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now this week’s artists, musicians, concerts, and gallery shows

top nightlife

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picks week of June 12

The Only 3 Generation, Full-time, Female, Painting Dynasty

Recorded in History

Margarete Bagshaw “A Joyful Noise” Triptych 36” X 54” oil on panel

Pablita Velarde (1918 - 2006)

Helen Hardin (1943 - 1984)

201 Galisteo St. Santa Fe, NM 505-988-2024

now 4 The Buzz The Yes Men perform at the Lensic, and an iconic outdoor sculpture gets some TLC 5 This Week A comprehensive calendar of goings-on around town 13 Rodney Crowell The influential Grammy winner brings his acoustic act to the Lensic 14 Seen Around Photos from fun local events 16 Rodeo de Santa Fe The annual tradition celebrates its 65th year



– JUNE 18

museum of indian arts and culture presents



17 Eating + Drinking Talin Ramen Bar and Sweetwater Harvest Kitchen


19 Art Bonnie Lynch and Mary Roehm at Santa Fe Clay, Laurin McCracken at Greenberg Fine Art, and gallery show openings


25 Style A Japanese organic massage facial at Ten Thousand Waves, purple accent pieces to liven up any room, welcoming kestrels to your backyard, and stunning homes for sale

Southwest pottery artist demonstration

28 Last Look Guitarist Tiho Dimitrov at El Farol

1:00–3:00 pm Demonstration and discussion of various techniques, clays, and styles by Native artists from different Southwest tribes.

publ i sher ’ s n o t e

Wednesday, june 18th

let’s take a look


Santa Fe just doesn’t stop. There’s something happening this week, as with most weeks, that will satisfy a wide variety of tastes. In the art world, we go from an exhibition of plein air works at InArt Gallery to new media exhibitions at Zane Bennett Contemporary Art and El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe. We can take in everything from relatively low-tech painting techniques that have been employed for centuries to very high-tech endeavors that use today’s innovations to create completely new and interesting artwork that wasn’t even possible a few years ago. On the music scene, we have everything from Bill Hearne and his honky-tonk music at Cowgirl BBQ to some swinging jazz at El Mesón and multimedia offerings in the Railyard. It’s all over the place—and we’re only a few weeks away from the opening of the Santa Fe Opera’s season. Regardless of your musical or artistic tastes, this town and this weekend have something for you. The only requirement is that you get out there and enjoy it.

12:00–2:00 pm Curators from the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture and the Laboratory of Anthropology will be in the lobby of MIAC to look at your treasures and attempt to identify and interpret artifacts and historic objects. Free and open to the public. Federal and state regulations prohibit the curators from appraising any artifact.

NEXT UP Saturday, June 21st, 1:00–3:00 pm Before you buy your next piece of turquoise, learn what to look for. Garrick Beck from Natural Stones, Santa Fe, will conduct the seminars. wednesday, June 22nd, 2:00–4:00 pm Turquoise Perspectives and Meaning Lecture Series: Anthony Lovato (Santo Domingo), a world renowned jewelry artist, will discuss the history of turquoise at Santo Domingo and his personal views on the stone.

Bruce Adams



All are free with paid admission, 16 and under always free. New Mexico residents with ID always free on Sundays.

Museum of Indian Arts and Culture on Museum Hill 710 Camino Lejo (off Old Santa Fe Trail) 505-476-1250



From the time of the ancient Anazasi, the Santa Fe area has been a trading center. The Santa Fe Trail is synonymous with the romance of the old west, and from the time of New Mexico statehood in 1912, Santa Fe has been a multicultural art center and shoppers’ paradise.

bruce adams





b.y. cooper

amy hegarty samantha schwirck


whitney stewart

michelle odom, sybil watson


ginny stewart-jaramillo


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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Alpine Sports Andrea Fisher Fine Pottery Bahti Indian Arts Barbara Rosen Antique Jewelry Casa Nova Charlotte Jewelry Collected Works Bookstore Cowboys and Indians Santa Fe Cutlery of Santa Fe David Richard Gallery Design Warehouse Designs by Rocki Gorman Doodlet’s Dressman’s Gifts Evoke Contemporary Fairchild & Co Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Golden Dawn Gallery Goler Fine Imported Shoes Gusterman Silversmith Inn on the Alameda Jett Gallery John Rippel U.S.A. Keshi La Fonda Hotel Law Office of Robert Andreotti Lensic Performing Arts Center LewAllen Galleries Lorreen Emporium Lucchese Boot Co Lucille’s Malouf on the Plaza Manitou Gallery Monroe Gallery Museum of Contemporary Native Arts Native Jackets Norma Sharon O’Farrell Hat Company Ojo Optique Origins Plaza Cafe POP Gallery Sante Fe Pueblo Bonito Inn Santa Fe Culinary Academy Santa Fe Dry Goods Santa Fe Espresso Co. Santa Fe Goldworks Santa Fe Indian Trading Co Santa Fe School of Cooking Santa Fe Weaving Gallery Santa Fean Magazine Sock Magic Spirit of the Earth The Golden Eye The Petersom-Cody Gallery The Rainbow Man Things Finer Things Finer Home Tom Taylor Uli’s

On the cover: Tiho Dimitrov performs weekly at El Farol. For more on the Santa Fe–based musician, see page 28.

Please join  Wade  Wilson  Art  Santa  Fe   this  Saturday,  June  14  from  2-­3pm  for   a  special  talk  with  artists   Joan  Winter  &  Lucinda  Cobley.  Following  the  talk  will  be  the   closing  reception  for   Variations:  Structure  and  Surface   from  3-­5pm

SANTA FE Santa Fe announces the inaugural edition of its new biennial series

UNSETTLED LANDSCAPES July 19, 2014 – January 11, 2015 OPENING EVENTS July 17-19

CURATORIAL TEAM JANET DEES Curator Of Special Projects IRENE HOFMANN SITElines Director CANDICE HOPKINS Curator LUCÍA SANROMÁN Curator CURATORIAL ADVISORS Christopher Cozier . Inti Guerrero . Julieta González . Eva Grinstein . Kitty Scott

The exhibition is made possible in part through generous support from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, National Endowment for the Arts Artworks Grant, the SITE Board of Directors and many other generous foundations and friends. This ad is made possible in part by the City of Santa Fe Arts Commission and the 1% Lodgers Tax. images [all details, from L-R] Kevin Schmidt, A Sign in the Northwest Passage, 2010, Courtesy of the artist and Catronia Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver; Charles Stankievech, Film still, The Soniferous Æther of The Land Beyond The Land Beyond, 2013, Courtesy of the artist; Patrick Nagatani, Bida Hi. Opposite Views, Northeast-Navajo Tract Homes and Uranium Tailings, Southwest Shiprock, New Mexico, 1990, Courtesy of the artist; Andrea Bowers, Memorial to Arcadia Woodlands Clear-Cut (Green, Violet, Brown), 2013, Collection of Linda Pace Foundation, San Antonio TX.

/sitesantafe @SITESantaFe @site_santafe


pin the tail ...



