V.27 No.7 | 2/15/2018
Courtesy Of Gwich'In Steering Committee Culture Shock Resistance and Creative Practice Multi-disciplinary artists converge at “the last oil” conference “The last oil” symposium posits that we are in the second oil age, which has had devastating effects on the natural world. One of its organizers, Subhankar Banerjee, points at art for for how to resist the destruction.
Lance Ozier/Todos Juntos Photography Art Preview New Songs for Anaya Opera Southwest premieres an adaptation of a classic For this little-over-a-week long engagement, Opera Southwest is presenting Bless Me, Ultima in the form of an opera conducted by Maestro Guillermo Figueroa.
V.27 No.6 | 2/8/2018
Courtesy of Grand Exhibitions Culture Shock Renaissance Man Leonardo Da Vinci makes an extended stay in Albuquerque Da Vinci, the Genius—Secrets of the Mona Lisa examines the Mona Lisa , unpacking its forensics and how it was created.
V.27 No.5 | 2/1/2018
Nora Wendl Culture Shock Windows Across Time Nora Wendl's installation uncovers the histories of a glass house For 12 years Nora Wendl has been studying the glass-and-steel Farnsworth House, resulting in her forthcoming book.
Culture Shock Windows Across Time Nora Wendl's work uncovers the complex histories of a glass house “It was all really controlled,” Nora Wendl described of her visits to the Farnsworth House in Plano, Illi., “but I'm a woman, so I'm used to that.” The house that Wendl—who is an architect, writer and artist—described is something of an enigma. Completed in 1951 by renowned architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe for Dr. Edith Farnsworth, the house is made entirely of glass and steel. To look at pictures of it, the metal joints sort of fade away, and what you see is flat planes of glass bounding in the living space, upheaved on stilts, the structure bleeding into the forest, paralleling the Fox River, which runs just 100 ft. away.
V.27 No.4 | 1/25/2018
Guillermo Bert Culture Shock A Design of Defiance Expansive exhibition creatively explores the complexity of the border That The US-Mexico Border: Place, Imagination, and Possibility has taken on such potency in light of increased emphasis on so-called “border issues” and increasingly exclusionist policies is happenstance, but it makes the show all the more illuminating, instructive, encouraging.
Rosa Sanchez Arts Interview Weaving Across Land and Time M. Jenea Sanchez' “Border Tapestry” visits Sanitary Tortilla Factory Artist M. Jenea Sanchez hails from both sides of the US-Mexico border, calling both Douglas, Ariz., and Agua Prieta, Sonora, home. Her work is a persistent inquiry into identity and fluidity.
V.27 No.3 | 1/18/2018
Emi Ozawa Culture Shock Playing with Shape Emi Ozawa prompts viewers to Follow the Line toward wonder Emi Ozawa's Follow the Line exhibition of large, wooden sculpture and smaller framed paper pieces is based on amidakuji , a common game of chance in Japan.
V.27 No.1 | 1/4/2018
Power & Light Press Culture Shock Return to Form Power & Light Press makes an old craft cool again Consumers' return to buying handmade items has extended to all reaches of life and all manner of goods, now including the charming, letterpressed bite of Power & Light's greeting cards.
Zahra Marwan Arts Interview Yesterday has Blossomed The Harwood becomes floral with the help of artist Zahra Marwan In Zahra Marwan's illustrations, she inserts magic into everyday life through distinct line work and often a few poetic lines. Weekly Alibi gets her thoughts, processes and inspirations.
V.26 No.52 | 12/28/2017
Steve Barry and Sanitary Tortilla Factory Culture Shock A Year in Review Resonances of theater, art, installation and dance in 2017 Trying to catalog the last year of this column underscores all the more the scary fast flow of time as Maggie Grimason asks herself—was that yesterday? A week ago? Last month?
Arts Interview Best of Intentions Raven Art Center hosts workshops that focus efforts in the new year Weekly Alibi speaks with Nicole White of Raven Art Center about intention-setting in art and life.
V.26 No.51 | 12/21/2017
Culture Shock Walking in a Winter Wonderland The artist behind the River of Lights Joey Trujillo, initially brought onboard River of Lights because of his welding skills which he learned from his father, estimates he's made more than 300 of the sculptures.
PerSeverance Productions Arts Interview A Stake of Holly Through the Heart A Christmas Carol takes the stage at Popejoy Scott Severance, the founding artistic director and actor assuming the iconic role of Scrooge, spoke with us about the lasting resonance of A Christmas Carol . Art Making Africa Wednesday, Feb 21: 9am-5pm Albuquerque Museum of Art and History
Browse the work over 100 artists and designers working in cities throughout Africa. Runs through 5/6.
Art Follow the Line Wednesday, Feb 21: 11am-4pm Richard Levy Gallery
Wall sculptures and works on paper based on Amidakuji, a Japanese game of chance from Emi Ozawa. Runs through 3/2.
Wellness Spiritual Wisdom on Life and Death Wednesday, Feb 21: 12:30-1:30pm New Mexico ECK Center in Albuquerque
Techniques to experience heaven in this lifetime, practical spiritual guidance in times of grief and new insights on reuniting with departed loved ones.
Wellness The Heartbeat of the Drum Wednesday, Feb 21: 5:30-7pm Vessel Health
A drum circle honoring the sacred heartbeat of life. Drums are provided, but feel free to bring your own.
Song & Dance STOMP Wednesday, Feb 21: 7:30pm Popejoy Hall
The troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments like matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters and hubcaps to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms.
• Salsa Dance Party!!! 2.24.2018