Friday Jun 15, 2018
Albuquerque, NM 87102
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Art, music, dinner and drinks, with special guest Amado M. Peña, Jr. and live music by The Paddle Tramps, benefitting ARCA of New Mexico.
La Fonda del Bosque Presents: Friday Night Art Collective – Art, Music, Dinner & Drinks - with Special Guest Amado M. Peña, Jr. (Artist, Teacher) and Live Music by The Paddle Tramps, Benefiting ARCA of New Mexico
Friday, June 15th from 5:00-8:00pm
La Fonda del Bosque –Restaurant & Bar
National Hispanic Cultural Center
1701 4th Street SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
This is a free event to attend, dinner and drinks can be purchased separately. You must RSVP in Advance. Dinner Buffet can be purchased at the door for $20 for adults, and $12 for kids 12 and under, with a percentage of proceeds to benefit ARCA of New Mexico (includes tax, gratuity and non-alcoholic beverage station).
• Cocktails and Meet & Greet with the Artist- 5:00-6:00pm
• Dinner, Live Music and Raffle- 6:00-8:00pm
• Artist Collective Exhibit - Amado M. Peña, Jr. (Artist, Teacher) - Gallery display and meet and greet, All Night
• Free Kids Snow Cones - All Night
• $4 Adult Snow Cones - All Night
• Happy Hour Specials - $1 off all beer, wine and mixed drinks - All Night
• Drawing - Benefiting ARCA – 7:45pm, must be present to win.
• Door Prizes – FIRST COME, FRIST SERVED- designs by and from Amado M. Peña, Jr., along with other prizes, while supplies last.
Join us in celebrating the debut of our newest art exhibit at La Fonda del Bosque, featuring Amado M. Peña, Jr., accompanied by live music featuring The Paddle Tramps, benefiting ARCA of New Mexico. Located at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, La Fonda del Bosque is excited to continue featuring our new, monthly event, the Friday Night Art Collective. Every month we feature an art exhibit and fundraiser, with live music, dinner, drinks, door prizes and a raffle. This is a family friendly, community event, aimed at promoting local artists, musicians, and non-profit organizations.
The owner, Chef Stefani Mangrum, is also the owner of City Treats Parties which has been in business since 1995. Stefani Mangrum has been a local chef and business owner in New Mexico since 1989, owning restaurants such as City Grill and Wine Bar and the Albuquerque Museum Cafe, including the ongoing and successful City Treats Parties. Chef Stefani's new venture with the National Hispanic Cultural Center through La Fonda del Bosque is one the community and all of her long term clients are excited for.
The June 15th event will feature a very special guest, Amado M. Peña, Jr. Amado Peña is recognized as an Artisan of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona. This is a particularly high honor and one that he cherishes. He is dedicated to furthering the public's knowledge and interest in the Tribe, its art, its history, and its culture. He has garnered acclaim world wide, with exhibitions featured in 24 states, and induction into dozens of prestigious collections in China, Mexico and the US, including the National Museum of American Art at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.
His art celebrates the strength of a people who meet the harsh realities of life in an uncompromising land and his work is a tribute to the Native Americans who survive by living in harmony with an adversarial, untamed environment. His artwork is inspired by places such as Canyon de Chelly, Spider Rock, Monument Valley, Enchanted Mesa, Acoma, and Black Mesa. These sites are part of an enduring landscape that speaks of the ancient heritage of a region that is now known as Arizona and New Mexico. Amado's artwork is defined by its bold color and form and dynamic composition. Through his art, he communicates his vision of a land, its people and their art. We are honored to have Mr. Peña as a featured artist, guest and friend. This will be a retrospective art exhibit of his works. His pieces will be on display and available for purchase the night of the event, through July 27th.
There will be live music from 6-8pm by The Paddle Tramps. The Paddle tramps are a local New Mexico band comprised of two members. Jerome Martinez is a 30 year veteran of the Albuquerque music scene. As a member of many bands beginning in the 80s, Martinez a guitarist, is the founding member of the popular groove band The Paddle Tramps. The 2nd member, Brian Seals, began singing from a very early age, by listening and singing along with his parent's records. Currently under the stage name "Grayhill" he's working on independent music while fronting vocals with the popular groove band THE PADDLE TRAMPS. He recently won best RnB song at the New Mexico Music Awards for his song "Red".
All evening we will have Happy Hour discounts, $1 off all beer, wine and mixed drinks. All food will be buffet style at one set cost, ($20 per adult, $12 for kids under 12, including tax and gratuity, with a percentage going to benefit ARCA of NM). There will also be craft, adult snow cones for only $4, and FREE non-alcoholic snow cones for children. Come eat, drink, mix and mingle on the patio, under the cottonwoods, near the new fountain with live music and art. Special door prizes will be handed out to attendees, while supplies last. We will also host a raffle benefiting ARCA of Albuquerque.
The buffet will feature a sopapilla bar, with calabacitas, black beans, barbacoa pork, carne asada, red chile chicken, queso fresca, garnish, and a salsa bar. Drink will include tea and agua fresca. Other drinks, including alcohol and non-alcoholic beverages such as sodas can be purchased at the bar.
We look forward to seeing you! Please be sure to RSVP. Space is limited.
Payments for dinner buffet can be purchased upon arrival with cash or credit card at a cost of $20 per person, and $12 for kids under 12 (includes tax and gratuity).
Questions, comments, or to RSVP by phone, please call 505-800-7166.