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THERE’S JOY IN EVERY SEASON in Santa Fe and this, the dead of winter, is no exception. Santa Fe is blessed with so many things to do that often we push some of the less conspicuous activities to the side when instead we should be embracing yet another special, insight-bearing experience. Two examples come to mind. The first is the Santa Fe Symphony’s performance of Mahler’s Symphony No. 1, which is a tremendous work being presented on Sunday, January 18, at The Lensic. The symphony’s financial health allows it to stage larger works like this one, which requires a full ensemble of percussionists and other musicians. This is a magnificent symphony to experience live, as it’s rich with drama and intensity. Another event, perhaps a bit more under the radar, is the newest exhibit at the Pablita Velarde Museum of Indian Women in the Arts on Cathedral Place. The exhibit, Out of the Ordinary, features a retrospective of Pablita’s work, which is arranged in chronological order so that viewers can witness the development of this incredible artist’s talent and vision. Accompanied by Pablita’s granddaughter, Margarete Bagshaw, I was recently treated to a personal tour and given the opportunity to ask specific questions of Margarete. The exhibit ends with the piece of art that was on Pablita’s easel when she passed. This is the perfect weekend for doing something just a little different, and these two activities are ideal outings for a Sunday in January. It’s warm and wonderful inside.


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Artist Cara Romero stands in front of one of her photographs at the Robert Nichols Gallery. For more photos of goings-on around town, check out Seen Around on page 18.


Santa Fe is a top US art center, with museums, shopping, Year-round outdoor activities, top flight restaurants, spas, and world famous cultural events. It’s not just your grandparents’ Santa Fe, it’s walkable, historic, charming, and exciting.A high desert destination of distinction and fun.


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Sample soups from Santa Fe’s top restaurants at the 21st annual Souper Bowl.


Supporting local businesses is a great New Year’s resolution, especially when those businesses are breweries. On January 23, the New Mexico Brewers’ Guild makes it easy to do just that with its fourth annual WinterBrew celebration. “This is the first beer festival of the year and the first festival the Guild ever produced,” says NMBG Beer Ambassador Chris Goblet. “It’s the first party after the holidays are over.” Entrance to the event, which features 16 of the state’s finest breweries, gets you a limited-edition pint glass and a ticket for one full beer. (“When you find one you like, we want you to enjoy it,” Goblet says.) But how does one choose between a Nut Brown from Second Street or an Elevated IPA from La Cumbre? That’s where the fun begins: guests can sample the more than 70 beers on tap to their hearts’ content—or until the beer runs out. Red Door Brewing and Ponderosa Brewing, both of which are based in Albuquerque, and Roosevelt Brewing Company, in Portales, are the newest additions to the WinterBrew lineup. Longtime favorites La Cumbre, Marble, Second Street, Santa Fe, and Tractor will also be present, as will Abbey, Taos Mesa, Sierra Blanca/Rio Grande, Bosque, Duel, and Turtle Mountain. Food will be available from many of the breweries as well as from restaurants like Blue Corn. “We try to feature our brew pubs,” Goblet says. With so much food and drink, space will be tight, but that’s intentional. “Everyone is cozy and packed in,” Goblet notes. “It’s a chance to party with the 800 best beer drinkers in Santa Fe.”—WS

Souper Bowl Not sure what to serve at your Super Bowl party this year? Find some inspiration two weeks prior at The Food Depot’s 21st annual Souper Bowl, a popular event that dedicates 100 percent of its proceeds to feeding people experiencing hunger. With its delicious soup tastings courtesy of the area’s finest chefs, the Souper Bowl “is one of [the] most beloved events in Santa Fe,” says organizer Jill Gentry. “It’s the best way to get a sampling of what 30 of our best restaurants have to offer.” Attendees will vote for the overall Best Soup in Santa Fe as well as the Best Cream Soup, Best Savory Soup, Best Seafood Soup, and Best Vegetarian Soup. “I’ve seen a real spirit of camaraderie,” Gentry says. “People want to engage with each other and with the restaurants.” The 2014 Best Soup and Best Savory Soup awards went to Terra, at the Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado, for its winter squash and chorizo concoction. “We heard the rave reviews of our soup and kept seeing our name on the big screen, which made the team work even harder,” says Andrew Cooper, Terra’s chef. “We had to make 10 more gallons of soup because so many people were requesting it. We created a ‘crave-able’ soup!” Cooper and his crew plan to participate again this year. “The Terra team will take any chance they can to work with The Food Depot to help feed children and families in need,” he says. “The Souper Bowl gives us a chance to reach hundreds of people as well as spend time with other great culinary minds of the Santa Fe community.”—Whitney Spivey Souper Bowl, January 17, 12–2:30 pm, $30–$35, Santa Fe Community Convention Center, 201 W Marcy,

WinterBrew, January 23, 4–9 pm, $25, Santa Fe Farmers Market Pavilion, 1607 Paseo de Peralta,


Santa Fe Plein Air Festival The Plein Air Painters of New Mexico want to see your work! Through March 1, artists can submit pieces for the Santa Fe Plein Air Festival (formerly Plein Air Santa Peggy Immel, October Fields, Fe) via oil on linen on panel, 9 x 12" Select works will be eligible for cash prizes and awards at the festival (which begins in early June), including Best of Show, Best Oil Painting, Best Pastel Painting, Best Sunset, and Best Quick Draw. Learn more at—WS


The fourth annual WinterBrew celebration will be held in the Santa Fe Farmers Market Pavilion.

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Welcome to Santa Fe! As a creative, cultural hub, Santa Fe offers an abundance of the world’s best art, attractions, and entertainment opportunities. Santa Fean NOW is an excellent source of information for all that’s happening around town. Whether you’re a local or a tourist visiting for the first time or the 100th, NOW ’s complete listings of everything from gallery openings to live music events will help you make the most of the city. We look forward to seeing you around the City Different. Should you need any extra tips, please stop by our information centers at the Santa Fe Railyard or off the Plaza at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center.

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Joaquin Phoenix stars in Inherent Vice with Katherine Waterston (far left) and Josh Brolin (far right).

vice is right Doc Sportello is high on weed and worse (or better) throughout his deep dive into the dangerous 1970s L.A. underworld. It’s hard to know what’s literal in director Paul Thomas Anderson’s Inherent Vice, because we’re following Doc, and he’s so brazenly stoned the whole time. Joaquin Phoenix plays the role with his eyes bugged-out and constantly blinking. Doc’s a private investigator who takes notes as he moves from clue to clue, but the notes aren’t names or addresses, they’re comments like “possible hallucination” or “paranoia” or “something Spanish.” Doc is sad in a totally normal way—he’s hung up on his ex-old lady, Shasta Fay Hepworth (Katherine Waterston). She glows in the moonlight, re-entering Doc’s life at the beginning of the film when she presents him with a case that centers on her real-estate tycoon lover being scammed by his wife and her lover. A conflicted Doc takes the case and then a few more, all involving the same key players. Based on a novel by Thomas Pynchon, Inherent Vice moves in the tradition of Raymond Chandler (carried on notably in The Big Lebowski), where the central character enters a conspiratorial mystery that spins so wildly out of control it becomes next to impossible to keep the elements straight. In one scene Doc snorts strange powder with a mad dentist in a fang-shaped skyscraper; in another he’s fighting a lumpy biker thug with a swastika face tattoo. Along the way he dodges feds and the LAPD and bites off a decent little mission involving an addict musician named Coy Harlington (Owen Wilson). Anderson crafts modern masterpieces. Inherent Vice isn’t as ferociously psychological as There Will Be Blood and The Master, but it’s a different animal, a winding, funny Pynchon story of weirdoes with great names. As ever in an Anderson film, fantastic actors excel, especially Josh Brolin as a mean yet vaguely sweet cop/actor named Bigfoot Bjornson. It’s Phoenix who gives this film its pumping heart, though. He’s smart and cool, sad and tough, high and losing it. Doc looks like he should be home taking a nap, but what fun would that be?—Phil Parker January 15, 2015 NOW 5

this week

January 21: The Hot Sardines, presented by Performance Santa Fe, appear at The Lensic. For details, see page 11.

