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New Mexico State University events for week of Feb. 9-15

NEW EXHIBIT OPENS AT UNIVERSITY MUSEUM


veling exhibit "Preserving Memory: America's Monumental Legacy" is open and will run through March 27 in the New Mexico State University Museum.

The exhibit of 20 full-color panels features almost 200 artworks which tell the stories behind America's public sculptures, monuments and memorials. One of the panels will feature Las Cruces' "Roadrunner" sculpture by Colin S. Calk. Calk was chosen as a representative of New Mexico monumental art.

The exhibit is scheduled to be seen at more than 40 venues throughout the United States and the NMSU Museum is its only stop in New Mexico. A joint project of the Heritage Preservation program and the Smithsonian American Art Museum, this exhibit depicts how Americans commemorate major historical events and cultural icons. The exhibit was developed by Save Outdoor Sculpture, a national project devoted to caring for and learning from America's collection of outdoor sculptures.

The University Museum Gallery, located in Kent Hall at the corner of University Avenue and Solano Drive, is open from noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is free.

For more information, call the University Museum at (505) 646-3739.

CULTURAL SERIES CONTINUES AT NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY

New Mexico State University's Cultural Series will feature Eric Bibb, Linda Tillery and the Cultural Heritage Choir at 8 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 12, in the Music Center Recital Hall.

Eric Bibb melds a traditional rootsy American style with a subtle contemporary sensibility. Linda Tillery has tapped the diverse resources of African-American music from slave songs to modern jazz to take command of an even broader repertoire, including multi-layered harmonies, repetitive verse, songs and call-and-response chants. The Cultural Heritage Choir repertoire includes intoned sermons, folk tales, polyrhythmic percussion and dance.

Tickets for the Cultural Series are $12.50 for general admission and $10 for students, faculty and staff.

For more information or tickets, call the Pan American Center Ticket Office at (505) 646-1420.

"OF MICE AND MEN" TO OPEN AT HERSHEL ZOHN THEATRE

New Mexico State University's Department of Theatre Arts will present the play "Of Mice and Men" Feb. 12 through Feb. 22 at the Hershel Zohn Theatre.

George and Lennie are two drifters with delusions of "living off the fat of the land." They have just arrived at a ranch where they plan to earn enough money to buy their own place. But Lennie, with "the strength of a gorilla and the mind of an untutored child" can't seem to keep out of trouble, and the two men realize that sometimes the best laid plans "of mice and men" can go terribly and tragically awry.

Tickets for the preview for "Of Mice and Men" on Thursday, Feb. 12, are $7. Tickets for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday performances and Sunday matinees are $11 for adults, $8 for students and $10 for senior citizens, faculty and staff. Tickets for Friday and Saturday performances are $13 for adults, $9 for students and $11 for senior citizens, faculty and staff.

Curtain calls will be at 7 p.m. for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday performances. Friday and Saturday curtain calls will be at 8 p.m. and curtain calls for Sunday matinees will be at 2 p.m. There will be no Monday performances.

For more information or tickets, call the Hershel Zohn Theatre Box Office at (505) 646-4515.

POET TO BE FEATURED AT LA SOCIEDAD READINGS

New Mexico State University will feature two poets this month as part of La Sociedad para las Artes' Spring 2004 Visiting Writers Series.

Poet Daisy Fried and NMSU master of fine arts fiction student Amy K. Smith will read their work at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13, in the University Art Gallery. The reading is free and open to the public.

For more information, call the English Department at (505) 646-3931.

UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY TO HOLD LUNCHTIME FILM PRESENTATIONS

The New Mexico State University Art Gallery will host three film presentations during its lunchtime program Art a la Carte in February.

On Friday, Feb. 13, the gallery will feature the Palm Pictures Directors Series.

All Art a la Carte events begin at noon and are free and open to the public. Free parking will be provided and guests are encouraged to bring a bag lunch.

Art a la Carte features performances from the literary, music, dance and experimental arts community.

The University Art Gallery is located in Williams Hall near the intersection of Solano Drive and University Avenue. It is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

For more information, call the University Art Gallery at (505) 646-4010.

"LOVE IS IN THE AIR" AT NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY

New Mexico State University's Symphonic Winds band will present "Love is in the Air" at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, in the Music Center Recital Hall.

The band will perform beautiful music this Valentine's evening and will feature the delightful sound of Laroy Borchert on clarinet. Borchert is the principal clarinet in the Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra and an associate professor of clarinet at NMSU.

Tickets for "Love is in the Air" are $7 for general admission, $4 for students and $6 for senior citizens.

For more information or tickets, call the Pan American Center Ticket Office at (505) 646-1420.