“Stitched Witchery and Mud Magic”

“Stitched Witchery and Mud Magic. ” This is the beguiling theme of Amapola artists’ co-op Gallery’s January Featured Artist exhibit, with works by fiber artist Annette Galvano and ceramic sculptor K.D. Fullerton. Together, these two conjure up an enchanting display.

Annette Galvano casts a spell with felted wool handbags, hats, scarves and wall and table runners. She embellishes with clever and creative felted birds, flowers, animals and beading, in colors ranging from subtle to intense. Fire engine red, anyone? Of special interest are stunning “paintings ” framed landscapes of felted wool inspired by her love of, and eye for, nature. Bewitching indeed.

K. D. Fullerton magically forms her mountain mud and found metal objects into both standing and wall sculptures. Her earth-tone pieces reflect a strong Native American influence filtered through an amused, slightly off-kilter sensibility. Longtime fans will recognize her ponies, masks and “flatheads,” fantastical petroglyphy figures come to life. K.D.’s display will also include a triptych of dancers in black and a stunning and unique Nativity.

Fall under the spell of these two gifted artists. Their display at Amapola Gallery is on view through January, but you can meet the artists Friday, January 5 from 4 to 7 p.m.

Amapola Gallery is open daily from 10 to 5 at 205 Romero, N.W., on the Plaza in Old Town. (505) 242-4311 or amapolagallery.com.

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