January 15 thursday Hungry Artist Life Drawing Artisan 2601 Cerrillos

Drawing group hosted in an open, public space with clothed models. Free, 11 am–1 pm,

Bonus II Santa Fe School of Cooking 125 N Guadalupe

Help SFSC develop new Southwestern fare—tejas rellenos, Santa Fe slaw, chile-rubbed sirloin, and more. $40, 6 pm, 505-983-4511,

Wendi Haas Exhibition and Reception Jean Cocteau Cinema 418 Montezuma

Electronic Expressions Blue Rooster 101 W Marcy

The Scones Cowgirl BBQ 319 S Guadalupe

Guitarras Con Sabor El Farol 808 Canyon

Trash Disco Blue Rooster 101 W Marcy

John Rangel “Duets” El Mesón 213 Washington

Trio Bijou Zia Diner 326 S Guadalupe

Live music. $3, 9 pm, 505-206-2318,

Live Spanish guitar music. Free, 8–11 pm, 505-983-9912,

Jazz piano with special guests. Free, 7–10 pm, 505-983-6756,

Limelight Karaoke The Palace Restaurant and Saloon 142 W Palace

Karaoke with Michéle Leidig. Free, 10 pm–1 am, 505-428-0690,

Works by local, contemporary artist Wendi Haas, who draws inspiration from Celtic mythology and nonrepresentational painting. Free, reception 5–7:30 pm, 505-466-5528,

The Gunsels Tiny’s Restaurant 1005 St. Francis

Buffalo Nickel La Fonda on the Plaza, La Fiesta Lounge 100 E San Francisco

The Saltanah Dancers Cleopatra Café 3482 Zafarano

Country music. Free, 7:30–11 pm, 505-995-2363, 6

Honky-tonk with a Cajun flair. Free, 8 pm–12 am, 505-983-9817,

Belly-dancing performance. Free, 6:30–8:30 pm, 505-474-5644,

Rock music. Free, 8–11 pm, 505-982-2565,

With resident DJ Oona. $5, 9 pm, 505-206-2318,

Jazz classics played with string instruments. Free, 6:30–8:30 pm, 505-988-7008,

The Madwoman of Chaillot Santa Fe Playhouse 142 E De Vargas

See profile on page 15. $10–$20, 7:30 pm, 505-988-4262,

January 16 friday Red Chile Fest Las Cosas Cooking School 181 Paseo de Peralta

Make an entire meal featuring red chile fare, including pork tamales, smoked beef chili,


January 15–January 21

scalloped potatoes, and more. 6–9 pm, 505-988-3394,

Gnocchi with Gusto Las Cosas Cooking School 181 Paseo de Peralta

Say Cheese, Please Santa Fe School of Cooking 125 N Guadalupe

Help chef Christine Hickman perfect recipes for her gnocchi cookbook. 10 am–1 pm, 505-988-3394,

Grilled cheese and mac-and-cheese cooking class with Laura Werlin. $85, 6 pm, 505-983-4511,

New Works by New Mexico Composers St. Francis Auditorium New Mexico Museum of Art 107 W Palace

Hear the latest works from composers from around the state, presented in an open rehearsal format by the Santa Fe Community Orchestra. Free, 6–7:30 pm, 505-466-4879,

Burns La Fonda on the Plaza, La Fiesta Lounge 100 E San Francisco Country music. Free, 8–11 pm, 505-995-2363,

C. S. Rockshow El Farol 808 Canyon

Rock music. $5, 9 pm–12 am, 505-983-9912,

Happy Hour with Don Boaz & Sal The Palace Restaurant and Saloon 142 W Palace

Food and drink specials and live music. Free, 4:30–7:30 pm, 505-428-0690,

Karaoke Kamikaze The Mine Shaft Tavern 2846 Hwy 14, Madrid

Karaoke. Free, 8–11 pm, 505-473-0743,

Kenny Skywolf Band Tiny’s Restaurant 1005 St. Francis

A blend of blues, R&B, rock, funk, reggae, and gospel. Free, 5:30–8 pm, 505-983-9817,

Kitty Jo Creek Cowgirl BBQ 319 S Guadalupe

Bluegrass/honky-tonk/jazz. Free, 5–7:30 pm, 505-982-2565,

Matthew Andrae Inn and Spa at Loretto 211 Old Santa Fe Trl

Brazilian/flamenco/classical music. Free, 8–11 pm, 800-727-5531,

Ronald Roybal Hotel Santa Fe 1501 Paseo de Peralta

Native American flute and Spanish classical guitar. Free, 7–9 pm, 505-982-1200,

Sean Healen III Tiny’s Restaurant

Green Chile Workshop Santa Fe School of Cooking 125 N Guadalupe January 17: The Food Depot’s annual Souper Bowl

1005 St. Francis

“Rock-n-folk-n-roll-country.” Free, 8:30 pm–12:30 am, 505-983-9817,

Swing Soleil Second Street Brewery at the Railyard 1607 Paseo de Peralta

Live music from an all-acoustic swing-jazz manouche band. Free, 6–9 pm, 505-989-3278,

The Barb Wires Second Street Brewery at Second Street 1814 Second St Classic rock. Free, 6–9 pm, 505-989-3030,

The Santa Fe Revue Cowgirl BBQ 319 S Guadalupe

Americana music. Free, 8:30–11 pm, 505-982-2565,

The Three Faces of Jazz El Mesón 213 Washington

Jazz piano trio with special guest. Free, 7:30–10:30 pm, 505-983-6756,

The Madwoman of Chaillot Santa Fe Playhouse 142 E De Vargas

See profile on page 15. $10–$20, 7:30 pm, 505-988-4262,

January 17 saturday El Museo Winter Market El Museo Cultural 555 Camino de la Familia

An indoor market featuring art, textiles, jewelry, books, and more. Free, 8 am–5 pm, 505-992-0591,

Santa Fe Artists Market Railyard Plaza, at the water tower 1611 Paseo de Peralta

Painting, pottery, jewelry, photography, and more by local artists. Free, 8 am–1 pm, 505-310-1555,

Everything you need to know about New Mexico’s state vegetable. $75, 2 pm, 505-983-4511,

Mole & More Santa Fe School of Cooking 125 N Guadalupe

Learn to incorporate mole into dishes such as arroz verde and Mexican chocolate tortes. $82, 10 am, 505-983-4511,

Santa Fe Farmers Market Santa Fe Railyard 1607 Paseo de Peralta

Fresh produce and handmade goods from local vendors. Free, 8 am–1 pm, 505-983-4098,

Souper Bowl Santa Fe Community Convention Center 201 W Marcy

See preview on page 3. $30–$35. 12–2:30 pm, 505-471-1633,

JoyceGroup Santa Fe Santa Fe Public Library Pick Room, Second Floor 145 Washington

Lovers of Irish writer James Joyce’s work meet every Saturday to discuss Ulysses and Finnegans Wake. Led by Adam Harvey, creator of the acclaimed one-man show Don’t Panic: It’s Only Finnegans Wake. Enthusiasts with all levels of knowledge are welcome. Free, 10 am–12:30 pm,

Zazenkai Upaya Zen Center 1404 Cerro Gordo

A day-long silent meditation retreat. $45 (includes meals), 6:30 am–8:45 pm, 505-986-8518,

Alchemy 2.0 Skylight 139 W San Francisco

Music from DJs. Free, 8 pm,

Alex Maryol Second Street Brewery at the Railyard 1607 Paseo de Peralta

Alternative, blues, rock. Free, 6–9 pm, 505-989-3278,

Anthony Leon & The Chain The Palace Restaurant and Saloon 142 W Palace January 15, 2015 NOW 7

Jesus Bas Anasazi Restaurant 113 Washington

Live guitar music. Free, 7–10 pm, 505-988-3030,

Kitty Jo Creek The Mine Shaft Tavern 2846 Hwy 14, Madrid

Bluegrass/honky-tonk/jazz. Free, 3–7 pm, 505-473-0743,

Mark’s Midnight Carnival Show Cowgirl BBQ 319 S Guadalupe

Indie/pop/rock. Free, 8:30–11:30 pm, 505-982-2565, BRIGITTE LACOMBE/METROPOLITAN OPERA

