Alibi V.18 No.16 • April 16-22, 2009 
Solstice Sunrays

Gallery Box

Dry Heat Gallery

Dry Heat Gallery is focused on uplifting the human spirit through its exhibitions. The mission of gallery founders DeAnna Dimmitt, Rick Meiers and Angela Gaeto is that no one should be afraid to step into a gallery, and to that end they work to create educational and enlightening exhibits. In addition to the stable of artists who work at Dry Heat Photography, the gallery hosts juried fine art photography shows. Dry Heat Photography sponsors the Soul Portraiture, a series of open-submission exhibitions that attempts to capture the energy and spirit found within a variety of subjects. The fourth,"Electro-Light," a look at the ambiance of nightlife, will open in June at Dry Heat Gallery and will be the first Soul Portraiture exhibit at the gallery. Amateur and professional photographers interested in submitting for the juried show can get details at the gallery website's "Call to Artists" section or at dryheatblog.com. The next submission deadline is May 31.

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Culture Shock

There's a profusion of witty truisms about the power of books, roughly half of them coined by either Mark Twain or Oscar Wilde. But I think my favorite is William Faulkner's entreaty: "Read, read, read." Or listen to people read. Also, talking about reading is good. Luckily for you, there's mucho going on around this two-area code state to facilitate your print and pulp addiction.

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Art News

You Can't Spell Earth Without Art

Recycled Art Fair

Saturday, April 18, and Sunday, April 19, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Open Space Visitor Center, 6500 Coors NW

Milk jugs, Reebok inserts, tuna cans. Trash? Hardly. In the right hands, they're the raw stuff of innovation. Sponsored by the city's Open Space Division, the Recycled Art Fair will present local artists whose work uses a minimum of 75 percent recycled or reused materials, what they call "upcycling." In addition to the art available for sale, the fair will offer workshops on sustainability, composting, birding, puppeteering, tool crafting, low-toxicity printmaking, yoga and more. Proceeds go to support the Open Space Alliance, a nonprofit partner of the city's environmental educational programs. Go to cabq.gov/openspace/EarthDay.html for more.

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Amy Goodman
Micheal Keel

Author Interview

Going to the Heart of the Story

An interview with Amy Goodman

Amy Goodman is left-wing royalty.

Her radio and TV show “Democracy Now!” is broadcast on more than 750 stations worldwide. She’s also co-authored three New York Times bestsellers with her brother, David Goodman.

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Poetry News

Dead Poets Society

The connections between art, madness and tragedy are often sensationalized. Far be it for us to go against that grain. Match these famous poets with the way they died and some of their verses. Happy Poetry Month!

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Learn to Work the Sax

Miguel Zenón Quartet

The Grammy Award nominated, Guggenheim and MacArthur Fellow and saxophonist brings his unique voice as a composer and conceptualist, perfecting a mix of Latin American Folkloric music and jazz.
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Image by George Williams

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P.T.SS.D.

DeliKateSSen

The play touches on anti-semitism and friction through the lens of delicatessen owners and their past traumas.
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Image by Jason Quigley

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Fitter, Happier

Portland Cello Project

Portland’s premiere alt.classical group brings a huge, orchestral ensemble including brass, percussion and guest vocals by Patti King, that performs a night in homage to Radiohead.
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