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V.27 No.3 | 1/18/2018
Emi Ozawa

Culture Shock

Playing with Shape

Emi Ozawa prompts viewers to Follow the Line toward wonder

By Maggie Grimason
Emi Ozawa's Follow the Line exhibition of large, wooden sculpture and smaller framed paper pieces is based on amidakuji, a common game of chance in Japan.
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V.27 No.2 | 1/11/2018
Gigi Bella
Adam Rubenstein

Culture Shock

The Selena-meets-Athena Warrior Poet

Gigi Bella performs at the Lobo Slam Championship

By Maggie Grimason
Weekly Alibi interviews poetry slam champion Gigi Bella.
V.27 No.1 | 1/4/2018
One example of the kind of genius coming out of Power & Light Press' Silver City headquarters
Power & Light Press

Culture Shock

Return to Form

Power & Light Press makes an old craft cool again

By Maggie Grimason
Consumers' return to buying handmade items has extended to all reaches of life and all manner of goods, now including the charming, letterpressed bite of Power & Light's greeting cards.
Zahra Marwan illustrates with a poetic sense of memory.
Zahra Marwan

Arts Interview

Yesterday has Blossomed

The Harwood becomes floral with the help of artist Zahra Marwan

By Maggie Grimason
In Zahra Marwan's illustrations, she inserts magic into everyday life through distinct line work and often a few poetic lines. Weekly Alibi gets her thoughts, processes and inspirations.
V.26 No.52 | 12/28/2017
Aesculapius
Steve Barry and Sanitary Tortilla Factory

Culture Shock

A Year in Review

Resonances of theater, art, installation and dance in 2017

By Maggie Grimason
Trying to catalog the last year of this column underscores all the more the scary fast flow of time as Maggie Grimason asks herself—was that yesterday? A week ago? Last month?
Raven Art Center

Arts Interview

Best of Intentions

Raven Art Center hosts workshops that focus efforts in the new year

By Maggie Grimason
Weekly Alibi speaks with Nicole White of Raven Art Center about intention-setting in art and life.
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V.26 No.51 | 12/21/2017
River of Lights

Culture Shock

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

The artist behind the River of Lights

By Maggie Grimason
Joey Trujillo, initially brought onboard River of Lights because of his welding skills which he learned from his father, estimates he's made more than 300 of the sculptures.
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Scott Severance
PerSeverance Productions

Arts Interview

A Stake of Holly Through the Heart

A Christmas Carol takes the stage at Popejoy

By Maggie Grimason
Scott Severance, the founding artistic director and actor assuming the iconic role of Scrooge, spoke with us about the lasting resonance of A Christmas Carol.
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V.26 No.50 | 12/14/2017
El Moisés
El Moisés

Culture Shock

Visual Learning

The “badass mother folk art” of El Moisés

By Maggie Grimason
El Moisés brings his world-class style, unique vision and focused attention to everything he touches—whether a book or a lowrider or a canvas.

Arts Interview

Places of Refuge

Images and psychic states surface at New Grounds

By Maggie Grimason
We chat with Lihie Gendler-Talmor about diversity in technique, "Cities of Refuge" and how personal experience influences selection of subject matter.
V.26 No.49 | 12/7/2017
David M. Ellis
Two Way Street Albuquerque

Culture Shock

The City's Living Document

Two Way Street amplifies the voices of community members often unheard

By Maggie Grimason
Two Way Street's vendors are hired with minimal barriers. You don't need an ID or a criminal background check. Each vendor receives five donated copies of the paper, which are then sold for a dollar or more each. Vendors can come back with their earnings and buy more copies of the paper for 25 cents each, and hit the street again.

Arts Interview

Rockin' Around the NHCC

The Duran family is decking the halls and the galleries this holiday season

By Maggie Grimason
The Duran family have decided to share their collection of more than 400 handmade Christmas ornaments by more than 130 New Mexican artists, through an exhibition at the National Hispanic Cultural Center.
V.26 No.48 | 11/30/2017
Chris Cozzone

Culture Shock

The True Lens of the Camera

Photographer Chris Cozzone explores the lives playing out in Albuquerque

By Maggie Grimason
While Chris Cozzone dedicates his working hours to teaching and administrative responsibilities, he still possesses a relentless drive to photograph the world around him, finding a wellspring of inspiration on the streets of Albuquerque and among his students at the jail.
Koury Angelo

Comedy Matters

Bill Burr on Family, Funnies and the 505

By Courtney Foster

Bill Burr is an irritated comedian whose tone of voice is perpetually stuck in between laughing and yelling. He'll be in town to rile up audiences at the Route 66 Casino (14500 Central Ave. SW) on Friday, Dec. 1. Between his popular Monday Morning Podcast, raising a new kid and filming his new special, “Walk Your Way Out” (currently streaming on Netflix), we were able to get him on the phone to chat about his experiences in the 505, his new show, “F is for Family,” and some conspiracy theories.

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V.26 No.47 | 11/23/2017
Cecil Baldwin and Meg Bashwiner invoke the Glow Cloud in All Hail, a live show from the world of Welcome to Night Vale

Culture Shock

Night Vale descends on Albuquerque

Live show All Hail brings the world of the popular podcast to the KiMo

By Maggie Grimason
For a very long time, pinned to the desktop of my computer was a fan rendering of these words: “When life seems dangerous and unmanageable, just remember that it is, and that you can't survive forever.” It's a quote from the waggish writers of Welcome to Night Vale—a podcast that explores, through local radio dispatches, the strange goings-ons of a far flung desert town.
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