Matthew Andrae Inn and Spa at Loretto 211 Old Santa Fe Trl

Brazilian/flamenco/classical music. Free, 8–11 pm, 800-727-5531,

Pete Amahl Trio The Mine Shaft Tavern 2846 Hwy 14, Madrid January 17: The Met: Live in HD: Lehár’s The Merry Widow

Jazz music. Free, 7–10 pm, 505-473-0743,

Country rock. $6, 10 pm–12 am, 505-428-0690,

Ronald Roybal Hotel Santa Fe 1501 Paseo de Peralta

Benito Rose Plaza Trio The Palace Restaurant and Saloon 142 W Palace

Live music plus food and drink specials. Free, 4:30–7:30 pm, 505-428-0690,

Bill Hearne Trio Second Street Brewery at Second Street 1814 Second St Country/Americana. Free, 6–9 pm, 505-989-3030,

Burns CD Release Party La Fonda on the Plaza, La Fiesta Lounge 100 E San Francisco

Celebration of the new album from the “New Mexicana” band. Free, 8–11 pm, 505-995-2363,

Chris Ishee Quartet El Mesón 213 Washington

Piano jazz quartet. Free, 7:30–10:30 pm, 505-983-6756,

Dana Smith Upper Crust Pizza 329 Old Santa Fe Trl

Local singer/songwriter. Free, 6–9 pm, 505-982-0000,

Flamenco Dinner Show El Farol 808 Canyon

Flamenco dancers and musicians perform during dinner. $25, 6:30–9 pm, 505-983-9912, 8

Native American flute and Spanish classical guitar. Free, 7–9 pm, 505-982-1200,

Santa Fe Chiles Dixie Jazz Band Cowgirl BBQ 319 S Guadalupe

Live music. Free, 2–5 pm, 505-982-2565,

Sean Healen III El Farol 808 Canyon

“Rock-n-folk-n-roll-country.” $5, 9 pm–12 am, 505-983-9912,

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Showcase Karaoke Tiny’s Restaurant 1005 St. Francis

Hosted by Nanci and Cyndy. Free, 8:30 pm–12:30 am, 505-983-9817,

Fire, Water, Air, and Earth IHM Retreat Center 50 Mt Carmel Rd

Annual winter concert by the Zia Singers, a Santa Fe women’s com­mu­nity cho­rus. $20 (students free), 3 pm,

Robert Earl Keen Skylight 139 W San Francisco

Americana music. $30, 7 pm,

The Madwoman of Chaillot Santa Fe Playhouse 142 E De Vargas

See profile on page 15. $10–$20, 7:30 pm, 505-988-4262,

The Met: Live in HD: Lehár’s The Merry Widow The Lensic Performing Arts Center 211 W San Francisco

Renée Fleming, Nathan Gunn, and Kelli O’Hara star in this classic operetta, featuring a new staging by acclaimed Broadway director and choreographer Susan Stroman. $22, 6 pm,

January 18 sunday Railyard Artisan Market Santa Fe Railyard Farmers Market Pavilion 1607 Paseo de Peralta Quality local artisans and demonstrations. Free, 10 am–4 pm, 505-983-4098,

Tamales Santa Fe School of Cooking 125 N Guadalupe

Spend three hours learning how to make red chile and pork, Southern Mexican chicken, and blue corn calabacita tamales. $98, 10 am, 505-983-4511,

Wine and Hard Cider Barrel Tasting Estrella Del Norte Vineyard 106 N Shining Sun

Join wine- and hard cider-makers for a barrel tasting and education session. $10–$15, 2–4 pm, 505-455-2826,

Studio 732 Wheelhouse Art 418 Montezuma

An exhibit by students/artists from the Santa Fe Community College’s advanced hand building clay class. Free, 1–3 pm, 505-919-9553,

808 Canyon Boris & The Salt Licks Cowgirl BBQ 319 S Guadalupe

Live blues music. Free, 8:30 pm–12 am, 505-983-9912,

Jim Almand Cowgirl BBQ 319 S Guadalupe

Karaoke hosted by Michéle Leidig. Free, 9 pm–12 am, 505-982-2565,

Americana roots music. Free, 12–3 pm, 505-982-2565,

Blues music. Free, 8–11 pm, 505-982-2565,

Mike Wojniak The Mine Shaft Tavern 2846 Hwy 14, Madrid Indie rock music. Free, 3–7 pm, 505-473-0743,

Nacha Mendez and Co. El Farol 808 Canyon

Latin world music. Free, 7–10 pm, 505-983-9912,

Sunday Funday Blue Rooster 101 W Marcy

A brunch bar and drink specials. $5–$10, all day, 505-206-2318,

Fire, Water, Air, and Earth IHM Retreat Center 50 Mt Carmel Rd

Annual winter concert by the Zia Singers, a Santa Fe women’s com­mu­nity cho­rus. $20 (students free), 3 pm,

The Madwoman of Chaillot Santa Fe Playhouse 142 E De Vargas

See profile on page 15. $10–$20, 2 pm, 505-988-4262,

Winter Dreams The Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W San Francisco

Guest conductor Guillermo Figueroa leads the Santa Fe Symphony in a performance of Mahler’s Symphony No. 1, Handel’s Water Music, and Vivaldi’s Concerto for Two Cellos. $22–$76, 4 pm, 505-988-1234,

January 19


Canyon Road Blues Jam El Farol

Cowgirl Karaoke Cowgirl BBQ 319 S Guadalupe

Bill Hearne Trio La Fonda on the Plaza, La Fiesta Lounge 100 E San Francisco

Country/Americana. Free, 7:30–11 pm, 505-995-2363,

Hillary Smith and Company El Farol 808 Canyon

Jazzy blues, gospel-inflected R&B, and soul. Free, 8:30–11:30 pm, 505-983-9912,

Santa Fe Great Big Jazz Band Tiny’s Restaurant 1005 St. Francis

Don’t M ISSSSS O UT! Join us for the final events presented in conjunction with Wooden Menagerie, celebrating the rich Hispano folk tradition of animal wood carving in New Mexico. SUNDAY, JANUARY 25 2:00 – 4:00 PM “Hear them Roar: New Mexican Animal Carvers and Contemporary American Folk Art” Panel discussion moderated by exhibition curator Andrew John Cecil, with Michael D. Hall, Christine and Davis Mather, Luis Tapia, and Ron Archuleta Rodríguez.

Big band favorites with vocalist Joan Kessler. Free, 7–9 pm, 505-983-9817,

January 20


Snowshoeing Basics REI Santa Fe 500 Market Street

Learn how to choose the gear you’ll need to get started snowshoeing. Free, 6–7:30 pm, 505-982-3557,

Argentine Tango Milonga El Mesón 213 Washington

Tango dancing. $5, 7:30–11 pm, 505-983-6756,

COMING UP! SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 15 1:00 – 4:00 PM “Carving the Animal Kingdom” Artist demonstrations and last day to see the exhibition.

Bill Hearne Trio La Fonda on the Plaza, La Fiesta Lounge 100 E San Francisco

Country/Americana. Free, 7:30–11 pm, 505-995-2363,

Canyon Road Blues Jam El Farol 808 Canyon

By museum admission. New Mexico residents with I.D. free on Sundays. Youth 16 and under and MNMF members always free. Funded by the International Folk Art Foundation.

Live blues music. Free, 8:30 pm–12 am, 505-983-9912,

Les Gens Bruyants Evangelo’s

On Museum Hill in Santa Fe · (505) 476-1200 · Jim Davila, Snakes, 1983, wood, paint. Photo by Blair Clark.

Hosted by Randy Mulkey. Free, 7–10 pm, 505-983-9817,

Timbo Jam The Mine Shaft Tavern 2846 Hwy 14, Madrid

Climate Communication Has Failed Santa Fe Institute 1399 Hyde Park Rd

Blues music. Free, 7–10 pm, 505-473-0743,

January 21 wednesday JANE ROSEMONT

Bonus III Santa Fe School of Cooking 125 N Guadalupe January 21: Community Drum Circle at La Tienda

200 W San Francisco

Live Cajun music and free jambalaya. Free, 7–10 pm, 505-982-9014.

