V.26 No.42 | 10/19/2017
All the Good to Come
In the workshop and beyond at Fathers Building Futures
Fathers Building Futures delivers more than a physical object in each of their pieces and the services they provide. It’s a direct buy-in to a better community and a vote in favor of freedom for everyone in it.
The Language of Dance
Rendezvous with dancer and choreographer Erika Pujič at SHIFT Dance Festival
We interview Erika Pujič about dance and the pieces she's bringing to SHIFT Dance Festival.
V.26 No.41 | 10/12/2017
More than Misdirection
The magicians at Max's Magic Shop and Theatre deliver moments of the impossible
Max's Magic Shop has, under several different names and under multiple owners, delivered moments of the impossible to Albuquerque for 40 years. That's a tremendous track record that testifies that there is an enduring audience for this performance art, and that their will always be people who love the craft enough to make sure that it survives here.
V.26 No.40 | 10/5/2017
Freedom of the (Small) Presses
Ariel Gore and Tomas Moniz visit ABQ Zine Fest Seven
Ariel Gore and Tomas Moniz have carved out a niche for their distinct approach to exploring and opening the dialogue on family and radical parenting, while simultaneously making room to grow their other writing practices.
V.26 No.39 | 9/28/2017
Spooky Meets Cute
Angela Oster vamps it up at Stranger Factory
Cute and spooky is a thread that has been running through Angela Oster's life for some time, and it's something she chases in her ethereal works of art, a selection of which will be on display at Stranger Factory.
V.26 No.38 | 9/21/2017
Bead by Bead
Etkie firmly plants its feet in Downtown Albuquerque
At Etkie, Diné artists design and create jewelry with an eye on the broad, modern market (including fashion hubs like New York, Paris and Tokyo) but still connect with tradition.
V.26 No.37 | 9/14/2017
New celebration gathers community Downtown to annunciate all that we are
SOMOS is a day-long event that aims to highlight our community in five distinct arenas: entertainment, cuisine, arts & culture, economic development & technology and family.
V.26 No.36 | 9/7/2017
Ships Not at Sea
The work of NYC artist Alex Branch's residency at Sanitary Tortilla Factory
Over the course of six weeks Alex Branch will design, source materials for and build an acoustic vessel that will make its home, for a time, at Sanitary Tortilla Factory.
V.26 No.35 | 8/31/2017
Suzanna Sbarge / 516 ARTS
Fly By Night
The “Moth Migration Project” lands in downtown Albuquerque
Hilary Lorenz put out a call asking for individuals to make paper moths and mail them to her to so she could arrange them together in a massive installation of 40,000 moths—the number of moths a grizzly bear can eat in a single day.
V.26 No.34 | 8/24/2017
by Gisel̀e Freund courtesy of Frida Kahlo Museum
Frida Kahlo Through the Lens
Her “battlefield of suffering” illumined in 241 photos from her private collection
In her work, Kahlo was able to continually realize and remake the power of pain. In her life, she stands as a figure of immutable strength and on her face, her “battlefield of suffering” is reflected back to the viewer.
V.26 No.33 | 8/17/2017
Something for the Makers
Spoiler alert: We're all makers
The Albuquerque Mini Maker Faire will host soldering stations, “Take-a-Part(y)” courtesy of Quelab, and stations where visitors of all ages can explore things like rocket building, block printmaking, puzzle and maze design, a seed library, local history, rug crafting and much, much more.
V.26 No.32 | 8/10/2017
courtesy of “The New Mexico Inquisition”
The Good News
“The New Mexico Inquisition” fights injustice with jokes
As they sift through the hours of footage and run through the endless jokes that could be made at someone's expense, the team of “The New Mexico Inquisition” explicitly aims above the belt.
V.26 No.31 | 8/3/2017
The Gallery on Gold
Albuquerque's only micro-gallery brings multimedia art to the streets
Pacific Exhibits is a site to support artists in a unique and highly visible way, viewable 24/7 by anybody.
From the Darkroom to the Light
Latent Image Collective's Ongoing Conversation
In photography the latent image is one that has yet to be developed on the film strip. The image is registered with light; it just hasn't been called forth yet. It is this process of development that inspired the start of Latent Image Collective.
V.26 No.30 | 7/27/2017
Greater Tuna Pokes Fun at Small-Town Texas Life
‘80s play still frighteningly relevant today
While Greater Tuna’s main agenda is to poke gentle fun at the ignorant ways of the small-town people of Texas, it also takes time to acknowledge some of the things to be appreciated about such towns.