The Mariposa Gallery has been a staple of Albuquerque's arts scene for three decades. In other words, when the Mariposa opened shop, I was still grooving to Captain Kangaroo. In celebration of this distinguished longevity, the gallery will present its 30th annual invitational theme show. This year the show is titled Jungle Fever and will feature sweaty tropical work by Amanda Tinsley, Drew Coduti, Margi Weir, Kevin Burgess, Lee McCormick and Hilarey Walker. The show opens with a reception this Friday, Jan. 16, from 5 to 9 p.m. It runs through Feb. 22. 268-6828.
Four New Shows
Harwood Art Center
“Water Bearer” by Mindy Cardenas
A quartet of experimental exhibits opens this weekend at the Harwood Art Center. Rodica Focseneanu and Reggie Stump have created two divergent installations at the Center. Diane Walton Reitz presents contemporary collages in an exhibit called Creative Experiment with Foolishness. Finally, Mindy Cardenas offers up, From Old to New, a collection of collage/paintings and hand-painted linoleum block prints created over a span of 12 years. Stop by the Harwood this Friday, Jan. 16, from 5 to 8:30 p.m. for the opening reception. For details, call 242-6367.