October 2019

Southwest Art Scene

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Agave Rosa Gallery — The gallery and studio of Manuel Piña is at 905 Noble (next to the International Museum of Art). Hours are noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Information: 533-8011.
  Showing Oct. 5-27: 15 ‘Motivos Para Soñar,” works by plastic artist Adela Calderon. Reception is 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5.

‘Arte de Muertos: A Group Show Fest’ — Colectivo Frontera Obscura and Kalavera Culture Shop host the inaugural invitational group art show celebrating Día de Los Muertos is 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, and 1 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at El Paso Community Foundation Gallery in the Roderick Artspace Lofts, 601 N. Oregon. The Thursday event is part of the monthly Last Thursday Downtown Art Walk. Admission is free. Information: (612) 333-9012 or artspaceelpasoapts.com.
  The exhibition features 18 artists and collectives from El Paso, Las Cruces, Albuquerque, Tucson, Riverside, Calif, and Mexico City.

Arts International — El Paso Art Association hosts the 52nd annual Arts International Juried Exhibition, Oct. 5-30, at the International Museum of Art, 1211 Montana. One of the largest juried exhibitions in Texas, the exhibit features 121 pieces of artwork from 59 artists in the Texas, New Mexico, and Chihuahua, Mexico region. Senior juror was Kate Green of El Paso Museum of Art, with Lynn Mclain, Paul Henry Ramirez and Martha Arzabala. Opening reception is 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5. Information: 534-7377 or artsinternat.com.

Bert Saldana Art Gallery — The gallery featuring Southwestern Art is at 1501 Main Street in the San Elizario Arts District. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Information: 479-2926 or bertsaldana.com.

Celebration of Our Mountains Art Exhibit — The annual exhibit at Ardovino Desert Crossing’s Sunset Hall, One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park, continues year-round. Information: (575) 589-0653 or ardovinos.com.

Chinati Foundation — Marfa, Texas. Created by artist Donald Judd, the Chinati Foundation houses one of the world’s largest collections of permanently installed contemporary art. Grounds close at 5 p.m. Admission is $10 ($5 for students, seniors). Full tour is $25 ($10 students). Information: (432) 729-4362 or chinati.org.
  The annual Chinati Weekend is Oct. 11-13, with open viewing of the permanent collection, temporary exhibitions, scholarly talks, music performances, and the annual benefit dinner.

Chinati Weekend 2019 — The Marfa, Texas art center’s weekend celebration of arts is Friday through Sunday, Oct. 11-13, with tours of the permanent exhibits and other special events. Admission is free to most events. Information: (432) 729-4362 or info@juddfoundation.org. Web: juddfoundation.org or chinati.org.
  This year’s artist in resident is Leeza Meksin. Open studio tour 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, at the Locker Plant.
  A Made in Marfa event is 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, with open studios, gallery exhibitions, mercantile events, and performances throughout the town.
  Tours of the permanent collection, as well as of “John Wesley, Panoply: Eight Silkscreens Inspired by the Splendours of the Great War,” and “Barnett Newman
Notes (I – IX),” are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
  A Talk by Linda Nordon on John Wesley is 1:30 p.m.; and talk by Donna De Salvo on Chinati from 1978-1986 is 3:30 p.m. Saturday in the Marfa High School Auditorium.
  The annual Benefit Dinner is 5:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday, at the Arena. Call for tickets.
  Music by Ladies of LCD Soundsystem is 9 p.m. Saturday, at the Capri.
  Sunrise at Chinati early morning viewing of Robert Irwin’s untitled (dawn to dusk) and Donald Judd’s 100 untitled works in mill aluminum and 15 works in concrete is 7:30 to 9 a.m. Sunday.
  A Screening of Solange’s “When I Get Home” is 8:30 p.m. Sunday, at the Arena. Doors open at 8 p.m.

Continuing Education Art Exhibit — El Paso Community College hosts a free exhibit of student art 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, at the Administrative Service Center, 9050 Viscount. Works include paintings in various media, drawings and photography. Information: 831-2346 or epcc.edu.

