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 V.20 No.17 | April 28 - May 4, 2011 

Culture Shock

“Untitled” by Jaque Fragua
“Untitled” by Jaque Fragua

Native Country

Just in time for Gathering of Nations, Native American artists Jaque Fragua and Ryan Singer present their joint effort, Vision Quest.

“Time Machine” by Ryan Singer Art 2011
“Time Machine” by Ryan Singer Art 2011

Set to coincide with the largest powwow in North America, the two Albuquerque-based artists’ exhibition will feature paintings, wheatpaste posters, mixed-media and installations inspired by nonviolent, DIY protest/persuasion.

The exhibition takes place at Firegod Gallery (3413 Central NE) in Nob Hill on Friday, April 29, at 6 p.m. The gallery moved from Santa Fe earlier this year and specializes in contemporary Native art.

Admission is free to the public. But hurry—it’s only up until the end of the month.

Didion Deals With Death

Losing a loved one sucks. Joan Didion lost her husband and wrote a book about it. Ah, writers, taking life’s lemons and, something something.

The Year of Magical Thinking chronicles Didion’s emotions and general mental state following the demise of her husband in 2003. It was adapted to the stage and premiered on Broadway in 2007. Now it’s coming to The Vortex Theatre (2004 1/2 Central SE) on Friday, April 29, and runs through Sunday, May 15. The play is directed by Denise Schulz and stars Debi Kierst. Fridays and Saturdays begin at 7:30 p.m., with Sunday performances at 2 p.m. Pay what you will on Sunday, May 1. Otherwise, tickets are $15. Make your reservations at vortexabq.org or 247-8600.

 
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