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Beagle, Mary

Painting & Sculpture,,




I like working with oils because of the way I can move them around the canvas.  Painting Native American and Latino people helps me learn about the people and their cultures.  I learned that Crown Dancers are mountain spirits bring the message from the Creator of how to live in harmony.  To the people of some Mexican cultures, butterflies are messengers or spirits from their loved ones who have passed on.  Strangely, Monarch Butterflies migrate to Mexico at the time of Dia de los Muertos.

Working with stone gives me a new perspective as I then have to think in 3D.  It’s a good break from painting.  I can achieve sharp details on hard stones like marble or play with light with translucent stones like alabaster and calcite.  Such fun!

Mary Beagle



Alice D - 2nd Grade: 2022 LCSF Poster Contest Winner

In 2022 we will be highlighting artwork created by our young people. This month we are showcasing the 2022 Las Cruces Space Festival poster contest. Las Cruces Public School K-12 students designed posters with the theme “Future Careers in Space.” The Festival Committee received over 1000 entries that the Challenger Learning Center of Las Cruces narrowed down to 30 finalists that can be viewed by going to this link