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ERIN CURRIER Students and Soldiers August 31 – September 18, 2012 Artist Reception and Book Signing: Friday, August 31st from 5 – 7pm

American Schoolgirls III, acrylic and mixed media collage, 60" h x 72" w

Blue Rain Gallery|130 Lincoln Avenue, Suite CSanta Fe, NM 87501 | 505.954.9902 www.blueraingallery.com

DELADIER ALMEIDA New Paintings September 14 – 29, 2012 Artist Reception: Friday, September 14th from 5 – 7pm

Return to Villanueva, oil on linen, 30" h x 40" w

Blue Rain Gallery|130 Lincoln Avenue, Suite CSanta Fe, NM 87501 | 505.954.9902 www.blueraingallery.com

Jack Sorenson

Between Rocks and Hard Places 18x24 Oil

Buck McCain

Chief 16x12 Oil

Robin J. Laws

Annual Indian Market Weekend Show Opening Reception Friday, August 17 5 to 7 pm

Lazy Boys Ed. 30 Bronze

El Centro 102 E. Water Street Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501 505.988.2727 info@joewadefineart.com www.joewadefineart.com

Roger Williams

Conversation in Moonlight 40 x30 Oil

Roger Williams: Solo Exhibition Opening Reception

Friday, August 31

5 to 7 pm

El Centro 102 E. Water Street Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501 505.988.2727 info@joewadefineart.com www.joewadefineart.com



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Charles Arnoldi, Wurster, 2011, acrylic on canvas, 64 x 56 inches

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Carol Kucera


Acrylic on canvas

52" X 44"

CAROL KUCERA GALLERY New Art for a New Century WWW.CAROLKUCERA.COM 112 W. San Francisco St., Suite 107 Santa Fe, NM 87501 866 989-7523 kucera@carolkucera.com Open daily 10-5, Closed Tuesday

John F incher the line oF nature: a continuing explor ation

August 3 – September 2.2012 New hardbound book from Radius Books entitled “John Fincher” available Summer 2012. 192 pages, 128 color illustrations. Available through the gallery & leading booksellers.

Yosemite Pine, 2012, oil on linen, 38" x 50"

tom palmore cats , b i r d s a n d a couple oF monkeys

August 3 – September 2.2012

Navajo Cat, 2012, oil and acrylic on canvas, 36" x 48"

LewAllenGalleries downtown: 125 West Palace Avenue Santa Fe, NM (505) 988.8997 Please also visit our other locations: railyard: 1613 Paseo de Peralta Santa Fe, NM (505) 988.3250 Encantado: 198 State Road 592 Tesuque, NM (505) 946.5778 www.lewallengalleries.com info@lewallengalleries.com



September 1 | 8 PM The Lensic, Santa Fe’s Performing Arts Center

“Aspen Santa Fe Ballet moves just like a dream.” Kansas City Star

Groups of 10 or more receive discounts of up to 40%! Call 505-983-5591 for more information.

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Fifth Annual

at Saturday and Sunday September 22 & 23, 2012 10am-6pm

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Adults: $10 • Seniors & Teens: $7 Children 12 & Under: FREE!

* CHEER on the brave pursuits of jousting and medieval sword fighting! * REVEL in the amazing antics of Santa Fe favorite Clan Tynker! * Kids! DEFEND the Spanish Galleon from marauding pirates! * WIN treasure playing Catapulting Frogs, Jacob’s Ladder and other games of skill! * INDULGE in belly dance, flamenco, a falcon show and other entertainment! * DRESS in elegant finery and compete for prizes in the costume contest! * SPEND your gold on turkey legs, ale & mead, jewels, shields & blades and more! * EXPERIENCE aspects of life in a Medieval Village! * BOW to Their Majesties Queen Isabella & King Ferdinand!

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John Moyers, Dust in Distance - Little Big Horn, June 25, 1876, 2012, oil on canvas, 36” x 24”


Over the


Terri Kelly Moyers & John Moyers

Nedra Matteucci Galleries 1075 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe, NM 87501 tel 505-982-4631 • fax 505-984-0199 www.matteucci.com

Terri Kelly Moyers, Acoma Maiden, oil on canvas, 40” x 20”

August 11 – September 1, 2012

MiCHael NaMiNgHa

Sibylle SzaggarS –redford What Was What Could Be... inkjet on paper 8” x 10” Michael Namingha © 2012

What Was What Could Be... Exhibition & Artists Reception Friday September 21, 2012 5:30–7:30pm Special Guest David Thor Jonsson, Composer

Rain Painting 3 watercolor on paper 11” x 14” Sibylle Szaggars–Redford © 2011

125 Lincoln Avenue • Suite 116 • Santa Fe, NM 87501 • Monday–Saturday, 10am–5pm 505-988-5091 • fax 505-988-1650 • nimanfineart@namingha.com • namingha.com


Color Me Gone, oil on canvas, 28” x 32”

Opening August 17th, 5-7pm at our Canyon Road location


123 W. Palace Ave. 505.986.0440 (Palace)

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UBS salutes John Vazquez for being named one of Barron’s Top 1,000 Advisors for the third consecutive year In today’s volatile markets, you need a financial advisor like John Vazquez on your side, who can effectively advise you on changing market conditions by employing his strategy for managing downside risk. We applaud John Vazquez and the entire Vazquez Portfolio Group for their most significant accomplishment—winning clients’ trust. Advice you can trust starts with a conversation. Vazquez Portfolio Group UBS Financial Services Inc. John Vazquez Senior Vice President–Investments Senior Portfolio Manager 505-989-5112 john.vazquez@ubs.com Manuel Monasterio, AAMS® Branch Manager Vice President–Investments 505-989-5111 manuel.monasterio@ubs.com

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DISCOVER Partial funding was granted by the city of santa Fe lodger’s tax.

Fiesta Fine Arts and Craft Market

Historic santa Fe Plaza

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Desfile de Los Niños

Cultural Events

Enchanting sunsets included

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Santa Fe’s Best Open House

August 10-12 & 16-19, 2012 A self-guided tour of new and remodeled homes celebrates the best in design and construction, including sustainable, “green” technologies, allowing visitors to explore the unique use of materials, techniques and philosophies that define “Santa Fe style,” from traditional to contemporary. Homes will be open for two weekends — Friday, Saturday & Sunday from 11 am to 6 pm and for the free admission Twilight Tour on Thursday the 16th from 4 pm to 9pm. Don’t miss the inaugural AIA Santa Fe event: The Value of Design, Haciendas - A Parade of Homes Premier Architectural Design Exhibition 2012 at Jay Etkin Gallery, 703 Camino de la Familia. Opening and Reception August 9, 6-8 pm. Tickets available at the Lensic Box Office 505.988.1234 The official magazine will be available for free at builder homes and sponsor locations. SANTA FE AREA HOME BUILDERS ASSOCIATION A driving force for quality building in Santa Fe.

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September 28–30, 2012 The Club at Las Campanas Please check our website for tickets and event information www.s a nta fec o nc o r s o . c o m





20—23 SEPTEMBER 2012

Wednesday September 19 Vernissage Opening Night Benefit for Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

1301PE Los Angeles Galeria Álvaro Alcázar Madrid Alexander and Bonin New York Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe New York Gallery Paule Anglim San Francisco John Berggruen Gallery San Francisco Galleri Bo Bjerggaard Copenhagen Daniel Blau Munich, London Russell Bowman Art Advisory Chicago Galerie Buchholz Cologne Valerie Carberry Gallery Chicago Cardi Black Box Milan Cernuda Arte Coral Gables Chambers Fine Art New York, Beijing Cherry and Martin Los Angeles James Cohan Gallery New York, Shanghai Corbett vs. Dempsey Chicago CRG Gallery New York D'Amelio Gallery New York Stephen Daiter Gallery Chicago Maxwell Davidson Gallery New York Douglas Dawson Gallery Chicago Catherine Edelman Gallery Chicago Galería Max Estrella Madrid Fleisher/Ollman Philadelphia Galerie Forsblom Helsinki Forum Gallery New York Marc Foxx Los Angeles Fredericks & Freiser New York Barry Friedman, Ltd. New York Friedman Benda New York The Suzanne Geiss Company New York Gering & López Gallery New York Galerie Gmurzynska Zurich, St. Moritz James Goodman Gallery New York Richard Gray Gallery Chicago, New York Galerie Karsten Greve AG Cologne, Paris, St. Moritz Kavi Gupta Chicago, Berlin Carl Hammer Gallery Chicago Haunch of Venison New York, London Hill Gallery Birmingham Nancy Hoffman Gallery New York

Rhona Hoffman Gallery Chicago Honor Fraser Los Angeles Vivian Horan Fine Art New York Leonard Hutton Galleries New York Bernard Jacobson Gallery London, New York Annely Juda Fine Art London Paul Kasmin Gallery New York James Kelly Contemporary Santa Fe Sean Kelly Gallery New York Robert Koch Gallery San Francisco Michael Kohn Gallery Los Angeles Leo Koenig, Inc. New York Alan Koppel Gallery Chicago Yvon Lambert Paris Landau Fine Art Montreal Galerie Lelong New York, Paris, Zurich Locks Gallery Philadelphia LOOCK Galerie Berlin Diana Lowenstein Gallery Miami Luhring Augustine New York Robert Mann Gallery New York Lawrence Markey San Antonio Matthew Marks Gallery New York, Los Angeles Barbara Mathes Gallery New York Galerie Gabrielle Maubrie Paris Galerie Hans Mayer Düsseldorf The Mayor Gallery London McCormick Gallery Chicago Anthony Meier Fine Arts San Francisco Nicholas Metivier Gallery Toronto Mitchell-Innes & Nash New York Carolina Nitsch New York David Nolan Gallery New York Nye + Brown Los Angeles Nyehaus New York The Pace Gallery New York, London, Beijing Franklin Parrasch Gallery New York Galería Moisés Pérez de Albéniz Pamplona P.P.O.W. New York Ricco / Maresca Gallery New York Yancey Richardson Gallery New York

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EXPOSURE AMBACH & RICE Los Angeles Bourouina Gallery Berlin Clifton Benevento New York CRYSTAL Stockholm DODGEgallery New York Galerie Christian Ehrentraut Berlin The Green Gallery Milwaukee JTT New York The Mission Chicago Galerie Tatjana Pieters Ghent ANDREW RAFACZ Chicago Silverman San Francisco Cristin Tierney New York VAN HORN Dusseldorf Vogt Gallery New York Kate Werble Gallery New York Workplace Gallery Gateshead

the arts and culture issue

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50 Performing Arts Special


Lou Diamond Phillips stars in A&E’s new, locally filmed drama Longmire.

Opera, classical music, ballet, theater, and more—welcome to summer in the City Different

62 Show Time! Our guide to what’s happening at more than 50 galleries all around town

91 Rising from the Ruins Artists Sibylle Szaggars-Redford and Michael Namingha find inspiration in an old, abandoned adobe

Karen Haynes’s Capture the Light, oil on canvas, 24 x 48"


317 Aztec, formerly the Aztec Café, takes healthy food to a new level.

36 City Different A&E’s Longmire, the burning of Zozobra, and more

42 Santa Favorites Contemporary jewelry 44 Adventure Summer at the ski resorts

181 Art Sculptor Adrian Arleo, painter Frank Gonzales 189 Living Suzanne Sugg’s folk art collection lights up her Santa Fe home 201 Dining Local restaurant gems

48 Q+A John Berkenfield of Las Golondrinas

213 Events August + September happenings

97 Native Arts Introducing a new special magazine supplement focused exclusively on Native American art, artists, and culture

216 Day Trip Spence Hot Springs


Artists and friends Sibylle Szaggars-Redford and Michael Namingha find inspiration in their Santa Fe surroundings.


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arts+culture ON THE COVER Billy Schenck Just Before Autumn oil on canvas, 32 x 38" Courtesy of Manitou Galleries.


Santa Fe stands apart when it comes to offering a quality cultural experience that appeals to enthusiasts of art, music, theater, literature, and history. It’s all the more impressive when you consider the city’s relatively small population base. I don’t believe there’s a community this size anywhere in the country—or possibly the world—that can match what Santa Fe has to offer, especially in August and September, when the city explodes with concerts, art shows, lectures, and other incredible offerings. The Santa Fe Opera and Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival are in full swing, with outstanding performances and appearances by some of the world’s most acclaimed musicians and singers. The Aspen Santa Fe Ballet takes the stage at the Lensic, local theater companies present stunning productions, and the conductor of the Santa Fe Symphony raises his baton for another stirring season of music performed by local musicians. Meanwhile, galleries are buzzing with exciting exhibitions and opening parties. Santa Fe’s art scene has grown to the point that we now break it down into geographic regions. The Downtown, Canyon Road, and Railyard art districts, each with their own distinct qualities, all contribute to the city’s international reputation as a place where collectors of any taste can find superb artwork. I continue to be thrilled when I see works with five-figure price tags in our local galleries, as it suggests that serious collectors as well as casual art lovers take Santa Fe’s art scene seriously. Of course, none of this would be possible without all of you. When you support the arts, you help ensure that they’ll be around next year and beyond, offering enriching cultural experiences for future generations. Your enthusiasm is what enables Santa Fe’s arts-and-culture scene to prosper. For that, I thank you. On a final note, we regret that in our last issue we were unclear about where local artist Pablo Milan’s work can be viewed this summer. To check out my old friend’s bold, vivid paintings in person, visit the Pablo Milan Gallery at 209 Galisteo Street in downtown Santa Fe.




