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“Braceros – Melding History and Art”


“Braceros – Melding History and Art” opens Saturday, January 6 with a 1 p.m. oral presentation at the Deming Museum by Raymond Cobos. Local actors will portray the Mexican workers of the Braceros Program who supported U.S. agriculture and industry during the labor shortages of World War II. The actors will lead visitors to the Deming Arts Center for the visual segment of the exhibit. Sculptor Diana LeMarbe, painter Jeri Desrochers and woodworker Richard Boutwell will present this remarkable story in clay, paint and wood. The show continues through Saturday, January 30 at the Art Center. For more information contact Diana LeMarbe at 575-544-7708 or Jeri Desrochers at 575-640-9836 or

Events Timeline:

Opening Saturday, January 6

1 p.m. at the Deming Museum – Oral presentation and re-enactments – Raymond Cobos

1 p.m. at the Deming Arts Center – Sculpture, Woodworking and Painting exhibit – Diana LeMarbe, Richard Boutwell and Jeri Desrochers

Show continues at the Deming Arts Center through Saturday, January 30

Earlier Event: December 2
Holiday Gift Boutique
Later Event: February 2
San Vicente Artists