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Art Shorts

Grant County Arts Scene

The Copper Quail Gallery will feature a "Festival of Candles," Nov. 2 and will have extended hours. The gallery displays two-dimensional art, pottery, glass, jewelry, fabric and ironwork. 211-A Texas St., 388-2646.

"Southwest Enchantment," an exhibition of contemporary and heirloom quilts, continues through Thanksgiving weekend at the Silver City Museum, with Viewers' Choice ribbons awarded Nov. 17. The show is presented in collaboration with the Southwest New Mexico Quilters Guild, and features some 50 quilts loaned by guild members and area residents. An "Indian Girls" quilt will be awarded in a benefit drawing Nov. 24. 312 W. Broadway, 538-5921, (877) 777-7947, www.silvercitymuseum.org.

Leyba & Ingalls Arts will present "An Evening with the Artist," Native American printmaker Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Nov. 29 at 6:30 p.m. Smith also will offer a non-toxic monoprint workshop with akua intaglio ink Nov. 30, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., during which she will demonstrate a stencil process (pochoir), a photocopy transfer with non-toxic solvent and Chine Colle. 315 N. Bullard St., 388-5725, www.zianet.com/LeybaIngallsART.

Common Ground will feature "Robert Park: Fighting Fire with Fire" throughout November, along with continuous showings of the video "Small Green Domicile." 102-103 W. Kelly St., 534-2087. Sat.-Tues. 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Blue Dome Gallery is showing "Going for Baroque," works by Cecilia Stanford, and "Repetitions," works by Nolan Winkler, along with new works by Carlene Roters, this month's Desert Exposure cover artist. 307 N. Texas St., 534-8671, www.bluedomegallery.com.

This month's featured artist at The Common Thread fiber-arts gallery is Holly Modine, who creates contemporary sculptural art baskets. 107 Broadway, 538-5733, www.fiberartscollective.org.

Elemental Arts will celebrate Dia de los Muertos with new digital art by David Celaya, on view through November, and with an artist's reception Nov. 2, 12-6 p.m. 106 W. Yankie, 590-7554, www.gourdweb.com.

JW Art Gallery, 99 Cortez Ave. in Hurley, will feature the contemporary Western impressionist paintings of Silver City artist Narrie Toole through Dec. 8, with an opening reception for the artist Nov. 3, 3-6 p.m. Gallery owner Joseph Wade's work continues on exhibit through this month at the Mimbres Region Arts Council Gallery in the Wells Fargo Bank building on Pope Street in Silver City.

 

Las Cruces & Mesilla Arts Scene

Patio Art Gallery will exhibit "Translucence," sculpture by Dan Tapper, with an opening reception for the artist Nov. 24, 1-4 p.m. The show runs through December. The gallery also will exhibit "Inside-Outside," double-exposure photographic works by featured artist Joyce T. Macrorie, through Nov. 20. El Paseo at University, 541-7401, www.patioartgallery.com.

 

"Still Lifes: A Suspension in Time," gives Downtown Ramblers an opportunity to view art from Las Cruces Arts Association members at the Terrace Gallery, Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, Nov. 2, 4-5:45 p.m. Host artists for the reception are Malu Bender and Margaret Bernstein. The exhibit is open to the public during all library hours and runs through November. 200 E. Picacho.

The Branigan Cultural Center presents "The Art of Ballet Folklorico," Nov. 2-Dec. 29, with an opening reception with a light dinner and dance performances by Ballet Folklorico de la Tierra Del Encanto, directed by Jose Tena, Nov. 2, 5-7 p.m. Ballet Folklorico preserves and promotes traditional dance and culture with colorful dance costumes from every region of Mexico. "The Art of Ballet Folklorico" is enhanced by the photography of David Shaw and watercolors by Flo Hosa Dougherty. The ArtForms Artists Association Photography Show also will open at the center Nov. 2. The exhibition will run through Dec. 1 with works by local artists Don Boyd, Cheryl Fallstead, Liz Fisher, Bea Garrett, Sharon Gaskill, Frank Parrish and Ken Stinnett. Downtown Mall. 541-2154, museums.las-cruces.org.

ArtForms Artists Association of New Mexico and Enchanted Gardens are sponsoring an exhibition of garden sculptures, opening with a reception Nov. 3, 3-5 p.m., and running hrough the month. The show will feature works by area artists Mari Blacker, Brian Fallstead, Susan Frary, John Northcutt and Harry Zwibel. Enchanted Gardens, 270 Avenida de Mesilla, 524-1886.

In Effect Gallery will present a theme show, "Tasty Time," with an opening Nov. 9, 5-9 p.m. 514 W. Griggs, 525-1551.

The Mesilla Valley Fine Arts Gallery will exhibit work by November featured artists Caryl Porter and Rayma Claessen. Porter's vibrant pastels depict a variety of local and regional subjects, and Claessen's mini oil paintings depict the beauty of the Organ Mountains. 2470 Calle de Guadalupe, 522-2933, mesillavalleyfineartsgallery.blogspot.com.

Laughing at the Sun gallery will hold an opening reception for its November artists of the month, Maria Cristina and Patty McClure, Nov. 3, 5-7 p.m. 1910 Calle de Parian (inside the Old Tortilla Factory), 523-1890.

 

Luna County Arts Scene

Art on the Western Edge will celebrate its first anniversary with special shows by nationally known local artists. Paul Forster's one-man show continues in November, viewable by appointment only. Teresa Struhs-Nelson will have a one-woman show during the month of December, with a reception date and time to be announced. at Windwalker Guest Ranch B&B, Hwy. 11 north, mile marker 7, 642-3641, www.awe-88029.com.

 

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