Day Arts Past Programs

 

Four Hearts by Joyce Thornhill, oil pastel

Four Hearts by Joyce Thornhill, oil pastel

"Straight from the Heart" Fundraiser for VSA Day Arts Program

Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Silent auction begins at 6pm, Evening performance begins at 7pm.
Honorary Hosts: Senator Dede Feldman and Mr. Mark Feldman;
Master of Ceremonies: Steve Stucker, KOB TV Co-Anchor & Weatherman
$25.00 Admission
Tickets available online: click here

You are invited to a night of giving Straight from the Heart, a fundraiser performance and silent auction on Wednesday, April 4, 2012 for the VSA Day Arts Program at North Fourth Art Center. All proceeds will benefit the education programs of VSA arts of New Mexico. The evening of song and dance includes ensemble and solo performances, ranging from Hip Hop and contemporary dance to scenes from Macbeth, with favorite songs from Leavin’ on a Jet Plane to Spooky.

Silent auction features artwork by noted living New Mexico artists including Karen Davission, Jade Leyva, Diego Lukezik, Matthew Lutz, Christopher MacQueen, Robert Mirabal, Dolores Lewis Garcia, Emma Mitchell, Kuzana Ogg, Augustine Romero, and by the late J.H. Sharp, Mark Gash; all works valued from $50 to $800. Contributing galleries include: Cowboys and Indian Antiques, Nedra Matteucci and POP Gallery. Special thanks to media sponsors: KOB TV, Imaging Concepts for printing and Teesquat for graphic design.

For more information and/or to reserve seats please contact Lina Jabra, Community Development Director, at 505-345-2872 ext.25 or email at ljabra@vsartsnm.org

Can’t make it but want to support the fundraiser? Click the Just Give Donate Button and specify Day Arts Program.

 

The Illusion of Colors

Ceramic Snake by Derek Roberts, Art Quilt by Geno Harrison, Ceramic Horse by Denise Bailey

Ceramic Snake by Derek Roberts, Art Quilt by Geno Harrison, Ceramic Horse by Denise Bailey


August 18 – September 12, 2011
Artist Reception: Saturday, August 27, 2-4 pm.
Free Admission and open to the public

Ghost Ranch Piedra Lumbre Education and Visitor Center
Located on US highway 84 between mile markers 225 and 226, just north of the main Ghost Ranch entrance
Hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 9am -5pm. Closed Mondays.
Entry questions/Directions:(505) 685-4312 www.ghostranch.org

The Illusion of Colors features a variety of bright, energetic colors as creative expressions by artists who participate in the VSA Day Arts Program at the North Fourth Art Center. In their varied and artistic ways, the artists interpret and celebrate different hues and ranges of color in the art of quilt making, unique ceramics and mixed media painting. Color has a great effect on us all, both emotionally and physically, and the artworks presented encourage interaction and discussion.

“We believe art is a gift to be shared, to be given and received with appreciation, respect and awareness. The red and yellow cliffs of Peidra Lumbre make a magnificent backdrop for our artists’ colorful work,” said Lina Jabra, Community Development Director. For more information about the artists call Lina at (505) 345-2872 or email: ljabra@vsarstnm.org

 

13 Years for Worthy Causes: The Great Southwestern Antique Show

Indian Woman by Helene Valdez, watercolor, 12x15"

Indian Woman by Helene Valdez, watercolor, 12x15"

August 5, 6, 7, 2011

Lujan Building, Expo New Mexico (State Fairgrounds)

Once again, VSA arts NM will be among the 200 dealers at one of the Southwest's largest antique events!

Early Entry, for those who cannot wait, is Friday, August 5, 2-7pm for $75. General admission on Saturday, August 6 & Sunday, August 7 is $8. A two-day pass is $12. Produced by Cowboys and Indians Antiques. To purchase an Early Entry ticket call 505-255-4054 or visit www.greatsouthwesternantiqueshow.com. For information about VSA arts New Mexico Booth contact Lina Jabra @505-345-2872.

The 2011 Early Entry show benefits the endowment at UNM for the School of Nursing/Nurse Oncology Scholarship. VSA arts of NM has been a beneficiary in the past and we are grateful to Terry Schurmeier and her staff at Cowboys and Indians for their support of our community.

