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New Mexico State University events Nov. 17-27

GOSPEL CHOIR TO GIVE THANKSGIVING PERFORMANCE


Mexico State University Gospel Choir will present the program "Why We Sing: An Evening of Praise and Thanksgiving" at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, in the Music Recital Center Hall. Bobbie Green will conduct.

Donations will be accepted at the door. For more information call (505) 646-2067.

"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 present "Seussical" Nov. 16-Dec. 3 at the Hershel Zohn Theatre.

A general admission preview of the play will be given Thursday, Nov. 16. The official opening night of "Seussical" is Friday, Nov. 17, and seating is assigned.

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.

NMSU ART GALLERY TO DISPLAY RETABLOS
The exhibit "Seeking the Divine: Retablos and Icons of Personal Faith" will go on display in the NMSU Art Gallery Friday, Nov. 17.

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

The reception for the show will be Friday, Dec. 1, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

COMMUNITY BANDS TO PERFORM
The New Mexico State University-based New Horizons Band will perform at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, in the Music Center Recital Hall, and the Mesilla Valley Concert Band will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19, in the same venue.

William Clark will conduct. The concerts are free of charge.

For more information call (505) 646-2421.

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.

Nov. 13, 2006
Jacqueline Armendariz