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ROSWELL MUSEUM AND ART CENTER | FALL 2019 ROSWELL ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE: CEDRA WOOD GUEST ARTISTS: SHARBANI DAS GUPTA | AXLE CONTEMPORARY | A LINE IN THE SAND 2019 ROSWELL SCIENCE AND ART FESTIVAL | HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE + MORE


STAFF & BOARDS Roswell Museum and Art Center 1011 N. Richardson Ave. Roswell, NM 88201 (575) 624-6744 tel (575) 624-6765 fax www.roswellmuseum.org Mission The Roswell Museum and Art Center inspires discovery, creativity, and cultural understanding of the American Southwest and the greater community.

Staff Directory Administrative Staff: Caroline Brooks, 500-0357 c.brooks@roswell-nm.gov Executive Director Wendy Cook, 500-0365 w.cook@roswell-nm.gov Communications and Events Coordinator Deborah Melancon, 500-0358 d.melancon@roswell-nm.gov Bookkeeper Guest Services Class Registration, Membership, Facility Rentals: Tiffany Melancon, 500-0363 museum@roswell-nm.gov Guest Services Coordinator

Newsletter Roswell Museum and Art Center Magazine Volume 66 No. 4. The Museum’s magazine is published quarterly and is provided as a benefit of membership.

Guest Services Associates: Cory Frederick Darrick Constance Jenifer Castillo Front Desk: 624-6744

Location

Education and School Tours: Amanda Nicholson, 500-0352 a.nicholson@roswell-nm.gov Curator of Education

The Museum is located in downtown Roswell of N. Richardson Avenue between 9th and 11th Streets, adjacent to the Roswell Convention and Civic Center. The entrance is on the north end of the visitor parking area. Admission

Admission is free. Donations are welcome. Museum Hours

Tuesday - Saturday, 9 am - 5 pm Sunday, 1-5 pm Closed Mondays and major holidays Museum Store Hours

Tuesday - Saturday, 9 am - 4:30 pm Sunday, 1-4:30 pm Closed during lunch from noon - 1 pm, Mondays and major holidays. RMAC is on Facebook and Instagram

For real-time announcements, events, and exhibit information, check us out on Facebook and on Instagram at @rmacroswell. The Roswell Museum and Art Center is a department of the City of Roswell. To learn more about the City’s services please visit, www.roswell-nm.gov.

Museum Store: Barbara Posuniak, 500-0362 b.posuniak@roswell-nm.gov Manager Museum Store Clerks: Virginia Hurless Elizabeth Shelhorse

Jeremy Howe, 500-0361 j.howe@roswell-nm.gov Planetarium Coordinator Aria Finch, 500-0354 a.finch@roswell-nm.gov Ceramics Manager Collections and Exhibitions: Aubrey Hobart, 500-0355 a.hobart@roswell-nm.gov Curator of Collections and Exhibitions Amberly Meli, 500-0353 a.meli@roswell-nm.gov Registrar Flannery Barney, 500-0356 f.barney@roswell-nm.gov Assistant Registrar Julia Pope, 500-0360 j.pope@roswell-nm.gov Preparator

Board of Trustees Officers: Cymantha Liakos, Chair Bill Siders, Vice Chair Members: Anne Baker Jamie Barnes Kay Cargill Jenkins Donovan Fulkerson Peggy Krantz Priscilla Ornelas Jessica Parham Lorrina Segovia Valli West Ex-Officio: Barry Foster, Roswell City Council Liaison Roswell Museum and Art Center Foundation Board of Directors Officers: Ron Hillman, President Jacqueline Miller, President Nola Fulkerson, Secretary Mary Alice Lysak, Treasurer Directors: Jody Alpers Donald B. Anderson, Director Emeritus Riley Armstrong Yasine Armstrong Jim Ball Mary Bell Skyler Crossley Parker Folse Debra Franks Chelsea Green Ivan Hall Paul Hanna Jared Hembree Mitch Krakauskas Diane Leven Cymantha Liakos, RMAC Trustees, Chair Jolene Lilley Kendra Price Brinkman Randle Sherri Toles Staff: Cindy Torrez, RMACF Director 400 N. Pennsylvania, #220 Roswell 88201 (575) 627-0918 rmacfound@qwestoffice.net Ex-Officio: Caroline Brooks, RMAC Executive Director Cover: Cedra Wood, Pine Cone Shroud (Sagehen Creek Experimental Forest, Sierra Nevada) (detail), 2019, acrylic on panel, 15 x 20 in. Courtesy of the Artist.


