Alibi V.18 No.12 • March 19-25, 2009 ››
Arts Alliance Gallery
The Arts Alliance Gallery primarily features exhibits from local and state artists and craftsmen, grouped by medium or artistic societies. Past exhibits showcased work from New Mexico Wood Turners, New Mexico Bead Society and New Mexico Silk Painters Guild. The space, located on the corner of Lomas and San Mateo, also hosts receptions and meetings for Albuquerque art organizations. Till the end of March, the 1,500 square-foot gallery hosts "Beyond the I: From the Personal to the Cosmic," featuring work by New Mexico and Arizona artists from the Society of Layerists in Multi-Media. The Albuquerque-founded society shares the commonality of the holistic ability art across all mediums. The gallery's April exhibit is the work the New Mexico Polymer Clay Guild. The juried show opens Friday, April 3 and will feature polymer clay jewelry and art.
State of the Art
In the Chalkboard Jungle
Last week, President Obama touched upon some of his plans to address our country's increasingly disastrous education system. What garnered the bulk of the attention was the proposal of tying teacher pay to performance. Most teachers find this idea anathema, and many outside of education don't understand why. In the business world, it's easy to quantify someone's performance: It's all in the numbers. Education, however, cannot be run like a business, even though that’s been the trend for the past 15 years. The problem is: How is a teacher's worth determined? If it's solely tied to student performance, then good teachers who inherit struggling students could be penalized and poor teachers in good school systems rewarded. And what students have learned doesn't always show up in a test taken that same school year; it emerges over time as they learn to synthesize the information and skills into their lives.
The bestselling author reads selections from his newest book Theft by Finding: Diaries (1977-2002), and answers questions from audience members.
Cross Pollination of Art and Science
Artist Stephen Auger presents his collaborative work with chronobiologist Dr. Benjamin Smarr that addresses the fundamental relationships between aesthetic perception, sensory wellness and the dynamic movement of light.
Courtesy of Atlantic Records
The Music of Led Zeppelin
The NMPhil performs a symphonic rock experience featuring an array of favorites from the Zeppelin catalog.
Tellabration: A World Wide Celebration of Storytelling
Loren Niemi, Regina Ress and Nash Jones present stories that touch on the theme of blessings and blessings in disguise.
Acrobatics, dance, contortion, high-performance BMX and roller-skating that push t., which leaves audiences amazed and astonished.
Hocus Pocus Magic Show 2017
Sophisticated magic, comedy, juggling and unusual acts from around the world.
The Pirates of Penzance
A hilarious farce of sentimental pirates, bumbling policemen, dim-witted young lovers and an eccentric Major-General.
Eight local authors recommend books that have influenced them or that they've enjoyed reading in addition to promoting their own titles.