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Hands-on family art-making workshop Sunday, June 28 1:30 –3:30 pm Make sand casts of your hands for a family keepsake. “Earthen Architecture—Past, Present and Future” Saturday, July 25, 1–3 pm Jake Barrow, program director for Cornerstones Community Project; Tomasita Duran, executive director of Ohkay Owingeh Housing Authority; and earth artist Nicasio Romero of the Villanueva Valley. “Wars, Revolts, and Defining Collective Memory in the Context of the Great Pueblo Revolt” Friday, August 7, 6 pm Archaeologist and author Jason Shapiro.

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On June 11, a ribbon cutting was held to celebrate the grand opening of The Montecito Santa Fé, a new senior living facility on Rodeo Road.

“El Presidio de Santa Barbara: Its Founding, Heyday, Decline, and Rebirth” Friday, August 28, 6 pm Jarrell Jackman, executive director of the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation. All events free with admission. Sundays free to NM residents. Friday evenings free to all.


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Not surprisingly, this weekend has a plethora of activities, so varied, yet each one epitomizes life here in the City Different. If you aren’t aware of this already, the new media festival Currents continues at several venues in the Railyard. Be sure to get over to see this excellent exhibition before it closes on June 28. Another event you will want to see before it ends on the 28th is the Santa Fe Studio Tour. This is your chance to get into the studios and homes of some of our favorite local artists and see where the genius occurs. The studio says so much about the artists, the way they think and the way they work. The Buckaroo Ball and Rodeo de Santa Fe, both of which hark back to our Western cowboy roots, are here again. The Buckaroo Ball (Saturday, June 27 at 6 pm at Las Campanas Clubhouse) once again benefits several great causes in Santa Fe. Rodeo de Santa Fe (ending Saturday, June 27) is a genuine Old West-style, family-fun experience. Santa Fe does genuine very well. And finally, being one of the gay-friendliest cities in America, Santa Fe hosts the Gay Pride Parade and other happenings on Saturday in the Plaza. This wonderful event reaches beyond just the gay community and is a reminder to me of how accepting our community is. All of these major events this week connect with specific parts of our populace, yet have community-wide participation. And this is why Santa Fe is so special.

Learn more about the history of adobe construction and our own National Treasure, the Palace of the Governors, during Adobe Summer. Visit the Palace and take part in these great events.

CreativeMornings on “Action” Wednesday, August 12, 9 am Enjoy a light breakfast and talk by State Historic Preservation Officer Jeff Pappas.



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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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Friday could be your chance to put Santa Fe on the map—or get out of town forever. Wherever your path to stardom leads, it can start right here in the Santa Fe Railyard when the American Idol audition bus rolls into town. Grab some coffee, arrive early (you can start lining up at 6 am; registration is at 7 am), and sing your heart out. These auditions are for the 15th—and last—season of the storied show, so this is your final opportunity to make it big (from Santa Fe, anyway). Good luck to all.—Whitney Spivey

Incoming rodeo royalty will be crowned on Saturday evening.

Rodeo de Santa Fe

Bust!, June 26–27, Friday 7:30 pm, Saturday 2 pm and 7:30 pm, $15, Armory for the Arts, 1050 Old Pecos Trl,

Rodeo de Santa Fe, through June 27, 6:30 pm, $10–37, 3237 Rodeo, June 25–27.

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The women in Wise Fool New Mexico’s latest circus intensive are set to Bust! out of their comfort zones with two performances June 26–27. The six-week camp attracts women of all ages—this group of twodozen participants ranges from 16 to 62—to learn aerial trapeze, aerial tissue (silks), partner acrobatics, clowning, and stilt walking. Half are entirely new to the circus arts; half have some experience, either via classes or private lessons. Although they might initially feel out of their element, the participants quickly learn tricks and surprise themselves with their abilities. “You feel like you’re a champ at the circus arts,” attests Performance Director Jasmine Quinsier, who began as a student with Wise Fool 12 years ago. “I had no idea I could do these things until Wise Fool showed me how.” Bust! lessons culminate this weekend in a performance centered on the theme of water and transformations. Although held annually, each show is unique because it arises organically from the talents and boundaries of that year’s group members. “Often times we give them a challenge to perform in something that isn’t easy for them—an edge,” says Program Director Deirdre Morris. For Bust! participants, the experience extends beyond performance weekend. “People get stronger physically, and we find that strength in the body crosses over to the strength of the mind and the heart,” Morris says. “When we find that strength, it creates strength in other parts of our lives.”—Ashley M. Biggers

Santa Fe might have a smalltown feel, but the City Different hosts a bigtime rodeo—and has for the past 65 years. The tradition continues this weekend as the annual show brings to town some of the nation’s best cowgirls and boys, including world champions Taos Muncy, Trevor Brazile, and J. W. Harris. The Rodeo de Santa Fe is sanctioned by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, which means audience members are treated to a weekend of bull riding, bareback and saddle bronc riding, team roping, tie-down roping, steer wrestling, and barrel racing. As if that lineup isn’t exciting enough, each evening begins with mutton bustin’ (a. k. a. sheep riding for kids at least 4 years old and weighing less than 60 pounds). “Last year we had more than 500 contestants, but this year we’ve got around 670 contestants,” says organizer Jess Franks, a former rodeo bullfighter and clown. “We’ve also added a new event called the Miniature Brahma Bull Riding, which is for anyone 12 and younger. It’s the last event of each night.” Rodeo clown Slim Garner will keep the audience entertained between events, and folks should have no trouble hearing his commentary—a newly expanded sound system should alleviate audio problems that have previously plagued attendees sitting on the north side of the grounds. The action will feel closer than ever. —Emily Van Cleve

Warm up those vocal cords; American Idol auditions kick off Friday at 9 am.

American Idol auditions, June 26, 9 am–5 pm, free, Santa Fe Railyard, 740 Cerrillos,



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Santa Fe Pride 2015 Celebrating the diversity that makes this “the City Different,” Santa Fe Pride 2015 welcomes the LGBT community and friends to hit the streets and fly their flags this weekend. Presented by the Santa Fe Human Rights Alliance, which supports the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community through social action, this event is all about visibility via out-loud pride. Extravagantly decorated floats, exquisitely costumed walkers,

cyclists,. dogs, and a rainbow of personal expressions will be on display. The parade starts at the old PERA building parking lot across from the Capitol Building and meanders to the South Federal Plaza. After the parade, Mayor Javier Gonzales and the Gay Men’s Chorus open the festivities at the Santa Fe Plaza, followed by live entertainment by Sandy B. and Zhana Saunders, among other acts. The parties continue into the night at various venues, and include a comedy show featuring lesbian stand-up legend Cameron Esposito at Skylight.—Cristina Olds Santa Fe Pride Parade, free, 1 pm, PERA Parking Lot, Festival, 2–6 pm, Santa Fe Plaza, June 27,

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Jurassic World became the first film to gross $500 million worldwide during its opening weekend.

