ROSWELL MUSEUM AND ART CENTER | SUMMER 2019 ROSWELL ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCE: GEORGE RODART and ERICA BAILEY PERMANENT COLLECTION: DECADES: THE 1930s AND 1940s MOVIE UNDER THE MOON | pARTy AFTER HOURS | FAMILY AFTER HOURS + MORE
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. Newsletter Roswell Museum and Art Center Magazine Volume 67 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 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
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STAFF & BOARDS Staff Directory Administrative Staff: Caroline Brooks, 500-0357 firstname.lastname@example.org Executive Director Wendy Cook, 500-0365 email@example.com Communications and Events Coordinator Deborah Melancon, 500-0358 firstname.lastname@example.org Bookkeeper Guest Services Class Registration, Membership, Facility Rentals: Tiffany Melancon, 500-0363 email@example.com Guest Services Coordinator Guest Services Associates: Cory Frederick Darrick Constance Jenifer Castillo Front Desk: 624-6744 Museum Store: Barbara Posuniak, 500-0362 firstname.lastname@example.org Manager Museum Store Clerks: Elizabeth Shelhorse Lea Rohr Fraser Education and School Tours: Amanda Nicholson, 500-0352 email@example.com Curator of Education Jeremy Howe, 500-0361 firstname.lastname@example.org Planetarium Coordinator Aria Finch, 500-0354 email@example.com Ceramics Manager Collections and Exhibitions: Aubrey Hobart, 500-0355 firstname.lastname@example.org Curator of Collections and Exhibitions Amberly Meli, 500-0353 email@example.com Registrar Flannery Barney, 500-0356 firstname.lastname@example.org Assistant Registrar Julia Pope, 500-0360 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org Ex-Officio: Caroline Brooks, RMAC Executive Director
Cover: Erica Bailey, detail from multimedia installation in progress, 2019, diorama (extruded polystyrene, joint compound, paint, wood, coffee grounds, cellophane, LED lights, video, monitor), 48” x 36” x 32”, Courtesy of the Artist.
FROM THE DIRECTOR This issue of the Museum Magazine highlights an amazing amount of creativity and effort put forth by RMAC’s staff, volunteers and partners in the development of exhibitions, events, classes and other programming that defines the Museum and its place in the community. I’m humbled to be a part of the effort and on behalf of the Museum, Boards and the City of Roswell, I encourage you to continue to take advantage of all that we offer. Our first year of Summer Art Camps have just come to a close and were a hit with students, parents and instructors. The camps, designed for age 4 through 8th grade, enabled 39 youngsters to explore fun themes like nature and time travel through the media of painting, sculpture, printmaking and music. I wish to thank all of our talented teaching artists who made the month so successful: Aria Finch, Amanda Nicholson, Jessica Haynes, Gretchen Phillips, Bailey Coll, and Julie Murphy. Another important addition is a fresh take on our membership program. Over the course of several months, staff conducted research and held meetings and informal discussions with some of our current members, the RMAC Board of Trustees and City Council to determine the best attributes for our membership program. While revenue is sometimes an underlying factor for membership programs, we did not see it as the primary motivation for RMAC’s. Instead we have chosen to focus on aspects that we feel encourage participation and deepen members’ relationships with the Museum. As a result, we’ve simplified the program down to five categories, which we felt best met the interests of our current and future members, and capped the program at a $100 level. We anticipate the simplification will encourage participation, and we also hope that those who are able to afford a larger contribution will sign up for our top tier membership, the Enthusiast, while also considering a tax-deductible charitable donation to the RMAC Foundation whose funds provide direct support for many of the Museum’s offerings from class scholarships
