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
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


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


Author: Vicki Bolen, Little Bird de Papel

I am a paper artist living and creating in Albuquerque, NM. Working with paper to create art gives me an appreciation for the beauty and cultural significance of this versatile material. I began by folding origami cranes, and over the years my work has evolved to include handmade greeting cards, book making, boxes and mono prints. Each piece gives me the opportunity to create something useful while expressing myself artistically. I attend numerous art and crafts festivals throughout the country because my intent is to share the joy I experience in making art. My artwork is also available through my Etsy and Redbubble shops.

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