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Roswell Museum and Art Center 1011 N. Richardson Ave. 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 American Southwest and the greater community. Newsletter Roswell Museum and Art Center Magazine Volume 67 No. 2. The Museum’s magazine is published quarterly and is provided as a benefit of membership. Location

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

Museum 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

The Museum Store is open during Museum hours until 4:30 pm each day and is closed for lunch from noon to 1 pm.

STAFF & BOARDS Staff Directory Caroline Brooks Executive Director Aubrey Hobart Curator of Collections and Exhibitions Amanda Nicholson Curator of Education Wendy Cook Communications and Events Coordinator Amberly Meli Registrar Jeremy Howe Planetarium Coordinator Aria Finch Ceramics Manager Tiffany Melancon Guest Services Coordinator Guest Services Cory Frederick Darrick Constance Jenifer Castillo Museum Store Barbara Posuniak, Manager Elizabeth Shelhorse Lea Rohr Fraser Deborah Melancon Bookkeeper Jim Wheeler Preparator Daniel Gomez Custodian

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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: 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 Mary Bell Skyler Crossley Parker Folse Debra Franks Nola Fulkerson Ivan Hall Paul Hanna Jared Hembree Mitch Krakauskas Diane Leven Cymantha Liakos, RMAC Trustees, Chair Kendra Price Brinkman Randle Sherri Toles Beth Waldrip Staff: Cindy Torrez, RMACF Director 400 N. Pennsylvania, #220 Roswell 88201 (575) 627-0918

The Planetarium offers public showings on Tuesdays at 7 pm, Wednesdays at 2:30 pm and Saturdays at 3:30 pm, and is available for private rentals and school visits. $3-$5 Fees. RMAC is on Facebook and Instagram

Ex-Officio: Caroline Brooks, RMAC Executive Director

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

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Cover: Lawrence Kozuszek, Landscape with Tent, 1968, ink on paper. Gift of the Artist, 1970.013.0001

FROM THE DIRECTOR Spring 2019 has been full of excitement at the Roswell Museum and Art Center. Be sure to look up during your next visit to admire our impressive new lights. The Xcel Energy Relighting Project was completed and the galleries have never shown brighter. The LED lights are not only energy saving, but also help preserve art on display. Like the sun, artificial light produces ultraviolet radiation that causes fading and deterioration on the molecular level over time. LEDs produce some of the lowest levels of UV radiation and help our curatorial team preserve the collection, while providing an optimal viewing experience for visitors. Thanks to Xcel Energy, CLEAResult, J&G Electric and the City of Roswell for support of this much-needed update. During February, the RMAC Foundation presented a sold-out and fun-filled, 1950s-era Mystery at the Museum. Thank you to those who attended, many of whom dressed the part spectacularly, as well as to our corporate sponsors and auction donors. A very special thanks goes to the Neverland Theatre Company who lent their talented cast and crew to bring the story to life. March brought Women’s History Month along with three great presentations honoring women and girls. Registrar Amberly Meli fueled her audience with enthusiasm about the contributions of Esther Goddard, the wife of famed rocket pioneer Robert H. Goddard, and Communications and Events Coordinator Wendy Cook presented the thought-provoking films Girl Rising and Soufra to robust audiences. Good things continue as staff, collaborators and volunteers ready for the coming months. On April 7, in partnership with the African American Museum and Cultural Center of New Mexico, we are happy to open the traveling history exhibition The Virtue of Ownership along with an informative panel discussion about African American homesteading in New Mexico. Our next pARTy After Hours takes place on April 12. This popular event creates a fun environment to help adults make art and science an integral part of

