George Mendoza’s art exhibition continues at the Citadelle Art Museum

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Las Cruces artist and author George Mendoza is continuing an exhibition of his works titled “Colors of the Wind” at the Citadel Art Museum, 520 Nelson Ave. in Canadian, Texas, located on the east side of the Texas Panhandle, near the Oklahoma border.

The exhibit will run until at least September 17, Citadel general manager Wendie Cook said.

The Citadel is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. from Tuesday to Saturday.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for seniors 65 and by order. Children 18 and under are admitted free. Tickets available at www.thecitadelle.org/visit or at the door.

Mendoza has been legally blind since he was 15, he said. Some peripheral vision remains, as well as the colors he sees – and paints – above blind spots. He has been painting and drawing since childhood and began painting full time in the early 1990s.

Mendoza also became a prolific author, with over 30 books and manuscripts to his credit, including six children’s books, two motivational works, and the Spirit Man series. He was nominated for a 2022 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction for “Journey of the Spirit Man”.

Mendoza’s works have been exhibited in galleries around the world and are included in numerous private collections. His “Colors of the Wind” exhibit was a Smithsonian National Traveling Art Exhibit.

A New York native, Mendoza is a Fellow of the Smithsonian and received the NMSU Distinguished Alumni Award in 2014.

Contact the Citadel at 806-323-8899 and [email protected]

Visit www.thecitadelle.org/exhibition-actuelle and GeorgeMendoza.com.


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