 

VSA Artist Harriet Morse featured in:
All About Art at MossRehab

MossRehab All About Art from EinsteinHealth on Vimeo.

May 1 – July 1, 2011

Moss Rehab: Einstein at Elkins Park
60 East Township Line Road
Elkins Park, PA
Free and open to the public daily from 10am-8pm.

We are delighted that Harriet‘s acrylic painting “Adding Numbers” is included in this international juried exhibition and sale. Her work is among 86 artists chosen from around the country. Media includes paintings, watercolor, photography, needlepoint, sculpture and jewelry. All works are for sale and a portion of the proceeds from the show benefit the Voices of MossRehab Aphasia Center while the remaining proceeds go directly to the participants.

Recognized as a national leader in comprehensive medical rehabilitation programs, MossRehab offers a wide range of specialized services, including comprehensive programs for brain and spinal cord injury, stroke, amputation and orthopedic conditions.

Special thanks to Nancy Pageau, Art Consultant/Co-Curator and all the volunteers for making this event a huge success!

For more information, visit www.einstein.edu/mossrehab.

 

Honored Rotarian Artist Visiting NM

Juan Jose Barrera

Juan Jose Barrera

Albuquerque Rotary Club and the Juarez Rotary Club are partnering to bring honored Rotarian artist Juan Jose Barrera from Juarez to Albuquerque in late March. Children with special needs will be taught an acrylic painting class held at VSA North Fourth Art Center on March 26, 2011. The children will be selected by ARCA staff and will have a chance to explore their creativity.


The Connection Between Us, an open house for family members, Rotarians and the public will be held at VSA North Fourth Art Center on Sunday, March 27, 2011 from 1-3pm to view the children’s artwork and to meet the artist Juan Jose Barrera in person. This event is free and open to the public. We thank the Rotarians for all their good work in the community and look forward to this hands-on international community art project.

For more information on the Open House please contact Lina Jabra, VSA Community Development Director at 505-345-2872 ext 25 or email ljabra@vsartsnm.org
For more information on the Rotary Club please visit www.rotaryabq.org

 

VSA Artists featured in the 18th Albuquerque Home and Garden Show

At the Farm, acrylic by Cheryl Coburn

At the Farm, acrylic by Cheryl Coburn



April 16 and 17, 2011

Lujan Exhibit Complex
EXPO New Mexico
6613 Central Ave NE
Albuquerque, NM 87108

www.abqhomeandgardenshow.com


If you are looking for local arts and crafts or doing early Mother’s Day shopping, please stop by the VSA booth at the Albuquerque Home and Garden Show to purchase handmade garden-inspired gifts.

For more information call Lina Jabra at 505-345-2872 ext 25
Special thanks to Lili Ann Metzer and Sunflower Productions.

VSA quilts in By George! exhibition

Trees, quilt by Phyllis Herrera

Trees, quilt by Phyllis Herrera


February 4-26, 2011
Opening reception: Friday, Feb 4, 2011 5-7pm

Branigan Cultural Center, Las Cruces
501 N Main Street
575-541-2154

 

Juried Quilt show by Las Colcheras Quilt Guild. The theme of the show is the fabric of Las Cruces- George Mendoza. Eight quilts from VSA artists: Maya Anaya, Cari- Lynn Carlston, Christina Caraveo, Michelle Eckles, Lena Han, Phyllis Herrera, Rosie Leaks and Linda Plageman were included in the exhibit.

 

Natural Beauty: Works by VSA artists

Moth by Linda Plageman

Moth, silkscreen by Linda Plageman



Opening reception: November 13, 2010 1-4pm
Exhibit runs November 6 – December 28, 2010

Open Space Visitor Center
6500 Coors Blvd. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87103
T: 505-897-8831

www.cabq.gov/openspace


Natural Beauty is a collection of works by various artists who use their talents to render the natural beauty of open spaces. Whimsical and delightful watercolors and prints by Elaine Archuleta, Christina Caraveo, Diana Phillips and Linda Plageman will be on display. The lands within the City of Albuquerque Open Space system foster and nurture exploration and a sense of adventure and create a deeper connection between the public and the land. These images depict ducks, turtles, fish ponds, herons, flowers, moths, green and red ants, snakes and trees. This art show celebrates the diversity of life found within the city.