Presents Indominus Rex.” The mistake is not in the cloning of dinosaurs; it’s in getting too ambitious with the cloning and making a species nature never intended. Jurassic World, therefore, has utterly missed the point of its beloved source material. If the original concept is followed, this park could not exist; and there’s no way the hero could ride his motorcycle through the jungle while trained raptors sprint alongside him in formation. The stakes are tamped too far down when the dinosaurs are less dangerous. You couldn’t have survived in the open air with raptors in the original film, and you needed a Jeep to outrun the T-Rex. In Jurassic World, you don’t even need sensible shoes.—Phil Parker

Universal Pictures, Amblin Entertainment, Legendary Pictures

The raptors in Jurassic World are trained like dogs, and a woman wearing high heels outruns a T-Rex. For analysis, we return to rockstar Jurassic Park mathematician Ian Malcolm: “The lack of humility before nature that’s being displayed here, uh, staggers me.” Me too. Jurassic World is fun but it’s also very stupid; and that’s a shame, because of all the blockbuster franchises assaulting our senses this summer, this one ought to be smart. That Malcolm quote comes from the original Jurassic Park, directed by Steven Spielberg and released in a long-ago era (1993) when huge special effects weren’t ubiquitous. Spielberg clearly revered his dinosaurs as beautiful and dangerous wild animals; his classic had brains and heart, and he respected the science behind it. Malcolm says that chaos theory predicts certain failure when humans attempt to control something as powerful and unpredictable as cloned dinosaurs—which can’t possibly be controlled. They escape their pens, breed, hunt, kill, and expand their territory. Jurassic Park’s quick collapse in the original film proves him right. Yet Jurassic World would have us believe the park worked and has been expanding and improving, with 20,000 visitors per day and dinosaurs playing as nicely as imprisoned whales in Sea World. The action starts when a new dinosaur, made of different genes mixed together, springs itself and goes berserk. Revived dinosaurs This cloning misstep is and cross-cloning: karmically compounded What could go by attempts to sell wrong? The plot, says reviewer naming rights to the Phil Parker. new attraction. They’re thinking of calling it “Verizon Wireless

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July 1–August 30: Entreflamenco at The Lodge at Santa Fe

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June 25–July 1

June 25 thursday

Rock music with Don Curry, Pete Springer, and Ron Crowder. Free, 7:30–11 pm, 505-995-2363,

Opera Class Santa Fe School of Cooking, 125 N Guadalupe

Detroit Lightning Second Street Brewery at Second Street 1814 Second

A chef guides students through a new menu tailored for the Santa Fe Opera’s 2015 season. $98, 10 am, 505-983-4511,

Grateful Dead tribute band. Free, 6–9 pm, 505-982-3030,

Paella Party Santa Fe Culinary Academy 112 W San Francisco

Limelight Karaoke The Palace Restaurant and Saloon 142 W Palace

Chef Rocky Durham leads a cooking class on this popular Valencian dish. $75, 5:30–8:30 pm, 505-983-7445,

Karaoke with Michéle Leidig. Free, 10 pm–12 am, 505-428-0690,

Bob Finnie Vanessie Santa Fe, 427 W Water

Solo classical guitar. Free, 6–8 pm, 505-989-1166,

Piano music. Free, 7–10 pm, 505-984-1193,

C. S. Rockshow La Fonda on the Plaza, 100 E San Francisco

Marc Yaxley TerraCotta Wine Bistro, 304 Johnson

Rio El Mesón, 213 Washington

Acoustic Brazilian music. Free, 7–9 pm, 505-983-6756,

Sean Farley Cowgirl BBQ, 319 S Guadalupe

Blues influenced by funk, rock, and soul. Free, 8–11 pm, 505-982-2565,

The Saltanah Dancers Cleopatra Café (Southside location) 3482 Zafarano

Belly dancing performance. Free, 6:30–8:30 pm, 505-820-7381,

Vicente and Friends El Farol, 808 Canyon

Flamenco singing. Free, 8–11 pm, 505-983-9912,

Rodeo de Santa Fe Santa Fe Rodeo Grounds, 3237 Rodeo

See profile on page 4. $10–$37, 6:30–9:30 pm, 505-471-4300,

BenchWarmers 14: Back to Basics Santa Fe Playhouse, 142 E De Vargas June 25, 2015 NOW 7

Gallery 901, 708 Canyon

The city’s Arts Commission’s Community Gallery features 30 local artists ages 30 and younger. Free, reception 5–7 pm, 505-955-6705,

Last Friday Art Walk Railyard Arts District, 1607 Paseo de Peralta

Botanica LewAllen Galleries at the Railyard 1613 Paseo de Peralta

Work by jewelry artist Christine Norton. Free, 5–7 pm, through June 27, 505-780-8390,

Ten galleries and SITE Santa Fe stay open late. Free, 5–7 pm, 505-982-3373, christine Norotn

Santa Fe Studio Tour Santa Fe University of Art and Design 1600 St. Michael’s

June 26: Art Opening and Trunk Show at Gallery 901

A park bench is the set for six original works. 7:30 pm, $10–$20, 505-988-4262,

June 26 friday An Art Benefit Private residence, 3012 Monte Sereno

Hosted by MacGyver creator Lee Zlotoff, local artist Dayna Matlin premieres 25 paintings in her series: The Life of My Bipolar Brother Jason, Now Gone, to benefit The Life Link. Reservations required. Free (donations accepted), through June 28,

Art Opening and Trunk Show


Local artists open their studios to visitors; find info and a preview gallery at SFUAD. Free, 10 am–5 pm,

Restaurant Walk I Santa Fe School of Cooking, 125 N Guadalupe

Eat your way around town with stops at Agoyo Lounge, Eloisa, La Boca/Taberna, and Il Piatto. $115, 2 pm, 505-983-4511,

Tasty Tacos and Edgy Enchiladas Las Cosas Cooking School, 181 Paseo de Peralta A cooking class focused on traditional New Mexican specialties with a twist, such as Thai shrimp tacos. $85, 6–9 pm, 505-988-3394,

30 Under 30 Santa Fe Community Convention Center 201 W Marcy

See preview on page 26. Free, reception 5–7 pm, 505988-3250,

Cosmopolitan Color Contemporaries Ventana Fine Art, 400 Canyon

Work by John Axton and Jennifer Davenport. Free, reception 5–7 pm, 800-746-8815,

Darryl Dean and Rebecca Begay Sorrel Sky Gallery, 125 W Palace

Jewelry with Navajo and Japanese influences. Free, reception 5–7:30 pm, 505-501-6555,

Elemental William Siegal Gallery, 540 S Guadalupe

See preview on page 26. Free, reception 5–7 pm, 505820-3300,

Finding Color in the Land Silver Sun, 656 Canyon

Work by landscape artist Lee MacLeod. Free, reception 5–7 pm, 800-568-2036,

Fun and Games Giacobbe-Fritz Fine Art, 702 Canyon

See profile on page 23. Free, reception 5–7 pm,


Jewel Curtain David Richard Gallery, 544 S Guadalupe

New paintings by Stephen Westfall. Free, reception 5–7 pm, 505-983-9555,

Lands End Nuart Gallery, 670 Canyon

Work by John Tarahteeff. Free, reception 5–7 pm, 505-988-3888,

Linear Functions William Siegal Gallery, 540 S Guadalupe

An exhibition of new works by John Vokoun. Free, reception 5–7 pm, 505-820-3300,

Meditations on Looking and Seeing GVG Contemporary, 202 Canyon

New work in steel by Texan sculptor Jeffie Brewer. Free, reception 5–7 pm, 505-982-1494,

