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Let us introduce you to actors, athletes, groundshakers, and just plain interesting people who call Santa Fe home

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14 City Different A new museum exhibit about the counterculture in New Mexico; art workshops; and the spectacular Native Treasures show

43 Art Q + A with sculptor Christian Ristow, a studio visit with the exciting young Crow Nation painter Del Curfman, and previews of what’s showing in Santa Fe galleries

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40 Living The whimsical gardens of Willard Clark with homeowners Phillip Retzky and Aaron Leventman

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ON THE COVER Katee Sackhoff and Robert Taylor of Longmire, filmed in Northern New Mexico, dish on why they love the City Different. image courtesy of warner bros.

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What’s easy—and obvious—to appreciate around Santa Fe are mountain views, unique architecture, charming roads, and an old-world feel. Perhaps not so obvious are the talented and interesting folks who are our neighbors. Santa Fe is a unique place, and it attracts a special breed. There are locals who have stayed here; locals who’ve returned here; and then there’s the rest of us: visitors who were swept up by this fabulous city and who are now locals ourselves. Together, we make up a truly amazing population. The allure of Santa Fe is as strong today as it was decades ago. People in the film industry who initially came to work here have experienced the area’s unusual light, felt its spirituality, and stayed to make this community their home. Santa Fe’s list of relocated movie stars is certainly impressive, but that’s just one segment of our talent pool. In fact, many of the fascinating people we have included in this issue are not well known. They are quiet heroes, going about their business and engaging in important activities that have impact not just in this town, but in towns across America. And Santa Fe is their chosen home. I’m particularly moved by Amber Midthunder, a Santa Fean who is enjoying a burgeoning acting career. Though she now has the opportunity to travel anywhere in the world, Amber loves, more than anything, being back in her hometown.  We often talk about the amazing things going on behind the city’s adobe walls. I’ve come to realize that Santa Feans are actually like those simple adobe walls: behind what is apparent and obvious, unique talents and experiences are alive and growing. Like a voyage of exploration, discovering who our neighbors are produces an assortment of delightful surprises. We love these people, and we think you will, too.

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Sorrel Sky Gallery workshop series Sorrel Sky Gallery presents three April painting courses from their sixth annual workshop series. April 1–2, Plein Air Painters of New Mexico member Michael Lewis teaches a Landscapes and Portraits class; April 8–9, Pastel Society of America member Martha Kellar discusses oils as a medium for Still Life Painting; and April 21–23 the one and only Kevin Red Star (Crow) presents Learning the Acrylic Layering Technique From a Master, with tipis as the subject matter. Gallery owner Shanan Campbell Wells states, “These workshops are a chance to watch and study with artists possessing years of experience. We are pleased to be using our beautiful gallery space as a venue for education, feeding the artistic passions within each of us.” Workshops vary in suggested skill level, cost, and duration. —Amanda Jackson WORKSHOPS

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EVENT Over Memorial Day weekend, the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture (MIAC) hosts the annual Native Treasures Indian Arts Festival. Touted as Santa Fe’s only museumquality Indian art show and sale, it is a must-attend event. The 2017 show theme is Shared Stories—the variety of jewelry, pottery, weavings, basketry, beadwork, and sculpture all speak to the individuality of each tribe’s stories while also revealing the themes that recur throughout Native culture. Native Treasures Indian Arts Festival is proud to represent more than 40 tribes and pueblos from across North America. The 2017 Museum of Indian Arts and Culture’s Living Treasure, eighth-generation potter Jody Naranjo (Santa Clara Pueblo), will be honored with a special exhibition, Revealing Joy: Jody Naranjo, opening April 2 at MIAC. The honoring ceremony for Naranjo will be held during the pre-show celebration on Friday, May 26, from 5:30–7:30 pm. This award recognizes artistic excellence and community service and honors the artist’s body of work to date, as well as their exciting future endeavors.—AJ

Jody Naranjo (clockwise from bottom left): Fish Bowl, 10 x 6", Four Directions, 13 x 12", Deer Dancers, 16 x 6", Three Sisters, 7 x 5", and Moose Wading in Pond, 10 x 10" 14

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Native Treasures Indian Arts Festival, May 26–28, Friday pre-show celebration and benefit, 5:30–7:30 pm, $125; Saturday early bird admission, 9–10 am, $25, general admission, 10 am–5 pm, $10; Sunday, 10 am–5 pm, free admission, Santa Fe Community Convention Center, 201 W Marcy, nativetreasures.org


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Voices of Counterculture in the Southwest and keynote lecture Spanning the decades of the 1960s and ’70s, Voices of Counterculture in the Southwest explores the influx of young people to New Mexico and the ensuing collision of cultures. Through archival footage, oral histories, photography, ephemera, and artifacts, this exhibition examines the cultural revolution and prompts reflection on how this form of rebellion informs the ways we consider contemporary social and political questions, as well as what it truly means to be an active participant in the modern world. Meredith Davidson, curator of the New Mexico History Museum, adds, “In today’s complicated political and social environment, it is a powerful thing to look back at some of the movements and efforts from the 1960s that laid the groundwork for today’s understanding of equal rights, awareness of our environment, and what it means to be an engaged citizen.” In conjunction with the exhibition’s opening on May 14, there will be a keynote lecture given by Pulitzer Prize–winning poet Gary Snyder at the Lensic Performing Arts Center. A series of public programs runs monthly, beginning in April. Events include gallery talks, formal lectures, free yoga classes, and a film series.—AJ EXHIBITION

Exhibition Voices of Counterculture in the Southwest, May 14–February 11, 2018, 10 am–5 pm, with museum admission, New Mexico History Museum, nmhistorymuseum.org Keynote lecture by Gary Snyder, May 14, 5 pm, $25, Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W San Francisco, ticketssantafe.org

Kids FreeFest Considering an April family vacation to the City Different? The 2017 Kids FreeFest, happening through mid-April, makes this spring the ideal time to bring your ménage to Santa Fe. Over 20 free or reduced-cost events, classes, hotel stays, meals, and other fun options are available for families with children and teens. Fancy a history lesson? Then check out Shiprock Santa Fe’s treasure hunt experience and learn about katsina dolls—use the special password and receive a small piece of turquoise. For animal lovers, Wildlife West Nature Park puts kids up close and personal with coyotes, cougars, elk, hawks, and other wonderful New Mexico wildlife. Chocolate lovers can rejoice in a trip to Cacao Santa Fe to enjoy a workshop and tasting opportunity. Children who like to explore will be thrilled that the Drury Plaza Hotel offers a Kid’s Quest Package—kids receive a Treasure Quest at check-in along with a map of items to search for around the hotel. Find them all and receive a small treasure. Adults aren’t totally left out, though! Estrella Del Norte Vineyards provides parents with a $6 tasting flight while kids create art from corks. Last but not least, try to make time to check out Meow Wolf—their package deal offers a hotel stay, food, and fun for the whole family.—AJ

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Artist unknown, Hopi Velvet Shirt Katsina, various materials, 14 x 6 x 7"

Below: Wildlife West Nature Park in Edgewood offers one free child’s admission with each paid adult admission. Bottom: Kids FreeFest’s website has a coupon good at Santa Fe Children’s Museum for one free child’s admission with each paying adult.

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Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters drove this bus, a 1939 International Harvester, across the country.

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Right: A table set for dinner at El Centro, a crash pad and informal welcoming center for Santa Fe’s counterculture. Meals were free. The photo was taken for Sage, an alternative newspaper of the time.

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Northern New Mexico plays a supporting role in the Warner HorizonNetflix crime drama Longmire, now filming its sixth and final season here. Our high plains, skies, and the nearby mountains stand in for the countryside surrounding the fictional Absaroka County, Wyoming.

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he inlaid bear-paw buckle that Robert Taylor wears during each episode of Longmire is one he bought in 1990, during his first visit to the Land of Enchantment; that’s when, he says, “I fell in love with the place.” That buckle is now inextricably linked to the popular Netflix show, which is filmed in and around Santa Fe, Valles Caldera National Preserve, and Las Vegas, New Mexico. “I wear it everywhere,” says Taylor wryly, “except when I’m on the beach; then it would be ridiculous.” Taylor recently completed filming the role of scientist Dr. Heller in the undersea adventure Meg (due out in 2018), which involves a bathyscaphe, a megalodon, and a great deal of entertaining mega-shark havoc. With all the projects he’s working on these days, he figures he was home in Melbourne, Australia, for a total of six weeks in 2016. Since his family often travels with him, it’s the horticultural aspect of life that he really misses. “I like gardening, you know? I just wanted to take care of my garden,” Taylor says with a chuckle, “and I’m hardly here. . . . I did two movies at the start of the year, and then I went to do Longmire, then New Zealand—it’s a first-world problem, right?” he adds. In spite of these long absences from home, he says, every year he can’t wait to get on the plane for Santa Fe, which feels like a second 18

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home after filming for so many seasons here. “My [6-year-old] daughter has spent every birthday in Santa Fe,” says Taylor. “It’s kind of a tradition. . . . She loves it. And we love being there.” He says his daughter and his wife were both looking forward to returning for the show’s final run. “We get the same rental every year, and they have a six-pack of beer waiting in the fridge for me,” he says warmly, and explains his yearly travel routine. The connection is always so tight, he laughs, that he’s actually on first-name terms with the guy who brings his inevitably delayed luggage from the airport to his place in Santa Fe. Taylor immediately lists the spots he’s happy to reacquaint himself with—Harry’s Roadhouse, Maria’s, Joseph’s, Ten Thousand Waves, and Geronimo spring to mind right away—along with the Rodeo de Santa Fe. His Ford Bronco also faithfully awaits his return each year. Santa Fe does a pretty neat job of standing in for Wyoming—and at times can even seem a bit like Australia (“There’s different critters, of course,” Taylor laughs, “and the trees are a little different.”). He seems to enjoy everything about filming in the Santa Fe area and on location in Las Vegas, from driving to mountainous shoots in the mornings to “working with buffalo, and bears, and sweat lodges.” On a more lyrical

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“Santa Fe boasts not only a breathtaking, rugged, wide-open landscape, but also a network of talented, hard-working artists who have helped us tell our story about the modern American West. The city has become a second home for us, and our crew has become a second family.”—Longmire executive producers

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Before we enter new conversational territory, Taylor speaks up and requests a special shout-out to his co-star Katee Sackhoff. “I love working with her,” he says. “There’s an electricity there; it’s immediate, honest.” This across-the-board support seems to be the hallmark of the relationships among the Longmire cast and crew. “They’re good people,” Taylor says with a warm laugh, “fun to hang with.” The show’s cast is known for showing up spontaneously at different Santa Fe venues, to the delight of

its followers. Taylor’s feelings extend heartily to the series’s fans, whom the cast meets at the annual Longmire Days in Wyoming for a family-style weekend of baseball, trivia, and autograph signings. “The fans are amazing,” he says, with a hint of genuine awe. Like many connected with the show, Taylor is impressed with the fan pressure to resurrect the show from cancellation a few years ago. The responsible group, known as the Longmire Posse, is spearheaded by Pamela Nordick (aunt of cast member Adam Bartley, who plays Deputy Ferguson). Its numbers and sheer persistence convinced Netflix and Warner Horizons to pick up the show for a final three seasons. This one, season six, is the Longmire finale, but for Taylor, Robert Taylor stars as Sheriff it’s not the end of his relationWalt Longmire on ship with the City Different. the Netflix series “Santa Fe’s going to stay with Longmire, which me forever,” says Taylor. “I’ll is now filming its sixth season always have Santa Fe with me, in and around and I’m going to keep going Santa Fe. back. We’ll never be done with it.” Of filming Longmire, he pauses thoughtfully and says, “It’s one of those shows you do once in your life . . . if I had to pick one, at the end of it all, I’d say, yeah, Longmire. That was the one.”

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note, “[Santa Fe] is a soulful, spiritual place,” Taylor observes. “It resonates—it has grain and texture; there’s something musical about it.” Taylor shares this poetic side with his Sheriff Walt Longmire character, though where Taylor is naturally buoyant and friendly, the onscreen sheriff’s persona is much more laconic and wary. Taylor is known for his dry wit, and takes delight in gently teasing the interviewer about an extended stay in a town in inland New South Wales.

Surveying the target: Among his other adventurous former professions, Taylor was a lifeguard in Australia. He did his own chilly dive for the rescue scene in this episode of Longmire.

