Two concurrent solo exhibits open this Saturday, June 22 at 516 ARTS (516 Central Ave. SW) with an opening reception from 6pm to 8pm. In no particular order, the first is Paula Wilson’s Entangled wherein “prints, video, furniture, paintings, sculptures, and clothing merge to reveal a handmade life where interdependence and inter-connectivity take form.” Plus, there will be enormous figures on 516’s huge walls.
The second is Mira Burack’s Sleeping Between the Sun and the Moon. Burack brings organic forms to 516 ARTS, meditating on “the liminal experience and psychological qualities of textiles, the bed and sleep.” Both exhibits take on elements of the artists’ New Mexico homes and are worthy of your full consciousness. The exhibits run until the end of August. For more information of this free, all-ages event, see 516arts.org.
Area of a Square
OT Circus (709 Central Ave. NW) presents Albuquerque native T.J. Meade’s work Interdimensional Cubistic Conjunction + Friction Squared for one night only on Saturday, June 22 from 5pm to 9pm. Be there if you like it square. For more information on this free, all-ages event, see otcircus.com.
The Albuquerque Museum (2000 Mountain Rd. NW) hosts a day of events in connection with the opening of Seed: Climate Change Resilience on Saturday, June 22 to inspire conversations around our locally grown food and globally changing climate. Of particular interest is the 3:30pm planting of amaranth (often referred to as pigweed) for the installation of A Garden: The Birds Arrive with farmer Sarah Montgomery and the University of New Mexico’s Land Arts of the American West. For more information and a listing of all of the free, all-ages events, see cabq.gov/museum.
Marcial Delgado, host of the popular Voices of the Barrio: Open Mic Poetry and Music events, is holding a book release event for his new poetry chapbook Sell Me Insanity on Saturday, June 22 from 5pm to 7pm at El Chante: Casa de Cultura (804 Park Ave. SW). In addition to readings by Delgado, everyone is welcome to share a poem (be it about insanity, voices or otherwise) at this free, all-ages event.