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Upcoming events

    • 2019-01-04
    • 5:00 PM
    • 2019-01-29
    • 8:30 PM
    • Conference Room

      

    Cruces Creatives Presents

    January First Friday Art Ramble Featuring:

    She Likes Pink Things by RV Madrigal

    With live performances by Lizard King, Henry Hartig, Hannah Antholzner and Gonzalo Charles.

    &

    Rio Sangre Art Collective Pop-up shop

    Join us Friday January 4th from 5pm-8:30pm for an evening of poetry, live music, and sculptures by local artist and NMSU student RV Madrigal.  The Rio Sangre Art Collective will have a pop-up shop featuring various local artists with paintings, drawings, prints and apparel.


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    She Likes Pink Things is an abstract art exhibition that explores the phases of experience and aesthetics in a queer woman's journey. The artist exemplifies the dichotomy of pleasure that comes from self-exploration that is inevitably coupled with pain. Her paintings and sculptures consist of hair from wigs and extensions, cotton from old pillows, and vernacular accumulated materials. In this shows, you will see the raw, unfiltered and funny phases of the woman who likes pink things.

    RV Madrigal is an artist currently in her last year of getting a Bachelor's in Fine Arts. Primarily, she practices soft sculpture and installation but also works with the mediums drawing, painting, mold making, photography, and jewelry. Her art conceptually addresses topics of family, identity, tradition, and queerness. Her work dealing with these tops has been shown in local art galleries, the Las Cruces Museum of Art and the University Art Gallery.

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    Rio Sangre Print Collective is a group of artists and illustrators from Las Cruces/El Paso who specialize in graphic Tee-shirts and art prints.



    • 2019-01-10
    • 5:00 PM
    • 2019-01-29
    • 8:30 PM
    • Conference Room

      Cruces Creatives Presents

    January First Friday Art Ramble Featuring:

    Rio Sangre Art Collective Pop-up shop

    Jan 4 - Jan 29

    Rio Sangre Print Collective is a group of artists and illustrators from Las Cruces/El Paso who specialize in graphic Tee-shirts and art prints.

    Join us Friday January 4th from 5pm-8:30pm for an evening of poetry, live music, and sculptures by local artist and NMSU student RV Madrigal.  The Rio Sangre Art Collective will have a pop-up shop featuring various local artists with paintings, drawings, prints and apparel.

    Content is mature and for 18+ audiences.




    • 2019-01-17
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Register

    Hub Community Bike Shop

    Led by Velo Cruces

     .   


    Learn from volunteer mechanics by getting hands-on experience repairing bikes.

    Children welcome with adult supervision.


    Free weekly event, come in any time between 9am and 12pm on Thursdays or 9am and 1pm on Saturdays.


    Used adult and child bikes are available for sale to support the kids bike giveaway, Hub Community Bike Shop, and local bike programming.

    Velo Cruces is a 501c3 organization.


    • 2019-01-18
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Register

    Calling all Fiber-artists

    Bring your current work-in-progress or unfinished object and join us in the Textile Lab every Friday for an open work session. The lab tools and equipment will be available or participants can bring their own. Socialize with like-minded members and advance your own work. All fiberarts welcome from applique to weaving and beyond.

    • 2019-01-19
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Main Room
    Register




    Salvage Day! Disassemble a Copier

    In a free event for all ages, we will:

    • Take apart a copier and identify parts
    • Explore how the parts work
    • Make new things from the motors, lights, switches, solenoids, wire harnesses--from art/jewelry to robotics, copier parts are cool and useful!

    RSVP helpful, but not required


    About the Facilitator

    Jon Simmons is the Cruces Creatives shop manager and founder of The Copier Guy, which repairs electronics and provides technical support in southern New Mexico. 

    • 2019-01-19
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    Register

    Hub Community Bike Shop

    Led by Velo Cruces

     .   


    Learn from volunteer mechanics by getting hands-on experience repairing bikes.

    Children welcome with adult supervision.


    Free weekly event, come in any time between 9am and 1pm on Saturdays or 9am and 12pm on Thursdays.


