October 2018

Southwest Art Scene

El Paso
Las Cruces
Other Southern New Mexico

Menu of this month's listings, stories and columns

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.

Ballroom Marfa — 108 E. San Antonio Street in Marfa. Hours are noon to 6 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. Information: (432) 729-3700, ballroommarfa.org or Facebook.
  Showing through Nov. 4: “Hyperobjects,” a group exhibition co-organized by philosopher and Rice University professor Timothy Morton and Ballroom Marfa Director & Curator Laura Copelin, engaging ideas from Morton’s theory to confront ecological issues.
  Also featured is “Stone Circle” by Haroon Mirza, inspired by ancient megaliths, currently installed semi-permanently at a site accessible to the public, just outside Marfa. The “mother” stone’s solar panels charge a bank of batteries that will power a sound and light score to be activated each full moon. The installation will be on the landscape for five years.

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 2 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Information: 479-2926 or bertsaldana.com.

Celebration of Our Mountains Art Exhibit — The 18th annual runs through September, 2019, at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park, featuring artwork depicting the region’s mountains by area artists. Opening Reception is 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27. Information: (575) 589-0653, ext. 3, or ardovinos.com.

Chinati Weekend 2018 — The Marfa, Texas art center’s weekend celebration of arts is Friday through Sunday, Oct. 5-7, 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.
  Songwriter and musician Rosanne Cash will perform a free concert at 9 p.m. Saturday, on Highland Avenue in front of the county courthouse.
  Open studios, gallery exhibitions, mercantile events, and performances throughout Marfa are 5 to 10 p.m. Friday with open studio by Artist in Residence Michael Williams 5 to 8 p.m. at the Locker Plant.
  Performances of “Ads” by artist Richard Maxwell are 8 and 10 p.m. Friday and Sunday, and 8 p.m. Saturday, at the Ice Plant. Admission is free, but reservations required at chinati.org/ads.
  Remarks by artist Bridget Riley, creator of the wall painting in the museum’s special exhibition building, are 11 a.m. Saturday, and Rupert Deese will talk about Riley’s work at 3:30 p.m., both in the Crowley Theater.
  Dinner to benefit Chinati is 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday in the Arena. Tickets: $750 ($600 members and area residents). Seating is limited.
  Sunrise at Chinati is 7:30 to 9 a.m. Sunday with an early morning viewings of Donald Judd’s 100 works in mill aluminum and 15 freestanding works in concrete.
  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.

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, office@elpasoartassociation.com, CrosslandArtGallery.com, or on Facebook.
  Showing through Oct. 26: “Fresh Faces 3: Trending #Now!,” featuring works by Nicholas Luchenbill, Andrew Drewes, Jorge Lujan, Carolina Villarreal, Maria Houchin, Lizzie Ochoa, Rodrigo Armijo, Leticia Luevanos, Phillip Romero and Rudy Royval.
  The El Paso Art Association annual meeting and elections are 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21.
  Fall Art Classes with Ron Fritsch are Saturdays, Oct. 6-Dec. 15, at the Art Junction (no classes Oct. 13, Nov. 10 or Dec. 8). Watercolor classes are 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Acrylic and oil classes are 1 to 4 p.m. Cost for 8-class session is $140.

