DEMING – The Deming Art Council welcomes the Deming High School art students back following a two-year absence due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. The students are typically featured in February with an art show at the Deming Art Center located at 100 S. Gold Street.
Jesse Kriegel, head of the Art Department at DHS and longtime tenured teacher, said students have been putting together some of their bests work to be featured at the show.
“The students are excited for return to the show,” Kriegel said. “It will be a little different because we are still witnessing the long reaches of COVID. Teachers only see kids two times a week, so the show may be smaller this year.”
Kriegel added, “The students appreciate the chance to show their work in a natural gallery setting. There will be no artists’ reception and the students will begin hanging their work next week.”
The show will be ready on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022 and will be on display through the month.
“It is always exciting to see what our high school students have created,” said DAC President Marilyn Goble. “There is so much talent in our schools and the Deming Art Center is pleased to bring it to the public for viewing.”
COVID-19 restrictions kept the student show away for the past two years. The Center will not host a Sunday reception, but the public is encouraged to view the art exhibit during regular business hours through the month of February.
“I think the community will enjoy a wide representation of all three of our classes,” Kriegel said. There will be sculpture work, pieces from the advanced class, digital media, and the traditional drawing and painting students.
The classes are taught at DHS by Kriegel, Lizeth Gomez, and Cynthia Gutierrez.
“The art being done on a digital platform is amazing,” Kriegel told the Headlight. “Many of the students’ work is at a professional level and they have the ability to jump into a skill set that would carry them into a career after high school.”
“This show draws a lot of attention from the community,” Goble said. “Not only from families of the students, but also from the rest of the community. They hold an interest in our young people and their art talents.”
The Center is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday. Admission is free but donations are excepted.
Face coverings are required, and social distancing is recommended during your visit.
For more information, please call 575-546-3663, visit our website at www.demingarts.org or see the Deming Art Center Facebook page.
This project is supported in part by New Mexico Arts, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, and by the National Endowment for the Arts.
Bill Armendariz can be reached at 575-546-2611 (leave a message) or [email protected]
If you go
Who: Deming High School art students
What: Deming Art Council Student Art Show
When: On exhibit through the month of February
Where: Deming Art Center, 100 S. Gold Street
Why: Deming High School students make popular return for the February show after a two-year absence due to the global COVID-19 pandemic.
Admission: Free. Donations accepted
DAC schedule: Center is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, and from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday. COVID-safe practices will be in order. Please wear a face covering and practice social distancing during your visit
Contact: For more information, call 575-546-3663 or visit: www.demingarts.org. Follow us on Facebook