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On the cover: The band iNK oN pAPER performs at CCA on May 24. (See page 9.) Photo by Shayla Blatchford.


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

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now 5 The Buzz Santa Fe Photographic Workshops’ new partnership, author Peter Heller at Collected Works, and reviews of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and God’s Pocket

7 This Week A comprehensive calendar of goings-on around town 13 Unique Finds A detachable tanzanite pendant from Charlotte Fine Jewelry

14 Seen Around Photos from fun local events


22–28 2014

16 Eating + Drinking Dream Cakes, L’Olivier, and Dr. Field Goods’ burger challenge 18 Matthew Andrae A must-hear local musician 19 Art Childers-West at Waxlander, Jennifer J. L. Jones at Hunter Kirkland, a panel discussion at Passport to the Arts, and gallery show previews 26 Style Garden consultant Erin O’Neill and stunning homes for sale 28 Last Look Tinariwen at Taos Mesa Brewing

p u bl i she r ’ s n ot e


With its large population of courageous men and women who have served our country, New Mexico takes Memorial Day weekend very seriously. Events at Angel Fire’s Vietnam Veterans Memorial will create a pilgrimage in that direction, and the National Cemetery in Santa Fe will be brimming with flags. I encourage you to remember the significance of this holiday but to also take advantage of life and all that it has to offer this weekend in Santa Fe. A wonderful way to feel alive is to take in some art. A number of gallery openings are being held all over town this Friday night, with a comprehensive list included in this issue of NOW. The city’s music scene is also alive this weekend, and a full offering of performances is available at all the local haunts. For many of us, this weekend is the kickoff to the summer’s high season of art, music, and culture. NOW is honored to be your source. The outpouring of support for and interest in NOW has been overwhelming. This issue, and every issue going forward, will be delivered to Albuquerque Journal subscribers in Santa Fe—and my phone has been ringing with requests for additional distribution. Thank you, Santa Fe! We’re grateful that you’ve embraced NOW, and we’re thrilled to see how it meets the needs of readers and advertisers. Everything’s ready, so let summer begin.

Bruce Adams




13 Adventure Hiking the Santa Fe Canyon Preserve


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learn to point and shoot from home

here and above: courtesy of craftsy

No time to take a multiday course at Santa Fe Photographic Workshops? No problem. The 25-year-old Santa Fe–based business has partnered with the 4-year-old web company Craftsy to present move-at-your-own-pace photography classes online. The first class, Basics of Digital Photography, launched on April 29; a class focusing on lighting techniques starts this summer. “In less than one week I had 210 students enrolled,” says instructor Rick Allred, who teaches several courses at Santa Fe Photographic Workshops throughout the year. For the lighting class, which you can find at, Allred has put together nine lessons (each one anywhere from 7 to 16 minutes long) that cover topics like how to find flattering light; how to shoot successfully in shade, harsh sunlight, and low light; and how to use shutter speed and depth of field to maximize detail and minimize distractions. A Craftsy crew traveled to Santa Fe to film the lessons. The online company, which has 3.5 million registered users worldwide and can be accessed on an iPad, smartphone, TV, or computer, offers classes ranging in price from $20 to $60 in many creative endeavors, such as painting, cooking, knitting, jewelry making, and sewing. “What makes Craftsy unique is that we spend a lot of time vetting our instructors,” says cofounder and CEO John Levisay. “We want to have great teachers. Our platform is set up where teachers and students can interact with one another online, sharing questions, answers, and additional information.”—Emily Van Cleve

Rick Allred (above and here, shooting in Santa Fe’s Railyard district) teaches courses for Santa Fe Photographic Workshops and its new partner, Craftsy.

story time On Wednesday, May 28, Peter Heller, author of the best-selling 2012 novel The Dog Stars, will be at Collected Works Bookstore & Coffeehouse (6 pm , 202 Galisteo, promoting his latest highly acclaimed release, The Painter. Praised by Publisher’s Weekly for its “masterful” exploration of “the mysteries of the human heart,” the novel centers on Jim Stegner, a well-known artist (based on real-life Taos painter Jim Wagner) who fled his home in Santa Fe following the fallout from a family tragedy, only to return after another violent incident forces him to abandon the new and relatively peaceful life he’d created for himself. Heller has said that, unlike with nonfiction writing (in which he always knows how the story will end), he wanted “to be surprised, thrilled, [and] shocked” while writing his latest novel and therefore let the story unfold organically. “I began with a first line, as I had before, just the music of the language and a voice. . . . and it became apparent very quickly that it was an artist talking, a painter, who had recently been through a pretty rough time. It intrigued me[. T]he voice was somehow tough but clearly in pain, and I kept writing.” Submit your event to our calendar right now: May 22, 2014




John Turturro and Philip Seymour Hoffman in God’s Pocket

a complicated goodbye

his final completed role. Hoffman has been in better movies, but there’s a poignancy to his performance as Mickey. God’s Pocket is a dark, almost grim portrayal of hard-up working-class grinders in Philadelphia. There’s racism, murder, beatings, adultery, a grieving mother, and an eye so horribly thumb-gouged it spurts blood. But the movie is funny, too, and packed with soul. Mickey is a frowning sack, but with Hoffman’s

Philip Seymour Hoffman’s character Mickey Scarpato is angry, sad, and down-on-his-luck throughout God’s Pocket. He looks bloated and haggard. He’s often drunk. It’s jarring to watch, given Hoffman’s death earlier this year from a drug overdose. This is one of the last times we will ever see the great actor, and it’s reportedly

not at all amazing

Marvel Enterprises

Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man


Jamie Foxx is an Oscar winner and a legit A-lister, but his silly performance as Electro in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 belongs in one of the Kilmer or Clooney Batman hack jobs from the dreary 1990s. In the modern era—of The Avengers, Heath Ledger’s Joker, and Nightcrawler attacking the White House to open X-Men 2— this half-baked cartoonishness doesn’t cut it. We’ve had one good Spider-Man movie (the Tobey Maguire–starring SpiderMan 2, with Dr. Octopus) out of five. It hurts my heart to think that a generation of kids believes Iron Man is more awesome than Spider-Man. Marvel Comics’ best

