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New Mexico School for the Arts
(April 14, 2016) Santa Fe, NM –The New Mexico School for the Arts Visual Arts senior students will be presenting their artwork in an exhibition titled “Unlucky,” April 29 through May 15 at the Lannan Foundation in Santa Fe (309 Read Street, near the Railyard). An opening reception with refreshments and music performed by the NMSA Jazz Ensemble will be held Friday, April 29, from 5-7pm, with student artwork available for purchase throughout the exhibition. A catalogue of the students’ work with accompanying artist statements has been designed by Senior Magdalena Nero, and will also be available for sale through the run of the show. Hours for the exhibition through May 15 will be Saturdays and Sundays, from 12pm to 5pm, or by appointment.
Called “Unlucky” because thirteen students total will be presenting their work, the exhibition will feature a variety of artistic creations, including sculpture, photography, painting, portraiture, mixed media, and collage. Visual Arts seniors are thrilled to present this culmination of what they’ve learned about various types of artwork throughout their four years at NMSA, as well as how they’ve honed their skills. Faculty member Sarah Spengler commented, “Over the past four years, I have watched this group of students question, internalize, and finally embrace the fundamental principles of design.”
 The exhibition will feature the work of Asa Benson-Core, Samual Ellvinger, Cole Joyce, Kiana Lamberton, MJ Lee, Paloma Mankus, Claire Motsinger, Ty Mott, Magdalena Nero, Ana Gabriela Perea, Lauren Sarkissian, Taylor Scism, and Kayleigh Warren. Two seniors will be available to talk about their artwork to the public every Saturday and Sunday at the Lannan Foundation from 12pm to 5pm, or by appointment, through the exhibition’s run.
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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.