Inside: Native Arts Premier Issue • Backstage at the Opera • 75+ Galleries and Museums

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Q: We all know Santa Fe has extraordinary arts-and-culture offerings. What cultural experience outside your area of business is your favorite? “I love to drive out to Pecos and go fishing in the valley past Monastery Lake. There’s a spot on the left side of the road where you can park and walk down to the river, and there’s a small beach and a cliff overhead on the other side of the stream; the water pools in that spot, giving the river a break from the rapids. There’s good fishing and good tube-floating there, although I’ve never caught a fish, as I have a record to maintain . . .” —Mary Bonney, owner, The William & Joseph Gallery 32


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“For me, it would have to be catching the astounding acts that appear at the Lensic. I moved to Santa Fe from Washington, D.C., and didn’t expect that I would be able to see some of the greatest musicians in the world after I moved here, but I have.”—John Vazquez, senior vice president, investments, and senior portfolio manager, Vazquez Portfolio Group

“My favorite thing to do in Santa Fe may be one of the city’s best-kept secrets—treasure hunting. When I moved here, my mission wasn’t the obvious: It was to uncover finds like English antiques and 1920’s Harvey-era jewelry. Santa Fe is a treasure chest of off-the-beaten-path specialty dealers whose shops are filled with 400 years of collectibles brought here from around the world.”—Kristin Johnson, gallery director, Pippin Contemporary

LOUISA MCELWAIN oil of joy 2012

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Morning Prayer, oil on canvas, 44 x 72


CHarlotte Foust Beyond Form august 10 – august 26, 2012


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the buzz around town by Sa ma n t h a Sch w i rck

star spotting

built for speed

Santa Fe sees its share of Hollywood faces, and this past spring was no different. Since January, when the first season of the A&E series Longmire began filming here, the gritty Western drama and its entourage have become the talk of the town’s celebrity spotters. In addition to sightings of Lou Diamond Phillips and Katee Sackhoff near the Plaza, production crews were frequently seen filming along Highway 14. The crime-solver series, set in a fictional Wyoming town, premiered in June with more than 4 million viewers—100 of whom were likely New Mexicans who appeared as extras on the set. Work by local artists made it into the show as well. Carole LaRoche, of Canyon Road’s Carole LaRoche Gallery, was approached by a member of the Longmire production team who is also one of her collectors, and she gladly contributed one of her animal-spirit paintings for a few scenes. “I feel honored that the producer, Rob Wilson, chose my painting Night Sky/Mare & Colt for the series,” says LaRoche. “It’s an exciting opportunity to have my artwork in some of the episodes.”

c a r s It’s usually carts-only at the Club at Las Campanas, but on September 30 its Sunrise golf course makes way for more than 100 exotic cars and motorcycles when it hosts the third annual Santa Fe Concorso. Wander the ninth fairway and see the yellow 1937 Cord 812 Supercharged Phaeton once owned by silent-film actor Tom Mix, the red 1988 Formula 1 Ferrari that sped to victory in that year’s Italian Grand Prix, and vehicles from Ralph Lauren’s famed collection, among others. The three-day festival (September 28–30) kicks off Friday evening with a gala at the Santa Fe AirCenter, while Saturday’s events include a road tour from Las Campanas to Valles Caldera National Preserve. Part of the proceeds from this year’s Concorso will benefit the Santa Fe Science Initiative, Desert Academy, and the Las Campanas Community Fund. Santa Fe Concorso, $45–$125 (discounts for children), santafeconcorso.com


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Katee Sackhoff and Robert Taylor star in A&E’s new drama Longmire. Insets (top to bottom): Lou Diamond Phillips on set; Carole LaRoche’s Night Sky/Mare & Colt adds local flavor to the show’s fictional hospital waiting area.



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burning man festivals Is something from this past year troubling you? Watch your woes go up in smoke at the 88th annual burning of Zozobra. The dramatic torching of the teetering, moaning, 50-foot-tall effigy, first created by artist Will Shuster in 1924, has long been Santa Fe’s way to say goodbye to the past year’s anxieties, no matter their source. Old Man Gloom’s demise, set for September 6 at Fort Marcy Park, marks the beginning of Fiesta de Santa Fe, a weekend-long event honoring Don Diego de Vargas’s reclaiming of Santa Fe in 1692. Fiesta highlights include food and crafts booths, parades, live music, and dancing. The week concludes with a candlelight procession that starts at St. Francis Cathedral, continues throughout downtown, and ends at the historic Cross of the Martyrs. Zozobra, zozobra.com; Fiesta de Santa Fe, santafefiesta.com



La Habana

Six Contemporary Cuban Artists Alexandre Arrechea, Roberto Diago, Glenda León, Ibrahim Miranda, Sandra Ramos, José A. Vincench


GLENDA LEON Magical Found Object #5. Courtesy of MagnanMetz.

435 S. Guadalupe St., Santa Fe, NM 87501 T: 505 982-8111 zanebennettgallery.com

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Laurence Sisson (B. 1928)

Craig Varjabedian, Red Hill and Juniper, Ghost Ranch, New Mexico, 2005

Aspen Ridge, Oil on Panel, 30 X 40 Inches

Celebrating 21 Years Representing Laurence Sisson in Santa Fe

Autumn Echos, Oil on Panel, 36 X 32 Inches

Michael Wigley Galleries, Ltd. Our New LOcatiON: 1101 Paseo De Peralta, Santa Fe, NM 87501 MichaelWigleyGalleries.com • 505-984-8986 • Art-SantaFe.com

New Mexico in pictures Books Santa Fe–based fine art photographer Craig Varjabedian pays homage to the state he’s called home for more than two decades in Landscape Dreams, A New Mexico Portrait (University of New Mexico Press, $50). Published to honor New Mexico’s 2012 centennial, the elegant coffee-table book collects 90 of Varjabedian’s rich black-and-white images that capture the light and spirit of landscapes and people across the state. Varjabedian’s dramatic photographs are presented with a foreword by best-selling author Hampton Sides and essays by Marin Sardy (former editor of the Santa Fean) and poet Jeanetta Calhoun Mish.

“Navajo Light”, 36 x 48", ac/panel


616½ Canyon Road Santa Fe, NM 87501 575-642-4981 drcontemporary.com

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makeover magic lodging After years of pampering guests, a few of the area’s favorite hotels and spas have opted for some self-indulgence of their own with first-class renovations and upgrades. Fairmont Heritage Place, El Corazón de Santa Fe, two blocks from the Plaza, re-opened in May with a new fitness area, an expanded clubhouse, and a sculpture garden for its hotel and fractional ownership guests. El Corazón also announced partnerships with La Posada Resort & Spa, La Casa Sena, and the Santa Fe School of Cooking, so guests can enjoy perks at those establishments during their stay. Also recently revamped is the Hotel Chimayó de Santa Fe (formerly the Hotel Plaza Real), with adobe-plastered walls, punched tinwork light fixtures, iron chandeliers, and carved wood benches. In late 2011, the Washington Avenue locale was refurbished by Heritage Hotels (with the help of Santa Fe–based interior designer Kris Lajeskie of Kris Lajeskie Design Group and 70 local artists) and then renamed for its inspiration, the quaint Northern New Mexico village of Chimayó. While smaller in scale, developments at Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort & Spa will make visits to the getaway spot, 50 miles north of Santa Fe, all the sweeter. Guests can soak in a new pool—the Kiva, filled with arsenic and iron mineral waters—and nourish their skin with organic, all-natural body care products from the Ojo Signature line found in guest rooms and for sale in the resort’s gift shop.

Hotel Chimayó de Santa Fe

Fairmont Heritage Place, El Corazón de Santa Fe

Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort & Spa



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Fairmont Heritage Place, El Corazón de Santa Fe

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art that glitters

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Rings in ceramic, diamond, peridot, and 18k gold (top) and palladium, diamond, tourmaline, and 18k gold (bottom). At Charlotte Santa Fe.

Jewelry has decorated the human form for thousands if not tens of thousands of years. yet, until recent times, jewelry-making hasn’t been sufficiently seen as its own contemporary art form. rather, the pieces have been relegated to the junior varsity of the contemporary arts team, as collector and scholar helen drutt once said after offering houston’s museum of fine art her nearly 800-strong collection of jewelry. In fact, the 2007 book Ornament as Art: Avant-Garde Jewelry from the Helen Williams Drutt Collection was a clarion call to elevate jewelry into the pantheon of contemporary art— art that fits beyond the fashion or style pages of The New York Times, art worthy of independent museum collections across the globe. santa fe is among the markets that elevate contemporary jewelry into a higher realm. why wouldn’t these finely crafted and often extraordinarily beautiful items be considered serious art? the creativity, engineering skills, and artistic sensibility that goes into their creation is comparable to what’s required to make any piece of sculpture, says Kim alderwick of Patina Gallery (131 w Palace, patina-gallery.com), which represents roughly 50 leading american and european artists in the field. at Patina, the intent is to find unique pieces that excite people, so that “when they see this work, their understanding of art is forever Pendant by Gordon Lawrie in silver and gold with rutilated quartz (carved by Tom Finnigan). At Eidos Jewelry.

Earring by Kristin Lora in oxidized sterling silver and a found object. At kristinlora.com.

Bangle bracelets by Amy Conway in onyx, mother of pearl, hematite, and citrine. At amyconway.com.



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altered,” Alderwick says. “This is not like Tiffany’s. This is jewelry that is much more expressive and reveals so much about the person wearing it, whether woman or man.” Self-expression is the idea at Charlotte Santa Fe (70 E San Francisco, www.charlotteshop.com), where an interchangeable fine jewelry system allows the wearer to create a new piece every day, says Günther Maier, who co-owns Charlotte with his wife, Dorothee. The innovative line from German designer Wolf-Peter Schwarz lets the wearer create “jewelry stories” to “express her or his mood through colors, gemstones, natural wood, precious metals like 18k gold, platinum, palladium, sterling silver, or stainless steel,” Maier says.

“Each piece has a story,” says Kim Alderwick of Patina Gallery. Kristin Lora (kristinlora.com) studied business and zoology before learning metalwork, all of which merges into her intricate art pieces: a bracelet with small figures enjoying a train ride; penguin, crocodile, or zebra earrings; or small felt balls, precious metals, or found objects encased in silver to make unique necklaces. The designs are just whimsical enough for television character Kurt Hummel to wear as a fashion accessory on the hit show Glee—last year, a mounted zebra-head brooch was used to dress up his predictable school uniform. Amy Conway (amyconway.com) incorporates words from her poems and images from her paintings into her designs, hoping to inspire people toward connection. She says the designs for her heirloom pieces initially come to her in dreams and visions, opening to a very labor-intensive construction phase that involves lost-wax casting, crafting, and intensive polishing. Her first design and signature piece was called the Love Pendant, a silver flower with a jeweled center and the message “This is the simple truth. You are Love.” Since then she has continued to combine flowers with semiprecious stones and intimate messages. A design-led gallery with a minimalist bent, Eidos Jewelry (Sanbusco Center, 500 Montezuma, eidosjewelry.com) specializes in European designers from iconic jewelry studios such as Carl Dau, Henrich and Denzel, Niessing, and Atelier Verstraeten, plus custom work by the owners that incorporates a clean, modern sensibility with recycled precious metals. Owners Deborah Alexander and her husband, Gordon, use alternative metals such as titanium, stainless steel, and niobium combined with gold or sustainably sourced diamonds, such as champagne diamonds from Australia, which are “each unique wonders of nature,” Alexander says. As jewelry gains more respect in the contemporary art world Santa Fe will continue to offer world-class, one-of-a-kind pieces. And as Alderwick notes of Patina’s wares: “Each piece has a story because each person has a story.”

Bracelet by Kristin Lora in sterling silver, cubic zirconium, and garnet. At kristinlora.com.

Jewelry shopping at Charlotte Santa Fe.

Myung Urso’s Allegro necklace in sterling silver, stitched cotton, Asian ink, and lacquer. At Patina Gallery. santa fean



summer wonderland Nor t h e r n Ne w Mexico’s s k i r e s or t s a re ope n f or wa r m-we at he r f un by Be n Ik e ns on

Angel Fire / Zip Lining (peak elevation: 10,677 feet) among the most popular phenomena in the emerging summertime mountain resort industry is the zip line, a cable-andpulley system by which harnessed riders are propelled through the air, usually at heart-pounding speeds. angel fire resort, established in 1966 along the enchanted Circle scenic Byway, about 25 miles east of taos, opened the state’s first zip line in July. the angel fire Zipline adventure tour ($89 per person) features a 1,600-foot tandem zip line that whisks people some 50 stories above ground. Beginning at the ski resort’s 10,677foot summit, riders descend in six separate zip line segments, with short nature hikes between segments to help staunch the adrenaline during the two- to three-hour tour. angelfireresort.com

Red River / Mountain Tubing (peak elevation: 10,350 feet) established in 1959 along the northernmost part of the enchanted Circle scenic Byway, red river ski area recently introduced the joys of snow tubing sans snow with its new mountain tubing area. the resort lays claim to the “longest summer tubing lanes in the country,” with two 800-foot-long lanes accessed by chairlift. a smaller hill features two 400foot lanes. all lanes are made of a slippery synthetic material manufactured by an Italian company that specializes in artificial ski slopes. Prices range from $10 to $20 per hour. redriverskiarea.com Pajarito / Mountain Biking (peak elevation: 10,440 feet) Plenty of resorts provide excellent mountain biking opportunities, including Pajarito Mountain ski area, opened in 1957. Just west of Los alamos, on a north-facing slope in the Jemez Mountains, Parjarito features scores of great downhill and cross-country bike trails, its newest trail leading ambitious (and healthy) riders to the mountain’s summit. With plenty of switchbacks and challenging terrain, the cross-country trails focus on the technical aspects of pedaling and climbing; the downhill trails—many of which include ramps, dramatic embankments, wooden teeter-totters,

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IN the dog days of suMMer, when the mountains are a beacon of cool shade in the high desert, the promise of fun is reason enough to gun the car north toward the jagged horizon. the forests around taos ski Valley and ski santa fe offer endless opportunities for hiking, biking, fishing, and the like, but some of the smaller ski resorts are officially open as summertime playgrounds, offering activities like these to keep adventure seekers satisfied.

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mountain biking takes the stage when pajarito’s snow melts away. Below: sipapu’s 20-basket disc golf course.