face there’s light behind those eyes. The story begins with Mickey’s stepson getting murdered on a construction site after harassing a coworker. The witnesses agree to cover it up. This is typically where a movie would veer into procedure—an investigation of the crime and the ultimate unveiling of secrets. Instead, we see what the death of his stepson does to Mickey. His wife is a mess, and he’s no good at comforting her. He can’t afford the funeral, and the funeral director is a hateful psycho. Mickey steals a truck full of meat but can’t keep it cold because the power at his partner’s warehouse keeps shutting off. God’s Pocket is the first film directed by John Slattery, the actor who’s been so wonderful for years as Roger Sterling on TV’s Mad Men. But Slattery hasn’t mastered the hard art of dark humor the way his show has. Some comedic beats thud; others seem confused about whether to be funny or sad, like Richard Jenkins’s severely alcoholic newspaper columnist drinking 18 screwdrivers before an attempted hookup with a much younger woman. Emotional confusion works, though, for Slattery’s rawrealism approach. Why should it be easy? Mickey’s life is a mess; the horse he bets gets beat. What’s he gonna do? Curl into a ball and cry? Pray for a happy ending? No and no. God’s Pocket is less than an hour and a half long. It’s a short, compelling goodbye to a brilliant artist. Hoffman’s humanity powers this strange film. Mickey would have been a jerk or a loser in another actor’s hands, but Hoffman makes him a man, fighting to stay true against darkness. God’s Pocket is now showing at The Screen.—Phil Parker

hero is Marvel Studios’ lamest film franchise. ASM2 is way too long. It’s a slog for more than two hours. Then, at the end, comes the climactic fight between Spider-Man and the Green Goblin. It’s exciting and emotional and cleverly choreographed, and oh why couldn’t the rest of the flick have been as good as its last 15 minutes? Why include Electro? He’s boring. So is the complicated mystery involving Spider-Man’s father, which definitely feels like the product of a committee (ASM2 has four credited screenwriters). This is yet another Spider-Man movie that assumes its hero’s highschool origin is hugely important to the audience. It isn’t! The Spider-Man character is beloved. In the comic books he often teams up with the X-Men and Fantastic Four. He actually joined The Avengers. He’s incredibly powerful, with a singular skill set: super strength, danger detection, web shooting, and a contortionist’s agility. He grew from that awkward teen into a savvy crime fighter and vanquisher of supervillains. The movies always want to linger in his formative years, eschewing what makes him— Hello?—amazing. Peter Parker cries nine times in ASM2. Wolverine would never team up with this wimp.—PP

this week

MAY 22—May 28

American JeM Vanessie Santa Fe 427 W Water Latin and classical guitar and vocals. Free, 6–8 pm, 505-984-1193, Bert Dalton and Milo Jaramillo El Mesón Restaurant 213 Washington Jazz piano and upright bass. Free, 7–9 pm, 505-983-6756,

Bill Hearne Trio La Fonda Hotel’s La Fiesta Lounge 100 E San Francisco Country music. Free, 7:30–11 pm, 505-995-2363, Limelight Karaoke The Palace Restaurant and Saloon 142 W Palace

The Saltanah Dancers Cleopatra Café (Southside location) 3482 Zafarano Belly-dancing performance. Free, 7 pm, 505-820-7381. Trio Bijou Zia Diner 326 S Guadalupe Jazz classics played with string instruments. Free, 6:30–8:30 pm, 505-988-7008, Dave Grusin & Friends James A. Little Theater 1060 Cerrillos Local jazz musician Dave Grusin performs in a benefit concert for the Santa Fe Waldorf School. Grusin, a composer, conductor, and musician, won an Oscar for his work on the score for the movie The Milagro Beanfield War and received nominations for his contributions to other films’ scores, including The Fabulous Baker Boys and Heaven Can Wait. Musicians John Rangel, Barbara Bentree, Michael Glynn, and Ryan L. Lee join Grusin for the concert. $25–$100, 6:30–8:30 pm, 505-988-1234, Dave Grusin

Parted Waters Teatro Paraguas Studio 3205 Calle Marie A play about three generations of crypto-Jewish families in Northern New Mexico. Free, donations accepted, 7:30 pm, 505-424-1601,

May 23 friday Rellenos Santa Fe School of Cooking 125 S Guadalupe

A hands-on class that teaches you how to prepare four different types of chiles rellenos: New Mexican tempura rellenos, ancho chile rellenos, cream cheese–stuffed jalapenos en escabeche, and chiles en nogada. Limited to 16 people. $98, 10 am, 505-983-4688,


Journey Through the Body Warehouse 21 1614 Paseo de Peralta Holistic body training with Tess Yong. $10, 10:30–11:30 am, 808-772-3144,

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


May 22 thursday

The Austin Piazzolla Quintet appears at the GiG Performance Space on Saturday, May 24. For more info, see page 9.

May 22, 2014



Barbara Meikle: In the Company of Color Barbara Meikle Fine Art 236 Delgado Energy, texture, and intense hues are some of the elements in New Mexico native Barbara Meikle’s

impressionistic paintings. See preview on page 23. Free, reception 5–8 pm, 505-992-0400, Biodiversity and Human Impact on the Environment Tansey Gallery 652 Canyon Multimedia group exhibition. See preview on page 25. Free, reception 5–7 pm, 505-995-8513,

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 23. Free, reception 5–7 pm, 505-988-3888,

Wings: A Context GF Contemporary 707 Canyon

Works inspired by the interpretation of the word wings. See preview on page 23. Free, reception 5–7 pm, 505-983-3707,

Hot Club of Santa Fe Second Street Brewery at the Railyard 1607 Paseo de Peralta

Gypsy jazz music. Free, 7–10 pm, 505-989-8585,

Jimmy Stadler La Fonda Hotel’s La Fiesta Lounge 100 E San Francisco

Country music. Free, 8–11 pm, 505-995-2363,

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

May 24 saturday Native Treasures: Indian Arts Festival Santa Fe Community Convention Center 201 W Marcy

The 10th annual Native Treasures: Indian Arts Festival features more than 200 museum-quality artists who will show and sell their contemporary and traditional Native American art. Proceeds benefit Santa Fe’s Museum of Indian Arts & Culture. Saturday $10–$20, Sunday free, 505-982-7799,

Santa Fe Fiber Arts Festival El Rancho de las Golondrinas 334 Los Pinos

Learn how New Mexico textiles are made; buy fiber arts and supplies; learn about weaving from experts; and enjoy sheep herding and shearing demonstrations, presentations on topics such as dyeing with cochineal, and weaving demonstrations on upright looms (Navajo) and back-strap looms. $6–$8 (kids free), 10 am–4 pm, 505-471-2261,

