September 2018

It’s Time for Globalquerque! 


We are on the road now,  but looking forward, when we return in September,  to one of our favorite yearly spectacular events – ¡Globalquerque!

The  2018 Poster Artist, is photographer extraordinaire Jim Holbrook with his photo Found Bridges. Many of you may have seen Jim at past ¡Globalquerque!s dashing from stage to stage cameras in hand.

Click HERE to learn more about ¡Globalquerque! and Jim!

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS!


We will be promoting and selling bowls
at OffCenter’s Folk Art Festival on Sunday September 30, 2018, 10-4pm


 2nd Annual Soup is Love Project


The following dates are the opportunities for you to get involved in making unique bowls.

September 22 and 23, Sat/Sun, 10–4
October 20 and 21, Sat/Sun, 10–4
November 10 and 11, Sat/Sun, 10-4
December 7, 8 and 9, Fri/Sat/Sun, 10–4
January 12 and 13, Sat/Sun 10–4

www.meetup.com/Soup-is-Love-Project/events/249786842/

Little Bird de Papel
1222 Mountain Rd. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102

https://www.facebook.com/pg/LittleBirdDePapel/events


Richard’s Corner


OUR WEEK AT THE SANTA FE OPERA

On our OP-cation
We just missed the sensation
Of seeing the notorious RBG
Which would have been glorious, to see
Her impression of CANDIDE, written by another Jew
Or DR.ATOMIC, a timely tale and fairly new
Or MADAM BUTTERFLY, surprised by an American Imperialist
While ARIADNE was captivated by a godly delirious-ist
But the ITALIAN GIRL outsmarted all of Algiers
In Venice she would have earned a round of beers
All in all, a smashing time
Which included a glass of ten dollar wine.

2018 Travel Dates


Long’s Park Art Festival
August 31 – September 2, 2018 | 1441 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster, PA

Third Ward Art Festival
September 8 – 9, 2018 | 219 N Milwaukee Street, Milwaukee, WI


24th Annual Durango Autumn Arts Festival

September 15-16, 2018 | East Second Ave, Downtown Durango

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August 2018

Join Us in Supporting Tortuga Gallery’s Bosque Mural


In collaboration with Mural Fest 2018 and Tortuga Gallery, three local artists (Denise Weaver Ross, Joel Davis, and Roe LiBretto) have designed a nearly 25′ x 90′ mural, celebrating the flora and fauna of Albuquerque’s Rio Grande Bosque. The mural will wrap around the gallery’s home at 901 Edith SE during Mural Fest 2018 starting at the end of September. Tural Fest 2018 has worked with Tortuga and the artists to launch a Go Fund Me campaign. 15% of the money raised during the Go Fund Me campaign will go to Sierra Club’s Bosque Action Team.

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE MURAL!

Do You Love
OffCenter Community Arts?


They offer art to the artless

Give people a reason to try

new things and new ways

to expand life and lower stress

all smiles help the human race


Help us with the 2nd Annual Soup is Love Project


The following dates are the opportunities for you to get involved in making unique bowls.

August 11 and 12, Saturday and Sunday, 10:00am to 4:00pm
September 22 and 23, Saturday and Sunday, 10:00am to 4:00pm
October 20 and 21, Saturday and Sunday, 10:00am to 4:00pm

www.meetup.com/Soup-is-Love-Project/events/249786842/

Little Bird de Papel
1222 Mountain Rd. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102

https://www.facebook.com/pg/LittleBirdDePapel/events


Richard’s Corner


To our friend, Nathan Henry: Congratulations on finishing your master’s degree and on your 30th birthday!

On your birthday
birds sing you a tune
dogs howl at the moon
Poets throw you a rhyme
your life never runs out of time.

Richard and Vicki


 This is how we celebrate people’s birthdays on Facebook. If you would like your personalized birthday poem, add Vicki as your Facebook friend, facebook.com/vbolen2.

2018 Travel Dates


Long’s Park Art Festival
August 31 – September 2, 2018 | 1441 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster, PA

Third Ward Art Festival
September 8 – 9, 2018 | 219 N Milwaukee Street, Milwaukee, WI


24th Annual Durango Autumn Arts Festival

September 15-16, 2018 | East Second Ave, Downtown Durango

July 2018

Greetings from Chicago
Happy 4th of July!