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their busy lives. The theme for April’s pARTy is the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing. So make like an astronaut and escape to the Moon on this space-inspired evening filled with creative activities. Admission is free for the pARTy, thanks to the RMAC Foundation. For parents who want to take advantage of the increasingly popular Kids Zone for $10, be sure to register your children early as space is limited. We are busily finalizing plans with Roswell Independent School District’s Arts Connect staff to present our first Family After Hours on May 9. Family After Hours builds off of successful prior offerings from both of our organizations to create a family-friendly, art-filled night of hands-on art, games and gallery talks. The theme for this inaugural event is a celebration of the cultural heritage of New Mexico. Drop in and create some memorable, creative experiences with your loved ones. Throughout the month of June we will be presenting, for the first time, week-long Summer Art Camps for children in pre-K through eighth grade. For adults we will host a Lorene Johnson Gratton Workshop led by Houston-based artist Natasha Bowdoin, who will be sharing a myriad of techniques for collage work. This unique opportunity is funded by the Gratton Endowment Fund through the RMAC Foundation and participants can register with a sliding scale fee. Natasha will also be giving a talk about her large-scale paperbased installations and sculptures on Friday, June 7 at noon during a Brown Bag Talk. Additional Brown Bag presenters this spring are Donovan Fulkerson, founder of the Roswell Film Festival, and Colorado-based art historian, educator and artist James Córdova. Join us in the coming months to connect to some of the amazing opportunities the Museum has to offer.

— Caroline Brooks, Executive Director


Gratton Workshop This spring, the Museum is offering a Gratton Workshop exploring the medium of paper with former RAiR Fellow (2012-2013) and Houston-based contemporary artist Natasha Bowdoin. Known for her cut paper and collage-based work, Bowdoin investigates the potential intersections of the visual and the literary, channeling the experience of reading into the activity of drawing, while reimagining our relationship to the natural world. Gratton Workshops offer access to artist-instructors who are generally beyond the scope of what the Museum could ordinarily present. However, the Museum is able to offer these opportunities due to an endowment established by Lorene Johnson Gratton, a long-time museum member who was inspired to create art after taking a class at the Roswell Museum for which she received a scholarship. The workshops are open to paying students as well as those with a financial need. We just ask that students pay what they can afford up to the suggested donation of $125. All supplies needed for the class are included with the workshops, often with some supplies remaining for students to continue their explorations. The workshops are open to adults of all experience levels.

Gratton Workshop: Contemporary Collage Instructor: Natasha Bowdoin Saturday, June 8, 9 am - 4 pm and Sunday, June 9, 1-5 pm Fee: Suggested donation of up to $125 Discover the contemporary possibilities of collage. A hybrid at its core, collage crosses the boundaries of photography, sculpture, painting and drawing. Students will learn some basic principles and construction techniques of collage while experimenting with different kinds of mark making and a variety of materials, including two- and three-dimensional media. Tracing the history of collage through a tour of images collected and presented by Bowdoin, students will gain a deeper understanding of historical precedents within the medium as well. Students will work with paper and found objects, gain familiarity with cutting and gluing techniques and learn principles of decalcomania, assemblage and basic image transfer processes. To register, please contact Tiffany Melancon at 575-500-0363.

Brown Bag Lunch Talks The Museum will be hosting three special guests for our upcoming Brown Bag Talks. Make sure to mark your calendars, pack a lunch and take advantage of the unique opportunity to learn more about the expertise and backgrounds of these talented individuals. This popular event is free and open to the public. Talks take place in the auditorium. Roswell Film Festival Pre-view with Donovan Fulkerson: Friday, April 5, 12-1 pm | Free

Hear about the development of the Roswell Film Festival from founder Donovan Fulkerson. Fulkerson will share the history and mission of the event along with a sneak-peek of some of the films being presented this year. Exploring the History of the Santos with Dr. James Córdova: Friday, May 17, 12-1 pm | Free

Originally from Santa Fe, James Córdova is an artist, scholar, and educator. A professor of art history at CU Boulder and an award-winning sculptor and painter, Dr. Córdova’s studies in the field of Colonial Latin American art help inform his production of traditional santos (saint) figures, while his artistic sensibilities may explain the creativity of his scholarly works. This Brown Bag talk will be a rare opportunity to hear a master speak about the intersection of his professional lives, and is not to be missed! The Work of Natasha Bowdoin: Friday, June 7, 12-1 pm | Free

