A new opportunity for artists, Open Studio sessions, will start on October 3 in the Doña Ana Arts Council’s (DAAC) Arts & Cultural Center. DAAC will host Open Studio time each week on Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon. Artists will bring their own supplies, including a drop cloth if painting with oils or acrylics. The cost for Open Studio sessions is $10 for drop-ins or $5 for artists who are Friends of the Arts Council and register in advance. Space is limited to twenty artists.
Barbara Reasoner, in her second year as the president of the Doña Ana Arts Council, is an enthusiastic cheerleader of the work the council has been able to accomplish in its one short year in Mesilla and of this new opportunity. “As anyone who has been to the Arts and Cultural Center knows, the space is open, has wonderful light and a view of the Organ Mountains,” Reasoner says. “Open Studio sessions will give artists a place to paint together, to network, to cheer each other on and, I’m pretty certain it will provide inspiration to one another by the energy that comes from being together as fellow artists!”
Reasoner continues, “During this inaugural year in our new home, we’ve made the center come alive by hosting monthly arts shows featuring Mesilla Valley artists, kicking off the popular Feed You Mind seminar series and hosting the almost always-sold-out weekly GetArtRageous! two-hour art classes.”
“We are presenting mission-based events to support and enhance Mesilla Valley artists, people who want to ‘try out’ art and supporters of the arts, which is why we’re really pleased to start offering Open Studio time in the Arts and Cultural Center on Wednesday and Thursday mornings 9-12 starting October 3,” she says.
For those who want to “drop-in” for Open Studio time, the cost is $10 per three-hour session. The cost is $5 per session for artists who annually support DAAC at the Friend level ($50 or higher) and who sign up in advance. Artist may sign up for four or more sessions in advance, and may be flexible in attending sessions that fit their schedules; once per week, twice per week, or skip months if they choose. Open Studio time will not available during a few weeks of the year; more information is available upon request. Space is limited to twenty artists per session; pre-registration is suggested.
Open Studio time will be at the DAAC Arts & Cultural Center, 1740 Calle de Mercado in the Bulletin Plaza, in Mesilla. To pre-register or to become an annual Friend of DAAC, visit the Arts & Cultural Center during regular office hours, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, or call (575) 523-6403.
Who: Artists who paint
What: Open Studio sessions at the DAAC Arts & Cultural Center
When: Weekly on Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon, starting October 3, 2018
Where: DAAC Arts & Cultural Center, 1740 Calle de Mercado, Mesilla
Cost: $10 drop-in fee OR $5 for pre-registered artists who are Friends of DAAC (support DAAC at the Friend level of $50/year or higher)
Information: (575) 523-6403 or firstname.lastname@example.org