Please Welcome Our New Executive Director
Corrales Arts Center Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Abby Boling, will be the Center’s new Executive Director beginning August 1, 2019. Abby is a multi-media artist with experience in developing arts-based programming and she has passion for collaborating with others.
A current Corrales resident, she has been a horse person since childhood. She learned to ride along the Corrales bosque and in the South Valley where she grew up.
Abby has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with an emphasis in Socially Engaged Art and a minor in Arts Management from the University of New Mexico. Upon graduation she was labeled an innovator within the arts and received the McRae Outstanding Senior Award for her honors thesis and using art to build bridges.
She also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management from New Mexico State University. She has studied under the State of New Mexico's former Deputy Secretary for the Department of Tourism. After completing this first degree she became a systems and operations manager for Carlson Hotels Worldwide’s corporate team leading Radisson properties throughout the US.
Boling has also held leadership roles with non-profit organizations, as a board member, practitioner collaborating in pilot program development, a designer, chair of various committees and as a college intern. Over the years, she has worked with the Vortex Theater, Friends of Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge, Roadrunner Food Bank, UNMH, Presbyterian, Fudrr a program of Kids Cook!, Comienzos and Heading Home (previously the Metropolitan Homelessness Project).
OUR CURRENT EXHIBIT
Artist Reception October 6, 2pm-4pm
September 20 to October 28th
Solo exhibition featuring multimedia artist, Lauren Deyo
Art is the creative journey which leads my exploration into painting and experimenting with color. These explorations allow my inner child to play with mark making on canvas and wood panels. My love of Oriental brush painting has influenced my work and fuels my practice of utilizing mixed media, such as collage elements into the works I create.
East meets West as I integrate these influences with my passion for abstract expressionism - joining the exacting, methodical style of one, with the free, spontaneous flow of the other.
Oriental influences are a natural pairing with my love of nature. As a gardener I'm enamored with flowers and trees which have become subjects of my work.