Join us for a glimpse into the background and artwork of former Roswell Artist-in-Residence fellow and Houston-based artist Natasha Bowdoin to learn more about her dynamic cut paper installations and sculptures. 4 Roswell Museum and Art Center

San Hipólito by James Córdova. Image courtesy of the Denver Art Museum, 2017.


pARTy After Hours Lunar Landing Late Night Friday, April 12, 6-9 pm | Free, Sponsored by the RMAC Foundation Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing while enjoying exclusive evening access to the Museum and a mix of Moon-inspired activities at this free, after-hours event for ages 21 and over. Drop in for a show in the Goddard Planetarium or a gallery talk on rocket pioneer Robert Goddard, try your hand at Space Bingo, learn a little Cosmic Needlepoint, peer at the Moon with the Roswell Astronomy Club, and pretend you’ve traveled there in our Moon Photo Booth. The event will also feature a cash bar presented by Red Door Brewing Company of Albuquerque, pizza and treats from Eli‘s Bistro & Bakery, music from Roswell’s Five Star DJ, prize drawings and discounted memberships. Bring

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friends or come alone to relax, have fun and socialize during this Moon-filled evening. Reserve a space for your children, ages 2-12, in the Kids Zone to free you up while you enjoy the event. The registration fee is $10 per child and space is limited. Contact Tiffany Melancon at 575-500-0363 for more information and to register. This event is generously supported by the RMAC Foundation. pARTy After Hours is a series of free events for adults that aim to expand access to the Museum and present art and science as an integral part of our lives.

Family After Hours Celebrate Our State Thursday, May 9, 5-8 pm | Free Presented in partnership with RISD’s Arts Connect Program Celebrate our state at the first Family After Hours, a new event that focuses on encouraging parents to partner with their children in the arts, while building memorable, shared experiences. From 5 to 8 pm, the Museum’s galleries will be filled with free hands-on art activities presented by RISD Arts Connect teachers as well as gallery talks, games and refreshments that celebrate the cultural richness of New Mexico. This event has been developed in partnership with the Roswell Independent School District’s Arts Connect program and is sponsored in part by the RMAC Foundation.


Children and Teen Classes and Workshops Kid’s Clay Instructor: Aria Finch 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. Section I: Age: 1st grade to 8 years Tuesdays for 6 weeks April 9 - May 14, 3:30-4:30 pm $50 members; $60 non-members Section II: Age: 9 years to teen Tuesdays for 6 weeks April 9 - May 14, 4:30-5:30 pm $50 members; $60 non-members

Adult and All Ages Classes and Workshops Adult Clay: Exploring the Figure Continuing with explorations of the human figure, students will sculpt busts beginning with a wall form giving attention to the cleat attachment.

Summer Camps

RMAC Summer Camps offer students the opportunity to start their journeys to becoming the next generation of creative makers and thinkers through hands-on learning experiences led by RMAC’s talented instructors and staff.

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Students will focus on threedimensional construction of the head and shoulders of a human form. Beginning students will focus on completing projects designed for learning basic techniques. Section I: Instructor: Aria Finch Age/Level: Adult, intermediate to advanced Tuesdays for 8 weeks April 9 - May 28, 9 am - Noon $105 members; $130 non-members Section II: Instructor: Aria Finch Age/Level: Adult, beginners to advanced Tuesdays for 8 weeks April 9 - May 28, 6-9 pm $105 members; $130 non-members Section III: Instructor: Aria Finch Age/Level: Adult, beginners to advanced Thursdays for 8 weeks April 11 - May 30, 9 am - Noon $105 members; $130 non-members Section IV: Instructor: Anna Edwards Age/Level: Adult, beginners to advanced Thursdays for 8 weeks April 11 - May 30, 6-10 pm $105 members; $130 non-members

