DESERT TRIANGLE PRINT CARPETA/
IMPRESS 2 EXPRESS
We predicted a Print Quake to hit Las Cruces -- and it did during the November 2019 Art Ramble -- with three print venues opening on November 1st, including a double header at the Las Cruces Museum of Art, and live printing on the streets of Las Cruces!
We were especially excited to see the Las Cruces printmakers surface in this exhibition at the Las Cruces Museum of Art, in the "Impress 2 Express" wing, as they too are working inside the Desert Triangle region, but are almost unknown to their counterparts in Albuquerque, and certainly to those in Tucson.
- Gallery at the Las Cruces Museum of Art
- Impress 2 Express prints
- Printing on the Streets of Las Cruces
- Vintage Mercado venue
- Desert Peak Architects venue
- Preparing for Print Demos
- Warming up for Las Cruces
- Print Quake Predicted in Las Cruces
Banner image by Rudy Flores
Check out the views of the Desert Triangle and Impress 2 Express in the Las Cruces Museum of Art.
There were 18 different printmakers exhibiting in the Impress 2 Express wing, mostly from Las Cruces.
Main Street Vintage Mercado coffee house showed more of our prints, many of which were bought at the Southwest Print Fiesta in Silver City, just a couple of weeks before.
and Diana Molina too (not shown)
Before the Las Cruces Art Ramble started,
on the first Friday of November,
we visited Rick Rotante
of Raven Studios downtown
Later Charles Townley (center) and David Sorensen (right)
acquired a few of our prints
It was DAY OF THE DEAD in EL PASO...
EL PASO MUSEUM OF ART
as part of the "60 Years of Collecting" exhibition
The events continued through the weekend, culminating with the "Desfile de Alebrijes," or Parade of Alebrijes, on November 2nd, 2019. The large floats were made in Mexico, by Colectivo La Ultima Hora, which also did the floats for the MEXICO CITY OPENING OF THE JAMES BOND MOVIE -- SPECTRE.
As the great Mexican artist Francisco Toldeo recently died in September, he was prominently featured in many Day of the Dead altars.
made by Francisco Delgado and his children
Altar for Francisco Toledo,
at the South Broadway Cultural Center
in Albuquerque, New Mexico
In August we had given a presentation in Oaxaca for another print project -- the Ambos Lados International Print Exchange -- at the IAGO, which was founded and directed by Francisco Toledo.
It was a big weekend,
celebrated with good mezcal from Oaxaca