Special to the QCS
April’s featured ENMAS artists
Local artists Cheston Keck and Denette Johnson will be the featured artists for April at the Eastern New Mexico Art Space Gallery. An opening reception will be at 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on April 5.
Artwork by Keck of Tucumcari is 3-D computer-generated art. His style reflects his love of science fiction, modern fantasy and cyber punk. He draws a lot of his inspiration from his favorite authors, Arthur C. Clark, Jack Chalker, Tracy Hickman and Tom Clancy.
Keck is also a photographer and his photos reflect his love of the outdoors. Keck, who grew up in Scouting and is an Eagle Scout, photographs scenes from his fishing, camping and hiking trips. He uses photography to communicate the feelings he gets from t
he places he visits. Rouding out Keck’s artwork are his ventures into spray paint art and, again, his interest in Sci-Fi, is evident in these paintings.
Keck also plans to do a computer art workshop soon at Art Space.
Johnson, who lives in Logan, melds her inspirations from glass and metal. Her jewelry is a fusion of stained glass wrapped in metal strands to create pendants, earrings and other wearable art.
She has also drawn from Logan’s recent tornadic history to create several pieces of jewelry and sun catchers, using pieces of broken glass from Logan’s March 2007 tornado.
She also has made memorable family heirlooms for area residents using broken glass found at the old farms and ranches in the area.
Johnson’s reach extends beyond jewelry and she also combines glass and metal to create table and wall art.
The Art Space Gallery is at 201 S. Second St.