Upcoming Events

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Below is a list of all events that are currently open for registration. Click on the event name to proceed.
Sep 29, 2020
Location: ZOOM APP Moderator: Margaret GovoniCategory: Arts Connections | Life Skills

We will explore the world of blogging. So, join us and let the world know what’s on your mind.

 

 

$ 15.00
Event Capacity: 12 Registered: 1 Spots: 11
Sep 29, 2020
Location: ZOOM APP Moderator: Margaret GovoniCategory: Arts Connections | Art
$ 15.00
Event Capacity: 11 Registered: 5 Spots: 6
Sep 29, 2020
Location: ZOOM APP Moderator: Margaret Govoni | Melanie McGrathCategory: Health & Wellness | Arts Connections

Get moving with adaptive exercises with Alison & Melanie. Meet new friends, teach each other, and get in shape! 
No special equipment needed!

FREE
Event Capacity: 12 Registered: 5 Spots: 7
Sep 30, 2020
Location: ZOOM APP Moderator: Margaret GovoniCategory: Arts Connections

Poetry with Bradd!

Come experiment with words! In this class we will learn you express ourselves through the language of poetry.

 

 

$ 15.00
Event Capacity: 11 Registered: 1 Spots: 10
Sep 30, 2020
Location: ZOOM APP Moderator: Margaret GovoniCategory: Arts Connections

Let’s make some music together! We will collaborate on original songs.

$ 15.00
Event Capacity: 11 Registered: 1 Spots: 10
Sep 30, 2020
Location: ZOOM APP Moderator: Margaret GovoniCategory: Arts Connections

Come work on your sculpting skills using modeling clay that you can bake in your own oven. A supply list will be emailed to participants.

$ 15.00
Event Capacity: 11 Registered: 0 Spots: 11
Sep 30, 2020
Location: ZOOM APP Moderator: Margaret GovoniCategory: Arts Connections

Come draw some characters! You will need paper and pencil for this class.

$ 15.00
Event Capacity: 11 Registered: 3 Spots: 8
Oct 1, 2020
Location: ZOOM APP Moderator: Margaret GovoniCategory: Arts Connections | Life Skills

Come and hang out with us! In this class we will learn how to plan, shop for and prepare a simple meal, plan a day trip, count money and more! 

$ 15.00
Event Capacity: 15 Registered: 2 Spots: 13
Oct 1, 2020
Location: ZOOM APP Moderator: Margaret GovoniCategory: Dramatic Arts | Arts Connections

In this class we will “build” a play. We will explore character, plot and setting as we prepare our play for the Zoom stage.

$ 15.00
Event Capacity: 15 Registered: 4 Spots: 11
Oct 2, 2020
Location: ZOOM APP Moderator: Margaret GovoniCategory: Arts Connections

Let’s sing together! Have fun singing along with your favorites in a relaxed group setting.

$ 15.00
Event Capacity: 15 Registered: 6 Spots: 9
Oct 2, 2020
Location: ZOOM APP Moderator: Margaret GovoniCategory: Arts Connections | Art

Love Nature? Tom does, too. Let him show you how to capture on the page. You will need paper and pencil for this class.

$ 15.00
Event Capacity: 11 Registered: 4 Spots: 7
Oct 2, 2020
Location: OT Circus Moderator: Jenn DeSantisCategory: Art | Pop Ups | Art Walks & First Fridays

* NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED. THIS IS A POP UP ART EVENT DURING FIRST FRIDAY ABQARTWALK*

Welcome to 1st Friday ABQArtwalk with the 505 Fridas! Join us for one night! Friday October 2nd, 2020 from 5-9pm.
"Pain, pleasure and death are no more than a process for existence." ~ Frida Kahlo
This is an art showcase and FUNERAL for 2020 hosted by the OT Circus with the 505 Fridas artist collective!
 
With live music on the roof by DJ M.I.W official and The Munchie Truck food truck serving up deliciousness outside!
 
There will be wall art by some of the Fridas displayed and for sale inside the gallery along with an interactive exhibit. The Fridas will also be setup in our driveway with their fabulous creations for you to peruse!
 
* ALL FRIDAS AND OT CIRCUS STAFF WILL BE WEARING BLACK AND WE ENCOURAGE ALL ATTENDEES TO DO SO!
There will be a sidewalk procession starting around 7pm with a reading of a eulogy for 2020.
 
