If you’ve never had the opportunity to visit Julianna Kirwin’s gallery on Mountain and Eighth Street (1201 Eighth Street NW), you should seize the opportunity to stop in at the Three Artists: Holiday Sale for that experience alone. Tucked into a courtyard, surrounded by beautiful plants and a high adobe wall, it is an unexpected oasis in the city. Not to mention the beautiful work inside. On Friday, Nov. 16 from 5 to 7pm, and Saturday, Nov. 17 from 10am to 4pm, visitors have an opportunity take home some of the original pieces. Artists Barb Miller, Christine Herman and Kirwin will have their goods for sale—and there is something in most price ranges. Added bonus—there will also be snacks.
This Saturday, Nov. 17, I can think of two—or maybe four?—good reasons to stop in at Old Town’s Shi Yazhi Sage Gallery (323 Romero St. NW, Ste. 6). From 3 to 5pm, the gallery will host a block printing demonstration with local artists Corey Yazzie and Ariana Romero. Immediately following this opportunity to get a firsthand experience with the process, is the opening of the gallery’s Three Artist Showcase, wherein both Yazzie and Romero will be showing their work, along with Deborah Jojola. The reception runs from 5 to 8pm, and all artists will be on-hand for questions and conversation.
Flamenco Without Borders is an ongoing series hosted by Casa Flamenca (401 Rio Grande Blvd. NW), and Sunday, Nov. 18’s show marks the last one of the year. During this workshop, Cadiz, Spain’s Juani de la Isla will teach, and special emphasis will be put on the holiday tradition of Zambomba. Visitors are welcome to bring their own instruments, or grab one provided by Casa Flamenca, and join in as musicians or dancers. The music starts at 6pm. More details are up online at casaflamenca.org.