Mike Wojniak Cowgirl BBQ 319 S Guadalupe

Indie rock music. Free, 8–11 pm, 505-982-2565,

Open Mic Tiny’s Restaurant 1005 St. Francis

Help SFSC develop new Southwestern fare—tejas rellenos, Santa Fe slaw, chile-rubbed sirloin, and more. $40, 6 pm, 505-983-4511,

Sangre de Cristo Craft Brewers’ Meeting Santa Fe Brewing Company 35 Fire Place

All beer enthusiasts are welcome to attend this monthly meeting to discuss brewing. Free, 7–9 pm, 505-424-3333,

Wine Down Wednesday Inn and Spa at Loretto 211 Old Santa Fe Trl

Tasting flights featuring four different wines, plus a tableside wine-101 session with sommelier Mark Johnson. $12. 5:30–7:30 pm, 800-727-5531,



239 Johnson Street, Santa Fe, NM 87501

Seminar exploring how scientists and journalists can help people understand the importance and urgency of climate change. Free, 12:15 pm, 505-984-8800,

Friends of the Wheelwright Book Club Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian 704 Camino Lejo Discussion of Louise Erdrich’s novel The Round House. Free, 1:30 pm, 505-982-4636,

Community Drum Circle La Tienda Performance Space 7 Caliente Rd, Eldorado

Monthly event that aids in personal healing and community building. Hosted by Rick Cormier. Free, 7–9 pm,

Anthony Leon The Palace Restaurant and Saloon 142 W Palace

Country rock. Free, 8:30–11:30 pm, 505-428-0690,

C. S. Rockshow La Fonda on the Plaza, La Fiesta Lounge 100 E San Francisco Rock music. Free, 7:30–11 pm, 505-995-2363,

Danny the Harp Cowgirl BBQ 319 S Guadalupe

Guitar, harmonica, and vocals. Free, 8–11 pm, 505-982-2565,

Electric Jam Tiny’s Restaurant 1005 St. Francis

Hosted by Nick Wimett. Free, 9 pm–12 am, 505-983-9817,

Jim Almand El Mesón 213 Washington

Photo: Frances Ehrenberg-Hyman

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Blues and Americana music. Free, 7–10 pm, 505-983-6756,

Classical Weekend Recital St. Francis Auditorium

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New Mexico Museum of Art 107 W Palace

Pianist Per Tengstrand performs works by Beethoven, Grieg, and Liszt in this recital presented by Santa Fe Pro Musica. $20–$65, 7:30 pm, 505-988-1234,

Nancy Youdelman that reflect her “continued engagement with themes of memory, mortality, femininity and the capacity of objects to capture these concepts.” Free, through January 17, 505-984-1387,

Hot Sardines The Lensic Performing Arts Center 211 W San Francisco

Holiday Group Show David Richard Gallery 554 S Guadalupe


Peace Love Joy Art Evoke Contemporary 550 S Guadalupe

Authentic early 20th-century jazz from an acclaimed, up-and-coming, New York City–based band. $13.50– $100, 7:30 pm, 505-988-1234,

Prescott Studio, Gallery & Sculpture Garden 1127 Siler Park Ln Monumental kinetic, steel animal sculptures powder-coated in color or a natural rust patina. Mondays and Saturdays by appointment. 505-424-8449,

Unnamed Weavers of the Trading Post Era Shiprock Santa Fe 53 Old Santa Fe Trl Navajo rugs from the turn of the 20th century through the 1950s. Free, through January 15, 505-982-8478,

Holy Adobes: The Churches of New Mexico William R. Talbot Fine Art, Antique Maps & Prints 129 W San Francisco, Second Floor

Historic and contemporary artworks depicting churches of New Mexico. Free, through January 16, 505-982-1559,

Group exhibition featuring 26 artists. Free, through January 17, 855-9839555,

Holiday group show. Free, through January 17, 505-995-9902,

St. Michael David Richard Gallery 554 S Guadalupe

New mixed-media paintings by Michael Scott that explore the story of St. Michael. The works are a continuation of Scott’s Found series, which featured the Virgin Mary. Free, through January 17, 855-983-9555,

Bill Ray: My LIFE in Photography Monroe Gallery of Photography 112 Don Gaspar

Photojournalistic work by Bill Ray, a former staff photographer for Life magazine whose subjects included Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, and John F. Kennedy. Free, through January 18, 505-992-0800,

Small Works Exhibit New Concept Gallery 610 Canyon

Calendar Art Show Manitou Galleries 123 W Palace

Paintings, photography, sculpture, and prints by gallery artists, including Cecilia Kirby Binkley, Linda Petersen, Julia Roberts, Jane Abrams, Ann Hosfeld, and Richard Swenson. Free, through January 18, 505-795-7570,

Leftovers: Cool Trash for Future Generations Philspace 1410 Second St

Doña Inés Lost Her Slipper Santa Fe Community College Visual Arts Gallery 6401 Richards

See preview on page 21. Free, through January 16, 505-986-0440,

Installation by Jennifer Joseph inspired by the passing of everything “into and out of existence all the time.” Features trash that’s been repurposed “as newer, cooler trash for the generations of the far distant future.” Free, through January 16, 505-983-7945,

Red Turner Carroll Gallery 725 Canyon

A group exhibition focused on the symbolism and evocative nature of the color red. Free, through January 16, 505-986-9800,

Embellished Tai Modern 1601 Paseo de Peralta

New mixed-media works by

A multimedia exhibition by artist Francisco Benítez that presents the world of the fictional character Doña Inés, an aristocrat who lives in an imagined time/space encompassing colonial America and Old Europe. Free, through January 21, 505-428-1665,

2014 Holiday Exhibition Red Dot Gallery 826 Canyon

Works by students, alumni, faculty, and staff from the Santa Fe Community College, Santa Fe University of Art and Design, and University of New Mexico. Free, through January 23, 505-820-7339,

ZBCA Annual Group Show 2014 Zane Bennett Contemporary Art

Ongoing: Leftovers: Cool Trash for Future Generations at Philspace

435 S Guadalupe

An exhibition of works by gallery artists Holly Roberts, David Nakabayashi, Karen Yank, Michael Freitas Wood, Sonya Kelliher-Combs, Heidi Brandow, and Karina Hean, among others. Free, through January 23, 505-982-8111,

Recent Works Contemporary Tapestry Gallery 835 W San Mateo

Works by gallery artists. Free, through January 24, 505-231-5904,

New Mexico Past & Present Addison Rowe Gallery 229 E Marcy

A look at how artists during the past century have interpreted and expressed New Mexican culture and scenery in their art. Includes works by Will Shuster, Beatrice Mandelman, Andrew Dasburg, Emil Bisttram, Raymond Jonson, Elias Rivera, Matthew Rowe, Robert Hay, and others. Free, through January 30, 505-982-1533,

Anatoly Kostovsky The Russian Art Gallery 216 Galisteo

Works by Russian artist Anatoly Kostovsky. Free, through January 31, 505-989-9223,

Another Door Opens Sorrel Sky Gallery 125 W Palace

Fine art photographs by Barbara Bowles. Free, through January 31, 505-501-6555,

End of Days Santa Fe Community Convention Center Gallery, 201 W Marcy

A group exhibition featuring representations of how environmental change and social collapse could impact the future of humanity. Presented by the City of Santa Fe Arts Commission. Free, through January 31, 505-955-6705,

Katsina Imagery on Pueblo Cultural Objects Adobe Gallery, 221 Canyon An exhibit of more than 70 katsina carvings from

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Photo-eye Bookstore + Project Space 376-A Garcia

Small-scale color photographs by Hiroshi Watanabe that reflect observations of the ordinary with an eye toward the beautifully fragile and ephemeral parts of life. Free, through February 14, 505-988-5152,

Just Space Catenary Art Gallery, 616 ½ Canyon

Oil paintings by George Alaykov. Free, through February 15, 505-982-2700,

Materialize Santa Fe University of Art and Design 1600 St. Michaels

End-of-semester group show. Free, through February 15, 505-473-6011,

Six Under Thirty-Six Santa Fe Clay, 545 Camino de la Familia

See profile on page 22. Free, through February 21, 505-984-1122,

Some Ghost James Kelly Contemporary 1611 Paseo de Peralta

New works by Pard Morrison, including freestanding sculpture, sculptural wall pieces, and works on paper. Free, through February 21, 505-989-1601, Ongoing: Art Collision & Repair Shop at CCA

the 1930s to the 1990s as well as pottery, basketry, and sculptures that feature katsina imagery. Free, through January 31, 505-955-0550,

