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Join us at the South Broadway Cultural Center Saturday, December 9 from 5-7 pm for the opening of the 99th annual Our La...
12/05/2023

Join us at the South Broadway Cultural Center Saturday, December 9 from 5-7 pm for the opening of the 99th annual Our Lady of Guadalupe Art Show.

A highlight of this year’s exhibition is the community altar, a centerpiece created by artist April Gallegos. The community altar serves as a focal point for collective reflection and reverence, inviting visitors to engage with the rich cultural and spiritual significance of the event.

The exhibition will be on view through December 30. Gallery hours are 10 am – 6 pm Tuesday through Saturday.

Image: Mixed media piece by Pete Trujillo

🌟Featured Artists in honor of Native American Heritage Month🌟Nanibah “Nani” Chacon () is a Diné and Chicana artist. Her ...
11/30/2023

🌟Featured Artists in honor of Native American Heritage Month🌟

Nanibah “Nani” Chacon () is a Diné and Chicana artist. Her public works facilitate social engagement and community-based integrations, elevating her personal philosophy that art should be accessible and a meaningful catalyst for social change. “Resilience” is a Working Classroom mural project that involved students from Washington Middle School and the Barelas community. The mural focuses on the resiliency of indigenous plants local to the neighborhood. The central focus of this mural was understanding empowerment through response and action.
“Resilience” by Nanibah Chacon, Washington Middle School, commissioned in 2016
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Jodie Herrera () is a Northern New Mexican painter with Latina, Apache and Comanche ancestry. Jodie’s Civic Plaza Mural depicts local artists and performers of diverse ages and backgrounds. Being that the main focus is the stage on Civic Plaza, Jodie chose to focus on performers to illustrate that New Mexico has a rich culture stemming from heritage, like Flamenco and Native Ceremonial Dance, as well as culture that is built through community like poetry, hip-hop and activism. The nopal flowers represent the resilience and nature of New Mexican people who have continued to blossom and flourish in spite of circumstances.
“Civic Plaza Mural” by Jodie Herrera, Albuquerque Civic Plaza, 2020 Muralove Project
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Michael Naranjo () is a Tewa sculptor who grew up in Santa Clara Pueblo. After surviving a gr***de blast during the Vietnam War, Michael returned to New Mexico completely blind and began to pursue sculpting. “Spirit Maiden” is a figurative bronze sculpture of a maiden, holding a walking stick and water vessel. Located at the east end of Yale Park, the sculpture is tucked into the landscape, as if watering the plants at her feet.
“Spirit Maiden” by Michael Naranjo, University of New Mexico near Yale and Central, commissioned in 1996

🌟Featured Artists in honor of Native American Heritage Month🌟In 1995, the Albuquerque Public Art Program partnered with ...
11/28/2023

🌟Featured Artists in honor of Native American Heritage Month🌟

In 1995, the Albuquerque Public Art Program partnered with Tamarind Institute to commission 19 artists, one from each of New Mexico’s Pueblos, to create monoprints at the Institute workshop. The 19 artists included: Alvin Curran, Art Menchego, Bernard Gachupin, Cavan Gonzales, C. Maurus Chino, Deborah Jojola, Dorothy Herrera, Felice Lucero, Floyd Solomon, George Rivera, Gerald Nailor, Janet Hevey, Johnathan Warm Day, Lonnie Vigil, Lynn Trujillo, Mateo Romero, Nora Naranjo-Morse, Phil Hughte, and Roderick Tenorio.

Each artist created two prints that became part of the Public Art Collection and are installed in the Albuquerque Convention Center and throughout Albuquerque City Hall.

