June 13-August 2, 2014
In this exhibition, we featured two distinct shows: “Old Friends and New Faces: Selections from the Permanent Collection” as well as “New Mexico Center for the Graphic Arts: Prints for Sale”
Old Friends and New Faces featured the latest works to be added to the collection through donations, including seven silkscreen prints by famed American artist Andy Warhol and a bronze bust by renowned British Modernist Sir Jacob Epstein. The exhibition also includes works in many media, as well as works by local favorites like Ken Barrick, Gaspar Enriquez, Becky Hendrick and Luis Jimenez. Some of the best examples of contemporary book art from the collection were also on view.
The New Mexico Center for the Graphic Arts sprang to life between 1987 and 2010 under the direction of two emeritus faculty of the NMSU Art Department, who created the program to share their passion for graphic design with their classes. Featured artists included Rene Galindo, Melissa Grimes, Louis Ocepek and Jaune Quick-to-See Smith.