Portrait of New Mexico – Free Portraits in Mora

E Pluribus Unum: El Norte
Axle Contemporary’s E Pluribus Unum project coming to Northern New Mexico

August 25- October 11, 2022
visit axleart.com for locations and hours

Since 2012, Santa Fe’s mobile artspace has been traveling across the state of New Mexico working on a statewide photographic portrait project, E Pluribus Unum. The mobile gallery is outfitted as a mobile black and white photography studio. Visitors bring an object of personal significance and sit for a portrait, holding their special object. Prints are made immediately using Axle’s solar-powered printer. One copy is given to the participant, another is pasted onto the exterior of the Axle mobile artspace. Over the course of each iteration of the project the exhibition grows to include many hundreds or thousands of portraits. At the close of each project, a book of the portraits and accompanying writing is published and the portraits are exhibited in local museums and artspaces.Each E Pluribus Unum project visits and documents a different part of the state. 

E Pluribus Unum: El Norte will visit communities spread across north-central and north-eastern New Mexico, from August 26th through October 11th, 2022.  

In the summer of 2023, The portraits will be exhibited at the Taos Center for the Arts.Past E Pluribus Unum projects were created in Santa Fe (2012), Albuquerque (2014), Dinétah (2016), and Southeastern New Mexico (2018).E Pluribus Unum: El Norte will be in these communities: Los Alamos, Espanola, Santa Clara, Pojoaque, Ohkay Owingeh, Chimayo, Raton, Clayton, Chimayo, Truchas, Dixon, Peñasco, El Prado, Questa, Costilla, Taos, Mora, Solano, Tucumcari, Las Vegas, Abiquiu, Chama, and Dulce.

SCHEDULE: Exact dates and locations are still in-process. Check website for updates.

LOS ALAMOS – August 26
downtown by Ruby K’s noon-4pm
Summer Concert Series, Ashley Pond, 6-9 pm

SANTA CLARA – August 27
10am -1pm Puyé (or the casino) check website

CHIMAYO – August 27
2-5pm Benny Chavez Community Center

ESPANOLA – August 28
El Parasol 9-11am

POJOAQUE – August 28
Poeh Cultural Center noon-4pm

ESPANOLA – August 29
Farmers Market 9am-noon
Moving Arts 1-4pm 
Future Dates (check website for details)
Sept 2 Watrous
Sep 3 Raton
Sep 4 Clayton
Sep 8 Okay Ohwinge
Sep 10 Peñasco + Truchas + El Prado
Sep 11 Questa + Costilla
Sep 16/17 Taos
Sep 18 Dixon  
Sept 23 Solano
Sept 24 Tucumcari 
Oct 1  Las Vegas 
Oct 2 Las Vegas area
Oct 2 Mora 1-3
Oct 3 Las Vegas
Oct 8 Abiquiu
Oct 9 Chama
Oct 10 Dulce

More information at axleart.com

E Pluribus Unum: El Norte is supported through donations, grants, and community partners. Funders include the National Endowment for the Arts, the FUNd of the Albuquerque Community Foundation, The Puffin Foundation, The New Mexico Humanities Council, The National Endowment for the Humanities, the Northern Rio Grande Heritage Area, and The Paseo-Taos. This project is made possible in part by New Mexico Arts, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

If you are interested in supporting Axle Projects, visit the website here.

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