2014 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

2014 Calendar of Events

Women & Creativity programming is diverse in content, theme, cost and location; with events for children, young people and adults, there is truly something for everyone. You can browse everything below, click for weekly listings or print the abbreviated calendar.

Ongoing Events   |   March 1 – 9

March 10 – 16   |   March 17 – 23   |   March 24 – 31

Printable PDF: Abbreviated Calendar

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Ongoing Events

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Tête-à-Tête Artist Trading Cards – sign up by march 15

WHAT: We don’t mind saying….this is a fabulous project.  Here’s how it works:  You submit your request to play by March 15. We mail you 10 blank trading cards and instructions.  You beautify those cards with paintings, prints, whatever you see fit – and mail them before April 15.  We shuffle all the submission we receive and mail you a deck of 10 original trading cards, beautified by creative from all over the place.  We all oooh and ahhh over our lovely, small works of art!
WHEN:  Sign up by March 15, submit trading cards by April 15, 2014
WHERE: Sign up now and make your art wherever you are!
COST:  Free
PRESENTED BY:  National Hispanic Cultural Center and NM Department of Cultural Affairs
CONTACT: Shelle Sanchez at shelle.sanchez(at)state.nm.us

EXHIBITIONS & INSTALLATIONS

Encompass: Urban Nature Exhibitions – march 7 – 28

WHAT: Harwood Art Center invites you to view the featured exhibitions in Encompass: Urban Nature, a unique multigenerational art event every March. Featuring guest artist Swoon, Uncharted Territory highlights female New Mexico artists exploring diverse narrative, perspective and media (main gallery). And, enjoy Shift – an interactive exhibition created by the student artists of Escuela del Sol Montessori, designed to set you on an exploration of and allow you to alter your immediate environment (front gallery).
WHEN: March 7 – 28, Monday – Friday, 10 am – 4 pm and by appointment / Opening Reception March 7, 6 – 8 pm
WHERE: Harwood Art Center, 1114 7th Street NW, Albuquerque, NM
COST: Free
PRESENTED BY: Harwood Art Center
CONTACT: 505.242.6367, www.harwoodartcenter.org

Dee Sanchez: Farm & Table Featured Artist – march 1 – 31

WHAT: See the beautiful work of Dee Sanchez during regular restaurant hours at Farm & Table. Dee is a plein air and studio painter who explores the New Mexico landscape in a vibrant, colorful alla prima style. She lives and works in the village of Alameda, New Mexico.
WHEN:  March 1 – 31, during regular business hours
WHERE: Farm & Table, 8917 4th St, NW, Albuquerque
COST:  Free
PRESENTED BY:  Farm & Table, La Parada
CONTACT: (505) 503-7124, www.farmandtablenm.com and www.shoplaparada.com

Sarah Schoen: La Parada Featured Artist – march 1 – 31

WHAT:  Sarah has completed a series of print work specifically for Women & Creativity. Inspired by local produce, Sarah’s prints originated from sketches, and have been transformed into monotypes and copper etchings. Born and raised in Taos, New Mexico, Sarah is a Sol Harvest volunteer and has also worked at Farm & Table since its inception.
WHEN:  March 1 – 31, during regular business hours
WHERE:  La Parada, 8917 4th St, NW, Albuquerque
COST:  Free
PRESENTED BY:  Farm & Table, La Parada
CONTACT: (505) 897-8203, www.shoplaparada.com

Apron Project Installation – march 1 – 31

WHAT: Celebrating Women’s History Month, the third annual Apron Project installation will hang on trees and fences at the corner of 9th and Gold, SW, in Albuquerque during the month of March 2014. Using aprons as a “canvas,” women are speaking out about women’s issues.
WHEN:  March 1 – 31, all day
WHERE: Outdoor installation at the corner of 9th and Gold, SW, in downtown Albuquerque
COST:  Free
PRESENTED BY:  Womyn’s Work
CONTACT: (505) 247-2537, www.womynswork.com

Tee-Shirt Fantasies Exhibit – march 7 – 28

WHAT: OFFCenter Community Arts and Rainbow Artists co-sponsor a no-fee, non-juried exhibit of Art Tee-Shirts “Tee-Shirt Fantasies”. Exhibit entries will be donated for raffle with proceeds to benefit OFFCenter. Exhibit ends with a closing reception and raffle drawing on March 28.
WHEN:  March 7 – 28, Tuesday, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 1 – 6 pm, Fridays, 1 – 5 pm, Saturdays, 10 am – 2 pm
WHERE: OFFCenter Community Arts Project, 808 Park Ave, SW, Albuquerque, NM
COST:  Free
PRESENTED BY:  OFFCenter Community Arts Project and Rainbow Artists
CONTACT: (505) 247-1172, www.offcenterarts.org

Being a Woman is Revolutionary! Celebrating our Abuelitas, Mothers, Comadres y Familia Multi-media Forms of Storytelling Art Exhibit – march 7 – april 27

WHAT:  Join us during the month of March at one of several events where we will use multi-media forms of storytelling celebrating and sharing the stories and art of our abuelitas, mothers, and comadres from New Mexico.  Visit our first art exhibit for the year featuring the artwork of Concha Flores in her art exhibit “Solas Nunca, Siempre Rezos, Espiritos, y Familia” and Sandra Casaus in her exhibit “So You think You Can Paint”.  There will be a film fest/poetry night and poetry workshop. Community members are invited to share their stories and photos of New Mexican woman.
WHEN: Friday, March 7 – April 27, Saturdays, 11 am – 4:30 pm, Sundays – Wednesdays, 12:30 – 6:30 pm
WHERE: El Chante: La Casa de Cultura, 804 Park Ave, SW, Albuquerque
COST:  Free
PRESENTED BY:  El Chante: La Casa de Cultura with Los Jardines Institute, Voces Feministas, and Puro Amor Productions
CONTACT: (505) 400-3635, www.elchantecasadeculturanm.com

Material Worth Exhibition – march 8 through april 25

WHAT: Material Worth examines the multifaceted approaches of artists Kate Carr, Jane Lackey and Natalie Smith as they explore the transformation and re-contextualization of everyday and utilitarian objects. Using media and techniques often associated with craft practices, these artists seek to engage at a level that not only showcases their complex formal considerations and technical abilities, but also foregrounds the seductive qualities elicited by their material fluency.
WHEN:  March 8 – April 25, Monday – Friday, 2:30 – 5 pm, during Outpost Performances and by appointment
WHERE: Inpost at Outpost Performance Space, 210 Yale, SE, Albuquerque, NM
COST:  Free
PRESENTED BY:  Outpost Performance Space
CONTACT: (505) 268-0044, www.outpostspace.org 

Ballet-Afrique Contemporary Fusion Dance Class – march 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26 and 28

WHAT: Inspired by a lifetime of ballet training and over 25 years of West African dance, long-time dance instructor, Romy Keegan, is creating an entirely new style of energetic, expressive & graceful movement that uplifts the spirit & strengthens the body! Naturally energizing African movements are blended & embellished with accessible ballet/modern/jazz accents that develop core strength and inherent grace. Her beginner friendly class, accompanied by live jazz drumming, is carefully designed to provide layers of movement and instruction, suitable to each dancer’s current level, while building the skills necessary for more expressive or challenging movements with each class.
WHEN:  Wednesdays and Fridays, March 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26 and 28, 5:30 – 7 pm
WHERE: Maple Street Dance Space, 3215 Central, Ave, NE, Albuquerque
COST:  $10/class in March for new students
PRESENTED BY:  Maple Street Dance Space
CONTACT: (505) 366-4982, maplestreetdancespace.com

