Mesilla Valley Fine Arts Galley (MVFAG) will feature two local artists, Bonnie MacQuarrie and Marty Alberson, in December.
MacQuarrie specializes in fine art tiles, MVFAG said in a press release. She learned her trade under the guidance of Susan Gamble, owner of Santa Teresa Tile Works in Tucson, Arizona. Originally from San Francisco, MacQuarrie graduated from San Francisco State University. She moved to Las Cruces in June 2013. MacQuarrie‘s work is influenced by Marc Chagall and Henri Matisse, according to the release. His work is exhibited in Tucson and Tubac, Arizona. His largest installation of works, 12 benches and 18 pedestals, is on permanent display on the grounds of the Oro Valley Marketplace in Tucson.
Alberson is a New Mexico native who grew up in the Mesilla Valley, MVFAG said. He creates art with molten glass – glass that is “melted” or fused at around 1,400 degrees, MVFAG said. Alberson has had a varied career as an accountant, building contractor, high school teacher, oil and gas fieldman and currently as a building inspector. He became fascinated with fused glass when a stained glass project he created more than a decade ago needed a fused glass element, according to the press release.
MVFAG is located at 2470-A Calle de Guadalupe, opposite the Fountain Theater in historic Mesilla Square.
MVFAG features the work of 30 artists in a variety of media including oil, acrylic, pastels, watercolor, fused glass art jewelry, woodturns, stained glass, photography, ceramics , mixed media, decorated gourds, handmade textile weaves, art tile, fiber art, natural gemstone jewelry, colored pencil, basketwork, charcoal, pen and ink, prints, miniature maps and paintings.
MVFAG is open every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
First American Bank, 1553 Avenida de Mesilla, is well represented by gallery members who rotate their work monthly at the bank.
Call 575-522-2933. Visit www.mesillavalleyfinearts.com.