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New Mexico State University events, June 4-13


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 and World War II bomber planes on June 12. Both workshops will be from 2 to 3:30 p.m. They are free and no sign-up is necessary. All 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.


New Mexico State University's Art Gallery will host a reception, a lecture and a film presentation during early June.

A free public reception for the 30th Anniversary Permanent Collection Exhibition will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 6. State Rep. J. Paul Taylor and friends will be special guests. The exhibit runs through July.

At 2 p.m. June 13, Stephanie L. Taylor will present a lecture titled "Joseph Cornell and Collecting." It is the first of a Sunday lecture series, "Art Matters: On Collectors and Collecting." Tickets are $5 and a reception with refreshments will follow the lecture.

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

The gallery is located in Williams Hall 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 (505) 646-2545.

Three exhibits are on display at the New Mexico State University Museum.

"Bypassed Places: Route 66" by photographer Cy Lehrer will run through Aug. 28. Lehrer 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 (505) 646-3739.