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McKnight Collection.”
Artists on Art features Dave Phelps through
March 8.
Showing through December 2015: “Drink Up!
The Art and Culture of Beverages.”
The museum will host free UTEP Focus Talks
at 7 p.m. Thursdays, Feb. 5, 19, and 26, The
series of 20-minute talks brings UTEP students
to discuss works from their personal perspective. Organized by Education Intern and Art
History Major, Carolina Franco.
The new Young Associates Group meets at 6
p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10, for local young professionals from their mid-2-s to mid-40s.
Attendees will have the opportunity to meet
and chat with the Guggenheim’s Assistant
Curator Carmen del Valle Hermo, who is an
advisor for the Guggenheim’s own Young
Collectors Council. Light hors d’oeuvres and
beverages will be served. Admission is free.
Monthly Spark Saturday activities are 11:30
a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14. Activities are
free, unless otherwise listed.
• Art-Making Workshop for children 6 and
older and adults is 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
This month features screen printing. Bring a
blank t-shirt. Cost: $10 ($5 members); pre-registration required. Free for non-participating
• Gallery Discussions are 1 and 2 p.m.
• Pre-K Book Club is 1:30 and 2:30 p.m.
• Creation Lab hands on activities are 1 to 4
Reading the Easel Book Club book group
meets 4 p.m. on the third Thursday of each
month in the Robert Hilary Hoy III Memorial
Board Room to discuss art-related books. The
Feb. 19 book is “Bernini’s Beloved: A Portrait
of Costanza Piccolomini” by Sarah McPhee.
Cost: $10 per session (free for museum members). Information: 532-1707 ext. 65.
Pre-concert talks for El Paso Symphony
Orchestra are 5 to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday,
Feb. 20-21, in the Dede Rogers Special Events
Gallery. Talks are free; EPSO performance follows at the Plaza Theatre.
The EPMA World Cinema Series is 2 p.m.
Saturdays in the auditorium, presented by the
museum’s Art Algur H. Meadows Library.
Admission: $3 free for ages 12 and younger and
museum members. Age restrictions apply on
some showings.
The museum’s permanent collections include
the Kress Collection of European works from
the 14th through the 18th centuries; the
American Collection of art of the 19th and 20th
centuries; the Spanish Viceroyal Collection and
Mexican Folk Retablos, art from the 17th
through the 19th centuries; Works on Paper
Collection from the 16th through the 20th centuries; Contemporary Collection, emphasizing
Southwestern and Mexican artists; and the
Tom Lea Gallery, featuring works by El Paso’s
best-known artists and other regional artists.
Museum membership is $15 seniors, $25 individuals and $50 for families, and includes discounts at the museum Store, free admission to
all exhibitions and programs, and invitations to
private member events.
El Paso Studio Tour call for artists —
The 8th annual El Paso Artists Studio Tour is
seeking artists for the tour 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 1112 at Eastside, Northeast and Mission Valley
studios, and April 18-19 at Westside, Upper
Valley and Downtown studios. Entry fee is $30
for each studio, plus $20 fee for signage for
new participants or those who need new signs.
Deadline for entries is March 5. Information:
Candy, 581-4971, or
Art lovers browse the private studios, meet
the artists and shop for fine art. Admission is
free and refreshments will be served at each
studio. Sponsored by the Plein Air Painters of
El Paso and El Paso Scene.
Encaustic International Art Studio and
Gallery — 7100 Westwind, Suites 120 and
135. The gallery is the studio of El Paso encaustic artist Brigitte von Ahn. Hours are 2 to 5
p.m. Thursdays, noon to 3 p.m. Saturdays, or
by appointment. Information: 833-0454 or
Escamilla Fine Art Gallery, Studio and
Gift Shop — Award-winning Impressionist
Alberto Escamilla’s studio is at 1445 Main
Street in San Elizario. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4
p.m. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; 11:30
a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday; and 12:30 to 4 p.m.
Sunday and by appointment. Information: 8510742 or 474-1800, or
The gallery is also the home of the studio and
gallery of Debra DeSantis.
Fiber Art Fridays — Lin Bentley Keeling
will host weekly fiber arts techniques 2 to 5
p.m. Fridays, beginning Feb. 20, at the Art
Junction, 500 W. Paisano, with contemporary
fiber arts techniques, including loom weaving,
woven sculpture and more. No experience
necessary. Cost: $60 for first two sessions
(includes materials); $20 each session following
the first two Discounts for UTEP and EPCC
students. Registration: Keeling, 539-1110 or
Hal Marcus Gallery — 1308 N. Oregon.
The gallery specializes in local and early El Paso
art. Hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Friday; noon to 7 p.m.
