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January Cultural Affairs WNMU

AllisonHudsonAllison Hudson

Multi-media artist

Opening Reception and Lecture

Thursday January 18

Lecture 6 PM Light Hall Theater

Reception 7Pm McCray Gallery

Exhibit runs through February 15

Tactile yet fragile, moving between the disciplines of sculpture, paint, and drawing– Allison Hudson’s artwork is created with a combination of unfired clay, twine, fabric, resin, dye, and wax, resulting in work that is both ethereal and visceral.

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SC Museum "Victorian Christmas and More" December 16, 2023

FatherChristmasSilver City -- Christmas goodies, free children's activities, music, festive food, and arts and crafts vendors highlight the Silver City Museum's beloved Christmas holiday tradition, "Victorian Christmas and More." The event, which takes place in the museum courtyard from 11 am to 3 pm, Saturday, December 16, has expanded to better reflect the rich cultural diversity and traditions of the desert Southwest.

"This holiday celebration is designed to reflect the entirety of Grant County's rich, cultural diversity and history," said Bart Roselli, museum director. "We're very grateful to our community partners for participating this year, including our wonderful volunteers at the Silver City Museum Society, First American Bank, First New Mexico Bank, and Shaun Bird of Edward Jones, as well as LULAC, and our many talented, local musicians and food and craft vendors.  We hope everyone will join us for some holiday fun and community celebration."

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Mariachi Christmas Spectacular Returns

Sights and sounds of Mexico fill the WNMU Fine Arts Center Theatre. Tickets $15 - Children 17 and under admitted free with ticket

See pdf flyer below:

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Join Whitewater Mesa Labyrinths on World Healing Day, Dec. 31, 2023.

WhitewaterMesaJoin Whitewater Mesa Labyrinths on World Healing Day on 31st December and walk the labyrinths in the sun or in the snow.    The group walk will take place at 12 noon with the rest of the world.  The gate will be open 11am until dusk when the labyrinths will be lit up.  
For directions go to www.wmlabyrinths.com     Or, to find a labyrinth near you go to www.labyrinthlocator.com                

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Holiday Artisan Market Set for This Weekend

Woodcarvings Wood nature carvings by Mark CantrellThe 9th Annual Holiday Artisan Market will be held this weekend, Dec. 2nd and 3rd at the Grant County Veterans Memorial Business and Conference Center next to Ace Hardware on Hwy. 180 East. It will be open from 10 – 4 on Saturday and 11 to 3 on Sunday.

The annual event was started when one of the members couldn’t understand why there was not an indoor art show before Christmas with the number of artists that lived in the area. The first markets were held at the old post office on Broadway downtown. It was hard to find a spot large enough while they were remodeling the conference center. The event is now held annually the first full weekend in December at the newly remodeled business and conference center.

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New Chamber Members and Awards Banquet

You are invited to attend the 2023 Grant County Community Awards Banquet hosted by the Silver City Grant County Chamber of Commerce. Save the date for the evening of Thursday, December 14, 2023, at the Grant County Veterans Memorial Business and Conference Center. There will be more information about the banquet event soon!
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The Center for Health Innovation Public Health Institute to Hold Community Wellness and Health Fair

Conversations for Action and Change at the Grant County Business and Conference Center Offers Engagement with Providers and Community Participation in Future Directions of NM Behavioral Health

SILVER CITY, NEW MEXICO (Nov, 20, 2023) The Center for Health Innovation Public Health Institute (CHI-PHI) is holding a Community Wellness and Health Fair Event: Conversations for Action and Change on December 7th, from 4-6:30 at the Grant County Business and Conference Center.

The event is designed to give the community, behavioral health providers and elected officials an update on current health services in the SW NM area based on CHI-PHI's Behavioral Health Systems Analysis, a recently completed mapping research project, and to engage with the community in practical and meaningful ways. The goal of the event is to share information on services, and to begin conversations with the community about real input into policy agendas, system changes, and the services they have available to them now and into the future.

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WNMU Food Security & Sustainability InitiativeTown Hall

You are invited to join Western New Mexico University President Joseph Shepard and other university representatives Wednesday, November 29, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. at the Besse-Forward Global Resource Center Auditorium. This town hall-style discussion will provide important insight and direction as WNMU looks to end food insecurity on campus though the creation of a robust on campus garden, composting approaches and how WNMU can work with local and regional food producers in providing fresh food to the campus community at no-cost. Please join us to provide input and guidance into the university’s food security and sustainability efforts.

For more information, visit the website for other important updates at https://wnmu.edu/events/food-security-sustainability-community-discussion/ . Also see PDF flyer below:

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