Adult Clay: Summer Open Studio Instructor: Aria Finch During the summer months, current adult clay students may continue their explorations in an open studio. The studio is available during the Museum’s public hours, except during children’s clay classes, Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am to 4:30 pm and Sundays from 1 to 4:30 pm. Participants must be current ceramics students. If you are a past student and wish to sign up, please see Aria Finch in advance. Age/Level: Adult, beginners with ability to work independently through advanced Public Museum Hours, except during children’s clay classes (please see summer camp schedule) June 1 - September 6 $105 members; $130 non-members Throwing on the Wheel Instructor: Aria Finch Make various thrown bowls and cups with emphasis on inventive surfaces. Students must have had a previous class in clay at the RMAC. Age: 11 years to teen June 10-14 and June 17 and 21 10:30 am - 12 pm $65 members; $75 non-members

Summer Art Camps: Adventures in Art June 3-28

Start your summer off with exciting art projects that explore a wide variety of media and techniques. New this summer, Art Camps are five days, Monday through Friday, and are full days for grades 1 through 8, and half days for pre-K and Kindergarten (with morning or afternoon sessions available). Full day camps include 4 classes and half day camps include 2 classes, each with their own unique theme or focus of media. Campers will end their week with a student art exhibition to show off their projects to family and friends.

Week 1: June 3-7 Ages: Pre-K & Kindergarten*

Fee includes all materials unless noted, morning and afternoon snacks and a summer camp t-shirt. Campers in all day sessions will need to bring a sack lunch that does not require refrigeration. Please inform staff of any dietary restrictions upon registration. Before and after care is available for an additional fee to better accommodate parents’ schedules.

Class 2: Experiments in Art - Experiment with color mixing, painting with fun items like spaghetti, and making images appear with science magic.

Choose one: Morning Session, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm Afternoon Session, 1-5 pm Fee: $75 members; $95 non-members Before-camp care, 8-8:30 am: $20/week *The minimum age requirement is 4 years old as of September 1, 2019. Children must be potty trained to participate. Parents have the option to stay with their child during classes. Class 1: Clay Creation - Learn about sculpture and clay through play and exploration using your endless creativity to sculpt your own expressive clay selfportrait.

Art Camps continued... Week 2: June 10-14 Ages: Grades 1 & 2 Full Day Session, 8:30 am - 5 pm Fee: $150 members; $190 non-members Before-camp care, 8-8:30 am: $20/week After-camp care, 5-5:30 pm: $20/week Class 1: Clay Creation - Handbuild and glaze cultural storyteller figures. Class 2: Super Story Tellers - Create drawings and paintings based on beloved children’s books and your imagination, and create your own handmade puppet theater through which to share your stories. Class 3: Music Makers - Make your own colorful, handmade instruments such as maracas, a xylophone, stringed instruments, and a drum and celebrate your achievements with a jam session! Class 4: Eco Art - Combine items found in nature with recycled materials to create two- and three-dimensional art as well as a collaborative art piece to display outside the Museum. Week 3: June 17-21 Ages: Grades 3-5 Full Day Session, 8:30 am - 5 pm Fee: $150 members; $190 non-members Before-camp care, 8-8:30 am: $20/week After-camp care, 5-5:30 pm: $20/week Class 1: Clay Creation - Handbuild and glaze cultural storyteller figures. Class 2: Dinomania - Create terrific pterodactyls and super stegosaurs in this multi-media class. Explore fossils, paint your favorite dino friend, and make wearable art to transform into prehistoric pals. Class 3: Time Travelers - Explore the timeline of art, from the past to the future! Learn about art history through children’s books and accompanying drawing and painting projects, then make a time machine to blast into the future and create futuristic art! Class 4: Junk to Gems - Explore the world of “upcycling” as you use recycled materials to make artwork such as plastic bottle planter pets, old crayon and marker mosaics, and egg carton picture frames and mobiles.

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Week 4: June 24-28 Ages: Grades 6-8 Full Day Session, 8:30 am - 5 pm Fee: $150 members; $190 non-members Before-camp care, 8-8:30 am: $20/week After-camp care, 5-5:30 pm: $20/week Class 1: Clay Creation - Handbuild and glaze cultural storyteller figures. Class 2: e-SCAPE! - Escape from the “norm” while using a wide variety of media and techniques to explore landscapes, seascapes and cityscapes. Practice your sculptural skills and create an art piece for the Museum’s grounds. Class 3: Wearable Art - Turn your artistic talent into wearable flare! Create your own jewelry, design and make a costume, print your own t-shirts and even decorate canvas sneakers. Note: Students are required to provide their own cotton t-shirts and white canvas shoes.

