Panel Discussion: 100 Years of Albuquerque Signs

PANEL DISCUSSION: 100 Years of Albuquerque Signs


516 ARTS announces a panel discussion with some of New Mexico's most passionate architectural and cultural historians, sign gurus and creatives to learn about 100 years of signs and the "art of roadside advertising" in Albuquerque. Led by Sherri Brueggemann, Albuquerque Public Art & Urban Enhancement Program Manager, City Historian Ed Boles, Friends of the Orphan Signs Director Ellen Babcock, local small business owner, Sandy Moran of Sign Art, Russell D. Brito, Manager of the Urban Design and Development Division City of Albuquerque, and local sushi chef and sign connoisseur Ben Adams will discuss the role signs have played in our local personality of place, from the heyday of Route 66 to the "crap chic" quirkiness of our numerous abandoned lots and skeleton signs.

This event is in conjunction with the current exhibition Time Pieces, three collaborations exploring time and place, which includes the Friends of the Orphan Signs exhibition in the upstairs gallery, on view through August 11.


images: Nob Hill Motel photo by Ben Adams; Ellen Babcock, Ed Boles, Sherri Brueggemann, Sandy Moran