NMSU GRADUATE STUDENTS’ ARTWORK DISPLAYED IN NEW COUNTY EXHIBIT

NMSU GRADUATE STUDENTS’ ARTWORK DISPLAYED IN NEW COUNTY EXHIBIT

Nearly four dozen original artworks composed by graduate students within the New Mexico State University Department of Art have been placed on display in the Doña Ana County Manager’s Complex, formerly the historic Amador Hotel.
The exhibit features oil paintings, ceramics, printmaking and graphic design by eight NMSU graduate students. Curated by participating artist Frank Rimbach and hosted by Doña Ana County, the exhibit sports styles ranging from realism to abstraction.
In addition to Rimbach, the participating artists are: Mary D. Garibay, Chelsea Greninger, Andrew Gugan, Ellen Hall, Elaine Johnson, Janette Keeler and Ada Privratsky.
The NMSU exhibit follows two successful exhibits provided by the Court Youth Center during the year 2000, an historical exhibit provided by the NMSU Museum during the latter half of 1999, and an exhibit loaned by Citizen’s Bank of Las Cruces durng the first half of 1999, which featured memorabilia from the original lobby of the Amador Hotel. The exhibits normally are displayed for six months before being rotated out for a new crop of artwork.
“This is by far our most colorful exhibit, and the work adds a zest that helps energize those of us who are privileged to work in this historic building,” said County Manager David R. King. “I’ve received compliments from both employees and members of the public who have seen the exhibit since its placement on Jan. 5.”
A formal opening of the exhibit is planned from 3 - 5 p.m., Friday, Feb. 16, 2001, with many of the artists on hand to answer questions about their work. Refreshments will be served.