Night of the Arts at SBCC Offers Variety of Experiences

Jeremy Montoya

South Broadway Cultural Center's monthly Night of the Arts is scheduled for Thursday, June 16 from 5-9pm. The popular free event offers a potpourri of experiences that include the opening of a new art exhibition, a reception for the artists, live music and an art-themed film.

A new exhibition, "Old Disciples, New Worshipers", features the works of a nine local artists, some of whom have been featured in earlier SBCC exhibitions, and some of whom will be featured for the first time. Artists Jon Sanchez, Jeremy Montoya, Reyes Padillia, Lalla Cola Weeks, Esteban Duran, Rocky Norton, Virginia Baich, Mario Romero and Bruce Hyde bring a wide variety of techniques and styles to the exhibition, which is open through July 22.

"Old Disciples, New Worshipers" is based on art inspired by others, be they famous artists or local artists whose works have been exhibited in previous shows at South Broadway. A reception for the artists is scheduled from 5-8pm in the South Broadway Gallery. From 5-7pm guests will enjoy the sounds of Albuquerque Funk Band Kookie Jones and the Group Thing. Light refreshments will be available.

At 8pm the film Exit Through the Gift Shop will screen in the John Lewis Theater. The film features an inside story of Street Art entangled with fame, money and vandalism. The film by street artist Banksy tells the story of Thierry Guetta, a French immigrant in Los Angeles, and his obsession with street art. The film premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival and is narrated by British actor Rhys Ifans.