Henderson Fine Arts Gallery

Three Rivers Fusion art exhibit

May 3 – May 31, 2013

Reception: May 3 – 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Navajo Rug No 13 Michael Billie
Mary Jane Janet Burns


Three local artists will combine their different talents, skills and techniques in the Three Rivers Fusion art show by Michael Billie, Debra Blair and Janet McHaley Burns. The show will be on display from May 3 to May 31 in the Henderson Fine Arts Center Gallery. An opening reception will be held on Friday, May 3, from 6-8 p.m.

Working with wax and natural materials, Billie incorporates sand, beads and horse hair into his art. Through his world travels to India, Egypt and South America, he has collected pigments from these locations and has made most of the colored wax that he utilizes in his art. Adding to the global aspect, he has also has incorporated copper batiks from Asian countries and the Chakpur tools from Tibett.

Janet Burns strives to“Make a Beautiful Noise” with her work. Incorporating bits and pieces of board games, colorful candy wrappers and quilt pieces, the color and patterns appeal to her sense of play. Her paintings reference memories of childhood and express her belief in the ultimate goodness of this life.

Debra Blair’s work is abstract and can be seen as aerial views, maps, or the layers of infrastructure in our communities such as roads, utility lines, bridges, or waterways. In this exhibit, she shows prints and paintings depicting various fictitious locations viewed from above at a variety of distances. She displays how our presence in a place or our memories can impact our perceptions and relationships.

Debra Blair Colony 2011Debra Blair Outspread 2011

For more information about the show, call Cindy McNealy at (505) 566-3464.