    Used adult and child bikes are available for sale to support the kids bike giveaway, Hub Community Bike Shop, and local bike programming.

    Velo Cruces is a 501c3 organization.


    • 2019-01-19
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • 5
    Register

    Intro to Bikes and Bike Tools


    Learn the basic parts of a bike and some of the common tools used to fix them. 


    Velo Cruces, a Cruces Creatives partner that runs the Community Bike Shop, hosts this teaching session for free for the community. 


    • 2019-01-19
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 5
    Register

    Cruces Creatives is looking for monitors!




    Monitors help members and guests, help keep the shop safe, and help maintain the shop.

    (And in case you didn't know - Cruces Creatives is currently run entirely by volunteers!)


    Front Monitors work in the front half of the building which includes the main area, the textile room, the audio/visual room, the multipurpose room, and the conference room.
    • 2019-01-23
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 2
    Register

    Basic Wood Shop Safety Training (pre-HVAC)


    This is the basic required safety course for using the Wood Shop as it is before the new HVAC system. After completing this course you will be able to use the small table saw, the sliding compound miter saw, the battery powered hand drills and circular saw, the jigsaw, powered sander, and scroll saw.

    Instructor: David Clark

    - To register for this class you must be a current member of Cruces Creatives. - 

    • 2019-01-24
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Register

    Hub Community Bike Shop

    Led by Velo Cruces

     .   


    Learn from volunteer mechanics by getting hands-on experience repairing bikes.

    Children welcome with adult supervision.


    Free weekly event, come in any time between 9am and 12pm on Thursdays or 9am and 1pm on Saturdays.


    Used adult and child bikes are available for sale to support the kids bike giveaway, Hub Community Bike Shop, and local bike programming.

    Velo Cruces is a 501c3 organization.


    • 2019-01-25
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Register

    Calling all Fiber-artists

    Bring your current work-in-progress or unfinished object and join us in the Textile Lab every Friday for an open work session. The lab tools and equipment will be available or participants can bring their own. Socialize with like-minded members and advance your own work. All fiberarts welcome from applique to weaving and beyond.

    • 2019-01-26
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    Register

    Hub Community Bike Shop

    Led by Velo Cruces

     .   


    Learn from volunteer mechanics by getting hands-on experience repairing bikes.

    Children welcome with adult supervision.


    Free weekly event, come in any time between 9am and 1pm on Saturdays or 9am and 12pm on Thursdays.


    Used adult and child bikes are available for sale to support the kids bike giveaway, Hub Community Bike Shop, and local bike programming.

    Velo Cruces is a 501c3 organization.


    • 2019-01-26
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Textile Room
    Register


    The Charitable Crafting Project makes textiles for good causes: children's clothing to replenish the supplies at Gospel Rescue Mission; blankets, clothing, and holiday bags for Casa de Peregrinos; and other charitable projects proposed by participants.

    In a collaborative effort, participants work hands-on, going through the entire process of textile creation. Participants with higher levels of skills in a particular area can guide those with lower skill levels, and we'll make as many garments as we have the time, materials, and labor to make. 

    This is a free program using donated materials. If you’d like to be involved, you can

    • Help make projects by sewing or assisting during the charitable crafting sessions
    • Donate fabric or other sewing supplies by dropping them off at Cruces Creatives during business hours. The project can use yarn, fabric pieces of ½ a yard or longer, inner facings and linings, and other sewing supplies and notions.

    More information about the program is below.

    Pre-requisites: 

    • Safety training for the Cruces Creatives textile room (provided free at the beginning of each Charitable Crafting session)
    • Previous sewing experience is helpful, but not required. If you don't sew, you can come to pin and cut, iron, and make information labels. If you can't stay to create, donate!

    What to bring:
    Multiple sewing machines and many supplies are available, so all you need to bring is yourself. More supplies and equipment would be welcome, though, so if you’re able, please bring sewing supplies like scissors, pins, and the like; sewing notions like buttons, elastic, zippers, lace and trim, and thread; and—if you’d like to use a familiar machine—your sewing machine.

