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week of June 5



now 5 The Buzz Blues rock guitarist Jimmie Vaughan and a review of X-Men: Days of Future Past 7 This Week A comprehensive calendar of goings-on around town

saturday, june 7th,

12:00 and 3:00 pm

native american film series “A Weave of Time,” In 1938, noted anthropologist John Adair travelled to the Navajo reservation in Pine Springs, Arizona with a 16mm handwound motion picture camera. There he met and filmed the Burnside family, creating a visual record of Navajo life in the 1930s.

sunday, june 8th,

1:00–3:00 pm

VERNON HASKIE LECTURE One of the most renowned contemporary jewelry artists creates multidimensional designs of silver and gold, set with the best-quality turquoise, coral, and precious gems. Though his work is unique and contemporary, it is inspired by and imbued with his Navajo culture and the land where he grew up and still lives.

monday, june 9th,

9:00 am–12:00 pm

FAMILY HEIRLOOM PHOTOGRAPHS Join archivists Diane Bird and Kate Ruiznavarro for a hands-on workshop on identifying your family photos, negatives, and digital images; selecting appropriate archival enclosures; and preserving photos in home-storage conditions. Fee of $25 for materials. Unless noted, 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 505-476-1269


17 Eating + Drinking Bang Bite Filling Station 18 Seen Around Photos from fun local events 20 Art Judy Chicago, Gail Rieke, and gallery show openings

15 Xavier Rudd and Ash Grunwald Two must-hear musicians bring their U.S. tour to Santa Fe 16 Music on the Hill The popular outdoor festival kicks off its ninth season


JUNE 5 – JUNE 11

27 Style Stunning homes for sale and hummingbirds return for the season 28 Last Look Sculptor John Massee’s Plaza of the Gods at CCA



FORTUNATELY FOR US, Santa Fe isn’t a stagnant town. There’s always something new, including this magazine. Well, I know of two other new things that need to be checked out. First, there’s Sorrel Sky Gallery, which is having its grand opening on Palace Avenue on Friday, June 6. Sorrel Sky is an established gallery that’s been operating in Durango, Colorado, for years and features a wonderful array of artists. It will be an exciting complement to the other galleries on Palace. Also, just when you’ve heard another complaint about the lack of music venues in Santa Fe, along comes Duel Brewing. Last week some musician friends coaxed me into stopping by there to hear some wonderful free jazz. So, while it may be in an odd location—off Rufina and south of Siler—there’s a great new music venue in town with an active schedule. On Thursday, June 5, for example, Duel Brewing is hosting Anthony Leon & The Chain. This rockabilly blues band will rock the joint. A new fabulous art gallery and even more music. Summer must be coming.

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On the cover: Judy Chicago, Crippled by the Need to Control/ Blind Individuality, sprayed acrylic and oil on canvas, 108 x 72". For information on Chicago’s upcoming shows at the New Mexico Museum of Art and the David Richard Gallery. see page 21.


buzz summertime blues


Blues rock guitarist Jimmie Vaughan kicks off the Railyard Summer Concert Series on June 5.

Blues rock guitarist and vocalist Jimmie Vaughan says his outdoor concert with the Tilt-AWhirl Band on June 5, which kicks off Santa Fe’s free Railyard Summer Concert Series, will feature “a little bit of this and that. We have lots of songs we could do; we have a framework,” he adds, “but we usually fly by the seat of our pants once we’re on stage.” Vaughan, the older brother of the late Texas blues guitar legend Stevie Ray Vaughan, has had his own band since he was 15 years old. In the mid-1970s, he cofounded The Fabulous Thunderbirds, which became the house band for the legendary Austin nightclub Antone’s. For his Santa Fe concert, Vaughan will be drawing from his numerous albums, especially his third solo release, Do You Get the Blues? (2001), as well as from songs he hasn’t recorded yet. The performance, held in the Railyard and presented by Heath Concerts, begins at 6 pm, with the Alex Maryol Band opening. For more information, visit or —Emily Van Cleve June 5, 2014



the astonishing X-Men: Days of Future Past


Hugh Jackman as Wolverine in X-Men: Days of Future Past

Mutants are feared and, as a result, oppressed, so the pool of potential allegory in the X-Men series is deep. basic: Wolverine has to prevent the mutant Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) from assassinating Dr. Bolivar Trask (Peter Dinklage), a twisted scientist who created the sentinels and wants to unleash them against all mutants around the world. The cast of Days of Future Past, which also includes James McAvoy as a young Charles Xavier, is fantastic. Michael Fassbender is the best actor playing a recurring character in any of these superhero movies. His young Magneto is a cunning, angry political activist who relishes using his powers to advance the cause of mutant survival. And while there’s a lot of fun to be had in a movie full of mutants—like when the super-fast goofball teenager

Quicksilver helps break Magneto out of a heavily guarded prison cell deep below the Pentagon—the actors also embrace the serious ethos of X-Men. Yes, we’re watching killer robots fight superheroes, but we’re also watching a military industrial complex run amok, eradicating a race of scared men and women. Now that Christopher Nolan’s done making Batman movies, there’s no other superhero series as serious as X-Men. Or as good.—Phil Parker


