N4th in the Community

N4th Artwork in NM State Fair

Creative Arts Building/Expo New Mexico

September 6 -16, 2018

Look for N4th clay work and paintings displayed in Creative Arts and Non-Professional Arts, on view during State Fair

More Info: NM State Fair Hours & Pricing

Artists’ Reception for
Joint Attention 2018

September 22, 2018
Saturday morning, 9am-11am

Pop-up exhibit featuring artwork by some of the many talented N4th Artists including Rebekah Aranda, Evan Cole, Joeanna Kahuna, Sebastian Kline, Rosie Leaks, Phillip Longley, Coy Rainey and Diana Twiss

Info: 505-239-7397

Laurie Ross-Brennan & Associates
4811-E Hardware Dr. NE Ste 1
Albuquerque, NM 87109
NW of San Mateo & Montgomery
Between Jefferson & McCloud

Wabi Sabi: Beauty is Imperfect, Impermanent, Incomplete

October 5 – November 17, 2018
First Friday Opening Reception
October 5, 5:30-7:30pm

This exhibit at OFFCenter is a collaboration of OFFCenter Community Arts Project and North Fourth Art Center. Reception includes a response reading by the OFFCenter writing group.

OFFCenter Arts
808 Park Avenue SW, Albuquerque 87102

Info: 505-247-1172; offcenterarts.org

N4th Theater

Elite Dance & Theatre presents

Mr. Mallard’s Magical Menagerie & The Mystery of the Black Swan

September 7-15, 2018

Friday & Saturday, Sept 7-8 at 7pm
Thursday & Friday, Sept 13-14 at 7pm
Saturday, Sept 15 at 2pm & 7pm

This game is afoot for Sherlock Homes and Dr. Watson as Elite premieres its newest production with murder, mystery and intrigue lurking in the wings of Norwood Theatre.

$20-$22 General; Ticket includes a dessert reception during intermission; Recommended for children 10 years and older

Tickets & info: https://elitedancetheatre.net/ticket-page

West End Productions presents

Separate Tables

by Terence Rattigan
directed by Jim Cady

October 5–28, 2018
Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm;
Sundays at 2pm

Made into a movie starring Rita Hayworth, Burt Lancaster, Deborah Kerr and David Niven, Separate Tables is “clever, consummate storytelling” —BBC Play of The Month

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

Tickets & info: http://www.westendproductions.org/buy-tickets

SHIFT | DANCE presents


Main Stage Performances in N4th Theater

September 27–29, 2018
Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8pm

Third annual contemporary dance festival with invited national artists. Sept 27: SHIFT|DANCE+ Jessica Miller Tomlinson (NM/IL); Sept 28: ARCOS Dance (TX); Sept 29: Rebecca Lemme/Acts of Matter (CA)

Tickets: $20 General; $15 Students/Seniors; Main Stage Festival Pass: $50 General; $38 Students/Seniors

Tickets available online

For complete festival Info: shiftdancepresents.com
For questions: shiftdancepresents@gmail.com

N4th Gallery

Skybridge: Works from The Outsider Gallery in Gallup

July 2 - September 16, 2018
ARTScrawl Reception
August 3, 5-7pm

This exhibit establishes a connection with The Outsider Gallery in Gallup, and highlights New Mexico artists creating work in programs for adults with disabilities.

>> More info

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 bird 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.


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