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STAFF & BOARDS Roswell Museum and Art Center 100 West 11th Street Roswell, NM 88201 (575) 624-6744 tel (575) 624-6765 fax Mission The Roswell Museum and Art Center inspires discovery, creativity, and cultural understanding of the art and history of the American Southwest and beyond. Newsletter Roswell Museum and Art Center Magazine Volume 65 No. 3. The Museum’s magazine is published quarterly and is provided as a benefit of membership. Location

The Museum is located in downtown Roswell at 11th and Main Streets, adjacent to the Roswell Convention and Civic Center.

Staff Directory Caroline Brooks, ext. 12 Executive Director Sara Woodbury, ext. 15 Curator of Collections and Exhibitions Amanda Nicholson, ext. 22 Curator of Education Amberly Meli, ext. 13 Registrar Jeremy Howe, ext. 23 Planetarium Coordinator Candace Jordan, ext. 25 Librarian Aria Finch, ext. 28 Ceramics Manager Museum Store Staff, ext. 17 Barbara Posuniak, Manager Elizabeth Shelhorse Lea Rohr Fraser Museum Attendants, ext. 14 Tiffany Melancon Cory Frederick Darrick Constance Deborah Melancon, ext. 11 Bookkeeper Brandon Strange, ext. 27 Preparator


Daniel Gomez Custodian

Admission is free. Donations are welcome.

Board of Trustees

Museum Hours

Tuesday - Saturday, 9 am - 5 pm Sunday & holidays, 1-5 pm Closed Mondays, July 4th, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. Museum Store Hours

Tuesday-Saturday, 9 am - 4:30 pm Sunday & holidays, 1-4:30 pm Closed during lunch from noon - 1 pm and Mondays, July 4th, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. RMAC is on Facebook and Instagram

For real-time announcements, events, and exhibit information, check us out on Facebook and on Instagram at @rmacroswell.

Roswell Museum and Art Center Foundation Board of Directors Officers: Chelsea Green, President Ron Hillman, Vice President Jacqueline Miller, Secretary Mary Alice Lysak, Treasurer Directors: Donald B. Anderson, Director Emeritus Riley Armstrong Yasine Armstrong Jim Ball Claire Chase Parker Folse Debra Franks Nola Fulkerson Ivan Hall Paul Hanna Jared Hembree Mitch Krakauskas Peggy Krantz, RMAC Trustee President Diane Leven Ryan Perry Kendra Price Brinkman Randle Beth Waldrip Maria Wiggins Staff: Cindy Torrez, RMACF Director 400 N. Pennsylvania, #220 Roswell 88201 (575) 627-0918 Ex-Officio: Caroline Brooks, RMAC Executive Director

Officers: Peggy Krantz, President Bill Siders, Vice President Donovan Fulkerson, Secretary/ Treasurer Members: Jamie Barnes Tabitha Denny*, Roswell City Council Cymantha Liakos Priscilla Ornelas Jessica Parham Nanette Schumacher DeAngela Velasquez *Ex-officio Member

Cover: Elen Feinberg, Desert Landscape III, 1979, lithograph on paper, 15” x 20 1/4”. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Donald D. Martin, 1981.030.0003.

DIRECTOR’S VIEW When founded in 1937 as a WPA Federal Art Center, the Museum endeavored for “participation by the entire community in all forms of art experience.” Among the Museum’s many strengths has been the continued commitment by decades of staff, board members and volunteers to make art, and later history and science, an integral part of the Roswell community. In this, the Museum’s 80th year, the Museum has been a hub of activity with new learning opportunities and ways to engage in learning for all ages, and there is still much more to come! With climbing temperatures this summer, you might be seeking an opportunity to get out of the heat of the afternoon. Consider joining us for a Sunday Conversations event. These informal gallery talks are presented on select Sundays each month and are led by Museum staff or guest artists to provide a deeper understanding of the objects, stories and people that make up our exhibitions. August’s talk, led by Planetarium Coordinator Jeremy Howe, will focus on Robert H. Goddard and the development of the Museum’s significant Goddard Collection of Liquid Propellant Rocketry as part of the Collecting Roswell exhibition. In September, local artist Dorothy Peterson will highlight some of the paintings in her popular exhibition which opened in June. Looking for something different to do on a Friday night? pARTy After Hours is a new pilot event geared to adults that combines gallery experiences with lively and thought-provoking activities in a social environment. Developed in collaboration with YPAC (Youth & Professionals for the Arts Collective), the September 8 event aims to expand the Museum’s reach by creating a relaxed atmosphere in which to mix, mingle, learn and enjoy.

