The mornings and evenings have that cool, crisp feeling, leaves are beginning to turn, and apples are ready to harvest. It must be fall in New Mexico.

The artists at Cibola Arts Gallery in Mountainair are hosting an art show and gallery opening, inviting the public to view their interpretations of “Manzano Magic” in media including painting, collage, photography, woodworking, jewelry, barnwood and punched tin, fused glass, weaving, and more.

Japanese Maple, 18 x 36 oil by Dianne Doan

All are on display in the cooperative gallery, now 22 years old, at 217 W. Broadway (U.S. 60) in Mountainair.

The art show will open Sept. 16 with a reception from 1 to 3 p.m., and will run through the month of October.

At the opening reception, refreshments will be served and artists will be present. The Gallery is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 505-847-0324 or visit

Leota Harriman
Leota Harriman

Leota started working for The Independent in 2006, working her way up through the ranks. An employee buyout in 2010 led to her ownership of the newspaper. Leota has served on the board of the N.M. Press Association, and is currently its First Vice President. She is passionate about health and wellness, especially mental health, and loves making art. She can be reached at [email protected]