V.28 No.11 | 3/14/2019
Photo by Clarke Condé
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
courtesy of the artist
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.
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
courtesy of the artist
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
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.
Tim Keller photography
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.
V.28 No.7 | 2/14/2019
Bliss and Makeup
Local makeup artist soars in film industry
We talk to Ashlynne Padilla about her makeup work in TV and film.
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
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.
V.28 No.6 | 2/7/2019
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.
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.
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.
V.28 No.5 | 1/31/2019
Russell Maynor Photography
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.
courtesy of Keshet
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?
V.28 No.4 | 1/24/2019
Mottke Weissman / Public Domain
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.