Tombaugh Gallery

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The Tombaugh Gallery presents “Conversations in Color,” works by Las Cruces artist Ruth Drayer.  The exhibit opens on Sunday, November 5 with an artist’s reception from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM and an artist talk at 12:15 PM.

In Ruth’s paintings, colors speak a language without words – some paintings whisper, others speak out boldly.  In essence, Ruth is painting her love of colors and design abstractly, but with careful attention, viewers will often see images coming through.

Ruth has a background in many design fields: Managing two art galleries, creating pottery and sculpture, and studying art history and therapy.  While researching and writing the life story of artists Nicholas and Helena Roerich, she felt she needed an outlet for the colors blooming in her head and began painting.  Former arts editor of the Las Cruces Sun News, Derrickson Moore, wrote: “Drayer’s paintings reflect her lifelong quest for spiritual knowledge and are explorations into interwoven and layered washes or built-up areas of color that produce order, harmony and beauty by their relationships. Each painting is the result of a journey using the language of form, color and design.”

The Tombaugh Gallery is located at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 2000 S. Solano, with regular gallery hours:  Wednesday through Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm.  The exhibit continues through November 25 (closed Thanksgiving Day.)

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.