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V.28 No.33 | 8/15/2019
Janus Herrera
Photo by Clarke Condé

Arts Interview

Youth Building a Future Outside

A Conversation with Rocky Mountain Youth Corps’ Janus Herrera

We talk with Janus Herrera of the Rocky Mountain Youth Corps about working with New Mexico youth on conservation, preservation and recreation projects that build skills and develop job readiness.
to cleave: poems by Barbara Rockman
Photo by Clarke Condé

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to cleave: poems

Barbara Rockman Situates Poems in Place

The collection of poems in to cleave: poems by local teacher Barbara Rockman takes on the subject of domestic family life.
V.28 No.32 | 8/8/2019
beetle gallery
photo by Clarke Condé

Arts Interview

The Art Found in Beetle Galleries

Bunny Bowen’s Beetle-Killed Trees

It was discovering the beauty of the intricate patterns left by insect infestations that have ravaged Southwestern forests that both inspired and saddened Bunny Bowen.
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photo by Russell Maynor

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Can’t We All Just Eat Some Cake?

Aux Dog’s The Cake Takes on Half-Baked Bigotry

The Cake is a modern, comedic take on modern issues that are routed in timeless dilemmas, inspired by an incident that led to a Supreme Court case.
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V.28 No.31 | 8/1/2019
Atlantic Ocean
Photo by Fabio Miguel Roque

Arts Interview

The River, The Ocean and The Sea

Photographing Water Around the World

The photography project The River, The Ocean, The Sea is about the Rio Grande, the Atlantic Ocean and the Andaman Sea, respectively, or at least the parts that photographers Nick Tauro Jr., Fábio Miguel Roque and Hean Kuan Ong know well. Weekly Alibi sat down with Nick Tauro Jr. to talk about how the project came together, what the photographs tell us and why he makes photography books in the digital age.
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north korean soldiers
Nathalie Daoust

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Camera Redacted

Nathalie Daoust’s Korean Dreams

Consider for a moment if you could smuggle film out of North Korea. The effort it took to bring Nathalie Daoust’s Korean Dreams to Albuquerque is enough to warrant a good long look.
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V.28 No.30 | 7/25/2019
ArtStreet Program Coordinator Barbara Jensen at work
Photo by Clarke Condé

Arts Interview

Healing Street Trauma Through Art

A Conversation with ArtStreet Program Coordinator Barbara Jensen

Weekly Alibi sat down with Barbara Jensen to talk about the approach she brings to coordinating ArtStreet, the trauma of homelessness and role that ArtStreet has in providing healthcare for the homeless.
Forgiveness by Chelsea Bunn
Photo by Clarke Conde

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Considering Forgiveness

New poetry by Chelsea Bunn

Chelsea Bunn’s book of poetry Forgiveness takes its title from its eleventh poem, which delivers a surprisingly entertaining expose of an experience at a therapist’s office working on self-forgiveness. There is a story and an arc to this book of poetry.
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V.28 No.29 | 7/18/2019
Da-ka-xeen Mehner
Photo by Clarke Condé

Arts Interview

Indigenizing Our History

The Monument Project of Da-ka-xeen Mehner

Weekly Alibi caught up with Da-ka-xeen Mehner while he was photographing Sunday afternoon at the Obelisk in Santa Fe Plaza to talk about his work and the histories that monuments like this represent.
Trace
by Sloane Volpe.

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Inviting Mystery

Considering Trace by Sloane Volpe

Trace by Sloane Volpe is an image that flirts with the upper zones of the photographic print.
Dave Attell
courtesy of the artist

Comedy Matters

You Can Find Him in the Club

Dave Attell talks hot dogs, porn and comedy

Weekly Alibi chats with Dave Attell, who for the last 35 years has been “finding the funny” and shoving it in his audience's face.
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V.28 No.28 | 7/11/2019
A 1982 Monte Carlo on display as part of the lowrider exhibit at the Albuquerque International Sunport.
Photo by Clarke Condé

Arts Interview

Lowriders at the Sunport

An Interview with Curator Max Baptiste

Weekly Alibi sat down with curator Max Baptiste to find out more about the lowrider exhibit, the challenges of showing art at the airport and what we can expect in the future.
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Hexagram 6: Sung
courtesy of the artist

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Seeing the Conflict

Denise Weaver Ross’s Hexagram 6: Sung (Creative Tension)

If there is a hexagram for our country’s current conditions, Denise Weaver Ross’ interpretation of the I Ching’s Hexagram 6 could be the one.
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V.28 No.27 | 7/4/2019
Dante Betsch
Photo by Clarke Condé

Arts Interview

Beneath the Surface

The Emerging Perspective of Dante Betsch

Weekly Alibi sat down with Dante Betsch, winner of the 2019 Harwood Art Center Solo Exhibition Award as well as the Valerie Roybal Award, to talk about where he is from, his work and what we can expect from him in the future.
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Portal/Portal
Photo by Clarke Condé.

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Enter the Por:t(ə)l/Pohr:tahl

An Installation by Allyson Packer

Showing artwork that no one can buy presents a fresh set of parameters for both gallery and artist. In Portal/Portal we find an opportunity to consider a space not established to make money, but to be passed through, presumably on our way to some other place where we don’t need to use our imaginations quite so much.
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