Our Theme Meaning

So near yet another pivotal election season, feelings of entrapment in a corrupt Bi-partisan system continue to plague us. Nuevomexicanos must resist and engage in any capacity they can to restore their communities to their flourishing states. Whether that be voting, petitioning, protesting, creating, reflecting or protecting, we ask our gente to take a stand against injustices in their community. We reclaim our demon, the chupacabra as an ally in ridding this land of malicious, power-hungry, exploitative entities.  

Reclaiming our querencia is reclaiming the mountains that replenish the rivers, the arroyos that nourish the chile, beans, corn, squash, pecans and pinon. It calls up the herencia of that which is dear to us; food, tradition, tamales steaming: calls up that which is self, home, land and sky; calls up a pre-contact-pre-colonial, pre-industrial past of the mesoamericas; calls up the land of the ephemeral waterways, dry farming, sheep husbandry and the acequias. 

La reclamacion is to protect the home that is the dear nuevomexicano heritage: the language, the land, the water and the culture. We implore everyone to act, and unite in defying systemic, institutional and internal oppression.

Upcoming Events

Event List
Saturday, October 01, 2016 1:00 PM

Los Jardines Institute

Woodcut with Artist Henry Morales:  

Create your own Day of the Dead image on a wood block and print it on posters & cards

Saturday, October 08, 2016 1:00 PM

Los Jardines Institute

Sugar Skulls/ Face Painting with Artist Vanessa Alvarado and Staci Drangmeister:  

Learn how to make and decorate Sugar Skulls

Saturday, October 15, 2016 1:00 PM

Los Jardines Institute

Papel Picado/ Paper Flowers with Artist Chris Baca and Roger McNew:  

Create a papel picado projects and make paper Marigolds out of tissue paper.

Saturday, October 22, 2016 1:00 PM

Los Jardines Institute

Alters with Artist Sofia Martinez and Vanessa Alvarado:  Altar construction and other Dia de los Muertos traditions, as well as face painting techniques.

Sunday, November 06, 2016 2:00 PM

2016 Annual South Valley Día de los Muertos Marigold Parade along Isleta Blvd. and Art Vendors and Entertainment at West Side Community Center.


LOS JARDINES INSTITUTE IS LOCATED AT:

803 La Vega Dr SW  Albuquerque, NM 87105  (CLICK LINK FOR MAP)

                                   



Call: 505-433-5829

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