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Las Cruces artist Joey Avalos has produced a new painting called “Spirit of the Dancing Skies,” a 24-inch by 30-inch work in colored pencil and ink. It includes the Basilica of San Albino on the historic Mesilla Plaza, the silhouette of a spirit dancer and lighting strikes in the sky, which Avalos said are “ushering in the monsoon rains for the thirsty fields of the Mesilla Valley.” The painting brings a message of hope during a difficult time. “We are a spiritual people. We rely on our faith to get us through,” Avalos said. He said prints of the artwork should be available for sale by mid-December. You can see his artwork at ABC Printing Company, 406 N. Main St. downtown. He shows his work in front of ABC Printing during the Farmers and Crafts Market of Las Cruces. Find him on Facebook at www.facebook.com/joey.avalos.7.