Mata Ortiz Pottery Demonstration and Sale; Children's Activity
Silver City -- Master pottery artist Oralia Lopez of Mata Ortiz, Chihuahua, will demonstrate the signature Mata Ortiz style of painting intricate designs on pottery at the Silver City Museum Annex on Saturday, July 16, from 10 am to 4 pm as part of the 11th annual Silver City CLAY Festival, which begins Monday, July 11. A large selection of Mata Ortiz pottery will be available for purchase, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the museum. The Museum Annex is located at 302 W. Broadway in historic, downtown Silver City.
Children and families are invited to join in the fun and make their own hand-built clay vessels from 1:30 to 3:30 pm. This activity is free, and will take place in the courtyard on the east side of the museum.
For more information please contact Melody Collins, museum store manager, at (575) 597-0223.
The Silver City Museum creates opportunities for residents and visitors to explore, understand, and celebrate the rich and diverse cultural heritage of southwestern New Mexico by collecting, preserving, researching, and interpreting the region's unique history. The museum is nationally recognized through its accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums.
Admission is free, though a suggested donation of $5 helps support the museum’s education programs, collections care and exhibits. For more information, please contact the museum at (575) email@example.com, or visit the museum's website at silvercitymuseum.org. To donate or to learn of volunteer opportunities, please visit silvercitymuseumsociety.org.