COVID SAFE!
- Masks are required!
- Please observe physical distancing
- Only 7-9 guests allowed inside the gallery at a time.
- No eating inside.
- We will have gloves and hand sanitizer available for our guests and staff will be regularly wiping down surfaces with sanitizer/disinfectant.
 
We look forward to your attendance! Friday October 2nd, 2020 from 5-9pm.
709 Central Ave NW

 

FREE
Event Capacity: Unlimited Registered: 0 Spots: Unlimited
Oct 2, 2020
Location: Curious Toast Moderator: Jenn DeSantisCategory: Art | Pop Ups | Art Walks & First Fridays

* NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED. THIS IS A POP UP ART EVENT DURING FIRST FRIDAY ABQARTWALK*

The OT Circus and ABQArtwalk are thrilled to present the opening reception of "Lost & Found" on Friday October 2nd, 2020 from 5-8pm. This showing is located at our sister property, what will soon be the "Curious Toast" at 718 Central Ave SW.

Artist Statement in her own words:
 
"Lost & Found
Sometimes you’ve got to get lost to find yourself...
My art has evolved over my career, ever changing as I hone my craft, always pushing to be authentic and vulnerable.
I have worked hard to be where I am, personally and professionally.
There are a handful of moments and events in life that shake you to the core. One of these is learning your partner of twenty years has a rare bone cancer and needs half of his pelvis replaced, at 40. During a once in a hundred years pandemic.
My world came crashing down and we were lost in unknown waters, falling down a deep hole.
I had to shut down, go into survival mode. In a flash, it seemed everything I had worked so hard for, was gone.
I was frozen and unable to create for months, only focusing on my family, my broken life, and endless rabbit holes of apocalypse and the unknown.
Through struggles and faults, screaming and isolation, I fought. He fought. We fought.
I lost myself, my creativity, my passion.
As the world literally burned, I had to claw my way back to something tangible.
I cried as I started painting my husbands broken pelvis. Flinging paint and crying in full view of passers-by at my first market since February. It felt amazing.
I found a painting I had previously let sit, unfinished. It had been through a lot.
I lost it, It got run over by a car, and it made it’s way back to me.
In a moment of pure emotion I took a palette knife to it, and opened something inside me
I have had a hard time with expressing how all of this translated to my art
It is very personal and powerful.
This work reflects a shift in my soul and process. Once consumed with detail and ethereal connection on a macro and micro level, I find my vision blurred by rage and emotion.
Finding old and making it new, starting from scratch and letting go.
I have found a new voice and I am screaming."
 
We look forward to your attendance.
You will also find our fabulous resident artists opening their studios to you!
Collected Hands Textiles and Furnishings
Tim Anderson Photography
Aaron Richardson Visual Art
Laura Balombini and Coraline's Closet - Mixed Media Creations
 
The Munchie Truck will be parked across the street too - serving up delicious noms!
 
COVID SAFE!
- YOU MUST WEAR A MASK
- PLEASE OBSERVE PHYSICAL DISTANCING
- ONLY 7-10 GUESTS ALLOWED INSIDE AT A TIME
- HAND SANITIZER AVAILABLE FOR YOU AND STAFF WILL BE WIPING DOWN SURFACES WITH DISINFECTANT THROUGHOUT THE EVENING.

 

FREE
Event Capacity: Unlimited Registered: 0 Spots: Unlimited
Oct 3, 2020
Location: ZOOM APP Moderator: Margaret GovoniCategory: Arts Connections | Entertainment | Health & Wellness

In this class we will explore movement through dance. We will focus on improvisation and having fun!

$ 15.00
Event Capacity: 15 Registered: 1 Spots: 14
Oct 3, 2020
Location: ZOOM APP Moderator: Margaret GovoniCategory: Arts Connections

Learn some American Sign Language and have some fun! We will go ver the basics, plus a new theme every week.

$ 15.00
Event Capacity: 11 Registered: 1 Spots: 10
Oct 6, 2020
Location: ZOOM APP Moderator: Margaret Govoni | Melanie McGrathCategory: Health & Wellness | Arts Connections

Get moving with adaptive exercises with Alison & Melanie. Meet new friends, teach each other, and get in shape! 
No special equipment needed! This class is FREE!