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and the Gratton Workshops to pARTy After Hours, Roswell Science and Art Festival, Family After Hours and much more. The new Enthusiast level also includes an exclusive benefit of membership in the North American Reciprocal Museum Association which grants free admission or discounts to more than 1,000 museums from regional favorites like the New Mexico Museum of Art, the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum and the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History to museums in cities you may travel to such as the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, the Henry Art Gallery in Seattle, The Drawing Center or the Studio Museum in New York. Thank you for your past and continued support. We hope you find these changes as exciting as we do. This July is a big month in space history and for the Goddard Planetarium’s programming. Check out all the activities on the next page from Space Camp (both as a film and a kids camp!) to new full-dome films and participation in the Global Rocket Launch as part of the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landing. pARTy After Hours and Family After Hours return in August. If you are unfamiliar with the events, pARTy is a fun, Friday night event for adults ages 21 and over and Family After Hours is a weeknight art outing for families with children of all ages presented in partnership with RISD’s Arts Connect program. Both are designed to meet community needs and interests, while making art and culture a more accessible, relevant and integral part of your lives. The events are free to attend and are scheduled twice per year in the spring and fall. Upcoming themes relate to the exhibitions Decades and Coloring Inside the Lines and should again be crowd-pleasers from 1940s dance instruction and music to hands-on art projects exploring color, line and shape. On September 7, in partnership with the African American Museum and Cultural Center of New Mexico, we are presenting the conclusion of the two-part panel discussion on African American homesteading in New Mexico in coordination with the traveling exhibition The Virtue of Ownership. September’s discussion will focus on Jim Crow laws and school segregation. Have a happy, safe and positively memorable summer.
— Caroline Brooks, Executive Director
Global Rocket Launch Tuesday, July 16, 9-9:30 am | Free Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the day Apollo 11 launched to the Moon by being a part of an effort to break a world record with the U.S. Space and Rocket Center’s Global Rocket Launch! On Tuesday, July 16 starting at 9 am, Goddard Planetarium, along with Goddard High School’s Engineering Program, will lead rocket launches on the north side of the parking lot across from the Convention Center and Museum. High school students will help participants assemble simple straw rockets and participants may bring their own model rocket to launch (for safety, please contact us in advance if it flies above 15 ft). This is a drop-in event and will last about 30 minutes. Rockets will launch at approximately 9:20 am. For more information please call the Roswell Museum and Art Center at 575-624-6744 or visit www.roswellmuseum.org.
Movie Under the Moon Saturday, July 20 Starting at 7 pm | Free
New Planetarium Films Featured in July The Robert H. Goddard Planetarium is pleased to feature two new films this month. “We Are Stars,” narrated by Andy Serkis, explores the secrets of our cosmic chemistry and our explosive origins and connects life on Earth to the evolution of the Universe. This is a familyfriendly film for ages 7 and up that is full of fun, adventure, and enlightenment. The film will premiere on Tuesday, July 9 at 7 pm. “Moon 2019” chronicles the Apollo 11 Moon Landing from program development to the launch, landing and safe return on Earth in honor of the mission’s 50th anniversary. The film is geared for ages 10 and up and premieres on Tuesday, July 2 at 7 pm. General admission rates apply and Museum Members are admitted free as a benefit of membership! Both films will run throughout the month of July. Please visit www.roswellmuseum.org for details.
Commemorate the Apollo 11 Moon Landing behind the Roswell Museum and Art Center with a movie, Moon and rocket crafts, and Moon gazing through telescopes with the Roswell Astronomy Club. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets for popcorn and a screening of the 1986 family film Space Camp! Activities will begin at 7 pm and the film and Moon gazing will start after sunset around 8:15 pm. Food truck, Chuchulukos y mad, will also be on hand selling drinks and snacks.
