Issuu on Google+

Harwood ART cenTer 20

- 1991

- 2001 - 2011

Spring/Summer 2011, Volume 18, Issue 1/2

20

years of creativity

SprinG / Staff Friedje vanGils, Executive Director Friedje@edelsol.org Don Hebb Facilities Manager Don@edelsol.org GuruAmrit Khalsa Administrative Assistant Guru@harwoodartcenter.org Kathy Meidell Site Manager Kathy@harwoodartcenter.org Wade Patterson Director of Sustainability and Community Development Wade@harwoodartcenter.org Darby Photos Director of Exhibitions and Art Education Darby@harwoodartcenter.org Jessie Rogers Director of Communications Jessie@harwoodartcenter.org

Board of Trustees Maria Garcia Geer Board President Deborah Chavez Board Treasurer Elizabeth Marcilla Board Secretary John Barney Ann Edenfield-Sweet Dana McCabe

1114 7th St. NW, Albuquerque, NM (505) 242-6367 www.harwoodartcenter.org Harwood Art Studio: 1029 6th St. NW (1 blk east of Main Bldg)

Contents Letter from the Director ........................................ Note from Escuela del Sol ..................................... Harwood Highlights .............................................. Interviews: Getting Here ........................................ Art Classes ............................................................ Teacher Bios ......................................................... Community Classes .............................................. Opportunities ....................................................... A few Harwood Faces ............................................ Summer Art Camp ................................................ Open Studio Night ............................................... 20th Anniversary Party ........................................... Burque Bop ........................................................... Garden .................................................................. Community Events ................................................ A Glimpse Back .................................................... Galleries ............................................................... Funders and Supporters ......................................... Membership & Class Enrollment Form ...................

2 3 4 5 8 11 12 14 15 17 18 18 19 19 20 21 23 29 30

SuMmer 2011

Thanks to YOU, founders of The Harwood Art Center! by Friedje vanGils Twenty plus years ago, the building that had housed the Harwood Girls’ School, from 1925 - 1976, stood largely empty. This historic building was filled with old furniture and a variety of ancient, dusty, and mangled remnants of the school’s history. As a part of Escuela del Sol Montessori’s new campus, the parents and teachers started brainstorming for ways to utilize the space. Seeing some possibilities in the upstairs dorm rooms and the large dining hall, Escuela del Sol’s art teacher, Kelly (Stone) Trujillo, suggested turning the rooms into affordable artist studios. She also knew of a student in the University of New Mexico’s art department who needed a venue for his upcoming show. Perhaps the dining hall would work well as a gallery. The deal was made. Kelly gathered a group of students, artists and Escuela del Sol parents to begin the process of making the rooms inhabitable. What a work day that was! Armed with brooms and mops, floor scrubbing machines and paint brushes, the families and artists began to rehabilitate this beautiful old building.

The Harwood’s first art exhibit received rave reviews, including a large color photo in the Sunday Albuquerque Journal.

taneously developed a community of studio artists and arts programming in the Harwood building. The rest is, as they say, history.

The very next day someone broke in to the exhibit and stole a piece of artwork! Days later, when the police introduced me to the culprit - a six-year old proving his mettle for a young gang - I knew that Escuela del Sol needed to become involved with the community. The young boy had given the stolen piece of art work to his grandfather as a hat stand, and the police wanted to know what kind of reparations I wanted.

The immediate neighborhood and the greater Albuquerque community jumped at the chance to be involved with the new Harwood Art Center. They took classes and used the studios and gallery. The Wells Park Community Center joined us in organizing a wonderful street fair. Community members organized a memorable haunted house in the Harwood basement, which was the precursor for our current annual Autumn Fest. On and on it went. There are too many great events and memories to count, and they all led us here, to this 20th Anniversary.

Well, the young “thief” and his friends from the neighborhood played an important role in getting The Harwood off the ground. Escuela del Sol employed the gang of great workers - many of whom were experiencing their first paid job - to renovate the campus. And then Richard Goulis came to town. Richard was a lively young artist interested in working with kids, so I asked him to start a summer art program for kids here at The Harwood. He stepped right up to the challenge, and simul-

With the tremendous support and involvement of artists (hobbyists, students, professors, and soon-to-be internationally reknowned artists), neighborhood families and area organizations, the community outreach program of Escuela del Sol Montessori has touched countless lives. Who founded the Harwood? YOU did!

2

a note frOm escuela del sOl What Tiger Moms Need to Know by Friedje vanGils You’ve heard the buzz ... if not, you know the topic: How much should we demand of our children? Should we push them to perform, to practice the piano four hours each day, take every AP class available, drill them in math regardless of what the school says or does? Is the “tiger mom,” the drill seargent who makes sure her children achieve all that is possible, the mom that we should all emulate? Is the “tiger mom” the conductor of the premier orchestra of cognitive development? In an interesting article in the New York Times, David Brooks writes that “Practicing a piece of music for four hours requires focused attention, but it is nowhere near as cognitively demanding as a sleepover with 14-

year-old girls. Managing status rivalries, negotiating group dynamics, understanding social norms, navigating the distinction between self and group — these and other social tests impose cognitive demands that blow away any intense tutoring session or a class at Yale.”* A well-functioning group may be the very definition of a successful business or school. As we see here at Escuela del Sol Montessori, the social and emotional intelligence of a group of students certainly seems to contribute to the successful functioning of the classroom - and to the creation of a good learning environment for the individual. As Brooks points out, most people in the workplace work in groups. Collective problem solving is generally more successful and efficient than problems addressed in solitude.

Brooks’ article caught my attention, not so much because of the Tiger Mom debate, but because I know that parents and educators often tend to lose sight of the cognitive and social skills our students really need to be well prepared for their futures. How important is it to function well in a group, to learn to trust, to read peoples’ moods and get a bead on various personalities, to understand open and masked intentions, and to realize others’ needs? As our children enter a school or a work place that involves collaboration and perhaps managing others, they will certainly need these skills. And they need these skills now, in their early years of school and certainly as they enter adolescence. Just think back to your last slumber party! * The New York Times. “Amuy Chua Is a Wimp” by David Brooks. January 17, 2011

highliGhts As you can imagine, we are only too excited to be celebrating our 20th Anniversary this year. In addition to our celebratory extravaganza this spring (see page xxxxxx), there are a few additional programming highlights that we’d like to point out to you. (1) Open Studio Night is just around the corner. That’s right! On Friday March 4th, in conjunction with two exciting new Gallery Receptions, the Harwood studio artists will be sharing their inspiring spaces with you! Read more on page 18. (2) Burque Bop, the live music series for grown-ups (in a setting for families) is back with a spring line up. Turn to page 19 to read more about these fun events! (3) We are looking for talented young artists to participate in this summer’s Mayor’s Art Summer Institute. Get the skinny on this opportunity to get paid while making art on page 14. (4) Summer Art Camp registration is about to go live! If you don’t think you’re on our specific Art Camp mailing list, then give us a shout! Email info@harwoodartcenter.org or call us at (505) 242-6367. Read more on page 17.

Happy 20th Birthday to us! You’re invited to our 20th Anniversary party! p 18. Three Harwood voices from the early years, p 5-7. A Few Harwood Faces (then), p 21, and (now), p 15.

(5) Call for entries! We want to show your work. We want to give you money. We want you to turn to our Opportunities page: 14.

(505) 242-6367

www.harwoodartcenter.org

4

Getting hEre Three Harwood voices from the early years.