FREE
Event Capacity: 12 Registered: 1 Spots: 11
Oct 8, 2020 - Oct 11, 2020
Location: FACEBOOK Moderator: Jenn DeSantisCategory: Online Auctions

Welcome to our online art auctions! We created this platform in response to the pandemic. So many in person art events have been cancelled and postponed due to Covid-19. 
So, the team at OT Circus came up with an auction style platform on Facebook, for New Mexican artists to show and sell their work.
Since its inception in April 2020, over 500 pieces of locally made art, crafts, and jewelry have found new homes, and over $19,000 has been put back into our local creative economy! We are astounded by the positive reception and will continue to host these auctions multiple times a month, on Facebook. Auctions are weekly (EXCEPT the week of 1st Friday ABQArtwalk) Thursdays - Sundays 4pm MDT.
There is no registration, and it is free to join, just click on this link: Link to join the Online Art Auction on FB
The OT Circus collects a 10% commission on sold items.

FREE
Event Capacity: Unlimited Registered: 0 Spots: Unlimited
Oct 9, 2020
Location: ZOOM APP Moderator: Margaret Govoni | Melanie McGrathCategory: Entertainment | Arts Connections

Have some fun meeting new people, playing Bingo! Of course, there will be prizes!
This is a FREE Arts Connections gathering!
Materials: Bingo cards will be sent via email, and you must have printing capabilities to print your Bingo cards.
Any questions or feedback can be directed to Margaret Govoni via email: otartsconnections@gmail.com or by phone: (505) 750-7146

FREE
Event Capacity: 12 Registered: 2 Spots: 10
Oct 10, 2020
Location: OT Circus Moderator: Jenn DeSantisCategory: Art | Markets

Welcome to our seasonal monthly Artist Market!
Several local, and socially distanced artists and makers will be set up in our driveway at 709 Central Ave NW! Inside the gallery, you can view the 505 Fridas exhibit, if you missed the opening on First Friday ABQArtwalk! Then, you can mosey on over across the street to 718 Central Ave (next to Good Year) where you will find another 8 artists set up outside in the parking lot! Resident artists in their respective studios will be present too so you can also check out the photography of Tim Anderson, Laura Balombini, and Collected Hands! We will have the art of Caitlin Padilla inside this fabulous historic building for your viewing pleasure.
Stan’s Coffee & Scones will be parked out front with energizing beverages and delicious scones and other treats!
ADDRESSES:
709 Central Ave (between The Hotel Blue + what WAS Firestone Tires)
&
718 Central Ave (between GoodYear and Capo's)
COVID SAFE!
1. YOU MUST WEAR A MASK - WHETHER INSIDE OR OUT. ALL VENDORS WILL BE WEARING FACE COVERINGS AS WELL.
2. YOU MUST OBSERVE PHYSICAL DISTANCING. PLEASE STAND AT LEAST 6 FEET APART WHILE WAITING IN LINE, AND WHILE PERUSING THE MARKETPLACE.
3. ONLY 7-9 GUESTS ALLOWED INSIDE EACH BUILDING AT A TIME. THIS WILL ENSURE PROPER SOCIAL/PHYSICAL DISTANCING. WE WILL HAVE HAND SANITIZER FOR YOU TO USE INSIDE AND STAFF WILL BE WIPING DOWN SURFACES (ESP KNOBS AND FAUCETS) THROUGHOUT THE DURATION OF THE MARKET. AGAIN, YOU MUST WEAR A MASK OR FACE COVERING.
4. NO FOOD OR EATING IS ALLOWED INSIDE EITHER LOCATION.
Thank you for understanding, and respecting the state Covid-19 mandates.
Our market coincides with the fabulous Albuquerque Downtown Growers' Market located a hop, skip, and jump away at Robinson Park! We are looking forward to a wonderful day of strolling downtown - full of local food and art!

$ 25.00
Event Capacity: 16 Registered: 16 Spots: 0
Oct 12, 2020
Location: ZOOM APP Moderator: Margaret GovoniCategory: Arts Connections | Dramatic Arts

In this class we will play theater games and work on performance and improv techniques. Love to clown around? We’ll do some of that, too!

 

$ 15.00
Event Capacity: 15 Registered: 3 Spots: 12
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