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New Mexico State University Events Dec. 1-11

TRIBUTE TO WORLD FAMOUS GERMAN POET TO BE HELD


gual poetry reading and a translation workshop will be held Friday, Dec. 1, on the New Mexico State University campus to posthumously honor the 80th birthday of Ingeborg Bachmann, Austria's most famous post-World War II poet.

Poet and literary translator Peter Filkins will hold a translation workshop at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, in the Emerson Room 229 in the English Building on the NMSU campus. Filkins is the translator of "Darkness Spoken: The Collected Poems of Ingeborg Bachmann."

Later that evening, Filkins will give a bilingual German-English reading of Bachmann's poetry at 7:30 p.m. in Room 106 of Hardman Hall. This reading will be sponsored by NMSU's La Sociedad Para Las Artes and Zephyr Press, the publisher which released "Darkness Spoken."

Bachmann died in 1973 in a tragic fire. She was 47 years old. The poet rose to international fame for work that conveyed the terror and horror of WWII life, coupled with language that articulates beauty. The poet's 80th birthday has been commemorated internationally through exhibits, readings and more.

For more information call (505) 646-2027 or Zephyr Press at (505) 524-1474.

NMSU ART GALLERY TO DISPLAY RETABLOS
A reception for the exhibit "Seeking the Divine: Retablos and Icons of Personal Faith" will be held at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, at the New Mexico State University Art Gallery.

The Friends of the Gallery organization will hold a raffle drawing at 6 p.m. during the reception. Prizes include a trip for two to San Francisco and a framed watercolor by acclaimed artist Lawrence Sisson.

The exhibit includes retablos, or religious artifacts, from the gallery's permanent collection, which is the largest museum collection of retablos in the nation. The exhibit also will feature other religious iconography works of art and artifacts that were created by local artists or collected by locals.

The reception is free and open to the public. Raffle tickets are $10 and available in advance from the Art Gallery.

LAS CRUCES SYMPHONY TO HOLD CONCERT
The Las Cruces Symphony at New Mexico State University will perform its "Classics No. 3" concert at 8 p.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, and Sunday, Dec. 3, respectively.

Violinist Corey Cerovsek is the guest artist.

Works to be performed are "Valse Triste" by Sibelius, "Concerto in A minor, Op. 53" by Dvorak, and "Roman Festivals" by Respighi.

An "open dress rehearsal," which features the orchestra and soloist in a working rehearsal, will begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1. Tickets are $15 with open seating.

Call (505) 646-3709 for more ticket information.

"SEUSSICAL" IS HOLIDAY PLAY WITH MAGICAL TWIST
The New Mexico State University Department of Theatre Arts and the Dona Ana Lyric Opera, in association with the American Southwest Theatre Company, will continue to present "Seussical" through Sunday, Dec. 3, at the Hershel Zohn Theatre.

The director of the play describes it as a magical and wondrous musical that explores the world of Dr. Seuss while being fun for the whole family.

Ticket prices vary from $10-$15 depending on performance dates. Call the ASTC box office at (505) 646-4515 or 1-800-646-ASTC for more information.

CHOIR TO HOLD SPANISH THEMED HOLIDAY CONCERT
The New Mexico State University Choirs will hold "Celebracion de Navidad" at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, and Saturday, Dec. 9, at the Music Center Recital Hall.

The concert will feature two Spanish mass settings from a New Mexican composer, well known holiday carols and Venezuelan carols.

Call the Pan American Center at (505) 646-1420 for tickets. Prices are $10, $12, or $15.

PHOTO EXHIBIT FEATURES THEATER
The New Mexico State University Department of Theatre Arts and American Southwest Theatre Company are presenting a photo exhibit of their 2005-06 theater season, on display in the Hershel Zohn Theatre lobby through December.

The photographer is Tom Price. For more information call (505) 646-4515.

NMSU MUSEUM OFFERS POTTERY EXHIBIT
"Pottery of the Americas" is a permanent exhibit of more than 600 prehistoric and historical Southwestern and Mesoamerican ceramics at the New Mexico State University Museum.

Museum exhibits are free and open to the public. The museum also offers Saturday family workshops from 2 to 3:30 p.m. For more information call (505) 646-3739.

NMSU MUSEUM DISPLAYS MEMORIES
"New Mexico State University Memories: The First 30 Years" is on display at the University Museum until Dec. 16. Through photos and artifacts, this exhibit celebrates the first 30 years of NMSU when it was called New Mexico College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts during the late 19th century and early 20th century.

Museum exhibits are free and open to the public. The museum also offers Saturday family workshops from 2 to 3:30 p.m. For more information call (505) 646-3739.

MUSEUM OFFERS HISTORIC AMADOR FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHS
"Friends of the Family: Photographs from the Amador Family Collection" is on display at the University Museum through Dec.16. The exhibit features photographs taken by members of the prominent Amador family during the early 20th century in Las Cruces. These photographs reveal the people and places of Las Cruces during the Edwardian era.

Museum events are free and open to the public. The museum also offers Saturday family workshops from 2 to 3:30 p.m. For more information call (505) 646-3739.