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pARTy After Hours ’80s style on Friday

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The first pARTy After Hours in September 2017 was well attended. The Roswell Museum and Art Center is planning to expand the event and add new ones. (Christina Stock Photo)

The Roswell Museum and Art Center, 100 W. 11th St., invites the public to celebrate its second annual pARTy After Hours from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday.

The event is free and includes art activities, gallery games and prizes, a gallery talk by Roswell Artist-in-Residence (RAiR) Julie Alpert, an interactive sound installation by guest artist Andy Arkley, hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar.

This year pARTy After Hours is going to offer an even wider variety of events.

“We are really excited about our partnerships we have through the museum’s foundation as well as YPAC (Youth & Professionals for the Arts Collective) and Roswell NEXT (a social network that meets monthly in Roswell) and our (RMAC) foundation,” Cydney Fulks said. Fulks is the new RMAC communications and events coordinator. “My fiancé got transferred from San Angelo, Texas, to work in Artesia and we decided we want to settle in Roswell.”

Fulks is looking forward working on future programs such as pARTy After Hours. “I am really excited to be at the museum and I see it as a place for the community to come together and have a good time,” she said.

“RAiR Julie Alpert will present a gallery talk and her husband, Andy Arkley, is going to have an interactive sound and light display,” Fulks said. “We are going to have a collaborative art project that the community can work on together, as well as a project with Julie, doing drawings on her sketches. It’s going to be really exciting to have all the collaboration together.

“We’re building a backdrop for a fun photo booth. People can come and take their pictures there with the artist’s work. It’s going to be a good time,” Fulks said.

“We are going to continue the kids’ zones, so that parents can come and drop off their children and have a good time. Children should be at least 4 years old and the cut off will be 12,” Fulks said.

The theme of pARTy After Hours is the ‘80s. Guests appearing in costumes receive tickets to enter for different prizes. “Anybody participating in the activities gets a ticket and will be entered in the different drawings for the available donated prizes,” Fulks said.

For more information, call 575-624-6744 or visit roswell-nm.gov.

Vision editor Christina Stock can be reached at 575-622-7710, ext. 309, or vision@rdrnews.com.