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NMSU Art Department hosts visiting artist presentation

Heather Green, an artist who encompasses stories about nature and biodiversity in her work, will give a presentation at 5:30 p.m. April 14 in the New Mexico State University Art Gallery Room 218.


Green, a native of Tucson, Ariz., has frequented her family's beach cabin in La Cholla, a headland near Puerto Peñasco, Mexico, her entire life. During her presentation at NMSU, Green will discuss several of her projects which examine the biological qualities of the region, including the tides as a metaphor for human life, the disappearing biodiversity and fishing camp culture of La Cholla and more.

The collaborative nature of many of Green's projects and commissions has also led her to work with a diverse range of individuals, including poets, scientists and fishermen.
"Green is a remarkably accomplished artist for her age, and she works in a diverse range of media areas and explores a wide span of disciplines in her work," said Craig Cully, NMSU art professor. "Her work speaks not only to artists, but to all areas of the humanities and sciences alike. This talk will be informative to students across campus."

Green earned both her bachelor of fine arts and master of fine arts from the University of Arizona. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. She is currently an adjunct instructor at the University of Arizona and Pima Community College and is the proprietress of Cartagrafia, a letterpress and etching studio.

"This is a once-in-a-lifetime talk that should not be missed," Cully said. "It is relevant to our current ecological crises and to the development of the art world as a forum for social and environmental awareness."

The event is open to the public.

For more information about the artist, visit http://cartagrafia.com./html/information.html. For more information on the NMSU event, contact Cully at 575-646-4572.