Creative Energy Summer Student Art Show

July & August, 2022

The Doña Ana Arts Council is very pleased to present the “Creative Energy Summer Student Art Show,” an exhibit featuring art created by the youth of Las Cruces. The exhibited art is the result of an open call to local student artists and the Council’s popular Career Art Paths (CAP) program, a summer visual arts camp for middle-school students.

During the two-week immersive CAP program, held this year at Alma d’arte Charter High School, students explored their creativity through hands-on activities including painting, drawing, ceramics, jewelry-making, and sculpture. The dedicated teachers this year were Lisa Carlson, Tauna Cole-Dorn, Karen Conley, Eva Gabriella, Julian Hunting, Hiba Mohammed, Vicki Morrow, Saba, and Svea Peterson.

“The Creative Energy exhibit is an inspiring opportunity to see what our talented young people are doing with their artistic imaginations,” said Greg Smith, the Arts Council’s

Executive Director. “We look forward to members of our community coming in to see in person the impressive and vibrant art in this first show in our new location.”

This year marks thirty-three years of the Career Art Paths program, founded and supported by Marian and Jordon Wolle, who believed that middle school is the time for youth who are interested in the arts to realize their creative potential. Diego Medina, a graduate of the program, credits it with being an important part of what launched his own career as an artist.

The exhibit is on view now through August 30, and the new gallery, at 250B West Amador Avenue, is open Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., in addition to the First Friday Art Ramble on August 5, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., and the Second Saturday Artists’ Reception on August 13, from noon to 5:00 p.m..

The Doña Ana Arts Council is located at 250 W. Amador, Suite B, Las Cruces, NM. For

information, please visit or call the Council at 575-523-6403.


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