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STEM events (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) have been appearing around Roswell in recent months as teachers, students and their families engage with activities to inspire the minds of our next great innovators. STEM has also been a popular topic at the Museum as we make the final preparations for the long-awaited renovation of the Robert H. Goddard Planetarium to take place in August and September. Since 1969, the Planetarium has provided opportunities for thousands of students and adults to explore the cosmos. With new amenities including a digital full dome conversion, comfortable seating, updated lighting and sound, and spectacular digital shows, learning about space will be an extraordinarily stunning experience. Stay tuned for opening weekend festivities this fall and for more STEM and STEAM activities (STEM blended with art) in the future at the Museum. Looking ahead, be sure to mark your calendars for Friday, October 6, as we celebrate both the Museum’s birthday and the 50th anniversary of the Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program with birthday cake and the opening of RAiR at 50, an exhibition presenting current work of alumni of the distinguished residency program. Join us this year and be a part of our ongoing commitment to you, our patrons, to make art, history and science a part of your life and the lives of your families and friends. See you at the Museum!

— Caroline Brooks, Executive Director


Children and Teen Classes and Workshops

Space Camp in the Robert H. Goddard Planetarium Instructor: Jeremy Howe

Kids’ Clay: July Expressions in Art History Instructor: Aria Finch

Section I: Age: grades 3 and 4 Tuesday - Thursday July 11-13, 9 am - noon $40 members; $50 non-members

Section I: Age: First grade - 8 years, beginners & up Monday - Friday July 10-14, 9-10 am $50 members; $60 non-members Section II: Age: 9 years - teen, beginners & up Monday - Friday July 10-14, 10-11 am $50 members; $60 non-members Learn to think like an artist in this week-long class. Using hand building techniques, we will explore works from famous artists, how they relate to our own art making practice and make our mark in art history!

Section III: Throwing on the Wheel Age: 11 years - teen, beginners & up Monday - Friday, July 10-14 and Monday, July 17 for glazing To register, please mail 11 am – 12:30 pm or drop off a completed $65 members; $75 non-members registration form with your payment to the RMAC. Forms can be picked up at the Museum or downloaded from the Museum website. For questions, contact Amanda Nicholson at 575-624-6744, ext. 22.

Scholarship Opportunities The Museum strives to provide meaningful opportunities and learning experiences that are accessible to all of the Roswell community. As such, the RMAC Foundation generously provides scholarships for children and adults, who are interested in taking classes and workshops at the Museum but may have financial need. To apply for a scholarship please contact Curator of Education, Amanda Nicholson, at or by phone at 575-624-6744 ext. 22.

Make various thrown bowls and cups with emphasis on inventive surfaces. Students must have had a previous class in clay at the Museum. Kids’ Drawing and Painting: Expressions in Art History Instructor: Jennifer Furman Section I: Age: 9 years - teen, beginners & up Monday - Friday July 10-14, 9-10 am $50 members; $60 non-members Section II: Age: 9 years - teen, beginners & up Monday - Friday July 10-14, 10-11 am $50 members; $60 non-members

Learn to think like an artist in this weeklong class. Using drawing and painting techniques with various media, we will explore works Please note, class from famous prices include a 5% artists, how tax. Unless otherwise they relate to noted, all supplies are included with children’s our own art making practice and make classes. our mark in art history! 4 Roswell Museum and Art Center

Section II: Age: grades 5 and 6 Tuesday - Thursday July 18-20, 9 am - noon $40 members; $50 non-members Come get your “space brain” on while we cover the Big Bang, how the universe works, mapping the universe, astronomy basics, exoplanets and rocketry. Live interactive planetarium programs included, as well as hands-on activities in the classroom and outdoors. Space Camp t-shirt included! Mixed Media: Charcoal and Pastel Instructor: Amy Bondurant Age: 8 years - teen, beginners & up Wednesdays and Fridays for 3 weeks September 6-22, 4-6 pm $50 members; $60 non-members Dive into using variations of charcoal as well as chalk pastels to blend and add color. Explore different ways to use these mediums together to create multiple finished pieces and have loads of fun while doing so. Wear clothes you don’t mind getting messy! Kids’ Clay: September Expressions in Art History Instructor: Aria Finch Section I: Age: First grade - 8 years, beginners & up Tuesdays for 6 weeks September 12 – October 17, 3:30-4:30 pm $50 members; $60 non-members Section II: Age: 9 years - teen, beginners & up Tuesdays for 6 weeks September 12 – October 17, 4:30-5:30 pm $50 members; $60 non-members Coil and slab-build several individualized one-of-a-kind clay pieces to decorate with colorful glazes. Instruction will focus on creating textures and developing increased hand-eye coordination and confidence over time.

