Artists of the Month: September 2019
Award-winning gourd artist Patricia Black creates one-of-a-kind, meticulously-crafted art pieces from gourds. Each piece is individual with an emphasis on detail utilizing pyrography, carving, painting, beading and pine-needle coiling. As an artist she is drawn to form and color, and is never one to shy away from various subjects, styles or media. Most of all, she expresses her love for the graphic side of art using bold lines, tight brushwork and steady hands.
Richard Spellenberg is a retired biology professor from N.M.S.U. He is a botanist who studied plant diversity, and he continues this interest in using many different kinds of woods. He first used a small lathe in his father’s shop as a young teenager, but became active in woodturning after retirement. His source of wood is mostly “found” wood given by friends and family from trees removed from landscaping, winter-fallen trees on forested family land in California, and wherever else an interesting piece of wood may be found – such as along an ocean beach. Each of his pieces include a description of the species of tree that provided the wood and its source.
New Gallery Artist
Jan spent her professional life with a major computer company as an education consultant. By accident, and with a good friend’s encouragement, she started weaving and found that it had become a passion that brought her a great sense of joy and accomplishment. While she prefers the colors of nature, you will often find her weaving with colorful reed, yarns, wood objects and beads. The beauty and diversity of New Mexico often serves as an inspiration for her art. “I hope those who give my creations a home find joy and beauty in them.” -Jan
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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