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Ongoing

Virtual RMAC and Puzzle Room

Join the Roswell Museum and Art Center on its Facebook page in Museum Moments Facebook videos and Space is Awesome on Fridays. There is no specific posting time, so check often. The RMAC Puzzle Room is once again open. Puzzle Room reservations are available during museum visiting hours, Tuesdays through Fridays, from 1 to 5 p.m. To make a reservation, call 575-624-6744.

By Jan. 15

Hopefully Prompt Short Story Podcast

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Authors may send in their original short stories for Kyle Bullock’s podcast project, Hopefully Prompt. The short story should have at least 2,500 to 3,500 words. Other artists, such as voice actors and musicians, may request information as well. This season’s five-word prompt is, “The man (or woman) was alone.” For more information, visit kylerbullock.com/hopefully-prompt-submissions.

Until Jan. 15

The Bridges and Borders Art Contest

The Roswell Public Library is hosting The Bridges and Borders Art Contest, which is open to artists ages 6 years to adult. Drop off or email an original artwork, not exceeding 8.2 by 11 inches, about an experience with bridges and borders. Winning artwork will be categorized by school grade and by an adult and will be announced at the Roswell Big Read 2021 Kick-off virtual event on Jan. 23, 2021. The Bridges and Borders Art Contest is a part of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Big Reads Roswell program. For more information, email reference@roswell-nm.gov or call 575-622-7101.

Until Jan. 15

Loteria-Mexican Bingo Art Contest deadline

Lotería (lottery in Spanish) is a bingo-type game, played with a deck of picture cards instead of numbers. The contest is part of the Roswell Big Read 2021 and invites the public to design a Loteria card using original artwork of either a traditional Loteria “object” or a new one. All entries will be exhibited at the Anderson Museum from Jan. 23-March 20, 2021. Fifty-four entries will be chosen to make a Loteria card deck (announced on Jan. 23).

For more information, visit its Facebook event page or call Nancy Fleming at the Anderson Museum for Contemporary Art at 575-623-5600.

Jan. 15 to June 20

Indigenous American Art, 1960-2000

Featuring the work of well-known Indigenous artists like Fritz Scholder (Luiseño), R.C. Gorman (Navajo), Pablita Velarde (Santa Clara Pueblo), and Jaune Quick-to-See Smith (Salish), this exhibit opens at the Roswell Museum and Art Center, 1011 N. Richardson Ave. It demonstrates a wide variety of traditional and contemporary subject matter depicted through an equally wide variety of materials from sand painting to bronze sculpture. This exhibition will serve as an introduction to the subject with a follow-up show traveling from the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian in the second half of 2021. Also open as of now in the entrance is the exhibit Animals!, which remains open until May 30, featuring various artists’ perspectives on the animal kingdom.

For more information, visit roswellmuseum.org.

Jan. 16

Zoo reopens

Spring River Zoo will welcome back visitors this month with a grand reopening featuring several new animals, a “pop-up” gift shop where newly designed zoo merchandise can be purchased, a scavenger hunt, a food truck and a chance to win a valuable zoo-related prize pack. The “Passport to Adventure” reopening is planned for Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The reopening will bring to an end the 10-month closure of the zoo following the COVID-19 outbreak. Admission is free, but visitors must sign up to attend so zoo personnel can regulate the number of visitors at the zoo throughout the day as part of precautions regarding the pandemic. Sign up to attend the reopening at roswell-nm.gov/1498/Reserve-Your-Ticket.

Jan. 23

Big Read kick-off

The Roswell Big Read event features a proclamation by the mayor, welcoming speeches by the Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell president and vice-president and the Ballet Folklorico dancers, to name a few. Most events will be virtual. Details and times about the kick-off event and following community activities, as well as locations to pick up the Roswell Big Read books, “Into the Beautiful North,” by award-winning author Luis Alberto Urrea, will be listed soon at the new webpage, bigreadroswell.com.

For more information and to request a copy of the book in English or Spanish (limited availability), call Nancy Fleming at Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art at 575-623-5600.

Until Feb. 19

RAiR exhibit: Justin Richel

Roswell Artist-in-Residence Justin Richel’s exhibit A Window, A Door, A Ladder will be featured in the Marshall and Winston Gallery at the Roswell Museum and Art Center, 1011 N. Richardson Ave. There will be no artist talk.

For more information, visit justinrichel.com or roswellmuseum.org.

Postponed until after the pandemic restrictions lift

Bowl for Kids’ Sake

The annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake, which benefits the nonprofit organization Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeastern New Mexico, has been postponed until restrictions due to the COVID-19 crisis are lifted. For more information, visit bbbssenm.org or its Facebook page.

The calendar is subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances. For updates and more information, contact the event venue or organizer.

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