Back in 1972, the New York Times published a glowing review of a novel by first-time writer Dow Mossman called The Stones of Summer. The review insisted that Mossman's book was a breathtakingly original literary experiment. Motivated by the review, Mark Moskowitz, then only 18, hunted down a copy of the book but couldn't get past the first 20 pages. Something about the book just didn't click with him. Apparently, he wasn't alone. The Stones of Summer has been out of print for 30 years.
Round, Round and Upside Down
2004 Revolutions International Theatre Festival
Any of you whiners still complaining that we're culturally isolated out here in New Mexico should shut your pie holes. There's plenty going on in these parts. To take yet another example, consider the 2004 Revolutions International Theatre Festival.
Performance Preview Schedule
2004 Revolutions International Theatre Festival Schedule of Events
Tickets are available in advance at any UNM ticket office, by calling 851-5050 or by logging onto www.tickets.com. Group rates available by calling 254-8393.
Charmaine G. Brown and Rachel Stevens
516 Magnífico Artspace
Two large-scale installations by a pair of New Mexican artists go on display at 516 Magnífico Artspace starting this week. In The Royal Flush, Charmaine G. Brown reimagines and enlarges an ordinary deck of playing cards to lend poignant insights into the experiences of people with disabilities. In The Three Athenas, Rachel Stevens takes advantage of the Artspace's high entry hall to present a series of tall feminine sculptures created from transparent fabric and stainless steel. These two extraordinary exhibits will open with a joint reception on Friday, Jan. 9, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. There will be an artist talk on Saturday, Jan. 17, at 2 p.m. The show runs through Feb. 21. 242-8244.
It Isn't Anything
New Mexico Artist Series: Abstract Art
Even back in the dark mists of prehistory, New Mexican artists excelled at abstract art. From the striking black and white pottery of the Mogollon in the southern part of the state to the geometric ceramics and petroglyphs of the Anasazi in the north to the artwork of present day Pueblo Indians, Native Americans in New Mexico have always excelled at creating abstract patternings. Tin work and devotional art of Hispanic New Mexicans also occasionally boasts many abstract elements.
Letter From Home
In her latest novel, Hart combines a chilling mystery with a nuanced account of the life of her protagonist, Gretchen Grace Gilman. She also draws a vivid portrait of small town life in America during World War II. Another good mystery from one of the masters.