Pilgrimage and Poetry

with Richard Greenfield and Colette LaBouff
Saturday, November 4
4-5 pm | Free

Roswell Artist in Residence, Shanti Grumbine, has invited two distinguished poets, Richard Greenfield and Colette LaBouff, to read their works in dialogue with her exhibition, pilgrim, approaching wordlessness. All three artists touch on the intersection between the natural and made worlds, engage language and topography, and find transcendence in mundane objects and moments. This event will be presented in the Marshall and Winston Gallery and we  invite you to arrive early or stay after the reading to view the exhibition. 
shanti grumbine
Richard Greenfield is a professor of creative writing and poetry at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces and is editor-in-chief of the literary magazine Puerto del Sol and co-editor of Apostrophe Books. He is the author of three books of poetry, including Subterranean (to be released this spring of 2018), Tracer, and A Carnage in the Lovetrees. In 2016, he was a Fulbright Scholar and Visiting Distinguished Professor at Ewha University in Seoul, South Korea, and has held writing residencies at Willapa Bay AiR, the Atlantic Center for the Arts, and Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts.

Colette LaBouff writes essays and poems in Roswell, New Mexico, where she is currently a part-time reference librarian at the Roswell Public Library. Her writing has recently appeared in At Length and Hotel Amerika. Last year, she was a contributor and curator for Documentum and its second issue focusing on Instagram, Pictures and Words. She is the author of one book of prose poems, Mean, published by University of Chicago Press in 2008. Originally from California, she earned an MFA in poetry and Ph.D. in English at University of California, Irvine. She curates the poetry and image feature at Zocalo Public Square.

Roswell Artist-in-Residence Lecture and Opening Reception: Rachel Grobstein

Friday, November 17
5:30 pm: Lecture
6-7 pm: Reception

Join us for a lecture and exhibition reception with Roswell Artist-in-Residence Rachel Grobstein. Her labor-intensive process of miniature painting and sculpture is intended to create intimacy and slow down the act of seeing by representing objects that are commonly overlooked. Her recent work is a  series of miniature tableaus based on the objects on peoples' bedside tables. The works engage with the tradition of still life, cataloguing a daily world of repetition, consumer culture, and routine. To learn more about the artist, please visit
This event is presented in partnership with the Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program, an artist residency that offers a one year gift of time to artists at all stages in their career from throughout the world.