Alibi V.21 No.5 • Feb 2-8, 2012 ››
French horn quartet fuses pop hits and classical training
Danielle Kuhlmann (aka Velvet Barbie) is one quarter of French horn quartet Genghis Barbie. Like the other members of her ensemble, she's a classically trained brass player who began her lessons in grade school. But rather than sticking to the traditional route of playing symphony halls and swanky tea-time luncheons, she and her bandmates decided to go pop.
A Higher Calling
New Mexico santeros and santeras on devotional folk art
Saint-making is a devotional practice that tells the story of Catholic saints through retablos, panel paintings of saints, and bultos, hand-carved statues of saints. A talk on the subject at El Chante: Casa de Cultura on Saturday, Feb. 4., also features artwork from 14 New Mexican saint-makers in a show titled The Art of Devotion: Traditional and Contemporary.
Five Years of 516
In the fall, 516 ARTS put out a call for New Mexicans to submit pieces that would serve as the face of the gallery's five-year anniversary show. Nearly 300 artists responded with an eclectic range of works. 516 Executive Director Suzanne Sbarge decided to put the judging process in the hands of renowned critic Peter Frank, after they met while Frank was in town on assignment. He operates out of L.A. as associate editor of Fabrik magazine and as a contributor to the Huffington Post. Frank may not be local, but he says he has a soft spot and deep regard for art from the Southwest. He whittled down the pool of entrants to about 80 works, with each artist represented by one piece. It's the largest group show 516 has put on to date, with talent representing more than 30 cities statewide.
Hocus Pocus Magic Show 2017
Sophisticated magic, comedy, juggling and unusual acts from around the world.
Acrobatics, dance, contortion, high-performance BMX and roller-skating that push t., which leaves audiences amazed and astonished.
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.
All of Me/Llévate mis Amores
Follow a group of women from the Mexican village of La Patrona who prepare food, bag and toss it to migrants traveling on top of the freight train known as La Bestia as it makes its way to the US.
Courtesy of the artist
A Night of Harmony
One of America’s most celebrated and critically acclaimed Native American musicians and Grammy award winner Joanne Shenandoah performs live.
The Zen of Abstraction
A brief guided meditation followed by a tour of select works in the exhibition, When Modern Was Contemporary.
The Art of Christmas: New Mexico Style Opening Reception
Approximately 430 handmade ornaments from over 125 New Mexican artists, collected by the Duran family. Runs through 1/7.