Because the superheroes in X-Men are a species called “mutants,” born with their powers, there is depth to the series’ canon beyond that of, say, The Avengers. Mutants are feared and, as a result, oppressed, so the pool of potential allegory is deep. And with thousands, if not millions, of mutants born into the world of X-Men, there’s an uncapped number of superheroes and villains with limitless abilities. As a race of people who can fly or shoot fireballs or move objects telekinetically, they present unique problems for the government agencies attempting to corral them. Or kill them. Which leads to the sensational opening sequence of the latest excellent film in the X-Men series, X-Men: Days of Future Past. The government’s voracious campaign to kill mutants has led to the creation of genocidal robots called sentinels. They’re huge, smooth, versatile, and powerful enough to battle—and beat—teams of mutants. The sentinels kill a lot of mutants in Days of Future Past, but not before viewers are treated to ingeniously choreographed fight scenes that demonstrate all kinds of superpowers, including a mutant named Blink’s ability to create portals that allow other mutants to teleport around the room as they fight. It’s a losing battle though. The sentinels are too good. Instead of fighting until they’re all dead, the few surviving mutants hatch a scheme to send franchise favorite Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) back in time to prevent the political disaster that leads to the creation of the sentinel program. Another mutant, Kitty Pryde (Ellen Page), uses her powers and—whoosh— Wolverine wakes up in the body of his 1973 self. There are several components to Days of Future Past (many more than in the small, two-issue comic-book story it’s based on), but the essential plot is pretty

this week June 5—June 11

Down the Rabbit Hole, a mixed-media group installation 8

Join a group of Durango, Colorado– based installation artists (plus local guest artists and actual rabbits) at Eggman & Walrus as they delve into the metaphorical concept of the rabbit hole: the path through the unexpected that illuminates the nature of reality. Explored themes of the exhibit, called Down the Rabbit Hole (June 6‑July 12), include perception, government, and Big Brother. Mirrored surfaces provide one form of viewer interaction, and the reception features live music. For details, see page 10.—Eve Tolpa

June 5, 2014



JUNE 5 thursday

and dessert inspired by artists such as Gabriel Garcia Márquez, Gaelen Casey, Beethoven, and Remedios Varo. $45, 6:15–8:30 pm, 505-983-7445,

Cartooning Santa Fe Community College 6401 Richards

Kids learn cartooning techniques from Eric Teitelbaum, co-creator of the Pink Panther comic strip, during a three-day camp. $135, 9 am–12 pm, 505-4281676,

When Food Imitates Art Santa Fe Culinary Academy 112 W San Francisco

Guest Chef Dakota Weiss joins SFCA Executive Chef Rocky Durham and SFCA Executive Pastry Chef Tanya Story to host a pop-up dinner with three courses 8

To kick off a summer of free concerts on the Santa Fe Railyard Plaza, Texas blues rock guitarist Jimmie Vaughan performs with the Tilt-A-Whirl Band. The Alex Maryol Band joins the performance as a special guest opener. See preview on page 5. Free, opener 6 pm, concert 7:30 pm, 505-983-5483,

Kathy Morrow Vanessie 427 W Water

Cooking Inspired by Georgia O’Keeffe Santa Fe School of Cooking 125 N Guadalupe

In conjunction with the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe School of Cooking hosts a demonstration cooking class that explores O’Keeffe’s ideas about food and cooking. Recipes are based on those featured in the book A Painter’s Kitchen: Recipes from the Kitchen of Georgia O’Keeffe by Margaret Wood. $85, 10 am–1 pm, 505-983-5411,

Jimmie Vaughan and the Tilt-A-Whirl Band Santa Fe Railyard Plaza 1607 Paseo de Peralta

Cabaret, pop, and jazz music. Free, 6:30–9:30 pm, 505-984-1193, Chef Dakota Weiss

Anthony Leon & The Chain Duel Brewing 1228 Parkway Dr

A blend of country, rock, and Americana music. Free, 7–10 pm, 505-474-5301,

Jill Cohn Cowgirl BBQ 319 S Guadalupe

Pianist, guitarist, and songwriter Jill Cohn performs. Free, 8–11 pm, 505-982-2565,

Limelight Karaoke The Palace Restaurant and Saloon 142 W Palace

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

San Miguel Bell Tower Restoration Concert Series

San Miguel Mission 401 Old Santa Fe Trl Spanish guitarist AnnaMaria Cardinalli performs Legado y Leyenda (Legacy and Legend), which tells the history of Northern New Mexico and the San Miguel Chapel. Proceeds benefit the structural pres-


Learn how to make four kinds of salsa at the Santa Fe School of Cooking. For details, see page 13.


June 5—June 11

Join Us! Opening / Closing Reception Friday June 6th, 5 to 7 pm

221 Canyon Road Santa Fe 505.955.0550

Pottery of the Western Pueblos Acoma, Laguna and Zuni

Opening of this Exhibit Original art by Tonita Pe単a


Closing of this Exhibit

Paintings by Students of The Studio Santa Fe Indian School, 1930s

Laguna Zuni

June 5, 2014



ervation of San Miguel’s bell tower. $20, 7:30–8:30 pm, 505-983-3974.

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

The Saltanah Dancers Cleopatra Café (Southside location) 3482 Zafarano

A selection of traditional pottery pieces. See preview on page 23. Free, reception 5–7 pm, 505-955-0550,

Belly-dancing performance. Free, 7–9 pm, 505-820-7381.

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

June 6 friday

Paintings by Richard Tashjian from the 1980s to the present. Free, reception 4–6 pm, 505-603-4485,

Cartooning Santa Fe Community College 6401 Richards

Kids learn cartooning techniques from Eric Teitelbaum, co-creator of the Pink Panther comic strip, during a three-day camp. $135, 9 am–12 pm, 505-428-1676,

Raiders of the Lost Ark Screening Santa Fe Railyard Plaza 1607 Paseo de Peralta

Outdoor movie screening. Free, sunset, 505-983-5483,

Restaurant Walk Santa Fe School of Cooking 125 N Guadalupe

A guided tour of a sampling of Santa Fe restaurants including Dinner for Two, the Anasazi Restaurant, and L’Olivier, among others. $115, 2 pm, 505-983-4688,

A Pond Reflection Mark White Fine Art 414 Canyon

Paintings by Mark White. See preview on page 23. Free, reception 5–8 pm, 505-982-2073,

Alvin Gill-Tapia, Miguel Martinez, and Arthur Lopez: New Mexico Vision Manitou Galleries 123 W Palace