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March 1 – 9

WOMEN & CREATIVITY and Encompass: Urban Nature Opening Receptions – march 7

WHAT: Harwood hosts the premier event for Women & Creativity in conjunction with Encompass: Urban Nature, a unique multigenerational art event held every March. The evening will feature artist open studio tours, music, video projection, and live art making, as well as the featured exhibitions in Encompass.
WHEN: Friday, March 7, 6 – 8 pm
WHERE: Harwood Art Center, 1114 7th Street NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
COST: Free
PRESENTED BY: Harwood Art Center
CONTACT: 505.242.6367, www.harwoodartcenter.org

Creative Women Showcase, Champagne Opening – march 1

WHAT: Join us to celebrate the diverse art women across diverse mediums, featuring Sarah Schoen with printmaking; Dee Sanchez with oil on canvas; Daven Lee of Milk + Honey with artisan lotions & soaps; Kari Hoskins-Barrera of Mother-Truckin Tees with screenprinting; and Lita Sandoval with mixed-media Jewelry.
WHEN:  Saturday, March 1, 3 – 6 pm
WHERE: La Parada, 8917 4th St, NW, Albuquerque
COST:  Free – RSVP Required to reserve(at)farmandtablenm.com
PRESENTED BY:  Farm & Table, La Parada
CONTACT: (505) 897-8203, www.shoplaparada.com

Mothers & Daughters Poetry Writing Workshop – march 4, 11, 18 and 25

WHAT: This is an interconnected four-part poetry, writing workshop that explores the relationships between mothers & daughters. Participants will explore the bonds that tie between generational and non-traditional mother and daughter connections. We will utilize objects, photos and mementos that represent personal stories to navigate our poetry writing/crafting. Poems will be published in the second annual photo-poetic anthology released by La Palabra – The Word is a Woman in conjunction with Swimming with Elephants Publications. Though we encourage consecutive workshop attendance, drop-ins are welcome.
WHEN:  Tuesdays, March 4, 11, 18 and 25, 6 – 7:30 pm
WHERE: Education Center, National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th St, SW, Albuquerque
COST:  $10/session or donation
PRESENTED BY:  Jessica Helen López and Katrina Guarascio, La Palabra – The Word is a Woman
CONTACT: (505) 203-9055, jlopez35(at)unm.edu

Farm & Table’s 2nd Birthday Dinner with Guest Chef Cathy Whims – march 4

WHAT: Albuquerque meets Portland in an exciting collaborative dinner. Cathy Whims, a five-time James Beard award finalist, and executive chef of Portland’s Nostrana, will be joining Chef Sean and the Farm & Table team to create a memorable culinary experience. Wines will be featured from Chehalem Wines in Oregon and Milagro Vineyards in New Mexico. Please make plans to join us for this very special event.
WHEN:  Tuesday, March 4, 6:30 pm
WHERE: Farm & Table, 8917 St, NW, Albuquerque
COST:  $95/person, seating is limited
PRESENTED BY:  Farm & Table
CONTACT: (505) 503-7124, www.farmandtablenm.com, reserve(at)farmandtablenm.com

STIR – Women & Food Salon and Edible Magazine Launch Party – march 5

WHAT: Help us launch our spring issue at ArtBar and enjoy an evening salon on Women & Food. Meet the women who have stirred up local food–from those defining local food distribution, to building one of the strongest organic programs in the country, to training young women farmers and ranchers, to field to fork dining. These women will engage in a facilitated conversation, followed by a short reception with cocktails & bites.
WHEN:  Wednesday, March 5, 7 pm
WHERE: Art Bar, 119 Gold, Ave, SW, Albuquerque
COST:  Free – RSVP Required to ediblesantafe.com/stir
PRESENTED BY:  Art Bar & Edible Santa Fe
CONTACTwww.ediblesantafe.com, stephanie(at)ediblesantafe.com

Cooking with Deborah Madison – march 6

WHAT: Known as a chef, cooking teacher, and writer whose specialties are seasonal vegetable recipes with an emphasis on farmers markets produce and heritage varieties, DEBORAH MADISON is also a home gardener. Connecting people to the food they eat, its source and its history, has long been her work, and writing is one way to reveal the deeper culture of food. Her interests lay with issues of biodiversity, seasonal and local eating, farmers markets, small and mid-scale farming, farmers and ranchers, gardens and gardeners. This class will embrace her food philosophy.
WHEN:  Thursdays, March 6, 6 pm
WHERE: Santa Fe School of Cooking, 125 N. Guadalupe, Santa Fe
COST:  $85
PRESENTED BY:  Santa Fe School of Cooking
CONTACT: (505) 983-4511, www.santafeschoolofcooking.com

Happy Arte Hour, HAH! – march 6

WHAT: On the first Thursday of the month, the National Hispanic Cultural Center invites adults for creative fun in a relaxed, social setting which tapas for sale and a cash bar to fuel your creative juices. To celebrate Women & Creativity, the session will be led by Shelle Sanchez who will bring back one of last year’s most popular HAH projects – 2 x 2 mixed media projects. This is a free, community event, but we invite donations in any amount to help support the project and pay artists and materials!
WHEN:  Thursdays, March 6, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
WHERE: National Hispanic Cultural Center, Education Center, 1701 4th St, SW, Albuquerque 87102
COST:  Free, $5 – $10 donations encouraged to cover cost of materials and artist time
PRESENTED BY:  National Hispanic Cultural Center
CONTACT: (505) 246-2261, www.nhccnm.org, email erica.garcia(at)state.nm.us for reservations

Weaving Resistance: Women, Creativity, and Social Change – march 6

WHAT: Marjorie Agosín, is a poet, activist, Luella LaMer Slaner Professor in Latin American Studies at Wellesley College, and curator of the NHCC exhibit “Stitching Resistance: The History of Chilean Arpilleras.” She will give a talk at UNM, “Weaving Resistance: Women, Creativity, and Social Change,” followed by a discussion with students, faculty, and community members. The talk and discussion are free and open to the public.
WHEN:  Thursday, March 6, 5:30 – 7 pm
WHERE: University of New Mexico, Mitchell Hall Room 122 (MITCH) 23 K-15 / see map >
COST:  Free
PRESENTED BY:  International Studies Institute, University of New Mexico
CONTACT: (505) 277-1991, http://isi.unm.edu/

Apron Project Installation: Reception – march 7

WHAT: Celebrating Women’s History Month, the third annual Apron Project installation will hang on trees and fences at the corner of 9th and Gold, SW, in Albuquerque during the month of March 2014. Using aprons as a “canvas’, women are speaking out about women’s issues. Join the artists and community to celebrate the installation. Milk and cookies will be served.
WHEN:  Friday, March 7, 4 – 6 pm
WHERE: Outdoor installation at the corner of 9th and Gold, SW, in downtown Albuquerque
COST:  Free
PRESENTED BY:  Womyn’s Work
CONTACT: (505) 247-2537, www.womynswork.com

Tee-Shirt Fantasies Exhibit Opening – march 7

WHAT: OFFCenter Community Arts and Rainbow Artists co-sponsor a no-fee, non-juried exhibit of Art Tee-Shirts “Tee-Shirt Fantasies”. Exhibit entries will be donated for raffle with proceeds to benefit OFFCenter. Exhibit ends with a closing reception and raffle drawing on March 28th.
WHEN:  Friday, March 7, 5 – 7:30 pm
WHERE: OFFCenter Community Arts Project, 808 Park Ave, SW, Albuquerque
COST:  Free
PRESENTED BY:  OFFCenter Community Arts Project and Rainbow Artists
CONTACT: (505) 247-1172, www.offcenterarts.org

Being a Woman is Revolutionary! Celebrating our Abuelitas, Mothers, Comadres y Familia  – march 7

