“Java What?” student art exhibition opens at NMSU with art, music, poetry

Love is brewing at New Mexico State University’s upcoming student art exhibition. “Java What?” will open with a public reception at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 4 in the lobby of the NMSU Music Center at 1075 Horseshoe on the NMSU campus. The reception will have 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.

Painted gold on a black background
Fahimeh Foudazi’s “Wholeness” is one of the pieces being shown at the upcoming “Java What?” exhibition starting at 6:30 p.m. on April 4 in the lobby of NMSU’s Music Center.
The words “The pencil is mightier than the pixel” on red background
Nicholas Ostella’s piece, “The Pencil is Mightier than the Pixel,” will be shown at the art department’s upcoming exhibition “Java What?” as part of the event “Java Love” presented by the art, english and music departments at NMSU.

The “Java What?” exhibition is the visual arts component of “Java Love,” a pop-up event presented collaboratively by the departments of music, English and art in the College of Arts and Sciences.

“The ‘Java What?’ juried exhibition features works by graduate and undergraduate NMSU art students,” said interim University Art Gallery director Michelle Lanteri, who selected the artworks. “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.”

The exhibition features work by Jenny Abeyta, Fahimeh Foudazi, Olivia Lemmons, Rubi Madrid, Raquel Madrigal, Nicholas Ostella, Melissa Michelle Perez, and Mariah Shelby.

Music department head Lon Chaffin coordinated the “Java Love” project. The “Java What?” exhibition is the first event of the evening. The art will be on display in the lobby of the Music Center through April 11 and is open to the public. Learn more about visitor parking on campus at https://park.nmsu.edu/visitor/.

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