Down the Line
March 23 - May 4, 2015
Friday, April 3, 5-7pm
Exhibition of sculpture and early drawings by renowned sculptor Michael Naranjo. Part of On the Map: Unfolding Albuquerque Art + Design www.ABQontheMap.com
Blackout Theatre Presents
Nowhere Girls and the Big Night Inn
April 3 – 26, 2015
Fridays & Saturdays 8pm; Sundays 2pm
This noir inspired crime story is Blackout Theatre’s second original musical, full of high energy, scandalous characters and rockus (rock) music.
Elite Dance Company of New Mexico Presents
The Jungle Book
May 1 – 9, 2015
Fridays 7pm, Saturdays 2pm & 7pm
Dance theatre based on the novel by Rudyard Kipling
Tickets: $18 general; $14 for12 & under; $16 groups of 10 or more
On the Map: Unfolding Albuquerque Art + Design
January - June 2015
At the Albuquerque Museum and multiple venues including the North Fourth Art Center in an expansive citywide collaboration celebrating the art of central New Mexico.
Arts Adventures Spring Session 2015
Registration Now Open
Teen Night: April 17 – May 22, 2015
Saturday Program: April 18 – May 23, 2015
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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.
Retrospective Exhibit by Michael Naranjo
Down the Line
On view through May 4, 2015
April 3, 2015
Friday, 5pm – 7pm
In 1968, the blast of a grenade during an ambush in Vietnam claimed the sight in both eyes of New Mexico artist Michael Naranjo but his youthful dream of becoming a sculptor was only temporarily delayed. This collection of retrospective work begins with a few small drawings and follows his work down the line to the realization of becoming the sculptor he always wanted to be. In this exhibition, the artist invites you to close your eyes and see his pieces as he sees them—through touch.
Michael Naranjo has been involved with VSA arts of New Mexico/North Fourth Art Center since its beginnings in New Mexico in 1981. The artist hopes the viewer will see how his work has changed in this retrospective of his experiences from the outside in. The opening reception for the exhibit is on April 3, from 5-7pm during the first Friday ARTSCrawl.
Down the Line is the fourth of six exhibits, events and performances taking place at North Fourth Art Center that are all part of an exciting citywide collaboration from January through June 2015. Everyone is talking about On the Map: Unfolding Albuquerque Art + Design and information can be found at www.ABQontheMap.com
Lifetime Achievement and Support of the Arts in NM
Ralph Gonzales Nominated for Governor’s Award
Longtime VSA Day Artist Ralph Gonzales has been nominated by New Mexico State Rep. Deborah Armstrong for the 2015 Governor’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts.
Born in Las Vegas, Ralph has lived all but two years in New Mexico and for most of his life has lived in Albuquerque. Ralph began working as an artist in 2000, the year he began attending VSA arts of New Mexico. Ralph’s creative abilities, combined with an innate sense of color and a dedication to doing the best he can do, has turned Ralph into a prolific and successful artist.
Thank you, Rep. Deborah Armstrong and staff assistant Kelly Smyer for this exciting nomination and for the recognition of Ralph’s achievements.