First Friday, BernCo ARTScrawl – Downtown Area, September 5

Friday September 5th 4-6:30pm
Start at 1 Civic Plaza NW 10th Floor

Public Art has the power to inspire curiosity, encourage contemplation, facilitate dialogue, foster community spirit, and create a sense of place. Funded by 1% for art from voter approved general obligation bonds, the Bernalillo County Public Art collection boasts over 250 artworks. Located in county buildings, parks, community centers, libraries and outside of facilities, the collection enhances the quality of life for county citizens and visitors. Bernalillo County Cultural Services in collaboration with ARTScrawl presents BernCo Public ARTScrawl. Enjoy FREE LIVE MUSIC and FOOD at five dynamic art exhibits at three downtown locations. Start off at City/County Government Center, 1 Civic Plaza NW 10th Floor conference room B to pick up your map of the exhibits.

Commissioner Maggie Hart Stebbins, Commission Area, 10th Floor

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Eight by Alan Paine Radebaugh

A Cluster of Fragments, Alan Paine Radebaugh: Accomplished artist Alan Paine Radebaugh explores nature and abstraction in his recent body of work on paper and canvas. Since establishing his studio in New Mexico in 1979 Radebaugh has shown his work at numerous galleries including Magnifico Artspace, The Harwood Art Center and the Albuquerque Museum.

Judge Parks, Probate Judge’s Office, 6th Floor

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Artwork by Liam Hallada

“Focus on Youth 2013” Youth Photographers: Each year the Bernalillo County Arts Board purchases six photographs from the Focus on Youth Juried Student Photography Exhibit, an annual art show of photographs by high school students in Albuquerque. The selected photographs from the 2013 exhibit range in process from tintype – a method popularized in the 1860’s to cutting edge digital special techniques. The pieces range is subject matter from self-portraiture to street photography of a sleeping man and his dog on in Asia. These stellar photographs highlight the talents of Albuquerque youth.

Clerk Maggie Toulouse Oliver, Clerk’s Office, 6th Floor

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White Man’s Moccasins by Lee Marmon

“New Mexico Spirit” Lee Marmon: Portraits and landscape photographs by Native American photographer Lee Marmon from Laguna Pueblo were recently purchased for the 1% for the Art Collection. Marmon is globally recognized for his portraits of tribal elders and who were the last generation to live by their traditional ways and values. Marmon’s work has appeared in The New York Times, The Saturday Evening Post and Time. In 2006, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Santa Fe-based Southwestern Association for Indian Arts for the “legacy of integrity” his works have inspired during the 59 years that Marmon has been practicing his craft.

“New Mexico Spirit” Reg Loving: Reg Loving has shown extensively in Santa Fe and is well known for his abstractions and landscape paintings. His paintings, using acrylic and marble dust, have a sensuous texture and depth. He recently exhibited in an invitational show at the Museum of New Mexico in Albuquerque.

Tanya R Giddings, Assessor’s Office, 510 Tijeras, 1st Floor

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Collective work with Jade Leyva

“SEEDS: A Collective Voice” Jade Leyva and girls from the Youth Services Center: In June of 2014, The Girls Unit of The Bernalillo County Youth Services Center (BCYSC) participated in SEEDS as part of The Center’s commitment to providing unique experiential learning opportunities to detained youth as well as to challenge conventional confinement models Lead Artist Jade Leyva with the girls of the Youth Services Center created a large scale seed mural. At the heart of her project “SEEDS: a collective voice” Jade Leyva addresses seed preservation, sustainability and community nutrition. The girls working on this project learned determination, perseverance, and the rewards of methodical work. The concept of this mural represents the innate creativity contained within girls, provided these gifts are cultivated by their environment and the adults around them.

Commission Chair Debbie O’Malley, Bernalillo County Annex, 415 Tijeras, 1st Floor

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Alumni Chapel by Therese Evangel

“My Albuquerque”, Therese Evangel: Therese Evangel’s watercolors from “My Albuquerque” tell a story of the city she knows and loves. Some of these buildings are still standing and some that have been destroyed. They chronicle the changes and growth in this city. Their timeless personalities were shaped by the architects and builders who gave them life. She is represented in prestigious corporate collections including the University of New Mexico School of Law, Bank of New England, Transco Corporation and such private collections as the John Forbes collection and the Coors collection.

“Selected Works” Working Classroom Youth: Working Classroom is a multi-ethnic, inter-
generational community of student & professional artists, writers, actors and directors with a conscious commitment to supporting new and diverse voices and visions in the arts. They contribute to a more nuanced understanding of American identity by training aspiring artists and actors from historically ignored communities and creating art and theater by, for and about these communities.

For more info visit http://www.bernco.gov/public-art-program.

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