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Alamosa Neighborhood Association Celebrates Sonny Rivera Art Installation

Long awaited art installation will welcome residents and visitors to Alamosa Park
March 06, 2024

Crews install bronze statue of a Mountain Lion - "Stalking Her Prey" by Sculptor Sonny Rivera

ALBUQUERQUE – District 3 City Councilor Klarissa Peña and the Alamosa Neighborhood Association (ANA) welcome the installation of artwork created for Alamosa Park by renowned New Mexican artist Reynaldo ‘Sonny’ Rivera. Rivera submitted a completed work, “Stalking Her Prey,” a 3 feet tall, bronze mountain lion, a species often seen along the Rio Grande in our area.

“The Alamosa Neighborhood Association has been waiting for this day to come for over a year,” Councilor Peña said. “The ANA is one of the most active neighborhood associations in our city. The community’s enthusiasm and dedication are captured in “Stalking Her Prey” by our own Sonny Rivera. Visitors to Alamosa Park will be pleased by this great work of art.”

Two members of the ANA participated in the selection committee in May 2023 to decide on which sculptures would be chosen. “Stalking Her Prey” was chosen from among several other excellent submissions.

“This sculpture by Sonny Rivera is a glowing symbol of our commitment to the beautification of the Southwest Mesa,” said Jeanette Baca, President of the Alamosa Neighborhood Association. “The artwork’s installation is a result of the collaborative efforts of the City and ANA. We are extremely proud to have this addition to our park and our community.”

“Sonny Rivera’s work is unique and can be seen around the state, here in Albuquerque and beyond,” said ANA Board member Johnny Peña. “We are proud to have this unique work of art as a symbol of our community.”

The City Arts and Culture Department is planning a dedication ceremony to be held on site later.