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Please Note!
OFFCenter’s winter studio hours will begin on Tuesday, November 11th, 2014.
This means that the studio will begin closing at 6pm on Tues., Wed., and Thurs. until we return to daylight savings time on March 10, 2015.

CALL FOR ART – “Homebound: The Art of Isolation”

OFFCenter Gallery Exhibit:
“Homebound: The Art of Isolation”
Drop off submissions @ OFFCenter
(or call 247-1172 to make arrangements for pickup)
between January 3rd and January 14th, 2015

OFFCenter is seeking submissions for our upcoming exhibition “Homebound: The Art of Isolation.” This exhibition will feature the work of New Mexico artists who cannot or do not leave their homes. Participating artists may be self-identified as homebound due to illness, disability, house arrest, or other reasons. Arrangements can be made to pick up work from the artist for this exhibition. Artists may choose to exhibit anonymously. Artists are welcome to submit up to 4 works of art to this exhibition, and a small bio or artist statement (bio and statement optional). Continue Reading »


Hello Neighbors,

Legislation of Interest

Last month, I introduced a Complete Streets Ordinance to ensure that streets are designed and built to efficiently serve all users, including pedestrians, cyclists, transit users and motorists, by adopting best practice standards for streets that serve motorized and non-motorized travel. I will hold a public information meeting to discuss and answer questions about the ordinance, O-14-27, on Wednesday, November 5 at 6:00 pm in the Council Committee Room, 9th floor of the City/County building at 1 Civic Plaza. The first formal hearing will be held by the Land Use Planning & Zoning Committee on Wednesday, November 12. LUPZ meetings begin at 5:00 pm in the Council Committee Room. Continue Reading »


Program always free & free parking south of the Museum
November 16, 2014 2 p.m.
Museum of Albuquerque in Old Town


SPEAKER: Deb Slaney, history curator for the Albuquerque Museum Her presentation will describe the planning that brought about the new Only in Albuquerque exhibit which opens March 2015. She’ll also describes details of this multi-million dollar exhibit some 10 years in the making.

WALKING TOUR OF DOWNTOWN CENTRAL AVENUE, FREE, SATURDAYS THROUGH NOVEMBER 22 10 – 11:30 am. Meet at 10 am at the corner of 1st & Central in front of the movie theater. Sponsored by the Albuquerque Historical Society & Historic ABQ, Inc. with support from the UETF. (Call Janet Saiers @ 299-5019 for more info.) Continue Reading »


¡Encantada! 2014
Sunday, November 2nd from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
and on November 12th from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
African American Performing Arts Center at Expo NM
310 San Pedro NE, near Gate 4

This is the Rio Grande Art Association’s 12th annual juried painting & sales exhibition, not to be missed! On Nov. 2nd and again on Nov. 12, RGAA will donate 10% of the sales to Art in the School – how wonderful!

Admission is free. Enjoy 114 paintings by some New Mexico’s most accomplished artists. This year’s judge: renown Albuquerque artist Frank McCulloch.
Show open Nov. 2 through Nov. 23
Open Tuesdays – Fridays 10 am – 5 pm
Saturdays and Sundays 10 am – 4 pm (except Nov. 2, 2 pm – 5 pm)

We hope to see you there!

For more information: Rio Grande Art Association



Good Morning,

I hope you’ll take a moment to read the op-ed I wrote about the campaign to transfer or even sell off America’s public lands, which was published in The New York Times today. America’s forests, wildlife refuges and conservation lands are part of the fabric of our democracy. Let’s keep them that way.

Please share your thoughts with me on this and other issues important to you.

Be well and please keep in touch. Continue Reading »

— Special event is a family fundraiser for The Storehouse —

Bernalillo County – Registration is now open for the first-ever BernCo Sugar Skull Fun Run, a special event sponsored by County Commissioner Art De La Cruz to support The Storehouse, New Mexico’s largest food pantry.

This family-friendly event is scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 2, on Dia de los Muertos, from 9-11 a.m. The 2.5k and 5k fun runs will begin at the National Hispanic Cultural Center and follow the Bosque Trail south to Rio Bravo Boulevard. Continue Reading »

Bernalillo County’s award-winning Open Space program closes out the 2014 schedule with a flourish, including three birding events that highlight New Mexico’s status as a local and migrating bird habitat. November’s events are also aimed at encouraging children and families to explore the great outdoors together.

Visit for more information and to sign up. You may also register for these programs by calling Colleen Langan-McRoberts, Open Space Coordinator, at 314-0398. Continue Reading »

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