Down the Rabbit Hole, a group installation

Gail Rieke: Ephemerist Patina Gallery 131 W Palace

See profile on page 22. Free, reception 5–7:30 pm, 505-986-3432,

Glenorchy Opening Gerald Peters Gallery 1011 Paseo de Peralta

Richard Tuschman: Hopper Meditations photo-eye Gallery 376-A Garcia

Photo-eye Gallery hosts a grand opening event with an exhibition of works by photographer Richard Tuschman, who’s inspired by painter Edward Hopper. Tuschman’s photographs depict real-life models inhabiting dollhouse-sized dioramas built by the artist. The artist will be present at the opening reception event. Free, reception 5–7 pm, 505-988-5150, Richard Tuschman, Pink Bedroom (Window Seat)

Paintings of Glenorchy, New Zealand, by Mike Glier. See preview on page 24. Free, 505-954-5700,

Into the Moonlight Bindle Stick Studio 616 ½ B Canyon

A new series of narrative works by Jeffrey Schweitzer. Free, reception 5–8 pm, 917-679-8080,

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 sculpture made at Bullseye Glass Santa Fe Resource Center. Free, reception 5–7 pm, 505-992-0387,

Work by three native New Mexican artists. See preview on page 24. Free, reception 5–7:30 pm, 505-986-0440,

Animales Marigold Arts 424 Canyon

Watercolor paintings by Ruth Tatter and oil paintings by Janice Griffin. Free, reception 5–7 pm, 505-982-4142,

Down the Rabbit Hole Eggman & Walrus 130 W Palace

Installation with Sandra Butler, Jeff Madeen, Joan Levine Russell, and special guests. Free, 5:30–9 pm, 505-660-0048, 10

Sculptural Forms in Glass Winterowd Fine Art 701 Canyon

Irene Kung, Ginko

See preview on page 25. Free, reception 5–7 pm, 505-992-8878,

Grand opening of Santa Fe location with works by Western artists. See preview on page 23. Free, reception 5–8 pm, 970-247-3555,

Hotel Santa Fe 1501 Paseo de Peralta

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

Santa Fe Revue Duel Brewing 1228 Parkway Dr

Live music with Mike Wojniak. Free, 5–8 pm, 505-474-5301,

Local miner Todd Brown

June 7 saturday Learn How to Make Decorative Paste Papers Trina Badarak Workshops 825 Old Santa Fe Trl

Tomasz Kopera: Eternity Chalk Farm Gallery 729 Canyon

Paintings and giclées. See preview on page 24. Free, reception 6–8 pm, 505-983-7125,

Kirtan and Healing Mantra with Jayalakshmi and Ananda Dragon Rising Yoga Center 1512 Pacheco

Chanting, mantras, and dancing. $15, 8–10:30 pm, 505-428-0276,

Local Color: Judy Chicago in New Mexico

New Mexico Museum of Art 107 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. See profile on page 21. $6–$9, 10 am–5 pm, through October 12, 505-476-5072,

During this workshop class, participants create a simple book using decorative paste papers and tea-stained pages. Materials, tea, and snacks are included. $95, 10 am–4 pm, 505-946-8512,

Santa Fe Artists Market Railyard Park 1611 Paseo de Peralta

Kickoff of the fourth season of the market, which features the painting, pottery, jewelry, photography, and more of local artists. Free, 8 am–1 pm, 505-310-1555,

Cowboy crooner and virtuoso guitarist Jobuk Johnson performs. Free, 5–7:30 pm, 505-982-2565,

Kathy Morrow Vanessie 427 W Water

Cabaret, pop, and jazz music. Free, 6:30–9:30 pm, 505-984-1193,

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

Santa Fe Culinary Academy hosts a Southwesternthemed cooking class on Estrella Del Norte’s garden patio. Instructors demonstrate using a wood-fired oven and grill while wine experts discuss New Mexico’s wine history and production. $120, 10 am–12 pm, 505-455-2826,

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

Ronald Roybal

Get clear about your passions and purpose to better enjoy and succeed in your life. This workshop helps you do that, providing practical tools in a comfortable and fun atmosphere. Good for anyone in transition, whether personally or professionally. $62.50–$125, 12:30–5:30 pm, 505-603-1037,

Cabaret, pop, and jazz music. Free, 6:30–9:30 pm, 505-984-1193,

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

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

Rene Reyes Cowgirl BBQ 319 S Guadalupe

SFCA Executive Chef Rocky Durham at the Estrella del Norte Vineyard

People Like Us 555 1 Ceramic Ct

Group exhibition and gallery launch. Free, 5–8 pm,

Chaco Turquoise Cerrillos Hills State Park Visitor Center 37 Main, Cerrillos

A talk by Joanna Harcourt Smith. $20, 6:30–9 pm, 505-428-0996,

Kathy Morrow Vanessie 427 W Water

Summer Cooking Class Estrella Del Norte Vineyard 106 N Shining Sun

Happy Hours with Jobuk Johnson Cowgirl BBQ 319 S Guadalupe

How I Survived Timothy Leary and Everything Else Iconik Coffee Roasters 1600 Lena

Purpose, Passions and Possibilities Santa Fe Community Foundation, The HUB, 501 Halona


Gerald Balciar, Miss Clover


Sorrel Sky Gallery’s Grand Opening Sorrel Sky Gallery 125 W Palace

Local turquoise miner Todd Brown offers insights about the Cerrillos turquoise that was found at Chaco Canyon. Free, 2–4 pm, 505-474-0196, emnrd.state.

