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New Mexico School for the Arts

(March 2, 2016) Santa Fe, NM – New Mexico School for the Arts will present “Delightful Decay,” an innovative visual arts exhibition featuring drawings and sculptures from NMSA’s 9th grade visual arts class, at Warehouse 21 from March 24 through April 1. The school will hold an opening reception for the exhibition on March 24 at Warehouse 21, from 5-7 pm.

Working alongside Guest Artist Chris Collins and drawing and sculpture faculty at NMSA, the 9th grade visual artists at the New Mexico School for the Arts have developed sculptures and drawings in response to treasures found and observed at Hansen’s Lumber Yard and historic mill. Collins’ sculpture often modifies or evolves from found objects and spent technology. Together, the freshmen visual artists explored found material and processed lumber at Hansen by walking, drawing, and scavenging. The exhibition at Warehouse 21 reflects on the accumulation, history, beauty, and decay of manufactured objects.

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NMSA provides access to a rigorous mastery arts and academic high school education for youth with passion and aptitude in the arts, leading to post-secondary learning, careers in the arts, and lives that contribute to society.

NMSA is a public/private partnership comprised of the NMSA-Art Institute, a nonprofit art educational institution, and NMSA High School. NMSA’s purpose is to provide the highest standards of excellence in preparing New Mexico’s artistically talented students to compete in the national arena for post-secondary education and/or professional careers in the arts. NMSA offers pre-professional instruction in the performing and visual arts and rigorous academics leading to a high school diploma. NMSA is located in the former St. Francis Cathedral School, 275 East Alameda in Santa Fe. For more information, visit: www.NMSchoolForTheArts.org.