Hotter than Mojave by Lesley Numbers

Prints by Lesley Anne Numbers, including "Hotter than Mojave," are on display in May at Hatch Art House on Willy Street.

Song lyrics, organic vegetables and mythical southwestern animals all provide inspiration for Lesley Anne Numbers' sweet and colorful prints. 

Numbers, whose work is always on display at 4&20 Bakery and sold through Patchwork Printshop online and on Etsy, has a new show in May at Hatch Art House.

For "Solstice Sketches," gallery owner Tammy Schreiter explained that Numbers "made a drawing of a local plant almost every day" between the summer and winter solstice.

"Lesley wanted to challenge herself," Schreiter wrote, "and was inspired by the flowers in her own backyard to start this project."

Each drawing is made with pen and marker on recycled tea bags, mounted on recycled 5" x 7" card stock. Hatch will also be showing many of Numbers' screen prints. 

Group Sketches

Lesley Anne Numbers, the Madison artist behind Patchwork Printshop on Etsy, will be featured at Hatch Art House in May.

A reception for "Solstice Sketches" will be held during Gallery Night, a biannual citywide event hosted by the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art. 

Through May 31; reception Friday, May 1, 5-9 p.m.

Hatch Art House, 1248 Williamson St. 

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Food editor and arts writer Lindsay Christians has been writing for the Cap Times since 2008. She hosts the food podcast The Corner Table and runs a program for student theater critics. Member @AFJEats and @ATCA. She/ her/ hers.