Prints that are pictured:
“Kiva Steps,” Dorothy Herrera, Albuquerque Convention Center
“Untitled,” Janet Hevey, Albuquerque Convention Center
“Untitled,” Alvin Curran, Albuquerque Convention Center

🌟Featured Artists in honor of Native American Heritage Month🌟Darby Raymond-Overstreet (.r.overstreet) is a Diné artist w...
11/17/2023

🌟Featured Artists in honor of Native American Heritage Month🌟

Darby Raymond-Overstreet (.r.overstreet) is a Diné artist who creates digital portrait drawings that integrates photographs and scans of Navajo weavings. “Matriarch” is an homage to Diné Matriarchs. The traditional Navajo loom structure is handcrafted from pine and yarn and embellished with an inlay of Mother of Pearl.
“Matriarch” by Darby Raymond-Overstreet, Albuquerque City Hall, purchased as part of the 2020 Santa Fe Indian Market Purchase Call
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Erik Fender () is a descendant from a long line of traditional potters and painters. “Polychrome Water Jar” is part of his revival style in which he is trying to reproduce San Ildefonso Pueblo pottery styles that were done before the advent of the popular black on black style.
“Polychrome Water Jar” by Erik Fender, Singing Arrow Community Center, purchased as part of the 2020 Santa Fe Indian Market Purchase Call
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Del Curfman () investigates heritage, tradition, and humanity through painting by incorporating techniques and styles of impressionism. “Mother’s Guidance” focuses on contemporary Aspáalooke (Crow Nation of Montana) culture and celebrates the regalia, dance, song, and culture of lively and vibrant Indigenous peoples.
“Mother’s Guidance” by Del Curfman, Albuquerque City Hall, purchased as part of the 2020 Santa Fe Indian Market Purchase Call

Dia de Los Mu***os exhibit closes this Saturday. The art exhibit at the South Broadway Cultural Center () features 13 of...
11/16/2023

Dia de Los Mu***os exhibit closes this Saturday.

The art exhibit at the South Broadway Cultural Center () features 13 ofrendas and a community altar where the public can place photographs of their lost loved ones as well as the creative talents of 30 local artists who bring their own interpretations of Dia de Los Mu***os to life through a variety of mediums.

The exhibition is on view through Saturday, November 18th. Gallery hours are 10 am – 6 pm Tuesday through Saturday. Click the link in our bio for more information.

Public Art Podcast: Episode 4 is live!Be sure to tune in to the fourth episode of Take Another Look: "Bigger Budget, Big...
11/15/2023

Public Art Podcast: Episode 4 is live!

Be sure to tune in to the fourth episode of Take Another Look: "Bigger Budget, Bigger Ideas!" to learn about how the Albuquerque Public Art Program is funded, the responsibilities of the Albuquerque Arts Board, and the Public Art Process.

In this episode, Arts Board member Dorothy Stermer, Sherri Brueggemann, and host joni palmer explain the role and responsibilities of the Albuquerque Arts Board; the Ordinance change from 1% to 1.5%; and what the bigger budget means for the Public Art Program. Check out the episode to learn how you can be a part of the Public Art Process and learn about the big ideas for public art in Albuquerque.

You can listen to "Bigger Budget, Bigger Ideas!" on Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, Audible, Google Podcasts, and Spotify or watch the podcast on YouTube using the link in our bio (cabq.gov/publicart/podcast).

🎉The Albuquerque Public Art Program is 45!🎉The Albuquerque Public Art Program is one of the oldest and largest Public Ar...
11/12/2023

🎉The Albuquerque Public Art Program is 45!🎉

The Albuquerque Public Art Program is one of the oldest and largest Public Art Programs in the United States. In 1978 the Art in Municipal Places Ordinance established the Albuquerque Public Art Program and set aside 1% of general obligation bonds to purchase and commission works of art.

Albuquerque was the 15th government municipality in the United States to pass a Percent for Art Ordinance. Over the last 45 years, the Albuquerque Public Art Program has purchased and commissioned more than 1,600 works of art.

Learn more about the Albuquerque Public Art Program using the link in our bio!

On behalf of the Albuquerque Public Art Program, we extend our heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to all veterans on V...
11/11/2023

On behalf of the Albuquerque Public Art Program, we extend our heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to all veterans on Veteran's Day. Thank you for your service, dedication, and bravery.

Pictured: Jésus Bautista Moroles, The Fallen Friend, 1996, New Mexico Veteran's Memorial Park in Albuquerque

Love art? Love your community? Learn how you can help add to a new glass installation at the International District Libr...
11/09/2023

Love art? Love your community? Learn how you can help add to a new glass installation at the International District Library by artist Reyes Padilla.

