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NMSU Hotline — June 2, 2017

New Mexico Water Resources Research Institute hosts conference in Las Cruces in June

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The New Mexico Water Resources Research Institute at New Mexico State University is hosting the New Mexico Evapotranspiration Conference June 6 and 7 at the Las Cruces Convention Center.

The New Mexico Evapotranspiration Conference program is designed to help choose an evapotranspiration model for the New Mexico Statewide Water Assessment (SWA). Discussion among the experts at the conference will aid in this decision. The SWA is a three-year project that has been supported by the New Mexico Governor and the New Mexico Legislature. The SWA is an effort that will complement existing state agency water resource assessments. It will provide new, frequently updated, spatially representative assessments of water budgets for the entire state of New Mexico.

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'New Acquisitions/Nuevas Adquisiciones' exhibition to open at University Art Gallery

The University Art Gallery at NMSU is proud to present an exhibition of tour de force artworks?several new additions to the permanent collection acquired over the past two years. Works including those by Joshua Shane Flores, Felice House, Zachery Lechtenberg, Mónica Martínez, Jason Middlebrook, Jenny Morgan, Christine Nguyen, Wendy Red Star, Jim Waid, Terri Warpinski, Kerianne Quick, and selections from the Don M. Gonzales Poster Collection will be on view from June 9 through Aug. 18. Two public receptions will be held, an opening reception, a ?Celebración de verano,? from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 9, and a closing reception, the ?3rd Annual UAG Mixer,? from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18. Light refreshments will be served. All are welcome to these free community events.

Each year, the UAG actively acquires locally and globally significant artworks to incorporate into its permanent collection, which has exceptionally strong holdings of 20th and 21st century photographs and prints and 19th century Mexican retablos. The "New Acquisitions/Nuevas Adquisiciones" exhibition features gifts and acquisitions from 2015 to the present, including artworks by NMSU students who have received the Mary Lawbaugh Purchase Award during the past three iterations of the UAG?s annual Juried Student Show, which takes place each spring. Thus, "New Acquisitions/Nuevas Adquisiciones" spotlights diverse, prolific artists whose professional practices align with the UAG?s educational mission and the teaching missions of the Department of Art and NMSU.

Of particular note in this exhibition are 11 lithographic prints from the UAG?s Don M. Gonzales Poster Collection. This named collection, a generous bequest made to NMSU last year, is comprised of more than 80 early to mid-20th century propaganda and advertising posters produced in the Americas and Europe. By appointment, the Don M. Gonzales Poster Collection is available for study by any interested person seeking to view or research these historic prints.

As well as a leading contemporary art center in the Southwest, the UAG further supports its exhibiting artists by collecting works made by these persons to foster long-term relationships on behalf of the university. This practice is evidenced in "New Acquisitions/Nuevas Adquisiciones." As such, works on view collected in this manner are by Felice House, "Re: Visioning the West" (2015); Terri Warpinski, "Between Here and There" (2015); Jason Middlebrook and Christine Nguyen, "GEOMAGIC: Art, Science and the Zuhl Collection" (2016); and Wendy Red Star (Apsáalooke [Crow]), "Wendy Red Star: Inscriptions of Identity" (forthcoming in 2018).