Sparkling, shimmering, red and azure, twisted threads and ornate pendants. The Bead Society of New Mexico presents a “Celebration of Color Fantasy” using the color wheel as inspiration.
Member artists were encouraged to think outside the box to create a color fest of fanciful, fantasy-inspired wearable art pieces appropriate for the holiday season—or ANY season—as well as additional works aimed solely at pleasing the eye. Expect bead embroidery, Kumihimo (a Japanese braiding technique), gem stone necklaces, bracelets, earrings and mixed media pieces.
For this newest exhibition in the Library’s Gracie Lee Community Room, twenty-one artists offer this dazzling array of objects.
Participants include Karla Bakke, Jill Bartel, Collette Chamberlain, Deb Cole, Linda Davis, Jeanette Easley, Patti Farley, Julie Fear, Lisa Goldman, Annie Gross, Fran Hahn, Sandy Johnson, Diana Kirkpatrick, Nancy Lanzilla, Mary Ellen Merrigan, Barbara Rosen, Liz Sands, Betty Smith, Pam Troutman, Geri Verble, Pat Verrelle, and Helen Yackel.
These and other members of the Bead Society, founded in 1984, are dedicated to the study, discussion, and exchange of information about beads and beadwork. They share their knowledge through educational programs, workshops, newsletters and websites. And now they are sharing their expertise through this exhibition.