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New Mexico State University events, June 18-27

UNIVERSITY MUSEUM HOSTS SATURDAY FAMILY WORKSHOPS


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 WWII stamps on June 19 and Mexican folk art masks on June 26. 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.

NMSU ART GALLERY TO PRESENT LECTURES

New Mexico State University's Art Gallery will present two lectures as part of its Sunday lecture series "Art Matters: On Collectors and Collecting."

On June 20, Silvia Marinas will present "The NMSU Retablo Collection" and on June 27, Glenn Cutter will present "Appraising Your Collection." Both lectures begin at 2 p.m. Tickets are $5 and a reception with refreshments will follow each lecture.

The gallery is in Williams Hall near the intersection of University Avenue and Solano Drive. Parking is free. During the summer the gallery is open Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. and Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is closed Thursday, Friday and university holidays. For more information call (505) 646-2545.

NMSU THEATRE DEPARTMENT TO HOST PERFORMANCE

Elementary and middle school students will present a free public performance of "The Snow Queen" at 5:30 p.m. Friday, June 25, in the Hershel Zohn Theatre on the New Mexico State University campus.

The performance is the product of a summer workshop taught by Ruth Cantrell, theater department head. For more information call the box office at (505) 646-4515.

ART GALLERY SHOWCASES ITEMS FROM PERMANENT COLLECTION

In celebration of the New Mexico State University Art Gallery's 30th anniversary, artwork from previously featured artists will be showcased in the gallery's "Permanent Collection Exhibition" through July 31.

Artwork by Robert Rauschenberg, Larry Rivers, Luis Jimenez, Robert Frank, Linda Conner, Betty Hahn, Claes Oldenburg and Jo Rango are among the pieces in the anniversary exhibition.

The University Art Gallery is located in Williams Hall near the intersection of Solano Drive and University Avenue. For more information call (505) 646-2545.

THREE EXHIBITS CONTINUE AT UNIVERSITY MUSEUM

Three exhibitions 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.