Welcoming over 400 people to the Railyards in Albuquerque, Creative Frequencies proved to be a phenomenal night! From the moment that the first volunteers arrived, the Rezonate Art staff was continually greeted with enthusiasm for producing such a unique event.
A collaboration with Beyond Buckskin, Creative Frequencies involved many awesome community partners, vendors, student organizations and partnering companies. With opportunities to shop through the cool merchandise of Beyond Buckskin, Rezonate Art and other vendors, several individuals took home original works of art, jewelry, posters, graphic novels, and fashions. One fortunate guest found a deal as he snatche a fresh skate deck by Ryan Singer. Meant for the young and “young at heart”, the event included activities for all ages. As the event started, kids created chalk art designs on pavement. The hit was the bubblewands that had the children overcome with happiness.
Highlights of the evening included poetry and hip hop performances by Brian Frejo nd MC Def-i. Rezonate Art and Beyond Buckskin designers revealed fresh, one-of-a-kind designs during two runway segments. There was a great amount of energy from the models as they took part in both line-ups. All of the models struck fierce poses, danced and even took selfies on the runway, while the upbeat music played by DJ Element, shook the building.
From every angle, attendees watched the talented artists Randy L. Barton and Yatika Fields paint on large scale canvases measuring 8 feet long and 4 feet tall. Inspired by the music and the vibes of the night, each painter dazzled the audience with their live painting skills. Reflecting on the evening, founder Warren Montoya said his favorite moment of the night was, “Looking at Yatika’s piece at the beginning and then in the middle of the night, noticing how much it had evolved. It was amazing to me to see the talent of these artists while they worked! I know that as an artist, if I felt that excited, I can only imagine how other people felt.”
Creative Frequencies was a tapestry woven together over many months and brought together numerous individuals to celebrate the unique, contemporary expressions of Indigenous art. Built to promote the efforts of many creatives, Montoya shares, “I wanted people to form a deeper connection to art and community, through this event. I think this connection was really felt when (models) George Alexander and Greg Ballenger did their killer cool handshake on the runway. It was an unfiltered moment that guests could relate to through their energy.” It was this unrehearsed vibe that was free-flowing and energetic from start to finish that made all the attendees feel that they were part of a true community event.
From our sponsors and partners to our models and volunteers – we are grateful for having fostered such rich relationships in the process of coordinating this event. Thank you for encouraging our creative endeavor to produce this multi-dimensional experience for our community! We can’t wait till next year!
Thank you to our CREATIVE FREQUENCIES Sponsors
Tamaya Enterprises Incorporated • Southern Sandoval Investments • Santa Ana Golf Club • Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center • New Mexico Community Capital • Prospect Lead Source • SOLO 505
Print Express LLC • Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers • Susan Jordan Law
Tesah Latson, Notabove Jewelry, Jorge Gonzales, SIPI Board of Regents, Nichole Alex, Alina Potrzebowski, Jaclyn Roessel, Warbird Press LLC, Adam Billie, Chad Gruber, Monty Roessel, Donna Pino, Mary Roessel, Props and Glory, Andres Lazo, Shannon Nieto, Better Humans, Karen Spencer-Barnes & Gene Barnes