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New Mexico State University events, Sept. 24-Oct. 3

TAYLOR TO SIGN NEW BOOK ON HISTORY OF MESILLA


Mexico State University Museum will host a signing for a newly published book by Mary Daniels Taylor on the history of Mesilla from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24.

The book, "A Place as Wild as the West Ever Was: Mesilla, New Mexico 1848-1872," chronicles the community with a focus on the common and routine rhythms of daily life, a current movement among historians. Taylor, wife of state Rep. J. Paul Taylor, provides an expansive view into the past and an extensive collection of historical photographs of the village of Mesilla.

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

UNIVERSITY MUSEUM CONTINUES SATURDAY 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 puffball pals from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Sept. 25 and rain sticks from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 2. The workshops are free and no sign-up is necessary. All supplies are provided.

The museum 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.

NMSU MUSIC CENTER TO HOST TWO PERFORMANCES

New Mexico State University's Music Center Recital Hall will host two performances this month.

The Keyboard Series will present Trefor Smith, piano, 8 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 28, and the Associated Students of NMSU's Cultural Series will present Rajeev Taranath at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30.

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

LA SOCIEDAD CONTINUES PRESENTS POET PATRICK DONNELLY

New Mexico State University will continue the La Sociedad para las Artes Fall 2004 Visiting Writers Series with a reading by poet Patrick Donnelly and NMSU graduate student Shauna Osbourn at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1, in the University Art Gallery.

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

NMSU THEATER TO PRESENT 'MACHINAL'

New Mexico State University's Department of Theatre Arts will present "Machinal" from Oct. 1 through Oct. 10 in the Hershel Zohn Theatre.

Inspired by the sensational 1927 murder trial of Ruth Snyder, "Machinal" focuses on a young stenographer's struggle for life and love. Trapped by the machine-like life surrounding her, she finds herself desperate to survive and be free. Told with bold theatricality, "Machinal" is a modern-age tragedy of isolation turned to murder.

For more information or for tickets, call the Hershel Zohn Theatre Box Office at (505) 646-4515.

LAS CRUCES SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA TO PERFORM

The Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra will present "Classics 1," featuring Russian cellist Nina Kotova, Oct. 2 and 3 in New Mexico State University's Music Center Recital Hall.

Kotova gave her first public performance and began studying composition at 9 years old and won first place at the "Concertino Praha" International Competition at 15. She has performed as a soloist, chamber musician and composer at such places as Carnegie Hall, New York Town Hall, the Barbican Centre in London and the Great Hall of the Moscow Observatory.

Under the direction of NMSU music professor Lonnie Klein, the orchestra will perform Glinka's overture to "Russlan and Ludmilla," Haydn's "Concerto in C Major" and Berlioz's "Symphonie Fantastique."

For more information call the Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra office, (505) 646-3709.

UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY SHOWCASES TWO ARTISTS

The New Mexico State University Art Gallery is 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.

UNIVERSITY MUSEUM HOSTS TWO EXHIBITS

The New Mexico State University Museum is featuring two exhibits through Dec. 15.

"Nuevo Mexico Profundo: Rituals of an Indo-Hispano Homeland" is a collection of black-and-white photographs by award-winning photographer Miguel Gandert.

The exhibit provides a broad historic and folkloric context for the sacred and secular rituals, performances, dances and pilgrimages celebrated by the Indo-Hispano community, some dating back to New Mexico's Colonial period of 1598-1821. The photos illustrate the cultural and spiritual history of the Indian and Hispano communities from the San Luis Valley of Colorado to Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.

"The Parallel World of Morris Muskett" features the traditionally inspired weavings of self-taught Navajo weaver Morris Muskett. The weavings are done on traditional vertical Navajo looms in a weaving style that is contemporary and classical Navajo, yet highly innovative for color and design.

Muskett, who received his degree in civil engineering from NMSU, will also exhibit photographs documenting his contributions to building award-winning bridges on Interstate 40 as an engineer with the N.M. Department of Transportation's Bridge Design Section.

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