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Mountain Artists Guild and Gallery presents 'Visions in Blue' show

The Mountain Artists Guild and Gallery will open on Friday "Visions in Blue," a show featuring the work of Montana-based artist Sally Sanders and local artist Bernie Lopez.

Sanders paints in watercolor in the foothills in Idaho and Montana, while Lopez deals in acrylic in the Arizona desert. The two work in a style that fuses a balance of nature's beauty and precise geometric shapes, according to their artists' statements.

"Their style is totally different, but their colors are bold, and bright and beautiful. They aren't going to conflict. The color tones are alike, but their subject matters are different," said Marlene Slayton, gallery specialist.

Lopez's square images resemble a cubic style, framing his work with a cubic look.

"It's very mono-toned, meaning there will be four or five dramatic colors in his piece. Not a lot of hues in it - (whereas Sanders' pieces) have more lights and darks," Slayton said.

Slayton characterizes Lopez's work as unframed and more modern in contrast to Sanders' more traditional work that is framed and glass-covered.

"Visions in Blue" runs from March 22 through April 17 at the gallery at 228 N. Alarcon St. in Prescott.

The gallery will hold an artists' reception from 5 to 8 p.m. during the 4th Friday Art Walk on March 28.

Call (928) 776-4009 for more information.