Dozal Art Gallery — The gallery of award-winning artist Robert Dozal is at 1445 Main Street in the San Elizario Art District. Dozal’s portraits and landscapes range from very realistic to expressionistic in style. He specializes in oil, watercolor and acrylics. Hours are noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. 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.
  Showing Oct. 12-Jan. 20: “After Posada: Revolution,” works by Mexican printmaker José Guadalupe Posada (18-52-1913). The exhibition, drawn from the collection of Lineaus Hooper Lorette, recontextualizes Posada’s influential work, which is often presented through posthumously produced stand-alone prints.
  Showing Oct. 31-Feb. 27: Jacob Lawrence’s “Toussaint L’Ouverture” Series: The Haitian Revolution. In 1937 Lawrence, a 20-year-old graduate of the American Artist School in New York, began a group of tempera panels about the Haitian Revolution. His first series tells the story of Haiti’s struggle for independence from France through the life of Toussaint L’Ouverture (1742–1803), a slave turned revolutionary leader. This exhibition features all 15 serigraphs prints, which trace L’Ouverture’s trajectory from birth to commander to capture.
  Showing through Oct. 21: “Cholo at the Border” works by Chihuahua City artist Paola Rascón.
  Showing through Nov. 4: “Early West Texas: Waypoint and Home,” featuring paintings, prints, drawings and photographs by more than 20 El Paso artists from the EPMA’s permanent collection of West Texas art. Artists include José Cisneros, Manuel Acosta, and Tom Lea.
  A Bach’s Lunch Junior events designed for K-12 students are noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4 and Nov. 8, presented by Pro-Musica.
  A free printmaking Educator Workshop is 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 13, open to K-12 educators, for 3.0 CPEs.
  A drop-in printmaking workshops is 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, for ages 4 and older, as part of Chalk The Block activities.
El Paso Symphony Orchestra first free “Artful Preludes,” is noon, Thursday, Oct. 18. Patrons will enjoy an exclusive tour of exhibit “After Posada: Revolution” accompanied by music by Chloé Trevor.
  An Art Talk on Tom Lea’s Murals is 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, presented in partnership with the Tom Lea Institute.
Altar de Muertos featuring a Jose Guadalupe Posada is 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, to kick off Día de los Muertos, with the Mexican Consulate in El Paso. Mariachi and ballet folklorico will accompany the festivities; hot chocolate and pan de muerto served. Altar on view through Nov. 4.
  Fall art classes begin Oct. 4. Call for schedule.
  The museum houses a permanent collection of more than 7,000 works of art with strengths in American and Mexican art and European art, including a collection of 13th to 18th century paintings and sculptures donated by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation.

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. Information: 851-0742 or 474-1800, or albertoescamilla.com.
  Escamilla’s retrospective “Then and Now” is featured 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, at International Museum of Art, with artist remarks at 3 p.m. The exhibit continues through Oct. 28.

‘Foto Frontera’ Visual Stills exhibit — Centro de Salud Familiar La Fe Cultural and Technology Center, 721 S. Ochoa (first floor), hosts the 5th annual invitational photography exhibit by area photographers through Oct. 26, in celebration of Chicano Heritage Month. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Admission is free. Information: 545-7190, lafe-ep.org or on Facebook.
  Featured photographers are Joe Pat Clayton, Arturo M. Enriquez, Vallarie Enriquez, Scott Fitzpatrick, Terrel A. Jackson, Carl E. Maier, Aarón Martínez, Arturo Meza, Aarón Montes, Heidi Phillips, Mel Stone and Federico Villalba.

Hal Marcus Gallery — 1308 N. Oregon. The gallery specializes in local and early El Paso art. Hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; noon to 7 p.m. Thursday or by appointment. Information: 533-9090 or halmarcus.com.
  Showing through Oct. 26: “Opposites Attract: The Art of Contrast and Compliment” featuring Friar Vincent Petersen and Diego “Robot” Martinez.
  Petersen is an environmental artist who works mostly in the acrylic medium. His recent work has been influenced by landscapes of the Southwest, where he was involved in ministry from 1997 to 2015.
  Martinez’s artwork is based on random thoughts and emotions, “as if the shapes and colors become metaphors” depicting a personal experience or tribulation. Inspired by religious icons, cubism, pop, post-impressionism, and graffiti artwork growing up, he uses many different mediums to paint.
  Marcus’s home and studio, located across the street, are available for personal tours. The gallery will take part in the 15th annual Sunset Heights Tour of Homes noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13.

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. The museum is operated by the International Association for the Visual Arts in the historic Turney Home. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday Thursday and Friday, 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free. Information: 543-6747, internationalmuseumofart.net or on Facebook.
  Arts International juried exhibit runs through Oct. 3. The exhibit is El Paso’s oldest and most prestigious juried art show, sponsored by the El Paso Art Association.
  Showing Oct. 4-28: “Then and Now,” a 1978-2018 Retrospective by Alberto Escamilla, opens 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, with music by Esequiel Meza and artist remarks at 3 p.m.
  Escamilla will present a talk about his career and his art 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14.
  Showing Oct. 6-31: “Photography Unleashed, the Photo Artistry of R. L. Palmer. The exhibit of 150 digital artworks from Palmer's photographs, taken over six decades, includes more than 50 new works. The pictures include nature images, wildlife, abstracts, and more. Opening reception is 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, with a prize drawing.
  The Art of the Arts Society hosts a presentation in the museum parlor at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, with El Paso artist Lyuba Titovets. Admission is free; donations and membership encouraged. Information: 543-6747.
  Titovets started her private art lessons in St. Petersburg, Russia at age 5. Since 1999, she has traveled around the country for workshops and demonstrations, and has been featured in more than 20 personal exhibitions, plus many more with her husband, artist Aleksander Titovets.

