WNMU Expressive Arts Faculty Lecture and Opening Show September 15

WNMU Expressive Arts Faculty Lecture and Opening Show

WNMU Artist Lecture Series will open the season with an Art Talk given by the exhibiting WNMU Expressive Arts Faculty.

4:30 pm McCray Gallery open to the public

6:30 pm  Art Talk  – Parotti Recital Hall

Faculty artists are the following:

  • Michael Metcalf – Sculpture
  • Jessica Wilson – Ceramics
  • John Abbott – Painting
  • Stacey Heim – Printmaking
  • Jim Pendergast – Photography
  • Professor Emeritus Claude Smith – Ceramics
  • Professor Emeritus Cecil Howard – Painting

7:30 pm Opening Reception at McCray Gallery | Light Refreshments will be served.

Free admission and open to the public.

For more information: 575-538-6517 / 538-6618

Expressive Arts Graduate Exhibit

WNMU Expressive Arts Graduate Exhibit April 8-May 13, 2016 Francis McCray Gallery


Opening reception April 8th at 4:30 pm with refreshments and Bachelor of Fine Arts  student talks beginning at 5:30 pm – Please join us!

Francis McCray Gallery of Contemporary Art located on the WNMU Campus

Open to the public with free admission – 575-538-6515

Karen Lauseng Exhibit closing Feb 18th

You still have time to visit the WNMU McCray Gallery and experience the art work of Karen Lauseng. Exhibit closes Feb 18th, 2016. Gallery hours are Monday and Wednesday 1:00-5:00 pm and Tuesday and Thursday 10:00 am-5:00 pm . For more information, please call 575-538-6517


Ghost Walk in Silver City

Western New Mexico University Storytelling Class participated in Ghost Walk, a community event held at the Silver City Museum.  On October 31st,2015

Ann Marie Elder, Associate Professor of Theater, along with her students, were at the Silver City Museum where they told stories of some of the ghosts of the past.

ame storytellingchildren dressed up ame.jpgAnn Marie Elder played Elizabeth Warren – other ghosts represented were La Llorona, Russian Bill, Johnny Banks, a Buffalo Soldier, and Maude Hawk Wright.  Over 200 residents young and old attended.


Dia de los Muertos

On November 1st Storytellers participated in the Dia de los Muertos downtown event and told personal stories of loved ones that have passed.  

Photos of Ann Marie Elder’s Storytelling class participating in Dia de los Muertos parade. Downtown Silver City, NM

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Enjoy this video!

Dia de los Muertos

In case you missed it….

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The WNMU Art Club created a beautiful tribute to Dia de los Muertos 2015!

Arthur Hernandez in concert November 13th 5:30-6:30 pm in Parotti Recital Hall


WNMU Expressive Arts Department presents Arthur Hernandez in concert.

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Hernandez to Silver City!


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LA FRONTERA: Artists along the U.S.- Mexico Border

New York City based photographer STEFAN FALKE has visited over 200 artists who live and work on both sides of the 2000 miles long U.S.- Mexico border to document the vibrant culture of the region for his ongoing project. All photos, videos and texts © Stefan Falke (No use without written permission by the author)

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