The Yes Men

A still from The Yes Men Fix the World (2009)

The culture-jamming activist duo known as The Yes Men are seriously concerned about climate change, but they have a funny way of showing it. On June 13, the group, created by Jacques Servin and Igor Vamos (who use several aliases and currently go by the names of Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno, respectively), will perform at the Lensic in an effort to draw attention to global concerns related to warming temperatures and rising sea levels. The Yes Men have been traveling around the country and raising awareness of pressing social issues for more than a decade. Using tactical media techniques, the duo employs satire, impersonation, and the creation and maintenance of fake websites similar to ones they’re spoofing in an effort to expose the private machinations of powerful entities like the government and big business. The duo has produced two films—The Yes Men (2003) and the award-winning The Yes Men Fix the World (2009)—and their June 13 show at the Lensic, whose proceeds go to the Santa Fe Art Institute’s Thematic Residency Program, will feature excerpts from their new documentary The Yes Men Are Revolting. “Our journey through climate change starts by talking about the immensity of the problem,” Bonanno says. “We offer uplifting solutions and alternatives and show how easy it can be to change it.”—Emily Van Cleve

Santa Fe’s own version of the bull on Wall Street, Homage to the Burro in Burro Alley, lost its tail, so on June 3 sculptor Taylor Mott and assistant Benjamin Helflin welded reinforcement pieces at the base of a new tail. “Blame the buskers for the vandalism!” shouted one passerby. “Or aliens,” added Mott. Mott notes that he’s good friends with the burro’s sculptor, Charles Southard, who created the piece in 1988 to honor Santa Fe’s Taylor Mott forefathers, and who gave final approval of Mott’s new tail, a foot-long chunk of steel. “We had a glass of whiskey together, and I made sure [the new tail] reached his tail standards,” Mott says. The burro’s hooves were also renovated, with strips of new steel added to parts that had been eroded by weather. “We’ll grind down the repairs and refinish him with a metal preservative. It’s a great sculpture,” Mott adds. “I’m honored to put this damn tail back on.”—Cristina Olds


Mike Bonanno and Andy Bichlbaum of The Yes Men


this week June 12—June 18


On June 12, the Lensic and National Theatre Live present Olivier– and Tony Award–winning playwright Alan Ayckbourn’s A Small Family Business, with Gerard Monaco and Niky Wardley (seen here). For details, see page 8.

June 12, 2014



June 12—June 18

Singers and musicians Rosie Newton and Richie Stearns, who play the fiddle and banjo, respectively, take to the stage at GiG Performance Space on Thursday, June 12. For details, see below.

June 12 thursday Arts Alive! Museum of Indian Arts & Culture 710 Camino Lejo

Native music hands-on workshop for all ages. Free, 10 am –2 pm, 505-476-1272,

Green Chile Workshop Santa Fe School of Cooking 125 N Guadalupe

Bob Finnie Vanessie Santa Fe 427 W Water

Great American Song Book works plus pop from the 1960s and ’70s. Free, 6:30–9 pm, 505-9841193,

DJ Oona Buffalo Thunder Resort, Shadeh Nightclub 20 Buffalo Thunder Trail Live DJ. 9 pm–12 am, 877-848-6337,

A hands-on class that focuses on New Mexico’s official state vegetable: green chile. Limited registration, $75, 2 pm, 505-983-4688,

Guitarras Con Sabor El Farol 808 Canyon

Edwina Milner: Golden Paths Opening New Concept Gallery 610 Canyon

Eryn Bent Duel Brewery 1228 Parkway Dr

Painter, costume designer, fashion illustrator, art teacher, and philanthropist Edwina Milner exhibits acrylic and gold leaf paintings during Golden Paths at New Concept Gallery. Free, through July 7, 505-795-7570, 6

Gipsy Kings–style music. Free, 8–11 pm, 505-983-9912,

Folk singer/songwriter. Free, 7–10 pm, 505-474-5301,

Patrón Tequilas, Food, and Live Music Eldorado Hotel & Spa 308 W San Francisco

Specialty cocktails, live music, and more. $30, 6–9 pm, 505-955-4530,

Rosie & Richie GiG Performance Space 1808 Second St

Richie Stearns and Rosie Newton perform Americana music together. $20, 8–9:30 pm,

The Dave Duncan Band Cowgirl BBQ 319 S Guadalupe

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

The Saltanah Dancers Cleopatra Café (Southside location) 3482 Zafarano Belly-dancing performance. Free, 7–9 pm, 505-820-7381.

Nature Conservancy’s Guided Hike Santa Fe Canyon Preserve Upper Canyon and Cerro Gordo

Guided nature hike with the Conservancy’s stewardship ecologist, Robert Martin. Reservations required. Free, 1–2:30 pm, 505-946-2029.

A Small Family Business The Lensic Performing Arts Center 211 W San Francisco

A presentation of Olivier– and Tony Award–winning playwright Alan Ayckbourn’s A Small Family Business via National Theater Live. $22, 7 pm, 505-988-1234,

June 13


Santa Fe Raptor Center’s Tenth Anniversary Raptor Release Fundraiser Las Campanas Clubhouse 132 Clubhouse Dr

Raptors will be on-site for educational purposes at this event, which also includes an owl release, silent and live auctions, eating and drinking, and more. Reservations required. $20 ($10 kids), 5:30–8 pm, 505-920-9223,

CURRENTS: The Santa Fe International New Media Festival El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe 555 Camino de la Familia

Annual citywide event featuring exhibitions, multimedia performances, workshops, panel discussions, docent tours, and educational programs that reach out to schools and the larger community. Presented by Parallel Studios. Through June 29,

Next Goal Wins Jean Cocteau Cinema 418 Montezuma

New Mexico premiere of documentary about the American Samoa soccer team. Includes a Skype call and Q&A with coach Thomas Rongen after the film. Entry fee incudes screening, silent auction, appetizers from Zia Diner, one drink ticket, and one raffle ticket. Proceeds benefit the Northern Soccer Club’s scholarship program and the Santa Fe Soccer Complex. $40, 6–9 pm, 505-466-5528,

Native American II Santa Fe School of Cooking 125 N Guadalupe

James Beard Award–winning author Lois Ellen Frank leads a class that focuses on Native American food and culture. Dishes include Indian wild rice sauté and sautéed rainbow chard. $85, 10 am, 505-983-4688,

Pastry Workshop Santa Fe Culinary Academy 112 W San Francisco

Chef Tanya Story leads a hands-on workshop focusing on the plated dessert. $120, 9 am–3 pm, 505-983-7445,

A still from Ben Ridgway’s abstract animation Tribocycle, which is being shown at CURRENTS: The Santa Fe International New Media Festival, beginning on Friday, June 13.

Restaurant Walk Santa Fe School of Cooking 125 N Guadalupe

A guided tour of various Santa Fe restaurants including La Boca and Galisteo Bistro, among others. $115, 2 pm, 505-983-4688,

Blue Tara David Richard Gallery 544 S Guadalupe

Max Almy and Teri Yarbrow explore the ancient mandala via new media techniques. Free, reception 5–7 pm, 505-983-9555,

Fine Lines Turner Carroll Gallery 725 Canyon

New work by Kate Petley. Free, reception 5–7 pm, 505-986-9800,

Finished with Fire Santa Fe Clay 545 Camino de la Familia

Works by Bonnie Lynch and Mary Roehm. See profile on page 20. Free, reception 5–7 pm, 505-984-1122,

Four Centuries: European Art from 1600 to 1950 Matthews Gallery 669 Canyon

Seventeenth-century oil painting attributed to Franco-Flemish artist Jean-Baptiste Monnoyer. Free, reception 5–7 pm, 505-992-2882,

Gallery Opening McCreery Jordan Fine Art 924 Paseo de Peralta, Unit 2

See preview on page 22.

