The Las Cruces Public School elementary art students’ colorful artwork is now on display at the New Mexico State Fair Expo 2019.  “Love is in the Fair” is this year’s fair theme.  Check out the fair at: https://statefair.exponm.com/.

Elementary art teachers, Emily Bennett and Cynthia Smith, traveled up to Albuquerque, New Mexico to put up the Las Cruces Public School Fair Exhibit on Tuesday, August 27th in the Fine Arts Exhibit building.

Elementary art teachers, Emily Bennett and Cynthia Smith, in Albuquerque, New Mexico for Las Cruces Public School Fair Exhibit on Tuesday, August 27th in the Fine Arts Exhibit building.

Works created in various media include watercolor and tempera paintings, fiber based and paper based collages, metal bas relief, weavings, and printmaking.

Over sixty-five students had their work represented at the fair.  A total of twenty frames contain artwork representative of the following Elementary Schools: Columbia, Highland, Fair Acres, Mesilla, Mesilla Park, Valley View, Desert Hills, Sonoma, Jornada, Booker T. Washington, Mac Arthur, Tombaugh, University Hills, Hillrise, East Picacho, Loma Heights, Hermosa Heights, Monte Vista, White Sands, and Cesar Chavez.  Space was limited, so the gallery committee chose to select students whose work was representative of all sixteen elementary Art Teachers from last school year.

Las Cruces Public Schools Elementary Art Display at NMFair Expo 2019. Submitted by: Cynthia Smith, Sunrise and Columbia Elementary Schools.

These teachers are: Mary Long, June Walton, Janey Campbell, Patricia Gamez-Torres, Alia Pinedo, Cynthia Smith, Maggie Hornung, Lisa Carlson, Hiba Mohammed, Melody Holman, Kerry O’Neill, Monica Reynolds, Robert McCarter, Amy Kennedy-Guillen, Frances Gomez, and Emily Bennett.

New Mexico State Fair officials announced the theme and logo for the 2019 New Mexico State Fair today. In keeping with the fair’s values of inclusion, acceptance, and love, this year’s theme will be “Love is in the Fair.” The message is aimed at reminding the people of New Mexico that the fair is much more than concerts and corndogs. The message of love, inclusion and community is a message of unity and intended to convey the sentiment of cherished memories with friends and family.  The Exhibit is open to the public from September 5-15th.

— Samantha Lewis, LCPS Public Relations Coordinator, 575-527-5946, slewis@lcps.net