The Las Cruces Museum of Art proudly presents Tejido Fronterizo/Border Tapestry as offered by the Juntos Art Association and The Border Artists. Opening concurrently – Metamorphosis, the artwork of Santa Fe artist Gail Factor.
The exhibitions open on Saturday, November 23. An artists’ reception will be held on Friday, December 6 from 5:00PM-7:00PM. Both exhibitions are on display through January 18, 2014.
Tejido Fronterizo/Border Tapestry is a collaborative exhibition featuring artwork from members of the Juntos Art Association and The Border Artists. The exhibit was conceived as a celebration of the border spirit and to encourage understanding and acceptance between the cultures. The artwork on display reflects this cultural diversity in a variety of media and is on loan from over thirty-five regional artists.
Metamorphosis by artist Gail Factor (1942-2013) represents a lifetime of creativity and the artist’s unrelenting impulse to create something of beauty and truth. Through her abstract landscapes the artist invites “the viewer along through her excursion into the unknown. “ After attending classes at the Art Institute of Chicago, Ms. Factor received a BFA from the University of Southern California and was awarded a fellowship in Fine Arts from Yale University. She then studied independently throughout Europe and completed master courses with Wolf Kuhn and Wayne Thiebaud. Her work is included in numerous public and private collections. In July, Ms. Factor passed away at the age of 70. Her work is being shown courtesy of the Estate of Gail Factor and is on loan from ARTWORK International.
Funded by the City of Las Cruces, the Museum of Art is located at 491 N. Main Street, between the Branigan Cultural Center and the Museum of Nature & Science. For more information about exhibitions or programs, please call (575) 541-2137 or visit the website at www.las-cruces.org