WORKSHOP: FEBRUARY 11, 2017 - Nativa Remedies by Celeste Casillas: Community workshop, discussing ancient healing techniques is a modern setting. 

Many native cultures throughout the world have used plant medicine, herbs and meditative rituals to provide support, healing, restoration of the body, mind and spirit while creating a sense of community and a connection to the land and our ancestors. While many of us have experienced aspects of these healing traditions as children, most of us have lost the connection to the earth and our ancestral wisdom. In this workshop we will explore various benefits of our herbal allies through participating in meditative space clearing techniques, tasting teas, infusions and tinctures and by discussing our diverse personal experiences with traditional healing techniques. 

We will discuss how plant medicine easily fits into our modern lives and how 'ritualizing' our daily self care brings spiritual balance. Reconnecting with our elders and ancient traditions is an integral part of self awareness and strength. Each participant will be able to create an herbal salve to take with them.


October 17, 2016 8PM-Midnight // Benefit Concert in solidarity with #nodapl @ Casa Mezcal

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February Exhibition and Artistic/Curatorial Residency at Loisaida Center



In collaboration with Carlsbad Museum and Art Center Presents ...


Exhibition July 1-5, 2016 • Opening Reception & Live Music July 2 4-9PM

For Immediate Release Carlsbad, New Mexico -

Atomic Culture is proud to present its inaugural arts program, Turn On and Take Cover, with live music and an exhibition of works by six contemporary artists based in or from New Mexico.

The inaugural exhibition is structured around a showcase of contemporary artists from the southwest and their relationship and use of the land. The results are shocking, playful, and heart-breaking, with abstract relationships revealed in the artist's struggles with an unrelenting landscape, political issues and ancient traditions. Participating artists include Nani Chacon, Chico MacMurtrie, Death Convention Singers, Claudia X Valdes, Scott Williams, Joel-Peter Witkin.

Free live music will be offered in Halagueno Arts Park., with Sleepercar (El Paso, TX), an alternative country project of Jim Ward of Sparta and former member of At the Drive-In, glam metal band Chicharra (Albuquerque, NM), and surf punk band Miijas (El Paso, TX).

There will be a free community portrait booth - photography by Mathew and Malinda Galindo will be available online the next day for all subjects.

Atomic Culture is both an idea and a place where people from all backgrounds are encouraged to learn, create, and experience art in it’s myriad forms. The organization curates free cultural events, approximately every four months in New Mexico, aimed at engaging all generations of the community in a long-term and ongoing growth of artistic enablement, understanding, and inclusion. These events encourage active participation and bring awareness to not only the indigenous cultures dominant in the area but also a broader spectrum of art-based activity.

Representing a wide range of practice in visual, sound, and performance arts, Atomic Culture provides exhibitions, live performances, and workshops. In providing an open arts space the organization and it’s sponsors encourage conversation and inspire new works across a diverse range of cultures, ages, and levels of arts awareness.

Atomic Culture is crowd funded through­fundraising/atomicculture

Carlsbad Museum and Art Space is open Monday through Saturday, from 10am to 5pm, and closed on Sundays. Carlsbad Museum and Art Center

418 W Fox St, Carlsbad, NM 88220

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