Amapola artists’ co-op Gallery presents a triple threat as our November Featured Artists. Between them, they cover a lot of ground, too. With the intriguing theme of “Wood and Water, ” they include Martie Anspach, printmaker, Neal Drago, boxmaker, and watercolorist Katherine Gauntt.
Martie Anspach is a master printmaker. In keeping with the show’s theme, her images will include serene waterlilies and the Pacific Ocean below the Sea of Cortez, an area explored on one of her many travels. Martie will include wood and lino cuts, and she may even sneak in an etching or two.
Neal Drago, bodacious boxmaker, is excited by the direction his new work is taking. Collectors know his cunningly shaped boxes display flawless finishes. His new work leaves the wood in a more natural state, while still displaying the craftsmanship and lyric forms he is known for. Expect at least ten new boxes for this exhibit. Wow!
Katherine Gauntt’s masterful watercolors will present an exploration of water in many forms, clouds, rain, snow, lakes, each a marvel in our desert climate. Her stormy paintings reflect our unsettled late summer and early autumn.
There you have it- -three superb artists exploring “Wood and Water. ” Meet them Friday, November 3, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Amapola Gallery, 205 Romero N.W on The Plaza in Old Town. We are open daily from 10 to 5 and “Wood and Water ” runs through the month of November.