Alibi V.18 No.14 • April 2-8, 2009 
Work by Lena Bartula and Karen Wight

Gallery Box

ArtHaus66

Formerly an online-only gallery, it seems appropriate that ArtHaus66 is now housed in the same building where Bill Gates and Paul Allen began developing Microsoft. The gallery provides Albuquerqueans with the unique opportunity to see stateside exhibitions by contemporary Spanish artists, often before they show anywhere else west of New York or Boston. ArtHaus66 also shows work from other European and U.S.-based artists. The gallery specializes in photographs, prints and paintings.

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Culture Shock

Kids These Days

I don't have kids, and because I've had more time to observe and judge how other people raise their kids, this pretty much makes me somewhat of an expert on child rearing. One trend that I hate is children's books that make noise. As if colorful pictures and a nice story involving a small animal and its loving parent, read by your own adoring parent, is just way too boring when you're 2. Now, I have never taken a class in psychiatry or psychology, but I'm fairly sure I'm 100 percent right when I say the formula is simple: Toys that make needless noise = future ADD.

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Performance Review

Coyote on a Fence

Death row drama at the Desert Rose Playhouse

The Desert Rose Playhouse is hard to find. Located in a Northeast Heights strip mall alongside an optician and next to a car wash, the MapQuest directions aren’t wrong; it's just that it doesn't seem like it’s supposed to be there. It's a long way from the theater nexus of Nob Hill and Downtown.

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“Votive XXXXII” by Ernest Shaw in front of Novitski Hall
Sean McCullough

Art Schmart

Destination UNM

Campus art guilty of public exposure

It’s a cold March morning when I meet with Shelley Simms at UNM’s Jonson Gallery. Simms is the administrative assistant at the gallery and a UNM alumnus. A few months back, she and I, along with the UNM Art Museum’s Esther Golden, discussed art in Albuquerque over French-style sandwiches. We had gotten together to talk about what programs and exhibits their organizations were offering, but it quickly became a larger conversation about UNM’s art presence in the city.

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Let’s Mess with Texas

Greater Tuna

Brennan Foster and Shawn Boyd play over 20 of Tuna, Texas', eccentric inhabitants from gun-clubbers to church ladies.
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April Hartford

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Holding Moments Still

Transgender: One Person’s Journey Opening Reception

Photographer April Hartford leads viewers into an immersive exploration of gender dissonance and transition portraying the inner psychological journey as much as the outer one. Runs through 10/7.
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Courtesy of the artist

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Major Mass

Quintessence 5th Annual Choral Festival Concert

A chorus of 100 and a professional orchestra perform Ludwig van Beethoven's Mass in C Major under the direction of Quintessence artistic director, Matthew Greer.
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Thriving Artists

Arts Business Workshop: Public Art

Learn about public art programs and collections, how public artists work, how to get involved in the field what qualifies as public art, where the funding comes from and much more.
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Courtesy of Russell Maynor

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Where the Magic Happens

Bewitched

The Dolls take on the beloved 60's comedy classic, weaving in diverse characters from sitcoms such the "Addams Family," "I Dream of Jeannie," "The Brady Bunch" and "The Kardashians."
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Big Mouth

Bad Mouth Reading Series

Poets Jenn Givhan, Sawnie Morris and Levi Romero read their works accompanied by music.
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