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and steep descents—are a treasure trove for thrill seekers. Although some of the trails were destroyed by last year’s Las Conchas Fire, most are still accessible, but the $25 weekend chairlift service is limited and downhill bikers are advised to contact the resort for details. skipajarito.com Sipapu / Disc Golf (peak elevation: 9,255 feet) Olive and Lloyd Bolander were a young couple in 1952 when they founded Sipapu Ski Resort in the Carson National Forest, some 20 miles southeast of Taos. Now Olive is in her 80s and a devotee of disc golf, one of the world’s fastest-growing recreational sports. Many resorts feature disc golf courses, but Sipapu’s enjoys renown among acolytes. Listed as one of the nation’s top five scenic courses by Disc Golf Digest, the 20-basket course includes dramatic elevation changes and crossings over the Rio Pueblo. Participants play at their own pace, so there is mutual appeal for both hard-core competitors and others who may regard the game as a novel way to enjoy the scenery. Best of all, it’s free. sipapunm.com

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living in the past John Berkenfield, executive director at El Rancho de las Golondrinas i nte r vi e w by Alici a Kello g g

John Berkenfield may have one of the most interesting jobs in Northern New Mexico. As executive director of El Rancho de las Golondrinas, the 200-acre living-history museum just south of Santa Fe, he is dedicated to re-creating life as it was here during the Spanish Colonial, Mexican, and Territorial eras. A former IBM executive, Berkenfield left New York in 1989 to join the team at Las Golondrinas, and he’s been happily immersed in New Mexico’s history ever since.

What’s the best part of your job? I like the fact that we are an unduplicated treasure. There isn’t another place like this

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in the Southwest, a place that allows you to interpret the rich history, arts, and culture of our state for a period of 200 years. What does a typical day look like for you? I don’t think there is a typical day. The days are never quite the same, and I love that. I mean, I’ll meet with the Mexican consulate in the morning and a group of Indian drummers in the afternoon. Las Golondrinas visitors meet villagers who demonstrate blacksmithing, wine making, and other activities from centuries past. Have you tried any of them? I think I’ve tried everything myself, at one time or another. I’ve carded wool, I’ve thrown some lines on the loom, I’ve tried my hand at swinging a hammer on a hot piece of iron.

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You’ve been with Las Golondrinas since 1989 and became executive director in 2010. What first attracted you to the place? [For my first interview,] a member of the board at the time picked me up at the airport, and I had never been to Las Golondrinas. We came through the fields where there were animals grazing—burros. I looked at a schoolhouse built in the 1880s on that first path we came down, and I looked up at a morada made of adobe. It was February and it was warm, the sun was out, the light on the buildings was perfect, and the land looked so glorious. I was hooked that first minute. I’m as excited to come to work every day as I was that first time.

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What’s your favorite? Hands down, it’s the wine making. That’s the most fun for me. We have a little field where we grow grapes. A lot of the grape crushing is done by foot, and what’s not done by foot is done by hand. We have a little group of people we call our wine group. We do all of the work, and we also keep all of the output. The most fun is when, after five or six months of work on the grapes and the juice, you finally get to put it into a bottle. That is done in April, at a bottling picnic. People in our group bring food, which we share at the table. We bottle the wine, and we ask a local artist to do a label for us every year. Las Golondrinas will host 11 public events this year. Which one of them are you most excited about? For me the favorite is a program we call ¡Viva México! It celebrates the influence that the arts and culture and traditions of Mexico have had on New Mexico. Of course, the Mexican flag once flew over this ranch, in the 1820s. For me, that weekend is a particularly vibrant, vital, colorful one. Have you learned anything from the past that’s helpful in your 21st-century life? I have learned that the longer I live here, the less I understand about life. I spent a lot of my [previous] working life in other countries, and I was invariably fascinated by the complexity of their life and culture, both in developed and undeveloped countries. The more you peeled the layers off the onion and got down to the core, the more complicated it got. I’ve found some of that in Santa Fe. The interaction between the Anglo culture, the Indian culture, and Hispanic culture is a very interesting and complicated thing. And just when you think you really understand it, there’s something that makes you realize you can live here a long time and never understand it. That’s the exciting part of being here. It is intellectually a challenging place to try to understand, and I love that. There is a little bit of that still at Golondrinas. It’s always changing, and I think that’s great. El Rancho de las Golondrinas is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm through September, with special events through October 5 and 6 (the annual Harvest Festival). For more information, see golondrinas.org. august/september 2012

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t h e sa n t a Fe cha m be r mu sic Fe st ival cele brat e s it s 40t h a nnive rsa r y by Amy he ga r ty

With its compelling repertoire, world-class artists, and high-desert setting, it’s not surprising that the santa Fe chamber music Festival has, as of this summer, reached its 40th anniversary season. Founded in 1972, the popular event has grown considerably since its official launch the following year with 14 musicians and a handful of concerts. today the festival plays to sold-out crowds that come from across the country and around the world to hear the dozens of intimate but powerful performances held in venues like st. Francis Auditorium and the lensic performing Arts center. running from July 15 through August 20, this year’s lineup reflects what’s allowed the festival to not only survive but thrive over the decades. composer and pianist marc neikrug, who’s been the festival’s artistic director since 1998, says that, given the milestone anniversary, it was important to have this season’s offerings represent the festival’s “ongoing core artistic profile. What that comprises,” he adds, “begins with 50


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one major factor: the programming is repertoire driven. We present a calculated mix of iconic masterworks, unusual works by major composers, masterpieces by secondary composers, works by neglected composers, and a generous amount of contemporary pieces by major international composers as well as by young emerging composers.” two distinguishing features of this season’s repertoire are four Festival-commissioned works (by Finland’s magnus lindberg and scotland’s helen grime, performed in July, and Americans David Del tredici and Aaron Jay Kernis, performed in August) and a handful of larger-scale pieces for chamber orchestra. While the latter works are unusual for a chamber music concert (as well as for a symphony concert, due to their size, neikrug notes), their appearance in the festival is less surprising given that this season’s artist-in-residence is Alan gilbert, who, in addition to being a violinist and violist, is the music director of the new York philharmonic. in gilbert’s second program, on August 5 and 6, he conducts

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Violinist daniel hope, pianist inon Barnatan, cellist Ronald Thomas, and violist carla Maria Rodrigues perform a piano quartet by Brahms at st. Francis auditorium.

Pianist Joyce Yang makes her debut at the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival in a 2011 recital.

“The extremely high quality of each performance and the mixing of repertoire on most programs” have been key to the success of the 40-year-old Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, says Artistic Director Marc Neikrug.

Schoenberg’s Chamber Symphony No. 1 and performs as a violinist in Mendelssohn’s Octet in E-flat Major; for his third program, on August 8 and 9, he leads Schoenberg’s Chamber Symphony No. 2. Completed in 1906 and 1939 respectively, the Schoenberg works are “towering masterpieces of early 20th-century music,” Neikrug says, “and are not performed as much as they should be.” With the first few weeks of the festival having featured three piano recitals (Jon Kimura Parker, Kirill Gerstein, and Inon Barnatan), two Bach cantatas, and a tribute to acclaimed composer Peter Lieberson (a longtime Santa Fe resident who died in 2011), highlights scheduled for the remainder of the season include Beethoven’s String Trio in C Minor and Brahms’s Horn Trio in E-flat Major on August 7; a Stravinsky, Prokofiev, and Dvorák program on August 9; a “Vivaldi Spectacular” showcasing five works by the Baroque master on August 11; and the world premiere of a piano suite written for and performed by Italian pianist Emanuele Arciuli on August 17 called Indian Gallery. Part of a Salute to Indian Market concert, Indian Gallery draws inspiration from the work of Native American artists Fritz Scholder, Dan Namingha, and Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, among others. The concert on August 16 features Neikrug’s 2010 work Death Row Memoirs of an Extraterrestrial, starring actor John Rubinstein in the role of a not-of-this-world creature who observes humanity as an outsider and reflects “on all of our quirks, fallibilities, and passions,” Neikrug says. The music of Memoirs is performed by violinist Benny Kim, clarinetist David Shifrin, and pianist Anne-Marie McDermott. Opening the festival with a world premiere and bringing it to a close with two works by Schubert speaks to the range of repertoire concertgoers will find at the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival—a range that consistently lures top musicians and composers, and a range that is sure to keep audiences coming back for at least another 40 years.


high-desert drama santa Fe Opera’s sizzling summer season is in full effect by craig smith photographs by Efraín m. Pradó

EvEry summEr, as it has sincE its first season in 1957, the santa Fe Opera buzzes like a hive of creative musical bees. this year, the repertoire honey was collected, assembled, and rehearsed in June, with each of the five productions opening in sequence from late that month into July. come august, the nectar continues to pour forth as all the productions are repeated, and every human situation is on display in a vivid mix of music, dance, and theater—from romance to renunciation, from bloody battle to near-farce. if you want your high-drama in one big dose, visit the Opera during the first two weeks of august, when all five productions are again performed in sequence. it’s just the thing for those who like their musical experience to be fast and, well, not furious, but fantastic. and since all performances begin at 8 pm in august, you won’t be getting home after midnight (or much thereafter for the longest works). the final month of the Opera’s 56th season kicks off with strauss’s lusciously scored Arabella, the comic story of an impoverished couple determined to marry their daughter off to a rich nobleman. mistaken identities, suspicion, and disguises all ensue. rossini’s brilliant Maometto II, performed in a new critical edition, follows and features a familiar theme: lovers who find themselves on opposing sides of a war (in this case, a 15th-century standoff between the turks and venetians). szymanowski’s grandly conceived King Roger centers on an intellectual and spiritual exchange between a 12th-century christian king and a pagan shepherd, while Puccini’s glorious Tosca, the quintessential melodrama, spotlights a dangerous love triangle involving the title-role character—an opera diva, no less—her lover cavaradossi, a painter, and the villainous chief of the roman police, scarpia. the fifth work on offer also involves star-crossed lovers, this time living in ceylon, in The Pearl Fishers, an early opera by Georges Bizet of eventual Carmen fame. this tuneful work offers the sad saga of two close friends who find themselves in love with the same woman, a chaste priestess. in addition to the main-stage operas, sFO hosts a special gala concert on august 4—the first such event in six years. Susan Graham and Friends spotlights the famed mezzo-soprano and sometime santa Fe resident who serves as host of a star-studded evening that begins with complimentary pre-show champagne and includes arias, duets, and more sung by Graham and this season’s principal artists. the sFO orchestra, led by Kenneth montgomery, will be out of the pit and onstage in full view for the event, and sFO chief conductor Frédéric chaslin joins Graham on the piano for mozart’s gorgeous concert aria “ch’io mi scordi di te.” Other works include selections from scores by verdi, rossini, Berlioz, massenet, meyerbeer, Gounod, Lehár, and sondheim. the lung-busting finale, which features the whole cast and the company’s full body of apprentice artists, is “make Our Garden Grow” from Bernstein’s Candide. Forget grand opera tragedy: this is going to be just plain fun. 52


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Come August, every human situation is on display at the Santa Fe Opera in a vivid mix of music, dance, and theater. Clockwise from top left: Seamstresses work on a skirt to be worn in Bizet’s The Pearl Fishers; a faux church dome has been constructed and painted for upcoming performances of Puccini’s Tosca; handmade busts are stored in the Opera’s prop shop; a skilled wigmaker works in the wig shop. Opposite: The cast of The Pearl Fishers rehearses on the Opera’s main stage; a craftsman constructs an elaborate torchère.

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opera extras The costume shop is a bustling part of the Opera’s behind-the-scenes operations. Below: Workers paint a large-scale prop in the storage room.


Want to make a day as well as a night of it at the Santa Fe Opera? The company offers a wide range of activities and extras that take you beyond the stage and are sure to enhance your experience. •Family night is a way to enjoy the SFO at discounted prices ($25 for adults and $12 for children). At least one child age 6–17 needs to be a member of each party (children under 6 aren’t admitted to performances). Reservations should be made in advance. The eligible performances are Tosca on August 18 and 21, The Pearl Fishers on August 22, and Arabella on August 23. •Head to the SFO parking lot at 6 pm for a Tailgate Picnic. Bring your own food or pre-order your meal— from a pepper-crusted pork tenderloin to a grilled vegetable wrap ($29)—and pick it up anywhere from two hours to thirty minutes before the performance. Seating is limited. •Apprentice Showcase Scenes on August 12 and 19 offer a chance to enjoy up-and-coming singers in fully staged scenes from various operas. General admission tickets are $21 for adults, $7 for those 17 and under. •This year’s commissioned children’s opera, Stephen Paulus’s Shoes for the Santo Niño, plays at O’Shaughnessy Hall on the SFO campus on August 12 at 11 am. The story is based on a tale by New Mexico poet Peggy Pond Church. General admission tickets are $5 in advance. •Preview Buffets offer a lecture on the evening’s masterwork, with dinner, wine, and dessert. The site is the Opera’s charming open-air cantina, just down the hill from the opera house. $55; limited seating. •If you don’t want to fight traffic at the Opera, consider the SFO shuttle service from Santa Fe ($20 round trip) or Albuquerque ($34 round trip). Purchase tickets from the box office at least 48 hours in advance.


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For some traditionalists the words ballet and cutting edge have no place sharing the same sentence. For everyone else, there’s the aspen santa Fe Ballet, an 11-member dance troupe that’s pushed the boundaries of traditional dance since it began in 1996. Founded in aspen by Bebe schweppe and led by artistic director tom mossbrucker and executive director Jean-Philippe malaty, both former dancers with the Joffrey Ballet, the one-time aspen Ballet Company eventually began looking for ways to expand its audience. in 2000, it established a second base in santa Fe—and changed its name accordingly— and today it runs summer and winter seasons simultaneously in its two namesake cities. throughout the rest of the year, the company performs in 30 to 45 other cities as part of its national and international touring schedule. Fortunately for santa Feans, the Ballet always returns home. over time asFB has evolved into a think tank for choreographers, focusing less on performing existing pieces and more on fostering new ones. “we’ve become a company that creates work and gives the dancers our own identity,” mossbrucker says. indeed, asFB’s performances draw those eager to see contemporary ballets by up-and-coming young artists, as well as new works by repeat choreographers. the company has already commissioned more than 24 pieces by such talents as Jorma elo, moses Pendleton, and nicolo Fonte. in addition to its performing troupe, asFB devotes much of its resources to its school, which holds year-round classes both in town and at la tienda in eldorado (as well as in aspen). directed by Gisela Genschow, a 20-year dance veteran, the school provides opportunities for its students to perform in spring recitals and also alongside asFB’s professional dancers in its yearly presentation of The Nutcracker at the lensic. on July 13, asFB launched its summer santa Fe season with a world premiere by spanish choreographer alejandro Cerrudo of hubbard street dance, as well as norbert de la Cruz iii’s hit Square None. the final piece, a repeat for santa Fe audiences, was Kiss Me Goodnight by Cayetano soto, a lighthearted number set to music by santa Fe favorite Beirut. (soto said he created the work after his father died, as an attempt to make his mother smile again.) For its second program of the season, asFB presented the hong Kong Ballet in one of its three performances in the United states this year. Ballet-goers might be particularly interested in asFB’s performance on september 1, which will be the last by dancer seth del Grasso, who is retiring after 16 years with the organization. “it’s a milestone because seth was a founding member of the company,” mossbrucker says, “so this performance will be very sentimental for us.”