Art Collision & Repair Shop Center for Contemporary Arts Muñoz Waxman Main Gallery 1050 Old Pecos Trl

Santa Fe– and Brooklyn-based artist Susan Begy uses a model of her father’s auto repair shop as a metaphor for this experimental, ongoing community event. Viewers enter the exhibition through an artful version of a mechanic’s waiting room, where they can watch a short video that helps define the project. Co-curated by Santa Fe–based art historian Kathryn M. Davis. Free, through February 1, 505-216-0672,

Undress Center for Contemporary Arts Spector Ripps Project Space 1050 Old Pecos Trl

A site-specific exhibition by Paula Wilson that looks at the objectification inherent to the life of an artwork and explores how images, particularly paintings, acculturate selfhood. Free, through February 1, 505-216-0672,

Group Show Marigold Arts, 424 Canyon

Work by gallery artists. Free, through February 5, 505-982-4142,

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Object Image Center for Contemporary Arts Cinematheque Lobby, 1050 Old Pecos Trl

Photograms and photographs by Andy Mattern. Free, through February 22, 505-216-0672,

Order and Chaos ViVO Contemporary, 725 Canyon

Fourteen exhibiting artists celebrate the limitless possibilities and immutable conflicts that erupt within the dichotomy between order and chaos. Free, through February 24, 505-982-1320,

Art of Devotion Peyton Wright Gallery, 237 E Palace

Exhibition of historic, ecclesiastical, and secular work from Europe and the Americas. Free, through March 31, 505-989-9888,

Pablita Velarde, Helen Hardin, and Margarete Bagshaw Golden Dawn Gallery, 201 Galisteo

Paintings by acclaimed Native American artists (and family members) Pablita Velarde, Helen Hardin, and Margarete Bagshaw. Free, ongoing, 505-9882024,

Drawing a Composition Line Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, 217 Johnson

An exhibition of artwork by Mexican artist Miguel Covarrubias, who’s best known for his caricatures of famous figures that appeared in magazines in the 1920s and ’30s. This exhibit reveals Covarrubias’s influential role in a global network of modernists, which included Georgia O’Keeffe, as well as his

contribution to modern art. $6–$12 (kids free), 10 am–5 pm, through January 18, 505-946-1000,

Spotlight on Gustave Baumann New Mexico Museum of Art, 107 W Palace Works by Gustave Baumann (1881–1971), who’s widely known for his woodblock prints depicting Southwestern landscapes and traditions. $6–$9, 10 am–5 pm, through February 1, 505-476-5072,

Toys and Games: A New Mexico Childhood New Mexico History Museum, 113 Lincoln

A celebration of childhood on the western frontier, this exhibition includes a selection of late-19thcentury metal toys from the New Mexico History Museum’s collection. Items include a German windup bear, a French bicycle rider, terra cotta dolls, and a china doll that once belonged to legendary curator and conservator E. Boyd. $6–$9, through February 1, 505-476-5200,

Wooden Menagerie: Made in New Mexico Museum of International Folk Art Hispanic Heritage Wing 706 Camino Lejo

An exhibit celebrating the rich Hispano folk tradition of animal wood carving in New Mexico. $6–$9, through February 15, 505-476-1200,

New Mexico Art Tells New Mexico History New Mexico Museum of Art, 107 W Palace

Paintings, prints, sculptures, and photographs that showcase New Mexico’s history and cultural traditions from pre-Conquest to the present day. $6–$9, 10 am–5 pm, through February 22, 505-476-5072,

Alcove Shows 1917–1927 New Mexico Museum of Art, 107 W Palace

Works by 24 artists in the museum’s permanent collection. $6–$9, 10 am–5 pm, through February 23, 505-476-5072,

Out of the Ordinary Pablita Velarde Museum of Indian Women in the Arts, 213 Cathedral Place

An exhibit spotlighting the career and creative evolution of groundbreaking artist Pablita Velarde. Includes both her first and last works. $10 ($5 seniors, students, military personnel, and New Mexico residents), Tuesday–Sunday, 12–5 pm, through March 15, 505-988-8900,

Georgia O’Keeffe: Ghost Ranch Views Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, 217 Johnson

Paintings of the harsh geography and spectacular color at Ghost Ranch, the site of Georgia O’Keeffe’s most famous landscapes. $6–$12 (kids free), 10 am–5 pm, through March 22, 505-946-1000,

Gustave Baumann and Friends: Artist Cards from Holidays Past New Mexico History Museum, 113 Lincoln

Handmade holiday cards by internationally renowned printmaker and Santa Fe resident Gustave Baumann (1881–1971) and friends such as Will Shuster, John

colonial period but whose meaning is often lost in contemporary times. $5, through May 31, 505-982-2226,


Footprints: The Inspiration and Influence of Allan Houser Museum of Indian Arts & Culture 710 Camino Lejo Ongoing: Heartbeat: Music of the Native Southwest at MIAC

Sloan, and Ernest Blumenschein. $6–$9, through March 29, 505-476-5200,

Hunting + Gathering New Mexico Museum of Art, 107 W Palace

A diverse collection of new works that have entered the museum’s permanent collection during the past five years. $6–$9, through March 29, 505-476-5072,

Painting the Divine: Images of Mary in the New World New Mexico History Museum, 113 Lincoln

A 1960s ecclesiastical wave of urban renewal inspired mission churches throughout the Americas to undergo renovations and, all too often, cast off centuries-old art work. $6–$9, through March 29, 505-476-5200,

Poetics of Light: Pinhole Photography New Mexico History Museum, 113 Lincoln

A collection of nearly 225 photographs and 40 cameras that show how a light-tight box with a tiny hole can help capture amazing photos. $6–$9, through March 29, 505-476-5200,

Focus on Photography New Mexico Museum of Art, 107 W Palace A year-long cycle of photography exhibitions. $6–$9, through April 19, 505-476-5072,

Will Wilson Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian 704 Camino Lejo A survey of works by Diné photographer Will Wilson. Free, through April 19, 505-982-4636,

Morphing Nature—Sculpture from Plant Materials Santa Fe Botanical Garden at Museum Hill 715 Camino Lejo

Students from the Institute of American Indian Arts and the Santa Fe University of Art and Design create site-specific sculptures. Free, through April 26, 505-471-9103,

Secrets of the Symbols: The Hidden Language in Spanish Colonial Art Museum of Spanish Colonial Art 750 Camino Lejo

An exploration of signs and symbols used in colonial art that were part of everyday language in the

An exhibition to honor the 100th birth year of Chiricahua Apache sculptor and painter Allan Houser. $6–$9, through June 1, 505-467-1200,

Heartbeat: Music of the Native Southwest Museum of Indian Arts & Culture 710 Camino Lejo

More than 100 objects related to Southwestern Native dance and music. $6–$9, through September 8, 505-467-1200,

Courage and Compassion: Native Women Sculpting Women Museum of Indian Arts & Culture 710 Camino Lejo

An exhibition featuring figures of women sculpted by seven female Native American artists. $6–$9, through October 19, 505-467-1200,

Between Two Worlds: Folk Artists Reflect on the Immigrant Experience Museum of International Folk Art, West Bartlett Gallery, 706 Camino Lejo

Textiles, carvings, paintings, and works on paper that reflect the immigrant experience. $6–$9, through January 17, 2016, 505-476-1200,

Turquoise, Water, Sky: The Stone and Its Meaning Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, 710 Camino Lejo

An extensive collection of Southwestern turquoise jewelry. $6–$9, through May 2016, 505-467-1200,

Multiple Visions: A Common Bond Museum of International Folk Art, West Bartlett Gallery, 706 Camino Lejo

A long-term exhibition designed by collector and donor Alexander Girard (1907–1993), a leading architect and interior and textile designer. The Girard collection comprises more than 100,000 objects that come from more than 100 countries and six continents. $6–$9, ongoing, 505-476-1200,

