Great Unexpectations

If you see someone doing something weird (but maybe kinda intriguing) near Main Campus this Friday, check your map and cross-reference it with the color-coded schedule. Chances are they’re one of the performers signed up for ArtsUnexpected, UNM’s huge single-day arts happening on April 24. Now in its third year, the event has swollen to over 250 participants from the College of Fine Arts, spilling out into venues around the city from Hotel Andaluz to the CFA Downtown Space at Fourth and Copper. I’m not kidding about the map—download yours in all its well-engineered glory at and consider your route. With music, dance, studio art and theater performances plus film projections bearing beguiling names like “Fake Facebook Reps” (noon in the SUB atrium) and “Fiberglass Burning Play” (4:30pm at the duck pond), the full breadth of Albuquerque student artistry will be on display. “Ripple Effect” (8pm, Center for the Arts/Popejoy) creates an interactive game from two projections. And don’t miss “Holocene Garden,” located inside the Axle Contemporary mobile gallery. Burqueña Lea Anderson’s dramatic sculptural installation, which depicts a multitude of species in their embryonic forms and then reimagines them as flowers seeking artificial light, visits for the day from the Santa Fe Railyards. Find the aluminum stepvan parked next to the SUB 10am to 7pm. Friday’s the one day this spring you definitely shouldn’t ditch. (Lisa Barrow)

Friday April 24, 2015

Albuquerque, NM




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More events at Multiple Locations

See a variety of art installations, music performances, activities and more from over 250 participating artists from UNM's College of Fine Arts.

See also: Reel World

Window screen

Downtown Albuquerque’s KiMo Theatre will take part in ArtsUnexpected, a citywide “pop-up art festival” featuring “various UNM student art projects in unexpected places.” This means the front windows of the KiMo (located at 423 Central NW) will feature a special video installation from student filmmakers. The installation will be projected from Thursday, April 23, through Saturday, April 25. Organizers believe this will allow passersby to enjoy ArtsUnexpected “as they go about their lives.” Check it out while you can, and visit for more info.

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