In the mid-eighties I received a 1% For the Arts grant. The City of Albuquerque's Public Art Program, one of the oldest in the country, began in 1978, with a bold initiative to set aside 1% of city construction funds for the purchase or commission of works of art. As a result, Albuquerque is richly endowed with public art. With my particular grant, I worked collaboratively with ten painters, including well-known NM painters Nick Abdalla, Reg Loving, and Frank McCulloch, on a project depicting excerpts from Don Quixote. My role as a calligraphic artist at the time, was to create ten large illuminated, gilded manuscript pages to accompany the paintings. This project is on permanent display in the Main Library in Albuquerque.