Juan Carlos Martínez / South Valley

(English translations below) Mi nombre es Juan Carlos Martínez. Vivo en Isleta y Bridge y tengo 4 años de estar aquí en Albuquerque. Solo e visitado Houston, Tejas. Y el lugar este me gusta mucho por ser tranquilo, bien pacifico el ambiente, no esta muy poblado como otros estados. A pesar de que es algo…

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…

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…

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…