The Alma Summer Institute

The Alma Summer Institute Each summer, a group of teen and early 20's artists are employed through the Mayor's Art Institute in Albuquerque to create a tile mosaic mural.
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The group participates in the design, creation, and installation of the mural. These young artists beautify the city and create a unique piece of public art that will be in our community for hundreds of years.

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That’s right! We are looking for a part-time Administrative Assistant/ Bookkeeper person... For more information please ...
11/12/2020

That’s right! We are looking for a part-time Administrative Assistant/ Bookkeeper person... For more information please see listing on our website.
https://almatile.org/job-opportunities/

Our fall project... #sunflowersacrossburque Thank you to all who helped get this ongoing project started.. SOMOS ABQ Jaq...
10/21/2020

Our fall project... #sunflowersacrossburque
Thank you to all who helped get this ongoing project started.. SOMOS ABQ
Jaquelinee De La Cruz Vanessa Alvarado Margarita Paz-Pedro, Jaquelyn Yepa, Kimberly Gauna, Jessica Gauna & Lesly Rivas

#almatile #somosabq #youthartists #femalecrew #handcarved #handmade #ceramics #ceramicartist #almatile #mosaic #ceramic #ceramictile #ceramicmural #handmadetile #contemporaryceramics #nmartist #nm #abq #burque #clay #fired #glazed #tileandpaint #mural #muralartist #muralart #abqpublicart

10/11/2020
ALMA Sunflowers Across Burque

Check out our project for SOMOS ABQ!

Video/Footage/Photography -Keith Scott /Box Robot Company

I put together this video in a collaboration with ALMA (Apprenticeships for Leaders in Mosaic Arts) and La Academia De Esperanza Charter High School for SOMO...

ALMA Fall 🍃 newsletter - https://mailchi.mp/b457ccd7fb59/alma-fall-newsletter
10/09/2020
ALMA Fall 🍃 newsletter

ALMA Fall 🍃 newsletter - https://mailchi.mp/b457ccd7fb59/alma-fall-newsletter

We have successfully completed another ALMA Summer Institute program amidst this pandemic. We had a smaller crew, wore masks, socially distanced and disinfected frequently! We were so sad we weren’t able to have an Open House or Dedication this year. However, we will be airing a “Virtual Mural D...

We are thrilled to be apart of the @somosabq Reimagined Virtual Festival this Saturday 10/10!  Sign up online to livestr...
10/08/2020

We are thrilled to be apart of the @somosabq Reimagined Virtual Festival this Saturday 10/10! Sign up online to livestream our video somosreimagined.com.. Free! Or any donations go towards Black Lives and Leadership in ABQ.. 🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻
Shoutout to our all female painting/tile crew🌻
@grimlygrey @jaquelinee_delacruz @breyetth @kxmberlyy.y @vanessalynnart @pazpedro.clay & Jessica Gauna
Painting assist- @daisyquezadaurena
Video/Photo/Aerial- @keithy_mcfly

#sunflowersacrossburque

#almatile #paintandtile #mosaic #mosaicart #publicart #abqpublicart #apprenticeship #youngadultprogram #ceramic #ceramictile #ceramicmural #handmadetile #sunflower #somosabq #mural #muralart

Check out our newest project that is apart of SOMOS ABQ .. Register on their website to livestream our video on Saturday...
10/08/2020

Check out our newest project that is apart of SOMOS ABQ .. Register on their website to livestream our video on Saturday 10/10!🌻🌻

Shoutout to our all female painting/tile crew👏🏽
Jaquelinee De La Cruz
Jacquelyn Yepa
Lesly Rivas
Kimberly Gauna
Jessica Gauna
Vanessa Alvarado
Margarita Paz-Pedro
Painting help-Daisy Quezada Ureña
Photographer/Aerial Footage/Videographer -Keith Scott

Happiness can be found just around the corner... SOMOS Reimagined is all about finding the light 💫

ALMA: Apprenticeships for Leaders in Mosaic Arts joins us as a participating artist in this year's virtual festival. They are envisioning painted and small handmade ceramic sunflowers around the South Valley, Old Town & Downtown area. Think small sunflower handmade ceramic tile 🌻 🌻 🌻

Join us, starting on October 9... somosreimagined.com

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#abq #somosabq #albuquerque #somosreimagined #virtualevent #buylocal #supportlocal

We are excited for you all to see our newest project that is a part of SOMOS ABQ for the 2020 event.  This is a sneak pe...
09/25/2020

