Culture Shock: Native American Artists Jaque Fragua And Ryan Singer, Joan Didion’s The Year Of Magical Thinking At The Vortex Theatre

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John Bear
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“Untitled” by Jaque Fragua
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Just in time for Gathering of Nations, Native American artists Jaque Fragua and Ryan Singer present their joint effort, Vision Quest .

Set to coincide with the largest powwow in North America, the two Albuquerque-based artists’ exhibition will feature paintings, wheatpaste posters, mixed-media and installations inspired by nonviolent, DIY protest/persuasion.

The exhibition takes place at
Firegod Gallery (3413 Central NE) in Nob Hill on Friday, April 29, at 6 p.m. The gallery moved from Santa Fe earlier this year and specializes in contemporary Native art.

Admission is free to the public. But hurry—it’s only up until the end of the month.

Culture Shock: Didion Deals With Death Didion Deals With Death

Losing a loved one sucks. Joan Didion lost her husband and wrote a book about it. Ah, writers, taking life’s lemons and, something something.

The Year of Magical Thinking chronicles Didion’s emotions and general mental state following the demise of her husband in 2003. It was adapted to the stage and premiered on Broadway in 2007. Now it’s coming to The Vortex Theatre (2004 1/2 Central SE) on Friday, April 29, and runs through Sunday, May 15. The play is directed by Denise Schulz and stars Debi Kierst. Fridays and Saturdays begin at 7:30 p.m., with Sunday performances at 2 p.m. Pay what you will on Sunday, May 1. Otherwise, tickets are $15. Make your reservations at or 247-8600.

“Time Machine” by Ryan Singer Art 2011

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