The Doña Ana Arts Council (DAAC) announces seven new art and culture courses for the 2021 spring semester. The FEED YOUR MIND courses start the week of January 18, 2021 and include World Art, Mesoamerican Art, Great Mexican Artists, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, The Art of Japan, and Trost’s Architectural Legacy in Las Cruces and El Paso. All courses are online via Zoom. Registration is online at https://www.daarts.org/classes-workshops/ or by calling the DAAC office at (575) 523-6403.
The cost is $5 per class or free of charge for DAAC members who have joined at the Heart for Art level ($101 annually) or higher. All classes will be recorded and emailed to students after each class. The recordings give students a chance to make up missed sessions or to start the course after the initial start date. Two returning instructors from the Feed Your Mind program will teach in the spring of 2021: Kathleen Key, art history professor at University of Texas El Paso (UTEP), and Nicholas Dahle, who, along with Ms. Key, also teaches at UTEP’s OLLI Continuing Education Program.
Trost’s Architectural Legacy in Las Cruces and El Paso with Nicholas Dahle for 4 weeks on Wednesdays from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. starting on 4/14/21 and ending 5/5/21. Course description:
Henry C. Trost was chief designer to the architectural firm Trost & Trost. Between the years 1903 and 1933, he designed hundreds of buildings in El Paso, Las Cruces, and many other Southwestern cities. His eclectic mix of styles and architectural skills has left a lasting legacy in both El Paso and Las Cruces that can still be felt today. There will be a “field trip” or drive-by tour of Trost buildings in Las Cruces on 4/28/21 and in El Paso on 5/5/21. Join us as we explore the legacy of Henry C. Trost, Architect of the Southwest!
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