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Karen Cunningham

Karen Cunningham graduated in 1977 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Bennington College. In 1980 she moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico. She is a composer, filmmaker and recently retired piano teacher after thirty-five plus years of teaching. Karen is the founder and President of the 501(c) 3 non-profit New Mexico Arts Imaginative Collective (NMAIC). She coordinates and facilitates ideas for the organization. Her filmmaking requires her to wear many hats including director, videographer, film composer and editor.  Throughout the pandemic Karen’s films have provided stories about New Mexico artists. Neon Swings is a documentary/music video that documents an Albuquerque artist who draws his journey on historic Route 66 while in the swing of things with Karen’s music. Railroad Bill Tackles the Hill is a documentary about an Engineer Designer that sustains a garden railroad in the foothills of Albuquerque, New Mexico. A Day in the Life of Carolyn Stapleton is a documentary that shares moments with Carolyn as a creative food chef,  her original use with discarded items transformed into art, and finally Carolyn’s passion as a car artist where she transforms her personal vehicle into an art car with her own artistic expression. Karen creates promotional videos for NMAIC events. Her films have been shown on NMAIC’s YouTube Channel and Facebook page and on Albuquerque’s Public Access Channel 26.  

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