WHAT: Join us for the opening of our first art opening of the year where will we kick off a month long of events using multimedia forms of storytelling celebrating and sharing the stories and art of our abuelitas, mothers, and comadres from New Mexico. On this opening night we will present the art work of Concha Flores in her art exhibit “Solas Nunca, Siempre Rezos, Espiritos, y Familia” and Sandra Casaus in her exhibit “So You think You Can Paint”. This evening will include food, music, and live art where community members can participate by sharing stories or art of New Mexican women.
WHEN: Friday, March 7, 6 – 9 pm
WHERE: El Chante: La Casa de Cultura, 804 Park Ave, SW, Albuquerque
COST:  Free
PRESENTED BY:  El Chante: La Casa de Cultura with Los Jardines Institute, Voces Feministas, Las Pistorleras Cultural Instituto de Arte, and Puro Amor Productions

Journeys: A Memoir Writing Workshop – march 7 and 14

WHAT: Don’t miss the two-session creative-writing memoir workshop on the theme “This I Remember,” inspired by memories of photographs from throughout your life.  Artist, curator, and writer Sara Eyestone presents writing exercises that keep you on the right side of the brain, where memories flow.  She believes that writing your stories in your own voice is the difference between memoir and autobiography.  If you’ve written with Eyestone in the past, come again: all of her writing exercises are fresh and original.  Reservations required by March 4.
WHEN:  Fridays, March 7 and 14, 5 – 8 pm
WHERE: Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Education Annex, 123 Grant, Ave, Santa Fe
COST:  $35, $30 for members and business partners
PRESENTED BY:  Georgia O’Keeffe Museum
CONTACT: (505) 946-1039, www.okeeffemuseum.org

500 Shades of Grey / Color Explosion Workshop with Lea Anderson – march 8 & 9

WHAT: Day 1 “500 Shades of Grey”: Discover your creative Dark Side… and the power of unusual India Ink techniques! This material will surprise you with it’s dramatic potential and incredible range of possibility for drawing, painting, abstraction and representation. We will experiment with washes, textured surfaces, collage, layering, and beautiful papers.
Day 2 “Color Explosion”: Lets add COLOR! To make your Ink pieces POP brilliantly, we will add harmonizing and dynamic colorful materials. Using pastel, colored pencils, watercolor and acrylics, we will bring the darkness to life! Students will come away with several finished pieces and a slew of fun and inspirational techniques.
WHEN:  Saturday & Sunday, March 8 & 9, 9am – 4pm
WHERE: Harwood Art Center 6th Street Studio
COST:  $150 / $135 Harwood Members + $35 Materials – Advance Registration Required
PRESENTED BY:  Harwood Art Center with Lea Anderson
CONTACT: (505) 242-6367 / www.harwoodartcenter.org

Bookmaking: Sewing onto Tapes – march 8

WHAT: Students will learn how to make this multiple-sectioned hard cover book. that is made distinct by sewing over straps or tapes that are exposed on the spine, then attached to the covers. This book lies flat when opened making writing very easy and therefore makes a really great journal. Most materials and tools provided.
WHEN:  Saturday, March 8, 12 – 3 pm
WHERE: National Hispanic Cultural Center, Education Center, 1701 4th St, SW, Albuquerque
COST:  $35, pre-registration required
PRESENTED BY:  Mita Saldaña of Against the Grain and the National Hispanic Cultural Center
CONTACT: (505) 281-5737, atgbooks(at)q.com

Seed Song at Sol Harvest Farm – march 8

WHAT: Spring is a time for planting seeds. Aimee Conlee, certified in Sound, Voice and Music Healing, will lead this workshop which will introduce various seed syllables and sound exercises with an emphasis on the intentions offered behind the sound. The group will plant physical seeds in the Sol Harvest Farm dome while offering their intentions and sounds. As a part of the workshop, each participant will take home a seedling to be nurtured and then harvested later in the season.
WHEN:  Saturday, March 8, 1 – 3 pm
WHERE: Sol Harvest Farms, 8917 4th St, NW, Albuquerque
COST:  $10, RSVP with Aimee Conlee at aimee(at)solharvestfarm.com
PRESENTED BY:  Farm & Table, Sol Harvest Farm and Aimee Conlee
CONTACT: (505) 503-7124, www.farmandtablenm.com 

Poetry as a Form of Community – march 8

WHAT: This workshop—led by Hakim Bellamy and Valerie Martínez—will encourage participants to explore the ways in which poetry can inspire groups of people (youth, adults, elders and communities) to express themselves, collaborate, and create community-driven activities that promote identity, empowerment and social change.  Participants will engage in creative exercises, dialogue, poetry, and other activities that inspire them to think about poetry as a collective art form as well as learn strategies for designing community poetry projects.
WHEN:  Saturday, March 8, 1 pm – 5 pm, limited to 20 participants. Please register early.
WHERE: National Hispanic Cultural Center, Education Center, 1701 4th St, SW, Albuquerque
COST:  Sliding Scale–$45 (individuals) and $65 (participants hosted by organizations)
PRESENTED BY:  Littleglobe with Valerie Martinez and Hakim Bellamy
CONTACT: www.littleglobe.org/3ce/,  info(at)littleglobe.org, 505-980-6218

Marjorie Agosín reads from When I Lived on Butterfly Hill – march 8

WHAT: An eleven-year-old’s world is upended by political turmoil in this searing novel from an award-winning poet, based on true events in Chile. Celeste Marconi is a dreamer. She lives peacefully among friends and neighbors and family in the idyllic town of Valparaiso, Chile—until the time comes when even Celeste, with her head in the clouds, can’t deny the political unrest that is sweeping through the country. Warships are spotted in the harbor and schoolmates disappear from class without a word. Celeste doesn’t quite know what is happening, but one thing is clear: no one is safe, not anymore. The author, Marjorie Agosín, is a poet, activist, Luella LaMer Slaner Professor in Latin American Studies at Wellesley College, and curator of the NHCC exhibit “Stitching Resistance: The History of Chilean Arpilleras.”
WHEN:  Saturday, March 8, 1 pm
WHERE: Salon Ortega, National Hispanic Cultural Center, SW, Albuquerque
COST:  Free
PRESENTED BY:  National Hispanic Cultural Center and Bookworks
CONTACT: (505) 246-2261, ext. 189 www.nhccnm.orgwww.bkwrks.com 

The Awakening Mandala – march 8

WHAT: In this three-hour experience, you will be guided to gather self-awareness and create a mandala as an expression of yourself. Working with water-based paints and collage, you will begin by looking at examples of mandalas and then identify specific symbols for you to use within your mandala. Each participant will get to take home a finished piece. The goal will be to nurture your creative nature through conversation, observation, the act of making and the power of community.
WHEN:  Saturday, March 8, 2:30 – 5:30 pm
WHERE: OFFCenter Community Arts Project, 808 Park Ave, SW, Albuquerque
COST:  $40
PRESENTED BY:  OFFCenter and Deborah Gavel
CONTACT: (505) 247-1172, www.offcenterarts.org

Esther Melvin presents Walking Going – march 8

WHAT: In 1983, at the age of 49, Esther Melvin’s restless heart was yearning for something she could only describe as mountains. Suddenly, a series of chance events led her to step out of her comfortable life in Hawaii in order to attend a Buddhist retreat at a monastery in the Himalaya of Nepal. Thus began a series of treks and meditation retreats among the world’s highest peaks that would change and revitalize her forever. A life-long wanderer, Esther eventually relocated to the high country of New Mexico. Thirty years later, Esther shares her deep, nourishing connection to this otherworldly realm.
WHEN:  Saturday, March 8, 3 pm
WHERE: Bookworks, 4022 Rio Grande, Blvd, NW, Albuquerque
COST:  Free
PRESENTED BY:  Bookworks
CONTACT: (505) 344-8139, www.bkwrks.com