A new tradition is being birthed

Chicago, fireworks and lots of mirth

Hopes for Hamilton, a musical with brains

And next weekend to sell lots of cranes

Our next art show should be a smash

Before that, Richard should get some laughs.


Do You Love
OffCenter Community Arts?


They offer art to the artless

Give people a reason to try

new things and new ways

to expand life and lower stress

all smiles help the human race


Help us with the 2nd Annual Soup is Love Project

The following dates are the opportunities for you to get involved in making unique bowls.

June 16 and 17, Saturday and Sunday, 10:00am to 4:00pm
July 21 and 22, Saturday and Sunday, 10:00am to 4:00pm
August 11 and 12, Saturday and Sunday, 10:00am to 4:00pm
September 22 and 23, Saturday and Sunday, 10:00am to 4:00pm
October 20 and 21, Saturday and Sunday, 10:00am to 4:00pm

www.meetup.com/Soup-is-Love-Project/events/249786842/

Little Bird de Papel
1222 Mountain Rd. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102

https://www.facebook.com/pg/LittleBirdDePapel/events


Richard’s Corner


Milk jokes are popular in the Midwest
What kind of milk does Bernie Sanders drink?
Only whole milk, nothing 1% or 2% will ever touch his lips.

2018 Travel Dates


Chicago Botanic Garden Art Festival
June 29-30, July 1, 2018 | Esplanade in the Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, IL

Millennium Art Festival
July 6 – 8, 2018 | Lake Street at Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL

Sidewalk Sale and Exhibition
July 12 – 15, 2018 | Central PA Festival of the Arts, 403 S. Allen Street, Suite 205A State College, PA

6th Annual Cheesman Park Art Fest
July 28 – 29, 2018 | Cheesman Park, 1599 E. 8th Ave, Denver CO

Long’s Park Art Festival
August 31 – September 2, 2018 | 1441 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster, PA

Third Ward Art Festival
September 8 – 9, 2018 | 219 N Milwaukee Street, Milwaukee, WI


24th Annual Durango Autumn Arts Festival

September 15-16, 2018 | East Second Ave, Downtown Durango

June 2018

A Visual Tour of Historic Mountain Road

Event is on Saturday, June 9 at 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
History of the Neighborhood Through the Eyes of Contemporary Artists

Join the Friends of Mountain Road for a reception and banner walk to celebrate the installation of new, public art reflecting the unique history of Mountain Road. Twenty-two artists created original pieces about Wells Park, the Sawmill District, and Mountain Road that will be installed as banners on lampposts.

Mountain Road will be closed between 5th-12th Streets to allow visitors to view the art and learn about the history each piece reflects. A reception will be held at the Julianna Kirwin Studio and Gallery (1201 8th St), where the original art will be on display.

Sponsored by:
Isaac Benton, City Councillor and Javier Martinez, City Representative District 2
Reincarnation/The Subaru Guys
The Golden Crown Panaderia
WIRED
Mountain Road Fine Furniture
Brent Lomako
The Next Best Thing to Being There
MGP Mechanical

Click here or on the picture for more details.

Do You Love OffCenter Community Arts?

Help us with the 2nd Annual Soup is Love Project Fundraiser for OffCenter.

The following dates are the opportunities for you to get involved in making unique bowls.
June 16 and 17, Saturday and Sunday, 10:00am to 4:00pm
July 21 and 22, Saturday and Sunday, 10:00am to 4:00pm
August 11 and 12, Saturday and Sunday, 10:00am to 4:00pm
September 22 and 23, Saturday and Sunday, 10:00am to 4:00pm
October 20 and 21, Saturday and Sunday, 10:00am to 4:00pm

Little Bird de Papel
1222 Mountain Rd. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102

https://www.facebook.com/pg/LittleBirdDePapel/events



Check out My Redbubble Store!


Redbubble is a company helping artists like me to reach an audience that wants to live with art, that you can wear, decorate your home or embellish your phone.

Click HERE to choose the image of your choice and then select from 50+ products.


Richard’s Corner

Poem for Vicki’s birthday May 30th

in your travels, as you go
magic fingers begin their flow
the energy of every crane
protects you through all snow and rain
your genius allows mind to be free
some of it even rubs off on me.

