V.26 No.25 | 6/22/2017
courtesy of Shakespeare on the Plaza
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.
V.26 No.24 | 6/15/2017
courtesy of John Burns
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
Courtesy of Adrián Santana
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.
V.26 No.22 | 6/1/2017
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.
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
Mary Tsiongas, courtesy of Richard Levy Gallery
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.
Bruce Warren Davis, courtesy of Richard Levy Gallery
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.
V.26 No.20 | 5/18/2017
Courtesy of the Lannan Foundation, by Subhankar Banerjee
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
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
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
courtesy of the artist
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
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
Shing Yin Khor
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
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
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.