Events in El Paso/Juarez March 3-March 9

Wednesday, March 5th

Capirotada: The Art and Life of Anna Jaquez. This artist and UTEP and departement of art lecturer will speak about her life and art at 5 pm in the Rubin center auditorium

 Thursday March 6th

UTEP Student Art exhibition. This year’s jurors were Mónica Ramírez-Montagut, Assistant Curator of Architecture and Design at the Guggenheim in New York, NY, and Bradford Lawton of Bradford Lawton Design Group in San Antonio, TX.

This juried show opens from 5-7 pm.


YISD Fine Arts gallery opening with three artists: “Phases” by L B McKay; “In retrospect” by Dee Johnson, and “Domestic Standpoint” by Wendi Glick. Also a talk by Alicia Chacon. This is in honor of Women’s Celebration Month. 5:30-7:30 pm. La Galeria de la Mision de Senecu 8455 Alameda Ave

Friday, March 7

Rubin Center 

Alberto Blanco, poet, translator, illustrator, will speak about Centemporary Art in Oaxaca at the Rubin Center at 2 pm. Sponsored by the Mexican Consulate and The Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center and the UTEP Center for Inter-American and Border Studies.

SPAG gallery

They may be closing but seem incapable of not having at least another opening. This Friday there is an opening of works by Yoshio Bullock and Peter Bullock.

EX-ADUANA museum

“Simple espiracion” .In honor of dia de la Mujere, a show by artists Cecilia Briones, Andrea Gussi, Gilda Lorena Martinez, Michelle Paez and Xitali Trevino will open at the Museo ex-aduana in Juarez . All strong artists this should be a good show. 7 pm

 Leticia Diaz will open a show of alternative photography at the Alliance Francais in Juarez called Los Objetos de mis efectos

 Alianza Francesa de Juarez  2644 Tlaxcala  7 pm

Leo Albizo is opening a show of painting called “Perforando la Sustancia” at the Museo del Archaeologia at the Chamizal in Juarez at 7 pm tonight.

Originally from Guadelajara he received his degree in visual arts with an emphasis on painting from the University of Guadelajara.

In the Museums

There is a series of exhibitions and lectures revolving around glass and textiles in local museums.

The El Paso Museum of Art opens March 9th with 15 glass “blanket cylinders” by Dale Chihuly along with 80 blankets from his collection.

There will be a lecture by Charles Lohrmann at 2 pm.

The history museum will also have an exhibition of glass found in excavation sites, and the archaeology museum is opening an exhibition of 20th century Navaho weavings.

In additon there will be related shows on weavings at the Rubin Center in April which I will write more about when the time comes-David Sokolec

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