Crossland Gallery — The El Paso Art Association’s gallery is at 500 W. Paisano (in the Art Junction of El Paso). Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. Admission is free. Information: 534-7377, CrosslandArtGallery.com, or on Facebook.
  Showing through Oct. 25: “Fresh Faces/El Paso Strong,” featuring Reggie Watterson, Frank Valdez, C. Manny Guerra, Terrance Flores, Santiago Gonzales and others.
  Ron Fritsch Fall Art Classes are Saturdays, Oct. 5-Dec. 7 (no classes Oct. 12 or Nov.9).

Dozal Art Gallery — The gallery of award-winning artist Robert Dozal is at 1445 Main Street in the San Elizario Art District. Hours are noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, or by appointment. Information: 777-5237 or robertdozalartwork.weebly.com.

El Paso Museum of Art — One Arts Festival Plaza, downtown El Paso. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday. Closed Mondays and holidays. Admission is free unless noted otherwise. Information: 212-0300 or epma.art.
  The Museum will be the host site of the 2019 CODAsummit 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 2-4, a first-of-its-kind conference focused on ways creative professionals are incorporating technology to create innovative ar. Information: pages.codaworx.com/summit/.
  Showing through Jan. 5 in the Dede Rogers Gallery: “Tom Lea and World War II.” From 1941 to 1946, El Paso-native Tom Lea served as a World War II eyewitness artist correspondent for Life magazine, becoming the only painter on the frontlines to depict the carnage of the war. This exhibition features nearly thirty oil paintings, watercolor illustrations, and original preparatory drawings.
  Events in conjunction with the Tom Lea Exhibit:
• “Painting the Frontlines” talk with Charles Grow, Deputy Director, National Museum of the Marine Corps, is 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5. Admission is free.
• An Artful Preludes performance with Belarusian-American violinist Yevgeny Kutik is noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, with commentary by EPSO’s conductor Bohuslav Rattay.
• Curator-led tour and lunch of the with Assistant Curator Kevin Burns and El Paso First Lady Adair Margo is noon to 1 p.m. Oct. 25. Cost: $15; register on museum website.
  Showing through Dec. 31: “Ideas Unwrapped,” 14 artworks from the museum’s permanent collection that focus on how ideas transform into art. Artists featured are Peter Coffin, Vik Muniz, Juan Quezada, Yinka Shonibare, and Kara Walker, Guillermo “Memo” Gutierrez, and Zeke Peña.
  Showing through Jan. 5 in the Art School Hallway Gallery: “Illuminate: Artworks by EPMA Teaching Artists” including Ivan Calderon, Cindy Gutierrez–Krapp, Dina Edens-Perlasca, Phillip John Romero, and Ronnie and Elvira Carrizal-Dukes.
  Showing through March 8: “The El Paso Museum of Art: 60 Years of Collecting.” with paintings, sculptures, and prints from across EPMA’s significant holdings, and accounts by people key to the museum’s success.
  Showing through April 12: “Leo Villareal: Early Light.” Border artist Villareal is now known internationally for activating spaces with LED light. Recently, he gained acclaim for large-scale, site-specific, public endeavors such as the Bay Lights, a now-permanent artwork of 25,000 LEDs along a nearly two-mile expanse of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.
  An “Architecture of Drawing” lecture with C. Errol Barron, professor at Tulane School of Architecture, is 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, in partnership with Texas Tech College of Architecture.
  A new spoken-word monologue by Chicano performance artist Guillermo Gómez-Peña is 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, in the auditorium. Combining spoken word poetry, activist theory, radical storytelling, and language experimentation, Gómez-Peña’s performance is what he calls “imaginary activism.”
  A Día de los Muertos celebration, including parade, is 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, with this year’s theme “Alebrijes.” Concerts, workshops and more events planned at the museum and downtown.
  Showing Nov. 9-Jan. 5: “Two Sides of the Border.” The exhibition presents architectural design work — models, drawings, digital renderings — by more than 100 architects, educators, and students from international architecture studios and 13 universities in the United States and Mexico. The works address territorial economies, migration, housing, creative industry, and local production as they relate to the border. Lecture and reception with Tatiana Bilbao is 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9.
  A tour and lunch with Kate Green, curator of the “Refresh” exhibit, is noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15. For the first time in over 20 years, the museum refreshes its second floor galleries devoted to permanent collections and special exhibitions. Cost: $15; register on museum website.

