Community Celebration + Open Studios: Saturday, April 13 from 4:30p – 7:30p
Exhibitions Run: March 7 – April 13, 2024

Harwood Art Center and Escuela del Sol Montessori are pleased to present Encompass, a unique multi-generational art event that takes place annually. Featuring five invitational exhibitions, open studios, hands-on 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’s theme is Embodiments of Wonder. Encompass is Harwood’s capstone celebration for the year.

We invite everyone to this free event as we come together with our community! You are invited to an Community Celebration / Closing Reception on Saturday, April 13 from 4:30pm – 7:30pm at Harwood Art Center.


Make a night of it – enjoy local food from Root 66 Food Truck and live music by Casey Mráz!

Embodiments of Wonder

Featuring commissioned site specific installations by artists whose work is alive with mystery and magic, sparking both curiosity and joy. Participating artists include: Monika Guerra, Adrian Martin, Audrey Montoya, Adrian Pijoan, Sallie Scheufler, and Shawn Turung.

(hall gallery)

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Ithacan Mythologies / Whose Home?

Lined up on shelves in an antiquated library, the Visual Journals and Sketchbooks of Albuquerque mixed media artist Juliana Coles are a collection of lost and fragmented memories due to a life of seizures.

(front gallery)

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Journey Through the Wonderverse

The Escuela del Sol Junior High, in collaboration with the rest of the school, has created Journey Through the Wonderverse. The students invite you on the road trip of your life! With wonders, attractions, billboards, and an inconvenience store… their installation will not only showcase their art, but also connect the other installations for Encompass 2024. 

(outdoor and ongoing installation at main event)

Cross Pollination

Featuring artworks created in community through the Youth Mural Project, Social Practice, and our paid summer Apprenticeship in Art & Social Justice. This exhibition highlights harwood’s outreach, apprenticeship and collabortive program artists.

(upstairs south gallery)

All Together

An exhibition of work made by Harwood Art Center’s extended community, All Together includes Harwood studio artists, administrative staff, practicing artists, teaching artists and Escuela del Sol Montessori teachers, to reflect our organization’s mission to nurture a passion for lifelong learning, creative expression and engaged citizenship.

(upstairs north gallery)

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We invite you to this free event as we come together with our community for a Community Celebration and Closing Reception on Saturday, April 13 from 4:30pm-7:30pm at Harwood Art Center. This event will include Open Studios, food by Root 66 Food Truck, and our very own Wonder Fair! Harwood’s Wonder Fair at Encompass will feature live music by Casey Mráz, special guests the beloved Giant Puppets from OffCenter Arts, the debut of our latest Artist Made Series Design by Zahra Marwan, and the following free art-making activities and experiences for our community:

  • Live painted portraits by caricature artist, Shane Fox! Shane Fox is a non-binary artist born and raised in New Mexico who hopes to capture moments of euphoria and joy.
  • Tarot Readings by artist Celine Gordon from her self published and illustrated nature-themed tarot deck “The Burning Shadow.” Her approach to tarot is grounded and interactive – she focuses on using the deck to provide advice, healing, and guidance rather than fortune-telling.
  • Flower Crown Making with artist and craftsperson Jacklyn Le. Jacklyn’s practice is interdisciplinary and she focuses on functional fine art.



Since 1991, Harwood Art Center has provided market subsidized creative workspaces to local artists. Our Harwood Studio Artists invite you into their studios to visit them, view their artwork and purchase their beautiful wares. Studio Artists retain 100% of the sales made.

Harwood Studio Artists include: Lea Anderson, Sara Asadi, Ivan Boyd, Lindsay Brenner, Caitlin Carcerano, Jenn Carrillo, Lincoln Draper, Marisol Driovinto, Esther Elia, Cynthia Elliot, Len Follick, Margot Geist, Ken Gingerich, Ricardo Guillermo, Marianne Hall, Michael Hudock, Alejandro Jaramillo, mk, Amy Mann, Zahra Marwan, Karen Mazur, Aziza Murray, Candy Nartonis, Reyes Padilla, Adrian Pijoan, MB Ramos, George Richardson, Donna Romano, Eric Romero, Carol C. Sanchez, Sallie Scheufler, Emily Silva, Shawn Turung, Natalie Voelker, Deb Wozniak, Chandler Wigton, Chelsea Wrightson.