Thursday or by appointment. Information: 5339090 or
An open call for area artists for the show “All
You Can Eat” runs through Feb. 25, for
works depicting fruit, vegetables or food from
nature. The gallery will consider high quality
art, all mediums, size limited to 50” in any
direction (frame included) No cost to enter.
The gallery, established in 1996, is owned and
operated by local artist Hal Marcus and his
wife, Patricia Medici, and managed by Ruben
Vasquez. Marcus’s home and studio, located
across the street, are available for tours.
‘Here and Now’ submissions — Las
Cruces Museum of Art, in partnership with the
Stanlee Rubin Center for the Visual Arts at
UTEP, invites submissions for Here and Now, a
regional exhibition to be displayed at both venues May through July. Online, digital submissions will be accepted through Feb. 27.
Information: (575) 541-2221 or Download complete submissions
guidelines at
International Museum of Art — 1211
Montana. The museum is operated by the
International Association for the Visual Arts in
the historic Turney Home. Hours are 1 to 5
p.m. Thursday through Sunday. Free guided
tours available on a walk-in basis. Admission is
free. Information: 543-6747 or
Showing Feb. 1-27: Rio Bravo Watercolorists
group show “The Wonderful World of
Watercolor.” Opening reception is 2 to 4 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 1, with awards presentation at 3
In conjunction with the exhibit are free
demonstrations at 2 p.m. Sundays:
• Feb. 8: Bob Adams, acrylic, Desert
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• Feb. 15: Negative Generational Painting,
watercolor with Darrell McGahhey
• Feb. 22: Ruthanna Droke, watercolor
Consulate General of Mexico presents the
traveling exhibit ‘Cuerpos Vibrantes,’ featuring
works by Marcela Lobo at 6 p.m. Thursday,
Feb. 5. The 22-piece exhibit of the Mexican
Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In her work, Lobo
uses materials such as boxes, dolls, twine and
mannequins to create an intimate relationship
with the viewers, aimed to awaken their “collector soul.”
‘Jewelry for a Voice’ call for artists —
En Voz Alta seeks jewelry artist submissions
through March 21 for the 4th annual “Jewelry
for a Voice” event. Information: Patricia Garcia,
694-6178, Mary Ceglio, 240-2368.
Artists wishing to create and donate a unique
piece of jewelry utilizing a signature lampwork
bead (made by Richard Inman) may pick up
their bead and competition instructions from
De Franco Designs, 5024 Doniphan, Suite 6.
En Voz Alta is a nonprofit organization that
supports children with hearing loss. “Jewelry
for a Voice” is Saturday, April 25, at El Paso
Club with a dinner, entertainment and silent
auction to benefit children with hearing loss.
Tickets: $50.
La Galeria de la Misíon de Senecú —
The Ysleta Independent School District’s gallery
is at 8455 Alameda. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday through Friday. Admission is free.
Information: 434-9703.
Showing Feb. 2-20: Black History Art Show,
in celebration of Black History Month. Awards
presentation is 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20.
Magoffin Home Visitor Center — 1117
Magoffin. An exhibit of Early El Paso Artists
runs through Feb. 26, featuring works by
Robert Massey, Flora Eloise Hobble, Mario
Parra, Herbert Ryman, Manual Acosta, Leola
Freeman, Noel Espinoza and others.
Pastel Society of El Paso — The society’s
next meeting is 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, at
the International Museum of Art, 1211
Montana. The program will be the popular
“Paint Around.” Each pastelist starts with their
own painting and setup. Then, they move and
work on each other’s work until they return to
their own easel. The program is free and open
to the public. Information: 581-4971.
Members are reminded to bring their art for
the yearbook cover contest.
Rubin Center — UTEP’s Stanlee and Gerald
Rubin Center for the Visual Arts is next to Sun
Bowl Stadium (off Dawson Drive). Hours are
10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday;
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and noon to 5 p.m.
Saturday. Information: 747-6151, or on Facebook at
Showing Feb. 5-April 25:
• “Citizen Culture: Artists and Architects Shape
Policy” in the Rubin and L galleries, featuring
works by Ala Plastica, Tania Bruguera, Suzanne
Lacy, Michael Maltzan, the Medellin Diagram,
Antanas Mockus with Futuro Moncada, Laurie
Jo Reynolds and Tamms Year Ten.
• CUADRO Project Archives in the Project
Space. The exhibition showcases photos,
videos, documents and ephemera from the
three-month-long project.
Opening reception for all exhibits is 5 to 7:30
p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5.
An ArtsReach presentation on Ferguson and
Race Relations is 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb.
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