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Special tour of art exhibit "A Distinct Grace" to be given Oct. 27

A special tour of "A Distinct Grace," the current exhibit at New Mexico State University's Art Gallery, will be given by Rabbi Gerald Kane and his wife Cyrille at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27.

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

"A Distinct Grace" includes art of different styles and media by 11 artists including Boston artist Sarah Hutt. Hutt's work, "My Mother's Legacy," is a hands-on display featuring memories of her mother written on the bottom of 1,000 wooden bowls. Her mother, who died from breast cancer, had a habit of picking up china to see where it had been made. Hutt designed this display as a tribute to her by allowing those who view her work to pick up the bowls at random and read one or more of the 1,000 memories of her mother that she published as a poem.

In 1999, Rabbi Kane heard an interview with Sarah Hutt on National Public Radio's Morning Edition. "As I listened to the interview I realized that she could teach us all how to derive even greater rewards from the legacies of those we love," Kane said. He gave a sermon that was inspired by Hutt's approach to memorializing loved ones.

Rabbi and Mrs. Kane are docents at the gallery. Kane helped find funding to bring the exhibit to New Mexico State. He said he called attention to the art exhibit for his congregation and the community since October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

"A Distinct Grace" is underwritten by U.S. Oncology and will be on display through Nov. 3. Free parking will be provided.

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

Photo is available at http://ucommphoto.nmsu.edu/newsphoto/hutt_sarah_art.jpg.
CUTLINE: Pictured here is part of "My Mother's Legacy" by Sarah Hutt, which can be seen during a tour given by Rabbi Gerald Kane and his wife Cyrille Oct. 27 and will be on display at the New Mexico State University Art Gallery until Nov. 3. (Courtesy Photo)