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“4 x 4” Exhibit Opening Reception – Third Friday ARTScrawl
July 19th, 5 – 8 pm

Peek into the mini world of artists with 4 x 4 vision. Artists of all ages submitted artwork in all mediums in this open-themed, non-juried community art exhibit. Pieces were limited to being 4″ x 4″ square.

Exhibit Up Through August 3rd

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Bookmaking Workshop

Sat. Aug. 10th, 10 am – Noon
One Fold – Two Books
Bookmaking Workshop
with Beverly Ann Wilson
Cost: $10

Using one origami folding, participants will make a star/lotus book and a rainbow book. Front and back covers with a ribbon tie provide many creative writing, drawing, collaging, and stamping pages. Variable sizes and papers open possibilities for journaling, gift giving, and delight.


Space is limited to 8 people, so call 247-1172 now!
(Registration and Pre-payment required.)

Beverly Ann Wilson is a printmaker and book artist living in Albuquerque. She uses her original prints, paste paper and drawings as pages for her artists’ books in a dual effort at recycling and preservation.Playfully incorporating found objects, old texts or bits of the natural world in the book structure her books result in a convergence of journaling, artistry and storytelling. She has given workshops and exhibited in New York, Chicago, Massachusetts, and New Mexico.

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Make Your Own Red Book Workshop

Make Your Own Red Book Workshop
Sun., July 28th, 2-5 pm
with Nina Ross, PhD
Cost: $35
Materials included. Bring a journal, pen, and any special tools you want to use.
Space is limited, so call 247-1172 now!
Registration and Pre-payment required.

Do you have a personal mystery? A question you want to pose, and find answers for? Do you want to find a way to your personal truths? This class will show you how to make discoveries beyond what you may consciously already know, using these inspirations for personal art making. “Often the hands will solve a mystery that the intellect has struggled with in vain.” Carl Jung had a secret book of his own understandings only recently shared with the public: The Red Book; and he felt that anyone could make their own. In this class, participants will have the opportunity to begin to create a visual journal based on their personal imagery, intuition, and active imagination. Through guided meditation and discussion participants will tap into their own rich inner worlds.

Nina Ross has a PhD in the Psychology of Art from Union Institute. Nina has studied with James Hillman and others in the field of Archetypal Psychology. She is a licensed and registered Art Therapist in New Mexico with over 25 years experience working with people through art.

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Mark your calenders…tell your friends!

11th Annual “We Art the People!” Folk Art Festival
Sunday, September 8th, 2013
10am – 4pm
Robinson Park (Central & 8th Street) Downtown Albuquerque

The 11th Annual “We ART the People!” Folk Art Festival is a flurry of creativity giving everyone a chance to celebrate, experience and participate in the arts. Spontaneous fun for the whole family! Festivities include a Giant Puppet Parade, over 100 arts and crafts vendors selling affordable, locally-hand-made unique creations, free art activities with an Art Making Tent and Giant Coloring Book/Murals (for kids of ALL ages!) There will be two performance stages with five different styles of folk music, folk dancing, magic, performance art and food provided by a variety of local food truck vendors.


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Kids Only Open Studio

Tuesdays & Thursdays
10 am – Noon
Tues. June 11th – Thurs. July 18th
FREE (donations always welcomed)

OFFCenter’s studio will be open ONLY to kids to have free reign of the studio all to themselves! (with their parents and/or guardians if under 12)
Come in and play those hot summer days away in our cooled studio LOADED with art supplies.

Also, YDI’s (Youth Development Inc.) group: Niños en Accion will be in the studio during the same time creating a variety of projects in conjunction with instructor Allison Theoret, in case you need to take a peek for inspiration on what project you might like to make with your kids.

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OFFCenter’s THRIFT store needs you!

We need new donations for our thrift store…if you have unique, saleable, artsy stuff (or kid/adult art supplies) you’d like to donate, please drop them off during our regular studio hours:
T-Th: 1-7pm, Fr: 1-5pm, Sa: 10am-2pm. 100% of proceeds go to OFFCenter…

Donate Your Vehicle to OFFCenter!

You can now donate your old vehicle (running or not) to OFFCenter Community Arts. It’s fast and easy. Just go to this link, fill out your vehicle information and they’ll pick up your vehicle, assess the scrap metal or resale value, send you the forms for your taxes and send OFFCenter a check!

Free Weekly Workgroups

Writing Group with Mandy Gardner – Wednesdays: 3-4pm
Drawing with Dave Blecha – Thursdays: 1-3pm
Card Making with Karen Turner – Thursdays: 3-5pm
Basic Guitar with Kay Stillion – Fridays: 2:30-3:30pm
Basic Ukulele with Kay Stillion – Fridays: 3:30-4:30pm

Knitting and Crochet Circle – Saturdays: 11:30am-1:30pm

— Artists’ Network Meeting —
Open to All Emerging & Established Artists!
ALL artists are welcome to network, learn about marketing and sales opportunities and
are invited to participate in developing OFFCenter’s exhibitions and programming.
We meet once a month to make art and share ideas with one another…
Every 2nd Tuesday of the Month: 5 – 6 pm @ OFFCenter

You can always access our schedule of events/workshops at our online calendar:

Open Studio Hours: Tu-Th: 1-7pm, Fr: 1-5 pm, Sa: 10am-2 pm
(exceptions for special scheduled events)

Address: 808 Park Avenue SW – Albuquerque, 87102

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