We are excited for you all to see our newest project that is a part of SOMOS ABQ for the 2020 event. This is a sneak peak of what we have been creating for Burque🌻 .. Stay tuned and for more peeks, check out our story!
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#almatile #mosaic #mosaicart #publicart #abqpublicart #apprenticeship #youngadultprogram #ceramic #ceramictile #ceramicmural #handmadetile #abq #nm #burque #somosabq #sunflowers
#sunflowersforburque
Margarita Paz-Pedro Vanessa Alvarado

The Alma Summer Institute's cover photo
09/10/2020

The Alma Summer Institute's cover photo

08/01/2020

6 years ago! And baby Tori Lucero 😊

Once there was some and now there are many.. This is our magical progression, from a blank wall, to an idea, and then th...
07/23/2020

Once there was some and now there are many.. This is our magical progression, from a blank wall, to an idea, and then the final product! We have finished our mural for this summer.. amidst all life’s obstacles. It was nurturing, healing, necessary and essential! Thank you to all the apprentices for your sweat, blood and hard work! Atom, Jai, Jaquelinee, Tori & JY Autumn☀️💛
The leader of the crew Vanessa Alvarado 👏🏽 The install help Margarita Paz-Pedro 💁🏽‍♀️ & expert consultant Cassandra Reid🦋
#almatile #mosaic #mosaicart #publicart #abqpublicart #apprenticeship #youngadultprogram #ceramic #ceramictile #ceramicmural #handmadetile #butterfly #monarchbutterfly #migration #beforeandafter #abq #nm #nmtrue
Albuquerque Convention Center Albuquerque Public Art

The apprentices and I (Vanessa) learned so much from the poetry workshops we took with Jessica Helen Lopez, we cant wait...
07/18/2020

The apprentices and I (Vanessa) learned so much from the poetry workshops we took with Jessica Helen Lopez, we cant wait to share the poem we collaboratively composed for this years mural. Each letter is individually made out of clay and there are close to 320 little tiny letters that are hugging the composition of this year’s design 😍😍😍
@jec_lopez26
#ALMAtile #handmade #mosaic #mural #poetry #poetryinclay #onealbuquerque #newmexicotrue #madeinaskutt #ceramics #youth #apprenticeship #color #monarchbutterfly #swirl

We grouted our first section today! Another full week of grouting and we should be done💪🏽 Happy Friday Burque😄#almatile ...
07/17/2020

We grouted our first section today! Another full week of grouting and we should be done💪🏽 Happy Friday Burque😄
#almatile #handmadetiles #mosaic #mosaicart #apprenticeship #ceramic #clay #fired #glazed #grouted #tile #albuquerque #nm #nmtrue #abqconventioncenter #abqpublicart #mosaicmural @abqpublicart @abqconvctr

We are in our second week of install.. masks, hand sanitizer & all😷👐🏽 We are installing near Tijeras & 2nd.. come drive ...
07/16/2020

We are in our second week of install.. masks, hand sanitizer & all😷👐🏽 We are installing near Tijeras & 2nd.. come drive by and give us a honk😆🦋🦋
#almatile #handmadetile #mosaic #mosaicart #piecebypiece #apprenticeship #youthprogram #ceramic #ceramictile #clay #handcarved #monarchbutterfly #migration @ Albuquerque Convention Center

Week 1 of installation 💪🏽 All of our apprentices are not in these pictures but these young artists are the future of mur...
07/10/2020

Week 1 of installation 💪🏽
All of our apprentices are not in these pictures but these young artists are the future of muralism. So much talent and hard work, ALMA is better because of our apprentices. Thank you for the pleasure of working alongside you @jaquelinee_delacruz, Tori Lucero, @grimlygrey, @atom.vigil, @jilleensalazar
❤️ @vanessalynnart @ Albuquerque Convention Center

🦋Just thought we would share some of the magic that we feel when we open up the kiln 😍🥰😍🦋 Deign Butterfly Tiles before a...
07/08/2020

🦋Just thought we would share some of the magic that we feel when we open up the kiln 😍🥰😍🦋 Deign Butterfly Tiles before and after being fired in the kiln to cone 6... that’s 2232 degrees!!!
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#almatile #madeinaskutt #handmade #ceramicmural #ceramics #tilemosaic #mural #abqconventioncenter #cityofalbuquerque #onealbuquerque #newmexicotrue #beforeandafter #butterfly #monarchbutterfly #😍

Just a little humor to brighten up your day since our theme this year is butterflies 😘🦋🦋🦋😂
07/06/2020