Pablo Antonio Milan The Signature Gallery, 102 E Water

See preview on page 21. Free, reception 4–9 pm, 505-983-1050,

Postapocalyptic Black David Richard Gallery, 544 S Guadalupe

New work by Gabriel J. Shuldiner. Free, reception 5–7 pm, 505-983-9555,

Rick Stevens Hunter Kirkland Contemporary, 200-B Canyon

Pastels and oil paintings from the Santa Fe-based artist. Free, reception 5–7 pm, 505-984-2111,

Seasons of Color Waxlander Gallery, 622 Canyon

Colorful landscapes by Marshall Noice. Free, reception 5–8 pm, 505-984-2202,

Stephen Buxton David Rothermel Contemporary 142 Lincoln, Ste 102

Work by Stephen Buxton. Free, reception 5–8 pm, 575-642-4981,

Stories James Kelly Contemporary 1611 Paseo de Peralta

Work by D. Arthur Wilson. Free, reception 5–8 pm, 505-820-1004,

Tom Berg Wade Wilson Art, 217 W Water

Work by the local artist, who is best known for his paintings of chairs. Free, reception 5–7 pm, 505-660-4393,

Visceral/Gravity Wheelhouse Art, 418 Montezuma

Rhythm and Blues: The Art and Color of Calligraphy New Mexico History Museum, 113 Lincoln

Learn how Italian master calligrapher Massimo Polello produces beautiful, imaginative scripts. Free, 6–7 pm, 505-476-5200,

Speaking in Color New Mexico Museum of Art, 107 W Palace

The collaborative duo of Steve Ford and David Forlano present a slide-show history of their 27 years at the forefront of American contemporary jewelry. Free, 5:30–6:30 pm, 505-476-5072,

Bob Finnie Vanessie Santa Fe, 427 W Water

Live piano music. Free, 8–10 pm, 505-984-1193,

C. S. Rockshow El Farol, 808 Canyon

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

David Geist Pranzo Italian Grill, 540 Montezuma

Live piano music. Free, 6–9 pm, 505-984-2645,

Don & Sal The Palace Restaurant and Saloon 142 W Palace

Classic country. Free, 4:30–7:30 pm, 505-428-0690,

Doug Montgomery Vanessie Santa Fe, 427 W Water

Live piano music. Free, 6–8 pm, 505-984-1193,

The High Road to Taos Manitou Galleries, 225 Canyon

Joe West and the Santa Fe Revue Cowgirl BBQ, 319 S Guadalupe

The Last Ice on Earth Philspace, 1410 Second

A tribute to the Ice-State Quellette, a fictitious expedition to the ends of the earth. Free, reception 5–8 pm, 505-983-7945,

Timing is Everything Art Gone Wild Gallery, 203-B Canyon


Work by Erik Gellert and Lauren Mantecon. Free, reception 6–8 pm, 505-919-9553,

Photography by Nic Nicosia. Free, reception 5–7 pm, 505-989-1601,

Plein air works by New Mexican artist Don Brackett. Free, reception 5–7:30 pm, 505-986-9833,


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

Ronald Roybal Hotel Santa Fe, 1501 Paseo de Peralta

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

Sierra La Fonda on the Plaza, 100 E San Francisco

Country, Spanish, and rock and roll. Free, 8–11 pm, 505-995-2363,



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June 26: Speaking in Color at the New Mexico Museum of Art

Invaders of the Heart 2015: Revolution James A. Little Theater, 1060 Cerrillos

Pomegranate Studios presents Ava Fleming, Eric Salazar, and the Mosaic Dance Company. $25, 7 pm, 505-986-6164,

June 27 saturday Bindy! Barbara Meikle Fine Art, 236 Delgado

Bindy the burro poses for a portrait by the gallerist. Bindy, known for his calmness, visits from the Equine Spirit Sanctuary in Ranchos de Taos. Free, 11am–2 pm. 505-992-0400,

Paint Moment Santa Fe Art Classes, 621 Old Santa Fe Trl

A guided painting class to inspire your inner artist. $49, 6–8 pm, 575-404-1801,

Outdoor Fine Art Show First National Bank on the Plaza Parking Lot 107 W San Francisco

The Alchemy Party Skylight, 139 W San Francisco

With DJs Dynamite Sol and Juicebox Ray. $7, 9 pm–12 am, 505-982-0775,

The Bus Tapes Second Street Brewery at the Railyard 1607 Paseo de Peralta

Folk rock. Free, 7–10 pm, 505-989-3278,

The Three Faces of Jazz El Mesón, 213 Washington

Members of the Santa Fe Society of Artists exhibit and sell their work. Free, 9 am–5:30 pm,

Santa Fe Artists Market Railyard Plaza, 1611 Paseo de Peralta

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

Santa Fe Studio Tour Santa Fe University of Art and Design 1600 St. Michael’s

Swinging jazz piano trio. Free, 7:30–10:30 pm, 505-983-6756,

Local artists open their studios to visitors; find info and a preview gallery at SFUAD. Free, 10 am–5 pm,

Vanilla Pop The Palace Restaurant and Saloon 142 W Palace

Workshops with Ava Fleming James A. Little Theater, 1060 Cerrillos

Everything from ’40s standards to ’80s classics. $7, 10 pm–1 am, 505-428-0690,

Ava Fleming hosts two classes: Creative Choreography (11 am–1 pm) and Finish It (2–4 pm). $40 each, $70 both, 505-986-6164,

Rodeo de Santa Fe Santa Fe Rodeo Grounds, 3237 Rodeo

Santa Fe alt-Pride Various locations

See profile on page 4. $10–$37, 6:30–9:30 pm, 505-471-4300,

American Idol Auditions Santa Fe Railyard, 740 Cerrillos See profile on page 4. Free, 9 am–5 pm,

BenchWarmers 14: Back to Basics Santa Fe Playhouse, 142 E De Vargas

A park bench is the set for six original works. 7:30 pm, $10–$20, 505-988-4262,

Bust! Armory for the Arts, 1050 Old Pecos Trl

See profile on page 4. $15, 2 pm and 7:30 pm, 10

A full slate of non-official LGBTQ events happening on the day of the Pride parade. Prices and times vary.