City Tours

Walking tours of Santa Fe with various companies, including Historic Walks of Santa Fe (, Get Acquainted Walking Tour (505-983-7774), A Well-Born Guide (, and New Mexico Museum of Art (

Big Head Todd and the Monsters BOULDER-BASED ROCKERS Big Head Todd and the Monsters are no strangers to the City Different. “Because we started out in Colorado and drove around in a van, Santa Fe was a place we could actually get to fast,” says lead singer and guitarist Todd Park Mohr. “We have some fond memories of hanging out.” Relaxing isn’t something the band members do often, though—they’ve been together since 1986 and, Mohr says, “work pretty consistently throughout the year.” Twenty-nine years, countless tours, and 10 studio albums later, BHTM finds itself back in Santa Fe for a performance on January 27. “The show is an evening at The Lensic, which gives us a lot of time,” Mohr says. “This is going to be the first time in a long time that we’ll be going out featuring ourselves, which we’re really looking forward to.” The January 27 concert will be the band’s 11th show of the

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a rock ‘n’ roll night at The Lensic

New Year. “We’ll be in a really nice groove by then,” Mohr notes. “We’re looking forward to having very different sets every night and being able to accommodate a lot of requests.” Mohr estimates that most audience members have seen the band in concert previously. He looks forward to playing them old favorites (“Bittersweet,” “Resignation Superman”) as well as new songs from BHTM’s most recent album, Black Beehive, which was released early last year. “Expect rock ‘n’ roll with a lot of blues and folk involved in the show,” Mohr says, adding that he can’t be much more specific than that. “What we’re about these days is spontaneity and abandoning our plan. I can’t tell you exactly what’s going to happen, but it’s going to be fun.” Big Head Todd and the Monsters, January 27, 7:30 pm, $30–$42, The Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W San Francisco,


From left: Big Head Todd and the Monsters members Rob Squires (bass guitar), Brian Nevin (percussion), Todd Park Mohr (lead vocals, guitar), and Jeremy Lawton (keyboard)

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The Madwoman of Chaillot

From left: Karen Leigh, Rose Provan, Virginia Hall Smith, and Jennifer Graves star in The Madwoman of Chaillot at the Santa Fe Playhouse.


the French classic premieres at the Santa Fe Playhouse WITH THE JANUARY 8 PREMIERE of Jean Giraudoux’s 1943 play The Madwoman of Chaillot, the Santa Fe Playhouse raised the curtain on a production that features one of the largest ensemble casts in its 94-year history. Barbara Hatch, co-secretary of the Playhouse board and managing director of Theater Grottesco, pitched the satirical fairy tale to her fellow board members, who promptly gave her their approval. Hatch, who’s directing the production, says the 72-year-old play is timeless and that, although she didn’t have overt political intentions when choosing the work, the themes will resonate with a contemporary audience. Set in Paris, the story follows the attempts of three characters—the Prospector, the President, and the Baron—to dig up the City of Light in search of oil, which they believe lies under its streets, while Countess Aurelia (the Madwoman) and other “society marginals” attempt to stop them. The countess, her friends, and a group of vagabonds put the unscrupulous businessmen on trial in the countess’s cellar, and, not surprisingly, havoc ensues.

“[The play] is about a deeper philosophy [about] the greed of men and [how] there are certain men who are only in the world to make a profit and are only seeking to further themselves, with no concern for the environment or other people,” Hatch says. “It’s beautifully written, with different layers and messages. It’s both funny and poignant.” Hatch, who describes herself as a classicist, has remained true to the play’s time period, which gives her a rich tapestry of settings and costumes to draw from. She worked with her cast of 24, which ranges in age from 13 to over 70, to give every character a rich backstory and thereby create a cohesive whole. Karen Leigh leads the cast as the titular character, and Rod Harrison plays her associate, the Ragpicker. Though many audience members will be familiar with the play, Hatch says she hopes they feel a bit of surprise at seeing how the ending unfolds with this cast. The Madwoman of Chaillot, through February 1, Thursday–Saturday, 7:30 pm, Sunday, 2 pm, $10–$20, Santa Fe Playhouse, 142 E De Vargas, January 15, 2015 NOW 15

tour the city’s oldest microbrewery by Whitne y Spive y “THE TOUR IS DELAYED FOR no other reason than this is Santa Fe,” says the man in red overalls. “If you have somewhere else to be, what are you doing at a brewery?” Most of the people gathered in the taproom of Santa Fe Brewing Company look confused for a second, then shrug, then order another beer. It’s noon. By 12:10 pm, the man in the red overalls returns. He introduces himself as Bill, a small-batch brewer, which means he makes beer in 10-gallon lots. “Some of them come out awesome,” he says, raising a beaker filled with his latest saison. “Some of them get dumped down the drain.” Although SFB’s one-off beers are fun and quirky (last month, Coal in Your Stocking Stout and Flaming Reindeer were among the limited-batch holiday-inspired brews), it’s the company’s staples—the Pale Ale, the Happy Camper IPA, the State Pen Porter, etc.—that people who tour the brewery want to learn more about. And so with that in mind, Bill, now wearing a floppy straw hat, leads the group onto a platform surrounded by massive cisterns and begins explaining the brewing process—from the delivery of Colorado hops to the in-house canning and bottling process. En route to the keg room, the final stop on the tour, he talks about the history of the company—how it was started in 1988 in an old horse barn in Galisteo and how it’s currently expanding its headquarters by 300 percent to include a beer garden and underground barrel storage. And it’s not just SFB that’s growing. “We’ve seen incredible growth in brewing across New Mexico,” Bill tells the group. “We’ve got such a good beer scene now—you struggle to see a bad brewery.” But of the two-dozen-plus breweries in the state, Santa Fe Brewing remains the largest. The facility at the top of the Turquoise Trail pumped out an impressive 18,000 barrels of beer in 2013—that works out to about four pints for every person in New Mexico. Have you had yours yet? Santa Fe Brewing Company tours, Saturdays, 12 pm, free, 35 Fire Place, 16

barley backstory

As you tour the Santa Fe Brewing Company, you’ll notice several rubber chickens hanging limply from the rafters or door handles. The plastic poultry dangles in honor of the brewery’s barley wine, which was developed shortly after dead chickens kept turning up at the company’s original location in Galisteo. Turns out (according to Bill) that Petey, the farm dachshund, was responsible for the deaths. So, when brewers were trying to come up with a name for their fierce (10 percent alcohol) new concoction, they named it “Chicken Killer” after Petey. The label features the infamous pup holding two smoking pistols with a dead fowl at his feet.


Santa Fe Brewing Company

eating+ drinking


Jambo Café Once a year, Jambo Café owner Ahmed Obo travels to Africa to visit his family, to work at the clinic he helps fund, and to shop at the local markets. The dish pictured here—Lamu coconut pili pili shrimp over basmati rice with sautéed garlic spinach—features ingredients typical of the cuisine of Lamu, Obo’s home island, which is off the coast of Kenya. “On a [spiciness] scale of one to 10, pili pili is a 10,” Obo says of the red chili pepper. “We adjust it to five, or medium hot, for this dish.” The Jambo Imports store, which recently opened next door to the café, carries many of the spices that flavor Jambo’s signature dishes as well as African clothing, drums, and folk art. A percentage of the proceeds from the restaurant and store benefit the Jambo Kids Foundation, a nonprofit organization Obo cofounded in 2013 that provides healthcare to Lamu residents.—Cristina Olds Jambo Café, 2010 Cerrillos,

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Seen Around photographs by Stephen Lang


Every week, Santa Fean NOW hits the street to take in the latest concerts, art shows, film premieres, and more. Here’s just a sampling of what we got to see.

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Opening Night


As one of the largest art markets in the country, Santa Fe is always hosting openings at galleries and museums around town. Santa Fean NOW was recently out and about at a number of opening-night receptions, and here’s just a sampling of the fun people we hung out with.


