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

Watch BVD & ETC Directors in short video courtesy of Albuquerque Involved

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N4th Gallery

Emergence: a New Generation of Artists

On view through June 19, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday May 6, 5-6:30pm

Info: 505-345-2140

Curated exhibition offers a look at emerging work by high school students from the Albuquerque Community

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N4th Theater

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

Reservations/Info: 505-345-2872

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AMP Concerts presents

Rising Appalachia

May 17, 2016
Tuesday at 12:30pm

Poetic harmonies, soul singing, spoken word rallies, banjos, fiddles, organic bass and groove rhythms and community-building through sound.

Free – limited seating

Reservations required

VSA in the Community

Explorers in Abstraction

May 28 – August 31, 2016

Opening Reception: Saturday, May 28, 5-8pm

Info: 505-898-9176

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
Fall 2016

Teen Night: TBA
Saturday Program: TBA

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N4th Newsletter

January-July 2015 Newsletter

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LtoR: Marc Frye, Adam Smith, Ryan Ruiz of ETC; Brittania Chavez and Bill Zimmer of BVD

LtoR: Marc Frye, Adam Smith, Ryan Ruiz of ETC; Brittania Chavez and Bill Zimmer of BVD

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

Charlie Herrmann, Max Herrmann, Katie Herrmann; portraits by Chris Turrietta, photos by Ryn Herrman

VSA Artist Chris Turrietta

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.”

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