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atee Sackhoff’s onscreen career is full of tough-as-nails women, like Battlestar Galactica’s (2004–2009) Kara “Starbuck” Thrace and Deputy Sheriff Victoria “Vic” Moretti on the Netflix series Longmire (based on the Craig Johnson novels), currently filming its sixth and final season in and around Santa Fe. Sackhoff arrived in the City Different in March, fresh off the set of her latest movie, Origin Unknown, in London. “It’s my first real step back into sci-fi since Battlestar Galactica,” she explains. “I’ve been really picky when it comes to that genre, and I’m just really excited about this.” The film is set in the near future on Earth, where Sackhoff’s character plays a scientist working with an artificial intelligence life form to control the Mars Rover. More than that she can’t divulge, but she enjoyed the challenge of learning all the related technical jargon, and feels that “this will be a good one.” Has playing strong women been a career choice? “I would love to say yes,” Sackhoff laughs. “I’d love to think I have that much control over my career.” She started playing “angsty teens” at the age of 16, so she feels that the independence-seeking traits in those young characters carried her into the kinds of roles she plays as an adult. Her parents also encouraged independence in their daughter—another likely influence. Sackhoff, reflecting on the love of old movies shared with her father, says that these days, “I pick projects that my dad would like to watch, because he introduced me to film.” Sackhoff also points out that there is much more to strong women in film than just the action roles the term conjures. While physical fighting


feel drawn to them, and to show your appreciation for them.” Reflecting on how she’ll miss the show and Santa Fe, Sackhoff says she’s found Santa Fe to be a second home, adding enthusiastically that she’ll need to start doing Westerns just so she can return. “I’m a creature of habit,” says Sackhoff, listing the places she loves to frequent here—the Marty Sanchez driving range, the nearby dog park, and Ten Thousand Waves—adding that she’s dying to visit Ojo Caliente. At Geronimo, a favorite haunt, “I’m obsessed with the lobster pasta there. And they have a wasabi Caesar salad that’s like, stupid good. It might be the best Caesar salad I’ve had in my entire life.” As to wrapping up her time here, Sackhoff says, “We love Santa Fe, and we’re all going to be really disappointed to leave. We are going out on a high note, though, that I do know! This is going to be a very interesting year for Vic,” she promises. “And I’m overjoyed. Just overjoyed.”

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Katee Sackhoff (far left) jokes around with class-clown costars Adam Bartley (center), who plays Deputy Ferguson, and Robert Taylor (far right), a.k.a. Sheriff Walt Longmire, during a break. This on-set and off-set camaraderie is celebrated by the cast, crew, and fans alike.

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parts were once rare, that is no longer true. “But I think that strong women have always existed,” she says. “I don’t know; maybe it’s because it’s always been there for me, I didn’t notice? I’m drawn to movies with strong women in them, and television shows—and I always seem to be able to find them.” While Sackhoff enjoys playing up her “girlie-girl side” and hopes to play a period piece someday, a gun belt, not a corset, is Deputy Vic Moretti’s accessory of choice. Vic is a tough cop from Philadelphia with zero filters; in the Johnson books, her indelicate vocabulary is legendary. For TV audiences, this has been toned down considerably. “I have fought like nobody’s business to keep her language as strong as possible,” Sackhoff declares, and relates some hilarious anecdotes we wish we could print here. Suffice it to say that Vic the Terror would approve. Sackhoff can see why the seemingly mismatched characters, Longmire and Moretti, connect both in the novels and onscreen. “When you’re reading the books, there’s such a huge difference [between] them. You can see them getting drawn toward each other, for sure.” The tenuous relationship between the two has been a major focus of attention for the show’s fans, who successfully mounted a campaign to save the series when it was originally cancelled by A&E. This was not lost on the cast, and when Netflix picked it up, Longmire generated a particularly strong feeling of family between fans and actors. They engage regularly and personally on social media, and real-life interactions are common. “The fans have that pride in standing by the show,” Sackhoff says, “so you can’t help but

Far from the glamour of Hollywood, Sackhoff gets soaked during a dramatic scene from Longmire.

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anta Fe actress and filmmaker Amber Midthunder (an enrolled member of the Ft. Peck Sioux reservation) is on a career roll. 2016 saw her as Natalie Martinez (with Jeff Bridges and Gil Birmingham) in the Oscar-nominated Hell or High Water, and costarring as Maria in the indie film Priceless. These days, she’s playing Kerry Loudermilk in the new Marvel TV series Legion. We caught up by phone as Amber paused between auditions for even more projects. “There’s nothing I didn’t love about working on Legion,” Midthunder says of the show, which debuted in February. She praises director Noah Hawley, and particularly enjoyed the camaraderie that grew among the cast and crew while working on location in Vancouver, BC. As to working in Los Angeles, she points out that while the famously laid-back Southern California atmosphere certainly exists, a professional-grade focus is essential to success. But she’s not really a city girl, she admits. Growing up in an active outdoor setting, Midthunder says she learned early not to be demanding, and not to complain about life when things get tough. “Santa Fe gave me my values and my approach to life,” Midthunder says of her childhood. “If you have to get up and look after your horses, and it’s cold, well, that’s too bad!” Contributing to her inner strength are close family ties and a profound sense of faith, which encouraged her involvement in Priceless. Clearly, this is a project close to Midthunder’s heart. She costars in the film, which addresses the trafficking of women and children, stressing the concept of respecting oneself as a woman. It’s part of the Priceless Movement, which supports Freedom House New Mexico, an organization providing recovery assistance and fresh opportunities for women who have been trafficked across the state. Midthunder’s ties to her family and to the City Different remain very strong. What’s the first thing she wants to do when she gets back? With a shade of wistfulness, she says, “I just like being home.”—Anne Maclachlan 22

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t age 18, the now Rev. Harry Eberts III was sure he had a calling, but it wasn’t the ministry. “My life was all about baseball,” says the soft-spoken Eberts, pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Santa Fe. Upon admitting to a college baseball recruiter that he was undergoing radiation treatment for Hodgkin’s lymphoma, the finality of the click at the other end of the line signaled to the young man that sports were not going to be a part of his life. The son of a Presbyterian minister, Eberts changed career direction following his church family’s outpouring of love and support. “The church surrounded me,” he says. “I wanted to be a part of that.” Just eight years later, Eberts would again be diagnosed with cancer; an experimental treatment saved his life. Serving as pastor of a church in a Cleveland suburb, he and his wife, Jenny, found purpose with the Ohio Coalition Against Gun Violence, but when called to Santa Fe in 2011, Eberts found nothing in place on the issue. “Literally a zero on the Brady site for gun violence prevention,” he says. Sandy Hook happened on a Friday. On Saturday Eberts attended a vigil, rewrote his Sunday sermon, and invited members of the congregation to his living room to talk about starting an organization dedicated to gun violence protection. A similar group had also mobilized the same day, and the two joined forces as New Mexicans to Prevent Gun Violence; Eberts and Miranda Viscoli are the co-presidents. First Presbyterian Church of Santa Fe is the oldest Protestant church in New Mexico and Arizona, celebrating its 150th anniversary this year. Its progressiveminded congregation worries about the chaos happening in the United States and around the world. Their pastor stays close to Scripture and relies on biblical teachings to help members deal with difficult situations and promote the church’s mission of inclusion. His message is always one of hope. “Isn’t it wonderful that we can be brothers and sisters to all people of faith, to people of no faith, to people questioning, to Muslims, Jewish people, Hindus— that we’re all connected in some way?” Eberts muses. “Maybe that’s all we can ask for. Because we know walls don’t work; exclusion doesn’t work. Together we do so much better.”—Amy Gross april/may 2017

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John “Obie” Oberhausen

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ldorado resident John “Obie” Oberhausen is one of the most unassuming guys you’ll ever meet, and yet the soft-spoken retired Navy man can claim two significant—and utterly disparate—fan followings in the City Different. As one of the founders of the Cactus Rescue Project (along with his wife, Nancy Lehrhaupt, and friend Joe Newman), Oberhausen has assumed the mantle of Santa Fe’s cactus guru, teaching seminars on identification and propagation to avid cactus lovers; creating water-friendly cactus gardens around town, particularly in Eldorado’s public areas; and saving the endangered Santa Fe cholla—Opuntia viridiflora, a shorter, clumpier variety of the cholla most of us love to hate—in new colonies at the Santa Fe Institute and the Eldorado Wilderness. Oberhausen is one of the founders of the Eldorado School Community Garden—ironic for a guy who admits to hating vegetables—but he definitely walks the talk when it comes to cactus. “I have 100 varieties of cactus in my own yard, all native to the Southwest,” he notes. When he’s not preaching the gospel of prickly pear, Oberhausen, a massage therapist, spends a lot of time at Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center in the chemo room—a.k.a. “the spa”—where he does foot massages and reflexology for anxious patients undergoing treatment and preparing for surgery. Himself a kidney cancer survivor, Oberhausen felt it was a way to give back. “I’ve probably rubbed over 12,000 feet,” he says, noting that when he first started the practice on a strictly volunteer basis, the doctors were grateful, if benignly so. But when they realized Oberhausen’s foot massages were helping with patient neuropathy and blood pressure, they hired him on as a paid—and much appreciated—on-call therapist through the St. Vincent Hospital Foundation. Fan following number two. Whether gingerly pruning a spiky claret cup cactus or easing a patient’s fears through a simple foot rub, Oberhausen is clearly a man meant to work with his hands. And Santa Fe is a better place for it.—AG


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eshi [kay-SHE]: The Zuni Connection, the small store tucked next to the parking lot on Don Gaspar, could possibly be overlooked if not for co-owner Bronwyn Fox’s passion for drawing attention to it. Fox, a New Mexico native who grew up at Zuni Pueblo, nearly didn’t end up in Santa Fe at all, but was instead considering spots much further west—specifically the Northwest coast. Fox left New Mexico to go to school in Washington state, but, she admits, “I was thinking when I was living there [Washington] about Native issues, Native community, Native art, and feeling like I was going to find a place to work in Lumley, or that area; but this store [Keshi] was here, and my mother [co-owner Robin Dunlap] was at a transitional place where she was wanting to step back. . . . I just feel like the luckiest person in the world to do this. It was in my own backyard all along.” In 2016, Fox and Dunlap took Keshi from its modest beginnings as a cooperative in 1982 to the forefront of Native art with the first ever Zuni show at the Scottish Rite Center during Santa Fe’s annual Indian Market last August. “The turnout was phenomenal; we had so many volunteers from the Santa Fe community,” she says, grinning broadly. “It was kind of a happening,” she adds. Fox has a lot in store for the future of Keshi—the Keshi Foundation, more Zuni shows, and perhaps creating a tool bank for Zuni artists. The mission of the store, she continues, is to support living artists, as well as to educate every person who walks through Keshi’s door. “We are revealing the value in the work by educating,” Fox confirms. “Go visit Zuni,” she implores. “Zuni is the most unique, welcoming community.” Aside from her obvious heartfelt passion for Zuni and its artists, she has this to say about Santa Fe: “I feel really lucky to live here. It feeds me—spiritually, physically—in every way.”—Amanda Jackson april/may 2017

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Simon Brackley

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orking with the more than 900 businesses belonging to the Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce turns out to be more than a full-time job. On the day president and CEO Simon Brackley spoke with us, it was between meetings, networking events, and campaigns that began with breakfast and finished after dinner. Brackley was born in the United Kingdom and raised near Oxford. He moved to Los Angeles as an adult, where he worked in photography; but he found the hustle and bustle of the city to be exhausting. Soon, the slower tempo of Santa Fe beckoned. Between 1986 and 1998, Brackley worked for a number of small businesses in the Santa Fe area. Through these jobs, he learned what was happening with local retail stores, special events, and marketing, and became the natural choice to take a post as communications manager for the Chamber of Commerce. “My small-business background allows me to relate to the challenges and rewards that small businesses have here. I understand our members,” says Brackley, who has served as chief executive officer for the Chamber since 2005. In his time with the Chamber, Brackley is especially proud of fostering the unique diversity of the Santa Fe business community. “Our membership really reflects the United States—in terms of minorities, in terms of different ages, and in terms of different backgrounds and ethnicities,” he explains. Brackley is also enthused by the number of people who are able to run their small businesses from home, working in healthcare, finance, and design. “I think the future is bright,” says Brackley. “I think we’ve got great young creative people doing some wonderful things in technology and film and arts.”—Jason Strykowski