RICHARD GOULIS, 1992-1995

What was your tenure? In early 1992, I answered a HELP WANTED ad for substitute teachers at Escuela del Sol Montessori. There I met Friedje van Gils, the Head of School, who astutely noticed I had some experience in organizing artists and arts organizations. I actively began searching for interested artists and set out creating art workshops for the greater Escuela community and beyond. In the summer of 1992 we began offering about 30 different workshops in everything from pinhole photography, drawing, performance art, to ceramics, mask making, video production and more. After the successful completion of this summer session, I was offered a managerial position and wholeheartedly began to see what could come of the newly minted “Harwood Art Center.” After about one year we had 65 amazing artists in the studios, with a growing waiting list of well over 50 people, a working performance space, dance floor and darkroom, various gallery spaces, as well as classes just about every night of the week. I remained at Harwood for the next three years until the Fall of 1995.

How did you see The Harwood change while you were here? In August 1992 we began the…renovation of the individual spaces in the building, many of which still were filled

with the remnants of its former use as a boarding school. Eventually, every one of the rooms were fixed up or cleaned and filled with busy artists. There was also great involvement by a group of artists from Albuquerque United Artists and other neighbors who established the first community garden on the north side lawn, adding a higher profile to the positive presence and revival of Harwood. The garden helped to change the neighborhood’s perception of what was happening at Harwood and provided another entry point for the greater community. I have thought many times since then, that without the support and trust of Escuela del Sol none of this would ever have happened and I am forever grateful for that. I knew the Harwood Art Center was a diamond in the rough and the arts community of New Mexico owes a great deal to the vision and ongoing support of Escuela del Sol.

Can you think of any memorable stories that stand out? I remember right around the time I was leaving, there was an incredible rainstorm, relentless, hard rain. One of the top floor studios had a trap door leading to the roof and somehow after decades of being sealed shut, it began to pour water into the building. It was an impossible amount of water! It filled the upstairs hallway and began running down the steps at both ends. A bunch of us were up there mopping, bailing, sponging, for days. I swear it must still be wet up there!

What are you doing now? I’ve been living and working in Providence, Rhode Island since leaving Harwood in 1995. I got married ten years ago and have two children; Cecily, 7, and Owen, 5. My wife Shelagh is a 4th grade teacher. I continue to be an exhibiting, working artist, and am beginning my fourth

After about one year we had 65 amazing artists in the studios, with a growing waiting list... What were you most proud of? I am very proud of many, many things regarding Harwood. I’d say that the act of establishing it firmly as an arts destination and building block in the Albuquerque arts community is first.

year as Video Production Manager of a project called “NetWorks” whose goal is to document and promote the work of Rhode Island visual artists. The videos are on YouTube and you can watch them here: http://www.youtube. com/user/NetWorksProject2008 Read Richard’s extended responses online!

SUZANNE SBARGE, 1995-1998

Vehicle project. I seem to have blocked out all the mishaps, except I do remember the elderly artist and night watchman Norman climbing onto the roof waving a gun to chase off intruders in the night.

How did you see The Harwood change while you were here? When I started the building was primarily a studio center for artists with very little public programming. The only staff members were the Building Manager Marshall Kovitz and me, and we were both part-time. I worked to expand the reach of Harwood through lots more exhibitions, classes and events, and the Harwood Summer Arts Camp. I focused on community involvement and marketing, which transformed Harwood from a mostly quiet studio center into a public venue that was always buzzing with activity.

What were you most proud of? I am most proud of The Prints of Albuquerque a citywide celebration of printmaking and Vehicle: Art & Transportation in New Mexico. These collaborations reached a much wider audience than Harwood had before, and brought many artists and organizations together. I am also especially proud to have started the Harwood Summer Arts Camp, which continues to fill such a big need for kids and families.

Who was the biggest character in the Harwood community? What artists made a big impression on you? The biggest character was Reggie Gammon. I miss him greatly. I have fond memories of working with artists Holly Roberts, Phyllis Stapler, Scott Kuykendall, Judith Scariano, Sally Condon, Eleanor Trabaudo, Michael Hudock, Leo Neufeld, staff members Marshall Kovitz, Susan McAllister, Kathy Meidell, Heidi Pollard, Friedje VanGils, as well as Romy & Chef Tim Keegan and graphic designer Charlie Kenneson, some of whom are still involved at

(505) 242-6367

What community resources did you call on for help when you were here?

Harwood today. There are far too many people to name, and my memory is rather damaged after all these years of multi-tasking!

Can you think of any memorable events that stand out? It was a wild occasion when we had Marta Sebestyen and her 8-piece band from Hungary eat dinner in the Harwood cafeteria before their big fundraising concert for Harwood at the KiMo Theatre. They drove up in my friends’ 1960s Plymouth Bonneville, and I’ll always remember the diva Marta Sebestyen stepping out of it like Marilyn Monroe stepping out of a limo. It was a joy to present a concert of Greg Brown in the Harwood cafeteria. It was also a treat to present a performance of Tom Guralnick (from the Outpost Performance Space) doing his one-man jazz improvisation band on saxophone and invented instruments, including a vacuum cleaner hose attached to his head, recording over himself in layers to create his own unique kind of solo symphony. I loved the graffiti tribute to Bob Ross painted on the gallery wall upstairs. And I particularly loved the art car event on the front yard for the

www.harwoodartcenter.org

Mayor Jim Baca came to speak at a wilderness fundraiser in conjunction with an incredible installation by artist Michael P. Berman, and he noticed the sidewalk out front was broken and perilous. Immediately afterwards, the City came and fixed the sidewalk. We didn’t even ask for his help, but it was wonderful the way he saw the need and just did it. I called on people to help in uncountable ways and much of our needs were filled by donations from generous community members. Gordon Church, the former Manager of the City’s Public Art Program, will always stand out for all his support and guidance. And Jim Kraft, an active member of the Harwood Exhibitions Committee for several years, is also deeply missed.

What are you doing now? I am the Executive Director of 516 ARTS, a nonprofit arts and education organization in Downtown Albuquerque (www.516arts.org). I am currently working on a collaboration called Latino/a Imaginary this spring. The next major collaboration will be ISEA2012: Machine Wilderness, which will be international in scope. I am also a working visual artist and show my collage paintings at galleries around the country. I am grateful to Escuela del Sol/The Harwood Art Center for launching my career in arts administration over 15 years ago and for serving as the umbrella for 516 ARTS in our first year. (continued on the next page)

6

Kevin Kinane and thirty kids, banging on five gallon buckets... clapping, stomping and singing, “All you wanna do is ride around Sally. Ride Sally ride” SUSAN MCALLISTER, 1997-2008

What was your tenure? I began working at Harwood as an intern in the summer of 1997 while I was completing my Master’s degree at UNM. Shortly after that I was hired as administrative assistant, and then as program director in 1999. In 2004, the position morphed into that of director.

How did you see The Harwood change while you were here? We implemented new programs, the Art Summer Institute, Old School Books Sowing Poetry, and the Harwood Emerging Artist Fund (read more about this on page xxx). Many of the programs that came out of this time were from ideas offered to Harwood by the community. Harwood staff always guides the programming to keep it in line with our mission but often the programs we’ve implement are based on community desires.

Who was the biggest character in the Harwood community? What artists made a big impression on you? Without a doubt, for me, the biggest character at Harwood was Reggie Gammon. I never left his company without a smile. He was an amazing storyteller, a great artist, a sweet man and just curmudgeonly enough to keep

me on my toes. One Reggie story that I love regards his offer to volunteer at a Harwood event. We asked if he would be a greeter at the front door to direct people to the festival in the back courtyard. About an hour into the festival we went to see how he was doing and found him sound asleep in his chair, book open in his lap, earphones on, listening to Jazz, no doubt.

