Through his art, Ian Hucke explores humanity. He appreciates and celebrates the diversity of people and believes a person’s face is the window into their soul. People Watching is Hucke’s attempt to bring to life what many do as they watch people—wonder about that person’s life. The subject of each portrait is a real person, but the biographical vignette is what the artist imagines about that person.
Artist Talk on Friday, May 3 @ 5:30pm, Opening Reception to follow from 6 – 8pm


Four Printmakers features Aaron Bass, Helen Cozza, Laurel Lampela and Janet Shagam. They are artists living in New Mexico whose work is connected by their love of making hand-pulled prints. Each artist utilizes a different approach to printmaking including low relief collagraphs, mokulito (lithography on wood), intaglio and polymer gravure. Together, their work illustrates an appreciation of the multiple processes for making marks on paper to express their individual ways of communicating.
Opening Reception: Friday, May 3 from 6 – 8pm


June 3 – July 26, 2019
Registration for summer 2018 is now open!  At Harwood Summer Art Camp, campers in grades 1 – 9 will immerse themselves in the arts with a group of inspired peers and accomplished instructors. Summer Art Camp unleashes imaginations, opening doors to new experiences, creative innovation and a rich array of performing and visual arts.



Saturday & Sunday, May 18 & 19, 9am – 4pm
Instructor: Lea Anderson
In this low-pressure and adventurous workshop, participants of all levels will experience Genesis: The Interpretive Discovery Exercise, a simple yet inspirational approach to art-making developed by artist and educator Lea Anderson. Each artist will come away with a series of 25 unique mixed media works on paper that will offer new directions with both materials and inspiration that will sustain and feed creativity far beyond the initial weekend.



SURFACE: Emerging Artists of New Mexico is dedicated to cultivating the creative and professional growth of artistic talents and to expanding their visibility in our community. SURFACE is Harwood Art Center’s annual juried exhibition, professional development and endowed cash awards program for emerging artists currently living and working in New Mexico.
Artist Talk & Awards Presentation on Friday, June 7 @ 5:30pm, Opening Reception & Open Artist Studios to follow from 6 – 8pm


Drawing from a specific personal narrative, Ruby Troup creates forms that echo the Southwest landscape, atomic age design, and highway kitsch. In this exhibition, Troup creates symbolic landmarks as a kind of map, charting the last few years of her life in the high desert.
Artist Talk on Friday, June 7 @ 5:30pm, Opening Reception to follow from 6 – 8pm

Harwood, the public outreach program of Escuela del Sol Montessori, is a creative center for community.

Participating at a grassroots level, Harwood deploys the arts as a catalyst for personal empowerment, cultural enrichment and social change. We believe that equitable access to the arts and opportunities for creative expression are integral to inspired, passionate individuals and to healthy, vibrant communities.