Santa Fe Pride Santa Fe Railyard Park,1611 Paseo de Peralta See profile on page 5. Free, 1 pm (parade), 2–6 pm (festival),

Auteurs 2015: Touch of Evil Center for Contemporary Art, 1050 Old Pecos Trl

CCA and St. John’s Film Institute present The Auteurs Film Series, with a screening of Orson Welles’s 1958 thriller. $7–$10, 11 am, 505-982-1338,

African Caribbean Vineyard Dinner Estrella Del Norte Vineyard, 106 N Shining Sun

Chef Ahmed Obo from Jambo Café presents a meal paired with wines from the vineyard. $95, 6:30 pm, 505-455-2826,

Brewery Tour Santa Fe Brewing Company, 35 Fire Pl

Free, 12 pm, 505-424-3333,

Buckaroo Ball Clubhouse at Las Campanas, 132 Clubhouse

The 21st annual event features live and silent auctions, a meal by Las Campanas chefs, a cash bar, and dancing. Proceeds benefit at-risk children in Santa Fe County. $150, 6 pm,

Cooking Class with Lois Ellen Frank Estrella Del Norte Vineyard, 106 N Shining Sun

A demonstration-style class that includes a threecourse luncheon. $125, 10 am–12:30 pm, 505-4552826,

Green Chile Workshop Santa Fe School of Cooking, 125 N Guadalupe

Learn how to handle chiles safely. $78, 2 pm, 505983-4511,

New Mexico Combination Plate Las Cosas Cooking School, 181 Paseo de Peralta Re-create the “combo plate” found in many restaurants, including chile con queso and sopaipillas. $85, 10 am–1 pm, 505-988-3394,

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,

Nubes Viajeras Art Shack, 2833 Hwy 14, Madrid

An exploration of Mexican magical realism by Jade Leyva and Armando Adrian López. Free, reception 4–7 pm, 505-660-2923,

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Anthony Leon & The Chain The Palace Restaurant and Saloon 142 W Palace

Country rock. $7, 10 pm–1 am, 505-428-0690,

Bill Hearne Trio Second Street Brewery at Second Street 1814 Second

Americana and honky-tonk. Free, 6–9 pm, 505-982-3030,

Bob Finnie Vanessie Santa Fe, 427 W Water

Live piano music. Free, 8–10 pm, 505-984-1193,

Dana Smith Upper Crust Pizza, 329 Old Santa Fe Trl Local singer/songwriter. Free, 6–9 pm, 505-982-0000,

David Geist Pranzo Italian Grill, 540 Montezuma

Live piano music. Free, 6–9 pm, 505-984-2645,

Don Curry The Palace Restaurant and Saloon 142 W Palace

Live guitar music. Free, 4:30–7:30 pm, 505-428-0690,

Doug Montgomery Vanessie Santa Fe, 427 W Water

Iconik Coffee Roasters 1600 Lena

Artwork, live poetry, a drag show, and music by DJ Rah Zel, Jessie Deluxe, and more. Cocktails by Susan’s Fine Wine and Spirits. Part of Santa Fe alt-Pride. $10, 4–7 pm, 505-428-0996,

The first annual event at two locations: DJs Guttermouth and King George at the Blue Rooster and DJ Oona at the Santa Fe Convention Center. $10 for one venue, $15 for both, 9 pm, 505-206-2318,

Ronald Roybal Hotel Santa Fe 1501 Paseo de Peralta

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

Sierra La Fonda on the Plaza 100 E San Francisco

Country, Spanish, and rock and roll. Free, 8–11 pm, 505-995-2363,

Flamenco Dinner Show El Farol, 808 Canyon

The Bus Tapes Cowgirl BBQ, 319 S Guadalupe

Half Broke Horses Cowgirl BBQ, 319 S Guadalupe

Exhibit Closes June 30th

Rockin’ Rooster Pride Party Blue Rooster, 101 W Marcy

Live piano music. Free, 6–8 pm, 505-984-1193,

Flamenco dinner show. $25, 6:30–9 pm, 505-983-9912,

100 Years of Pottery and Paintings from SAN ILDEFONSO Pueblo

221 Canyon Road, Santa Fe 505.955.0550

Folk rock. Free, 8:30–11:30 pm, 505-982-2565,

The Major Dudes El Farol, 808 Canyon

Honky-tonk and Americana. Free, 1–4 pm, 505-982-2565,

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

Jesus Bas Anasazi Restaurant, 113 Washington

Todd and the Fox Second Street Brewery at the Railyard 1607 Paseo de Peralta

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

MVIII Second Street Brewery at Second Street 1814 Second

Contemporary jazz. Free, 6–9 pm, 505-982-3030,

Nacha Mendez on the Patio La Casa Sena, 125 E Palace

Latin world music. Free, 12–2 pm, 505-988-9232,

Pat Malone Trio El Mesón, 213 Washington

Live jazz. $10, 7:30–10:30 pm, 505-983-6756,


Norteño folk rock. Free, 7–10 pm, 505-989-3278,

Community Day Santa Fe Botanical Garden at Museum Hill 715 Camino Lejo Free admission for New Mexico residents and students and free docent-led tours. 9 am–5 pm, 505-471-9103,

Rodeo de Santa Fe Santa Fe Rodeo Grounds, 3237 Rodeo

See profile on page 4. $10–$37, 6:30–9:30 pm, 505-471-4300,

BenchWarmers 14: Back to Basics Santa Fe Playhouse, 142 E De Vargas

A park bench is the set for six original works. 7:30 pm, $10–$20, 505-988-4262,

Bust! Armory for the Arts, 1050 Old Pecos Trl

See profile on page 4. $15, 2 pm and 7:30 pm,

Invaders of the Heart 2015: Revolution James A. Little Theater, 1060 Cerrillos

Pomegranate Studios presents Ava Fleming, Eric Salazar, and the Mosaic Dance Company. $25, 7 pm, 505-986-6164,

The Lulz Comedy Show Skylight, 138 W San Francisco

Meow Wolf and Skylight present LGBT comedian Cameron Esposito. $20, 8 pm,

June 28 sunday Artisan Market Farmers Market Pavilion, 1607 Paseo de Peralta

Artists, craftspeople, psychics, healers, live music, and food. Free, 10 am–4 pm, 505-983-4098,

Float: Paper and Marbling Workshop Center for Contemporary Arts, 1050 Old Pecos Trl Derek Chan teaches dye-marbling techniques and leads a walk-through of his exhibition, Mending the World Through a Dream. $20, 2–5 pm, 505-982-1338,

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Outdoor Fine Art Show First National Bank on the Plaza Parking Lot 107 W San Francisco

Members of the Santa Fe Society of Artists exhibit and sell their work. Free, 9 am–5:30 pm,

Sand-Cast Our Hands New Mexico History Museum, 113 Lincoln

A family-friendly sand-casting activity. Part of the museum’s Adobe Summer. Free, 1:30–3:30 pm, 505-476-5200,

Santa Fe Studio Tour Santa Fe University of Art and Design 1600 St. Michael’s

Local artists open their studios to visitors; find info and a preview gallery at SFUAD. Free, 10 am–5 pm,

Sunday Brunch Sweetwater Harvest Kitchen, 1512 Pacheco

Max Hatt and Edda Glass of Rio perform during brunch. Free, 11 am–1 pm, 505-795-7383,

The Leaves of Your Labor Modern General, 637 Cerrillos

A discussion about harvesting and post-harvesting techniques. Part of the Sunday Afternoons Fearless Vegetable Gardening series. $10, 2 pm, 505-930-5462,

Ragtime and vaudeville. Free, 1–4 pm, 505-989-3278,

Tone and The Major Dudes Evangelo’s, 200 W San Francisco Blues, rock, and R&B. $5, 8:30–11:30 pm, 505-982-9014.

