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Roswell Artist-in-Residence Lecture and Reception: Sarah Gamble

Jack Loeffler: The Practice of Aural History

Second Saturdays

events and programs
Early Explorers


Upcoming Sessions: April 17, May 15, and June 19

Sidebar--Third Thursday of each month
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

On the third Thursday of each month, parents and
guardians are invited to drop in with their infants and
toddlers for socializing and exploration from 1:00 pm to
3:00 p.m. A self-guided activity will be provided, and a
guest will read a story in one of the galleries at 1:30 pm.
Parents and guardians must act as chaperones during the
entire visit. No pre-registration is required.

Exhibition Opening and Reception: The Wiggins-Howe Legacy

Joseph Pintz, Hayrake, Flat
Hoe, Serrated Hoe, Rake &
Gardening Tool Rack, (detail), 2013,
earthenware & wood, 11” x 60” x
64”. Courtesy of the artist


Sidebar--Friday, April 4
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

For nearly a century, the Wiggins and Howes of Roswell
have been leaving their creative mark on the Southwest,
expressing themselves through ceramics, photography,
painting, film, and other mediums. Yet a familial thread
also unites these individual artistic visions, for each
generation has been raised within a positive environment
that encourages creativity. This exhibit will explore the
ongoing artistic legacy of the Wiggins and Howes by
considering five generations of artists. Visitors will not
only be introduced to the ongoing creative legacy of one
family, but will also discover the possibilities that can
happen when people are provided the freedom to explore
their curiosities.

Roswell Artist-in-Residence Lecture and Reception: Sarah Gamble

Sarah’s paintings depict sensitive beings, objects and architectural forms taking on a life force, and abstracted energy currents, in an effort to examine the human condition. While Sarah often finds the visual language she uses in her work to have no literal translation, the current imagery is informed by her lifelong fascination for the paranormal, ESP, the dream-world, animism, UFOs, mythological beasts, speculative history, and primitivism.

Sidebar--Friday, April 18
Lecture, 5:30 pm
Reception to follow

Jack Loeffler: The Practice of Aural History

Aural history is the recorded documentation of sound.
The term may be defined as the audio recording of an
event, spoken narrative as in oral history, ambient sound,
seasonal sounds of specific habitats, voices of individual
species. Jack Loeffler has been engaged in aural history
since 1964 and has amassed a sizable archive which
will be donated to the Palace of the Governors History
Museum of New Mexico. He draws from this archive
and his extensive experience to provide audio glimpses
into the extraordinary aural mosaic that mantles the
southwestern quadrant of the North American continent.
This event is sponsored by the New Mexico Humanities
Council and the Department of Cultural Affairs.

Sidebar--Friday, May 9
Lecture, 5:30 pm
Reception to follow

Kentucky Derby Party

The RMAC Foundation is pleased to present the 4th
Annual Kentucky Derby Party and Fundraiser at the
Roswell Museum and Art center. This event has all of the
traditional trimmings including Derby cuisine, mint juleps,
and Derby fashion.View the race on the Museum’s big
screen, participate in a raffle drawing, play Derby trivia
games, and bid on art, artist-created Derby hats, and
merchandise in a silent auction.

This is a 21 and over event. Derby attire recommended.
Tickets can be purchased from an RMAC Board of
Director, at the Museum Store, Tinnie Mercantile and Deli,
Finishing Touches, Pecos Flavors Winery, or by calling the
Foundation at 627-0918. Proceeds support the RMAC and
its programs. Join us for the Run for the Roses!
Join us for the Run for the Roses!

Sidebpecial Events
Sidebar--Saturday, May 3
Doors open at 2:30 pm
$50 per person

Second Saturdays

Join us for our continuing nine-month program of gallery
experiences and hands-on art activities for students in grades
3-12 on the second Saturday of the month.

For more details or to register a student for the upcoming
session, please call Curator of Education Meredith Bennett at
575-624-6744, ext. 22. Registration opens two weeks before
each session. Space is limited. This program is sponsored by
the Roswell Museum and Art Center Foundation.