Ladies Night at The Den The Den 132 W Water

DJ Luna performs. Free, 9 pm–12 am, 505-983-1615,

Elevated Elements Waxlander Art Gallery & Sculpture Garden 622 Canyon

Phoenix-based artists Josiane Childers and Justin West create wall-mounted sculptures that combine steel and paint in unexpected ways. See profile on page 22. Free, reception 5–8 pm, 505-984-2202,

Flock Giacobbe-Fritz Fine Art 702 Canyon

Bird-related works. See preview on page 25. Free, reception 5–7 pm, 505-986-1156,

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

Works by Martha Rea Baker, Kevin Tolman, and Bret Price. See preview on page 19. Free, reception 5–7 pm, 505-820-0807,

Sandra Pratt: New Work Selby Fleetwood Gallery 600 Canyon

Works by self-taught oil painter Sandra Pratt. See preview on page 23. Free, reception 5–7:30 pm, 505-992-8877, 8

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


Work by Nuala O’Donovan

Brazilian/flamenco/classical music. See profile on page 18. Free, 8–11 pm, 800-727-5531,

Night Knights The Palace Restaurant and Saloon 142 W Palace

Energetic live music in various genres. $5, 10 pm–12 am, 505-428-0690,

Ronald Roybal Hotel Santa Fe 1501 Paseo de Peralta

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

The Alto Street Band Second Street Brewery 1814 Second Street

Bluegrass music. Free, 6–9 pm, 505-989-8585,

The Gruve El Farol 808 Canyon

Rock and R&B. $5, 9 pm–12 am, 505-983-9912,

The Three Faces of Jazz El Mesón Restaurant 213 Washington

Word word word word

Farmers Market Santa Fe Railyard 1607 Paseo de Peralta

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

Northern New Mexico Landscapes Manitou Galleries 225 Canyon

A group show of landscape paintings. See preview on page 23. Free, reception 5–7 pm, 505-986-9833,

Santa Fe Iris Society Show DeVargas Center 564 N Guadalupe

Local gardeners display their irises during the Santa Fe Iris Society’s annual show. Iris entry begins at 7:30 am, and the event opens to the public at noon. Free, 12–4 pm, 505-466-8569.

Word word word word

Flamenco Dinner Show El Farol 808 Canyon

A colorful and dynamic flameno performance follows dinner. $25, 6:30–8:30 pm, 505-983-9912,

JAKA Cowgirl BBQ 319 S Guadalupe

Austin Piazzolla Quintet GiG Performance Space 1808 Second St

Violinist James Anderson founded the Austin Piazzolla Quintet in 2009 in Austin, Texas. The quintet specializes in the music of the late Argentine composer Astor Piazzolla, playing unique arrangements of his classical compositions as well as improvisations and originals. $20, 7:30–9:30 pm,

Three Generations of Creative Music at the CCA Center for Contemporary Arts 1050 Old Santa Fe Trl

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

Angelo Harmsworth, iNK oN pAPER, and the Rampant Egos Big Band perform in CCA’s Munoz Waxman Gallery. The concert is presented by High Mayhem, in association with AHA and MIX, who will provide free LED bike lights to attendees who bike to the show. $5–$20, 7:30–10:30 pm, 505-982-1338,, KATE RUSSELL

Yoga Workshop BODY 333 Cordova

Celebrate Annapurna, the goddess of nourishment, during a yoga workshop. $20–$25, 2–4 pm, 505-986-0362 ext. 2,

Brandywine Workshop Collection Museum of Contemporary Native Arts 108 Cathedral

A collection of works by indigenous artists, donated by The Brandywine Workshop of Philadelphia, 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 reinterpret penned history.” $10 (kids free), Monday–Saturday 10 am–5 pm (closed Tuesday), through July 31, 888-922-IAIA, Shan Goshorn, Separating the Chaff


Jimmy Stadler La Fonda Hotel’s La Fiesta Lounge 100 E San Francisco

Country music. Free, 8–11 pm, 505-995-2363,

Marc Yaxley Vanessie Santa Fe 427 W Water

Latin and classical guitar and vocals. Free, 6:30–10:30 pm, 505-984-1193,

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

Brazilian/flamenco/classical music. See profile on page 18. Free, 8–11 pm, 800-727-5531,

Ronald Roybal Hotel Santa Fe 1501 Paseo de Peralta

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

Sister Mary Band El Farol 808 Canyon

Rock music. $5, 505-983-9912,

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

Folk rock. Free, 7–10 pm, 505-989-8585,


May 25 sunday Santa Fe Fiber Arts Festival El Rancho de las Golondrinas 334 Los Pinos

Learn how New Mexico textiles are made; buy fiber arts and supplies; learn about weaving from experts; and enjoy sheep herding and shearing demonstrations, presentations on topics such as dyeing with cochineal, and weaving demonstrations on upright looms (Navajo) and back-strap looms. $6–$8 (kids free), 10 am–4 pm, 505-471-2261,

May 22, 2014



Native Treasures: Indian Arts Festival Santa Fe Community Convention Center 201 W Marcy

The 10th annual Native Treasures: Indian Arts Festival features more than 200 museum-quality artists who will show and sell their contemporary and traditional Native American art. Proceeds benefit Santa Fe’s Museum of Indian Arts & Culture. Saturday $10–$20, Sunday free, 505-982-7799,

(1/2 mile north of Cerrillos Village on County Road 59)

Learn the science behind plant senses during a guided hike through Cerrillos Hills State Park. $5 per vehicle or free with a valid New Mexico State Park pass, 3–5 pm, 505-474-0196,

Beauty and the Beast James A. Little Theater 1060 Cerrillos

May 27 tuesday Farmers Market Santa Fe Railyard 1607 Paseo de Peralta

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


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

Argentine Tango Milonga El Mesón Restaurant 213 Washington

Collaborative bracelet by Althea and Joe Cajero

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

Cowgirl Brunch Cowgirl BBQ 319 S Guadalupe

Canyon Road Blues Jam El Farol 808 Canyon

The Santa Fe Revue performs on the patio. Free, 12–3 pm, 505-982-2565,

Southwest Barbecue Santa Fe School of Cooking 125 N Guadalupe

A hands-on cooking class. Dishes include ribs with chipotle barbecue sauce, frijoles churros, green tamales with crema, grilled pineapple slaw, and saffron poached pears. $82, 11 am, 505-983-4688,

