2016 N4TH SEASON
Equilibrium Theater in The Case of the Missing Voice & Buen Viaje Dance in Me/You
May 13-14 & 20-21, 2016
Fridays & Saturdays at 7pm
On view through June 19, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday May 6, 5-6:30pm
Curated exhibition offers a look at emerging work by high school students from the Albuquerque Community
New Mexico Young Actors present
The Three Bully Goats Griff
May 7, 2016 at 6pm
Tickets available online
Doors open at 5:30
North Fourth Art Center presents
the 2016 N4th Season
May 13-14 & 20-21, 2016
Fridays & Saturdays at 7pm
$10 Suggested Donation
The mystery of stately Prescott Manor by Equilibrium Theater in The Case of the Missing Voice, and a seamless fusion of emotion and experience by Buen Viaje Dance in Me/You
VSA in the Community
11th Annual Albuquirky Little Houses Silent Auction Fundraiser
May 6, 2016
Info: OffCenter, 505-247-1172
or Sumner & Dene, 505-842-1400
The VSA Community Outings Class created four of over 125 Little Houses made by both well-known and emerging artists for the 2016 fundraiser for OffCenter.
FREE to attend - bidding starts at $25 for each Little House
Explorers in Abstraction
May 28 – August 31, 2016
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 28, 5-8pm
Art for the Animals Galley in The AARCC
4627 B Corrales Road, Corrales NM 87048
Abstract works by VSA Artists will be featured in the gallery at the Animal Adoption Resource Center of Corrales. Proceeds from sales will directly benefit both the artists and homeless animals of Corrales
Arts Adventures Session
Teen Night: TBA
Saturday Program: TBA
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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.
North Fourth Proudly Presents
2016 N4th Season
May 13 – May 21, 2016
Fridays & Saturdays, 7pm
The Case of the Missing Voice
A Mysterious Malady at Prescott Manor
by Equilibrium Theater Company
A Seamless Fusion of Emotion and Experience
by Buen Viaje Dance Company
All Performances: $10 suggested donation
Reservations/ Info: 505-345-2872
Actors committed to telling their stories with integrity, humor, poetry and music founded Equilibrium Theater Company in 2001. The company’s most recent production was developed from September 2015 through May 2016, and is an original play conceived, written and performed by the 12-member ensemble under the direction of Artistic Director Brian Haney.
The Case of the Missing Voice tells the story of renowned vocal surgeon, Dr. Charley Harper, who must get to the bottom of the secret of Prescott Manor, where residents find their voices stolen by a mysterious creature. Can Dr. Harper solve this mystery and unmask the criminal before it’s too late? Only the audience will know as the evening unfolds with suspense, humor and song.
Buen Viaje means Good Journey in Spanish. Since 1984, Buen Viaje Dance Company members have shared a good journey with their audiences by performing original choreography and presenting participatory workshops for people of all ages and abilities.
Buen Viaje Dancers’ most recent journey is a synergistic piece entitled Me/You. Through myriad movements and shifting vignettes the 21 company dancers seamlessly transverses a range of emotions and experiences, fusing the moment-to-moment awareness of internal and external events into a collective whole. Choreographed by Artistic Director Bryn Naranjo in collaboration with the company, Me/You conveys humor, compassion, loss and love as collective experiences of being human.
Commissioning an Artist
Chris Turrietta, Portraitist
For several years before coming to VSA, Chris Turrietta had been taking art classes and making jewelry, promoting his work via arts and crafts fairs and Etsy. His interest in painting is more recent—the very first paintings Chris ever sold were from VSA’s North Fourth Art Center, and it was through his first gallery show that Chris received his first commission.
“Chris’ two paintings jumped out at me, colorful and bold,” recalls Ryn Herrmann, Marketing Manager for Los Alamos Commerce and Development. Ryn promotes many events in Los Alamos, and monthly art shows at Fuller Lodge are a favorite of hers.
Happily Chris was one of two VSA Artists able to make the trip to Fuller Lodge Art Center last July for the opening reception of (This) Ability, an exhibition that included work by Chris and six other artists from VSA.
“Once I met Chris,” Ryn continued, “the idea hit me that I would love to have portraits of my children done in his style. With our twenty-fifth anniversary coming up, the portraits are the perfect gift to give my husband.”
Ryn’s children, Charlie, 19; Max, 17; and Katie, 14, have never met Chris but they’ve all become familiar faces to him. Chris began with Charlie, working from photos that Ryn sent in succession. Chris first practiced sketching Charlie in his Drawing Portraits class, then boldly began painting the portraits over the next several months during his Advanced Painting and Drawing class.
Now that all three portraits are done, they will wait under wraps until the anniversary date and the unveiling of what became both an artful gift for Ryn’s husband and a wonderful project for Chris.
“I don’t consider myself to be a patron of the arts,” Ryn states, adding, “I just really like Chris and his art spoke to me.”