Adult and Intergenerational Classes and Workshops Adult Clay: Dining Experience Instructor: Aria Finch Section I: Age/Skill Level: Adult, intermediate to advanced Tuesdays for 8 weeks September 12 – October 31, 9 am - noon $105 members; $130 non-members Section II: Age/Skill Level: Adult, beginners to advanced Tuesdays for 8 weeks September 12 – October 31, 6-9 pm $105 members; $130 non-members Section III: Age/Skill Level: Adult, beginners to advanced Thursdays for 8 weeks September 14 – November 2, 9 am - noon $105 members; $130 non-members Study dinnerware, both on the wheel and hand-built, for the entire year. During fall, plate forms and inventive cups will provide surfaces for various colors and decorative decisions.

Adult Clay: Kiss of the Flame Instructor: Anna Edwards Section IV: Age/Skill Level: Adult, beginners to advanced Thursdays for 6 weeks, plus one Saturday for firing September 14 – October 19, 7-10 pm $105 members; $130 non-members This class will explore the colors created when vessels come into direct contact with fire and smoke. We will continue our work with slip to make different textures and patterns for our surfaces. Our focus will be on pouring and drinking vessels. Watercolor Basics Instructor: Dorothy Peterson Age/Skill Level: All ages and skill levels, children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Saturday, September 16, 9 am - 4 pm $45 members, $55 non-members

Second Saturdays Second Saturday of the Month 10 am – noon | Free Join us for Second Saturdays, RMAC’s continuing nine-month program of gallery experiences and hands-on art activities for students in grades 3-12 on the second Saturday of the month. To register a student for the upcoming session, please call the Museum at 575-624-6744, ext. 22. Space is limited. This program is sponsored by the Roswell Museum and Art Center Foundation.

Upcoming Sessions: July 8: Food for Thought with Justin Richel and Nancy Fleming

You’ll want to bite into this Second Saturday… we’re painting pictures of food! Learn about color, value, proportion, and light sources and create scrumptious, delectable artworks.

August 12: Monoprints, Patterns & Pastels with Elaine Howe and Miranda Howe

Create bold, black graphic images using a fun and energetic monoprinting technique. Colorful pastels and markers will then be used to incorporate bright patterns and shapes into your pieces. Come join us for this action-packed class.

September 9: What a Relief with Aria Finch

Sculpt a bas relief tile with sculptural elements inspired by pieces in the Museum’s collection.


In conjunction with the Dorothy Peterson: Painting New Mexico exhibition, students have a unique opportunity to learn from an accomplished local artist. Watercolor is a clean, convenient medium that with practice is easy to handle. This class will begin with basic designs and techniques.

Aria Finch holds a BA degree from the University of Texas at El Paso, and has attended graduate school at North Texas State University and Texas Women’s University. She is a 2013 recipient of the New Mexico Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts. In 2009, her work was chosen for the 5th World Ceramic Biennale in Icheon, South Korea. She has managed the RMAC ceramics program since 1979. Anna Edwards has been involved with ceramics for 16 years. Studying with her mentor, Aria Finch, she has been involved in teaching children and adults at the RMAC and has worked with the RISD. Anna has studied at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Potter’s Council, Santa Fe Clay, and the RMAC. Amy Bondurant graduated ENMU-R with a degree in Media Arts & Graphing Design. She has spent her entire childhood, and most of adulthood with an extreme passion for creating pieces of work to remember throughout time. She has taught with the RMAC many times with students loving classes and wanting to come back for more.

