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V.26 No.38 | 9/21/2017
Etkie team
Etkie

Culture Shock

Bead by Bead

Etkie firmly plants its feet in Downtown Albuquerque

By Maggie Grimason
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.
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V.26 No.37 | 9/14/2017
A preview of an installation created by local artist Reyes Padilla
Beth Ashley

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SOMOS Albuquerque

New celebration gathers community Downtown to annunciate all that we are

By Maggie Grimason
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
Some of Alex Branch's water collection at home in New York City.
Alex Branch

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Ships Not at Sea

The work of NYC artist Alex Branch's residency at Sanitary Tortilla Factory

By Maggie Grimason
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
Moth Migration Project
Suzanna Sbarge / 516 ARTS

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Fly By Night

The “Moth Migration Project” lands in downtown Albuquerque

By Maggie Grimason
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
Frida Kahlo and Juan Farill, 1951
by Gisel̀e Freund courtesy of Frida Kahlo Museum

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Frida Kahlo Through the Lens

Her “battlefield of suffering” illumined in 241 photos from her private collection

By Maggie Grimason
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
3-D printing
Craig Goldsmith

Culture Shock

Something for the Makers

Spoiler alert: We're all makers

By Maggie Grimason
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.
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V.26 No.32 | 8/10/2017
Isiah Yazzie, Danger K Varoz and Sheridan Johnson get the scoop on "The New Mexico Inquisition"
courtesy of “The New Mexico Inquisition”

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The Good News

“The New Mexico Inquisition” fights injustice with jokes

By Maggie Grimason
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
American Spice
Jon Pearson

Culture Shock

The Gallery on Gold

Albuquerque's only micro-gallery brings multimedia art to the streets

By Maggie Grimason
Pacific Exhibits is a site to support artists in a unique and highly visible way, viewable 24/7 by anybody.
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Eden Lai

Art Preview

From the Darkroom to the Light

Latent Image Collective's Ongoing Conversation

By Maggie Grimason
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
Brennan Foster and Shawn Boyd do all the heavy lifting in the two man show, Greater Tuna.
Ryan Dobbs

Culture Shock

Greater Tuna Pokes Fun at Small-Town Texas Life

‘80s play still frighteningly relevant today

By Robin Babb
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.
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V.26 No.29 | 7/20/2017
Terry Tempest Williams
Kwahu Alston

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The Country in Both Darkness & Light

Terry Tempest Williams’ The Hour of Land

By Maggie Grimason
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
Jessica Bovee

Culture Shock

The Cute and Conscious Join Forces

Jessica Bovee & company's magical North Valley shop

By Maggie Grimason
Curio has cute and cool clothes for all body types, each carefully selected with special consideration for how it is made.
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V.26 No.27 | 7/6/2017
Poetry EP
Kim Vodicka

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Get Down with the “Gorgeously Profane”

Kim Vodicka never edits out the private parts

By Maggie Grimason
The sound element is an essential component to creating the vibes that are endemic to all that is Psychic Privates.
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V.26 No.26 | 6/29/2017
Minie Gonzalez
Minie Gonzalez

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The Indomitable Minie Gonzalez

The enduring creative power of one irrepressible local photographer

By Maggie Grimason
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
The Tempest
courtesy of Shakespeare on the Plaza

Culture Shock

Something Wonderful This Way Comes

Shakespeare on the Plaza stages Macbeth and more

By Maggie Grimason
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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