The celebration is coordinated by the National Hispanic Cultural Center and The Harwood Art Center. Events coincide with Women's History Month, and take place around town in galleries, theaters, businesses, parks, neighborhoods and other venues. Events happen throughout New Mexico. In the last few years, there's been quite a buzz about the creative economy, and Albuquerque has certainly gotten on board, and this month long celebration is testament to that fact.
Over the month, there are ample opportunities to witness or participate, and everything is open to men or women. You'll find topics on:
- poetry and other literary arts
- health and wellness
- traditional arts such as colcha embroidery
- healing arts
The following listings are just a sample of what to expect throughout the month. You'll find events for children, youth and adults at a variety of costs.
Women & Creativity and Encompass: Find Your Way Opening Receptions
The special reception brings together the event's partners, and celebrates the month ahead.
When: March 1, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Where: Harwood Art Center, 1114 7th Street NW
Creative Sound Circle with Aimee Conlee
Drawing on the traditions of yoga and meditation, Aimee will lead a workshop infused with sound and healing.
When: March 3 at 2 p.m.
Where: La Parada Mercantile, 8917 4th NW
The Exhibition, Stitching Resistance: The History of Chilean Arpilleras is the culmination of work by poets, artists, scholars and curators. The exhibition is on display at the National Hispanic Cultural Center.
When: On view through January 2014, Tuesday - Sunday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Where: National Hispanic Cultural Center
Cost: $3 for adults, $2 for seniors, free for children 16 and under.
Free Community Music Together Demonstration Class
Families with children from birth through 5 years can enjoy music together.
When: March 21 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Where: Creating Something Classroom, 1751 Bellamah NW #1109
Cost: Free, RSVP required.
A Pilgrimage to Self Workshop
Photographer Annie Leibowitz focused on rooms and landscapes to create "a meditation on how to live." Through writing prompts, art examples and demonstrations, you will go on your own personal pilgrimage to create a written reflection and collage. Contact Shannon Bay at (505) 946-1012.
When: March 28, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Where: Georgia O'Keefe Museum Education Annex, 123 Grant Avenue, Santa Fe
Cost: $75, $65 museum members.
Find out more about the Women and Creativity events.