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2017 North Fourth
Holiday Stop & Shop
at North Fourth Art Center
(Saturday Only)

Dec 2, 10am-4pm

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N4th Gallery

INROADS: 4 North Fourth Artists

September 29 – December 31, 2017*
ARTScrawl Reception:
Friday November 3, 5-6:30pm

*(N4th Gallery is closed Dec 25-26)

Exhibition of artwork by Sammy Maldonado, Jessica Pinto, Ischelle Thomas and Chris Turrietta, four artists creating work at North Fourth Art Center who have taken on the domain of the gallery to make it their own.

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N4th Theater

AMP Concerts Presents

La Chispa and Company

November 30, 2017
Thursday at 12:30pm

Midday Flamenco with La Chispa (The Spark) Valeria Montes and visiting dancer from Seville, Carmen Ledesma accompanied by Ricardo Diaz on guitar and Mariano Morales on piano and violin

Free - limited seating
Reservations required

New Mexico Young Actors present

The Emperor’s New Clothes

December 2, 2017
Saturday at 6pm & 7:30pm

The clever story of two swindlers who convince the emperor that his new set of “invisible” clothes are a perfect fit.

$6 presale, tickets available online
$8 at the door (doors open at 5:30pm)

More info: or 505-821-8055

Elite Dance & Theatre presents

Days of the Dead

December 8-16, 2017
Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 7pm

An Elite premiere production!

$22 (ticket includes a sweets & savories reception at intermission)

Tickets & info:

VSA in the Community

Sampler: Advanced Painting & Drawing exhibit at Los Griegos Library

October 10 – November 30, 2017

Los Griegos Library
1000 Griegos Rd NW, Albq 87107
Tue, Fri & Sat: 10am-6pm; Wed & Thur: 11am-7pm; Closed Sun & Mon

A sampling of artwork by the many talents artists taking advanced painting & drawing at VSA/ North Fourth Art Center

More info: 505-345-2872

VSA Today

Ongoing publication and popular class offering
The Newsletter Blog of N4th

N4th Newsletter

January-July 2015 Newsletter

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VSA Artists Dooley Penfold and Sarah Wilson show their certificates of achievement for completing Drawing I

Clockwise from top: Beautiful Hawaiian Church by Joeanna Kahuna; Christmas card by Adam Smith; clay work by Chris Turrietta

One-of-a-Kind Holiday Gifts

North Fourth Holiday
Stop & Shop

December 2, 2017
Saturday, 10am – 4pm
Free Admission

North Fourth Art Center
4904 4th Street NW, Albq NM 87107
Info: 505-345-2872

Note: Holiday Stop & Shop at VSA/ North Fourth Art Center is Saturday only!

North Fourth Art Center is Stop #1 on the 2017 Village of Los Ranchos North Fourth Holiday Stop & Shop route, marked by numbered signs and balloons at 27 participating businesses along 4th Street in Albuquerque.

North Fourth Art Center is featuring handcrafted gifts by artists from the Day Arts and Exploratory Arts programs. One-of-a-kind prints, paintings, ceramics, cards, crafts and fabric arts make beautiful holiday gifts. All sales directly benefit the artists.

Musical entertainment by Tom Brejcha, Allan Esquibel, Lisa Lopez and Micky Patten

For More Information:
Village of Los Ranchos North Fourth Holiday Stop & Shop, Saturday and Sunday, December 2-3, 2017

VSA Artists Dooley Penfold and Sarah Wilson show their certificates of achievement for completing Drawing I

VSA Artists Dooley Penfold and Sarah Wilson show their certificates of achievement for completing Drawing I

Taking Drawing I at UNM

UNM-VSA Alliance in Art

In Spring 2016, an advanced art student from VSA named Dooley Penfold joined a class of students taking Drawing 1 at the UNM College of Fine Arts. The following spring, Sarah Wilson, another accomplished VSA Artist, began a Drawing 1 class at UNM.

Dooley and Sarah both completed the 16-week introductory class, achieving their personal goals and strengthening an exciting alliance taking shape between the UNM Art Department and VSA arts of New Mexico.

The UNM-VSA alliance developed over several years and began with teachers connecting their students to the community through visits, practicums, projects and workshops for such diverse areas of study as occupational therapy, education specialties, printmaking and lithography.

To further explore a partnership, a group of UNM administrators and professors from the Art Department and the Department of Art Education met with VSA administrative directors and artist-teachers at North Fourth Art Center. The goal was to enhance the experience of UNM and VSA students studying art through shared learning and engagement.

The Drawing 1 class offered a good fit for scheduling and for students interested in a deeper understanding of what it is to make a drawing. The course covers basic drawing concepts and includes assignments such as still life, landscape and figure drawing. The college course also includes instruction in how to give an oral critique, write a visual analysis of artwork and prepare for midterm and final portfolio reviews.

To highlight the work of Drawing 1 students and an important community connection, VSA /North Fourth Art Center presented “Drawing One Together: UNM-VSA Alliance in Art which was on view in N4th Gallery from March 31 to June 18, 2017.


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