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Nancy Ouimet

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rt doesn’t have to be serious to be seriously good,” says Canyon Road Contemporary gallery owner Nancy Ouimet. “I want to have accessible art, but that doesn’t mean it’s not high-minded and conceptual.” Ouimet’s devotion to democratic art began in New York, where she was a graduate student at Pratt Institute. Today, she invites people to touch, pick up, and even kiss pieces from the 29 artists she represents in her light-filled space, all to invite a smile and break down the walls between audience and art—even for children. She walks the talk of a family-friendly gallery; after school, the single mother’s daughter and a flock of friends trundle up the gallery stairs to hang out. Ouimet has followed a sinuous route to becoming a gallerist. A champion trail runner, she observes that “Running is a spiritual passion,” and that she’s deeply affected by the feeling of communing with the mountains. “It helps me compose my thoughts and set my goals,” she explains. Ouimet regularly wins first place in her age category and recently won third place overall in the Valles Caldera Run. “I’m a rolling ball, not a straight arrow,” she remarks. She’s worked as an assistant for photographers at Life Magazine and National Geographic, as a presentation designer at Goldman Sachs, and as a producer of comic books at Marvel. After September 11, she left New York for Santa Fe, a place she’d visited only briefly, though felt connected to through its art and outdoor sensibilities. She bought and ran Casa Cuma Bed & Breakfast until 2006, then six years ago—in the midst of the recession—the risk-taker bought a gallery. “The only way to make it in Santa Fe is to make a bold move,” she says. She’s succeeded with gumption, tenacity, and community. “Competition can only distill the offering [Canyon Road] has. I want everyone to do well.”—Ashley M. Biggers april/may 2017

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“Bumble Bee” Bob Weil

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umble Bee” Bob Weil knows he’s getting closer to Santa Fe when people begin to recognize him, as they did recently in an airport lounge while he was traveling. A denizen since 1961, the affable Bumble Bee is recognized frequently in town, but he leads a more anonymous lifestyle in Mexico, where he and his wife, BJ, now spend most of the year. Bumble Bee Bob earned his nickname in 1985, after a ranch he owned in Arizona, and the now-82-year-old still shares the energy of the robust insect. Since retiring from agribusiness, he’s been buzzing between Bumble Bee’s Baja Grill, which is known for its fresh, increasingly organic Mexican food, and the philanthropic ventures he’s been engaged with over the decades. He’s served on boards for the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Fe and state economic development, though his greatest passion has long been jazz. The St. Louis native helped produce the New Mexico Jazz Festival for 10 years, and served on the board of Outpost Productions in Albuquerque. “When you live in Santa Fe for 56 years, you do a lot of things,” he says. He’s now resigned from many of his former volunteer posts. “Whatever boards I was on, I quit. They needed new voices, not some old guy that’s hanging around forever.” He continues to monitor his restaurant business—these days largely online—from his always-on-vacation home in Mexico.—AMB


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Fidelia Kirk

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idelia (Fiddle) Kirk, owner of Asian Adobe, and her husband, Stuart, moved to Santa Fe in 1992, with plans to stay. Within a month of their arrival, Stuart was offered a job in China, and Beijing became his home for the next 10 years. Fiddle joined him for a year and a half, but found China difficult. “It was still donkeys on the roads with carts, and lots and lots of bicycles.” She returned to Santa Fe, and then lived for a couple of years in Singapore, which facilitated visits with her husband. By the time Stuart’s Chinese contract was finished, Fiddle had amassed a collection of treasures and a great business idea: a store called Asian Adobe, selling antiques, needlework, art, jewelry, and gifts—mainly Chinese. She opened in 2003 in the Railyard, and moved to Johnson Street in 2008. The furniture is almost all 19th century; pieces more than 200 years old couldn’t legally leave the country, and everything less than 100 years old was subject to duty. Kirk went to China two or three times a year, filling shipping containers bound for Santa Fe. Her last trip was five years ago. Fewer antiques were available for export, US customs requirements changed, and more shipments arrived damaged. The store remains well stocked, though, as a separate warehouse is full. As Kirk’s reputation has grown, she has been offered “amazing consignments” from American collectors of Chinese antiques. Jewelry, cashmere, and other smaller goods still arrive regularly from China. Asian Adobe is the sole US representative for paintings by Guo Ming Fu, a renowned Beijing watercolorist (and now good friend). Kirk stays involved here, giving her time and talents to the Museum of International Folk Art, Buckaroo Ball, and the Santa Fe Garden Club. She has belonged to book clubs “forever,” recently reading Anne Tyler’s A Spool of Blue Thread with her current group. She also reads books on China. “When I lived there, I didn’t appreciate it,” she says, but her appreciation has since grown.—Lisa Van Sickle

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n 2016, some 73 movies and television shows were filmed in New Mexico; 24 of these spent time in Santa Fe. Most, if not all of them, passed through the New Mexico State Film Office and across the desk of Director Nick Maniatis. Maniatis was born in Denver and later moved to Los Angeles, where he cut his teeth in show business. He worked as a segment producer on Candid Camera and explains his favorite part: “I got to travel around the world pulling pranks on people.” While in L. A., Maniatis joined the prestigious Director’s Guild of America. Despite his success, Maniatis found his lifestyle in California to be lacking. He wanted a place that would be better for raising a family. When he relocated to Santa Fe, Maniatis didn’t expect to end up back in entertainment. However, a circle of

friends led him to work first as a lobbyist and eventually to his position in the State Film Office, a post he has held since 2011. Maniatis is especially proud of the work he and the state legislature have done to court television shows. Because these productions tend to return year after year, they present opportunities for New Mexicans to advance their careers. “We have about nine series going right now,” said Maniatis. Some, like Longmire (2012) and Godless (2017) (both for Netflix), shoot mostly in Santa Fe. Maniatis is also excited about the feature films he has helped guide in and around the Santa Fe area, including Hostiles (2017) and Granite Mountain (2017). Off the clock, Maniatis is more than occupied by his family; he and his wife have two small boys. “I go to work to rest and I go home to work—they keep me very busy,” he jokes.—JS

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Daniel Razatos

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he Plaza Cafe has been a Santa Fe institution since before New Mexico was even a state, and the Razatos family has been at the helm since 1947. The family itself is well on its way to being a local dynasty, with a trio of restaurants including the original, along with Plaza Cafe Southside and Cafe Sonder—where the third generation of restaurateurs is at the helm. Daniel Razatos is the son of Greek immigrant Dan, who took over the restaurant in ’47, and his wife, Beneranda, who is from New Mexico. Daniel acts as the general manager downtown. Although his father passed away, his mother is still central to the restaurant’s operations. “I defer back to her. It’s her legacy,” he says. Razatos grew up in the restaurant and left for a decade, from 1982 to 1992, to explore other careers. He managed a clothing store and worked for the city, but felt drawn back to his family’s occupation. “The restaurant business is different every day, with different challenges. To be a restaurateur, you have to be a good talker, an accountant, and a therapist... . When you deal with people on a food level, you deal with them on a very personal level,” he says. Some of his customers balked when, in 2008, the restaurant disrupted the diner’s menu to focus on local, organic comfort food. With an eye to tradition, however, the restaurant kept its spaghetti and meatball recipe—the same one served for over 100 years. Regulars visit the restaurant every day and are served by Plaza Cafe’s employees, who have worked there for an average of 12 years. And Razatos considers each and every one, customers and employees, part of the extended family.—AMB april/may 2017

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Evelyne Boren

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he dived with dolphins and swam with James Bond in a slew of hit movies in the 1960s, but these days, Evelyne Boren is perhaps best known by many Santa Feans for her landscape paintings. German by birth, Boren immigrated to the United States as a child. Growing up, she trained as a Red Cross swimmer, and soon discovered that her aquatic skills were useful in film production. She worked as an underwater stuntwoman, diving and swimming for many popular films and televisions shows including Sea Hunt (1958), Flipper (1964), and Thunderball (1965). But her adventurous work went beyond what’s on celluloid. “I was the first woman in the world to ride a killer whale,” reveals Boren. Her experience inspired the film Namu, the Killer Whale (1966). Her career in stunt work ultimately sent her down an unexpected path. “I started painting, because when you’re an underwater stunt person you are always waiting between scenes; I was married to a photographer at the time and I thought, ‘What could I do that isn’t photography?’” says Boren. “I decided that I would start using some watercolors so that I could capture some of the beauty—particularly in Nassau [Bahamas]—all the bright colors.” Later, Boren transitioned from watercolors to oils, allowing her to paint the same landscapes with a little less cleanup. Boren moved to Santa Fe in the early 1980s, and hosts two or three solo exhibitions per year. Every September, she has an exhibition at Acosta Strong Gallery. Over 5,000 of her watercolors and oils now reside in private collections.—JS


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Michael Scofield

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n September of 2016, Sunstone Press released a book by Michael Scofield. He had already written several others—novels, poetry, bird-watching books, and collaborations on do-it-yourself home renovations—but none of these garnered back-cover endorsements from Mayor Javier Gonzales and actress Ali MacGraw. The book, Dedicated Lives: Talks with Those Helping Others, is a collection of interviews with 14 Santa Feans who spend their days easing the lives of others. Whether they are working with Alzheimer’s patients or abused infants, teaching school, or running a nonprofit, Scofield calls them “credits to the human race.” A third-generation Californian, Scofield spent his working years in the Golden State. He eventually formed a company with his wife, Noreen, translating the English spoken by engineers into English understood by business executives. The company flourished, but by 1992 the Scofields had had enough of Silicon Valley and moved to Santa Fe, planning to telecommute. Both were hospitalized within a year, with illnesses Scofield feels were exacerbated by stress and exhaustion. After a two-year recovery, Michael decided it was time to write what most interested him—fiction and poetry—rather than corporate reports. He earned an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts and set to it. He began Dedicated Lives in 2014, ready for a change from some previous darker fiction. “I was tired of writing about how awful people could be.” The book is dedicated to Noreen, who died in 2015. “She loved this book,” Scofield says, and credits the research and writing for carrying him through her loss. No sequel is in the works at the moment, although he allows he has the names of more than enough subjects to fill another volume. Next up: perhaps the novel Bookwhacked, “. . . a spoof of Sunstone Press . . .” due out this year.—LVS


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Douglas Maahs

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irector of Marketing Laura Hudman, now in her 15th year with The Santa Fe Opera, is very much looking forward to the upcoming 2017 season, which begins June 30. Hudman is particularly enthusiastic about soprano Brenda Rae’s portrayal of Lucia di Lammermoor’s tragic heroine, and says with quiet emphasis that “Lucia will blow everyone away.” It’s not just the singing stars of The Santa Fe Opera that make the whole operation come together, says Hudman. “It’s the interaction with everyone from the people who plow the snow to our incredible director, Charles McKay.” The City Different’s similar approach to teamwork and diversity, says Hudman, is what drew her to make Santa Fe her home. Sound, in all its forms, holds a powerful appeal for Hudman. “Spoken sound . . . the sound of a beautiful Spanish accent, or of someone from Tesuque Pueblo, is just amazing to me,” she says. “The diversity of sounds we have here—be it chamber music, or an incredible choral sound from Desert Chorale, or what we have to hear at the Lensic; and then again, being in the woods. Such sanctuary . . . the birds are an incredible chorus. One of my favorites.” Originally from Louisiana, Hudman was raised by dance-instructor parents, grew up surrounded by music, and speaks, still with deep respect, of the first time she heard Beverly Sills sing. Hudman is a classically trained mezzo-soprano herself; she travelled to more than 40 countries during a six-year gig singing show tunes, classical music, and jazz standards on the high seas. “That’s why,” she says, “when I think of how much I love Santa Fe, I have that experience to compare it to.” With a fondness for the outdoors and an athletic bent, she’s found delight in cross-country skiing and hiking around Santa Fe. This athletic interest took her away to San Francisco for five years to work for Outside magazine, but Santa Fe still called to her. “I missed it so much—because of the unique factors that so many of us know: the weather, the beautiful aromas of burning piñon, the sound of crunching snow underfoot,” Hudman says. “Aesthetically, this is home.”—AM april/may 2017

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Keith Gorges

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Mayor Javier Gonzales

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anta Fe Mayor Javier Gonzales comes from a family with a long history of service to the region. Gonzales is the great-grandson of New Mexico’s first Hispanic comptroller, and the son of the late George Gonzales, Santa Fe’s mayor from 1968 to 1972. His mother exemplified the idea that “you don’t have to be in public office to dedicate yourself to public service.” There’s no one thing to cherish about Santa Fe that Gonzales can single out from the rest—he loves all of it. “It’s a collection of things. . . . One, obviously, is the multicultural vibrancy that you experience throughout the city. You see it in our architecture; you taste it in our food; but really, you see it in the people that you meet.” Each distinct neighborhood, says Gonzales, such as Siler Road and Tierra Encantada, retains an identity, yet they form a whole. A city that supports a range of arts organizations from Meow Wolf to The Santa Fe Opera is rich indeed; and Mayor Gonzales feels strongly that it is not enough to have events for people to attend—it is essential to bring the arts to people around the city who might not otherwise have the opportunity to enjoy them. Thus, Culture Connects was recently formed. “[People should] feel that they have access to these beautiful, global, cultural institutions that many times people have felt they don’t have access to—that they’re just for visitors.” He continues, “We are doing what we can to bring people together, through art, and through cultural traditions, looking at ways that the city can continue to be fully integrated.” Gonzales sees generosity of spirit as part of the natural makeup of Santa Feans, and is moved by the kindness of locals toward visitors and newcomers. He is keen to uphold these values of inclusion and nondiscrimination, which he notes are intrinsic among all the cultures that make up the City Different. “We’re a city of living cultures,” says Gonzales. “We’ve been able to show that we’re stronger when we work with each other, and do what we can to make sure that the cultures are supported.” Protecting the authenticity of Native arts and crafts in Santa Fe is part of Gonzales’s support. Many visitors come here for the purpose of buying Native art; but don’t always know what they’re buying. Beginning in 2017, businesses selling Native American goods must have a special license to do so, and must furnish a certificate disclosing the artists’ names, along with the origins and materials used. Opportunity and diversity are vital to the history, present, and future of a thriving Santa Fe, says Gonzales, in a city that makes people feel as if their contributions matter. “It is the road map to policy, and our investment in the next 400 years.”—AM april/may 2017

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A tree spirit gazes benevolently (or balefully, depending on the light) upon visitors to the garden.