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Dorothy Peterson is one of Roswell’s most respected artists and educators, and has been teaching and painting here for over thirty years. As a teacher, Peterson has dedicated herself to the creative enrichment of Roswell and its surrounding communities, offering courses in art and art history at the New Mexico Military Institute, ENMU-Roswell, and the Roswell Museum and Art Center. In her artistic practice, Peterson celebrates New Mexico’s distinctive geography, history, and sense of place through her expressionist watercolor and acrylic paintings. Jennifer Furman is an artist and received her BFA from Texas Tech University. She has been an Art teacher for over ten years, teaching at Arts Connect since 2013. She believes teaching art is the greatest job in the world. In addition, Furman is actively involved in the local art community and is President of New Mexico Art Education Association. Jeremy Howe was born and raised in New Mexico. He comes from a family of artists and was always nurtured in his own sense of expression.

For the past 17 years, Howe’s medium of choice has been fireworks. In this high-energy genre, Jeremy has pioneered and fine-tuned various techniques in the art of capturing colored smoke and oxidation trails onto paper. He is a self-taught artist, holding a degree in geology from New Mexico Tech. Past museum exhibits include Ft. Collins Museum of Contemporary Art, International Museum of Art in El Paso, Las Cruces Museum of Fine Art, and Roswell Museum and Art Center. Jeremy currently educates the public about space science through the Robert H. Goddard Planetarium.


Robert H. Goddard Planetarium UFO Festival Laser Shows Thursday-Sunday, June 29-July 2 Admission: $5 for adults $3 ages 4-10 | under 3 free Film still from Bill Morrison’s Decasia, 2002. Image courtesy of the Artist and Icarus Films.

pARTy After Hours! Friday, September 8, 6-9 pm | Free Enjoy exclusive evening access to the galleries along with gallery talks by Roswell Artist-in-Residence Andrea Jespersen and Curator of Collections and Exhibitions Sara Woodbury, mini-exhibit Sublime Decay, film screening of Decasia: The State of Decay by acclaimed avant garde filmmaker Bill Morrison, art activities, a cash bar and light hors d’oeuvres. Come alone, with a group or bring a date. The evening will be filled with a mix of activities presented in a fun, social atmosphere. September’s pARTy After Hours is the first in a pilot series of after hours events geared for adults that aim to expand access to the Museum and present art as an integral part of our lives. Collaboration and support for this series are provided by the Youth & Professionals for the Arts Collective (YPAC) and the RMAC Foundation. For more information or to get involved, please contact Caroline Brooks at

Sunday Conversations in the Galleries August 6 & September 10, 2 pm | Free Sunday Conversations is a continuing new series of free, informal gallery talks that focus on the Museum’s collections and current exhibitions. We’ll continue to take a look at Collecting Roswell: The Donors of RMAC. In anticipation of the Museum’s 80th Anniversary in October, Collecting Roswell celebrates some of the major contributions to the formation of the Museum’s core holdings. In August, join Planetarium Coordinator, Jeremy Howe, for a talk about the Robert H. Goddard Collection. And in September, join artist Dorothy Peterson for a conversation about her exhibition of paintings, Dorothy Peterson: Painting New Mexico.

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August 6: Jeremy Howe, The Robert H. Goddard Collection September 10: Dorothy Peterson on her exhibition Dorothy Peterson: Painting New Mexico

Roswell’s UFO Festival is almost here! Take a break from the heat during the festival for a laser light show experience in the Goddard Planetarium. The full dome coverage of laser light along with amazing music creates a thrilling experience in an ever-changing universe of brilliantly colored imagery and animations. June 29 Electro Pop, 1 pm Laser Tribute, 3 pm Laser X, 5 pm Laser Vinyl, 7 pm June 30 Laser Genesis, 1 pm Laser U2, 3 pm Laser Zeppelin, 5 pm Laser Country, 7 pm Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon, 9 pm July 1 Laser Country, 1 pm Hypnotica, 3 pm Laser Metallica, 5 pm Pink Floyd’s The Wall, 7 pm Laser Retro, 9 pm July 2 Electro Laze, 1 pm Laser Beatles, 3 pm Laser Rock, 5 pm Laseropolis, 7 pm Tickets may be purchased in the Museum Store through June 28 and in the Planetarium throughout the Festival beginning at 11 am each day. Shows run 45 minutes each, except Laser Beatles which is 30 minutes.