    Ages: 
    18 and older, or 14-17 with a parent or guardian present

    About the facilitator:
    Dina Honeycutt has been sewing and practicing other textile crafts for about 45 years, making clothing and toys for friends, family, and charitable projects. She especially enjoys cooperative work for its opportunities to share knowledge and skills. 


    • 2019-01-26
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • 4
    Register

    Intro to Bikes and Bike Tools


    Learn the basic parts of a bike and some of the common tools used to fix them. 


    Velo Cruces, a Cruces Creatives partner that runs the Community Bike Shop, hosts this teaching session for free for the community. 


    • 2019-01-26
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    Register

    Monitor Training - Desk System

    For volunteer monitors, this training goes into the depths of our desk system.

    • Checking-in and accessibility
    • Entering contacts
    • Updating contact information
    • Entering a new membership
    • Renewing membership
    • Registering for events
    • Checking-in event attendees
    • Taking payments
    • Taking donations
    • Gift memberships and day passes



    • 2019-01-30
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 2
    Register

    Basic Wood Shop Safety Training (pre-HVAC)


    This is the basic required safety course for using the Wood Shop as it is before the new HVAC system. After completing this course you will be able to use the small table saw, the sliding compound miter saw, the battery powered hand drills and circular saw, the jigsaw, powered sander, and scroll saw.

    Instructor: David Clark

    - To register for this class you must be a current member of Cruces Creatives. - 

    • 2019-01-31
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Register

    Hub Community Bike Shop

    Led by Velo Cruces

     .   


    Learn from volunteer mechanics by getting hands-on experience repairing bikes.

    Children welcome with adult supervision.


    Free weekly event, come in any time between 9am and 12pm on Thursdays or 9am and 1pm on Saturdays.


    Used adult and child bikes are available for sale to support the kids bike giveaway, Hub Community Bike Shop, and local bike programming.

    Velo Cruces is a 501c3 organization.


    • 2019-02-01
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Register

    Calling all Fiber-artists

    Bring your current work-in-progress or unfinished object and join us in the Textile Lab every Friday for an open work session. The lab tools and equipment will be available or participants can bring their own. Socialize with like-minded members and advance your own work. All fiberarts welcome from applique to weaving and beyond.

    • 2019-02-01
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Multipurpose Room
    Register


    Come share your creativity and hear the great original material developed in Las Cruces! Songwriters, poets, storytellers, comics, and more welcome—plus listeners, of course! Signup at 6:30 p.m., start time at 6:45 p.m.

    Cost: Free, with donations welcome

    [Parental alert: some performers may use adult language]

    BYOB


    • 2019-02-02
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    Register

    Hub Community Bike Shop

    Led by Velo Cruces

     .   


    Learn from volunteer mechanics by getting hands-on experience repairing bikes.

    Children welcome with adult supervision.


    Free weekly event, come in any time between 9am and 1pm on Saturdays or 9am and 12pm on Thursdays.


    Used adult and child bikes are available for sale to support the kids bike giveaway, Hub Community Bike Shop, and local bike programming.

    Velo Cruces is a 501c3 organization.


    • 2019-02-02
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • 5
    Register

    Intro to Bikes and Bike Tools


    Learn the basic parts of a bike and some of the common tools used to fix them. 


    Velo Cruces, a Cruces Creatives partner that runs the Community Bike Shop, hosts this teaching session for free for the community. 


    • 2019-02-02
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 4
    Register

    Basic Textile Lab Safety Training


    This is the basic required safety course for using the Textile Lab. After completing this course you will be able to use the basic level Singer sewing machines, cutting tools, and pressing tools.

    Instructor: Sara Jones, Textile Lab Coordinator

    - To register for this class you must be a current member of Cruces Creatives. - 

    • 2019-02-02
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • 4
    Register
    Advanced Textile Lab Safety Training

    This is the advanced safety course for using the Textile Lab. We will discuss safe use of the Sergers, the industrial sewing machine, and the shoe patch.

