Hello everyone! As a former member of the OFFCenter staff I am always thinking about the great times at OFFCenter and the work done there. After graduating from UNM December 2012 I've been spending a large part of 2013 overseas. I am currently in Cremona, Italy, racing bikes, teaching english and trying not to lose my mind master Adobe Illustrator in Italian!
From pen to the screen.
I have done a simple drawing for the event poster for an international bike race held in January I will be racing in. The drawing itself was very simple, my first time using Illustrator and in Italian was a little more difficult!
Well wishes for everyone in Albuquerque and everyone at OFFCenter! More posts and photos to come soon!
Juan Diego Mariscal has been using the OFFCenter studio quite some time now and is an extremely accomplished tailor. He does all sorts of different sewing jobs and if you need any alterations done please contact him at 505-843-9405.
Congratulations to Alexander Poltzer, who performed his recital on Friday, October 19th and successfully graduated from the iCreate guitar program. This is the first time iCreate has had the honor to graduate an entire family! Anyone who is interested in learning to play the guitar can attend classes each Friday for free from 2:30-3:30pm . Congratulations Alexander!
Another busy Friday afternoon in the studio. Artists were hard at work, working on their own, in groups, and participating in weekly workshops.The ukulele workshop is really expanding and developing and the guitar workshop continues to be a well-attended hit. If you are interested in experiencing these, or our other free weekly workshops, please stop by the studio to get more information.
The latest recycled activity at Reginald Chavez was the construction of squirrels. Making thee squirrels is extremely simply and requires minimal supplies. For this project we used paper cups, pieces of cardboard, newspaper, buttons for the noses, and an old Christmas wreath for the tail.
THANK YOU TO ALL OF THE ARTISTS who donated their precious, creative renditions of "Albuquirky Little Houses" for our annual fundraiser! Your creative energy and dedication allowed our fundraiser to be a success!
We had over 145 artists create 178 little houses which were put up for auction at Sumner & Dene during Frank McCullough's opening reception.
(A huge thank you to Roy, Sumner & Dene & Frank!)
People were flurrying around from little house to little house to decide which ones to place bids on -- sometimes outbidding one another on a favorite artist/rendition.
The end result is that all of Sumner & Dene's, OFFCenter's and other artists in the city helped to raise over $5500 for OFFCenter so that we can keep providing a safe studio space, art materials, workshops and outreach programming FREE of charge to the public!
Thanks also to the House Tour Committee volunteers, home owners and House Tour ticket purchasers which all helped to raise another $5000 for OFFCenter Community Arts Project.
We truly believe art making builds community and with this fundraiser, we see how the community cares to keep free art making opportunities for everyone available!
THANK YOU EVERYONE who attended, made or purchased little houses, went on the house tour, volunteered their homes or their time!