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Saturday. Info: 575-546-3663 or

Alamogordo/ Cloudcroft

The Tunnel Stop Gallery is located approximately, one mile east of the tunnel on Highway 82 heading towards Cloudcroft. The gallery is open year-round, seven days a week 9 a.m.-6 p.m. There is a large garden room where many different classes are held yearround (jewelry, pottery, stained glass, spinning and weaving, TaiChi, flute playing and more). The building is 5,000 sq. ft. and it is filled with 300 plus local artists. Info: 575-682-5676.

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end of Burro Street where it intersects with Swallow Place, in the Red Brick School House that also houses the Library – the gallery is on the immediate right as you step up to enter the front door to the building.

spirational, architecture and general interest works. There will be a reception with the artist on from 5-7 p.m. during the art ramble, Friday, Oct. 6, and at mid-show as well 5-7 p.m. on Ramble Friday, Nov. 3. Cafe hours are 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday through Monday. A group exhibit of mixed media artwork exploring the human form titled “Make it N aked,” begins in September at the Rokoko Gallery in Las Cruces. The exhibit runs through Nov. 4. Rokoko is located at 1785 Avenida de Mercado in Mesilla and is open noon to 5, Saturdays, and most other days by

“If Au drey Had a Garden” by Ann Angelo is one of the featured artworks at B lack B ox Theatre.

Las Cruces

Creative De signs in Alamogordo features the work of Gerald Moor e for October.

Photography by Gerald Moore will be displayed at Creative Designs Custom Framing and Gallery, located at 917 New York Ave. Alamogordo. Moore, a retired medic whose interest in all forms of art, especially photography, began in his childhood. He developed and printed his first blackand-white photographs in a small high school darkroom. About eight years ago Moore began his self-imposed assignment of creating a new photography every day. Also, he returned to drawing when Open Studio began at Creative Designs Custom Framing and Gallery. A reception will be held in the gallery from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 20. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday to Friday. Info: 575-434-4420. Cloudcroft Art Society Gallery is open every Saturday through December. Many artworks ranging from paintings in all media and fine art photography to framed and matted prints, cards, pottery, baskets, dolls, gourds, carved wood, intarsia and painted tiles are on display and for sale. The gallery can be visited from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on the days it is open (look for the signs out front). The CAS Gallery is located at the east

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Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Main Street, is joining in the October Ramble with an invitational exhibit to accompany “Little Shop of Horrors” by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken directed by Diane Thomas which opening at 8 p.m. on Ramble night, Friday, Oct. 6. Participating are painters Irene Steele, Mary Zawacki and Flo Hosa Doughtery; fabric artists Abby O sborne, Ann Angelo and J oan J ensen; weaver Marilyn Hansen; ceramic artists Lesli Zerr and J oe Angelo; and photographer Rachel Courtney. Info: Artist Penny Duncklee, watercolors, prints and cards, will open her studio from noon to 5 p.m., Oct. 14 at 1201 Second St, Las Cruces. Guests are invited to visit to see not only the art but one of the few remaining “Farm Houses” in the area. Info: 575-636-3654. Artist Kathleen Deasy, oils and mixed media on canvas and paper, will open her studio from noon to 5 p.m., Oct. 14 at 625 Van Patten Ave, Las Cruces. Info: 828467-9060. Paul A. V akselis is featured in a solo exhibition at the Café de Mesilla , 2100 Avenida de Mesilla though November. The theme is “What’s in A Title? ” featuring dozens of works of landscape, in-

Flo Hosa Da ugherty is the L as Cruces Arts Association’s featured artist for the Oct. 6 R amble R esurgence.

appointment. Info: 505-690-6915. Ramble originator, Flo Hosa Dougherty, is the Las Cruces Arts Association’s featured artist for Oct. 6 Ramble Resurgence. Dougherty was instrumental in the creation of the first Art Ramble in Downtown Las Cruces, along with other Downtown galleries. Her work on exhibition, will include portraits from life, representational, abstracts and non-objectives. Her plein air works including the Atlantic and Pacific with waterways of New Mexico. Her work can also be seen in her own current exhibit, “Sea to Shining Sea” at her Blue Gate Gallery. Info: 575523-2950 or bluegateflodoc@aol. com. Dougherty will be on hand for the reception from 5-8 p.m. on Oct. 6 at her Community Enterprise Center LCAA Featured Artists Exhibit. The photography of N irmal Khandan, “Fauna & Flora of N ew Mexico,” is featured in the Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum’s Arts Corridor through Dec.


3. The show features 32 images by the Las Cruces photographer that capture a variety of birds in their natural habitat. The Museum is located at 4100 Dripping Springs Road in Las Cruces. Regular hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Info: 575-522-4100 or With emphasis from coast to coast, including New Mexico along the way, plein air renderings related to water are featured in “Sea to Shining Sea,” by the team of Amy Hosa of San Francisco and Flo Hosa Dougherty of Las Cruces. The show, a mother/ daughter adventure, is at the Blue Gate Gallery. The show hangs through October at the Blue Gate, 4901 Cagar, near the intersection of Valley Drive and Taylor Road. “Water on the Border,” featuring work by The Border Artists art organization of Las Cruces, is currently on display at the Branigan Cultural Center and continues through Sept. 16. The exhibition features work in multiple mediums that address the topic of water in the Rio Grande US/Mexico border region. Works by 19 artists are on display. The museum is located at 501 N. Main Street and is open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday. Info: or 575-541-2154. The Tombaugh Gallery presents “Migration Towards Stillness,” an exhibit of pottery, paintings and tapestries, by Scott and Susan Goewey, of Carrizozo. The gallery is part of the Unitarian Universalist Church at 2000 S. Solano. The exhibit continues until Friday, Oct. 27 and the gallery is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. A reception is scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1 at the Gallery. Scott, who is also an accomplished poet, will read a selection of his poetry. Info: 575-522-7281. The American Plains Artists 3 2 nd Annual J uried Exhibit & Sale is on display in the Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum’s Legacy and Traditions galleries through

Nov. 5 This celebration of the “Art of the Plains” features 104 twoand three-dimensional realistic and representational artworks in traditional media that depict the American Great Plains region — its landscape, wildlife, people, and way of life in historical or modern times. The museum is located at 4100 Dripping Springs Road in Las Cruces. Regular hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Saturday and noon5 p.m. Sunday. Info: 575-522-4100 or From the Ground Up X X V III Regional J uried Ceramics Exhibition, featuring ceramic art by artists living in the Rocky Mountain region of the U.S., is featured at the Las Cruces Museum of Art through Saturday, Oct. 21. The museum is located at 491 N. Main Street and is open 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday. Info: or 575-541-2137.

J udy B ess and R ox ana Q uinnell are the featured artists at M esilla Valley Fine Arts Gallery this month.

The Mesilla V alley Fine Arts Gallery located at 2470-A Calle de Guadalupe, Mesilla, across from the Fountain Theatre, will feature two local artists, J udy Bess and Roxana Quinnell for the month of October. Bess is a Las Cruces acrylic painter who specializes in capturing the vivaciousness and beauty of the desert Southwest. Quinnell is a mixed media artist emulating portrait personality of animals in a combination of pencil and acrylic glazes. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Sunday. Info: 575-522-2933 or

Desert Exposure - October 2017  
Desert Exposure - October 2017