Class 4: Printmaker’s Studio - Learn about the wide world of printmaking and just how many ways there are to make printed works of art. Explore texture through collographs, line through linoleum cuts, and low cost screen printing by printing on fabric and more!

Space Camp July 15-25

This stellar program is your ticket to the stars! Space Camps are three days, Tuesday-Thursday, and are for grades 3-6. Follow the life cycle of stars and see how constellations change when you travel across the galaxy. Learn to read a star chart and try your hand at following the skies to tell the time of year. Jump from star gazer to rocket scientist! Investigate the four forces of flight, and explore the science involved in rocket construction as you build and launch your own Estes Alpha Rocket that you can take home! Fee includes all materials, a morning snack and summer camp t-shirt.

Week 1: July 16-18 Ages: Grades 3 & 4 Hours: 9 am - 12 pm Fee: $50 members; $60 non-members Week 2: July 23-25 Ages: Grades 5 & 6 Hours: 9 am - 12 pm Fee: $50 members; $60 non-members

Register Online or In Person The City of Roswell has launched a new online registration system for City offerings! To register for Museum classes and camps: • Visit and click on the round “Activities Registration” icon. • Log in or create an account. When creating your account, include all of the family members you will want to register for classes under “Next Step.” • Select the “Classes” tab towards the top. • Scroll through the list or check the Roswell Museum and Art Center box on the left sidebar under Location to locate the Museum’s offerings. • Click on the activity and sessions for more information and to confirm the date/time. • Add your selection to the cart and, when ready, proceed to check out. You may also register in person with check, cash or credit card. A limited number of need-based scholarships are available for children and adults, courtesy of the RMAC Foundation. For assistance with your payment or to inquire about scholarships, please contact Tiffany Melancon at 575-500-0363.


The Virtue of Ownership The African American Homesteading Journey in Southern New Mexico

are often overlooked. This traveling exhibit from the African American Museum and Cultural Center of New Mexico reminds us that African American Wagoner homestead, Blackdom, c. 1920s. people have been in these lands The African American Museum just as long as white settlers, and E X H I B I T I O N and Cultural Center of New they put their own distinctive Virtue of Mexico, in partnership with the mark on our shared heritage. Ownership Roswell Museum and Art Center, April 7 is presenting a series of exhibition Five artworks from RMAC’s November 24, 2019 panels that examine the journey collection by African American Spring River Gallery of African Americans in southern artist and former Roswell ArtistNew Mexico. in-Residence Joe Edward Grant Opening Reception: will also be included in the The history of New Mexico is Sunday, April 7 exhibition. His architectural a complex blending of many 2-3:30 pm: Panel constructions, made of found 3:30-5 pm: cultures, but the contributions objects, are playful and ironic, Reception made by African Americans

featuring doors that can’t be opened, windows made of concrete, and transparent walls. The opening reception will take place on Sunday, April 7 from 2-5 pm. The event will begin with an informative panel discussion about Blackdom, an African American town formerly located just twenty miles outside of Roswell. The panel will feature descendants of Blackdom residents, including Grover Pettes and his daughter Marilyn Hill of Las Cruces, Rodney Bowe of Albuquerque and Steve Wagoner of Roswell. A PhD student in history at the University of New Mexico, Carlyn Pinkins, will join the panel to talk about her research on Blackdom. Musical entertainment by the Rodney Bowe Trio and refreshments will follow.

Akiko Jackson Roswell Artist in-Residence EXHIBITION Roswell Artist in-Residence: Akiko Jackson May 25 - July 7, 2019 Marshall and Winston Gallery Opening Reception: Friday, May 24 5:30 pm: Lecture 6-7 pm: Reception Akiko Jackson, Heritage Braided, 2007-2019, synthetic hair, metal fasteners, Courtesy of the Artist.

