Photography from the exhibit Albuquerque: A City Seen.
Photo by Brian Miller
Out of a group of local photographers regularly brought together to share photography books over a pint a beer comes a group show opening this Friday, May 3 from 5pm to 8pm in the west wing atrium of the Domenici Center for Health Sciences Education on the UNM North Campus. An unexpected but spacious location for a photography exhibit, photographers Tyler Green, Brian Miller, Roberto Rosales, Justin Thor Simenson and Nick Tauro Jr. offer exceptional selections from their deep archives for Albuquerque: A City Seen. This event is free and open to the public.
There is no cure for color blindness, but a company out of Berkeley, California has developed a color filtering lens they claim will allow many of the estimated 300 million people with the genetic condition to see the vibrant colors that have eluded them since birth. Partnering with the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum (217 Johnson St., Santa Fe), EnChroma will be on hand at the museum to demonstrate their new corrective glasses on Friday, May 3 from 10am to 7pm. Glasses will be available at the museum for visitors to try for themselves from this day forward. Bonus, New Mexico residents get into the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum free on this, and every, first Friday on the month. For more information, see okeeffemuseum.org.
Betwixt is not a new word for the departure extension period granted the British by the European Union, but rather where you will find Jesse J. Davila in his thinking at the solo show On the Topic of Infinity which he has described as “both melancholic and hopeful,” opening this Friday, May 3 at Vitrine Gallery (214 Sixth Street SW). Davila says, “My artwork is a formalist response to the harmony and peculiarities I see from my position in the middle of faith and science.” Indeed. This free, all-ages, artist’s reception happens from 6pm to 9pm. For more information, see vitrineabq.com.
Folks in China will likely spend the day trying to sort out the complicated legacy of Chen Duxiu on this 100th anniversary of the May Fourth Movement that turned China’s young nationalism red in the face of a new imperial threat borne out of the Treaty of Versailles, but here in Albuquerque you can say, “may the forth be with you” all day long at the May The 4th/Free Comic Book Day Block Party at Red Planet Books & Comics (1002 Park Ave. SW). It’s a block party with Star Wars stuff, comic books, bands and face painting on Saturday, May 4 from 10am to 8pm. For more information about this free, all-ages event, see redplanetbooksabq.com.