Be Green, Shop Local!

To be green this year,
shop local, shop small,
shop on Mountain Road

Click on dates below for more info!

YOUR Friday, November 23 10–4

Small Business Saturday, November 24 10–4

Soup is Love Sunday, November 25 10-4

Little Bird de Papel, 1222 Mountain Rd. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
https://www.facebook.com/pg/LittleBirdDePapel/events


2nd Annual Soup is Love Project

benefiting

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

November 23, 24 and 25, Fri/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/


Contact Information

Vicki Bolen
Little Bird de Papel

1222 Mountain Rd. NW
Albuq uerque, NM87102
505-710-7524
littlebirdepapel@gmail.com
littlebirddepapel.com
vickibolen.com

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November 2018

Support Local Artists
on Mountain Road


Little Bird de Papel
Holiday Shopping Days

Black Friday, November 23 10–4
Small Business Saturday, November 24 10–4
Cyber Monday, November 26, 10-4

Online Holiday Shopping

on Redbubble


2nd Annual Soup is Love Project

benefiting

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

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/


RICHARDS CORNER

In New York we saw plays about immigrants,
lost Egyptians receiving hospitality in Israel,
confused visitors on 9-11 come to New Foundland,
a Kenyan girl grows beyond ‘Mean Girl’ life,
and of course, an early immigrant named Hamilton.
In New York, I walked way to far
now I lie in bed walkless,
it was all worth it.

Contact Information

Vicki Bolen
Little Bird de Papel

1222 Mountain Rd. NW
Albuq uerque, NM87102
505-710-7524
littlebirdepapel@gmail.com
littlebirddepapel.com
vickibolen.com

October 2018

Beyond Balloon Fiesta:
What Else to See in Albuquerque


First Friday Events

Click here for complete First Friday listings

Feature: Matrix Fine Arts

Join us in October for two events featuring acrylic artist and calligrapher, Elizabeth McKee. Elizabeth will present her book art exhibit, Unexpected Motion, on Friday, October 5 from 5-8 pm.

Then on Saturday, October 20, from 1-3 join Elizabeth for a discussion on the genesis of her accordion-fold book, Assault of Angels.


MURAL FEST 2018

Click here for complete listing of murals, artists and events

Mural #17: Tortuga Bosque Mural

The muralists, Denise Weaver Ross and Roe LiBretto along with volunteers are adding more paint each day. Joel Davis is working in his studio to prepare the tile for mosaic elements. The painting crew are here most days between 2-6pm.

Donate to the mural effort at Go Fund Me or in person at the gallery.
Come celebrate the completion on October 20 from 4-6pm.

Photo: Pax Garcia, co-owner of Tortuga Gallery, lending an helping hand to the mural effort.


2nd Annual Soup is Love Project

benefiting


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

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/


Support an Artist this Holiday Season

click  HERE to see these products and much more!


RICHARDS CORNER

When our road trips are over, it’s home again
to spend time with our little Fritzy friend
we love Albuquerque theater and lots of plays
and ‘Soup is Love’ cuz Vicki loves her clay
Burque is the best, if I had my druthers
last night, we had the honor to see Sally Struthers.

Contact Information

Vicki Bolen
Little Bird de Papel

1222 Mountain Rd. NW
Albuq uerque, NM87102
505-710-7524
littlebirdepapel@gmail.com
littlebirddepapel.com
vickibolen.com

 

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

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



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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