Experience the Monument Reception

Please join us for the opening reception of Kayla Blundell’s exhibit.

Tombaugh Gallery is proud to present the exhibit “Experience the Monument,” consisting of paintings and photographs by Kayla Blundell created during her time as Artist in Residence for the Friends of the Organ Mountains- Desert Peaks National Monument program for September 2016. The exhibit continues through August 25 and is open on Fridays and Saturdays, 10 – 2. The Tombaugh Gallery is part of the Unitarian Universalist Church at 2000 S. Solano.

During her residency, Kayla created paintings in oil and mixed media, showing different views of the monument, through landscapes and flowers. She also captured the landscape through photography. Her goal was to create art that will capture the eyes of her viewers and more importantly, show the beauty of OMDPNM. She hopes to play a part in helping to preserve the beauty of the monument.

Kayla, who grew up in West Texas, is now a Las Cruces artist, and was first inspired by the works of Salvador Dali and Pablo Picasso. She follows Edgar Degas’ description: ”Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” Her artwork ranges from representational landscapes to abstract paintings. She works primarily in oil, acrylic, watercolor and soft pastel, and enjoys learning new techniques and combining different media. Her work is influenced both by her religious beliefs and everyday life.