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V.24 No.19 | 5/7/2015
"This whole place is like a shrine," says Carla Ward, widow of artist Ross Ward.
All photos by J. Grisham

Arts Feature

Quirky Doesn’t Begin to Cover It

Ross Ward’s Tinkertown is really, truly art

A dazzled Joshua Lee explains why the Tinkertown Museum is “more than just a pit stop on the Turquoise Trail.”
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V.24 No.14 | 4/2/2015
Timelessness Machine
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all works by Julie Suzanne Brokken

Arts Feature

This Life Is But a Dream, or a Magic Show

The harmonious art, poetry and photography of Julie Suzanne Brokken

Julie Suzanne Brokken’s art juxtaposes fanciful elements—everything from Rio Grande river water to encaustic wax—in uncanny ways.
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V.24 No.10 | 3/5/2015
“Stimulator (Red)” by Lea Anderson, part of Interchange at Harwood Art Center
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Culture Shock

We can do it!

Harwood Art Center packs an unbelievable amount of art into one stunning night, plus one rogue accountant and one NYT-bestselling author.
V.24 No.4 | 1/22/2015
Have a sip at Old Town Creative Studios.
Blake Driver

Art Scenester

Sip, Paint, Repeat

Do you like your art with a bar? Or your bar with some art? Scope these Burque-riffic ways to do either.
V.23 No.52 | 12/25/2014

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Georgia O’Keeffe, Jimson Weed/White Flower No. 1, 1932. Oil on canvas, 48 by 40 inches (121.9 by 101.6 cm). The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Arts Feature

Making Sense of Jimson Weed

On dropping $44 million and seeing like O’Keeffe

Elaine Ritchel probes the work of Georgia O’Keeffe and finds more than she bargained for.
V.23 No.50 | 12/11/2014
“Truth,” acrylic and spray paint on canvas
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Sage Hagan

Culture Shock

Intergalactic indigenous

Scope eye-popping exhibits and applaud national acclaim for a local poet—this week in Culture Shock.
V.23 No.47 | 11/20/2014
“Angelica”
Images courtesy of the artist

Arts Feature

Not Everything Is Illuminated

New Mexico artist sheds light on complicated lives

Beautiful humans and layers of symbolism intertwine on the raw-wood canvasses of local artist Jodie Herrera.
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V.23 No.46 | 11/13/2014
“Master of Lightning” by Jeff Drew

Arts Feature

Electric Dreams on Black Walls

Exhibit celebrates Nikola Tesla with 21 points of view

A famous electrical wunderkind proves fertile creative ground for Albuquerque artists at a new Downtown show.
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V.23 No.44 | 10/30/2014
"Mictecacihuatl,", oil and acrylic on wood panel
Vanessa Wilde

Art Magnified

Wilde style

Art in a nuevomexicano vein—ghosts emerge from the past and color splashes into the present.
V.23 No.40 | 10/2/2014
Deep Sky and Field

Culture Shock

Cezannesque

The ABQ artworld thrives this month with gorgeous palettes, a new gallery in former horse stables, a benefit for dogs and more.
“Untitled 96 (Version 1),” 2005, mixed media
Floyd D. Tunson

Arts

Pop Life

Inevitable reflections of the artist as a black man

Explosive color and pop-art sensibilities inform the work of Floyd D. Tunson.
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V.23 No.38 | 9/18/2014
“Collage Abstract I,” collage, oil on canvas
Eliza M Schmid

Art Scenester

Form and Abstraction

Emerging from her background in psychoanalysis and pathology, Eliza M. Schmid’s abstractions are stunning.
V.23 No.32 | 8/7/2014
“Cat, Rabbit, Owl” by Jim Kopp at Mariposa Gallery

Art Review

Galleries Get It Up

Flights of fancy

Anthropomorphic animals, archetypal trash, Plexiglas forests and cactus maps—it’s all on display at your friendly local gallery.
V.23 No.25 | 6/19/2014
“Ariadne’s Gift” by Carol Chase Bjerke

Arts Feature

Pigments and Ailments

Group exhibit grapples with illness and survival

Tenacity and optimism shine from the dark heart of artwork inspired by life-threatening disease.
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V.23 No.24 | 6/12/2014
Women prepare for tear gas in Turkey—one of the award-winning images in The Curve at CCA.
Guy Martin

Art News

Shebangs in the Fe

SHEBANG! offers an arts celebration 35 years in the making. And while you’re in Santa Fe, catch a couple other fantastic exhibits.
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