May 4 - 10, 2006 

Book Reviews

Three Pack

By John Freeman

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Steve White in his patented Pez jacket. My, oh, my, that boy sure do look handsome!

Culture Shock

By Steven Robert Allen

Yardfest 2006—For many people, it's the social event of the year. It's a chance to slip into your finest pair of overalls, chaw off a good healthy plug o' tabacky and hang out in some guy's yard with a bunch of the finest folksy artists in town—and a few guest artists thrown in for good measure.

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Rick Phelps’ “RV Pinata”

Art Magnified

Follow the Yellow Brick Road Kill

Donkey Gallery

By Steven Robert Allen

Rick Phelps lives along the Turquoise Trail. His installations, constructed with paper and other recycled materials, tell a story. To see his latest story, you have to roll down Fourth Street 'til you arrive at the Donkey Gallery, where there will be a new show featuring his most recent installation, Follow the Yellow Brick Road Kill. In addition to live music and delicious grilled food, the opening reception this Friday, May 5, from 6 to 9 p.m. will also feature an RV piñata and “parking lot leisure sports.” Can you ask for anything more? I thought not. The exhibit runs through May 28. For more information, call 242-7504.

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Two Women Dancing, a Santa Fecompany, will perform in   Wild Dancing West  , May 18-21.
Bob Thornburg

Art News

Out of the Ordinary

VSA opens its new N4th Theater and Gallery

By Steven Robert Allen

A controversy has erupted over the lime green paint covering one portion of the 2,500-square-foot entry space that serves as a lobby, gathering place and, now, a brand new gallery. VSA New Mexico's executive director, Marjorie Neset, likes the bright neon hue. Jessica Barkl, codirector of VSA's brand new performance space, does not.

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