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Las Cruces Museum of Art May programs include scrapbooking, book club, ceramics, artist trading cards


The Las Cruces Museum of Art (LCMOA) remains closed due to public health orders, but it has a full slate of programming via Zoom during the month of May.

The contact for more information and/or to pre-register for each program is Brian Lee at BLee@las-cruces.org.

Here are some of the highlights, from a Las Cruces Museums news release:

  • Scrapbooking. Make your own scrapbook 2-4 p.m. Saturday, May 1, as LCMOA celebrates National Scrapbooking Day with this Zoom presentation. Registration is required and spaces are limited. A kit of supplies is included with registration and will be available for pick up 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, April 28, at LCMOA, 491 N. Main St. downtown (RoadRUNNER transit route 1 stop 36). To register, contact Lee by Saturday, April 24.
  • Book club. The Reading Art Book Club meets at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 12, via Zoom. This month’s selection is “Point and Line to Plane” by Wassily Kandinsky. The meeting is free and open to the public.
  • Art lecture. The next “Listen to Your Art” lecture will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday, May 21, via Zoom. Western New Mexico University assistant professor of ceramics Courtney Michaud will present “Lucie Rie: The Mother of Modernism in Utilitarian Ceramics.” The lecture is accessible via the link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87464871950. The password is 498942. Arriving in England as an Austrian immigrant during World War II, 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.
  • Artist trading cards. LCMOA will host an artist trading cards (ATCs) workshop 2-4 p.m. Saturday, May 29, via Zoom. ATCs are unique, pocket-sized works of art that can be collected and traded. Swiss artist M. Vänçi Stirnemann started this collaborative art project in 1997 and since then it has spread around the globe, NMMOA said. 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 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, May 26. To register, contact Lee by Saturday, May 22.

For additional information and updates on reopening, visit http://las-cruces.org/museums

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