FROM THE DIRECTOR The 2nd annual Roswell Science and Art Festival is taking place on Saturday, October 12 from 10 am - 4 pm next door at the Roswell Convention Center. Kevin Delaney, from the Tonight Show and Street Science, will be headlining the event at 11 am with a spectacular stage presentation. There will be lots of hands-on activities and demonstrations for all ages to have fun and be inspired. We have some new additions to the event this year, including the return of Chalk Art, the Department of Cultural Affairs’ mobile museum with space materials curated by the New Mexico Museum of Space History, fire safety and drone obstacle courses led by the Roswell Fire Department and AirPlay Media, a pre-K area called Tinker Tots, family yoga, inflatable planetarium shows, and much more. We are deeply grateful to the Xcel Energy Foundation and the RMAC Foundation for making this event possible. In order to support events such as the Festival, Family After Hours, pARTy After Hours and class scholarships, the RMAC Foundation requests your help. Each year, the Foundation carries out an annual appeal campaign, which combined with the spring fundraiser, helps raise a good portion of the annual support the Foundation provides to the Museum. Every amount helps. If you are able to contribute something, an envelope is included in this issue of the Magazine for your convenience. There is a flurry of activity at the Museum as we ready several exciting exhibitions this fall. Sharbani Das Gupta has been busily preparing for her ceramics and mixed media installations in her studio in Las Cruces for her exhibition titled In/Sight, which opens on October 25. A former Roswell resident, Das Gupta is excited to reconnect with the local arts community and share some of her new works at the Museum. A Line in the Sand, part of the 516 ARTS Species in

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Peril Along the Rio Grande collaboration, was proposed by biologist Alexis Harrison and co-curated with fellow biologist Tracy Diver with assistance by RMAC Curator Aubrey Hobart. The aim of the exhibition is to explore species documented in the U.S. Mexico border surveys conducted in the 1800s. How might biologists today document the same species, how have their habitats changed? The project began with a small collection of survey prints and has blossomed to include current artistic interpretations by scientists of the originallydocumented animal species as well as contemporary artists exploring parts the original boundary reports and the concept of borders. Axle Contemporary is an art gallery and studio on wheels founded in 2010 by Matthew Chase-Daniel and Jerry Wellman of Santa Fe. One of their more recent projects, E Pluribus Unum (Latin for “Out of many, one”), has been presented in several locations throughout the state and is made up of photographs taken of community members with a personal object of their choosing. RMAC is proud to have been selected to exhibit the Southeast edition which includes participants from the communities of Roswell, Lovington, Hobbs, Alamogordo, Tularosa, Carrizozo, Ruidoso, Mescalero, Carlsbad, Artesia, Portales, and Clovis. Chase-Daniel and Wellman will be giving a gallery talk during the Holiday Open House on December 7. We hope you can make it! And, don’t forget to take a look at the classes and workshops being presented by newcomer Bailey Coll. We’re excited to add her to our talented group of artist instructors and we encourage you to register for one or several of her multi-age offerings. See you at the Museum and have a safe and happy holiday season!

