Mary Ellen Merrigan ” Featured Artist” at Amapola Gallery
During the month of June my random acts of beading will be featured at Amapola Gallery. I’m paired with ceramic wall sculptor K.D. Fullerton as featured artist for the month.
Our show, “Ancient Cultures, Distinctive Interpretations” opens June 1 and runs through June 30 with a reception from 4pm – 6pm on Friday, June 3, 2016.
I’ll be displaying random acts of beading as pictured below: beaded antlers, leather- wrapped antlers, beaded talking stick, my shibori silk focal, and a selection of triangle earrings.
I will also feature a selection of tribal necklaces and special leather-enhanced pieces designed for summer wear.
As you know, Amapola Gallery is an artists’ co-op located on historic Old Town Plaza in Albuquerque. Each month the Gallery presents a show by two of its 40 members as discussed in this blog post. It is my privilege to be a part of June’s event and to prepare some of my newest pieces for that showing. Since creative inspiration seems to be at an all-time high in my studio, that won’t be a problem.
My fellow featured artist, KD is delightful. Her work is comprised of found objects assimilated in ingenious ways. Like the ancient cultures which she successfully emulates, KD’s sculptures reflect black, white and red coloring commonly used by native ancestors. Her clever titles add quirky humor to the assemblages.
Stop by Amapola Gallery during the month of June to see “Ancient Cultures, Distinctive Interpretations.” The Gallery is open 10am-5pm daily (except during First Friday’s ARTscrawl, when it is open until 7pm)at 205 Romero Street NW on Albuquerque’s Historic Old Town Plaza.