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Paper Maché Mask Making

Paper Maché Mask Making
3 Part Workshop Series
Wed. & Thurs ., Oct. 16th & 17th, 5:30 – 7pm & Sat., Oct. 19th, 10:30am – noon
with Dagwood Reeves

series cost: $30 (scholarships available)
all materials provided
pre-payment and registration required : call 247-1172

This is an opportunity to learn basic mask making techniques using paper maché and recycled materials. At the end of the workshop, each student will have a unique, colorful paper maché mask. The first class will involve creating the basic mask form, the next day students will form and add details to the form. Saturday add final touches to the form and detail painting.

Inspired by the sculptures and masks of Oaxacan folk culture, instructor Dagwood Reeves taught himself the process of paper mache mask construction in 2006. He exhibits and sells his masks at local shops and festivals including OFFCenter.

Call for Art — Shadows and Silhouettes

Call for Art!
Art Gallery at OFFCenter
“Shadows and Silhouettes”
Art Due –
Thurs., Oct 24th – Tues., Oct. 28th
Exhibit Opening First Friday ARTSCrawl:
Friday, November 1st, 5 – 8 pm

Call for art in all mediums, limited to 2 pieces per artist in this non-juried, no-fee community art exhibit. Explore the dark side, your shadow self, the silhouette image and more — open to interpretation of our “other” sides.

Entries Due: Thurs., October 24th through Tues., Oct. 28th during regular studio hours

Special Musical Coffeehouse Performance

Friday, Oct. 25th, 6 – 8 pm
Coffeehouse Musical Performance:
Chris Nolan –
Singer/Songwriter & One Man Band!

Bonnie Bluhm presents a “Pass the Hat Production” for a special musical performance with coffee, snacks, art and friends to gather for a fun time jammin’ to the unique folk/rock musical stylings of Chris Nolan!

Current Exhibit at OFFCenter

“Masked Identity”

A non-juried community exhibit exploring the power of masks to alter the identity of its wearer. Exhibit up through Oct. 29th

Halloween Monster Mash Bash!

OFFCenter’s Halloween Monster Mash Bash
Thurs. October 31, 4 – 7 pm
@ OFFCenter Community Arts

Make OFFCenter your first official stop before trick or treating! Come and flaunt your spooky, kooky and fabulous costumes. Enjoy mask making, sugar skull making, skeleton face painting, a photo booth, snacks and, to conclude the night a costume contest.

The costume contest is separated into two sections; 12 & Under and 13 & Up. 12 & Under will win a delicious prize and 13 & Up will win a $10 gift certificate for OFFStuff. All participants will get a yummy party favor.

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

Questions/Comments: or (505) 247-1172