Planetarium Programming This summer the Robert H. Goddard Planetarium will provide programming in July and will be closed for August and September during the Plantarium’s renovation. Stay tuned to the Museum’s website for news on the grand reopening this fall!

CALENDAR LISTINGS The following events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted. Donations are always welcome. Thursday-Sunday, June 29-July 2 Planetarium Laser Shows Times vary. Admission Fee. Wednesdays, July 5, 12, 19 & 26 Planetarium Programs 2 pm – Documentary: The Moon | 3:30 pm – Documentary: The Day the Moon was Gone July 8, 10 am - noon Second Saturday | Food for Thought with Justin Richel and Nancy Fleming Friday, July 28, 5:30-7 pm Roswell Artist-in-Residence Lecture and Reception with artist Andrea Jespersen

Image taken from Apollo 11 spacecraft in 1969 during flight home from their historic moon landing. Aboard were Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins. Image courtesy of NASA.

2 pm - Documentary: The Moon | Free The Moon has comforted mankind for thousands of years. It’s been everything from a god to a compass, and the only cosmic body humans have ever visited. NASA is planning to build a permanent outpost there. Learn how the Moon played a pivotal role in the evolution of life on Earth and about how the Moon came into existence. If you don’t already know, you may be astounded! (Documentary, 43 min, suitable for all audiences)

appropriate for all audiences)

Saturday, July 29 1:30 pm - Feature Film: Moon | Free For three years, Sam Bell (Sam Rockwell) has dutifully harvested Helium 3 for Lunar, a company that claims to hold the key to solving humankind’s energy crisis. As Sam’s contract comes to an end, the lonely astronaut looks forward to returning to Earth. But when a routine extraction goes horribly awry, it becomes apparent that Lunar hasn’t been entirely straightforward with him. This critically-acclaimed film won praise for its scientific realism and was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best British Film. Moon was inspired by actual NASA mining research and was screened as part of a lecture series at NASA’s Space Center Houston. (Feature film, 2009, 97 min, rated R for language. Support provided by the RMAC Foundation)

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August 12, 10 am - noon Second Saturday | Monoprints, Patterns, and Pastels with Elaine Howe and Miranda Howe Friday, September 8, 6-9 pm pARTy After Hours September 9, 10 am - noon Second Saturday | What a Relief with Aria Finch Sunday, September 10, 2 pm Sunday Conversations in the Galleries | Dorothy Peterson: Painting New Mexico with artist Dorothy Peterson Friday, September 22, 5:30-7 pm Roswell Artist-in-Residence Lecture and Reception with Shanti Grumbine

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3:30 - Documentary: The Day the Moon was Gone | Free Without the Moon, Earth would be a very different and desolate place today – four hours of sunlight with pitch-black nights, steady 100-mph winds spawning giant hurricanes that last for months, and virtually no complex life forms, much less humans. It’s safe to say, we probably owe our very existence to the Moon. But what if it suddenly disappeared? Learn the important roles the Moon plays in our everyday lives and the myriad of ways in which the Earth would react if we suddenly lost our celestial neighbor. (Documentary, 44 min,

Sunday, August 6, 2 pm Sunday Conversations in the Galleries | The Robert H. Goddard Collection with Jeremy Howe, Planetarium Coordinator

Saturday, July 29, 1:30 pm Planetarium Program | Feature Film: Moon


Andrea Jespersen Roswell Artist-in-Residence EXHIBITION Andrea Jespersen: Roswell Artistin-Residence July 29 September 10, 2017 Marshall and Winston Gallery Lecture and Opening Reception: Friday, July 28

An embroidery ring morphs into large geometric heavy steel shapes. A wet human-sized photographic print is draped into a sculptural sphere. The intricate work of artist Andrea Jespersen resists any quick singular categorization. She astutely works with a multitude of materials, techniques and mediums that act as support for her ideas.

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Jespersen’s art entices the viewer to slow down and contemplate. Her body of work consciously plays with how the aesthetic handmade can bring mindful thinking to the conceptual table. Jespersen has exhibited at museums and galleries throughout Europe, the United Kingdom, and North America. Recent solo exhibitions have been at Medical Museion in Copenhagen, BALTIC’s project space in England, and the AngusHughes Gallery in London. She is a graduate of London’s Royal

College of Art and Scotland’s Glasgow School of Art. Her practice and research focus on art grounded in conceptual considerations that incorporate time-consuming handmade methods. Female conceptual art practices that rely on the “cerebral handmade” are further defined by the artist in her PhD Mind Circles: on conceptual deliberation−Hanne Darboven and the trace of the artist’s hand. To learn more about the artist, please visit Skin Thin / Table Drawing #03 for Joshua Tree, 2017, Raku ceramics, Eucalyptus leaf, wool fabric, silk fabric, vinyl, painted wooden juggling clubs, Baryta photographs, Ebony glove stretcher, repurposed gallery benches. Courtesy of the Artist.

