Seeds: A Collective Voice – Mural Reception / Albuquerque

Priscilla Garcia | Chilili, NM – Listen My name is Priscilla Garcia. I come from Albuquerque, New Mexico. I come from a historic neighborhood, Martinez Town. I now live in the mountains close to Chilili. I’ve known Jade for many years and she brought me into the project about a year ago. Being part of the…

Jade Leyva / Placitas

So my name is Jade Leyva and I am a visual artist. I have been living in the United States for about sixteen years. I am originally from Mexico City. I was born and raised there, and lived throughout different areas in Mexico growing up. And yeah I create a lot of artwork, locally, and…

Emma Moya / Plaza Vieja, Albuquerque

My name is Emma Moya. Our Familia arrived in La Villa de Albuquerque (Arabic for white oak), 34 years after Gen. De Oñate in 1598. The Trujillo’s – built a huge hacienda on the present day Manzano Day School across Central south of the Rio Grande in 1680 – the area was not attended. Instead…

Jeanette Iskat / Coruco

Yeah there’s something about New Mexico that really resonates with me. We came out here, my husband lasted about – definitely a much bigger culture shock for him, he had been in East LA his whole life- and it just didn’t work for him so we got divorced. And we’re still friends. He moved back…

Jimmy Gutierrez / Questa

So my name is Jimmy Gutierrez, I grew up in a very small town, in Questa (New Mexico). The crazy/interesting thing about Questa is its hugely Hispanic, and not only Hispanic, like there is only a few family’s that really run the town and as it runs the village of Questa is incorporated, which means…

Vyvian Nguyen / Albuquerque

I am 19 years old. I go to UNM, the University of New Mexico. I am studying criminology and I grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico since I was a baby. I’m really patient and I’m like, I’m really like, friendly. Like I get along with others really well, like other people. Most of my…

Abel Aguilar / Villanueva

My dad’s mother, the hardest working person that I have ever known in my whole life, she raised six, my grandfather was often gone working somewhere. He was a political person, he worked politics a lot in Vegas and he did other things, but my grandmother, which was his wife, she was an amazing hard…

Mariachi Buenaventura / Santa Fe

Joanna Alvarez Reyes: My name is Joanna Alvarez Reyes. We are Mariachi Buenaventura, we’ve been playing in this group 10, almost 11 years now. In September or October I think it will be. Nishka Gonzales: and I’ve been playing violin for about 15 years and playing with them for about 9….10 years. [Laughing] that’s a…

Helen Nasheiwat / Albuquerque

My name is Helen Nesheiwat. Originally we’re from Jordan. We’re from New York but originally from Jordan. But we came a long time ago from Jordan. So we spent all our life in New York, and then ten years ago we moved to New Mexico. The reason we moved to New Mexico? First of all,…

Luis Ordoñez / Albuquerque

My name is Luis Fernando Ordoñez. I’m 24 years old. I was studying at the University of New Mexico. Took some time off, joined the military, and that’s basically where I am right now at the present. I was born in Cuauhtémoc, Chihuahua. At the age of two my mother got a visa for me…

Wilfred Luis Gallegos / Villanueva/Cañones

Yo soy de Villanueva. De haya soy. Nos conocimos en la construcción. En el trabajo. Éramos carpinteros los dos. A ella la pusieron en un trabajito conmigo. Y yo no traía lápiz. Por eso se enamoro por el lápiz. Y lo tengo por hay, el lápiz, fíjese. Y le escribí una carta. Y luego con…

Tierra Hudson / Moriarty

I’m Tierra Hudson. I go to Moriarty High School… so this year I’m a senior, and it’s been a crazy year. Everyone says senior year is so easy, it’s a breeze. No, they lied (laughter)… It’s pretty rough (laughter)… Yeah so I live in a rural part of town and my biggest thing is opportunity,…