If it’s August in Mountainair, it’s sunflower time, and at Cibola Arts Gallery, sunflowers in all media—photography, painting, glass, jewelry, pottery, fiber art, wood, mosaics, and more—will be featured.

Cibola Arts Gallery will open its show, “Mountainair’s Sun,” on Aug. 6, with a reception from 1-4 p.m.

Photographer Ann Adams captured the sunflower pictured in this article. Adams writes, “My relationship with Nature has spanned continents, biomes, and centuries. As a child, I grew up in West Virginia, New Jersey, Ohio, and England. Whether I was playing hide-n-seek with a giant Rhododendron bush or war in a hickory woodlot, I have always been fascinated by the hidden within Nature. I began exploring photography as an art medium in 1977. Over the years, I have particularly focused on capturing the textures, patterns, and fractals that are inherent within Nature—wholes within wholes, whether within a seed, a pollen-covered pistil, a flower, or a landscape. The simplicity and detail that emerges within the macro or the micro is both seen and the unseen. The composition of the photograph is the act of co-creation.”

The annual Sunflower Festival will return to Mountainair with events around town Aug. 26 and 27. For more information, see manzanomountainartcouncil.org.

Cibola Arts Gallery is located at 217 W. Broadway in Mountainair, and is open daily from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Contact the gallery at 505-847-0324, or visit cibolaartsgallery.com.