Encompass | Harwood Art Center

Encompass

Saturday, March 03, 5:00pm

Community Celebration: Saturday, March 3 from 5 - 8p
Exhibitions Run: March 3 - 29, 2018

Escuela del Sol Montessori and Harwood Art Center are pleased to present Encompass, a unique multi-generational art event that takes place annually in March. Featuring four gallery exhibitions, open studios, collaborative art making projects, live music, food trucks and activities for all ages, Encompass is both a reflection of and an offering to our community; this year, we are focusing on "Dream Spaces," as we think about our hopes and dreams for the future.

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Exhibitions

Reverie: Katya Crawford & Mira Woodson
"Some people go to priests; others to poetry; I to my friends" – Virginia Woolf

Reverie honors the power of friendship to transform darkness into light, the mundane into the magical. This is a story of two friends embarking on day trips to escape the spiraling political, social and environmental climate. Drawn to aging and technological infrastructure set in the sublime New Mexico landscape, they conjure up a world where technology and nature coexist in harmony. They finally turn their attention back to the city, and use design as an act of defiance and a reclamation of hope. {main gallery}

Regrowth: Escuela del Sol Montessori Elementary Students
In a dystopian, yet wonderous, future of perpetual night, the world has become so polluted that the population has had to leave the earth – building sky cities that float far above the pollution line.  But a solution is taking seed.  Some brave citizens have returned to the surface and have started to regrow the environment.  They have built a giant hexagonal biome in which plants and trees are slowly growing, cleaning and restoring the destroyed atmosphere.  In the hexagon plants life flourishes and the light has returned. Regrowth is presented by Escuela del Sol Montessori elementary students. {front gallery}

Connected
Harwood's Creative Roots outreach program celebrates 25 years of community art engagement with an exhibition featuring the Collective Memory project, following a year-long city-wide collaboration. {south gallery, upstairs}

Collected
Harwood's extended community of Studio Artists, teaching artists and practicing artist staff members share their artwork. {north gallery, upstairs}

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Site Specific Outdoor Commissions

Expanding Sequence: Joanna Keane Lopez
Expanding Sequences is a site-specific installation that engages the landscape and audience in repetition and reflection. The public art work is made of adobe bricks that mirrors the historical usage of adobe architecture in the neighborhood of Albuquerque old town and beyond. Expanding Sequences supports, reminds, reinforces, creates and holds space for dreaming. {harwood main building facade}

The Roving Table: Community Gathering, Family-Style
Large-scale table installation
Designed to bring people together. Presented by Women in Design: NM and UNM School of Architecture & Planning.
{harwood front yard}

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Open Studios & Art Sale

Open Studios

Since 1991, Harwood Art Center has provided creative workspaces, exhibition opportunities and professional development programs to local artists. Our Harwood Studio Artists invite you to visit them and view their beautiful wares.

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Community Art Making

Just Dream Jars
Make and take your own dream in a jar with the Jr High students of Escuela del Sol Montessori.

Action Upon Arrival
Creating hand held flags collectively that will share our dreams of people’s place in our community. Using screen printing and hand written notes we will assemble paper flags that will be placed publicly throughout Albuquerque. Presented by Spirit Of Service.

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Temporarary Outdoor Installation 

239 Dreams: Travis Tabet
This project coincides with the UNM School of Architecture and Planning class Ephemeral Landscapes for Social and Environmental Change, and will be one of three design projects to be included in Tabet's thesis. Working with the ‘Dream Scapes’ theme of Encompass, the design creates a dreamlike entrance to The Harwood Art Center using one hundred flickering LED candles. Light can serve as the medium to fuse art and architecture by transforming a commonly used daytime public space, into a dynamic nightscape.

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Food and Entertainment

Music
Eugene >>
{dining hall}

Food Trucks
Stir It Up
My Sweet Basil
Supper Truck
Street Food Institute

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Thanks!

Many thanks to our generous Encompass sponsoring partners: Albuquerque Art Business Association / ARTScrawl, The FUNd of Albuquerque Community Foundation, McCune Charitable Foundation, New Mexico Arts and National Endowment for the Arts, City of Albuquerque Urban Enhancement Trust Fund, US Bank, and A Good Sign.

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Image Credits, top to bottom: Katya Crawford & Mira Woodson; Alison Green; Joanna Keane Lopez; Maude Andrade courtesy of Christina Kennedy at Pop Studio; Jean Kondek; Travis Tabet

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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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