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V.29 No.13 | 3/26/2020
Midnight at the De Anza Motor Inn
Katy Hammel

Arts Interview

Local Short Fiction by Subscription

Plot Duckies delivers literary goods

Staying in? How about reading a good story from a local author right here in New Mexico? That is the idea behind the new subscription service that brings a new short story by a New Mexican author to the tablet or other such e-reading device every week. We spoke with author and publisher Sonja Dewing.
V.29 No.12 | 3/19/2020
Levi Romero
photo by Clarke Condé

Arts Interview

New Mexico’s First State Poet Laureate

A conversation with Levi Romero

Weekly Alibi sat down with Levi Romero to talk about the people of New Mexico, what makes this place endure and the plans he has for his tenure as the state’s first poet laureate.
Soap up for sanity.
Clarke Condé

Art Magnified

The Art of Washing Your Hands

Thirty seconds of sanity while the world goes mad

At times of stress, we have been told a million times to take a deep breath and count to 10. It usually works. Washing your hands can do more than that. There is no act of devotion that is as universally understood as mindful washing. Let that devotion be to yourself.
V.29 No.11 | 3/12/2020
Jan Butchofsky
Photo by Clarke Condé

Arts Interview

Photographing Mescalero Apache Maidens

Jan Butchofsky’s Ceremony: Coming of Age

Jan Butchofsky’s series Ceremony: Coming of Age documents two Mescalero Apache girls as they are initiated by their community into womanhood. Invited by the family, it is rare to have people from outside the Native community witness this ritual, and rarer still to see photographs of this four-day ceremony. Weekly Alibi sat down with Butchofsky to talk about making pictures, establishing trust and photographing the Mescalero Apache maidens.
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Holly Roberts’ “Big Head Listening” and “Big Head Worrying”
Photo by Clarke Condé

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Art in the Time of Corona

Holly Roberts at UNM Hospital

On the fifth floor of the Ambulatory Care Center at UNM Hospital there is a contemporary art gallery. Three works of collage within Holly Roberts' and Robert Wilsons’ portion are of particular interest: “Big Head Listening, “Big Head Worrying” and “Big Head Thinking.” They speak to the cognitive side of health care, if not intentionally, certainly within the context of a hospital art exhibit.
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V.29 No.10 | 3/5/2020
Juliana Coles
Clarke Condé

Arts Interview

A Pirate in the Desert

Juliana Coles at Ghostwolf Gallery

Juliana Coles’ pirate name is Captain Morgan Le Fay. Weekly Alibi sat down with Coles to talk about pirates, scars, blue skies and her paintings.
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Santa Fe Noir
photo by Clarke Condé

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The Dark Side of Town

Looking into Santa Fe Noir

Santa Fe Noir could have easily gone wrong with a lesser editor veering down a well-trod road, but Ariel Gore finds us stories about people we know, or think we know, reflected in the shady, more complex moments in Santa Fe.
V.29 No.9 | 2/27/2020
Juli Hendren
Photo by Clarke Condé

Arts Interview

Revolutions as Diplomacy

Juli Hendren on the theater festival’s 20th anniversary

Revolutions International Theatre Festival is not simply about the theater the festival includes, it is about bringing together the people involved. Weekly Alibi sat down with Juli Hendren to talk about diplomacy, theater and this year’s Revolutions.
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First Basket
Sara Siestreem

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Printing Present

Seeing Indelible Ink: Native Women, Printmaking, Collaboration

In Indelible Ink: Native Women, Printmaking, Collaboration, Nine Native printmakers with vastly different aesthetics are brought together to display work that is a sampling a of some of the finest examples of contemporary printmaking created by anyone.
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V.29 No.8 | 2/20/2020
Tania Candiani
Photo by Clarke Condé

Arts Interview

The Sweet Sound of Color

Tania Candiani’s Cromática

Cromática started with artist Tania Candiani’s investigations into traditional Mexican modes of textile and ceramic production. As she began working with traditional weavers to create the textiles for the exhibit, the sounds of their work became part of the exhibit itself: synesthesia.
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people near Sierra San Luis mountain range
Michael P. Berman

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Lost and Found

Michael P. Berman’s Perdido Sierra San Luis

Since entering the Anthropocene, the art world has produced untold volumes considering the imprint of humanity on nature. Perdido Sierra San Luis deviates from the common approach in a rare, marked and existentially unsettling way.
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V.29 No.7 | 2/13/2020
Count Dracula and Mina Harker
Photo by Clarke Condé

Arts Interview

Interview About a Vampire

Patricia Dickinson Wells on Dracula, A Love Story

Weekly Alibi sat down with choreographer Patricia Dickinson Wells to talk about ballet and Dracula, A Love Story.
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Deep Research
Photo by Clarke Condé

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(In)Post Process

Peter Voshefski’s Deep Research

As captivating and intricate as Peter Voshefski’s new exhibit Deep Research: Drawings, Collages and Paintings is individually, collectively it seemingly serves a more complex purpose.
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V.29 No.6 | 2/6/2020
Hondo Baca
Photo by Clarke Condé

Arts Interview

The Tears of a Clown

A Family Band for a Clown Funeral

Darlin’ and the Rodeo Runners have raised enough to give their beloved Ma and Pa the grand send-off that rodeo clown royalty deserves. Son and band leader Hondo Baca wants his parents’ funeral to be a celebration of their lives, so he and the family have invited the community to the funeral at their parent’s home located inside the Tricklock Performance Laboratory.
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Weaving for Momo
Photo by Clarke Condé

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A Lesson in Living a Creative Life

The creative world of Judith Weichsel Carr

Lily Tomlin quipped, “The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win, you're still a rat.” Being an artist can often seem like that when commercial considerations swamp your art.
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