February Featured Artists

Amapola Gallery presents “Glass/PaperScissors,” an intriguing exhibit of glasswork by Carol Lutz and cut paper by Sara Carley.


Carol Lutz, by day a mild-mannered art teacher, dons her Super cape in her morsels of spare time to cut/fuse/slump brightly-colored glass. She creates striking crosses, dishes, lazy susans and what she calls “stripes of glass” or “faceless totems.” Tall and narrow, these are formed from a series of glass pieces strung together vertically.

Sara Carley is a musical marvel. If she can’t play an instrument–she is master of many–she probably never tried. She turns this same combination of creativity, precision, lyricism and line to her paper cuts. Her pieces range from portraits of bumblebees (Italian bees, please!) and owls to dragons aloft, musicians at play, silhouettes of children and a series of the four seasons depicted through the actions of whimsical bears.

These charming and unusual works are at Amapola artists’ co-operative Gallery, 205 Romero N.W., on the Plaza in Old Town, Albuquerque. Meet the artists at the First Friday ArtsCrawl, February first, from 4 to 7. Or come down any day through February. The gallery is open 10 to 5 daily.

Amapola Gallery, all New Mexican all the time, where you always deal with the artists themselves!

(505) 242-4311 or amapolagallery.com.

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