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Women & Creativity

Celebrate Creativity in March


The Women & Creativity celebration occurs every March in Albuquerque during Women's History Month. The annual series begins with events on March 1 and ends on March 31.

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:

  • dance
  • cooking
  • art
  • poetry and other literary arts
  • health and wellness
  • science
  • traditional arts such as colcha embroidery
  • drama
  • healing arts
and much more. Some events are free, or have a nominal charge; all have affordable costs.

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 7, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Where: Harwood Art Center, 1114 7th Street NW
Cost: Free.

STIR – Women & Food Salon and Edible Magazine Launch Party 
Edible magazine launches its spring issue at ArtBar with an evening salon on Women & Food. It's followed by a short reception with cocktails and bites. RSVP is required: ediblesantafe.com/stir, Stephanie@ediblesantafe.com 
When: March 5 at 7 p.m.
Where: Art Bar, 119 Gold SW
Cost: Free.

Apron Project Installation: Reception
The third annual Apron Project installation hangs on trees and fences at the corner of 9th and Gold, SW, in Albuquerque. Using aprons as a “canvas’, women speak out about women’s issues. Milk and cookies will be served. The project is presented by Womyn’s Work, (505) 247-2537, 
When: March 7, 4 - 6 p.m.
Where: Art Bar, 119 Gold SW
Cost: Free.

500 Shades of Grey/Color Explosion with Lea Anderson
Day 1: “500 Shades of Grey”: Discover your creative Dark Side… and the power of unusual India Ink techniques! Day 2: “Color Explosion”: Lets add COLOR!  (505) 242-6367. 
When: March 8 and 9, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Where: Harwood Art Center, 1114 7th Street NW
Cost: $150/$135 Harwood members, plus $35 materials.

A Prayer for Juarez and West Mesa: An Offering Mandala 
Join in a prayerful community offering in memory of the young women whose lives have been lost to violence. Wear black and bring a large bowl to pour water, one to another, as we create a mandala. The event is presented by Littleglobe, Deborah Gavel and the National Hispanic Cultural Center.  Contact djgavel@gmail.com, (505) 366-1104. 
When: March 16, 2 p.m.
Where: National Hispanic Cultural Center
Cost: Free.

Explora Adult Night: Local Science 
The evening features activities from local female scientists and science demos from Patricia Duda, M.S. in Chemistry and ASM Master Teacher. Adults can explore exhibits, enjoy live music from Entourage Jazz and light refreshments. Explora, (505) 224-8300.
When: March 21, 6:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Where: Explora Museum, 18th and Mountain
Cost: $8 adults, $4 seniors, free for Explora members.

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