June 12, 2014



Free, reception 5–8 pm, 505-501-0415,

June 13: Visual Abundance at Greenberg Fine Art

New Media Transforms Tradition Zane Bennett Contemporary Art 435 S Guadalupe

The Yes Men The Lensic Performing Arts Center 211 W San Francisco

New media work by Sophie Kahn, Sandy Kessler Kaminski, Jeremy Rotsztain, Astrid Toha, and others. See preview on page 22. Free, reception 5–7 pm, 505-982-8111,

Of Land & Light Silver Sun 656 Canyon

Works by Betinna Raphael. Free, reception 5–7 pm, 800-562-2036,

Plein Air Santa Fe 2014 InArt Gallery 219 Delgado

The work of 49 juried plein air artists. Free, reception 5–7 pm, 505-983-6537,

Swirl Heidi Loewen Porcelain Gallery 315 Johnson

New large-scale ceramic sculptures, whose lines and curves were inspired by the roots of nature, created by Parisian sculptor Alexandre Haulet. Free, 5–8 pm, 505-988-2225,

Visual Abundance Greenberg Fine Art 205 Canyon

Award-winning watercolorist Laurin McCracken unveils more than a dozen new pieces. See profile on page 21. Free, reception 5–7 pm, 505-955-1500,

Bob Finnie Vanessie Santa Fe 427 W Water

Great American Song Book works plus pop from the 1960s and ’70s. Free, 8 pm, 505-984-1193,

Doug Montgomery Vanessie Santa Fe

Pianist and vocalist. Free, 6–8 pm, 505-984-1193,

Happy Hours with Bill Hearne Cowgirl BBQ 319 S Guadalupe

Live country music. Free, 5–7:30 pm, 505-982-2565,

Jay Boy Adams & Zenobia with Mister Sister Cowgirl BBQ 319 S Guadalupe Americana music. Free, 8:30–11 pm, 505-982-2565,

Lindsey Saunders Duel Brewing 1228 Parkway Dr

Indie/rock music. Free, 7–10 pm, 505-474-5301,


media game, performance, and installation) that was birthed at the Electric Forest Festival. The goal of the project is to highlight the fun and wonder of interactive media achieved with simple but tantalizing digital tricks. Free, 7 pm,

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

Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno unite as The Yes Men for a comedic show exploring serious topics like post-Katrina public housing corruption and Chevron’s green-washing campaign. Presented by the Santa Fe Art Institute. Proceeds support the SFAI’s Thematic Residency Program. See profile on page 4. $15, 6 pm, 505-988-1234,

Upaya: Fusatsu, Full Moon Ceremony Upaya Zen Center 1404 Cerro Gordo

Traditional Buddhist ceremony. Free, 5:30–6:30 pm, 505-986-8515,

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

June 14 saturday

Lucky Moon Hike Cerrillos Hills State Park ½ mile north of Cerrillos Village on County Road 59

Artist’s Talk and Closing Reception for Variations: Structure and Surface Wade Wilson Art 217 W Water

Enjoy a guided hike into the park while learning interesting lunar facts and folklore. $5 per vehicle, 7–9 pm, 505-474-0196,

Artists Joan Winter and Lucinda Cobley talk about their work and their show Variations: Structure and Surface. A closing reception for the show follows. Free, talk 2 pm, reception 3–5 pm, 505-660-4393,

Flinching Eye Collective El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe 555 Camino de la Familia

Challenge New Mexico Arts and Crafts Show Santa Fe Plaza

Audio/visual performances by a group of seven interdisciplinary media artists. Free, 7 pm,

The Human Avatar Project Railyard Plaza

An evolving media experience (made up of a multi-

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The 36th annual event benefits Challenge New Mexico, a therapeutic horseback riding center, and will feature work from more than 200 national and Santa Fe artists. Free, 9 am–6 pm,

Dear Erin Hart Center for Contemporary Arts 1050 Old Pecos Trl

Jessamyn Lovell uses photography, video, and other mediums to document the crimes a woman named Erin Hart committed after stealing Lovell’s identity, in an attempt by Lovell to understand Hart’s actions. 5–7 pm, 505-982-1338,

Santa Fe Artists Market Railyard Park 1611 Paseo de Peralta

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

Mole and More Santa Fe School of Cooking 125 N Guadalupe

Hands-on class that focuses on mole, a sauce that originated in the Mexican states of Puebla and Oaxaca. Dishes include smoked chicken with mole


and flourless Mexican chocolate torte with raspberry glaze. $82, 10 am, 505-983-4688,

CENTER: The Curve Center for Contemporary Arts Muñoz Waxman Gallery 1050 Old Pecos Trl

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

The Railyard Reunion Bluegrass Band Cowgirl BBQ 319 S Guadalupe

Sculptures and paintings by Judy Chicago. Free, reception 2–5 pm, 505-983-9555,

Traditional bluegrass, newgrass, and other songs. Free, 2–5 pm, 505-982-2565,

Swirl Heidi Loewen Porcelain Gallery 315 Johnson

Discussion with artist Judy Chicago and Dr. Kathy Battista from Sotheby's Institute of Art. Free, 3:30–5 pm, 505-983-9555,

Alex Maryol The Palace Restaurant and Saloon 142 W Palace

Indies, blues, and rock. Free, 2–6 pm, 505-428-0690,

Blu Sol Buffalo Thunder Resort, Turquoise Trail Bar & Grill 20 Buffalo Thunder Trail

Live R&B, funk, soul, hip-hop, and Latin dance music. 9:30 pm–12 am,

Bob Finnie Vanessie Santa Fe 427 W Water

Great American Song Book works plus pop from the 1960s and ’70s. Free, 8 pm, 505-984-1193,

Bone Orchard Cowgirl BBQ 319 S Guadalupe

Songs inspired by the American west. Free, 8:30–11:30 pm, 505-982-2565,

Buckaroo Ball Buffalo Thunder Resort 20 Buffalo Thunder Trl

The 20th Buckaroo Ball, featuring dancing to the legendary country music band Asleep at the Wheel,

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

Ronald Roybal Hotel Santa Fe 1501 Paseo de Peralta

Heads Up David Richard Gallery 544 S Guadalupe

Gallery Discussion David Richard Gallery 544 S Guadalupe

A mix of rock, blues, country, pop, oldies, and more. $5, 10 pm–12 am, 505-428-0690,

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

Exhibit celebrating photographic works that have received a CENTER award. See preview on page 22. Free, 12–5 pm, 505-982-1338,

New large-scale ceramic sculptures, whose lines and curves were inspired by the roots of nature, created by Parisian sculptor Alexandre Haulet. Free, 12–5 pm, 505-988-2225,

142 W Palace

Tom Rheam Quartet El Mesón 213 Washington June 14: Carrie Rodriguez

supported by the Buckarettes. Doors open at 5 pm for a champagne reception and silent auction. The Ball starts at 6 pm. $175, 5–10:30 pm, 505-603-0833,

Carrie Rodriguez GiG Performance Space 1808 Second St

A performance by fiddler, singer, and songwriter Carrie Rodriguez. The Austin native has worked with Lucinda Williams, Mary Gauthier, and other musicians. $25 in advance, $29 at door, 7–9 pm, (information) or (tickets).

