Nopalitos Galeria Presents:
Origins – “A New Start” John Dick-Peddie
December 7th – December 30th 2018

Origins-John-Dick-Peddie-and-Arnold-Puentes

Nopalitos Galeria presents: Origins – “A New Start” featuring the artwork of John Dick-Peddie and Arnold Puentes.
December 7th to December 30th 2018.

“The art is homage not only to the fertile valleys and various locales of Dona Ana County and Las Cruces, but also to the fertile beginnings of indigenous/cultural myths, stories, and images.”

Co-hosts: Susan Austin and Iris Puentes

Facilitator: David Chavez


Art Ramble
Date:      December 7th 2018
Time:      5 p.m. until 8 p.m.


Artists Reception
Date:      December 8th 2018
Time:      4 p.m. until 8 p.m.


About The Artist

John was raised in Las Cruces and became friends with Arnold early in grade school. Their friendship continued and grew through their high school years at Mayfield high school and college years at NMSU. As is life, after receiving their degrees, their paths went different directions both professionally and geographically. Their friendship however remained intact to date. John was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2012. He has since incorporated the challenges he feels from the disease in some of his paintings in an attempt to allow the viewer A deeper understanding as to how the disease affects mind body and spirit.