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Las Cruces artist and storyteller Douglas Jackson to showcase work at AA Studios


LAS CRUCES - Douglas Jackson is a storyteller in words, ceramics and drawing and a member of the Storytelling League of Las Cruces. Jackson’s visual art will be on display at AA Studios, located behind 2645 Doña Ana Road in Las Cruces Sept. 13-Oct. 6.

The exhibition will have an opening reception 5-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13. The gallery will also be open 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, and 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15. The exhibit can also be seen by appointment through Sunday, Oct. 6, by calling 575-520-8752.

Jackson developed his abilities in visual and oral stories in childhood, according to an AA Studios biography.

“He has always doodled; ceramics came later,” the biography says. “Seven years ago, Jackson began taking classes from local potter Jan Archey. Over time Jackson has developed a whole menagerie of animal character figures in a rough but engaging style. Many hold bowls that can hold household objects. The figurines are whimsical and have a mischievous quality that cannot help but bring a smile. Jackson also has strung handmade ceramic beads in necklaces, bracelets and earrings. Drawings will also make up a part of the show.”

Jackson began telling stories by making them up for his children and for special education, gifted and deaf students through a long teaching career in El Paso, AA Studios said. The grammar of sign language focuses on the relation of objects and persons to create a mental picture and this is also found in Jackson’s artwork. Each piece becomes a character in what we sense is a much larger story.


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