Jack Boglioli and Carol Sparks will dazzle your eyes with their show, “Weaving Metal and Memories,” the Amapola Gallery Featured Artists exhibit for August.
Jack Boglioli is defining his jewelry career by developing completely new methods of setting stones. He meticulously weaves thin strands of gold and silver into unique and graceful settings for a variety of precious and semi-precious stones. Continually expanding his skills and interests, Jack now uses a full range of traditional metal-smithing techniques. An exciting new technique involves stone on stone work. Boglioli’s designs are more contemporary than southwestern, but in what he calls a “tribute to New Mexico” he has created a line of silver and turquoise jewelry incorporating the New Mexico Zia symbol.
Carol Sparks’ masterful watercolors bring to life traditional New Mexican culture. She weaves autumnal aspens, adobe walls and buildings, peaceful flocks of sheep, dusty pathways and distant mesas into scenes so evocative you can smell piñon fires burning. A New Mexico native, Carol celebrates all the best of New Mexico.
You can meet these talented artists at their reception August 2, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Amapola artists’ co-op Gallery at 205 Romero N.W., on the Plaza in Old Town. Their exhibit runs through August.
Amapola Gallery is open 10 to 5 daily. Contact us at (505) 242-4311 or amapolagallery.com