Zenobia Cowgirl BBQ, 319 S Guadalupe

Live blues, R&B, and rock music during brunch. Free, 1–4 pm, 505-982-2565,

BenchWarmers 14: Back to Basics Santa Fe Playhouse, 142 E De Vargas

A simple park bench is utilized as the set for the six original works performed. 2 pm, $10–$20, 505-988-4262,

Closing Concert of Santa Fe Flute Immersion Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel 50 Mt. Carmel

The Santa Fe Flute Immersion program presents a closing concert. $5, 5:30 pm, 505-474-4513,

June 29 monday Tacos Santa Fe School of Cooking, 125 N Guadalupe

Personalize fillings, salsas, and garnishes in this cook-

ing class. $98, 10 am, 505-983-4511,

Cowgirl Karaoke Cowgirl BBQ, 319 S Guadalupe

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

Doug Montgomery Vanessie Santa Fe, 427 W Water

Live piano music. Free, 7–10 pm, 505-984-1193,

Hillary Smith & Co. El Farol, 808 Canyon

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

June 30 tuesday Red Chile Workshop Santa Fe School of Cooking, 125 N Guadalupe

Explore chiles’ unique culinary history and discover how to handle them safely in the kitchen. $78, 3 pm, 505-983-4511,

Tasty Summer Thai Las Cosas Cooking School, 181 Paseo de Peralta A cooking class that includes Thai beef salad, steamed Tamarind salmon, and ginger sorbet. $85,

Auteurs 2015: Touch of Evil Center for Contemporary Arts 1050 Old Pecos Trl

CCA and St. John’s Film Institute present The Auteurs Film Series, with a screening of Orson Welles’s 1958 thriller. $7–$10, 6 pm, 505-982-1338,

Megan Kimble Collected Works Bookstore, 202 Galisteo

See profile on page 14. Free, 3 pm, 505-988-4226,

Doug Montgomery Vanessie Santa Fe, 427 W Water

Live piano music. Free, 6:30–10:30 pm, 505-984-1193,

Nacha Mendez & Co. El Farol, 808 Canyon

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

Ramon Bermudez La Fonda on the Plaza, 100 E San Francisco Classical guitar music. Free, 6–8 pm, 505-995-2363,

Shiner’s Club Jazz Band Second Street Brewery at the Railyard 1607 Paseo de Peralta 12

Covering Santa Fe in a unique way.

6–9 pm, 505-988-3394,

Color Triangles Canyon Road Contemporary Art, 403 Canyon

Work by Kathy Beekman, Mark Horst, and Joy Richardson. A Summer of Color event. Free, reception 5–7 pm, 505-983-0433,

Argentine Tango Milonga El Mesón, 213 Washington

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

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

Americana and honky-tonk. Free, 7:30–11 pm, 505-995-2363,

Bob Finnie Vanessie Santa Fe, 427 W Water

Live piano music. Free, 8–10 pm, 505-984-1193,

Canyon Road Blues Jam El Farol, 808 Canyon

Blues, rock, and R&B. Free, 8:30 pm–12 am, 505-983-9912,

Doug Montgomery Vanessie Santa Fe, 427 W Water

Piano music. Free, 6–8 pm, 505-984-1193,

Pat Malone TerraCotta Wine Bistro, 304 Johnson

Solo/acoustic jazz guitar. Free, 6–8 pm, 505-9891166,

Zoltan Orkestrar Cowgirl BBQ, 319 S Guadalupe

High-energy circus swing and country. Free, 8–11 pm, 505-982-2565,

Track Night Santa Fe High School 2100 Yucca

An organized track workout for runners of all speeds. Free, 5:50 pm (slow runners), 6 pm (fast runners),


Plein Air Festival

July 1

Paint in the Land of Enchantment


Traditional New Mexican Santa Fe School of Cooking 125 N Guadalupe A cooking class focused on the traditional foods of New Mexico. $80, 10 am, 505-983-4511,

Kiss My Glass The William&Joseph Gallery, 727 Canyon

Bus Tapes La Fonda on the Plaza, 100 E San Francisco

Folk, R&B, and soul music. Free, 7:30–11 pm, 505-995-2363,

Ramon Bermudez Jr. TerraCotta Wine Bistro, 304 Johnson Latin and jazz guitar. Free, 6–8 pm, 505-989-1166,

Wednesday Night Karaoke Junction, 530 S Guadalupe

Entreflamenco The Lodge at Santa Fe, 744 Calle Mejia

Entreflamenco take to the stage with co-directors Antonio Granjero and Estefania Ramirez. Through August 30. $25–$50, 8 pm, 505-988-1234,

Ongoing courtesy cameron esposito


See profile on page 25. Free, reception 5–7 pm, 505-982-9404,

Hosted by Michéle Leidig. Free, 10 pm–1 am, 505-988-7222,

June 27: The Lulz Comedy Show at Skylight


Currents: Santa Fe International New Media Festival Various locations

Interactive and fine art video installations, multimedia performances, animation, digital dome programs, web based/app art forms, and more. Free, various times, through June 28,

One Hundred Years of Pottery and Paintings from San Ildefonso Pueblo Adobe Gallery, 221 Canyon

A collection of early 20th century paintings and pottery from the Northern New Mexico Pueblo of San Ildefonso. Free, through June 30, 505-955-0550,

Santa Fe Plein Air Exhibtion InArt Gallery, 219 Delgado

Plein air works on canvas and paper; presented by the Plein Air Painters of New Meixco. Free, through July 5,

Stephen Lang True West Santa Fe, 130 Lincoln, Ste F

Abstract black and white photography of crows, ravens, and horses. Free, through July 4,

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

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Unprocessed author Megan Kimble discusses her new book at Collected Works

“I understand that people are busy and have all sorts of reasons for eating what they eat,” Kimble says. “Instead of being like ‘this is what you should do,’ I asked ‘well, what can you do?’

Can a 26-year-old graduate student making less than $20,000 a year survive for a year on local, organic foods? “Yes,” is the short answer. Get the longer answer on June 28 when writer Megan Kimble comes to Collected Works to share her experience of eliminating processed foods from her diet. “The narrative of local foods is that they’re expensive,” says the author of Unprocessed: My City-Dwelling Year of Reclaiming Real Food, which went on sale this week. “I really wanted to broaden the conversation and show that that’s not true.” Tucson-based Kimble also makes arguments for the health and economic benefits of buying local and avoiding industrial food chains. Her claims are made through comprehensive research and personal experiences (such as milling wheat and slaughtering a sheep); the result is an informative, meaningful book that will change the way you shop for food, even if you don’t end up going 100 percent unprocessed. Collected Works is Kimble’s first book tour stop outside Arizona. “I’ve been to Santa Fe and loved it,” she says. “I’ll be there for two nights, so long enough to hang out and explore.” We hope she’ll take advantage of the city’s thriving local foods scene. In the meantime, Kimble took time away from her day job as an editor at Edible Baja Arizona to talk to Santa Fean Now about Unprocessed. How was living in the Southwest beneficial to eating unprocessed foods? In the Southwest, we’re lucky to have so much sunshine. My CSA—my community supported agriculture share—and farmers markets run year round. Had I been in a place like New York or Minnesota, I would have had to preserve more food on my own. I canned my own tomatoes, but I didn’t do it in a serious way because there’s a really rich local food culture in Tucson, and I was lucky to be able to tap into that. What was the most difficult part of your year unprocessed? Eating in social situations was hard simply because the social norms around food mean when you’re at a conference and they have white bread sandwiches, you just eat one. Opting out was awkward because it wasn’t an allergy thing—but that was part of the point for me. The comparison I use in my book is that I don’t smoke, and I don’t feel weird about saying, “No, I don’t smoke.” But some foods are just as detrimental to our health as cigarettes, so it needs to become easier to say, “No, I don’t eat stuff like that because it’s crap.” 14

