N4th Theater

West End Productions presents


by Hugh Leonard
directed by Colleen McClure

May 18–June 10, 2018
Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm; Sundays at 2pm

If you have to be haunted, you really couldn’t ask for a nicer sort of ghost —New York Times

$22 in advance online; $25 at the door; $18 TLC, Students, SAG & Seniors
Tickets & info: www.westendproductions.org

Alley Kats Tap Company presents

Annual Felidae Concert

June 23, 2018 at 7:30pm

Spirited seasonal performance by Alley Kats tap dancers guarantees a full evening of entertainment with live music, singing and tap dancing at its best.

Admission: $25

Tickets online: purplepass.com/alleykats
or at the door

More info: alleykats2010@gmail.com
or 702-755-7924

AMP Concerts Presents

Jarabe Mexicano

June 28, 2018
Thursday at 12:30pm

Performing in Spanish and English on traditional mariachi instruments, Jarabe’s lively arrangements range from traditional boleros, huapangos, sones, rancheras and cumbias, to revamped rock & roll and reggae.

Free – limited seating
Reservations required

N4th Gallery

Normal is Everything

On view through June 2018

ARTScrawl Reception
June 1, 5:00-6:30pm

N4th Artists in collaboration with Santa Fe Art Institute resident artist Gaëtane Cummings reflect on the question, What is normal to you?

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Visual Arts Outreach

All About Art at MossRehab

April 12 – May 30, 2018
Online store open until June 4, 2018

60 Township Line Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027

Work by N4th Artist Rudy Via selected for annual international, juried exhibition & sale of artwork by artists with disabilities

Info and Artwork Sales: http://www.mossrehab.com/all-about-art

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VSA Today

Ongoing publication and popular class offering
The Newsletter Blog of N4th

Contacting Arts Adventures

The Arts Adventures Program has changed location and is now located at The Mountain Dojo.

For info: www.themountaindojo.com
Or email: stefgraner@gmail.com

N4th Newsletter

January-July 2015 Newsletter

>> Click to view PDF file


LtoR: Rudy Via with submissions for All About Art at MossRehab; Sarah Wilson presenting her painting to Sen. Tom Udall

LtoR: Rudy Via with submissions for All About Art at MossRehab; Sarah Wilson presenting her painting to Sen. Tom Udall

Making an Impression


Two artists working at North Fourth Art Center are making impressive strides toward a goal of artists everywhere –recognition for their art.

Rudy Via is that rare breed of artist who enjoys promoting his work. He is an accomplished Career Artist at North Fourth Art Center and has been taking art classes since 2008. Last March, two of his acrylic paintings were selected for All About Art, a juried exhibition and art sale annually presented by Moss Rehab in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania.

All About Art focuses on work by artists with disabilities and is open to a wide range of media. The 2018 exhibition was on view from April 12, through May 30, with a link for online sales of the artwork through June 4. However, those interested in buying Rudy’s paintings in Pennsylvania will have to come to New Mexico, since both of his paintings in All About Art were quickly sold.

Sarah Wilson began developing as a Career Artist at North Fourth Art Center under teacher Tom Brejcha and and has been taking classes since 2011. In April, Sarah was one of five individuals with Down Syndrome and their parents selected to attend the Disability Policy Seminar in Washington DC. The trip was sponsored by The Arc Down Syndrome New Mexico Fund through the National Arc, advocates for the critical issues facing people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD).

Sarah brought along some of her birds paintings on her trip to Washington DC, and was able to present them to several legislators from New Mexico, including Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich, and Representatives Michelle Lujan Grisham and Ben Ray Lujan. Sarah’s ability as an artist is in itself a powerful advocate for both New Mexico and the I/DD community.

Clockwise from top: Buen Viaje Dance Company; Laurie and Michael Naranjo; custom designed rolling mirror stands

Clockwise from top: Buen Viaje Dance Company; Laurie and Michael Naranjo; custom designed rolling mirror stands

A Reflection of Generosity

Delightful Donations
for BVD and ETC

A generous donation from the Michael and Laurie Naranjo Touched by Art Fund at the Santa Fe Community Foundation has made North Fourth Art Center’s resident companies Buen Viaje Dance and Equilibrium Theater very happy performers.

Thanks to extra effort on behalf of donors Michael and Laurie Naranjo, the companies were asked to determine what was needed most to help them prepare for the new N4th Season. For BVD it was materials and labor to make rolling rehearsal mirrors from several donated mirrors, and for ETC it was digital recorders for interviewing people as they develop characters for their new play.

Ordering the recorders was easy enough, but finding someone to work with used polymer mirrors of different sizes was a challenge. Fortunately a talented woodworker named Alan Overmier came to the rescue. Alan had created elegant stands for Michael Naranjo’s sculptures in his retrospective at N4th Gallery back in 2015.

The 2018 N4th Season was a great success and a first for both companies to combine their new work into one seamless performance entitled The Ability Project. Company members work all year to prepare for the annual season and generous donors like Michael and Laurie Naranjo make all that work all the more enjoyable.

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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