FARMINGTON — Artifacts Gallery is exhibiting a themed show this month based on the concept of text messages.

The gallery hosts themed shows every two months. Previous themes have included layers, woodworking, containers and between a rock and a hard place.

A reception for the show will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday during the Spring Art Walk. Maps of other participating Art Walk venues are available at Artifacts Gallery, 302 E. Main St. in Farmington.

Bev Taylor, the owner of Artifacts Gallery, got the idea for the text show when she attended calligraphy workshops last year.

Taylor presents the themes to the artists and lets them interpret the theme however they wish. For instance, during the woodworkers show, a couple of artists created paintings of beavers.

Among the art displayed during the text show are elaborate ink drawings by Jicarilla Apache artist Rod Velarde and some of Taylor's art.

In addition to the themed show, Artifacts Gallery is also displaying art by the 14 artists who have studios in the gallery. Many of the artists will be present during the art walk to discuss their work.

The gallery, located at the corner of Wall Avenue and Main Street in Farmington, is also displaying art as part of People's Choice.