JUNE 2018 EVENTS SPONSORED BY THE DOÑA ANA ARTS COUNCIL

May 14, 2018 Julian Nunez

  The Doña Ana Arts Council’s (DAAC) Arts & Cultural Center, 1740 Calle de Mercado, Suites B – D, in Mesilla, New Mexico is the place to go for programs such as Get ArtRageous! two-hour art workshops, musical performances such as the new Casa Concerts, Feed Your Mind cultural seminars and Promoting Art in the Mesilla Valley speakers’ series. Be sure to sign up early for the Get ArtRageous! classes as they fill up fast. This summer, DAAC also continues to offer outstanding opportunities for creative children. For additional information or to register for any of these events, go to www.daarts.org or call (575) 523-6403

Wednesday, June 6, 2 – 4 p.m. or 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

DAAC Arts & Cultural Center, 1740 Calle de Mercado

Ticketed

Get ArtRageous! Art Class: Watercolor sunflowers with Sally Quillin.

$30 includes all materials and light refreshments.

Thursday, June 7, 4:30 p.m. social hour, 5:30 – 7 p.m. seminar

DAAC Arts & Cultural Center, 1740 Calle de Mercado

Ticketed

Feed Your Mind cultural seminar series: Impressionism, Part IV with Kathleen Key.

$20 for a single session/ $95 for 12-part series

Saturday, June 9, 4 – 7 p.m.

DAAC Arts & Cultural Center, 1740 Calle de Mercado

Free and Open to the Public

10-10 Arts Hop provides 10 hours of art in Las Cruces every second Saturday of the month. Spend a day meeting artists, visiting galleries and joining in special art activities with the Doña Ana Arts Council Arts & Cultural Center, Rokoko Art Gallery, NMSU University Art Gallery, Cutter Gallery, Art Obscura, and the Four Points Perspective Art Gallery. The participating University-area galleries are open from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., the Mesilla Mercado-area galleries are open from 4 –7 p.m., and the south Mesilla/Mesilla Park galleries are open from 7 – 10 p.m. 

In June, the Arts & Cultural Center will exhibit the “Low Riders, Hoppers and Hot Rods” photography exhibit on loan from the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs Archive Collection.

The Lowriders, Hoppers and Hot Rods photography exhibit to be displayed at the Arts & Cultural Center at the Doña Ana Arts Council is curated by the state of New Mexico, featuring photographs through the decades of these specialized cars. The exhibit will be featured during Dale Gas! Concert and Car Show on June 22nd, and on display until June 25 during the Arts & Cultural Center’s office hours of Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., but also opening for the Second Saturday 10 – 10 arts hop on Saturday, June 9, from 4 – 7 p.m.

June 11 – 22, 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Alma d’arte Charter High School, 402 W. Court Ave., Las Cruces, NM

Career Art Path Visual Art Camp for fifth to eighth grade students

Registration Fee

Hands-on ceramic, painting, sculpture, textiles, jewelry, and printmaking. Students take field trips to local galleries, museums, and businesses for exploration of the many career avenues available in the arts. Tuition is $100 per student for the two-week camp. Partial scholarships are available. The program culminates with an art show featuring the students’ art work on June 22 at 1 p.m. at Alma d’arte Charter High School.

Wednesday, June 13, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

DAAC Arts & Cultural Center, 1740 Calle de Mercado

Ticketed

Get ArtRageous! Art Class: Pet portraits with Judi Martinez.

Learn to paint fur and give your pet portraits personality using oil paints.

$30 includes all materials and light refreshments.

June 18 – 29, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Centennial High School, Theatre Room

Registration Fee

Opera Storytellers Camp with the Santa Fe Opera for third to twelfth grade students

Students will use elements of opera: libretto writing, music composition, and theatrical staging to compose and perform their own musical drama based on the hero’s journey. Tuition is $300 per student for the two-week camp. Partial scholarships are available. This program will take place at Centennial High School.

Wednesday, June 20, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

DAAC Arts & Cultural Center, 1740 Calle de Mercado

Ticketed

Get ArtRageous! Art Class: Acrylic painting with Luis Navarro.

Learn a fun new way to paint the New Mexico state flower.

$30 includes all materials and light refreshments.

 

Friday, June 22, 5:30 – 10:30 p.m.

DAAC Arts & Cultural Center, 1740 Calle de Mercado

Ticketed

Dale Gas! Concert and Car Show

A Celebration of the Lowrider Culture in New Mexico in conjunction with the photography exhibit “Lowriders, Hoppers, and Hot Rods” from the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs Photography Archive Collection.

Place: Mercado (Bulletin Plaza) Courtyard and DAAC Arts & Cultural Center

Cost: $15 per person in advance/ $20 at the door

Tickets: In advance on line at daarts.org or by calling 575-523-6403

Car show: 5:30 – 10:30 pm by the Imperials Car Club and the Good Times Car Club

Concert: Jarabe Mexico Cumbia/Salsa touring band from Mexico City

Dance: dance exhibition by NMSU DanceSport

Food/Beverage: Paisano Café will make food, beer and wine available for purchase on the patio or inside their restaurant.

Wednesday, June 27, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

DAAC Arts & Cultural Center, 1740 Calle de Mercado

Ticketed

Get ArtRageous! Art Class: Calligraphy with Gail Lieurance.

Learn the beauty of brush lettering with brush-tip markets, from letterforms to writing words and creating a card. $30 includes all materials and light refreshments.

Friday, June 29, 12 noon – 1 p.m.

DAAC Arts & Cultural Center, 1740 Calle de Mercado

Free and Open to the Public

Promoting Art in the Mesilla Valley Speakers Series: Arts and Cultural District cultural plan for downtown Las Cruces presentation by David Chavez, Andy Hume, Irene Oliver Lewis, and Kathleen Albers.

Friday, June 29, 7 p.m.

DAAC Arts & Cultural Center, 1740 Calle de Mercado

Ticketed

Unplugged Series: Theatre Dojo’s “Songs of Un-Creation”

The Doña Ana Arts Council will again present the acclaimed southwestern New Mexico duo of Randy Granger and Algernon D’Ammassa as part of its Unplugged series this summer. For one evening only, the two will perform the New Mexico premiere of their latest original work, “Songs of Un-Creation.” This work keeps the convention of the two actors as the ancient, homeless wanderers ruminating on tales of the earth’s origins. $10 online or at the door.

UPCOMING IN JULY 2018

July 9 – 13, 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Onate High School Performing Arts Center

Registration fee

Missoula Children’s Theatre week-long theatre experience for kindergarten through 12th grade students. Try outs for “Peter and Wendy” start at 10 a.m. sharp on Monday, July 9. Please arrive by 9:45 a.m. for sign up. Plan for two hours for tryouts. The camp’s culminating performance will be Friday, July 13, at 7 p.m. at Oñate High School’s Performing Arts Center.

The Doña Ana Arts Council (DAAC) works in partnership with community groups, local, state, and national governmental agencies, and other nonprofit arts organizations to meet the arts and cultural needs of the southern New Mexico community through a diversity of initiatives and services. The Doña Ana Arts Council is a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization.

Tickets and more information may be found at www.daarts.org or by calling (575) 523-6403.

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