UFO Festival Laser Shows July 5-7 | Admission: $5-$10
Join us for the return of the UFO Festival laser shows projected on the dome in the Robert H. Goddard Planetarium. Admission is $10 adults (ages 16+), $5 for children (ages 4-15), and under 4 are free (must lap-sit for full shows). The laser shows are extremely popular and often sell out, particularly in the evening. We recommend you purchase your tickets in advance to ensure your first choice of shows. Tickets may be purchased online at www.roswellconnect.com up until 2 hours before the start of each show or during the festival in the Planetarium from 12 pm to the start of the final show each day. The first show of each day is a standard planetarium show of Moon 2019 in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landing. For a full listing and description of the shows, visit the event page at www.roswellmuseum.org. For questions, please call 575-624-6744. 4 Roswell Museum and Art Center
Friday July 5 3 pm: Moon 2019 (general admission) 5 pm: LASEROCK 7 pm: LASER LED ZEPPELIN 9 pm: LASER PINK FLOYD The Dark Side of the Moon Saturday July 6 1 pm: Moon 2019 (general admission) 3 pm: LASER BEATLES, 30 min. 5 pm: LASER METALLICA 7 pm: LASER PINK FLOYD The Wall Sunday July 7 1 pm: Moon 2019 (general admission) 3 pm: LASER COUNTRY 5 pm: LASEROPOLIS 7 pm: LASER U2
Shows are approximately 45 minutes each, unless noted.
pARTy After Hours Swing Into the 40s
Friday, August 23, 6-9 pm | Free Sponsored by the RMAC Foundation Join us as we “Swing into the 40s” and celebrate the opening of our new Decades exhibition that highlights works in the RMAC collection from the 1930s and 1940s. Enjoy exclusive evening access to the Museum and a mix of 40’s inspired activities at this free, after-hours event for ages 21 and over. Come early at 5:30 pm for a free 30-minute swing dance class with instructor Ada Palacios, then be ready to jump and jive as Roswell’s Five Star DJ plays big band music all evening. Take a dance break and create a felt flower corsage or boutonniere, enjoy a gallery talk about the Decades exhibition and get your photo taken in our 40s era photo booth. The event will feature a cash bar presented by Pecos Flavors Winery and new this pARTy, BBQ vendor Fireman’s Pit Bar-B-Que from
Carlsbad will be on site selling dinner options from pulled pork sandwiches to loaded nachos. Stick around for door prize drawings at the end of the evening generously provided by local vendors. COURTESY OF NASA The popular Kids Zone will be available for children ages 2-12 with advanced registration and a $10 per child fee. Contact Tiffany Melancon at 575-5000363 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 seeks to expand access to the Museum and present art and science as an integral part of our lives. Fred Astaire and Rita Hayworth for film You Were Never Lovelier, 1942.
Fields of Color
Thursday, August 29, 5-8 pm | Free Presented in partnership with RISD’s Arts Connect Program Explore the world of color at our second Family After Hours event in partnership with RISD Arts Connect. Once more the Museum will be filled with free hands-on art activities encouraging parents to partner with their children to create, while building memorable, shared experiences. A gallery talk about our new exhibition Coloring Inside the Lines with Curator of Collections and Exhibitions, Aubrey Hobart, will be offered at 6 pm. Art activities will include painting, collage and drawing all exploring color, lines and shape. 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. Light refreshments will be provided. 5 Summer 2019
Charles Hinman, Print Collage, 1965, silkscreen and collage on paper. Acquisitions Fund Purchase, 1970.015.0003
Teacher Loney K. Wagoner, far right, and students from Blackdom School, c. early 1900s.
