Alibi V.15 No.9 • March 2-8, 2006 

Culture Shock

Pope in New Mexico—Performance artist William Pope knows how to get attention. He's eaten a Wall Street Journal while seated on an American flag. He's sold mayonnaise for $100 a dollop. He's tied himself to an ATM machine with sausage links while handing out cash to random strangers. He once crawled—yeah, crawled—a 22-mile stretch of Broadway in New York City to draw attention to the National Endowment for the Arts' failure to fund his work. Pope is coming to Santa Fe this week to present a series of talks, workshops and performances. If you're up north in the next few days, you won't want to miss this. For details, call Cyndi at (505) 982-1338 ext. 14 or go to

Big House—UNM's Jonson Gallery (1909 Las Lomas NE) is currently hosting the first comprehensive retrospective exhibit of famed Navajo artist Conrad House. The show is curated by Joyce Szabo, a UNM professor specializing in Native American art. Szabo will present a lecture on House's life and work at the gallery on Tuesday, March 7, at 5:30 p.m. The show closes on March 10. 277-4967.


Wildlands—The New Mexico Wilderness Alliance will present its annual juried art show, Wildlands Art, at the Albuquerque Arts Alliance Gallery starting this week. As always, the show will feature a range of work by local artists celebrating the biodiversity of our unique region of the world. A portion of proceeds will benefit the New Mexico Wilderness Alliance's ongoing efforts to protect the wilderness areas of our state. The show runs March 3 through March 31. 843-8696.


Waste Not, Want Now—Marcia Sednek and Zoe Economou are heading up a for-women-only workshop at OFFCenter this Saturday, March 4, from 1 to 4 p.m. The idea is to show artists how to make creative use of recycled materials—from fabric to metal to dried animal bones. $20 materials fee. Scholarships available. RSVP at 247-1172.