Las Cruces, your millstone is in good hands! The gristmill exhibit is now open at the Farm & Ranch Museum and one of several impressive objects in the show is the weathered stone that was displayed downtown near the tall bank building for many years. The exhibit covers the history of New Mexico's gristmills. http://nmfarmandranchmuseum.org/news.php?id=471 ... See MoreSee Less
The Full Moon Hike is on. Jim Ruff will lead a group up to the mesa top on Sunday, January 20. Please arrive at the Visitor's Center well before 4:30 p.m. so the group can assemble. If you have not done this hike before, make plans to join us. It is always a gorgeous way to see the Refuge. If you are a photographer, bring your gear. The gate will be open for access. The hike should conclude no later than 8 p.m. No reservations necessary.
During the shutdown, there is a staff member on duty at the Refuge, taking care of things that need doing. The Visitor's Center is not open and the main gate is locked. But, the hiking trails are open, so use the pedestrian gate at the entrance parking area for access. ... See MoreSee Less
What are you doing this Saturday, Jan. 12th at 2 pm? Pat Haynes will be giving a talk on New Mexico mineral collecting localities at the Magdalena Public Library!! Check it out! ... See MoreSee Less
Are you looking for a new place to explore? Bursum Springs off the Quebradas Backcountry Scenic Byway in Socorro County is one of our favorites ✨ . . . #travelsouthcentralnm #southernnewmexkco #visitsocorrocounty ... See MoreSee Less
Presents: John Rawlings
"Shadows & Reflections"
January 12 - February 17, 2019
January 12, 6 to 9 PM
110 North Broadway Ave
Truth or Consequences, New Mexico 87901
Wed. - Sun. - noon - 5 PM
or By Appointment
JOHN RAWLINGS: ARTIST & STORYTELLER
Artist, Author, co-director of Art&Soul Artist Residencies, and retired Art Professor.
John Rawlings is an Artist working in a variety of mediums--2D & 3D. His works are shown worldwide...from Australia to Italy, Egypt, Mexico, and beyond. He is inspired by nature and often incorporates found natural materials in his work. He is best described as a "Symbolist" in his style and artistic focus. He is profoundly influenced by the images of ancient and indigenous art.
In the summer and fall, you can find John at work in his log studio in the woods near the town of Whitefish. In the winter, John co-facilitates with his wife and artistic partner, Souheir Rawlings at an Artist Retreat in New Mexico, where they have a home and studio in the high desert near Truth or Consequences. In Springtime, he and Souheir travel to Venice, Italy where they run another Artist Residency in April...his studio work there is in a converted cloister or out on the lagoon islands, along the canals, or in the campos.
He does commissioned work, in painting and sculpture and installations.
As a Storyteller, John shares his passion and love of history in his recently published book titled; "Siamo Foresti" which leads the reader along a magnificent maze throughout the beautiful city of Venice, Italy.
He has traveled to--and lived for months at a time--in this truly unique city, absorbing it's stories and sharing with others. He is in love with "La Serenissima" and has written about this obsession he has with "The Most Serene One" in Siamo Foresti.
CLEM THE CHAMELEON:
He is currently completing another book--quite different from his Venetian "love story", but just as full of passion for art! It is a childrens' book about a curious chameleon named Clem, who leaves his "drab" cage to explore the wonderful world of color. Educators, Parents, and especially young Children will follow Clem on his adventures in art...turning the pages to see where he travels; learning about color along the way!
To contact John Rawlings, please give him a call, or email him--or bet yet, stop by--he would love to have you visit him in his studio!
ART & SOUL, LLC
Art, Workshops, Residencies & Retreats
tel: 1 (406) 250-8821
written by John Rawlings, available for purchase on Amazon.com.
https://www.amazon.com/Siamo-Foresti-Venetian-love-story/dp/1539183785 ... See MoreSee Less
A pop-up exhibit is a temporary exhibit created by you! We invite you to bring photographs, documents, food recipes, small objects, and more to help tell the story of the Mesilla Valley.
Saturday, January 19th from 10am to 3 pm in the Branigan Cultural Center Courtyard
This event is a What's Your Las Cruces initiative. For additional information, visit our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2080557205562742/?source_id=182512288465145 ... See MoreSee Less