Writing with the I Ching: An Ekphrastic Poetry Workshop
Oct
14
2:00 PM14:00

Writing with the I Ching: An Ekphrastic Poetry Workshop

Join Jules Nyquist, John Roche, and Denise Weaver Ross in an ekphrastic poetry workshop in conjunction with Denise’s solo exhibition, “64 hexagrams.” Get an overview of the 2000-year-old Chinese practice of the I Ching and write poetry inspired by Denise’s hexagram paintings. Workshop attendees will be invited to be included in a book of poems and art related to the exhibition and the option to read selections at the closing on Saturday, October 27, 6-9pm. (The show opens on October 5, 6-9pm)

$10 at the door

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64 Hexagrams
Oct
5
6:00 PM18:00

64 Hexagrams

Denise Weaver Ross' one-person show inspired by the 64 hexagrams of the I Ching the 2000-year-old Chinese divination system. The I Ching consists of 64 hexagrams with six stacked horizontal lines yin or yang lines. 

Hexagrams are formed by combining the original eight trigrams which relate to Heaven, Earth, Thunder, Water, Mountain, Wind, Fire and Lake.

Denise overlays the yin and yang matrix of lines with with her own interpretation using visual imagery from history, science, western and eastern mythology.

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Tim Stokes in Concert
Oct
4
7:00 PM19:00

Tim Stokes in Concert

Good friend of Chad Wilkins, Tim Stokes comes to Tortuga.

In this crazy world of increasing distraction walks Tim Stokes, a big-hearted man with a pocket full of songs, reminding us of who we are and what really matters. Live he is a combination of the swoon of Elvis ‘Can’t Help Falling in Love With You’ and the groove of Paul Simon 'Graceland'. 

Tim Stokes' music can open your heart, expand your mind and get your body grooving with songs that branch the bridges between ages, generations and walks of life. He shares songs sewn with hope, love and light, reminding us the “cracks are there for the light to shine in.”  

www.timstokesmusic.com

www.facebook.com/timstokesmusic

www.youtube.com/timstokesmusic

www.instagram.com/timstokesmusic

Cover- $10-15

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Makers Time
Sep
27
10:00 AM10:00

Makers Time

All creatives are invited to spend a couple of hours working on current projects or being inspired by others. 
All types of creativity welcome - knitting, weaving, painting, collage, altered books, your favorite.

Donations accepted.

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Equinox No-Plastic Potluck
Sep
23
5:00 PM17:00

Equinox No-Plastic Potluck

NEW DATE: SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 23 @ 5pm

With the Transformations Show on display, it is timely to think about our use of plastic and how we can choose more sustainable ways to carry our food.  

Special addition: Jude Snare will share stories of 'Journey into Transformation: Tales from Around the World'.

Short video and discussion.

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Artists Talk
Sep
15
3:00 PM15:00

Artists Talk

The Creative artists represented in the 2018 Transformations Show will share their ideas or demo their process at this interactive talk.

Allyson Holmes, Christina Bouajila, John Bumkens and more.

Prepare to be inspired!

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Makers Time
Sep
13
10:00 AM10:00

Makers Time

All creatives are invited to spend a couple of hours working on current projects or being inspired by others. 
All types of creativity welcome - knitting, weaving, painting, collage, altered books, your favorite.

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Compassion, Generosity and Grace: Stories from 9/11
Sep
8
7:00 PM19:00

Compassion, Generosity and Grace: Stories from 9/11

On September 11, 2001, the hijackers thought only of loosing terror. Instead, storyteller Regina Ress witnessed a tidal wave of loving-kindness.
That one act of anger prompted hundreds of thousands of acts of compassion, generosity, and grace. Regina's stories carry us from the streets of Lower Manhattan to the cloud-forest of Costa Rica and back. 
As New Yorkers and then the world reached out to neighbors, first responders, and New York City, they created what Stephen Jay Gould called "The Great Asymmetry... little drops of gold within a rainstorm of similar offerings."
Regina Ress is an award winning storyteller, actor, author, and long-time resident of NYC's Greenwich Village. She was a witness to the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center and a participant in the response that day and for many months afterward. She has stories!
tickets are $10 at the door

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Transformations 2018 opening
Sep
7
6:00 PM18:00

Transformations 2018 opening

The work of more than 20 artists are at Tortuga for the month of September exhibiting works created from recycled or up cycled or otherwise cast off items.

There will be a special Ekphrastic poetry reading at 7pm.

Featuring the work of jurors Joel Davis and Julie Brokken and these artists:

Allyson Holmes, Amy Lux, Arlaina Ash, Christina Bouajila, Connie Cox, Cynthia Inson, Cynthy Sax, Diana Gourlay, Elizabeth Prosapio, Ginger Quinn, John Bumkens, Judith Snare, Julian Meyer, Kelly Lynn, Linsay Locke, Maliah Rosenbloom, Mari Pfingston-Bigelow, Michelle Korte, Mitch Berg, Paula Steinberg, Renee Zamora, Ross Lunz, Timothy Evans, Tony Baca and Tracey Baca.

Folks from the Climate Ribbon Project will also be on hand to share information.

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Makers Time
Sep
6
10:00 AM10:00

Makers Time

All creatives are invited to spend a couple of hours working on current projects or being inspired by others. 
All types of creativity welcome - knitting, weaving, painting, collage, altered books, your favorite.