Krystyna Robbins Studio — Krystyna Robbins’s Fall Studio Workshop, “Darken your Darks and Lighten your Lights” for oils and acrylics is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, Oct. 9-11, at the Robbins Studio, 5070 Yucca, off Country Club. Beginners welcome; bring a camera and lunch. Information: 584-0953,krystyna_robbins@sbcglobal.net or krystynarobbins.com.

Pastel Society of El Paso — The society’s next meeting is 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, at the International Museum of Art, 1211 Montana. Baron (Barry) Martin, an expert at using his iPad to develop a photo to create a charcoal portrait from, will share his tech knowledge and show his notebook of charcoal drawings. The program is free and open to the public. Information: 490-3978.

Rio Bravo Watercolorists — The group monthly meets at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, at International Museum of Art, 1211 Montana. Watermedia painter Marie Siegrist, who works in watercolor, gouache, acrylic and casein, will demonstrate some of her techniques. The public is invited. Information: Linda Parsons, 549-2950.

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, rubincenter.utep.edu or on Facebook at RubinCenter.
  Showing through Dec. 14:
• “Iconográfika Oaxaca: Contemporary Prints, Photos and Works on Paper” in the L Gallery. The exhibit takes a look at a new generation of artists who blend their indigenous roots with iconic imagery from contemporary life. Artists include Pablo Cotama, Demián Flores, Claudia Lopez Terroso, Baldomero Robles and Emilia Sandoval. Part of a multi-site collaboration with the NMSU Museum of Art and El Paso Museum of Art, which will present complementary exhibitions in 2019.
• “Yana Payusova: “Revolutions” in the Project Space. The exhibit explores the dynamics of power and gender through vivid imagery painted onto large ceramic vessels.
• “Tu Huella es el Camino (Your Footprint is the Path)” solo exhibition from Mexican artist Betsabeé Romero in the Rubin Gallery. Romero addresses themes of migration and belonging through large-scale sculptures, prints and installations.

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.
  Featured gallery artists include Albert Escamilla, Robert Dozal, Rob Mack, Palmira Lopez, Manuel Alvarado, Maria Branch, Bert Saldaña, Joanna Franco, Melissa Himes, M. Concepcion, Robert Lichlyter, Amado Pena Jr. and Arturo Avalos.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

10-10 ArtsHop — 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. 13). Participating galleries are University Art Gallery, Cutter Gallery, DAAC Arts & Cultural Center, Rokoko Gallery, Four Points Perspective and Art Obscura. Hours vary per location. Information: (575) 523-6403. Schedule: daarts.org.

Art Obscura Gallery — The fine arts, antiques and collectibles shop and gallery is at 3206 Harrelson in Las Cruces (Mesilla Park area). Showing through Oct. 7: Sam Peters’ “The Last Picture Show: Homage to Classic Cinema” in the Main Gallery and Kathleen Deasy “Out of My Doodle(s)” in the Tiny Gallery. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Information: (575) 494-7256 or Artobscuragallery.com.

ArtRageous — Doña Ana Arts Council offers community art classes 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, unless listed otherwise, at DAAC Arts & Cultural Center, in Bulletin Plaza, 1740 Calle de Mercado, Suite D. Classes include materials, light refreshments and a glass of wine. No experience is necessary; all levels welcome. Wear old clothes or smock. Cost $30 per class (includes materials and light refreshments). Class size limited. Proceeds support the non-profit’s community art programs for children. Registration: (575) 523-6403 or daarts.org.
Oct. 3: Chandelier earrings with Martha Arndt, also at 2 to 4 p.m.
Oct. 10: Painted and embellished prayer flags with Mary Havenor.
Oct. 17: Monotype printing with Laurel Weathersbee.
Oct. 24: Paint a pet rock with Sally Quillin, also at 2 to 4 p.m.
Oct. 31: Alcohol ink with Sally Quillin. Offered 2 to 4 p.m. only.

