Galera was invited to serve a one-year artist’s residency in Silver City. The residency – which began in June 2019 – is sponsored by the Town of Silver City and Western New Mexico University. The exhibition was set to open in May at the WNMU McCray Gallery of Contemporary Art. A portion of the show was moved online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“(The one-year residency) gave him a chance to connect with many different communities within our town,” said Faye McCalmont, director of cultural affairs at WNMU. “He worked with the schools, he worked with theater groups and writing groups, the chamber of commerce. He just kind of involved everyone and he traveled around the countryside around Silver City and created his impressions with his watercolors.”
Galera incorporated two written works into his exhibition.
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