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.

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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

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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

CONTACT INFO

Soup is Love Project: Supporting Off Center

March 2, 4-7pm

Check out this incredible event hosted by Little Bird de Papel and the OFFCenter Community Arts Project for the Soup is Love Project here in the downtown Albuquerque area on March 2, 2018! Starting at this event, all the proceeds will be donated to the OFFCenter Community Arts Project. Off Center promotes positive self-identity and resilience through art making by providing a safe environment for creative social interaction with an emphasis to ehance the lives of those marginalized in our community. Be sure to purchase the soup bowls, donate, and attend this incredible event.

Attend this event; come see the 800 bowls on display at the OFFCenter Community Arts Project. This is an incredible collection. This collection of unique, hand built bowls, created over a year, reflects the diversity of a large and diverse group of local artists. Check out the Little Bird De Papel news article at this link: http://krqe.com/2018/02/04/year-long-project-bringing-community-together-through-art/

 

Featured Artist: OFFCenter


First Friday March 2, 4:00 to 7:00pm

The featured artist of the evening will be Albuquerque local artist Vicki Bolen! Come stop by and meet her on Friday, March 2nd at 5-8 p.m. Support local Albuquerque artists and participate in an incredible event hosted by both the Little Bird de Papel and OFFCenter Community Arts Project.

For current information and events by Little Bird De Papel, please visit MeetUp.com/Soup-is-Love-Project and www.FaceBook.com/LittleBirdDePapel/events

OFFCenter Community Arts Project events and open studio hours can be found online at http://www.offcenterarts.org and http://www.facebook.com/offcenterarts !

Soup is Love Project: More Info


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. Local restaurant, Kosmos, located at the Factory on Fifth, will share delicious soup during the event.


Featured Artist:
Next Best Thing to Being There


Vicki Bolen Featured Artist

There Are Many Paths Home
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.

FIRST FRIDAY
March 2, 5;00 to 8;00 PM
1315 MOUNTAIN RD NW 87104


2018 Travel Dates


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

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

CONTACT INFO

Soup is Love Project: Last Weekend to Make Bowls Benefiting Off Center!

February 3 and 4, 10am-4pm

After 12 months we have made about 800 bowls with 100 community participants. The proceeds will benefit OFF CENTER Community Arts Project.


OFF Center Community Arts Project was founded in 2001 by art therapists, artists and other community members whose vision was to have an all-inclusive arts studio where the process of making art in a supportive community and safe environment would provide healing and build community — especially for those most marginalized in our community.

 

Save the Dates:
Where to Buy the Bowls


First Friday March 2, 4:00 to 7:00pm

Little Bird de Papel is teaming up with Off Center Community Arts Project for the Soup is Love project. Starting March 2nd the proceeds from the purchase of soup bowls will be donated to Off Center.

The 800 bowls will be on display this evening, if you were a participant, you have a chance to see the whole collection and make your selection.

Little Bird de Papel
1222 MOUNTAIN RD NW 87102


Sale Open to Public

Saturday and Sunday, March 3 and 4, 10:00am to 4:00pm serving catered soup with your donation for bowls

Little Bird de Papel
1222 MOUNTAIN RD NW 87102

 

Soup is Love Project: More Info


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

 


Next Best Thing to Being There


Vicki Bolen Featured Artist

There Are Many Paths Home
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.

FIRST FRIDAY
March 2,  5;00 to 8;00 PM
1315 MOUNTAIN RD NW 87104


 

V is for Valentines…


Vicki knows about special Valentines gifts, including these handmade items


 

Richard’s Corner


HOW POETS LOVE

To drown in the gravity of redemption
Is the only way to ever know the osmotic soul

 

https://www.facebook.com/richardwolfsoncomicpoet

2018 Travel Dates

 


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

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

 

CONTACT INFO

Book Arts & More

On Saturday, January 27, check out at Central Features an exhibition of experimental artist-made books that prioritizes conceptual book forms, non-traditional materials, collaborative or interdisciplinary projects, and unconventional approaches to narrative, storytelling, and documentation. Boundless also includes an art zine selection curated by Marya Errin Jones.


Vicki Bolen is a printmaker, paper artist, bookbinder, and
origami artist. After many years her work naturally evolved beyond origami to include handmade greeting cards, book making, boxes and monoprints. In 2006 I started collaborating on book arts with my life partner
Richard Wolfson, who had begun writing after the death of his wife JoAnn, in 2004. Many of his poems come from dreams and shamanic journeys.

Here is an example of one of Vicki’s handmade books.
Click here to see more.


Also on Saturday, January 27th, check out at 516 Arts

The US-Mexico Border: Place, Imagination, and Possibility