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New Mexico State University events, Sept. 3-12

ART A LA CARTE SHOWS 'ART:21' SERIES


Mexico State University Art Gallery will show Part One of the second season of "Art:21 - Art in the Twenty-First Century" during its lunchtime program Art a la Carte at noon Wednesday, Sept. 8.

Contemporary art breaks out of the confines of museums and art galleries in the second season of "Art:21." Shattering the myth of the artist as an isolated genius, the unique series introduces audiences to 16 artists working in America today. "Art:21" focuses exclusively on contemporary art and provides an experience of the visual arts that goes far beyond a gallery visit. Fascinating and intimate footage allows the viewer to observe the artists at work, watch their processes as they transform inspiration into art and hear their thoughts as they grapple with the physical and visual challenges of achieving their artistic visions.

The presentation will be in the University Art Gallery in Williams Hall, which is near the intersection of Solano Drive and University Avenue. Guests are encouraged to bring a bag lunch.

For more information call the gallery at (505) 646-4010.

LA SOCIEDAD READING BEGINS FALL SERIES

New Mexico State University will begin the La Sociedad para las Artes' Fall 2004 Visiting Writers Series with a reading by fiction writer Jon Billman at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, in the University Art Gallery.

For more information call the English Department at (505) 646-3931.

NMSU MUSIC CENTER TO HOST FACULTY RECITAL

New Mexico State University's Music Center Recital Hall will host a faculty recital by Martha Rowe, piano, at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 12.

For more information call the music department at (505) 646-2421.

UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY SHOWING EXHIBIT

The New Mexico State University Art Gallery will show an exhibit featuring two artists through Oct. 9.

The works are "The Churches of New Mexico" and "The Flowers in the Window," monoprints by H. Joe Waldrum, and "Emergence," an installation by Matthew Sommerville.

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.