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 Aug 4 - 10, 2005 
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Culture Shock

By Steven Robert Allen

A new exhibit of photographs by Brianna Johnson opens this weekend at Pearls of the Antilles (3716 Central SE) with a party featuring live poetry and drumming. Pearls is a pan-African artist collective that recently opened at the east end of Nob Hill. Rock your little world at the reception this Friday, August 5, from 6 to 9 p.m. Runs through August 31. 315-5341.

Room-a-zoom-zoom! The Mariposa Gallery (3500 Central SE), now under new ownership, presents a new exhibit opening this weekend featuring wooden trucks created by artist Louis Baudion. The show will also feature wooden folk art sculptures by Melody Hidalgo Dawson and shadow box collage assemblages by Karan Sipe. The show opens this Friday, August 5, with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Runs through Sept. 18. 268-6828.

Artstreet, a program of Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless, hosts an art exhibit exploring the theme of music. The show, which includes work in a variety of media, opens this Friday, August 5, with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. at the offices of the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra (4407 Menaul NE). It runs through August 23. 248-0817.

A father and daughter duo made up of Joe and Julia Sackett produce an exhibit mixing social criticism with commentaries on 21st century families in a new exhibit opening this Friday, August 5, at the Visiones Gallery (212 Gold SW). Their art consists of welded steel, hammered wood, oils and collage. The reception happens from 6 to 8 p.m. The show runs through Sept. 23. 242-9257, workingclassroom.org.

Auditions for an upcoming production of Jean Genet's The Maids will occur this Monday, August 8, at Sol Arts (712 Central SE). Director Joe Feldman seeks one female age 20 to 35. Expect to spit out cold readings from the script. To make an appointment, call Joe at 897-3915.

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