Just a little humor to brighten up your day since our theme this year is butterflies 😘🦋🦋🦋😂

I regretfully am relaying the news that we are postponing our open house to a later date. In light of the governor’s new...
07/04/2020

I regretfully am relaying the news that we are postponing our open house to a later date. In light of the governor’s new orders and the recent spike in positive COVID-19 cases, ALMA is choosing to protect our community, artists, and friends by not holding an event. We were prepared to limit occupancy and require masks and 6ft of social distancing but we feel this is the best decision. We hope everyone stays safe and we will be sharing photos of our progress on social media so please stay tuned 😉

🦋🦋🦋 these are gonna make opening the kiln equivalent to opening a treasure chest 🥰😍🥰
07/02/2020

🦋🦋🦋 these are gonna make opening the kiln equivalent to opening a treasure chest 🥰😍🥰

ALMA Open House next week!
07/01/2020

ALMA Open House next week!

#TilingTuesday
06/24/2020

#TilingTuesday

06/17/2020

Making letters for our collaboration poem that will go in this year’s mosaic mural

Clay 🥰😍🥰🦋🦋🦋
06/17/2020

Clay 🥰😍🥰🦋🦋🦋

#MosaicMonday carving butterflies 🦋🦋🦋Jai Salazar JY Autumn Atom Vigil Jaquelinee De La Cruz Tori Lucero Vanessa Alvarado
06/15/2020

#MosaicMonday carving butterflies 🦋🦋🦋
Jai Salazar JY Autumn Atom Vigil Jaquelinee De La Cruz Tori Lucero Vanessa Alvarado

06/15/2020

Carving Design Butterflies 🦋🦋🦋

Week 1 done and our apprentices kicked butt!!!! I am always amazed at how talented, hard working and fun they are🥰🥰🥰Jaqu...
06/12/2020

Week 1 done and our apprentices kicked butt!!!! I am always amazed at how talented, hard working and fun they are🥰🥰🥰
Jaquelinee De La Cruz, Tori Lucero, Jai Salazar, Atom Vigil, JY Autumn

We create because.......it is a way of life, creativity is endless and never stops.  Not even in pandemics. J.Y....it’s ...
06/08/2020

We create because.....

..it is a way of life, creativity is endless and never stops. Not even in pandemics. J.Y.

...it’s a step closer to having inner peace. Jaquelinee De La Cruz

...it shares compassion, love, culture and millions of thoughts. J.S.

..it allows me to express what I can’t with words. A.V.

...it has the power to bring healing to us and the world. Vanessa Alvarado

We all have our reasons why we create.. What is yours???
#firstday #almatile #apprenticeship #summerprogram #artinthetimeofcorona #nm #abq #burque #publicart #artbringsustogether

The Alma Summer Institute's cover photo
05/04/2020

The Alma Summer Institute's cover photo

City seeks artists for ten new murals
02/15/2020
City seeks artists for ten new murals

City seeks artists for ten new murals

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A number of Albuquerque walls are about to get a lot more colorful. It’s a partnership between the city and ‘MurosABQ’ an organization that showcas…

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02/09/2020
Archaeologists Unearth 2,200-Year-Old Mosaics In An Ancient Greek City

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One of the most important cities in the Eastern Roman Empire was Zeugma: A once flourishing city home to 80,000 inhabitants situated in the present-day province of Gazientep in southern Turkey. Now, researchers are digging up exciting ancient mosaics. Excavations began in 2007 and just seven years e...

01/25/2020
National Hispanic Cultural Center Art Museum

Happy Birthday NHCC. We were honored to have our 20th anniversary exhibition on your campus!

Our anniversary year offers us the opportunity for 20/20 vision, as we look back at what we’ve accomplished and set our sights on the future. Over the years, the NHCC has shared thousands of stories showcasing art, history, literature, and performance that celebrate Hispanic culture in New Mexico, the United States, and around the world. We are honored to have been able to do this in collaboration with our many partners and supporters as well as the communities we serve. As we look forward to the next 20 years, we are excited to continue learning from all of you, our friends, visitors and patrons. You have been instrumental in our growth over the past two decades. Throughout 2020, the NHCC will celebrate with a wide range of special events. Please visit us online for the most up-to-date information about what’s in store. ¡Miranos! And thank you for being a friend of the NHCC.

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Reminder: Applications for our amazing tile mosaic mural program are due this Friday March 23rd!!! 16-24 year olds APPLY NOW!!!
why aren't we allowed to post photos of our art?