Can you think of any memorable anecdotes that stand out? Two of my favorite memories of Harwood revolve around Summer Art Camp classes. Shortly after I started at Harwood, I walked into the building one morning to the sounds of the song “Mustang Sally” vibrating out of the cafeteria. When I walked down to see what was going on, there were Kevin Kinane and thirty kids, banging on five gallon buckets, crashing handmade symbols together, clapping, stomping and singing, “All you wanna do is ride around Sally. Ride Sally ride” at the top of their lungs. Beautiful, right? The other, similar but quieter, was when I came out of my office to find small squares of paper joined together with staples, tape and string, stretching from one of the Escuela del Sol classrooms at the north end of the building all the way to the cafeteria. It turned out that poet Kelly Sterns and her summer art class were composing the longest poem in the world.

What community resources did you call on for help when you were here? The Albuquerque arts community has an abundance of collective wisdom on every thing from art forms to technical issues, from programming problems to organizational obstacles. During my time at Harwood I reached out to more people than I can name, or thank, for guidance and/or advice.

What are you doing now? I’ve been working with the One Million Bones social arts practice for almost a year now. It’s a visionary whirling dervish that is a perfect combination of fine art, community art practice and social justice activism. One Million Bones offers me a professional challenge, provides a deep sense of personal gratitude for the effort, commitment and caring of the people I work with and the folks who participate by volunteering, donating, making artwork, and spreading the word. Oh, and it keeps me busy.

Art SchOOl ClaSSEs Register for Art School Classes

Dynamic Design Workshop Lea Anderson

Call (505) 242-6367 or send an email to: darby@harwoodartcenter.org

Would you love to learn new ways to create dynamic, visually exciting art? Learn the secrets of compositional design in this intensive, informationpacked weekend! Not only will you create visually stunning, sophisticated, colorful works, you will learn the terminology, elements, and principles of “Two-Dimensional Design” that all professional artists rely upon. Mixed media applications will include unusual acrylic techniques, India ink experiments, collage and low-tech printmaking applications. Students will come away with finished creative works as well as Design handouts, color harmony formulas, and educational information applicable to all artistic endeavors. This workshop will inspire as well as educate you! All levels welcome Sat/Sun March 19th and 20th 9 am – 4 pm, Harwood Studio Materials: A materials fee of $35, payable to the instructor on the first day, covers all supplies Tuition: $105 (Harwood members $90)

Karl Hofmann

Drawing Techniques – Marks & Materials Karl Hofmann Marks in a drawing can be virtually anything--dots, lines, smudges; you name it.  They are the building blocks of drawing and the physical evidence of the artist’s thoughts and resulting hand movements.  Drawing materials fulfill two basic roles:  What to draw on and what to draw with.  Our material choices can also greatly inform the type of marks that build our compositions.  We will further our means of expression via this exploration of mark-making techniques and materials.  All levels welcome Sat/Sun March 26th and 27th 9 am – 4 pm, Harwood Studio Materials: list mailed upon registration Tuition: $105 (Harwood members $90)

8

Intro to Jewelry Kristin Diener Beginning with a simple sterling ring band, you will learn how to saw, size, file, form, and solder using an acetylene torch. Your second project will build on these techniques, plus involve the making of a bezel cup and setting a cabochon stone. Through frequent demonstrations, students will learn to drill, pierce, rivet, chase, texture, oxidize, and polish/finish metal pieces. Students also study examples of contemporary and historical adornment. Projects will incorporate any or all of these newly learned processes through work with sterling and fine silver, copper, brass, and semi-precious stones. Emphasis will be placed on combining design and technique in order to create individualized wearable metal pieces…prepare to be adorned! A $95 supply fee is due at the first class and covers all tools, supplies, metal and stones to be used throughout the course. Sign up early, class size is very limited! Beginner level Sat/Sun April 2nd and 3rd 9 am – 4 pm, Diener Studio Materials: fee of $95, payable to Kristin on the first day, covers all materials Fee: $15 studio fee Tuition: $105 (Harwood members $90)

Carol Sanchez

What a Relief! A Printmaking Class Carol Sanchez Relief printmaking is one of the oldest and most basic print processes. The image is printed from a raised surface in which non-image areas have been cut away. This eight week class covers all techniques in relief printmaking including: Wood-cut, Linocut, Solar/polymerplate, Multiple Plate and Reductive Color Printing. Relief prints can be printed without a press. Students will learn to print images by hand and on an etching press. There is a strong emphasis on experimentation and exploration of ideas. All levels welcome and no previous printmaking is necessary.

Kristin Diener

Students should be prepared with ideas and plan to dig in at the first session. Class is limited to six students, so enroll early. All levels welcome Tuesdays, May 3rd to June 21st 1 pm – 4 pm, Carol Sanchez Studio at the Harwood Materials: Please bring a $50 supply fee payable to Carol, on the first day of class. Fee: $15 studio fee Tuition: $185 (Harwood members $170)

Portraiture Leo Neufeld Join Leo for a two-day plus intensive workshop that will focus on creating a portrait from life using a variety of media, such as charcoal, pastels and oil paint. Depicting the true likeness of an individual is the focus as students learn to see beyond the surface to capture the essence of the subject. The class will examine the relationship between armature and gesture, emphasizing block-in techniques and an understanding of the subtleties of light as it moves across and defines the form. We will also explore techniques such as massing light and shadow, line and paint quality, and the use of edges as a critical element of bringing life to the drawing or painting, as well as many others. This class features a special introductory evening at Leo’s studio on Friday, the 13th from 6 - 8 pm. Some previous experience preferred Friday, May 13th 6 pm – 8 pm Leo Neufeld Studio Sat/Sun May 14th and 15th 9 am – 4 pm, Harwood Studio Materials: list mailed upon registration Fee: Model fee of $20 Tuition: $105 (Harwood members $90)

Michelle Chrisman

Plein Air Painting in the Spring Landscape Michelle Chrisman

Masking and Layering with Acrylics Jessica Kennedy

What’s the key to effective Plein Air painting? Simplify! Whether you are a brand-new beginner or a seasoned pro, this workshop will help you get back to the foundations of the great French Impressionists: Simplifying shapes, light & shadow patterns, and “going beyond representation” to express the abstraction of the natural world before you with fresh excitement! We will start out each morning & afternoon session with small quick studies, moving on to mid-sized paintings, producing 8 total paintings in this weekend workshop. All mediums welcome All levels welcome Sat/Sun May 21st and 22nd 9 am – 4 pm, On location Materials: list mailed upon registration Tuition: $105 (Harwood members $90)

In this intensive two-day workshop, you will learn how to create beautiful patterned acrylic paintings.  We will combine vibrant and lively color fields with crisp edges to create exciting paintings with dynamic variety and contrast.  Your patterns can range from straight-edged geometry to flowing organic forms; anything goes!  Jessica will demonstrate each step of this unique technique for the group and will give individual feedback to each artist.  At the end of the workshop, you can expect to take home a gorgeous original artwork. All levels welcome Sat/Sun May 28th and 29th 9 am – 4 pm, Harwood Studio Materials: fee of $12 for specialized supplies payable to Jessica on the first day. Materials list mailed upon registration Tuition: $105 (Harwood members $90)

Jessica Kennedy

(505) 242-6367

www.harwoodartcenter.org

10

Art SchOOl Bios Lea Anderson, an artist for over

Kristin Diener received her

Leo Neufeld received his BFA

20 years, has earned two BFA degrees, one in Painting and Printmaking and one in Applied Design from SDSU, and an MFA in Drawing and Painting from UNM. Lea has taught classes in various media at UNM, UNM Continuing Education, Albuquerque Academy, and Harwood Art Center. In her own work, she experiments extensively with many different media and has been exhibited throughout the Southwest. www.leaandersonart.com

