Contact: Tamara Williams
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 3, 2014

The University of New Mexico School of Law Not-for-Profit Art Gallery Launches its Law Alumni and Staff Show

Image - Water Spirit by alumna Susan Weeks

Image: "Water Spirit" by alumna Susan Weeks

The University of New Mexico School of Law Not-for-Profit Art Gallery will launch its Alumni & Staff Show with a reception on Tuesday, January 21, 2014.

The show features a collection of original art work from four law school alumni (Barbara Shapiro, Melinda Silver, Susan Weeks, and Linda Vanzi) and three staff members (Robert Flinkman, Cindy Nee, and Dan Noyes). The exhibition will run Tuesday, January 21, 2014 through Tuesday, April 15, 2014.

Image - Butterfly Stele by former UNM Law School staff member Dan Noyes

"Butterfly Stele" by former UNM Law School staff member Dan Noyes.

UNM School of Law Alumni Board

A reception for the Law Alumni & Staff Show will be held on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. at the Law School, located at 1117 Stanford N.E., Albuquerque, NM. Free parking is available in the Law School parking lot after 4:00 p.m.

Shrimp and wine will be served and Johnny Alston, an Afro-Native American flutist, will play his free form, mesmerizing, peaceful music. The reception is sponsored by UNM Law School Alumni Board.

The UNM School of Law Art Gallery features art of varied mediums from artists including students, faculty, alumni and friends of the law school and the university. Professor Sherri Burr, UNM Regents Professor, heads the UNM Law School’s Art Committee and is host of ARTS TALK, a weekly television she produces and hosts. Aside from the intrinsic value of having art in the School of Law and the goal of funding a scholarship, Burr says there's another important reason for the art gallery: "An art enriched environment is conducive to learning."

About the University of New Mexico School of Law

Small class size, renowned faculty, collegial environment, and reasonable tuition rates make the UNM School of Law one of the best educational values in the country. The Law School offers the Juris Doctor (JD) program and certificates in Indian Law and in Natural Resources and Environmental Law. New Mexico’s only law school offers a 10:1 student-to-faculty ratio and is known nationwide for its pioneering, required Clinical Law Program. Frequently rated as one of the most popular and most diverse law schools in the country, the UNM Law School is a member of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) and is approved by the American Bar Association (ABA).

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