Controlled Burn El Farol 808 Canyon

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

Doug Montgomery Vanessie Santa Fe

Pianist and vocalist. Free, 6–8 pm, 505-984-1193,

Drew Kennedy Duel Brewing 1228 Parkway Dr

Live music. Free, 7–10 pm, 505-474-5301,

Flamenco Dinner Show El Farol 808 Canyon

Flamenco dancers perform during dinner. Reservations required. $25 plus food, 6:30–8:30 pm, 505-983-9912,

Fun Adixx The Palace Restaurant and Saloon

Quartet made up of trumpet, guitar, bass, and drums. Free, 7:30–10:30 pm, 505-983-6756,

Rodeo de Santa Fe Parade Murales Road

Annual family event welcoming Rodeo de Santa Fe to town, featuring cowboys, clowns, Western-themed floats, and rodeo royalty. Enter your school, civic organization, or club for a chance to win a prize. Free, 11 am, 505-920-8444,

June 15 sunday Challenge New Mexico Arts and Crafts Show Santa Fe Plaza

The 36th annual event benefits Challenge New Mexico, a therapeutic horseback riding center, and features work from more than 200 national and local artists. Free, 9 am–6 pm,

Life Drawing Series Duel Brewing 1228 Parkway Dr

Draw from a live model while enjoying beer and waffles. $22, 11 am–1 pm, 505-474-5301,

Salsa Santa Fe School of Cooking 125 N Guadalupe

Hands-on cooking class. Participants will learn how to make four salsas. $75, 1:30 pm, 505-983-4688,

The Ease and Joy of Mornings Upaya Zen Center June 12, 2014



1404 Cerro Gordo

Half-day meditation practice. Donation, 9:30 am–12:30 pm, 505-986-8515,

Traditional New Mexican Santa Fe School of Cooking 125 S Guadalupe

A hands-on class focusing on traditional foods of New Mexico. $80, 10 am, 505-983-4688,

Bill Palmer Duel Brewing 1228 Parkway Dr

Rock/Americana/psychedelic music performed by Bill Palmer and Stephanie Hatfield. Free, 5–8 pm, 505-474-5301,

Cowgirl Brunch with Zenobia Cowgirl BBQ 319 S Guadalupe

Zenobia, a Grammy-nominated singer, Broadway actress, and former member of The Weather Girls, performs. Free, 12–3 pm, 505-982-2565,

Doug Montgomery Vanessie Santa Fe

Pianist and vocalist. Free, 6:30–9:30 pm, 505-984-1193,

Edith Makes a Paper Chain Cowgirl BBQ 319 S Guadalupe

Folk music. Free, 8–10:30 pm, 505-982-2565,

Free Range Ramblers The Palace Restaurant and Saloon 142 W Palace

Live performance by a group of musicians playing the bass, guitar, fiddle, mandolin, and banjo. Free, 4–6 pm, 505-428-0690,

Nacha Mendez El Farol 808 Canyon

Latin world music. Free, 6:30–9:30 pm, 505-983-9912,

Santa Fe Concert Band Father’s Day Concert Federal Park

Conductor Greg Heltman leads local, volunteer musicians in blues works, Cole Porter Broadway tunes, and more. Free, 2–3 pm,

June 16 monday Burritos Santa Fe School of Cooking 125 S Guadalupe

A hands-on class that teaches you how to prepare three different versions of burritos. $98, 10 am, 505-983-4688,

Cowgirl Karaoke Cowgirl BBQ 319 S Guadalupe

Karaoke hosted by Michele Leidig. Free, 8–11 pm, 505-982-2565, 10

June 18: Anthony Leon & The Chain


Metta Refuge Council Upaya Zen Center 1404 Cerro Gordo

A gathering for people who are struggling with loss in its various forms and an opportunity for the sharing of life experiences in a setting of compassion and confidentiality. Led by Susan Benjamin. 9:45 am –12:05 pm, 505-986-8518,

Doug Montgomery Vanessie Santa Fe

Argentine Tango Milonga El Mesón 213 Washington

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

Bob Finnie Vanessie Santa Fe 427 W Water

Pianist and vocalist. Free, 6:30–9:30 pm, 505-984-1193,

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

A 16-piece, 1940s-style big band with vocalist Joan Kessler. Free, 7–9 pm, 505-983-9817,

Great American Song Book works plus pop from the 1960s and ’70s. Free, 8 pm, 505-984-1193,

Tiho Dimitrov El Farol 808 Canyon

Canyon Road Blues Jam El Farol 808 Canyon

A combination of blues, rock, and pop music. See profile on page 28. Free, 8–11 pm, 505-983-9912,

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

Geocache & High Ropes Santa Fe Community College 6401 Richards

Pianist and vocalist. Free, 6–8 pm, 505-984-1193,

A class that focuses on scavenger hunts, orienteering, and geocaching on SFCC’s campus. $250, 9 am–4 pm, 505-428-1676,

June 17 tuesday Arts Alive! Museum of Indian Arts & Culture 710 Camino Lejo

A pottery workshop for all ages. Free, 10 am–2 pm, 505-476-1272,

The Great Flood Jean Cocteau Theater 418 Montezuma

A presentation (as part of the Ex-Docs Series) of the documentary The Great Flood, a collaboration between filmmaker and multimedia artist Bill Morrison and guitarist and composer Bill Frisell. The film is inspired by the Mississippi River flood of 1927. 8–9:30 pm,

Doug Montgomery Vanessie Santa Fe

Rodney Crowell The Lensic Performing Arts Center 211 W San Francisco

Grammy Award–winning country musician Rodney Crowell performs. See profile on page 13. $35–$45, 7:30 pm, 505-988-1234,

Wait for What? Cowgirl BBQ 319 S Guadalupe

Folk/rock duo. Free, 8–10:30 pm, 505-982-2565,

June 18 wednesday Let’s Take a Look Museum of Indian Arts & Culture 710 Camino Lejo

Curators identify and discuss museumgoers’ personal treasures. Free, 12–2 pm, 505-476-1272,

3237 Rodeo Ex-Docs Series Jean Cocteau Cinema 418 Montezuma

An evening of experimental documentary shorts, including The Sea [Is Still] Around Us, The One Up Fever, Gaza Airport, The Sun Comes Out at Night, and more. 9–10:30 pm, 505-466-5528,

Rellenos Santa Fe School of Cooking 125 S Guadalupe

A hands-on class that teaches you how to prepare four different types of chiles rellenos. Limited to 16 people. $98, 10 am, 505-983-4688,

Alex Maryol The Palace Restaurant and Saloon 142 W Palace

Indies, blues, and rock. Free, 8:30–10:30 pm, 505-428-0690,

Alice Wallace Cowgirl BBQ 319 S Guadalupe

Singer/songwriter. Free, 8–10:30 pm, 505-982-2565,

Anthony Leon & The Chain Duel Brewing 1228 Parkway Dr

A blend of country, rock, and Americana music. The group melds traditional and modern music with dynamic stage performances. Free, 7–10 pm, 505474-5301,

Bob Finnie Vanessie Santa Fe 427 W Water

Great American Song Book works plus pop from the 1960s and ’70s. Free, 6:30–9 pm, 505-984-1193,

Joaquin Gallegos El Mesón 213 Washington

Flamenco guitar. Free, 7–9 pm, 505-983-6756,

John Kurzweg El Farol 808 Canyon

Multiplatinum record producer John Kurzweg performs his own brand of original rock and covers of classics. Free, 8–11 pm, 505-983-9912,

Karaoke Night Junction 530 S Guadalupe

Free, 10 pm–1 am, 505-988-7222,

Rodeo de Santa Fe Rodeo de Santa Fe Arena

Enjoy bull riding, saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, barrel racing, and more. This is a rain or shine event. See profile on page 16, $10–$148, 5 pm, through June 21, 505-920-8444,

Music on the Hill St. John’s College 1160 Camino de Cruz Blanca

Free jazz concerts on St. John’s athletic field. Parking available at Museum Hill, with free shuttle running between 5 and 9 pm. Parking also at Rio Grande School, Santa Fe Prep, and a portion of IHM Retreat and Conference Center. Food and drink available for purchase from Walter Burke Catering on the field. Concertgoers may also bring their own picnics. Free, 6–8 pm, 505984-6199,