MFA in Jewelry Making/Metalsmithing from Bowling Green State University in Ohio and her BA in Art, Women, and American Culture from the University of Alabama. She has extensive teaching experience including William Woods College, Missouri, Dearborn Academy and The Cambridge Center in Massachusetts, and Kentucky Art Center in Alabama. Kristin’s work has been shown nationally and internationally, and can be seen locally at Mariposa Gallery-Nob Hill. www.kristindiener.com

from the University of Wisconsin in Madison and studied for many years at the Art Students League and the National Academy of Design in New York and the American Academy of Art in Chicago. Leo’s teaching experience includes the National Academy of Design and the New York Academy of Art, the New Mexico Art League and the Indianapolis Art League. His work can be found in museum collections and galleries across the country. Leo has received numerous honors, awards and fellowships throughout his artistic career and has had one-person shows in New York, New Mexico, Wisconsin, Indiana and Ohio. His work can be seen at the Dartmouth Street Gallery in Albuquerque, in Santa Fe at the Andreeva Gallery, the Mary Ran Gallery in Cincinnati and Portraits Inc, in New York. www.leoneufeld.com

Michelle Chrisman is a graduate of The School of Visual Arts and Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. She studied drawing & painting at the Art Students League’s of New York & Denver. Michelle studied landscape painting in Taos with Ray Vinella & Kevin MacPherson and has been a Plein Air Painter ever since. Michelle was featured in the June 08 issue of Southwest Art Magazine on Plein Air Painting in New Mexico. She is currently represented in Santa Fe by Joe Wade Fine Art, Wilder Nightingale Gallery in Taos, Adobe Gallery in Ruidoso, Bright Rain & Patrician Design in ABQ, as well as in galleries in Denver, Scottsdale & New Buffalo, Ill. www.MichelleChrisman.com

Karl Hofmann earned his MFA from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque and his BFA from the University of Michigan School of Art and Design in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  He has taught courses in Painting & Drawing at UNM and has exhibited his work nationally.  A painter, sculptor and installation artist, Hofmann’s work is largely abstract--though often nuanced with hidden imagery and text--it defines a visual space that lies somewhere between the absurd and the sublime. www.karlhofmann.com

Jessica Kennedy earned her MFA in painting from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque and her BFA in painting and drawing from the University of Michigan School of Art and Design in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She has taught courses in various media at UNM for several years and has exhibited widely both here in New Mexico and in her home state of Michigan. In her own work, Jessica focuses on capturing the energy and vibrancy of nature using traditional and experimental painting techniques. www.jessicakennedy.com

Carol Sanchez earned her BFA in printmaking from UNM and her MFA from the State University of New York at Albany. Her teaching experience includes Eastern Michigan University, and UNM. She has been included in several national and international exhibitions. Sanchez’s works are in the collections of the National Hispanic Cultural Center of New Mexico, Southern Graphics Council and Mason Gross School of the Arts at RutgersState University of New Jersey. Carol recently opened up her own print studio here at the Harwood Art Center, where she creates her prints, holds workshops and contracts out time to other printmakers. www.carolcsanchez.com

community classes A note about Community Classes In addition to running our own Art School classes, The Harwood encourages and supports creative entrepreneurs through our Community Class series. Community Classes are organized and taught by members of the community. The Harwood helps these classes take root by providing a low cost venue and basic promotion. If you are interested in signing up for one of the following five classes, please contact the individual teachers directly.

Community Yoga Iyengar style with Judy Mortellaro This yoga class is alignment-based and focuses heavily on the true essence of yoga - balance of body, mind and spirit. All levels are welcome. Join us and find harmony and balance, not just in the practice, but also in your life. Ongoing classes Wednesdays 5:15 - 6:30 pm All levels welcome Harwood Basement Yoga Studio $10 walk-in Contact: Judy 681-1940

(505) 242-6367

Qigong with Juan Carlos Zavala

Friends of Film, Video and Arts

Discover the exercise practiced daily for health, longevity, creativity and mental clarity. This 5,000 year old healing and stress relief practice uses breathing techniques and graceful movements. First Saturday of every month 9 – 10 am $10 per class Harwood Basement Yoga Studio Info: contact Juan Carlos 453-0749 Se Habla Español

A non-profit organization (under the Harwood Art Center) made up of independent filmmakers working together to make quality films, provide educational opportunities and experiences, develop trade relationships, and support a healthy film industry in New Mexico. Meet and greet, screenings and presentations that cover the art & business of filmmaking. 3 pm - 5:30 pm every 3rd Sunday (September-June, 2nd Sundays June and December). Check website for official times.

www.harwoodartcenter.org

$10 at the door for guests, or annual membership $50 + volunteer opportunities. Harwood Basement Theater Info: contact friends@filmvideoarts.org www.filmvideoarts.org

12

Happy Mountain Yoga  with Christina Bouajila Artist and yoga teacher Christina Bouajila offers this yoga practice to awaken and inspire your creative self, increase fitness and promote deep relaxation.  She is trained in Iyengar style but integrates other styles for a holistic yoga experience.  Dress comfortably and bring your mat, water and a towel or small blanket. Some extra mats will be available. Class begins with short meditation and ends with 5-8 minutes guided meditation.   Saturdays Sept 10 - Oct 29 10:30 - 11:30 am Basement Yoga Studio Open to everyone. Yoga for all levels, ages and abilities. Cost: all 8 classes paid before 1st class $50      Pay-as- you- go - $10 per class Contact: Christina 306-3949

Argentine Tango with Tango Downtown featuring Karen Reck and Paul Akmajian Argentine Tango is a social dance enjoyed by people of all ages in the clubs of Buenos Aires. Tango Downtown offers instruction in the essentials of Argentine Tango – connection to one’s partner, the music, and the other dancers sharing the room. We focus on technique, traditions, and integral elements of this improvised dance. No partner is necessary. Please check the Tango Downtown website for current session dates. Mondays Milonguero Style Essentials I (All levels, beginning and up) 7:30 - 8:30 pm Guided Practice 8:30 - 9:00 pm $12 per class | $50 for 5 classes Harwood Basement Theater Visit www.tangodowntown.net for class calendar. For more information please call 453-1786

OppOrtunities Emerging Artist Awards: Celebrating a decade of support for developing talent The Harwood Emerging Artist Fund was founded in 2000 to provide targeted assistance to emerging talent in New Mexico. Awards are small ($150 to $500) and support continuing education, materials and supplies. Below is a brief description of each award and the media they support.

Applications for the 2011 awards must be postmarked by March 15. Reggie Gammon Award Reggie Gammon, a well-loved artist and mentor to many, had a profound impact on life at Harwood. His prolific career spanned fifty years; he was an exceptional teacher, painter, printmaker and lover of Jazz, which figured prominently in his work. The Reggie Gammon Award is offered in support of artists working in Jazz, printmaking, and painting, on a rotating basis. The upcoming award will be given in the area of painting and may be used to defray the costs of classes, workshops, materials, supplies and equipment.

Marion and Kathryn Crissey Award Marion and Kathryn Crissey taught at the Harwood Girls School during the 1950s. This fund was established by friends and colleagues in their honor and supports artists working in all artistic media (including performance and literature) and may be used to defray the costs of classes, workshops, materials, supplies and equipment. Applications are available in the Harwood administrative offices or by sending a SASE to the Harwood Art Center, attention Harwood Emerging

(505) 242-6367

Artist Fund (please identify which award you wish to receive materials about). 1114 Seventh Street NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102. If you have any questions, give us a call at 242-6367 or e-mail info@harwoodartcenter.org

LGBTQ 2011 Call for Entries “Asking and Telling: Visual art and writing about coming out, or being forced out, of the closet..” Please submit up to 15 images or short written works, along with a statement linking the specific work to the show’s theme. LGBTQ Exhibit 1114 7th Street NW Albuquerque, NM 87102 Deadline: Must be postmarked or emailed by June 1st, 2011. This juried exhibit will showcase in our Main Gallery during October 2011.

Rent The Harwood Are you planning an upcoming event? Do you need a venue for a recurring meeting? Are you looking for a small performance space? Or is it time to find an art studio for that creative practice of yours?

