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About 15 years ago, a friend gave Jose Martinez a quartz crystal from Brazil. That “planted the seed” that grew into a trade-show booth and is now TruArt of the Earth shop, which opened last summer and features “exquisite crystals, minerals and gifts” at 2411 Calle de San Albino, just east of La Posta restaurant in Mesilla. more
Back in 2005, a group of local musicians decided they wanted to keep the music of the ‘50s and ‘60s alive and kicking in the Mesilla Valley, so they formed a band called “Remember Then.” more
Among the many other programs Doña Ana Community College offers through its Creative Media Technology (CMT) program, audio certification prepares students for a variety of careers in the audio industry. more
Las Cruces Community Theatre (LCCT) is bringing back a classic of the American theatre with its production of “Arsenic and Old Lace,” which opens Friday, Jan. 31, for a three-weekend run at LCCT, 313 N. Main St. downtown. more
Beginning Jan. 25, the Las Cruces Museum of Art will present “Dinosaur Discoveries: Ancient Fossils, New Ideas,” an engaging exhibition that will reveal a vivid picture of what living, … more
A visitor to “The Epiphany: Dia de los reyes” reads about the doll house with nativity that was one of 93 nativity scenes from around the world that are part of the creche/nacimento collection of Faith Hutson and John Verploegh and were on display at their home on south Mesquite Street in Las Cruces on Sunday, Jan. 5. more
Black Box Theatre (BBT), 420 N. Main St. downtown, continues its 20th season with a production of Eugene Ionesco’s “The Killing Game.” Ionesco (1912-93), who was nominated for the Nobel Prize in literature in 1964, wrote the play in 1970, which features “an unnamed city in an unnamed country beset by an unnamed plague,” said Marissa Bond, who is directing the production. “Quarantined from the rest of the world and hemmed in by unknowns, how does the population of the city deal with the horror? Not well. Ionesco’s absurdist play uses gleefully dark humor and an unrelenting examination of human nature combine to keep us unbalanced and uncertain, but laughing through it all.” more
The Las Cruces Arts and Cultural District (LCACD) plan, adopted by the Las Cruces City Council in July 2018, recently received an international award from the Creative Tourism Network (CTN), an association based in Barcelona, Spain. more
In an art/performance collaboration called “nest(ing)” artist Saul Ramirez has brought together the arts – poetry, performing and visual – into one space at the Cruces Creatives world. The event is taking place every Friday in January starting around 6 p.m., he said. Cruces Creatives is located at 205 E. Lohman Ave. in Las Cruces. more
You might say that Las Cruces artist Debra Vance came to watercolors by way of a dentist’s chair and a cattle ranch. A native of Strongsville, Ohio, Vance moved to Colorado in 1986 and began a career as a dental hygienist that would last for 30 years. She met her husband, Dene, when the two were involved in co-ed softball in 1993. Together, they owned a 168-acre cattle ranch for 18 years. more
Less than a week after turning in his city-issued cell phone and his keys to City Hall, former District 2 City Councilor Gregory Z. Smith pocketed a new set of keys to the offices of the Doña Ana Arts Council. more
Las Cruces theaters had an outstanding 2019, and just wait until you see what’s coming in 2020! We welcomed two new theater companies to Las Cruces in the last year with the founding of Junk Drawer Productions, whose principle, Diane Thomas, is a longtime musical theater genius; and The Blank Conversations Theatre Company (BCTC), whose founder, Gus Sanchez, is a freshman theater major at New Mexico State University already making a name for himself as a talented actor and director. BCTC’s production of the musical “The Last Five Years” will run from Feb. 7-16 (including a Valentine’s Day performance) at Mayfield High School. Find BCTC on Facebook. more
Among 80 entries submitted, this photo of the Organ Mountains and surrounding desert by Las Cruces photographer David Turning won the “2020 Picture that Pass” photo contest sponsored by the Bureau of Land Management Las Cruces District office. more
In April 2018, the National Park Service announced service-wide fee increases for all entrance-fee charging parks. Therefore, White Sands has modified its entrance fees to fully incorporate the new entrance fee schedule and provide additional funding for infrastructure and maintenance needs to enhance the visitor experience. All the money received from entrance fees remains with the National Park Service, with 80 percent of the revenue staying at White Sands. more
Artist Karen Conley has been working on a large mermaid, a sculpture that is the centerpiece of an exhibit by Conley and Saul Ramirez exploring what lies beneath the “Sur (face),” opening Jan. 4 at Rokoko Gallery. more
New Mexico State University will open the very first art exhibit at its newly constructed University Art Museum in February 2020. “Labor: Motherhood & Art in 2020” features the work of Tracey Baran, María Berrío, Patty Chang, Lenka Clayton, Amy Cutler, Joey Fauerso, Tierney Gearon, Kate Gilmore, Jessica Jackson Hutchins, Las Hermanas Iglesias, Mary Kelly, Justine Kurland, Marilyn Minter, Laurel Nakadate, Hương Ngô and Hồng- Ân Trương, Yoko Ono, Catherine Opie, Laurie Simmons, Wendy Red Star and Mickalene Thomas. more
The “Sis and Bro Show” exhibit closes Saturday, Dec. 28, at the Mesquite Art Gallery, 340 N. Mesquite St. more
Internationally produced playwright William Missouri Downs was in Las Cruces Thursday, Dec. 19, to see a production of his play “How to Survive Your Family at Christmas” at Black Box Theatre (BBT). more
The Border Artists” exhibition continues through Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020, at the Doña Ana Arts Council Arts and Cultural Center, 1740 Calle de Mercado in the Bulletin Plaza. Seventeen artists working in a range of media are participating in the show taking place in memory of late Border Artists member Tom Gerend. more
Make Music came to the United States in 2007 with more than 500 performances in New York and has grown to include thousands of bands and millions of attendees across the United States. Led by the Doña Ana Arts Council (DAAC) and local music groups and arts organizations, Las Cruces-Mesilla is likely to join about 100 cities nationwide participating in Make Music Day on June 21, 2020. At the invitation of U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, D-New Mexico, National Make Music Alliance President Aaron Friedman was at the DAAC Arts and Cultural Center Thursday, Dec. 12, to address groups and individuals about organizing a local event. more
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