(Albuquerque, NM) – Make 2020 the year you make the time to explore your artistic talents at the National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC). Once again in 2020, NHCC will provide patrons a monthly opportunity to have a little artistic fun in a relaxed social setting. In honor of NHCC’s year-long celebration of its 20th anniversary this year, ¡HAH! Happy Arte Hour! welcomes back some of the artists that have contributed to the success of this program over the years. Many of these artists’ works have been featured in past exhibitions or have pieces in our permanent collection.
During this year’s first session on February 6, you can make a Valentine for your sweetheart. On February 6, Nick Abdalla and Susan Spring will join us again for Valentine Assemblage!
¡HAH! Happy Arte Hour! is held the first Thursday of the month in the Domenici Education Building from 6 – 8 p.m. (*Note the new time!) The evening includes snacks, refreshments, and beer and wine for sale form Pop Fizz. It’s a great opportunity for friends to hang out and socialize, a unique date night options, or a place to come by yourself to connect with fellow art enthusiasts.
¡HAH! Happy Arte Hour! 2020 Featured Artists
February 6 Nick Abdalla & Susan Spring
March 5 Micaela Seidel - Collage
April 2 Kenny Chavez – Recycled Metal
May 7 Catalina Salinas – Acrylic Paint Pour
June 4 Jocelyn Salaz – Mixed Media Project
July 2 Happy 4th of July – No HAH
August 6 Carol Sanchez - Printmaking
September 3 Pamela Enriquez-Courts – Mixed Media Project
October 1 Sean Wells – Day of the Dead inspired Project
November 5 Vince Campos – Natural Pigments on sliced aspen
December 3 Elena Baca – 2nd Annual Holiday Extravaganza
Please pre-register at www.nhccnm.org/event so NHCC knows how many materials to prepare. Registration for the following month is available the day after the current program month.
¡HAH! Happy Arte Hour! Is a free event. $5 + donations are welcome and encouraged to support the artists and purchase supplies.
For more information about ¡HAH! Happy Arte Hour! call or email Elena Baca at 505-246-2261 or ElenaD.Baca@state.nm.us.
About the National Hispanic Cultural Center: The National Hispanic Cultural Center is dedicated to the preservation, promotion and advancement of Hispanic culture, arts and humanities. The Center presents over 700 events each year through its history, literary arts, performing arts and visual arts programs and its art museum, library and genealogy center. The Center is a division of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs and is further supported by the National Hispanic Cultural Center Foundation. The National Hispanic Cultural Center is located at 1701 Fourth Street SW in Albuquerque, New Mexico. For information about upcoming events and exhibitions visit the NHCC website at www.nhccnm.org.