Above: Seia Rassenti performs in Norbert De La Cruz III’s Square None. Below: Rassenti is joined by Craig Black in the same work.

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familiar forte a ll’s n e ve r qui e t on sa nt a Fe ’s cla s sical mu sic f ront

For a city oF less than 70,000 people, santa Fe has a staggering amount of arts offerings. While galleries, museums, and cultural fairs are often cited first and foremost, the city Different’s classical music scene is one of the most robust you could ask for. august finds several ensembles either performing or preparing for their upcoming seasons, and while the fall, winter, and spring used to be considered the off-season (in contrast to the summer’s intensive lineup), the term no longer applies, as classical music is now a year-round enterprise in santa Fe. With its 29th season running from september through May, the Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra & Chorus offers several months’ worth of large-scale works ranging from concertos to symphonies, and from opera to sacred music. Kicking things off is tchaikovsky’s popular Violin concerto, performed by the winner of the 2012 naumburg Violin competition, followed throughout the year by masterworks such as Mussorgsky’s Night on Bald Mountain, Beethoven’s symphony no. 7, handel’s Messiah (part of an annual holiday tradition), Vaughan Williams’s Lark Ascending, and, for a grand season finale, orff ’s Carmina burana. Free events include a concert of carols and choruses in December and a performance of 56


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Fauré’s Requiem in april. the longest-established professional presenting group in town, the Santa Fe Concert Association, marks its 76th season this year. the organization offers a vast selection of performances, with upcoming highlights including the big-top acrobatic cirque chinois; Ballet Folklórico de México; the academy of st. Martin in the Fields chamber ensemble; the all-male vocal group chanticleer; the Pipes and Drums of the Black Watch, 3rd Battalion of the royal scottish regiment; and, for its annual free community opera, Massenet’s Cinderella. Violinist hilary hahn and pianists louis lortie, richard Goode, and Gabriela Montero perform in solo recitals. one sFca series that always draws an enthusiastic audience is artistic director and pianist Joseph illick’s Notes on Music, a combination of lectures and musical demonstrations held at United church of santa Fe. “the idea behind creating Notes on Music was to fill what i saw as a void,” illick says. “Music education available to the public tends to be either specialized or simplistic. i felt i could present in-depth talks that would be simultaneously entertaining and substantial.” on september 24, illick is joined by

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While galleries, museums, and cultural fairs are often cited first when it comes to local arts offerings, Santa Fe’s classical music scene is one of the most robust you could ask for.

violinist Richard Rood in a presentation called “The Story of the Violin”; on November 5, soprano Gina Browning participates in “The Life and Music of Debussy”; and on January 29, Illick presents “Wagner: The Composer who Changed the World.” The Santa Fe Desert Chorale, which performs in intimate venues like the Loretto Chapel and grand spaces such as the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, marks its 30th anniversary this year. “A lot of people in Santa Fe know the Chorale so well that they don’t realize how special it is,” says artistic director Joshua Habermann. “There is no other significant summer festival I know of devoted wholly to a cappella choral music.” Whether for the group’s summer or winter season, Habermann chooses wideranging repertoire that shows off the singers’ skills in every kind of choral style and period. On slate for August are an anniversary gala starring opera and jazz diva Patricia Racette in her fourth appearance with the Chorale; From Bach to the Beatles, featuring a


Above, left: Joseph Illick conducts the santa Fe concert Association orchestra during a christmas Eve 2011 performance. Above, right: concertmaster David Felberg and the santa Fe symphony orchestra & chorus perform at the Lensic. Below, left: cellist Julie Albers, who plays Haydn’s cello concerto in D Major in the opening concert of santa Fe Pro Musica’s 31st season. Below, right: Guest conductor sarah McKoin leads concordia in a concert at st. Francis Auditorium. opposite: Joshua Habermann directs the 24-member santa Fe Desert chorale in a recital at the cathedral Basilica of st. Francis of Assisi.

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program that spans four centuries of song; Dancing the Mystery, a performance of Sufi poetry set to music; and Celebrating the Centenary, an event that includes three world premieres of works commissioned to mark New Mexico’s 100th birthday. The season concludes with Rachmaninoff’s soul-stirring Vespers, “just about the greatest work in the a cappella repertoire,” Habermann says, and, in fact, one of the composer’s own favorite pieces. If you’d like to hear more of the ensemble, be sure to catch the Chorale performing in the Santa Fe Opera’s August productions of Szymanowski’s King Roger. Founded in 1980 by Thomas O’Connor and his wife, Carol Redman, the chamber orchestra Santa Fe Pro Musica begins its 31st season in September with works by Rossini, Haydn, and Beethoven. The cello section of the Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra & Highlights throughout the year include Chorus performs in a recent concert; violinist Philippe Quint performances with cellist Julie Albers, is one of the outstanding guest artists who will appear with pianists Jan Lisiecki and Per Nørgård, the Symphony this season. and violinist Chad Hoopes. Its annual Baroque Christmas series, at the Loretto Chapel, features works by Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, and Telemann in addition to traditional Christmas carols, while its concerts during Holy Week in March, also at Loretto, offer pieces by Bach, Corelli, and Handel. Other noteworthy groups that help form Santa Fe’s strong musical identity include Concordia Santa Fe, a wind ensemble comprising retired professional players that performs in St. Francis Auditorium, and Serenata of Santa Fe, a 25-year-old organization that makes its home at the Scottish Rite Center and specializes in rare chamber music works.

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all the world’s a stage t he ate r k n ows no bounds in t he Cit y Dif f e re nt by Kate McG raw

“TheaTer afforDs us The opporTuniTy To watch people act and react, to experience the spectrum of emotions, and, because it is live, anything can happen,” says W. nicholas sabato, executive artistic director of santa fe performing arts, a nonprofit theater company entering its 25th season. santa fe’s theater scene has been going strong for almost a century, with the city’s artistic temperament luring creative and enterprising types both locally and globally. The result has been a welcoming and storied stage community that inspires and entertains with a diverse range of productions year-round. The city’s oldest theater company, Santa Fe Playhouse, celebrates its 91st season this year. founded in 1922 as the santa fe Little Theatre, the group, which makes its home in a historic adobe on the alley-like De Vargas street, is the oldest continuously running theater west of the Mississippi. The playhouse’s mission has been the same since it opened its doors almost a century ago: to honor the richness of new Mexico’s various cultures in the works and artists it presents. Given its strong community ties, the playhouse has an “open door policy,” meaning that anyone who wishes to be involved—onstage, backstage, selling tickets—is welcome. shows on offer span the theatrical repertoire, from dramas to comedies, and from musicals to classics. in addition, the playhouse hosts two mainstay series: the anonymously written Fiesta Melodrama, which satirizes local and state politics, and BenchWarmers, a presentation of eight fifteenminute plays written by locals. run by artistic director David olson, Theaterwork has produced more than 100 stage productions in its almost two-decade history. a decidedly “alternative” company that normally performs at the James a. Little Theater on the campus of the new Mexico school for the Deaf, Theaterwork’s programming includes classic works by shakespeare, Molière, Chekov, and ibsen, as well as operas by stravinsky and world premieres of stage pieces by new Mexican authors. Theaterwork also maintains a strong link to the community with internship and apprentice programs, visits to local schools, and post-performance conversations with playwrights. Going strong for eight years now, Teatro Paraguas promotes hispanic and Latino theater, folk tales, and poetry through bilingual presentations of contemporary and classic works at its studio theater on Calle Marie, at el Museo de Cultural in the railyard district, and at 60


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venues in albuquerque, Los alamos, and española. since 2004, Teatro paraguas has produced almost three-dozen plays, many of which were written by locals. it also has a strong commitment to working with youngsters and giving them the opportunity to perform onstage alongside experienced actors. also devoted to theatrical training and education is Santa Fe Performing Arts, which holds residencies in public elementary schools and offers on-site after-school and summer programs at the armory for the arts for children and teens in theater, dance, and music. sfpa is also known for its annual playwright’s Competition as well as its bilingual and wide-ranging productions performed by its longstanding adult resident company. recent shows include neil simon’s The Sunshine Boys and sarah ruhl’s In the Next Room (or the vibrator play). in 2004, scott harrison, a graduate of the american repertory Theatre institute for advanced Theater Training, founded Ironweed Productions. in less than a decade the company has produced acclaimed versions of sam shepard’s Fool for Love and True West, David Lindsayabaire’s Rabbit Hole, and Thornton Wilder’s Our Town. in addition to its performances, ironweed also leads acting workshops and participates in mentoring programs, among other activities. The most recent high-profile company to arrive to town is Santa Fe Rep, founded by Kristie Karsen in 2009. Karsen, who taught at the national Dance institute in santa fe, is determined to provide theater opportunities for both adults and teens. establishing a home base at Warehouse 21 in the railyard district, santa fe rep has previously presented such wellknown works as stephen sondheim’s Company and Cole porter’s Anything Goes. This fall you can catch the musical version of studs Terkel’s Working and, in the spring, the group’s Women’s Voices series, which is a “celebration of local women playwrights and directors.”

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If you’re looking for a stage experience that falls outside the realm of a traditional drama or musical presentation, these exciting live-theater groups are sure to entertain and inspire you.

Founded in Paris in 1983, the international, Santa Fe–based Theater Grottesco aims to move its audiences to “emotional wonder and soulful reflection” with its highly visual and physical productions.

Named for its founder and star, the Juan Siddi Flamenco Theater Company is a professional flamenco company based in Santa Fe that tours nationally and spends a couple of months each summer performing nightly at the Maria Benitez Theater in The Lodge.

Clockwise from top left: Karen Leigh and Dan Gerrity in Ironweed’s Our Town; Paola Vengoechea and Sara Arana in Teatro Paraguas’s El Delantal Blanco; Tom Romero and Kristie Karsen in Santa Fe Rep’s Anything Goes; Vanessa Rios y Valles in Theaterwork’s Les Liaisons Dangereuses; Tone Forrest in Ironweed’s Our Town; a crowd assembles outside the Santa Fe Playhouse theater before a Fiesta Melodrama performance; Jody Hegarty, Megan Burns, and Shawn Wayne King in Santa Fe Performing Arts’ In the Next Room (or the vibrator play). Opposite: Cristina Vigil, Scott Shuker, and Ryan Kochevar in Santa Fe Playhouse’s Fiesta Melodrama.

Wise Fool New Mexico, whose mission is “to ignite imagination, build community, and promote social justice through performances and hands-on experiences” puts on dazzling theater, circus, and puppetry shows, with one of its most popular offerings being Circus Luminous. A joint production with the Lensic Performing Arts Center, Circus Luminous has become a local Thanksgiving tradition, thanks to its family-friendly blending of circus, theater, dance, and music.

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It’s high season on the Santa Fe art scene. Let our exclusive gallery guide lead you to the don’t-miss exhibitions on Canyon Road, downtown, and in the Railyard district.

The William & Joseph Gallery Karen Haynes

Karen Haynes loves the high, wide land- and skyscapes of her native Colorado—their color, their depth, and their forms, especially where earth and sky meet in misty union. But she is just as enamored with the close-up focus of still lifes, especially when the subjects highlight the fragile beauty of flowers and fruit, contrasted with the rough but honest textures of brick and bast. Her brushwork combines softness with definition; her palette is luscious and luminous. The effect is as though you’re looking through a crystal lattice that both receives and reflects light. “My imagery floats, reflects, and explores contradictions,” Haynes says, but it also resolves them in the space between paint on canvas and what the eye sees in three dimensions.—Craig Smith September 1–September 30, reception September 7, 5–7 pm 727 Canyon, thewilliamandjosephgallery.com Karen Haynes, Adrift, oil on canvas, 40 x 40"



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Greenberg Fine Art Wendy Higgins

Wendy Higgins paints her oil-on-canvas compositions with the loving attention of a Dutch still-life master, lifting handsome if everyday objects into a higher sphere. The shimmer of blue-and-white Delft pottery, the incised power of Pueblo blackware, the curved ripeness of fruit, are placed and painted in a sensuously measured order. Shafts of light fall on and around the objects—some gentle, some almost harsh— creating a world of implication as well as of the obvious. Sometimes movement comes from within the scene, via the lilting smoke from a meerschaum pipe or the minute flicker of a candle flame. Higgins’s works are moments of captured perfection.—CS September 14–September 27 reception September 14, 5–7 pm 205 Canyon, greenbergfineart.com Wendy Higgins, Cascading Gold, oil on linen on board, 24 x 24"

Beals & Abbate Fine Art Deborah Gold: New York, New York

Deborah Gold has lived and painted in Santa Fe since 1989, but her hometown—New York City— takes the stage in this solo exhibition of her most recent impressionistic paintings. From images of strong, towering buildings to renderings of Central Park and the New York Botanical Garden, these bright and sensual works celebrate Gold’s love affair with the city that taught her to be spontaneous. While the paintings contrast considerably with Gold’s typical Southwestern landscapes (some of which will be exhibited elsewhere in the gallery), the artist’s trademark style—vivid colors, an emphasis on light—is very present.—Samantha Schwirck August 28–September 10, reception August 31, 5–8 pm 713 Canyon, bealsandabbate.com Deborah Gold, New York, New York, oil on canvas, 27 x 31" august/september 2012

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DR Contemporary David Rothermel: Recent Works

David Rothermel paints every day, so the name of his show Recent Works couldn’t be more apt. The Pennsylvania-born artist may finish something a day or two before an opening and place it in the exhibit alongside previously completed pieces. Rothermel’s career began in his home state, but when he moved to New Mexico, in 1981, he got a job painting enormous billboards and found himself reveling in their size and sweep. An injury led him to re-examine his life and persuaded him to return to studio art, first with soaring Western landscapes and later with grandly conceived abstract works. His acrylics on panel present vertical bands of alternating colors that suggest everything from rain falling on a New Mexico afternoon to the shades of an infinitely hued, undulating rainbow.—CS August 17–August 31, reception August 17, 5–7 pm 616 ½ Canyon, drcontemporary.com David Rothermel, Midnight Dance, acrylic on panel, 32 x 27"