David Geist Vanessie Santa Fe 427 W Water

Show tunes, cabaret music, and originals. Free, 505-984-1193,

Erin Bent Duel Brewing 1228 Parkway Dr

Folk music. Free, 5 pm, 505-474-5301,

Nacha Mendez El Farol 808 Canyon

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

Sensitive Plants Cerrillos Hills State Park 10

A Pandemonium Productions performance

May 26 monday

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

Cathy Faber La Fiesta Lounge at La Fonda on the Plaza 100 E San Francisco

Country music. Free, 7:30–11 pm, 505-982-5511,

Cathy Faber La Fiesta Lounge at La Fonda on the Plaza 100 E San Francisco

Kathy Morrow Vanessie Santa Fe 427 W Water

Cowgirl Karaoke Cowgirl BBQ 319 S Guadalupe

May 28 wednesday

Country music. Free, 7:30–11 pm, 505-982-5511,

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

Marc Yaxley Vanessie Santa Fe 427 W Water

Latin and classical guitar and vocals. Free, 6:30–9:30 pm, 505-984-1193,

Tiho Dimitrov El Farol 808 Canyon

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

Piano and vocals. Free, 6:30–9:30 pm, 505-984-1193,

Burritos Santa Fe School of Cooking 125 S Guadalupe

A hands-on class that teaches you how to prepare three different versions of burritos: “3 Sisters,” “Burrito Bowl,” and “Machaca,” and a shredded-beef version. $98, 10 am, 505-983-4688,

A Culture of Awakening Upaya Zen Center

1404 Cerro Gordo

Stephen Batchelor and Roshi Joan Halifax, PhD, explore how the interaction of traditional Buddhist ideas and practices with the worldviews and values of modernity may be giving rise to yet another “culture of awakening.” $440, through June 1, 505-986-8515,

Alex Maryol Zia Diner 326 S Guadalupe

Live blues and rock. Free, 6:30–8:30 pm, 505-988-7008,

Joaquin Gallegos El Mesón Restaurant 213 Washington

Classical and original flamenco guitar music. Free, 7–9 pm, 505-983-6756,

John Kurzweg El Farol 808 Canyon

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

Karaoke Night Junction 530 S Guadalupe

Free, 10 pm–1 am, 505-988-7222,

Kathy Morrow Vanessie Santa Fe 427 W Water

Piano and vocals. Free, 6:30–9:30 pm, 505-984-1193,

Syd Masters La Fiesta Lounge at La Fonda on the Plaza 100 E San Francisco

Country music. Free, 7:30–11 pm, 505-982-5511,

Trash Disco The Palace Restaurant and Saloon 142 W Palace

DJ Oona Bender. Free, 9:30–11:30 pm, 505428-0690,,

Covering Santa Fe in a unique way. May 22, 2014



Wednesday Night Barrel Races Rodeo de Santa Fe Arena 3237 Rodeo

Evenings filled with family fun and beautiful sunsets. Barrel racers ages 5 and up. Bring the family and enjoy grilled hot dogs, hamburgers, and more. Free, through August 21, 505-490-3008,

while Cy DeCosse uses a platinum process to capture the subtle delicacy of night-blooming flowers. See preview on page 25. Free, through June 14, 505-982-5009,

Beyond the Horizon ViVO Contemporary 725 Canyon

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

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

An exhibit of 25 paintings and 30 drawings by Nicolai Fechin—known for emotive, vivid, and idiosyncratic art—will be exhibited at the late artist’s Taos home and studio. $8, through September 21, 575-758-2960,

Ilse Bolle, Bundle I

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


Nicolai Fechin, Eya in Peasant Blouse

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,

Works by Andrew Rodriguez, a native (and Native) New Mexican known for his bas-relief sculptures examining human spirituality and its connection to the animal world. Free, through May 29, 505-989-4210,

Bill Heckel: Wilderness Untamed New Concept Gallery 610 Canyon

New Concept Gallery presents works by Bill Heckel, including 26 limited-edition photographic images created over a 15-year period. See preview on page 24. Free, through June 1, 505-795-7570,

Nancy Frost Begin: New Woodcut Prints Marigold Arts 424 Canyon

Nancy Frost Begin’s woodblock printings and Monster Boxes, sculptures that double as functional forms. Free, through June 4, 505-982-4142,

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

Van Chu’s work incorporates water, calligrapher’s ink, and acrylic with modern technological processes, 12

George Wesley Bellows, Santuario de Chimayó


Andrew Rodriquez: One Voice The Longworth Gallery 530 Canyon

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,

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

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

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,

City Tours

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


This necklace featuring rubies, tsavorite, zoisite, and a detachable 29-ct pear-shaped tanzanite pendant is available through Charlotte Fine Jewelry.

Santa Fe Canyon Preserve the 525-acre refuge offers guided hikes that celebrate the area’s natural beauty and highlight important restoration projects


Charlotte Fine Jewelry on Santa Fe’s Plaza is well known for its interchangeable jewelry designed and made in Germany. The company has won numerous honors in international design competitions, including the prestigious Celebration of Life Award from the Tanzanite Foundation. Charlotte Fine Jewelry’s detachable 29-ct pear-shaped tanzanite pendant is the centerpiece of a necklace that also features rough precious stone like rubies, tsavorite, and zoisite. It took a New York customer almost a year to track down Charlotte Fine Jewelry in Santa Fe (having seen the necklace in a slide presentation in Ghana), but the result was a commission of a similar necklace in honor of her family and her love of Africa and its wildlife. A drawing shows the original concept for the above tanzanite pendant necklace.