Ongoing Farmers Market Santa Fe Railyard 1607 Paseo de Peralta

Fresh produce from local vendors. Free, Saturdays 7 am–12 pm, Tuesdays, 8 am–1 pm, 505-983-4098,

Irene Kung & Desert Montessori School Benefit Chiaroscuro Fine Art 702 ½ Canyon

Seven new works by Swiss photographer Irene Kung are presented alongside a special fundraiser for the Santa Fe Desert Montessori School, which features glass sculptures made at Bullseye Glass Santa Fe Resource Center. Free, through June 14, 505-992-0387,

Van Chu + Cy DeCosse VERVE Gallery of Photography 219 E Marcy

Van Chu’s work incorporates water, calligrapher’s ink, and acrylic with modern technological processes, while Cy DeCosse uses a platinum process to capture the subtle delicacy of night-blooming flowers. Free, through June 14, 505-982-5009,

Biodiversity and Human Impact on the Environment Tansey Gallery 652 Canyon

Multimedia group exhibition. Free, through June 17, 505-995-8513,

Sculptural Forms in Glass Winterowd Fine Art 701 Canyon

Group exhibition of glass art. Free, through June 19, 505-992-8878,

A Day in the Life Zane Bennett Contemporary Art 435 S Guadalupe

Works by Holly Roberts. Free, through June 21, 505-982-8111,

Barbara Meikle: In the Company of Color Barbara Meikle Fine Art 236 Delgado

Energy, texture, and intense hues are some of the elements New Mexico native Barbara Meikle employs in her impressionistic paintings. Free, through June 23, 505-992-0400,

Beyond the Horizon ViVO Contemporary 725 Canyon

All 12 of ViVO Contemporary’s represented artists present their visions of the Southwest—directly and indirectly—through a variety of materials and genres. Free, through June 24, 505-982-1320,

Signe Stuart: Continuum William Siegal Gallery 540 S Guadalupe

Latest works in Signe Stuart's decades-long career. Free, through June 24, 505-820-7733,

Lynn Boggess EVOKE Contemporary 550 S Guadalupe

See preview on page 23. Free, through June 25, 505-995-9902,

New Mexico Vision Manitou Galleries 123 W Palace

Work by three native New Mexican artists. See preview on page 19. Free, through June 25, ongoing,

A Pond Reflection Mark White Fine Art 414 Canyon

See preview on page 23. Free, through June 30, 505-982-2073,

Poems and More Charlotte Jackson Fine Art 554 S Guadalupe

Work by painter Joan Watts. Free, through June 30, 505-989-8688,

Richard Tashjian Paintings, Old and New Art Exchange Gallery 60 E San Francisco

Paintings by Richard Tashjian from 1980s to present. Free, through June 30, 505-603-4485,

Glenorchy Opening Gerald Peters Gallery 1011 Paseo de Peralta

Paintings of Glenorchy, New Zealand by Mike Glier. Free, through July 5, 505-954-5700, June 12, 2014



home and studio. $8, through September 21, 575-758-2960,

Animales Marigold Arts 424 Canyon

Watercolor paintings by Ruth Tatter and oil paintings by Janice Griffin. Free, through July 10, 505-982-4142,

Local Color: Judy Chicago in New Mexico New Mexico Museum of Art 107 W Palace

Down the Rabbit Hole Eggman & Walrus 130 W Palace

An exhibition of Judy Chicago’s large-scale projects and smaller-scale personal artworks opens to the public in honor of the artist’s 75th birthday. $6–$9, 10 am–5 pm, through October 12, 505-476-5072,

Installation with Sandra Butler, Jeff Madeen, and Joan Levine Russell, with special guests. Free, through July 12, 505-660-0048,

Pottery of the Western Pueblos: Acoma, Laguna, and Zuni Adobe Gallery 221 Canyon

A selection of traditional pottery pieces. Free, through July 12, 505-955-0550,

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

Ongoing: Calais at DR Contemporary

Richard Tuschman: Hopper Meditations photo-eye Gallery 541 S Guadalupe

Photo-eye Gallery hosts an exhibition of works by photographer Richard Tuschman, who is inspired by the painter Edward Hopper. Free, through July 19, 505-988-5150,

Into the Moonlight Bindle Stick Studio 616 ½ B Canyon

Museum of International Folk Art 706 Camino Lejo

An exhibition of traditional kites from various regions of Japan explores cultural, historic, and artistic perspectives of kite making and kite flying. Also features kite-making workshops and kite flying on the plaza at Museum Hill. $6–$9, through July 27, 505-982-4636,

Brandywine Workshop Collection Museum of Contemporary Native Arts 108 Cathedral

A new series of narrative works by Jeffrey Schweitzer. Free, through July, 917-679-8080,

A collection of works by indigenous artists, donated by The Brandywine Workshop (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) opens to the public. $10 (kids free), Monday-Saturday 10 am-5 pm (closed Tuesday), through July 31, 888-922-IAIA,

Calais DR Contemporary Lincoln and Marcy

Shan Goshorn: We Hold These Truths Museum of Contemporary Native Arts 108 Cathedral

New contemporary paintings by David Rothermel. Free, ongoing, 575-642-4981,

Northern New Mexico Landscapes Manitou Galleries 225 Canyon A group show of landscape paintings. Free, ongoing, 505-986-9833,

Wings: A Context GF Contemporary 707 Canyon

Works related to the word wings. Free, ongoing, 505-983-3707,

Southwestern Allure: The Art of the Santa Fe Art Colony New Mexico Museum of Art 107 W Palace

The best of groundbreaking artwork from Santa Fe’s formative artistic years of approximately 1915 to 1940. $6–$9 (kids free), through July 27, 505-476-5072,

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Shan Goshorn’s exhibit of contemporary paper baskets, inspired by traditional Cherokee baskets, opens in the museum’s North Gallery. Goshorn’s work incorporates Native American themes such as treaties, laws, and land allotments, and offers “an opportunity to re-interpret penned history.” $10 (kids free), Monday-Saturday 10 am–5 pm (closed Tuesday), through July 31, 888-922-IAIA,

Georgia O’Keeffe and Ansel Adams: The Hawaii Pictures Georgia O’Keeffe Museum 217 Johnson

The first exhibition to feature artwork created in Hawaii by American modernists and friends Georgia O’Keeffe and Ansel Adams. $6–$12 (kids free), through September 14, 505-946-1000,

Intimate and International: The Art of Nicolai Fechin Taos Art Museum and Fechin House 227 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos

An exhibit of 25 paintings and 30 drawings by Nicolai Fechin—known for emotive, vivid, and idiosyncratic art—will be exhibited at the late artist’s Taos

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 2015, 505-476-5200,

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

The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture presents its extensive collection of Southwestern turquoise jewelry and educates on the geology, mining, and history of the stone. $6–$9, through May 2016, 505-467-1200,

Mabel Dodge Luhan & Company: American Moderns and the West The Harwood Museum of Art 238 Ledoux, Taos

Mabel Dodge Luhan (1879–1962) was a Taos icon and a political, social, and cultural visionary who collected modern works relevant to painting, photography, drama, psychology, radical politics, and social reform. $8–$10, through September 2016, 575-758-9826,

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

For more events happening around town, please visit the Santa Fean’s online calendar at