Colorful Trails Second Saturday Open Studios — Several Las Cruces artists will host studio open houses noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13.
• Gypsy Sage Artists, with Laurie Churchill, Wendy Weir, Kat Ahlfeld and Marj Leininger, at 4118 Callebelleza (Sonoma Ranch). Works in oils, acrylics, pastels and mixed media. Information: (575) 520-9245.
• Dunklee’s Art Studio, 1201 2nd. Artist Penny Duncklee, plein air watercolors on paper and canvas. Information: (575) 523-1889 or pennyduncklee.com.
• Kathleen Deasy, 625 Van Patten (sculpted figures and oils on canvas). Information: (828) 467-9060.
• Roy Van der AA nonobjective media, 2645 Dona Ana Road. Also featured is Dani Anderson (acrylics) an Carrie Greer (encaustic). Information: (575) 520-8752.
• Dennis Lujan Art Pop Studio, 3390 Applecross Place. Information: (575) 202-7981.
• Debra Vance studio at 2200 W. Union Ave, west of Hwy. 28. Look for the Blue Flag. Information: 970-405-5784 
  Artists wanting to participate in future events should notify Kathleen Deasy one month prior: (828) 467-9060 or kdarts2u@gmail.com.

Cutter Gallery — 2640 El Paseo (at University), Las Cruces. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Information: (575) 541-0658 or thecuttergallery.com.
  Showing through Oct. 11: “Organ Mountain and Picacho Peak Art Show,” with feature artist Robert Highsmith, as well as works by gallery and other artists.
  Showing Oct. 13-Nov. 3 in cooperation with the Border Artists is the group’s “What We Love.” Each member of the Border Artists, a Southern New Mexico group formed in the late 1980s, will select works special to them or their favorite pieces in various media.
  Art opening fundraiser for KRWG public radio station is 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13.
  Border Artists Dialogues are 11 a.m. Saturdays during the show:
Oct. 20: Tauna Cole, Emmitt Booher, and Sharbani Das Gupta
Oct. 27: Cassandra Lockwood, Suzanne Kane, Jeanne Rundell and Amanda Jaffe
Nov. 3: Winfrey Hearst, Rosemary McLoughlin, Storm Sermay and Jo-an Smith.

DAAC Open Studio Time — Doña Ana Arts Council’s (DAAC) Arts & Cultural Center, 1740 Calle de Mercado in Mesilla, hosts open studio time for artists 9 a.m. to noon Wednesdays and Thursdays, beginning Oct. 3. Artists will bring their own supplies, including a drop cloth if painting with oils or acrylics. Cost per session: $10 for drop-ins or $5 for artists who are Friends of the Arts Council and register in advance. Space is limited to 20 artists per session. Information: (575) 523-6403. or admin@daarts.org.

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.

‘Feed Your Mind’ seminar series — Doña Ana Arts Council brings speakers on a wide range of topics at DAAC Arts & Cultural Center, in Bulletin Plaza, 1740 Avenida de Mercado, Suites B–D. Evenings begin with social hour and light refreshments 5 p.m., with seminars 5:30 to 7 p.m. Information: (575) 523-6403 or
  A six-part course “Post-Impressionism” course with Kathleen Key is Mondays, Oct. 22-Dec. 3 (no class Nov. 26). Cost: $70 for all four courses; $20 drop-in per seminar.

Jan B. Showcase — Works by the flat-clay potter and repujado artist are featured 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at Las Cruces’ Frame and Art Center, 1100 S. Main. Information: Ron, (575) 526-2808 or frame@zianet.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 or las-cruces.org/museums.
  Showing through Oct. 27: “Light Works: A Century of Photography,” spanning the history of photography from Eadweard Muybridge’s 19th-century studies of animal locomotion to Richard Misrach’s contemporary chromogenic prints. Artist and photographer Bree Lamb will discuss light and motion in photography 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, followed by a walking tour of the exhibit.
  “Artventurous” free art appreciation activities are 10 a.m. to noon every Saturday. October’s events are on “Mixed Media.”
  Fall Studio Art Classes for children, teens, and adults run Oct. 31-Dec. 22. Registration is 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 through Oct. 24.

