Life on the Flip Side
Concurrent exhibits at 516 ARTS home in on alternative communities
By Drew Morrison
The first thing you notice is a bearded man with “Hug Life” tattooed across his beer gut, standing on a homemade raft. This image, and numerous other examples of alternative living, are the focus of two summer exhibits at 516 ARTS: Across the Great Divide, a collection of photographs by Roberta Price, and Worlds Outside This One, featuring more than a dozen contributors. Across the Great Divide documents life in Southwestern communes―small, rural communities based around collective land ownership. Worlds Outside This One shows environmentally friendly and often portable methods of housing from around the world.
Sensitive Is the New Manly
Jeremy Greenberg’s ManWords: Real Words for Real Men
Review by John Bear
Comedian Jeremy Greenberg's ManWords: Real Words for Real Men is so awful it's almost unwritable aboutable.
But not quiteable.
Form and Function
SOFA WEST tempts with eye candy
By Summer Olsson
Not only is it a squishy place to watch TV from, not to mention a place for your too-drunk friends to crash, it’s also a huge art and design festival in Santa Fe. The third annual SOFA (Sculpture Objects and Functional Art Fair) WEST runs Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 4 through 7. Exhibitors include galleries and artists from all over the states and as far away as Argentina. You can buy and/or ogle artwork, furniture, jewelry and even things that are fascinating but hard to identify.
Albuquerque Ukekopelli Festival
By Megan Reneau
A three-day celebration of the ukulele, featuring eight instructors and two island dance workshops.
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