Join Reyes and Erica Behrens, Director of Mayer of Munich's New York Office at the Mesa Verde Community Center today, November 9 from 5-7 pm (open to all but designed for neighborhood residents and interested community members).

For more info, contact Robyne Robinson at [email protected]

Your voice matters! We are installing glasswork by artist Reyes Padilla at the International District Library (7601 Cent...
11/08/2023

Your voice matters! We are installing glasswork by artist Reyes Padilla at the International District Library (7601 Central Ave NW), with the help of international glass maker Mayer of Munich.

Join Reyes and Erica Behrens, Director of Mayer of Munich's New York Office, at the International District Library today, November 8 from 12-2 pm (open to all but designed for emerging and developing public artists).

Learn about his work, how he creates it, and then give Reyes ideas for his installation at your library!

For more info, contact Robyne Robinson at [email protected]

Have you listened to 's podcast series "Take Another Look" where we discuss everything related to public art in Albuquer...
11/07/2023

Have you listened to 's podcast series "Take Another Look" where we discuss everything related to public art in Albuquerque?

There are 3 episodes available on Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, Audible, Google Podcasts, Spotify, and YouTube:

🔸Episode 1: "What is Public Art"
🔸Episode 2: "The History of the City's Public Art Program"
🔸Episode 3: "CABQ Public Art Collection 101"
🔸Episode 4: "Bigger Budget, Bigger Ideas!" will release on Wednesday, November 15 at 10 a.m.

Use the link in our bio to learn more or visit cabq.gov/publicart/podcast.

Ever wonder how Public Art is created?Join Albuquerque artist Reyes Padilla and Erica Behrens, Director of Mayer of Muni...
11/06/2023

Ever wonder how Public Art is created?

Join Albuquerque artist Reyes Padilla and Erica Behrens, Director of Mayer of Munich's New York Office, for two community discussions to learn about Reyes' new glass installation at the International District Library - and how YOU can be a part of it!

Dates, Time, and Locations:
🔹Wednesday, November 8th 12-2 pm
(open to all but designed for emerging and developing public artists)
International District Library 7601 Central Avenue NW Albuquerque 87108

🔹Thursday, November 9th 5-7 pm
(open to all but designed for neighborhood residents and interested community members)
Mesa Verde Community Center 7900 Marquette Avenue NW Albuquerque 87108

For more info, contact Robyne Robinson at [email protected]

RECEPTION THURSDAY and SUNDAY!Join us at the South Broadway Cultural Center this Thursday, November 2 from 5-8 pm for th...
10/30/2023

RECEPTION THURSDAY and SUNDAY!

Join us at the South Broadway Cultural Center this Thursday, November 2 from 5-8 pm for the "Dia de Los Mu***os" opening reception. There will be a second reception on Sunday, November 5 from 11 am - 2 pm.

The exhibition in the gallery and both receptions are free and open to the public.

Since 1994, the South Broadway Cultural Center has been a focal point for the community's Dia de Los Mu***os celebrations. This year's event promises to be a vibrant and moving tribute to the Mexican cultural holiday, featuring a remarkable art exhibition, ofrendas, and an opportunity for the community to honor their lost loved ones.

Learn more at https://www.cabq.gov/artsculture/public-art/satellite-galleries

10/25/2023
Have an eye for art? 🎨👀 Sign up to become a Public Art Scout!   Join the new team that is setting out to conduct the fir...
10/19/2023

Have an eye for art? 🎨👀 Sign up to become a Public Art Scout!

Join the new team that is setting out to conduct the first ever Public Art Census™ in Bernalillo County, Albuquerque, New Mexico. and Public Art are partnering with .co to conduct a Public Art Census!

Our public art should be a reflection of our community values and history. The Public Art Census helps to identify art and artists who may go unnoticed.

Go to publicartforall.com or click the link in our bio to apply to be a scout before November 13, 2023.

