THANK YOU – Bill Armstrong Grant!

ALMA is honored to be the recipient of the 2017 Bill Armstrong Grant! Lead artist Margarita Paz-Pedro will be leading a mural project in collaboration with the City of Las Cruces Mural Arts Program this summer, and the grant is helping to make the project possible. Read more about the project in this article by Jacquita Beddo >.

Thank you, Bill Armstrong Grant!

Video of ALMA Summer 2016

Thank you to our board secretary, Kate Smith, for putting together this wonderful video documenting the 2016 Summer Program! We hope you enjoy seeing our process and learning about the Mayor’s Art Institute!

Support Mascarenas Memorial Project

A sketch of the bench designed to honor Olivia. 

ALMA is honored to have been invited to create memorial benches for the Mascarenas children, Ian, Olivia, and Eli, who were tragically taken on December 5, 2016.  They have surviving family, classmates, teachers, and community members who need healing.  ALMA artists are visiting the children’s classmates at Manzano Mesa Elementary School to involve them in designing and making tiles for the benches.  The students are learning the art of mosaic tile and sharing their love and stories with the artists and teachers to honor the memories of Ian, Olivia, and Eli Mascarenas.

We are humbly seeking your support in this endeavor.  A Memorial Fund has been created to assist with healing through art. Our objective is to fund the three memorial benches.  You may make a donation to this project by using the Donate button on this page.  When prompted, please write “IOE benches” in the box for “instructions to seller.”  All donations are tax-deductible.

Please visit the IOE Memorial Healing Through Artwebsite for more information on a silent auction and other ways to donate:  https://sites.google.com/view/ioe-memorial-art/home.

2017 Project Updates!

We have been collaborating with a few organizations to create new murals in the community! Stay tuned for projects with the following community partners:

  • Partners for Community Action
  • Mascarenas Memorial Benches with Manzano Mesa Elementary School
  • UNMH Children’s Cancer Fund of New Mexico