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Tombaugh features Baker, Morrow


The Tombaugh Gallery at 2000 S. Solano Drive, presents Kathy Baker and Vickie Morrow in December for their exhibit “A Feast For Your Senses: Texture, Color, and Spirit.”

The two women collaborate, with Baker showing textiles and baskets on pedestals in the gallery. Most of Morrow’s work focuses on assemblage wall hung art.

The art term ‘assemblage’ means collection of things. It refers to an art practice created by using everyday objects in an artistic sense. The art materials can be either natural or man-made and are assembled in such a way as to create a new meaningful piece of art. Morrow’s inspiration often comes during the hunting and gathering of items for her mass collection.  She finds creativity in making parts including annealing, patina copper, unraveling fabric, rusting fabric, and using little metal washers and hardware. In addition, she includes handmade tiles in her projects.  Stacking, layering, adding seed beads, threading straw thread from African beads through holes all adds to the depth and texture of the art piece. 

Baker will show textiles, baskets, fiber weaving, and art yarn. She has been working with yarn and textiles for many years and enjoys finding new techniques for her materials. She is a member of the Potters’ Guild of Las Cruces, Cruces Creatives and the Agave Art Gallery in Mesilla. 

In consideration of the holidays, Morrow and Baker are including creations with gift giving and pricing in mind.

The exhibit continues through Friday, Dec. 29. The gallery, in the Unitarian Universalist Church, is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and Sundays 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.