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As part of the Hobbs Municipal Schools 21st Century Community Learning Centers Afterschool Initiative, the Center for the Arts Academy for the Arts, Jefferson University and Southern Heights Elementary’s 21st CCLC programs are partnering to present the first-ever Hobbs Schools 21st CCLC Hispanic Folk Dance Exhibition. 

The dance exhibition will feature live performances of flamenco dance by the Center for the Arts 21st CCLC students, under the instruction of Santa Fe’s premier flamenco dance studio, Emiarteflamenco. The event will also feature Ballet Folkloric performances by the Jefferson University 21st CCLC students, under the instruction of Josie Marquez as well as Southern Heights 21st CCLC students, under the instruction of Catherine Lynn.

The 21st CCLC Hispanic Folk Dance Exhibition is presented as part of the Hobbs Schools Community Learning Centers Afterschool Initiative culminating family events and will take place on Friday, April 28th from 6-7pm at the Center for the Arts. The showcase is free and open to the public. However, seating is limited.

For more information about the event, please call (575) 397-ARTS or visit the Center for the Arts Facebook page or Also make sure to follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat for all new updates about the event.

​​The Lea County Commission for the Arts, in partnership with the New Mexico Junior College Fine Arts Department is proud to present the New Mexico Junior College Art Faculty & Student Exhibition. The exhibition will feature a variety of art by various New Mexico Junior College art faculty members, including Dustin Kaufman, Lynda Newman, John Lathrop, Bryant Bullard, Kimberly Ryan, Brian Henning as well as their students. Guests can expect to see a wide variety of art, ranging from paintings, ceramics, sculptures, photography and more.

The opening reception will take place on Saturday, January 14th from 5-7pm at the Center for the Arts. Visitors will have the chance to visit with the New Mexico Junior College art professors as well as learn more about the different opportunities available at the NMJC. Local art students, interested in pursuing the arts in college are highly encouraged to attend. The reception is free and open to the public. Light refreshments and live music by the NMJC Rock Band will be provided. The exhibition will remain on display at the Center through late March

For more information, please call (575) 397-ARTS, visit the Center for the Arts Facebook page or

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Center for the Arts, 122 W Broadway Street Hobbs, New Mexico 88240 US             575-397-ARTS (2787)​                                                 Hours of Operation:            Tues-Fri. 11-7pm, Sat. 10-4pm


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