Events

Exhibition Opening & Reception:


Power: New Works by David Emitt Adams


Friday, January 13, 

5-7 pm

Based in Arizona, photographer David Emitt Adams explores the sense of place through his use of tintype, an early form of photography developed in the 19th century. Power is an installation that explores the onging legacy of the oil industry. For this work, Adams will take his tintype covers and affix them to a series of empty oil drums, giving his work a tactile, physical presence. Simultaneously photographic and sculptural, this work considers not only the historical impact of the oil industry, but also its continuing significance to the economy and culture of the Southwest.
Work by David Emitt Adams

Light refreshments will be served.
This event is free and open to the public. 


Second Saturday:
Action Painting: A Great Aquatic Disaster!


with Claudia Bitran and Beverly Acha
Saturday, January 14, 10 am - noon



This interactive, humorous, open-ended, and fun class will encourage students to explore a unique and inventive art form. Students will participate in contemporary action painting inspired by the Titanic disaster. We will activate a large-scale seascape by making and painting our own paper puppet characters. Students will use their characters and creativity to invent their own stories and interpretations about this event. We will film this 2-hour activity to make a time-lapse video that shows how the participants were interpreting “disaster.”

This film will be included in an experimental remake of the film Titanic by Claudia Bitran, whose exhibit will be on view at the Museum beginning on February 10, 2017. For students to participate, parents will need to sign an actor’s waiver/release form.


Claudia Bitran_titanic

Second Saturday is a nine-month program of gallery experiences and hands-on art activities for students in grades 3-12 held on the second Saturday of the month.

To register a student for the upcoming session, please call Amanda Nicholson at 575-624-6744, ext. 22. Participation is free and space is limited.

This program is sponsored by the Roswell Museum and Art Center Foundation.


Second Saturday:
Fuzzy Landscapes


with Sunday Doyle & Rhonda Pharis
Saturday, February 11, 10 am - noon 



In this fiber arts workshop, we will learn felting techniques with wool. Artists will explore techniques of wet felting wool into flat felt sheets, rolling it into balls, and forming multi-color felt beads. We will create a felt landscape through layering colors and textures of wool.
felted landscape
Second Saturday is a nine-month program of gallery experiences and hands-on art activities for students in grades 3-12 held on the second Saturday of the month. 

To register a student for the upcoming session, please call Amanda Nicholson at 575-624-6744, ext. 22. Participation is free and space is limited. 


This program is sponsored by the Roswell Museum and Art Center Foundation.

Second Saturday:
Basic Tin Punching


with Julie Murphy & Tabatha Hudson

Saturday, March 11, 10 am - noon


 

Tin punching is diminishing in the modern world, but is kept alive in the Southwest, especially in New Mexico. Tin punching has strong Hispanic roots as seen in several outstanding examples at the Museum including our historic tin chandeliers in the Founders Gallery. Basic Tin Punching will include proper use of tools, design, and practice. All materials will be provided.
tin-punching
Second Saturday is a nine-month program of gallery experiences and hands-on art activities for students in grades 3-12 held on the second Saturday of the month. 

To register a student for the upcoming session, please call Amanda Nicholson at 575-624-6744, ext. 22. Participation is free and space is limited. 


This program is sponsored by the Roswell Museum and Art Center Foundation.