Download our new brochure with information on all the featured artists shows July through December 2022 as pdf files below.
Dorothy Bunny Bowen: Branching Out
Exhibition July 26 - August 28, 2022
Reception Sunday, August 7, 1-4 p.m.
Bowen grew up in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. She earned a B.A. in Art, studied printmaking and lithography. She also holds an M.A. in Art History from UNM. She and husband Leland moved to Placitas with two young children in 1975. In 1980 Bowen was introduced to batik; she has been working professionally in wax resist ever since. She connected with other batik artists around the world, studied with master teachers in Japan, Bali and Malaysia and has exhibited her silk paintings throughout the US. Bowen’s recent reconnection with her early training in painting and an early love of wood carving has evolved into the fashioning of sculpture and juniper hangers for her silk paintings.
Bowen says “I’ve had a lifelong love of trees and their natural beauty of form. Combining juniper, aspen and pine with paint, fired clay and Japanese batik, this exhibition celebrates our arboreal companions who exhale the oxygen we inhale and who may well outlive us by centuries. Cool breezes rustle aspen leaves, which flame out in fall, then mulch icy winter ground. Tough, twisted junipers send roots out into the dry desert searching for water. Both species are dioecious…male and female… each with its own growth habit. One survives in the place where I live, the other thrives in my high country retreat.”
The reception will be celebrated with fellowship and refreshments on Sunday, August 7 from 1-4 p.m. The gallery will follow all COVID-19 safety measures in place at the time of the reception.