LAS VEGAS, N.M. – Sunlight shimmers through the glowing yellow aspen leaves against a deep-blue New Mexico sky in John Hogan’s painting “Aspen Tree/Autumn Sun.”
A halo of swirling bees crowns the head of a young brown-eyed woman in Lea Bradovich’s painting “Beehaloed.”
An Apache butterfly dancer in traditional ceremonial clothing spreads her arms like wings poised for flight in Kim Reed-Deemer’s painting “Wind.”
These paintings illustrate the diversity of subject matter in the Second Invitational New Mexico Painters Exhibition at Highlands University that features 50 established and up-and-coming artists. The free exhibition opens Sept. 6.