Archive for November, 2007
Wood becomes art at “Hylé Expression,” an exhibit by French Artist Pascal, at the Las Cruces Museum of Art, Friday, Dec. 7 through Saturday, Jan. 26, 2008.
Pascal give a free lecture on the exhibit at 11 a.m. on Dec. 8.
“Wood has its own intelligence,” Pascal said. “It knows many things, and it teaches them to me…the final image reflects its innate qualities as well as my own thoughts and feelings.”
Hylé comes from the greek word for “wood.” The exhibit communicates the compelling quality of wood.
Pascal’s work has been featured in a series of solo exhibitions in France and Switzerland. Two of his pieces were recently selected for the 39th Annual National Juried Exhibition at the Palm Springs Art Museum in California.
There is no charge to view the exhibit. The Las Cruces Museum of Art is located at 501 N. Main St. in the Downtown Mall.
Harvest Cooking Class
December 4, 2-4 p.m.
Learn new ways to use pecans, piñons and black-eyed peas in your holiday cooking. Our creative chef is Carol Koenig. Pre-registration is required. $20.
Time Travel by Lantern Light
December 6, 7 and 8, 6-9 p.m.
Spend a very special evening at the museum! Visit us on any or all of these nights and meet different characters from New Mexico’s past including a wandering miner, a trail- weary cattle boss, and a strong-willed cavalry wife. Our third annual living history event brings the past alive!
Enjoy live music, refreshments and children’s crafts from 6 to 9 p.m.
Tours run from 6 to 8 p.m. All tours are outside so please dress warmly.
Adults $2. Children $1.
Fall Lecture Series
December 13, 7 p.m.
Dave DeWitt, one of the foremost authorities on chile peppers and spicy foods, has also written extensively on travel and world history. He will discuss his recently published historical novel, “Avenging Victorio: A Novel of the Apache Insurgency in New Mexico, 1881.” A book signing will follow the lecture. Free.
Cooking with Class
December 18, 11 a.m to 1 p.m.
Enjoy a delicious luncheon prepared by Marc Laliberte, an accomplished chef and the owner of Marc’s European Grill, located at the corner of Valley Drive and Avenida de Mesilla. You don’t want to miss this! Pre-registration is required. $30
School Tour Discount
Explore farming, ranching, and rural life in New Mexico! Bring your students to the Museum for an out-of-the-classroom experience they’ll never forget. We can focus tours on specific subjects to enable you to enhance your curriculum and meet state standards. Call 522-4100 extension 125 today to reserve a date.
Book by Jan. 1 and teachers are free!
Children’s Holiday Camp
December 21, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Ages 5 to 12
Need time to finish that last-minute shopping? Drop your children off at the museum for a fun-filled day of holiday-themed activities. They will learn how rural people celebrated Christmas in the past, meet a character from history, take a tour of the museum, and create holiday crafts. Pre-registration is required. $25 (Children should bring lunch).
Coming Up: Discover New Mexico’s Past
New to Las Cruces and interested in New Mexico’s heritage or just want to learn more about the history of your state? Dr. Jo Tice Bloom, accomplished historian and adjunct professor at New Mexico State University, will teach a New Mexico history class on Tuesday afternoons from 1:30-4:30 p.m. beginning Jan. 15 and continuing until March 18. Pre-registration is required. $30 ($25 for Foundation members).
For more information, or to register for a class, call (575) 522-4100.
by Bianca L. Granado
Don’t miss the rare opportunity to see a literary masterpiece come to life through the work of world renowned surrealist painter Salvador Dalí in “Dalí illustrates Dante’s Divine Comedy” currently on display at the Las Cruces Museum of Art in Las Cruces, New Mexico until Nov. 25.
The show is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see the complete 100-piece suite in its entirety. The paintings are Dalí’s visual interpretation of Dante’s literary masterpiece The Divine Comedy, chronicling his epic journey through Hell, Purgatory, and Heaven. At this time, there are no plans to ever show the exhibit again.
Exhibit guidebooks and catalogs are available while viewing the exhibit, which is supported by an education gallery and the Dali gift shop. Guided tours can be scheduled.
Admission is $5 for adults; 18 and under, free. Exhibition hours are Tuesday – Thursday, 10 am – 5 pm; Friday, 10 am – 7 pm; Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm; Sunday, 1 – 5 pm; closed Monday. The Las Cruces Museum of Art is located at 501 N. Main St.
For more information, call 575-541-2137 or visit museums.las-cruces.org.
A ceremony will be held on the plaza in Mesilla Saturday, Nov. 17 at 3 p.m. commemorating the Gadsden Purchase ratification.
The Gadsden Purchase, also referred to as “El Tratado de La Mesilla,” included a purchase of $10 million by the United States for 45,535 square miles from Mexico in 1853. On Nov. 16, 1854, the Mexican flag was lowered and the United States flag was raised at the plaza in Mesilla.
The event on the plaza will include a re-enactment of the change of power and flag-raising. Members of the Friends of Fort Selden will serve as the re-enactors. Emily Guerra will be the master of ceremonies.
For more information call the Town of Mesilla at (575) 524-3262 ext. 116.
by Bianca L. Granado
Three new members, Belia Alvarez, Janet Green, and Mark Santiago have been appointed to the Las Cruces Convention and Visitors Bureau Advisory Board.
Alvarez, a member of the Las Cruces hospitality community for nearly 10 years, currently serves as the general manager for the newly opened Hampton Inn and Suites. She has served as a past board member for the Las Cruces Hispano Chamber of Commerce, is the past president of the League of United Latin American Citizens and was on the committee of the Governor’s Development Career Conference.
Green is head of the School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management at New Mexico State University. She served as the Cabinet Secretary of Tourism under former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson from 1995-2002. She was also the recipient of the 1998 Tourism Association of New Mexico’s ‘Professional of the year award.”
Santiago is the director of the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum. He is a member of the Las Cruces Rotary Club and a past member of the Alamogordo Chamber of Commerce.
All CVB Advisory Board members are appointed by the Mayor with the consent of the City Council, and serve a three year term with the option to serve a second. The board meets every last Wednesday of the month from Sept. through May.