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New Mexico State University events, Nov. 26-Dec. 5

ART A LA CARTE TO SHOW TWO FILMS


Mexico State University Art Gallery will show "Zentropa" during its lunchtime program Art a la Carte at noon Wednesday, Dec. 1.

"Zentropa" is an erotic, passionate thriller that follows an American visiting postwar Germany who is caught in a web of mystery, intrigue, acts of terrorism and murder.

Guests are encouraged to bring a lunch. The gallery is located in Williams Hall, near the intersection of Solano Drive and University Avenue. For more information call (505) 646-4010.

LATIN AMERICAN AND SPANISH FILM SERIES CONTINUES

The Latin American and Spanish Film Series at New Mexico State University will present "La virgen de los sicarios (Our Lady of the Assassins)" at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 2, in Hardman Hall Room 112.

The film depicts a love story between Fernando, an older man who returned to his crime-ridden hometown of Medellin, Colombia, and gun-happy 16-year-old assassin Alexis. When Alexis is murdered, grief-stricken Fernando hunts for his killer in the Medellin slums and meets Wilmar, who bears an uncanny resemblance to Alexis.

Admission is free. The series is sponsored by NMSU's Center for Latin American and Border Studies and the Department of Languages and Linguistics. For more information call the center at (505) 646-6814.

LA SOCIEDAD WRAPS UP FALL READINGS WITH POETS

La Sociedad para las Artes at New Mexico State University will wrap up its Fall 2004 Visiting Writers Series with poet Aaron A. Abeyta and NMSU graduate poetry student John Chavez at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, at La Alma de Artes High School.

The school, formerly the Court Youth Center, is located at 402 W. Court Ave., Las Cruces. For more information call Connie Voisine, English department, at (505) 646-2027.

MUSEUM OFFERS FINAL FALL FAMILY WORKSHOP

The New Mexico State University Museum invites children and their families to make "snow pals" at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4. It is the last of the fall Saturday Family Workshops at the museum, located in Kent Hall at the corner of University Avenue and Solano Drive.

For more information call (505) 646-5161 or (505) 646-3739.

LUMINARIAS TO LIGHT UP NMSU CAMPUS

Noche de Luminarias (Night of Lights), one of the largest luminaria displays in southern New Mexico, will light up the New Mexico State University campus from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5.

More than 6,000 luminarias will line the International Mall and the path from the Pan American Center to Corbett Center Student Union. Las Cruces High School Band members will make and light the luminarias as a fund-raising event.

Activities during the Night of Lights traditionally include music, caroling, rides in a horse-drawn trolley and a visit with Santa Claus. Vista Middle School's handbell ringers will perform during the event. Children can have a Polaroid picture taken with Santa for $1. All other activities are free and holiday refreshments will be served in the second floor lobby of Corbett Center.

Sponsors are NMSU's Union Program Council (UPC), the President's office, Corbett Center Student Union, the Associated Students of NMSU Activities and Housing and Residential Life. For more information call UPC at (505) 646-3200.

'SEASON'S GREETINGS' AT NMSU THEATER

New Mexico State University's Department of Theatre Arts will present "Season's Greetings" Nov. 26 through Dec. 5 in the Hershel Zohn Theatre.

"Season's Greetings" will take the audience on a journey back to favorite holiday moments with music and stories that will delight the entire family.

Curtain times will be at 7 p.m. for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday performances, 8 p.m. for Friday and Saturday performances and 2 p.m. for Sunday matinees. Performances will not be held on Mondays or Thanksgiving Day.

For more information or tickets, call the theatre box office at (505) 646-4515.

UNIVERSITY MUSEUM HOSTS TWO EXHIBITS

The New Mexico State University Museum is hosting 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 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. All of the weavings are done on traditional vertical Navajo looms in a style that is highly innovative for color and design.

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

UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY FEATURES TWO ARTISTS

The New Mexico State University Art Gallery is exhibiting the works of high school art teachers Raul Dorn and Rob Rutherford through Dec. 17.

Dorn teaches in the Las Cruces Public Schools and Rutherford teaches at a private school in Idylewild, Calif. Both painters incorporate found objects into their work, building surfaces with layers of paint and other materials.

For more information call the University Art Gallery at (505) 646-2545.

SUSAN KING ART ON EXHIBIT AT NMSU

"Susan King: Homecoming," an exhibition of artwork by NMSU alumna Susan King, will be on display at the Conroy Honors Center Gallery through the end of the year.

King's exhibition is co-sponsored by the Honors College, the Department of Art, the Women's Studies Program, the Lilian Steinman Endowed Fund for Visiting Artists, the College of Arts and Sciences and MountainView Regional Medical Center's Women's Center.

For more information about the exhibit call the Honors College at (505) 646-2005.