I'm one of four artists in an exhibition called Retablos, Milagros y Marigolds. Dia De Los Muertos: 4 Views. October 28-Nov 17 at the Boehm Gallery, Palomar College, San Marcos. Participating artists [and my friends] are Helen Shafer Garcia, Judith Parenio, Michael deMeng and ME.
Reception is October 28, 4:30-6pm. Everyone is invited! (The artwork is for sale! Ask the gallery for a price list.)
An excerpt from my press release:
Retablos, Milagros y Marigolds will be a fantastic exhibition! The four artists have very different styles and techniques, but the one thing they share is the love of DETAIL. Each piece will be textured, layered, fascinating, and demanding extreme scrutiny by the viewer. Helen Shafer Garcia, well-known as an illustrator and watercolor artist, will also have small altars on display, featuring her whimsical watercolors and found objects. Michael deMeng, of Montana, creates assemblage out of ‘old rusty things’ and then painting them to create shrines, altars and pez dispenser totems. Judith Parenio, whose work you may have seen at the San Diego Art Institute, is constantly recreating her art, with texture, and meaning. Judy’s created a whole new series for this exhibition. I will show my small, heavily stitched art quilts, along with the debut of my pieces ‘Ralph’s Letters’ and 'Ralph’s Envelopes.’ These are made from 30-year old love letters and sheer organza, and will be featured in ‘Cloth, Paper, Scissors’ magazine in January 2007. The four artist’s views of Dia de Los Muertos will fascinate and inspire you!
Boehm Gallery on the campus of Palomar College
1140 West Mission Rd, San Marcos CA 92069
Gallery Hours: Tuesday 10am-4pm, Wed/Thurs 10am-7pm; Fri/Sat 10am-2pm