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Acclaimed Las Cruces artist's work to be exhibited at NMSU Nov. 6-12

New Mexico State University will honor acclaimed artist and Las Cruces resident Vincent Figliola with a one-man show at the University Art Gallery Nov. 6-12. The show will be his ninth solo exhibition.

Figliola, an ex-advertising executive from Manhattan, N.Y., has dedicated the exhibit, "Vincent," to the people of Las Cruces, his adopted home. The exhibit will unveil more than 25 new paintings and graphite drawings.

Figliola chose to move to Las Cruces and dedicate his life to fine art after a successful career in advertising and marketing. While working in advertising, he received international accolades for his work with Maxwell House Coffee, Contac cold medication, Revlon and others. His work for Contac is in the permanent collection at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. He also won the Cannes International Film Festival Award, and national and international awards for his television and print campaign for Chanel perfumes and cosmetics.

For the past 12 years, Figliola has pursued a full-time career as a fine artist in New Mexico. His style incorporates Renaissance techniques with contemporary subject matter. Critics have called Figliola's work stunning, unique and lyrical.

The University Art Gallery is located in Williams Hall on University Avenue, east of Solano Drive. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and 1-5 p.m. on Sunday.

For more information, call Beverly Hart at (915) 581-7900 or Barbarah Wilbanks-Figlioa at (505) 525-5635.