Celebrating 80 years An image from the Museum archives

Roderick Mead exhibition in the Founders’ Gallery, circa 1954.


Shanti Grumbine Roswell Artist-in-Residence

Work of the Quarter Another recent acquisition we’d like to highlight this quarter is a gift from a former Roswell Artist-inResidence, Central Valley by David Hines. Based in California, Hines highlights both the beauty and universality of everyday America. Focusing on street signs, intersections, and other transitional spaces, his meticulous paintings bring a sense of monumentality to these overlooked places. Inspired by the luminous, detailed compositions of Rembrandt, Gerrit Dou, and other Dutch painters of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, Hines employs a highly naturalistic style, carefully adding layers of delicate glazes to give his paintings a rich, textured appearance. Often painted at night and devoid of people, Hines gives a sense of separateness and even loneliness that often accompanies modern American living, as automobiles, single-family homes, and other constructs have placed us in increasing isolation from one another.

EXHIBITION Shanti Grumbine is a Brooklyn based multimedia artist. For the past six years, she has been Shanti transforming appropriated print media through Grumbine: Roswell Artistpaper cutting, collage, sculpture and printmaking in-Residence with a focus on how value systems are created September 23 – and maintained. By removing, fracturing and November 25, scrambling text and image from journalistic sources 2017 and advertising, she makes space for what has been Marshall and censored or lost in the translation of experience Winston Gallery into words. Referencing the aesthetic of illuminated Lecture and manuscripts, commemorative paper cutting, Opening binary codes and corrupted files, she addresses how Reception: media simultaneously informs and obscures our Friday, September 22 understanding of current events. In Roswell, she has embarked on a new project. In all of her work, she 5:30 pm: Lecture 6-7 pm: Reception aims to transform everyday experiences and objects through craft, repetition, beauty and ritual. Shanti Grumbine, Surplus, 2017, de-acidified New York Times newspaper, jade glue, matte medium, UV archival spray, newspaper stick, 26” x 22”. Courtesy of the Artist.

Hines was an Artist-in-Residence in 2014; some readers may remember his exhibition Like Night and Day, which was on view from August to October. Painted in 2000, Central Valley predates Hines’s time on the Residency, and depicts a country road in California. Somewhat unusually for Hines, the painting is a daytime scene rather than a night one, and while Hines completed this work before the Residency, he offered it to the Roswell Museum and Art Center because its scenery is reminiscent of Roswell, particularly around the alfalfa farms at the outskirts of town. We at the Museum are excited to have this piece in our collection, and visitors can currently view it in our North Gallery hallway on the New Acquisitions wall. Be sure to check out this painting if you haven’t seen it already, and stay tuned for our next Work of the Quarter.

She has participated in many residencies including the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Yaddo, Ucross, the A.I.R. Gallery Fellowship Program, and the Lower East Side Printshop Keyholder Residency. Exhibition venues include Center for Contemporary Arts Sante Fe, Smack Mellon in Brooklyn, Dorsky Gallery in Long Island City, and the Bronx Museum. To learn more about the artist, visit

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David Hines, Central Valley, 2000, oil on linen. Gift of the Artist, 2016.003.0005.


