Arts roundup

  • A Still Small Voice brings a musical treat to the Doña Ana Arts Council on Saturday, Jan. 20. The live music concert is from 7-8:30 p.m. at 230 S. Water St. with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. Joe Jencks is a 25-year veteran of the international folk circuit, an award-winning songwriter, and a celebrated vocalist based in Chicago. Merging conservatory training with his Irish roots and working-class upbringing, Joe delivers musical narratives filled with heart, soul, groove, and grit. All proceeds will benefit the Arts Council and Weaving for Justice. Space is limited. Tickets are $15 for members and $20 for non-members and can be purchased at the office or over the phone. Tickets will not be sold at the door. Info: Araceli Solis at 575-523-6403.
  • The Tombaugh Gallery, 2000 S. Solano Drive, hosts an invitational exhibit focusing on the songs of the folk singer Phil Ochs for January. A reception will be held 6-8 p.m., Friday, Jan. 19 at the gallery and is expected to include live music. A Still Small Voice is sponsoring the art show, as it has done in the past, and offering a $100 award for the artist whose work is the best interpretation of the Ochs song “I’m Gonna Say It Now.” The gallery, located in the Unitarian Universalist Church in Las Cruces, is open 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and 11:30a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday.

  • Agave Artists Gallery’s newest member is potter George Holland, the January Artist of the Month. Holland works in Celadon (Chinese) and Raku (Japanese) pottery styles. He will discuss how these techniques differ from other types of pottery making. The gallery is open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday to Monday and until 8 p.m. on the second Saturday of each month at 2250 Calle de San Albino. Info: 575-339-9870.
  • The Mesilla Valley Fine Arts Gallery, 2470-A Calle de Guadalupe, across from the historic Fountain Theatre features two local artists for the month of January: Sue Ann Glenn and Yvonne Postelle. Glenn, a watercolorist, brings to life ordinary objects and scenes. Postelle works primarily in oils as a landscape painter. The love of art has been a constant passion as long as she can remember. First American Bank in Mesilla is well represented by gallery members who rotate the artists’ work monthly. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Info: 575-522-2933,
  • At Branigan Cultural Center “The Amadors: Family, Culture, and Identity in Early Las Cruces” exhibit follows the Amadors’ experience of Mexican families living along the U.S. side of the international boundary following the Mexican-American War as they adjusted to new social, economic, educational and political systems of the U.S. while holding on to their Mexican identities and cultural values. The museum is open from 10 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Saturday. Info: or 575-541-2154.
  • The Las Cruces Museums have opened two new exhibitions investigating how artists relate to the natural environment. “Connection : : Conjunto” is at the Branigan Cultural Center, 501 N. Main St., and features artwork from The Border Artists considering the connection between artists, the natural environment and the community in which they live. At the Museum of Art, “The Desert Was Red and Red the Dust Was Raised,” at the Museum of Art, 491 N. Main St., uses abstraction to consider the relationship between the desert landscape and how it influences an artist’s imagery. The exhibitions run through March 23. The museums are open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday. There is no admission charge. Info: or call 575-541-2154.
  • Art lovers in the region have an opportunity to experience 40 years of boundary-breaking artwork by conceptual multimedia artist Celia Álvarez Muñoz. More than 35 of her works are on display at the University Art Museum at New Mexico State University. “Celia Álvarez Muñoz: Breaking the Binding” The show, which includes large-scale immersive installations, photographic series and book projects, runs through March 2. Info:
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