Julie Alpert and Andy Arkley
University Art Gallery
Julie Alpert and Andy Arkley present new installation, sculpture, drawing, and interactive video. Each artist utilizes various forms of light and shadow (projected, reflected, and emitted) to evoke a nostalgic, playful, dramatic mood. They each use light to draw attention to their invented visual language of signs and symbols abstracted from childhood memories. Alpert’s use of everyday materials and her repetition of hearts, chains, hashtags, drips, and friendship bracelets refer to high fashion, teenage doodling in the margins of notebooks, the keepsakes she made and traded at summer camp, and the inevitable decay of all things. Arkley’s work encourages a childlike sense of discovery and strives to foster inclusion, positivity, and elation.
Exhibit: January 31- March 2, 2019
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 31, 2019, 5:30 PM
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10 AM – 4 PM
4th Annual #FBAFF
Gender & Sexuality Studies
The Feminist Border Arts Film Festival celebrates the power of cinema as a creative tool to grapple with urgent social issues and to revolutionize questions of representation. The festival features short films by U.S. and international filmmakers (student, independent, and professional) that emphasize artistic vision in telling their stories. Live-action narrative, documentary, film essay, and animation (15 min. and under) are highlighted.
Topics connected to gender, gender identity, race, sexuality, transgender experience, indigeneity, class, dis/ability, transnationality and diaspora, migration, refugees and displaced persons, activisms, the environment, food/water insecurity, and other social justice perspectives and experiences are central to the festival’s goals as is the festival’s commitment to supporting artistically crafted cinematic experiences. The relationship between form and content is a generative principle of socially engaged art.
Screening: March 8, 2019 – March 9, 2019
Filmmaker Showcase: Thursday, March 8, 2019, 6:00 – 9:00 PM — CMI Digital Media Theater
Hours: March 8, 10 AM – 5 PM — Williams Annex 107
March 9, 10 AM – 9 PM — CMI Digital Media Theater
Location + Hours
University Art Gallery, D.W. Williams Hall, New Mexico State University, 1390 E. University Ave., Las Cruces.
Tues. – Sat., 10 am – 4 pm, free admission.