Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program 50th Anniversary Celebration
Thursday, October 5 - Railroad Ramble, 5-9 PM (3 art openings in the Railroad District - 24 artists represented). Isaac's Pipe and Supply, 309 N. Virginia Ave, "Generation 50: 2017-18 RAiR Artists (and spouses)", 222, 222 E. 3rd St., "222 Invitational", Bone Springs Art Space, 212 E. Walnut St., "Recent work by Emi Ozawa, Larry Bob Phillips and Justin Richel".
Friday, October 6 - Railroad District Exhibitions (see Th places and addresses), 11-4 PM. "RAIR at 50: Beyond the Gift of Time", 5-7 PM - Opening Reception at the Roswell Museum and Art Center followed by a Buffet Dinner 7-9 PM, music following 9-11 PM at the Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art. Tickets required. Doors open at 6:30 PM. Drink ticket provided for each person; cash bar for extras. Folks who don't make it to the dinner are welcome to come for the music.
Saturday, October 7 - "RAIR at 50: Beyond the Gift of Time", 9 AM - 5 PM - Roswell Museum and Art Center. Railroad District Exhibitions (see Th places and addresses), 12 - 3 PM. Open Studio at the home of Susan Marie Dopp (RAiR 1988; 2007), 1 - 4 PM, installation viewing of "My Thoughts Eat Leaves".
Sunday, October 8 - "RAIR at 50: Beyond the Gift of Time", 1 - 5 PM - Roswell Museum and Art Center. Free community afternoon performance at the Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art. Montage Music Society presents the debut of a musical composition by Bruce Wolosoff, inspired by the artworks of RAiR artist (1970-71) Milton Resnick.
Other things to do: The Museum Store at the Roswell Museum will have unique gift items for sale sent in by RAiR artists. Local businesses will have small groupings of RAiR artists work as a promotional for the exhibition - a list will be posted after installation. RAiR artists "miniature artworks" sent particularly for the mini museum will be on view in the entryway at the Anderson Museum.
NOTE to RAiR Artists attending the event: Your registration packet and pre-event email will include more scheduled events for RAiR artists and their families only (due to space and logistics). Registration packets will be available Thursday, October 5, 9 AM - 4 PM at the Anderson Museum; Friday, October 6, 9 AM - 4 PM at the Anderson Museum and 4:30 PM - 7 PM at the Roswell Museum.
General Information - Discount hotel rooms available at Comfort Suites, 3610 North Maine Street, Roswell, NM. 575-623-5501
RAIR artists' schedule includes open studios at both the RAIR facility and the Historic Studios at Berrendo Road, group picture, evening BBQ at RAIR. RAIR artists will receive up to two free dinner tickets. (Children 5 and under are free.) Reservations required.