‘Creative Energy Student Exhibit’ continues at Arts Council’s new gallery space


The Doña Ana Arts Council (DAAC) is now exhibiting the “Creative Energy Summer Student Art Show” in DAAC’s new gallery and office space at 250 W. Amador Ave., suite B, the building directly behind DAAC’s former location in suite A.

The exhibition includes art created by local students in grades K-8 who participated in DAAC’s Career Art Paths (CAP) two-week summer program, as well as work submitted by students as a result of DAAC Gallery Manager Penny Peace’s call for artists.

“During the two-week immersive CAP program, held this year at Alma d’arte Charter High School, students explored their creativity through hands-on activities including painting, drawing, ceramics, jewelry-making and sculpture,” DAAC said in a news release. “The dedicated teachers this year were Lisa Carlson, Tauna Cole-Dorn, Karen Conley, Eva Gabriella, Julian Hunting, Hiba Mohammed, Vicki Morrow, Saba and Svea Peterson.”

“The Creative Energy exhibit is an inspiring opportunity to see what our talented young people are doing with their artistic imaginations,” said DAAC Executive Director Greg Smith. “We look forward to members of our community coming in to see in person the impressive and vibrant art in this first show in our new location.”

2022 is the 33rd year DAAC has hosted CAP, “founded and supported by Marian and Jordon Wolle, who believed that middle school is the time for youth who are interested in the arts to realize their creative potential,” DAAC said.

The exhibit continues through Aug. 30.

DAAC is open 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday-Friday, with extended hours, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. on First Friday (the first Friday of each month, Aug. 5, Sept. 2, Oct. 7, Nov. 4 and Dec. 2, 2022), and noon-5 p.m. on Second Saturday (the second Saturday of each month, Aug. 13, Sept. 10, Oct. 8, Nov. 12 and Dec. 10, 2022.)

For more information, call 575-523-6403.


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