Arts & Community

Coverage of arts, community and the amazing people of Corrales


Arts Center Proposal Brought before Village Council

The ACE (Arts, Community, Education) Center Committee presented a proposal for a visual arts and performing arts center to the Village Council on Sept. 27. The Committee is eyeing the Jones property behind the library. If greenlit by the Village and funded by various sources including grants, the center is estimated to cost between $6-8…

Local Treasure: Yolanda Howren Jones

Her Paintings Imagine New Mexico Icons

Her process is deeply personal yet easy for any creative person to understand. “It’s all about how a window looks, sometimes a lace curtain, a line or a color,” said Yolanda Howgren Jones, recently selected a Local Treasure by the Albuquerque Art Business Association on the recommendation of Michael Lakoff of Ricochet Gallery. “Or shadows,…

A preview of upcoming Albuquerque, Santa Fe theatre season

From Lockerbie to London, Aim To Be Entertained

Theater-going Corraleños have much to make them applaud–their proximity to both Albuquerque and Santa Fe and to their local Adobe Theater on 4th St. NW. Opening at the Adobe on September 2 is The Women of Lockerbie by Deborah Brevoort and directed by Pete Parkin. It is the moving true story of the aftermath of the crash…

Neuro Choir announces first rehearsal

Group aims to ‘positively impact’ Corrales citizens with brain disorders

In partnership with the UNM Neuro Choir, The Corrales Neuro Choir is a singing group for those who possess a brain injury or neurological change due to a stroke, dementia, Parkinson’s disease and other neurological disorders; along with their caregivers. Practice started Aug. 16 and rehearsals will continue every other Tuesday from 10am to 11:15am…

Community

From the Horse’s Mouth: Old Traditions, New Directions

Will horses return as a necessity for going to the post office and store?

By Steve Komadina This is a column that talks about horses and the Corrales connection. Itwas started as an initiative of Corrales Horse and Mule People(CHAMP) to help horse and non-horse owners to think about living in ahorse-oriented community. What will the New Year bring for our Corrales horse heritage? Ourpopulation as a world and…

Corrales Chronicles: Treasures Lost and Reclaimed

Part of the “I didn’t know that!” Series

by Mary Davis, Corrales Historical Society Did you know that in 1959 this is what the north end of Corrales looked like? The aerial photo of his house was taken by photographer Dick Kent. The house, which he built in the early 1950s, sits all by itself in the white patch of ground just east…

Help Shelter a Dog This Season by Donating to the Doghouse Drive

Donations Can Be Made at Kennel Kompadres in Corrales

Animal Welfare Department (AWD) is hosting The Doghouse Drive to make sure our furry friends aren’t left out in the cold. AWD is accepting medium to large dog houses, new or gently used. The Doghouse Drive will replenish the supply to our Animal Protection Officers for our community doghouse program. These doghouses bring relief to…

Peanut Wins Pet Mayor

Fundraiser for Corrales Harvest Festival picked our next “pet mayor”

A dog named Peanut has won the 2022 Corrales pet mayor election at the Corrales Harvest Festival last weekend. The money raised in this year’s election will help animal organizations in the Village care for domestic animals, wildlife and livestock. Peanut’s enthusiastic campaign slogan was “Go nuts! Vote Peanut for Corrales Pet Mayor! He keeps his…

Lower Walls Make Better Neighbors

At the Village Council meeting on Aug. 23, councilors unanimously affirmed the wall-and-fence height ordinance. Now Corraleños and visitors will not fear having to drive through a tunnel from one end of the Village to the other and still can enjoy views that are more than glimpses along the way. The new ordinance’s Chapter 18…