Kathi Parker Exhibit In Library Gallery In November

Sunflower by artist Kathi Geoffrion Parker. Courtesy photo

LIBRARY News:

The work of artist Kathi Geoffrion Parker will be shown in the Mesa Public Library Upstairs Art Gallery in November.

The opening reception for this new exhibit is 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3. Parker will show drawings and watercolor paintings, including portraits and life drawings.

Artist Kathi Geoffrion Parker

Parker is a native of Los Alamos. She was awarded Signature Member status in the New Mexico Watercolor Society in 2004. Her watercolor paintings and drawings have been in juried shows in New Mexico and nationally.

This year, her work has been shown at the New Mexico Watercolor Society’s spring show, at the State Fair, at Fuller Lodge, at the New Mexico Art League and on the Los Alamos Studio Tour.

The artwork she will show at the Library is described as beautifully colorful, both in the portraits and flower paintings. Parker explained that she enjoys all the parts of the painting process, beginning with the thinking and preparation, and ending with the finished piece.

“I learn about shapes, about the background, about darks and lights and color—endless color,” she said.

The exhibit hanging in the Upstairs Gallery is “Light in the Desert: Photographs from the Monastery of Christ in the Desert” by Santa Fe photographer Tony O’Brien. Saturday, Oct. 31 is the last day to see that show.

The Upstairs Art Gallery at Mesa Public Library hosts shows by local and regional artists, as well as travelling exhibits, ten to twelve times each year. The Gallery is open during all regular Library hours, seven days each week. For more information about the Gallery, call Katy Korkos at 505.662.8247. Visit http://kathigeoffrionparker.com/art/Watercolor/Watercolor.html.

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