COUNTY HOSTS NEW LCPS ART SHOW; OPENING RECEPTION SCHEDULED FOR OCT. 18

COUNTY HOSTS NEW LCPS ART SHOW; OPENING RECEPTION SCHEDULED FOR OCT. 18

A 64-piece exhibit of student and faculty 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, drawings and tapestries. The artists range in age from kindergartners to the district’s staff members.

The public is invited to the official opening of the LCPS show on Friday, April 25, 2003, from 3 - 5 p.m. Refreshments will be served, and live music will be performed.

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, recently were restored 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.