Get paid to make art with the Mayor’s Art Summer Institute! This program is administered by the Harwood Art Center. Each summer, the Institute creates a permanent handmade tile mosaic on a major public building in Albuquerque. During the summer of 2011, we will continue our mosaic work on the Albuquerque Convention Center. We will be hiring a group of fifteen youth (ages 16 - 24 years) to work with two lead artists. We seek to hire students who are exceptionally motivated, talented, and good at working with others. The 2011 summer program is eight weeks long, and runs from June 13th to August 5th. During the program, apprentices will help to finalize the mosaic design, cut tiles from wet clay, glaze them, fire tiles in a kiln, and install and grout the mosaic. Visit our website to learn more about this exciting paid opportunity. If you are interested in applying, download the application and send it to The Harwood no later than Monday March 11th. Art Summer Institute 1114 7th Street NW Albuquerque, NM 87102 www.harwoodartcenter.org

Then rent The Harwood! We offer several affordable spaces - both small and large - in our historic 1925 building. Studio artists rent private work spaces throughout our building. During the weekdays, we also house a small independent cafe (Robin’s Kitchen) that does a marvelous job of caffeinating and otherwise fueling productive sessions. Call (505) 242-6367 to learn about renting our spaces or email kathy@harwoodartcenter.org.

www.harwoodartcenter.org

14

A few HarwOOd Faces The Harwood runs 37 artist studios, a darkroom, and an Art School. This is a quick snapshot of a few Harwood artists.

“I have had the privilege of occupying a studio at Harwood since 2004. The creative environment offered by Harwood lends itself to artistic exploration, which has been instrumental in my growth as an artist. I have been given the freedom required to delve into my photography and through that process my vision has expanded and evolved. Patrick Nagatani, one of the first artists to have a studio at Harwood, and I have a shared history. Not only was he a professor of mine in the photography program at the University of New Mexico, but he actually had the studio that I currently occupy. In fact, one of the walls still pays homage to his handiwork. As Harwood continues to be a home for both artists and art lovers, I can only hope that future generations will be able to appreciate and cherish one of Albuquerque’s most unique institutions.” - André Ford

“My name is Larry LeRoy Smith.  I’ve been back in a studio at Harwood about five or six years now in studio #4 upstairs. I was at Harwood years ago when I shared a studio in the basement with Neal Townsend, a great artist and friend who taught me many things.  My works include abstractions, as well as impressionistic and geometric design in both acrylics and watercolor. I have had a long relationship with Harwood, and it has been good. Things happen here.” - Larry Smith

“I was in Harwood’s very first show called Road To Chaos, organized by Jeff Kruger. My dog, Micro, was also in that show eating 30 hot dogs in a performance piece by Bryan Konefsky. I am back in a studio at Harwood for the second time after 4 years . This time I’m using the studio to do serigraphy with my collaborative friend Tom Loeb. Last time I used the studio to make sculpture. Harwood has given me many opportunities to show my own art and curate shows about the work my community, Albuquerque makes.  My dog Pablo and I are in and out of Harwood’s doors a lot because I now live in the neighborhood. And Robin’s Cafe has fine coffee.” - Kris Mills

“I have been an instructor at the Harwood Art Center since 1994. I’ve seen many changes over the years. In ‘94, Richard Goulis, the director at the time, let me use his north light studio for my first year in Albuquerque. In 2001 I again had a studio at the Harwood, this time upstairs. In this space I produced 2 major public pieces. The Divine Mercy for St. Bernadette and the portrait of Ed Romero for the Albuquerque Museum. In 1995 I gave a slideshow/talk to a standing room only audience in the cafeteria. Over the years I have had the opportunity to do numerous portrait painting demos open to the public. The most exciting and satisfying project for me has been teaching the mentorship program for teens which just ended its fourth year.” - Leo Neufeld

“I’ve been with Harwood for about 6 years now, making frequent use of the community darkroom for my b&w photography.  While I still shoot b&w film exclusively, the creative atmosphere at Harwood has inspired me to push beyond the boundaries of traditional silver gelatin prints to various alternative printing processes, including bromoil, gumoil, lith, Van Dyke, and salted paper.  In the very near future, I plan to try my hand at lino block printing.” - Christopher Singleton

(505) 242-6367

www.harwoodartcenter.org

16

suMMer art caMp is Back! Harwood Summer Art Camp and Mid-School Creative Workshop: Adventures in Art for your 1st through 8th grader. Harwood Summer Art Camp is one of our most popular programs, providing in-depth, high-quality, skilled instruction in a range of artistic forms. Campers cultivate their creative potential in a positive and supportive atmosphere that emphasizes fun through artistic exploration. Sessions lasts two weeks and culminate in an exciting celebration of visual arts and performances for family and friends. The Mid-School Creative Workshop represents the next step beyond Art Camp and is geared toward students in 7th and 8th grades who are ready for a more involved and collaborative arts experience. Sessions run concurrently with Summer Art Camp and include a morning and afternoon class. During this time, students work intensively with their instructor on larger scale projects, refining both their creative and collaborative potential.

Art Camp Scholarships Financial assistance to attend Summer Art Camp for residents of the Wells Park and Sawmill neighborhoods is available thanks to the Jon Schneck Memorial Fund. Additional scholarships for families in other parts of the city are made available through a grant from the City of Albuquerque Urban Enhancement Trust Fund. To inquire about financial assistance, contact the Harwood Art Center at 242-6367 or info@harwoodartcenter.org.

Scholarship applications must be turned in by May 16th, 2011, in order to be considered. Sign up for one session, or all four. This is a popular program, so enroll today! Session 1: June 6 - June 17 Session 2: June 20 - July 1 Session 3: July 5 - July 15 Session 4: July 18 - July 29 $425/session full-day • $215 half-day $375/session • $190 for half-day with Harwood Family Membership 505-242-6367 • info@harwoodartcenter.org • harwoodartcenter.org/ss/summer-art-camp.

HarwoOd Events

20

years!

We’re having a party to celebrate our 20th Anniversary! We want you to celebrate with us, so save the date for Friday May 20th, 2011! Keep a look out on Facebook, Twitter, our website and our e-Newsletter for details about this celebration. This will be an Anniversary Party in two parts. In the early evening we will celebrate the 30th Anniversary of our Executive Director, Friedje vanGils. Not only has Friedje been directing Escuela del Sol Montessori, our parent organization, for thirty years, she has also provided tremendous and steadfast support for The Harwood Art Center’s creative programming. Expect kid friendly music, food, and games during this first half of the party.

happy birthday harwood!

Celebrate

with us!

Open Studio Night Come out for a night of art at the Harwood Art Studios! For twenty years, local artists have been basing their creative enterprises out of The Harwood studios. What makes The Harwood such a special place for creativity? Visit with the current Hawood artists and find out! This exciting and inspiring annual event is coupled with our March Gallery Receptions, live musical performances, and film projections by Basement Films. Join us! Friday March 4th, from 6 - 8 pm FREE

As the evening progresses, the second half of our party will rev in to gear. These later celebrations will feature live music, film, food, drinks, and other entertainment in the courtyard. We are so pleased to be able to celebrate this 20th Anniversary, and we would truly love to have you take part in the reverly. Afterall, we wouldn’t be here without you!

18

Burque Bop is Back!

Grow, eat, stay healthy! Urban Growers Workshop Series

Live music for grown-ups (in a setting for families)

This year, we will again be teaming up with our wonderful partners at GardenersGuild and Rio Grande Community Farm to offer a series of practical garden workshops. Topics address issues at the appropriate time of year so you can apply your newfound knowledge right away.

