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New Mexico State University events, Aug. 13-22

DONA ANA LYRIC OPERA PERFORMS 'CARMEN'


a Ana Lyric Opera will present two more performances of "Carmen" Aug. 13 and 15 in New Mexico State University's Music Center Recital Hall.

The production is directed by Mark Medoff and conducted by NMSU music professor Jon Linford.

Performances will be at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 13, and at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 15. Reserved seating is available for $12, $18 and $21.

For more information call the DALO office at (505) 646-1993.

ANNUAL AGGIEFEST EVENTS TO BE HELD AT NMSU

A hypnotist, big screen movies and a concert are among the highlights of the 7th annual AGGIEFEST activities at New Mexico State University for the beginning of the fall semester.

This year's events include hypnotist Jim Wand at 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 19, a big screen movie at 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 20, and Sunday, Aug. 22, and a Video Dance Party at 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 21. All events will be held on the Corbett Center Outdoor Stage except for the Video Dance Party, which will be held in the Business Complex.

AGGIEFEST is sponsored by the Union Program Council, Housing and Residential Life, the Associated Students of NMSU and Greek Life. The focus is to encourage students to socialize in an informal and fun atmosphere, provide opportunities to meet new people and a chance to get involved in campus activities. The events are free and open to the public. For more information call UPC at (505) 646-3200.

UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY SET TO OPEN EXHIBIT

The New Mexico State University Art Gallery will host an opening reception for an exhibit featuring two artists from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 20.

The works, "The Churches of New Mexico" and "The Flowers in the Window," monoprints by H. Joe Waldrum, and "Emergence," an installation by Matthew Sommerville, will both be on display through Oct. 9.

In the 1970s, Waldrum began taking Polaroid SX-70 monoprints of New Mexico's churches to use as studies for future paintings. The monoprints of flowers were produced after Waldrum experimented with studies of flowers and color in his New York studio.

Sommerville's video and sound installation attempts to address the process of coming to consciousness in both its literal and metaphorical forms -- light -- by exploring a possible state of existence before language and thought.

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

LAST DAYS FOR UNIVERSITY MUSEUM EXHIBITS

The New Mexico State University Museum exhibits "Bypassed Places: Route 66" and "Folk Art Treasures" continue through Aug. 28.

"Bypassed Places: Route 66" by photographer Cy Lehrer depicts the famous Route 66 highway. Lehrer in black-and-white "fine print" mode.

"Folk Art Treasures" includes a collection of New Mexican and Mexican folk art from Mary and J. Paul Taylor's home in Mesilla.

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