Rodney Crowell

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With its rising chords and Woody Guthrie–esque lyrics, “The Long Journey Home,” on Rodney Crowell’s new album Tarpaper Sky, plays like a baby boomer’s anthem to lost youth, impending old age, and (finally) acceptance. “We ran off chasing rainbows/’Neath the blue Montana sky/And we selfproclaimed our freedom with a roar,” Crowell sings. But the chorus counters that rebellion: “The simple life tastes sweeter now/You have no need to roam/Are you ready for the long journey home?” Look for Crowell to mix songs from Tarpaper Sky with old favorites at his June 17 show at the Lensic, where he’ll perform in an acoustic trio with guitarists Jedd Hughes and Will Kimbrough. Crowell says he’s been writing the songs on Tarpaper Sky for 20 years. “Frankie Please” recalls Emmylou Harris’s brilliant album Luxury Liner, with its swampy nods to the bayou and to Chuck Berry. As a member of Harris’s Hot Band—an all-star cast that would eventually help define the genre called Americana— Crowell was all over that record. You can find the band on YouTube, with Crowell singing harmony, strumming an acoustic, and sporting a righteous Afro behind Harris while country guitar legend Albert Lee rips through his patented staccato twanging Telecaster riffs. Harris obviously loved covering Crowell’s songs and helped popularize his talents.

the influential Grammy winner brings his acoustic act to the Lensic

Rodney Crowell

As a Grammy-winning singer-songwriter, Rodney Crowell has cut a wide swath through country music. Numerous mainstream and outlaw stars have covered his tunes.

The pair recorded a duet album last year, Old Yellow Moon, and Crowell says another one is in the works—a testimony to their enduring and fruitful professional relationship. word word As a Grammy-winning singer-songwriter, Crowell has cut a wideword swath through country music. Mainstream and outlaw have covered wordstarsword word his tunes, including Johnny Cash and daughter Roseanne Cash (who was married to Crowell for 13 years), Waylon Jennings, Oak Ridge wordtheword word Boys, Jerry Reed, Crystal Gayle, Alan Jackson, Keith Urban, Wynonna Judd, Lee Ann Womack, and Tim McGraw. When Bob Seger recorded word word word Crowell’s “Shame on the Moon” in 1981—remember that sweet modulation under the chorus?—a crossover popworddword audience discoveredword Crowell’s smart lyrics and swinging melodic touch. Rodney’s favorite word word word cover of one of his songs? Roger Daltrey’s unreleased “Ashes by Now.” Starting in the late 1980s, Crowell won wide popularity as a performer on his own. His 1988 Diamonds & Dirt LP spawned five no. 1 singles, and its fourth single, “After All This Time” nabbed the Grammy for Best Country Song in 1990. His next album, Keys to the Highway, produced two top-five hits., and in 2003 he was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. Tarpaper Sky puts all those songwriting chops on full display. It’s got cowboy, swing, rock, Cajun, and country tunes, all carried by Crowell’s clear, unaffected voice. The simple trio format at the Lensic promises to make for a magical musical evening. June 12, 2014



Seen Around

photographs by Adrian Wills

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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Rodeo de Santa Fe the annual tradition celebrates its 65th year

country to be on the roster. Last year’s rodeo drew more than 500 contestants, including world champion cowboys Taos Muncy, Trevor Brazile, and J. W. Harris. Festivities begin every evening at 6:30 pm with a Mutton Bustin’ contest, during which kids ride sheep and compete to stay astride the longest. Outside the arena, attendees can enjoy a carnival, concessions, and a beer garden, and further entertainment is provided back in the arena by Slim Garner, a rodeo clown from Kansas with 15 years’ worth of experience under his belt. Before any of the competitions get underway, however, Rodeo de Santa Fe kicks off with a parade at 11 am on Saturday, June 14. Colorful floats make their way down Bishop’s Lodge Road toward the Plaza before heading north on Old Taos Highway to the parade’s staging area on Murales Road. “Over the four nights, Rodeo de Santa Fe usually draws about 10,000 audience members,” says marketing consultant Michele Daae. Friday and Saturday nights are the most popular, she notes, and on Saturday, June 21, 21-year-old Miriah Borrego Gonzales will be crowned the 2014 Rodeo Queen. For more information, visit


Rain or shine, every summer Rodeo de Santa Fe, now in its 65th year, presents an exciting lineup of events like bull riding, bareback bronc riding, barrel racing, steer wrestling, and individual and team roping. This year the action, which takes place at the Rodeo Grounds on Rodeo Road, is being held from June 18 through June 21. Rodeo de Santa Fe is part of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association’s circuit of rodeos. PRCA sanctions rodeos in 37 states and three Canadian provinces. Cowboys earn points at Rodeo de Santa Fe that count at the organization’s championship event, the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas, Nevada. While Rodeo de Santa Fe’s organizers don’t know who will be competing until the night before an event, they expect some of the top rodeo athletes in the


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eating+ drinking


super bowl

Nothing warms the cockles of your heart (and belly) like a steaming bowl of rich, flavorsome broth gussied up with a trove of tasty trimmings. Santa Fean foodies and fans of ethnic cooking were delighted last year when Albuquerque’s Talin Market opened a satellite location in Santa Fe’s burgeoning Luna district. The store is jam-packed with ingredients from around the globe, and many sophisticated shoppers find their way into the cozy Talin Ramen Bar and to the sumptuous broths that are served up from behind a no-frills but welcoming counter. After you select the types of broth and noodles you want, you then choose from an abundance of toppings. Forget any “less is more” approach, and instead bulk up your broth with simple goodies like bok choy, avocado, bean sprouts, chili, and scallions, or opt for more exotic fare like kimchi, tempura fish cakes, barbecue pork, and beef meatballs. Add a few dashes of the Shichimi Togarashi Japanese Mixed Chili Pepper, and soup’s on!—John Vollertsen Talin Ramen Bar, 505 Cerrillos, NOW


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how sweet it is naturally delicious food at

Sweetwater Harvest Kitchen by Karen Schuld





Owners Soma Franks and Fiona Wong aim to offer what they call a “food sanctuary.”


High-quality, locally sourced ingredients define the eating and drinking experience at Sweetwater Harvest Kitchen, located in Pacheco Park. Owners Soma Franks and Fiona Wong aim to offer what they call a “food sanctuary” by providing natural, organic foods and supporting sustainable farming practices. The menu features an assortment of regional and global cuisines, and the restaurant has formal waiter service during dinner and casual counter service during breakfast and lunch. Top-notch dinner specialties include garden lasagna, Indonesian vegetable curry, fish tacos with Moroccan sauce, and a succulent duck quesadilla with cherry salsa. For lunch, choose from sesame soba noodles with kale, a lamb burger with jalapeño mint chutney, mole enchiladas with toasted ancho chiles and ginger, and a Green Goddess Salad. A selection of organic wines and craft brews are available on tap, in addition to drinks like hibiscus iced tea and raw coconut nectar, which are made daily. Wednesday night is Thai Night, during which guest chef Kimnath Nou creates a number of authentic Southeast Asian dishes with her aromatic and freshly ground and pounded spice-and-herb combinations. Everything from her lemongrass-infused ground-pork lettuce wrap to her sprout-garnished pad Thai is a savory, beautifully presented treat.. On Fridays, classical guitarist Tito performs live, while on Saturdays John Serkin plays Hawaiian slack-key guitar. For more information, visit  

Three native New Mexican artists— two painters and a woodworker—join forces to express the spirit of the Land of Enchantment in Manitou Galleries’ show New Mexico Vision (123 W Palace,, through June 25). Arthur Lopez, a santero, creates awardwinning bultos prized by Spanish Market attendees and collectors. Alvin Gill-Tapia’s sturdy architectural forms are rendered in vibrant high desert hues. And Miguel Martinez’s iconic Hispanic female figures are, as he puts it, “upright, strong yet gentle, proud of who they are.”—Eve Tolpa


openings | reviews | artists

Alvin Gill-Tapia, Ranchos de Taos III, acrylic on board, 37 x 37"

