“Art in the Window” for the month of September at the Aloft Art Gallery in Sonora features Barbra McNair, who has been exploring various art forms and media as long as she can remember.
Over the years she has worked with ceramics, fiber art, polymer clay, metal enameling and found objects. She also makes beautiful handmade paper. Her current pieces bring these various media together in new and intriguing ways. She hopes that the multidimensionality of her art engages you in a deep and satisfying experience.
The origin of many of these creations was the Feather River Art Camp, a gathering of artists in the high Sierra of Northern California. Working side by side with these other artists, in that magical place holds deep meaning for McNair. Much of her creativity emerges from this inspiring community.
She recently moved to Sonora from the Bay Area where she has lived for many years.
Also, coming up on Saturday, Sept. 9, it’s the Second Saturday Art Night, where Alicia Clark Fulcher will be demonstrating her creative jewelry skills. Alicia was born in Peru and moved to Colorado seeking a new adventure. You can perceive a bohemian and vintage style that is captured in her designs. Her art is very organic. She works with metal and shapes the pieces, paying attention to details. She is currently using a lot of crystals and gemstones. She is trying new techniques, playing with patinas, aging and antiquing and contrasting them with other materials. Sometimes she will stamp them or add geometric shapes by edging the pieces.
She will be creating one-of-a-kind pieces; come see what she creates.
When you stop into the Gallery be sure and check out the shelf full of beautiful “loved” coffee table art books for sale as well as instructional books for the artist within you.