— Caroline Brooks, Executive Director


EVENTS The Roswell Museum and Art Center – in collaboration with area educational, science and cultural leaders – is presenting the 2nd annual Roswell Science and Art Festival on Saturday, October 12 at the Roswell Convention Center. This free all-ages event will be a fun-filled day of science and art opportunities aimed at inspiring the next generation of creative and innovative thinkers. Headlining the event at 11 am will be performer, playwright and educator Kevin Delaney. Kevin is based in Little Rock, Arkansas, and starred on two seasons of the Science Channel series “Street Science” on which he worked with a team of artists, chemists, and engineers to present classic science demonstrations. He has also appeared on The Rachael Ray Show and The Untitled Action Bronson Show, and began appearing as the resident science presenter on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in 2014. Additional guests include science centers Explora and Science Spectrum showcasing some of their popular demonstrations and activities, including an inflatable planetarium; the New Mexico Military Institute’s science department presenting several fun activities from color-changing slime to programmable robots; the Roswell Fire Department with its Fire Obstacle Course; the Wheels of Wonder mobile museum; a drone obstacle course led by Airplay Media; and Michele Matthews of Yoga at Down to Earth Nutrition Center with some energizing, family-friendly yoga sessions.

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The Roswell Museum’s popular sidewalk drawing activity for all ages is making a return with a new name, Chalk the Walk. Pre-registration is required, so please visit the Museum’s website for details or call 575-624-6744. Also new to the event this year, Keep Roswell Beautiful will be presenting a collaborative mural project depicting Capitan peak made of recycled plastic bottle caps and lids to beautify our City and educate the public on recycling and reusing. Another feature this year will be Mars Colony models made by the twenty top teams from area middle schools who participated in a build challenge. Additional participating groups include Xcel Energy, Roswell Astronomy Club, Spring River Zoo, Roswell Public Library, Roswell Chess Encounter, several state and federal agencies, among others. This event is generously funded by Xcel Energy and the RMAC Foundation with additional support provided by Blick Art Materials. We would also like to thank the members of the festival advisory group representing New Mexico Military Institute, Eastern New Mexico University - Roswell, University High School, New Mexico MESA, Goddard High School, Sydney Gutierrez Middle School, and Berrendo Middle School. For more information, please visit www.roswellmuseum.org.


Festival Schedule Chalk the Walk Competition 8 AM -1 PM on sidewalks in front of MUSEUM Awards at 2:30 PM Our popular sidewalk chalk drawing activity has returned! Register in advance as an individual, with family or friends, or represent an organization such as a church or youth group. Fee is $10 for an individual or $20 for a group to cover supplies. Need-based scholarships and a free draw area are available. Open to all ages and skill levels. Visit website for more details and to register.

Family Yoga

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ALL DAY in the RCC(break from 11 AM -12 PM) Release your inner scientist and explore a variety of interactive demonstrations and displays presented by Xcel Energy, Science Spectrum, Carlsbad Caverns National Park, Bitter Lake Wildlife Refuge, Bureau of Land Management, the Forest Service, Roswell Astronomy Club, Spring River Zoo, and more.

Drone Obstacle Course ALL DAY in the RCC (break from 11 AM -12 PM) Try your hand at navigating a tricky drone obstacle course with our friends at Airplay Media.

Recycled Bottlecap Mural ALL DAY in the RCC (break from 11 AM -12 PM)

9:30 AM & 1:30 PM in the ROSWELL CONVENTION CENTER Families that flow together, grow together! For kids, yoga can help alleviate growing pains; build self-trust, self-awareness, ability to focus, balancing skills, confidence; and release anxiety as they grow into adulthood. Relax, have fun and get fit together during a free, 30-minute session for ages 5 to adult with yoga instructor Michele Matthews of Yoga at Down to Earth Nutrition Center. No experience or equipment necessary, just comfortable clothing. (30 minutes)

Mars Colony Share Fair 10-10:30 AM with Awards at 11 AM

See Mars Colonies designed by the top twenty teams of students out of fifty-three teams from Mesa, Sydney Gutierrez, Berrendo, and Sierra Middle Schools. Learn about the challenges of living on Mars and see some innovative solutions as you talk to some of the student creators. Awards to be announced at 11 am on Main Stage. (30 minutes, on display all day)

Make Lab

ALL DAY in the RCC & on PATIO (break from 11 AM -12 PM) Get your maker brains plugged into a variety of creative, hands-on science and art activities led by New Mexico Military Institute.

