Art Stop Public Art Exhibit
Title: "Never Stop Growing (Nunca Pares De Crecer)"
Artist: Daniel Alejandro Carranza
Bus Shelter Location: Corner of Walnut St. and Lohman Ave.
Medium: Adobe Illustrator
Artist Statement: For this particular I piece I started with sketching/design and I came up with my current piece for submission that showcases art's role in someone's life and in a community. Art has the capacity to not only be a career path like it was for me, but to grow as an individual and through this growth, the whole community is enriched. My hope is that seeing these designs and art pieces inspires local Las Cruces citizens to pick up pencils, cameras, or whatever and make art, no matter their background.
Title: "La Calavera"
Artist: Beatrice Chavez
Bus Shelter Location: Lohman Ave. (near Mountainview Hospital)
Medium: Digital Art
Artist Statement: I am an artist residing in Anthony, New Mexico. My main two mediums are painting in acrylic and digital art. I created the piece "La Calavera" last year to celebrate Dia de los Muertos in my own way as a Chicana artist.
Artist: Brigitte Kearns
Bus Shelter Location: University Ave. and Jordan Rd. (Across from bookstore)
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Artist Statement: The inspiration behind the piece was about exploring shadow in acrylic. This stylized portrait gives the impression of being abstract with its vivid dark blue curvaceous forms that at times intermingle with the swaths of yellow. The colorful curves of the face are contrasted with the harshness of the black and white lines that make up the hair and left earring. This piece was created as a way to celebrate vibrancy, shape, line, and color.
Title: "Crossing Boundaries Wolf"
Artist: Virginia Maria Romero
Bus Shelter Location: Water St. and Griggs Ave. (by former EPEC parking lot)
Medium: Digital file
Artist Statement: Without specific intent my work begins... a subconscious evolution to render form. The effort at once seamless and fluid, a commingling of pigment, touch, and spirit, moves towards shape and purpose. The now recognizable images translate as symbols of new life steeped in mystery from which they were born. In their eyes is a voice that speaks of secrets. If you look and listen closely you will hear them too. ~Virginia Maria Romero
Title: "The Locals"
Artist: Chanel Scott
Bus Shelter Location: Del Rey Blvd. and Mars Ave. (near VA clinic)
Medium: Digital Art - Photoshop
Artist Statement: Animal artist with a love for wildlife, especially birds. I love to use the power of art to promote the interest of wildlife in people. If I can ignite that passion in just one person with my art, I would be forever happy.
Title: "Desert Song"
Artist: Cate Thomassen
Bus Shelter Location: Valley Dr. and Hadley Ave. (near Save Mart grocery)
Medium: Glass mosaic on hand built substrate
Artist Statement: Inspiration for my mosaics is drawn from the unrefined beauty of the natural environment. I am captivated by its complexity of form, texture, colour, light, and the impression it gives of perfect simplicity.