Henderson Fine Art Gallery

Melting Snow for Water

January 7- February 4, 2011

Reception: 6-8 p.m., Friday, January 7


This show features the encaustic art of Michael Billie and stone sculptures of Eddy Shorty.


Shiprock No 2, Billie

Billie’s encaustic paintings entail working with beeswax mixed with dammar resin and pigment.

He often utilizes colored wax that he has made, as well as a variety of photographic images, pigments and other materials that he’s collected from his travels around the world.

Indian Women, Billie
Eddy Shorty Sculpture

Shorty begins his projects by sketching a stone from different angles.

In time, he sees a form in the stone, and then works to create the images – often animals or spirit beings from Navajo mythology. Image 33


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 505-566-3464 or mcnealyc@sanjuancollege.edu.