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by Whitne y Spive y

Do you still eat unprocessed? I eat 85 or 90 percent unprocessed because I like the way it makes me feel, and the food is better. But now it’s nice to be able to partake in social eating—having cake for a birthday or pizza with colleagues. I also don’t really make my own bread anymore because I’m not a good baker. I’d rather use my money to support local bakeries. I’ve kept some of the day-to-day habits like making big pots of beans and grains to use in my lunches and dinners throughout the week. What are easy ways to cut down on processed food? The easiest thing to do is read the ingredient label on every food you buy. The simple act of knowing what’s in your food will make you buy a different food. Once you see what’s in [packaged] mac and cheese or salad dressing. . . Also, buying foods locally is a great way to save money. Farmers markets get a bad rep for being more expensive, but when you buy local, fresh produce, you spend more money on the ingredients themselves—like a local tomato or cheese—but you can make simple meals that actually end up being cheaper and really flavorful and fresh. By pursuing simplicity, the quality will improve. Some processed foods are so complex; who needs peanut butter and jelly Pop-Tarts? Just make yourself a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Megan Kimble, June 28, 3 PM, free, Collected Works Bookstore and Coffeehouse, 202 Galisteo,

robert godwin

by Emily Va n Cle ve

Santa Fe Opera celebrating nearly six decades of musical theater Four new productions and one world premiere comprise the Santa Fe Opera’s 2015 Summer Festival Season, which opens July 3 with a presentation of Gaetano Donizetti’s The Daughter of the Regiment. This summer’s season—the 59th in the company’s history—also features La Finta Giardiniera by Wolfgang Mozart, Salome by Richard Strauss, Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi and Cold Mountain by Jennifer Higdon. Sounds like an impressive lineup—but where does one start? “I’m often asked which operas are best for novices to attend, and for this summer the answer is The Daughter of the Regiment and Rigoletto,” says general director Charles MacKay. “Donizetti’s opera is a sparkling romantic comedy with great melodies that’s sung in French but has spoken words in English. The plot is somewhat silly but touching, and no one dies at the end. Rigoletto has a darker, intense story, but it has some of the most familiar music in all of opera.” MacKay calls La Finta Giardiniera, written by an 18-year-old Mozart about hapless lovers and missed love connections, “a most under-appreciated opera.” He refers to Salome as one of the most perfect operas ever composed. “It’s a riveting story,” he says of this tragic tale of King Herod’s stepdaughter. Tickets to the August 1 world premiere of Cold Mountain, which was adapted from the National Book Award-winning novel by Charles Frazier, have been selling like hotcakes. The tale of a Confederate soldier deserting the army to reunite with the love of his life, Cold Mountain is the first opera composed by Higdon, a 2010 Pulitzer Prize-winning composer. MacKay is also excited about some facility renovations that will help make the opera-going experience more enjoyable. There’s a new dining terrace next to the box office that offers box dinners and sandwiches. Additional picnic tables, with beautiful mountain views, have been set up on the grounds. There’s also a 25 percent increase in the number of restroom facilities.

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Since 1957, opera lovers have come to Santa Fe to enjoy productions by one of America’s premier summer opera festivals.

Clockwise from top: Tenor Bryan Hymel is the Duke of Mantua in Rigoletto; Bulgarian soprano Alex Penda is Salome; a rendering of La Marquise of Berkenfeld in The Daughter of the Regiment.

“We’re responding to requests from our patrons,” MacKay explains. “We hope the Opera is more comfortable and accessible for all audience members.” Don’t forget to check out the Apprentice Showcase Scenes, fully staged opera scenes featuring the company’s 40 summer apprentices, on August 16 and 23 for only $15. Many of these young rising stars go on to land principal roles in productions at prominent opera houses—maybe even Santa Fe. The Santa Fe Opera presents Cold Mountain, La Finta Giardiniera, Rigoletto, Salome, and The Daughter of the Regiment, July 3–29, times vary, from $38–$300; Santa Fe Opera, 301 Opera, June 25, 2015 NOW 15

eating+ drinking

Coyote Rooftop Cantina There are plenty of rooftop eateries in downtown Santa Fe, but Coyote is one of the most hip. Colorful décor, beer delivered in icefilled buckets, and menu items such as fresh guacamole and Baja-style fish tacos make you wonder if you’re actually in Old Mexico. The popular rooftop cantina that overlooks Water Street is open only during summer months, and the best way to enjoy it is with a cocktail made by bartender Quin Stephenson. The Summer’s Blush (pictured) is a blend of rhubarb, strawberries, cinnamon, star anise, and Champagne. We’re guessing after a few of these, you’ll be blushing, too.—Whitney Spivey


Coyote Cafe, 132 W Water,


Il Piatto One block north of the Plaza, this Italian farmhouse kitchen is worth going to for the bread alone. This summer, reserve a table on the small sidewalk patio, and enjoy organic and locally sourced menu items, such as the crispy roast pork belly seen here, which comes from Keyser Farms in Tucumcari. Topped with dried cherries and accompanied by farm cheese macaroni, this meal is created by the restaurant’s chef and coowner Matt Yohalem (left), a graduate of Johnson and Wales University Culinary Arts. Vegetarians will enjoy Yohalem’s spinach asparagus gnocchi with sweet peppers, roast garlic, and sherried asparagus puree (far left). “Gnocchi is a potato dumpling, considered a pasta,” explains Yohalem, noting that all of Il Piatto’s pastas are made daily in house. “We serve gnocchi with asparagus only for the few weeks that we get them fresh and local. I have a friend who has a farm in the South Valley in Albuquerque; we buy his whole field. Then, boom, asparagus season is over. Get it while you can!”—Whitney Spivey


95 W Marcy,

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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 a sampling of who we encountered.


photographs by Pamela Macias


representing new talent and energy in the City Different

photographs by Lisa Law

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photographs by Lisa Law

Fresh Santa Fe

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paint your shovel

an artistic shovel auction to benefit The National New Deal Preservation Association

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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.

photographs by Stephen Lang


photographs by Stephen Lang


On June 11, Montecito Santa FĂŠ, a new senior living facility on Rodeo Road, opened its doors with a ribbon cutting ceremony.


openings | reviews | artists

Pablo Milan, Following the River, acrylic on canvas, 48 x 60"

Self-taught artist Pablo Milan, a fifth-generation New Mexican, has an expressionist style of painting that reveals his love for the colors and imagery of the Southwest. Through the use of multiple layers of acrylic washes and loose brush strokes, Milan’s colorful imagery depicts Native dancers, warriors, and horsemen riding across the desert landscape. His work is found in collections worldwide.—Emily Van Cleve Pablo Milan, June 26–July 10, reception June 26, 4–9 pm, The Signature Gallery, 102 E Water,

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Dirk Kortz

figurative, thematic representations

Kortz says his first art teacher was his father and that his formal art education was limited. “I studied film and writing in college but I have always been drawing and painting,” he says.