Brown Bag Lunch Talks Mark your calendars, pack a lunch and take advantage of the unique opportunity to learn more about these interesting topics during our last two Brown Bag Talks of 2019. This popular event is free and open to the public. Talks take place in the auditorium. Alien Forms with RMAC Curator Aubrey Hobart: Friday, July 5, 12-1 pm Learn about Alien Forms, an exhibition of some of the more bizarre and rarely-seen works of art in RMAC’s collection. Rather than focusing on extraterrestrial life forms, the exhibition and talk explore the term “alien” in relation to the unusual products of the human imagination. From a tall, spindly sculpture by Rebecca Davis to the organic swirls of Emil Bisttram, learn about the concepts and process behind the creation of these strange and wonderful forms. Arts Connect with Principal Abie Smith: Friday, August 9, 12-1 pm The Roswell ISD Arts Connect Program started in 2003 under educator Elaine Howe and four teachers to lead a fine arts experience for students in grades K-5. Since then, the program has grown to a staff of fifteen who provide visual and performing arts lessons to over 5,700 students up through 6th grade. Learn more about this creative, local program and the people involved in making it happen. 6 Roswell Museum and Art Center
Virtue of Ownership
Panel Discussion: The Impact of De Jure Segregated Schooling in Southern New Mexico Saturday, September 7, 2-5 pm | Free Join RMAC and The African American Museum and Cultural Center of New Mexico for a panel discussion on the topic of school segregation, its effects on social interactions with other ethnic groups in the community, and how segregated schools interacted with other school communities. This is the conclusion of a two-part segment on the journey of African Americans in New Mexico presented in conjunction with the traveling exhibition The Virtue of Ownership: African American Homesteading in Southern New Mexico. RMAC is honored to host the panel discussions and exhibition as we work in partnership to continue conversations about the contributions made by African Americans in this part of the state. School groups welcome. Light refreshments will be provided.
on creating textures and developing increased hand-eye coordination and confidence over time.
Tuesdays for 8 weeks September 10 – October 29, 6-9 pm $105 members; $130 non-members
Space Camp Instructor: Jeremy Howe
Section I: Age: 1st grade to 8 years Tuesdays for 6 weeks September 10 - October 15 3:30-4:30 pm $50 members; $60 non-members
Section III: Instructor: Aria Finch Age/Level: Adult, beginners to advanced Thursdays for 8 weeks September 12 – October 31 9 am - Noon $105 members; $130 non-members
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 snack break and summer camp t-shirt. Section I: Age: Grades 3 & 4 Tuesday-Thursday, July 16-18 9 am - 12 pm $50 members; $60 non-members Section II: Age: Grades 5 & 6 Tuesday-Thursday, July 23-25 9 am - 12 pm $50 members; $60 non-members
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
Section II: Age: 9 years to teen Tuesdays for 6 weeks September 10 - October 15 4:30-5:30 pm $50 members; $60 non-members
Adult and All Ages Classes and Workshops
Section IV: Instructor: Anna Edwards Age/Level: Adult, beginners to advanced Thursdays for 8 weeks September 12 – October 31, 6-10 pm $105 members; $130 non-members
Adult Clay: Plates and Platters Experiment with various decorating techniques such as marbling, transfers, stencils and carving to create lively surfaces for plates and platters. 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 September 10 – October 29 9 am - Noon $105 members; $130 non-members
CLASSES & CAMPS
Children and Teen Classes and Workshops
Section II: Instructor: Aria Finch Age/Level: Adult, beginners to advanced
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Online Class Registration Available The City of Roswell recently launched a new online registration system for City offerings! To register for classes and camps: 1. Visit www.roswellconnect.com. 2. Log in or create an account in the upper left. When creating your account, include all of the family members you will want to register under “Next Step.” 3. Select the “Classes” tab towards the top. 4. 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. 5. Click on the activity and sessions for more information and to confirm the date/time. 6. Add your selection to the cart and, when ready, proceed to check out. Museum memberships and special event tickets are also available online! For assistance with registration or to inquire about scholarships, please contact Tiffany Melancon at 575-500-0363.
George Rodart Roswell Artist in-Residence combines simple abstract shapes of cut paper to create larger solid forms which become the central characters of his paintings. In 2016, Rodart completed the first hundred paintings from this series. Then he began planning the next stage, extending his vision into much larger works. Following his move to New Mexico, Rodart’s approach became less traditional, more graphic, and closer to a billboard than a painting.