    Instructor: Sara Jones, Textile Lab Coordinator

    - To register for this class you must be a current member of Cruces Creatives, and should have already gone through the Intro Textile Lab Safety Training. - 

    • 2019-02-06
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 2
    Register

    Basic Wood Shop Safety Training (pre-HVAC)


    This is the basic required safety course for using the Wood Shop as it is before the new HVAC system. After completing this course you will be able to use the small table saw, the sliding compound miter saw, the battery powered hand drills and circular saw, the jigsaw, powered sander, and scroll saw.

    Instructor: David Clark

    - To register for this class you must be a current member of Cruces Creatives. - 

    • 2019-02-06
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Classroom & Conference Room
    Register


    The Crossroads Songcrafting Collaborative is a group where songwriters can support each other through the entire process of creating songs. The basic format is a mini-lesson (a 15- to 20-minute overview of an idea or technique) followed by song sharing and feedback. Mini-lessons are taught by members of the Crossroads Songcrafting Collaborative, and the mini-lessons can cover any aspect of crafting a song: songwriting guidelines, arrangement options, performance techniques, musicianship, recording and mastering techniques, and more. After the mini-lesson, participants who want to can share a song that’s in progress and get feedback from the group.

    More Information

    What to bring: Yourself and, if you’re sharing a song, at least six printed copies of your lyrics. If you play an instrument, bring that, too. An electronic keyboard is available for pianists.

    Cost: Free, with donations welcomed (all donations support Cruces Creatives, a non-profit charity)

    About the facilitator: Pat DeSimio is an award-winning Las Cruces songwriter who specializes in traditional-sounding folk music. His songs have been covered by folk musicians and religious groups around the country.


    • 2019-02-07
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Register

    Hub Community Bike Shop

    Led by Velo Cruces

     .   


    Learn from volunteer mechanics by getting hands-on experience repairing bikes.

    Children welcome with adult supervision.


    Free weekly event, come in any time between 9am and 12pm on Thursdays or 9am and 1pm on Saturdays.


    Used adult and child bikes are available for sale to support the kids bike giveaway, Hub Community Bike Shop, and local bike programming.

    Velo Cruces is a 501c3 organization.


    • 2019-02-07
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Classroom & Conference Room
    Register

    Learn the basic skills necessary to develop and market products for commercial success, keeping in mind that businesses of all types must work in a competitive environment.  Learn from the success and failures from someone who has over 40 years of experience in both the fine arts and giftware industries.

    Enjoy a lively non-academic presentation with actual products on display that have sold in art galleries and gift shops ranging in price from $5.00 to $12,000.00.

    Location: Classroom & Conference Room

    Date: February 7, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

    Cost: Free

    Ages: 18 and older

    What to Bring: A pencil or pen and a pad for taking notes

    About the Instructor, Bruce Stanford

    With a Master’s Degree in Economics from the University of California, Riverside, I have ten years of college level teaching experience the last seven years of which was teaching at the University of Hawaii. 

    While in graduate school, I developed an interest in sculpting and started my own business while teaching in 1978.  I started out making bronze sculptures for sale in high end art galleries throughout Hawaii but as the years and circumstances dictated, I changed the emphasis of my business from the fine arts to the giftware industry. Employing three people I ended up selling my products in 28 different retail stores in Hawaii, Arizona, California and New Mexico.  Except for one introductory sculpture course taken at a community college and a bronze casting course at the University of Hawaii I am primarily self-taught as an artist. 


    • 2019-02-08
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Register

    Calling all Fiber-artists

    Bring your current work-in-progress or unfinished object and join us in the Textile Lab every Friday for an open work session. The lab tools and equipment will be available or participants can bring their own. Socialize with like-minded members and advance your own work. All fiberarts welcome from applique to weaving and beyond.

    • 2019-02-09
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    Register

    Hub Community Bike Shop

    Led by Velo Cruces

     .   


    Learn from volunteer mechanics by getting hands-on experience repairing bikes.

    Children welcome with adult supervision.


    Free weekly event, come in any time between 9am and 1pm on Saturdays or 9am and 12pm on Thursdays.


