LAS CRUCES – An art show inspired by the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument and the nearby ranches and farmland opens at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces on April 23.
“Monumental Territory” will be displayed in the museum’s arts corridor through the end of July 2021. The show features 22 creative works by Las Cruces artist Kayla Blundell.
Her artist-in-residence selection for the Friends of the Organ Mountain-Desert Peaks National Monument program in 2016 inspired the art in this show. The exhibit displays abstract paintings, including acrylic spray paint and photographs. Her work relates to the culture of New Mexico as it captures the beauty of the national monument and the farm life and ranch communities near it, according to a museum news release.
In some of her mixed media work, she uses Papier-mâché to make a 3D effect to help the viewer experience