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Known for his bronze sculptures of wildlife featuring contemporary patinas, Santa Fe native Josh Tobey, who now lives in Colorado, is the featured artist in Manitou Galleries’ Calendar Art Show. “With this exhibition, Manitou Galleries welcomes Josh Tobey to its roster of artists,” says Marketing Manager Matthew Mullins. “Tobey’s work can be found in numerous collections and has been exhibited in several museums.” The Calendar Art Show highlights other gallery artists as well—all of whom have work featured in Manitou’s 2015 calendar. Get yours while they’re still available. —Whitney Spivey

Josh Tobey, Rain Dance, bronze, 17 x 10 x 10"

Calendar Art Show, Manitou Galleries Through January 16, 123 W Palace

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Six Under Thirty-Six Sa n t a Fe C lay s howca se s t he wor k of young ce ra mici sts by Ashle y M. Big g e r s

SANTA FE CLAY, WHICH frequently features the work of master ceramicists in its gallery, is giving a nod to a younger generation of artists from across the U.S. with its show Six Under Thirty-Six. “We wanted to have a conversation in the gallery about what we saw people in our age group doing and about what was exciting to us as ceramicists and artists,” says studio manager H. P. Bloomer,

Above: Adam Shiverdecker, Banquet of Leviathan, stoneware, earthenware, and porcelain

Right: Matt Ziemke, Vessel, earthenware, 8 x 15 x 4"


Brooks Oliver, Sushi Trays, stained porcelain, 7 x 25 x 4"

who co-curated the show with gallery assistant Natasha Ribeiro. The selected artists—Emily Duke, Linda Lopez, Brooks Oliver, Peter Pincus, Adam Shiverdecker, and Matt Ziemke—have unique styles but all use vibrant colors and striking designs in their work. These emerging leaders in their field are also eschewing pure functionality in the name of fine art, as can be seen in their featured work (four to seven items each). Pincus creates the most functional pieces in the group, but even his are sculptural vessels, as seen with Bottle and Cup, which is emblazoned with a primary, modpattern porcelain slip. Adam Shiverdecker’s work hints at functionality, but it’s really just a hint. He deconstructs the traditional form of Greek ceramic vessels, making them appear as though they were pulled from the ashes of Pompei and walking the line between historical and contemporary influences. Emily Duke’s work also plays up dichotomies—between masculine and feminine, and between industrial tools (her subject) and handcrafted work (her trade). “I look to the formal geometry of a shop wrench or a push broom, then impose new proportions and methods of fabrication in clay,” she says. Co-curator Ribeiro says she hopes viewers see the versatility of the show’s medium—and perhaps that of the artists who choose to work with it. Bloomer agrees. “I want viewers to see that artists are moving beyond the traditional brown pots of the 1960s and ’70s craft movement. I’m not putting that movement down, but I do want people to open their eyes to see what else is going on.” Six Under Thirty-Six, through February 21, Santa Fe Clay, 545 Camino De La Familia,



An architectural rendering of a quote from Virgil’s The Aeneid that Tom Joyce forged and that currently hangs in the National September 11 Memorial Museum in New York City.

Tom Joyce

Far left: A rendering of Thicket, forged stainless steel and cast iron, 120 x 120 x 120". At the Mint Museum Uptown in North Carolina.

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THE WONDROUS thing about iron, notes Tom Joyce, is that it almost never gets thrown away. And each time iron is forged and reused, something of the material’s previous life is literally folded inside the new. It’s what Joyce calls the “ferrous DNA” of iron, and it adds layers of often-hidden meaning to his art. In the early 1970s, a teenaged Joyce apprenticed with blacksmith Peter Wells in El Rito and soon began practicing the trade on his own. His neighbors brought him broken farming implements, and he reforged the iron into new hardware, tools, and art. Today the 58-year-old artist works a similar magic but on a much larger scale. Most of his public sculptures are produced at an industrial forge near Chicago, where Joyce joins a highly skilled team to turn tons of salvaged iron into artworks of his own design. Among those works is Two to One, seven stacked pairs of solid stainless-steel cubes that have a soft, claylike appearance. The sculpture was installed last May in front of the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City, with a dedication set for March 2015. Each piece incorporates remnants from items that were manufactured for the military, mining, aeronautics, or energy industries. And while Joyce is aware of the specific lineage of the steel he incorporates, for viewers it remains an “indecipherable and mysterious part of the story,” he says. The story behind the material in another of Joyce’s public works is well known, however. Using steel from the World Trade Center ruins, the artist forged letters that today stretch across a concrete wall at the National September 11 Memorial Museum in New York City. Honoring the lives lost during the 2001 terrorist attacks, the letters spell out a line from Virgil’s epic poem The Aeneid: “No day shall erase you from the memory of time.”

Left: Joyce heats and twists steel to make his sculpture Berg.

This thoughtful and thought-provoking approach is one reason Joyce has gained international acclaim since setting up his Santa Fe studio in 1977. Among his many honors are a MacArthur Fellowship, the New Mexico Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts, the Rotary Foundation’s Distinguished Artist of the Year Award, the United States Artists’ Award, and, most recently, an honorary doctorate from Santa Fe University of Art and Design. Joyce’s artwork has been acquired by numerous museums and other public collections, and his museum involvement has taken on another dimension thanks to his role as guest curator for Striking Iron: The Art of African Blacksmiths. The first major international exhibition of work by African blacksmiths from ancient times to the present, Striking Iron opens in 2016 at UCLA’s Fowler Museum and then travels throughout the United States and Europe. Joyce says that he always wanted to live in Europe, and today he divides his time between Santa Fe and Belgium. In his Brussels design studio he works on drawings, clay models, and other preparatory processes before producing sculptures in iron back in the United States. He’s also delving more deeply into drawing and photography, and in the summer of 2015 he’ll display such works alongside his sculptures and lithographs in a solo exhibition at James Kelly Contemporary in Santa Fe. For a recent piece titled Thicket, which Joyce created for the Mint Museum Uptown in Charlotte, North Carolina, and which will be dedicated in July 2015, the artist drew on remnant steel from his Santa Fe studio. Thicket incorporates clusters of stainless-steel rods radiating from nuclei of hammerheads, which are cast from set-aside bits of steel from every project he’s ever made. In Joyce’s view, there’s no distinction between hard-won, finely honed skills of the hands and the deeply creative spirit that uses them to produce fine art. As he puts it, “I’ve always chosen to walk both paths simultaneously.”

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I Want to Believe (maybe) w h e n a r t a nd s cie nce fiction col l ide THE MYSTERIES OF the universe inspired the works in I Want to Believe (maybe), a new show that opens January 17 at Offroad Productions. A relatively new gallery located in Santa Fe’s Siler District, Offroad Productions hosts quarterly shows featuring visual art that’s “more challenging than [what’s seen] in traditional commercial galleries,” says founder Michael Freed. Artist Erika Wanenmacher recently approached Freed about curating a show in his purpose-driven space, and he immediately said yes. “Erika does work that’s challenging and conceptual yet eminently collectible,” he notes. And so, Wanenmacher invited 10 “moderate weirdos and fellow travelers” working in various mediums to explore science fiction and fantasy, genres that have fascinated her since childhood. The artists include Eve Andrée Laramée, Tom Jennings, Michael Lujan, Katherine Lee, Nico Salazar, Benji Geary, John Tinker, John Boyce, Marc Clements, Victor Melaragno, and Wanenmacher herself. Works on display include a photograph of a UFO by Laramée and a mixed-media sculpture by Clements that’s based on the crop circles at Yarnbury Castle in Wiltshire, England. With these subjects there’s always an element of skepticism, and conspiracy theories inevitably arise. “Santa Fe’s a pretty big New Agey town, so there are a lot of opinions about this stuff,” Wanenmacher says. “I’m not trying to persuade anyone or move anyone in a specific way. It’s mostly to amuse myself first and then see what other people think about it.” I Want to Believe (maybe), January 17–25, reception January 17, 6–8 pm; after reception, open by appointment by calling Michael Freed at 505-670-9276; Offroad Productions, 2891-B Trades West Rd,


Victor Melaragno, Soon Moon with Zanti Misfit, one-shot enamel on composition board, 18 x 11"

Marc Clements, Yarnbury Castle, Wiltshire, mixed media, 11 x 12"

Don Kennell’s Blue Gorilla Blue Gorilla will be installed in the Railyard at 11:30 am on January 16. The sculpture will remain on view through March before migrating to the Philadelphia Zoo, where it will be part of a nine-month exhibition called Second Nature.