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playing with fire a new show featuring two ceramic artists opens at Santa Fe Clay b y E m i ly Va n C l ev e

Bonnie Lynch, Cocoon Vessel, saggar-fired clay, 15 x 16 x 14"

Serendipity plays a large role in the creation process for ceramic artists Bonnie Lynch and Mary Roehm, who are showing their work together in an exhibition called Finished with Fire at Santa Fe Clay. “I don’t know how the work will come out until I open the door to the kiln,” says Roehm, who works with porcelain. “I love this—the fact that it’s out of my control, so to speak.” Lynch notes. “I can’t control the markings on the vessels during the pit-firing,” she adds. “They may be black, gray, or brown. It’s up to the fire as to what happens to the pieces. I love the unpredictability.” Finished with Fire contains approximately 20 vessels that represent the artists’ passion for exploring the infinite possibilities of working with ceramic forms. Lynch is inspired by the landscapes that surround her studios in Santa Fe and West Texas. She pit-fires her smaller pieces on her Texas family ranch and fires her larger pieces in a gas kiln at her New Mexico home. Her process involves weeks of coil-building thin-walled vessels that can be small enough to fit in your hand or stand up to two feet tall. Roehm, who lives in Vermont, throws a number of vessels and then cuts them up so that she can reassemble them into new ones. “The final objects are vessels that reflect the human condition,” Roehm says. “They’re a blend of the perfect and the imperfect.” Bonnie Lynch and Mary Roehm: Finished with Fire, Santa Fe Clay, 545 Camino de la Familia,, June 13–August 2, reception June 13, 5–7 pm


Laurin McCracken the watercolorist brings a new dimension to everyday objects



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The colors in Laurin McCracken’s paintings are so rich and vibrant, the forms so detailed, that most viewers are astonished to discover the works are created with watercolors. “I love the process of working with watercolors,” says the Mississippi native, who lives in Texas. “I felt an affinity for them right from the beginning. It’s as if I was born to paint with watercolors.” McCracken’s new solo exhibition at Greenberg Fine Art, called Visual Abundance, features more than a dozen watercolor paintings, the majority of which are still lifes of objects like apples, pears, glassware, and flowers. “The still life artworks of the 16th- and 17th-century Dutch and Flemish painters

Silver and Crystal with Magnolia on Linen, watercolor on archival paper, 20 x 26"

2 Red 1 Yellow, watercolor on archival paper, 13 x 19"

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Egg Cups and Tulip, watercolor on archival paper,12 x 19"

“What I’m trying to do through my art is help people see everyday things in a new light,” says painter Laurin McCracken.

have inspired me,” McCracken says. “[Those artists] painted everyday things, what was on the kitchen table. I do the same thing, using Dutch lighting and strong shadows, but I add a modern twist. I’ll put apples on aluminum foil,” he adds. Now 72 years old, the awardwinning artist had a long career as an architect and as a marketing executive before turning to painting at age 60. He took two six-week classes that offered instruction on the basics of painting with watercolors and then taught himself everything else he needed to know. His first paintings were of magnolias, and other subjects quickly followed. “I see textures, highlights, and reflections in objects that I think other people may not see,” he says. “What I’m trying to do through my art is help people see everyday things in a new light.” Laurin McCracken: Visual Abundance, Greenberg Fine Art, 205 Canyon,, June 13–June 23, reception June 13, 5–7 pm

June 12, 2014



CENTER: The Curve Center for Contemporary Arts Muñoz Waxman Gallery 1050 Old Pecos Trail June 14, 12–5 pm Photographs by the winners of CENTER’s 19th annual International Awards will be on display. Entries came from 43 countries, and the winners receive a cash grant, exhibitions, admittance to the Review Santa Fe Photo Festival (an international conference and exhibition series held June 27–June 29), and more. MATT SUHRE

opening art receptions New Media Transforms Tradition Zane Bennett Contemporary Art 435 S Guadalupe, June 13–July 19, reception June 13, 5–7 pm This group show, held in conjunction with CURRENTS, the Santa Fe International New Media Festival, features works by multiple artists in various mediums, including projection installations by Astrid Toha, light installations by collaborators Esteban Garcia and Max Carlson, projected animations by Jeremy Rotsztain, and more.

McCreery Jordan, Intrepid, clay for future bronze, 20 x 35"

Esteban Garcia and Max Carlson, Max, light installation, wood, polypropylene, LED strips, wiring I/O board, 58 x 38 x 4"

Bettina Raphael: Of Land and Light Silver Sun 656 Canyon, June 13–July 2, reception 5–7 pm Bettina Raphael, who’s worked in Santa Fe as an art conservator for the last three decades, presents watercolors that celebrate her love of New Mexico’s landscape. In a statement, Raphael has said that she’s drawn to watercolor because of “the immediacy and looseness it offers,” and she identifies herself as “a colorist by instinct,” adding that “the palette is central to my expression and a source of much joy.” Bettina Raphael, Heading West, watercolor on paper, 7 x 10" 22

Portfolio viewing at Review Santa Fe Photo Festival

Gallery Opening McCreery Jordan Fine Art 924 Paseo de Peralta Reception June 13, 5–8 pm Award-winning local artist McCreery Jordan, who’s lived in Santa Fe since 1993, opens her eponymous gallery by showcasing a number of her raven paintings and sculptures. Jordan works in numerous mediums, including oil, acrylic, bronze, and encaustic, and says that the nature of her work “is meant to echo my fascination with the passage of time, our journey through it, and the complex and fragile layers of our existence.”

Lynn Boggess: Solitude EVOKE Contemporary 550 S Guadalupe, Through June 25 This solo exhibition features plein air paintings—created using only trowels—by acclaimed landscape artist Lynn Boggess.

Katherine Chang Liu, The Flamboyant Flight of Seeds #2, mixed media on panel, 16 x 10"



Lynn Boggess, 16 April 2014, oil on canvas, 15 x 30"

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Katherine Chang Liu “Whenever I start a painting, I start out with some words,” says Southern Californian artist Katherine Chang Liu. “I title my work before I paint; it helps to focus my efforts for the piece.” Often Liu’s ideas for her mixed-media work, which incorporates painting, collage, and drawing, are related to her background in science; Liu has a master’s degree in biological and nutritional sciences from UC Berkeley (“Not in art,” she says). Her free-associative abstract pieces have been inspired by everything from the books of Renaissance man Lewis Thomas to a bird skeleton found at the Santa Fe Flea Market. They can be found in collections worldwide and at Chiaroscuro Contemporary Art on Canyon Road.—ET Chiaroscuro Contemporary Art,

One Year in Art Ellsworth Gallery 215 E Palace Through July 16 Guest and gallery artists show new works in honor of Ellsworth Gallery’s one-year anniversary. Internationally renowned artists showing their work in New Mexico for the first time include Carlos Motta, Fanny Sanín, and Tamango. Fanny Sanín, Print No. 1, 2012, silkscreen on paper, 34 x 27"

Mark White: A Pond Reflection Mark White Fine Art 414 Canyon, Through June 30 Anyone who’s ever walked down Canyon Road past Mark White’s eponymous gallery will have undoubtedly noticed his kinetic outdoor sculptures, with their mesmerizing mottled patinas and counter-revolving pieces. In addition to being a sculptor, White, who hails from Illinois and studied sociology and art, is also a painter. He says the commonality in his work is the fourth dimension—what he defines as “movement: real and implied.” In addition, “there seems to be an ongoing dialectic between the world I see as sculpted and the world I see as painted,” he notes. “In my Reflection series of paintings, I’m fascinated by the surface of water that is both transparent and reflective [as well as] constantly in motion.”—ET Mark White, Cypress Lily II, oil on panel, 48 x 48"

