Lecture, Show by Brush
Sharon Brush will be a busy ceramic artist in May. Teaching a one-week
pottery class at Western New Mexico University, she also will lecture
at WNMU's Global Resource Center and have an opening for her work at
the Blue Dome Gallery in Silver City.
Brush says her thirst for the beauty of the natural world has brought
her to live in some of the most inspiring landscapes in the country—in
the Adirondack Mountains of northern New York, Taos, the central coast
of California and western Montana—landscapes that have inspired and
influenced her work.
Her workshop at WNMU will run May 22-26 in the McCray building, 9 a.m.-noon
and 1-5 p.m. The hands-on course is for credit and offered on the graduate
and undergraduate levels, and is limited to just 30 potters. For more
information, contact Claude Smith III at 538-6501 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brush's lecture is part of the Mimbres Region Arts Council's Artist
Lecture Series, in coordination with WNMU's Expressive Arts department,
and will be held in the Besse Forward Auditorium, May 25 at 6:30 p.m.
The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call
the MRAC at 538-2505.
The Blue Dome Gallery will host an artist's reception for Brush on May
26, 4-7 p.m. The gallery is located at 307 N. Texas, at the corner of
Texas and Yankie Street. For more information, call
Grant County Art Guild Opens Summer Season
The Grant County Art Guild's Members Only Show will
start the new season with an opening reception May 2 at 6 p.m. Watercolorist
Margaret Cejka will judge the fine arts division for the show, and
Phyllis Fulfer will judge for the arts and crafts division. The Guild
is located in the Hearst Church Gallery on Gold Street in Pinos
Altos. The gallery will be open each weekend from May 6-Oct. 8, 10
a.m.-5 p.m., featuring a new artist each weekend.
Gambling at Arts Association
The Las Cruces Arts Association will welcome nationally known artist
Bill Gambling to its May 21 meeting in the Dresp Room of the Branigan
Library at 1:30 p.m. The public is invited to the program, which will
follow a brief business meeting. Gambling will talk about Marcel Duchamp
and his influence on modern art, as well as the development of his own
art. For more information, contact Judy Licht at 524-2329.
"Little Creatures" in T or C
When, a gallery in Truth or Consequences, presents "Little Creatures," an
exhibit of work by Santa Fe artist Crockett Bodelson, May 18-June 25,
with an opening reception for the artist on May 20. "Little Creatures" takes
its name from Crockett's miniature paintings that often depict animals,
people or imaginary life forms.
When is located at 422 Broadway. For more information,
call 894-0032, or check the Web site at www.whengallery.com.
Potters' Guild Celebrates 25 Years
The Potters' Guild of Las Cruces will hold its
25th Anniversary Exhibit, "25
Years of Mud, Sweat and Tears," in the Director's Gallery at the
Las Cruces Museum of Art, May 5-27, with an opening reception for the
artists May 5, 5-7 p.m. All exhibits and reception are accessible and
free of charge.
In conjunction with its silver anniversary exhibit, the Potters' Guild
will present a lecture and a Raku pottery workshop by Claude W. Smith
III, department chair for Expressive Arts at Western New Mexico University.
Smith's lecture will be held free of charge in the Shannon Room of the
Branigan Cultural Center on Friday, May 5, at 3 p.m.
The Raku workshop will be held May 6 from 9
a.m.-4 p.m. at the Museum of Art studio. Smith will lecture and teach
new ceramic techniques, and give demonstrations in brush making and
throwing of tea bowls, bottles
and vases. Following a potluck luncheon, Smith will demonstrate Raku
firing techniques. Participants are invited to bring bisque pieces
to decorate and fire. Cost is $25 for past and current Guild members,
$40 for non-members. The workshop is limited to 15 participants. Registration
forms are available at the museum or by calling 541-2160.
The Las Cruces Museum of Art is located at 490 N. Water St. in the downtown
mall. For more information, call 541-2137.
Las Cruces/Mesilla Openings
The Tombaugh Gallery will have an opening May 7, 4-6 p.m., for artist
Terry Wolfe, whose works include digital photography, watercolor, pen
and ink and prints. The Tombaugh Gallery is located in the Unitarian
Universalist Church at 2000 Solano in Las Cruces. Normal gallery hours
are Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. For more information,
call 522-7281 or see www.uuchurchlc.us.
The Patio Art Gallery presents "Black & White," a
show by resident and guest artists, with an opening reception May 6,
1-4 p.m. Gallery artists will be joined by guest artists Paula Voris,
Elaine Querry, Sam Peters, Vincent Hallett and Michelle K. Arterburn.
The gallery is located at University and El Paseo in Las Cruces, 541-7401,
Laughing at the Sun gallery in Mesilla will
present the works of Jules Floss May 1-31, with an opening reception
May 6, 5-7 p.m. The gallery
is located at 1910 Calle de Parian (inside the Old Tortilla Factory),
The Glenn Cutter Gallery will exhibit "Of Life and Culture: a Journey
Begun," through May 31, with an opening reception May 6, 1-4 p.m.,
featuring works in oil and watercolor by Laura Wegkamp. It's in Hadley
Centre at El Paseo and University in Las Cruces, 571-2082.
The Mesilla Valley Fine Arts Gallery's May Artists of the Month are
Roxana Quinnell and Carol Bernstein. The gallery is located at 2470 Calle
de Guadalupe in Mesilla, 522-2933.
At the Branigan
The Southern Chapter of the New Mexico Watercolor
Society will hold its fourth Annual Spring Show in the Shannon Room
at the Branigan Cultural Center. The show will open during the Friday
night Ramble on May 5 with
an artists' reception. 5-7 p.m., and runs through May 30.
Also on exhibit at the Branigan Cultural Center
will be "Off the
Beaten Path: Desert Landscapes from Back Country Trails," paintings
by William Seager, May 5-June 5, with an opening reception Friday,
May 5, 5-7 p.m. Seager's landscapes depict the rugged beauty of the
The Branigan Cultural Center is located at 500 N. Water St. in the downtown
mall in Las Cruces. For more information, call 541-2155.
The StudioSpace and The Bakshi School of Animation
and Cartooning will hold the school's first Animation Intensive Workshop,
May 11-14. "Color
and Joy: The Paintings of Toni Garland" will remain on display through
May at the StudioSpace gallery, 109 N. Bullard St. in Silver City, 535-4548.
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