Henderson Fine Arts Gallery

Visions of the Four Corners - Michael Vigil

September 19, 2008 — October 17, 2008

Reception: Friday, September 19 – 6 to 8 p.m.

As an artist and master printmaker, Michael Vigil’s ability to work in a wide variety of media helps him maintain sensitivity to the different aspects of oil, watercolor, pastel, lithography, etching and monotype. Since each medium makes its own individual statement, Michael allows the tools and the medium to dictate the final outcome of the image. Constantly moving from one medium to another keeps his mind fresh and full of creative surprises.

Michael VigilMonotype, Collography, Printmaking Workshop
Saturday, October 18, 2008
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: $150.00
Press and materials provided.
Registration: Cindy McNealy
505-566-3464
mcnealyc@sanjuancollege.edu


Visions of the Four Corners can be experienced through the artwork of Michael Vigil when the San Juan College Henderson Fine Arts Gallery features the exhibit September 19 – October 17. Visions of the Four Corners opens with a reception Friday, September 19, from 6 to 8 p.m., in the Art Gallery.

Along with the art exhibit, Vigil will present a monotype, collography and printmaking workshop on Saturday, October 18, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the Henderson Fine Arts Center, room 9033. There will be an hour lunch break from 12 to 1pm. The cost to attend the workshop is $150, and materials will be provided. Register for the workshop by calling Cindy McNealy at 566-3464 or via e-mail at mcnealyc@sanjuancollege.edu.

Vigil is best known for his sensitivity to a variety of media and his own willingness to experiment. He paints in oil and acrylic, but also makes prints, excelling in the spontaneous monotype. Other media include pastels and works on paper.

“As an artist and master printmaker, I have an ability to work in a wide variety of media that helps me maintain sensitivity to the different aspects of oil, watercolor, pastel, lithography, etching and monotype,” Vigil explains. “Since each medium makes its own individual statement, I allow the tools and the medium to dictate the final outcome of the image. Constantly moving from one medium to another keeps my mind fresh and full of creative surprises.”

His style is clearly his own, an evolution over the last decade that has led to painterly glyphs, bold use of color and a combination of media. Vigil’s work is characterized by brightness – an illumination from within the artist as much as his choice of palette.

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The Art Gallery is open Monday through Thursday
from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and on Fridays, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For further information about this exhibit or other Gallery events,
contact Cindy McNealy at 566-3464.