September 18 – November 9, 2015
Friday, October 2, 5-6:30pm
Artwork, costumes and a performance video of GROWTH, the making of large-scale artwork through choreographed movement and dance.
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
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.
<<See information at left
Painting Party by NYC based artist/educator Nicole Pouliot
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Arts Adventures Fall Session 2015
Teen Night: September 25 – November 20, 2015
Saturday Program: September 26 – November 21, 2015
VSA is an international nonprofit organization founded more than 35 years ago by Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith to create a society where people with disabilities learn through, participate in, and enjoy the arts.
VSA and its name have evolved since the organization was founded. The organization was and continues to be a pioneer in the field of arts and disability. VSA has played a significant role over the years in changing society’s attitudes toward people with disabilities. VSA works with affiliated organizations nationally and in 51 countries worldwide.
North Fourth Art Center sign funded by Century Sign Builders; Richard Towne; New Mexico Tourism Department
Want to receive email about upcoming events at the North Fourth Art Center? Join the VSA arts of New Mexico Mailing List!
Unless indicated otherwise, all exhibitions and events will take place at N4th Gallery and N4th Theater in the North Fourth Art Center located at 4904 Fourth Street NW in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
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
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