all paintings by Eric G. Thompson
“The Painter’s Vision Is Not a Lens”
New work by Eric G. Thompson comes alive
By Alison Oatman [ Wed Aug 20 2014 4:32 PM ]
Photorealistic paintings are not a crime. These new works by Eric G. Thompson shimmer with captured energy.
Their Hearts Into Art
Incarcerated students’ work exhibits ingenuity and passion
By Alison Oatman [ Tue May 20 2014 3:38 PM ]
Where Juli Cobb teaches, the school uniform is orange, the attendance rate is almost perfect, and the atmosphere can be stressful, to say the least.
Three Harwood artists celebrate springtime
By Alison Oatman [ Thu May 8 2014 2:31 PM ]
Spring swept in late this year, bringing with it an energetic chaos of uplifting art.
Brooklyn Museum, gift of Mrs. L.H. Shearman
What to Wear in New Spain
Behind Closed Doors peeks into the fashion and elitism of the past
By Alison Oatman [ Mon Mar 31 2014 3:12 PM ]
Conspicuous consumption isn’t new. Behind Closed Doors at the Albuquerque Museum explores how the privileged upper classes of New Spain wanted others to view and revere them.
Saddle Up: Moving Forward, Looking Back travels the Old Spanish Trail
By Lisa Barrow [ Fri Mar 21 2014 10:56 AM ]
Janire Nájera apparently likes her road trips 19th-century-style. The Spanish photojournalist and curator is taking a cue from Antonio Armijo—who laid the groundwork for successful trade along what's now known as the Old Spanish Trail when he successfully hoofed it from New Mexico to California and back (and managed to make a profit in the process)—with a voyage through northern New Mexico, parts of Utah and Arizona, and into Southern California. For the journey, Nájera's own pack animal of choice is an RV from 1984, a bit of an upgrade from the 100 mules of Armijo's trip in 1829-1830. Her goals are social and artistic in nature as she explores, according to the description on her website, how “the traditions of the first settlers [of European descent] ... have merged with domestic cultures, influencing the creation and identity of today's pueblos and modern cities.”
Nájera's journey began in Santa Fe on March 10, and she's already building a fascinating portrait of modern-day descendants of our region's Spanish heritage. See Nájera's video below featuring Julia Gómez talking about the famous Colcha stitch, and her latest blog entry has another great one with Santa Fe hairdresser Faustino Herrera de Vargas, entirely in Spanish, speaking about his storied life.
Follow Janire Nájera's travels along the Old Spanish Trail at her blog Looking Forward, Moving Back, and keep a weather eye out for the book and photography exhibit that will be the eventual result.
courtesy of Linda Hamlin
Quilt While You’re Still Ahead
By Lisa Barrow [ Fri Mar 14 2014 5:38 PM ]
Who will reign supreme when vicious rivals the Heritage Farm Quilters and the Albuquerque Modern Quilt Guild—armed with titanium shears and topstitch needles—clash in their upcoming battle to the death?
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com
Beyond the Pastry Case
Savory Fare offers an indoor picnic’s worth of food
By Gail Guengerich
A Heights shop with indoor-picnic appeal.
Photos by Manan Tevosyan
A Question of Scale
Laila Weeks closing reception at Zendo
By Lisa Barrow [ Wed Jan 29 2014 6:09 PM ]
Laila Weeks’ current collection uses only one color—an eyeball-scorching shade of red acrylic—and a bit of ink and acid-etched metal. And yet it's impossible not to stare.
photos courtesy of Mariposa Gallery
All the Pretty Dresses
By Brandon Call [ Thu Jan 9 2014 8:00 AM ]
Artist Marcia Sednek twists and bends each forgotten and worn object into a wonderful piece of sartorial art.
Art and Devotion
El Chante hosts a community art show highlighting culture and faith
By Rebecca Gonzales [ Wed Nov 20 2013 5:01 PM ]
The Art of Devotion promises a Saturday night filled with culture, tradition and faith.
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