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Frederico Vigil’s Prelude to a Monument

Full-size sketches illuminate fresco master’s process

Frederico Vigil touching up one of his cartoons in the gallery at Nahalat Shalom
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Hershel Weiss
Frederico Vigil touching up one of his cartoons in the gallery at Nahalat Shalom

A fresco isn’t like a painting. You can’t just pencil out a few shapes, squeeze some acrylic out of a tube and get going. You certainly don’t freehand it. Creating a masterpiece like Frederico Vigil’s 4000-square-foot fresco in the Torreón at the National Hispanic Cultural Center requires undertaking a complex series of well-timed steps. How complex? Your guess is as good as mine, but tomorrow, Aug. 31, you can learn about the fresco process from an acknowledged master of the medium and view seven of his full-size fresco cartoons at the closing reception for “Cartones del Torreón: Full Scale Drawings for the Torreón at the National Hispanic Cultural Center.”

Along the concave wall of the Torreón, Vigil’s monumental work depicts 3 millennia of Hispanic history in buon fresco, or “true” fresco, in which pigments are suspended in water and applied directly onto wet lime plaster. A skilled artist must work quickly and precisely; the color becomes one with the plaster as it dries, making buon fresco an especially vivid and durable medium. (Rome, you know, still has some nice ones from the 13th century.) As tools for planning and composition, cartoons are a vital stage of the fresco process. In addition, they act as stencils so the artist’s lines can be transferred accurately to the freshly laid plaster.

These seven cartoons by Vigil for the Torreón fresco, unseen by the public before this exhibition, are startling artworks in their own right. Make tracks to the North Valley for your last chance to see them at Nahalat Shalom Art Gallery (3606 Rio Grande NW) from 5 to 7pm.

Closing Reception and Presentation on the Fresco Process With Frederico Vigil

Saturday, Aug. 31, 5 to 7pm
Nahalat Shalom Art Gallery
3606 Rio Grande Blvd. NW.
nahalatshalom.org
Music

Chance and community coalesce at band lotto fest

Julia Minamata juliaminamata.com

Musicians Andy Lyman and Emma Crane stopped by the Alibi office to hip us to their band lottery and the resulting showcase. Twenty-seven musicians were fatefully appointed to seven bands: Broom, Butterfly Eggs, More-Door, Neandertallica, Night Snake, Super Republican Nude Beach and A Very Emma Crane Christmas Party. Learn more in Bands by Lottery. After the jump, scope out Fort Hobo drummer and Night Snake member Adrian Toto’s contribution to a trumped-up fest flyer war.

Adrian Toto
V.21 No.43 | 10/25/2012
Julia Minamata juliaminamata.com

Show Up!

Bands by Lottery

Anomalous fest embraces chance

Emma Crane and Andy Lyman, organizers of Band Lottery: The Show(down), share the method of their madness and details on this weekend’s adventitious showcase.

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Arts

Dream It, Draw It, Do It!

Week-long art summer camp for kids

Kistler’s Fat Cat
Kistler’s Fat Cat

Emmy-winning cartoonist Mark Kistler teaches a week-long art camp for kids on cartooning and three-dimensional drawing. A proponent of art in schools, Kistler believes that drawing pictures and creating the stories to go with them stimulates the imagination and can help connect the right and left brain. This can lead to better critical thinking and more creativity.

Kistler had two shows on public TV,The Secret City and Mark Kistler’s The Imagination Station, and he has written nine books. His workshops dive into a new theme daily, such as dinosaurs and underwater adventures. Classes are catered to specific age groups, so your lil’ tiger will be with his or her contemporaries.

Kids drawing their hearts out
Kids drawing their hearts out

Classes take place July 18 through 22, at the Christ Lutheran Church and School (7701 Candelaria Road NE)

The summer art camp offers five sessions per day, lasting 60 minutes each. The 5th program, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., is for the entire family and friends. One session daily for one week is $89 per child. $69 for each additional sibling.

Mark Kistler in action
Mark Kistler in action

Visit draw3D.com for more details.

Space Hamsters by Mark Kistler
Space Hamsters by Mark Kistler
V.19 No.4 | 1/28/2010

Feature

Suckers for Stucker

An interview with our favorite weatherman

Steve Stucker really needs no introduction. Since 1990, he’s brought jovial morning weather forecasts to New Mexicans via KOB-4. Formerly a professional dog trainer, Stucker is a friend to animals, even parading pooches on TV every Friday in order to help them get adopted. He also likes to dress up, sometimes appearing on air, according to his KOB bio, as “Elvis, Martha Stewart, Richard Simmons, Arnold Sportsnweather (Schwarzenegger), Mother Stucker, Patty O'Furniture or his alter ego Ed Noid.” Stucker is also a motivational speaker who’s highly involved with the community, and he’s been voted Alibi readers’ “Favorite TV Personality” multiple times in our Best of Burque poll. And he’s nice.

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