is an Albuquerque
recycle folk artist. His long-time store, In Crowd, (1984
to 2003) along Nob Hill's Central Avenue retail strip, stirred
the pot of creativity for the Albuquerque arts community for
Today that retail space is now called Masks Y Mas
where he shows his work and helps manage the store as well.
can find Kenny at
Masks Y Mas 3106 Central SE
Monday thru Thursday from 11 to 6 p.m
to make something with my hands, to use raw materials that
cost close to nothing. So, seven years ago I got into the habit
of going out to the land (anywhere) and salvaging rusted bottlecaps,
old cans, bottles, photos, bailing wire, and weathered barn-wood."
These are what I now call my "Retablos." Traditionally,
a retablo is a wall hanging that is for a special place
in your home for devotional or non-devotional inspiration.
2016, and my creative energy is in full swing. I am creating
all kinds of metal and recycled tin mobiles , 6 foot bottlecap
snakes and recycled tin flowered containers. I'm planning an
exhibit of my work at Mask Y Mas this March 18th thru April
15th in honor of Earth Day celebration, as well as gearing up
for our 10th annual Cinco de Mayo Folk Art Fest May 7th at La
Parada Mercantile in the luscious north valley.
This year marks the 30th anniversary for
the Contemporary Hispanic Market.
(Spanish Market Event.) This will be my 16th year show casing
my most recent work. I'll also be traveling the Mid-West early
summer making an annual trek searching for incredible finds
for my artwork.
In the Fall I'll be involved in plenty of
Day of the Dead art showigs and attending the annual Heard Museum
Spanish Market in Pheonix, Arizona.
I hope you continue to enjoy my work as
I evolve into the new and exciting decade.