Material Worth Exhibition Reception – march 8

WHAT: Material Worth examines the multifaceted approaches of artists Kate Carr, Jane Lackey and Natalie Smith as they explore the transformation and re-contextualization of everyday and utilitarian objects. Using media and techniques often associated with craft practices, these artists seek to engage at a level that not only showcases their complex formal considerations and technical abilities, but also foregrounds the seductive qualities elicited by their material fluency.
WHEN:  Saturday, March 8, 5 – 7:30 pm
WHERE:
 Inpost at Outpost Performance Space, 210 Yale, SE, Albuquerque
COST:  Free
PRESENTED BY:  Outpost Performance Space
CONTACT: (505) 268-0044, www.outpostspace.org 

The Girls in the Band: A Film Screening – march 8

WHATThe Girls in the Band tells the poignant, untold stories of female jazz and big band instrumentalists and their groundbreaking journeys from the late 30′s to the present day. The Village Voice writes, “It’s a cultural travesty that the women of early jazz…have become a neglected footnote in music history, but Judy Chaikin’s well-researched, buoyantly entertaining documentary portrait could be the corrective.”
WHEN:  Saturday, March 8, 7:30 pm
WHERE: Outpost Performance Space, 210 Yale, SE, Albuquerque
COST:  $10/$5 for Outpost Members and Students
PRESENTED BY:  Outpost Performance Space
CONTACT: (505) 268-0044, www.outpostspace.org

TaraShea Nesbit Reads from The Wives of Los Alamos– march 9

WHAT: Debut novelist TaraShea Nesbit reads from her new novel, The Wives of Los Alamos, just published by Bloomsbury. The book tells the stories of the wives of Los Alamos scientists in a collective voice that sheds light on the landscapes and banalities of everyday life and the dramas of scientific discovery.
WHEN:  Sunday, March 9, 3 pm
WHERE: Bookworks, 4022 Rio Grande, Blvd, NW, Albuquerque
COST:  Free
PRESENTED BY:  Bookworks
CONTACT: (505) 344-8139, www.bkwrks.com

Pigments of your Imagination – march 9

WHAT: Do artists need to understand chemistry? Explore the art/science connection
by using pigments to make your own paints. Then use your handmade paints
to create an original work of art. Enjoy this experience before or after you watch our play Georgia O’Keeffe—Life and Work in New Mexico.
WHEN:  Sunday, March 9, 2 pm and 4 pm
WHERE: Explora, 1701 Mountain, Rd, NW, Albuquerque, NM
COST:  Free with Admission: Children (under 1) are free; Children (1-11): $4.00,  Adults (12-64): $8.00 and Seniors (65+): $5.00, Free admission for members
PRESENTED BY:  Explora
CONTACT: (505) 224-8300, www.explora.us

Live Theatre: Georgia O’Keeffe – Life and Work in New Mexico – march 9

WHAT: In this one-act performance, “meet” the artist in her studio/living room as she remembers her childhood, art schools, Alfred Stieglitz, and of course, her beloved homes in New Mexico.
WHEN:  Sunday, March 9, 1 pm and 3 pm
WHERE: Explora, 1701 Mountain, Rd, NW, Albuquerque
COST:  Free with Admission: Children (under 1) are free; Children (1-11): $4.00, Adults (12-64): $8.00 and Seniors (65+): $5.00, Free admission for members
PRESENTED BY:  Explora
CONTACT: (505) 224-8300, www.explora.us

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March 10 – 16

Free Music Together Community Class – march 12

WHAT: Music Together is a FUN and internationally recognized, research based, early childhood music education program for children from birth to age 5 with a caregiver. We will spend the 45 minute class getting to know music with our little loves by singing, dancing, playing instruments and more. No prior music or movement experience required. You don’t even need to know how to sing on pitch! This is an informal and highly accessible family music program being presented as a free demonstration. Space is limited, so please rsvp if you would like to attend.
WHEN:  Wednesday, March 12, 9 am
WHERE:  Harwood Art Center, 6th St. Studio, Albuquerque
COST:  Free / RSVP to chrissy(at)creatingsomething.com
PRESENTED BY:  Sofia Center for Professional Development at Bosque School
CONTACT: (505) 850-6950, www.creatingsomething.com

Enameling, An Introduction – Workshop with Kristin Diener – begins march 13

WHAT: Enameling is the colorful result of fusing powdered glasses to metal with high heat, forming a durable vitreous coating. This class provides an overview of the ancient art of enameling — metal preparation, properties of enamel, dry and wet applications,kiln firing, and safe studio practices. Students create wearable or non-wearable enameled works,using copper as a base. The focus is on learning varied approaches to applying enamel to the copper surface and taking work to a finished degree. All levels welcome.
WHEN:  Thursdays, March 13 – 27 (3 sessions), 6:00 – 9:00 pm
WHERE: Kristin Diener Studio
COST:  $150 / $135 Harwood Members + $125 Materials – Advance Registration Required
PRESENTED BY:  Harwood Art Center with Kristin Diener
CONTACT: (505) 242-6367 / www.harwoodartcenter.org

Who, What and How of Artist Trading Cards – march 13 and/or 27

WHAT: Join in an international person-to-person exchange of images and mixed media techniques by creating artist trading cards! We will learn how to incorporate our own artistic visions into art trading cards including using alcohol inks, metallic foil, watercolor, embossing powder, photographs, beads, buttons, and many other media. Participants will create a series of cards that may be incorporated in the Women and Creativity Artist Trading Card Exchange (called Tete-a-Tete) as well as how to become involved in other art card exchanges. There are two sessions of this workshop, featuring different techniques and materials each time.  Come one or both times!
WHEN:  Thursdays, March 13 and 27, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
WHERE: Education Center, National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th, St, SW, Albuquerque
COST:  $10 for one session, $15 for both sessions
PRESENTED BY:  Micaela Seidel of Random Acts of Brilliance
CONTACT: stmica(at)gmail.com, (505) 246-2261, ext. 189, www.nhccnm.org

Cooking Class with Michelle Roetzer – march 15

WHAT: Michelle brings almost 30 years of cooking experience to this class. She has cooked for numerous notables including presidents George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Al Gore and Vicente Fox of Mexico. She moved to Santa Fe in 2003 and is currently the lead instructor for Santa Fe Community College’s Culinary Arts program and has her own catering company. Michelle’s class on the traditional foods of New Mexico are at the heart of this class. It will allow you to experience this delicious cuisine, including local cooking techniques and the lore of the region.
WHEN:  Saturday, March 15, 10 am
WHERE: Santa Fe School of Cooking, 125 N. Guadalupe, Santa Fe
COST:  Demonstration style class that includes recipes and a full meal-$85 per person.
PRESENTED BY:  Edible Santa Fe and Santa Fe School of Cooking
CONTACT: (505) 983-4511, santafeschoolofcooking.com

Boxmaking: Cigar Box – march 15

WHAT: Construct a classic style cigar box with contemporary papers and book board creating a pretty box that would make an excellent container for stationery, photos, letters, remote controls, or just STUFF! Most materials and tools provided.
WHEN:  Saturday, March 15, 12 – 3 pm
WHERE: National Hispanic Cultural Center, Education Center, 1701 4th St, SW, Albuquerque
COST:  $35, pre-registration required
PRESENTED BY:  Mita Saldaña of Against the Grain and the National Hispanic Cultural Center
CONTACT: (505) 281-5737, atgbooks(at)q.com

