N4th Gallery

GROWTH: the installation

September 18 – November 9, 2015

Friday, October 2, 5-6:30pm

Info: 505-345-2140

Artwork, costumes and a performance video of GROWTH, the making of large-scale artwork through choreographed movement and dance.

Watch video of GROWTH performance

N4th Theater

Public Academy for Performing Arts presents
Best of the Best

October 15, 2015
Thursday at 5:30

Best of the Best evening includes cocktail and hors d'oeuvres reception followed by performances by pre-prefessional performing arts students and all in support of PAPA's Room to Grow Capital Campaign. For ages 21 and older.

Admission: $50 minimum donation
Tickets available online

More info: www.paparts.org or 505-830-3128

Camino Real Productions and The Harlen Group present
Trotsky & Frida

Written by Leonard Koel
Directed by Harry Zimmerman

October 25 – November 15, 2015
Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm; Sundays at 2pm

The imagined story of the very real affair between two larger than life figures, Leo Trotsky and Frida Kahlo

Admission: $20 General; $18 Students & Seniors (65+)
Half price previews Friday & Saturday October 23-24

Tickets available: www.brownpapertickets.com

Visual Arts Outreach

Downtown Public ARTScrawl

October 2, 2015
Friday 4-6:30pm

VSA artwork by Peter Hirsch and Ralph Gonzales featured at 415 Tijeras in Bernalillo Co. Annex, one of six downtown county and city venues showcasing diverse collections of art with live music and free refreshments.

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Painting Party by NYC based artist/educator Nicole Pouliot

Learn Nicole’s step-by-step process to create Homescape Paintings

No previous art experience required– open to anyone with an imagination! Proceeds benefit Nicole’s free workshop for VSA and other NM underserved groups.

Monday, October 5, 6-9pm
Chimney Ridge Townhome Community Room, 6098 Osuna Blvd NE
Donation of $40 includes supplies, light dinner, soft drinks & wine
RSVP to Darlene Fattorusso at 505-385-8416 or dafattorusso@aol.com

Arts Adventures Fall Session 2015

Teen Night: September 25 – November 20, 2015
Saturday Program: September 26 – November 21, 2015

More information

N4th Newsletter

January-July 2015 Newsletter

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Artist credits: Two Coyotes at Dawn, Bryan Martinez; Mountain Cabin, Joe Sandoval; Looking at the Fish, Maya Anaya; Outdoor Fishing, Matt White; Lightning, Tim Rolfs; Ranch House, Phil With; New Mexico Mesa, Joyce Thornhill; Poppy Power, Loida Moreno; Sunflowers, Joe Martinez

Artist credits: Two Coyotes at Dawn, Bryan Martinez; Mountain Cabin, Joe Sandoval; Looking at the Fish, Maya Anaya; Outdoor Fishing, Matt White; Lightning, Tim Rolfs; Ranch House, Phil With; New Mexico Mesa, Joyce Thornhill; Poppy Power, Loida Moreno; Sunflowers, Joe Martinez

VSA Artwork at New Mexico State Fair

Artists Receive Ribbons & Recognition

On view through Sunday, September 20, 2015
Creative Arts Building / Expo New Mexico
Hours throughout the Week: 10am-9pm

NM State Fair Admission & Info: www.exponm.com
Parking is FREE at Gate 8, Louisiana & Lomas entrance

Artwork by 15 artists from VSA’s Day Arts and Exploratory Arts programs is featured in three exhibits in the 2015 New Mexico State Fair. The works were submitted for judging in Creative Arts, Home Arts and Nonprofessional Art/ Youth Art, with many receiving ribbons and all receiving recognition for the talents and achievements of artists with disabilities.

In Creative Arts, Salamon Tarin took home First Place for a large hand built ceramic pot and two additional clay pieces. In Home Arts, six artists were awarded ribbons for quilt work in various categories: Denise Bailey, First Place for her couch cover/table topper; Sunnie Garcia, Second Place for her lap quilt; Salamon Tarin, Third Place for his large quilt; Rosie Leakes, First Place for her decorative pillow; Annette Garcia, Third Place for her decorative pillow; and Brandon Via, Second Place for his wall hanging.

In Non Professional Art/ Youth Art, Tim Rolfs won First Place for his mixed media painting, Lightning, and Maya Anaya won an Honorable Mention for her acrylic, Looking at the Fish. VSA Artists Bryan Martinez, Joe Martinez, Loida Moreno, Joe Sandoval, Joyce Thornhill, Matt White and Phil With all received participation ribbons for their paintings.

In a big departure from past exhibitions, Non Professional Art/ Youth Art is no longer displaying art by entry categories. After judging entries by category, this year’s exhibition displays a random mixture of Non Professional Art, Youth Art, and Non Professional Art by Artists with Disabilities, separated only for artist reference in sections named for famous artists (Andy Warhol, Pablo Picasso, Georgia O’Keeffe, etc.). This inclusive approach has proved to be successful and not just for the interesting diversity of its displays.

Sandy Portlock, Non Professional Art/ Youth Art Coordinator, commented on the change. “In the past we always had categories with fewer entries, so to even it out we mixed all the categories together. Now people are staying longer to find an artist’s piece and they end up seeing more of the whole exhibit.”

For information about Non Professional Arts/ Youth Arts call 505-222-9738; for Creative Arts call 505-383-9802

N4th Artists in the Community

States of Autism by Peter Hirsch, mixed media (detail)

States of Autism by Peter Hirsch, mixed media (detail)

Art, Autism and ARTScrawl

Peter Hirsh Paintings in Downtown Exhibition

Downtown Public ARTScrawl
October 2, 4pm-6:30pm
415 Tijeras NW, Albuq 87102

Other ARTScrawl Public Art locations:
1 Civic Plaza; 501 Tijeras NW; and the Convention Center (401 2nd Street NW)

The October Downtown Public ARTScrawl is featuring paintings by Exploratory Artist Peter Hirsh. States of Autism is a large, colorful grouping of 11’ x 14” abstract paintings in watercolor and mixed media. The abstracted shapes of different states hang separately in identical frames yet the work is even more evocative as a whole, the implicit message of the title becoming explicit in one work of carefully wrought calligraffiti: Autism is the fastest growing disability in the United States.

Initially installed as part of a Bernalillo County District 3 Art Show in Spring 2014, States of Autism is again being brought into public view thanks to Bernalillo County. The Bernalillo Public Art Program is collaborating with the City of Albuquerque Public Art Program to feature public art in four different locations. One of the locations is in the newly remodeled Convention Center, soon to be the new office location of the City’s Public Art Program.

ARTScrawl schedules and info can be found at artscrawlabq.org


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We'd like to help. We welcome community members to our facilities for arts and education-related activities. Our rental fees are negotiable. We have six studios and classrooms ranging in size from 20' x 13' to 30' x 30'. All rooms are wheelchair-accessible and available for community use. We are an ever-expanding resource for the community! Contact us today! 505-345-2872 ext. 15