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New Mexico State University events May 4 - May 14

NMSU ART GALLERY TO HOLD GRADUATE STUDENT THESIS EXHIBITION


The New Mexico State University Art Gallery is holding its Master of Fine Arts Thesis exhibition through Friday, May 11.

Graduating seniors to participate in the exhibit include David Baker, Michael O'Neill, Gary Gossett, Bonnie Schetski and Jesse Reinhard.

The NMSU art gallery is located in the D.W. Williams Art Building at University Avenue and Solano Drive. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. The gallery is open late the first Thursday of the month until 7 p.m. and is closed Sundays, Mondays and university holidays.

For more information call (505) 646-2545.

NMSU PHYSICAL EDUCATION OFFERS WALK-N-ROLL TENNIS LEAGUE

The New Mexico State University Adapted Physical Education program (APE) is sponsoring a Walk-n-Roll Tennis League on Sundays for players with or without disabilities at all levels of experience.

The league meets from 5 to 6 p.m. every Sunday through May 6 at the NMSU Tennis Center. Participation is free.

For more information visit http://education.nmsu.edu/nmsuape.

NMSU MUSEUM DISPLAYS CHIRICAHUA APACHE PHOTOS

Photographs detailing the history of the Chiricahua Apache from 1872 to the present will be housed in the New Mexico State University Museum lobby through Aug. 28.

The historical photographs feature Cochise and Naiche family descendants.

The museum is free and open to the public. Hours of operation are noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

For more information call (505) 646-3739.

NMSU ZUHL MUSEUM TO PRESENT "SECOND SUNDAYS"

New Mexico State University's Zuhl Museum, 775 College Drive, will be open the second Sunday of each month from 2 to 5 p.m. to showcase world-class fossils and fun activities for children. The next Second Sunday event will be May 13.

Second Sundays are in addition to the museum's regular hours of Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The museum showcases outstanding fossils of petrified wood of many colors, species, shapes and sizes; ammonites; turtles; a dragonfly; a bat; and beautiful minerals such as amethyst, rhodochrosite, garnet, and malachite.

Zuhl museum is also home to an Ichthyosaur, a highly specialized marine reptile from the time of the dinosaurs, five dinosaur leg bones, a portion of a backbone from a giant herbivore dinosaur, and the eggs of a duck-billed dinosaur.

Second Sundays are free and open to the public. Children also may participate in a scavenger hunt and timeline activity hosted by museum staff.

For more information call Museum Curator Marilyn Huff at (505) 650-1884.

NMSU MUSEUM PRESENTS TWO AFRICAN EXHIBITS

Two exhibits that celebrate the diversity of African lives - the result of ancient traditions blending with the modern world - are on display in the New Mexico State University Museum galleries through Saturday, June 23.

The exhibits are "The Pasternack Collection of African Art" and "Africa: From Eritrea with Love, the Paintings of Betty LaDuke."

For more information, call (505) 646-3739.

NMSU THEATRE PRESENTS A CLASSIC AMERICAN DRAMA

The New Mexico State University Department of Theatre Arts and the American Southwest Theatre Company will be performing the classic American drama "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" April 27-May 6 at the Hershel Zohn Theatre on the NMSU campus.

Written by playwright Edward Albee, "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" is a story of two couples who meet for drinks and surface emotional frailties and strengths in love, loss, illusion and rationalizations created when we cannot stand to face the truth.

Ticket prices vary from $10-$15 depending on performance dates. Call the ASTC box office at (505) 646-4515 or 1-800-646-ASTC for details.

UNIVERSITY MUSEUM TO HOLD WORKSHOPS FOR FAMILIES

Family oriented arts and crafts workshops will be offered at the New Mexico State University Museum from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 5, and Saturday, May 12.

On Saturday, May 5, the workshop will be African-inspired tinwork wall decorations. On Saturday, May 12, the workshop will be to make Mother's Day Flowers in Hand.

The workshops are free and open to the public. Families are welcome and no sign-up is necessary. Supplies will be provided.

The museum also features "Pottery of the Americas," a permanent exhibit of more than 60 prehistoric and historical Southwestern and Mesoamerican ceramic vessels.

For more information call (505) 646-3739.