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December 2017
The Art of Luis Tapia

Reading & Booksigning, Borderless: The Art of Luis Tapia

December 2

2 pm to 4 pm

Join us for a panel discussion and book signing celebrating Borderless: The Art of Luis Tapia, a new book that documents pioneering Chicano artist Luis Tapia’s 45-year career in art. The first full-length study of Tapia’s work, Borderless delves deep into his artistic legacy as a celebrated and influential figure in Chicano and New Mexican art, from the early 1970s to today. Leading art historians, curators, and literary figures consider Tapia’s refined craftsmanship and insightful commentary to be visual and social touchstones for a tradition in transition. Contributors include Dana Gioia, Charlene Villaseñor Black, Lucy R. Lippard, Denise Chávez, Edward Hayes, and Director and Curator of the NHCC Art Museum, Tey Marianna Nunn.
Free with a suggested $5 donation to the museum

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¡Baile! Rueda de Casino (Cuban Salsa) Dance Class

December 5
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6 pm – 7 pm Beginning and Intermediate – This class is geared for teenagers and adults. Come learn footwork, partner skills and choreography. No experience necessary.

7 pm – 8 pm Intermediate and Advanced – In order to participate in this class, dancers must know how to keep time, closed position calls, dame, enchufla, and outside turn.

Dance classes taught by Sarita Streng, Nick Babic, Adam “El Caballo” Metcalf, Larry Heard, and Rueda 505 Friends.

In the meantime, a fun video from Rueda Con Ritmo Dance Group who was just in Cuba Rueda con Ritmo with Jorge Luna Roque in Holguín. Click Here.

There is NO NEED TO PRE-REGISTER. Just show up in comfortable clothes ready to dance! For more information, contact elsa.menendez@state.nm.us or 505-246-2261 ext.34744
$5 – $10 per class (pay what you can)

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NHCC Library Latin Dance Book Collection Open House

6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

The NHCC Library would like to introduce you to its recently acquired Latin Dance Book Collection, made possible through a grant from the New Mexico Library Foundation. Join us Tuesday December 5th from 6:30-8:30 pm to view the books, make free photocopies from the collection, and enjoy a dance demonstration by the Rueda505 dancers at 6:45 pm. Refreshments will be served. Or on Thursday, December 14th 4-6 pm, when once again you will be able to peruse the books, make free photocopies of pages, and enjoy refreshments.
Free public event

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¡HAH! Happy Arte Hour

This event is full and registration is now closed. Please check back for the next Happy Arte Hour, February 1, 2018.

5:30 pm

On the first Thursday of the month, NHCC invites adults for artistic fun in a relaxed social setting, which includes snacks, refreshments, and beer & wine for sale from Pop Fizz. This is a great opportunity for friends to hang out, a unique date night option, or a place to come solo and connect with fellow art enthusiasts.

This month’s art project will be lead by Martha Vároz Ewing who uses wheat, oats & barley straw in her work, which she gathers from her brother’s wheat fields in Southern Colorado.  The straw is known as Poor Man’s Gold and the tin is “Poor Man’s Silver.  She combines the two mediums as she feels they complement each other.  Martha notes that her art takes on a form of prayer which is offered to the Trinity and is symbolic in her designs as noted in patterns of three.  She was mentored by the late Paula Rodriguez who was responsible, along with her husband Eliseo,  for the revival of this dying art form in the 1930’s during the WPA project.

Martha is a native of Santa Fé and has been a participant in the traditional Spanish Market since 2004. She is an award winning artist and was awarded the top five awards at the traditional Spanish Market in Santa Fe in 2005.

