Alibi V.29 No.6 • Feb 6-12, 2020 
Hondo Baca

Arts Interview

The Tears of a Clown

A Family Band for a Clown Funeral

Darlin’ and the Rodeo Runners have raised enough to give their beloved Ma and Pa the grand send-off that rodeo clown royalty deserves. Son and band leader Hondo Baca wants his parents’ funeral to be a celebration of their lives, so he and the family have invited the community to the funeral at their parent’s home located inside the Tricklock Performance Laboratory.
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Weaving for Momo
Photo by Clarke Condé

Art Magnified

A Lesson in Living a Creative Life

The creative world of Judith Weichsel Carr

Lily Tomlin quipped, “The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win, you're still a rat.” Being an artist can often seem like that when commercial considerations swamp your art.
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Battles of the Sexes 2020
Photo by Bruce Wong

Found Objects

This week you can see Coyote: A Solo Exhibition of Jesse Littlebird, First Friday's Comedy Contest - Battle of the Sexes 2020, Tania Candiani: Cromática and “Josephine Baker: A Black Venus in Europe.”
Image courtesy of National Museum of Nuclear Science


General Ripper Exceeded His Authority

Design Zone Exhibit

The National Museum of Nuclear Science and History unveils a new exhibit on Saturday, Feb. 1 and continues through April 26. Titled Design Zone, the new topical display features a somewhat ironic investigation into the processes that drive creation, especially in regard to video games, roller-coasters and EDM music. This exhibit was designed at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry and it has a youthful, productive vibe to it. We get that. The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists just announced that the hands on the doomsday clock were closer to midnight than ever. Even though nuclear power showed some promise in solving the world's energy needs, nuclear science still means the study of a type of war that would kill billions if put into action. Nuclear history equals the story of devising ever more efficient killing devices. It's wonderful to know citizens have a museum where they can learn all about that while also acquiring knowledge about the human creative urge. Admission to the museum, which is open daily from 9am to 5pm, ranges between $7 and $14. Go science!