This Spring we continue our music series featuring Albuquerque bands at a time that is accessible and open to families (and everyone else, of course!). The next three shows will take place March through May in conjunction with Harwood’s Third Fridays. The Fall series was great fun so we hope you’ll join us for this next round! Beginning this Spring, you will be able to reserve a spot online through our new partner - AMP Concerts. Visit www.ampconcerts.org and follow links to Burque Bop!

March 18: Leiahdorus “a rock/electronic band with evocative lyrics of adoration intertwined with piano, lush synthesizers, tremendous guitars, and drums.”

April 15: Johnny Burns “Sci Fi and mature love songs - if this was a Fairy Tale it would come straight out of Grimm’s.”

May 20: Harwood’s 20th Anniversary Blowout! Admission is FREE and the music is HOT! See page 18 for details. All performances begin at 6 pm. Please check our website for band details.

Admission is FREE to kids and members of Rio Grande Community Farm, Gardener’s Guild or Harwood Art Center. Suggested donation is $5

March 26th: “Seed Starts, TransCan you Feel the Buzz? Wells Park/Sawmill Action Buzz Garden The Action Buzz Garden is a community garden space located at 1255 8th Street NW (about three blocks north of Mountain on 8th Street NW). Situated on a formerly vacant lot in the Wells Park neighborhood, the program provides 8’X4’ plots to individuals and households for a modest $25 annual fee. A community development program of Harwood, the gardens seek not only to mitigate the negative elements of a vacant lot, but to transform it into a positive social space for the benefit of the local community. Plots are currently available for the 2011 growing season and many opportunities exist to help out with this wonderful program – from financial support to event organizing and community work days. It’s a great way to expand your community ties and tangibly impact the quality of life in Albuquerque. Please join us for sun, fun and fresh food!

Organized in partnership with the Cottonwood Gulch Foundation which fosters knowledge through wilderness adventure (www.cottonwoodgulch.org) as well as AMP Concerts, Albuquerque’s roving concert series, offering the best in world, folk and eclectic music (www.ampconcerts.org).

If you are interested in growing food or otherwise helping out at the Action Buzz Garden, please contact Wade Patterson at 242-6367 ext. 119 or wade@harwoodartcenter.org

planting, and Direct Seeding” @ Rio Grande Community Farm (Tierra Viva Pl NW, 1.1 miles west of 4th St. on Montaño park in Open Space lot and walk east to the barn/greenhouse) Bring a lawn chair!

April 9: “Permaculture: what goes around, comes around” @ Rio Grande Community Farm.

June 4: “Beekeeping: what, why and how” @ Action Buzz Neighborhood Garden (1255 8th Street NW, at the intersection of 8th and Summer Ave.) Schedule (dates and locations may be subject to change, so please consult our website closer to the event)

Community Events Beaming Bioneers: Albuquerque The annual Bioneers Conference (bioneers.org) is a “leading-edge forum and environmental conference, where social and scientific innovators focus on solutions inspired by nature and human ingenuity.” Beaming Bioneers is a program that allows communities to build a local event around the content from the national conference. Currently, a group is forming to bring Beaming Bioneers to Albuquerque in the autumn of 2011. Are you interested in being a part of this effort? We’d love to have your participation! For more information, visit bbabq.wordpress. com or call Becky Holtzman at 301-2840.

“Seedlings” by David Ondrik

Albuquerque Cultural Conference Join Us! August 26 - 28, 2011 at the Harwood Art Center. The 4th Annual Albuquerque Cultural Conference continues to explore spoken arts, drama, writing, music, photography and film, radio and television, digital communications, and public discussion with the hope, as a group, to become a cultural force in the region in the service of community and social change. For more information, bisit us online! Search for Albuquerque Cultural Conference on Facebook, or visit our website: albuquerqueculturalconference.org. Email albuquerqueculturalconference@ yahoo.com.

Dorodango Join Bruce Gardner of dorodango.com  at the Harwood Center for a workshop on creating hikaru dorodango, the Japanese art of shiny mud balls. The Hikaru Dorodango workshop will be held at the Harwood Center and is part of Obscura Day, an international celebration of curious places happening around the world. Saturday April 9, 2011, 12-3 pm.  Register online at http://atlasobscura.com/obscura-day.  Workshop limited to 30 participants. Cost: $10 Contact: Bruce at 938-6193

Albuquerque Cultural Conference (505) 242-6367

www.harwoodartcenter.org

20

A glimpse back

Insights from past Harwood artists

“I remember when the Harwood was a big empty building and Friedje had recruited a few people from the community to brainstorm about what it might become. The art community was large; studio and gallery spaces were limited. A match was made, and as the space filled up, the vision evolved. Albuquerque United Artists had an office, and held exhibitions during the 1990s.  In 2000, I collected burned relics from the Cerro Grande fire. The Harwood had a space available, and though I have always had my own studio (OK, those burned things were sooty), I rented a studio there while I worked on some ideas. Eventually I had two shows about the fire. The Harwood also awarded me an exhibition in 2005. That was a true honor. The place has been part of my life for the entire time it has existed as a “home for art and artists.” Congratulations! Twenty years is an incredible accomplishment.” - Barbara Grothus

I was at Harwood almost at the beginning.  I remember being able to walk down the hall and pick out the room I wanted.  Richard Goulis was director then.  I was a mask maker and still am.  Harwood was my home for 9 years.  I spent all day everyday there.  I can remember walking there in snow since I lived only a few blocks away.  When it first started it was a community and we had great potlucks.  Harwood gave me a great start in my life as a artist.  I miss having all the creative people around me. - Judith Rauchfuss

“In 2001 I was unable to find work in architecture so I turned to my lifelong love of collage and painting and rented a studio. The work shown at the Harwood galleries was always stimulating but also inspired me to develop a body of collages to exhibit. The then current art director Buffy, was always encouraging me as well. I was privileged to have a Harwood exhibit of my collages in 2006. I loved open studio as a chance to get feedback and talk personally about your work and techniques. Now, both my kids, Rae and Bryce, have amazing talent in art and music and have had a Harwood studio together for years, now used by Bryce as a painting studio. Rae is currently involved in printmaking at Bard College. They both took Harwood summer art classes as young artists. I’ve continued to be involved in architecture, graphic design, fine arts and exhibit design. The studio was always a refuge, a personal space where I could open to my own creative ‘voice’.” - Krystine Graziano

“I have somehow managed to stick with the same medium I was engaged with while at Harwood in 2005 and 2006 balance, wood, metal, acrylic. I had this wonderful space to escape to and call my own at the Harwood. Some of my favorite times to work were at night.  Often the monsoon rains would come and I would open all the windows and breathe the fresh aroma of moisture in the desert.  I didn’t stay at the Harwood for as long as I would have liked due to the heat that would build up in my SW corner studio.  I remember several people who were present during my time at the Harwood including David Ondrik, Pat Malcolm, Maude Andrade, Shawn Turung, Becky Holtzmen and Buffy Nelson, who worked there at the time.  All of these folks/artists were and are important to me in my everyday life. I have worked with or been influenced by each of them in my current job or in my continued efforts to make art. The Harwood has been a unifying structure in my life and has given me a chance to find my people or tribe. I identify with creative people. The Harwood is a trove of people who are inspired and continue to influence the visual experience and rich vocabulary of now.”   - Joshua Willis

“My name is Karen Mazur and I occupied 3 different Harwood spaces from 2001-2005. 3 different spaces, 3 different lifetimes and across media. Sometimes my studio was a graphic arts workshop, sometimes a painting studio, sometimes a production pottery shop, but being there was always wonderful. From late nights preparing materials for art students to mornings doing pre-natal yoga while I waited for the older child to be done with his work at Escuela del Sol, it is wonderful to reflect on all the art adventures I’ve had over the years at Harwood. The very first night I lived in Albuquerque was spent at a film program at Harwood  and from that moment I knew this was an organization I wanted to be involved with. 12 years later, I have two children at Escuela del Sol and, while I now have a studio space at home, I live a mere block and a half away and never tire of the view!“ - Karen Mazur

“I had my first official artist studio outside of my home at the Harwood Art Center from 2002 through 2004. I have many happy memories of the Harwood, and still have lifelong friends I made during my time there. In 2003 I won the Madonna Daniel emerging artist award and from that, studied portrait painting with Leo Neufeld. While there, along with David Stelle, we founded the 7th Mountain artist group - a group of mostly Harwood artists that got together regularly for social gatherings, group art shows, and workshops. I had my first solo show at the Harwood. My most important memory however, is when I tried to come back in 2007 and there was a long waiting list for studios. This is when I received the inspiration to start my own art center. In March 2008, my husband and I opened Chroma Studios. Kathy was a big help referring artists to us. Harwood was the model for Chroma Studios and we are still going strong almost 3 years later. I will always have a special place in my heart for this place!” - Paula Manning Lewis

(505) 242-6367

www.harwoodartcenter.org

22

Galleries March Our Front and Main Galleries feature innovative monthly exhibits from New Mexico and beyond.

