New Pieces On Dis­play At Aloft Art Gallery

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“Art in the Win­dow” for the month of Septem­ber at the Aloft Art Gallery in Sonora fea­tures Bar­bra McNair, who has been ex­plor­ing var­i­ous art forms and me­dia as long as she can re­mem­ber.

Over the years she has worked with ce­ram­ics, fiber art, poly­mer clay, metal enam­el­ing and found ob­jects. She also makes beau­ti­ful hand­made pa­per. Her cur­rent pieces bring th­ese var­i­ous me­dia to­gether in new and in­trigu­ing ways. She hopes that the mul­ti­di­men­sion­al­ity of her art en­gages you in a deep and sat­is­fy­ing ex­pe­ri­ence.

The ori­gin of many of th­ese cre­ations was the Feather River Art Camp, a gath­er­ing of artists in the high Sierra of North­ern Cal­i­for­nia. Work­ing side by side with th­ese other artists, in that mag­i­cal place holds deep mean­ing for McNair. Much of her creativ­ity emerges from this in­spir­ing com­mu­nity.

She re­cently moved to Sonora from the Bay Area where she has lived for many years.

Also, com­ing up on Satur­day, Sept. 9, it’s the Sec­ond Satur­day Art Night, where Ali­cia Clark Fulcher will be demon­strat­ing her cre­ative jew­elry skills. Ali­cia was born in Peru and moved to Colorado seek­ing a new ad­ven­ture. You can per­ceive a bo­hemian and vin­tage style that is cap­tured in her de­signs. Her art is very or­ganic. She works with metal and shapes the pieces, pay­ing at­ten­tion to de­tails. She is cur­rently us­ing a lot of crys­tals and gem­stones. She is try­ing new tech­niques, play­ing with pati­nas, ag­ing and an­tiquing and con­trast­ing them with other ma­te­ri­als. Some­times she will stamp them or add geo­met­ric shapes by edg­ing the pieces.

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