Community Celebration + Open Studios: Saturday, April 1st from 4:00p – 8:00p
Exhibitions Run: March 8 – April 13, 2023

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 vendors, and activities for all ages, Encompass is both a reflection of and an offering to our community; this year, we are focusing on “Remembrance & Renewal”. Encompass is Harwood’s capstone celebration for the year. We invite everyone to this free event as we come together in community!

You are invited to an Exhibition Reception, Open Studios + Community Celebration on Saturday, April 1st from 4:00pm-8:00pm at Harwood Art Center.

Grief Movement

breana connor, Matthan Cowart, Jordan Alvarenga, Sarah Hogland-Gurulé and Caroline Netschert. Grief Movement is a meditation on creating interdependence through healing ritual, shared grief, carework and artmaking.

(hall gallery)

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Archive of Memory: A Visual Journal Retrospective

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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Art to Save the World

The Escuela del Sol Junior High, in collaboration with their fellow students and school community, is putting on an art exhibit to save the world. Three fabled artifacts of legendary power are being assembled in different timelines, but everything will converge on April 1st where all will rise… or fall.

(special projects gallery)

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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Shelter is Harwood’s new Social Practice Project that will launch at Encompass. Shelter will amplify attention to the housing crisis in Albuquerque and beyond through partnership with the People’s Housing Project and organizers fighting to meet this basic need. Community participants will craft and embellish individual homes with data, personal narratives and creative ideas that will be pieced together into a holistic installation that hopes to raise awareness and inspire action.

Timelines is a collective drawing project led by artist Celine Gordon that will prompt participants to look closely at nature and draw together. Participants will look at found objects from surrounding landscapes such as leaves, branches, rocks, etc. then compose an abstracted pattern based on their object. Once participants have sketched a composition, they will transfer it onto a collective art piece. The resulting work will be a chronology documenting the different ways our community sees and depicts nature. The series of collective work will prompt people to think about ecology through art making.

Live Screen-Printing 111 T-Shirt Lab will be live printing T-shirts and tote bags with an original design by artist, Lynnette Haozous. Launching Harwood’s new Artist Made Commission Series, T-shirts and Tote Bags will be available for sale at Encompass.

Peace is…

A children’s book release for Peace is… written by Escuela Del Sol Montessori Guide, Rhiannon Willard.

Rhiannon Willard was born in Maine and currently resides in the Land of Enchantment. A voracious reader and avid writer, she also loves traveling and spending time with her family. When she isn’t writing, she works as an educator at a local Montessori school. Although her typical writing style is autofiction and a new subgenre of fiction she refers to as hypothetical, Rhiannon’s experience as a Montessori guide planted the seed of an idea for Peace is…which encompasses two deep-rooted elements of her life. 


Make a night of it – enjoy local food from Tuerta, live music by DJ Anjo!


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, Ivan Boyd, Lindsay Brenner, Caitlin Carcerano, Jenn Carrillo, Lincoln Draper, Cynthia Elliot, Joan Roberts Garcia, Margot Geist, Ken Gingerich, Ricardo Guillermo, Marianne Hall, Michael Hudock, Alejandro Jaramillo, mk, Zahra Marwan, Karen Mazur, Aziza Murray, Candy Nartonis, Linh Nguyen, Reyes Padilla, Adrian Pijoan, Casa Q, MB Ramos, George Richardson, Donna Romano, Eric Romero, Carol C. Sanchez, Sallie Scheufler, Shawn Turung, Natalie Voelker, Deb Wozniak, Chelsea Wrightson and Molly Zimmer.

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