2018 Travel Dates


Chicago Botanic Garden Art Festival
June 29-30, July 1, 2018 | Esplanade in the Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, IL

Millennium Art Festival
July 6 – 8, 2018 | Lake Street at Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL

Sidewalk Sale and Exhibition
July 12 – 15, 2018 | Central PA Festival of the Arts, 403 S. Allen Street, Suite 205A State College, PA

6th Annual Cheesman Park Art Fest
July 28 – 29, 2018 | Cheesman Park, 1599 E. 8th Ave, Denver CO

Long’s Park Art Festival
August 31 – September 2, 2018 | 1441 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster, PA

Third Ward Art Festival
September 8 – 9, 2018 | 219 N Milwaukee Street, Milwaukee, WI

Second Annual Soup Is Love Project

The following dates are the opportunities for you to get involved in making unique bowls.
May 5 and 6, Saturday and Sunday, 10:00am to 4:00pm
June 16 and 17, Saturday and Sunday, 10:00am to 4:00pm
July 21 and 22, Saturday and Sunday, 10:00am to 4:00pm
August 11 and 12, Saturday and Sunday, 10:00am to 4:00pm

https://www.facebook.com/pg/LittleBirdDePapel/events



Celebrate Mother’s Day at Little Bird!


Mother's Day Card for newsletter


Check out My Redbubble Store!


Redbubble is a company helping artists like me to reach an audience that wants to live with art, that you can wear, decorate your home or embellish your phone.

Click HERE to choose the image of your choice and then select from 50+ products.


Richard’s Corner

In April at the “ Tuesday Homie Hangout, A comedy Open Mic”– congratulations to Richard winning 1st place, the reward is to help host the May 15th comedy competition open mic. 9PM, O’Niells in Nob Hill.In addition, Richard hopes to perform in Indianapolis, Denver, and St. Louis on our May art loop.

2018 Travel Dates


Fesitval of the Arts
April 24 – 29, 2018 | Bicentennial Park, Downtown OKC

ONEAMERICA BROAD RIPPLE ART FAIR
May 19 – 20, 2018 | Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis IN

Denver Arts Festival
May 26 – 27, 2018 | Stapleton Conservatory Green, Denver CO

Webster Art Fair
June 1-3, 2018 | Eden Theological Seminary
483 E Lockwood Ave, Webster Groves, MO

Chicago Botanic Garden Art Festival
June 29-30, July 1, 2018 | Esplanade in the Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, IL

Millennium Art Festival
July 6 – 8, 2018 | Lake Street at Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL

Sidewalk Sale and Exhibition
July 12 – 15, 2018 | Central PA Festival of the Arts, 403 S. Allen Street, Suite 205A State College, PA

6th Annual Cheesman Park Art Fest
July 28 – 29, 2018 | Cheesman Park, 1599 E. 8th Ave, Denver CO

Long’s Park Art Festival
August 31 – September 2, 2018 | 1441 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster, PA

Third Ward Art Festival
September 8 – 9, 2018 | 219 N Milwaukee Street, Milwaukee, WI

SUCCESS! First Annual Soup Is Love Project

We had a very successful year, with the sale of 500 of the 600 bowls made by our local community. OffCenter is proud to accept this significant donation and now the remaining bowls will be available at Off Center gift shop.

A big thank you to all the volunteers specifically to: Penne Roberts, Leonard Baca, Jillian Maresco, Georgia Santa-Maria, Barb Miller, Denise Weaver-Ross, Deb Weaver, Margaret Connealy, Martha Heard, Dale Harris, Jill Logan, Carlos Contreras, Scot Sharot, Sarah Osborne, Tamara Massong Marilyn Christensen, Kosmos, Kathamann, Richard Wolfson, and all the volunteers from OffCenter.


Continuing on with the 2nd Annual Soup is Love Project, the following dates are more opportunities for you to get involved in making unique bowls:

May 5 and 6, Sat/Sun, 10am to 4pm
June 16 and 17, Sat/Sun, 10am to 4pm
July 21 and 22, Sat/Sun, 10am to 4pm
August 11 and 12, Sat/Sun, 10am to 4p

https://www.facebook.com/pg/LittleBirdDePapel/events



April is National Poetry Month


In honor of National Poetry Month we are exhibiting our collaborative artwork with Richards poetry, at Erna Ferguson Library.


