WNMU Permanent Collection Exhibit: Pen, Pencil and Print

Opening Reception Thursday,  January 26 at 6:00 p.m. at Francis McCray Gallery. Pen, Pencil, and Print consists of works of art from the WNMU Permanent Art Collection, started by Expressive Arts faculty member John Battenberg in 1960, and managed by Cecil Howard during the 30 years he was with WNMU as Expressive Arts faculty and Gallery Manager. The university has recently undertaken the project of updating and archiving the collection. This exhibition will showcase original works on paper such as lithograph prints, pen and ink, and pencil drawings, and is but a small sampling of the total WNMU collection, which includes local, national, and international artists such as Harry Benjamin, John Battenberg, Woodford Johnson, Diana Ingalls Leyba and heavyweights such as Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali and Francisco Goya. Artists in this exhibit are collected by universities, museums, and organizations such as the National Gallery of Art. Many of the works of art have only...

Camerata Del Sol

Camerata del Sol is an innovative group of top-notch musicians from Las Cruces, El Paso and Ciudad Juárez that seeks to bring unique chamber music experiences to the region. Founded by NMSU professor and Latin Grammy award winning violinist Daniel Vega-Albela, Camerata was conceived to explore the string ensemble repertoire that full symphonies seldom perform due to the large nature of those orchestras. Camerata is a 15-piece, conductor less ensemble. Camerata del Sol's mission is to fill an important gap in the musical scene of the tristate borderlands area by performing rarely-heard chamber music works. Our flexible ensemble ranges in size from small chamber groups like duos, trios, quartets, to large chamber ensembles such as the string orchestra and sinfonietta. In addition to our role as a professional ensemble, the Camerata also serves as a training ensemble for exceptional students at New Mexico State University and the University of Texas at El Paso. As firm believers in...

Board of Regents to Meet at State Capitol

 REGULAR SESSION  I. Call to Order/Pledge of Allegiance  II. Approval of Agenda  III. Approval of Minutes of Board Meeting: December 8, 2022  IV. Review Date of Next Board Meeting - TBA  V. Introduction of Guests  VI. University President’s Report (Information) – Dr. Joseph Shepard  VII. Old Business  A. None  VIII. New Business  A. 2021-2022 FY Audit Report – VPBA Kelley Riddle  B. FY23 Q2 Financial Certification – VPBA Kelley Riddle  C. Capital Project Transmittal for Deming Learning Center – VPBA Kelley Riddle  IX. Regents Information Session  A. Public Comments  B. Board Closing Comments  X. Adjournment  A recording of the meeting will be posted on the WNMU Board Meetings video archive webpage at: https://wnmu.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Sessions/List.aspx#folderID=%225adab8d0-1f22-4dc1-926e-ad6b013b0012%22  Or may be accessed from: https://admin.wnmu.edu/bor/meetings/  Select the Board of...

Albuquerque Jazz Orchestra

Founded in 1982 by Pancho Romero, the 18-member Albuquerque Jazz Orchestra has been delighting audiences throughout the Southwest for more than thirty years. For many years under the leadership of trombonist John Sanks, the band has performed with an impressive list of guest artists, including Toshiko Akiyoshi, Pete Christlieb, Jim Pugh, Scott Wendholt, Dick Oatts, John Fedchock, Wayne Bergeron, Bob McChesney, Jeff Coffin, Butch Miles and jazz trumpet legend and Albuquerque native Bobby Shew, who served as the Musical Director of AJO from 2007 to 2010. The band features professional and semi-professional musicians, public school, and university educators. Click me for...

Summit Sunday: Eighty Mountain

Registration opens February 1st and is limited to 10 participants. Eighty Mountain sits at an elevation of 7,438 feet. The route is out and back and roughly 4.5 miles with 1,000 feet of elevation gain. The trail ascends the north face of the mountain and thus may still have light snow and ice. Wear appropriate attire and footwear for this experience. -Hiking boot or study shoe with and solid sole that can grip on loose uneven wet terrain -Layers: base layers should be wicking (not cotton ideally), then an insulated layer (fleece or puffy) and shell layer that can block wind/rain -Backpack -Minimum 1 liter of water -Snacks you may want -Appropriate health items (epi pens, inhalers, medications) -Sunglasses and sunscreen -Other items that you choose to bring for your enjoyment (no guns, drugs, alcohol, Bluetooth speakers, etc) -PMA (positive mental attitude) COST: Free to Students and Faculty Pre-trip Meeting (required): Sunday, February 12th at 9:25 p.m. in...

The Maverick Calls for Undergraduate Entries

Mimbres Press of Western New Mexico University is calling for entries from undergraduate students from around New Mexico. Submissions may be artwork, essays, research or creative writing. Entries will be accepted until March 3, 2023. Selected works will be published in the premier student journal, The Maverick. Get details and complete the submission form here. Email Yen Chu at chuy@wnmu.edu for more information....

Rhythm of the Dance

Rhythm of the Dance consists of top-class musicians who play a vast array of musical instruments which include the Traditional Uilleann pipes, Irish Bodhran, fiddles, flutes, accordions, banjo and whistles. Fans everywhere enjoy the dance, music, songs, and culture from pre-Celtic times to modern day sounds all compacted into a 2-hour concert. It’s full of flailing feet and fiddles, futuristic dances, eye-catching lighting and costumes, sensational sound effects and is now one of the top 3 Irish step dance shows in the world. Performances: Trailer, The Late Late Show and St. Patrick's Day...

Right In the Eye

Right In the Eye introduces audiences to the wonderful world of 19th century French illusionist, actor, and filmmaker Georges Méliès. Inspired by his multiple universes, the show combines music and sound compositions, lighting, still images and moving pictures. The performance is the musical brainchild of composer-scenographer Jean-François Alcoléa who has created a magical show where a multi-layered, evocative, and intricate score complements and enhances Méliès silent films. It features a trio of virtuoso musicians performing live as the films are projected and are almost a show in themselves as they conjure music from an extraordinary array of instruments. Right In the Eye adds a whole wealth of timbres, sounds and musical colors to a mesmerizing score and panoply of unexpected sound effects that expertly evoke the technical wizardry, hilarity, and stream of invention bequeathed to cinema by Méliès. Teaser 1 and...