Annular Eclipse Temporary Public Art Installations Embark on an exploration of art, science, flight, and astronomy at th...
10/12/2023

Annular Eclipse Temporary Public Art Installations

Embark on an exploration of art, science, flight, and astronomy at the Balloon Museum’s celebration of the Annular Eclipse during the 51st Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta®!

Albuquerque Public Art and Anderson Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum partnered to commission four interactive, temporary art installations. Drawing inspiration from ballooning, the eclipse, astronomy, science, and technology, artists created four captivating installations: “Laser Borealis” by Mike Gould; “Cosmic Prism” by Chad Waples; “Space Messengers” by STEMarts Lab; and “Balloon Eclipse” by Billy Joe Miller, Graham Parker Ansell, Nick Skekerjian, Giffen Clark Ott, and Mitch Berg.

Meet the artists and interact with their installations during Balloon Museum’s S.T.E.A.M. Night on October 12 from 5:30-7:30 pm as well as during the Annular Eclipse on October 14 from 5 am – 12 pm. Museum admission and special event parking is required for all pre-dawn and evening events.

View the activated projections during pre-dawn events and evening events. Pre-dawn events will take place from 5-7 am. Evening events will take place from 6:30-9 pm.

Click the link in our bio to learn more.

Public Art Podcast: Episode 3 is live! Be sure to tune in to the third episode of Take Another Look: “CABQ Public Art Co...
10/11/2023

Public Art Podcast: Episode 3 is live!

Be sure to tune in to the third episode of Take Another Look: “CABQ Public Art Collection 101” to learn about the Albuquerque Public Art Collection and how you can be part of the upcoming Bernalillo County Public Art Census.

In this episode, Public Art Collections Manager Matt Carter, Rokh’s Founder and Principal Planner Danicia Monét Malone, and host joni palmer dive into the Albuquerque Public Art Program; uncover what it means to maintain or care for a Public Art Collection; and dig into how a Public Art Census can help us understand other public forms of creative expression, cultural equity, and spatial equity throughout Bernalillo County.

Listen to the third episode “CABQ Public Art Collection 101” on Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, Audible, Google Podcasts, and Spotify or watch the podcast on YouTube using the link in our bio (cabq.gov/publicart/podcast).

10/10/2023

✨Annular Eclipse Temporary Public Art Installation Spotlight✨

Explore the universe October 12-14th 6:30-9 pm, at the Anderson Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum with the multi-artist interactive installation “Space Messengers,” produced by STEMarts Lab.

“Space Messengers” is an immersive Mixed Reality installation and international youth exchange exploring the universe through art, science, and technology. Step into a world where real and virtual experiences merge in an immersive journey that brings art and science to life and inspires hope. The participatory installation visualizes thought-provoking reflections on the universe, encouraging participants to contemplate their role within it. “Space Messengers” is an ongoing collaboration among artists, scientists, interdisciplinary experts and youth ambassadors. Together they explore how the arts, humanities, philosophy, physics and space technologies can deepen our understanding of the universe and expand our identities as planetary citizens.

“Space Messengers” will be on view at the Balloon Museum during the 51st Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta®, with museum admission and special event parking.

Click the link in our bio to learn how you can learn about the universe, send real time space messages, and engage with scientists.

10/06/2023

✨Annular Eclipse Temporary Public Art Installation Spotlight✨

Join us October 7-15th at the Anderson Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum to discover the world of spectroscopy with Chad Waples' glowing sculpture "Cosmic Prism."

"Cosmic Prism" conceptually celebrates the pivotal role of spectroscopy in astronomy, shedding light on its profound contributions to unraveling the compositional mysteries of celestial bodies within and beyond our solar system. This dynamic installation offers an enchanting experience both day and night. Under the sun's gentle rays, the sculpture's rainbow colors come to life, refracting and shimmering like the wavelengths of light they represent. At night, the magic continues, as the multicolor glow-in-the-dark geodesic dome casts an ethereal radiance, inviting viewers to witness the cosmos in a new light. Explore the sculpture, discover the world of spectroscopy, and delve into the scientific marvels that unveil the secrets of the universe.

"Cosmic Prism" will be on view at the Balloon Museum during the 51st Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta®, October 7-15th with museum admission and special event parking.

