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New Mexico: Sense of Place Artists Reception


New Mexico: Sense of Place

Gracie Lee Community Room, Placitas Community Library
453 HWY 165, Placitas, NM 87043

March 18 – April 27, 2023

Artists Reception -- Friday, March 31, 5-6:30 pm

Library Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday,
Thursday and Saturday 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday 1 – 4pm

New Mexico, rightfully known as the Land of Enchantment, is a truly magical, complex and at times tragic place whose history, cultural influences, and geography are as diverse as its inhabitants.

For their March 18 through April 27 exhibition, the Placitas Community Library’s Art Committee challenged artists to capture the state’s essence for an exhibition in the library’s Gracie Lee Community Room. Whether the state bird (the roadrunner), state tree (pinon), state gem (turquoise), state question (red or green?), state aircraft (hot air balloon), the state tie (bolo), or the landscape itself from Taos in winter to the dune-field of White Sands National Park, the possibilities were endless.

The public is invited to experience New Mexico through participating artists’ eyes during regular library hours or during the artists’ reception, Friday, March 31.

For additional information contact Margaret Bruch at

NM quilted wall hanging by J Roderick
Pieces of NM wall sculpture by P Troutman