MONUMENTAL: Opening Reception for Artist in Residence Emmitt Booher

Opening Reception


Friday, Dec 2

El Paso Electric Gallery at the Historic Rio Grande Theatre

211 N Downtown Mall, Las Cruces

25% of all print sales will benefit Friends of Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks!


During the month of December, Mesilla photographer Emmitt Booher will exhibit works that were completed during his artist-in- residency at the Organ Mountains — Desert Peaks National Monument. Booher is a native New Mexican, born and raised in the eastern part of the state. He spent his early years living and working on a small ranch, which he credits with cultivating his appreciation of the landscape, history, and people of New Mexico. His work is represented by the Tularosa Basin Gallery of Photography in Carrizozo. He and his wife, Rosa, live in Mesilla with their two rescue dogs. Booher says, “As the first artist-in- residence photographer to represent these unique and magnificent lands, it was a rewarding experience to explore the monument’s cultural and natural resources. I would like to commend the Friends of the Organ Mountains —Desert Peaks National Monument and the Bureau of Land Management for having the foresight to institute an artist-in- residency program at the OMDPNM. Artist-in-residency programs are an invaluable source for promoting the preservation and conservation of our public lands for future generations.”