Alibi V.15 No.12 • March 23-29, 2006 

Culture Shock

The Lonesome West—A student production of Martin McDonagh's The Lonesome West kicks off this week at UNM's Theatre X. The play tells the violent tale of two feuding brothers and the priest attempting to reconcile them. The Lonesome West is directed by Justyn Vogel. It runs March 23 through March 25 and March 29 through April 1. $10 general, $8 seniors, $7 students. 925-5858,

Ushasti—A new gallery is opening up in Nob Hill at 3907 Central NE between Aliso and Morningside. The Ushasti Gallery's grand opening will feature a group show with work by 12 artists addressing spiritual themes and ideas in photographs, paintings, monoprints, metal work, beading and collage. The show opens Friday, March 24, with a reception from 5 to 9 p.m. and runs through May 13. For details, call 255-1267.

Art from the University—The 12th Annual Juried Graduate Student Exhibition opens this Friday, March 24, with a reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at UNM's Jonson Gallery. This showcase of talent from UNM's exceptional graduate art programs is always interesting and quite often excellent. Several gallery talks are planned over the course of the exhibit. The show runs through May 5. 277-4967,

Law and Justice—Eight young apprentice artists from Working Classroom collaborated with eight volunteer attorneys for a six-week project exploring the ways in which law and justice intersect and diverge. This resulted in three site-specific installations currently showing at the Public Defender's Office (505 Central NW), the District Attorney's Office (520 Lomas NW) and the County Courthouse (400 Lomas NW). The installations will remain on display through April 14. 242-9267,

Correction—Last week, we ran an article about local artist Chad Person's quixotic attempt to construct a hot air balloon in the shape of an atomic bomb. After we went to press, we learned that veteran balloonist Scott Appelman had withdrawn his offer to pilot Person's proposed craft. That means he's still looking for a pilot and, hopefully, someone to donate a crew, basket and torches. For details, go to