Women & Creativity 2013
March 1 - 31
Women & Creativity
is organized and presented by the National Hispanic Cultural Center
(NHCC) in partnership with more than 30 arts organizations, artists,
writers and business owners in Albuquerque and Santa Fe. Women and
Creativity 2013 is a month-long series of events that celebrates women’s
creativity across the disciplines. March is filled with over 50 art
exhibits, performances, workshops, and discussions focused on creativity
in every form.
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Selected Event Highlights
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Workshop: Arranging Your Creative Space with Feng Shui March 3rd
Do you have a special space where you can pursue your creative pastimes? Many of us spend the bulk of our time at the workplace or in a home office, which makes it important to have a special place where you can let your creative juices flow. Feng Shui is the art and science of arranging your surroundings in balance and harmony. Join Feng Shui Expert Carol M. Olmstead as she shares practical tips for arranging a space that encourages inspiration and creativity! Bring a floor plan or diagram of a room for Carol to analyze and help you rearrange.
Happy Arte Hour March 7th
Happy Arte Hour is an evening of art-making and creative fun for adults in a relaxed, social setting which includes a cash bar and tapas for sale to fuel those creative juices. Each monthly session features a different art-making technique or materials. This is a free, community event, but we invite donations in any amount to help support the project and pay those artists!
Concert: Tin Hat March 7th
Old World Europe interwoven with post-modern America, south-of-the-border sensuality, odd-metered syncopation and deeply soulful grooves. Their latest CD features the poems of e.e. cummings put to music.
Workshop: Origami with Felicia Montoya March 9th
Enjoy making origami with local artist, Felicia Montoya. Supplies will be provided. There is no fee, but donations will be accepted. Space is limited, please RSVP.
Performance: Four Poets Respond - Rivers Run Through Us March 16th
Four Poets, Two Rivers, One Water–join us for the 5th annual performance by “Four Poets Respond.” Each year since 2009 four women, poets, have come together to create an unusual poetry experience–part reading, part theater, part spoken word performance. In 2013 Jasmine Cuffee, Jamie Figueroa, Valerie Martínez and Shelle Sánchez will honor the courage of those affected by Hurricane Sandy and poetically explore the subject of water.
Wine & Cheese Tasting March 17th
Farm & Table’s wine expert, Amy Hass along with Executive Chef Jaye Wilkinson will introduce several types of wines and artisanal cheeses and guide you through an exploration of pairings. Come have some fun tasting and learning! Space is limited, please RSVP.
6th Annual Peña Femenina March 22
Peña Femenina is a variety show that brings together and showcases seasoned and budding talents of New Mexican women artists. It features the works of community women through music, poetry, acting, dancing etc. A peña is a gathering of friends and family who passionately and lightly entertain one another in an informal setting.
Performance: A Walk in Our Shows March 30th
A show that will include several different kinds of pieces-monologues, dancing, music, poetry, etc. celebrating women and also raising awareness about violence against women and girls.
Good in the Kitchen February 1 - March 14
Tamarind Institute presents the exhibition “Good In the Kitchen,” curated by John Mulvaney. The exhibition includes prints created at Tamarind over the last thirty years, which explore the impact of the Women’s Movement on both male and female artists. Mulvaney has selected imagery of domestic scenes with strong autobiographical content. Mulvaney’s intent is not to support any specific feminist theory, rather invite the viewer to engage in an open dialogue regarding the artist’s sex and the chosen subject matter.
Encompass - Find Your Way March 1 - 28
Harwood Art Center invites you to view the featured exhibitions in Encompass: Find Your Way, a unique multigenerational art event every March. Take a colorful journey with female artists exploring diverse narrative, perspective and media in Away We Go (main gallery). Enjoy a playful, interactive exploration of children’s maps and signage in Imaginary Lands (front gallery).
The Magnificent Void March 2 - 29
Inpost Artspace presents The Magnificent Void, in conjunction with Women & Creativity 2013. As a meditative process, Zen masters have long contemplated the notion that the space between objects can hold more meaning than the objects themselves. The Magnificent Void features the artwork of three Albuquerque-based female artists whose work uses line, shape, and color to explore concepts of space and what lies between.
Annie Leibovitz: Pilgrimage & Georgia O’Keeffe and The Faraway March 1 - 31
Annie Leibovitz: Pilgrimage charts a new direction for one of this country’s best-known living photographers. Unlike her staged portraits, the photographs in this exhibition were taken because Leibovitz was moved by the subject. The images are a collection of subjects that have shaped Leibovitz’s view of her cultural inheritance. Georgia O’Keeffe and The Faraway: Nature and Image is the first to demonstrate how the beauty and elegance of O’Keeffe’s paintings were prompted by the intimacy of her ongoing experiences with the Southwest’s natural forms, especially because of the camping trips she made to remote areas.
The Apron Project March 1 - 31
Traditionally, aprons represent a woman’s unpaid work, industriousness, nurturing, and her never-ending presence to comfort, create and care-take. Now aprons are having a comeback. A group of local Albuquerque artists are using the medium of the apron to express themes from women’s lives, struggles and history. The Apron Project is an opportunity to create aprons that speak to our lives during the month of March, which is International Women’s month. The success and excitement of the original event spurred the second annual Apron Project in 2013.
Farm & Table Artist Showcase March 1 - 31
Krysteen Waszak is Farm & Table’s featured artist for Women & Creativity. Her bright, cheerful New Mexico-centric work will be showcased in the restaurant and available for purchase until May. Krysteen says, “I see New Mexico and my subjects as bright, full of life and exciting, and that is how I paint them.”
Border Liquid and Mi Corazon y Mi Alma March 8 - 31
Mi Corazon y Mi Alma presents the work of Conny Sena as she focuses on her journey of healing, breathing life into broken branches through inlay of precious stones and other spiritual artifacts. Border Liquid shares Jaelyn DeMaria’s photography of a personal and collective journey of the Mexico/New Mexico border.