arts


V.27 No.49 | 12/6/2018
Chaco region
Jeanette Hart-Mann

Culture Shock

Land Bridges

Land art students forge connections between species, places, people

An eight-week experience in land art of the American West brought artists to different sites throughout the Southwest, including the headwaters of the Rio Grande, the Taos Gorge, the Greater Chaco region and the border region between Arizona and Mexico.
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V.27 No.48 | 11/29/2018
Paganology art
Courtesy of Mothership Alumni

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Art for All

Mothership Alumni's Paganology and beyond

Joel Brandon is the lead at Mothership Alumni, a loose collective of artists that has, in the past nearly 3 years, hosted almost 20 different art shows and is producing the upcoming Paganology exhibition.
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Chinese Gucci
Courtesy of Hosho McCreesh

Arts Interview

Books and Bags

Local releases first novel, Chinese Gucci

Hosho McCreesh illuminates some of his process, ideas, influences for Chinese Gucci.
V.27 No.47 | 11/22/2018
Melanie Unruh
Courtesy of Plume

Culture Shock

A Muse in the Mailbox

Plume offers inspiration for writers in monthly subscription boxes

Plume holds that if you can just be writing—even if it never gets published, even if no one ever reads it—you will have benefited from the process.

Arts Interview

Fool Me Twice

Hocus Pocus creates another year of magic

For 30 years Danny Cole has been refining his craft and creating original illusions. Before curtains are drawn this Saturday, Cole explained the allure of magic, and what he hopes to create in this show, called Hocus Pocus.
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V.27 No.46 | 11/15/2018
Promenade plays out with a small cast on the city streets and on a city bus.
Courtesy of Q-Staff Theatre

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Place Through Performance

Promenade takes viewers out of the theater and into the city

“Each performance is developed in the city where it is,” Promenade's stage director explains. “There is no pre-formed script, it is very artist-driven.”
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Debtfair speaks candidly to economic realities we all struggle with.
Tal Beery

Arts Interview

Creative Economy

New exhibition asks where our values are

Debtfair looks at how New Mexican artists' debt stacks up against other Americans and how it affects their work.
V.27 No.45 | 11/8/2018
Classic Century Square, 1957, by Flatow and Moore, along Central Ave.
Thea Haver

Culture Shock

The Wonder Land of Yesterday

Modern Albuquerque investigates the city's architectural past

Modern Albuquerque currently regularly hosts two walking tours to introduce visitors and locals alike to modern architecture in the city, where new materials, new methods, new designs became symbolic of a departure from the era of World War II.
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The cast of Telling My Story will premiere their work on Friday
Courtesy of Two Worlds

Arts Interview

The Power of Story

Two Worlds brings the stories of women of color alive on stage

Telling My Story: Bridging Two Worlds gathered and workshopped stories from women of color to perform them on stage. Before its opening, Kim Gleason told Weekly Alibi about the importance of this project and Two Worlds' mission.
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V.27 No.44 | 11/1/2018
Image Comics

Culture Shock

Infidel and Inclusivity

Image title raises the bar for mainstream stories

Infidel makes its stand first and foremost as a bone-chilling ghost story with tension so masterfully paced, you will be hard pressed to put it down.
Teatr-Pralnia
Zhenya Lulko

Arts Interview

What's That?

It’s international theater in the heart of ABQ

Ahead of Teatr-Pralnia's premiere performance, members of the troupe exchanged some emails with us about the meaning of “TseSho?” and what it feels like to share it with the world.
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V.27 No.43 | 10/25/2018
La Llorona
Rosa Maria Calles

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Stories Never Die

Doña Sebastiana rides on in the work of Ray John de Aragón

In Haunted Santa Fe, Ray John de Aragón makes a very conscious attempt not just to deliver thrills, but to provide the historical context of these stories.
V.27 No.42 | 10/18/2018
Desert Cabal
Amy Irvine

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Running with the Pack

Writer Amy Irvine honors, challenges and rethinks Desert Solitaire

With humor, wisdom and a sense of urgency, Amy Irvine uses Edward Abbey's Desert Solitaire as a jumping off point to assess the current state of the world, to expose the very human error of the literary heroes on dusty pedestals, and to reinsert many of us back into the narrative.
Duke City Story Slam packs Red Door Brewing every fourth Thursday of the month
Courtesy of Duke City Story Slam

Arts Interview

Story Time

A classic form gets a modern update via Duke City Story Slam

October's Duke City Story Slam will bring to the stage lore on the theme of “Yikes!” in anticipation of Halloween.
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V.27 No.41 | 10/11/2018
Collin Troy and Belita Clover
Eric Williams Photography

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Creative Economies

Octofair 2018 brings deeper collaborations, experiences

From their adorable brick storefront, The Octopus and the Fox sells the work of local creatives, from kitschy embroidery to fine jewelry to bath products and housewares.
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