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PhilLip Retzky and Aaron Leventman are on a first-name basis with Willard Clark. Even though the Santa Fe artist’s life ended in 1992, the couple feel they know him quite intimately. That’s because for the past 12 years they’ve been living in the house he built in 1930. Trained in painting and drawing, Clark remains best known for his woodblock prints chronicling everyday life in the City Different when it was less city and more different. “Willard was a fine artist who bridged beautifully commercial and fine art,” says Retzky, whose own background encompasses photography as well as folk and outsider art. For years Clark did the advertising and graphics for La Fonda hotel, creating a typography—one still used today—that became synonymous with the rustic charm of Santa Fe style.

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“The little grotto,” as Retzky and Leventman call this structure, has plumbing; the homeowners surmise that it may once have been a fish pond.

Right: At this small shrine carved into the outer wall, passersby often stop and leave small offerings.

A pair of sculpted cranes perennially cool their toes in one of the garden’s water features.

Clark’s home, which also served as his studio, fully embodies that characteristic. Though the interior has been remodeled since his time, the garden remains much the same, with its collection of deeply personal creative touches. “You can call them fine art or you can call them folk art,” says Retzky of these idiosyncratic exterior features. “The terms are quite blurred today.” A perfect example is the four-part bas-relief stone sculpture affixed to the internal side of property’s street-facing wall. “It reads like a woodblock print or a lithograph to me.” In one corner of the property’s double lot—a rarity on the historic east side—rests a fountain surrounded by rose bushes. “Clark’s wife, Bertha, was responsible for the roses,” Retzky explains. “The garden was her passion.” Around the back of the house is an horno, or traditional outdoor oven, that Clark used not only to bake bread but also to burn old papers. (My kingdom for a shredder!) A shrine-like construct the homeowners refer to as the “little grotto” contains plumbing infrastructure and, says Retzky, “may have been a fish pond.” Its adjacent stonework “feels like folk art to me,” he notes, proposing that Clark probably did not complete it single-handedly, “since neighborhood life at the time was much more collaborative than today.” Most distinctive is the tree with a face carved into it, the expression falling somewhere between stern and wise. “It’s very Wizard of Oz,” says Leventman, who is a playwright and actor. Reztky posits that the piece “might be related to bultos,” traditional Spanish wood-

Right: Willard Clark carved bas-relief sculptures for the inside of the property’s wall. This one shows Clark’s folk-art sensibility in both its subject and its execution.

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Carvings both whimsical and illustrative appear unexpectedly around the gardens “You can call them fine art or you can call them folk art,” says Retzky of these idiosyncratic exterior features.

en figures of saints. “The face changes depending on your mood. It seems to replicate one’s internal state,” continues Retzky. “As most of art does,” Leventman adds. There is a second carved face on the property, its stone visage reminiscent of Mayan art. Yet both Retzky and Leventman agree that, for whatever reason, its features don’t fluctuate the way the tree’s do.

Clark remains best known for his woodblock prints chronicling everyday life in the City Different when it was less city and more different. A stone wall separating the garden from the home’s parking area boasts a nicho and a handful of little pedestals, the ideal size and shape for potted geraniums. There is another nicho on one side of the home’s wooden front door; an ornate carved dragon flanks the other. According to Retzky, the main gate “is also featured in much of [Clark’s] artwork.” Similarly “central to lots of his lithographs” is the shrine on the property’s exterior wall “that Willard built as a very, very loving gift to Bertha,” a devout Catholic. The shrine is popular with passersby, and the couple often find coins and other small items left there as offerings. For Retzky, Bertha’s shrine represents “an organic marriage of art, architecture, and folk art,” a description that could easily refer to the entire property. “It’s like living with poetry,” he says, very conscious of his and Leventman’s roles as caretakers there. “We keep Willard’s spirit alive.”

The surrounding view from beneath the portal is soothing; Retzky and Leventman enjoy the music of the countless birds who also find sanctuary in the tranquil Clark gardens.

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Like many painters, Ken Daggett worked as a commercial artist before making the leap to full-time fine art painting. He spent 15 years doing architectural renderings, gaining a mastery of watercolor and drawing in the process. A move to Taos marked the end of working for others and the beginning of Daggett’s freedom to paint what he chooses: Northern New Mexico and the landscapes, buildings, and villages that define the area around Taos. Generally painting en plein air morning and evening, Daggett reserves afternoons for working in the studio. Although adept in oil and acrylic, he confesses that he still is passionate about painting with transparent watercolor. “I love the unpredictable nature of watercolor and the challenge it presents,” Daggett says.—Lisa Van Sickle

Left: Ken Daggett, Early Snow, oil on canvas, 10 x 8"

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Christian Ristow Metal artist Christian Ristow’s robot Becoming Human towers over Meow Wolf ’s parking lot, an iconic symbol of the up-and-coming Siler Arts District. Ristow discusses his artistic contribution, inspiration, and thoughts about New Mexico.

How long have you lived in Taos/New Mexico? Do you feel it’s a good place for creative types? I’m closing in on 12 years here; I met my sweetie [fellow artist Christina Sporrong] in early 2005, and moved to Taos from Los Angeles shortly thereafter to be with her. As to whether a place like Taos, or New Mexico in general, is a good place for creatives, I think that depends a bit on the person, what kind of art they are making, and what sorts of “inputs” they need to be creative. Regarding this idea of “inputs,” I think that for some artists wide open space and quiet and solitude is just the thing, and New Mexico certainly has that. Other folks might need more cultural or urban stimulation, or more exposure to what’s going on in contemporary art, to fuel their production, and for people like that, New Mexico might feel a bit sleepy sometimes. I consider that I am somewhere between these two “types.” One thing New Mexico has going for it is reasonably affordable

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space. This is certainly something that drew me here, as I like to work on a larger scale and with materials and processes that don’t always engender warm feelings in studio mates. So, having a bit of space to stretch out was a big advantage. Plus, the kind of space my partner and I like to have is really not affordable in many other parts of the country. Luckily, I do get out of New Mexico fairly regularly for reasons connected with my work, so I’m able to bring those “inputs” back with me and then produce the work in comparative solitude, which works well for me. What kind of educational/art background do you have? How did you first become interested in making these monumental artworks? I studied architecture in college, but I knew almost immediately it was not for me. I needed to be involved in something that was more tactile; something that had shorter timelines and less compromise between conception and completion. After college I moved home to San Francisco to work with Survival Research Laboratories, the collective that pioneered the concept of robot performance art. A few years later I moved to Los Angeles where I did some reasonably high-profile special effects work, which was quite fun. During that time I was also building largescale combat robots for performances under the name “Robochrist Industries.” After eight years in LA, I was pretty done with it, but didn’t know where to go—then I met Christina. After moving to Taos, and having all this space to work, I gave in to my natural inclinations to work on a larger scale. Again though, finding the money to build big is not always easy. Most of my big projects have been funded by festivals, but the pool of festivals that will fund new work is small. This also fed into the idea of moving to Spain for a while.

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Left: Becoming Human, fabricated from carbon steel painted with rust-inhibiting primer, with mechanical, hydraulic, and electromechanical components, stands 30 x 18 x 12'. The sculpture welcomes all who visit Meow Wolf.

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Can you tell me a little about your current project in Spain? When do you plan to return? Most of the work that I do involves building large sculptures for display at music and art festivals. My partner is the artist behind the large spider sculpture [TaranTula] at Meow Wolf, and so she’s also involved in similar festival work. We’ve been talking for a long time about trying to spend a year in Europe in order to expand our field of possible festivals in which to work. We have a young son and also wanted to expose him to a new language and a new culture. The current idea is to come back in the fall of this year, but we’re not absolutely set on that. How did Meow Wolf initially reach out to you about doing a sculpture for them? What was the process like? Becoming Human was originally built for the 2015 Coachella Festival in southern California, so it was already created by the time I met Meow Wolf. We were put in touch initially by Erika Wanenmacher, Michael Lujan, and Amy Westphal—all of whom are Santa Fe artists and friends of ours. Once Christina and I understood what Meow Wolf was planning, we offered them these two sculptures, Becoming Human and TaranTula, and the process was really very easy. Both Christina and I also built work for the inside of the Meow Wolf space, and I would say that that process was also easy, even though it involved building brand new work. The Meow Wolf guys were very “hands off,” allowing us to basically build whatever we wanted, however we wanted. That was a nice feeling, to just be trusted to deliver. Can you tell me a little more about Becoming Human? Any future plans for additional outdoor sculptures in Santa Fe? The idea for Becoming Human came to me a few years ago when my son was quite young. He was asking me to draw him robots, and I kept turning out these very cartoony, archetypal looking robots. At some point I thought to myself that it would be fun to build something like that. Also around that same time, I was reading The Story of Ferdinand to him, which is the children’s book about the bull who would rather smell flowers than go to the bullfights in Madrid. Somehow it occurred to me to put the flower into the robot’s hand. Then all of a sudden I started seeing the poetry of that combination.  I would love to put up more sculpture in Santa Fe, or anywhere really. The trick is to find the funding. I was working for a while with the city of Albuquerque to put up a very interactive sculpture that I was very excited about, but that unfortunately fell through. 

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What are your thoughts on Santa Fe? Anything you particularly like to do when you’re in the City Different? You can’t beat the deals on blueberries at Trader Joe’s! Other than that, I think I’d have to say that Meow Wolf is my favorite spot in Santa Fe.

