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Two Las Cruces artists featured in August at Mesilla Valley Fine Arts Gallery

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LAS CRUCES - The Mesilla Valley Fine Arts Gallery, 2470-A Calle de Guadalupe, Mesilla, will feature two local artists for the month of August, Meredith Loring and Kay Susin.

Loring’s interest in fabrics and fiber started early, when she first learned to sew. She experimented with painting and drawing through her youth and early adulthood. After some time designing and fabricating costumes for the No Strings Theatre Company, she decided to work with fabric and fiber as an artistic media. She uses primarily recycled fabric, yarns, beads and leather, along with found objects and decorative items from thrift stores.

Susin is an award-winning local artist who was born in South Korea and has lived in New Mexico since 1997. She was trained in traditional watercolor (Sumukhwa) in Korea but works in all mediums now. Desert and Southwest landscapes are her favorite subjects and she also enjoys painting still-life using a modified pallet knife technique of her own creation.  She has traveled to many countries but has found no comparison to the Land of Enchantment.

First American Bank, Mesilla, is well represented by gallery members who rotate their artwork on a monthly basis.

In addition, the 30 artists of the Gallery offer art in various media, which include original paintings, oil, acrylics, pastels, watercolors, fused glass art jewelry, one-of-a-kind woodturnings, stained glass, photography, ceramics, mixed media, decorated gourds, handmade textile weavings, art tile, affordable quality natural gemstone jewelry, handcrafted basket weavings, pencil, charcoal and ink drawings, prints, cards and miniature paintings.

Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Call 575-522-2933 or visit mesillavalleyfinearts.com

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