ART RECEPTION TO BE HELD IN COUNTY MANAGER’S COMPLEX ON OCT. 15

ART RECEPTION TO BE HELD IN COUNTY MANAGER’S COMPLEX ON OCT. 15

A 64-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 are primarily elementary students from the Las Cruces Public Schools, with a few middle school artists also showing.

The public is invited to the official opening of the LCPS show on Friday, Oct. 15, 2004, from 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. Many student artists and faculty art teachers will be on hand to greet the public. 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.