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Mel Stone Discusses his Photography

Local artist Mel Stone will discuss his photography, focusing on work featured in the exhibit Rodeo School. The lecture is on Tuesday, April 8, at 1pm at the Branigan Cultural Center and is free and open to the public.

A recent transplant to southern New Mexico, Stone lives, works, and operates the Mesquite Gallery in downtown Las Cruces and is a Downtown Farmers Market vendor.  What began as a simple outing to photograph horses in the NMSU area, evolved into the series Rodeo School, documenting the university rodeo team practices and the objects, landscape, and people surrounding them. Stone will discuss his photographic work and the way that images begin to form narratives, stories that bring the viewer on a journey.

The Branigan Cultural Center is located at 501 North Main Street. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 9am to 4:30pm. For more information, contact the Branigan Cultural Center at (575) 541-2154 or visit the Center’s website at

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