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Just a few miles beyond the galleries of Canyon Road lies one of the city’s singular natural attractions: the Santa Fe Canyon Preserve. Managed by the Nature Conservancy, the 525-acre spot occupies land that was once owned by PNM and was the former site of the Two-Mile Dam. Although less than two decades have passed since the last remnants of the dam were taken out in 1996, a stroll through the watershed today reveals a landscape far removed from the time when much of it was located beneath stored water. Today the preserve is awash with birdsong, wildflowers, willow trees, and cottonwoods; the latter provide sustenance to a thriving beaver population The Santa Fe Canyon Preserve is a remarkable testament to nature’s ability to renew. The conservancy has assisted the process by removing non-native plants, promoting the growth of indigenous tree species, and introducing leopard frogs to the preserve’s ponds—some of which have been created by the resident beavers. It’s this dramatic progression to the land’s original riparian state that the conservancy will be highlighting on a June 12 guided hike and on similar hikes in the months ahead. The leisurely 1.5-hour loop along an interpretative trail will be led by the conservancy’s stewardship ecologist Robert Martin. “I love to be outdoors and teach people about all of the cool things nature does for people,” Martin says. “During our nature hikes, I’ll share the scoop on our northern leopard frog project and tell folks about the latest restoration projects at the preserve.” With a careful eye (and tips from Martin) you might catch a glimpse of some of the preserve’s more visible denizens, such as red-winged blackbirds, garter snakes, and tiger salamanders. If you hear a plop in one of the ponds, take it as a good sign that the leopard frog project is well on its way to echoing the preserve’s success. For more information, visit May 22, 2014



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Santa Fean NOW was out and about in the City Different, taking in the action at events like Passport to the Arts, the Santa Fe Film Festival, and various live music performances.


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Owner Laura Kosky handmakes all of Dream Cakes’ cupcakes, including the Southern Belle (seen here), a vanilla buttermilk cupcake filled with homemade caramel and toasted pecans topped with cream cheese buttercream.


It’s 5 am and Laura Kosky has been up mixing frosting for an hour. Before she drives to her full-time job as a nurse, she’ll have made batter from scratch and then baked and decorated all the cupcakes her husband, Joe, will sell that day. For the last three years the Koskys have owned and operated the popular Dream Cakes Gourmet Cupcakes just off the Plaza, which has been a dream in the making for decades—since Laura’s grandmother first taught her how to make cupcakes. When you head to the shop in the back of the Plaza Galleria, you’ll smell the baked goodness from the sidewalk. The small, colorful, and cheery spot is the perfect alcove for selling these deliciously sweet treats—and it turns out you don’t need a lot of space to offer a large variety of goods: Back in 2010 the bakery had 15 flavors; today Laura offers 93. “The recipes are endless,” she jokes. “Joe aways says, ‘Would you stop already?’” Laura’s cupcakes stand out because of their fun square shape and tulip-paper wrapping, but ultimately it’s their taste that makes them utterly unforgettable. The Baxter cupcake, named after Laura’s beloved dog, is very much like the oatmeal cake topped with German frosting, toasted pecans, and walnuts that her grandmother made for her years ago. The appropriately named Chocolate Lover is made with dark chocolate cake and topped with a chocolate wafer, while the classic Plain Jane features vanilla bean cake with vanilla buttercream frosting. Dream Cakes carries gluten-free options, while vegans can pre-order non-dairy offerings. And take note: Gluten-free doesn’t mean taste-free. The gluten-free basic chocolate cupcake with a buttery-rich (not heavy) buttercream frosting is moist and lacks the grittiness that a rice flour often leaves behind. The frosting is sweet but not too sweet and has a savory hint of salt. Eat your cupcake at a table in the Galleria or take it to go. And think about the love Laura put into her batter (before sunrise) when you take your first bite.

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classic French cuisine on Galisteo by Ka r en Sch uld

In December 2013, Chef Xavier Grenet, a master at classical French cuisine, opened his downtown restaurant L’Olivier with the help of his wife and partner Nathalie Bonnard-Grenet. The restaurant’s elegant atmosphere and decor provide a stylish backdrop for finely tuned meals that combine classic French cooking with a touch of Southwestern flair. L’Olivier’s dining area is spacious, with wraparound windows and a warm yellow and deep adobe-pink color scheme. During the daylight hours, the dining room is flooded with beautiful natural light, while the nighttime ambience is more subdued. Chef Grenet’s authentic French meals include classics like coq au vin, which is cooked with a rustic medley of Brussels sprouts, mushrooms, and bacon, while more extravagant dinner options include sautéed sea scallops slathered in a rich, creamy sauce and served with a parsnip puree and oyster mushrooms. Recommended appetizers include asparagus with toasted almonds, jamón serrano, and Manchego cheese, as well as the lobster salad with avocados, apples, and black truffle vinaigrette. If you’re looking for some Southwestern influences, try the short ribs served with green chile and Jack cheese mashed potatoes or the green chile–laced croque-monsieur. French and California wines are available by the bottle or by the glass. For dessert, the Orange Trio, with chocolate orange panna cotta, chocolate-dipped orange peels, and kumquats, is a delectable and invigorating way to finish your fine French feast.

The portions at Dr. Field Goods Kitchen are famously huge, but when it comes to the restaurant’s Burger Challenge, we’re talking Godzilla-sized offerings. The challenge comprises 14 burgers, a giant bread bun, tomatoes, lettuce, pickles, potatoes, and onion rings. Brave souls with bottomless bellies must consume this beastly burden (cost: $30) in an hour or less. Victors get a shirt that says “I Beat My Meat,” while the non-victorious get a shirt declaring “The Meat Beat Me!” Dr. Field Goods asks for at least one day’s notice from anyone who’d like to take the challenge. Pictured here is David Burgess from Manchester, England. He failed miserably.



Chef Xavier Grenet

May 22, 2014



Matthew Andrae the local musician’s simple style makes a big impression

by Ashle y M. Big ge rs

Matthew Andrae (right) can be seen Friday and Saturday evenings at the Inn and Spa at Loretto and Wednesdays at The Club at Las Campanas. 18


It’s the era of big effects in music—on stage, in the recording studio, and in the lives of the musicians themselves. But Matthew Andrae, a native Santa Fean and member of the Jicarilla Apache Nation, has chosen stripped-down authenticity instead. Andrae’s career began—at least in intention—at a José Feliciano concert when he was 8 years old. “[Feliciano] showed me what could be done with guitar,” Andrae says. “I knew it was exactly what I wanted to do.” He started taking flamenco guitar lessons and creating his own blend of rhythmic and percussive elements played along with melody, eventually honing his sound at the Berklee College of Music, University of Arizona, and New England Conservatory. At one point, as part of a musical experiment, Andrae picked up the guitalele, a small, six-stringed guitar. He figured that if a song works on a simple instrument (with no backup band), then it’s truly good. His hypothesis proved correct when he posted a video of himself performing a song called “Sweet Celine” (which he wrote for his daughter before she was born) on YouTube and received an overwhelmingly positive response. Andrae’s voice has been compared to that of Stevie Wonder and Israel Kamakawiwo’ole—an advantage that has surely helped the video earn the more than 650,000 views it’s received at the time of this writing. Andrae’s Internet success led to a recording deal with a Parisian company, concerts in France and Switzerland, and performances with Grammy Award–winning musician Imogen Heap, his musical hero. “She doesn’t play by anybody’s rules,” he says. This success, Local musician however, also led Andrae to the surprising realization that he Matthew Andrae has wanted to forgo international chosen “small, touring for fatherhood. He’s exploring that role and the concentrated beauty” vulnerability of love on his second album, tentatively titled in his music and Grow, which is a follow-up to musical career. 2010’s Born, on which Andrae’s self-proclaimed “existential angst” is on display. The artist has chosen “small, concentrated beauty” in his music and his musical career, he says. Hear Andrae play live at the Inn and Spa at Loretto on Friday and Saturday evenings through the end of the year and at The Club at Las Campanas on Wednesdays. Learn more and download his album at