Craig Kosak, White Bison of the East, oil on canvas, 36 x 36"

Giacobbe-Fritz Fine Art Craig Kosak: Myth and Legend Part II

Like the first exhibit in Seattle-based Craig Kosak’s Myth and Legend trilogy, the paintings in this exhibit were inspired by the artist’s experiences in the American West. Kosak paints wildlife he saw in his travels—not in the creatures’ natural settings, but in more abstract ones, creating modern interpretations of ancient legends. Painted in a style that combines narrative realism and abstraction in a bold, bright palette, these 20 oil-on-canvas works were inspired by the Native American stories of Raven, creator of the world, and Bison, who speaks of peace and stability, as well as by the myth of Pegasus and the legendary wolves of Yellowstone’s Druid Peak pack.—Miranda Merklein August 17–August 31, reception August 17, 5–7 pm, 702 Canyon, giacobbefritz.com

Waxlander Gallery Matthew Higginbotham: Each Season Offers Up Its Soul

Matthew Higginbotham, Canyon Overlook, oil on canvas, 48 x 36"



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Southwest landscapes in different seasons of the year constitute the theme for Higginbotham’s solo exhibition of oil paintings on canvas. Each one looks at a single subject in nature—a cloud, a tree, grass—in order to capture the contrasting notes that mark the point in which observation becomes a spiritual encounter. His colorful compositions feature the gold ochers of autumn, blossoming fruit trees in spring, monsoons gathering over reddish rangelands, farms lost in swelling seas of wildflowers, and fields that reflect the sky. “It is in that place, I feel, that communion with the land becomes transformative and healing,” says Higginbotham, whose style is a blend of expressionism and impressionism. Along with New Mexico landscapes, the exhibit includes a series of Grand Canyon paintings.—MM August 28–September 10, reception August 31, 5–7 pm 622 Canyon, waxlander.com

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Selby Fleetwood Gallery Kevin Box: Conversations in Paper

Anyone who’s ever tried to make origami knows how meticulous and challenging it is. The need to control muscle movements, to make tiny but precise folds in crisp paper, can frustrate even the most physically adept among us. Thus, Kevin Box’s large-scale origami-inspired sculptures have a double impact: We see them as both bronze or steel objects and as impossibly perfect paper constructs. They suggest that Box, assisted by the insight of adviser and origami master Robert J. Lang, somehow reached into the heart of the metal to fold a perfect image with tools of the mind rather than with hands. The results are beautifully simple and simply beautiful shapes that project abstraction as well as physicality. It’s rock, paper, scissors on a mystical level.—CS August 3–16, reception August 3, 5–7 pm 600 Canyon, selbyfleetwoodgallery.com

Kevin Box, Raptor, cast bronze on stone 64 x 25 x 24"

Charlotte Foust, Nordic Blue, acrylic on canvas, 57 x 45"

Hunter Kirkland Contemporary Charlotte Foust + Eric Boyer

Abstract expressionistic painter Charlotte Foust and sculptor Eric Boyer are as interested in the artistic process as they are in the final product. Foust layers, pours, heaps, and scratches paint on canvas; Boyer shapes steel or copper mesh in curves that represent the inherent beauty of human bodies. Both work from the pressure of internal necessity fueled by their muse; and, despite the disparity in their mediums, both reach into imagination to bring sensation and emotion alive with confident facility. Their works are highly personal, but with a universal message.—CS August 10–26, reception August 10, 5–7 pm 200-B Canyon, hunterkirklandcontemporary.com

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Vivo Contemporary Natural Order

In this group show, 10 artists explore Mandelbrot’s fractal composition of nature, a theory that argues nature is best understood through the language of mathematics, physics, and repetitive patterning. Adhering to the conviction that art is the ideal way to illuminate these computational patterns, here artists celebrate, through sculpture and works on canvas, the amazing ways in which the natural world expresses its essence through breathtaking examples of beauty: the logarithmically chambered shell of the nautilus, the seemingly fluid design in the wing patterns of butterflies, the leaves of trees and coastlines, all of which indicate, on closer inspection, the perfected design inherent in the entirety of the natural world. Artists participating include Paul Biagi, Rosemary Barile, George Duncan, Russell Thurston, Mary Parkes, Pam Egan, Patrician Pearce, Joy Campbell, Linda Fillhardt, and Ann Laser.—MM August 24–October 31, reception August 24, 5–7 pm 725 Canyon, vivocontemporary.com Russell Thurston, Tiger Eye, encaustic and oil rag on paper, mounted on wood, 30 x 22"

Through sculpture and works on canvas, artists celebrate the amazing ways in which the natural world expresses its essence.

GVG Contemporary Anthro

If you love animals, it’s easy to think of them as people—to feel that your dog understands everything you say, for example, or to be convinced that a ferret has a greater range of emotion than your boss. Of course, when artists are given license to assign human characteristics to furry, scaly, or feathery creatures, they’re bound to come up with even wilder concepts. In this whimsical show, artists Lori Schappe-Youens (South Africa), Donald Gialanella (Los Angeles), Kristine Poole (Santa Fe), and Colin Poole (Santa Fe) celebrate anthropomorphism in paintings, sculptures, and ceramic art. Their works may range from winsome to woeful, angry to angelic, but all demonstrate the artists’ creative gene-splicing and clever use of media.—CS September 7–30, reception September 7, 5–7 pm 202 Canyon, gvgcontemporary.com

Donald Gialanella, Running Hare, steel, 36"


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Gerald Peters Gallery

Gaston Lachaise: A Modern Epic Vision

Though he was born in France and moved to the United States in his 20s, Gaston Lachaise (1882–1935) is considered one of the early 20th century’s most important American sculptors. His often monumental, sometimes surprisingly intimate creations in bronze and marble include portrait busts of well-known artists of his era, including Alfred Stieglitz, Georgia O’Keeffe, and e.e. cummings. He made studies of amazing plasticity and Grecian simplicity of line—a young man holding a tennis racket, a man walking, an acrobat. And then there were the graceful female nudes that define Lachaise’s métier: Broad-shouldered, narrow-waisted, round-hipped, and confident, they suggest the eternal feminine in her most arresting form. This exclusive exhibit, which travels to Gerald Peters Gallery in New York in November, features 75 works (both sculptures and figure drawings) from throughout Lachaise’s career.—CS July 30–September 22, reception August 10, 5–7 pm, 1011 Paseo de Peralta, gpgallery.com Gaston Lachaise, Mask of Marie Pierce, bronze, 12"

Nedra Matteucci Galleries

John Moyers + Terri Kelly Moyers: All Over the Map

If art is about holding a moment, then John and Terri Kelly Moyers are perfect, painterly captors. Through careful observation they obtain, admire, and release butterflies of inspiration without ever disturbing the dust on the creatures’ fragile wings. The metaphor rings even truer when you consider that the Moyers are dedicated plein air artists, eager to seek out truth under sun, rain, or stars. Married for three decades, they have long painted Southwestern subjects, and they’ve also toured the world. The glowing oil paintings on exhibit here depict personalities and places from Spain, France, Mexico, New Mexico, and Hawaii. With capably serene draftsmanship and precisely chosen colors, their works take us on a world journey of tremendous but understandable proportions.—CS August 11–September 1, reception August 12, 2–4 pm 1075 Paseo de Peralta, matteucci.com John Moyers, Above Saltillo, oil on board, 24 x 24"

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Linda St. Clair: Art in the Animal

Though wildlife is a common subject in Southwestern paintings, artist Linda St. Clair’s emotional, personality-filled animal portraits are far from typical. St. Clair, who spent years developing relationships with animals on her family’s Tennessee farm, is known for her portrayal of barnyard regulars such as roosters, cows, and horses, but she’s also studied and painted elephants in Africa, grizzly bears in Yellowstone National Park, and polar bears at the North Pole. Each painting sheds light on what St. Clair sees as the creatures’ often-overlooked feelings, personalities, and attitudes, as conveyed in their eyes, posturing, and coloring.—SS September 28–ongoing, reception September 28, 5–8 pm 882 Canyon, gallery822.com Linda St. Clair, White on White, oil on canvas, 30 x 36"

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Ventana Fine Art

John Nieto: Indian Market 2012

Victoria Taylor-Gore, Room with a Blue Table, pastel, 13 x 27"

Alexandra Stevens Fine Art

Victoria Taylor-Gore + Steve Ebben: Views with a Room

For Texas-based artist Victoria Taylor-Gore, it’s all about point of view. While her pastel paintings of buildings and rooms glow with sharp, warm colors, what’s most striking about her style is her distorted perspective and the way she gives viewers glimpses of worlds beyond: In her welcoming scenes, landscapes and night skies are visible through open windows and doors. Steve Ebben’s welded steel and glass sculptures are also featured in the exhibition. Like Taylor-Gore, he focuses on shadow, shape, and positive and negative space, leading viewers who ponder his provocative work to constantly see it in new and different lights.—SS July 27–August 25, reception July 27, 5–7 pm, 820 Canyon, alexandrastevens.com

Ventana celebrates Indian Market with a show of more than 30 new works by a painter with a fascination for the people and animals indigenous to North America. Using bold compositions, highly saturated colors, and a recognizably graphic style, John Nieto depicts bears, buffalo, and wolves (for example)—not to mention members of Native tribes from the West and Southwest, locales that are very familiar to the artist, whose ethnically mixed family tree has roots that stretch back some 300 years in New Mexico. Nieto’s work enjoys international renown, and it’s been shown at Paris’s Salon d’Automne-Grand Palais as well as in Japan, Latin America, and Africa. It can also be found in the permanent collection of the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and in Ronald Reagan’s presidential library.—Eve Tolpa August 17–September 5, reception August 17, 5–7 pm 400 Canyon, ventanafineart.com

Pascal, Meta 4 mahogany 25 x 34"

John Nieto, BFF, acrylic on canvas, 30 x 24"

GF Contemporary Pascal: Les Origines

In this solo show, mixed-media artist Pascal unveils a series of 10 sculptural pieces examining the rhythm, routine, and repetition that collectively constitute the building blocks of daily life. The source of his inspiration? “ . . . [L]eaves on a tree, seconds in an hour, stars in the sky, or years in a life; this is what I find intriguing,” says the France native, who has lived in Santa Fe since 1997. To translate this inspiration into concrete reality, Pascal begins with different types of wood—among them mahogany, poplar, and Brazil nut. Then, through a series of processes he has developed himself, he creates a patina, treating the wood with materials such as iron and bronze oxidation, aluminum and silver oxidation, and wax. The resulting colors and textures mimic metal in an uncanny way.—ET September 21–October 4, reception September 21, 5–7 pm, 707 Canyon, gfcontemporary.com 68


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Bellas Artes Gallery

David Kimball Anderson: Travel: Rome, Namche

David Kimball Anderson’s metal sculptures seem to possess a Japanese Zen aesthetic, even when—as in this exhibit—they are inspired by trips to Italy (fours pieces) and Nepal (three). While in Rome, Anderson David Kimball Anderson, Namche, Marsh strayed from the usual Grand Willow, bronze, steel, and paint, 25 x 15 x 18" Tour stops and instead focused on the more quotidian. “On the back side of the Pantheon, among the condensed layRoger Shimomura, American vs. Japanese #3, acrylic on canvas, 54 x 54" ers of structure, little plants and grasses were growing,” he says. “I include those in my work: something very heavy, weighty, historical, with a sprig of lily or a poppy blossom.” Similarly, his Namche series Roger Shimomura: An American Knockoff comprises different—and divergent—materials: steel, Born in Seattle in 1939, Roger Shimomura spent two years in a U.S. internmahogany, fabric that mimics prayer flags, fiberglass, ment camp for Japanese Americans during WWII. Later, as a professor of artificial snow, and gold leaf, all of which Anderson art at the University of Kansas, he said he “found it routine to be asked what uses to express the heart of Nepalese culture, which he part of Japan I am from, or how long I have lived in the country.” It’s easy characterizes as “deeply serious.”—ET to see, then, where Shimomura found inspiration for the works showcased in August 11–September 29, reception August 11, 4–6 pm An American Knockoff, which explore the Asian-American experience of being 653 Canyon, bellasartesgallery.com perceived as different. Graphic, comic-book-like depictions of the artist as Mickey Mouse or Dick Tracy—created in Shimomura’s signature style, which combines elements of American pop and the Japanese ukiyo-e tradition—the acrylic-on-canvas works illustrate a struggle with stereotypes, both battling them and becoming them.—MM August 10–September 22, reception August 10, 5–7 pm, 231 Delgado, eightmodern.net

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Karan Ruhlen Gallery

The Abstract—New Mexico’s Own

Featuring the varied work of four artists living and working in New Mexico, this group show focuses on abstract art as a visual language that utilizes line, color, and form to involve the viewer in the artistic process. Ellen Koment uses an encaustic technique that allows her to both be in control of her compositions and, as she puts it, “relinquish that control to the process.” Jinni Thomas’s paintings emphasize the textures and variable elements of light, air, and color to evoke a subjective experience with nature. Kevin Tolman constructs “under-paintings,” mixedmedia abstractions with layers of saturated acrylic colors that he scratches, scrapes, and draws upon. Martha Rea Baker’s oil and acrylic paintings are inspired by the strata of geology found in the distant vistas, canyon walls, and marks of previous civilizations in the Southwest.—MM August 17–31, reception August 17, 5–7 pm, 225 Canyon, karanruhlen.com Ellen Koment, Plantae Violeta, encaustic/dry pigment on panel, 30 x 24" august/september 2012

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Georges Mazilu, Pear Holder, acrylic on linen, 16 x 13" Barbara Marigold, Mesa Days, hand-woven wool pillow cover, 36 x 37"

