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 Sep 23 - 29, 2010 
Like I said, “Once the initial wave of creepy wears off ...”

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Zodiac: Not the Serial Killer, the Sexy Painting

Local artist Katie Calico is working on a series of paintings based on the zodiac, and the results are decidedly titillating.


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Like I said, “Once the initial wave of creepy wears off ...”
John Bear

Gallery Review

I’m Sure This Violates Leviticus Somehow

Bodies ... The Exhibition comes to Albuquerque

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Once the initial wave of creepy wears off, Bodies ... The Exhibitionwell,maybe “creepy” is being too modest. The exhibit, which opened Sept. 9 at the Albuquerque Convention Center, features real human bodies in various stages of disassembly. The back of one of the specimens has been filleted to show the spine and muscles. A person with a constitution weaker than mine may regard “creepy” as being the understatement of the year.

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The Aux Dog players take on a Steve Martin original. From left: Kelsey Ann Olson, Paul Rodriguez Jr., Nick Ganjei, Graham Gentz and Joe P. Martinez.
Christy Lopez

Performance Review

The Play With Two Brains (Steve Martin Reference)

The Aux Dog Theatre puts on Picasso at the Lapin Agile

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Art and science are usually viewed as separate, walled-off worlds.

It’s been said that art, while influenced by philosophy and strategy, maintains steadfast ground not in the head, but in the muse-directed heart and gut.

It also goes that science lives in the brain, plodding through cerebral pathways to carve out theories and observe minute truths.

The problem with this stereotype is that it just isn’t true. Art and science lease equal space in the head and heart, and they influence each other as much as they are each inspired by beauty and logic.


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Baby, Hold on to Me

Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind

By Maggie Grimason
See the longest running show in Chicago history. A rapid-fire showcasing of 30 pieces performed in 60 minutes.
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Courtesy of the artist

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Hung Like a Seahorse

Hung Like a Seahorse: A Comedic Foray into Real-Life Transgender Adventure

By Mayo Lua de Frenchie
Laugh, cry and feel uplifted with this stage show about transgender life, written and performed by Quinn Alexander Fontaine.
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Image via Pixabay

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Sonic Sponges

Galactic Sound Bath

By Maggie Grimason
Feeling a little unkempt spiritually? Listen close: Collective Frequency has something to clean you right up. This Sunday, Aug. 26, the group hosts a galactic sound bath at Tortuga Gallery. Using crystal bowls and harps, a xylophone, tang drum, chimes, gongs, rainsticks and more, the group guides visitors through a sound healing session that aims to tap directly into your DNA through the mystical frequencies created. An hour and a half—from 6:30 to 8pm, ought to have you stepping out into the night feeling cleansed. At $10, this sound bath will recharge you better than getting sloppy drunk at a bar show, and with none of the hangover.
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