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V.27 No.37 | 9/13/2018
Hari Kondabolu
Yoon Kim

Culture Shock

Stand Up for What You Believe In

Comedian Hari Kondabolu brings truth, visibility to the stage

Comedian Hari Kondabolu's hyper nuanced art is like a time bomb. You might not realize why you're laughing until later.
Artist Patricio Tlacaelel Trujillo y Fuentes brings an epic poem to life
Courtesy of Patricio Tlacaelel Trujillo y Fuentes

Arts Interview

“Victory of the Spirit”

A classic poem gets a theatrical treatment

Patricio Tlacaelel Trujillo y Fuentes has adapted the epic poem Yo Soy Joaquin to the stage.
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V.27 No.36 | 9/6/2018
L to R: Ginger Dunnill, Nicholas Galanin, Merritt Johnson, and Sterlin Harjo. All artists who have shared their stories on Broken Boxes.
Kate Russell

Culture Shock

Authenticity on the Airwaves

Broken Boxes podcast amplifies unrepressed narratives

In her podcast, Ginger Dunnill carves out a platform for Indigenous artists, queer, gender non-conforming and women artists, and artists of color and those of “mixed/lost/stolen heritage.”
Gomez embroiders the stories of migrants over newspaper headlines
Kemely Gomez

Arts Interview

Stitch in Print

Kemely Gomez’ work shares authentic narratives of migration

Aún no Escrito (Unwritten), Kemely Gomez tackles the construction of the prevailing narratives surrounding immigration and gives them breadth, upends them or simply adds to them by embroidering real stories of migrants on top of those written and distributed in print media.
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V.27 No.35 | 8/30/2018
custom lighting
Danny Hart Design

Culture Shock

Elements of Design

The thoughtful objects crafted by Danny Hart

While most known for his jewelry (shaped wood earrings of fine wood and metal, bangles with a multitude of planes smoothed onto their surface, necklaces with elegant splashes of color), Danny Hart makes a lot more than that—custom furniture and geometry-inspired lighting pieces, for example.
V.27 No.34 | 8/23/2018
Flight
Courtesy of Sheri Crider

Culture Shock

Wings of Change

Flight tests art-making as social practice

Birds symbolize a lot of things for many of us who are so firmly earthbound. For Sheri Crider they are “a symbol of migration and freedom,” but carry even more weight than that on the curved backs of their wings.
Guest artist Eric Velhagen helps Bubonicon ring in 50 years
Eric Velhagen

Arts Interview

Fantasy as Reality

Guest artist Eric Velhagen helps Bubonicon ring in 50 years.
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Poetry Review

The Liberated Poem

An Infected Sunset by Demian DinéYazhi'

DinéYazhi' writes the hard stuff without obscuring or embroidering it with language and An Infected Sunset explores the potential of form to underscore its content.
V.27 No.33 | 8/16/2018
Tracy Rocca works in her Albuquerque studio
Courtesy of Tracy Rocca

Culture Shock

Light as Air

Tracy Rocca works to translate experience into canvas

Tracy Rocca starts with rough renderings of national parks and slowly blurs them through layer after layer of paint, until just the washed, melding fields of color remain.
Greetings from the End of the Earth
Sara MacNeil

Arts Interview

Pre-Apocalyptic Sentiments

Local artists react to climate change

Beneath the dome skylight of the gallery, artists Justine Ortiz, Mike Ortiz and Kris Mills show sculptures of bizarre creatures that provoke grief for the planet’s seemingly inevitable doom.
Courtesy of the UNM Art Museum

Art Magnified

Visual Learning

Director Arif Khan unpacks the UNM Art Museum’s importance

We talk to Arif Khan about UNM Art Museum.
V.27 No.32 | 8/9/2018
Cosmic Love
Nathan Budoff

Culture Shock

Vital Growth

516 ARTS exhibition brings Puerto Rican art to ABQ

Defying Darkness is an exhibition featuring more than a dozen artists working in Puerto Rico and throughout the diaspora, confronting contemporary issues of economic struggle, identity and the vestiges of colonialism while maintaining a long memory of history.
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Michelle Otero
Courtesy of Michelle Otero

Arts Interview

Words of Praise

Albuquerque's newest Poet Laureate

Poet Laureate Michelle Otero talks about how poetry can shape civic life by illuminating the lives of others.
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V.27 No.31 | 8/2/2018
J. García Dance Company remounts series of works that explore diverse themes
k. ferg photography

Culture Shock

Collected Works

Past Lives brings new energy to repertory pieces

Past Lives involves a lot of reflecting on the past—returning to crafted dances with the might of muscle memory and the persistent questioning of what has come to pass, how things might have been different and how things might be better.
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Fox Richards painting
Fox Richards

Art Magnified

Scaled Up

Fox Richards' paintings put matter under a microscope

“My paintings are an abstracted look at what we see in everyday life, as if viewed under a microscope, but projected onto a larger surface,” Fox Richards explains about her exhibition of oil paintings titled Micro & Macro.