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Our Story

Harwood Art Center

Harwood, the outreach program of Escuela del Sol Montessori, is a creative center for community and the arts. Participating at a grassroots level, we work to build a sustainable and more vibrant local, statewide and regional community by using the arts as a catalyst for personal empowerment, cultural enrichment and social change.

We believe that equitable access to the arts is an integral part of a vibrant community, and our programs manifest this belief. We provide art education for all ages; community outreach projects and events; teaching and apprenticeship opportunities; and studios, exhibitions and professional development programs for both emerging and established artists.

Events and classes take place in our main building at the corner of Seventh Street and Mountain Road, at our art studios at the corner of Sixth Street and Mountain Road, and at many and varied locations around the neighborhood, city and state.

ABOUT HARWOOD & ESCUELA

For over 40 years, Escuela del Sol, an independent Montessori school, has nurtured creativity, independence and academic excellence in pre-K through elementary aged children. Escuela’s Harwood Art Center expands the school’s philosophy to serve a broad audience of youth and adults with a variety of arts programs. Escuela and Harwood are dedicated to instilling a passion for lifelong learning, creative expression and positive impact on our world.

HARWOOD STORIES

MAUDE ANDRADE
MAUDE ANDRADE

Current Studio Artist

Harwood Art Center is my sanctuary and my connection to the community.  It’s unusual and amazing to have these opposing forces satisfied in one place.  The Harwood community enriches my life because of studio artists, staff, teachers, and exhibits. Through classes at the Harwood Art Center and mentoring from influential New Mexico artists, I began painting in 2005.  My paintings have been included in exhibits at the Albuquerque Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts in Santa Fe, Mariposa Gallery in Albuquerque, and Patina Gallery, in Santa Fe.

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