Four Poets respond to the Apron Project:  “Womyn’s Work” – march 15

WHAT: Four Poets Respond presents a spoken word poetry performance in response to the Apron Project/Exhibition and the idea of “Womyn’s Work.”  Four Poets Respond (created by Valerie Martínez) is poetry-as-performance that responds to works of art, earth and issues important to women.  Each year four female poets come together to write, collaborate, and then compose and perform an original poetic piece.  Four Poets embraces ekphrasis, eco-art, collaboration, spoken word performance, and has quickly become a popular series of performances in New Mexico.
WHEN:  Saturday, March 15, 3 pm
WHERE: Outdoor installation at the corner of 9th and Gold, SW, in downtown Albuquerque
COST:  Free, donations accepted
PRESENTED BY: Littleglobe with Valerie Martinez, Shelle Sanchez, Sawnie Morris and Serafina Martinez-Ridgley
CONTACT: (505) 980-6218, www.littleglobe.org

Origami with Felicia Montoya – march 15

WHAT: Hands-on art-making fun for all ages!
WHEN:  Saturday, March 15, 1 – 3 pm
WHERE: La Parada, 8917 St, NW, Albuquerque
COST:  $5, RSVP at info(at)shoplaparada.com
PRESENTED BY:  Farm & Table, La Parada and Felicia Montoya
CONTACT: (505) 897-8203, www.farmandtablenm.com

Lucinda Lucero Sachs presents Believe in the Wind – march 15

WHAT: Writer Lucinda Sachs talks about her new novel from Sunstone Press, Believe in the Wind.
WHEN:  Saturday, March 15, 3 pm
WHERE: Bookworks, 4022 Rio Grande, Blvd, NW, Albuquerque
COST:  Free
PRESENTED BY:  Bookworks
CONTACT: (505) 344-8139, www.bkwrks.com

A Prayer for Juarez and West Mesa:  An Offering Mandala – march 16

WHAT: Please join us to create a prayerful community offering in memory of the young women of Ciudad Juárez and West Mesa, Albuquerque whose lives have been lost to violence.  Wear black and bring a large bowl to pour water, one to another, as we create a mandala—a portal between the dark and the light. Invite your friends—men, women and children.
WHEN:  Sunday, March 16, 2 pm
WHERE: Plaza Mayor at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th, St, SW, Albuquerque
COST:  Free and open to the public
PRESENTED BY: Littleglobe with Deborah Gavel
CONTACT: djgavel(at)gmail.com, (505) 366-1104, www.littleglobe.org

Unlock Your Creativity with the Nia Technique – march 16

WHAT: Expand your potential by exploring Nia, an expressive dance fitness class that invites participants to be playful and imaginative. Tap into body sensation with this movement practice influenced by the dance, martial, and healing arts. Both guided and freestyle movement will inspire invention and can be applied to any creative process. The two-hour workshop will conclude with journaling, sketching, or molding clay, allowing you to solidify and connect your experience to your medium of choice.
WHEN:  Sunday, March 16, 2 – 4 pm
WHERE: Studio Sway, 1100 San Mateo Blvd. NE, Ste. #32, Albuquerque
COST:  $30 per person or $40 for two (Bring a friend!)
PRESENTED BY: Studio Sway with Anna Pentler, Beth O’Neall, Cathy Arlowe, and Keri Schreckengost
CONTACT: (505) 710-5096, www.studiosway.com, studiosway(at)gmail.com

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March 17 – 23

Making Art Inspired by Place – march 18

WHAT: Through the knowledge and artistic expressions of Georgia O’Keeffe’s paintings and the photographs of Ansel Adams produced in Hawaii (circa mid 20th c.) …experience your own response to an unfamiliar subject matter or place that inspires you and make a work of art combining paint and mixed media. Materials furnished. Led by Helene Pfeffer, visual artist and art instructor.
WHEN:  Tuesday, March 18, 6 – 8 pm
WHERE: Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Education Annex, 123 Grant, Ave, Santa Fe
COST:  $8, $5 for members and business partners
PRESENTED BY:  Georgia O’Keeffe Museum
CONTACT: (505) 946-1039, www.okeeffemuseum.org

DISH – A Food Writing Workshop – march 18

WHAT: Love to read about food? Want to learn to write about it? The women of Edible Santa Fe offer their expertise, experience, and constructive criticism in a collaborative food writing workshop. Learn the nuts and bolts of storytelling with and through food by working in a workshop setting with some of New Mexico’s finest food writers. Participants will bring food, write, and share, while seasoned food writers will offer suggestions on how to make your writing delicious.
WHEN:  Tuesday, March 18, 6:30 pm
WHERE: Farm & Table, 8917 4th, St, NW, Albuquerque
COST:  $20
PRESENTED BY:  Farm & Table and Edible Santa Fe
CONTACT: (505) 212-0791, www.ediblesantafe.com, www.farmandtablenm.com

Teaching as a Creative Act – march 20

WHAT: The great education scholars – from John Dewey to Maxine Greene to bell hooks – all speak to the importance of creativity, imagination, and possibility in our work as educators. Yet creativity is rarely given a legitimate place in our cultural conversation about teaching and learning. Please join us to explore the essential role of creativity in our practice as educators and to hear from several wise women about the vital role of creativity in their work.
WHEN:  Thursday, March 20, 4 – 6:30 pm
WHERE:  Bosque School, 4000 Learning Road NW, Albuquerque
COST:  Free
PRESENTED BY:  Sofia Center for Professional Development at Bosque School
CONTACT: (505) 898-6388, www.bosqueschool.org

3rd Thursday: Women & Creativity – march 20

WHAT: Join us for an evening celebrating the exhibition Arte en la Charrería. Listen to the music of Las Flores del Valle, a duo that explores the folk music of Mexico, and Mariachi Buenaventura, an all-female Mariachi group out of Santa Fe; make your own work of art inspired by the Charrería exhibition; and see female artists create works based on the traditions shown in the Arte en la Charrería exhibit gallery.
WHEN:  Thursday, March 20, 5 – 8:30 PM
WHERE: The Albuquerque Museum, 2000 Mountain Rd, NW, Albuquerque
COST:  Free
PRESENTED BY:  The Albuquerque Museum
CONTACT: (505) 243-7255, http://cabq.gov/culturalservices/albuquerque-museum

Hembras de Pluma – march 20, 21, 22 & 23

WHAT: Hembras de Pluma is a collective of women artists who came together to present our personal stories of childhood, growing older, loss, love, grief and joy. We would sit around the table and share stories with one another, laughing and crying, dreaming and remembering. In 2013, we decided to write and perform these stories as a way to honor our histories, our ancestors, our families, and ourselves. We present nine original stories told as monologues and poetry. We call our collective Hembras de Pluma. Feathered women. Women wielding the pen. Hembra is woman, feminine, rooted. Pluma is pen or feather. Presenters include: Alicia Lueras Maldonado, Michelle Estrada Allred, Valli Rivera, Michelle Otero, Maria Teresa Herrera, Sylvia Sarmiento, Monica T. Rodriguez, Bineshi Albert, Andrea J. Serrano
WHEN:  March 20, 21, 22 & 23, Thursday, Friday & Saturday, 7:30 pm, Sunday, 2 pm
WHERE: National Hispanic Cultural Center, Wells Fargo Auditorium, 1701 4th St, SW, Albuquerque
COST:  $18, Special price of $10 for March 20 preview
PRESENTED BY:  Las Meganenas and the National Hispanic Cultural Center
CONTACT: 505-724-4771, www.nhccnm.org

Cooking Class with Cheryl Jamison – march 21

WHAT: Few aspects of life in New Mexico say as much about our cultural heritage as our food. We can directly trace its development through the melding of Native, Spanish, Anglo, and other influences into a singular cuisine. Four-time James Beard Award-winning local author Cheryl Jamison will celebrate this cuisine with recipes from one of her books, Tasting New Mexico: 100 Years of Distinctive Home Cooking. Cheryl celebrates New Mexico’s proud culinary heritage and teaches you how our important dishes have evolved. She will pepper her demo class with tasty tales about researching her landmark book, and highlight our agricultural abundance.
WHEN:  Friday, March 21, 10 am
WHERE: Santa Fe School of Cooking, 125 N. Guadalupe, Santa Fe
COST:  Demonstration style class that includes recipes and a full meal-$85 per person.
PRESENTED BY:  Edible Santa Fe and Santa Fe School of Cooking
CONTACT: (505) 983-4511www.santafeschoolofcooking.com