A new exhibition at Karan Ruhlen Gallery celebrates the power of abstraction to liberate and facilitate unique artistic expression. In the Abstract (225 Canyon,, May 23–June 7, reception May 23, 5–7 pm) showcases the work of Martha Rea Baker, whose paintings “deal with the concept of ‘time,’ the passage of time, and its effects on our natural world”; Kevin Tolman, whose vibrant, acrylic-based mixed-media works create “a tension between the illusion of spatial depth and surface paint”; and Bret Price, whose fluid, almost soft-looking pieces belie their hard metal nature.


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Kevin Tolman, Side by Side, acrylic and mixed media on canvas, 72 x 72"

May 22, 2014





going with the flow i n he r da r ing ne w wor ks, ab strac t pai n te r Je n nife r J. L. Jone s e mbrac e s s p on t a n e ity a nd v ulne rability by Ashle y M. Big ge rs

Impressionist painter Claude Monet once observed: “I am following nature without being able to grasp her.” A century later, Jennifer J. L. Jones could easily point to the same pursuit. In her abstract expressions, Jones aims to not just physically capture her experiences in nature but to also convey the emotional and spiritual feelings nature can evoke. Raised in rural Virginia and Florida by parents who were pilots, Jones grew up seeing nature at its most subtle and dramatic. She earned a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and cites wide artistic influences, from old masters such as Titian to graphic painter Robert Rauschenberg and textural abstract artist Anselm Kiefer. To find her own identity, however, Jones had to empty her imagination of these influences. From that empty palette, shades of nature began to mix, and her works have captured her personal meditations on landscape encountered during her travels. Jones’s latest exhibition, Invisible Thread, at Hunter Kirkland Contemporary, reflects a fluidity never before visible in her work. To create the series, the Atlanta-based artist visited Maui, Hawaii, and St. Barts in the Caribbean. The paintings’ color fields certainly reflect the inspiration she felt in those tropical destinations. In addition, having regained her energy after a long illness, Jones notes that “It was like someone opened up something in me.” The artist painted these pieces with more confidence—sometimes so vigorously that she had a brush in each hand—and is showing

Invisible Thread, mixed media on wood, 60 x 72" 20

Lono, mixed media on canvas, 50 x 50". Above: Returning Muse, mixed media on wood, 50 x 50".

greater vulnerability. “I’m experimenting more and letting some of the spontaneous things stay there,” she says. “Before I would have covered them up. These are things I’ve been doing in my sketchbook for years, but now I’m sharing them with the public.” “This is the strongest body of work as a whole that I’ve done,” Jones adds. “There’s something new happening, even for me to discover.” Invisible Thread, Hunter Kirkland Contemporary, 200-B Canyon,, May 23–June 8, reception May 23, 5–7 pm

“I’m experimenting more, and letting some of the spontaneous things stay there,” says Jennifer J. L. Jones

Tom Ross, Kundalini, acrylic on panel, 48 x 48'

the road taken three Canyon Road vets reflect on the history of the famous art district during a Passport to the Arts panel discussion by K. Annabelle Smith


As part of an hour-long panel discussion called Canyon Road: Past & Present, which was part of the Passport to the Arts celebration held on Canyon Road over Mother’s Day weekend, three Canyon Road vets—Tom Ross of Tom Ross Gallery, Phyllis Kapp of Waxlander Gallery, and Carole LaRoche of Carole LaRoche Gallery—reflected on their businesses’ decades-long history and their equally long friendships. The artist-entrepreneurs took the stage at the Tom Ross Gallery and laughed as they shared stories of their mid-life reinventions in Santa Fe, how they came to live together in what’s known as Gypsy Alley (just off Canyon Road), how a “For Rent” sign in the window of LaRoche’s tiny studio space lured Kapp into a world of watercolor and vast landscapes, and how the two women came to meet Ross and form friendships that would withstand both the good and bad years on the historic street. “There was something very bohemian about that time,” Ross said shortly after the presentation, referring to the late 1980s when much of Canyon Road was residential and Ross and others set up shop with nothing but paint supplies and a whole lot of gumption. “There was a camaraderie on Canyon Road back then, and Gypsy Alley was a magical place. Things like Passport to the Arts are what we need to bring the fun back to Carole LaRoche, Tribe 21, Canyon Road.” pastel on paper, 28 x 36"

Make the O Keeffe part of your Santa Fe experience VISIT THE GEORGIA O’KEEFFE HOME & STUDIO The Georgia O’Keeffe Home and Studio in Abiquiu offers a variety of tours of the property that O’Keeffe lived in for 35 years. To the extent possible, the house remains as she left it in 1984, when she moved to Santa Fe. The house and surrounding views were a great source of inspiration to her. She produced iconic works featuring the patio and black door, the cottonwood trees along the Chama River, the White Place, and the Road to Santa Fe. Tours require a reservation: 5O5.685.4539 or







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Josiane Childers and Justin West fuse paint and steel to create memorably evocative works by Ha nnah Hoel

ARTISTS Josiane Childers and Justin West join forces for Elevated Elements, a show at Waxlander Gallery that furthers the married couple’s collaborative conversation in steel and paint with new shapes and diptychs that explore the desert landscape. Childers was raised in Upstate New York, where her dedication to painting first emerged, but eventually made her way west. Today she finds inspiration in “the big open space; big skies; Rocky Mountains; and bright colors of desert sunrises, sunsets, and flowers,” she says. When it comes to painting, she revels in the “possibilities of infinite color relationships,” resulting in nonobjective swathes of color swept together with vertical and horizontal strokes that lie somewhere between those of Rothko and Richter. The duo’s works are human-scale and hang on the wall despite the bowed steel planks and convex Plexiglas facades— structural elements provided by West. All of the pieces, painted by Childers, are finished with a high gloss that protects West’s sculptures and flattens Childers’s colors, yet the expansive horizon is ever present in Childers’s abstracted lateral lines and vertical patterning. West moved to Arizona from Upstate New York when he was 12. His love of steel came from a self-proclaimed obsession with old cars and trucks, and the romantic narrative of steel being forged from the earth as iron inspires his artistic fabrications. West’s use of symbolism, wrought with primal inception, and 22

