Alibi V.19 No.2 • Jan 14-20, 2010 

Culture Shock

Art Resolutions

At the start of every year, millions (billions?) of people resolve to live the next 365 days differently, healthier and with more purpose. Resolutions to lose weight, quit smoking, get in shape and call mom abound, and most of these are doomed to failure. Why? Because change is hard, and sometimes it's stupid.

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Left to right: Duka Subedi, Olivia Selama, Desaya Admassu, Woinshet Buruno and Tanka Chapagai
Eric Williams

Art News

A Brand-New Bag

The Women’s Design Collective

About 30 women, 20 children and 10 languages were present at the last meeting of the Women’s Design Collective, tucked into a room scattered with fabric scraps and thread in the Southeast Heights. Some of the members helped translate the meeting’s minutes into Swahili, Amharic, Nepali, Kirundi, French, Kunama, Tigrinya, Somali, Spanish and, when needed, English. All of them worked on plans that would help launch their own businesses.

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Guitarist Steve Maase courtesy of the Maase Family


You Have Six Strings, Dude

Inaugural Steve Maase Legacy Guitar Summit

Maase's daughter and former students gather to honor the life's work of a legendary guitarist.
artist Rosanne Ghahate


A Walk Around the Pueblo

Zuni Pueblo ArtWalk

Zuni artists transform stone, metal, pigment and other materials to tell the story of their people.


Grab A Tissue

A Good Cry

Performative videos and sculptural installations, the exhibition questions and scrutinizes the the nature of crying behavior.