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Art Shorts

Grant County Arts Scene

The Mimbres Region Arts Council presents an exhibit of the work of the Grant County Artists Guild, with an opening reception Feb. 16, 5-6:30 p.m. The show will be on display through April 11. MRAC/Wells Fargo Gallery, 1201 Pope Street, 538-2505, info@mimbresarts.org, www.mimbresarts.org.

JW Art Gallery in the Old Hurley Store will open a new show, "Cat's Meow," March 3, with an opening reception 2-6 p.m., featuring paintings and printmaking by Silver City artist Victoria Chick. 99 Cortez Ave, Hurley, 537-0300, www.thetown.com

Narrie Toole, also showing at JW Gallery, has a painting on exhibit at the Northern Trust Bank, Tucson, Az., for the Empire 100 Western Art Show & Sale through Feb. 28. www.empireranchfoundation.org.

 

Las Cruces & Mesilla Arts Scene

Funky Karma, a new specialty tea and gift shop, will exhibit new works, "Machinas" and an artistically enhanced clothing line, by Taos Indian artist Dennis Lujan in February. The clothes include jeans that are distressed, reworked and painted with tribal designs. 207-A Avenida de Mesilla, 635-2275.

The Las Cruces Museum of Art will exhibit "North & South of the Border," featuring the works of Antonio Castro, Diana Molina and Gaspar Enriquez, with an opening reception for the artists Feb. 2, 5-7 p.m. at 490 N. Water St. in the downtown mall, 541-2221, jmiller@lascruces.org.

The southern chapter of the The New Mexico Watercolor Society will meet Feb. 11, 2 p.m. in the Dresp Room of the Branigan Library, to view and discuss Cheng Khee Chee's DVD, "Saturated Wet Technique." Open to the public. 200 E. Picacho, 526-5374.

The Patio Art Gallery presents "The New Mexico Series," paintings by local artist Annetta Hoover, in February, with an opening reception for the artist Feb. 3, 1-4 p.m. University and El Paseo, 541-7401, www.patioartgallery.com.

"Songs Into Art," the Las Cruces Arts Association's visual view of musical pieces, shows Feb. 2-28 at the Tombaugh Gallery, with an opening reception, Sunday, Feb. 4, from noon to 3 p.m. 2000 S. Solano Drive.

 

Sierra County Arts Scene

Monte Cristo Gallery has announced its artists for February, Kitty Jones, counted cross-stitch artist, and Anita Manzenberger, fiber artist. Chloride, 35 miles west of Truth or Consequences via Hwy. 52, 743-0493, montecristo@zianet.com.

Minnesota artist Tom Tyler brings "A Fuego!," an exhibition of 20 of his music, dance and live performance-themed paintings, to Rio Bravo Fine Art for a one-man show Feb. 10-April 7, with an opening reception for the artist Feb. 10, 6-9 p.m. 110 S. Broadway, Truth or Consequences.

 

Calls for Artists

The Las Cruces Museum of Art is seeking proposals for solo and group exhibitions for the 2008 calendar year. Open to all artists living and working in New Mexico, Arizona and Texas. Deadline for submission: June 16. For more information and specs: 541-2137, www.museums.las-cruces.org.

And the Las Vegas Arts Council is calling for entries for its "17th Annual Faces of Women" juried exhibit to run March 23-April 21 at the New Mexico Highlands University Design Studies Studio. Submission deadline is Feb. 16. For more information and specs: 454-1307.

 

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