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V.28 No.49 | 12/5/2019
Pete Parkin
Photo by Clarke Condé

Arts Interview

The Ghost That Haunts

Albuquerque homelessness and An Adobe Christmas Carol

If art has a role in finding solutions to the problem of homelessness, its most useful tool may be offering perspective. Playwright Pete Parkin has adapted the Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol, cast it with actors playing the homeless and set it in Albuquerque circa 2019 to do just that.
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Photo by Clarke Condé

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A World of Wearable Art

The antidote to the ugly Christmas sweater

A World of Wearable Art opened on Tuesday, Dec. 3 and will remain throughout the month, but I caution that it operates more like a sale than an art show. By this I mean people are buying what they like, taking it off the wall and taking it home with them. It is a constantly shrinking show of original, one-of-a-kind works. Best to see it while you can.
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V.28 No.48 | 11/28/2019
Flamenco shoes take a beating, but they still have life in them.
Photo by Clarke Condé

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The Art of Shoes

Giving Tuesday in Albuquerque

Flamenco Works is among more than 100 Albuquerque-based non-profits that would be delighted for your donation of money, but this year, they want your shoes.
V.28 No.47 | 11/21/2019
Michael McCormick
Photo by Clarke Condé

Arts Interview

Crafting Jim Henson’s Vision

An interview with puppeteer and creature creator Michael McCormick

As part of the Albuquerque Museum’s new exhibit opening this Saturday, The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited, Michael McCormick (puppeteer and creature creator that worked with Jim Henson on some of his most memorable productions including The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth) will be introducing The Dark Crystal at a film screening followed by a Q&A. Weekly Alibi sat down with McCormick in his Albuquerque home to talk about his work with Jim Henson, the craft of puppetry and the creatures he created.
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The monotypes of Paula Panich on display at Hartford Square Café.
Photo by Clarke Condé

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Serendipity at the Wheel

The monotypes of Paula Panich

Falling somewhere between a painting and a print, the monotype is really neither. Paula Panich uses the monotype technique to embrace imperfection and the freedom that comes from chance.
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The faces of YouTube stardom

Comedy Matters

YouTube Duo Dominate Media, Stage

Rhett & Link are ready to take Kiva by storm

From talk shows to podcasts, music videos and more, Rhett & Link have been keeping things fresh and always staying a step ahead. We were lucky enough to get a chance to talk with them before their upcoming show.
V.28 No.46 | 11/14/2019
image by Xanthe Miller

Arts Interview

Don’t Fence Me In

Sam Truett on Species in Peril on the Borderlands

Weekly Alibi sat down with Samuel Truett, Associate Professor of History at the University of New Mexico and expert panelist for Species in Peril Along the Rio Grande, to talk about the history of the US/Mexico border and what borders mean for the animals that must cross them.
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Photo by Clarke Condé

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A Deep Dive Into Fog

Bryce Emley’s A Brief Family History of Drowning

A Brief Family History of Drowning is a time spent considering the cold, damp and salty world of grief and a moment to float in its heightened stillness.
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V.28 No.45 | 11/7/2019
John Gallegos
photo by Clarke Condé

Arts Interview

The South Valley Studio Tour 2019

An Interview with South Valley Artist John Gallegos

The South Valley Studio Tour is an ad hoc group of artists who got together three years ago to invite people into their homes and studios. Weekly Alibi sat down with John Gallegos to talk about making art in the South Valley.
Noé Barnett
Photo by Clarke Condé

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There Will Be Honking

A Downtown United Mural in Process

Noé Barnett’s mural in progress at the corner of Second Street and Coal Avenue earns a moment of distraction every cycle of the traffic light.
V.28 No.44 | 10/31/2019
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Jared Kellog

Arts Interview

Flamencografia

Flamenco Through the Lens of Jared Kellogg

Partnering with Flamenco Works, Photographer Jared Kellogg has applied the craft of traditional black and white film photography to show the grace and passion of flamenco dance.
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Comedy Matters

Superpowers and Hot Orphans

Nikki Glaser Set To Play Four-show Run at Santa Ana Star

Nikki Glaser's unique brand of story-telling mixed with expressive actions makes for one of the most enjoyable acts you can see. We were lucky enough to get an interview with her about her act and life on the road.
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“Letter Writing Station” by Mick Burson
Photo by Clarke Condé

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Missing You

Mick Burson’s “Letter Writing Station”

Mick Burson traveled the world making the art that is in the show Wend, consisting of sculptures, paintings, photographs and drawings, the exhibit is a multi-media convergence of items constructed as he continued his, in his words, “life-long performance of wandering around while appearing to have a destination.”
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V.28 No.42 | 10/17/2019
Photo by Clarke Condé

Art Preview

Photography in Interesting Times

Center’s Review Santa Fe Photo Festival

When everyone has a camera in their pocket why would you need a professional photographer? For 25 years, Center has kept photographers one step ahead of the turbulent and often overwhelming curse and blessing of living in these modern, interesting times.
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The Crane in Abstract

“Hidden Duo” by P. K. Williams

To the crane, New Mexico may feel like an oasis. To P.K. Williams, the crane’s appearance may be an oasis in her work, as autumn turns colder and the vibrance of plant life no longer makes for a viable subject.
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