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Coloring Outside The Lines
Friday, Jun 24: Roy G Biv Reception
By Monica Schmitt [ Wed Jun 22 2016 11:00 AM ]
Jamie Brunson, Robert Townsend and Fausto Fernandez use color as the visual language of artistic ecstasy with watercolors, oil paint, collage techniques and more. Runs through 7/10.
Courtesy of Sidewinders' Facebook Page
Honoring the Fallen
Thursday, Jun 23: Stand With Orlando Benefit
By Reneé Chavez [ Wed Jun 22 2016 10:32 AM ]
Drag-a-thon features one performer for each life lost. One person who was lost is recognized before each performer. A raffle and silent auction also take place.
Internationally Renowned Architect Featured in Albuquerque Museum Exhibition
Press Release [ Wed Jun 22 2016 7:50 AM ]
Whether capturing a site visited on one of his globe-trotting trips, or imagining one of his buildings, Antoine Predock's sketches trace the hand's intuitive rush across a surface, condensing a rich sensorium of perceptions and experiences into memorably succinct collations of line and color. Visitors to the Albuquerque Museum will see nearly 200 sketches, some still in their original sketchbooks, and dozens of models, some carved by hand, others digitally 3-D printed.
Co-curated by Christopher Mead and Mira Woodson, Drawing Into Architecture: Sketches and Models by Antoine Predock makes a case for the continued relevance of drawings made by hand in our increasingly electronic world. The exhibition will be accompanied by a book published by University of New Mexico Press, Drawing Into Architecture: The Sketches of Antoine Predock, edited by Mead and designed by Woodson.
As a student in the 1950's at the University of New Mexico, Predock regularly drifted from the architecture program (in Engineering) over to the Art Department to study with the sculptor and painter John Tatschl, and the painters Elaine De Kooning and Walter Kulhman. These artists showed Predock how seeing and making ran together in a dialogue between visuality and materiality mediated by the human body: as De Kooning explained at the time, "painting to me is primarily a verb, not a noun, an event first and only secondarily an image." Carved by hand with a knife, in place of a drawing's pen or brush, Predock's clay models use a sculptural material to painterly effect, shaping form and space into planes of solid and void.
On Saturday, June 25, Drawing Into Architecture opens to the public with a visit from the architect himself. At 1 p.m., the public is invited to attend a discussion between guest curator Christopher Mead and Antoine Predock. Other events on opening day include:
Albuquerque Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5pm, closed Mondays. General Admission - New Mexico residents: Adults and Teens $3, Seniors $2, Children $1. General Museum admission is free every Sunday from 9am-1pm, from 9am-5pm on the first Wednesday of every month, and from 5-8pm on the 3rd Thursday evening of every month. Fees for special exhibits and events still apply on free times.
If You Wanna Be My Lover, You Gotta Get with My Band
By Robert Maestas and Courtney Foster [ Tue Jun 21 2016 3:33 PM ]
This week we sit down with local band "Spice Boys" to talk about being cool bruh.
The Daily Word in Emojis, Artful Expression and A Chicken Thief
By Monica Schmitt [ Tue Jun 21 2016 11:05 AM ]
A mama Black Bear attacked a marathon-runner at Valles Caldera National Park in defense of her cubs. The runner survived by playing dead, but the Department of Game and Fish euthanized the bear, who was part of a study and wearing a tracking device.
You may be able to purchase a semi-automatic rifle in a number of minutes, but don't count on sending a rifle emoji.
Young artist Kaylin Andres who has been diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer expresses the realities of her illness through timeless art exhibits.
So, this is strange: In Jackson, Mississippi a 77-year-old man stole three boxes of frozen chicken before hastily riding away on a bicycle.
Looks like the Great Pyramid of Giza is a bit crooked. Ah well, we all make mistakes. Even extraterrestrials.
Anyone else growing as impatient as I am to see Steven Spielberg's rendition of Roald Dahl's fantastically imaginative book The BFG? The director and producer explains why he feels a distinct connection with the Big Friendly Giant.
In case you're looking for some fresh summer road trip jams.
Casa San Ysidro to Present a Look at 19th Century Life in Santa Fe
Press Release [ Mon Jun 20 2016 3:00 PM ]
On Saturday July 9th, well-known historical archaeologist Cordelia Thomas Snow, better known as Dedie Snow, will present "A Dress of Tarlatan...and Two Flint Plates" at Casa San Ysidro in Corrales.
This is a tale of the economic impact of two roads, the Camino Real and the Santa Fe Trail, on residents of Santa Fe, viewed through the 1831 will and inventory of Maria Micaela Baca and the 1836 inventory of her son-in-law, Manuel Sanchez.
Besides multiple pieces of fine clothing, Senora Baca also bequeathed "two ploughshares; seven sickles; 20 plates, 12 glasses; 12 cups; four fine chocolate mugs; one conserve jar; [and} two coffee pots."
