Thank you, Jodi and Will, for hosting our Circles members in your beautiful home August 12. A number of thank you emails from members in attendance flowed in on the days following. It was also special to have sculpture Karen Yank, artist Juan Kelly and mixed media artist Andrea Bonfils present so our members could meet them personally. Our sixteen-year-old pianist completed the fabulous evening with several classical pieces performed. A tough act to follow.

August 19, we celebrated our Circles Signature Summer Event at the Randal Davey Audubon Center and Sanctuary with an afternoon of food and fun ranging from 19th-century outdoor games, button making, instant photos, Japanese fan making and special coloring opportunities printed from our Palace press. Our VIP guests in attendance were, Shannon Bay, New Mexico Museum of Art and Vladem Contemporary, Kemely Gomez with the Museum of International Folk Art, Alexandra McKinney from New Mexico Historic Sites and Pete McCracken from the Palace Press.

Want to add to your Circles membership experience? Why not become a Circles Explorer as well? This unique membership is geared towards the adventurous spirit and offers outside the museum all experiences. Past trips have included glamping in Chaco Canyon, Mesa Verde, and Canyon de Chelly, Durango, Silver City and the Gila Cliff Dwellings, Mesa Prieta Petroglyph Project, and more. Our next adventure is just around the corner, Marfa, TX. For more information on how to join this membership please contact Cara O’Brien at 505-216-0848 or email