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
Students from South Valley Academy share their photography along with work from nine Lew Wallace fifth graders. Available for view Thursday and Friday from 1-5pm through the end of the month.
Upcoming events (for more details choose the Events tab):
Sound Healing with Tammy & Anthony Chino Friday March 30 @ 7pm. $10
"The Wall" poetry Reading and book launch sponsored by Jules Poetry Playhouse. Saturday March 31 @ 2pm.
"Songs from the Rez" with Meredith Wilder, Kristina Jacobson and Chucki Begay. Saturday March 31 @ 7pm $15.
Shown here: "Corner of the Sky" series by Lluvia Regalado.
If you haven't shopped the bowls from the "Soup is Love" project yet, come soon. The bowls are being snatched up quickly. Vicky Bolen's project to benefit OffCenter started with over 600 bowls. There are about 250 left and shopping continues at Tortuga Friday, Saturday and Sunday March 16, 17 and 18 from 1-5pm.
Creating Community, an exhibit of student work from South Valley Academy and Lew Wallace Elementary will have the opening reception on Sunday March 18 from 2-5pm. Come see the works of these visionary young people.
As the new student art show, "Building Community" is being prepared, Tortuga is the place to be. On Thursday. Vicky Bolen will bring bowls from her "Soup is Love" project and they will be available for sale starting at 1pm.
The "Hands" exhibit is on display and takes more than one look in order to see everything.
Shelley will have the SMASH Bus (aka portable art studio) in front of Tortuga to help all to create their own papier mache bowl. (1-5pm)
Things don't stop there- starting at 6pm, we remain open for game night which includes a potluck. Why not bring some soup to share and purchase a bowl made by community members?
Proceeds of all sales go to OffCenter for the Arts.
Sandia still on view
This Thursday and Friday are the last days to see the Sandia Mountain Art show at Tortuga Gallery.
Hours are 1-5 both days.
The "Hands" exhibit is in the gallery as well- a unique show of photos of local residents' hands.
Come by- support local artists!
News for First Friday...
Eric McEuen at Tortuga
Good friend and singer/songwriter will be joining us from Denver to fill our hearts with song.
Friday March 2 starting at 6pm.
Join Connie Cox for open studio at Tortuga on Thursday and Friday (March 1&2) from 1-5pm. Closing Celebration is Friday March 2 starting at 6pm.
Saturday February 24 starting with a potluck at 6:30pm- Lone Piñon will be at Tortuga with Traditional New Mexico music and dance. This is an all ages, all fun event. Bring a dish to share, your dancing shoes and a sweet donation, you won't regret it!