Alt-country singer songwriter Rene Reyes performs backed by bassist Susan Holmes, guitarist Brett Davis, and drummer Mikey Chavez. Free, 2–5 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,

The Harmaleighs Cowgirl BBQ 319 S Guadalupe

Performance by a three-piece folk band. Free, 8:30–11:30 pm, 505-982-2565,

Spring Festival & Children’s Fair El Rancho de las Golondrinas 334 Los Pinos

A festival and fair featuring costumed villagers shearing sheep, baking bread, and more, with animals, June 5, 2014




games, and activities for kids. $6–$8 (kids free), 10 am–4 pm, 505-471-2261,

Wheelhouse Art Dog Adoption Event Jean Cocteau Theater 418 Montezuma

by Aaron Bell. The play features 50 local students between the ages of 6 and 16. $10 (adults) and $6 (kids), 2–3:30 pm, 505-982-3327,

In conjunction with the Santa Fe Animal Shelter and the Humane Society. Free, 11 am–4 pm, 505-919-9553.

A Pandemonium Productions performance

June 8 sunday 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, El Rancho de las Golondrinas

Andy Ferrell & Oncoming Train Duel Brewing 1228 Parkway Dr

Roots Revival The Lensic Performing Arts Center 211 W San Francisco

An original cabaret chronicling African American history through the framework of children enrolled in a two-week summer camp. Directed by Cathryn McGill and Kristin Loree of Rainbow Studio Theater. $22.50, 8 pm, 505-988-1234,

A blend of Americana and folk music. Free, 6–9 pm, 505-474-5301,

Performance of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, Hindemith’s Symphonic Metamorphosis, and other works. Free, 2:30–4:30 pm, 505-466-4879,

Chris Chickering Cowgirl BBQ 319 S Guadalupe

Songs of the Spirit IHM Retreat Center 50 Mt Carmel

Rock music with a full band. Free, 8–11 pm, 505-982-2565,

Cowgirl Brunch with Zenobia Cowgirl BBQ 319 S Guadalupe

Roots Revival

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

Kathy Morrow Vanessie 427 W Water

Cabaret, pop, and jazz music. Free, 6:30–9:30 pm, 505-984-1193,


Nacha Mendez El Farol 808 Canyon

Songs of the Spirit First Presbyterian Church 208 Grant

This Santa Fe Women’s Ensemble concert is filled with music that celebrates our journey through the world and within ourselves. The ensemble is excited to present the world premiere of its 31st commissioned work, Do You Know the Land?, by acclaimed composer Emma Lou Diemer. A reception in Diemer’s honor follows the concert. $25, 3–4:30 pm, 505-988-1234, 12

Santa Fe Community Orchestra Season Finale New Mexico Museum of Art St. Francis Auditorium 107 W Palace

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

Spring Festival & Children’s Fair El Rancho de las Golondrinas 334 Los Pinos

A festival and fair featuring costumed villagers shearing sheep, baking bread, and more, with animals, games, and activities for kids. $6–$8 (kids free), 10 am–4 pm, 505-471-2261,

Beauty and the Beast James A. Little Theater 1060 Cerrillos

Pandemonium Productions presents the Disney musical Beauty and the Beast, directed by Christopher Leslie and with musical direction and choreography

This Santa Fe Women’s Ensemble concert is filled with music that celebrates our journey through the world and within ourselves. The ensemble is excited to present the world premiere of its 31st commissioned work, Do You Know the Land?, by acclaimed composer Emma Lou Diemer. $25, 3–4:30 pm, 505-988-1234,

June 9 monday Family Heirloom Photographs Museum of Indian Arts & Culture 710 Camino Lejo

Archivists Diane Bird and Kate Ruiz Navarro lead a hands-on workshop to identify family photos, negatives, and digital images; select appropriate archival enclosures; and preserve photos in home-storage conditions. $25, 9 am–12 pm, 505-476-1250,

Tamales Santa Fe School of Cooking 125 N Guadalupe

Tamale cooking class. $98, 10 am, 505-983-4688,

Brennen Leigh & Noel McKay Duel Brewing 1228 Parkway Dr

Americana/country music. Free, 7–10 pm, 505-474-5301,

Cowgirl Karaoke Cowgirl BBQ 319 S Guadalupe

John Kurzweg El Farol 808 Cayon

Hosted by Michele Leidig. Free, 8–11 pm, 505-982-2565,

Doug Montgomery Vanessie 427 W Water

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

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

The JME Russell Band Cowgirl BBQ 319 S Guadalupe

Tiho Dimitrov El Farol 808 Canyon

A combination of blues, rock, and pop music. Free, 8–11 pm, 505-983-9912,

June 10 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,

Farm Fresh Santa Fe Culinary Academy 112 W San Francisco

Executive Chef Rocky Durham leads a demonstration class using local ingredients. $50, 5:30–7:30 pm, 505-983-7445,

Salsa Santa Fe School of Cooking 125 N Guadalupe

Hands-on cooking class. Participants learn how to make four salsas. $75, 2 pm, 505-983-4688,

Artist as Entrepreneur: The Top Legal and Business Mistakes to Avoid as an Artist Santa Fe Community Gallery 201 W Marcy

Talia Kosh, associate at The Bennett Firm in Santa Fe, discusses artists’ common legal problems during a workshop presented by the City of Santa Fe Arts Commission. Free, 6–7 pm, 505-955-6705,

Metta Refuge Council Upaya Zen Center 1404 Cerro Gordo

This gathering led by Susan Benjamin is for people who are struggling with loss in its various forms. Offers an opportunity to share life experiences in a setting of compassion and confidentiality. 9:45 am–12:05 pm, 505-986-8518,

After Jack Cowgirl BBQ 319 S Guadalupe

Genre-bending Americana band. Free, 8–11 pm, 505-982-2565,

After Jack


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

Bob Finnie Vanessie 427 W Water

Great American Song Book works plus pop from the 1960s and ’70s. Free, 8–10 pm, 505-984-1193,

