Arts


V.28 No.25 | 6/20/2019
Flight of Spirit
UNM press

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Flight of Spirit

New book celebrates the photographs of Anne Noggle

Anne Noggle’s interest in photographing older women holds a place in the canon of American photography that few have sought to match and the new book Flight of Spirit: The Photographs of Anne Noggle is a brilliant, though by no means exhaustive, collection of some of her finest work.
Kathleen Fasanella
Photo by Clarke Condé

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Sew Poor

The state of the New Mexico garment industry

Few New Mexicans are making a full-time income in fashion but Kathleen Fasanella believes it doesn’t have to be that way. She has worked in the garment industry for over 30 years, establishing the country’s only solar-powered sewing factory on Albuquerque’s Westside in 2015. We have a chat with her about the state of the garment industry in New Mexico and what can be done to change it for the better.
V.28 No.24 | 6/13/2019
Rusty Rutherford
Photo by Rusty Rutherford

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Funny Times in Albuquerque

Rusty Rutherford and the Funny Fiesta

Weekly Alibi sat down with Rusty Rutherford, a stand-up standout among the comics in Albuquerque as well as a comedy booster, to talk about the changing comedy scene here in Albuquerque and beyond.
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Yjastros in rehearsal
Photo by Clarke Condé

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32nd Annual Festival Flamenco

World class dance sourced locally and internationally

For the members of Yjastros, the past is rooted in traditional flamenco and the potential is to create something that not only shows the range of the company, but takes the form in a new direction—contemporary flamenco.
V.28 No.23 | 6/6/2019
courtesy of Theater on the Farm

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Stargazing

Theater on the Farm

Weekly Alibi sat down with Katie Farmin, the director of Stargazing, to talk about putting together the outdoor dinner theater experience called Theater on the Farm.
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Romeo and Juliet at the 2019 New Mexico Shakespeare Festival featuring Kainon Bachtel as Romeo, Caitlyn Kelly as Juliet, Joe Dalacqua as Capulet, Nick Pippin as Tybalt
Photo by Ryan Dobbs

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Honorificabilitudinitatibus

The New Mexico Shakespeare Festival 2019

On summer nights, not just here in Albuquerque or even across the country but around the world, actors take to the stage to deliver lines said millions of times over the centuries. Why? Haven’t we already heard these stories before?
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V.28 No.22 | 5/30/2019
Poem in the branches of the desert willow by Jane Lipman.
Photo by Clarke Condé

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Haiku in Review

The Art of Haiku at the Open Space Visitor Center

The Art of Haiku exhibit, and Jane Lipman's poem in particular, pairs well with the purpose of the Open Space Visitor Center. How much time do we need to spend contemplating nature and our place within the greater scheme of the universe?

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V.28 No.21 | 5/23/2019
Jesus with Romans, Good Friday, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Miguel Gandert

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Intimate Public Acts

Miguel Gandert’s Jesus with Romans, Good Friday, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Miguel Gandert’s photograph Jesus with Romans, Good Friday, Santa Fe, New Mexico in the new exhibit Constructed Realities at April Price Projects Gallery offers the viewer a rare opportunity to consider both a perfect photograph and the way photography has changed in recent years.
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V.28 No.20 | 5/16/2019
Kindness Club’s Take a Smile poster
photo by Clarke Condé

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The Art of Kindnesses

Small, positive overt acts of empathy

It was seeing the impact that small, positive, overt acts had on a school day that prompted Melinda Forward to begin the Kindness Club. Weekly Alibi sat down with her to talk about empathy and the role of small, positive things.
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More Clouds to Come at Pueblo Montaño Trailhead
photo by Clarke Condé

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Throwing It All Away

McGoldrick’s dumpster full of clouds

Approaching any dumpster is not exactly a thrill, but maybe if you were walking along the path by the river, and then back to your car at the Pueblo Montaño Trailhead with an empty cup in your hand, it might be a welcome sight. Lance Ryan McGoldrick’s dumpster will offer you no comfort in that task. You will be denied. It does not work as a dumpster. You will leave this dumpster full-handed.
V.28 No.19 | 5/9/2019
Fathers of the Wild River by Mitch Berg
photo by Clarke Condé

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From the River to the Valley

The inspiration of Mitch Berg

Weekly Alibi sat down with Mitch Berg among the crumbling adobe, repurposed shipping containers and reclaimed scrap metal of his South Valley compound for a conversation about what brought him there.
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Bonsai tree awaiting the annual Albuquerque Bonsai Club show at ABQ BioPark
Photo by Clarke Condé

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A Dream of a Tree

The slow, considered art of bonsai

The Albuquerque Bonsai Club shares their work with the public in what has been one of the best-attended bonsai shows in the country.
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V.28 No.18 | 5/2/2019
Photo by Jessica Roybal

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Street-Level New Mexico

The Photography of Jessica Roybal

Jessica Roybal possesses a rare advantage as a photographer; she lives somewhere interesting. As an architecture student, she came to photography to better understand how buildings interact with the street. As a New Mexican, she already knew what was there.
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V.28 No.17 | 4/25/2019
(De)Colonized Ewok
Ryan Singer

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Inspiration, Context and Myth

Ryan Singer’s Childhood Mythologies

The future may be as bright as his pallet for painter Ryan Singer, but the mythologies in his work can be recognized from a past not so long ago, from a place not so far away.