Nopalitos Galeria Presents:
Origins – “A New Start” Arnold Puentes and John Dick-Peddie
December 7th – December 30th 2018
“The art is homage not only to the fertile valleys and various locales of Dona Ana County and Las Cruces, but also to the fertile beginnings of indigenous/cultural myths, stories, and images.”
Co-hosts: Susan Austin and Iris Puentes
Facilitator: David Chavez
Date: December 7th 2018
Time: 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.
Date: December 8th 2018
Time: 4 p.m. until 8 p.m.
Origins – “A New Start”
Are the origins of self, family, place, culture, in the mind, in the heart, in a southern (New) Mexico town, or in the cosmos? Recognizing our origins allows us to reconnect with what once was, and now what it has become. Originally, cultural events revolved around traditions, or passages, or perhaps even rituals. Time has pushed much of our understanding of origins back to a point where we no longer recognize, or remember these beginnings. We have often forgotten the origination of our fondest relationships, our love of our town, and our love of our culture.
“Origins” looks at the ancestral genesis and our hometown, valley, and (New) Mexican/Las Cruces culture. Friends since grade school, an origin of its own, the artists will exhibit a combination of local landscapes, and cultural originations. The art is homage not only to the fertile valleys and various locales of Dona Ana County and Las Cruces, but also to the fertile beginnings of indigenous/cultural myths, stories, and images. The exhibit is meant to resurrect and revive hearts and minds of the viewing community both young and old. By reconnecting to the “Origins” of our beloved home and culture, the art may give rise to a new awareness of our existence and our home. It is a fresh start to old concepts of time and place and will provide an experience to be seen, realized, known, and to understand that what was, still is – a place of origin.