The Tombaugh Gallery

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Beyond Words – One Word Two Visions

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The Tombaugh Gallery features artists C. C. Cunningham and Noël Sandino with the exhibit “Beyond Words – One Word Two Visions’’.

Noel and C.C., both abstract artists, admired each others’ work and came up with a unique idea for the Tombaugh exhibit. They decided to create a list of 18 words and challenged each other to paint their own vision of each word.  C.C. described the process, ”with a sense of discovery, playfulness, emotion, and thoughtfulness, we developed a body of work illustrating how we as process, abstract artists responded to our challenge.”

Noël, a native of California, moved to New Mexico in 2017.  Drawing has always been a part of her life.  She taught art at the elementary level and worked as a professional decorative painter and muralist, building a lucrative business.  After retiring she began printmaking studies and started painting on canvas.  She teaches printmaking workshops and has many shows and awards to her credit. She is currently president of ArtForms of Las Cruces and is a member of the Agave Artists co-op in Mesilla.

C.C. Cunningham grew up in eastern Oklahoma exploring the hardwood forests and rolling hills, creating small sculptures out of local red clay and pastoral scenes from moss, twigs, and pebbles. After working in social services, rearing children and building a successful business in Denver, she moved to New Mexico in early 2000.  Inspired by the beauty of the desert Southwest, she started her career as an artist, including incorporating red desert sands in her highly textural pieces, recognizing the connection with her earthy childhood creativity.

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