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V.25 No.10 | 03/10/2016

Arts

Finding a Contemporary Voice

The Legacy of Lloyd Kiva New and IAIA

Taking a Fritz Scholder group portrait of IAIA faculty and the legacy of the institution's first artistic director, Lloyd Kiva New, as starting points, Finding a Contemporary Voice: The Legacy of Lloyd Kiva New and IAIA includes work from the New Mexico Museum of Art's collection by IAIA faculty and alumni from the 1960s to the present such as Scholder, Neil Parsons, T.C. Cannon, Melanie Yazzie, Hulleah Tsinhnahjinnie and Will Wilson. The exhibition opens Saturday, May 21, 2016 and runs through Oct. 10, 2016. The Museum of Art's free to the public exhibition opening is on Friday, May 20 from 5.30 to 7.30pm.

Finding a Contemporary Voice complements concurrent exhibitions at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (A New Century: The Life and Legacy of Cherokee Artist and Educator Lloyd "Kiva" New) and the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Art Lloyd Kiva New: Art, Design, and Influence. All three exhibitions and associated symposia, lectures and other events celebrate the centennial of Native American artist Lloyd Kiva New's birth by focusing on key aspects of his significant contributions to contemporary Native culture.

New (Cherokee, 1916-2002) encouraged looking at innovative techniques and forms as a path to creating contemporary indigenous art. IAIA's founding in 1962 intersects with a significant moment in the history of western art when ethnicity and culture, political ideology, feminism, and the inclusion of personal narratives became legitimate forms of expression in mainstream contemporary art. IAIA's early years were also an era of consciousness raising and civil rights movements in the United States. Native American self-determination was a major issue for many indigenous artists.

Enough time has passed that the early days of IAIA, looking back half a century now, can be historicized and examined in greater context. The institution was founded during a period of great change and spurred shifts in how indigenous artists viewed themselves and their art, paving the way for Native American artists to take their place in the global contemporary art field. Looking at the issues of identity still being raised in contemporary Native American art, it is clear that the artwork of the 1960s and 70s began a conversation that continues to this day.

V.25 No.13 | 03/31/2016
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Event Horizon

Stuff Your Face

Saturday, Apr 9: Great New Mexico Food Truck and Craft Beer Festival

Enjoy a day of fun, gourmet cuisine and local and national craft beers all in one place. Live music and face painting also onsite.
V.25 No.14 | 04/07/2016

The Daily Word in Rembrandt, Junkies and Smash Mouth

The Daily Word

Look at this “new” Rembrandt painting.

Hillary just got Berned allll sick, huh?

This interview is FLAWLESS.

This Italian documentary about addiction looks super intense (and great).

Do extreme videos online really affect children?

This local man told the police the dead man found in his apartment had just told him, “he wanted to kill some people.”

How to make a Philosopher’s stone, by Isaac Newton.

Gad DAMMIT, Tumblr, WHY???

V.25 No.13 | 03/31/2016

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The Daily Word in High Times 2.0 and the Isle of Wight National Poo Museum

The Daily Word

A brief history of the Frito Pie.

High Times has plans that basically ape Playboy's '60s expansion into nightclubs and merchandise but with frito pie ... I mean marijuana.

The Coalition of Concerned Citizens to MakeArtSmart has filed a request for an injunction to stop the controversial Central Ave corridor ABQ Rapid Transit project.

New Mexico Attorney General has cleared the last of the fifteen behavioral health providers of any wrongdoing.

Donald Trump, who is 100 percent scarier without his tan, has a balls to the wall plan that would virtually guarantee both the destabilization of the Mexican state and Mexico paying for Trump's border wall.

The Prime Minister of Iceland resigned in the wake of the Panama Papers data dump.

A National Poo Museum has just opened on the Isle of Wight.

V.25 No.12 | 03/24/2016
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Event Horizon

Plumbing the Depths

Saturday, Apr 2: Dahl's Best Seat in the House Art Contest

Toilet seat art contest benefitting Albuquerque and Rio Rancho art students.
V.25 No.10 | 03/10/2016
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Event Horizon

Is Home Here?

Sunday, Mar 20: Stories and Songs: Immigrant and Refugee Artists

A performative talk with artists and cultural workers who have made their home in Albuquerque.
V.25 No.9 | 03/03/2016
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Dreams

Dream Blog #353

A Visit to France

A dream of France, sunshine, Willem Dafoe and opera.

Event Horizon

R-e-s-p-e-c-t

Saturday, Mar 12: Women as Creators and Keepers of Tradition

A weekend of events. See the Zuni Olla Maidens dance, meet family members of great Acoma potter Lucy Lewis and explore artwork by a three-generation dynasty of Pueblo painters.

news

The Daily Word in Hulk Hogan vs Gawker, ransomware vs Apple and RIP Mr. Mushface

The Daily Word

Kari Brandenburg will not seek another term as Bernalillo County District Attorney.

Some UNM officials support the Rapid Transit project. Voice your opinion at tonight's public meeting inside the Convention Center.

Supertramp-related 9/11 conspiracy theory. With Masons.

A man has been charged as the shooter in the 2014 execution of a nine year old Chicago boy.

It's day two in the Hulk Hogan vs Gawker trial.

See whether you can tell if this obit for an internet animal sensation is satire or not.

Surprise! The British are binge drinkers.

Gun lobby claims silencers should be easily accessible in order to prevent hearing loss.

A handful of Mac users have been affect by "ransomware".

V.25 No.8 | 02/25/2016
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Event Horizon

Remember, Remember

Sunday, Mar 6: Rally: A Women & Creativity Gathering

A creativity rally focused on memories on the verge of disappearance.
V.25 No.7 | 02/18/2016
Totally professional Alibi Art

podcast

Different brush strokes for different folks

This week we're on our blue period and talking about the artsy fartsy smartsies from the Alibi's art department.
Traditional colcha embroidery

Arts

Families Make History Workshop

A colcha embroidery stitch-in

On Sunday, March 20 from 1:30-3:30pm, learn traditional colcha embroidery at a stitch-in with Carla Gomez, former director of Tapetes de Lana in Mora. Families Make History workshops are held the third Sunday of every month. Free with admission. Sundays free to NM residents; children 16 and under free daily. At the New Mexico Museum of History.

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Art

Moneygami

Creations by an Independent Contractor

A stripper with a talent for origami.
V.25 No.6 | 2/11/2016
News City
Robert Maestas

Newscity

Rapid Transit Concerns

The feds will soon decide the fate of ART funding, there's a bill to remove worker's comp reimbursement for medical cannabis, and the EPA releases their Animas River spill report.
V.25 No.4 | 01/28/2016

arts

Don't Forget

Donate to GRAFT's memory drive

In The Crossing Cormac McCarthy wrote, "life is a memory, and then it is nothing." The book explores many of the things that we think of as making us human. Among them, of course, memory. It is powerful to suggest that experience is fleeting and the bulk of who we are is composed of our memories.

Yet, there is a margin of error. Our experiences are subjective, and so are our memories. The good people at GRAFT are collecting those "[memories] on the edge of disappearance, one[s] that feel incomplete, ... that you cannot verify" for an art project.

Early memories, things that may be real or may have happened in a dream ... I have a whole compendium of these and to know if they are true or not would change the fabric of who I am.

Donate your memories by leaving a voicemail at (505) 585-1415.

Today's Events

2nd Annual South American Folk Fair at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

South American arts and crafts vendors, dancers and musicans pay homage to Andean communities.

Heels For Combat Boots Fundraiser Show • The Shadowmen • rockabilly at Low Spirits

Albuquerque Wine Festival at Balloon Fiesta Park

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