Cultures across the globe bring inspiration, especially to Amapola Gallery’s much-traveled Katherine Gauntt and Michele McMillan, Amapola’s Featured Artists for May.
Katherine’s latest trips took her to Paris and Japan. The graceful shapes of Parisian bridges and the many-layered pagodas of Japan, as well as the splendid gardens of both locales, are reflected in these masterful watercolors, many plein air. Katherine’s many fans have long enjoyed her plein air renderings of nature that capture the spirit of New Mexico. These landscapes are also presented here.
How jeweler Michele McMillan creates her many award-winning designs is a mystery, since she seems to be more often in Scotland, Singapore or South Africa than home here in Albuquerque.
Still, create she does. Wherever she travels, she hikes, and a myriad of nature shapes appear in her silver and stone work. Folk arts, old coins and more are reflected in her variety of crosses, coins, castings and fabrications, some set with Icelandic stones and semiprecious gems.
Though this exciting exhibit will be at Amapola Gallery through May, you can meet the artists at their reception, Friday, May 3, from 4 to 7p.m.
Amapola artists’ co-op Gallery, on the Plaza in Old Town at 205 Romero N.W. Open 10 to 5 daily. (505) 242-4311 or amapolagallery.com.