Marigold Arts

Barbara Marigold: Mesa Days

Barbara Marigold has been weaving for more than five decades, and her experience is evident in this exhibition of her most recent tapestries, inspired by her home’s surroundings in Madrid, New Mexico. Marigold creates the tapestries in layers—she weaves the background and then inlays the foreground thread by thread—giving each piece a threedimensional look and feel. The Southwestern landscape shines through in each tapestry’s organic colors (often reminiscent of the region’s red and yellow landscapes), which she creates using hand-spun wool that she dyes using vegetal plants she gathers near her home. Marigold also creates handwoven rugs and wearable capes, which are also displayed at the gallery.—SS August 10–September 25, reception August 10, 5–7 pm, 424 Canyon, marigoldarts.com

Nüart Gallery Alberto Galvez

Turner Carroll Gallery Georges Mazilu

A bit medieval, a bit surreal, and wholly idiosyncratic—that’s one way of characterizing the work of Romanian-born artist Georges Mazilu, who fled the Ceausescu regime in 1982 and has since been based in Paris. Rooted in extensive study of the human figure, Mazilu’s work combines old master–style contrasts in light with painstaking technical proficiency to explore the (apparently uneasy) relationship between the human and the mechanical. Viewers might find themselves initially thrown off balance by the distortion in the painting’s subjects; but then an allegorical quality sinks in. Mazilu’s work has been shown at San Francisco’s de Young Museum as well as the Sofia Museum of Contemporary Art in Bulgaria. Recently, the Denver Museum of Art acquired one of his paintings; this is his first exhibit since that landmark event.—ET August 24–September 24, reception August 24, 5–7 pm 725 Canyon, turnercarrollgallery.com

The oil paintings of contemporary Spanish artist Alberto Galvez, a professor at the School of Fine Art in Valencia, reflect influences from the Renaissance figurative masters to the 20th-century surrealists and even Georgia O’Keeffe. In his compelling works, which are held internationally in both private and corporate collections, luminous faces look out from spooky, disparate backgrounds, evoking beauty and melancholia while inviting viewers to reflect on personal experiences.—SS September 21–September 30, reception September 21, 5–7 pm 670 Canyon, nuartgallery.com Alberto Galvez, Ciaroscuro, oil on linen, 76 x 63" 70


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One Woman Show An exhibition of new still life paintings Opening reception with the artist Friday, Sept. 14th, 5-7 pm Sweet Memories, 30” x 24”, Oil on Linen on Board

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Cia Friedrich, Breaking, blown and cast glass, 15 x 10 x 6"

Mill Fine Art

New Mexico Contemporary Glass Invitational

The nonprofit Glass Alliance New Mexico—a chapter of the national organization Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass—hosts a juried exhibition at Mill Fine Art on August 3. The show, which features the work of local glass artists, celebrates 50 years of studio glass in the United States. Marvin Lipofsky, one of the central figures in the American studio glass movement in the early 1960s, is the event’s featured speaker. Lipofsky’s work is displayed in the Corning Museum of Glass, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the National Museum of Modern Art in Kyoto. He received two National Endowment for the Arts grants, as well as a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass.—SS August 3, 6–8 pm, 532 Canyon, millfineart.com

i n the pursuit of happiness An exhibition about art and well-being, featuring paintings by Regina Foster July 20 – september 9, 2 012

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Mill Fine Art Gail Factor

Gail Factor doesn’t begin her paintings with a complete idea. Instead, she’s moved to create by a deep need for metamorphosis, where memories, nature, and the subconscious integrate and cohere with the past and present. Though viewers may perceive landscapes and images in Factor’s work, any recognizable shapes and patterns, she says, are purely coincidental. Having studied with Wolf Kahn and Wayne Thiebaud, Factor, who also cites Richard Diebenkorn as an influence, settled into her Tesuque home-studio in 1995 after commuting from Carmel-by-the-Sea in California for five years. She became immersed in New Mexico’s landscape and eventually moved toward a more minimalist, abstractexpressionist style: Smoother surfaces with a high-gloss, layered transparency replaced angular shapes, sharp edges, and thicker brushstrokes and applications of paint. Natural sages, sands, and siennas dominate her palette in lieu of bright blues and cool reds. Her solo exhibition at Mill Fine Art features a collection of new oil, pastel, and watercolor paintings.—MM August 24–September 30, reception August 24, 5–7 pm, 530 Canyon, millfineart.com 72


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Gail Factor, Metamorphosis XIX, oil on linen canvas, 22 x 18"

Since moving to Tesuque from California, painter Gail Factor became immersed in New Mexico's landscape and eventually moved toward a more minimalist, abstract-expressionist style.

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Molly Heizer, Kachina Hochani, ceramic, 16 x 12 x 8"

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Molly Heizer: Explorations of Native Culture and Natural History

Folk artist Molly Heizer’s Native American– inspired ceramic sculptures, which often take the form of katsinas and animals, or totems created from stacked katsinas, are whimsical in appearance but carry cultural and religious themes. Heizer, who lives in Aspen, Colorado, begins her artistic process by hand-shaping terra-cotta clay using both slab and coil methods. She then carves the decorative elements before coating each piece with terra sigillata, later adding words that explain the cultural meanings behind the sculpture.—SS August 16–August 27, reception August 16, 5–7 pm 403 Canyon, canyoncontemporary.com


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Darnell Fine Art

Rachel Darnell: Mystic Images

Rachel Darnell has been creating what she calls woven canvases for more than 20 years. In a unique process, the artist, who studied at Memphis College of Art and owns Darnell Fine Art on Canyon Road, uses canvas strips, gold leaf, and oil paint to create abstractions that she describes as monochromatic and minimalistic. Darnell’s work has a sculptural feel, as the layering of canvas strips underneath paint gives each piece a three-dimensional quality, and gold leaf, which is used to represent the divine, provides each piece’s finishing touch. Mystic Images showcases Darnell’s most recent work, which, she says, is inspired by the “duality of life: the good, the bad, the happy, and the ugly.”—SS September 4–September 25, reception September 7, 5–7 pm 640 Canyon, darnellfineart.com Tom Berg, Chair by Arroyo, oil on canvas, 9 x 12"

Wade Wilson Art Santa Fe Tom Berg

Though Tom Berg paints diverse subjects like farm animals and hand tools, his major focus is chairs. Whether they’re slingback, foldable, next to a pool, on a lawn, in front of an Airstream trailer, in the form of a barstool, or inspired by Italian design, Berg paints them all. A Santa Fe local, the artist has been painting for more than 30 years, and his landscape and portrait-style works are often done alla prima (Italian for “at once”), completing a painting in just one sitting. This exhibition is the second for Wade Wilson Art Santa Fe, a new gallery that’s affiliated with Wade Wilson Art in Houston and that celebrated its Canyon Road grand opening in late June.—SS August 3–September 15, reception August 3, 5–7 pm 409 Canyon, wadewilsonart.com

Rachel Darnell, Shade II, oil and 14k white gold leaf on canvas, 18 x 18”

Rachel Darnell's most recent works were inspired by the "duality of life."

New Concept Gallery

Three Visions of Northern New Mexico

Reg Loving, Iglesia en el Borde del Mundo, acrylic on canvas, 30 x 36" 74


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A painter, photographer, and sculptor team up for an exhibit focusing on the landscapes and churches of Northern New Mexico. Santa Fe–based Reg Loving abstracts the trees, mesas, river valleys, and architecture of the region in his paintings. Steven A. Jackson, another Santa Fean, creates digital black-and-white images wherein the only digital manipulation comes in the form of tinting—subtle in its tones and minute detail, though the resulting contrasts are dramatic. Albuquerque’s Tim Prythero sculpts a variety of the state’s edifices in miniature, carefully preserving the history or heritage of each slumping adobe church (or diner or gas station). “Many buildings of Northern New Mexico are disappearing due to neglect and weather,” he says, “and I think it is important to document these subjects before they disappear.”—ET August 3–September 1, reception August 3, 5–7 pm 610 Canyon, newconceptgallery.com

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Manitou Galleries

Billy Schenck, Pottery Women, oil on canvas, 20 x 20"

Billy Schenck: New Works

Billy Schenck’s work is associated with the modern pop movement, which incorporates photorealism techniques that include images of mass culture, repetitive structures from mainstream film and literature, and found objects that draw upon elements of Dadaism. Commonly found in Schenck’s work are portrait-style busts of Native Americans wearing tourist memorabilia, Western clothes and jewelry, and cinematic depictions of stereotypical cowboys—a cowboy on a bucking bronco, say, portrayed as a graphic component on a cereal box, alongside cut-out coupons and other marketing gimmicks. Schenck practices a reductivist, graphic style, in which he builds contrast by dropping mid-tones and adding bright chromatic colors. “It is the essence, the myth that I am interested in, as opposed to a documentation of the reality that is out there,” says Schenck.—MM August 17–September 2, reception August 17, 5–7:30 pm, 225 Canyon, manitougalleries.com august/september 2012

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Charles Veilleux, Harvest Home, acrylic/mixed-media on panel, 17 x 16 x 2" Charles Veilleux, Golden Harvest Home, acrylic and mixed media on panel 17 x 16 x 3"

Mark White Fine Art Charles Veilleux: A Place to Dwell

Charles Veilleux’s memories of his New England childhood strongly inform his latest body of work, which explores, as he puts it, “the sense of how we as creatures dwell . . . how we all sort of find our safe place to be.” The artist also notes that the recent loss of his mother “made me realize the value of where we live and how we live and who we live with, how we choose to line our nests.” Veilleux incorporates organic materials, man-made objects (often personal mementoes), and multiple layers of acrylic paint into his highly textural pieces, which are often referred to as sculptural paintings. In a new twist, the artist is displaying his current work on removable rooftops and ledges—a way of echoing the exhibit’s theme in a literal manner.—ET August 10–August 26, reception August 10, 5–8 pm 414 Canyon, markwhitefineart.com

David Dunlop, July Reflections, oil on anodized aluminum, 36 x 36"


David Dunlop + Helen Frost Way

Landscape painter David Dunlop, host of the Emmy-winning television series Landscapes Through Time with David Dunlop, and Santa Fe–based artist Helen Frost Way, known for her bronze sculptures, present new painted works inspired by the Southwest. Frost Way draws upon the Southwest’s rich history, which shapes the content, form, materials, and colors featured in her pieces. The delicate and striking work of both artists is a celebration of the region’s unique beauty.—SS August 24–September 18, reception August 24, 5–7 pm 200 Canyon, arroyosantafe.com

McLarry Modern Rebecca Kinkead: New Works

It’s hard to not feel cheerful when looking at Rebecca Kinkead’s paintings. After all, the upbeat works feature children and animals in familiar settings—on a swing in the park, in a swimming pool with friends. In her paintings, Kinkead’s triumph is that she elicits a strong emotional response without providing a lot of detail. None of the children’s faces are visible, for example, so you’re left to meditate solely on the subjects she’s presenting and the associations you have with them. Kinkead’s mixed-media pieces, which are created using layers of paint and wax, are inspired by the artist’s own memories, as well as by the experiences of others.—SS September 28–October 5, reception September 28, 5–7 pm 225 Canyon, mclarrymodern.com Rebecca Kinkead, Cannonball No. 54, oil on canvas, 46 x 60" 76


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Rebecca Kinkead's paintings elicit a strong emotional response without providing a lot of detail.

Bob Boze Bell, Digging Up Billy, gouache on paper, 11 x 14"

Due West Gallery


summer at O’Keeffe

One of the best ways to understand Georgia O’Keeffe’s work is to explore one of her greatest inspirations—the Southwestern landscape. Georgia O’Keeffe and the Faraway: Nature and Image (through May 2013) displays the artist’s personal effects, as well as drawings, paintings, and photographs that demonstrate her intimate relationship with the region where she lived and worked for more than 40 years. The exhibit features O’Keeffe’s renderings of the “Black Place”—a remote spot in Navajo country where she camped with her friend Maria Chabot—as well as photographs, taken by Chabot, of the artist surrounded by the area’s striking clay hills. The museum also presents a reconstruction of the women’s campsite, Georgia O’Keeffe, Black Place, Grey and Pink, 1949, oil on equipped with their tent, canvas, 36 x 48", Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Gift of The camping stools, lanterns, Burnett Foundation © Georgia O’Keeffe Museum and cooking gear. Delving even further into O’Keeffe’s life, a new book, Georgia O’Keeffe and Her Houses: Ghost Ranch and Abiquiú (Abrams, $50), looks at the artist’s two New Mexico homes. The image-packed coffee-table book includes photographs of O’Keeffe—cooking in the kitchen, working in her garden— as well as O’Keeffe’s paintings of the adobe buildings and their surroundings. Accompanying text—written by Barbara Buhler Lynes, former curator of the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, and Agapita Judy Lopez, director of Abiquiú Historic Properties—explains, often by using quotes from personal letters, how these homes impacted the artist’s life.—Samantha Schwirck Georgia O’Keeffee Museum, 217 Johnson, okeeffemuseum.org

The Arizona-New Mexico Centennial Show

Both New Mexico and Arizona celebrate 100 years of statehood this year: New Mexico became the 47th state in January 1912 and Arizona joined the Union as the 48th a few weeks later. That’s more than enough reason for the folks at Due West Gallery, a space devoted to contemporary art with historic Wild West themes, to celebrate too. In addition to centennial-themed pieces by gallery regulars Thom Ross, Amy Watts, Maurice Turetsky, and Tara Roberts, the month-long exhibition hosts readings and discussions by Southwest historians, artists, and writers. Among the speakers are Western fiction writer Johnny D. Boggs; Paul Hutton, professor of history at the University of New Mexico; and Bob Boze Bell, executive editor of Arizona-based True West magazine.—MM August 11–September 11, special event, including music, food, and presentations, August 11, 10 am–4 pm; reception August 11, 5–7:30 pm 217 W San Francisco, duewestgallery.com

Maria Chabot, Georgia O’Keeffe Writing Daily Letter to Alfred Stieglitz, 1944, photographic print, 5 x 4”, Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Maria Chabot Archive, Gift of the Maria Chabot Literary Trust © Georgia O’Keeffe Museum august/september 2012

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Jack Sorenson, Vastly Outnumbered, oil on linen, 24 x 30"

