Keshet Dance completes largest mural in New Mexico | KOB 4

Keshet Dance completes largest mural in New Mexico

Emily Jaceks
December 10, 2018 06:07 AM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - An Albuquerque nonprofit is now home to the largest mural in the state of New Mexico, and with its bright colors and offbeat shapes, it's sure to catch every passing eye in mid-town.


“The moment you walk up the building you know something unique is going to happen inside,” Shira Greenberg, Founder and Artistic Director of Keshet Dance and Center for the Arts said.

After eight long weeks and hundreds of volunteer hours, the "Momentous Momentum Moments" is now complete, breaking the record for the largest mural in the Land of Enchantment.

“It's a little more than double the size of what was the previous largest mural in the state of New Mexico, so this mural is over 13,000 square feet, which is just incredible to have this much space being covered with art,” Greenberg said.

91 gallons of paint were used to cover all three sides of the building.

“So the building really is about this kind of adventure and a lot of different stories woven through all of these images. So there’s all of this great movement, but within the shapes themselves,” Greenberg said.

And no two images are the same.

“There's a little keyhole at the top of the building that I really love because it has this sort of idea that unlocking some magical things inside,” Greenberg said.

For those who step inside, Greenberg says they'll discover what Keshet is all about.

“It’s so nice to have that reflected on the outside as well now, so yeah, it's incredible,” Greenberg said.


Emily Jaceks

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