“Elephants, Landscapes and Bowls.” Oh my! Amapola Gallery’s Featured Artists exhibit for April can barely contain the works of carver/painter Kristin Parrott and wood turner Mark McAllaster.
Kristin Parrott, an artist/member at Amapola since our founding in 1980, has over the years been juried to exhibit more than ten mediums. Here she focuses on hand-carved stone animals and hands, and gracefully serene watercolors of trees and flowers. It’s a range of work celebrating the natural world.
Rounding out the exhibit are Mark McAllaster’s beautiful turned wood bowls, platters and candleholders. Mark highlights not only the graceful grain of the various woods, but also the rough outer layers of bark and the “faults” formed as the tree grew. Though known for the use of turquoise inlay in his finished pieces, Mark occasionally also includes pyrite and mother-of-pearl to enhance and enrich his designs.
Meet the artists at their First Friday reception, April 5, from 4 to 7p.m. at Amapola Gallery, 205 Romero N.W. on Old Town Plaza. The exhibit runs through the month of April.
Amapola artists co-op Gallery. (505) 242-4311 or amapolagallery.com.