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2016 MFA Exhibition Opening

4.20.2016 On Wednesday evening, the NMSU Department of Art came together to host a huge party! The three graduating MFA students Cassandra Dixon, Andrea Luella Gohl, and Katy Stuckel showcased their artwork in the University Art Gallery for the show Subjects to Change. There was a lot going on around the building and campus also at the same…
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“Making Collaborative Art” with guest artist Lea WiseSurguy-Sophiliazo

4.1.2016 “Making Collaborative Art” with guest artist Lea WiseSurguy-Sophiliazo Lea’s lecture consisted of her collaborative art pieces, but also mentioned collaborative pieces by contemporary artists such as Ai Wei Wei’s “Sunflower Seeds” (2010), Mika Rothenburg’s “Squeeze” (2010), and even the upcoming feature film made entirely in the style of painting of Vincent Van Gogh, entitled…
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Fallen Stars Movie Series: “Love Actually”

3.24.2016 On Thursday evening, the UAG had its second installment of the Fallen Stars Movie Series co-sponsored by the NMSU CMI department.  The movie screened was the popular 2003 film, “Love Actually” and it was chosen to pay tribute to the late Alan Rickman. It was a fun night to kick-start the three day weekend!…
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Juried Student Show 2016 Exhibition Opening and Awards Ceremony

3.10.2016 Last night the UAG opened its doors for the 2016 Juried Student Show!  This year’s juror was artist Alejandro Almanza Pereda, current resident of the Border Artist Residency program.  Out of almost 300 applicants, Almanza Pereda selected approximately 50 pieces to be included in the show.  Anyone who is a current NMSU main campus…
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“Water! What is it good for” Exhibition Wrap-Up

3.4.2016 Today the staff of the UAG has officially finished de-installing the fabulous Water! What is it good for? exhibition!  A tremendous “thank you” goes out to artists Bethany Taylor and Brenda Perry for their gorgeous, thought-provoking pieces.  Another great “thank you” is due to all who participated on the panel back in January as all everyone who came out and visited the…
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Fallen Stars Movie Series: Labyrinth

2.25.2016 Our first movie night of our “Fallen Stars” movie series was a hit! For this series, which is co-sponsored by the NMSU Creative Media Institute, the UAG is presenting four films throughout the semester, all of which were chosen to honor a special actor/filmmaker who has recently passed.  Our first film was Labyrinth, which…
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Turtles in the UAG!

2.19.2016 The NMSU School for Young Children’s group of kids (ages 2 to 3 1/2) known as the Turtles came to visit the gallery today!  We had so much fun teaching them about water, our environment, and art in general.  These little guys were full of so many questions and comments, that we could barely…
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Event: I <3 Art Valentine’s Party!

2.11.2016 The UAG’s I ♥ Art Valentine’s Party was a great success! Our members were entered into a raffle drawing for either a work of art from Project: Postcard, or a beautifully modern Eames sculpted chair. Our member’s plus ones were also entered for a raffle drawing for a free membership. Congratulations to all the winners! To…
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Panel: Relational Sustainability

1.23.2016 The main program presented in conjunction with our current exhibition, Water! What is it good for? was a panel termed “Relational Sustainability” and it was held this previous Saturday afternoon.  The panel focused on water issues and environmental consciousness.  Participating in the panel were: Brenda Perry, Bethany Taylor, Wayne Belzer, Leslie Grijalva, Dr. J. Phillip King, and Kevin…
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Water! What is it good for? Exhibition Opening

1.21.2016 Our first exhibition of the 2016 semester, Water! What is it good for? opened to the public on Thursday evening.  Water!  is an exhibition that creates critical spaces for viewers to consider and engage with a number of environmental concerns such as sustainability, water remediation, drought, etc.  Both of the featured artists–Bethany Taylor and Brenda Perry–were able…
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