Arts


V.29 No.5 | 1/30/2020
Cedra Wood
photo by Clarke Condé

Arts Interview

Camels and a Particular Turkey Vulture

Cedra Wood’s A Soft Eye, A Mirror-Eye

Weekly Alibi sat down with Cedra Wood to talk about camels, vultures and what drew her to draw them.
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Stop Rowing for a Second
Sarita Nair

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The Qualities of Context

The City of Albuquerque Employee Art Exhibit

Of particular note at the City of Albuquerque Employee Art Exhibit is a photograph titled “Stop Rowing for a Second” by Sarita Nair. It depicts an oar out of water on a quiet lake. The message is fitting for this show, given the context. It reminds us to take a moment to look around.
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V.29 No.4 | 1/23/2020
VJ Liberatori
Photo by Clarke Condé

Arts Interview

Risk and Reward

VJ Liberatori on the QSolo Festival

The Aux Dog is in the midst of its annual solo-performer festival, QSolo, and solo performers are always a gamble for a theater. In talking with Producing Artistic Director VJ Liberatori, though, it is clear that she wouldn’t have it any other way.
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Dark Depths II
Mario Romero

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Exquisitely Strange

Mario Romero’s “Dark Depths II”

Made in New Mexico IV is not a horror show and to see it as such dismisses the elegance of craft displayed in so many of these works. One piece that reflects that elegance is a watercolor by Mario Romero titled “Dark Depths II.”
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Bob Saget
Brian Friedman

Comedy Matters

Chatting Up America’s Dad

Bob Saget brings variety to Santa Ana Star

Weekly Alibi had the pleasure of getting to chat with Bob Saget about all that’s going on with him and about his upcoming shows in New Mexico.
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V.29 No.3 | 1/16/2020
Sayaka Ganz with Nova
photo by Clarke Condé

Arts Interview

Reclaiming Disposable Beauty

Sayaka Ganz’s Reclaimed Creations

Sayaka Ganz takes old spatulas, spoons, clothes hangers and other such ubiquitous household plastics and finesses them into graceful sculptures of animals in motion. Weekly Alibi sat down with Ganz at the museum to talk about plastic, process and the tyrannosaurus in the lobby.
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Happy Birthday
Jana Opincariu

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Gilded Aging

Happy Birthday by Jana Opincariu

In Jana Opincariu’s Happy Birthday, we find our view smack-dab in the middle of an emergence scene of the invertebrate kind.
V.29 No.2 | 1/9/2020
Molly Zimmer
photo by Clarke Condé

Arts Interview

Textured Moments in the Environment

Molly Zimmer’s Soft-Scapes

Weekly Alibi sat down with Molly Zimmer to talk about her impressionistic landscapes, time and texture.
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signs
Photo by Clarke Condé

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The Art of Signs

Finding a deeper meaning in their words

Consider four of the seemingly most confusing of Albuquerque’s street signs and see if we can find a deeper understanding in what they are trying to tell us.
V.29 No.1 | 1/2/2020
Judson Frondorf
Photo by Clarke Condé

Arts Interview

Head First into 2020

An interview with Judson Frondorf

Weekly Alibi sat down with Judson Frondorf to talk about what’s old, what’s new and what he has in store for his new show.
Walter McDonald slide

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Guess Who

The slides of Walter McDonald

In 1969, the fledgling Albuquerque Museum hired photographer Walter McDonald to take pictures of Albuquerque. 50 years later they are full of life in a bustling, colorful time in our history.
V.28 No.51 | 12/19/2019
Philip Metcalf’s “Fire Ghosts” at Photo-eye Bookstore + Project Space in Santa Fe
Photo by Clarke Condé

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Pyrocene Witnesses

Fire Ghosts by Philip Metcalf and Patricia Galagan

After the Jemez Mountains firte of 2011, two photographers, a husband (Philip Metcalf) and wife (Patricia Galagan) team walked into what was once a forest to tell the story of what happened and what will happen next.
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V.28 No.50 | 12/12/2019
Ian Harris
courtesy of the artist

Arts Interview

Not So Very Superstitious

An interview with critical thinking comedian Ian Harris

Ian Harris is the kind of rare comic who doesn’t simply make fun of people’s foibles, but of their core beliefs. We chat with him, especially about the subject of his Friday the 13th show, superstitions.
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V.28 No.49 | 12/5/2019
Pete Parkin
Photo by Clarke Condé

Arts Interview

The Ghost That Haunts

Albuquerque homelessness and An Adobe Christmas Carol

If art has a role in finding solutions to the problem of homelessness, its most useful tool may be offering perspective. Playwright Pete Parkin has adapted the Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol, cast it with actors playing the homeless and set it in Albuquerque circa 2019 to do just that.
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Photo by Clarke Condé

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A World of Wearable Art

The antidote to the ugly Christmas sweater

A World of Wearable Art opened on Tuesday, Dec. 3 and will remain throughout the month, but I caution that it operates more like a sale than an art show. By this I mean people are buying what they like, taking it off the wall and taking it home with them. It is a constantly shrinking show of original, one-of-a-kind works. Best to see it while you can.
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