Escamilla Fine Art Gallery, Studio and Gift Shop — The gallery of impressionist painter Alberto Escamilla is at 1445 Main Street in San Elizario. Hours are 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, and 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday and by appointment. Information: 851-0742 or 474-1800, or albertoescamilla.com.

Hal Marcus Gallery — 1308 N. Oregon. The gallery specializes in local and early El Paso art. Hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, or by appointment. Information: 533-9090 or halmarcus.com.
  Now available are Marcus’s 2020 calendars, and the children’s book “Buenas Noches El Paso” written by Luke Lowenfield with illustrations by Hal Marcus. The book’s premiere is Nov. 1-3 at the Junior League of El Paso’s A Christmas Fair.
  Showing through Oct. 25 is “Warehouse Sale” For the past 40 years, Hal Marcus has been collecting local art, much of which has been in his warehouse. The sale features about 100 pieces (some framed) from 50 artists.
  Marcus’s home and studio, located across the street, are available for personal tours.

Hispanic Heritage Art Exhibit — El Paso Community College’s exhibit celebrating Hispanic Culture is featured 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 28-Oct. 15 in the Administrative Services Center, Building A Foyer, 9050 Viscount. Information: 831-3324, epcc.edu or on Facebook at EPCCHispanicHeritage.

Ho Baron Sculpture Garden and Studio – Baron’s surreal outdoor sculpture garden at 2830 Aurora (at Piedras) is visible from the street, featuring several of his large-scale works. His indoor studio hours are noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays, or by appointment. The indoor studio features his sculpture, drawings, and art assemblages as well as access to a second private sculpture garden. Information: 915-562-7820 or hobaron.com.

International Museum of Art — 1211 Montana. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. Information: 543-6747, internationalmuseumofart.net or on Facebook.
  Showing Oct. 4-31: “PhotoSynthesis” by R. L Palmer. The exhibit features more than 150 digital artworks from Palmer’s collection of original photographs taken over six decades, including a large number of new works not before exhibited. Opening reception is 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, with a drawing for a $125 credit towards purchase of any artwork on exhibit.
  Showing Oct. 5-26: Arts International 2019 Juried Art Exhibited hosted by El Paso Art Association. One of the largest juried exhibitions in Texas, the exhibit features 121 pieces of artwork from 59 of the best artists in the Texas, New Mexico, and Chihuahua, Mexico region.
Senior juror was Kate Green of El Paso Museum of Art, with Lynn Mclain, Paul Henry Ramirez and Martha Arzabala. Opening reception and awards ceremony is 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5.
  The 5th annual Murder at the Museum fundraising live murder mystery is 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26. Call for cost.
  Submissions are being taken for the 2019 Sun Bowl Exhibit through Oct. 23. Entry fee is $50 for submission of up to three photographs of paintings or sculpture. Opening reception is 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14.

Krystyna Robbins Studio — Krystyna Robbins’ Fall Studio Workshops for oils and acrylics at her studio, 5070 Yucca, off Country Club. Workshops run 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. Beginners welcome; bring a camera and lunch. Cost: $65 per day. Information: 584-0953,krystyna_robbins@sbcglobal.net or krystynarobbins.com.
• Tuesday through Thursday, Oct. 22-24: “Time to use Your Palette Knife!”
• Saturday, Nov. 16: “Figures, Figures, Figures!” Models and old time costumes.

La Galeria de la Misíon de Senecú — The Ysleta Independent School District’s gallery is at 8455 Alameda. The 2019 Faculty Art Show, “Breaking All the Rules,” is Oct. 3-Nov. 1. Receptions and awards are 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29. Regular hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Information: 434-9711.
  Entries are being taken through Nov. 13 for the 22nd Annual Virgen de Guadalupe juried art award exhibit running Dec. 2-Jan. 16, with gala opening and awards 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13.

Rio Bravo Watercolorists — The group’s first monthly meeting is at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, at the International Museum of Art, 1211 Montana. Presentation is a watercolor mini class and demonstration on clouds with Dorian Clouser. Negative painting using two complimentary colors as a limited pallet will be practiced. The public is invited; meetings are free, memberships are $35. Information: Linda Parsons, 549-2950.

