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Community Members' Reflections on the Pandemic Collected in Lost + Found

Art installation opens at Alpaca Gallery this Friday.

June 9, 2022 - An art installation entitled Lost + Found will open at Alpaca Gallery with a public reception on Friday, June 10 from 6 to 10 p.m. Lost + Found, a collaboration between the City of Albuquerque's Department of Arts & Culture and fourteenfifteen gallery, began as a call to action led by Mayor Tim Keller to document what life was like for people in Albuquerque during the pandemic and ensuing quarantine.

Focusing on the questions of what we have lost and what we have found, the Lost + Found installation is a living art document created by the residents of Albuquerque. Lost + Found shares more than 1,400 stories showcasing the collective human experience through the pandemic ranging from Zoom schools to retirement communities. The project first launched in August 2021 with the temporary installation of 500 black and white paper flags by local artists on Civic Plaza along with the collection of stories from Albuquerque residents. The flags represented various situations encountered during the first 18-months of the pandemic.

Alpaca Gallery is located at 1415 4th St. SW. Lost + Found will be up throughout the month of June with an opening reception on Friday June 10 from 6 to 10 p.m. and a closing reception on Friday, July 1 from 6 to 9 p.m. Private viewings can be arranged by emailing [email protected].