Community invited to courthouse art exhibition

The Daily Times staff

FARMINGTON — A juried art exhibition will open Friday afternoon at the district courthouse in Aztec.

A panel of judges will select several pieces of artwork for purchase at the show, which begins at 3:30 p.m. Those pieces will join a collection on permanent display at the courthouse, 103 S. Oliver Drive in Aztec.

The 90 submitted pieces of art, which reflect the history, culture and landscape of northwest New Mexico, will continue to be on display at the courthouse until June 29.

The exhibition will follow a ceremony by the San Juan County Bar Association honoring local attorney Jack McGee Morgan.

Morgan earned his law degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 1950 and began practicing law in Farmington in 1956. He was a state senator from 1973 until 1988 and served on the Legislative Finance Committee. He was also the president and a founding member of the Southwest Regional Energy Council, and a member of the Four Corners Transportation Committee.

Morgan died on Aug. 11, 2004. His portrait will join photos of other local attorneys who have made significant contributions to the community.