June 2024 Otero Arts is Hosting a Veterans Arts Showcase, Exhibition Opens Friday


June is Military recognition month at Otero Arts. At Otero Arts they are paying tribute to veterans, active duty personnel, and their families with a month of activities dedicated to and featuring artwork by the military-related community. The Showcase commences with an art exhibit which opens with a reception on Friday, June 7, from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Many more activities will occur during the month of June. Local artist Chris Ward who we featured for his Art Talk series in 2022, will be one of the 22 artists featured at the exhibition. 

As a part of this month celebrating the arts and the military an authors showcase will occur featuring veteran writers, Tommy Cheis and Ronald Peeler, June 14, 2024.

Tommy Cheis is a Chiricahua Apache writer and medicine leader. After traveling extensively through distant lands, meeting interesting people, and picking up a degree along the way, he now resides in southeastern Arizona with his horses. His short stories will appear in the Carpe Noctem anthology, Desert Exposure, Blue Mesa Review, The Rumen, and other publications. His first novel, RARE EARTH, is under submission for 2024 release. 

Ronald Peeler a past New Mexico Office of African American Affairs (OAAA) award winner honoring New Mexicans from around the state for their outstanding service and contributions in the areas of education, economics and health care.award winner, known for engaging story telling of generations of the Black experience with family roots engaged in service to the military since the age of the Buffalo Soldiers forward. 

On June 21st the band 3 Rivers will be at Otero Arts with storytelling via song.

And the month culminates with an ice cream social on June 23rd.

The art exhibition is open Thursday thru Sunday 1 to 4, 1118 Indiana at 12th Street near the New a York Avenue Cultural Arts District. 

See the website at oteroarts.org/showcase for full details.

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