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NMSU Art Gallery to present a talk with retiring art professor at exhibit

The New Mexico State University Art Gallery will present a talk featuring retiring ceramics professor Amanda Jaffe from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. Oct. 12.


Jaffe and gallery visitors will be able to discuss the retrospective, "Looking Back/Looking Forward," displaying her work dating from 1977- 2011, currently on display at the Art Gallery. The exhibit closes Oct. 15, and this will be the public's final opportunity to have discussions with the artist about her work while viewing the show.

Amanda Jaffe is retiring as the professor of ceramics at NMSU. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts at Indiana University at Bloomington and earned her Master of Fine Arts from the University of Montana in Missoula. In her program at NMSU, Jaffe taught ceramics and mentored many young artists.

Jaffe helped build the NMSU ceramics program into a high caliber program that attracts and graduates students from across the country. She is a longtime member of the Las Cruces Potter's Guild.

Jaffe has exhibited her work nationally, and many of her ceramic sculptures are held in private and public collections. Many of the works on display are available for purchase.

The gallery is open from noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, with special evening hours from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, and is located in D.W. Williams Hall on University Avenue east of Solano Drive.

For more information, visit www.nmsu.edu/artgal or www.facebook.com/pages/NMSU-Art-Gallery or call 575-646-2545.