|When:||Back to Calendar » August 3, 2012 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm|
|Where:||Silver City Museum
310 W Broadway St
Silver City,NM 88061
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|Categories:||Art Children's Events|
Opening Day of the New ‘Dobes Exhibit at the Silver City Museum Connects the Earth With Our Built Environment. ‘Dobes – WPA Artist Manville Chapman’s Reflections on Adobe: Selections from the Collection of the New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe is the
In conjunction with the celebration of Silver City’s first Clay Festival, the exhibit includes artwork by Chapman that depict traditional New Mexican methods of making and building with adobe. They are part of a collection of work completed during his tenure as an artist with the Federal Art Project, a division of the Works Progress Administration (later renamed Works Project Administration, also known as the WPA) in the 1930s and early ‘40s.
The exhibit also includes interactive stations for children to explore the adobe building process. Part of the exhibit focuses on current local connections, including a contemporary builder who works with adobe and a local artist skilled in the technique of wood engravings.
The Silver City Museum Society will have a members only preview at 5 p.m. on Thursday, August 2. The exhibit will open to the public on Friday, August 3 and be on view until January 31, 2013. The exhibit is sponsored in part by the generous support from the Freeport-McMoRan Community Fund.
This event is in conjunction with the Silver City Clay Festival (www.clayfestival.com) and also part of First Fridays.
Free historic games for families take place in the courtyard.