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May 20, 2020 - The Cultural Affairs department of WNMU will host a virtual open mic for Silver City Musicians and Poets this Thursday, May 21, from 7-8 pm.

Whether you'd like to perform, or just listen, send an email to alexandra.tager@wnmu.edu. Cultural Affairs will send out the Zoom link on Thursday, May 21 to everyone who responded. Please share this news with anyone who might be interested. The first WNMU open mic was a rousing success! This one is sure to be as well. 

Be well, stay strong,

unnamed 14Light Art Space, 209 West Broadway, Silver City

Artists living in Silver City and surrounding areas are invited to participate in this group exhibition at Light Art Space.

All media are welcome including outdoor sculptures.  Each artist will exhibit 1 or 2 works.  All work must have been created after March 1, 2020.

To participate email Karen@lightartspace.com by June 10.

Exhibition most likely will take place in July 2020.

trespequenosjabaliesOn May 17 at 7pm, at Zoom meeting https://zoom.us/j/96571460566, Nena Benavidez and Angelica Padilla will read Tres Pequeños Jabalies/Three Little Javelinas in Spanish and in English.On May 17 at 7pm, at Zoom meeting https://zoom.us/j/96571460566, Nena Benavidez and Angelica Padilla will read Tres Pequeños Jabalies/Three Little Javelinas in Spanish and in English.

Nena and Angelica will team up to read this bilingual Southwest take on a classic fairy tale. The first two javelinas soon running from the hungry coyote, who wants to eat them with red chili sauce. Fortunately, they have a wise sister, who made her house with strong adobe bricks.

Every year we have celebrated these two events at 1pm MST in my labyrinths as others around the world celebrate in their local times zones. However, this year we cannot travel in New Mexico until 15 May but we can celebrate at home. Labyrinths to walk with your finger can be found at http://labyrinthsociety.org/download-a-labyrinth

For more information about these two events visit: https://labyrinthsociety.org/world-labyrinth-day and

Give Grandly! Give Local! - a 24-hour community-giving marathon to support more than 50 nonprofit organizations that help make Southwest New Mexico a great place to live, work and play. Whatever your passion may be: arts and culture, historic preservation, local food, animal welfare, education, environment or any other important cause, May 9th is the best day of the year to give back to our community. 

Since life as we know it has been turned upside down, the festival is going virtual! Give Grandly will host a virtual event next to the Farmers' Market that will be live-streamed on the www.givegrandly.org website on May 9th from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm. The event will showcase the participating non-profits and the good work they do in videos created by the organizations themselves, and there will be music by great local talent and leaderboard updates to track donations as they are reported.

4x6x8 , the Silver City CLAY Festival International Juried TILE Exhibition CALL TO ALL CLAY ARTISTS

In these unprecedented times, we have no doubt that you are hard at work, inventing innovative and creative ways to integrate ceramics into a virtual studio. 

We invite you to encourage your students to design & create a tile (or two, or three) and submit their entries into the 4x6x8 Juried Tile Exhibition - an excellent option for extra-credit and online assignments!

NOTE: Even if the Silver City CLAY Festival community and social events are cancelled due to continued COVID-19 restrictions, the 4x6x8 Juried Tile Exhibition WILL happen!

Virtual Give Grandly!—24 hours of online giving that will bring together local non-profits in a 24 hour online giving challenge. "Give Grandly! Give Local! is sponsored by the Grant County Community Foundation. It is usually an annual in-person giving event; however, this year it will be a virtual online giving challenge and telethon of local talent.

"Thanks to Nick Prince at Binary Circuits, we will be streaming live entertainment to our GiveGrandly.org website," according to Andrea Warner, Give Grandly President 2020. "We have a great list of local talent performing: Amos Torres, Angelica Padilla, Bayou Seco, Maria Casler, and Andrew Dahl-Bredine, and more to be announced. We will be streaming from 8:30 am -2:30 pm live from the Quonset Hut near the Farmers' Market. Due to social distancing restrictions, we are not able to have live music performances at the market. We will be at the market and encourage shoppers to go home and tune in to see the performances. We also plan to have a donation station at the market where shoppers can donate to their chosen organization. More info to come on this."

The annual festival of local non-profit donating is still on! Tune in to a live telethon with musical performers broadcast from www.givegrandly.org. from 8:30am to 2:30pm. Donations for Give Grandly count toward matching funds from local donors. But you don’t have to wait for the big day to make a Give Grandly donation: You can schedule now for May 9 at.https://givegrandly.civicore.com/scmsoc.

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Upcoming Events

Wed May 27 @12:00AM
Deadline for 4x6x8 juried tile show -
Wed May 27 @10:00AM -
Streaming Storytime -
Thu May 28 @ 5:00PM - 07:00PM
Public Meeting for proposed dolomite mine in Luna County -
Thu May 28 @ 6:00PM -
Santa Clara virtual regular meeting -
Fri May 29 @12:00PM -
GRMC Governing Board regular meeting -
Sat May 30 @10:30AM - 11:30AM
Warm Springs People: Apache Culture in Southwest New Mexico - Silco Theater
Sun May 31 @ 7:00PM -
Storytime with the Silver City Public Library -
Mon Jun 01 @10:00AM -
NM CAP Entity Meeting -
Tue Jun 02 @ 5:00PM -
Hurley Town Council remote budget workshop -
Sat Jun 06 @ 9:30AM - 12:30PM
"It's a Dog's Life" Children's Art Class - Leyba and Ingalls Arts