V.26 No.30 | 7/27/2017
Ryan Dobbs Culture Shock 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.
V.26 No.29 | 7/20/2017
Kwahu Alston Culture Shock The Country in Both Darkness & Light Terry Tempest Williams’ The Hour of Land Williams is one of the United States' preeminent nature writers, who in an act of civil disobedience, purchased land leases intended to be sold for development of oil and gas. In her most recent work, she poignantly unpacks the multitude of histories that are embedded in 12 national parks and monuments
V.26 No.28 | 7/13/2017
Culture Shock The Cute and Conscious Join Forces Jessica Bovee & company's magical North Valley shop Curio has cute and cool clothes for all body types, each carefully selected with special consideration for how it is made.
V.26 No.26 | 6/29/2017
Minie Gonzalez Culture Shock The Indomitable Minie Gonzalez The enduring creative power of one irrepressible local photographer From the time she learned to work a camera to the last day she was able to hold one, Minie Gonzalez was taking photographs.
V.26 No.25 | 6/22/2017
courtesy of Shakespeare on the Plaza Culture Shock 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 Culture Shock 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
Courtesy of Adrián Santana Culture Shock 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.
V.26 No.22 | 6/1/2017
Jason Garcia Culture Shock 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.
Jessica Gross Art Preview 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
Mary Tsiongas, courtesy of Richard Levy Gallery Culture Shock 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 Culture Shock 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 Culture Shock 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
Culture Shock 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
Jodie Herrera Culture Shock 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.