Click the link in our bio for more information.

10/05/2023

✨Annular Eclipse Temporary Public Art Installation Spotlight✨

Join us October 7-15th at the Anderson Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum to immerse yourself in the interactive laser light show “Laser Borealis” and “Sun et Lumiere” by Mike Gould of Illuminatus Lasers.

“Laser Borealis” is a stylized depiction of Aurora Borealis made bilateral. The basis of this is called laser lumia; the distinctive patterning can only be achieved by shining a laser through a diffractive medium. Visitors can hear AI-generated sounds and see laser patterns synchronized to the sounds, as interpreted by laser artist Mike Gould, who utilized solar weather inspired sounds provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). This additional layer of laser art is titled “Sun et Lumiere.”

“Laser Borealis” will be on view at the Balloon Museum during the 51st Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta®, with museum admission and special event parking.

View the activated light show during pre-dawn and evening events. Pre-dawn events will take place October 7-15 from 5-7 am. Evening events will take place October 7, 8, and 12-14 from 6:30-9 pm.

Click the link in our bio for more information.

10/04/2023

✨Annular Eclipse Temporary Public Art Installation Spotlight✨

Join us October 7-15th at the Anderson Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum to experience the shifting sculpture, “Balloon Eclipse” by Billy Joe Miller, Graham Parker Ansell, Nick Skekerjian, Giffen Clark Ott, and Mitch Berg.

“Balloon Eclipse” is inspired by the form and the envelope of early hot air balloons and like an eclipse it transforms and obscures light and color. Similar to a sun-dial, the acrylic and aluminum cast saturated colored shadows and reflections, shifting with the position of the sun and changing light. Your movement and distance near and far will animate and bring the art to life.

“Balloon Eclipse” will be on view at the Balloon Museum during the 51st Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta®, October 7-15th with museum admission and special event parking.

Click the link in our bio for more information.

Apply now for the 2024 UETF Resiliency Residency Program!   The UETF Residency is a self-paced, “at-home” residency that...
09/25/2023

Apply now for the 2024 UETF Resiliency Residency Program!

The UETF Residency is a self-paced, “at-home” residency that puts money directly in the hands of artists. Open to artists of all disciplines and mediums in the greater Albuquerque area. The residency is a chance to build network and community while furthering your artistic career!

Apply through the link on our bio.

Public Art Podcast: Episode 2 is live!Check out the second episode of Take Another Look: "The History of the City's Publ...
09/13/2023

Public Art Podcast: Episode 2 is live!

Check out the second episode of Take Another Look: "The History of the City's Public Art Program" to learn how you can become part of the future and the history of the Albuquerque Public Art Program.

In this episode Public Art Manager Sherri Brueggemann, artist Reynaldo "Sonny" Rivera, and host joni palmer discuss the history of the Albuquerque Public Art Program as well as the future of the program. Sherri provides insights on the Albuquerque Public Art Program and how it compares to other public art programs around the country; while Sonny shares how the program has changed over the years and discusses his public art works.

Listen to the second episode "The History of the City's Public Art Program" on Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, Audible, Google Podcasts, and Spotify or watch the podcast on YouTube using the link in our bio.

RECEPTION THURSDAY!Join us at the South Broadway Cultural Center Thursday, September 14 from 5-7pm for the opening recep...
09/12/2023

RECEPTION THURSDAY!

Join us at the South Broadway Cultural Center Thursday, September 14 from 5-7pm for the opening reception of "Nortesur." The exhibit is on view through October 14.

"Nortesur" takes its name from the Spanish words for "north" and "south," representing the bidirectional influence flow between two countries divided by an ever-shifting border. Internationally renowned artist Luis Fitch explores the spaces in between, where identities remain in flux, shaped by cross-border migration, economic integration, and shared environmental challenges. His limited-edition jumbo size art prints capture the friction between developing and industrialized nations portrayed through stark contrasts, vivid hues, and intricately Mexican contemporary motifs.

