¡HAH! Happy Arte Hour: Valentines with Nick Abdalla
February 2, 2017
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
On the first Thursday of the month, the National Hispanic Cultural Center invites adults for artistic fun. Snacks and refreshments, as well as beer and wine are for sale from Pop Fizz to fuel your creative juices. This month, artist Nick Abdalla will guide a project inspired by love! Nick and his wife have been exchanging found-object sculptural Valentines for over 30 years and their creative expressions of amor will serve as inspiration for this month’s Happy Arte Hour.
Please pre-register using the link below (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
About Nick Abdalla and his work:
Nick collects objects such as beads, twine, cardboard and rattan furniture parts. With a little sculpting putty and paint, he builds large scale creations that seem to take on a magical life of their own. Each sculpture taunts the imagination with agile forms that appear to be something different from every angle. Abdalla describes his process as one of feeling rather than thinking and notes the importance of listening to his work.
Nick’s Artist Statement:
“’All who wander are not lost.’ ‘I’m not lost, I’m just exploring.’ ‘Wherever you go, there you are.’ As simplistic as these slogans seem, they speak to my present approach to making things. The process has become important, or perhaps, the most important factor in my work. It is what I discover, what I find, what I feel that makes me do this. I begin by knowing nothing about what the piece will become.”
You can see Nick’s work in person at the NHCC Art Museum.