Artist Vicki Bolen’s work is inspired by the origami crane, or “peace crane.” She has made thousands of cranes of many sizes and in many media, as a process that parallels her social justice work. Together, we chose birds amidst a background reminiscent of the commercial Japanese papers she uses in her work as the theme. I used laser-cut plywood stencils to create the intricate background quickly, and painted the many birds on the mural from images I solicited from local birders. All of the birds in the piece make Albuquerque home for at least a part of their annual migratory patterns.
Dimensions: 11’ high x 110’ across.

Andrew Fearnside is a New Mexico painter guided by ongoing interests in psychology, social justice, pop culture and spiritual life. After completing a BFA in painting and drawing at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in his native Boston, he made paintings and performances and found work as a designer, dancer, teacher and psychotherapist. He has been juried into group shows in Oregon, Michigan, Colorado and Texas, and has won awards for his work. He has had solo shows at Harwood Art Center, Zendo, Winning Coffee, and the Erna Ferguson Library in Albuquerque, and duos at the Open Space Visitor Center and Page Coleman Gallery.

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Downtown Albuquerque Arts & Cultural District