“Hard Time and Liquid Assets” – September Featured Artists


No, not prison whiskey, it’s the theme of Amapola Gallery’s September Featured Artist exhibit, with the colorful Raku clocks of Phil Green and the dramatic acrylic “pours” of Sally Rugala.

Phil Green crafts Raku timepieces for desk or wall, in different sizes and myriad shapes including sunflowers, balloons and bird houses. Of special interest is the way he pushes the use of color. His skill and knowledge of process, combined with the Raku process itself, produce chromatic surprises which make each clock unique. You will walk away with a new view of time.

Sally Rugala’s acrylic pours onto canvas, with her bold but subtle use of color, create intriguing, fluid abstract shapes. These even appear fashioned into earrings and pendants. Really different, truly fun wearables. Her exhibit will include charming dog and cat miniature paintings and jewelry. Sally’s photography, a new direction for her display at Amapola, includes images of balloons, landscapes and flowers, even some mirror images to tease the eye.

Meet the artists at their reception, 4-7 p.m. on Friday, September 7, at Amapola Gallery, 205 Romero N.W., on the Plaza in Old Town.

(505) 242-4311 or amapolagallery.com.

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