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 May 26 - Jun 1, 2005 
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Culture Shock

By Steven Robert Allen
"Calico Voyager" by Suzanne Sbarge
"Calico Voyager" by Suzanne Sbarge

I love Suzanne Sbarge's art. Her work is weird but somehow also familiar. I think I've dreamed some of her paintings at one time or another. She's got a new solo exhibit currently showing at Papergami, the Japanese paper store and gallery in Nob Hill located where the old Tulane Street Deli used to be (114 Tulane SE). It will definitely be worth a peek. The show, titled Earth to Honey, runs through June 30. 255-2228.

If you're too lazy to lift your fat carcass out of your easy chair, Sbarge will also be exhibiting her work online at www.contemporaryalbuquerque.com. This online show, Observatories, runs through May 31.

Our city was not built on rock 'n' roll, but don't let that lessen your civic pride. Albuquerque was built on trains, which have been around a lot longer than Elvis and are really just as cool, in their own way. Architect Marci Riskin's new book, The Train Stops Here (UNM Press, hardcover, $24.95), shifts the focus from trains to the architecture associated with trains. In the process, she explores the long, proud history of the railroad in New Mexico.

Riskin will appear at Bookworks (4022 Rio Grande NW) on Saturday, May 28, 2 p.m. to talk about her book. Come on by and say hello. 344-8139.

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