June 12, 2014





Unknown Acoma Pueblo artist, Olla, ca. 1890s, clay and pigment, 11 x 13"

Pottery of the Western Pueblos: Acoma, Laguna, and Zuni Adobe Gallery, 221 Canyon Through July 12 New Mexico’s Acoma, Laguna, and Zuni Word word Pueblos are renowned for the beauty and craftsmanship of their pottery, and while the first two, being close geographically, produce pots with a shared aesthetic, the designs from Zuni, at the far western edge of the state, are sui generis. Adobe Gallery, which specializes in Native Art, presents a selection of traditional pieces ranging from water jars and dough bowls to canteens and storage vessels.—ET Tomasz Kopera: Eternity Chalk Farm Gallery 729 Canyon Ongoing Polish-born painter Tomasz Kopera, who’s lived in Ireland since 2005, is known for his masterful use of color, attention to detail, and striking subject matter. Eternity showcases a number of his oil-oncanvas paintings as well as limited-edition giclées.

John Connell: A Mind to Obey Nature David Richard Gallery 544 S Guadalupe Through July 12 A selection of works—painting, drawings, sculptures, and collages—by John Connell (1940–2009) are on view during the widely collected artist’s first solo exhibition at David Richard Gallery, held in conjunction with a show at the Harwood Museum of Art in Taos.

John Connell, Buddha Man with Staff, iron oxide and pigments on paper, 17 x 14"

Tomasz Kopera, Soul Connection, fine art canvas giclée, 28 x 20"

Mike Glier: Glenorchy Gerald Peters Gallery 1011 Paseo de Peralta, through July 5 Glenorchy, the setting for Jane Campion’s Golden Globe– and Emmy Award–winning TV series Top of the Lake, is a small town in New Zealand’s South Island known for its walking trails. Mike Glier captures the region with a series of paintings, both smaller plein air pieces and larger studio compositions. The artist was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1996 and has pieces in institutions like New York’s Museum of Modern Art and the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C.—ET Mike Glier, February 16, 2012: Rees Valley, Glenorchy, New Zealand, 74º F, oil on aluminum panel, 24 x 30" 24

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by Phil Parker

power to the purple radiant orchid reigns as color of the year

The design world started buzzing when color-matching authority Pantone announced its official color for 2014. A mix of pink and purple that’s kicky and yet somehow also soothing, Radiant Orchid isn’t for everyone, but savvy designers and homeowners are using it to creatively invigorate their favorite spaces. How would you add a splash of the Color of the Year to your home?

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Decorline Nerida Purple Floral Silhouette Wallpaper No doubt about it: This designer wallpaper begs to be noticed. Perfect for perking up a small space or accent wall, the vibrant floral pattern combines classic design with a most contemporary color. Starting at $55, Sherwin-Williams

Artecnica Starlightz Radiant orchid–hued light makes for a unique accent in any room, brightening and beautifying at the same time. Made from bleached paper, each star comes with a 15-foot cord and swag hooks. $39, Design Warehouse

Le Creuset Enameled Cast Iron Cookware Famous for its quality and durability, Le Creuset’s cookware also sports vibrant, fun colors, including a luscious purple called Cassis. It’s a hue as mouth-watering as the dishes you’ll prepare in it. Starting at $90, Las Cosas Kitchen Shoppe, 26

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Falcons aren’t often seen in New Mexico, especially in towns and cities. But America’s smallest falcon, the kestrel, can be found not only near people but also throughout the state, in every habitat. Often misnamed as the sparrow hawk, the American kestrel has a falcon’s long pointed wings. This small, brightly colored bird (its beautiful feathers are blue, rust, black, and white) is one of six species of falcons found in our state. While some falcons can grow to two feet, the kestrel is only about 7–8 inches in length, with a wingspan of 19–23 inches. Kestrels can commonly be seen hunting from power lines or tree branches, tails bobbing as they overlook open land in search of prey. Kestrels, unlike most falcons, make welcomed backyard visitors because they’re not a significant threat to other birds, preferring to feed on insects (especially grasshoppers) and certain mammals like mice, lizards, and small snakes. (Think of them as your personal pest-control program.) An interesting characteristic of this falcon is its unusual ability to literally hang in the air, hovering, while looking down for prey. Mouse urine is ultraviolet; the little falcon uses its acute eight-power vision to detect UV light while it simply hangs in wait for the mouse to make a move. Kestrel nests are most frequently found in tree cavities from woodpecker holes, cliffs, and even old buildings, but you can encourage kestrel breeding by installing and monitoring a nesting box in your own backyard. In fact, the American Kestrel Partnership program is

by Tom Smylie seeking volunteer citizen scientists of all ages to assist with groundbreaking research in their effort to understand why this common falcon is in decline over much of its range. Learn how to build a nesting box (a great project for your favorite Boy Scout) and how to become a citizen scientist by contacting the Peregrine Fund at Tom Smylie is a retired wildlife biologist affiliated with the World Center for Birds of Prey. Kestrel nesting boxes encourage breeding of these beautiful falcons and entice them to visit open backyards.


List price: $1.150 million Contact: Joshua Maes, Sotheby’s, 505-231-4046,

build a backyard home for the colorful, compact American kestrel


Located close to the Santa Fe Opera, this palatial home on 1.84 acres in the Sangre de Cristo Estates has several large patios and portals offering sweeping mountain views. The customcrafted residence is replete with special features like a foyer with inlaid marble flooring, a gourmet kitchen with a granite island, a wine cellar adjacent to a pantry, and a high-ceilinged bonus room with a fountain and a kiva fireplace. The master suite has two walk-in closets, a double-entry shower, a jetted tub, a fireplace, and an office area. Behind the guesthouse, which includes a full kitchen, is a chapel with north- and east-facing windows. Parking is available in the three-car garage.


June 12, 2014



Tiho Dimitrov Every Monday night, Tiho Dimitrov channels Eric Clapton, Robert Clay, and Carlos Santana at El Farol on Canyon Road. The Bulgarian-born, Santa Fe–raised guitarist, who won the Best Blues Guitar Player Award for New Mexico in the Ernie Ball Guitar Center’s 2012 Battle of the Blues competition and was recently recognized (for the second time) as the best in the blues genre by the New Mexico Music Awards, gets the crowds going with his electric guitar–playing and rockin’, dancefriendly sound. “I like the blues, but I also like mixing it up with more contemporary music,” Dimitrov says. His first CD, which features all original work except one Clapton cover, will be released in mid-July. In addition to El Farol, you can catch Dimitrov performing at the Santa Fe Bandstand and on the Los Alamos Summer Concert Series. For more information, visit—Cristina Olds 28

Gabriella Marks

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(1) An acronym standing for Indigenous Fine Art Market, occurring August 21 through August 23, 2014, 10am to 5pm in the Santa Fe Railyard Arts District, Santa Fe, NM. (2) A celebration of Native art and the cultures that inspire it. (3) The newest, coolest market in town, not to be missed. Support Native Arts and Culture. Support Community. Support Positive.

June 12, 2014



Sean Wimberly Aspen Paths (505) 660-5966

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Santa Fean NOW June 12 2014 Digital Edition  

Santa Fean NOW June 12 2014 Digital Edition

Santa Fean NOW June 12 2014 Digital Edition  

Santa Fean NOW June 12 2014 Digital Edition