Romy Hawkins Studio Gallery — The gallery at 1445 Main in San Elizario features Metal Art, Crosses, Retablos and more. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4:40 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Information: 929-8074.

Rubin Center — UTEP’s Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts is off Dawson Drive next to the Sun Bowl. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (open until 7 p.m. Thursday) and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. Information: 747-6151, rubin.utep.edu or on Facebook at RubinCenter.
  Showing through Dec. 13:
• “Brian Maguire: From Juárez to Washington, War Changes Its Address” in the Rubin Gallery. The exhibition explores both violence and the drug trade based in part on Maguire’s multiple visits to Juárez over of ten years.
• “Total Collapse: Clay in the Contemporary Past” in the L Gallery, works by artists and collaboratives who present diverse and experimental developments in contemporary ceramics.
• “Both Sides of the River: Endangered Species in the Borderlands” in the Atrium, with a mural collaboration between U.S. and Mexican artists.
  The following events are part of UTEP’s Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration:
  A K-12 Educator workshop on “Changing Artifacts Through Time” is 9 to 11 a.m. in the Rubin Center for Visual Arts, Saturday, Oct. 19, inspired by the artwork of Gala Porras-Kim, as part of UTEP’s Hispanic Heritage Celebration.
  A Lecture and workshop on “Facing Change: Diversity and Inclusion in Museums” is 2 to 5 p.m. in October with Dr. Nicole Ivy for the American Alliance of Museums. Call for date.

San Elizario Art District — Several galleries and artist studios are located 1445 to 1501 Main Street near the San Elizario Plaza on the Mission Trail. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Information: 474-1800 or 851-0093.
  To get there, take Loop 375 South from I-10, exit Socorro Rd., then drive 7 miles east to Main Street.
  Artists include Albert Escamilla, Robert Dozal, Romy Hawkins, Bert Saldaña, Gaspar Enriquez.

Street Art Pop Up by Zona Centro — Zona Centro Mexican Eatery, 218 E. Mills, features monthly pop up street art 7 to 11 p.m. the last Thursday of each month (Oct. 31). Information: 444-8439 or on Facebook at ZonaCentroElPaso.

Westside Art Guild — The guild meets at 10 a.m. every second Monday of the month (Oct. 14) at Polly Harris Center, 650 Wallenberg (off Mesa Hills). All artists and non-artists welcome to attend; artists demonstrations and professional speakers also welcome. Refreshments served. Membership fee: $20 for September through May. Information: Linda Parsons, 549-2950 or lindachochrek@yahoo.co.

Xolo Gallery — The contemporary art gallery is at 2812 N. Piedras. Hours are 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday. Information: 264-2777 or xologallery.com.
  Showing Oct. 5-Nov. 2: “Arts and Crafts: A Group Exhibition,” with works by Christin Apodaca, Cynthia Gutierrez-Krapp, Drew Holguin, Louie Salazar, and Xingaderas. Reception is 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

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 (Oct. 12). 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.

DAAC Arts & Cultural Center — The Doña Ana Arts Council Center is at 1740 Calle de Mercado, Suite D, Las Cruces. Information: (575) 523-6403 or daarts.org.
  Showing Oct. 7-30 in the gallery: Works by tattoo artist Diane Basler-White. Artist reception is 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, as part of the Second Saturday 10-10 Arts Hop.
  Promoting Art in the Mesilla Valley free speaker series is 5 to 7 p.m. the last Friday of the month. The Oct. 25 meeting is on “Creative Problem Solving” with David Senk.
  Advance registration required for all classes and workshops. Cost includes materials and light refreshments.
• Medieval Leather Bookbinding with Linda Elkins is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5. Cost: $100.
• Create a Treasure Mirror is 9 to 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18. Bring some favorite trinkets, or just peruse the collection of Vickie’s treasures to design a collage mirror. Cost: $125 (discount for DAAC members).
  ArtRageous classes are 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. All levels welcome. Wear old clothes or smock. Cost $35 per class.
Oct. 2: Modern Brush Lettering with Gail Lieurance.
Oct. 9: Chalk Pastel Landscapes with Cindy Smith
Oct. 16: Watercolor and Prismacolor Pencils with Sally Quillin. Also at 2 to 4 p.m.
  The “Art of Italy” series led by Kathleen Key continues 5:30 to 7 p.m. Mondays, through Dec. 9 (no classes Oct. 28 and Nov. 4). Cost: $20 per seminar; light refreshments served, including samples of Italian food and wine.