Show run: March 4th - 24th, 2011 Reception: Friday, March 4th, from 6 - 8 pm in conjunction with Artscrawl’s First Fridays Gallery Hours: M-F 10 am - 4 pm, 3rd Friday (3/18) 6 - 8 pm

Open Studio Night! See page 18 for more information about this fun annual event.

Opening Receptions: The 1st Friday of each month, from 6 - 8 pm.

Intersections A collaborative exhibition of artwork created by the elementary students of Escuela del Sol Montessori. 

Visiting hours:

The collaborative show features work by Escuela del Sol’s elementary students, exploring the interplay among imagination, math, science, language and unique childhood experiences.  This collection uses a wide variety of media including painting, modular origami, and fiber arts.

Monday - Friday, 10 am - 4 pm The 3rd Friday of each month, from 6 - 8 pm.

Freak of Nature By Phyllis Stapler

When news broke a couple of years ago of a two headed calf being born on a dairy farm I became fascinated with how anomalies in the animal kingdom could evoke such conflicting emotions. Fear, curiosity, revulsion and even reverence are common reactions to unusual or abnormal creatures. Mythology is filled with oddities and monsters possessing

extraordinary abilities and qualities. Freak of Nature is my effort to present some of these animals, whether a “natural” mutation, man made or imaginary, in a sympathetic light.

April

May

Shows run: April 1st - 28th, 2011 Reception: Friday April 1st, from 6 - 8 pm in conjunction with Artscrawl’s First Fridays Gallery Hours: M-F 10 am - 4 pm, 3rd Friday (4/15) 6 - 8 pm

Shos run: May 6th - 26th, 2011 Reception: Friday May 6th, from 6 - 8 pm in conjunction with Artscrawl’s First Fridays Gallery Hours: M-F 10 am - 4 pm, 3rd Friday (5/20) 6 - 8 pm

“How Far From Home Are We?” Illustrated Radio Journey by Anna Keleher, Claire Coté and Rebecca Beinart It is spring – April 2008. Rebecca Beinart, Claire Coté and Anna and Mark Keleher are traveling together in a small van from Totnes, England to Helsinki, Finland via the Baltic States and back through Scandinavia. This collaboration and improvised cultural adventure unfolds along roads, ferry lines, pathways, and a string of campsites, tea stops, archeological sites and Nature Preserves. The journey takes the travelers across 16 borders and over 5,700 kilometers - all in seventeen days. This exhibition is the collaborative outcome of this voyage: an “illustrated radio journey.” On-site recordings, ambient sounds, creative reflection and narration are woven together to give listeners illuminating glimpses of the experiences of a journey by land and sea. Collaborative pen and ink drawings created over bumpy roads and by the light of headlamps offer illustrated glimpses. Whittled tally-sticks provide a sculptural “account” of the expedition. For more about Claire and Anna’s collaborations visit: www.claireandanna.com.

Fleeting Duality by Julia Lambright The ten formative years I spent in a Russian orphanage gave me uncertain foundations of loneliness and isolation… Dark feelings of helplessness and being an outcast come to me in distorted flashes of my childhood, as I struggle to define who I am today. In my work, I am discovering naïve hopes of the past and human understanding seen from an adult perspective. I use my instinct and intuition as I investigate my past… lifting the heavy label that was applied, the label that generates anxiety and morally challenges the essence of my physical being. Unfathomable distortion engulfs my work, layering experience that darkens my hopeful vision. Fragmented memories remain just under the surface, appearing blurred and splintered as the distant facts about my genesis that I often failed to confront. Knowing I can never fully salvage an ambiguous past, I gently repossess the fading illumination of my childhood, giving the viewer a small taste of my deep uncertainty.

Splash: New Paintings Synergy: La Onda de La Palabra

by Xuan Chen

ArtStreet, a program of Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless, is a community-based project and collective open studio space where art is used as the connection for community-building for those without and those with homes. This installation is part of a National Endowment for the Arts funded project that brought together artists and writers from

The paintings examine very fundamental units of visual art: color, line, shape, movement and rhythm. Lines manifest within a rhythm of a pattern. Strong contrast of color and twisting of lines represent the metaphor of strong emotional interaction: entanglement, bewilderment, conflict and confusion. The abstract essence of lines exists everywhere in reality: the intertwining of threads, the twist of a tussle, neurons in the brain, and the tissues in human organs. The paintings communicate though the strong visual language, convey the process of a mental turmoil, and explore an artistic spontaneity and unconscious expression combined with scientific precision.

the Harwood Art Center and The National Hispanic Cultural Center in order to enhance access to the arts and to sustain artistic excellence for ArtStreet’s open studio artists. For more info about ArtStreet call (505)248-0817 www. abqhch.org or e-mail mindygrossberg@abqhch.org

(505) 242-6367

www.harwoodartcenter.org

24

June Shows run: June 3rd - 23rd, 2011 Reception: Friday June 3rd, 6 - 8 pm in conjunction with Artscrawl’s First Fridays Gallery Hours: M-F 10 am - 4 pm, 3rd Friday (6/17) 6 - 8 pm

On Guard New work by: Cristina de los Santos, Jessica Kennedy and Zona Cristina works from a particular set of rules that are open to accidents or chance occurrences. Colors, forms, and marks are pushed into a chaotic state in ways that human interactions can be pushed to the brink of disaster. This interaction can be described as competition, human or alien contact, containment, or circulation. A love of process, action and paint itself are the driving forces behind Jessica’s work and the natural world is her major source of inspiration. She thinks about animals, human beings and plant life and attempts to create a world in which a single object, her painting, can define all three simultaneously. Zona brings a new twist, both figuratively and literally, to the recycled art world. Hundreds of sweaters, shirts, skirts and coats are repurposed as strips and then tied, knotted, woven, and braided together to create a collection of varied objects that recall organic forms. Viewing of the work of these three artists in the same space will allow for the experience of multiple approaches to handling the balance between control and chaos.

A Classification of Things, Part 2: A Drawing Installation by Chad Colby The Harwood’s front gallery space will be filled with works on paper united by lines drawn directly on the walls. The overall layout of the drawing installation will be based on images of polypeptide chains and enzyme structures. Each of the 100 or so “protein points” will be presented as a drawing, approximately 12” x 9”. The selection of subject matter involves archiving, isolating, and forcing connections among an array of seemingly disparate elements- from magnetic resonance imagery to cartoon characters- from Colby’s past 10 years of studio practice. Two Fort Lewis College art majors- Rachael Anderson and Ross White- are working as studio assistants to Colby, both in the creation and installation of this project.

