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If artists were to sign up for the master workshop the Do؜ña Ana Arts Council (DAAC) is offering Feb. 1-13, it could cost $500 or more. But in Las Cruces, the cost is only $250 (DAAC members receive a 20 percent discount), as local artist Nancy Begin and her sister, Florida artist Susan Hansen, are teaching “The Art of Simplification: Eliminating the Unnecessary to Let the Necessary Speak” for intermediate- and advanced-level artists. The workshop is limited to 16 participants. more
“Arsenic and Old Lace” hasn’t lost a thing. Nearly 80 years after it premiered on Broadway and was made into a feature film, the dark comedy is still a timeless classic, as Las Cruces Community Theatre so wonderfully demonstrates with its own production. more
On Feb. 8, two grand opening events in the same building welcome guests to browse and see some strange, beautiful and curing sites in central Las Cruces. The Mandrake Fine Art & Botanica Gallery and Electric Sun Tattoo Studio are showing off what they have to offer from 3 to 8 p.m. at 501 E. Hadley Ave. in Las Cruces. more
The Electric Sun Tattoo Studio is joining the Mandrake Fine Art & Botanica Gallery to officially introduce the two businesses in a grand opening event Saturday, Feb. 8, 3 to 8 p.m. at 501 ½ E. Hadley Ave. in Las Cruces. Tattoo artist Katie Mena’s work has a self-styled vintage look, with a focus on fine-line work, much of which is plant-based. Her custom and flash designs are often floral in nature as she creates detailed drawings which she then carefully works with her clients to wrap and textualize on their skin, bringing each work to life. more
The Las Cruces International Film Festival kicked off with a poster reveal party Friday, Jan. 31, as poster artist Luis Navarro unveiled the artwork and Festival Director Ross Marks emceed the event more
What do you think of when you think of war? If you’ve been to war, you don’t have to think. The images, the sounds, the pains, the tension come even when you don’t want to think about it. Those of us who have not been to war stand in awe of those who have served, and express gratitude for a debt that cannot be repaid. more
2020 is ArtForms Artists Association of Las Cruces’ 22nd annual For the Love of Art Month, being celebrated in February at three venues for this year’s member show: Cruces Creatives Gallery, Doña Ana Arts Council Arts and Cultural Center gallery and the Big Picture Gallery. more
The Doña Ana Arts Council (DAAC) continues its popular “Classical Drinking” evenings of live music “in a relaxed, casual atmosphere,” with 2020 performances scheduled in February, March and April. more
The Las Cruces High School Orchestra has been selected as the New Mexico Music Educators Association’s (NMMEA) 2020 Honor Orchestra. more
Boba Café and Cabaret, 1900 S. Espina St., will host the “Search for a Star 2020” competition during four performances, Jan. 31-Feb. 8. Performances will be Friday-Saturday, Jan. 31-Feb. 1 and Feb. 7-8. There will be dinner shows at 6 p.m. and cocktail shows at 8:30 p.m. each of the four nights. more
One of Las Cruces’ newest theatre production companies, Blank Conversations, will open its latest production, the musical “The Last Five Years,” in February for six weekend performances, said company founder Gus Sanchez, a freshman theatre major at New Mexico State University. more
A.me Alamag was always an artist. “My mom started painting when I was in the womb, so I was working in the womb,” A.me said. “She [mom] gave me free reign in my room to draw on the floors and the closets, and she always encouraged me even when I didn’t think I was an artist because at school everyone was always drawing reality and I had no desire to draw from reality. I just drew from my head.” more
Is it a government conspiracy? The result of squalor and unhealthy living? God’s revenge on the weak and unworthy? Is it a social commentary on the times we live in? Playwright Eugene Ionesco raises many powerful questions in “The Killing Game,” which continues for two more weekends at Black Box Theatre. more
The onset of the new Roaring ‘20s is ArtForms Artists Association of Las Cruces’ 22nd annual For the Love of Art Month. You will love it, too! The entire month celebrates a panorama of the incredible array of work by amazing artists of every style and medium who have chosen to make their homes and share their talents in Las Cruces, Mesilla and the environs. Visit one gallery, one show during the month, or take the Bulletin challenge and see them all. You will come away possibly with some wonderful art for your own personal space, and certainly with a deeper appreciation of how fortune we are to share this valley with so many unique and powerful creative spirits. more
This year’s Oscar short-film nominees present a strange and moving palate for the viewer. Don’t expect to come out of the theater untouched by one or more of these offerings. Stories in general are about the human condition. These 10 short films are more so, throwing the human condition in our faces in raw format, telling tales straightforward and basic, that get to the gist of what life is about. Almost all are specifically about family connections – father and daughter, sibling and sibling, husband and wife. more
Big Media Signs of El Paso vinyl graphic installers Miguel Lopez, left, and Steven Perez install a vinyl art wrap to a traffic-signal cabinet on the corner of Church Street and Griggs Avenue Tuesday morning, Jan. 14, as part of the Las Cruces Arts and Cultural District (ACD) Coordinating Council mini-murals public art project. more
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
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