Nuevo Mexíco Profundo Redux
From award-winning photographer Miguel Gandert's 2000 book and the corresponding exhibition that happened at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, comes this variation on the work. This show—which is being held at the New Mexico Humanities Council (4115 Silver SE)—features a selection of photographs from the 2000 show (which was titled Nuevo Mexíco Profundo, Rituals of an Indio-Hispano Homeland), giving us all an opportunity to revisit these endearing works, or see them for the first time. This iteration of the collection is titled Querencia: Rituals of Río Arriba and will be on display until Dec. 29.
Cafe Gets Creative
On display this month at The Brew (311 Gold Ave SW) are the charming works of local artist Zahra Marwan whose pencil, ink, gauche and watercolor works paint everyday life as something more magical than how we usually see it with our own eyes. That's why it is so refreshing to be surrounded by this whimsical work. You have all month to visit The Brew and see her pieces on the walls, but only on Saturday, Oct. 14, will you have the opportunity to catch up with Marwan herself at the cafe and ask her questions about her concepts, tools and artistic practice. The artist will be on hand from 1 to 3pm.
Art, Adventure, Activism
Artist Nina Elder is at once all of the above things in noun form—she is an artist, an adventurer and an activist. Her works—which will be shown at Central Features Contemporary Gallery (514 Central SW Ste. 2) through Nov. 18—are inquiries into these things, in particular, the land and its uses. A native of the West, many of the drawings in this latest exhibition, simply titled Nina Elder: New Works, explore human impacts on the environment as gleaned through Elder's tenures at remote sites, residencies and through wilderness exploration. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, Oct. 14 from 6 to 8pm.
The March Sisters Singing
The Growing Stage—a local children's theater company—is putting on an all-new musical production of a beloved story, Little Women (originally, of course, by Louisa May Alcott). The show only runs for several days (Oct. 13 to 15) so get to the theater (at 6909 Menaul Blvd NE, Ste. G) and find a seat while you can for this short run. Not only will this fresh take on a classic tale surely be entertaining, but all proceeds from the $20 tickets will go toward providing scholarships for kids who wish to study theater at The Growing Stage.