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“I SEE BEAUTY IN ALL DIFFERENT SHAPES, forms, and figures,” says artist Del Curfman (Apsáalooke or Crow Nation of Montana); but it’s the magic with which he reflects such beauty that makes his work so appealing to collectors around the world. Curfman’s renderings of classic Fords and other vehicles in Recollection pay homage to his father. “He was a mechanic—a true Ford man—and I’m using the car as a symbolic representation of my childhood and also of him.” Curfman’s dreamlike swirls of color become traditional dancers, warriors, and runners in his Vanishing series. Like many historians and artists alike, Curfman chafes against the inauthentic “vanishing race” concept popularized by 19th-century Anglo photographers like Edward Curtis. “Obviously, we are not ‘vanished,’” he says firmly. In some of these paintings, Curfman employs three circles, in a contemporary inset, which represent the ideas of time, space, and movement that link the traditional-looking subjects to the present. “[The viewers] themselves are living through the painting, in a way,” says Curfman. Recognizing the young artist’s talent and appeal, the Southwestern Association of Indian Arts (SWAIA) awarded Curfman the 2015 Design Fellowship, using his signature crow paintings for posters, clothing, bags, and other Indian Market merchandise. At the 2016 Indian Market, his designs remained highly sought after by festival visitors. Curfman recently returned from Washington, DC, where he appeared before Congress to discuss educational finding for Native youth. “I was elected to the southwest representative position in The American Indian Higher Education Consortium Student Congress,” he explains. “The winter meeting is one of our most important opportunities to lobby for congressional funding. Thirty-seven different Tribal Colleges and Universities come together . . . we hand out informative flyers and information on what great things we are all doing. We share with these great people our needs and request for further funding.” Del Curfman’s work is already being collected, and is exhibited in galleries both in the States and in Bristol, England. In Santa Fe, Curfman is currently showing at Giacobbe-Fritz Fine Art on Canyon Road. Del Curfman, Recollection series and Vanishing series, ongoing, Giacobbe-Fritz Fine Art, 702 Canyon, giacobbefritz.com

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Above: Vanishing series: Strength, oil on canvas, 16 x 12"

Above: Identity and its Impermanence, oil on canvas, 36 x 42"

Left: Del Curfman sits in front of a painting from his Recollection series: 1968 Falcon, oil on canvas, 72 x 96"


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t is hard to imagine one of Santa Fe’s artistic epicenters as a dirt path running along the river into the mountains, but over time Canyon Road has evolved from a family-oriented farming area into a vibrant and internationally known art district. One of the key factors in this development has been Santa Fe’s long history as a center of trade. “An art community that settles in a trading center is going to have a very distinctive feel, with very vital art,” says historian Elizabeth West, editor of the book Santa Fe: 400 Years, 400 Questions. “It’s going to bring in new ideas, and the people who stay and contribute artistically are going to be much more interesting.” One such person who stayed and made an indelible mark was the Portuguese-born photographer and painter Carlos Vierra, Santa Fe’s first resident artist. Vierra, like many others, came to Santa Fe for health reasons, seeking treatment for tuberculosis at Sunmount Sanatorium in 1904. Sunmount’s treatment philosophy contended intellectual stimulation was a key element in curing TB. In the interest of revitalizing body and soul, the sanatorium hosted lectures by literary luminaries such as Carl Sandburg, Robert Frost, and Santa Fe poet and bon vivant Witter Bynner. According to West, “Bynner knew everybody in the world,” from Rita Hayworth to Ansel Adams. “[Santa Fe] really didn’t become an artist community until the time of Carlos Vierra,” says West. “Then word spread, and one thing led to another.” One of those things was the railroad, which, in the decades after its arrival in town in 1880, transported artists here from across the country. A rise in plein air painting, popularized by the Impressionists, inspired painters to trade their urban studios for outdoor inspiration. Santa Fe’s unique charm and high desert light made it a magnet for artists, and Canyon Road became a desirable place to live because “it was safe, easy, inexpensive, and beautiful,” West says. The first artist to settle on Canyon Road was commercial lithographer Gerald R. Cassidy, who came west in 1915 to seriously pursue painting. Cassidy and his wife Ina first visited Santa Fe in 1912. Three years later, entranced with the area and its Native population, they bought a house at the corner of Canyon and Acequia Madre. The couple thoroughly remodeled their home, expanding it to showcase altar paintings from a ruined Nambé mission church. Their neighbors included New York artist Randall Davey, who in 1919 bought a sawmill at the end of Upper Canyon Road that today is home to the Randall Davey Audubon Center & Sanctuary. Indiana native and celebrated muralist Olive Rush 6

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Right: The building housing Gallerie Five Twenty, 520 Canyon, was likely built from rock hauled up from the nearby Santa Fe River.

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moved to Santa Fe shortly after Davey, residing in what’s now the Quaker Meeting House. Santa Fe painter Jerry West, son of the late artist Harold West, recalls spending part of his childhood with Rush, who had orchards on her property. “When I was a kid in 1942,” Jerry says, “I’d work for Olive on the weekend and help her with her gardens.” Through most of the 1950s, Canyon Road remained primarily residential, hosting just a handful of businesses—four of which were grocery stores. “There were hardly any galleries before then,” Jerry recalls. A creative atmosphere had already begun to emerge on the street, but it gained significant momentum in 1962, when the street was officially designated “a residential arts and crafts zone,” which meant that artists living on Canyon Road could now sell work from their homes. The number of businesses on the street began to rise, and not surprisingly, many of them were arts-related. Modern-day Canyon Road is a narrow lane boasting old adobes that house an eclectic mix of galleries, shops, and restaurants. In 2007, the American Planning Association named Canyon Road one of the 10 “Great Streets in America,” noting that “the buildings themselves are works of art—doors and gates all painted in rich shades of turquoise, purple, red, and yellow.” In 2013, Canyon Road finished second in a USA Today poll of readers’ “Most Iconic Street in America.” According to an early 1900s piece in The Santa Fe New Mexican, archaeologist and anthropologist Edgar Lee Hewett, who founded the Museum of New Mexico, said that “the arts have kept Santa Fe from becoming an ‘up-to-date’ burg and made it unique and beautiful. Artists and writers constitute only a small percentage of the population, but their influence is everywhere you look.” Nowhere is that influence more visible than on Canyon Road. cr

Left: Martha Pettigrew, The Searcher, bronze, 72 x 24 x 16" stands outside Manitou Galleries’ Canyon Road location.

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Kevin Box, Hero’s Horse, powder-coated fabricated steel, 74 x 108 x 51"


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Peaceful Passage, Oil on Canvas, 36” x 36”

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At Dusk, Oil on Linen, 28” x 34”

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anta Fe’s unique aesthetic is vividly demonstrated along its world-famous thoroughfare, Canyon Road. During the half-mile walk up the road, visitors encounter seemingly straightforward adobes. Rooted in Pueblo Indian architecture, many of these structures, however, reveal Territorial-era updates on their original Native design. Canyon Road winds beside the Santa Fe River to the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, eventually forming a steep-sided canyon. This terrain offered little flat land for settlement, but the nearby river, via the abutting acequia madre (“mother ditch”), supplied precious water for farming. A few Spanish Colonial farmers homesteaded in the middle 1700s along a burro track just wide enough for a wagon. They built Pueblo-style homes comprising local materials—mud, stone, and timber—and incorporating lessons learned from neighboring native tribes. Canyon Road displays several examples of these originally simple homes. In addition to being constructed from mud, the structures were also distinctive for protruding beams known as vigas, which sit below shallow parapets and flat roofs. Deep-set windows with plasterwrapped, bull-nosed corners punctuate rippling, lumpy adobe walls that sometimes run four feet thick. Many galleries and adobe buildings at the lower end of Canyon Road illustrate this earlier Pueblo style. An early-1700s casita on Canyon Road demonstrates a subtle evolution; its blue window framing and lintels continued on page 68

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hen 17th-century Spanish settlers used burros to haul firewood from the Sangre de Cristo Mountains to customers in Santa Fe, they could never have known that the little backwater would become a world-class destination—thanks largely to a vibrant arts scene that would emerge here in the early 1900s. Today the City Different is home to a large number of accomplished creative talents. Boasting the third largest art market in the country, Santa Fe ranks among the world’s major cultural metropolises—an accomplishment that’s particularly impressive given that the city’s population numbers around 70,000 people. The strength of Santa Fe’s artistic soul is especially evident on Canyon Road, a half-mile stretch that winds into the shadowy folds of forested mountains and was once the route for those Spanish settlers and their loyal, if overburdened, burros.   With its dense assemblage of more than 100 art galleries—plus shops, restaurants, and historic adobe homes—Canyon Road is a draw for locals, tourists, and art collectors from around the world. In this quaint enclave, visitors can enjoy a broad range of work, from Native American pottery and Spanish Colonial–inspired wood carvings to contemporary sculpture, photography, and abstract paintings. At a handful of galleries, visitors can check out works by early-20th-century artists like Carlos Vierra, Gerald R. Cassidy, Theodore Van Soelen, John Sloan, and Randall Davey, whose depictions of the area’s natural beauty and rich cultural traditions put Santa Fe and Canyon Road (where many of the artists lived, worked, and congregated) on the map in terms of its importance as an art destination. Throughout the year, Canyon Road hosts gallery openings that showcase exciting exhibitions and typically include refreshments and live entertainment and sometimes artist demonstrations and discussions. The storied and picturesque road further comes to life during the annual Canyon Road Paint & Sculpt Out (held in October), when roughly 100 artists take to the street to set up easels and turn their creative process into an interactive experience between them, the viewer, and the one-of-a-kind setting. cr


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esidents of the City Different often use the ultimate compliment to describe the restaurants on Canyon Road: “so Santa Fe.” Not only are the restaurants indicative of the area’s unique charm and hospitality, they’re also ranked among some of the best finedining establishments in the country, with chefs earning accolades from the likes of the James Beard Foundation and Bon Appétit magazine, and eateries winning AAA Four Diamond and Forbes Four Star awards. The gastronome and art lover will find Canyon Road dotted with places to feed both body and soul. To be sure, the culinary delights are as tempting as the art on display, because, simply put, Canyon Road makes an art of dining. You can pamper your palate with comestibles ranging from sprightly gourmet teas to succulent elk tenderloin, from French roast coffee and pastries to Oregon pinot noir and Spanish tapas. Hungry for history and the plato del día? Perhaps try small plates of grilled octopus and shrimp on the cozy back patio of an 1835-era adobe while local flamenco dancers swirl around you. Or, sit on the front portal and let Canyon Road’s passing parade of pedestrians be your entertainment. You can also visit a mid-20thcentury eatery nestled in a cluster of homes, while a serene example of Santa Fe’s outdoor dining, secluded behind high walls and leafy trees, tempts with a changing high-end menu featuring salmon, striped bass, and sometimes Muscovy duck. The epicure will find no lack of earthly delights here. No matter what your tastes or taste buds crave, Canyon Road is the perfect location for all things artistic, and an absolute gastronomic must. cr

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Spring and fall, Canyon Road is lined with artists working in multiple media.

Artists relish the chance to work outdoors and chat during October’s Paint & Sculpt Out.

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anyon Road’s combination of culture and history encourages visitors to enjoy unique experiences year-round. On certain days, however, the legendary art district’s offerings are even more noteworthy than usual. Exhibition openings, often celebrated on Friday evenings, are a Canyon Road staple. Most galleries schedule their openings on the fourth Friday of every month, and those “Fourth Fridays” can be particularly lively. Galleries welcome guests to view their latest shows as well as their permanent collections, while offering light refreshments, libations, and sometimes live entertainment. For a comprehensive schedule of gallery openings, please visit santafean.com/calendar. In the spring, the Canyon Road Spring Art Festival (May 12–13), a public art event, offers crowd-friendly fun. Friday night, many galleries and shops host artist receptions, lectures, demonstrations, trunk shows, and live music. Saturday, over 50 artists will be working en plein air to jumpstart the high season for art. (visitcanyonroad.com) During Santa Fe’s busy summer season, the annual ARTfeast festival presents its Edible Art Tour (June 10). Locals and visitors stroll through galleries, where they study art while enjoying food from local restaurants. Proceeds support arts education programs at ARTsmart for Northern New Mexico’s youth. (artfeast.org) Before the winter weather descends, enjoy a day of plein air creating with more than 100 artists during the Canyon 14

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“Fourth Friday” evenings are a popular time to stroll Canyon Road and go from one art show opening to the next.

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Christmas Eve, Canyon Road is abuzz with people enjoying the lights and sights.

Road Paint & Sculpt Out (October 20–21). This annual event features a parade, live music, gallery exhibitions, and refreshments. (visitcanyonroad.com) The Christmas Eve Farolito Walk is arguably Canyon Road’s most highly anticipated and popular event. On the night of December 24, the street is lined with glowing farolitos, and thousands of visitors stroll along the road guided by their light. While galleries and shops serve cookies and hot beverages, carolers sing and bonfires are lit to celebrate the magic of the holiday season and this enchanting street. cr


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Free Santa Fe Pick-Up to Canyon Road Route

The free Santa Fe Pick-Up shuttle runs every 15­–30 minutes, seven days a week. It stops at designated “Pick It Up Here” signs—there are four on Canyon Road (shown below). The shuttle will drop passengers off anywhere along the route (safety permitting).

The Santa Fe Pick-Up route starts and ends near the Roundhouse on Don Gaspar Avenue and runs to Canyon Road and Museum Hill with the following stops:

Look for the red pickup truck on the signs for the shuttle.

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• Capitol/PERA Building • Santa Fe Children’s Museum • Three Museum Hill stops: near the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, near the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, near the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art • The corner of Old Santa Fe Trl and Camino del Monte Sol • Camino del Monte Sol, between Mt Carmel and Camino de Cruz Blanca • Santa Fe Preparatory School (stops both ways) • Camino de Cruz Blanca, before it intersects with Camino Cabra • Near the entrance to St. John’s College • Two stops on Calle Picacho • Camino Cabra, before Camino de Cruz Blanca • Paseo de Peralta, two blocks south of Canyon Road • Canyon Road, before Café des Artistes • Canyon Road, before The Compound • Canyon Road, before Geronimo • Between Canyon Road and E Alameda • E Alameda, halfway between E Palace and El Alamo • E Alameda, before El Alamo • E Alameda, before Delgado • E Alameda, near the Inn on the Alameda

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Unique wroughtiron security doors use stylized Navajo designs. Vigas, built into a coved ceiling design here, are not only structurally important, but add elements of rustic beauty.