Tinker Tots

ALL DAY in the RCC (break from 11 AM -12 PM) A new area just for little ones and their families with art and science activities designed specifically for ages 4 and under presented by Explora, the Roswell Public Library, and the Roswell Museum.

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Keep Roswell Beautiful and the Museum need your help in creating a collaborative plastic bottlecap mural. Drop off your clean caps to the Museum by October 7 and stop by during the festival to help create a colorful scene.

Kevin Delaney 11 AM on the MAIN STAGE

Don’t miss Kevin Delaney as he performs a series of awesome experiments on the Main Stage. (60 minutes)

Wonder on Wheels Mobile Museum 12-4 PM outside CONVENTION CENTER

View “A Galaxy of Wonders” exhibit inside a specially-retrofitted 38-foot RV featuring 300 square feet of exhibits organized by one of the eight state-run museums. The current exhibit, from the New Mexico Museum of Space History, explores the Apollo 11 Moon Landing, life in space and the future of space travel.

Fire Obstacle Course

1-3 PM outside CONVENTION CENTER Learn to put out a fire safely, while having a bit of competitive fun in this fire safety-themed obstacle course presented by the Roswell Fire Department.

Planetarium Shows

2 & 3:30 PM in GODDARD PLANETARIUM See free showing of “We Are Stars,” a familyfriendly film that explores the secrets of our cosmic chemistry and connects life on Earth to the evolution of the Universe. Narrated by actor Andy Serkis. (45 minutes)


EXHIBITIONS EXHIBITION Sharbani Das Gupta: In/Sight October 26, 2019 April 5, 2020 Donald B. Anderson Gallery Reception: Friday, October 25, 5-7 pm

Sharbani Das Gupta In/Sight Splitting her time between India and the United States, Sharbani Das Gupta uses the perspective she gains from her travels to create immersive environments that give viewers the opportunity to enter an alternative kind of space. Das Gupta has a keen awareness of the human impact on the planet, and she often explores the ecological and social residues of political upheaval. Her allegorical rather than confrontational approach opens a space for empathy and understanding while still emphasizing the need for action.

She uses her work to draw attention to the not-so-hidden, but often disregarded, links between ourselves and the worlds we inhabit and impact. Sharbani Das Gupta exhibits her work internationally, writes, curates and frequently presents at clayrelated events around the world. She was a core member of the Curatorial and Working Committee for Breaking Ground in 2018, the first Indian Ceramic Triennale held in Jaipur. A member of the

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Wildlife of the Borderlands EXHIBITION A Line in the Sand November 9, 2019 May 24, 2020 Hunter Gallery Opening Reception: Friday, November 8, 5-7pm

J. H. Richard, Western Coachwhip, in Report on the United States and Mexican Boundary Survey, Made Under the Direction of the Secretary of the Interior (Washington D.C.: C. Wendell, 18571859).

The political boundary between the United States and Mexico has an unstable history, with both the location and the importance of the border shifting across this remote region over time. If not for the geographers, surveyors, and scientists sent to map the border, the secretive animals of the mountains, deserts, and rivers might have evaded notice for a long time. Instead, over the course of the 1800s many expeditions passed through this region, collecting and illustrating the animals they discovered. Co-curated by biologists Tracy Diver and Alexis Harrison, this exhibition explores the stories of some of these animals, from the observations of early explorers to contemporary artistic representations of these same species, with notes on the current state of scientific knowledge about each, and thoughts on how the changing nature of the border may affect the wildlife living along it. This event is part of the Species in Peril Along the Rio Grande regional collaboration, coordinated by 516 ARTS in Albuquerque. For more information visit 516arts.org.

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International Academy of Ceramics, she has participated in residencies in the United States and around the world. The dramatic landscape of her home in New Mexico is a constant source of inspiration and sustenance.

