Tuesday August 7 Tuesday @7pm Poetry Playhouse presents "Survival". Reading and refreshments, books available for sale.
Thursday August 9 @ 10am- 12 noon- Makers Time. All creatives are welcome to bring a project to work on and share space with others
August 9 @ 6pm- Game Night
Friday August 10 @ 7pm- Storytelling: Joe Hays, Kathy Sax and Steven Pla tell stories of the Great Outdoors. $10
Saturday August 11 from 10am to 5pm watch the creation of "Electric Desert".
Saturday August 11 5:30pm- 9:00pm- Dance party in the Electric Desert. $5
Artists Andrew Fearnside, Hilda Kirschner and Derrick Montez respond to the idea of the "Good Life" with this show of original work.
Opening is this Friday August 3rd at 6pm.
Tortuga will be closed on Friday July 27 and will open on Saturday July 28 to prepare for Baile with Lone Piñon and Bayou Seco.
Potluck at 6pm
Music and dance at 7pm.
There has been a change in the raffle winners. Fred Houdek of the Sierra Club has graciously allowed his winning number to be returned to the basket allowing another lucky individual to receive art by the mural artists. Thank you Fred!
Henrietta Duran is the winner of Roe Libretto's "Birthing the Joyful Self".
Liza Wolff is the winner of "How to Survive the Space-Time Continuum" by Denise Weaver Ross
Lucas Chavez is the winner of Joel Davis' amazing sculpture, "Self Portrait".
Congratulations to all!
Support for the mural continues with the Go Fund Me campaign.
You can sponsor an animal and contribute to the mural project at Tortuga Gallery as well.
We had a great turnout at Tortuga for today's Artful Saturday.
The drawing for the art raffle happened at about 4:45 and here are the winners:
Lucas Chavez was the winner of Roe Libretto's "Birthing the Joyful Self.
Fred Houdek was the winner of "How to Survive the Space-Time Continuum" by Denise Weaver Ross
Liza Wolff is the winner of Joel Davis' amazing sculpture, "Self Portrait"
Thank you to all who purchased tickets in support of the Bosque Mural.
Plans for the mural are coming together. The mock up is on display in the gallery, the mural artists have put together a show of their work, each artist has donated a piece for the Mural Raffle and tickets are on sale now!
Buy tickets here or come to Tortuga to purchase one in person!
The American Badger is one of many plants and animals available to sponsor for Tortuga's mural project.
Check out the update of the mural- we changed the turtle from a red eared slider to a Western Painted Turtle because we discovered that the Red-eared slider is an invasive species. Wanting to have an accurate depiction of the plants and animals on the Tortuga Bosque Mural is important to all of us at Tortuga. We are excited to work with Sierra Club's Bosque Action Team and make this mural a reality!
We are excited to be part of Mural Fest 2018- here is a bit of the mock up for the mural on the north wall. Look for events in July to kick off the fundraiser.
Tortuga is open on Thursday and Friday from 1-5pm until the closing of the Re-Birth show on Friday June 1 from 6-8pm.
These 24 artists have shared thier creativity with Tortuga this month:
Angela Storch, Anna-Lena Toledo, Barbara Endicott, Carol Adamec, Caroline LeBlanc, Deborah Welch, Eliza Schmid, Ginger Quinn, Grace Collins, Hilary Heyl, Ilona Halderman, Jackie Hertel, Janice Wentworth, Janine Wilson, Joan Fenicle, Leslie R Kryder, Marian Berg, Martha Heard, Mary DuBois, Nova Denise, Sondra Diepen, Sue Pine & Suzanne Visor.
If you haven't taken the time to come and see, now is your chance.
Second and Fourth Thursdays from 10am until noon or so, Tortuga is open for all creatives to bring a project to work on, share space and be inspired by each other. This week, some have chosen to work on 'Altered Books'. Should be a fun time!
This weekend- three events:
Saturday May 19 from 1-4 Tortuga will host the Rainbow artists with an open studio time. Come to see their process, ask questions and be inspired.
Saturday May 19 starting at 7pm: Hip Hop Ceremony with Asliani. $10-20
Sunday May 20 at 6:30pm Zoltan CD Release party.
Amy Beeder is hosting this workshop for aspiring poets.
May 17 from 6-8 pm at Tortuga Gallery.
$10-20 sliding scale.
Friday May 11- Tortuga is closed for a workshop so there will be no regular hours. Keep reading.....
Tortuga is open on Thursdays and Fridays from 1-5pm EXCEPT - on Friday May 11 there will be a full day workshop happening.
We are also open during events and by appointment.
May 10 is a fun day- from 10am until noon Tortuga is a gathering space for makers: bring your knitting, weaving, collage, painting, any work in progress and come to inspire and be inspired.
Also on May 10 in the evening- Game Night!! My favorite. I am hankering to play a round of Dominion. Please join the fun!!
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Gallery hours this week, Thursday and Friday from 1-5pm. Closing celebration for "In Clear Light" is Friday April 27 from 6-8pm.
Friday April 13 7-9pm "Land, Light & Life" storytelling $10
Friday April 20 Acrylic Workshop with current artist Kay Marcotte 1-5pm.
Saturday April 21 11-12 Mauny Muray's magic show for ages 4-15 $5
Saturday April 21 Lone Piñon returns with traditional New Mexico music and dance. Potluck at 6pm, music at 7pm. Suggested donation $10-15.
Thursday morning April 12 from 10-12am, Tortuga is open to anyone who wants to share space with other creatives. Bring a project that you want to work on and share ideas and inspiration. Bring a snack if you like.
That same day starting at 6pm is our monthly Game Night. Bring a snack and a friend and a playful spirit.
The current show, "In Clear Light" is on view until the end of the month. Regular hours are Thursday and Friday from 1-5pm.
Sound Healing- Friday March 30 @ 7pm $10
Walls Anthology Reading Saturday March 31 @ 2pm Hosted by Jules Poetry Playhouse
Songs from the Rez fundraiser and CD release including Meredith Wilder, Kristina Jacobsen, Chucki Begay. Saturday March 31 @ 7pm $15
Vocal ecstasy Sunday April 1 @ 6:30-8:30pm Devotional voice improv & circle singing hosted by Io Berg