Levitate, reverse painting on Plexiglas, 52 x 47"

Childers’s meditative painterly notions fuse together in a mutually inclusive relationship that represents the earth below and the sky above. The pieces in the couple’s Waxlander show, Childers notes, “are physically elevated, hanging on the walls, but they also elevate the mind of the viewer.” Elevated Elements, Waxlander Gallery, 622 Canyon,, through June 2, reception May 23, 5–8 pm

Triumph 1, reverse painting on Plexiglas, 24 x 24"



Gigi Mills, The Fabulous Vaudeville Birds, monotype on paper, 28 x 41"

Wings: A Context GF Contemporary 707 Canyon, May 23–June 8 Reception May 23 5–7 pm Young local artists present works demonstrating their take on the word wings, yielding pieces with various meanings, created in various mediums. Sandra Pratt: New Work Selby Fleetwood Gallery, 600 Canyon May 23–June 5 Reception May 23, 5–7:30 pm Self-taught oil painter Sandra Pratt gleans inspiration for her work from time spent in New Mexico and Colorado, as well as from trips to New England, Western Europe, and Canada. Using emotion and memory of place—in conjunction with her palette knife and intuitive sense of composition—Pratt creates landscapes and village scenes exploring personal themes such as home and community.—ET

Barbara Meikle, Soul of a Mustang, oil on canvas, 48 x 24"

Chunky Southwest jewelry items by Joseph Birdsong in turquoise, copper, and silver

Barbara Meikle: In the Company of Color Barbara Meikle Fine Art, 236 Delgado, May 23–June 23 Reception May 23, 5–8 pm Energy, texture, and intense hues are some of the elements New Mexico native Barbara Meikle employs in her impressionistic paintings. “I’m very theme-oriented,” 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.”—Eve Tolpa Santiago Perez: Go Back to Earth and Tell the Animals I Am Still Here Nüart Gallery, 670 Canyon, May 23–June 8, reception 5–7 pm 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.

Sandra Pratt, Seaside Village, oil on linen, 18 x 24"

Jane Hamilton Fine Art 200 Canyon, Ste D, May 23–25 A trunk show at this pop-up gallery (open through October 15, 2014, with a permanent location in Tucson, Arizona) features chunky Southwest jewelry by San Francisco–born Joseph Birdsong, who’s also known for his copper-and-glass sculptures.

Don Brackett, Spring Morning, Golden, New Mexico, oil on canvas, 24 x 30"

Northern New Mexico Landscapes Featuring Don Brackett Manitou Galleries, 225 Canyon, May 24–June 2, reception May 24, 5–7 pm This group show, featuring the works of Don Brackett, celebrates the beauty and diversity of the Northern New Mexico landscape. Brackett, an Albuquerque native and third-generation New Mexican, began drawing at age 5 and went on to study art in high school and in college. While a student at the University of New Mexico, Brackett studied with Taos painter Kenneth Adams. Other artists featured in the show include Harry Greene, William Haskell, Jerry Jordan, and Billy Schenck. May 22, 2014





Variations: Structure and Surface Wade Wilson Art 217 W Water, Through June 14 This exhibit features new works by UK native Lucinda Cobley and Texas native Joan Winter. Cobley’s paintings are housed in a permanent collection at Houston’s Museum of Fine Arts, while Winter’s sculptures and prints can be seen at the Tyler Museum of Art and the Dallas Museum of Art. —Samantha Schwirck

Janet Lippincott, Figure 76, watercolor and ink on paper, 14 x 11"

Joan Winter, Maple/Gold, soft ground etching on mulberry paper, 60 x 39"

Bill Heckel, Tuffa Tunnel, archival pigment print, 28 x 22"

Janet Lippincott: Composing in Black and White Karan Ruhlen Gallery, 225 Canyon,, ongoing Having studied at the Art Students League of New York, Colorado Springs Fine Art Center, and San Francisco Art Institute, New York City–born Janet Lippincott moved to Santa Fe in the 1950s (after studying with Emil Bisttram in Taos) and lived here until her death in 2007. Composing in Black and White celebrates the versatility of this daring artist’s award-winning output by showing a select group of her watercolors, India ink drawings, lithographs, collages, and more.—Amy Hegarty

Beyond the Horizon ViVO Contemporary, 725 Canyon, through June 24 Taking a cue from Dag Hammarskjöld, who contended that “only he who keeps his eye fixed on the far horizon will find the right road,” all 12 of ViVO Contemporary’s represented artists present their visions of the Southwest— directly and indirectly—through a variety of materials and genres, including mixed media, calligraphy, paper making, book art, kiln glass, sculpture, and printmaking.—ET

Bill Heckel: Wilderness Untamed New Concept Gallery, 610 Canyon, Through June 1 New Concept Gallery presents two- and three-dimensional work by Bill Heckel, who began his artistic career in Wisconsin but found that it blossomed when he moved to Santa Fe in the 1990s. Twenty-six limited-edition photographic images created over a 15-year period examine the contrasts between the New Mexico landscape and the female form. Figurative bronze sculptures are also on display.—ET 24

Barrie Brown, Awakening, kiln glass, 12 x 19 x 5"

Van Chu and Cy DeCosse VERVE Gallery of Photography, 219 E Marcy, through June 14 Vietnamese artist Van Chu’s work incorporates water, calligrapher’s ink, and acrylic with modern technological processes. The resulting images— fluid and ethereal—nod toward traditional Chinese painting but defy categorization. Cy DeCosse, a former advertising art director and Fulbright scholar, uses a platinum process to capture the subtle delicacy of night-blooming f lowers, creating eerily beautiful black-and-white photographs.—ET

Van Chu, Land 2, archival pigment ink print, dimensions vary

Biodiversity and Human Impact on the Environment Tansey Contemporary 652 Canyon May 23–June 17 Reception May 23, 5–7 pm This multimedia exhibition featuring a number of Tansey Contemporary artists spotlights the beauty and diversity of nature as well as the effect of human behavior on the environment. Carol Shinn, Mine Tailings, freestyle machine stitching on fabric, 18 x 15"

Mary Alayne Thomas, Waiting for the Moon, watercolor finished with encaustic on panel, 16 x 12"

Flock Giacobbe-Fritz Fine Art 702 Canyon, May 23–June 8, reception May 23, 5–7 pm This group show celebrating images of birds features paintings by Mary Alayne Thomas, known for her watercolor-and-encaustic works, and Camille Engel, whose contemporary realist oil paintings have earned her awards around the country. Artists Connie Dillman, Mark Gould, Deb Kaylor, and Craig Kosak each contribute a piece to the show.

