harwood_artcenterThe Mayor’s Art Institute is excited to be beginning a four year project on the west building of the Albuquerque Convention Center! We’re working with the idea of guardian figures that will embody the hopes and values our city holds and wishes to pass on to future generations. What hopes and values do you think are important for the future of our community? Please email your thoughts to cassandra@lotustileworks.com.

Cassandra Reid has worked in public art for twenty years. She specializes in creating mosaics from handmade tiles and has completed more than forty mosaic murals and sculptures at sites around New Mexico. Collaborating with the community is an integral part of her process. Over the years, she has had the pleasure of working with more than 3000 community members, and she has helped create jobs for over 250 youth and adult artists. She has been a Lead Artist with the Mayor’s Art Institute since 2001. She holds a BA from Wesleyan University and an MFA from the University of New Mexico. In addition to making public art, she has exhibited her work in galleries nationally and internationally.