Canyon Road Blues Jam El Farol 808 Canyon

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

Karaoke Night Junction 530 S Guadalupe

Karaoke. Free, 10 pm–1 am, 505-988-7222,

Xavier Rudd with Ash Grunwald Santa Fe Sol Stage & Grill 37 Fire Pl

Australian multi-instrumentalist Xavier Rudd returns to the U.S. and Canada this summer for a stint of festivals and headlining shows. Australian blues musician and multiple ARIA-nominated artist Ash Grunwald joins Rudd for a portion of the summer run of dates. See profile on page 15. $20, 7:30 pm, 505-983-1234,

Doug Montgomery Vanessie 427 W Water

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

Pray for Brain Duel Brewing 1228 Parkway Dr

A blend of world, Indian, and funk music. Free, 7–10 pm, 505-474-5301,

June 11 wednesday Jewish Women’s Circle Chabad Center for Jewish Living 242 W San Mateo

Fitness professional Heather Rider teaches Krav Maga, and there will be a discussion on Jewish feminism. Refreshments will be served. Free, 6:30–8 pm, 505-983-2000,

Anthony Leon & The Chain Duel Brewing 1228 Parkway Dr

A blend of country, rock, and Americana music. Free, 7–10 pm, 505-474-5301,

Bob Finnie Vanessie 427 W Water

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

Xavier Rudd

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

Six free jazz concerts, starting June 11, on the college’s athletic field. Food and drink available for purchase, and concertgoers can bring their own picnics. See profile on page 16. Free, 6–8 pm, 505-984-6199,

Ongoing Sandra Pratt: New Work June 5, 2014



Selby Fleetwood Gallery 600 Canyon

Works by self-taught oil painter Sandra Pratt. Free, through June 6, 505-992-8877,

In the Abstract: Form, Line, Color Karan Ruhlen Gallery 225 Canyon

Works by Martha Rea Baker, Kevin Tolman, and Bret Price. Free, through June 7,

Flock Giacobbe-Fritz Fine Art 702 Canyon

Bird-related works. Free, through June 8, 505-986-1156,

Santiago Perez: Go Back to Earth and Tell the Animals I Am Still Here Nüart Gallery 670 Canyon

Works by Santiago Perez. See preview on page 26. Free, through June 8, 505-988-3888,

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,

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

Works combining painting and photography. Free, through June 21, 505-982-8111,

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

Impressionistic paintings by New Mexico native Barbara Meikle. See preview on page 25. 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 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, 14

Lynn Boggess EVOKE Contemporary 550 S Guadalupe

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Joan Watts: Poems and More Charlotte Jackson Fine Art 554 S Guadalupe

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

Solo exhibition features plein air landscapes. See preview on page 25. Free, through June 25, 505-9959902,

Three new series by artist Joan Watts. See preview on page 20. Free, through June 30, 505-989-8688,

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,

Tako Kichi: Kite Crazy in Japan 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 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,

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

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

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,

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

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

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

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Xavier Rudd and Ash Grunwald two genre-bending guitarists take to the stage at Sol Santa Fe

by Cha r le s C. Poling

Ash Grunwald

Xavier Rudd and Ash Grunwald are sure to deliver a high-energy evening of music you’ve never quite heard before. TOP AND BOTTOM: COURTESY OF ASH GRUNWALD. MIDDLE: XAVIERRUDD.COM.

Xavier Rudd

SOL SANTA FE’S JUNE 11 double-bill of two Aussie solo acts promises a high-energy evening of music you’ve never quite heard before. With his full-throated voice rasping out “I went down to the crossroads. . .,” Ash Grunwald sounds like he just hitchhiked in from Memphis, six-string slung over his back. His singing growls and roars through every bluesy nuance you ever heard from the likes of John Lee Hooker or B. B. King, Grunwald’s first idol. Having no doubt osmotically absorbed a vast collection of classic vinyl, Grunwald’s made this most American music his own. Unlike, say, Leon Redbone, Grunwald doesn’t peddle imitation—he can uncork authentic blues with undiluted sincerity, but he often stirs in hip-hop beats and straight-ahead rock, too. He can hammer a dirty, fuzzed-out Gibson Les Paul on louder, faster songs with a band (check out his latest album, Gargantua) or pick, strum, and

slide a solo country blues on his shiny National Steel acoustic. Grunwald’s hit “Longtime,” featuring his high-strung falsetto and driving, finger-picked rhythm, recalls Chris Whitley to my ear, his voice stretched and strained by some implied schoolof-hard-knocks curriculum. For the show at Sol Santa Fe, Grunwald says he’s returning to his roots, banging out “raw, organic, guitar-based blues” and seeing where the songs go on stage. He likes to “get people moving and elevated with as big a noise as possible as a one-man band.” Judging by hand-held videos on YouTube, I predict he’ll keep the crowd on their feet the whole show. Grunwald’s old friend and fellow Aussie Xavier Rudd headlines the Sol Santa Fe show with his mesmerizing, transgenre, even tribal one-manband act. Like Grunwald, Rudd fuses traditional music with contemporary sensibility and songwriting—or is it vice versa? He creates eerie soundscapes with his voice, didgeridoo, and percussion—sometimes all at once—while his acoustic guitar playing delves into haunting harmonies and complex rhythms reminiscent of the Brazilian great Egberto Gismonti. And make no mistake, he can play guitar. The water Down Under must be spiked with some serious mojo, because in their different ways, these two guys—who are in the midst of a 24-date summer tour that marks Grunwald’s U.S. debut—bring a blast of creative energy to their shows, part of the stealth Aussie invasion infiltrating various bastions of American pop culture. Check it out while it’s fresh. Xavier Rudd and Ash Grunwald, Wednesday, June 11, 7:30 pm, Sol Santa Fe, 37 Fire Place, June 5, 2014



