N4th Gallery

Down the Line
Michael Naranjo

March 23 - May 4, 2015

Friday, April 3, 5-7pm

Info: 505-345-2872

Exhibition of sculpture and early drawings by renowned sculptor Michael Naranjo. Part of On the Map: Unfolding Albuquerque Art + Design www.ABQontheMap.com

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N4th Theater

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.

Tickets: $12/$15
Available online

Info: www.blackouttheatre.com

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

Available online

All About
Albuquerque Art

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.

Info: www.ABQontheMap.com

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Arts Adventures Spring Session 2015

Registration Now Open

Teen Night: April 17 – May 22, 2015
Saturday Program: April 18 – May 23, 2015

Registration Information

N4th Newsletter

April-May 2014 Newsletter

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Michael Naranjo at work, 2009; photo by Laurie Naranjo

Michael Naranjo at work, 2009; photo by Laurie Naranjo

Retrospective Exhibit by Michael Naranjo

Down the Line

On view through May 4, 2015
N4th Gallery

Free Admission

Opening Reception
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

¡Colores! Segment featuring Michael Naranjo courtesy of New Mexico PBS, KNME-TV

N4th Artists in the Community

Ralph Gonzales and his sister Erlinda Saavedra with Ralph’s artwork

Ralph Gonzales and his sister Erlinda Saavedra with Ralph’s artwork

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.



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