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Traditions of New Mexico: An Exploration of Dreams in Art, Wine and Chocolate

Chocolate Dreams in Vino-color

Joshua S. Franco

If there were a manual on how to adult, I’m sure every person who is considered one would be eternally grateful for the “do’s and don’ts” in life. Being responsible is stressful and remembering how to relax is often forgotten. You map out these weekend scenarios in your head but don’t want to keep the same routine. Dinner and a movie fit are a cliché part of the weekend extravaganza. You’ve already been there and done that every other weekend and going down to the bars isn’t that appealing for this weekend either. But wait—you’re in luck! Joliesse Chocolates (6855 Fourth Street NW) is holding a free event full of art, chocolate and wine and it is just the place for you to be if you want to change your routine. In Traditions of New Mexico: An Exploration of Dreams in Art, Wine and Chocolate New Mexico artist Josh Franco and La Bella Vino Winery pair up to unravel an exquisite collection of surreal art for your eyes as well as cocoa and vino confections for your tongue. The dream occurs Friday, Sept. 11, from 6:30-9pm, so put your pinky up with a glass of wine and enjoy yourself. (Desiree Garcia)

Friday Sept 11, 2015

Joliesse Chocolates

6855 Fourth Street NW
Albuquerque, NM 87107

Phone: 505-369-1561
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Troy Lapsys

Phone: 505-369-1561
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The preeminent surrealist artist of New Mexico, Josh Franco, inspires new desserts and wine pairings in conjunction with La Bella Vino Winery.

 In preparing for this event, we were inspired by Josh’s statement about art. He said, “It is my feeling that the great traditions live in all of us, and that alongside all of the ingenious novelties at our disposal, these traditions continue to inform art’s most imaginative and inspired experiments.” Josh expanded his definition of traditions further, “I explore the complexity of relationships and the feelings that accompany them - love, desire, longing, fear - subjects familiar to us all.”

Come to view and purchase some of Josh Franco’s dreamlike work. Pair our chocolates and fine desserts with wine from six of New Mexico’s finest wineries.   

What: A reception for artist Josh Franco combined with chocolate and wine pairings, desserts, and great company. 

When: 6:30PM-9:00PM, Friday, September 11, 2015

Who: Josh Franco, Artist (, Grace Lapsys, Master Chocolatier, Joliesse Chocolates, La Bella Vino Winery, featuring La Bella Vino, Milagro, Casa Rondena, Nueve Ninas, and Jaramillo wines!

Where: Joliesse Chocolates, 6855 4th St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107

Cost: Free to attend. Chocolate and Wine Pairings range from $12 to $35.