It’s often delicate and uncomfortable for many Americans to engage in a critical dialogue about race and culture. As a way to reconcile and understand intergenerational traumas in her family and life, Akiko Jackson addresses cultural identity through sculptural installations. She also works with artist communities in various parts of our nation to learn from different cultures and ways of living. Jackson uses affordable and discarded material such as ceramics, metal, fabric, and synthetic hair — specifically chosen to reference her cultural memory, time, place, and body. She also incorporates signifiers of her marginalized identity, such as objects from her family, specific colors and manner of display, to address notions of otherness and to act as a catalyst for viewers to confront ideas of identity. Akiko Jackson is from Kahuku, a rural North Shore community on the island of O’ahu, Hawai’i. She is the recipient of numerous residencies and fellowships

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nationwide, was a Louise Bourgeois Endowed Fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA and a Visual Arts Fellow at the Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT. She has been elated to be part of the Roswell Artist-in-Residence community as a grant recipient, and has exhibited her work nationally and internationally. Please visit to learn more about the artist.

Coloring Inside the Lines EXHIBITION Many people will look at an artwork that features just a few solid blocks of color, and say the same thing: “anyone could have painted this – what makes June 22 it art?” There are many answers to that question, and October 27, 2019 this exhibition will explore some of the reasons why Hunter Gallery artists might choose to make what are known as color field paintings. Coloring Inside the Lines

Historically, these paintings were first made in the 1940s and 1950s when artists were interested in pushing abstraction to its limits, dropping the other basic elements of art like form and line to focus on pure color. One example of this is Josef Albers’ Homage to the Square series which features nested squares of different colors. Its intent is to explore the perception of space. Are the squares stacked or layered? Do they appear to protrude or recede from the picture plane? Around the same time, Mark Rothko made a name for himself by painting rectangles of color next to each other, but in his case, the intensity of the colors and the new colors that were produced by their proximity were intended to create a strong emotional response in the viewer. Later artists came up with other reasons to experiment with blocks of color. Whether it’s conceptual art or performative art, exploration or innovation, sometimes artists like to color inside the lines.

Joseph Albers, Homage to the Square, 1964, serigraph on paper. Acquisitions Fund Purchase, 1970.008.0001

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Alien Forms This spring, the Museum is sifting through the vaults to display some of the more unusual and rarely-seen works of art in RMAC’s collection. Alien Forms is a celebration of all things weird and wonderful in the world of art, from a tall, spindly textile sculpture by former Roswell Artist-in-Residence Rebecca Davis to the organic swirls of Emil Bisttram, and a goofy parody of modern art by Gustave Baumann. Images of enormous insects or a dozen screaming faces may be disconcerting to some, but the context of their production and conceptual underpinnings reveal insights about the role that art plays in our society. Their forms might be alien and uncomfortable, but the fascination that many people have for curious and unique things is a very human trait – one that will be sure to draw you to explore these wonderful works and challenge you to offer some of your own interpretations.

EXHIBITION Alien Forms April 20 October 27, 2019 Entry Gallery

Dick Evans, Landscape of the Mind #30, 1974, stoneware. Acquisitions Fund Purchase with Assistance by the National Endowment for the Arts,1975.006.0001

Top: Raymond Jonson, A Print, 1965, lithograph on paper. Gift of Arthur Johnson, 1969.010.0001


Curator of Education, Amanda Nicholson, attended the National Informal STEM Education Network conference this past February. The National Informal STEM Education Network (NISE Net) is a community of informal educators and scientists dedicated to supporting learning about science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) across the United States. STEM is a growing focus in the education field and the Museum has been making great strides to incorporate STEM education with the arts through programs such as family nights and our Science and Art Festival, returning October 12. On January 12, Guest Services Coordinator Tiffany Melancon was recognized for her nomination for the City of Roswell’s new employee award, the Four Pillars Award, during an employee Gala at the Convention Center. The Four Pillars Award annually recognizes an employee’s outstanding service to Roswell and its citizens through his/her display of each of the Four Pillars: Community, Mission, Teamwork, and Leadership. While she didn’t win, it was a well-deserved nomination and the staff is proud of her outstanding service to the Museum and the communities we serve. Ceramics Manager Aria Finch traveled to Georgia to teach a workshop for ceramics students at the University of Northern Georgia (UNG) with former Roswell Artistin-Residence and UNG professor Alex Kraft. Aria gave a presentation about her artwork and shared images of the RMAC’s ceramics facility, then taught students how to build a sculptural hand and gave several wheel throwing demonstrations.

