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V.28 No.11 | 3/14/2019
Andrew Fearnside in studio with new paintings at Harwood Art Center
Photo by Clarke Condé

Arts Interview

Portrait of a Creative Community

Forever Now: New Portraits by Andrew Fearnside

Weekly Alibi sat down with visual artist Andrew Fearnside to talk about community and what drives his interest in bringing community into his work.
V.28 No.10 | 3/7/2019
Póla López
courtesy of the artist

Culture Shock

La López Returns

Famed Chicana painter Póla López is back for Qué Chola exhibit

Born and raised in Las Vegas, N.M., Póla López nows lives in Los Angeles and is one of the best-loved painters in contemporary Chicanx art. She’s back in New Mexico this week, as one of her pieces is being featured in the Qué Chola exhibit at the National Hispanic Cultural Center.

Arts Interview

He’s Bringing Funny Back

Comedian Will Spottedbear is back in Burque

We chat with joke-slinger Will Spottedbear, returning for a gig in Albuquerque where weird people try to act normal.
V.28 No.9 | 2/28/2019
Vicente Telles
courtesy of the artist

Culture Shock

The Secret Painter

Vicente Telles grapples with growing fame

When you call Vicente Telles an artist, he seems surprised that anyone would place this word upon him, even though he makes a good living doing nothing but painting.
V.28 No.8 | 2/21/2019
Three Tall Women
VJ Liberatori

Culture Shock

Albee Damned (Good)

Local actresses dish on their roles in Pulitzer-winning play

We chat with the cast of the Pulitzer-winning play, Three Tall Women.
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Last year's competitors in the statewide Poetry Out Loud competition. Support this year's crew by attending a reading at Bookworks Sunday Feb. 24.
Tim Keller photography

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Poetry Out Loud

ABQ local teens compete in nationwide poetry competition

Unlike slam poetry, Poetry Out Loud asks students to select existing works from an anthology of 900 poems edited by The Poetry Foundation. The focus of the competition is performance, not composition.
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V.28 No.7 | 2/14/2019
Burn Victim
Ashlynne Padilla

Arts Interview

Bliss and Makeup

Local makeup artist soars in film industry

We talk to Ashlynne Padilla about her makeup work in TV and film.
Veteran Matt Hinojos leads a hot yoga class

culture shock

Yoga Versus PTSD

Matt Hinojos teaches yoga to heal fellow veterans

After prescription drugs failed to treat his war-related PTSD, Matt Hinojos found yoga. Now he teaches it here in Albuquerque.
Justin Thor Simenson and Hakim Bellamy

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Haunting City Portraits

Poet and photographer team up for book and exhibit

We Are Neighbors is a new collection of poems and photos from poet Hakim Bellamy and civil designer/photographer Justin Thor Simenson, both of Albuquerque.
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V.28 No.6 | 2/7/2019
clown

Culture Shock

Send in the Terrifying Archetypes

The circus is in town and I’m scared

Given the noble mission of the annual Shrine Circus in Albuquerque, Alisa Valdes feels a bit remiss using the event as a jumping-off point to explore the fact that polls show more Americans are afraid of clowns than are afraid of climate change.
Albuquerque branding expert Dovya Friedman cites Banksy as an artist who has mastered

Arts Interview

Branding for Artists

Dovya Friedman gets real about getting paid

While branding might be hard for people not trained in business, it's oftentimes the biggest difference between being a struggling artist who must work a day job to survive, and being an artist who is able to make a living from one's art.

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Through the Fire

Ceramics show draws parallels between women and clay

To hear artist and professor Kathryne Cyman describe it, working with ceramics is not just art, it is holy.
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V.28 No.5 | 1/31/2019
Carolyn Meyer
Russell Maynor Photography

Arts Interview

The Marvelous Mrs. Meyer

Famous author finds new career in comedy at age 83

Born in 1935, Carolyn Meyer is the newest and most unusual rising star on Albuquerque’s robust comedy scene.
Keshet dancers
courtesy of Keshet

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Bodies in Motion

Keshet’s showcase features national choreographers

Albuquerque is positively bursting with dance excellence, including a highly regarded national gem in the contemporary dance world, Keshet Dance and Center for the Arts. So why aren’t more of us swooning about the dance scene here?
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V.28 No.4 | 1/24/2019
James Baldwin
Mottke Weissman / Public Domain

Culture Shock

Not Asked, Not Told

Acclaimed Baldwin documentary dogged by accusations of bi-erasure

I Am Not Your Negro has been lauded and applauded for its many merits by mainstream critics; but others take issue with its erasure of James Baldwin’s sexuality.
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