Apr 29 - May 5, 2010 

Culture Shock

By Erin Adair-Hodges

String’s the Thing

The New Mexico Museum of Art and Through the Flower present a booksigning and lecture by art historian Elissa Auther, author of String, Felt, Thread: The Hierarchy of Art and Craft in American Art. Auther looks at the rise of fiber art in the ’60s and ’70s as connected to women’s struggle for political and social power. The Saturday, May 1 event at the museum’s St. Francis Auditorium (107 W. Palace, Santa Fe) begins at 2 p.m. Admission is free. Questions? Visit nmartmuseum.org or throughtheflower.org.

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“Milk Cow,” sculpture by Stephanie Metz

Gallery Review

Hi-Tech Husbandry

Artificial Selection at 516 ARTS

By Erin Adair-Hodges

While dystopic visions of a world in which technology has gotten the better of us are in vogue, they aren't new (hello Frankenstein) either. The just-opened show at 516 ARTS, Artificial Selection, is mindful of this. The exhibit nods to the past with a play off of an old theory, that of Charles Darwin's natural selection, but with a few decidedly modern twists.

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One man, one bomb, one mission
Bruce Dickson

Poetry News

S.A. Griffin

Or: How I learned to stop worrying and love the Poetry Bomb

By Khyber Oser

S.A. Griffin has a Weapon of Mass Discussion.

It’s a Cold War-era warhead that Griffin has emptied of explosives and packed with poems—and it’s headed our way. The Poetry Bomb and its L.A.-based bombardier will zero in on Albuquerque for two performances this Sunday, May 2, as part of a five-week cross-country onslaught.

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