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Ray Drew Gallery
School of Schooley
Students of Elmer Schooley, Exhibition
Reception Thursday June 1, 5-7pm
June 1 – 29
The exhibition features 12 artists all students of Elmer Schooley, showcasing a variety of genres & styles in printmaking & painting.
“This exhibition is simply a wink and a nod to our old friend, teacher, and guru Elmer “Skinny” Schooley. It is something many of us have wanted to do for a long, long time. Sometimes, good things take a while… Elmer’s way of seeing has stuck with all of us these many years, a gift we surely will treasure forever. Every one of us in our rag tag group has driven through the mountains on many occasions, looked up at the trees or meadows, smiled and said out loud “Now there’s a Schooley painting!” How lucky we have all been to have had Elmer as our guide and compass through art and life”
– Enoch Doyle Jeter
N.M.H.U Class of 1976
MARK ADAMSON – PETER ANSELMO – KATHERINE BRIMBERRY – DAVID PEREZ ESCUDERO – ELAINE WIGGINS HOWE – ENOCH DOYLE JETER CARLOS QUINTO KEMM – LOUIS P. LUBBERING – SUSAN E. MORGAN TED SCHOOLEY – ED SCHUTZ – JERRY R. WEST
Plus works from:
ELMER SCHOOLEY – GUSSIE DU JARDIN
Elmer “Skinny” Schooley (1916 – 2007) was an American painter and printmaker. He received a BFA from the University of Colorado, and an MA at the State University of Iowa. Schooley was a Professor of Art and Head of the Department of Arts and Crafts, New Mexico Highlands University, Las Vegas, New Mexico for 30 years.
2023 Northern New Mexico Devotional Exhibition
May 4 – 26
Reception May 4, 5-7pm
Exhibition includes 10 artists working in wood painting & carving, textiles, print making & mixed media.
Santos are revered for their simplicity, rich colors and intense expression of faith. The Hispanic Catholic devotional art of New Mexico is a window to view how people lived and how traditions are still carried on. Today’s santeros and santeras have found like any ongoing tradition, preserving it means making room for innovation. It is what keeps the art moving forward for future generations. New materials and subject matter bring differing responses but these modern artisans know traditions evolve, and in turn allow them to stay alive. Women have played an important role in bringing a contemporary voice to New Mexico’s Devotional Arts introducing embroidery & textiles into the art form. Fortunately, many historical santos have survived keeping the continuity of imagery alive. New Mexico’s contemporary artists are choosing to keep the art form viable and in their work it’s not just about religion it’s about a cultural connection and passing it on to the next generation.
DISSOCIATION OF COLOR AND FORM
Monique Nevarez (BFA Exhibition)
Ceramics & Drawings
APRIL 6 – 28
Reception April 21, 5 -7 pm
Monique Nevarez: BFA Exhibition. A collection of 20 plus ceramic pieces, ranging from traditional designs to organic and sculptural forms. Work includes small pots 6” in size to large form vessels over 2’ in height. The artist works with both smooth and textural surfaces, often combining them on works with complete confidence. In conjunction with the ceramics Nevarez displays four large painted drawings taking a cue from mural & street art they are graphic and bold. Nevarez changes it up bringing earthly and pottery tones into her 2d works allowing them to coincide with the ceramics instead of overpowering or working against them.
LANDING (INTO THE SHADOWS)
RECEPTION FEBRUARY 24 5 -7 pm
Feb 20 – Mar 19
BALLEN VISITING PROFESSORSHIP
Al-Daghlise is a visual and installation artist, and the first woman in Jordan currently with a Masters in Fine Arts (MFA). She has earned multiple degrees from various prestigious universities including a Bachelor of Arts in print making from the University of Jordan and she received her MFA in sculpture from Fort Hays University in Kansas where she studied under Tobias Flores, renowned iron caster, metal artist, and professor of art and design at Fort Hays University.
Using both intense color, shadows, and projections, Al-Daghlise confronts social issues engendered by the displacement of people from homeland, separation from cultural heritage, and ideas that cross international boundaries, institutions, and cultures.
