Arts


V.26 No.25 | 6/22/2017
The Tempest
courtesy of Shakespeare on the Plaza

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Something Wonderful This Way Comes

Shakespeare on the Plaza stages Macbeth and more

Shakespeare on the Plaza aims to bring the significance of The Bard to Albuquerque at large by making the annual open-air staging of the plays entirely free.
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V.26 No.24 | 6/15/2017
John Burns brings his one-man show to Albuquerque
courtesy of John Burns

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Looking Backward

Gay Kid on a Cattle Ranch recounts joy and pain of coming of age in N.M. ranchlands

John Burns' latest elucidation of love for musical theater comes in the shape of the quirky cabaret Gay Kid on A Cattle Ranch, a piece that explores his unique experience of growing up on a cattle ranch in Nara Visa, N.M., all the while knowing that he stood slightly apart from the expected farm boy type.
V.26 No.23 | 6/8/2017
Adrián Santana
Courtesy of Adrián Santana

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Fuerza Flamenca

The 30th Annual Flamenco Festival Internacional de Alburquerque brings Adrián Santana

Adrián Santana has traveled the world studying, teaching and performing. This year, National Institute of Flamenco welcomes Santana back as one of the headlining performers.
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V.26 No.22 | 6/1/2017
This World Renounced!
Jason Garcia

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Red Planet Rising

Albuquerque's first Indigenous-centric bookstore opens its doors

Red Planet will be Albuquerque's first Indigenous bookstore and the first ever Indigenous comic shop.
The Creation
Jessica Gross

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Surface Currents

Emerging artists ascend at The Harwood

What sets SURFACE apart in the landscape of local opportunities is the professional development element. Participants attend an intensive workshop that focuses on what it means to be, and how to further oneself, as a working artist.
V.26 No.21 | 5/25/2017
Mountain Park
Mary Tsiongas, courtesy of Richard Levy Gallery

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On Beauty & Mystery

Mary Tsiongas creates scenes with haunting resonance

Bisecting the darkness of Tsiongas' work is a beam of light from an obsolete machine that allows nature to take its stand in the frame.
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Bruce Warren Davis, courtesy of Richard Levy Gallery

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What the Frame Holds

Bruce Warren Davis makes art on the edge

With a ramshackle budget, Bruce Warren Davis has been able to create highly expressive works that provide inquiry into borders in their varying shades of definition.
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V.26 No.20 | 5/18/2017
Gathering Reindeer
Courtesy of the Lannan Foundation, by Subhankar Banerjee

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Shutters Snapping on Summer

Traci Quinn previews 2017's PhotoSummer

With PhotoSummer, UNM Art Museum aims to maintain the energy of the academic year by drawing on the experiences captured by photographers in New Mexico.
V.26 No.19 | 5/11/2017
"Surveillance (Mirror)" from Dear Erin Hart,

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Mysteries of Identity

Super sleuthin' with the DIY PI Jessamyn Lovell

Jessamyn Lovell has been a photographer since her youth; that practice eventually led her to two projects, which in turn, led to her current work as an artist-turned-private-investigator.
V.26 No.18 | 5/4/2017
Golden
Jodie Herrera

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Bridging Worlds

Women Across Borders aims to create connection and awareness through art

In Women Across Borders, Jodie Herrera will use her craft to tell the traumatic stories of refugee and immigrant women.
V.26 No.17 | 4/27/2017
Renata Yazzie
courtesy of the artist

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Lessons in Rezilience

Community-building festival returns for year two

Rezilience is a two-day experience aiming to reinforce traditional ways of understanding community, as well as ones that speak to the modern existence of many Indigenous people.
V.26 No.16 | 4/20/2017
Goodbye to All of That
Virginia Colwell

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Where Language Fails

The role of the arts at UNM's Decolonizing Nature conference

The Decolonizing Nature conference brings together people in many disciplines, including art, to discuss ecology and sustainability.
V.26 No.15 | 4/13/2017
Space oddity
Shing Yin Khor

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Stranger in a Strange Land

Shing Yin Khor brings an outer space apothecary to Old Earth

In the past, how did people make sense of the world? Shing Yin Khor hopes that visitors to her exhibition will be just as as bewildered as those past seekers.
V.26 No.14 | 4/6/2017

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Spacefaring from a Leftover Lot

Ellen Babcock takes her work to Off Lomas

The effect of Off Lomas is that it clicks you back into the landscape. Even if you've driven down Lomas a thousand times, suddenly, you see it anew.
V.26 No.13 | 3/30/2017
Augusten Burroughs
Christopher Schelling

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The Truth is in the Text

Talking breakups, dogs and happiness with Augusten Burroughs

Much of what Lust & Wonder hones in on—with heart-wrenching acuity—is the process of recognizing the ill fit of a relationship and mustering the courage to end it.