La Fonda del Bosque Presents: Amado Pena, Jr. Exhibit, Closing Ceremony
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About the Event
La Fonda del Bosque Presents:
Amado Pena, Jr. Exhibit, Closing Ceremony – Dinner, Art, Drinks & Entertainment , with Special Guest Artist Amado M. Peña, Jr. (Artist, Teacher) and Live Music by Michael Tait Tafoya (Latin - Musician, Singer/Songwriter) and Isaiah Romero-Cordova (Classical – Pianist/Instructor), Benefiting KUNM, with +Mood Fitness
Wednesday, July 25th from 5:00-8:00pm
La Fonda del Bosque, Restaurant & Bar
National Hispanic Cultural Center
1701 4th Street SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
Art, Music, Dinner, Drinks, Raffle, Drawing, Door Prizes, Fundraiser and Community Fun!
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 $15 for adults, and $12 for kids 12 and under, with a percentage of proceeds to benefit KUNM (includes tax, gratuity and non-alcoholic beverage station).
• Cocktails and Meet & Greet with the Artist - 5:00-6:00pm
• Dinner & Live Music - $12-$15 Taco Bar, 6:00-8:00pm
• Artist Exhibit - Amado M. Peña, Jr. (Artist, Teacher) - Gallery display and meet and greet, All Night
• Free Kids Snow Cones - All Night
• $3 Adult Snow Cones - All Night
• Happy Hour Specials - $1 off all beer, wine and mixed drinks, and $5 Margaritas - All Night
• Raffle - Benefiting KUNM – 7:45pm, must be present to win.
• Drawing - Benefiting KUNM – Free to enter, donations encouraged, KUNM Fall Fundraiser. Entries taken night of event, through September.
• FREE Door Prizes – FIRST COME, FRIST SERVED – designed works by and from Amado M. Peña, Jr., along with other prizes from KUNM and La Fonda del Bosque, while supplies last.
Join us for the Closing Ceremony of the Retrospective Amado Pena, Jr. Art Exhibit, at La Fonda del Bosque, featuring Amado M. Peña, Jr., accompanied by live music featuring Michael Tait Tafoya and Isaiah Remero-Cordova, benefiting KUNM. Located at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, La Fonda del Bosque is excited to continue featuring our monthly Art Collective event. 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, businesses 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 Wednesday, July 25ht 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 the Closing Ceremony celebrating his Retrospective Art Exhibit featuring his works from 1970-1979. This will be your last chance to see these amazing pieces in person and speak with the artist himself.
There will be live music from 6-8pm by native New Mexican, Michael Tait Tafoya. Michael was born in Albuquerque and has lived in Santa Fe for 22 years. It’s there in Santa Fe, the birth place of his mother, that he began his journey into music. His focus is in Latin Fusion, World and Classical styles of guitar and singing. Michael's live performances are comprised of original works, music and lyrics, created by the artist himself. We look forward to having this very special guest at our event. He will be singing and playing guitar throughout the night. In addition, we will have another special guest performer, Isaiah Romero-Cordova, playing a special classical piece in honor our KUNM. Isaiah is a professional pianist and piano instructor with roots in classical music.
All evening we will have Happy Hour discounts, $1 off all beer, wine and mixed drinks, and $5 margaritas. All food will be buffet style at one set cost, ($15 per adult, $12 for kids under 12, including tax and gratuity, with a percentage going to benefit KUNM). There will also be craft, adult snow cones for only $3, 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 Kof Albuquerque.
The buffet will feature a taco bar, with calabacitas, black beans, baracoa 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.