Our Featured Artist display at Amapola Gallery gives pairs of artists the opportunity to expand their displays and more forcefully strut their stuff, to catch your eye and stir your interest. Artists featured are changed out each month.
Our March featured artists are Anita Daniels (glass) and Katherine Gauntt (watercolor.)
Anita Daniels, one of our newer members, entered our co-op in 2014. In addition to her art, she works with advertising at the gallery. She calls herself “a contemporary fused – glass artist, using glass flow and multiple firings to produce dimensional and organic patterning in each distinctive piece. ” Anita’s degree is in chemistry and industrial arts, a handy background for her wizardry. She loves the flexibility of glass — the many design possibilities, the endless variety of color and even the chemical processes involved. Her newest works result from manipulating the molten glass to create pieces of amazing visual depth.
Watetcolorist Katherine Gauntt (member since 2005, and a curator) manipulates light and shadow in her works in order to achieve the most drama possible in her interpretations of landscapes, chickens, ballerinas, horses and more. A tiny mountain scene with artfully floating clouds is one of the many tributes to her mastery of mediums, watercolor, composition, and the drawing in which each work is grounded.
Come experience their exciting works for yourselves. Amapola Co-operative Gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 5p.m. seven days a week, at 205 Romero NW, on the Plaza in Old Town.
NOTE: Amapola Gallery celebrates Citywide ARTScrawl Friday March 4, 2016 with a reception for the featured artists and extended hours from 4pm – 6pm.
After a lifetime batting words around like shuttlecocks in an endless game of badminton, it is a pleasure to use them to promote Old Town and my fellow artists at Amapola Gallery. –Kristin Parrott, carver, painter and acorn stuffer