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evokes the Territorial style, a mid-19th-century aesthetic that was introduced by army design influences. Reflecting New Mexico’s new status as a US territory, this style increasingly incorporated manufactured materials like fired-clay bricks and milled lumber. Many people simply added ornamentation to their existing Pueblo-style homes, but new projects increased building size, made possible by imported materials and construction techniques. An incredible example of Territorial-style architecture, El Zaguán (now the Historic Santa Fe Foundation), shows the evolution of a mid-18th-century farmhouse. Many remodels later, the home’s Pueblo roots appear beneath an overlay of Territorial ornamentation—wood shutters, crown molding over wood window framing, and a portal with white milled 8 x 8– foot posts. A period-perfect, pedimented lintel forms a shallow pyramid atop the framed entry door. Not far from El Zaguán, the former First Ward School flaunts a lovely brick exterior, capped with a white cupola. Now Ventana Gallery, this building demonstrates non-Native architecture that sprang up following railroad expansion into New Mexico in the late 19th century. With Western-bound trains came more AngloAmericans, manufactured materials, and East Coast influences. To balance this Americanization of the region, legendary local architect John Gaw Meem reimagined the area’s original pueblos for public buildings, churches, and private homes in the early- to mid-20th century. In 1939, the Catholic diocese commissioned his masterpiece of Pueblo Revival architecture, the Cristo Rey Parish Church at Canyon Road and Camino Cabra. Built with


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treasures Belle Brooke Contemporary jewelry made in house from 100% certified recycled metals and thoughtfully sourced gemstones. Belle is a nationally recognized and award winning jewelry designer, with work featured in over 15 galleries nationwide. She creates jewelry that is distinctively non traditional for the modern day iconoclast. Come visit our “home”, where we design and make the jewelry, as well as feature the work of several selected eco friendly and local artists. 821 Canyon Rd at The Stables, 505-780-5270 BelleBrooke.net

Scarlett’s Antique Shop & Gallery Welcome to Scarlett’s—a favorite shopping haven of locals and visitors alike. We feature a beautiful array of authentic, high quality Native American jewelry by many award-winning artists. Whether you prefer the sleek contemporary look or traditional Classic Revival style, you are sure to find your treasure from the Land of Enchantment at Scarlett’s! At-door parking available. 225 Canyon Rd, 505-473-2861 ScarlettsGallery.com (for preview)

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John Rippel The Santa Fe Sky buckle, is paired with a Teju Lizard belt strap for style & durability. After 40 years downtown John has returned to Canyon Road! Please come visit the collection at our new location. 662 Canyon Rd 505-986-9115 JohnRippel.com

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Illustrated! Masters of Graphic Novel Art City of Mud Gallery 1114 Hickox cityofmud.com April 7–June 21 Reception April 7, 5–8 pm City of Mud’s spring exhibit, curated by Jamie Chase, explores the boundaries between illustration and fine art. Participants include Bruce Jones (Creepy Magazine, Conan, Flash Gordon), Bill Sienkiewicz (The Shadow, Elektra/ Assassin), George Pratt (Batman, Wolverine), Scott Hampton (Dark Knight, American Gods), Kyle Baker (Nat Turner, Deadpool), and Andy Kuhn (Firestarter, Mars Attacks). The exhibit includes paintings, drawings, and sketchbooks. —Lisa Van Sickle Left: E. Melinda Morrison, NOLA Duo, oil, acrylic, and metal leaf on birch panel, 24 x 24"

New Work by E. Melinda Morrison Alexandra Stevens Gallery 920 Canyon alexandrastevens.com May 12–26 Reception May 12, 5:30–7 pm It’s a rare painting by E. Melinda Morrison that isn’t of people. Her paintings are not portraits; they capture people going about their lives—children playing, adults at work, or a couple sharing a private moment. Morrison is particularly fascinated by musicians, whether they be classical, rockers, or New Orleans jazz bands. Morrison’s current technique is well suited to portraying brass bands. She uses gold and silver metal leaf in her paintings, giving an authentic metallic sheen to the brass of a trumpet or the silver keys of a clarinet. The show is scheduled to coincide with the Spring Art Festival on Canyon Road.—LVS

Left: Suchitra Bhosle, Tonal Singular Elegance, oil on board, 24 x 18"

David Michael Kennedy, Wigwam Village Motel, Holbrook AZ, palladium print, 39 x 50"

Crossroads: David Michael Kennedy The Globe Gallery 727 Canyon globefineart.com Through June 2 The Globe Gallery and Edition One Gallery are collaborating to present this exhibition of David Michael Kennedy’s photographs. Kennedy is known for his portraits of New York’s actors, musicians, and artists, as well as album covers, landscapes, scenes from America’s back roads, and Native American dancers. Kennedy continues to make darkroom prints, using the platinum and palladium processes, which date back to the earliest days of photography. His photographs hang in private, corporate, university, and museum collections, including the Smithsonian Institution’s National Portrait Gallery and the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indian and Western Art.—LVS Transforming Vitality The Globe Gallery 727 Canyon globefineart.com April 21–May 10 Reception, April 21, 5–7 pm Reid Richardson is fascinated with trees: how they change with the seasons, how the shape of an individual branch reflects the form of the entire tree, and how they are connected to both earth and sky, with clouds as background. Richardson presents a show of his paintings of trees, oils with a surrealist sensibility, at The Globe Gallery.—LVS

Suchitra Bhosle, A One-Woman Show Meyer Gallery 225 Canyon Above: Reid Richardson, Transforming Vitality, oil on canvas, 40 x 30" meyergalleries.com May 26–June 1 Reception May 26, 5–7 pm Born into a family of artists in Bangalore, India, Bhosle revealed her talents early. Representing India at the age of just 9, she won a UNESCO art competition. After college, graduate school, and a brief corporate career in India, Bhosle moved to the United States in 2001 and went back to her first love: painting. Her soft, yet vibrant colors and Impressionist leanings are well suited to her choice of subject matter— mainly portraits of women. Often contemplative, her subjects exude femininity and a bit of romance. Bhosle also turns her attention to the occasional still life, streetscape, or interior.—LVS 74

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Left: PAZ, Ammolite Series #4, carved wood and acrylic paint, 30 x 20 x 3"

Bringing Fossils to Life Eye on the Mountain Gallery 614 Agua Fria eyeonthemountaingallery.com April 15–May 27 Receptions April 15 and May 27, 5–9 pm Los Angeles based–artist PAZ takes inspiration from ammolite, an opalescent gem mined along the eastern slopes of the North American Rocky Mountains. Ammolites are the fossilized remains of ammonites, an extinct shellfish with a spiral shape, deposited when the region was still an inland sea. PAZ works in many media. For this show, he has hand carved wood into shapes inspired by ammolites, sometimes superimposing human faces or figures on the Cretaceous-era forms, reaching back to forge a connection through time. He uses iridescent acrylic paints over the carvings to replicate the bright colors and intriguing patterns of the original gems.—LVS

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Translucency The Globe Gallery 727 Canyon globefineart.com May 12–June 7 Reception May 12, 5–7 pm Carlene Frances’s paintings may look simple at first glance. She works with a limited palette for each of her large abstracts, and the paintings often feature a series of repeated shapes. A closer look reveals depth and luminosity, the product of up to 30 layers of transparent oil glazes applied to the canvas. Frances aims to create a sense of serenity and stillness, “…eliminating the unnecessary so the necessary may speak.”—LVS

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Right: Ray Tracey, naja necklace, sterling silver, turquoise, and coral, 24"

Right: Nina Glaser, Rising Up, mixed media, 19 x 20"

Giving Voice to Image 5 ViVO Contemporary 725 Canyon vivocontemporary.com Through May 16 Poetry readings April 7, 5:30 pm and April 28, 5:30 pm Three former New Mexico Poets Laureate will take part in ViVO Contemporary’s fifth exhibition of Giving Voice to Image. This creative alliance draws its inspiration from ancient Roman poet Horace’s adage, “A picture is a poem without words.” Giving Voice to Image 5 endeavors to mix the beauty of words and images in a way that explores how each can intensify the power of the other.—Amanda Jackson Below: Gerald Balciar, Coat of Armor, bronze, 9 x 11 x 5"

Southwestern Chronicles Sorrel Sky Gallery 125 W Palace sorrelsky.com April 7–30 Reception April 7, 5–7 pm At first glance, the art of Jim Bagley, Gerald Balciar, and Laura Bruzzese appears unrelated. A closer look reveals that, while one works in bronze, the second is a painter, and the third a potter, there are striking similarities. Each of the three chooses imagery of the Southwest as subject matter. Laura Bruzzese, the potter, paints Southwestern scenes on her porcelain jars and vases, capturing the landscape, flora, and fauna around the surface. Gerald Balciar’s bronze animals are less realistic representations than portraits of the soul of the animal, sometimes set in a sliver of its habitat. Jim Bagley unabashedly revels in the beauty of Rocky Mountain skies, scenery, and sometimes, fish in his paintings. All three do indeed chronicle the Southwest.—LVS

Below: Susie Rubenstein, Rocking House, stoneware, 13 x 13 x 6"

A Constant State of Change Sorrel Sky Gallery 125 W Palace sorrelsky.com May 5–31 Reception May 5, 5–7:30 pm Stephen Day and Ray Tracey (Navajo) exhibit together at Sorrel Sky for the month of May. Day is a plein air painter, portraying the canyons, mountains, and tumbledown adobes of the Southwest. His work, ranging from tiny 6 x 8" oils up to 36 x 48" paintings, captures the changing light of the Rockies, and attests to his time spent painting on location. Tracey refuses to limit himself to any one style of jewelry. His creations include simple silver designs, meticulously inlaid pieces, and gold set with diamonds and other stones. While some are reminiscent of historic Navajo pieces, all have the contemporary sensibility for which Tracey is known.—LVS

Left: Angus, Bellflowers and Pears Over Fish Cloth in Red, acrylic on board, 24 x 18"

International Attraction: New Paintings by Frank Balaam and Angus Ventana Fine Art 400 Canyon ventanafineart.com May 19–31 Reception May 19, 5–7 pm In their fourth two-person show, Ventana Fine Art artists Frank Balaam and Angus present new works in their signature styles. Balaam, originally from England, creates exuberant, highly textured paintings that radiate with the energy of passion and life. Almost always portraying trees, he revels in the patterns and textures of branches and leaves. Angus, hailing from Scotland, paints still lifes and the occasional landscape full of vibrant color in a style reminiscent of the post-impressionists. His use of refraction lines makes his paintings at once recognizable and unique.—AJ

Susan Dewsnap, Martina Lantin, Susie Rubenstein Santa Fe Clay 545 Camino de la Familia santafeclay.com April 7–May 27 Reception April 7, 5–7 pm With a focus on functionality and a common thread of interest in and exploration of surface decoration and pattern, each of these three women artists brings a unique approach to her chosen medium. Susan Dewsnap uses wax resist to draw abstracted shapes directly on the slipped surface of the pot in response to the inherent gesture of the work. Her drawings range from sharp and crisp to shadowy and soft. Martina Lantin’s earthenware forms invite use. Her choices of glazes and flowing brushwork add complexity to these deceptively simple pots. Susie Rubenstein creates installations; a wall grouping of 35 plates or a series of jars on a shelf are examples of her style. Rubenstein’s imagery references the natural world and motifs of plant forms, flowers, lemons, and birds.—AJ 76

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Rebecca Haines—Animystic P R EV I E W S Pippin Contemporary 409 Canyon pippincontemporary.com May 24–June 6 Reception May 26, 5–7 pm Rebecca Haines juggled a career as a gallery manager with creating her own paintings for years. When she joined Pippin Contemporary in January of 2016, she was able to devote herself to painting full time, and the change shows in her newest work. She has always been a painter of animals, and always worked with symbolism and mysticism; her creatures are becoming more abstract and her overall style more minimal as she has the freedom of time to experiment. In times when the world seems to be careening out of control, Haines finds peace in her animal subjects. “When people lose their balance or feel unsettled, they often take solace in nature. For me, it’s animals in particular . . . there’s something very primal . . . that can ground me despite all the human absurdity.”—LVS Left: Rebecca Haines, In the Beginning, oil on panel, 18 x 18" Left: Amanda Banker, Oscar in the Garden, oil on canvas, 48 x 36"

Left: Richard Zane Smith (Wyndotte), Water Guardian, pigment on clay, 7 x 13"

