Drink and Draw with Rodin and Jawrunner

Drink and Draw with Rodin and Jawrunner

By Mary Lyle


The Western Heritage Museum and Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame will host internationally recognized artist, D’Jean Jawrunner on Thursday, June 27,
from 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Jawrunner will give a gallery talk and instruction in Rodin’s drawing technique, “Blind Contour Drawing.” In addition, members of Llano Estacado Art Association will be holding their monthly “drink and draw” evening. “

“It should be a very interesting evening for all of us,” said Mary Lyle, director of education at Western Heritage Museum.

“We are so lucky to have such an experienced artist like D’Jean for this event,” Lyle said. “She is so enthusiastic and has a wealth of knowledge about Rodin and the techniques he used in creating his sculptures.”

Since 1997, D’Jean Jawrunner has been the foundry director and art professor at Mesalands Community College in New Mexico. Jawrunner, who just retired as the chair of the art department at Mesalands Community College, taught art history, design, sculpture, printmaking, painting, and drawing. She has been in group, solo and museum shows nationally and internationally exhibiting alongside artists such as Edgar Degas, Kiki Smith, and Andy Warhol. She has also been featured in several publications including Sculpture Magazine and New Mexico Magazine.

Her work is in the permanent collections of the International Folk Art Museum, the Whitfield Wildlife Conservation Area in Santa Fe, the National Sculpture Trail in Yellow Springs, Ohio and the Greenville Museum in Greenville, N.C, as well as many private collections.

This event is free and open to the public ages 12 and up.