Sharbani Das Gupta, X’ing? Look Both Ways (detail), 2018, brick, ceramic, and television parts, Courtesy of the Artist.


Axle Contemporary

E Pluribus Unum: New Mexico Southeast In 2012, the Axle artistcollaborators, Jerry Wellman and Matthew Chase-Daniel, began a photographic portrait project, E Pluribus Unum. This ongoing project enlivens and documents communities throughout the state of New Mexico with a mobile photographic portrait studio built inside a vintage aluminum vehicle.

Top: The mobile portrait studio at the 2018 Eastern New Mexico State Fair. | Above: Portrait of participant with medal. Images courtesy of the Artists. 7 Fall 2019

In October 2018, Wellman and Chase-Daniel brought their mobile studio to southeast New Mexico to photograph the diversity of the people who live here. Participants each brought a small object of personal significance, and sat for a black and white portrait while holding the object. Objects have included car keys, photos of loved ones, artworks, tools, books, food, toys, and vintage collectibles.

Two copies of each portrait were printed with the studio’s solar-powered printer. One was given to the participant and the other was pasted to the exterior of the vehicle, creating a mobile and growing exhibition throughout the region. At the end of the project, Axle Contemporary transferred the portraits to banners which will hang in RMAC’s Entry Gallery, greeting all visitors with an array of faces of the people who call southeast New Mexico home. The artists will give a talk during the Holiday Open House. A book about their project, with portraits of the participants and essays by Chase-Daniel and Wellman, as well as a forward by Joshua Wheeler, will be available.

EXHIBITION Axle Contemporary: E Pluribus Unum: New Mexico Southeast November 16, 2019 - April 12, 2020 Entry Gallery Gallery Talk: December 7, 5 pm during Holiday Open House


EXHIBITIONS

Cedra Wood The Water Waxes Deeper Still

Winter Celebrations

Roswell Artist-In-Residence Cedra Wood has long been in the grip of an obsession: the eerie, visceral, and unsettling tales found in ancient Scottish and English ballads. For her exhibition at RMAC, she presents paintings inspired by this fixation. Ranging from darkly funny to moody and morbid, the miniature works depict transmuted snakes, prophetic selkies, wax babies, and other elements meant to evoke an eldritch time and place—a lyrical and symbolic otherworld that has been perpetuated by word of mouth for centuries.

EXHIBITION Cedra Wood: Roswell Artistin-Residence November 23, 2019 - January 12, 2020 Marshall and Winston Gallery Lecture and Opening Reception: Friday, November 22, 5:30-7pm

In addition to these balladbased works, six larger paintings and their accompanying props represent Wood’s first attempt to communicate the haunted doublevision through which she sees the American West, infusing landscapes with supernatural remembrances and inventions, creating unearthly contemporary narratives.

EXHIBITION Traditionally, the dark and cold of winter meant that Winter Celebrations people would more often stay inside their homes, November 30, 2019 - January 5, spending less time with 2020 friends and eating whatever Spring River would keep during the Gallery season when little grows. Wanting to counteract Kawase Hasui, this trend, people all Nezu-Gongen; over the world have set Saishoin a number of important Gojunoto; Kyoto temp (detail), holidays in the winter to 1933 to 1937, encourage socializing and color woodcut on feasting. Hanukkah and paper, Gift of Mrs. Christmas both celebrate E. C. Hegemann.

miracles, while Eid-alAdha and Diwali mark the anniversary of important events in Islamic and Hindu history respectively. Kwanzaa is a celebration of African American culture, and the Winter Solstice and New Year’s Eve are about renewal and the cycles of time. This December, we will be enjoying all of the winter celebrations with a selection of works from our permanent collection.

