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Resiliency Residency Artist Showcase and Exhibition Opens at South Broadway Cultural Center

Visual and performance artists share their work during public opening on April 20.

April 7, 2023 - A new exhibition at South Broadway Cultural Center showcasing the work of 11 Resiliency Residency artists opens to the public on Thursday, April 20, with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. The artists were among 90 Albuquerque-based artists selected to receive funding to advance their artistic or cultural work as part of the City of Albuquerque’s Urban Enhancement Trust Fund (UETF) 2022 Resiliency Residency program. 

Five Resiliency Residency visual artists will present their work in the gallery, while six others will be included in a showcase performance in the John Lewis Theatre at 7 p.m. The reception and exhibition are free and open to the public.

The exhibition in the gallery features works from artists Brian Stinson, Juliana Coles, Max Woltman, Eleuterio Santiago-Diaz, and Eduardo Gonzales del Real.

The showcase will feature dance by Flamenco artist and teacher Lidón Patíno Berjas, and contemporary pieces by Elyse Fahey and Julianna Massa. Nikki Nojima Louis and the New Mexico Japanese American Citizens League Players will present a portion of Breaking the Silence, a multimedia performance telling the stories of Japanese Americans held in prison camps during WWII. Kim Delfina Gleason will read a section of her new play, Dancing with Fire, as a preview to a full stage reading happening during the 2023 Native American Theatre Festival. 

In February 2022, the Resiliency Residency artists were awarded $2,500 each for their residency projects as they work on public performances, presentations, showcases, and exhibits that enhance creative life in the city. The UETF Resiliency Residency exhibition and showcase is a special opportunity to view what City of Albuquerque-funded artists have been able to accomplish in the last year. After receiving their grant, artists of various disciplines got to work researching, creating, and presenting new projects. Some completed their work a few months after, and others have yet to finish, but all the artists used their funding to expand their art practice and contribute to the Albuquerque art scene as a whole.  

The program is in partnership with five local non-profit arts organizations: Afro Mundo/The Dellsly Group; Keshet Dance and Center for the Arts; FUSION; National Institute of Flamenco; and Puha Hubiya. Each organization worked with a group of 18 artists to further their work through a meaningful, perhaps collaborative, commitment to their creative expression. Learn more about the Resiliency Residency program

Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesdays through Saturdays. The gallery exhibition will be on view through May 14. The showcase performance on April 20 is that night only.

In addition to Resiliency Residency, a separate art exhibition by Santa Fe artist Arlene Goldbard inspired by her newest book, In the Camp of Angels of Freedoms (New Village Press/NYU Press), will be on view beginning with the reception on April 20. More details can be found here.