Built in 1994, the Henderson Fine Arts Center featured many new additions to the San Juan College campus including an art wing that features the Gallery Space now used today. The Henderson Fine Arts Gallery hosts shows with artists from the surrounding community and several artists throughout the four corners region. The Gallery seeks to integrate works of art into our everyday experience by bringing in diverse work for the enjoyment and education of our students and community.
Current Show- A View From The Four Corners
K K Walling
August 10-31, 2018
“With it being 10 years since my last one person show, this exhibit includes more recent works of the four corners area and travels further afield. It also includes studio paintings developed from plein air travels and studio paintings developed from plien air travels and studio ones from still lifes and memories of the past.
In these 10 years, have been in numerous two person shows, small group exhibits and in regional and national juried exhibitions. A variety of mediums are included in this exhibit.
May you enjoy this exhibit and hope you can feel a little of what drew me to the subjects”
-K K Walling
After coming to Farmington New Mexico for three months, fifty years later K K Walling is still painting the four corners area and calling it home. Painting the Southwest out on location is her favorite and the variety of places to paint is special.
Retired as the gallery coordinator from San Juan College in Farmington, Kathy remains on the adjunct art faculty.
K K Walling is a signature member of the National Oil & Acrylic Painters’ Society and an artist member of Oil Painters of America, Plein Air Artists of Colorado, Plein Air Painters of New Mexico, American Impressionist Society and one of the founders of the Plein Air Painters of the Four Corners.
She is also on the Capitol Art Foundation Board, which oversees the art collection in the New Mexico State Capitol, Santa Fe.
Paintings by K K Walling are exhibited in regional and national shows and have won numerous awards. K K Walling’s work can also be viewed in person at her studio/gallery, 501 Airport Drive, Suite 121, Farmington NM.
Upcoming Show- Two Colorful Women, One Colorful Show
Terry Munter and Lyla Ransdell
September 7-28th, 2018
A combination of the colorful, artists Lyla Ransdell and Terry Munter come together to display a wide array of storytelling artwork.
Lyla Ransdell graduated from the University of Wisconsin/ Superior with a BFA degree. After college she traveled and painted across the country. Work and love brought her to the Farmington area in 1975.
Lyla worked for the Carpenter’s Union for 30 years, painting many portraits of construction workers. In the early years she was part of a local group called “The Little Apple” which included Eleanor Traubado, Rod Hubble, David Coker & others, showing together in the area.
Now retired and able to devote creative energy reserves to oil painting as an impressionist, very little detail, large and colorful.
Lyla and her husband Howard (Hoot) have an off the grid home in Montezuma Canyon, Utah and also a home and studio in Fruitland, New Mexico. Both areas are rich in local culture, beautiful scenery and endless subjects to paint. Much of Lyla’s work is auto biographical and tells a story of her life experiences.
Terry Munter: “I have always had a case of ADOS… Attention Deficit Oh Shiny!!! I started collecting cameo pins, and then the collecting addiction really took off when I inherited some of my grandmother’s costume jewelry. Then selling at a local antique show twice a year when the hobby-got-out-of-hand (as my husband called it) as well as consigning with a local jewelry boutique.
I educated myself by consuming the information of hundreds of books. Then started repairing old jewelry with an eye for restoration. Attending a Wendy Gell workshop with the intent of getting more skill with glues, I had a ball! My friends were excited when they saw them, and exclaimed, “Wow!”
I began to think about creating and selling them. My first batch were all sitting on our dining room table when I realized suddenly, that while they each were very different in subject handling, they had a “look” and I realized I had my own Voice! The construction is from edge-to-edge and end-to-end totally encrusted.
I and my friends wear them, but I find most people think of them as art first and jewelry second. Some pieces are taller, some are a lower profile. Many tweak the funny bone, and others touch the heart because they all have a story to tell (which I also write to go with the piece.) I hope they make you smile, too!””