By Erin Adair-Hodges
It's fitting that for Women's History Month, Opera Southwest is staging Georges Bizet's Carmen. The opera, set in 1830s Spain, tells the story of a strong-willed Romani woman, the eponymous Carmen, who falls in love with the soldier Don José. While bringing them together, their passion also tears them tragically apart. See Carmen at the KiMo Theatre (423 Central NW). Shows on Saturday, March 20; Tuesday, March 23; and Friday, March 26 are at 7:30 p.m. The performance on Sunday, March 28, is at 2 p.m. Tickets range from $20 to $65, with discounts available for students, seniors and groups. Get them through Opera Southwest (243-0591), ticketmaster.com or the KiMo Box Office (768-3544).
Writing the War
Review by Erin Adair-Hodges
The Room and the Chair
Seven years into the Iraq War, and more than eight since the invasion of Afghanistan, the one thing that has become inarguably clear is how much we did not know. Not just about WMDs and yellowcake uranium, but about tactics. Torture and spy planes and domestic surveillance—each revelation regarding the existence of often disturbing secrets is less a victory for truth and transparency than it is an indicator that there is much, much more we cannot see.
Portrait of the Artist
Call of the West
An interview with sculptor Daniel Richmond
By Julia Mandeville
Daniel Richmond moved to Albuquerque in the fall of 2009. A Vermont native with a breathtaking talent for woodcarving and a long-standing connection to the Southwest, he came here to pursue his MFA in Sculpture at UNM. Just last week, he embossed the names of 112 New Mexico endangered species in red Jemez dirt across the university’s Smith Plaza. The meaning of the work rested as much on its creation as on its disappearance; within moments of its completion, students shuffled and skateboarded across the installation, wiping it away entirely. Over the next few months, he plans to repeat his 112 Endangered Names Embossed in Dirt project—and present many others—throughout the city. The Alibi wanted to know what motivates this fantastically curious new Albuquerquean. So we went and found out.
Courtesy of Noah McLaurine
[Tension-Building Music] Opening Reception
By Maggie Grimason
The recent work of Noah McLaurine, featuring photographs of public lands and monuments in New Mexico. Runs through 11/5.
Bridge: Arts and Social Justice
By Maggie Grimason
Three exibitions centered around photography, cultural traditions and sculpture. Runs through 9/29.
Courtesy of Southwest Print Fiesta's Facebook
Southwest Print Fiesta
By Megan Reneau
This inagural event will feature original fine art prints, letterpress creations and printed wearables. Local and regional artists and studios will be demonstrating, producing and selling their works.
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Mountainair's Sun at Cibola Arts Gallery
Artists display works with a sunflower theme to precede the Sunflower Festival in late August. Runs through 08/31.
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