Image courtesy of Alison Penn and the Roswell Daily Record.

OUTREACH On Tuesday, March 13, the Museum participated in Berrendo Middle School’s first annual Family Science Night. Curator of Education Amanda Nicholson coordinated Amberly Meli and volunteers Carolyn Madison, Ryan Cortez and Dr. Mel Loucks in leading students through the steps of creating doodle bots. Students in grades 6, 7 and 8 explored the intersections of art and science through the use of circuits and motors to make simple robots that “doodle” and spin on their own to make circular and orbiting patterns.

MEMBERSHIP NEWS The Museum has recognized our awesome members in our Museum Magazine quarterly in the past. It was sometimes hard to find a name depending on when a person’s membership was renewed or began. Starting with our last issue of this year, Winter 2019, we will begin recognizing all of our members at one time in the Museum Magazine. Thank you for your continued support. We appreciate you! Coming soon, you will be able to renew or start a membership online through an online registration system. We will send you a letter or email with instructions to help you get started. In the long run, we hope the new system will make transactions easier for our members and reduce paper costs. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please contact Tiffany Melancon at 575-500-0363.

Aria Finch assists ceramics student at the University of Georgia in understanding how to throw platter forms on the wheel.


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2019 Mystery at the Museum The RMAC Foundation would like to thank all our donors and supporters that made the 2019 Mystery at the Museum a fun and successful evening! Featuring the Neverland Theatre Company Cast and Crew: Lizzie Bell...................................Michele Carter Macie Dixon..............................Aubrey Hobart* Samantha Starr...........................Rachel Robey Ricardo Montelado....................Adrian Sanchez Fred Finkelmeyer ....................Will Cass Zack LaPaine..............................Thomas Batista Norman Sneer.............................Ron Posey Detective Jack Thursday..............Dominic Batista, Jr. Cinematographer .....................Dusty Deen Lights/Spot Operator...................Jeni Flowers Tech Manager..............................Brooke Flowers Sound & Projection Operator.....Tara Jones

Event Sponsors: ABO Empire, LLC Armstrong Energy Corp Century 21 Desert Sun Hanna Law Firm Harvard Petroleum Co LLC Hinkle Shanor, LLC Kay McMillan Investments Roswell Ford Strata Production Toles Family Dr. Carlton & Pat Walker

Auction and Prize Donors: Carol Ball and Jim Ball Bob & Mary Bell Danny & Nola Fulkerson Greg Dog Woodworks Headlines, Penny Haskew Keith & Mary Alice Lysak Randy & Jacque Miller Kim & Maria Wiggins Vendors: Burritos & More Eli’s Bistro Quality Liquor Store

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Collections and Exhibitions Best Dressed and Best Sleuthing Awards: Ken Barbe - Best Male Attire Jill Cornel - Best Female Attire Betty Salas - Best Hair Kelly Smith - Best Polka Dots Carrie Leigh Cloutier - Best Accessories Tyler & Megan Burnett - Best-Dressed Couple Lee Harvard - Best Investigator


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MUSEUM STORE The beauty of spring is upon us! Stop in to see these gorgeous pinwheels in person. Artist Jerolyn Crute of Los Angeles meshes hand made artwork with the lovely aesthetic of nature to create paper arboretum pinwheel spins! Mother’s Day, spring weddings and Easter are near and the museum store has a unique selection of gifts from scarves, to jewelry, to home goods for that special event.

PLANETARIUM SHOWS Tuesdays @ 7 pm Wednesdays @ 2:30 pm Saturdays @ 3:30 pm $3-$5 | Members are free!

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Roswell Museum and Art Center Spring 2019 Magazine  

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

Roswell Museum and Art Center Spring 2019 Magazine  

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