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.

Kathleen Deasy open house — Las Cruces artist Kathleen Deasy, oils and mixed media, hosts and open studio day noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at her studio at 625 Van Patten. Information: (828) 467-9060 or kdarts2u@gmail.com.

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 Oct. 19: “From the Ground Up XXIX Regional Juried Ceramics Exhibition.” The biennial exhibition co-hosted by the Potters’ Guild of Las Cruces features ceramic artists throughout the Rocky Mountain region exhibiting utilitarian and sculptural ceramics.
  An Artists Panel with the Potters’ Guild is 3 to 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18.
  Gallery tours of the exhibit are 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, with “From the Ground Up,” and Nov. 2 and Dec. 7 with “Desert Triangle Print Carpeta.”
  In conjunction with the exhibit is Claypalooza Oct. 5-7, with a Celebration of Clay artists event 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Branigan Cultural Center; Mesilla Valley Clay Arts Trail Tour 10 a.m. to Friday, and demonstrations and activities in courtyard 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Tour locations at pottersguildlc.org.
  Showing Nov. 1-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.”
  Opening reception is 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, with a hands-on demonstration of relief printmaking techniques by Las Cruces artist and educator Chris Bardey for ages 11 and older.
  “Artventurous” free art appreciation activities are 10 a.m. to noon every Saturday. October’s theme is “Sculpture.”
  Education Station is 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, for youth and teens, and Saturday, Oct. 19 for adults. October’s theme is Pottery Methods (Coiling).
  Reading Art Book Club meets at 2:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of every month, next door in the Museum of Nature and Science classroom. The Oct. 9 book is “Art Heals” How Creativity Cures the Soul” by Shaun McNiff.
  Fall art classes for children and adults run Oct. 30-Dec. 21. Registration ends the Wednesday before session begins.

LCAA Art Market — Fifteen artists from Las Cruces Arts Association and their friends will show and sell a variety of items 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at Cafe de Mesilla, 2190 Avenida de Mesilla, in Mesilla. Jewelry, ornaments, small paintings and art prints, stationery items, and other handcrafted items sold. Admission is free. Information: Jan Minow, (530) 559-2765 or jemlilfish@yahoo.com.
  LCAA is the oldest art group in Las Cruces, organized in the early 1960s. All artists and art enthusiasts are invited to monthly meetings, at 1:30 p.m. third Sunday of each month at Cruces Creatives, 205 E Lohman.

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.

‘Spirit of the Art’ — The 10'Clock artists host an exhibit featuring an eclectic mixture of painters, sculptures, watercolor artists and mixed media assemblage artists Oct. 4-30 at Center for Spiritual Living, 575 N. Main in Las Cruces. The exhibit reflects reflect each artist’s interpretation of how they relate to the “Spirit of Art” in their work. Information: (575) 523-4847.
  Opening is 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4.

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. Information: (575) 522-7281, uuchurchlc.org or on Facebook at Tombaugh Gallery.
  Showing through Oct. 18: “Charcoal and Steel,” pencil and charcoal drawings by Michael Nail, and steel sculptures by Mary Lou LaCasse. Nail is a self-taught artist who works primarily in pencil, charcoal and ink, preferring Western, Native American, and wildlife themes. LaCasse enjoys repurposing old, often discarded steel objects into outdoor steel sculptures. Inserts of fused glass and ceramics contrast with the hardness of the steel, and add an extra dimension to the work.
  Reception with artist talks is 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4.

Other So. New Mexico

Art Hop — MainStreet Truth or Consequences sponsors the event 6 to 9 p.m. the second Saturday of each month (Oct. 12) 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.

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 Oct. 2-30: “Members, Members,” Deming Arts Council Membership, featuring diverse works. Artist reception is 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6.
  The council’s bi-annual Guatemalan Mercado is 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18.

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