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New Mexico State University events for June

UNIVERSITY MUSEUM TO HOLD WORKSHOPS IN JUNE


Mexico State University Museum invites families to spend Saturday afternoons at the museum to participate in arts and crafts activities and view current exhibits.

Children and their families can make scapularios on June 5, World War II bomber planes on June 12, WWII stamps on June 19 and Mexican folk art masks on June 26. All workshops will be from 2 to 3:30 p.m. They are free and no sign-up is necessary. Supplies are provided.

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. For more information call (505) 646-5161 or (505) 646-3739.

NMSU ART GALLERY TO HOST RECEPTION, LECTURES, FILM PRESENTATION

The New Mexico State University Art gallery will sponsor a reception, a Sunday afternoon lecture series and an Art a la Carte film presentation during June.

At 2 p.m. Sunday, June 6, the gallery will hold a free public reception for the 30th Anniversary Permanent Collection Exhibition, which will run through July. State Rep. J. Paul Taylor and friends will be special guests at the reception.

The lecture series is titled "Art Matters: On Collectors and Collecting." On June 13, Stephanie L. Taylor will present "Joseph Cornell and Collecting." On June 20, Silvia Marinas will present "The NMSU Retablo Collection." On June 27, Glenn Cutter will present "Appraising your Collection."

All the lectures begin at 2 p.m. Tickets are $5 each and will be available at the door or in advance in the University Art Gallery. Proceeds will support next year's exhibitions and educational programming. A reception with refreshments will follow each lecture.

The Art a la Carte presentation - "Pot Pourri," a mixture of local artists and short films - will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 12. The public is invited to bring a brown-bag lunch.

Williams Hall is located at the intersection of University Avenue and Solano Drive. Parking is free. During the summer the University Art Gallery will be open Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. and Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The gallery will be closed Thursday, Friday and university holidays.

For more information call the gallery at (505) 646-2545.

NMSU THEATRE DEPARTMENT TO HOST SUMMER WORKSHOPS

A classic fairy tale and improvisation will highlight the 19th annual New Mexico State University Department of Theatre Art's Children's Theater Workshop in June.

Elementary and middle school students from second to eighth grade can participate in the production of "The Snow Queen," under the direction of Ruth Cantrell, NMSU theater department head. In search of her brother in a frozen territory in the North, Gerda encounters talking flowers, a yenta crow, a lady of lights, a frozen giant and the icy tempered snow queen.

Classes will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Monday-Friday, June 7-25. The cost of the workshop is $125. A free public performance of "The Snow Queen" will be presented at 5:30 p.m. Friday, June 25, in the Hershel Zohn Theatre on the NMSU campus.

Middle school and high school students from ninth to 12th grade will be able to participate in "Improvisation," a workshop focusing on improvisational comedy that has become popular from shows such as "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" Tom Smith, NMSU theater professor, will teach the basics of comedy, creativity and improvisational skills.

Classes will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. June 14-18 in the Reader's Theatre of the NMSU Speech Building. The first class will meet in the lobby of the Hershel Zohn Theatre. The workshop is $100. A free public performance will be presented at 7 p.m. Friday, June 18, in the Hershel Zohn Theatre.

For more information or to reserve a place in either workshop, call (505) 646-4517.

UNIVERSITY MUSEUM HOSTS THREE EXHIBITS

The New Mexico State University Museum is hosting three exhibits during June.

"Bypassed Places: Route 66" by photographer Cy Lehrer, will run through Aug. 28. This collection of photographs depicts the famous Route 66 highway. Lehrer has been taking photographs since 1959 and his work has appeared in more than 100 exhibitions. He works exclusively in black-and-white "fine print" mode.

Former NMSU President Gerald W. Thomas' exhibit, "Torpedo Squadron Four," will run through Aug. 15. It contains photographs, text and memorabilia related to the actions and contributions of the squadron during World War II. As a carrier-based naval torpedo pilot, Thomas was awarded three Distinguished Flying Crosses, two Air Medals and the Presidential Unit Citation.

"Folk Art Treasures," which includes a collection of New Mexican and Mexican folk art from Mary and J. Paul Taylor's home in Mesilla, will run through Aug. 28.

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

NMSU SUMMER BAND CAMP TO HOLD PERFORMANCES

New Mexico State University will present three free concerts in the Music Center Recital Hall as part of the university's 2004 Summer Band Camp activities.

The Director's Band will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 24. The Jazz Ensemble will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 25, and the Concert Band will perform at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, June 26.

For more information call the Band Office at (505) 646-2304.