February 2021 Art Exhibit
ArtForms Annual Member Show
The Doña Ana Arts Council (DAAC) will host the ArtForms Annual Member Show at the DAAC Arts & Cultural Center gallery in February 2021 as part of For the Love of Art (FLOA) month.
February is a special time for the arts in Las Cruces and is annually recognized by the City of Las Cruces to be For the Love of Art Month for the many visual and performing arts activities organized by ArtForms.. For 2021, however, ArtForms organizers have built activities around the safety of their artist members and the viewing public. The art show at DAAC will be the only in-person event this year, but virtual events like artists’ studio tours livestreams and digital galleries will take place on the ArtForms website throughout the month.
According to DAAC’s executive director, Greg Smith, “For the Love of Art Month is here again for the 23rd time, and we at the Doña Ana Arts Council are excited about the range of art that will be available for viewing at our gallery during the month of February. It seems a perfect highlight for a month that includes Valentine’s Day in the year we are celebrating as 2021 – The Year of the Artist.”
ArtForms is a collective of artists who represent a variety of visual art methods or “forms.” Their mission is to ensure that the creative community is regarded as a revenue-generating industry and to work toward the recognition of the greater Las Cruces area as an art and culture destination. Artists in the show include Lisa Carlson, Linda Choate, Karen Conley, Linda Conley, Vicki Conley, Rebecca Courtney, Thomas Gallager, Carrie Greer, Will Keener, Tomi LaPierre, Mary Lou LaCasse, Dennis Lujan, Kathy Marques, Paul Maxwell, Rosemary McKeown, Noël Sandino, Storm Sermay, Roy van der Aa, Teri Van Huss, Alice V. Ward, and Rhoda Winters.
The ArtForms exhibit is available for viewing from February 1-25, 2021 at the Doña Ana Arts & Cultural Center located at 250 W Amador during regular business hours, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Saturday, February 13 from 12 noon to 5:00 p.m. For more information, please visit the website www.daarts.org or call the Doña Ana Arts Council at 575-523-6403.