music on the hill the popular outdoor festival kicks off its ninth season

SANTA FE DRUMMER JOHN TRENTACOSTA has not only been instrumental in organizing which bands will perform in St. John’s College’s annual Music on the Hill series, but he’ll be playing in some of the concerts as well. This year’s event, which runs from June 11 through July 23 and is held every Wednesday (except July 2) from 6 to 8 pm on St. John’s athletic field, features hot Brazilian tunes from Bert Dalton’s Brazil Project (June 11), straight-ahead jazz from Brian Wingard (June 18), standard and contemporary jazz from the Dmitri Matheny Group and vocalist Clairdee (June 25), bluesy jazz from Annie Sellick (July 9), a celebration of Charlie Parker’s music from SuperSax New Mexico (July 16), and fiery Nuevo Latino sounds from Manzanares. Trentacosta, the founding director of the Santa Fe Music Collective, will appear on stage with Wingard, Clairdee, and Sellick. “I’m Brian Wingard’s drummer,” he says. “I’ve been playing with him since he’s been in New Mexico, and I’ve played with Annie Sellick about a half-dozen times. Annie has tons of personality. She has this energy that she puts out to the audience. The Music on the Hill audience is kind of tough because there are 1,500 people of all ages spread out over the athletic field, but Annie has a way of reaching everyone.” 16

Now in its ninth year, Music on the Hill began as a means of attracting visitors to St. John’s and creating a sense of community built around music. Today, having grown from its initial crowds of just hundreds of spectators, the popular event draws thousands every week. As a result of its growth, parking for the festival can be an issue, so organizers suggest using the free shuttle service that’s available every 15 minutes from 5 to 9 pm between Museum Hill and the athletic field. Food, water, and soda can be purchased from Walter Burke Catering, which sets up on the field, and concertgoers can also bring their own picnics. (Pets are not allowed.) For more information, visit


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Bang Bite Filling Station by Karen Schuld


SANTA FE HAS A LOT of great taco trucks but only one burger truck—Bang Bite Filling Station, across from Kaune’s Neighborhood Market on Old Santa Fe Trail. Owned and operated by esteemed chef Enrique Guerrero, the sleek, bright-orange truck offers a selection of fancy fast food made with fresh, high-quality ingredients. Guerrero has worked with the best of the best, including Daniel Boulud at Le Cirque in New York City, Thomas Keller at The French Laundry in Yountville, California, and Julian Serrano (his mentor) at both Masa in San Francisco and Picasso in Las Vegas. When it comes to Bang Bite’s popular burgers, Guerrero uses local, grassfed Angus beef and homemade sauces and buns. His bestseller is the towering Bite Burger, topped with a blend of roasted chiles, smoked bacon, avocado, pepper Jack cheese, and jalapeño aioli. The chef ’s personal favorite is his Trailer Deluxe Burger, featuring bacon, Virginia ham, onion strings, cheddar cheese, morita aioli, and BBQ sauce. Vegetarians can enjoy various salads as well as items like the Tofu Fajita Sammie. Breakfast items include a bacon-wrapped sweet corn muffin, huevos rancheros, the Bang BLT Sandwich, and more. If you’re looking for a quick but delicious meal, Bang Bite’s menu, bursting with Guerrero’s creative combinations of ingredients, won’t disappoint. The upbeat, spot, which has tables nearby where you can linger over your food and remain close enough to grab seconds, is a great place for enjoying casual but top-notch locally inspired fare.

Bang Bite offers fancy fast food made with fresh, high-quality ingredients.

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Bang Bite Filling Station, 502 Old Santa Fe Trail, Monday–Friday 11 am–5 pm, Saturday 11:30 am–3 pm, 505-469-2345, June 5, 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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Joan Watts, Untitled 33, oil on canvas, 36 x 36"


Painter Joan Watts’s work examines the interaction of dark and light by depicting the gradual modulation of tone through a process of applying and removing color. Her current show at Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, Poems and More (554 S Guadalupe,, through June 30), encompasses three series: the large squareformat Untitled pieces, the Diamonds works, and the Poems, small squares with a condensed intensity, which Watts describes as an “ongoing exploration of painting as process and meditation.”—Eve Tolpa

Judy Chicago

the legendary artist’s work is celebrated in conjunction with her 75th birthday




“[Chicago’s] early works gave voice to women’s experiences. Her later works address moral experiences that are more universally human,” says New Mexico Museum of Art Chief Curator Merry Scully. The fact that Local Color is being featured in Chicago’s home state has seemingly influenced the content of the exhibition. “Because we chose to work within the bookends of New Mexico, we looked at projects we wouldn’t have otherwise considered,” Scully notes. “This exhibit offers very significant large-scale and political projects and small-scale works that strike close to home.” Drawing from the NMMA’s permanent collection, Chicago’s studio, and private and gallery collections, Local Color includes plates and the Haggadah the artist created for and uses in her Passover Seder; six sculptures of cats, which Chicago says are “a metaphor for our relationship with other species”; and a watercolor landscape, Los Lunas Hill, which depicts a view between Albuquerque and Belen, where Chicago and Woodman now make their home. Why Belen? “Like all artists, we need space, and [here] we have 9,000 square feet, which would be hard to afford anywhere else that is also so close to the Rather Rage than Tears, lithograph on paper, 24 x 24" airport,” Chicago says. “We have to travel a lot by A sh le y M. Bi gge rs because New Mexico is a hard place to make a living, but it’s beautiful here.” When it comes to the intention of Local Color, Scully says JUDY CHICAGO is best known for her monumental feminist work The that she hopes “viewers get a sense of [Chicago] as a person. Dinner Party, an installation piece featuring a ceremonial table arranged A lot has happened since The Dinner Party,” she adds. “She’s with 39 place settings and 999 tiles underneath it in commemoration of continued to make a great deal of significant work in a broad important women in history. But Chicago created that milestone work range of mediums.” from 1974 to 1979 and has since gone on to enjoy many more years of artChicago’s work will also be highlighted in Heads Up, a solo making—all while calling the Land of Enchantment her home. show at David Richard Gallery running June 14 to July 26. The new exhibition Local Color: Judy Chicago in New Mexico 1984–2014 at the New Mexico Museum of Art (June 6–October 12, reception June 6, 5:30–7:30 pm) recognizes the artist’s three decades of living and creating In the Shadow of the Hand Gun, sprayed acrylic in the state. The exhibition coincides with Chicago’s 75th birthday, and oil on Belgian linen, 9 x 12’ which is being celebrated with exhibitions around the country, including at the Brooklyn Museum’s Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, where The Dinner Party serves as a centerpiece. Chicago first ventured to New Mexico in the early 1980s to work on PowerPlay (1982–1987), which explores the gender construct of masculinity through paintings, drawings, bronzes, and more. While she was here, she met and married her husband of 28 years, photographer Donald Woodman. At first the couple lived in Santa Fe, working on Holocaust Project: From Darkness into Light (1985–1993). “The solitude that New Mexico affords served us well, as this was a daunting project,” Chicago says. “And the fact that New Mexico is the center of America’s nuclear industry affected some of the work we did during that time,” she adds. A mural-sized oil painting from the PowerPlay series and a freestanding stained-glass piece called Rainbow Shabbot from The Holocaust Project appear in Local Color, along with other pieces that reflect Chicago’s thoughtful consideration of issues such as injustice, inequality, and the atrocities of war. June 5, 2014 NOW 21