24th Anniversary Sale Andrea Fisher Fine Pottery 100 W San Francisco andreafisherpottery.com April 1–30 After a stint as the buyer for the Case Trading Post at the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, Andrea Fisher was ready to open her own business. A survey of other shops in town revealed that most carried a large variety of media. Fisher decided to do something different and go deep rather than wide; she carries only pottery, new and historic, in all price ranges. She opened her eponymous gallery in April of 1993. Every year, the gallery staff chooses 100–150 pieces for an April anniversary sale. Past years’ sales have included pieces by Maria Martinez, Margaret Tafoya, and Lucy Lewis. While the list of pots on sale won’t be complete by press time, there are certain to be vessels available by the matriarchs of Pueblo pottery, as well as some by younger artists. The sale begins online at 5 pm March 31, and in the gallery at 10 am April 1.—LVS

Adopt a Shelter Pet, Adopt Some Art Canyon Road Contemporary 403 Canyon canyoncontemporary.com April 29, 11 am –3 pm In honor of National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day, Canyon Road Contemporary will host a pet adoption day and an art benefit for the Santa Fe Animal Shelter. Fran Nicholson’s bronzes, Kari Rives’s clay sculptures, and Amanda Banker’s allegorical oil paintings—all animal-themed—will be in the spotlight. The first event of its kind on Canyon Road, the gallery will donate a portion of sales and commissions to the shelter. Refreshments for humans will be provided by local pub Loyal Hound [of course!], and Tulliver’s will keep the potential adoptees fed.—LVS

In the Garden & Beyond the Sky Right: Ivan Barnett, garden Patina Gallery sculpture, oxidized steel and 131 W Palace found objects, 23 x 24 x 1" patina-gallery.com May 12–June 11 Reception May 12, 5–7 pm For the first time in four years, Patina Gallery will present a solo show of work by Ivan Barnett, creative director and co-owner (with his wife, Allison) of the gallery. Barnett will show garden sculptures made from thin, oxidized steel and occasional found objects, painted with primary colors. Barnett began creating garden sculptures in 1976 while living in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, an area rich with folk art. The sculptures combine silhouettes of figures, animals, and plants with texture, color, and pattern, creating multiple levels of layer and meaning.—LVS april/may 2017

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The Birds Are Back! Barbara Meikle Fine Art 236 Delgado meiklefineart.com April 22, 11 am –2 pm The New Mexico Wildlife Center will once again bring owls, other raptors, and perhaps even a bald eagle to the gallery. Barbara Meikle paints these subjects from life, while spectators can have their pictures taken with the birds, visit with their handlers, and make donations to support the Wildlife Center’s important work in conservation and rehabilitation of these magnificent creatures.—LVS

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Right: Barbara Meikle, Who’s Taking a Peek?, oil on canvas, 18 x 24"

Annual Artists’ Anniversary Reception Longworth Gallery 530 Canyon Road thelongworthgallery.com Reception May 26, 5–8 pm Owner Lisa Rodgers kicks off the summer season with a reception for her entire stable of artists. The gallery represents oil painters, watercolorists, sculptors of bronze and glass, and even a man who makes kaleidoscopes. Most is in the style of metaphorical realism, and includes works by Vladimir Kush, Michael Parkes, and Rahileh Rokhsari. The reception features an open wine bar, live music, and hors d’oeuvres, providing a late spring evening devoted to meeting the gallery’s artists.—LVS Above: Charles Frizzell, The Healer, casein and colored pencil on board, 15 x 20"

Getting Lost in Color Barbara Meikle Fine Art 236 Delgado meiklefineart.com May 26–June 25 Reception May 26, 5–7 pm Barbara Meikle presents her 11th annual one-woman show at her Delgado gallery, showing a collection of new work. Best known for her animal paintings, Meikle also lends her bright palette and loose style to the landscape of her native New Mexico. She works in bronze as well as oil paint, so expect some sculptures, too.—LVS Above: Barbara Meikle, A Lingering Light, oil on canvas, 36 x 60"

Nadine Levin Above: Nadine Levin, Car Dam, digital infrared photo printed McLarry Fine Art on metal, 24 x 16" 225 Canyon mclarryfineart.com April 7–21 Reception April 7, 5–7 pm Guest artist Nadine Levin will present a show of her infrared photos at McLarry Fine Art. Mainly landscapes, the infrared process Levin uses distorts color and often increases contrast. The resulting photographs, taken with special cameras, retain their compositional structure but ask the eye to perceive the images anew, giving her work a contemporary edge. The weekend-only show will include both black-and-white and color images shot with the infrared process.—LVS

Paul Van Ginkel McLarry Fine Art 225 Canyon mclarryfineart.com May 5–26 Reception May 5, 5–7 pm Born and raised in Canada, Paul Van Ginkel makes his home in Calgary, Alberta. His paintings usually reflect his Western heritage: horses, cowboys, Indigenous people, and mountain men are among his usual subjects. Van Ginkel won the 2013 Calgary Stampede Legacy Award after years of winning other awards at the Stampede, including having one of his paintings used as the image for the 2006 Calgary Stampede poster. Van Ginkel’s realistic yet painterly images run the gamut from a single quiet horse drinking or Above: Paul Van Ginkel, Aquatic Equine, oil on canvas, 36 x 80" grazing to all the drama and motion of a stampede. McLarry Fine Art is currently the sole United States representative for Van Ginkel’s work.—LVS 78

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Jemez Historic Site includes the ruins of the San José de los Jemez church, built in 1621. The mission did not last long, and the area was abandoned for the current Jemez Pueblo’s location.

a drive along Highway 4 The area around Jemez Springs offers spectacular scenery. Situated along Highway 4, you can get there through Los Alamos. West Jemez Road—also Highway 501—intersects with 4. Turn right, and you’re on the way. Up a series of switchbacks and past the majestic Valles Caldera National Preserve, Battleship Rock comes into view. Battleship Rock: Resembling a battleship’s forceful prow, this rock—26 miles from the intersection of highways 501 and 4—marks where the east fork of the Jemez River merges with San Antonio Creek. Formed from the last eruptions of the Jemez volcanoes, this rock is perfect for family picnics and hiking in the National Forest. Jemez River, East Fork Trail (Forest Trail 137): Starting at the Battleship Rock Trailhead, this trail winds ten miles to the Las Conchas Trailhead with two trailheads—Jemez Falls and East Fork—in between. From Battleship Rock to Jemez Falls, hiking can be difficult, but with McCauley’s Warm Spring to stop and soak tired feet just past Jemez Falls, it’s worth it. From the falls it’s another mile to the East Fork Trailhead. This segment of trail is easier, although still uphill. From the East Fork Trailhead to the Las Conchas Trailhead, hiking becomes easier in rolling terrain. Jemez Historic Site: Five miles south of the Battleship Rock trailhead, history buffs will find the ruins of a 14th-century village, Giusewa, and a 17th-century Spanish mission, paired with an informative visitors center and self-guided interpretive trail. Gilman Tunnels: Nine miles south of the Jemez historic ruins, a brief—about two miles—sidetrack north on the 485 reveals two tunnels overlooking the Guadalupe River and a stunning red rock gorge. Carved with dynamite and pick axes, the tunnels were originally for trains. Jemez Red Rocks: Ten miles south of the Jemez ruins on Highway 4, the Walatowa Visitor Center boasts a backdrop of red rocks. On some weekends during the summer, residents of Jemez Pueblo sell oven bread, fry bread, and other specialty items, along with arts and crafts, at roadside stands. —Stephanie Love

The Gilman tunnels were built in the 1920s to bring timber out of the area by rail. Later, the tracks were removed and a road was built.

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Casa de las Nubes, or House of the Clouds, was completed in 1979 for the landscape painter Eric Sloane. The approximately 8,800-square-foot triple-adobe Pueblo Revival main residence was designed and built with input from William Lumpkins, a close friend of Sloane’s; architect Philippe Register engineered a later remodel. The main home features three bedrooms, three full baths, and three half baths. The master bedroom, adorned with a fireplace, accesses a northfacing patio, while the spa-like master bath includes dual walk-in dressing rooms and a whirlpool tub. The east side of the residence houses two private guest suites, each with access to the rose garden. The kitchen is a chef’s delight, with a large center island, dual dishwashers, two sinks, double ovens, custom cabinetry, a dining area, and a charming kiva fireplace hand-painted by Sloane. On the lower level, a two-room fitness center comes with all the extras. A two-story, 1,900-squarefoot three-bedroom guesthouse, a detached office, Sloane’s painting studio, root cellar, and numerous other extras complement this exceptional 18-acre La Tierra property.

Casa Escultura—House of Sculpture—stands high on a hill in the sought-after Estancia Primera community. The property encompasses almost an acre and a half, with a residence including four bedrooms, two full baths, and one partial bath spread over 3,700 square feet. The home has separated living quarters; the master suite at one end includes a walk-in closet, a kiva fireplace, an office, and a private patio. At the other end sit three nicely sized guest rooms. The airy gourmet kitchen is appointed with granite countertops, a large center island, a breakfast alcove, and lots of natural light. It opens into a larger dining area, and then the living room. The living area features wood beams, track lighting, and a large woodburning fireplace. Throughout the home, wood detailing, tiled bathrooms, and Saltillo tile flooring add a harmonious element. Outdoors, the surrounding patios offer views for miles, with a place to sit and enjoy the kiva fireplace, a welcoming water feature, and a magnificent sculpture by Doug Coffin. Estancia Primera’s clubhouse offers a swimming pool and access to tennis and racquetball courts.

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List price: $1 million Contact: Efrain Aguirre-Prieto, 505-470-6909, Santa Fe Properties, mysantaferealestate.com

7150 Old Santa Fe Trail Own a 2.5-acre gated estate on the historic Santa Fe Trail. An original 1953 Pueblo-style home has been fully remodeled and renovated to capitalize on the outside views and provide spacious new living areas. This 5,080-squarefoot home is double-frame construction and incorporates four bedrooms, three and a half bathrooms, and fantastic special touches including hand-troweled plaster walls; travertine, wood, and wool-carpeted flooring; multiple kiva fireplaces; and radiant and forced air heating and air conditioning. The upstairs master suite features stunning views, a private balcony, a large gas fireplace, and a bathroom with a clawfoot tub and large shower. The showplace kitchen has granite countertops, all stainless appliances, and a breakfast area with French doors leading to the western portal and courtyard. A one-bedroom, one-bathroom casita is a generous 995 square feet, with a kiva fireplace, full kitchen, and sliding glass doors that open to a private portal. A three-car garage, security system, and private well round out this beautiful property. List price: $1.399 million Contact: Deborah Bodelson, 505-660-4442, or Cary Spier, 505-690-2856, Team Bodelson and Spier, santafehomesnm.com


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new taste sensation Santa Feans certainly love our chiles, but we treasure our myriad, thriving ethnic restaurants as well. There’s Thai, Vietnamese, African, Japanese, numerous French, countless Italian, and now a Persian eatery that introduces foodies to the flavors of a different part of the Middle East. Milad Persian Bistro, which opened last November in a Canyon Road space that has hosted many a café and art gallery, offers dishes that may be new to some diners but are immediately alluring. The menu is composed of small plates, perfect for sharing, and a half-dozen kebabs that combine ingredients we already love from that part of the world: feta, saffron, walnuts, eggplant, chickpeas, honey, dates, yogurt, garlic, pomegranate and much more—and it gives them a unique and delicious spin. The falafels are made of grated beets; medjool dates are stuffed with feta, then grilled and drizzled with honey. The fesenjun flatbread is served as a tortilla-like vehicle for wrapping and spreading all the yummy-ness on offer. Beer and an eclectic wine list, as well as bracing Turkish coffee, round out the menu (for dessert, don’t miss the walnut baklava). Celebrate Santa Fe’s culinary diversity with this delightful addition to our multicultural food scene.—John Vollertsen Milad Persian Bistro, 802 Canyon, miladbistro.com

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Cafe Sonder le t ’s do lunch ONE OF MY NEW YEAR’S resolutions back in January was to work less and finally catch up with all those friends I’ve been promising to lunch with—for 10 years! So I was delighted to discover Cafe Sonder, which opened late last fall and completely fills my list of requirements for what constitutes the perfect lunch eatery. Owned and operated by the Razatos Family of Plaza Cafe fame, and with owner Daniel Razatos’s son Nick at the stoves, the team’s combined years of experience have paid off in this new venture. I like when a dining room can accommodate large numbers of diners. Cafe Sonder seats over 200—check. Daytime parking can be an issue downtown, so ample free parking here is a boon—check. A large and varied menu that’s also pocket-friendly is another perk. Check! I am happy to report that after two visits to Cafe Sonder, it has already become my new favorite lunching joint; the menu is tasty enough to warrant a visit for dinner soon, too. As I head over to Cafe Sonder for my second lunch I happen to run into a good buddy of mine, who is himself a local chef, and I invite him to join me. It is one of those great impromptu meetings, a perk of living in a small town. The sunny main dining room is the perfect setting for a cold, wintry day. The remodel, which spruced up the former Zia Diner location, is a stylish one; a fresh paint job shows off the vaulted ceiling. Everything stainless steel in the open kitchen has been given

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Available for both lunch and dinner, the penne pasta with winter vegetables features thin strips of butternut squash, Brussels sprout leaves, and piñon nuts.