Luis was a guest artist at a weeklong printmaking workshop at the Tamarind Institute in May 2023, along with three local artists selected to apprentice with him: Lena Kassicieh, Dora Chavarria, and Julianna Kirwin. Their prints from Tamarind will be part of the month-long exhibit at South Broadway Cultural Center.

Click the link in our bio for more information.

Join us for TWO Video Art Screening and Dedication Events TONIGHT!The first screening of artist Dennis Summers' video ar...
09/09/2023

Join us for TWO Video Art Screening and Dedication Events TONIGHT!

The first screening of artist Dennis Summers' video art installation, "Aether Net" will be at 5 pm at the International District Library.

The second screening of Dennis' video art installations "Countdown" and "Diffuse Nebula" will be at 7:15 pm at Civic Plaza before Movie on the Plaza, featuring Thor: Love and Thunder (2022). The movie begins at 8 pm and admission is FREE!

Learn more about the site-specific video art installations using the link in our bio!

Image 1: Still of “Aether Net”
Image 2: Still of “Countdown”
Image 3: Still of “Diffuse Nebula”

✨Artist Spotlight✨Lena Kassicieh is an artist and anthropologist who is deeply inspired by her heritage, cultural backgr...
09/08/2023

✨Artist Spotlight✨

Lena Kassicieh is an artist and anthropologist who is deeply inspired by her heritage, cultural background, and global folklore. Her work focuses on the use of color, the exploration of storytelling, and she is passionate about culturally inspired works.

Lena was selected to participate in a 5-day print workshop at with artist/designer and a team of Tamarind Printers.

‎‘فوق النخل' (Above the Palms) weaves the artist's recent emotional journey, with each element in the piece carrying personal meaning. Memories, emotions, and anticipation intermingle, capturing life's complexities. The song lyrics on the left side of the artwork come from a traditional Arabic song from which the artwork gets its title; a song the artist's Aunt who recently passed away, used to love and sing often.

The phrase, “above the palm tree” is a common Iraqi expression evoking a positive state of being, used frequently as an optimistic reply to the question, “How are you?” The prevalence of the expression and prevalence of the popular song are often linked. On the other hand, “I have a friend up there” fits more appropriately with the theme of the text. The song lyrics are sung from the perspective of a lover who looks to the moon and the evening sky, singing of the pains of unrequited love. This artwork reflects Kassicieh’s navigation of joy and sorrow, forming a profound tapestry of emotions—a visual testament to the human experience.

Join us at SBCC on September 14th from 5-7pm for the exhibition highlighting the prints created by , .raiz.art, , and .kassicieh at Tamarind Institute.

✨Artist Spotlight✨Working representationally, Julianna Kirwin loves printmaking as a daily practice to describe the land...
09/07/2023

✨Artist Spotlight✨

Working representationally, Julianna Kirwin loves printmaking as a daily practice to describe the land, the people, and the symbols of New Mexico. Her training in relief printing techniques has taken place in both New and Old Mexico and she enjoys sharing her skills through public art projects and classes offered at her studio. During the two weeks at Tamarind, the rough sketches she brought evolved into a lithograph of five color layers. Drawing on the stone, painting with oily tusches and collaborating with the highly trained Tamarind printers was a wonderful experience. Thanks to visiting artist Luis Fitch for this opportunity.

Julianna's lithograph, "Ancestral Landscape," reflects a time when man and nature were more intrinsically connected. Repeating motifs of bold, dark shapes fill the sky and land, but attention is clearly focused by the floating profile of a face gazing directly at the corn. His eye and strong angular nose are in close proximity to the corn, indicating a certain reciprocity that once existed between man and nature.

Julianna was selected to participate in an intensive print workshop at with artist/designer and a team of Tamarind Printers.

Join us at the South Broadway Cultural Center on September 14th from 5-7pm for the exhibition highlighting the prints created by , .raiz.art, , and .kassicieh at Tamarind Institute.