“I’ve worked a lot of odd jobs over the years but I’ve always been making art,” says Kortz, who’s been showing in Santa Fe for about 32 years.”

Kortz says his inspiration changes with each project. “I work on different series with different subject matter and sometimes different styles,” he says.

If paintings themed “Bible stories you never heard in Sunday School” sounds like religious art you can get behind, then check out Dirk Kortz’s fanciful oil paintings on canvas, which he creates in his studio on West Alameda and often turns into archival prints. In addition to scenes from the Good Book (Revenge— Elisha’s Second Miracle and Demon Wrestling to name a couple), Kortz also paints portraits, blues, and circus scenes in the same colorful, cartoonlike style. He is currently represented by Wheelhouse Art (418 Montezuma). —Whitney Spivey

Kortz has painted more than 100 of these “studies,” as he calls them. “They aren’t portraits in the sense of likenesses, and they don’t have titles. It’s about the subtleties of different facial expressions.” 22


Morning of the Flood is part of Kortz’s Bible Stories series. “All the Bible paintings were done in a sort of cartoonish style,” he says. “Somehow it just came with the subject matter.”

by Wh it ne y Spi ve y



Fun and Games Be n Ste ele ’s no s t a l g ic wor k s hows at G iacobbe - Fr it z Fin e A rt

Ben Steele, Georgia’s Coloring and Dot Book, oil on canvas, 55 x 50"

If thinking about Etch-ASketches, Pez dispensers, and Crayolas conjures up warm and fuzzy childhood memories, head on over to GiacobbeFritz Fine Art for Ben Steele’s Fun and Games show, which opens with a reception on Friday, June 26. “I am truly excited for this particular Ben Steele opening as his art joke references will be featured,” says gallery director Palin Wiltshire, referring to the way Steele reinterprets masterworks. In Complete Breakfast, for example, Steel paints a table set with coffee, orange juice, and a box of “Earrios” cereal—with a portrait of Van Gogh on the front of the yellow carton. Similarly, in Georgia’s Coloring and Dot Book, Steele places an O’Keeffe cow skull on the cover of a coloring book that’s surrounded by sketches and a box of crayons. “He often features crayons and coloring book pages,” Wiltshire continues. “It’s wonderful how his realistic oil paintings truly trick you into thinking you’re seeing actual crayon work.” In addition to work by O’Keeffe, Steele’s subjects also often include Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, Warhol’s Marilyn, and Sargent’s Madame X. “My exhibition will focus on the universally enjoyable and nostalgic moments of life and art, incorporating them onto canvas in new and humorous ways,” says the Utah-based painter. See how many pop culture references you can find. Fun and Games, June 26–July 12, reception June 26, 5–7 pm, free, Giacobbe-Fritz Fine Art, 702 Canyon,

Ben Steele, Inn Appropriate, oil on canvas, 40 x 50" June 25, 2015 NOW 23



Boc imbuing the nondescript with feelings of the moment

“I got drawn in to Santa Fe like everyone else by the dirt, the sky, the easygoingness, and the unique (for an American city), old-world, less commercialized effect it has on folks,” Boc explains.

“I’ll often recall more from the elevator shaft or stairwell at the Empire State Building than the view,” Boc says. “I’m fascinated by the possibility that this might happen to everyone, and those spaces are actually invisible and pristine sanctuaries of evolution.”

Boc moved from New York City to Santa Fe 10 years ago to give herself “enough physical and mental space to create a large, continuous body of paintings.” Now working out of Lena Street Studios, Boc uses mud tools (such as tape, putty, and joint knives) to apply oil paint, cold wax, and sometimes dry pigment to cradled wooden panels. “The results are abstractions that are interplays and dialogues between color, actions, and textures,” she explains. This art is often a reaction to nondescript locations or things, such as sidewalks or graffitied sign posts. “Those places invoke—at least for me—a double journey,” she says. “As you pass those spots you physically see them, but because they are ‘unremarkable’ they allow your mind to wander at the same time, hence a kind of double journey—and for me a fascinating abstraction of experience.” Find Boc’s work locally at Bill Hester Fine Art on Canyon Road. —Whitney Spivey

When Boc lived in New York City, she worked as a painter/plasterer. “The knives and knife skills, sounds, smells, and feel of the grips just completely captivated me,” she says. “It’s a good feeling to hand-make a wall surface.”



Kiss My Glass


i maginat ive a r t by Ja s on Chak rava r ty a nd Se a n He nne s se y at t he Willia m& Jo seph Gal le r y by Emi ly Va n C le ve

Glass has unlimited possibilities, argue artists Jason Chakravarty and Sean Hennessey, who combine the fragile material with other substances—neon, concrete, wood, and steel, to name a few—to express their thoughts and ideas. Their work comes to The William&Joseph Gallery on July 1 in Kiss My Glass, a month-long show that uses glass as a vehicle for narrative storytelling in a threedimensional format. “My most recent works are semi-autobiographical,” says Chakravarty, who illuminates cast glass with neon. “They reflect on human relationships. I’m always responding to my environment in my work. Lately, I’ve been interested in making commentary about social media, even though I’m not on any social media sites.”

Sean Hennessey, Humpty Dumpty Is a Rabbit Hole, concrete, paint, found objects, gold leaf, LED, 25 x 13 x 6" Below: Inside Humpty Dumpty Is a Rabbit Hole

Vertical detail

Above: Jason Chakravarty, On the Edge of the Circle, cast glass, 8 x 12" Left: Jason Chakravarty, Optical Phenomenon from an Over-Active Imagination, cast glass, 20 x 24 x 2"

Chakravarty uses all kinds of glass—thick, thin, shiny, dull, rough, smooth, transparent, and opaque—in his vessels and forms. There’s nothing spontaneous about his process, he explains; everything requires planning. “It can take three months from the time I create my imagery to putting it in glass,” says the Arizona-based artist. On the other side of the country, Hennessey can be as impulsive as Chakravarty is meticulous. As the Washington, D.C. resident makes molds, casts glass, and adds paint and concrete to each sculpture, he allows happenstance and personal expression to shape the work’s final form. “I want to tell the story of Alice using my own feelings of the importance of ideas and interpretation, focusing on the themes of duality, searching, growth, and transformation,” Hennessey says, noting that Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass are often the inspiration behind his mixed media wall relief sculptures. “I’ve been exploring the relationship of the texts and the ideas to my personal method of storytelling and visual language,” he explains. “I brainstormed ideas as I read and reread the texts, focusing on particular imagery and ideas that popped into my head. The pieces come from this planning and sketching.” Kiss My Glass, July 1–31, free, The William&Joseph Gallery, 727 Canyon, June 25, 2015 NOW 25