EXHIBITION George Rodart: Roswell Artist inResidence July 20 September 8, 2019 Marshall and Winston Gallery
George Rodart’s exhibition of ten large-scale paintings explore the Opening Reception: liminal zone between abstraction Friday, July 19 and representation. Utilizing 5:30 pm: Lecture accident and free association, he 6-7 pm: Reception
George Rodart was exposed to the arts at a young age, and as a boy took painting classes at the Pasadena Art Museum. He initially studied physics and briefly worked
in the computer industry and on the Apollo space project. He received his MFA from UCLA where he studied painting with Richard Diebenkorn. Rodart was included in the 1975 and the 1983 Whitney Biennials. In 1983 he won a Guggenheim award for painting. For more information on the artist, please visit www.georgerodart.com.
George Rodart, Untitled #3, 2019, acrylic on canvas, 84 x 60 in., Courtesy of the Artist.
Decades: 1930s and 1940s EXHIBITION Decades: 1930s and 1940s August 24, 2019 February 9, 2020 Marshall and Winston Gallery
The art that is produced in any given era gives later audiences a small glimpse of what it was like to live in that time period. That is the idea behind the Decades series of exhibitions that will be featured at RMAC over the next four years. We begin with the 1930s and 1940s, partly because the Museum was founded in 1937, and partly because of our rich holdings from these decades.
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The 1930s is best understood as the decade of the Great Depression, so some of the artworks in this show reflect concerns about work and daily life. Others display an exciting modernity of form and line that was pretty new at the time, drawing from
Cubist and Art Deco styles. The 1940s were dominated by the events of World War II and the burgeoning Cold War, and some of that fear and bravery will be on view, but also visible will be the beginnings of Abstract Expressionism and what today we call Modern Art. To enhance the visitor’s immersion in the 1930s and 1940s, RMAC intends to have era appropriate music playing quietly in the Paul Horgan Gallery. It’ll be sure to get you “In the Mood.” The next show in this series will be Decades: 1950s, opening in February 2020, and Decades: 1960s, opening in August 2020. Every six months, we’ll move forward ten years to see what has changed in American culture. Please join us for this time-traveling adventure.
Julius Bloch, Resting, 1930, black and white lithograph on paper. Gift of Mr. & Mrs. Howard Cook, 1967.013.0012.
Collection News Santero Visit provides Insights Dr. James Córdova visited the Roswell Museum in May to consult on our santos (New Mexican saints) collection. His deep knowledge as a scholar and practicing santero (saint-maker) provided a great deal of new information about a few of the works in the Museum’s collection.
Roswell Artist in-Residence EXHIBITION Erica Bailey: Roswell Artist inResidence September 21 November 10, 2019 Marshall and Winston Gallery Opening Reception: Friday, September 20 5:30 pm: Lecture 6-7 pm: Reception
Detail from multimedia installation in progress, 2019, diorama (extruded polystyrene, joint compound, paint, wood, coffee grounds, cellophane, LED lights, video, monitor), 48” x 36” x 32”. Courtesy of the Artist
Erica Bailey explores perceptions of time and space through installations that combine dioramas and video. She frequently turns to vernacular architecture for subject matter, seeing it as a primary means by which we delimit space and order our understanding of it. Her work exhibits a fascination with spatial binaries such as inside/ outside, close/remote, and often references events that unfold over unfathomable expanses of time and distance or realities beyond our natural means of perception. Her new installation for RMAC will include four dioramas set in the prehistoric past, the recent past, the present, and the distant future, affording a quasi time travel and expressing a longing to understand the significance of individual experience within the scale of humankind and beyond. Erica Bailey is a Bronx-based visual artist, originally from a small-town, working-class family in Ohio. She moved to New York in 2012 after accepting a position with The City College of New York managing the sculpture facilities. Recent exhibitions include: Bronx Calling: The Third AIM Biennial, Bronx Museum of the Arts; Its memory, the memory of its ribs, its knees, its shoulders, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn; and So Close, Cuchifritos Gallery + Project Space, Lower East Side, Manhattan. Previous residencies include: NARS Foundation Artist in Residency Program, BronxArtSpace Summer Residency, and the LES Studio Program, a program of Artists Alliance, Inc. For more information on the artist, please visit www.ericabailey.net.