✨Artist Spotlight✨Dora 'Raiz' Chavarria is an artist whose artwork is a vibrant reflection of her heritage, heavily infl...
09/06/2023

✨Artist Spotlight✨

Dora 'Raiz' Chavarria is an artist whose artwork is a vibrant reflection of her heritage, heavily influenced by her Mexican ancestry. Her style is characterized by bold and vibrant imagery that draws inspiration from the mystic mother, the femme, and mother earth. Fascinated by the power and beauty of femininity, her works incorporate soft shapes found in nature, geometric patterns, desert landscapes, and majestic mountains.

“Xochiquetzal” plays a significant role in Aztec mythology, embodying themes of beauty, fertility, love, and feminine power. Her name, translating to "Precious Feather Flower" in Nahuatl, connects her to nature's vibrancy and ethereal elegance. In this piece, she's deliberately positioned amidst the Sandia Mountains, manifesting her as a bridge between celestial and earthly realms. This portrayal embodies the unending cycle of existence-birth, evolution, transformation. Moreover, this composition symbolically transcends geographical borders, linking Dora's ancestral ties to Mexico with her current home in the heart of New Mexico.

Dora was selected to participate in an intensive 5-day print workshop at with artist/designer and a team of Tamarind Printers.

Join us at SBCC on September 14th for the exhibition highlighting the prints created by , .raiz.art, , and .kassicieh at Tamarind Institute.

✨Artist Spotlight✨Luis Fitch is an internationally known artist, designer, mentor and creative entrepreneur. He is the f...
09/05/2023

✨Artist Spotlight✨

Luis Fitch is an internationally known artist, designer, mentor and creative entrepreneur. He is the founding partner of UNO, one of the top multicultural branding agencies in the country. Fitch was raised in Tijuana, Mexico and attended the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. His artwork is in more than 100 collections in Latin America and the US.

Luis participated in a 5-day print workshop at Tamarind Institute and led a workshop on wheat pasting, teaching his wheat pasting method to Albuquerque artists.

This lighthearted lithograph, "Dessert at the End," depicts a skeletal figure ready to enjoy a traditional Mexican dessert, a sweet, prickly pear fruit.

Focusing on nopales and prickly pear speaks to many Latino communities' health issues, including diabetes. By eating the sweet dessert last, the skeleton figuratively symbolizes the medical advice to consume sugary foods at the end of the meal. The image reminds Latino viewers in a whimsical way that dessert is best saved for the conclusion of dining.

Overall, through relatable imagery touching on cultural customs and values, the lithograph promotes healthy eating habits to manage diabetes, a disease impacting many Latinos in the USA. Despite its cautionary message, the skeleton's visible enjoyment of the ripe fruit imparts a sympathetic sense of the challenges and delights of balancing nutrition and indulgence.

🎉Video Art Screening and Dedication Event🎉Join us for TWO Video Art Screening and Dedication Events on Saturday, Septemb...
09/01/2023

🎉Video Art Screening and Dedication Event🎉

Join us for TWO Video Art Screening and Dedication Events on Saturday, September 9, 2023.

The first screening of artist Dennis Summers' video art installation, "Aether Net" will be at 5 pm at the International District Library.

The second screening of Dennis' video art installations "Countdown" and "Diffuse Nebula" will be at 7:15 pm on Civic Plaza before Movie on the Plaza, featuring Thor: Love and Thunder (2022). The movie begins at 8 pm and admission is FREE!

Learn more about the site-specific video art installations using the link in our bio!

Have you listened to the new Public Art podcast, Take Another Look?!Check out the first episode, "What is Public Art?" w...
08/30/2023

Have you listened to the new Public Art podcast, Take Another Look?!

Check out the first episode, "What is Public Art?" where Sherri Brueggemann, Program Manager, and Dr. Erika Doss discuss the definition of public art including Gordon Church’s definition; the current trends, challenges, and opportunities in public art; as well as exciting projects they have in the works.

Gordon Church, Public Art Program Manager from the 1980's to early 2000's, explained "Public art represents an ongoing reaffirmation by the people of a city, of who and what they are and what they value. The public art process is an important way for the people in a city to define their identity beyond constructing streets, buildings, and parks."

Take Another Look is available on Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, Audible, Google Podcasts, Spotify, and YouTube using the link in our bio. Take Another Look Podcast is produced and hosted by

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