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opening art receptions

David Ivan Clark: Elemental William Siegal Gallery 540 S Guadalupe, Through July 28 Reception June 26, 5–7 pm When David Ivan Clark, who shows new work in this latest show, was growing up in western Canada, the plains around him were vast, open places that felt like a refuge from the modern world. Influenced by this sanctuary-like experience, Clark reconciles the connection he’s felt with the natural world with the noise of the mechanized world through his abstract paintings, which have the appearance of land and sky and evoke stillness. David Ivan Clark, Adoratorio #102, oil on birch panel, 60 x 60"


Rahileh Rokhsari: Rumi on Canvas The Longworth Gallery, 530 & 532 Canyon, July 1–August 31, reception July 10, 5–8 pm In her latest solo exhibition, Iranian-born Rahileh Rokhsari showcases paintings inspired by Sufi dervish dancing, the words of 13th-century Persian poet Rumi, and the artist’s international travels. “Subject plays a central role in my paintings’ structure,” says Rokhsari, who left Iran in 2005, traveled to India and Southeast Asia, and now calls Turkey home. “I prefer to have real elements surrounded by abstract atmosphere.”

John Fincher, Flora Atticarum, oil on linen, 48 x 24"

John Fincher: Botanica LewAllen Galleries 1613 Paseo de Peralta Through July 26 Reception June 26, 5–7 pm Botanical images dominate the recent work of John Fincher, who shows new paintings in his latest show. Interested in natural forms from the Southwest for many years, the artist has focused his attention on everything from cactus to poplar trees. He’s also become fascinated with what he calls “trappings” of the West, such as saddles and whips.

Rahileh Rokhsari, Eternal Water of Life, oil on canvas, 16 x 20"

Native American Imagery in Advertising Shiprock Santa Fe, 53 Old Santa Fe Trl, Through July 31, reception July 9, 5–7 pm For the past two years Shiprock Santa Fe has been curating its collection of early- to mid-20th-century Native American posters, old metal-and-wood road signs from reservations, and works on paper used for advertising purposes. This exhibit, which also includes Navajo weaving, highlights the iconography of Native American art and demonstrates how it’s been incorporated into mainstream American culture. Phillip Vigil, Gojiiya Color, photograph, 20 x 30" 26


[on the market]

a stately structure

James black

List price: $1.495 million, Contact: Cary Spier, 505-690-2856, Santa Fe Properties,

two to tango

by Em ily Va n C le ve

teaching the art of dancing heart-to-heart If you can walk, you can tango, says Liz Haight, who operates Two Moon Tango with her life and dance partner Masami Hirokawa. The social style of tango this couple teaches is colloquially called “close embrace” and emphasizes dancing heartto-heart. “It originated in crowded Buenos Aires dance halls where no one has a lot of room to move,” explains Haight, who travels annually to Argentina to dance. “Close embrace is not acrobatic and is physically accessible to people of all ages.” And by that, she means baby boomers, many of who live in Northern New Mexico and others who come to Santa Fe specifically to study at Two Moon Tango. The studio also hosts milongas (dedicated tango dance events) on the third Saturday night of every month. The milongas usually attract 50 people—some of who have been Haight’s students for as long as 10 years—who dance to traditional tango tunes spun by a DJ. Tango dancer and teacher David Cohen also hosts milongas, although his events happen four times a year. And although Cohen enjoys dancing in the close embrace style, he’s better known for sharing “nuevo” tango, which is more athletic and features dynamic moves. Because Cohen offers a more physical experience and lets his students dance to contemporary music, he tends to attract a younger crowd. › “Whether dancing the close embrace style or the open style that has more movement, the arms need to be soft, and great attention has to be paid to the body’s core—the torso and pelvis,” says Cohen, who’s been giving lessons in town for about 14 years. “I think what draws people to tango is the connection you get with another person—there’s great passion behind the dance.” David Cohen, Two Moon Tango, 16 Camino Largo,

Rob railey

This 10-year-old Tuscan-inspired house with wood-framed windows and French doors captures stunning mountain views in nearly every direction. Among the home’s special touches are a leaf motif incorporated into accent tiles, and restored antique amber glassblown lights throughout. Many curved walls incorporate cutouts and lighting to showcase sculptures or paintings. A portal is ideal for outdoor entertaining, thanks to a built-in grill, refrigerator, and sink in the bar area. The property has four gardens, exceptional landscaping with irrigation, and two wall fountains. The heated two-car garage includes a small workshop.

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Eating Around

Sage Bakehouse June 20, 10:30 am

Lightly scrambled organic Flying E Ranch egg tartine (toasted, open-face sandwich) with sliced avocado and olives. $7.25.

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Michael Violante and Paul Rochford b r inging Sa nt a Fe’s cr e at ive spir it to your home It seems the entire world is beholding the creative expression of Violante & Rochford Interiors these days. In the past year, projects by the Santa Fe firm have graced the covers of two international home décor magazines and been included in at least eight other national and regional publications—including the Santa Fean (February/March 2015, “History Rewritten”). It’s been a good year, and Michael Violante and Paul Rochford aren’t slowing down. Among recent residential projects are a Santa Fe home and a Northern New Mexico ranch, both owned by the same people. “We’re very fortunate to have some amazing clients who’ve trusted us for years,” Violante says. With a degree in art history and interior design and extensive design experience, Chicago-born Violante is the one who expertly wields a drawing pencil. Santa Fe native and former gallery owner Rochford brings business acumen and an arts background to the mix. Since teaming up in 2008, the duo have rocketed to acclaim. “Santa Fe draws people from all over the world, which makes being a designer here adventurous and fun,” Rochford says. The City Different is a perfect environment for designers who revel in no-rules aesthetic expression, close creative collaboration with clients, and making the process enjoyable. “We’re a little wacky,” Violante notes, but, Rochford adds, “our clients like that about us.”—Gussie Fauntleroy 28

Santa Fashion Photographer Mark Steven Shepherd proves Santa Fe style is a real thing with his candid shots of locals around town.


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New Mexico Cocktails & Culture The inaugural three-day New Mexico Cocktails & Culture event was “one part education, one part community building, and a whole lot of fun,” according to founder Natalie Bovis. “I was thrilled at how much of our cocktail community stepped up to attend these world-class seminars, join in the parties, and volunteer to help.” From May 30 to June 1 at locations around town, guests, bartenders, and speakers mingled, drank, and learned from one another. “I am so proud and excited to create something that excites locals and will help us create a larger platform to celebrate local talent, and further educate our people,” says Bovis, who plans to hold the event again in 2016. “I am very grateful to our local bar community, Tourism Santa Fe, and the speakers, sponsors, and volunteers who made this year so wonderful.”—Whitney Spivey

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Artist Reception: 5 to 7pm, Friday, June 26

217 W. Water Street, Santa Fe, NM 87501 505.660.4393 Open 11am - 5pm, Tuesday - Saturday Left: Inverted Landscape, 2010, oil on canvas, 18 x 24” Right: Pale Folding, 2010, oil on canvas, 12 x 9”

Santa Fean Magazine Now June 25 2015 Digital Edition  
Santa Fean Magazine Now June 25 2015 Digital Edition