Are You with Me? by contemporary Chicana artist Sonya Fe opens May 7 and continues through July 24.
Fe’s exhibit is a biographical depiction of her own life and of those who are often overlooked. Fe’s work reflects social and cultural issues with themes centering around women and children.
Her use of bold brush strokes and vibrant colors creates beautiful dynamic paintings, visual stories of women’s place in society and childhood innocence in a rough world. Fe encourages the viewer to question, comment, and act.
“I want the viewer to stand with me while looking at the work," Fe said. "I want them to feel, see, and understand what I am saying - to not be left behind. Are you with me?”
Please note that due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Las Cruces museums have instituted new procedures to visit our facilities to ensure the health and safety of our staff and guests. Visitation is currently permitted by reservation only. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 575/522-3120 to reserve a time to visit.
Guests with COVID-19 symptoms or who are sick will not be permitted to enter. Guests are required to follow health guidelines by wearing a face mask over their nose and mouth, maintaining a distance of at least six feet from others at all times, and refraining from touching museum objects.
The museum, 491 N. Main St., is accessible via RoadRUNNER Transit bus Route 1, Stop 36. For information, visit the website at museums.las-cruces.org or call 575/541-2137.
The Las Cruces museums continue to offer exhibit information and virtual programming online through social media at Facebook.com/LCMuseums, Instagram.com/LCMuseums, and the Las Cruces Museum System website https://www.las-cruces.org/1523/Museums.