For immediate release:
Summer Art Show Celebrates the Spirit of Route 66

Albuquerque, NM- 26 May 2016 – The Lomo Colorado Main Library in Rio Rancho is proud to host a solo exhibition by award-winning artist Amy M. Ditto; “The Spirit of Route 66”. Amy is known and loved for her modish originality. Her unique imaging of New Mexico‚Äôs natural, social, and historical environment extracts fresh meaning from her subjects, making her one of our most important contemporary photographers. The library is honored to present this breath-of- fresh-air exhibit sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Rio Rancho in conjunction with its Route 66 Summer Reading Program.

The exhibition features images Amy has compiled which celebrate New Mexican culture and environments surrounding the historic “Mother Road” as it has wandered through the landscape both past and present. The imagery presents her singular artistic view of Route 66, using punchy colors and composites to capture a uniquely New Mexican experience. Quirky, campy, breathtaking and fun, her work masterfully illustrates New Mexico as we know it.

An opening in Amy’s honor will be held on Thursday, June 16th from 6-7pm in the Loma Colorado Main Library Auditorium at 755 Loma Colorado Blvd NE in Rio Rancho and features Americana folk music by Peter Chase & Friends. The exhibition runs from June 13th- July 29th. Library hours are 10am- 8pm Monday through Thursday and 10am- 5pm Fridays & Saturdays.

Amy M. Ditto
(505) 286-1127

About the aritst:

Amy M. Ditto is an artist living and working in the mountains of central New Mexico. Her bold, vibrant contemporary imagery has been displayed widely around the state in exhibitions and galleries. She has been featured at the Hubbard Museum of the West and the Popejoy Hall Benefactors’ Lounge, is the branding artist for the 2016-2017 Placitas Artists Series, was the poster artist for the 27th Annual Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Fair Balloon Fiesta show and has had work featured in a variety of publications nationwide. Amy is also a gallerist and owner of Ghostwolf Gallery in Albuquerque Old Town. Her work can currently be found at Ghostwolf, The Range in Bernalillo, and Studio 14 in Madrid, NM.

Larger, unwatermarked images for print available upon request. Contact Amy at: or (505) 286-1127

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