Village Arts Presents Newest Community Exhibit ‘Art Dewey Decimaled’

Dozens of pieces of artwork are featured in the latest community exhibit at Village Arts called ‘Art Dewey Decimaled’. Photo Courtesy Village Arts

Among the unusual pieces of art work are these glass shell bikini tops by Phil and Nancy Rink. Photo Courtesy Village Arts

Numerous artists have submitted their work for the latest community exhibit at Village Arts. Photo Courtesy Village Arts

Smaller pieces of work can be found in nooks and crannies. Photo Courtesy Village Arts

These art pieces give an idea of the diversity of the work in the new community exhibit, ‘Art Dewey Decimaled’, at Village Arts on DP Road in Los Alamos. Photo Courtesy Village Arts


Book it on over and check out Village Arts newest community exhibit, Art Dewey Decimaled!  The artwork currently on the wall and spilling onto the pedestals is overflowing with great stories, and represents a spectrum of 30 truly top shelf artists and over 60 individual pieces. Artists were asked to bring in favorite works and to stump a librarian, so the variety and subject matter is outstanding.

The Dewey Decimal system which provides the backbone of organization in the library is set up to take on every topic under the sun, and volunteer catalogers have helped Village Arts place artwork from the 1’s with Melissa Alexander’s “Bermuda Triangle” knitted shawl and Rachel Pearson’s “Alien Abductions May Exist” all the way to the late 900’s with Cindy Dworzak’s “Mountain Scene”, Darla Graff Thompson’s “Rainy Night in Georgia” and E.E.Aicher’s “Up Abiquiu Way”.  Abby Campbell’s modern day perspective on “The Ugly Duckling”, Melissa Montoya’s whimsical “Cindefella”  and the glass shell bikini tops by Phil and Nancy Rink take us to the 398’s with their retellings of folk and fairytales.  Ann Green’s illustrative beaded bugs Bonnie Dickman’s Identity Check land squarely into the naturalist’s study of the 590’s.

Village Arts would especially like to thank volunteers Katy Korkos and Rosalia Olivas, who both can often be found at the local library for their time and talents.  Each is an artist in their own right, and their pieces in the show, “Color/ No Color” and “Dewey” respectively, both pay homage to their obvious love of books!  This theme of bibliophilia is present in many pieces including Sue Ellen Hains’ collages “If Numbers were Colors” and “Books”, Linda Zwick’s altered book “New Mexico”, and Eileen Patterson’s “Epiphany” collage.

Each Village Arts show invites audience participation, so come browse the walls, dive into a great piece of art, or take it home with you to enjoy at your leisure (many of them are available for sale!)  Art Dewey Decimaled is on display through the end of June, and viewers are encouraged to cast votes for the Viewer’s Choice Award , so vote early and vote often to make an artist’s day!

Ready for Village Arts’ next chapter?  Think ahead and reserve a space for “Weather”, where artists will be asked to take on the weather, from red skies in the morning to raining cats and dogs!  Whether weather sculpted the landscape or bronzed and wrinkled someone’s skin, anyone can talk about the weather!

Village Arts is an art supply and custom framing shop located at 216 DP Road just past the Smith’s stoplight on your way off the Hill.  Village Arts is open from 9-4 Monday through Friday and 10-4 on Saturdays or by appointment after hours. For more information on this show or future exhibits and other services, check out Village Arts on social media,
call them at 505-661-2526, or visit their website at