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Wood grew up in the Texas panhandle, and after receiving her MFA at the University of New Mexico, has revolved around New Mexico while participating in numerous residencies, including Teton Artlab (Jackson, WY), The Arctic Circle (Svalbard, Norway), and Sagehen Creek Experimental Forest and Biological Field Station (Truckee, CA). She received a research fellowship at the Center for Art + Environment at the Nevada Museum of Art, and grants from the Harwood Emerging Artist Fund, the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation, the Puffin Foundation, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (via the Land Arts Mobile Research Initiative). To learn more about the artist, visit www.cedrawood.com.

Cedra Wood, Child Ballad 113. The Great Silkie of Sule Skerry, 2019, acrylic on panel, 8 x 10 in. Courtesy of the Artist.


Printmaking: Meaning in Multiples Instructor: Bailey Coll

Holiday Card Relief Print Workshop Instructor: Bailey Coll

Printmaking is one of the oldest forms of art that still exists today. Come join us as we connect to the past and carve woodblock relief prints, then print the block to create a series of prints. We will talk carving tool basics and safety so all students feel confident with the medium.

Create and carve a woodblock series of holiday cards. Printmaking is a medium that is designed to create multiples and what is better for a holiday gift than a handmade card? At the end of the course, you will have a set of cards to personalize, share, and mail. Come learn the basics of relief printing with a holiday twist.

Age/Level: 16 and up, Beginners Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-8 pm November 5 - December 5 (except Thanksgiving week) $75 members; $95 non-members

Age: 10 to Adult, All Levels, under 16 requires adult registrant with child Saturday & Sunday, December 7 & 8 Saturday, 9 am - 2 pm with lunch break Sunday, 1-4 pm $55 members; $65 non-members Materials are included in class fee.

Children and Teen Classes and Workshops In Your Element Instructor: Bailey Coll Focus on four basic elements of art and create works of art that are bright and fun! Color, line, shape, and texture can be used in almost any type of artwork, so students will focus on these vocabulary words and elaborate on their meaning in their projects. All skills learned can be carried back to their classes or used in their personal work.

Museum Welcomes New Instructor “Anywhere I go, I’m immediately drawn to people. It is the magic of meeting, talking, and making connections that informs my work.” Bailey Coll comes by way of all over Texas, moving many times as a child. She grew up mostly in East Texas, then moved to Lubbock in 2005 and fell in love with the desert landscape. Her background started in art education, where Bailey earned her BFA in Visual Studies, then taught in elementary and middle schools. While teaching, she earned her MAE in 2016 from Texas Tech University, then later completed her MFA in drawing and printmaking from Stephen F. Austin State University in 2018. Coll has exhibited her work in galleries in Texas and Maine. Now living in Roswell, Coll started at RMAC teaching art camps in June, and is excited to lead workshops and classes this fall for kids and adults.

Ages: 9-12 Saturday, November 16, 9 am - 1 pm $35 members; $45 non-members Materials and a pizza lunch are included in class fee.

Holiday Open House Saturday, December 7 , 4-6 pm Join us for an elegant evening of holiday music, gallery talks, festive hors d’oeuvres, art-making and a star show. Gather in the courtyard near the glowing chiminea and toss in a pine twig for good luck in this favorite RMAC tradition. Enjoy a gallery talk as we open the Winter Celebrations exhibition, followed by a gallery talk from the artists of the Axle Contemporary exhibition. Piano music by Donny Simmons will fill the galleries as guests enjoy

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hors d’oeuvres from Pecos Flavors Winery, the return of the Stellar Coffee hot beverage bar and Museum members receive discounts in the Museum Store. We will conclude the evening with a free planetarium star show before closing our doors so you can enjoy the Holiday Electric Light Parade presented by MainStreet Roswell as it passes along Main Street. This all-ages event is free and open to the public.

