Tuesday, March 05, 2013
As part of the Women & Creativity series, on Sunday, March 10 from 1 - 4 p.m., visit "Valley Girls", a tour of a dozen CABQ and BernCo public artworks - all created by women.
Women & Creativity is an annual celebration of women's creativity and entrepreneurship coordinated by the National Hispanic Cultural Center and the Harwood Art Center in collaboration with more than 35 local and regional partners and artists.
The event, which is held through the entire month of March, coincides with Women's History Month and features performances and art in theaters, galleries, performance spaces, retail businesses, museums, parks, neighborhoods and other venues throughout New Mexico.
The programming areas for Women & Creativity are broad and inclusive, encompassing arts, culture, education, leadership, health, environment, social justice, entrepreneurship, retail, tourism and more. The series appeals to groups of all ages and backgrounds.
The City of Albuquerque's Public Art Program was started in 1978, with the passage of the Art in Municipal Places Ordinance. The bold initiative, one of the first in the nation, guarantees that one percent of voter-approved general obligation bonds and certain revenue bonds will be set aside for the commission or purchase of art for public spaces.
In 1982, the Bernalillo Board of County Commissioners adopted its own One Percent for Art Ordinance, providing public art for the unincorporated areas of Bernalillo County.
For more information on the month-long series of events, please click here. And for a map of the March 10 public art tour, please click here.
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