Explora Adult Night: Local Science – march 21

WHAT: Each Adult Night at Explora features a special theme with related activities. This adult night will feature some of our local female scientists and local female musicians. Adults can experiment with new activities, explore exhibits, enjoy live entertainment and light refreshments, view the night sky with local astronomers from The Albuquerque Astronomy Society, and meet members of the High Desert Amateur (HAM) Radio Club of New Mexico as they try to contact radio enthusiasts from distant lands.
WHEN:  Sunday, March 21, 6:30 – 10 pm
WHERE: Explora, 1701 Mountain, Rd, NW, Albuquerque
COST:  Adults $4.00 Seniors (65+) $8.00
PRESENTED BY:  Explora
CONTACT: (505) 224-8300, www.explora.us

Bookmaking: Making Your Own Bookcloth and Coptic Stitch Book – march 22

WHAT:  Want to add more pattern and color into your books? Come and learn how to change almost any type of cloth into bookcloth. Bring cloth you would like to transform, along with a hair dryer. Then we will take our newly made cloth and use it on our covers of our Coptic stitch book. This ancient binding dates back to the 4th century. It has multiple sections, lays flat when opened. The chain-like pattern sewn across the exposed spine attaches the hard-covers to the book block. This is a perfect binding for a journal. Most materials and tools provided.
WHEN:  Saturday, March 22, 10 am – 4 pm
WHERE: National Hispanic Cultural Center, Education Center, 1701 4th St, SW, Albuquerque
COST:  $65, pre-registration required
PRESENTED BY:  Mita Saldaña of Against the Grain and the National Hispanic Cultural Center
CONTACT: (505) 281-5737, atgbooks(at)q.com

Colonial Bird: Colcha Embroidery – march 22

WHAT: Stitch a colorful, fanciful bird pattern in colcha embroidery. Motif is 5×8 inches. Kit provided. No hoop required, only your scissors and enthusiasm. Limited to 20 students.
WHEN:  Saturday, March 22, 1 – 4 pm
WHERE: National Hispanic Cultural Center, Education Center, 1701 4th St, SW, Albuquerque
COST:  $50
PRESENTED BY:  Annette Gutierrez Turk and the National Hispanic Cultural Center
CONTACT: (505) 238-7654, www.nmcolcha.com

The Blossoming Heart: Yoga Mandala Workshop – march 22

WHAT: You are love-Anahata-the heart center opening. In this yoga and art-making experience, you will be guided through a one hour heart centered yoga class, a visual meditation and a mandala making exercise. Our goals will be to nurture your creative nature through movement, meditation, the act of making and the power of community.
WHEN:  Saturday, March 22, 2 – 6 pm
WHERE: National Hispanic Cultural Center, Education Center, 1701 4th St, SW, Albuquerque
COST:  $40
PRESENTED BY:  Marisol Brito and Deborah Gavel
CONTACT: djgavel(at)gmail.com, www.nhccnm.org

Rivers Run Through Us: A Walk with the Santa Fe River – march 22

WHAT: In May 2012, three women artists walked the 54 mile length of the Santa Fe River—a pilgrimage and work of eco-art to honor the river, call attention to her endangerment, and bring the river communities together at her banks. In 2007, the Santa Fe River was named the most endangered river in the U.S.  Local citizens, environmental organizations, and the County and City of Santa Fe have worked to restore her.  Rivers Run Through Us, an art and public engagement project, compliments these efforts by cultivating the restoration of our river communities. The future of the river, water and our land depends on deepening our awareness, fostering cross-community dialogue, and nurturing collective efforts. Bobbe Besold, Valerie Martínez and Dominique Mazeaud (project artists) invite women and children to join us for a 2 hour walk of the river with conversation, art and reflection. Walking, increasingly recognized as an artistic medium, is a transdisciplinary practice that collapses the distance between art and life, deepening our relationship to the earth. Walking the river together reconnects us with land, water, and each other. Wear sturdy shoes, and a hat. Bring snacks and water.
WHEN:  Saturday, March 22, 1 -3 pm
WHERE: Santa Fe River. Meet at 12:45 pm at the Santa Fe River at the end of Constellation Drive (off Airport Road).
COST:  Free and open to the public
PRESENTED BY:  Littleglobe with Bobbe Besold, Valerie Martinez & Dominque Mazeaud
CONTACT: (505) 980-6218, www.littleglobe.org

Explore Gratitude through Your Five Senses – march 22

WHAT: Gratitude is abundant when you are immersed in the present moment. Nothing brings you to the present quite like your senses. Join us and explore gratitude through your five senses. What sights, sounds, smells, tastes and touch will the historic stagecoach stop-turned-store, locally-sourced restaurant and the onsite produce farm bring to you?
WHEN:  Saturday, March 22, 12 – 2 pm
WHERE: Farm & Table, La Parada, Sol Harvest Farms, 8917 St, NW, Albuquerque
COST:  $20, RSVP at www.changeisyours.com
PRESENTED BY:  Farm & Table and Antonia Montoya
CONTACT: (505) 897-8203, www.farmandtablenm.com

Maggi Petton, Psalms of the Broken Hearted – march 22

WHAT: When our hearts break, our pain spills from us. We all grieve, and often feel lost and alone. At times, we try to help others maneuver the messiness of living. Spills, after all, are messy. Sometimes our breakings just require acknowledgment that we are not alone in our pain and that the agony will pass. Here, in Maggi A. Petton’s remarkably raw and moving Psalms of the Broken Hearted, we find ourselves not only acknowledged, but comforted and companioned in our brokenness. Regardless of your faith tradition, these poems are loving prayers of connection and perhaps even healing.
WHEN:  Saturday, March 22, 3 pm
WHERE: Bookworks, 4022 Rio Grande, Blvd, NW, Albuquerque
COST:  Free
PRESENTED BY:  Bookworks
CONTACT: (505) 344-8139, www.bkwrks.com

The Art of Being a Spectator – march 23

WHAT: Tricklock Company and 516 ARTS co-present The Art of Being a Spectator, a new play by Loren Kahn Puppet & Object Theatre starring Isabelle Kessler, one of the founders of the Object Theatre movement in France. Kessler says, “Is to be, not a viewer, not an observer, not a witness, but a spectator, a way to be in contact with the multitude jailed within ourselves? Is being a spectator a tool for dealing with our emotions, one of the most important tasks in life? To feel is in question.“  The performance runs 40 minutes + conversation.
WHEN:  Sunday, March 23, 2 pm
WHERE: Tricklock Performance Laboratory, 110 Gold Ave, SW, Albuquerque
COST:  $10
PRESENTED BY:  516 ARTS and Tricklock Theatre Company
CONTACT: (505) 254-8393, www.tricklock.com, (505) 242-1445, www.516arts.org

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March 24 – 30

RISE – A Dinner to Celebrate Women & Food – march 25

WHAT: Join us for RISE, a dinner showcasing the collaborative efforts of women chefs, sommeliers, food artisans, and farmers. For one night only, join Chef Jaye Wilkinson, Chef Kim Muller, Wine Curator Amy Haas, Brewer Kaylynn McKnight and Pastry Chef Tracy Johnson as they create a meal to remember from ingredients sourced from local women farmers and food artisans. This pris fixe menu will showcase the creativity and hard work of women working in food, as well as provide insight into how they work together to create some of our region’s most amazing culinary fare.
WHEN:  Tuesday, March 25, 7 pm
WHERE: Farm & Table, 8917 4th, St, NW, Albuquerque
COST:  $75
PRESENTED BY:  Edible Santa Fe
CONTACT: www.ediblesantafe.com

