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New Mexico State University events, July 30-Aug.

CLAY PICNIC EXHIBIT TO CLOSE AT CORBETT ART GALLERY


featured in the exhibit "Clay Picnic" will be on display until Friday, July 30, in the Corbett Center Art Gallery, with a closing reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

The clay artwork, including clay dishes, candle holders, food and picnic pests, was done by 24 creative 6- to 15-year olds. The artwork was created during the Pottery for Kids Community Education Classes, which were taught by Jan Preston Archey and Bethany Weeks.

The exhibit and closing reception are free and open to the public. The Corbett Center Art Gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For more information, call (505) 646-3200.

UNIVERSITY MUSEUM TO HOLD SATURDAY FAMILY WORKSHOPS

The New 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 folk art raffia baskets from 2 to 3:30 p.m., on July 31. The workshop is 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 on the Saturday Family Workshops or the University Museum, call (505) 646-5161 or (505) 646-3739.

LAST DAYS FOR "PERMANENT COLLECTION EXHIBITION"

In celebration of the New Mexico State University Art Gallery's 30th anniversary, several pieces of 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 is included in the anniversary collection.

The University Art Gallery is located in Williams Hall near the intersection of Solano Drive and University Avenue.

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

UNIVERSITY MUSEUM CONTINUES TO HOST THREE EXHIBITS

The New Mexico State University Museum continues to host three exhibits until August.

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.

Thomas served as NMSU president for 14 years before retiring in 1984. As a carrier-based naval torpedo pilot, Thomas was awarded three Distinguished Flying Crosses, two Air Medals and the Presidential Unit Citation. Prior to coming to NMSU, Thomas was the dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences at Texas Tech University and was a teacher and researcher at Texas A & M University.

"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 has shown his work publicly since 1983 and his work has appeared in more than 100 exhibitions. He works exclusively in black and white "fine print" mode.

"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 in the museum.

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