Art Center to show off ‘Walls that Speak’

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By Special to the Monitor

The Art Center at Fuller Lodge will host an opening reception from 5-7 p.m. March 26 for a unique exhibit of student work.

“Walls that Speak” features the work of students from the art departments at Los Alamos, Jemez Springs and Pojoaque Valley high schools.

Starting in the fall of 2009, students from these schools began work on a mural project that was initiated by Dave Fox of CB Fox Department Store, in collaboration with the Art Center at Fuller Lodge.

The ACFL committee engaged the services of muralists Richard Overfield and Jean Kempinsky of Albuquerque.

Along with Jerry Beguin, also a professional muralist, Overfield and Kempinsky undertook the task of mentoring 10 students in the process of creating a mural for a 12-foot by 40-foot expanse of space on the east wall of CB Fox on Central Avenue.

This exhibit features the preparatory work for the final mural and includes sketches, drawings and photographs. Students from the three high schools will also show their own artwork, independent of the mural project.

The public is encouraged to attend the opening. The show continues through May 1 in the main gallery of the Art Center at Fuller Lodge.

The Art Center offers free admission and parking and is open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

For more information about upcoming programs, or to inquire about volunteer opportunities, call 662-9331 or e-mail us at director@artfulnm.org.