Cooking Class with Lois Ellen Frank – march 26

WHAT: Lois is a Santa Fe based Native American Chef, Native American foods historian, culinary anthropologist, James Beard Award winning author and photographer, Lois has spent 20+ years documenting the foods and life ways of Native American communities throughout the Southwest writing and photographing may articles and papers on the topic. This lengthy immersion in Native American communities culminated in her book, Foods of the Southwest Indian Nations, which won the James Beard Award upon its release. Lois will discuss the long history of farming, and plant usage that qualify Native Americans to be considered as America’s first great cooks.
WHEN:  Wednesday, March 26, 10 am
WHERE: Santa Fe School of Cooking, 125 N. Guadalupe, Santa Fe
COST:  Demonstration style class that includes recipes and a full meal-$85 per person.
PRESENTED BY:  Edible Santa Fe and Santa Fe School of Cooking
CONTACT: (505) 983-4511, www.santafeschoolofcooking.com

Who, What and How of Artist Trading Cards – march 27

WHAT: Join in an international person-to-person exchange of images and mixed media techniques by creating artist trading cards! We will learn how to incorporate our own artistic visions into art trading cards including using alcohol inks, metallic foil, watercolor, embossing powder, photographs, beads, buttons, and many other media. Participants will create a series of cards that may be incorporated in the Women and Creativity Artist Trading Card Exchange (called Tete-a-Tete) as well as how to become involved in other art card exchanges. There are two sessions of this workshop, featuring different techniques and materials each time.  Come one or both times!
WHEN:  Thursdays, March 13 and/or 27, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
WHERE: Education Center, National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th, St, SW, Albuquerque
COST:  $10 for one session, $15 for both sessions
PRESENTED BY:  Micaela Seidel of Random Acts of Brilliance
CONTACT: stmica(at)gmail.com, (505) 246-2261, ext. 189, www.nhccnm.org

Public Art Insights: The Business of Public Art – march 27

WHAT: Members of the Albuquerque and Bernalillo County Arts Board and staff will present information and how to prepare for entering the field of Public Art.
WHEN:  Thursday, March 27, 6:30 pm
WHERE: Harwood Art Center, 1114 7th St, NW, Albuquerque
COST:  Free
PRESENTED BY:  City of Albuquerque Public Art Program & Arts Board, Bernalillo County Public Art Program & Arts Board
CONTACT: (505) 314-0467, www.cabq.gov/publicart and www.bernco.gov/public-art-program

Lush Xeriscaping in New Mexico – march 28 or 29

WHAT: Learn which low-water-use plants will provide the most flowers, color, and texture throughout the seasons. Erin’s Gardens Landscape Design will have a visual presentation and distribute a list of her favorite evergreen and flowering plants and plant catalogues. Bring your landscaping questions and photos of problem areas in your garden.
WHEN:  Friday, March 28 or Saturday, March 29 11 am – 12:30 pm (choose your session!)
WHERE: Harwood Art Center’s 6th Street Studio South (1023 6th Street NW), Albuquerque
COST:  $10
PRESENTED BY:  Erin Gibson, Erin’s Gardens Landscape Design
CONTACT: (505) 554-1814, erinsgardens(at)comcast.net

Solitude and Solidarity:  A One-Day Retreat for Women in the Arts – march 28

WHAT: This day-long workshop—led by Valerie Martínez and Shelle Sánchez—allows women in the arts to explore the rewards and challenges associated with working creatively in the world.  Participants will share their stories, brainstorm, and engage in creative exercises that enable them to begin addressing a range of personal/professional issues:  ideas for working collaboratively in the arts, attending to our creative needs, leadership issues, time and financial constraints, and creating/nurturing a supportive network.
WHEN:  Friday, March 28, 7:30 – 4 pm
WHERE: Gutierrez Hubbell House, 6029 Isleta Blvd. SW, Albuquerque
COST:  $65 (individuals) and $100 (participants hosted by organizations), limited to 22 participants, please register early
PRESENTED BY: Littleglobe with Valerie Martinez and Shelle Sánchez
CONTACT: (505) 980-6218, www.littleglobe.org, info(at)littleglobe.org

Tee-Shirt Fantasies Exhibit Closing Reception and Raffle – march 28

WHAT: OFFCenter Community Arts and Rainbow Artists co-sponsor a no-fee, non-juried exhibit of Art Tee-Shirts “Tee-Shirt Fantasies”. Exhibit entries will be donated for raffle with proceeds to benefit OFFCenter. Exhibit ends with a closing reception and raffle drawing on March 28.  Purchase tickets for a chance to win your favorite tee-shirts in the exhibition!
WHEN:  Friday, March 28, 5 – 8 pm, Raffle ticket drawing at 7:30 pm
WHERE: OFFCenter Community Arts Project, 808 Park Ave, SW, Albuquerque, NM
COST:  Free to attend, Raffle tickets $3 each, 2 for $5
PRESENTED BY:  OFFCenter and Rainbow Artists
CONTACT: (505) 247-1172, www.offcenterarts.org

Peña Femenina – march 28

WHAT: Peña Femenina is a variety show that brings together the talents of New Mexican women artists. Now in their 7th year of hosting this show for Women & Creativity, Leila Flores-Dueñas and Carol Vigil introduce the audience to new and seasoned talent through music, poetry, acting and dancing. This year’s line-up of artists include the works of hip-hop artista Asliani as well as world renown Indigie Femme (Tash Terry and Elena Higgins) and the popular tunes of cosmic alternative country E. Christina Herr. A peña is a gathering of friends and family who entertain one another in an intimate setting.
WHEN:  Friday, March 28, 5:30 pm
WHERE: ArtBar, 119 Gold Ave, SE, Albuquerque
COST: $10 ArtBar Members / $15 ArtBar Nonmembers (includes a monthly membership)
PRESENTED BY:  Hispanic Women’s Council with Carol Vigil and Leila Flores-Dueñas
CONTACT: Reservations encouraged. lfloresduenas(at)yahoo.com

Hembras de Pluma – march 28, 29 & 30

WHAT: Hembras de Pluma is a collective of women artists who came together to present our personal stories of childhood, growing older, loss, love, grief and joy. We would sit around the table and share stories with one another, laughing and crying, dreaming and remembering. In 2013, we decided to write and perform these stories as a way to honor our histories, our ancestors, our families, and ourselves. We present nine original stories told as monologues and poetry. We call our collective Hembras de Pluma. Feathered women. Women wielding the pen. Hembra is woman, feminine, rooted. Pluma is pen or feather. Presenters include: Alicia Lueras Maldonado, Michelle Estrada Allred, Valli Rivera, Michelle Otero, Maria Teresa Herrera, Sylvia Sarmiento, Monica T. Rodriguez, Bineshi Albert, Andrea J. Serrano
WHEN:  March 28, 29 & 30, Friday & Saturday, 7:30 pm, Sunday, 2 pm
WHERE: National Hispanic Cultural Center, Wells Fargo Auditorium, 1701 4th St, SW, Albuquerque
COST:  $18
PRESENTED BY:  Las Meganenas and the National Hispanic Cultural Center
CONTACT: 505-724-4771, www.nhccnm.org

Bookmaking for Artists – Workshop with Allyson Packer  – march 29

WHAT: This workshop is an introduction to basic  bookmaking techniques for artists. Participants will have the opportunity to learn simple bookbinding techniques and try their hand at creating altered books.  We’ll make artwork to take home and leave with the skills to begin making artist books!
WHEN:  Saturday, March 29, 10 am – 4 pm
WHERE: Harwood’s 6th Street Studio
COST:  $80 / $70 Harwood Members + $25 Materials – Advance Registration Required
PRESENTED BY:  Harwood Art Center with Allyson Packer
CONTACT: (505) 242-6367 / www.harwoodartcenter.org

