Give Some Green—In last week's article about the grand opening of 516 Arts, I forgot to mention that the Downtown nonprofit arts organization seeks support from individuals as well as local businesses. So do you want to maintain Albuquerque's momentum as it speeds to catch up with Santa Fe as a Mecca of culture in the Southwest? Then open your wallet, and show them some green.
Becoming a member will bring you all kinds of nifty benefits. You'll get invitations to special receptions and gallery lectures. You'll get exhibit catalogs. You'll even get discounts at select local businesses and galleries. Best of all, you'll get the satisfaction of knowing you've contributed to a highly worthy cause.
Membership is $25 for students and seniors, $50 for ordinary people and $75 for families. You are, of course, invited to contribute more substantial amounts if your heart and bank account are amenable. You can also contribute by sponsoring specific events at the gallery. For details, call 242-1445 or go to 516arts.org.