Java What? student art exhibition at the NMSU Music Center

Mar 26, 2017

Nicholas Ostella, The Pencil is Mightier than the Pixel, 2016, archival print on matte board

Las Cruces, NM--Java What?, a student art exhibition, will open to the public on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 6:30 pm in the lobby of the Music Center building at New Mexico State University (NMSU). The visual art show, a competition juried by interim gallery director Michelle Lanteri, features works by eight Department of Art students, at both undergraduate and graduate levels in their academic careers. The art show will be on display from April 4 through April 11, 2017. Members of the Borderland community are invited to both the opening reception and to view the exhibition. Free admission is offered for these events.

The Java What? exhibition was designed as the visual arts component of “Java Love,” a free pop-up event presented by the NMSU Departments of Music, English, and Art and coordinated by Dr. Lon Chaffin, a Department of Music faculty member. Java Love, Chaffin’s brainchild, starts with the Java What? exhibition reception from 6:30 to 7:30 pm, with free coffee and treats in the Music Center lobby-turned-café, followed by musical performances and live poetry beginning at 7:30 pm in the Atkinson Recital Hall.

The Java What? exhibition features artworks by Jenny Abeyta, Fahimeh Foudazi, Olivia Lemmons, Rubi Madrid, Raquel Madrigal, Nicholas Ostella, Melissa Michelle Perez, and Mariah Shelby. Art and design of any media and style were welcomed for this show, yielding a wide range of content from the abstract, to the sincere, to the satirical.

Information from NMSU


The NMSU Music Center is located at 1075 N. Horseshoe in Las Cruces, south of University at the corner of Espina and Horseshoe. Java What? and “Java Love” are open to the public with free admission.