Joe Wade Fine Art

Jack Sorenson, Buck McCain + Robin J. Laws: Annual Indian Market Show

Joe Wade Fine Art celebrates the Wild West during its annual Indian Market show, spotlighting the latest work of three renowned artists: painters Jack Sorenson and Buck McCain and sculptor Robin J. Laws. Sorenson, who’s been painting professionally for more than 35 years and often depicts children, horses, and cowboys, considers each work to be an individual story that tells a tale of the Old West. McCain’s elaborate paintings, which feature Native American dancers, Western landscapes, and cave scenes, are emotional and dreamlike, while Laws’s three-dimensional bronze work—sculptures of chickens, goats, burros, pigs, and more—are inspired by life on her northeastern Colorado ranch.—SS August 17–August 19, reception August 17, 5–7 pm 102 E Water, joewadefineart.com

Pippin Contemporary What’s This Journey About

The varied pieces in What’s This Journey About offer a glimpse into the lives of five artists and their individual processes of self-discovery. Aleta Pippin’s colorful and energetic abstract pieces speak to the painter’s spontaneity, while Rose Masterpol’s abstract expressionist works in acrylic, charcoal, and graphite are similarly filled with emotion. Suzanne Wallace Mears’s whimsical tribal masks, in kiln-formed glass, reflect her travel experiences and her interest in history. Alan Soffer, who works with acrylic, encaustic, and oil, adds his abstract expressionist paintings to the lineup, and Nancy Reyner’s glowing abstract expressionist paintings, in skillfully layered acrylic, are calming and meditative, seeming to reflect one of the Santa Fe–based artist’s stated goals of painting her “versions of heaven.”—SS August 29–September 15, reception September 7, 5–7 pm 125 Lincoln, pippincontemporary.com Aleta Pippin, What’s This Journey About Anyway?, oil on canvas, 54 x 20" 78


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Charles Pabst, Acoma Evening, oil on canvas, 40 x 60"

The Signature Gallery 140 Years of Fine Art Experience

Charles Pabst’s dramatic watercolor landscapes are inspired by his travels and, in some cases, Native American history. His careful paint-mixing process shows in his meticulous work, where mountains, trees, and streams shimmer with color, and here hope and positivity are conveyed in his emotive creations. Pabst’s paintings are just one element in this group show, which also features sculptures by Ken Payne and landscape paintings by Kirk Randle. Payne’s bronze work showcases themes of the Old West, while Randle’s vibrant pieces often display the sunsets, homesteads, and vistas of the Southwest.—SS August 1–August 20, reception August 17, 4–8 pm and August 18, 4–8 pm, 102 E Water, thesignaturegallery.com

Evoke Contemporary Louisa McElwain: Oil of Joy

The serene demeanor of Louisa McElwain’s paintings might fool us into thinking “pastoral” when she says “landscape.” But her landscapes have bite: She depicts the drama of Santa Fe’s surroundings not through descriptive form but through strident color, ragged topographical geometry, opposing planes of sky and earth. We feel rather than read them. McElwain, who considers painting “pure joy,” works en plein air, moving quickly to catch and release nature in a maelstrom of gestural marks, scraping loaded palette knives and masonry trowels across large canvases as if her hands harness all the forces of nature. The results are surprisingly tranquil in feeling, humming with an after-storm energy. —Barbara Tyner 130 Lincoln, evokecontemporary.com, August 3–August 31 reception August 3, 5–7 pm Louisa McElwain, Slow Waltz, oil on canvas, 44 x 44" august/september 2012

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Erin Currier The Patron Saint of Students, Gemma Galgani mixed-media collage and acrylic paint 36 x 24" 80


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Erin Currier's drive to make art equals her commitment to social inquiry, and her works are meant to inform and ignite.

Blue Rain Gallery Erin Currier: Students and Soldiers

Erin Currier is known for exploring distant lands and gathering poignant stories, images, and, yes, trash, and translating them into large mixed-media collage paintings of heartbreaking beauty and pathos. Her newest body of work needs no passport. The works in Students and Soldiers bring the artist’s focus home, exploring education, war, the economy, preconceptions, and prejudices, American-style. Her drive to make art equals her commitment to social inquiry, and her works are meant to inform and ignite. But there is also the delight factor: Currier is a deliciously good painter, creating rich layers of meaning while seducing the senses through warm colors and playful graphic lines. Her works attract on several levels, but what compels most is the artist’s warm humanity.—BT August 31–September 18 reception August 31, 5–7 pm 130 Lincoln, blueraingallery.com

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Find out what savvy dealers and collectors have known for many years. 411 South Guadalupe Street * Santa Fe, NM 87501 * (505) 982-0230 http://riobravotradingcompany.blogspot.com/ august/september 2012

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Douglas Ethridge, Still Frame 1:02:58:02 from the film Cause and Effect, HD video

Verve Gallery of Photography

Susan Burnstine, Michael Crouser + Douglas Ethridge

Three photographers come together to exhibit their most recent work in this group show at Verve Gallery of Photography. Seattle-native Douglas Ethridge began his creative journey playing classical and jazz music, and he attempts to utilize music-playing techniques—listening, improvising, and practicing—while creating his images and videos. Michael Crouser, who’s taught at the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops and at the International Center of Photography in New York, began making photographs when he was 14 years old. His newest series, Sin Tiempo, will be on display. Susan Burnstine uses handmade cameras and lenses to create her unpredictable images without any post-processing manipulation. Each artist’s unique approach to the same genre showcases the diverse nature of contemporary photography.—SS August 24–October 13, reception September 14, 5–7 pm, 219 E Marcy, vervegallery.com

CCA's exhibit Dust in the Machine explores the paradoxes within the industrialization of the American West.

Center for Contemporary Arts’ Munoz Waxman Gallery Dust in the Machine

Shirley Wegner, Explosion with Tractor Traces, chromogenic print,

aluminum and diasec mounting, 30 x 40" The paradoxes within the industrialization of the American West are explored in CCA’s exhibition Dust in the Machine, with reflections and commentary on suburban sprawl, power plants, and gas and oil rigs, as well as the growing and diversifying of the area’s economy. Exhibition highlights include Adriane Colburn’s large-scale installations made with digital prints and layers of hand-cut paper; photographs by Santa Fe native Jamey Stillings; and works by Shirley Wegner, who displays photographs of installations she’s made that explore the gray area between a “political reality” and fiction. Dust in the Machine is presented in conjunction with the 18th International Symposium on Electronic Arts (ISEA2012), a series of events that focuses on the convergence of art, technology, and nature.—SS September 20–November 25, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, ccasantafe.org 82


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David Richard Gallery

Laura de Santillana comes from a family of glass artists. Her grandfather, Paolo Venini, founded Venini, an innovative glass factory in Murano, Italy, which is said to have played a role in the revitalization of glass as an art form. De Santillana, who lives in Venice but works in nearby Murano, uses a range of techniques to create her elegant and colorful pieces. If she isn’t letting the glass collapse onto itself (to result in heavy tablets that she refers to as boxes or bodies), or creating Bodhi vessels (vases, often with mirrored interiors), de Santillana is making “meteors,” the focus of this solo exhibition at David Richard Gallery. De Santillana creates these powerful pieces by hand-blowing, shaping, and polishing glass until it looks perfectly eroded, while remaining vivid in color and shape.—SS August 17–September 22 reception August 31, 5–7 pm 544 S Guadalupe, davidrichardgallery.com

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Laura de Santillana: Meteors

Laura de Santillana, Blu 3 hand-blown and shaped glass 14 x 21"

The Wearable Investment (505) 992-3000

213 W. San Francisco Street Santa Fe NM 87501 www.barbararosen.com mrbr@cybermesa.com august/september 2012

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William Siegal Gallery

Raphaëlle Goethals: Dust Stories, The Nature of Obsession

In Belgian-born Raphaëlle Goethals’s encaustic paintings, shapes of color splotch against a white or dark background, and pale hues blossom suddenly and sparsely. Viewers are left to wonder whether they’re looking into a microscope at a world many times smaller than our own, or if they’re gazing up into a limitless night sky where interstellar dust and gases swim larger than our sense of scale can manage. Perhaps such ideas are beside the fact, and what we see is simply a painter’s way with her materials, a composition to be experienced on its own. No matter which view you take, Goethals’s work casts a calming, luminous spell. As a possible clue to interpretation, however, we should perhaps remember the name of this exhibition. Dust in the wind—or in the heart?—CS August 31–September 22, reception August 31, 5–7 pm 540 S Guadalupe, williamsiegal.com Raphaëlle Goethals, Dust Stories 0912, encaustic on panel, 60 x 50"

Zane Bennett Contemporary Art Contemporary Art from Latin America + Message from La Habana

Latin American art—from Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, and South America—is the focus of a two-part mid-summer exhibition. Zane Bennett features contemporary works from blue-chip artists such as Roberto Matta (Chile), Antonio Segui (Argentina), and Rufino Tamayo (Mexico) in Contemporary Art from Latin America, which runs through August 24. In Message from La Habana, opening a week later, Cuban artists are the focus, with painting, prints, and sculpture represented. In a related special event, the gallery hosts a September 1 panel discussion featuring SITE Santa Fe’s Irene Hofmann, The Musuem of Latin American Art’s Stuart Ashman, art critic Ricardo Pau-Llosa, and others.—SS Contemporary Art from Latin America through August 24; Message from La Habana August 31–September 21, reception August 31 5–7 pm, 435 S Guadalupe zanebennettgallery.com

Alexandre Arrechea Last Days of Champlain stainless steel, 15 x 189 x 12"



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Tai Gallery

Yoshihiko Ueda: Materia

Photographer Yoshihiko Ueda, originally from Tokyo, Japan, presents a series of new images taken in Yakushima, a subtropical Japanese island that’s home to a thick forest of cypress and cedar trees, some thousands of years old. The images in Materia convey a spiritual reverence for the forest in all its majesty and strength. The project prompted the artist to create a new, more conceptual visual vocabulary and to explore new ways of looking at nature. Instead of focusing on the trees, Ueda considers the entire experience of the woods, from the foliage to the downed branches and stones below, with an attuned clarity of the forest’s submarine-like world of shade and light. After three decades of experience, Ueda approaches ancient, powerful timber with a newfound vision.—MM August 31–September 21, reception August 31, 5–7 pm 1601 B Paseo de Peralta, textilearts.com Yoshihiko Ueda, Materia No. 5, photo C-print, 40 x 50"

LewAllen Galleries

Bill Barrett

Bill Barrett, DNA 2, fabricated bronze, 47 x 42 x 30"

Some artists resent the suggestion that they draw inspiration from previous masters. But how do they not, especially when working in a specific medium? Take bronze sculpture, for example. When you handle the molten bones of the earth, you’re part of an established lineage that manipulated the same forces, and thus part of an ongoing journey. Bill Barrett isn’t shy about acknowledging some of his own influences—Rodin, Moore, and Degas in a three-dimensional sense, plus the surrealists and the calligraphy of Asia—but he’s taken those inspirations and wrought them into work specifically and forever his own. Full of fluid angles that suggest both motion and stillness, their shapes sprung vibrant from the mold, his sculptures seem to invisibly move in response to everchanging, refreshing artistic winds.—CS August 31–October 7 reception August 31, 5:30–7:30 pm 1613 Paseo de Peralta lewallencontemporary.com august/september 2012

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Santa Fe Clay



Five ceramic artists who are masters in wheel-throwing, coil-building, slab construction, slip-casting, and assemblage show off their latest work—mostly vessels—in this group show in the gallery space at Santa Fe Clay. A wide variety of styles and creative techniques are represented, including Tom Spleth’s large, smooth, and brilliantly colored slip-cast vases; Christopher Staley’s dark, gunmetal-glazed still-life sculptures and textured jars; and Edward Eberle’s raw, unglazed geometric forms, dishes, and cups, which feature elegant scraffito drawings. Chris Gustin’s sculptures are undulating in form and architectural in scale, while Cheryl Ann Thomas’s are both substantive and delicate. The porcelain coils she starts with stand at nearly four feet, but in the kiln they collapse under their own weight, creating curious and intricately folded structures about half that size. The compelling finished pieces illustrate artistic intention as influenced by heat and the laws of gravity.—MM September 14–October 27, reception September 14, 5–7 pm, 545 Camino de la Familia, santafeclay.com

Cheryl Ann Thomas, Threesome-Relics 206-208 porcelain, 20 x 24 x 14"

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James Kelly Contemporary

Robert Kelly: New Work

A Santa Fe native now living in New York, Robert Kelly (who has no relation to James) began his professional career as a photographer, then switched to painting in the early 1980s. Today, he uses antique paper and mixed media in his works, placing papers on canvas or panel and then partially covering them with oil paints, so that words and images seem to float both above and below the colorful surface of the work. Recently, Kelly has been inspired by vintage papers from Russia, Holland, the Czech Republic, and Italy: He sees unending opportunity in their bright or faded memories of the past, as well as unseen but deeply felt emotional incantations. The layers both draw one in and suggest the need to stand detached, encouraging a rich, double-vision kind of perceptiveness.—CS August 10–October 13, reception August 10, 5–7 pm 550 S Guadalupe, jameskelly.com Robert Kelly, Invisible Cities XVII, oil and mixed media on panel, 19 x 15"

Charlotte Jackson Fine Art John Beech: New Works for Floor and Wall

John Beech’s artwork is off the wall, and it’s on the wall. It’s also on the floor. Everywhere, it challenges our standards of perception. The English artist’s sculptural assemblages—which mix cloth, metal, Plexiglas, plaster, and paint with casters and other moving hardware—are clearly and slyly three dimensional. But, thanks to the thick enamel applied to their surfaces, his photographs-and-paint works on aluminum exist simultaneously in two and three dimensions. No matter the piece, Beech is more committed to seeing what develops as he experiments than to adhering to technique in a series of planned steps. His charming, quirky visions owe their impact to the intersection of lively intuition and in-the-moment opportunity.—CS August 31–September 29, reception August 31, 5–7 pm 554 S Guadalupe, charlottejackson.com John Beech, Painting #7, enamel and photo on canvas, 40 x 30 x 2"



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taos Steven Baumann paints regional subjects using the techniques he honed while painting life in a Spanish fishing village.

