A year-long NEA funder partnership with ArtStreet Artist In Residence Helen Atkins

Thanks to a National Endowment For the Arts award which funded the project that allowed Helen to fully immerse herself into the ArtStreet community. The project follows an arts organizing model that offers professional artistic development and leverages local arts and cultural organizations while building relationships with other AHCH programs around the arts.

On Friday, September 28th from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the CFA Downtown Studio, located at 113 Fourth Street in downtown Albuquerque, over 85 people experienced first-hand the Passages, Pauses, and Pulses Opening Reception. Light snacks and refreshments were served and the exhibit was available for all to enjoy, including an art making table.

The passageways were made in collaboration with ArtStreet artists, Helen Atkins and other community artists. Through workshops and art events, participants were invited to create their own works that adorned and evolved the gateways. And so, the individual artist and their personality offered a piece of their own journey to this collaborative piece. While each structure is unique, the overarching concept of Passages, Pauses and Pulses explores how the individual experience effects, and is affected by their community.

About the Funder and Project

This Artist In Residence project was made possible by National Endowment For the Arts. NEA was established by Congress in 1965, the NEA is the independent federal agency whose funding and support gives Americans the opportunity to participate in the arts, exercise their imaginations, and develop their creative capacities. Through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the philanthropic sector, the NEA supports arts learning, affirms and celebrates America’s rich and diverse cultural heritage, and extends its work to promote equal access to the arts in every community across America. Visit arts.gov to learn more about NEA.

Check out the ArtStreet National Endowment for the Arts Project video courtesy of Concept Flux https://www.facebook.com/abqhch/videos/260499154575915/

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