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New Public Arts Piece Featured in Smithsonian Magazine Online

The new "View from Gold Mountain" sculpture that will be located on the west side of the Second Judicial District Courthouse has been featured on Smithsonian.com.
public art piece featured on smithsonian.com

BernCo Commission Approves Purchase Agreement for Asian American Monument Public Art Sculpture

The County Commission approved a motion authorizing an artwork purchase agreement with Cheryll Leo-Gwin and Stewart Wong, creators of the sculpture, "View from Gold Mountain," which will be located on the West side of the Second Judicial District Courthouse.
public art purchase approved

The Making of Reels & Wheels

Learn about the making of Reels & Wheels, a combined public art piece and bus shelter.
reels and wheels

New Finalists Chosen for Asian American Monument Public Art Sculpture

The Asian American Monument Committee announces a second round of finalists for the Asian American Monument Sculpture Competition that will be located on the west side of the Second Judicial District Courthouse at 400 Lomas Blvd., NW. Final presentations are on Friday, Jan. 26 from 9 a.m. to noon.
public art log

Artist to Open New Exhibit at Bachechi Open Space

Well-known New Mexico artist, Danielle Rae Miller is putting her latest artwork on display for public viewing. Bernalillo County Public Arts Program and Bernalillo County Open Space will host an opening reception for Miller on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Bachechi Environmental Education Building.
vivarium

Reels and Wheels Documentary

The documentary follows the Reels and Wheels commission by the Arts Board and the design/build process by artist Howard Meehan and culminates with the dedication of the piece in front of the Hiland Theater on Central Avenue on historic Route 66.
Reels and Wheels

BernCo Celebrates 25 Years of Public Art

Attendees of the celebration enjoyed hands-on art making, workshops, ”The Making of Reels and Wheels” Movie Premier, live music by Zack Freeman, and birthday cake.
25th Anniversary Celebration flyer

District 3 Art Exhibit: Youth Collection

Commissioner Maggie Hart Stebbins is proud to announce the installation of a new District 3 art exhibit, which will be on display in the County Manager’s Office Suite through December.
District 3 Art Exhibit Youth Collection flyer

New Public Art Design Unveiled Aug. 3

Students from Working Classroom in collaboration with artist Mark Horst welcome the community to view a large scale sculpture model which will eventually be located at Dolores Huerta Gateway Park.
Children at Dolores Huerta Park

BernCo Public Art Sculpture Dedicated at Rape Crisis Center

Commissioner Wayne Johnson and community members dedicated a bronze sculpture, Bird Ryders, at a special ceremony on Tuesday, April 11 at the Rape Crisis Center of Central New Mexico. The metal sculpture is funded by Bernalillo County 1% for the Arts.
rape crisis sculpture


 

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Bernalillo County's Public Art Program was established in 1992 with the adoption of the county’s Art in Public Places Ordinance.

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The Public Art Program currently has about 350 works of art placed around the county. Click here to see a map.

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  • Pickleball offered Monday through Friday at the Los Vecinos Community Center. For more information, call (505) 314-0240.
    Location:
    478 NM-333, Tijeras
    Time:
    5/21/2018 9:00 AM - 5/21/2018 12:00 PM

  • Enjoy Pickleball for those ages 50 +. Free on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from noon to 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. Call (505) 468-7341 for more info.
    Location:
    South Valley Multi-Purpose Senior Center, 2008 Larrazolo SW
    Time:
    5/21/2018 12:00 PM - 5/21/2018 4:30 PM

  • This new Creative Youth Music class is for 11 to 14 year olds. Taught by Robin Giebelhausen Ph.D. Questions? Call (505) 314-0176. Free.
    Location:
    Westside Community Center, 1250 Isleta SW
    Time:
    5/21/2018 5:00 PM - 5/21/2018 6:00 PM

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