“We are honored to exhibit at Open Space Center, a site preserved by the City of Albuquerque’s Open Space System. It is an area that inspires artists and many people, rich in scenery where one can witness the arrival of the Sandhill Cranes, Canada Geese and other migratory birds,” states Lina Jabra, VSA New Mexico’s Community Development Director.

Click here to read an Albuquerque Journal article on Natural Beauty at Open Space written by Aurelio Sanchez. Article may also be downloaded as a pdf file here.

 

Generations

"Spanish Man" painting by Robert Rivers

Spanish Man by Robert Rivers

 

A Multimedia show by various VSA artists at RWJF UNM Center for Health Policy
Arts and Crafts Sale to kick off the opening: Saturday, August 28, 1-3pm on the lawn
1909 Las Lomas on the UNM Campus ( Yale and Las Lomas)
505-277-0130


Exhibit runs from August 28 – December 16, 2010

 

Generations is a collection of works by artist participating in the VSA Days Arts Program at the North Fourth Art Center. The exhibit is a mix of bright, multi media works created by several generations of VSA artists. Each artist draws on different sources of inspiration and identification closet to their cultural generation. Showcased in the exhibit are works by Marc Frye, Helene Valdez, Lena Han, Sammy Maldonado, Robert Rivers and James Santillanes.


Robert O. Valdez, executive director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center for Health Policy at UNM said, “It is a privilege to showcase the unique work of the VSA artists. We are very proud to support VSA because it is a vital part of maintaining a healthy community here in Albuquerque."

Abiquiu - Art Beyond Limits

Untitled by Audrey Talbot

Untitled by Audrey Talbot

 

August 19 - September 13, 2010
Artist Reception: August 21, 2010 2-4pm
Free Admission and open to the public

Read review by Bob Eckert, Arts Editor, Rio Grande Sun (download 4.2MB PDF)

Ghost Ranch Piedra Lumbre Education and Visitor Center
Located on US highway 84 between mile markers 225 and 226, just north of the main Ghost Ranch entrance
Hours: Tuesday - Sunday, 9am -5pm, closed Mondays
Entry questions/Directions: 505 685-4312 www.ghostranch.org

Abiquiu - Art Beyond Limits is a collection of works by various artists who participate in the VSA Day Arts Program and the Exploratory Arts at the North Fourth Art Center. These artists are people that make art because they feel they have to, it is their way of expressing themselves. The multimedia work ranges from a bright pastel drawing of dinosaurs eating while a meteor is traveling above them to wrestling inspired images as well as many abstract works. The goal of the exhibit is to highlight the artistic achievements of individuals with disabilities and provide opportunities to exhibit and sell their artwork statewide. The event is free and open ot the public.

"We are honored to exhibit at Ghost Ranch Piedra Lumbre Education Center, a site enriched by Georgia O'Keefe's work and life inspiring many different people in different ways", said Lina Jabra, Community Development Director.

For more information contact Lina Jabra 505-345-2872 ext 25; email ljabra@vsartsnm.org

 

Art of Extremes

The Mind Research Network inaugurates a two-month art exhibit by VSA arts of New Mexico, Tuesday, July 13, 11:30am in the MRN lobby, 1110 Yale NE.

Art of Extremes is a collection of works by adults who participate in the VSA Days Arts Program. Some of the artists will attend the opening of the exhibit. For more information visit www.mrn.org or contact Lina Jabra, Community Development Director at 345-2872 ext. 25

Featured on the blog of Steve Stucker, anchor at KOB TV Channel 4.

NM Delegation Visits DC

International VSA Festival Image

From June 6-12, 2010

http://www.vsarts.org

From June 6-12, 2010, VSA - the international organization on arts and disability - will bring together artists, educators, researchers, and policymakers with and without disabilities from around the world for a multicultural celebration of arts and education in Washington, DC. The Festival will feature more than 2,000 par...ticipants from all corners of the globe.

The NM delegation includes Day Artists Theo Arellano, Cheryle Coburn, Orlando Najar, Lydia Peterson, staff Lina Jabra and Connie Martinez. Check back for updates. Special thanks to our lead sponsors Carol Romero and Terry Schurmeier and all those who helped make this trip possible. We are so grateful for their support of the adventure!

Check out our Facebook Page for updates on the trip.