Spanish Market and Contemporary Hispanic Market
Retablos are a favorite at Spanish Market.
EVENT Spanish Market returns in late July with approximately 250 artists from New Mexico and Southern Colorado. Artists must be of Hispanic heritage, working in art forms authentic to the Spanish Colonial period. A multitude of works will be available in almost every medium imaginable, including woodcarvings, tinwork, colcha, hide paintings, retablos, straw appliqué, furniture, weavings, jewelry, pottery, and ironwork. The week prior to Spanish Market weekend ¡Viva La Cultura! offers lecture series, tours, music, culinary events, and movies in partnership with other Santa Fe organizations. The same weekend as Spanish Market, the annual outdoor Contemporary Hispanic Market features artists in all media from around New Mexico displaying their work in over 130 booths lining Lincoln Avenue.—AJ
robert j. hibbs
66th annual Spanish Market preview, July 28, time and cost TBA, El Museo de Cultural Santa Fe, 555 Camino de la Familia; Spanish Market, July 29–30, 8 am–5 pm, free, Santa Fe Plaza, spanishcolonial.org Contemporary Hispanic Market, July 29–30, 8 am–5 pm, free, Lincoln Ave, contemporaryhispanicmarket.com
Art Santa Fe EVENT Art Santa Fe, the four-day juried contemporary art show now in its 17th year, is once again gracing the Santa Fe Convention Center with extraordinary art from around the world, curated programming, special events, and entertainment. Last year, Redwood Media Group Contemporary art is just the ticket at Art Santa Fe. expanded the show programming to include art talks, live demonstrations, interactive art labs, and other unique options for visitors. The theme for 2017, [FUSION], symbolizes the merging of artistic media, of exhibitors and collectors, and galleries and artists.—AJ
Art Santa Fe opening night preview party, July 13, 5–9 pm, $100 for two (includes admission Friday– Sunday), Santa Fe Convention Center, 201 Marcy, artsantafe.com Art Santa Fe show, July 14–16, Friday and Saturday 11 am–8 pm, Sunday 11 am–5 pm, $10–$15 for students/seniors, $20–$25 general public, Santa Fe Convention Center, 201 Marcy, artsantafe.com
Santa Fe Opera premiere: The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs
Baritone Edward Parks debuts at The Santa Fe Opera with his portrayal of the title character in The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs.
NM Music Commission
Al Hurricane keeps the New Mexico sound alive.
Platinum Music Awards EVENT The New Mexico Music Commission recognizes six music legends for lifetime contributions to the musical culture of New Mexico at the inaugural Platinum Music Awards. This year’s musicians and music educators include Arlen Asher, jazz; Fernando Cellicion, Native American music; Bill and Bonnie Hearne, bluegrass, Americana, and western swing; Al Hurricane, Norteño and Tex-Mex; Dr. Dale Kempter, educator and conductor with the Albuquerque Youth Symphony; and Catherine Oppenheimer, a founder of New Mexico School for the Arts, who is the recipient of the Lee Berk Award. The award winners will be honored with musical performances and personal tributes highlighting their contributions.—Lisa Van Sickle
Platinum Music Awards, July 21, 7:30 pm, $25–$100, Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W San Francisco, platinummusicawards.org
Glen Workshop Image, a literary journal, has been presenting the Glen Workshop at St. John’s College, in the foothills on the east side of Santa Fe, since 1995. Aspiring writers can choose from 10 instructors to help them pursue poetry, fiction, criticism, and songwriting from a Christian perspective. Seminars are also offered for nonwriters, who can come along just for the retreat. Mornings are spent with the instructors; afternoons and evenings are filled with readings, lectures, concerts, worship services, and explorations of the area.—LVS WORKSHOPS
Glen Workshop, July 30–August 6, $940–$1820, St. John’s College, 1160 Camino de Cruz Blanca, imagejournal.org/glenworkshop
PERFORMANCE The Santa Fe Opera’s latest premiere encompasses light and darkness as it explores the biography of the late Steve Jobs. The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs neither sanctifies nor demonizes the legendary Apple cofounder. Instead, the three-dimensional Jobs story is told against a backdrop of simplicity, as the libretto and music weave Jobs’s complex moodiness with his interest in the lines of Japanese philosophy. Mason Bates’s score does the same; from full orchestration in a modern, industrial theme to a solo acoustic guitar piece, flavored by the soft Japanese influences that drew Jobs away from the hard overdrive of his daily life. Baritone Edward Parks sings Steve Jobs; mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke is Laurene Powell Jobs; and bass Wei Wu portrays Sōōtōō Zen priest Kôbun Chino Otogawa. Librettist Mark Campbell’s impressive awards list includes a Pulitzer Prize in Music for 2012’s Silent Night.—Anne Maclachlan
The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs, July 22 through August 25; dates and times vary, $43–$285, The Santa Fe Opera, 301 Opera Drive, santafeopera.org june/july 2017