Boxmaking: Calligraphy Box – march 29

WHAT: Named for an old calligraphy box I came across once, this fabulous reproduction has a hinged lid and when opened reveals two small sliding trays and a larger long space underneath the trays. Completely constructed out of decorative papers, bookcloth and book board this box can be used to store writing tools, jewelry, trinkets, or whatever your little soul wishes. Most materials and tools provided.
WHEN:  Saturday, March 29, 10 am – 4 pm
WHERE: National Hispanic Cultural Center, Education Center, 1701 4th St, SW, Albuquerque
COST:  $65, pre-registration required
PRESENTED BY:  Mita Saldaña of Against the Grain and the National Hispanic Cultural Center
CONTACT: (505) 281-5737, atgbooks(at)q.com

From Plow to Pantry: How to Plan (and Preserve) Your Garden Harvest – march 29

WHAT: So, you’ve tilled your soil and purchased your seeds. Now, what’s your plan? As a gardener, you know that there is only so much fresh produce a household can actually consume. Teresa Valverde, a “backyard farmer” with over 30 years of practical experience, will help you create a plan for planting, harvesting, and then preserving all those abundant goodies that come out of your garden. Drying, canning, freezing, and other clever tips will be discussed. Demonstration and food tastings will be provided.
WHEN:  Saturday, March 29, 1 – 3 pm
WHERE: Farm & Table, 8917 St, NW, Albuquerque
COST:  $10, RSVP at contact(at)farmandtablenm.com
PRESENTED BY:  Farm & Table and Teresa Valverde
CONTACT: (505) 897-8203, www.farmandtablenm.com

Graffiti, Identity and Space: Culture Jamming Inside and Outside the Gallery – march 29

WHAT: 516 ARTS presents a special lecture with Dr. Kymberly Pinder, Dean of UNM College of Fine Arts, for Heart of the City. She says, “Street Art has always struggled with being subversive while still participating in contemporary art discourses. Painters, from studio artists to muralists, have also used graffiti aesthetics in their work. This talk explores how these relationships continue to shape what art is and can be on the street and in the gallery today.” Pinder, who holds a PhD from Yale, writes, lectures, and teaches in the U.S. and abroad on representations of race and religion in American Art.
WHEN:  Saturday, March 29, 2 pm
WHERE: 516 ARTS, 516 Central, Ave, SW, Albuquerque
COST:  Free
PRESENTED BY:  516 ARTS
CONTACT:  (505) 242-1445, www.516arts.org 

Being a Woman is Revolutionary! Celebrating our Abuelitas, Mothers, Comadres y Familia Poetry and Film Fest – march 29

WHAT: Inspired by the image of the storyteller we will celebrate the lives and stories of Nueva Mexicana women through multi-media forms of expressions through short films, poetry, music, and live art. The traditional New Mexican image of the grandmother as storyteller tells the story of “Being a Woman is Revolutionary!” as she balances familia and community to ensure the collective survival of her community. She is our abuelita, mother, healer, comadre, ranchera, jefita, guererra who protects our culture and traditions. This night will include Nueva Mexicana film-makers Jaelyn de Maria’s “Water: Run”, Cynthia Gomez’s “Empanada Day: Gathering Generations” and Tara Trudell’s “Poem: Home”.
WHEN:  Saturday, March 29, 6 pm
WHERE: El Chante: La Casa de Cultura, 804 Park Ave, SW, Albuquerque
COST:  Free
PRESENTED BY:  El Chante: La Casa de Cultura with Los Jardines Institute, Voces Feministas, Las Pistorleras Cultural Instituto de Arte, and Puro Amor Productions
CONTACT: (505) 400-3635, www.elchantecasadeculturanm.com

Ballet-Afrique Ensemble: Gershwin’s Chocolates, A Choreography Showcase – march 29

WHAT: A joyful, in-studio dance presentation from “Gershwin’s Chocolates” a student based ensemble of dancers showcasing emerging choreography from Romy Keegan’s original creation of Ballet-Afrique. Maple Street Dance Space, the home of Ballet-Afrique, is located in the heart of Nob Hill – Come make an urban evening of it! Have dinner in any one of the many delicious dinner hot-spots in Nob Hill, and then walk over to the studio to enjoy about a half or so of some playful, innovative choreography, for dessert! The night will still be young – explore more of the local treasures found in Nob Hill!
WHEN:  Saturday, March 29, 7:30 pm
WHERE: Maple Street Dance Space, 3215 Central, Ave, NE, Albuquerque
COST:  $5 at the door
PRESENTED BY:  Maple Street Dance Space
CONTACT: (505) 366-4982, maplestreetdancespace.com

Reptilian Lounge – march 29

WHAT: Tricklock Company’s late-night cabaret and community gathering at the Tricklock Performance Laboratory for wild and unpredictable performances featuring women performers, musicians, and more! Recommended for mature audiences.
WHEN:  Saturday, March 29, 10:30 pm
WHERE: Tricklock Performance Lab, 110 Gold Ave, SW, Albuquerque
COST:  $10 at the door
PRESENTED BY:  Tricklock Theatre Company
CONTACT: (505) 254-8393 – www.tricklock.com

Border Bead Project Workshop – march 30

WHAT:  This workshop will provide people with the opportunity to use the power of poetry to address the concerns and issues along the US/Mexico border and turn them into prayer beads.  Artist and poet Tara Trudell will conduct the “Border Beads Project” workshop to teach people ways of turning their poetry into poetic action.  The “Border Beads Project” will document these stories through film, photography, and the process of creation of bead necklaces to create a nationwide traveling installation exhibit to further the awareness of issues, experiences and concerns along the US/Mexico border.
WHEN: Sunday, March 30, 1 pm – 3 pm
WHERE: El Chante: La Casa de Cultura, 804 Park Ave, SW, Albuquerque
COST:  Free, donations welcome
PRESENTED BY:  El Chante: La Casa de Cultura with Los Jardines Institute, Voces Feministas, and Puro Amor Productions
CONTACT: (505) 400-3635, www.elchantecasadeculturanm.com

Katt Duff discusses Secret Life of Sleep – march 30

WHAT: For many of us, rejuvenating sleep is as elusive as clean water and dark nights. More than 60 percent of Americans experience a sleep problem at least twice a week, and though experts recommend getting 7-9 hours of sleep daily, nearly 1/3 of adults get six hours or less. In response to this emerging endangered resource, award-winning author Kat Duff blends myth, history, science, culture, and story with a contagious curiosity to unveil the hidden and invaluable healing benefits of sleep.
WHEN:  Sunday, March 30, 3 pm
WHERE: Bookworks, 4022 Rio Grande, Blvd, NW, Albuquerque
COST:  Free
PRESENTED BY:  Bookworks
CONTACT: (505) 344-8139, www.bkwrks.com

Tricklock Company presents Excavations New Work Series – march 30

WHAT: Created in 2004 as a platform for Tricklock Company to workshop and develop new plays, the Excavations New Work Series is an intimate opportunity for artists and audience members to collaborate on the creation of original work for the stage. All Excavations projects are new works in various stages of development.  Presentations are followed by refreshments, lively discussion and a Q&A with actors and audience.  This evening of new work will feature two new Tricklock Company projects which explore and celebrate the complexities of womanhood.
WHEN:  Sunday, March 30, 6 pm
WHERE: Tricklock Performance Laboratory, 110 Gold Ave, SW, Albuquerque
COST:  $10
PRESENTED BY:  Tricklock Company
CONTACT: (505) 254-8393, www.tricklock.com

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