Mar 31 - Apr 6, 2011 

Troy Lowe and Brian Burge
Christie Chisholm

Gallery Review

Borosilicate

A gallery dedicated to super-cooled molten sand in all its glory

By Christie Chisholm

Troy Lowe and Brian Burge were tired of head shops. For years, the two glassblowers made pipes because they were more marketable than pendants and marbles and the odd art piece. But the primary venues for selling their work were stores that specialized in drug paraphernalia, and it didn’t feel like a good fit. “We didn’t like being in there,” says Lowe. “It was kind of seedy.”

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Ronn Perea
Ronn Perea

Performance Preview

Jokes and Jokes and Jokes ...

Funnyman remembers three decades of comedy in the Duke City

By Christie Chisholm

Ronn Perea started a roaming comedy club in Albuquerque when no one knew what one was.

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Culture Shock

By John Bear

Where the Wild Things Are

Virginia Maria Romero designed the first conservation stamp aimed at the wolf. Wolves are dog-like creatures that ranchers like to shoot. Romero will be on hand at Bookworks (4022 Rio Grande NW) on Thursday, March 31, at 7 p.m. to sign special copies of the stamp for $20. The same night, Craig Chapman from the New Mexico Wilderness Alliance will discuss service opportunities found in the 2011 Wild Guide, a book that features information on guided hikes in remote places in New Mexico. The book can help you find environmental volunteer work, be it restoring trout habitats or planting native vegetation. It’s nice to live in such a beautiful state. Help keep it that way.

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