Dr. Snow, who is affiliated with the New Mexico Historic Preservation Office, helps us view the reality of daily life of early New Mexico residents through the records they left behind. Dr. Snow is also recognized for her 1974-1975 work excavating much of the west end of the Palace of the Governorsin Santa Fe. These excavations revealed a wide range of both luxurious and utilitarian items used by Palace residents over the centuries.
This free program begins at 1:30pm, and visitors may tour Casa's collection of early New Mexican furnishings and tools until 4pm.
Rhapsody in Burque
Meaning in the Mundane
By Monica Schmitt [ Mon Jun 20 2016 1:09 PM ]
A stroll through the lively Nob Hill district is a reminder that the stunning artistry and energetic walls create a little haven of color and originality somewhere you might not expect.
Skate or Cry
Tuesday, Jun 21: Bomb Lomas
By Joshua Lee [ Mon Jun 20 2016 10:00 AM ]
Celebrate National Skateboarding Day and join local athletes skating from Albertsons on Juan Tabo and Lomas to Los Altos Skatepark. There will be skate competitions, food and music.
The Daily Word in Drunk Cats, Unfunny Clowns and Little Hands
By Joshua Lee [ Sun Jun 19 2016 9:33 AM ]
My love of bad taste is legendary in these parts, which is why I've been dying to see Jerry Lewis' super secret holocaust movie, The Day the Clown Cried, wherein a German clown leads Jewish children to the gas chambers. Hiyo! Lewis gave the film to the Library of Congress under condition that it not be shown until 2024. Other than short glimpses here and there (and a live staging of the script by Patton Oswald), not many have seen this poorly planned work, but thanks to internet, 30 full minutes have surfaced. Enjoy!
Using neural stem cells, scientists have shown that an aged hippocampus will accept transplanted brain stem cells. That means age-related brain degeneration can probably be reversed. And the stem cells needed might be feasibly harvested from skin cells. This is fucking nuts!
After six months in the International Space Station, three astronauts safely landed back on earth yesterday. British astronaut Tim Peake told reporters, "Best ride I’ve been on ever.”
Just when you thought cat owners couldn't seem lonelier: here comes cat wine! There's no alcohol in this fine feline beverage, just catnip, beet juice and a sad longing for human companionship. At least you don't have to get drunk by yourself anymore.
Yes. Americans Against Insecure Billionaires with Tiny Hands, a sexy new Anti-Trump PAC released their first ad last Wednesday, finally asking the question, "Just how big are Trump's hands, and can such a small-handed man really run a country?"
They're mite-y disease transmissive
By Richard "The Bugman" Fagerlund [ Sat Jun 18 2016 8:17 AM ]
Ticks are not insects. They are arachnids belonging to the group – mites. They are bigger than all other mites and they are very important. There are hundreds of species of ticks in the world and they are capable of spreading more than 65 diseases, many of them serious. Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Colorado tick fever and tularemia are a few. If someone made a list of the top ten most dangerous pests, ticks would be close to the top of the list. For some reason, they receive almost no attention compared to bed bugs which are absolutely harmless. Ticks mostly feed on the blood of warm-blooded animals, but some species feed on reptiles. They can be found in lawns, yards with trees and shrubs and, occasionally, inside homes. They prefer the shaded areas of your yard.
When you have ticks in your yard, here is one way control of them. Get a large piece of flannel cloth and tie it to a stick. Drag it through the entire yard slowly and pay particular attention to shady areas. Any ticks he drags the cloth over will get snagged. When you are done, put the cloth in a burn barrel and burn it or in a trash bag and seal it shut and take it to the dump. Then get some food grade diatomaceous earth and spread it all over the shady areas including along the sides of the house. Get some all along the foundation where there is dirt abutting the house. Then get some Vaseline and put some on all the outside window sills. If Vaseline is too messy you can use duct tape sticky side up. It takes 30 to 40 days for tick eggs to hatch, so you should repeat this entire process in a month and then again one month later. If ticks are in your house, you need to treat all the areas where they can hide. This would be behind baseboards, moldings, in furniture and carpets as well as around window sills. You can treat these areas with food-grade diatomaceous earth, baking soda, talcum powder or spray them with Greenbug for Indoors. All of these products will be safe for you and your family and pets but will kill the ticks. Greenbug is available online.
Most of the ticks listed below are only found in the woods and remote areas and won't infest your homes. I am listing them because they can be serious vectors of disease if you should encounter them.
Talaje soft ticks (Ornithodoros talaje)
Relapsing fever ticks (Argasidae - Ornithodoros turicata)
Rocky Mountain wood ticks (Ixodidae - Dermacentor andersoni)
Brown dog ticks (Ixodidae - Rhipicephalus sanguineus)
If you have any pest questions, you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 505-385-2820. If you like you can join my Bug Club. Go to my website at askthebugman.com to join. You will get a copy of my book on safe and effective pest management and I will help you with any pest issues you have.
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