July 03--LAS CRUCES -- Celebrate our freedom to be creative and artistic at the Fourth of July Ramble from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Downtown shops and galleries.
A highlight will be the "Celebrate America" show at M. Phillips Gallery, 221 N. Main St.
"We have an exciting show featuring over 14 artists, mostly local. The star of the show is a painting by John Henry Hintermeister, an early illustrator, titled 'Daddy's Home' painted around 1920. The original artwork for the New Mexico National Guard regiments dating to 1924 will also be available, along with a incredible photo of the Apollo 12 astronauts on the moon," said Mark Bleiweiss, who reports that 15 percent of the gallery's July sales will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project.
Local artists featured in the show are Nancy Begin, Linda Bridgers, Carolyn Bunch, Flo Hosa Doughtery, Phyllis Davis, Linda Hagen, Margaret Heath, Carol Henthorn, Winfrey Hearst, Julie Ford Oliver, Jo-an Smith, Ann Spier, Kathy Squires and Eric Wallis.
The show will run through July.
Participating Ramble venues include The Main Street Gallery/The Big Picture, Southwest Environmental Center Cottonwood Gallery, M. Phillip's Gallery, Gallery 309, Justus Wright Galeria, MVS Studios, Quillin Studio & Gallery, Aralia Gallery, Creative Harmony Gallery & Gifts, Julie Ford Oliver Gallery & Art Studio, Main Street Bistro and West End Art Depot Gallery. Maps are available at participating galleries or mphillipsgallery.com.
Main Street Gallery/The Big Picture, 311 N. Main St. will feature an exhibit of works by members of the DoÑa Ana Camera Club.
The Main Street Bistro, 139 N. Main St., will feature works by Wayne Carl Huber, Joy Calvert, Barbara Dean, Eleanor DeRycke, Penny Duncklee, Johnnie Gibanski, Kathy Marques, Beverley Pirtle and Karla Steen Ziehl. The show will run through August during regular Bistro hours, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Artists Rodolfo Medina, Cody Jimenez and Joshua Flores will be featured in "Boondoogle" at West End Art Depot, 401 N. Mesilla St.
Because of the holiday, some regular Ramble participants will not participate and will be back for the Aug. 1 Ramble, including city of Las Cruces museums: the Branigan Cultural Center, Las Cruces Museum of Fine Art and Las Cruces Museum of Nature and Science. The Howling Coyote Coffeehouse/Open Mic regular will also skip this Ramble and come back in August. The Las Cruces Arts Association, formerly headquartered at Mountain Gallery, will move in August to the Community Enterprise Center Building, 125 N. Main St.
S. Derrickson Moore may be reached at 575-541-5450.
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