many homes and churches in Europe. She has been a member of the gallery for about 15 years and has served as a board member of the gallery.
New Gallery Artists
Phillip was born in Peoria, IL in 1949, and moved to Las Cruces with his wife Jeanie in 2017. Phillip began metalsmithing as a hobby in 1991, learning the arts of blacksmithing, metal casting and fabrication. After building his own rock sawing and grinding equipment, Phillip began lapidary work in 2004. He uses no patterns or dies for his mountings - each piece is made from scratch, one at a time, and each piece is unique. He prefers using the materials of nature in his designs, especially the enduring beauty of gemstones and fossils. Phillip and Jeanie frequently mine their own stones in New Mexico, Colorado, South Dakota and Michigan. Phillip uses a variety of metals in his work, including Sterling silver, German silver, brass, copper and bronze. Much of his work has a distinctive Southwestern flavor to it.
Milette has explored many artistic mediums including hot and cold glass and painting. She began sculpting in 2000 in clay, paper mache and found objects. She is currently working in fiber, primarily wool, which allows her to express a sense of whimsy in her nature inspired pieces. Native to the Mesilla Valley, she lives and plays on a lovely old farm north of Las Cruces.
In addition, the gallery artists offer art in many media, which include:
original paintings, photography, jewelry, ceramics, fabric collage,
stained glass and gourds, as well as affordable note cards and prints.
For further information please call 575-522-2933.
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