We Are This City

The mission of We Are This City is to develop authentic local, national and international infrastructure for creatives. We strive for long-term, sustainable growth for the creative economy.

We Are This City has made more canvases from 500+ kids and adults put their handprints in paint on the panels that was then cut into 2x2' sections, which were then distributed to 80 local artists to make the Hands On ABQ art collection.

We Are This City has developed a strong community, through our projects, initiatives and partnerships and with the successes that our exhibitions and related professional development programs have achieved. We Are This City continues to leverage our relationships, the momentum and the support to develop something bigger within our community so that not only Albuquerque but our sister communities can grow and be proud of what we are doing and who we are as creatives. We believe that the economic and social impact of We Are This City has profound value to governments, schools, organizations, businesses, artists and to all of the communities at-large.

Randy L Barton

"My artwork is a visual tool meant for educating the people. I explore the teachings from navajo creation stories to remind myself of how to find the answers & solutions to life's problems.

The foundation of all my recent paintings derive from navajo healing ceremonies, therefore the beauty way & protection way can be found in every one of my pieces, as well as in my signature.

You will notice iconic symbols that represent ancient knowledge. The brush strokes, gradient backgrounds & shapes represent the colors seen in the mind's eye of the seer. I am drawn to creating abstract landscapes manifested from the spirit realm so that the paintings become gifts of prayer, reflection & remembrance of the dine culture...

I paint the vivid visions of the past, present & future of the five fingered people."

Taken from http://www.randylbarton.com/

See Randy's work, up now in our Brew House.