Thirsty Eye Gallery (206 Broadway Blvd. SE) brings to its wall the larger work of photographer Miguel Gandert for a show titled Random Notes with an opening on Friday, Sept. 27 from 5pm to 9pm. Known for his decades spent documenting the culture of New Mexico, this promises to be an exhibit not at all random, but rather featuring some of the highest caliber photography New Mexico has to offer in a relaxed atmosphere. For more information on this free, all-ages event, see thirstyeyebrew.com.
Roses are red, violets won’t be there, why not go see them, it will be far more interesting than just staying home? Poetry aside, the Albuquerque Rose Society will celebrate the rose as they are wont to do with bursting bouquets and Rose Society members at the ready to answer your rose-related questions at their Fall Rose Bloom Exhibition on Saturday, Sept. 28 and Sunday, Sept. 29 from 9am to 5pm at the ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden (2601 Central Ave. NW). Exhibition admission is included with BioPark admission. For more information on this free, all-ages event, see abqbiopark.com.
“Neo-primitive” is a term that conjures up the kind of contradictions that Santa Fe thrives on. Joel Nakamura’s work gives the impression that he also thrives on that contradiction himself and he certainly has thrived on Santa Fe. With multiple awards and a showing at the Olympics, Nakamura’s work is a collector’s prize. His latest show, Ancestral Transmissions, opens with a reception this Saturday Sept. 28 from 5pm to 7pm at POP Gallery-Santa Fe (125 Lincoln Ave. Ste. 111, Santa Fe). For more information on this free, all-ages event, see popsantafe.com.
There is a long history of strange stories taking place here in New Mexico. The particulars and peculiarities of an encounter involving a remote northern New Mexico village and an exotic traveling circus are the subject of one of them in Jim Vogel’s new painting exhibit titled Dr. El Ocio's Exhibitus Termino opening Friday, Sept. 27 at Blue Rain Gallery (544 South Guadalupe St., Santa Fe) from 5pm to 7pm. The paintings and the story both offer the viewer the opportunity to contemplate what confluence of events could make such a thing possible in 1920s New Mexico. Is it true? That might be the first question to ask when you get there. For more information on this free, all-ages event, see blueraingallery.com.