    Used adult and child bikes are available for sale to support the kids bike giveaway, Hub Community Bike Shop, and local bike programming.

    Velo Cruces is a 501c3 organization.


    • 2019-02-09
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • 5
    Register

    Intro to Bikes and Bike Tools


    Learn the basic parts of a bike and some of the common tools used to fix them. 


    Velo Cruces, a Cruces Creatives partner that runs the Community Bike Shop, hosts this teaching session for free for the community. 


    • 2019-02-09
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 9
    Register

    Cruces Creatives is looking for monitors!


    Monitors help members and guests, help keep the shop safe, and help maintain the shop.

    (And in case you didn't know - Cruces Creatives is currently run entirely by volunteers!)


    Back Monitors work in the back half of the building which includes the electronics lab, the wood shop, and bicycle shop.
    • 2019-02-12
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Classroom
    • 12
    Register


    Creative Crits

    February Session - Professional Websites

    Creative Crits is a group where artists, designers, engineers, and makers can support each other through the entire process of creating. The basic format is a mini-lesson (a 15- to 20-minute overview of an idea or technique) followed by individual critiques. Mini-lessons are taught by members of the Creative Crits group, and the mini-lessons can cover any aspect of crafting: material options and techniques, design guidelines, business management, professionalism, visual philosophy, documenting, and more. After the mini-lesson, folks who want to can share work that is in either in-progress or finished to get feedback from the group.

    For the first 3 sessions, January through March, an emphasis will be placed on getting to know our group to gauge interests and needs.


    More Information

    What to bring: Yourself and, if you’re sharing a work, bring any materials you need to explain your work and concept. 

    Age: 18+

    When: Second Tuesday of each month

    Cost: Free for members, $5 for non-members

    About the facilitator: Lea Wise-Surguy is an award-winning artist who has been shown internationally and specializes in conceptual sculpture and participatory art.


    • 2019-02-13
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 2
    Register

    Basic Wood Shop Safety Training (pre-HVAC)


    This is the basic required safety course for using the Wood Shop as it is before the new HVAC system. After completing this course you will be able to use the small table saw, the sliding compound miter saw, the battery powered hand drills and circular saw, the jigsaw, powered sander, and scroll saw.

    Instructor: David Clark

    - To register for this class you must be a current member of Cruces Creatives. - 

    • 2019-02-13
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Textile Room
    Register


    The Charitable Crafting Project makes textiles for good causes: children's clothing to replenish the supplies at Gospel Rescue Mission; blankets, clothing, and holiday bags for Casa de Peregrinos; and other charitable projects proposed by participants.

    In a collaborative effort, participants work hands-on, going through the entire process of garment construction. Participants with higher levels of skills in a particular area can guide those with lower skill levels, and we'll make as many garments as we have the time, materials, and labor to make. 

    This is a free program using donated materials. If you’d like to be involved, you can

    • Help make clothing by sewing or assisting during the charitable crafting sessions
    • Donate fabric or other sewing supplies by dropping them off at Cruces Creatives during business hours. The project can use yarn, fabric pieces of ½ a yard or longer, inner facings and linings, and other sewing supplies and notions.

    More information about the program is below.

    Pre-requisites: 

    • Safety training for the Cruces Creatives textile room (provided free at the beginning of each Charitable Crafting session)
    • Previous sewing experience is helpful, but not required. If you don't sew, you can come to pin and cut, iron, and make information labels. If you can't stay to create, donate!

    What to bring:
    Multiple sewing machines and many supplies are available, so all you need to bring is yourself. More supplies and equipment would be welcome, though, so if you’re able, please bring sewing supplies like scissors, pins, and the like; sewing notions like buttons, elastic, zippers, lace and trim, and thread; and—if you’d like to use a familiar machine—your sewing machine.

    Ages: 
    18 and older, or 14-17 with a parent or guardian present

    About the facilitator:
    Dina Honeycutt has been sewing and practicing other textile crafts for about 45 years, making clothing and toys for friends, family, and charitable projects. She especially enjoys cooperative work for its opportunities to share knowledge and skills. 


    • 2019-02-14
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Register