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Gerry Carthy
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Irish Folk: Gerry Carthy Performs the Music of Ireland

The Santa Fe University of Art & Design (SFUAD) Contemporary Music Department will present contributing faculty member Gerry Carthy in concert on St. Patrick’s Day on the SFUAD campus. Carthy will perform traditional Celtic music assisted by SFUAD’s Celtic Ensemble, which he directs as an instructor at the school. Carthy, born in County Mayo on the West Coast of Ireland, plays a variety of instruments including banjo, guitar, tenor guitar, tin whistle, saxophone, fiddle, mandolin, bouzouki and contributes vocals. Inspired by the folk revival of Irish music in the 1960s and 1970s, he spent 10 years playing music in sessions around Galway. Carthy is also one of the founding members of the traditional Irish session at the Crane Bar, which recently celebrated its 25th anniversary—the longest running session in Galway. Tickets to the event are free for SFUAD staff and students and $10 for the general public. SFUAD is located on St. Michael's Drive in Santa Fe on what was formerly the campus of the College of Santa Fe. Santa Fe University of Art and Design, Santa Fe • Sun Mar 17 • 3 pm • $10 • View on Alibi calendar

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Fostering Creative Development for Albuquerque Artists

Teen Art Mentorship Program

The Harwood Arts Center, located at the corner of 7th and Mountain, is one of the city's premier venues for showcasing contemporary art by both emerging and established artists.  Each year, the Harwood offers opportunities for artists to develop and share work with each other and the community at large, and the Center offers a broad range of events and education programming to foster its ongoing mission. The Harwood Center recently announced that it is now accepting applications for a number of different opportunities for artists and the merely art-interested. Among these are proposals for exhibitions in the Harwood Galleries between now and throughout 2014 (due March 15) as well as applications for an Emerging Artist Program in June 2013 (also due March). In the summer of 2013, the Harwood will again be hosting Art Camp for children and teens. Also for teen artists, a spring Teen Art Mentorship Program begins tomorrow. The Center also is hosting a teen art project which offers paid apprenticeships for teens at the Mayor's Art Institute. Applications are due March 22nd. Visit the Harwood's website at for more information on all education programming. Harwood Art Center • Wed Feb 13 • 4:30 pm • FREE • ALL-AGES! • View on Alibi calendar

Monty Singer’s “Tent Rocks”

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The Clocks Ticks on a Diné Funeral

Local artist raises funds to help family of recently deceased young man

Last Saturday, Kyle Shane Taliman was found dead in Gallup, NM. The 23-year-old Diné was found outdoors and is believed to have died of exposure. Talimam is survived by mother Lauri and his sister Cheyenne Tilman, both of Virginia. Gallup is a long way to fly from Virginia on short notice, but the news of this young man’s death traveled quickly and soon artist Monty Singer stepped up to help. Singer, an award-winning artist who has shown in Indian Market and the Heard Show and whose work can be found in museums and private collections, offered to donate one of his paintings to be raffled off to help the Talimans go to Gallup to bury their family member.

The painting up for raffle is the award-winning pastel "Tent Rocks," winner of the People's Choice award a the 2011 Pastel Society of New Mexico's National Show. A richly conceived and executed painting of the revered national park near Santa Fe, "Tent Rocks" shows astounding artistry and craftsmanship by Singer, who is as well known for his landscapes and figurative work as he is for his satirical oil paintings that once delighted audiences at Indian Market and other venues.

Raffles tickets are $10 a piece and are limited to 300, giving a buyer a 1 in 300 chance of winning the painting, which measures a staggering 40x40 inches.

"It's crucial that we get the word out about the fund-raiser," said Singer. "According to Diné tradition, the burial needs to take place by Saturday, which means we need to sell tickets as fast as we can."

More information on the raffle can be found at the Kyle Shane Taliman Memorial Fund Facebook page.

Update: As of this afternoon, Lauri and Cheyenne have received enough funds to board a plane headed for Albuquerque and will arrive late tonight. Per the most recent count, 126 raffle tickets have been sold, leaving 174 left. All future donations from this point will go toward additional expenses and some will be set aside to help take care of shipping costs of the painting.

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Every Needs a Little Love and Effexion

Effexion: The Many Facets of Love opening reception

Join Albuquerque's Best of Burque Best Arts Event purveyors the Guerrilla Photo Group as they team up with Albuquerque's Best Gay Nightclub, Effex, to bring you a Valentine's Day photography show for the entire month of February. Featuring the work of over a dozen photographic teams consisting of a photographer, at least one model, makeup artists and lighting assistants, GPG's oeuvre showcases the work of studio shooters working on high concept shots. "This is a multi-artist photographic exposition of the many facets of love," said Rip Williams, founder of the Guerrilla Photo Group. Photos will be hung upstairs in the old hallway adjacent to the old lounge, and will feature both black and white and color photos that fit the theme. The show opens tomorrow and will run thru the 28th. Get more information at Effex Nightclub • Sat Feb 2 • 8-11 pm • FREE • 21+ • View on Alibi calendar


TONIGHT: Our Free 20th Birthday Dance Party

Today is our birthday proper, and we’ll celebrate our 20th anniversary with a free party at Effex Nightclub (Fifth Street and Central).

The Alibi teamed up with local event promoters Foundation Industries, so the DJ line-up includes Digital Fusion (Mike Lowinske v. Jennifer Chafey), Amy Lopez, Joe Savage, The Rev (Timm Reynolds), Tempo (Erik Runion) and Dave Decibel.

Plus, there’s free food from Buffet King and a great big birthday cake from Cake Fetish. So come down to Effex and show Albuquerque's weekly newspaper your support.