Art News

Grant County Art Happenings

The Twisted Vine will feature the work of Patty Clayton Leff from January through March with an opening reception for the artist Jan. 7, 5-7 p.m. 108 E. Broadway, Silver City, 538-2828.

EKLEKTIKAS gallery is now representing Silver City artist Kirsten Hardenbrook. She recently introduced "Timeless Dimensions," seven new images in ink and Prismacolor printed on greeting cards. Hardenbrook will also be showing her oil paintings. The gallery is at 104 W. Yankie St. in Silver City, 538-8081.

The recently renamed Reese-Benton Gallery is now showing recent works by Silver City artist Kourosh Amini. The gallery is located at 211 N. Texas St. in Silver City, 590-2200.


Doña Ana County Arts Happenings

The Tombaugh Gallery will feature "Color and Motion," the pastel drawings of Sharon Bode-Hempton and acrylic paintings by Carl Coker, Jan. 3-31, with a reception for the artists Jan. 7, 3-5 p.m. The exhibit is dedicated to two of the couple's children, Blair and David Coker, both whom died of cancer in the past two years at the ages of 52 and 53. The Tombaugh Gallery is located in the Unitarian Universalist Church, 2000 S. Solano in Las Cruces, 522-7281.

"Heart to Art," artworks by clients of the Tresco art class under the direction of Laurie Shade-Neff, will be on exhibit at the Las Cruces Museum of Art Jan. 5-27, with an opening reception for the artists Jan. 5, 5-7 p.m. The exhibit includes works by more than 30 participants in "The heART Connection" class. Tresco is a non-profit company benefiting children with learning delays and people with disabilities. 490 N. Water St. in the Downtown Mall, 541-2137,

For the month of January, the Patio Art Gallery will exhibit "Gallery Artists' Favorites," its second annual exhibition where member artists select personal favorites for the show. Winfrey Hearts will exhibit an etching of the reflections of Mesilla Valley pecan trees; Carolyn Bunch will show her portrait of a young girl; Judy Licht will exhibit a new silk painting of Josephina's Gate in Mesilla; Joyce Macrorie has chosen her series of landscape explorations; Dan Tapper will show his latest sculpture work; and Annetta Hoover will exhibit impressionist painting on canvas. El Paseo at University, Las Cruces, 541-7401.

This month's featured artists at Mesilla Valley Fine Arts Gallery are Hope Newhouse and Sally Quillin. Newhouse, who paints mostly in watercolor and acrylics, enjoys depicting flowers and birds, as well as sunlit adobe buildings and churches. Quillin's vibrant works in watercolor and acrylic often feature colorful historical portraits, local landscapes and animals. 2470 Calle de Guadalupe, in the historic Fountain Building, just across from the Fountain Theater in Mesilla, 522-2933.

The Corbett Center at NMSU will feature the photography of Paul Schranz Jan. 9-29, with an opening reception for the artist Jan. 19, 5-7 p.m. The exhibit, "Aquatic Light," will include both black-and-white and color photographs depicting aquatic light in landscapes shot in locations from California to Newfoundland. Student Union Complex, Jordan St., 646-3200.

Phil Yost will give a talk and demonstration of his unique method of frame-making at the New Mexico Watercolor Society meeting Jan. 10 in the Dresp room of the Branigan Library.

Carol Ann Parsons, a prolific southwestern artist, will demonstrate and discuss her work for the Las Cruces Arts and Crafts Association's meeting, Jan. 21, 2 p.m. at the Branigan. Open to the public.


Luna County Arts Happenings

Artist Paul Forrester will offer workshops at the Art on the Western Edge Gallery in Columbus beginning Jan. 10 and running for seven weeks. Cost is $15 per person, per workshop lesson.


Sierra County Arts Happenings

Artists of the month at The Monte Cristo Gift Shop & Gallery in Chloride are Aspen ni Wood, who works in miniature, and author Patsy King. 743-0493,


Call for Artists

Dona Ana County artists are invited to submit works for "For the Love of Art 2007" at the Las Cruces Museum of Art. Deadline for mailed submissions is Jan. 26, and Jan, 29 for delivered submissions. All submitted works will be exhibited. Submission fee is $15, check payable to the City of Las Cruces. This year's exhibition will include only works that can be hung up or composed of push-pins. Framed works will not be exhibited. All subject matter is acceptable. Two-dimensional work may be a maximum of 30 inches in any dimension; three-dimensional works may be 20 inches maximum in any dimension. The exhibit is a freeform opportunity for all artists, especially young, emerging and unrepresented artists. The show will be presented salon style, with artworks added as they arrive at the museum. An opening reception for the artists will be held on Feb. 2, 5-7 p.m. The show runs through Feb. 24. Submit entries to Las Cruces Museum of Art, 490 N. Water St., 541-2221,


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