Public Art @ the Libraries

Untitled (Clouds and Lightning on Silk)

Untitled is painted silk by Maria Marion who was a student at Sandia High School at the time she created this artwork. The piece depicts clouds and lightning on a blue background. It was acquired by the City of Albuquerque as part of the Metro Youth Purchase Award in 1998. It was installed at the library in 2011. 

Untitled (Mural, Man, and Bus)

Untitled is a color photograph by Juan Montalvo. The photograph depicts a man walking beneath a mural in downtown Albuquerque. This was a 2nd Place Purchase Award for the Gordon Church Award, Metro Youth Exhibition in 2008. It was installed at the library in 2011. 

St. Anthony

St. Anthony is a multiple plate etching by Ray Maseman. It was installed at the library in 2015 and was funded by Art in Public Places. This is part of a larger series of prints created by Mr. Maseman that were inspired by the attributes of Christian saints, but also drawing on dreams, myths, children’s stories, and personal experiences.  

St. Francis

St. Francis is a multiple plate etching by Ray Maseman. It was installed at the library in 2015 and was funded by Art in Public Places. This is part of a larger series of prints created by Mr. Maseman that were inspired by the attributes of Christian saints, but also drawing on dreams, myths, children’s stories, and personal experiences.

Sharing the Joy of a New Discovery

 

 

 

 

Sharing the Joy of a New Discovery is a metal sculpture by Wes and Alice Thompson located on the northeast corner of the library grounds in the Rose Garden. It was installed at the library in 1996 and was funded by Art in Public Places. From the plaque beneath the sculpture, “It is the commitment of our libraries to pass on the value and joy of learning to the next generation…”

Flowering Yucca

 

 

 

 

Flowering Yucca is an oil painting by Deborah Newberg. It was installed at the library in 1996 and was funded by Art in Public Places. The yucca is the official State Flower of New Mexico.

Datura

 

 

 

 

Datura is an oil painting by Deborah Newberg. It was installed at the library in 1996 and was funded by Art in Public Places. Datura is a flowering plant. Other common names for datura are jimsonweed, moonflower, devil’s trumpet, and hell’s bells.

Untitled (Skateboarder at the Arroyo)

 

 

 

Untitled is a black and white photograph by Alexander Long. The photograph depicts a skateboarder walking along an arroyo carrying a skateboard. This was a 3rd Place Purchase Award for the Gordon Church Award, Metro Youth Exhibition in 2008. It was installed at the library in 2011.

Untitled (Door in the Wall)

 

 

 

Untitled is by Kristina Guist who was a student at Cibola High School at the time she created this artwork. The piece depicts a red door in a brown wall with greenery beyond. It was acquired by the City of Albuquerque as part of the Metro Youth Purchase Award in 1998. It was installed at the library in 2011.  

Sioux Pony

 

 

 

Sioux Pony by Art Menchengo (Santa Ana Pueblo). This piece was acquired by the City of Albuquerque as part of the New Mexico Pueblo Artists Project and probably originally hung at the City/County Building downtown. It was transferred to the Library in 1996.

San Isidro Labrador

 

 

 

San Isidro Labrador is a multiple plate etching by Ray Maseman. It was installed at the library in 2015 and was funded by Art in Public Places. This is part of a larger series of prints created by Mr. Maseman that were inspired by the attributes of Christian saints, but also drawing on dreams, myths, children’s stories, and personal experiences.

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