Dona Ana Arts Council

Leora Zeitlin

The challenge for anyone producing opera in the 21st century is “to make the music jump off the page and into the hearts and ears of our listeners,” says John Carlo Pierce, director of the Dona Ana Lyric Opera. Pierce hopes to do just that this weekend when DALO and the Dona Ana Arts Council present two contemporary one-act operas that are perfectly themed for Halloween and Dia de los Muertos: “The Cask of Amontillado,” by Daniel Pinkham based on the Edgar Allen Poe’s story of revenge, and “The Verloren Opera,” by NMSU Music Department Chair Lon W. Chaffin, about a haunted opera house.

  June 12, 2015 – Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, bridges to the community, Emily Guerra meets with Doña Ana Arts Council Executive Director, Kathleen Albers, and Casa de Peregrinos Executive Director, Lorenzo Alba, to talk about a unique collaboration between the two different organizations; the arts education programs and an emergency food program.

For the Love of Art

Jan 31, 2014

January 31, 2014 – Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, Emily Guerra bridges the community with Executive Director of the Dona Ana Arts Council, Kathleen Albers, to talk about “For the Love Art”month in Las Cruces. Her passion for the arts is visible in all of the artistic activities in which she becomes involved.

Discovering Latino Artists In Our Community

Sep 12, 2013

  September 13, 2013 – Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, Emily Guerra bridges the community with Artistic Producer and Founder of the Court Youth Center and Alma D’Arte Charter High School, Irene Oliver-Lewis, with the 2nd part of a two-part interview about Latino Art. In one year Oliver will be retiring, but she will not stop working. She says her focus will be on discovering hidden or untapped Latino artistic talents in our community and how the arts affect the community; how important they are for economic development; and how important they are for a creative economy.