MEMBERSHIP We are pleased to acknowledge the following new and renewing members for the period of December 16, 2016 to April 15, 2017. New members are noted in bold. FELLOW Mr. and Mrs. Donald Anderson BENEFACTOR Mrs. Ann Hultman Ms. Elly Mulkey PATRON Mr. and Mrs. Robert Armstrong Ms. Margie Boles Ms. Wanda Dent Mr. and Mrs. John Funk Mr. and Mrs. Madison Hinkle Mr. and Mrs. Howard Kastler Mr. and Mrs. John Lackey BUSINESS PARTNER Mr. and Mrs. Chris Barnhill Mr. and Mrs. Determan Dr. Omar Osmani Mr. and Mrs. Perry Toles ADVOCATE Mr. and Mrs. James Angelos Dr. and Mrs. Peter Bailey Mr. Jim Ball Ms. Patty Butt Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Brown Mr. and Mrs. Kirby Darnell Mr. and Mrs. David Gannaway Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Hall Ms. Connie James Mr. Thomas Jennings Ms. Carolyn Mitchell Drs. Hans and Yuki Pfeuffer Ms. Lucy Tucker ENTHUSIAST Mr. Bill Byers Ms. Barbara Beck Brig Gen. and Mrs. Gerald Childress Ms. Owanda Davis Ms. Jean Glover Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Goluska Ms. Jeanie Harris Mr. and Mrs. Ron Higgonbotham Dr. and Mrs. William G. Liakos Dr. and Mrs. James Montgomery Ms. Becky Neel Mr. and Mrs. Brad Pretti Mr. and Mrs. Steve Rhodes Mrs. Mary Roney Mr. Erwin Van Essen HOUSEHOLD Mr. and Mrs. Kyle Armstrong Mr and Mrs. Rollah Aston


Mr. Matthew Bromley and Maria Alicia Balderrama Mr. Jacob Casey Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Cloutier Mr. and Mrs. Alex Cox Mr. and Mrs. Dan Davis Mrs. Brenda Delgado Mr. and Mrs. Duane Evans Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Mr. and Mrs. Mike Guest Mr. and Mrs. Carl Hansen Mrs. Jessie Hansen Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Harrington Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Harvard Mr. and Mrs. Tom Howe Mr. and Mrs. Tom Lilley Ms. Diana Marshall and Mr. John Koenig Mr. and Mrs. Bob Phillips Mr. Ronald Phillips Mr. and Mrs. Mike Rufe Ms. Hedda Saltz Mr. and Mrs. Eric Stangebye Mrs. Virginia Thompson-Veys Mr. and Mrs. Donald Wenner III Mr. and Mrs. Phelps White Mr. and Mrs. William Wier FRIEND Ms. Helen Alpers Mr. Dave Clary Mr. David Cox Mrs. Polly Hartman Mr. and Mrs. Roy Hayes Dr. Max Johnson Miss Sarah McArthur Rev. R.J. Milner Mrs. Bonnie Montgomery Mr. James Mulkey Mrs. Betty Pearson Dr. and Mrs. Alden Ritch Ms. Laura Russo Ms. Amanda Utley Mrs. Judith White Ms. Joan Young EDUCATOR Ms. Mary Beth Hanagan Mr. David Heckman Mrs. Tina Holleman Ms. Rose Hurst SENIOR Mrs. Betty R. Allensworth Ms. Linn Atkinson-Loveless Mrs. Anabel Burnworth Mrs. Analee Craft

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Mrs. Debbie Cooper Dr. Karen Balkman Ms. Annette Boggs Ms. Sharon Carbone Mrs. Linda Dudlo Mrs. Mary Therese Dunn Mrs. June Emmons Mrs. Charla Featherstone Mrs. Ramona Fernandez Mr. Pat Flanary Ms. Lea Rohr Fraser Mrs. Pat Greenwade Ms. Patricia Goff Ms. Janene Haldeman Ms. Betty Hanson Mr. Lee Harvard Mrs. Vicki Hobson Mr. Knute Landreth Mr. Marion Lovett Ms. Evie Lucero Mr. Clifford Malott Mr. Jon Marshall Mr. and Mrs. Gabe Martin Mrs. Candace McClelland Mrs. Patricia Miller Ms. Laura Murphy Mrs. Joyce Newsom Mrs. Jean Primrose Mrs. Michael Richardson Ms. Sandra Shank Ms. Brigitte M. Tatom Mrs. Doris Taylor Mrs. Eunice G. Thaeler Ms. Gina Vaughn Mrs. Pat Wiberg Ms. Charlene Willis Ms. Donna Cadena Wilson Ms. Martie Zelt STUDENT Ivonne Alexander Gonzalo Gamboa Viviana Holguin Julie White

