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The Branigan Cultural Center presents “Pictograft: The Art of Indigenous Freeways”

Leaving the town of Las Cruces

The Branigan Cultural Center and ArrowSoul Art present “Pictograft: The Art of Indigenous Freeways” on Saturday, May 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is free and the event is open to the public.

Join us as New Mexico artists Saba, Reyes DeVore, Heck Ironcloud, Pecos, Ming, WOAR2, Yuku and Diego Medina install a semi-permanent mural on the exterior west wall of the Museum of Art. Enjoy the music in DJ Aight’s backyard and take part in style writing workshops, live screen prints and artist demonstrations. There will be activities for all ages.

The mural, titled “The Art of Indigenous Freeways,” will be on public display until spring 2023, when a new mural will be installed during the annual “Pictogaff” event. Local artist Saba, explains that the design includes “styles representing many tribes along…El Camino Real”, and intends that the mural “represent collective efforts to recognize and prepare to build the future of our past”.

The Branigan Cultural Center is located at 501 N. Main Street and is accessible from Stop 1 of the RoadRUNNER transit route. Visit the website at: https://www.las-cruces.org/museums or follow Las Cruces Museums on Facebook and Instagram @LCMuseums.

For more information, contact Hailee Alexander, curator of education, at 575.541.2154 or by email at [email protected]