Events

Make and Mingle: Adult Open Studio


Thursday, November 1, 6-9 pm
Topic: Oil Pastels | Fee: $10



Grab some friends, make new ones, and get creative during these informal adult open studio opportunities. Each session focuses on a specific media for which supplies will be provided. Choose to explore and play on your own or get inspiration and guidance from Curator of Education Amanda Nicholson to create a finished piece of art. Make and Mingle is an informal event for all skill levels and a perfect place to relax, spend time with friends, and flex your creativity! Participants are encouraged to bring their own refreshments. Choose from a wide range of different forms of oil pastels and surfaces while determining your own subject matter. For students who wish to have a more guided experience, Amanda will demonstrate a variety of oil pastel techniques while drawing from a still life of fresh flowers.

To pre-register, or if you have any questions, contact us at museum@roswell-nm.gov or 575-624-6744 x10.

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Make and Mingle is a pilot program sponsored by the RMAC Foundation through the Esther Kelly Fund.


Joshua Hagler: Roswell Artist in-Residence
Opening Reception: Friday, November 2, 5:30-7 pm
Lecture at 5:30 pm

Join us for the opening reception for Joshua Hagler, Roswell Artist in-Residence. Starting in the Bassett Auditorium at 5:30 pm, you will be able to hear Joshua's lecture on his work then we will go into the Marshall and Winston Gallery to view his exhibit. For more on Joshua Hagler's exhibit, click here.

Longlegs by Josh Hagler

This event is presented in partnership with the Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program. To learn more about the RAiR Program, click here.


Make and Mingle: Adult Open Studio


Thursday, November 8, 6-9 pm
Topic: Gouache | Fee: $10



Grab some friends, make new ones, and get creative during these informal adult open studio opportunities. Each session focuses on a specific media for which supplies will be provided. Choose to explore and play on your own or get inspiration and guidance from Curator of Education Amanda Nicholson to create a finished piece of art. Make and Mingle is an informal event for all skill levels and a perfect place to relax, spend time with friends, and flex your creativity! Participants are encouraged to bring their own refreshments. As a lesser known media, gouache is comparable to watercolors in terms of application, yet its opacity provides opportunities for both realistic and more graphic styles of art making. Through layering of colors and experimentation with brushwork, gouache proves to be a versatile and simple medium. Students are encouraged to bring their own reference images. For a guided experience, students will be provided with outlines of different subject matter to choose from in order to complete a simple finished artwork.

To pre-register, or if you have any questions, contact us at museum@roswell-nm.gov or 575-624-6744 x10. 
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Make and Mingle is a pilot program sponsored by the RMAC Foundation through the Esther Kelly Fund.

Holiday Open House


Saturday, December 1, 4- 6:30 pm 


Join us for an evening filled with gallery talks, festive refreshments, and relaxing music. Sit in the courtyard near the glowing chimenea and toss in a pine twig for good luck. Enjoy viewing the quilt exhibition, Life Along the Rio Grande, on it's opening day. Museum members will have the opportunity to receive a 20% discount in the Museum Store, a great place to find gifts for friends, family, and yourself. Starting at 6pm, enjoy the Holiday Electric Light Parade presented by MainStreet Roswell as it passes by along Main Street.
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Gay Young, 2017, fiber, 48 x 32 in. Image courtesy of the Artist and Studio Art Quilt Association.