July Shows run: July 1st - 28th, 2011 Reception: Friday July 1st, 6 - 8 pm in conjunction with Artscrawl’s First Fridays Gallery Hours: M-F 10 am - 4 pm, 3rd Friday (7/15) 6 - 8 pm

As Much as I Can Carry: Personal Plans for Survival Allyson Packer Allyson Packer works in a variety of media, taking subject matter from her own life and using it to examine the human need to seek out structure and understand our place within it.  These ideas are the basis for As Much as I Can Carry: Personal Plans for Survival, in which she creates installations reflecting on her experiences living in New Mexico. Using the theme of survivalism, her installations produce a portrait of an individual searching for structure and meaning in a mysterious environment.  

Organic Recursion Josh Lopez-Binder Recursion is the process of repeating a number of steps, outputs from earlier steps are re-used as inputs. Recursion is the basis of mathematical and biological fractals. The recursive process tends to create forms that resemble biological structures and systems that I strive to imitate and exaggerate. Fractals and recursion exist everywhere around us and in us. In my art I use mathematically defined recursion, as in logarithmic spirals composed of pieces that rotate and scale relative to their parent objects, and as well as recursive ideas without the aid of mathematics. When I draw I often repeat patterns but let them scale or slowly change shape in a way that each successive form is related to its predecessor. When making computer models and three-dimensional forms I sometimes scale and copy base objects according to whim, yet the process remains essentially recursive. This type of recursion, unconstrained by mathematics or computers, is generated from the brain, and thus is Organic Recursion.

26

28

FUNDeRS & SUPpORTERS Funders

Bernalillo County LEF Foundation The FUNd at the Albuquerque Community Foundation The Lumpkin Family Foundation McCune Charitable Foundation New Mexico Arts, a Division of the Department of Public Affairs The Public Art Program of the City of Albuquerque Urban Enhancement Trust Fund Wells Park Neighborhood Association Youth Conservation Corps, New Mexico

Donors

Kim Arthun Peter Budagher Andrea Escher and Todd Tibbals Molly Geissman Barbara Hinnenkamp Jennifer Jernigan Jessica Kennedy La Montanita Co-op Le Chat Lunatique Elizabeth Marcilla Dana McCabe Jill McLaughlin James and Renee Mitchell Bruce Malott & Marla Ward Sylvia Ramos Adonna Rometo

Special Thanks

Albuquerque Arts Barelas Community Center Basement Films Coyote Clay Cottonwood Gulch Foundation Friends of Film and Video Arts New Mexico Clay Ripe, Inc. Robin’s Natural Foods Sawmill Advisory Council Sawmill Community Land Trust Wells Park Community Center Susan Brown Amber Doan Nan Masland Erickson Dan Fuller Molly Geissman Wendy Kent Jack Klintworth Susan McAllister Turtle O’Toole Roberto Rosales Dee Sanchez Jessie and Fred Sais Mike Sullivan

12x12 Entertainment

12x12 Artists

Annie Abbott Charl Agiza Isaac AlaridPeas Diane Alire Lea Anderson Maude Andrade Vanessa Alvarado Maude Andrade Leslie Ayers Rosemary Barile Wanda Becker Jeff Benham Randall Biggers H. Howard Brandenburg Ann Bromberg Katie Burkstaller Margaret Carde Corie Chambers Michelle Chrisman Peg Christensen Juliana Coles Pete Collins Sally Condon Cynthia Cook Helen Cozza Lauri Dickinson Kristin Diener Marilyn Dillard Debi Dodge Carol Estes Christine Evans Laura Fenton Danielle Ferreira Susan Ferri Erin Forrest Jude Gallegos Deborah Gavel Molly Geissman Matti Graham Peter Grahame Sandra Grasdock Krystine Graziano Spring Griffin Mindy Grossberg Sarah Hartshorne Lindy Hirst Linda Holland Marianne Hornbuckle Michael Hudock Paul Jenks Evey Jones Jessica Kennedy Ed King Ellen Koment Betsy Kuhn Sandie Kutarnia Katrina Lasko Hank Lerma Stephanie Lerma Marta Light Claire Lissance Sandra Mack

Anna Mafchir Ann Hart Marquis Nan Masland Erickson Tara Massarsky Frank Melcori Derrick Montez B.C. Nowlin John Photos Jimmy Pontzer Rachel Popowcer Rebekah Potter William Preston Ginger Quinn Sheldon Richards Heidi Rogers Isabella Rojo Anne Marie Rossi Elaine Roy Carol Sanchez Cristina de los Santos Joann Schilling Sharon Schwartzmann Francesca Searer Janet Shagam Barbara Shapiro Claude Smith Larry Smith Bob Stembridge Mary Sweet Myriam Tapp Eleanor Trabaudo Harriette Tsosie Shawn Turung Barbara Van Buskirk Vashti b Kevin Vigil Laila Weeks Nancy Wiedower Cedra Wood Fred Yost Susan J. Zimmerman

12x12 Committee Laura Freed Molly Geissman Eleanor Macnish Patrice Emrie

12x12 Volunteers Maude Andrade Amber Doan Burma Gates Catherine Jones Ed King Tanesia Hale Jones Susan McAllister Shantih Bisland Naggan Heidi Rogers Carol Sanchez vashti b moss Dawn Ziegler

Le Chat Lunatique

12x12 Decorations Nob Hill Flower Shop

12x12 Restaurants Artichoke Cafe Ben Michael’s Cafe City Treats Parties Cocina Azul Cupcakeology Farina Pizzeria Gold Rush Cupcakes Golden Crown Panaderia The Grove Cafe and Market La Montanita Co-op M Cafe Robin’s Kitchen Slate Street Cafe St. Clair’s Winery & Bistro Whole Foods Market

Save your dimes by supporting the Harwood Become a Member Today! Membership levels:

A Harwood Membership = discounts and smiles

Student/senior ....... $30 General Adult ....... $50 Family ................... $75 Contributor ........... $100-249 Donor ................... $250-$499 Patron ................... $500 & up

With your membership you will receive this newsletter, announcements, and invitations to special events through the mail; discounts on all Harwood arts classes; member-only prices on Summer Art Camp registrations; early access to our December 12x12 fundraiser; a copy of a Harwood Anthology; along with discounts from these local businesses:

Donations are Tax Deductible

Anderson Studio & Gallery - 10% off Camera and Darkroom - 10% off Langell’s Art Supply -- 10% off Mariposa Gallery - 10% off Gregg & Co. - 10 % off

Please make checks payable to: Escuela del Sol/Harwood Art Center

Hanging Tree Gallery - 10% off Mama’s Minerals - 15% off Guild Theater discount Bookworks coupon!

Membership Enrollment and Class Registration Form: Name:

age (if youth/teen):

Parent’s Name (if registering youth/teen): Work Phone:

(

)

Home Phone:

(

)

Address: City, State, Zip: Email: Twitter handle: Membership (circle one):

(We’re @TheHarwood and Facebook.com/HarwoodArtcenter. Come say “Hi” online.) Adult $50.00

Student/Senior $30.00

Family $75.00

Title of Class:

Fee: $

Title of Class:

Fee: $

Other $

Total: $

MC/Visa Charge Acct. Exp. date Or, make checks payable to the Harwood Art Center. ENROLLMENT/REFUND POLICIES: Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis. Full payment of tuition will ensure a place in the class. Registration may be made by phone, mail, or in person. Refunds, less a $20 service fee, will be given only if The Harwood is notified 3 days prior to “workshops,” by the posted cut-off date, or within 24 hours following the first meeting of “classes.” A full refund will be given if the class or workshop is cancelled, filled prior to receipt of your registration, or if the instructor does not accept you as a student. If The Harwood cancels a class session, refunds will be prorated. There is a $25 fee for all checks returned with insufficient funds.

(505) 242-6367

www.harwoodartcenter.org

30

20

years of creative Escapades


Harwood Spring/Summer 2011 Newsletter