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Spiritual Practice of Theater
Aug
25
1:00 PM13:00

Spiritual Practice of Theater

WORKSHOP - self-expression, collaboration, authenticity and created identity, process and produce, presence, allowing, spontaneity, and deep joy - THEATER AS SPIRITUAL PRACTICE - no experience necessary.      $25

To register and pay by credit card, please click here
To pay by check or cash, or to make other arrangements, please contact Rev. Drew directly - revdrew@bosquecsl.org

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Electric Desert- A Live Art Event
Aug
11
10:00 AM10:00

Electric Desert- A Live Art Event

POP-UP ART EVENT: Build 10a-5p, and Dance 5-8p!
The Build portion is not an interactive time. Andrew will need time to create and set up. Friendly people are welcome to stop in for a quick peek and then come back for the dance portion starting at 5:30pm
DANCE!
5-8pm. $5 cover. Tasty treats and beverages available by donation. All donations will go to Tortuga to support the Bosque Mural.

A "Good Life" event, "The Electric Desert" will feature a pop-up psychedelic desert in which to wander. Having built saguaros, barrel cacti, rocks and shrubs from PVC and cardboard, Abq artist Andrew Fearnside will bring an artificial space of celebration and contemplation to life. The public is invited to be moved by a playlist of electronic atmospheres curated by the Unicorn Collective. 

BUILD: Between 10am and 5pm, Albuquerque artist Andrew Fearnside will build and paint an artificial desert, replete with saguaros, stones and desert marigolds, from cardboard and PVC. Sound artists Kristin Satterlee and Arne Gulerud will install a sonic collection of artificial desert sounds.

So here’s the music plan for the day:
10am-5pm Melty Smiler (Jon Pearson’s music name) soundscape
530-730 Downtempo electronica playlist
We’ll be bringing a set of lights. A question: can we change the gallery lighting setup? I would love to be able to create a dim, highly colored light environment at 530pm, using black lights as well, to make The Electric Desert come to life. I will of course understand if it’s not feasible, or not a good idea. Let me know.
730-830: Public Experimentation

Tickets to the Dance are available at the door, and before the show from: 
-- Tortuga Gallery
-- artist, Andrew Fearnside

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Tortuga Storytelling Series | The Good Life: The Great Outdoors
Aug
10
7:00 PM19:00

Tortuga Storytelling Series | The Good Life: The Great Outdoors

Tortuga Storytelling Series - a collaboration between Storytellers of New Mexico and Tortuga Gallery - returns in August with "The Good Life: The Great Outdoors". Featuring Storytellers Joe Hayes, Kathy Sax, and Steven Pla.

$10 at the door
Suitable for ages 13+

Produced by Storytellers of New Mexico's Elaine Muray, elaine@embodiedvoicestoryarts.com

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Makers Time
Aug
9
10:00 AM10:00

Makers Time

Twice a month (usually) we open the gallery for people to come and bring a project to work and be inspired together. Some work on knitting, weaving, collage, altered books, painting, mosaic, drawing etc. Come join the fun!

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Poets Speak Survival reading in Albuquerque
Aug
7
7:00 PM19:00

Poets Speak Survival reading in Albuquerque

Join us for the final reading of the Poets Speak series, Volume 5, Survival!

Welcome all Survival contributors to read poems from the two volumes. Thanks to Tortuga Gallery for hosting this space. FREE. Refreshments. Books for sale.

contributors will have one complimentary copy and be able to buy additional copies at a discount. Also open to the public!

John Roche, Editor and founder of Poets Speak series
Jules Nyquist, co-editor
Denise Weaver Ross, cover design

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The Good Life: Extended Nature
Aug
3
6:00 PM18:00

The Good Life: Extended Nature

Three local artists come together for this show: Andrew Fearnside, Hilda Kirschner & Derrick Montez. The title came about when the artists sat down to find a common focus for this show. Andrew's focus for this show is an intimate look at plants, particularly succulents. Hilda has create a group of prints inspired by nature. Derrick has an eye on nature and the human interaction.

Poetry event at the opening!

Five of Albuquerque's top notch poets are coming together to share the visual art through the experience of poetry.  Michelle Otero, (Albuquerque's new poet laureate) Don McIver, Tanesia Hale-Jones, Scott Wiggerman and Liza Wolff-Francis will present poetry inspired by the art at the opening on August 3rd.  

This opening is the kick-off for this show which continues through the month of August.

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Makers Time
Jul
26
10:00 AM10:00

Makers Time

Twice a month (usually) we open the gallery for people to come and bring a project to work and be inspired together. Some work on knitting, weaving, collage, altered books, painting, mosaic, drawing etc. Come join the fun!

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Artful Saturday Mural Fundraising Extravanganza!
Jul
21
1:00 PM13:00

Artful Saturday Mural Fundraising Extravanganza!

Art, music, raffle winners announced. Join Tortuga and #MuralFest2018 in a fun-fundraising event.

A Mock-up of the mural at one tenth size is on display with opportunities to adopt a creature from the mural all in support of Tortuga's Bosque Mural.  15% off all proceeds from the Go Fund Me campaign will go to Sierra Club's Bosque Action Team.

Check out the Go Fund Me campaign here:

https://www.gofundme.com/tortuga-gallery-mural-fest-project

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