Rio Grande Theatre

  Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra meets with Co-Director of Sol y Arena, and Associate Dance Professor at New Mexico State University, Frank “Paco” Gilpin.

Dichos - Sayings or Mexican Idioms

Apr 14, 2016

  Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra meets with Theater Artist and Community Arts Advocate, Irene Oliver-Lewis. Fourteen years ago, in honor of her parents, Cecilia Fitch-Oliver and Fred Frietze Oliver, she wrote and performed a one-woman play called “Cecilia-isms—Dichos de Mi Madre” (sayings of my Mother). Her recent retirement as Artistic Producer and Founder of the Court Youth Center and Alma D’Arte Charter School has allowed her to revisit and update her play.

6th Annual Las Cruces Arts Fair

Mar 10, 2016

Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra meets with Las Cruces Arts Fair Chairperson and Board member of the Doña Ana Arts Council, Marcia Starich, and Gourd Artist and Las Cruces Arts Fair participant, Kathe Stark.

For over 4,000 years indigenous artists of the Americas have used a hard-shell squash or gourd as an art medium. Although many cultures still use gourds for utilitarian purposes, the ancient tradition has evolved from creating eating utensils and intricate ornaments to collectable fine art.

  February 12, 2016 – Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra meets with President of the Friends of the Taylor Family Monument, Cynthia Garrett; and Las Cruces Spanish Market Entertainment Chair, Erlinda Portillo.

Old-Fashioned Storytelling

Jun 26, 2015

 June 26, 2015 – Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES a la comunidad, bridges to the community, Emily Guerra meets with Storytellers of Las Cruces members: Douglas Jackson, Loni Todoroki and Grits Wrangler to talk to us about one of the oldest forms of communication, storytelling.

  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.

The Pulse of Las Cruces

Dec 26, 2014

  December 27, 2014 – Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, Emily Guerra bridges the community with Las Cruces Sun-News Pulse/Features Editor, Lorena Sanchez. A graduate of New Mexico State University, she has been the Pulse Editor for over a year and prior to that worked as the health writer for the Las Cruces Bulletin. She will tell us about a main attraction for New Year’s Eve in Las Cruces, Project Main Street’s Chile Drop, free to the public.

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.