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V.20 No.32 | 8/11/2011
Seton stands proud.
photo courtesy of the Academy for the Love of Learning, a gift of John G. Samson

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Through the Wolf’s Eyes

Extensive archive illuminates vision of hunter-turned-conservationist

Ernest Thompson Seton spent his life making people aware of their impact on nature and introducing youth to the outdoors. He was an artist, woodsman and mentor who wrote more than 50 books. He confounded the worldwide Boy Scouts movement. And he was once an avid hunter who was changed into a conservationist by a spiritual experience he had in New Mexico. The Academy for the Love of Learning, based outside Santa Fe, is about to open its permanent Seton Gallery.
V.20 No.24 | 6/16/2011
Perez’ work, close-up
Chiquita Paschal

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Taco and a Haircut, Two Bits

Fades are out, Rough Edges are in

This month's tasty (and tasteful) exhibition at Ace Barbershop, Rough Edges, features the beefy, cheesy works of Gabriel Luis Perez. The taco and cheeseburger art—or more precisely, painted collages of beef, lettuce and tortilla colors—has inspired fresh gab topics in the tiny Downtown shop.
V.20 No.23 | 6/9/2011

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Cross the Divide

516 Arts (516 Central SW) will present a free panel discussion, The Construction of the Counterculture: The Role of Women & the Place of Architecture, as well as two new exhibitions—Across the Great Divide, photography by Roberta Price, and Worlds Outside This One, works by multiple international artists—all on Saturday. Panelists include Price and artist Linda Fleming, both early residents of the Libre commune, and the architect Arnold Valdez. The panel is at 2 p.m., followed by a reception for the art opening at 6 p.m. This triad is the first event of a summer-long collaboration between 516 and Alvarado Urban Farm, unCommon Ground, a series of exhibits and programming about self-sufficiency, community and visions of utopia.

V.20 No.20 | 5/19/2011
Throw that pot!
Heidi Snell/Visual Escape Images

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Tomé Mud Play

Get your hands dirty during a day of clay at the Tomé Art Gallery. Then be blindfolded and throw a pot. (On a wheel, of course. Kinda like in Ghost.) The blindfolded-pot-throwing contest is just one of the cool things happening. Gallery potters will lead visitors through multiple experiences, such as constructing clay animals. Learn how to make an olla! Don't know what that is? Find out! Experts in specific kinds of clay firing—especially raku and horsehair—will explain what those are, and visitors can glaze and fire some premade vessels. The demo day ushers in the gallery's annual show, which runs May 20 through 29, and features work from more than 10 professionals, as well as students from ongoing pottery classes. Works ranging from functional stoneware to sculpture will be on display.

V.19 No.39 | 9/30/2010
“The Great White Buffalo” by Ernest Doty. He doesn’t appreciate Purple People Eater jokes.

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Outdoor Art Comes Inside

516 takes it to the streets

It can be a mural on a street corner, a piece of art pasted to a wall or a rainbow dripped down the side of a building. Sometimes it’s graffiti; other times it’s propaganda. Street art can be a legal mural painted on a wall or surreptitiously placed in the dead of night, ninja style. Banksy, a highly secretive street artist who operates out of the United Kingdom, has painted murals on the sides of cows, pigs and sheep. He placed his own work inside the Louvre in Paris (it was quickly removed).

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V.19 No.28 | 7/15/2010
“Coronacion de la Virgen,” Maria Sena

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Afterlife Remixed

Two Albuquerque artists take an unconventional approach to visions of death

The devil may reach out with bristled claws to grab your hair. But, then again, he may not. It may be that butterflies carry you into the ether. It’s hard to say what happens after this life. But, either way, momento mori: Remember, you must die.

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“Lure/Forest,” Beili Liu

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Cool Threads

516 gussies itself up in Unraveling Tradition and Restoration

Yelizaveta Nersesova and I sit on the floor in front of her installation “A Rare Perfection of Form” for 516 ARTS’ upcoming show, Unraveling Tradition. The work is a hot-pink painted log balanced precariously on the ground. Green and yellow and blue thread encases a hook in the wood, connecting it to the wall, where the thread wraps around pins in an interwoven design. Looking at it, I’m overtaken by a sense of déjà vu.

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