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His most exciting finding was in regards to two retablos. The first is an image of San Ramon Novato that was given to the Museum in 1979 by Mrs. J. Daniel Lamon, Jr. The artist was listed in our files as Anonymous and the dates given were from 1800-1850. Dr. Córdova also noticed an image of Jesus on the cross with Nuestra Señora de los Dolores (Our Lady of Sorrows) to his right and an unidentified male saint to his left. This second work was donated to us in 1993 by Emily Abbott Nordfeldt, and both the artist and date were unknown. Based on a few stylistic similarities, Dr. Córdova suspected that both of these pieces, although donated to the Museum fourteen years apart and by different donors, were actually by the same artist from the Taos area or at least followers of the same artist. The retablos are most likely by an artist known as Antonio Molleno who worked from about 1800-1830. There are not many Molleno retablos around, but some of the details are unmistakable. Most especially, Dr. Córdova noticed the mouths of the figures which were painted by making a red dot and drawing a horizontal line through that. No other santero painted mouths in this way. There were also details in terms of hands, backgrounds, and body positioning that suggested Molleno as well. Dr. Córdova concedes that in the crucifixion scene, Molleno might only have painted the figure of Christ and left the other saints to his apprentices, but it is still very much from the school of Molleno. We’re grateful to Dr. Córdova for discerning the artist of these pieces. It not only gives us more information that we can share with visitors, but makes RMAC a necessary stop for scholars and santeros who study and make New Mexican santos. Artist Unknown (Attributed to Antonio Molleno), San Ramon Novato, c. 1800-1830, oil on gesso on wood. Gift of Mrs. J. Daniel Lamon, Jr.
STAFF NEWS & HIGHLIGHTS
Two new staff have recently joined the RMAC team. Julia Pope began in June as the Museum Preparator, replacing Jim Wheeler who moved to Oregon after a short, but well-appreciated tenure at the Museum. Julia grew up on the Gulf Coast of Florida and has volunteered and worked for museums for six years, including most recently as an assistant preparator at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Studio Art from the New College of Florida with a focus on sculpture. Some of her biggest strengths are working with her hands and problem solving. She enjoys learning new materials, methods and tools to provide the best solution possible whether for an exhibition installation or sculpture project. As Preparator, Julia will aid in the installation and deinstallation of exhibitions, provide maintenance of the items while on view as well as other support tasks in the curatorial department. Flannery Barney just started at the Museum in July as the Assistant Registrar. This is a new position that is an update from the Librarian and Archivist position held by Candace Jordan for 22 years until her retirement in 2018. In her role, Flannery will manage the library and archives with a focus on digitization of the archive materials, as well as an added responsibility of assisting with the behind-the-scenes duties of caring for the collection and exhibition needs. Flannery is from Las Cruces and recently finished her BFA at New Mexico State University in Museum Conservation where she also worked as an Assistant Collections Manager. She volunteered at the Chinati Foundation as a docent last summer and previously worked as an artist assistant for Sharbani Das Gupta, who coincidentally will be having an exhibition at RMAC this fall. Flannery enjoys painting in her spare time and recently had her paintings exhibited in New York. They are both looking forward to getting to know the Museum and its collections as well the community over the coming months.
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Angela Cervera assists a student during June’s Art Camp.
Student Spotlight RMAC would like to congratulate long-time clay student Angela Cervera on her acceptance to the New Mexico School for the Arts, the only four-year, public high school that serves students across New Mexico with rigorous and award-winning arts and academic education. Angela began taking clay classes with RMAC instructor Aria Finch when she was just 6 years old and received drawing instruction from Curator of Education Amanda Nicholson over the past year. After completing a successful scholarship competition with a stellar portfolio, Angela begins a new chapter in her life at NMSA in Santa Fe this August. Aria shared that “Angela has developed into a caring, talented apprentice over the years.” Angela will be joining the NMSA Visual Arts Department with the long-term goal to become an educator for young adults in visual arts. The four-year Visual Arts curriculum at the school is designed to expose students to a breadth of visual arts experiences from art history instruction to diverse materials, tools and processes (including 2D, 3D, and 4D – digital and analog). The program helps prepare them for an arts career and further study at college. The program challenges students through projects and frequent critiques of their work with the aim “to grow students’ critical, making, and creative problem solving skills, and the self-awareness needed to be successful in any field as engaged, self-expressed citizens.” Congratulations, Angela, on this exceptional achievement, we at RMAC can’t wait to watch you excel at NMSA and beyond!
