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Aldea Gallery celebrates ceramicist Kate Brown

On Friday night, July 15, during the Silver City Clay Festival, Aldea Gallery will have an opening event celebrating the work and career of well-known Grant County ceramicist, Kate Brown, whose work has been shown at Aldea since the downtown gallery opened in early 2020.

Kate moved in a bus with her young family, which included her two-year-old daughter Ursa, to the communally-owned Mimbres Hot Springs Ranch in late 1980. The family joined communal life at the Ranch, which had been founded by six potters. Kate’s daughter Rosaruby was born not much later. Kate had been making pottery since she was nineteen, and while she had also been a firefighter, cocktail waitress and an artists’ model, after her move to New Mexico, she was determined to support herself as a “rural potter.” She wanted people to enjoy her pottery not only because it was beautiful but also functional, and she wanted them use her pieces on an everyday basis. 

It was not until the late 80s that Silver City began to develop into an artistic destination, and not until 1997 that Kate stopped traveling to show and sell her work.

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Sale of the Works of Edwina Hawley Milner Opening Reception July 2, 2022

Proceeds Benefit the Western New Mexico University Permanent Collection Fund

Opening Reception Thursday July 7, 4-6PM at the Downtown Blue Dome Gallery (307 N. Texas Street)

Western New Mexico University’s (WNMU) permanent art collection is comprised of sculptures, photographs, paintings, prints, textiles, and ceramics donated by private collectors, artists, and students. Stewardship of the collection began over 30 years ago for the purpose of committing to the study of the visual arts, and preserving the rich historical heritage of the local artist community, as well as prominent work of national and international artists. The University continues to expand its collection to encourage an understanding and appreciation of art that benefits both WNMU Expressive Arts students and the community at large.

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DAV transport van seeks volunteer drivers for the VA transportation system

Disabled American Veterans Grant/Fort Bayard Chapter 1 is seeking Volunteer Van Drivers for the VA transportation System.

Our Nation's heroes travel around the globe to protect our freedoms— it's only right that we return their dedication.

Volunteering to drive a Van ensures that those living remotely from a VA facility can make it to their appointments and never go without the treatments they need. Some Veterans may lack the ability or means to transport themselves to appointments.

The primary destination is the VA hospital in Albuquerque. Other destinations may include Las Cruces, Alamogordo or a contract Physician in SW New Mexico. Those appointments are arranged by our Hospital service coordinators at the VA medical facilities. It's all part of the DAV Transportation Network.

Anyone interested in becoming a DAV Volunteer driver Please contact Art Sierra at 575-534-3090 for more information

Adrienne Dare to speak at Rotary July 12, 2022

adrienne dare 2Adrienne Dare will speak to the Rotary Club on July 12, 2022, about the Elizabeth Whitefield End-of-Life Options Act. Dare has been active in trying to make medical aid in dying an end-of-life option in New Mexico since 2002. She has worked in Silver City and throughout the state, giving presentations about the subject and advocating for the passage of legislation. The Elizabeth Whitefield End-Of-Life Options Act became law in New Mexico on June 18, 2021.

The Rotary Club meets every Tuesday from 12-1 p.m. for lunch in the WNMU Student Memorial Building, Second Floor, Sunset Room. There is a brief “meet and greet,” a short business meeting and then the speaker has the floor. The club welcomes members of the public to the meetings. Guests are asked to contribute $10.00 if they want a hot lunch with salad, dessert and coffee. If anyone is unable to attend in person, a Zoom link can be obtained by sending an email request to info@silvercityrotary.org

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Silver City Police Department blotter – July 1 through July 3, 2022

Friday, July 1, 2022

Unwanted subject
N. Bullard Street
A named male is screaming at people. Officer made contact with male by the old Domino's building. Caller advised the male is terrorizing her and she wants him issued a CTW if he doesn't already have one. Officers advised everything is okay at this time.

Criminal trespass warning
206 N. Bullard Street
Caller advised he has asked a named female to leave and she will not.

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Southwest Women's Fiber Arts Collective's Holiday Fiber Arts Sale Applications are Now Open

The Southwest Women’s Fiber Arts Collective (SWFAC) will hold its Annual Holiday Fiber Arts Sale on October 8 and 9, 2022 in the Murray Hotel Ballroom, 200 West Broadway, Silver City, New Mexico.

This is a new date and venue for the annual Holiday show allowing SWFAC to join the Silver City Arts Association's Weekend At The Galleries. The new location of the Murray Hotel places the Holiday Sale in the heart of the Silver City's Downtown Art and Cultural District.

Booths are now available to both members and non-members who make all forms of fiber art. For further information and an application please go to the website: www.fiberartscollective.org. For questions please email information@fiberartscollective.org

Incorporated in 2005, the Southwest Women’s Fiber Arts Collective is a grassroots, non-profit 501©3organization. Our goal is to stimulate and support successful fiber art industry in the Southwest.

Tri-City police department blotters – July 1 through July 3, 2022

Bayard Police Department

Friday, July 1, 2022

Welfare check
Maple Street
Caller advised he is going to Arizona in the morning and his kids are with his parents and they are not allowing the kids to go home/they are twins/he has been asking them all day to take the kids home. Officer advised clear/en route to a Maple Street address.

Breaking and entering
E. Elm Street
Caller advised the neighbor just called advising someone was jumping the fence and breaking in. Everything is okay/there is a backhoe nearby.

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Grant County Sheriff's Office blotter – July 1 through July 3, 2022

Friday, July 1, 2022

Hot pursuit
Highway 180 – North Hurley – 3:01 a.m.
4-wheeler/dirt bike in Bayard/east on 180 North Hurley. Deputy attempting to go traffic with a dirt bike/dirt bike failed to yield to his emergency lights/following dirt bike down North Hurley Road/negative contact/clear.

Reckless driver
Highway 180 – Snell – 5:18 a.m.
Found 4-wheeler and dirt bike passing Snell. Deputies not pursuing them with lights and sirens/failure to yield on both vehicles/almost caused an accident/4-wheeler almost hit a deputy's unit/lime green racing 4-wheeler and white motorcycle.

Harassment
Running Iron Ridge – Tyrone
Advised that a named male is possibly stalking her/this is the third time he has driven to her property line and it is not a public roadway/he was in a silver Dodge pickup/he left to his address.

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