Please pre-register using the link HERE (so we know how many materials to prepare)

For more information please call or email Elena Baca at 505-246-2261 or ElenaD.Baca@state.nm.us
Free, $5 donations are encouraged to support the artists & purchase supplies

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Alice King Community School: A Party in a Pear Tree (Rental)

December 8December 9

7 pm both days

Alice King Community School music classes, grades 2 through 5, present their inaugural holiday musical, A Party in a Pear Tree, by John Jacobson and Roger Emerson. Directed by Dr. Gary Wayne Pyland, it’s sure to be the most hilarious twelve days ever!
All Tickets $3

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Saturdays in the Museum

December 9
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2 pm to 3 pm

National Hispanic Cultural Center Art Museum presents Saturdays in the Museum Tours every Saturday afternoon starting at 2 pm. Each tour will be different depending on the exhibit and theme.
Free with NHCC Museum admission

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Mundos de Mestizaje

December 9December 10
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NHCC Torreón
1701 4th street SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States
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12 pm to 5 pm

A Vision of History through Fresco…

Mundos de Mestizaje by Frederico Vigil is a mural housed in the Torreón on the campus of the National Hispanic Cultural Center. This monumental fresco depicts thousands of years of Hispanic history highlighting diverse cultural connections between people and places from the Iberian Peninsula to the Americas. The 4,000 square foot painting is one of the largest frescos in North America.

The digitized imagery of the painting ensures that this culturally significant work can be a sharing and learning experience for students and families anywhere. We invite you to explore the imagery, history and complexities of the Mundos de Mestizaje mural.

Discover on your own by clicking the link HERE.
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Pablo Picasso Painting Guernica

Awards Ceremony: Second Cervantes Drawing and Painting Contest for New Mexico Students

2 pm

Instituto Cervantes, the National Hispanic Cultural Center, and the Spanish Resource Center present the awards for a student drawing and painting contest to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the creation of Pablo Picasso’s Guernica and to celebrate the exhibition El Prado in Santa Fe—the U.S. debut of 92 full-scale reproductions of some of the greatest masterpieces from Madrid’s Museo del Prado.

Students in three age categories, ages 6-8, 9-11, and 12-15 were invited to submit original drawings depicting any subject matter relating to great Spanish or Latin American painters—Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Joan Miró, Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, etc. Teachers were encouraged to introduce any of these artists in their classrooms. The drawings and paintings will be on display at the NHCC from December 9 through April 7, 2018.

A special grand prize of $500 will be awarded, with $300 going to the student and $200 to the school. First, second, and third prizes in each age category will also include monetary awards for both the student and the school ($200 for the student and $100 for the school for first place; $100 for the student and $100 for the school for second place; $100 for the student for third place). Fourth, fifth, and sixth place winners in each category will receive a medal of honor, courtesy of the Mexican Consulate in Albuquerque.

The exhibition of all artwork will open at 2 pm, with the winners announced at a Winter Ceremony at 3 pm. Prizes and certificates will be given out during the celebration; all participants will receive a participation certificate.

For further information, please contact Instituto Cervantes at 505-724-4777 or adxabq@cervantes.es.
Free public event

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¡Baile! Rueda de Casino (Cuban Salsa) Dance Class

December 12
|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every week on the same day that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on December 19, 2017,
and An event every 1 week(s) on Tuesday that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on December 19, 2017

6 pm – 7 pm Beginning and Intermediate – This class is geared for teenagers and adults. Come learn footwork, partner skills and choreography. No experience necessary.

7 pm – 8 pm Intermediate and Advanced – In order to participate in this class, dancers must know how to keep time, closed position calls, dame, enchufla, and outside turn.

Dance classes taught by Sarita Streng, Nick Babic, Adam “El Caballo” Metcalf, Larry Heard, and Rueda 505 Friends.

In the meantime, a fun video from Rueda Con Ritmo Dance Group who was just in Cuba Rueda con Ritmo with Jorge Luna Roque in Holguín. Click Here.

There is NO NEED TO PRE-REGISTER. Just show up in comfortable clothes ready to dance! For more information, contact elsa.menendez@state.nm.us or 505-246-2261 ext.34744
$5 – $10 per class (pay what you can)

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NHCC Library Latin Dance Book Collection Open House

December 14

4 pm to 6:30 pm 

The NHCC Library would like to introduce you to its recently acquired Latin Dance Book Collection, made possible through a grant from the New Mexico Library Foundation. Join us Tuesday December 5th from 6:30-8:30 pm to view the books, make free photocopies from the collection, and enjoy a dance demonstration by the Rueda505 dancers at 6:45 pm. Refreshments will be served. Or on Thursday, December 14th 4-6 pm, when once again you will be able to peruse the books, make free photocopies of pages, and enjoy refreshments.
Free public event

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