Experience the purely pigmented, unfading presence of pastel at the International Association of Pastel Societies’ Pastelworld 2019 this Thursday, June 6 through Sunday, June 9. From 9am to 9pm at the Hotel Albuquerque (800 Rio Grande Blvd. NW) in Old Town, there will be a display hundreds of pastel paintings from around the world by some of the finest artists ever to put stick to tooth. Fancy yourself a pastel artist? Then you are going to want to check out the trade show in conjunction with this event that the International Association of Pastel Societies calls “the candy store.” For more information about this free, all-ages event, see IAPSpastel.org.
Harwood Art Center (1114 7th Street NW) opens two shows featuring New Mexican artists’ work on Friday, June 7 from 6pm to 8pm. In the main gallery, Harwood’s annual juried exhibition SURFACE: Emerging Artists of New Mexico features the work of Kirsten Angerbauer, Evan J. Beck, Dante Betsch, CB Bryan, Jesse Dávila, Moira Garcia, Marianne Hall, Marlena Livingston, Mona Matrinez Manzanares, Eric Romero and Keith Scott. In the front gallery, Ruby Troup’s Point of Interest takes a new look at the old Southwestern tourist trap.For more information about this free, all-ages event, see harwoodartcenter.org.
Allyson Packer says of her site-specific installation Portal/Portal, “It is an installation that occupies the same psychic space as an open doorway, humid air the exact temperature of your skin, or the feeling of repeating a word so many times that it becomes a meaningless combination of sounds.” Whether you always feel like that or want to experience it for the first time, Portal/Portal opens this Friday, June 7 with an opening reception from 6:30pm to 10pm at Trapdoor Projects (1120 Tijeras Ave. NW). For more information about this free, all-ages event, see trapdoorprojects.com.
Grace Rosario Perkins opens her solo show in her home state with I WANNA BE YOURS on Friday, June 7 at Sanitary Tortilla Factory (401 Second Street SW). Join the opening reception from 6pm to 9pm. For more information about this free, all-ages event, see sanitarytortillafactory.org.
Catch the last SHIFT | DANCE performance of 2019 for a one night only performance of new, original choreography by codirectors Jacqueline García, lisa nevada, and Kelsey Paschich titled SHIFT | ONWARD on Tuesday, June 11 at 7pm at the Back Door Studio of Maple Street Dance Space (3215 Central Ave. NE). This all-ages event is $15 at the door. For more information, see shiftdancepresents.com.