Richard’s Corner

I had two comedy events in March, the Reptillion Lounge sponsored by Tricklocks Revolutions International Theater Festival on March 10 and Comedy Fight night at The Drafty Kilt on March 30 where Richard and Rusty Rutherford put up a good fight.


In April, I look forward to comedy open mics during Vicki’s art show in Oklahoma City during the Festival of the Arts.

2018 Travel Dates


Fesitval of the Arts
April 24 – 29, 2018 | Bicentennial Park, Downtown OKC

ONEAMERICA BROAD RIPPLE ART FAIR
May 19 – 20, 2018 | Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis IN

Denver Arts Festival
May 26 – 27, 2018 | Stapleton Conservatory Green, Denver CO

Webster Art Fair
June 1-3, 2018 | Eden Theological Seminary
483 E Lockwood Ave, Webster Groves, MO

Chicago Botanic Garden Art Festival
June 29-30, July 1, 2018 | Esplanade in the Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, IL

Millennium Art Festival
July 6 – 8, 2018 | Lake Street at Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL

6th Annual Cheesman Park Art Fest
July 28 – 29, 2018 | Cheesman Park, 1599 E. 8th Ave, Denver CO

Third Ward Art Festival
September 8 – 9, 2018 | 219 N Milwaukee Street, Milwaukee, WI

Soup is Love Project is Dishing Up Art

March 2, 4-7pm at Little Bird de Papel

Little Bird de Papel 1222 Mountain Rd. NW Albuquerque, NM 87102

Bowls will begin to be for sale Friday, March 2, 2018 at 4-7 p.m. Little Bird de Papel is located at 1222 Mountain RD. NW 87102  Come attend this event, donate and purchase our bowls.


March 3-4, 10am-4pm at Little Bird de Papel

Little Bird de Papel 1222 Mountain Rd. NW Albuquerque, NM 87102

Bowls will also be on sale at Vicki’s studio on Saturday and Sunday and Local restaurant, Kosmos, will be providing soup!

 

Thanks Albuquerque Journal and KRQE Channel 13 for the Great Local Coverage

More Events to Buy Bowls


Little Bird de Papel, 1222 Mountain Rd. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
Open on Saturdays during March 10,17,24,31 10am–4pm


Tortuga Gallery, 901 Edith SE, NM 87102
Open on Thursday, March 15, 1-5pm and 6-8pm
Open on Friday, March 16, 1-5pm
Open on Sunday, March 18, 2-5p


I’LL Drink To That #71 – Staying Involved Edition
Tractor Brewing – Wells Park 1800 4th St NW, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102


Learn all the latest details at our meetup site. Click on logo below.

 

 

 

 

Continuing 2018 Soup is Love Project


Join Us to Make More and Better Bowls

May 5 and 6, Sat/Sun, 10–4
June 16 and 17, Sat/Sun, 10–4
July 21 and 22, Sat/Sun, 10–4
August 11 and 12, Sat/Sun, 10–4

Little Bird de Papel
1222 Mountain Rd. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102

 

 


Happenings on Mountain Road


Vicki Bolen Featured Artist
There Are Many Paths Home

FIRST FRIDAY AT
NEXT BEST THING TO BEING THERE
1315 MOUNTAIN RD NW 87104

Vicki Bolen presents mixed media paper collages, as paper quilts, which sometimes include origami, as well as hand stitching and machine sewing, and other paper ephemera.


Click Here for Other First Friday Artscrawl Openings

Click Here for More Events on Mountain Road

Richard’s Corner

 

 

 

Richard Wolfson, comic-poet
will be performing at the Reptilion Lounge
March 10 at 10:00pm

Richard Wolfson, comic-poet
will be performing at the Reptilion Lounge
March 10 at 10:00pm

https://www.facebook.com/richardwolfsoncomicpoet


2018 Travel Dates


Fesitval of the Arts
April 24 – 29, 2018
| Bicentennial Park, Downtown OKC

 

ONEAMERICA BROAD RIPPLE ART FAIR
May 19 – 20, 2018 | Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis IN

 

Denver Arts Festival
May 26 – 27, 2018 |
Stapleton Conservatory Green, Denver CO

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