Jo Sherwood, Uzbekistan, oil on linen, 12 x 15"

Jo Sherwood: The Best of Burros Santa Fe Art Collector Gallery, 217 Galisteo,, through May 23 Oil painter Jo Sherwood, a third-generation artist born and raised in Rotterdam, Holland, honors the burro with multicultural images of the sturdy and dependable beast of burden. She documented the animal’s role as an essential part of daily working life throughout the Americas, Europe, and the Middle East while traveling with her late husband, Peter, to whom this exhibit is dedicated.—ET May 22, 2014 NOW 25 May 22, 2014 NOW 25


Erin O’Neill the gardening expert teaches locals how to grow their own food

This April, garden manager Erin O’Neill was cultivating nearly 40 varieties of vegetables and herbs in the 16 raisedvegetable beds that make up the Santa Fe Community College Culinary Arts Garden. And that’s not to mention the 21 fruit trees that are also on the 2014 Sustainable Santa Fe awardwinning plot. The produce goes directly into the school’s Culinary Arts program’s kitchens and its field-to-fork restaurant, the East Wing Eatery, where customers can taste the healthy, fresh ingredients for themselves. Even though the 400 pounds of tomatoes harvested last year are impressive, the seeds O’Neill sows go far beyond those for chard, peas, and garlic. As the garden coordinator, she cultivates in others self-sufficiency, knowledge of the balance between production and consumption, and participation in the local food economy.

“The high desert is a very abundant place if you know how to use it and be in good relation with it,” says Erin O’Neill.


Erin O’Neill


As a child growing up in suburban Philadelphia, O’Neill lived distantly from the earth. At her Quaker boarding school in New Hampshire, however, farm chores were required—as was social service, which O’Neill completed in the fields of Guatemala. After college, she worked in Central America and India, helping families feed themselves via small-scale gardens. Accustomed to lush, productive lands, New Mexico was disorienting. “It was a huge, humbling experience,” O’Neill says. “When I came here, I had some great mentors and learned by doing. The high desert is a very abundant place if you know how to use it and be in good relation with it.” O’Neill has excelled in working the bountiful shoulder seasons (spring and fall), she’s learned to start plants in the greenhouse to maximize Santa Fe’s short growing season, and she’s honed her ability to creatively use space in her home garden and at the college. She imparts these lessons to students in her six-week continuing education course “Gardening in the High Desert,” which will be offered again in the fall. The class covers topics such as cool- and warm-season crops, simple botany and plant families, and creating microclimates. Informal lessons are also available each Friday, when public volunteers are invited to join in weeding, pruning, and harvesting in the garden, which is now in its second year of production. Sessions are expected to be held on Fridays from 9 am to 12 pm, but check for details and updates. “Everybody has the ability to grow at least a small portion of their food,” says O’Neill, “even if it’s only a raspberry bush or a mint plant.”— Ashley M. Biggers

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art house It’s a short drive from Santa Fe west of the 599 Bypass to get to this five-bedroom, five-bath home on 2.58 acres that was designed by a gallery owner as an exhibition and entertaining space. Custom Brazilian cherry hardwood floors add elegance to the dining, game, and great rooms, and mother-in-law quarters include a full kitchen. Relaxing is easy in the indoor Jacuzzi room, which has a kiva fireplace. The exquisitely designed outdoor space features four covered living spaces, a 50-foot heated pool, sandstone paths, lush gardens, and an oversized outdoor cooking kiva with a motorized rotisserie. The property’s large guesthouse was built for visiting artists, as was the 630-square-foot workshop with tall ceilings.

regal ranch Amish craftsmen traveled to Santa Fe to build a traditional Amish barn at this 15-plus acre equestrian property in La Tierra Nueva that borders BLM land. Constructed with wooden pegs and without nails, the barn has three horse stalls. Guests can stay in the barn’s living quarters, which feature a bedroom, living room, and bathroom. The 6,000-square-foot residence has four bedrooms and five bathrooms and plenty of patio space on which to enjoy the serene landscape that envelopes the property. When the weather’s hot, take a dip in the infinity pool. Two private patios and an observation

deck are right outside the home’s master suite, which has a cozy fireplace, two large bathrooms, and plenty of closets and storage space. List price: $1,199,500, Contact: Darlene Streit Sotheby’s International Realty, 505-920-8001

List price: $1.59 million Contact: Tony Allegretti Barker Realty, 505-690-6287

This spacious 12,000-square-foot residence with two complete guest wings is situated on a three-acre knoll with mountain and city views. The one-level home has dual master suites with spa-like bathrooms, formal living and dining areas, and a fitness studio. Italian tiles, handcrafted fixtures from around the world, and custom ceilings are only a few of its special features. The many recessed areas located throughout the home were designed to accommodate a variety of art works. Cooking gourmet dinners and comfort foods is a breeze in the kitchen, which includes a huge woodblock island and a large, custom, old-world–style oven that can grill meats, bake breads, and make the perfect pizza. List price: $3.95 million Contact: Matt Desmond, Santa Fe Properties 505-670-1289,

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Tinariwen Members of the band Tinariwen are Tuareg nomads, former occupants of the desolate Saharan interior of North Africa. Influenced by the strife and hardship of life in their homeland (and by Jimi Hendrix), the group has been performing poetic, blues-infused guitar rock around the world for more than a decade. In late April, the Grammy winners played at Taos Mesa Brewing, exuding “constant joy and warmth throughout the entire show, which washed over the crowd, making everyone sway like leaves in one single motion,” says Santa Fean NOW contributing designer Sybil Watson, who attended the concert. “If I ever chose to run away and follow a band,” she adds, “it would be this one!”



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