Honoring New Mexico’s
Remarkable Women Artists
The New Mexico Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts presents a year long cultural consortium of visual arts, film and performing arts that showcases and
honors the outstanding women artists of New Mexico
Founded in 1997, the goal of the New Mexico Committee is to enhance the
mission of the National Women’s Museum in Washington, DC and to bring
recognition to the achievements of women artists residing in New Mexico
through special events, art shows, lectures and educational Programs.
The New Mexico Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts is
pleased to announce “Year of the Remarkable Woman.”
A year long cultural consortium of visual arts, film and performing arts that
showcases and honors the outstanding women artists of New Mexico
Thursday, February 16, 10:00AM UNM West Campus Auditorium, Rio Rancho
Program: International weaver Susan Klebanoff and Shira Greenberg, founder of
the dance group “Keshet”
Meet two outstanding women artists who have carved a path that is uniquely their own: Susan Klebanoff and Shira Greenberg. Klebanoff is a weaver who creates 3 dimensional tapestries that shimmer with life and grace public and private spaces throughout the world. Greenberg is the founder and executive director of Keshet Dance Company and is a dancer who dared to dream that EVERYONE can dance and set out to prove it against all odds. Join us on Thursday, Feb. 16 at UNM West in Rio Rancho from 10-12 am. This event is co-sponsored by the Rio Rancho Art Association and is free of charge.
RSVP Paula Scott (click on the name for the info).
"Changing Space" collection: Museum of Modern Art, Nagoya, Japan
Susan Klebanoff, a weaver who creates 3 dimensional tapestries, was selected to
be amongst the American artists in the inauguration the first American gallery in
Moscow. She was also one of two American artists invited to the World Design
Expo in Nagoya, Japan. Klebanoff's works graces galleries and lobbies in
consulates, embassies, public and private collections around the world. Susan
lives in Albuquerque, NM.
From the Snowflake scene of Keshet's annual performance of, "Nutcracker On
Shira Greenberg is the founder and executive director of the Keshet DanceCompany (KDC) located in Albuquerque, NM. Shira will be speaking about
Keshet. Founded in 1996, Keshet’s mission is to inspire passion and open
unlimited possibilities through the experience of dance by uniting professional
dancers with the community. Keshet's professional dancers work with the
community as instructors and mentors to provide young artists with guidance
along a professional career path, increase youth health and self-esteem, provide
a strong base of positive mentorship for homeless and incarcerated youth and
demolish misconceptions about individuals with physical disabilities. Since its
inception, KDC has presented over 50 productions, and impacted the lives of
over 50,000 children and adults.
You can view the Google map here.
Or, follow these directions (from the I-25 freeway):
From I-25 exit at #242 for Bernalillo and the 550 HWY. Travel west on HWY 550 (you will go past the HWY 528 stoplight and Home Depot) to Junction 347/Paseo Del Volcan and turn left/south onto Paseo Del Volcan. Proceed approximately 6 miles to Unser Blvd. Turn right on Unser Blvd. and at the next light, turn right on King Blvd. You will pass though 2 traffic circles and Rio Rancho's City hall will loom before you. Turn left on Civic Center Circle and from there, you can see the red/ocher building that is UNM West (it's just one building). The UNM West parking lot and main entrance are located on the north side/rear of the building.
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