Sara Woodbury, Curator of Exhibitions and Collections, presented a paper on Peter Hurd at the conference, “Into the Sun,” hosted by the University of California, Irvine’s, Program in Visual Studies. From May 2-9, Sara spent time in Pennsylvania doing archival research for the exhibition, Magical and Real: Henriette Wyeth and Peter Hurd, which will take place at the Roswell Museum and Art Center in 2018. Amberly Meli, from Richmond, Virginia, will be joining the Museum staff as Registrar in early July. She has both BA and MA degrees from George Washington University and has worked in collections management at the President Woodrow Wilson House and the National Trust for Historic Preservation, both in Washington, DC. Amberly looks forward to coming to Roswell and commented, “I am so excited to jump in and help preserve the amazing collection at the museum, and to be a part of its legacy.” Membership and Events Coordinator Colette Speer recently resigned to become a part-time librarian at the Roswell Public Library. We are very sad to be losing her, however the new position will allow her more time to concentrate on her writing. While at the Museum, Colette increased our membership, helped coordinate special events and enhanced community partnerships. We wish her the very best and anticipate seeing her as a guest at future Museum events.

STAFF NEWS FOUNDATION NEWS The Roswell Museum and Art Center Foundation is pleased to recognize the individuals we have received Memorial Donations for this fiscal year: Patricia Lubben Bassett, Virginia & Curtis Belding, Jean Boswell, Richard Cibak, Dorothy Nell (Sumner) Corn, Bob Cress, Stephen Andrew Grooms, Linda Hays, Debra Hebert, Elaine Houston, Carolyn Ives, Billy Jeffers, Richard Knadle, Kay Liakos, William G. Liakos, I L Marshall, Dick Mulkey, Ellen Shanor, Robert H. Tatom, Gail Glover Terry, and Penrod Toles. The Foundation is honored by the donations received in memory of your friends and loved ones. Many of the individuals honored had a huge impact on the Foundation and the Museum during their lifetime. The memorial gifts support the Museum’s collection and programs that enrich our community. The Foundation is grateful for the partnerships formed and the support received from them. Planned giving is another way a number of donors have made a positive impact on the Foundation and the Museum. A planned gift is any major gift, made in lifetime or at death as part of a donor’s overall financial and/or estate planning. There are three types

of planned gifts; gifts that use appreciated assets as a substitute for cash, gifts that return income or financial benefits to the donor in return for the contribution, and gifts payable upon the donor’s death. The Foundation has been blessed to be remembered in a number of our donors’ estates. Thomas M. Messer is one of those donors. Mr. Messer was the RMAC Director from 1949-1952. In 1961 Mr. Messer became director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum on Fifth Avenue in New York City. His leadership for over a quarter-century established The Guggenheim among the world’s great museums of modern art. During his tenure – one of the longest of a director of any major American art museum – The Guggenheim deepened its collection, expanded its exhibitions program, vastly improved its publications and took its first step toward becoming a global institution. It is indeed a blessing for the Museum to touch people’s lives and to receive the honor of their bequests. We are forever grateful to all that help make the Roswell Museum and Art Center the ‘jewel” of southeastern New Mexico.

MUSEUM STORE Fractiles have made their way to the Museum Store! This creative educational toy for all ages consists of a magnectic board with dozens of colorful magnet tiles that can be arranged in any number of ways to create intricate fractal imagery. Fractals are helpful for modeling partly random or chaotic phenomena such as crystal growth, fluid turbulence and galaxy formation. Fractiles are produced by geometry fans Marc Pelletier and Beverly Johnson of Boulder, Colorado. Their mission in developing Fractiles is to help bring the beauty of geometry into the mainstream. Stop by and pick one up for yourself or for the artist or budding scientist in your family.


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Former Director Thomas Messer at the Roswell Museum with Peter Hurd’s The Valley Farm and The Rainy Season in background, circa early 1950s.


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SAVE THE DATE RAiR at 50 Save the date for the opening of RAiR at 50 on Friday, October 6. The exhibition will present current work by alumni from the Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program in a wide range of mediums and concepts showcasing the diversity of artists who have participated in the program over the past 50 years and of art being made today. The evening will also mark the 80th anniversary of the Roswell Museum and Art Center!

Debra M. Smith, Not Looking..., 2016, pieced vintage silk, 63 1/2” x 44”. Courtesy of the Artist.

Roswell Museum and Art Center Summer 2017 Museum Magazine  

Issue highlights exhibitions, museum news, and educational offerings for July through September 2017 at the Roswell Museum and Art Center in...

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