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2018 N4th Season by Buen Viaje Dance & Equilibrium Theater

April 20-28, N4th Theater

Fridays & Saturdays at 7pm

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N4th Gallery

Natural Order: N4th Nature Art

January 12 –March 18, 2018

ARTScrawl Reception
February 2, 5-7pm

Multimedia exhibition of artwork by 42 N4th Artists inspired by nature

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N4th Theater

West End Productions presents

The Effect

by Lucy Prebble
directed by Joe Feldman

March 2–25, 2018
Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm; Sundays at 2pm

A play about the mysteries of the mind, The Effect follows two young paid volunteers after they sign up to participate in a clinical trial for a new antidepressant.

$22 in advance online; $25 at the door; $18 TLC, Student, SAG & Seniors

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AMP Concerts presents


March 22, 2018
Thursday at 12:30pm

Combining Latin American rhythms, rich harmonies and rock dynamics, interspersed by powerful, multilingual theatrical acts, this community performance is part of Tricklock Company’s 2018 Revolutions International Theatre Festival.

Free – limited seating

Reservations required

Elite Dance & Theatre presents

The Jungle Book

April 6-14, 2018
Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 7pm

Elite’s unique take on the classic tale —watch out, baby, it’s a jungle out there.

Tickets: $20 on Thursday; $22 on Fridays & Saturdays

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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.

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N4th Newsletter

January-July 2015 Newsletter

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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.

Now it’s 2018, and the N4th Season is in the works with all new performances by BVD and ETC over two weekends of April 20-28. 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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