Department of Cultural Affairs

Click Here: Writer’s Workshop, Arts and Crafts, Science Story Time, and More

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 10, 2021

MEDIA CONTACT
Patrick Rodriguez
505-629-2257
patrick.rodriguez@state.nm.us

Explore the latest online programming from the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA), bringing the state’s unique blend of cultures into your home through its museums, historic sites, and cultural institutions.

This week includes three outstanding programs:

The National Hispanic Cultural Center presents the online workshop “Beyond Teaching: Out-of-the-Box Writing Gigs and Getting Them Funded” via Zoom at11 a.m. on June 12. This workshop features three Latinx writers who generate income outside of their teaching gigs, collaborating with other writers and artists, working in journalism, providing professional writing services, and creating innovative projects that support their careers as writers. There will be time for questions and answers following the session. Cost is $20. Register for this event here

The New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum has a new arts and crafts series on Facebook. Fiber Fun in June features the creative artwork of the Museum’s graphic artist, Connie Anaya. These posts each Saturday feature instructions, a list of supplies, a photo of the finished work and a link to an instructional video.

It’s the return of science story time videos on the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science website. In the latest installment, museum educator Misty Carty reads from the children’s book, “Bee Dance,” written and illustrated by Rick Chrustowski. In this story, a honeybee searches for nectar, then returns to the hive to tell the other bees.

Here are other interesting programs from across the Department:

•   Check out the latest Trivia Tuesday on the New Mexico Museum of Art Instagram page. The theme is Gustave Baumann, in anticipation of the upcoming exhibition, “Go West Said a Small Voice: Gustave Baumann and Dreams of New Mexico.”

•   The Coronado Historic Site Facebook page features a series highlighting the native plants of and the Rio Grande Valley.

More information related to social media and online resources for each division of DCA, including photos, is available upon request.

About the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs
Created in 1978 by the New Mexico Legislature, the Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) is New Mexico’s cultural steward, charged with preserving and showcasing the state’s cultural riches. With its eight museums, seven historic sites, arts, archaeology, historic preservation, and library programs, the DCA is one of the largest and most diverse state cultural agencies in the nation. Together, the facilities, programs, and services of the Department support a $5.6 billion cultural industry in New Mexico.

Events, news releases, and images related to activities in divisions of the DCA can be accessed at media.newmexicoculture.org.

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