Gail Rieke the artist’s new solo exhibition, Ephemerist, opens at Patina Gallery by Emily Van Cleve THIS SUMMER AND FALL, Patina Gallery, known for its fine jewelry and fine crafts pieces, presents Drawn to the Wall, a series of solo exhibitions showcasing works by three local artists that can be hung on the wall. The first in the series is Ephemerist, which features a select group of works by collage, assemblage, and installation artist Gail Rieke. Rieke’s mixed-media pieces reflect a treasure trove of objects—wood, textiles, paper, stones, and other items— that the artist has collected during her extensive travels. Most of the objects come from Japan, where there’s a flea market Rieke adores, and from Laos and Cambodia. (Rieke has taught in Japan, Laos, Thailand, Korea, France, and Canada, among other places.) The artist has a strong sense of what’s of interest to her and keeps her eyes open during every moment of her journeys. Almost every item she brings home fits in her suitcase, and only a few are so big that they need to be shipped back. Once the objects arrive in Santa Fe, they live in Rieke’s studio (which is like a laboratory of sorts), until they find new homes in her compelling pieces. 22

Left: Tamarind Bundle, found papers, handmade papers, and plant fibers, 19 x 23". Above: Summer Letter, handmade paper, bark, found paper, vintage Japanese ledger pages, unidentified object, waxed linen, stone, and bamboo paper clips, mounted on Arches Cover stock,18 x 20 x 3".

Old texts and scrolls are among Rieke’s favorite objects. “I look for visually compelling texts, [which are] really hard to find,” she says. “They can’t be extremely valuable, [and] they’re not quite ready to be thrown away. They’re in that in-between place.” A digital slide show documenting Rieke’s international travels will be on view during Ephemerist. “I create separate journals for my own enjoyment,” Rieke says. “By watching the slide show, people can see what’s incredibly personal to me.” Gail Rieke: Ephemerist, Patina Gallery, 131 W Palace,, June 6–June 29, reception June 6, 5–7:30 pm.

Mark White 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.” From June 6 to June 30 (reception June 6, 5–8 pm), White’s work will be on display in his solo exhibition A Pond Reflection.—Eve Tolpa Mark White Fine Art,

Mark White, Twilight Deeper, oil on panel, 36 x 36"

Mark White, Iris, stainless steel with patina, 20 x 21"

Grand Opening Sorrel Sky Gallery 125 W Palace, Reception June 6, 5–8 pm Owner Shanan Campbell Wells opens a Santa Fe branch of her longtime Durango, Colorado–­based gallery Sorrel Sky. Works by renowned Western artists like Billy Schenck, Gerald Balciar, Star York, and Ben Nighthorse will be on display.

Gerald Balciar, Jumpin’ Jack, bronze, 12 x 10 x 6"

opening art receptions

Pottery of the Western Pueblos: Acoma, Laguna, and Zuni Adobe Gallery 221 Canyon June 6–July 12 Reception June 6, 5–7 pm New Mexico’s Unknown Acoma Pueblo artist, Olla, ca. 1890s, Acoma, Laguna, clay and pigment, 11 x 13” and Zuni 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 June 5, 2014



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

Tomasz Kopera: Eternity Chalk Farm Gallery 729 Canyon, June 6–ongoing, reception June 6, 6–8 pm 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. Alvin Gill-Tapia, Northern New

Alvin Gill-Tapia, Miguel Martinez, Mexico Adobe II, acrylic on panel, and Arthur Lopez: New Mexico Vision 50 x 50" Manitou Galleries 123 W Palace, June 6–June 25, reception June 6, 5–7:30 pm Three native New Mexican artists—two painters and a woodworker—join forces to express the spirit of the Land of Enchantment. Arthur Lopez, a santero, creates award-winning 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.”—ET Mike Glier, February 16, 2012: Rees Valley, Glenorchy, New Zealand, 74º F, oil on aluminum panel, 24 x 30"

Miguel Martinez, St. Genevieve II, oil and pastel on canvas, 24 x 20"

Mike Glier: Glenorchy Gerald Peters Gallery 1011 Paseo de Peralta, June 6–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 24


Karen Bexfield, La Media Luna Roja, kiln-formed glass and concrete, 17 x 17 x 4"


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.

