The best teachers eagerly admit how much they learn from their students. There's no shame in that. No one can be a teacher all the time. Sometimes you might be a mentor. Sometimes you might be an apprentice. On any given day, most people are probably a little of both.
Federico Garcia Lorca's belief in the poetry of the theater—and the emotional possibilities of art—have often become buried beneath his reputation as a political figure and symbol of freedom. When he was executed by the Spanish Fascists, Lorca at once became a martyr for political and artistic liberty.
Ralph Greene began his art career in New York and has spent the last 15 years making art in New Mexico. He is a longtime professor of art at TVI and a proficient navigator of the academic and commercial art worlds. His work straddles the line between figurative and abstract, relying heavily on the human form. On Friday, July 1, at 6 p.m., he'll give a demonstration and talk at the MoRo Gallery (806 Mountain NW) entitled “My Life in Art.” For more information, call 242-6272 or go to www.moroart.com.
Our culture is filled to capacity with oversensitive people who get outraged over every trivial infraction imaginable. Someone with too much time on his or her hands always seems to be getting frothed up over one ridiculous nonissue or another. If there isn't a big blow-up because the corner store doesn't stock the latest chipotle-flavored Doritos, there's some mass protest being organized because manholes are insulting to women, yellow cabs are offensive to Asians or the Pillsbury Dough Boy is a cruel affront to pasty, overweight, melanin-deprived white boys.