Working Classroom has spent the last 20 years promoting and building a more inclusive, more dynamic, more inspired global art community. For 20 years, established artists from around the world have come to the Duke City to work with those aspiring to greatness from ignored communities. For 20 years, this nonprofit organization has worked hard to help every artist in Albuquerque find his or her potential, social status be damned.
To celebrate Working Classroom's duel decades, 516 Arts (516 Central SW, 242-1445) is hosting 20 Years 20 Artists, an exhibit featuring artists from Haiti, France, Mexico, Poland, China, New Mexico and other parts of the U.S. who've invested their time in making Working Classroom a success. The exhibit opens on Saturday, Jan. 19, with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. and runs through Feb. 16. The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. and is free to view. For more info, visit www.516arts.org.