Membership Program Transforms
FOUNDATION NEWS The Roswell Museum and Art Center Foundation is pleased to announce its new slate of Officers. In accordance with our bylaws, Officers serve a two-year term. Our new officers will begin their service on July 1, 2019 with their terms ending June 30, 2021.
The Museum is relaunching its membership program in an effort to grow accessibility and meet the changing needs of our current and future members. The primary modifications are a reduction of membership levels from thirteen to five and capping the membership program at the $100 Enthusiast level. The new rates and levels are Enthusiast ($100), Family ($60), Individual ($35) and Senior or Educator ($25). All members will continue to receive the core benefits of staying connected through mailings of event and exhibition announcements, receipt of the Museum Magazine, a 10% discount in the Museum Store, member rates for classes and free general admission to the Robert H. Goddard Planetarium. The Enthusiast Membership includes the
exclusive benefit of membership in the North American Reciprocal Museum Association which grants free admission and discounts to more than 1,000 museums. We’ve also added the flexibility of a Dual Membership option at the Family and Enthusiast levels for members to take out a membership with a friend, rather than a family member. Updated membership cards are now available and the City’s new online registration system will allow for easier renewals and transactions. A letter explaining benefits and updated cards will be mailed this month to current members. Please contact the Guest Services office for further details at 575-500-0363 or email@example.com. Thank you for your continued support.
President Vice President Secretary Treasurer
Ron Hillman Jacque Miller Nola Fulkerson Mary Alice Lysak
The Foundation has been blessed with experienced and knowledgeable officers in the past and this new group of officers will be outstanding. Mr. Hillman has served as Secretary and Vice President, joining the Foundation board in 2012. Ms. Miller joined the board in 2013 and has served as Secretary for the last two years. Ms. Fulkerson joined the board in 2016 and has contributed to the board in many ways. The Foundation Treasurer, Ms. Lysak, has served as Treasurer for over 10 years. The Foundation recently invited Jody Alpers and Jolene Lilley to join the board. We look forward to working with them and benefiting from their unique experiences. All of the Foundation’s Board of Directors are outstanding citizens and community leaders. As the Executive Director, I am grateful to work for them and witness all they do for our beloved Museum. — Cindy Torrez Executive Director, RMAC Foundation
MUSEUM STORE Whether at home, the park or at the Museum’s Global Rocket Launch event on July 16, make sure your family is part of the Moon Landing anniversary celebration this month with your own rocket launch. Liquifly and Stomp Rockets are available for purchase in the Museum Store while supplies last along with other space exploration toys and games for your family. Summer 2019
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SAVE THE DATE Roswell Science and Art Festival
Saturday, October 12, 10 am - 4 pm | Free Mark your calendars for the second annual Roswell Science and Art Festival, which will take place indoors this year at the Roswell Convention Center. The event aims to engage our community in science and art, while inspiring the next generation of creative and innovative thinkers. Organized in collaboration with several of the area’s leading science, cultural and educational establishments, the festival offers an opportunity to explore science and art topics via practitioners from throughout the region. It’s sure to be a fun day your family won’t want to miss!
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Issue highlights exhibitions, museum news, and educational offerings for July to September 2019 at the Roswell Museum and Art Center in Rosw...
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Issue highlights exhibitions, museum news, and educational offerings for July to September 2019 at the Roswell Museum and Art Center in Rosw...