Steven Baumann, Pilar, oil on canvas, 24 x 36"

Baumann Gallery

Steven Baumann + Melissa Moe

Marty Kremer, Paredes II, fused and slumped glass, 35 x 15 x 6"

After 15 years of study at the Prado Museum in Madrid, artist and gallery owner Steven Baumann settled in Northern New Mexico and began to paint regional subjects using the techniques he honed while painting life in a Spanish fishing village. His landscapes, portraits, still lifes, and depictions of wildlife pay homage to the Southwest’s one-of-a-kind scenery and culture. Also featured in this two-person show are the works of local artist Melissa Moe, who sculpts pensive bronze figures as well as portrait busts in clay. In addition, the exhibit celebrates Baumann Gallery’s move to a new location on Paseo del Pueblo Norte, in the former studio space of Bert Geer Phillips, one of the founding members of the Taos Society of Artists.—SS August 24–ongoing, reception August 24, 5–7 pm 136C Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos, 575-758-9119

Taos Institute for Glass Arts

Taos Art Glass Invitational + Walking on Glass Tour

The Taos Institute for Glass Arts celebrates glass art once again during its biannual event, which takes place over the course of four weeks around Taos. The event has multiple components, including the Walking on Glass Tour, which involves juried exhibitions at many galleries around town, and the Taos Art Glass Invitational, which offers workshops, lectures, demonstrations, studio tours, and more. In conjunction with the Remarkable Women of Taos city-wide celebration, female glass artists show their work in Bold Women— Translucent Expressions, and an outdoor installation called Glass Garden is presented in conjunction with ISEA2012 (the International Symposium of Electronic Arts). Jurors include Ann Landi, owner of Glass Art magazine, and supporters include the Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass, the town of Taos, and more.—SS September 14–October 7, various locations, tiganm.org august/september 2012

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Taos Artist Collective

Ray Lovelace + Lynard Stroud

Two Northern New Mexico locals, Ray Lovelace and Lynard Stroud, exhibit their photography together during the month of September at the Taos Artist Collective. Lovelace’s photographs focus on the idea of corrosion, and though they’re shot on Fujichrome, the close-up images of rusting metal are similar in appearance to an abstract painting. Conversely, Stroud’s photographs are purely representational. They often feature the Southwestern landscape, with snowscapes, large open roadways, wildlife, and mountains taking center stage. Stroud has been photographing New Mexico’s landscape for nearly 15 years, while Lovelace has been visiting Taos to take photographs for more than 30 years.—SS September 1–September 30 reception September 1, 5–8 pm 106 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, taoscollective.com Ray Lovelace, Found Collage, Cibachrome print, 11 x 20"

David Anthony Fine Art John Farnsworth

Katsinas, dolls that represent the masked spirits of the Hopi and Zuni pueblos, have been a favorite subject for John Farnsworth for more than 40 years. The Rancho de Taos–based artist, who lived in northern Arizona for much of his life, uses oils, pastel, watercolors, and acrylics to create his largerthan-life depictions of katsinas. Many of the dolls he paints are held by museums, including the Heard Museum in Phoenix, Santa Fe’s International Folk Art Museum, and the Millicent Rogers Museum in Taos. Katsinas, Farnsworth says, “interest me not as artifacts . . . They are so much more than that. When one puts on a mask, one takes on a different identity . . . It is primarily this sense of life, of otherness, of enhanced possibility, that attracts me.”—SS September 1–October 5 reception September 1, 5–7 pm 132 Kit Carson, newmexicofurniture.com

John Farnsworth, Kiva (Koyemsim, or Mudhead Kachinas), oil on masonite panel, 48 x 48" 90


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by Gussie Fauntleroy

gabriella marks

an old adobe inspires artists and friends Sibylle Szaggars-Redford and Michael Namingha

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One day, as German-bOrn artist sibylle szaggarsredford was walking with her dogs near the santa Fe home she shares with her husband, actor/director robert redford, she came upon an abandoned adobe house. it had five small rooms, and remnants of mid-20th-century life were scattered within its crumbling walls: an old tV, a clock, a stack of 1950s magazines, a torn and wrinkled book. szaggars-redford was fascinated by the place and the detritus she found there, including fragments of weathered wood. she returned many times, often accompanied by longtime friend and fellow artist michael namingha. the two—who exhibited together in monaco in 2011—were excited to discover a source of shared creative inspiration for new work, some of which will be included in their first joint santa Fe show, What Was, What Could Be. Opening in september at niman Fine art, the exhibit features “rain paintings” by szaggarsredford and photographs on canvas by namingha.

the artists and friends were excited to discover a source of shared creative inspiration. artistically inclined since childhood, szaggars-redford traveled extensively with her family as a teen and was especially moved by the ancient desert cultures of morocco and, later, the Hopi of the american southwest. she lived and painted in London in the 1980s, and in the early 1990s she settled in the United states. For almost 20 years she and redford have divided their time between new mexico, California, and Utah. szaggars-redford creates her rain paintings during northern new mexico’s summer monsoon season. reversing the usual wet-on-wet watercolor process, she uses concentrated watercolor pigment to create abstract imagery on dry, handmade paper from india. “then i let raindrops create the art,” she explains. during the process, which she videotapes, she watches closely and pulls each piece out of the rain when she feels the time is right. some are mounted on barn wood from the abandoned house, while others are printed on silk. Visually beautiful, they speak of the vital issue of water in a desert environment. namingha, a digital artist of Hopi/tewa descent, works in photography and video. He creates large-scale ink-jet images—some superimposed with text—printed on canvas. the works in this show incorporate photos he took at the old house, which once was occupied by two sisters and later by an architect/cowboy. “it’s a very lonely but fascinating place full of weird little tidbits,” he says. among namingha’s pieces on exhibit is an image of the curling pages in a decades-old book he found in the house. it’s a novel set in new york City, where he lived for a number of years. another image includes a tattered magazine ad featuring a stereotypical “happy housewife” and a vacuum cleaner that’s priced at $38. “it was fun to celebrate the beauty and natural cycle of decay,” szaggars-redford says of the abandoned adobe. “it was fun to give it a rebirth with our art.” Michael Namingha and Sibylle Szaggars-Redford: What Was, What Could Be, September 21–October 19, reception September 21, 5:30–7:30 pm, Niman Fine Art, 125 Lincoln, #116, namingha.com.

Sibylle Szaggars-Redford and Michael Namingha

Michael Namingha, What Was, What Could Be . . . (series), ink-jet on paper, 8 x 10" 92


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Above, left to right: Sibylle Szaggars-Redford, Rain Painting #2, watercolor on paper, 9 x 11", Rain Painting #4, watercolor on paper, 11 x 14".

Namingha explores the adobe house. Right, above: The old home’s exterior. Right, below: Weathered books and magazines found in the house sparked the artists’ creativity. august/september 2012

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enchanted treasures Amy Conway Inner Vision Cuff, sterling silver with Swiss blue topaz, 1.375 x 2.5" Designer Amy Conway first saw the ancient art forms called Yantra in India. These meditation tools inspired her next collection of handcrafted sterling silver and gemstones inscribed with her signature messages of love. Available at Desert Son of Santa Fe. 1012 Marquez Pl, 103A 505-992-1041 amyconway.com

The Golden Eye An 18k-gold pendant set with amazing boulder opal, tanzanite, and diamond. The pendant is suspended on a 22k-baht chain from Thailand. The Golden Eye—jewels for the king and queen in all of us . . . 115 Don Gaspar Ave, 505-984-0040, 800-784-0038 goldeneyesantafe.com

JETT Gallery Kristin Lora, Giraffes in Circle Earrings, sterling silver and found objects JETT opened in Santa Fe in 1980 as a venue representing artists who venture beyond traditional boundaries to create inventive and exciting work using precious metals and gemstones along with unusual new and old materials. Unique, organic, and lighted sculptures are also featured. 110 Old Santa Fe Tr, 505-988-1414, jettgallery.com



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Things Finer Jim and Tori Mullin collaborate on these remarkable art pieces—from delicate, colorful songbirds to dramatic, life-size ravens—which feature found objects, whimsical poses, and lots of attitude. Croquet balls, binoculars, and old toys give each bird its own personality! 100 E San Francisco St, 505-983-5552, thingsfiner.com


Rippel and Company Sterling and turquoise Storywheels™, including our exclusive SANTA FE wheel. Stop by today to see our extensive selection of fine gemstones in 14k and sterling. Lariat necklaces shown are available with turquoise, pearl (white, gray, or black), onyx or lapis cap beads. Storywheel™ combinations are limitless . . . come design your story! 111 Old Santa Fe Tr (just a half-block south of the Plaza) 505-986-9115, johnrippel.com

Charlotte on the Santa Fe Plaza Black and white ceramic rings Change it! You decide which centerpiece suits you for work, happy hour, an elegant dinner—get more glamorous as the day wears on. Endless possibilities! Call for a catalog of our patented interchangeable, one-of-a-kind jewelry collection. Plaza Galeria, 66 E San Francisco, 505-660-8614, charlotteshop.com

Boots & Boogie Santa Fe’s premier gallery of fine handcrafted boots. Elegant while still being comfortable. Owner Roy Flynn will personally and expertly size you in the finest and most beautiful alligator boots—both belly and hornback, in myriad colors, and at the most competitive prices in the industry. Boots & Boogie utilizes five bootmakers and is committed to style, elegance, customer comfort, and satisfaction. Whether it’s the classic alligator or any of the hundreds of other designs available, Boots & Boogie outfits you with style. 102 E Water St, in El Centro Mall, one block southwest of La Fonda, 505-9830777, santafebootsandboogie.com

Señor Murphy Candymaker Santa Fe’s original chocolatier. For more than 40 years, Señor Murphy Candymaker has created deliciously Southwestern candy, blending the highest quality oldworld techniques with indigenous Southwestern ingredients such as chile and piñon. Samples are always free and generous. La Fonda Hotel (next to the Old Santa Fe Trail entrance); Santa Fe Place Mall; Old Town Albuquerque (326 San Felipe NW), senormurphy.com

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Pablita Velarde (1918 - 2006)

Helen Hardin (1943 - 1984)

Margarete Bagshaw

3 Generations of WOW!

201 Galisteo St., Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501 - 505-988-2024 - www.goldendawngallery.com *Exclusive Estate Representative for Helen Hardin and Pablita Velarde

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BREAKING the RULES A 20 year retrospective on the work of Margarete Bagshaw Opens February 12, to December 31, 2012

Museum of Indian Arts & Culture

Margarete Bagshaw

photo by Toba Tucker

710 Camino Lejo off Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM, 505-476-1250

BREAKING the RULES After seeing Margarete’s Show, Visit...

GOLDEN DAWN GALLERY 3 Generations of Painting History Margarete Bagshaw Helen Hardin (1943 - 1984) Pablita Velarde (1918 - 2006) 201 Galisteo St., Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501 - 505-988-2024 - www.goldendawngallery.com Exclusive Estate Representative for Helen Hardin and Pablita Velarde



Important Women Important Women Important Artists Important Artists Important Stories Important Stories

3 Must Read Books 3 Must Read Books

.“Pablita Velarde: In Her Own Words” .“Pablita Velarde: In Her Own Words” by: Dr. Shelby J. Tisdale by: Dr. Shelby J. Tisdale

.“Helen Hardin: A Straight Line Curved” .“Helen Hardin: by: Kate NelsonA Straight Line Curved” by: Kate Nelson

.“Teaching My Spirit To Fly” .“Teaching My Bagshaw Spirit To Fly” by: Margarete by: Margarete Bagshaw

33 book set book set Release date: August 17, 2012 - (orders now being taken) Release date: August 17, 2012 - (orders now being taken) 201 Galisteo St., Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501 - 505-988-2024 - www.goldendawngallery.com 201 Galisteo St., Estate Santa Fe,Representative New Mexico 87501 505-988-2024 - www.goldendawngallery.com Exclusive for-Helen Hardin and Pablita Velarde Exclusive Estate Representative for Helen Hardin and Pablita Velarde

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“the Kit fox” 48 x 36 oil “the Kit fox” 48 x 36 oil “the Kit fox” 48 x 36 oil “the Kit “thefox” Kit fox” 48 x 36 48 x oil 36 oil

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santa fe, nM 87501

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The Arizona-New Mexico Centennial Show Artist Party and Reception, Saturday, August 11 th, 5 - 7:30

Thom Ross “Santa Fe Sheriff” Acrylic on Canvas, 22 x 36”

original centennial art by Thom Ross, Bob Boze Bell, Amy Watts, Tara Roberts and Maurice Turetsky. Plus centennial guest speakers: Paul Hutton, Johnny D. Boggs, and Ollie Reed Jr. Join the party!

there’s the New West, then there’s the True West, and now there’s Due West.

DueWestGallery Named BEST WESTERN ART GALLERY by True West Magazine

Info@DueWestGallery.com 505-988-1001 217 W. San Francisco Street, Santa Fe, NM




Live with a legend . . . each with a story to tell. Contemporary steel cutouts to enhance your Fine Art collection

Opening Saturday August 11TH, Reception 5:00 - 7:30 Join us during the opening for a one-on-one experience with the artist.

there’s the New West, then there’s the True West, and now there’s Due West.

DueWestGallery Named BEST WESTERN ART GALLERY by True West Magazine

Info@DueWestGallery.com 505-988-1001 217 W. San Francisco Street, Santa Fe, NM


TARA ROBERTS Ride the trail with Navajo women on their way to the trading post. Exquisite Taos Red Mica clay pot, hand crafted and incised by a Native American descendent and award winning potter

Tara Roberts “Women on the Way to the Trading Post”, Taos Red Mica Clay, 11 x 9”

Opening Reception, Friday Aug17th, 5:00 - 7:30

there’s the New West, then there’s the True West, and now there’s Due West.

DueWestGallery Named BEST WESTERN ART GALLERY by True West Magazine

Info@DueWestGallery.com 505-988-1001 217 W. San Francisco Street, Santa Fe, NM

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Museum of Indian Women in the Arts “Celebrating and Educating About All of the Art Genres of Native Women Throughout North America”

Our New Home

213 Cathedral Place, Santa Fe, NM Opening Summer 2012 For more information please contact: 888-455-4369 or info@PVMIWA.org www.PVMIWA.org

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Santa Fean Magazine August September 2012 Digital Edition Part 1  

Check out our August September 2012 issue highlighting Native Arts and culture in northern New Mexico.

Santa Fean Magazine August September 2012 Digital Edition Part 1  

Check out our August September 2012 issue highlighting Native Arts and culture in northern New Mexico.

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