Karen Bexfield Working as a glass artist and as a manual physical therapist, Albuquerque resident Karen Bexfield relishes the cerebral, intuitive, and tactile aspects of both professions. Bexfield was drawn to experimenting with kiln-formed glass in 2003, and since then she’s been creating delicate sculptures inspired by organic forms that showcase the relationships between positive and negative space, and between light and shadow. “Presently I’m exploring the limits of glass movement by subtly influencing the variables of mass, heat, and time,” she says. “Within me my artwork evokes a sense of tranquility, a reflection of nature’s organic patterns, and a balance of simple geometry and pure chance.” Bexfield’s work can be seen in a group show called Sculptural Forms in Glass (reception June 6, 5–7 pm) at Winterowd Fine Art on Canyon Road—Emily Van Cleve Winterowd Fine Art,

Lynn Boggess, 18 March 2014, oil on canvas 54 x 46"

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"

Barbara Meikle, A Colorful Past, oil on canvas, 24 x 30"

Barbara Meikle: In the Company of Color Barbara Meikle Fine Art, 236 Delgado, through June 23 Energy, texture, and intense hues are some of the elements New Mexico native Barbara Meikle employs in her impressionistic paintings. “I’m very themeoriented,” she says, noting that her current crop of work is all about “color plus form.” Whether Meikle is depicting animals, landscapes, flowers, or old trucks, the results, she says, reflect “what you can do when you add color to the scene.”—ET June 5, 2014





Santiago Perez: Go Back to Earth and Tell the Animals I Am Still Here Nüart Gallery, 670 Canyon,, through June 8 Bringing absurdist and surrealist elements to his work, painter Santiago Perez creates dark, fairy tale–like pieces that seemingly impart important lessons within a fictional world of the artist’s imagination.

Santiago Perez, The Message, oil on linen, 60 x 78"

Jennifer J. L. Jones: Invisible Thread Hunter Kirkland Contemporary 200-B Canyon, Through June 8 Abstract painter Jennifer J. L. Jones presents new works born out of her recent travels to Maui and St. Barts that reveal both confidence and vulnerability, as she embraces spontaneous elements that found their way into her paintings. 26

Jennifer J. L. Jones, Aniani I–IV, mixed media on wood, 10 x 10"

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

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.

Robert Langford, Making the Connection, acrylic on canvas, 48 x 50"

Robert Langford: Warming Trend Pippin Contemporary 200 Canyon,, through June 10 The North Carolina–based abstract painter presents new works inspired by this past winter’s fluctuating and unpredictable temperatures.


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NOTHING HERALDS the arrival of warmer weather more than the iridescent flash and buzz of New Mexico’s smallest birds, the hummingbirds. The arrival of these tiny, colorful charmers from the wintering grounds south of our borders means summer is truly here. Hummingbirds are only found in the Western Hemisphere, where more than 300 species are recorded. Around 20 species are found in the United States, with the ruby-throated hummingbird the primary species found east of the Mississippi River. Here in New Mexico, about a dozen species of hummingbird are recorded. Of these, four types are commonly seen: the buzzing broad-tailed; the country’s smallest bird, the calliope; the gold, aggressive midsummer arrival from the north, the rufous; and the highly adaptable black-chinned. The hummingbird’s unique flying abilities allow it to hover in place and even fly backwards in its pursuit of nectar and tiny insects found in flowers. The hummer’s long bill and tube-like tongue enables it to reach deep into flowers for sugary sustenance. Hummers are not vocal, emitting only a squeaking note. The humming comes from the vibrating of their wings, which beat an astonishing 50 times or more per second. The females and firstyear males are relatively bland in color, while the



hummingbirds make their annual return to Northern New Mexico

Hummingbirds, like this female broad-tailed, are attracted to colorful flowers and feeders.

by Tom Smylie

adult males are spectacular in their iridescent hues. You can easily attract hummers to your home and garden with feeders and flowers—it’s like rolling out a welcome mat. Your yard will really be a hit if you have red and orange flowers; hummers are especially attracted to canna lilies, columbine, and hibiscus. There’s an abundance of hummingbird feeders available, which you can fill by mixing one part white sugar to four parts water. Boiling removes impurities, but it’s not necessary. It’s more important to avoid using honey, red dye, or other additives and to keep the feeders clean. Moldy, cloudy feeders can be dangerous to the birds, so thoroughly clean them every three or four days, and keep them filled or your guests will lose interest in your area. Hummingbirds are beautiful, fascinating, and a joy to watch. With nectar-filled feeders and abundant, colorful flowers around your home, you’ll enjoy a summer filled with these social and acrobatic visitors. Tom Smylie is a retired wildlife biologist affiliated with the World Center for Birds of Prey. June 5, 2014



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Sculptor John Massee staffed a kiosk at the base of Deus Machina, where visitors could pay for smoke to billow from the sculpture’s top and make requests to the gods.

Fourteen years in the making, sculptor John Massee’s Plaza of the Gods installation was finally enjoyed by the public at the Center for Contemporary Arts in May. The central piece, titled Deus Machina (meaning “God machine”), sports interchangeable heads resembling Egyptian and Hindu gods. Massee is one of more than 100 Santa Fe artists participating in CCA’s 35th anniversary celebrations, which include an all-day party on June 14. The massive steel figures of Massee’s installation were erected in the cul-de-sac outside CCA but have since returned to the artist’s Galisteo property. “At CCA we’re always trying to push the edge a bit,” says Erin Elder, CCA’s curator. “I liked the interactivity of this exhibit. It blurred the lines of performance and sculpture.”—Cristina Olds 28


John Massee’s Plaza of the Gods







Judy Chicago, Malehead 2, from PowerPlay, 1983. Sprayed acrylic and oil paint on Belgian linen. Courtesy of David Richard Gallery, Santa Fe


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