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Thursday, January 2, 2014 - 12:45pm
Las Cruces, NM (KDBC) — Las Cruces artist Joyce T. Macrorie has donated 41 original works in oil and acrylic to the Permanent Collection of the Doña Ana County Government Center.
A reception to acknowledge her generosity will be held from 1-3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 3, on the second floor of the building, where her work is displayed.
Macrorie, 82, earned her master’s degree in fine art from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, and began her career in painting and printmaking in the 1960s.
She moved to Santa Fe in 1979, where she exhibited at the Muson, Waxlander and Running Ridge galleries.
She also enjoyed a long tenure at the Joyce Petter Gallery in Saugatuck, MI.
In 2002, seeking contemplative quiet, she moved south to Las Cruces.
Her current work incorporates a love of landscape with views from above.
Macrorie lives in an 1872 adobe home and attached gallery in the Mesquite Historic District of Las Cruces.
Her print shop is in a new, adjacent building where etchings, woodcuts and monotypes are printed on a Tackach press.
She exhibits in invitational shows and in her own gallery, and continues to work six days a week.