The Ray Drew Gallery exhibition consists of 8 large printed digital images, ranging in size from 3’ – 8’ all with intense color and line. The large size pulls the viewer in to Diala’s world of shadow and play. Join us for the reception & make sure to visit the Gallery regularly during the exhibition.
DECEMBER 1 -20 2022
NOVEMBER 3 -22 2022
A Season for The Dead
José Guadalupe Posada 1852 -1913 Mexico
The Calaveras, Etchings & Engravings
Posada’s work consisted of more than the calaveras, but his spirited skeletons were his main medium of expression. They are what he is most recognized for. Posada expressed the tragic destiny of man. He used the “calaveras” to mock our very existence. His skeletons portrayed the famous & heroic, the politicians & revolutionaries, and mostly the common person. Posada showed us his compassion for the woes of humanity through humor and satire. In his work he displayed the horrors of war and the injustices of humankind. Posada reminds us that no matter our wealth, power, or social status, all paths lead to the grave.
A collection of 28 works from the Dr. Robert Bell Fine Art Collection. Featuring everyday themes from workers to musicians, cooking to dancing, & politics to revolution. These intimate works range in size from 3 x 3” to 7 x 9”. Originally featured in illustrations for play bills, almanacs, card games, commercial advertisements, religious publications and newspapers.
Creative Quest from an Empty Nest
March 7 – April 18, 2022
Interpretations of Nature
Flora-Fauna and Somewhere In Between
2021 National Day of the Cowboy
Facundo Valdez School of Social Work Student Art Show
2021 Northern New Mexico Devotional Art Exhibition
“Masks and Artifacts from the Congo” features ceremonial masks from the Republic of Congo, as well as masks created by Robertson High School students and inspired by these original artifacts.
Artist Reception Wednesday, May 30 from 4-6 PM
October 12 – November 21, 2017
Thursday, October 12, 5 – 7 p.m.
with performance and lecture at 6 p.m.
An interactive exhibition that examines concepts of health and medicine among contemporary American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawai’ians and features interviews with more than one hundred tribal leaders, healers, physicians, educators, and others.
The U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) developed and produced Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness. The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office, in partnership with NLM, tours the exhibition to America’s libraries.
New Mexico Highlands University Libraries
Ray Drew Gallery
The Native American Center
The Peoples Center for Indigenous Knowledges
Reception 5-7 pm, Friday, May 5
Artist’s Talk ~ 6 pm.
Separation Distress by Martina E. Gallegos
Artist’s Reception ~ Friday, April 7th from 5-7 p.m.
Artist’s Talk ~ Friday, April 15th from 6 p.m.
April 3 – 21, 2017
CLOSING RECEPTION AND ARTIST’S TALK
Sunday February 19, 2-4 p.m.
DAGGER AND CATHEDRAL: Portraits and Landscapes from the Republic of Georgia”
Photography by Stuart Gelzer
The exhibition runs from January 18 – February 19, 2017.
By Paul Maurer & Nancy Culmone
Paintings & Calligraphy
November 6 to December 7, 2016
The Past Beyond the Purple Brick Road
Highlights from New Mexico Highlands University’s
History from the Thomas C. Donnelly Library Collection
September 26 to October 30, 2016
Reception – Friday, September 30, 2016 from 5-7 p.m.
Whimsical Expressions in Wood by Terry Mossman
August 15 to September 18, 2016
Artist’s Reception, Friday, August 19, 2016
Paintings from Highland University’s Dr. Robert Bell and Dr. Stirling Puck Fine Art Collection June 6 – July 25
Harley Godinez, April 9 – 18, 2016
Artist’s Reception ~ Friday, April 15th from 4-6 p.m.
Alexis Hustito, April 21 – April 30, 2016
Artist’s Reception ~ Friday, April 29th from 4-6 p.m.
Patricia Ortega, May 3 – May 13, 2016
Artist’s Reception ~ Friday, May 6 from 5-7 p.m.
2016 Northern New Mexico Devotional Art
February 26-March 30, 2016
Artist’s reception ~ Friday, February 26th from 4-6 pm
Modern European Prints
Works by Marcel Gromaire, Alberto Giacometti, Marc Chagall & Joan Miro
January 12 – February 13, 2016