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. October’s featured artists are photographer Bob Zolto and pastelist Frank Peacock. Information: (575) 522-2933 or mesillavalleyfinearts.com.

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.
  Showing Oct. 5-27 is photography by Grant Handgis of Tucson. The exhibit features hand-coated prints, including Kallitype, panchromatic and palladium-toned prints. Opening reception is 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5.

Promoting Art in the Mesilla Valley — Doña Ana Arts Council’s free speaker series is noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, at the Council’s Arts & Cultural Center in Mesilla’s Bulletin Plaza, 1740 Calle de Mercado. DAAC board member Heidi Frohnapfel will talk about public art. Admission is free. Participants may bring a sack lunch. Information: daarts.org.

Rio Grande Theatre Gallery — 211 N. Main in Las Cruces. Showing Oct. 1-27: “Tierra del Encanto,” works by photographer Gerald Guss. Information: (575) 541-2290, riograndetheatre.org or on Facebook.

Studio Art Classes — Las Cruces Museum of Art, 491 N Main, offers art classes for children, teens, and adults Oct. 31-Dec. 22. Registration is 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 through Oct. 24. Information: (575)541-2137.
  Options include painting, drawing, ceramics, sculpture, mixed media, paint pouring, and more for all levels.

‘The Prado in Las Cruces’ — City of Las Cruces hosts the traveling outdoor exhibition from the Museo Nacional del Prado, with the collaboration of the American Friends of the Prado Museum and the New Mexico Multi-Cultural Foundation to downtown Las Cruces through Nov. 28 at Plaza Place next to the Plaza de Las Cruces in Downtown Las Cruces.
  The Las Cruces Museums will host an Educational Summit on Saturday, Sept. 29. Information: (575) 541-2217, or blee@las-cruces.org.
  Museo Nacional del Prado is one of the world’s most prestigious fine art museums. The collection features artwork of Diego Velázquez, Francisco de Goya, Titian, Rubens, and El Greco among others. The exhibit was listed as one of USA Today’s “Top 25 Must-See Exhibits in 2017.”
  The museums will also host free weekly 30 to 45-minute tours at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and 2:30 p.m. Saturdays. Themes will include Religion, Works of the Spanish Masters, Portraiture, Landscapes/Still Life, the Human Form, Mythology, and Royalty. Those interested in becoming docents may contact the museums at (575) 541-2137.

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. 20: “The Valley and Its People”, an exhibit featuring Jeri Desrochers’ oil paintings and Diana LeMarbe’s sculptures. Desrochers is inspired by the intense light and color of Southwest landscapes. LeMarbe is mesmerized by the body movement of ordinary people going about ordinary tasks. Reception is 11:30 to 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, with artist demonstrations at 11:45 a.m.

Unsettled Gallery and Studio — 905 N. Mesquite, in Las Cruces. Hours are noon to 4 p.m. Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Information: (575) 647-8053 or unsettledgallery@aol.com.
  Showing through Oct. 20: “Water in the Pool, Water in the Valley,” works by Tauna Cole, exploring her many perspectives on water.
  Cole will lead a ”Tapping into Creativity through Drawing” workshop 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, teaching guests how to draw from observation and tap into their creative side through the act of looking. Materials provided. Information: (575) 635-9564 or tcoledorn49@gmail.com.

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. 13) 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 is at 100 Gold in Deming, N.M. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Admission is free. Information: (575) 546-3663, demingarts.org or on Facebook.
  Showing Oct. 2-24: Black Range Artists show. Opening reception is 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7.
  The annual “Artoberfest” it 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Customs House in Deming, 304 S Silver, with works by several local artists.
  The center’s bi-annual Guatemalan Mercado is 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26-27.
  The Deming Quilting Bees Club will teach beginning sewing classes for adults and children 10 a.m. to noon the third Saturday of the month beginning in October at the center. Supplies furnished.

Pinos Altos Church Gallery - The historic gallery in Hearst Church gallery on Golden Ave. in Pinos Altos, N.M., operated by the Grant County Art Guild, is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Sunday and holidays through Oct. 8. The gallery features works by local artists, and highlights a different artist each week. Information: (575) 538-8216, gcag.org or on Facebook at Grant County Art Guild.
  This year’s 33rd annual Purchase Prize Award Show, “The Enduring West,” 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday, Sept. 28-30 and Oct. 5-8.

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