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New Mexico State University events, July 2-11


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

Children and their families can make patriotic bugs on July 3 and ice cream on July 10. The workshops, from 2 to 3:30 p.m., are free and no sign-up is necessary. All supplies are provided.

The University Museum Gallery is located in Kent Hall at the corner of University Avenue and Solano Drive. For more information call (505) 646-5161 or (505) 646-3739.


New Mexico State University at Grants and the Cibola Art Council will feature a reading by award winning Chicano poet Jimmy Santiago Baca at their Summer Celebration of the Arts on July 9 and 10 in Grants, N.M.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will begin with a wine and cheese party from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 9, at the Double Six Gallery located at 117 First St. A reading by Baca will follow in the Martinez Hall Theater on the NMSU-Grants campus, which is located at 1500 Third St. A question-and-answer session follow the reading and Baca's books will be available for purchase.

The celebration will continue from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 10, on the college campus, where local artists and artisans will display and demonstrate their work. Children's activities will include face painting and hands-on art projects.

Baca's works include the books "The Importance of a Piece of Paper," "A Place to Stand," "Black Mesa Poems" and "Immigrants in Our Own Land" and movie scripts for the films "Bound by Honor (Blood In, Blood Out)" and "The Lone Wolf - The Story of Pancho Gonzalez."

For more information contact Maureen Cooke, NMSU-Grants Title V director, at (505) 287-6660 or Katherine Minott, English college instructor, at (505) 287-6670.


In celebration of the New Mexico State University Art Gallery's 30th anniversary, several pieces of artwork from previously featured artists are 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 those in the collection.

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 are on display at the New Mexico State University Museum.

"Bypassed Places: Route 66" by photographer Cy Lehrer, will run through Aug. 28.

Lehrer has been taking photographs since 1959 and has shown his work publicly since 1983 and his work has appeared in more than 100 exhibitions.

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.