January 2020

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10-10 Arts Hop — Doña Ana Arts Council hosts “12 Hours of Art in Las Cruces” with events 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. the second Saturday of every month (Jan. 11). Participating galleries are DAAC Arts & Cultural Center (4 to 7 p.m.), NMSU University Art Gallery (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.), Rokoko Gallery (4 to 7 p.m.), and Art Obscura (7 to 10 p.m.). Information: (575) 523-6403. Schedule: daarts.org.

Agave Artists — The artist-owned cooperative gallery is at 2250 Calle de San Albino in Mesilla, N.M. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays through Mondays. Information: (575) 339-9870, agaveartists@gmail.com or agaveartists.com.

Design & Create Workshops — Thomas Branigan Library, 200 E. Picacho, Las Cruces, host free monthly workshops at 2 p.m. select Wednesdays. All materials provided, but space is limited. Registration required. Information: (575) 528-4005 or reference@los-cruces.org.
Jan. 15: Art Journaling
Feb. 19: Painted Rocks
March 18: Fabric Pots.

Downtown Ramble — The City of Las Cruces hosts an evening of music and art 5 to 7 p.m. the first Friday of the month at art venues of in a seven-block stretch of Las Cruces Downtown Mall. Information: (575) 647-0508.

Las Cruces Museum of Art — 491 N. Main (Downtown Mall). Hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, plus 5 to 7 p.m. during the First Friday Ramble. Information: (575) 541-2137, las-cruces.org or on Facebook at LCMuseums.
   Showing through Jan 4: “Desert Triangle: ‘Print Carpeta’ and ‘Impress 2 Express.’” “Print Carpeta” features artists from Tucson, Albuquerque, and El Paso. Sixteen Las Cruces-based artists are featured in “Impress 2 Express.” Gallery tour is 1:30 Saturday, Jan. 4.
  Showing Jan. 25-Sept. 12: “Dinosaur Discoveries: Ancient Fossils, New Ideas” traveling exhibition by the American Museum of Natural History. It showcases the world of modern paleontology by introducing a dynamic vision
of dinosaurs and the scientists who study them. Through using realistic models and casts, visitors can experience Cretaceous period dinosaurs
in new and intimate ways.
  Gallery Tour of Dinosaur Discoveries is 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1.
Education Station is 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, for youth and teens (vegetable casting), and Saturday, Jan. 25, for adults (fossil casting).
  Reading Art Book Club is Wednesday, Jan. 8 to discuss “Concerning the Spiritual in Art” by Wassily Kandinsky.
  A talk on Frida Kahlo is 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, as part of the museum’s monthly “Listen to Your Art” lecture series.
  Winnie the Pooh Day hands-on crafts and activities for kids are 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18.
  “Artventurous” free art appreciation activities are 10 a.m. to noon every Saturday.
  Session 1 of Spring 2020 art classes for children, teens, and adults is Jan. 9-Feb. 15; Session 2 is Feb. 20-March 28; and Session 3 is April 15-May 23. Registration at the Museum of Nature and Science, 411 N. Main. Students must register in person 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays at the Museum of Nature and Science, 411 N. Main.

Mesilla Valley Fine Arts Gallery — 2470-A Calle de Guadalupe in Mesilla, across from the Fountain Theatre. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Information: (575) 522-2933 or mesillavalleyfinearts.com.
  Featured in January is Frank Peacock and Bob Zolto. From the Stahmann to the Salopek to the Fletcher Farms, Frank’s drawings and paintings of Doña Ana County pecan trees express the unique personality of each orchard. Zolto, an amateur photographer who moved to the region after retirement, has found the light and spaces of New Mexico were everything and more than he expected.

Mesquite Art Gallery — 340 N. Mesquite, Las Cruces. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday. Information: (575) 640-3502 or mesquiteartgallery.com.

New Mexico Watercolor Society Southern Chapter — The chapter meets 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12, in the Administration Building Art Room, at Good Samaritan Society Village, 3011 Buena Vida Circle in Las Cruces. The program is “Enhancing Your Watercolors with a Variety of Techniques and Materials,” with El Paso mixed media artist Jean Holzenthaler, who will explain how watercolor paintings can be enhanced with various paints and inks. Attendees will do some quick hands-on mini-artworks using Yupo and Arches paper. Meeting begins at 2 p.m.; presentation at 3 p.m. Admission is free. Information: (915) 217-3698 or nmwatercolorsociety.org.

Rio Grande Theatre Gallery — 211 N. Main in Las Cruces. Information: (575) 541-2290, riograndetheatre.org or on Facebook.

Rokoko Art Gallery — 1785 Avenida de Mercado in Mesilla. Hours are noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays; most other days by appointment. Information: (505) 690-6915 or rokokoart.com.

The Gallery at Big Picture — 2001 E. Lohman, Suite 109, in Las Cruces (in Arroyo Plaza). Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Information: (575) 647-0508.

Tombaugh Gallery — First Unitarian Universalist Church of Las Cruces, 2000 S. Solano. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Gallery closed Jan. 1. Information: (575) 522-7281, uuchurchlc.org or on Facebook at Tombaugh Gallery.


Art Hop
— MainStreet Truth or Consequences sponsors the event 6 to 9 p.m. the second Saturday of each month (Jan. 11) in the downtown gallery district. The event features the monthly art opening of new shows throughout the galleries of Truth or Consequences, including fine arts, pottery, and fabric arts. Many shops and restaurants stay open late for this monthly event, with live music in several locations. Information torcmainstreet.org.

Cloudcroft Art Society Gallery – The gallery is in the “Red Brick Schoolhouse” at the intersection of Burro Avenue and Swallow Place in Cloudcroft, N.M. Hours are every 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Saturday June through December, featuring paintings of all media, photography, pottery, pine needle baskets, intarsia (wood designs), prints and cards created by various artists. Admission is free. Information: Cloudcroft Art Society on Facebook.

Deming Arts Center — The Deming Arts Council gallery and gift shop, 100 Gold in Deming, N.M., is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Admission is free. Information: (575) 546-3663, demingarts.org or on Facebook.
  Showing Jan. 3-29: “Art from the Great Southwest.” Deming resident Ron Wolfe, and Will Keener of Las Cruces present an amalgam of fine art photographic techniques and styles based on a decade of shooting in the Southwest.
  Artist reception is 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 5.

MRAC Gallery — The Mimbres Region Arts Council Gallery is in the Wells Fargo Bank Building, 1201 Pope (at 12th) in Silver City. Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Information: (575) 538-2505 or mimbresarts.org.

Rio Bravo Fine Art — 110 Broadway in Truth or Consequences, N.M. Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Information: (575) 894-0572 or riobravofineartgallery.com.


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