Friends, students, and colleagues of Aria Finch mix and mingle at reception for Finch’s art show, Tweeting Elations, Saturday. (Tess Townsend Photo)
A cluster of women chatted with raised voices in the lobby of the Roswell Museum and Art Center.
“I’m 2009,” says Shirly Myers, 71, a past president of the Pecos Valley Potters Guild founded by Finch. She calls herself a “baby.”
Wanda Dent, 70, who also previously served as president of the guild, says she started in 1987. Geneva Bailey, 64, refers to Dent as “old as water.”
The women are referring to the years in which they began studying pottery under the tutelage of Roswell ceramic artist and educator Aria Finch.
They were among hundreds of friends, students, colleagues and family members of Finch attending the reception of Finch’s show Tweeting Elations at the Roswell Museum and Art Center and ensuing dinner held at the Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art Saturday evening.
The dinner celebrated Finch’s receipt of the Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts. The award recognizes Finch’s work in art education in Roswell. The award is granted by the New Login to read more