“This sculpture is meant to be open to interpretation,” Kennell says. “I’m most interested in creating an image that draws people in and compels an original, startling moment, one where they can contemplate materials, image, mass, and context.”


Blue Gorilla is 13 feet tall, 15 feet wide, 10 feet deep, and made with a steel armature and up-cycled, blue sheet metal that was harvested from wrecked cars at local salvage yards.

“This piece has obvious references to the carbon footprint of our transportation system and its far-flung global effects,” Kennell says. “But it also functions on the level of a social talisman, a historical collection of 40 years’ worth of automobile culture—skins from the ’70s, ’80s, ’90s, and 2000s that coalesce into an image of our primal cousin, the ape.” January 15, 2015 NOW 25

Anatoly Kostovsky The Russian Art Gallery, 216 Galisteo, through January 31 Eighty-six-year-old Russian artist Anatoly Kostovsky focuses on the natural beauty and scenes of everyday life in Siberia and has a particular passion for painting classical Anatoly Kostovsky, Russian architecture. Windows, oil on canvas, “I love to paint in the 36 x 44" old part of the city with its charming, old wooden houses,” he says. “Even after over 100 years, they still serve the people who live in them.”—Emily Van Cleve

Ryder Studio Exhibit, Lacuna Galleries, 124 W Palace, through January 31 Anthony and Celeste Ryder, who teach classical painting and drawing from life, based on the methods of contemporary master painter Ted Seth Jacobs, are displaying their work and that of 12 students at the new Lacuna Galleries, located in the historic Felipe B. Delgado home. “Tony’s students are one of his greatest assets, extolling his extraordinary abilities not just as an internationally recognized portrait painter but also as a teacher,” says gallery Anthony Ryder, JunGirl, owner Olaf Moon. “Their enthusiasm for oil on linen, 8 x 8" his methods and style make for an infectious and creative atelier.” More than 50 works are featured in the show, many of which are suspended by satin cords from the gallery’s high ceilings.—Whitney Spivey

Rex Ray, Untitled #4308, mixed media, collage, and resin on panel, 16 x 16"

Red, Turner Carroll Gallery, 725 Canyon, through January 16 Turner Carroll Gallery asked guests to wear red to the December opening reception of its latest show, in which each of the participating artists incorporates the color into their works. The various pieces on display—by David Linn, Hung Liu, Greg Murr, Kate Petley, Rex Ray, Shawn Smith, and Ann Weiner—reveal the powerful and multifaceted symbolism of the color, whether it’s suggesting good fortune, lust, passion, or politics.—EVC

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Santa Fe artist Michael Allen McGuire shapes and prunes the juniper bonsai tree seen here, which sits on his property.

Artist Michael Allen McGuire is perhaps best known locally for putting brush or pen to paper, but since 2007 he’s been working with a very different medium: a 60-year-old juniper tree that sits in the front yard of his Santa Fe home. “I studied and practiced the art of bonsai training for several years,” McGuire says. “The craft of 26

bonsai allows the innate natural growth of any tree to be revealed as sculptural perfection; it’s a beautiful example of ‘living’ art.” Every spring and fall, McGuire prunes and shapes his tree. “The inner structure [is] always there,” he notes. “I just have to determine which branches should go and which remain.”—Whitney Spivey

Not many properties in Santa Fe—and certainly not many in the South Capitol district—include a private backyard pool. Yet this halfacre lot just a mile south of the Plaza boasts a thoughtfully landscaped pool that accommodates lap swimmers and loungers alike. (A hot tub on the patio will also appeal to the latter group.) Inside the 3,383-square-foot Pueblo Revival–style home, vigas are found in most rooms, including the renovated kitchen, which boasts stainless steel appliances and a skylight. The master suite—one of three bedrooms in the house—offers a fireplace and a private patio. Visitors can use the one-bedroom guesthouse, complete with a full kitchen, a fireplace, and great views of the property’s tall deciduous and evergreen trees. List price: $1.245 million Contact: Darlene Streit, Sotheby’s International Realty, 505-920-8001,




Shohko Café

December 24, 1 pm. Seaweed Sesame Kombu with kelp, agar-agar, a pinch of red chile, and roasted sesame oil, $5.

Eating style Around Chef’s Choice Sashimi Combination (12 pieces of sliced fish) with salmon, albacore tuna, eel, octopus carpaccio, and cavier, $30.

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This 1.5-acre property is a short drive from downtown, but because it’s nestled in Tesuque Canyon and backs up to the Santa Fe National Forest you’re sure to encounter more wildlife than humans in the surrounding area, especially at the bordering creek. The newly constructed 2,077-square-foot adobe was designed by Jane Smith in an elegant Northern New Mexico style reminiscent of the work of Santa Fe builder Betty Stewart. The pitched-roof residence has large, deep-set windows and white plaster walls that complement the home’s custom iron chandeliers and copper sconces. Relax on the large flagstone portal that overlooks the lush grounds (enclosed by a privacy wall and coyote fencing), which contain an orchard with apple, pear, and plum trees. Two wells and water rights are part of the deal.

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List price: $ 1.675 million Contact: Mary Kehoe, Sotheby’s International Realty, 505-310-1422,

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A 1969 Airstream Safari in the process of being stripped and polished.

trailer TLC R ick Ruf f i s t he g o-to g uy f or Airst re a m r epa i r by Emily Van Cleve

RICK RUFF OWNS 17 aluminum-frame trailers. That number includes a 1953 Airstream, a 1950 Spartanette (made by the now defunct Spartan Aircraft Company), and 15 others built between the 1930s and 1970s. When he’s not tinkering with his own collection of vintage campers and RVs, the 68-year-old former leather craftsman is fixing others’. “I lived in trailers when I traveled around doing craft shows, and when they broke down—which they seemed to do in the most inconvenient places—I had to fix them,” Ruff says. “That’s how I began learning everything I know about fixing trailers.” Ruff, who lives in Santa Fe but spends part of his time on his Madrid property (which doesn’t have electricity or running water), is completely self-taught. After 35 years in the business, he can repair cabinets; refinish wood surfaces; and do body, electrical, and plumbing work. He’s converted trailers into food trucks as well as outfitted them for full-time living. Finding parts is often problematic, however. “I bought a couple of my trailers for parts, but I haven’t been able to dismantle them,” he says. “It would be almost painful to do it.” For decades, Ruff repaired his clients’ trailers on their premises, but recently he took the plunge and leased a 2,400-square-foot building near the corner of Agua Fria and Siler roads. He hopes to hire as assistant soon to help with his expanding business. “I can fit four trailers inside and park eight trailers outside,” he says. “Even though I’m still getting the space together and not ready to crank up my business, my parking lot is close to full with trailers waiting to get fixed.” You can reach Ruff at 505-690-8272.

Rick Ruff stands in front of a 1969 Silver Streak Deluxe Rocket.



The back of the 1969 Silver Streak Deluxe Rocket. Left: A vintage Kodak Brownie camera sits inside a 1960 Airstream Overlander.

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Sean Healen at Cowgirl BBQ


Sean Healen is practically a native New Mexican—he moved here from Montana during high school. In his decades of making folk, rock, and Americana music for his local fans and anyone else lucky enough to attend one of his shows (like the one seen here at Cowgirl BBQ in December), he’s tightened his performance and sharpened his talents. Healen’s well-received 2011 album Crown of Coal was recorded and produced by Grammy-winner Malcolm Burn, and his self-released Floodplain was awarded Best Rock CD at the 2009 New Mexico Music Awards. Now performing under the name Sean Healen III, his band includes John Perado (bass) and Bjorn Hamre (drums). ”[Perado and Hamre] bring a new exciting energy with sexy bass riffs and a powerful rhythm to dance to,” says one local fan. “They’ve changed the band for the better.” Says another: “It’s a super swingin’ band that gives a great, hard-drivin’ show.”—Cristina Olds

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Jane Filer

The Blue Earth acrylic on canvas 60" x 50"

621 C anyon R oad 830 C anyon R oad (505) 660-5966

Sean Wimberly

Red Roof Autumn acrylic on canvas 30" x 40"

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