Tauna M Cole Dorn Las Cruces Creates in the University Art Gallery | New Mexico State University - BE BOLD. Shape the Future.
Skip to main content

Las Cruces Creates in the University Art Gallery

Las Cruces Creates is a group exhibition running in the University Art Gallery January 15th, through February 28th, 2015. This group exhibition features 21 different artists who are currently making art within the community of Las Cruces.

Las Cruces Creates includes works by Chris Bardey, Nancy Begin, Karen Bucher, Sharbani Das Gupta, Greg Decker, Carlos Estrada-Vega, John Garrett, Stephen Hansen, Amanda Jaffe, Suzanne Kane, Robin Labe, Rosemary McLoughlin, Brack Morrow, Louis Ocepek, Mary Robertson, Joshua Rose, Jesse Reinhard, Jacklyn St. Aubyn, Isadora Stowe, Jean Reece Wilkey, and Mary Wolf.

Read full press release here

Events Associated with Las Cruces Creates:


JOHN GARRETT USES YOUR OLD CLOTHING FOR A RAGS TO ARTWORK WOVEN COMMUNITY STORY! Community weave will ask Las Crucens to donate their old t-shirts and clothing to be used in a large woven piece.

Starting on January 5, Garrett and Sage request that you donate all forms of knitted garb, including used and old T-shirts, knitted pants, shirts and skirts, which, over the course of the month, will be constructed into a large tapestry. Read more here


Artist Reception for Las Cruces Creates 

Friday, February 6 , 5-8pm

A community art collaboration. In collaboration with Las Cruces Museum of Art and other local galleries.

University Art Gallery


Las Cruces Connects

Saturday, February 7, 12oo-4:00pm 

Las Cruces Connects is a celebratory weekend of art exhibits, art based events, and performances taking place February 6-8, 2015. This artastic weekend strives to create a connection between the University Art Gallery, Las Cruces Museum of Art, and all the various arts organizations within our community. We have created a map of each participating organization.  There will be bus transportation at each of the blue marks on the map.


Gallery Talk: Marisa Sage

Saturday, February 7, 2pm 

On curating vs. Creating and Miami Basel


Gallery Talk/Panel: Chris Bardey 

Thursday, February 12, 6pm

On community arts engagement

University Art Gallery


Collaborate with your Kids Workshop

Saturday, February 21, 12-2pm

A workshop with the artist Isadora Stowe.

University Art Gallery


Gallery Talk: Artist John Garrett

Thursday, February 26, 6pm

On his art and the Community Weave project.

University Art Gallery


Gallery Talk: Visiting Artist and Scholar Lecture Series: Peter Turchi

Friday, February 27, 3pm

Author Peter Turchi will give a talk exploring the challenges of discovery, the challenges of presenting those discoveries, and how the presentation itself is often the key to discovery.

University Art Gallery