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Las Cruces – Jimmy Fike will lead visitors through his art, philosophy and technique in a special discussion at the opening of “J.W. Fike’s Photographic Survey of the Wild Edible Botanicals of the North American Continent.” on Friday, September 5 at 5:00pm.

The collection of photographs highlighting the edible parts of wild plants, demonstrates Fike’s interest in documenting local and sustainable food sources, while referencing the rich artistic history of scientific illustration. Join us to hear about Mr. Fike’s artistic process and inspiration. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Mr. Fike was born in Birmingham, Alabama in 1970. He earned a BA in Art from Auburn University in Alabama, and an MFA in Photography from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan. His artwork has been shown in over seventy exhibitions across the U.S.  He currently teaches at Estrella Mountain Community College in Avondale, Arizona.

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The Branigan Cultural Center is located at 501 North Main Street. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 9am to 4:30pm and admission is free. The Branigan will be reopening after renovation for the First Friday Arts Ramble on September 5.

For more information, contact Elisabeth A. Stone, Curator of Education at the Branigan Cultural Center at (575) 541-2154 or estone@las-cruces.org.  Online information is available on the website.