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 Jun 18 - 24, 2009 
A view inside Palette

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Palette Contemporary Art & Craft

Palette Contemporary Art & Craft showcases work from dozens of contemporary artists. Pieces from New Mexico artists as well as artists from across the US and around the world all call Palette home. Modernist pieces in various media, including clay, jewelry, mixed media and paintings are all represented, and highlights from abroad include paintings by Aboriginal Australian artists and a print made from a Claes Oldenburg woodcut. Especially notable is the gallery's collection of art glass, which includes intricately patterned hand-blown glass marbles that kids would probably dream about adding to their collection and that grown-ups will also find aesthetically intriguing.

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Palette Contemporary Art & Craft is located at 7400 Montgomery Blvd. NE, Suite 22. Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Culture Shock

By Erin Adair-Hodges

What to Do When You’re Not Attending Alibi Events

So, I know you've already committed the bulk of your weekend to attending our Flash Fiction events at O'Niell's, and who can blame you? But let me suggest that you squeeze a few more arts happenings onto your social calendar. Attend these, but don't do it for me (though I'm fairly certain that’s no one's motivation to attend anything). Don't even do it for the artists; do it for Albuquerque. Because if you don't go to cool stuff, then it goes away, and all we're left with are strip mall openings and Val Kilmer sightings.

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Nick Etre’s “Vacuum” combines fabric, five-color screen print and a vacuum.
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You Can Take the Artist out of Albuquerque ...

Duke Sweet Duke at The Trillion Space

By Simon McCormack

When photographer Julia Lopez moved from Albuquerque to Seattle, her pictures changed.

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Albuquerque team members prepare to destroy. Back, left to right: Christian Drake, Joseph Andrew Romero, City Champion Damien Flores, Cuffee.Front, alternate Faustino Villa, Jasmine Cuffee.

Festival Review

To the Death

Slam poets converge on Southwest Shootout—but only one will survive

By Erin Adair-Hodges

The Southwest Shootout poetry slam stretches all the way back to 2004. In the slam poetry world, that’s like going back to Victorian times—or more appropriately, the Wild West.

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Tis the Season to Get Spooked

Dracula The Musical?

By Taylor Grabowsky
A hilarious spoof of the classic horror tale.
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Courtesy of the Artist

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Bring Back the Balkans

21st Annual Halloween Balkan Bash

By August March
Celebrate Halloween Balkan-style with the exciting and exotic music of the Southwest’s premier five-piece Balkan dance band Goddess of Arno.
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via Youtube

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A World of Music

The Rahim AlHaj Trio

By August March
The award-winning, highly skilled Middle Eastern musical group performs traditional Iraqi maqams with contemporary style and American influence.
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