NEW STUDENT ART SHOW ANNOUNCED; RECEPTION SCHEDULED FOR APRIL 15

NEW STUDENT ART SHOW ANNOUNCED; RECEPTION SCHEDULED FOR APRIL 15

A 72-piece exhibit of student artwork from the Las Cruces Public Schools has been installed in the Grand Lobby of the Doña Ana County Manager’s Complex at 180 W. Amador Ave. in Las Cruces. The exhibit includes paintings, etchings, sculpture and drawings. The artists range from elementary students to faculty from the Las Cruces Public Schools.

The public is invited to view the show at any time during normal business hours. The official opening of the LCPS show will be held Friday, April 15, 2005, from 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. Many student artists and faculty art teachers will be on hand to greet the public at the opening event. Refreshments will be served.

Also on exhibit are eight historic murals dating from the days when the Manager’s Complex operated as the Amador Hotel. The murals, by Lillian Egerton, were restored in 2002 by local artist Alex Rosa under a contract with the Frame and Art Center of Las Cruces. The $6,300 restoration and preservation project took about six months to complete.

For more information, call county Public Information Director Jess Williams at (505) 647-7229. Residents calling from outside the Las Cruces area may call toll-free at 1-877-827-7200 and request extension 7229.