Saturday, June 5, 2010

Forge Art opening today at Cibola Arts

Blacksmith to Artist ~ “Forging Fine Art from Steel”


The opening reception for a showing of works by featured artist LeRoy Simmons is today, Saturday, June 5th, from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. at Cibola Arts Gallery, 217 W. Broadway in Mountainair, NM. 
LeRoy Simmons, dragon doorlatch
Dragon door latch by LeRoy Simmons

Simmons is a longtime New Mexico resident, known for his creative gates, stair railings, fireplace screens, and elaborate bed frames. He has recently begun a series of hooks, drawer pulls, candlesticks, and other decorative steel pieces. His calla lilies, morning glories, and chilies are favorites among his designs.


Simmons joined the Cibola Arts Gallery, which is a cooperative of 14 member artists and another dozen guest artists, in 2009. Members create paintings, clay art, wearable art, jewelry, glass art, gourds, sculpture, and iron work.  It is a wonderful grouping of outstanding work on Mountainair’s main street.


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LeRoy Simmons at forge


“Forging Fine Art from Steel” will run through June and July. Plan to make a day trip to this charming area during this outstanding show. The Gallery is open Tuesdays through Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Gallery phone number is 505-847-0324.


submitted by Diann Doan for Cibola Arts;  photos from Hays Travelogue, Tamra Hays
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