Make your own scrapbook with the Las Cruces Museum of Art to celebrate National Scrapbooking Day! This program will take place from 2 - 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 1 on Zoom, and is suitable for all ages. Registration is required to attend, and spaces are limited. A kit of supplies is included with registration and will be available for pick up between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 28 at the Museum of Art. For more information or to register, please contact Bryan Lee at BLee@las-cruces.org by Saturday, April 24.
The Reading Art Book Club meets at 2:30 p.m. next on Wednesday, May 12, on Zoom. This month’s selection is Point and Line to Plane (Dover Fine Art, History of Art) by Wassily Kandinsky. The meetings are free and open to the public. Join us even if you haven’t read the book! For more information or for details on book selections, please contact Bryan Lee at BLee@las-cruces.org.
The next Listen to Your Art lecture will take place at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, May 21. Courtney Michaud will present “Lucie Rie: The Mother of Modernism in Utilitarian Ceramics”. The lecture will be hosted through Zoom and is accessible with the following link and password: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87464871950 / Password: 498942.
Arriving in England as an Austrian immigrant during WWII, Lucie Rie quietly paved the way for generations of artist-potters who were looking to make personally expressive pottery that was reflective of the modern world around them. Executing every part of the process herself, Rie created pottery meant for the eye not just the dinner table. In a time and field dominated by male artists, Lucie chose her own path, creating work that embodied modernity and placed aesthetics at the forefront of vessel-making. Courtney Michaud is currently the Assistant Professor of Ceramics at Western New Mexico University. Originally from the Finger Lakes area of New York, she obtained her Master of Fine Arts degree from The Pennsylvania State University and her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from The New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. Making and teaching in the mountains of southern New Mexico, Michaud strives to use natural environment, ceramic history, and contemporary art in her studio practice. For more information, please contact Bryan Lee at BLee@las-cruces.org.
The Las Cruces Museum of Art is hosting an artist trading cards (ATCs) workshop from 2 - 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 29, on Zoom. ATCs are unique pocket-sized works of art that you can collect and trade with other artists! Swiss artist M. Vänçi Stirnemann started this collaborative art project in 1997 and since then it has spread around the globe as a fun and engaging social activity. This program is tailored for adults, but all ages are welcome to participate. Registration is required to attend, and spaces are limited. A kit of supplies is included with registration and will be available for pick up between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 26. For more information or to register, please contact Bryan Lee at BLee@las-cruces.org by Saturday, May 22.
The Museum of Art is currently closed due to the public health order. The museum is located at 491 N. Main Street and is accessible from RoadRUNNER Transit Route 1 Stop 36. For additional information, and updates on reopening, visit the website at: http://las-cruces.org/museums or follow us on Facebook and Instagram @LCMuseums.