July 5 Is Last Day To See ‘The Hour Of The Wolf(Man): A Retrospective By Michael Andryc’ in Step Up Gallery At Mesa Public Library

‘Wolfmen Howling at the Moon’ by Michael Andryc


Wednesday, July 5 is your last chance to see more than 60 pieces of art by Michael Andryc at Step Up Gallery in Mesa Public Library. A collection spanning 50 years of acrylic paintings, illustrated manuscripts and giclee prints amazes, shocks and inspires a chuckle from most attendees to the exhibit. 

Michael Andryc, an Albuquerque resident, calls his work “Sophisticated Primitive” Contemporary Folk Art Pop. Come and meet his alter-egos: Wolf(Man), Frog, Son of Frog and not the least of which is Michael’s own Polish Grandma. Each of Andryc’s creations pay tribute to the world of imagination. “I paint figures and narratives to express how I feel about being alive in today’s world. Plus, I like to put in a good word for imagination,” he says.

To view a slide show of art in the exhibit, go to: www.stepupgallery.org/current-exhibit/. Michael gave a Gallery Talk during the show’s opening reception that explained the meaning behind some of his key pieces. You can view a video of the talk at https://youtu.be/OB4Dp04jluY. For more information on the artist, visit: www.michaelandryc.com.

Between now and closing of the exhibit, attendees will receive a complimentary commemorative calendar still useable through the end of the year while supplies last. Step Up Gallery is on the top level of Mesa Public Library, 2400 Central Ave., Los Alamos. The gallery is open the same hours as the library: Monday – Thursday 10am -8pm; Friday 10am -6pm; Saturday 10am -5pm; the library and gallery will be closed on Sunday and on Tuesday, July 4th. Final day of exhibit is July 5th. Admission is free.