CLASSES & EVENTS

Adult and All Ages Classes and Workshops


Fun After Hours

Photo Recaps of August pARTY and Family After Hours

FOUNDATION NEWS In 1987, a small group of community leaders came together to form the Roswell Museum and Art Center Foundation. Since its inception, the goal of the RMAC Foundation has been to support the Roswell Museum and Art Center by providing financial resources to develop programs that inspire learning and creative exchange, assist in operation and maintenance, and support the Museum’s growth through capital improvement projects. Tax dollars can only go so far to improving the quality of life in a community. It is the individuals in the community that enhance our city with support and donations to the non-profits that serve our citizens. The Foundation’s funding comes directly from our community, through donations to the annual appeal, fundraising events, and bequests. A single donation when combined with other donations can make a significant impact on a community. Donors to the Foundation have contributed over a million dollars directly to the Museum during the last ten years. Your donation to our annual appeal makes the Foundation’s mission possible and brings the Museum to life. In 2017, donations to the Foundation renovated and upgraded the Robert H. Goddard Planetarium, keeping the Museum on the cutting edge of technology and maintaining the facilities. Magical & Real, the Henriette Wyeth and Peter Hurd exhibition, was brought to Roswell in 2018 by donations to the Foundation. It is our honor to use your donation to offer scholarships for art classes to a diverse audience of children and adults, and to sponsor pARTy After Hours, Family After Hours, and the Roswell Science and Art Festival. The future is bright at the Museum with many exciting projects on the horizon. It takes time, planning, and your donation to keep our Museum moving forward and growing with the everchanging needs of our community. Please donate to the RMAC Foundation’s annual appeal. — Cindy Torrez Executive Director RMAC Foundation

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STAFF NEWS & OUTREACH Curator of Education Amanda Nicholson will be presenting at the New Mexico Art Educators Association 2019 Conference in Taos. Amanda’s presentation on “STEAM in the Classrooms and Community” will focus on a variety of STEAM-based activities and how they have been utilized through events and programming at RMAC and in the Roswell community. Elaborating on how the arts both integrate with and enhance STEM education, the conference session will also include a handson portion incorporating circuits and light into a work of art.

Registrar Amberly Meli and Curator of Collections and Exhibitions Aubrey Hobart attended the New Mexico Association of Museums and Mountain Plains Museum Association joint conference in September in Albuquerque. The theme, Community and Empathy: Reaching out to Serve, brought together perspectives from various cultures to explore how to create museum spaces that present multiple viewpoints. On September 19, Aubrey Hobart presented the history of Tlaxcala, Mexico, to three classes at East Grand Plains Elementary. The 5th grade was learning about the region as part of a school project on the different states of Mexico. Virginia “Jenny” Hurless will be returning to the Museum as Museum Store Clerk, replacing Lea Rohr Fraser who is moving to Colorado. We will miss Lea and wish her the best in her future travels and adventures. Board of Trustees Chair Cymantha Liakos and Executive Director Caroline Brooks both received nominations for a Dare to Be an Innovator award through the Women’s Project of the United Way in the 2nd annual “Dare to be Her” awards ceremony which was held in June.

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MUSEUM STORE The Museum Store is full of wonderful holiday gifts for men, women and children of all ages. Stop by to purchase our new hand blown glass chili peppers by artist Brad Smith of Asheville, North Carolina, for use as ornaments or an anytime decoration. We also carry a wide selection of Nambe’, unique pieces of jewelry, STEM games and activities for children, and other gift ideas. 11

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Aubrey Hobart at East Grand Plains Elementary School.

Congratulations to Amberly Meli who has returned to school part-time for her Masters of Legal Studies from Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor School of Law. Assistant Registrar Flannery Barney is taking a 5-week course in the basics of archives to review best practices for managing and protecting historical records collections through the American Association for State and Local History. Recognition is extended to Caroline Brooks who received an Honorable Mention for her sculpture Genevra on display in the juried ceramics biennial From the Ground Up being held at the Las Cruces Museum of Art through October 19.


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Roswell Museum and Art Center Fall 2019 Magazine  

Issue highlights exhibitions, museum news, and educational offerings for October to December 2019 at the Roswell Museum and Art Center in Ro...

Roswell Museum and Art Center Fall 2019 Magazine  

Issue highlights exhibitions, museum news, and educational offerings for October to December 2019 at the Roswell Museum and Art Center in Ro...

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