The Tombaugh Gallery

Soul of Silk

Tombaugh Gallery presents the exhibit “Soul of Silk” featuring the silk art of Judy Licht.  The exhibit opens with a reception on Sunday, December 1st, from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM.  There will be a second reception on Friday, December 13th, from 5 to 7 PM, with a demonstration of the silk painting process.

In this exhibit, Judy has explored the many ways to work with silk, including silk scarves, Nuno-felted scarves, eco printing on silk, collaging with silk, quilting with silk and a variety of techniques in the wall paintings.  She says “From the first time I watched dye flowing from my brush onto silk, I was captivated by this medium.”  Working with dyes and silk brings wonderful surprises, as she explores the intense colors of the dyes and the sensuous quality of the silk.  Her lifelong passion for color and her feelings for the natural world continues to inform her work.  Painting plein air has deepenedthe connection she feels toward landscape, light, shadows, air, and desert plants.

Judy’s art career included practicing art therapy in a variety of settings and teaching art in public schools.  Her retirement from both fields allowed her to pursue her own art.  “The many ways of working with silk keeps me challenged”.

Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 10 – 2. For details, contact Gallery@uuchurchlc.org, or call the church at 522-7281. The Tombaugh Gallery is located inside the Unitarian Universalist Church, 2000 South Solano Drive, Las Cruces, NM and is open Wednesday – Saturday 10 am – 2 pm. Visit the gallery on Facebook.