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Art Gallery brings lunchtime performances to New Mexico State University

Art a la Carte, the New Mexico State University Art Gallery's lunchtime performance program, will open its season Oct. 12 with musical guests The Border Jazz Quintet.

a Carte will feature performances from the literary, music, dance and experimental arts community. It will take place from noon to 1 p.m. on selected Fridays at the Art Gallery in Williams Hall.

The Border Jazz Quintet has been the Wednesday night house band at El Patio in Mesilla since December 1990. Members Roman Chip, Jawn Glass, Miguel Torres, Nacde Bobadillo and Mike Matthews play standard jazz tunes, bebop and Latin arrangements.

All Art a la Carte events are free and open to the public. Free parking will be provided. Guests are encouraged to bring a bag lunch.

Upcoming Art a la Carte performances include:

-- Nov. 2, Nosotros.

-- Feb. 1, Black Box Theater.

-- March 15, Cineblast Film Shorts.

For more information, call Jackie Mitchell at (505) 646-4010.