Left: Chef Nick Razatos is to the kitchen born: his grandfather owned the Plaza Cafe in downtown Santa Fe, and it is still in the family's hands. Cafe Sonder is owned by Nick’s father, Daniel.


a polish, and the new wood tile floors glisten. There is a shaded patio as well, perfect for when spring arrives. The large bar at the back will be abuzz, I am sure, once the liquor license arrives. A full breakfast menu, complete with house-made pastries, is available daily from 8–11 am. Although the tables are uncovered, real cloth napkins are a nice touch. Service is swift, but not rushed; another prerequisite for anyone who needs to get back to work. Seated in a comfy booth, we’re both peckish, so we order two small plates to nibble on while we peruse the menu. There’s a trio of Mediterranean dips that includes herbed hummus, smoked beet spread, and spiced yogurt— with crusty pita for schmearing. A toasted crostini topped with creamy gorgonzola, orange and grapefruit segments, and shaved pancetta makes for great noshing and would be terrific were we having a cocktail or wine. The play of salty cheese and meat with the tart citrus on the crostini makes it really pop—delish! Although the menu is certainly considered continental, there are some nice Greek touches that echo the Razatos family heritage. Next, we order a bowl of plump mussels, which are served in a velvety New Mexican red chile sauce that seems to have been lusciously enriched with a hunk of butter. We require more bread to sop up the crimson goodness. Burgers that pass our table look tempting, as does a beet salad, gussied up with chevre, shaved fennel, quinoa, and arugula—for next time. For mains, we settle on an intriguing-sounding rabbit confit, along with a winter veggie penne pasta; both fit the bill given the temperature outside. The confit turns out to be a lighter play on cassoulet, with tender moist shredded rabbit tossed among white beans, roasted garlic, and herbs. Our pasta boasts thin shards of roasted butternut squash, Brussels sprout leaves, toasted pine nuts, and a quick toss of olive oil and Parmesan—simple and perfect for lunchtime appetites (vegetarians will love it, too). There is a nice mix of sandwiches available, including a Portobello panini with roasted red peppers and hummus, and a salmon sandwich topped with pickled mustard, apples, and chipotle (I’m so going back for that!). A fisherman’s stew on the menu warrants a dinnertime visit, as does a pork enchilada with cotija and Christmas chile sauces. The menu we sample is, of course, a cold-weather one, but I am confident that young Chef Razatos, who is classically trained, will continue his creativity this spring. Bursting at the seams, we share a tasty take on tres leches cake that stacks two rounds of the three milk– soaked sponge with fresh strawberries—I thought we were full, but we finish it! Fans of the Zia Diner who mourned the loss of the longtime everyday breakfast-lunch-dinner eatery, take heart. Cafe Sonder aptly fills the vacant niche. Now if only I can figure out a way to work less. And if I do . . . you buying?—JV Cafe Sonder, 326 S Guadalupe, 505-982-9170, cafesonder.com

Almejas Nuevo Mexicanas, mussels in smooth red chile, are on the appetizer menu.

Above: Salmon sits on a bed of polenta accompanied by leeks, Brussels sprouts, and harissa.

Right: Herbed hummus, spiced yogurt, and smoked beet dips, accompanied by pita and olives, get lunch off to a good start.

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Amaya Restaurant

1501 Paseo de Peralta, 505-955-7805 hotelsantafe.com/amaya Amaya at Hotel Santa Fe. Mixing classic technique, contemporary flair, and fresh seasonal ingredients, Chef Walter Dominguez creates innovative dishes sure to please any palate. Amaya highlights local pueblo and Northern New Mexican influences, as well as regional foods from around the U.S. Enjoy our newly renovated open air dining room, with lovely garden views.

Anasazi Restaurant, Bar & Lounge

113 Washington, 505-988-3236 rosewoodhotels.com Inspired by Santa Fe’s rich cultural and culinary history, Executive Chef, Edgar Beas fuses old world techniques with modern, innovative recipes and artful plating. The dishes embrace the Inn’s Southwestern and native heritage and change often to reflect the freshest, most seasonal ingredients. The Anasazi Restaurant celebrates the creative spirit of Santa Fe with a chic, sophisticated design that compliments the restaurant’s legendary architecture. Tequila Table featuring specialty tequilas, Social Hour Sunday through Thursday and live entertainment Saturday evenings. Patio open seasonally. Private dining available.

Cafe Sonder

326 South Guadalupe cafesonder.com Located in the Railyard, we pride ourselves in submitting to you a menu wherein food is prepared simply, letting local ingredients speak for themselves. Steps from the year round Farmers Market, we strive to establish relationships with local ranchers, farmers, and foragers. We are committed to crafting a menu of locally driven contemporary American cuisine.

Bambini’s 905 S St Francis, 505-699-2243 bambinissantafe.com The true taste of Philadelphia comes to Santa Fe at Bambini’s, conveniently located in front of Ski Tech close to St Francis and Cerrillos. Our cheese steaks and hoagies are 100% authentic and our bread is straight from Philly. Our passion for healthy and carefully crafted food is in each our delicious sandwiches which includes various meats and vegetarian options. All of our ingredients are carefully selected to achieve the greatest

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I always say that a chef is only as good as his last meal. With over 200 restaurants in Santa Fe, competition among the best is stiff. The exciting, but tricky, part about covering our ever-changing food scene is the occasional hop-scotching of chefs— not to mention the opening and closing of restaurants—that keeps me on my toes! It’s a fickle business, and often if an eatery doesn’t take off as quickly as the owners and investors would like, the chef is the first one to get the boot. Or sometimes, after a dining establishment opens, there’s a shift in the culinary direction as they find their new niche. It’s all a part of what I think makes our hospitality industry so vital and successful; there’s a real effort to please the consumer and make it more than just “good.” I am always delighted when visitors to town tell me they make their dining plans based on reviews they have read in these very pages. My 97-year-old father has always kidded me that I’ve never met a meal I didn’t like. That is somewhat true, but I always make sure that a place we include in our dining section is ready to recommend to our foodie readers. I hope you’ll agree with my appraisals—at least partially—and realize that inconsistency in restaurants is the bane of reviewers and food writers worldwide. Spring heralds new places to check out, new dishes to savor, and new chefs to discern. What new way will we be eating our cherished chiles? How else can we enjoy pork belly or kale or cauliflower? What food and drink trends will we be following this summer? It all makes for an exciting, vibrant culinary scene and one that I am thrilled to be a part of. And Dad might just be right; I never meet a meal I don’t like, especially if it’s in the City Deliciously Different—JV

possible quality, while staying true to the food traditions of Philadelphia. Furthermore, we are all HEALTHY people and take great pride in serving our patrons high quality, healthy foods. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you!! Cowgirl BBQ 319 S Guadalupe, 505-982-2565 cowgirlsantafe.com Since 1993, the Cowgirl has been serving up great BBQ and exuberant nightlife. A favorite with both visitors and locals, we feature


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Inn and Spa at Loretto, 211 Old Santa Fe Trail 800-727-5531, 505-984-7915 innatloretto.com Wine Spectator award recipient Luminaria Restaurant​​ and Patio continues to be a popular spot for locals and​​ tourists alike. Enjoy foods from our​​Executive Chef​​Anthony Smith. Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and​​weekend brunch. $29 early menu includes glass of house wine.​​ Available 5 to 6:30 pm only.

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mesquite-smoked BBQ meats, great steaks, and delicious vegetarian options along with a wide array of regional American dishes, ranging from New Mexican specialties to TexMex, Cajun-Creole, and Caribbean. Nightly entertainment features Americana, blues, and touring bands, adding up to the best small club for music on this side of Austin. Check out our new taproom for the best craft beer selection in town! Best Patio in SF! Open seven days a week: 11 am–11 pm during the week and to midnight on the weekends. Bar open until 1 am Friday and Saturday. The Compound Restaurant 653 Canyon, 505-982-4353 compoundrestaurant.com Selected as one of the nation’s finest restaurants and highly regarded for its award-winning seasonal American cuisine, The Compound Restaurant has been a Santa Fe institution since the 1960s. Chef Mark Kiffin, James Beard Award–winning “Best Chef of the Southwest 2005,” has revived this elegant Santa Fe landmark restaurant with a sophisticated menu, an

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54 Lincoln Ave, 505-982-1664 santafeplazacafe.com The famous Plaza Café, on the historic Santa Fe Plaza, has been serving locals and visitors alike for over 110 years! We are Santa Fe’s oldest restaurant and serve authentic New Mexican cuisines and flavors that span the globe for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We are the home of fine food and the friendliest folks in town! Open daily from 7 am to 9 pm, we hope you come visit us for a bite to eat!

award-winning wine list, and incomparable private dining and special events. Beautiful outdoor patios and private dining available for up to 250 guests. Lunch is served noon–2 pm Monday through Saturday; dinner is served nightly from 6 pm ; bar opens 5 pm . Reservations are recommended. El Mesón 213 Washington, 505-983-6756 elmeson-santafe.com A native of Madrid, Spain, chef/owner David Huertas has been delighting customers since 1997 with classic recipes and specialties of his homeland. The paella is classic and legendary—served straight from the flame to your table in black iron pans; the saffroninfused rice is perfectly cooked and heaped with chicken, chorizo, seafood, and more. The house-made sangria is from a generations-old recipe with a splash of brandy. The ¡Chispa! tapas bar offers a fine array of tapas. Full bar includes a distinguished Spanish wine list and special sherries and liqueurs imported from a country full of passion and tradition. Musical entertainment and dancing. Dinner is served Tuesday–Saturday 5–11 pm.

Gabriel’s Restaurant 4 Banana Ln, 505-455-7000 gabrielsofsantafe.com Located five minutes north of the Opera on US 285, savor the cuisine of the Southwest and Old Mexico at the eatery Zagat labels “one of America’s top restaurants, a true Mexican classic, rated excellent in all categories.” Enjoy the spacious outdoor patio with spectacular mountain views. Inside, thick adobe walls and kiva fireplaces create a cozy romantic atmosphere. Featuring guacamole made at your table, renowned margaritas, handmade corn tortillas and seasonal dinner specials. Reservations recommended. New weekend brunch. Open daily 11:30–9:30 pm. La Casa Sena 125 E Palace, 505-988-9232, lacasasena.com La Casa Sena is located in downtown Santa Fe in the historic Sena Plaza. We feature New American West cuisine, an award-winning wine list, and a spectacular patio. We are committed to using fresh, local, and seasonal ingredients whenever possible. La Casa Sena has been one of Santa Fe’s most popular restaurants for more than 30 years. Our bar, La Cantina, is open for lunch and dinner. Let La Cantina’s singing waitstaff entertain you nightly with the best of Broadway, jazz, and much more. Open daily 11 am until close. Our popular wine shop adjacent to the restaurant features a large selection of fine wines and is open Monday– Saturday 11 am–6 pm, Sunday noon–5 pm. Maria’s New Mexican Kitchen 555 W Cordova, 505-983-7929 marias-santafe.com Maria’s now uses only 100-percent agave tequila in every one of the more than 200 handpoured, hand-shaken margaritas served—no wonder Maria’s has been chosen “Santa Fe’s Best Margarita” for the 16th consecutive year. Maria’s uses no sugar or mixes—totally pure and natural. A Santa Fe tradition since 1950, Maria’s specializes in authentic, home-style, Northern New Mexico cuisine, plus steaks, burgers, and fajitas. You can watch your flour tortillas being rolled out and cooked by hand. Open Monday– Sunday from 11 am until close. Reservations are strongly suggested. The Ranch House 2571 Cristo’s Road, 505-424-8900 theranchhousesantafe.com The mouthwatering aroma of smoky barbecue greets you at the door of The Ranch House, a southside restaurant with the feel of a historic


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n o rt h e r n n e w m e x ic o ’ s fi n e st di n i n g e x p e ri e n c e s Santa Fe hacienda—warm and inviting, sprawling yet cozy. Enjoy indoor or outdoor dining, and pair a signature cocktail, like the smoked pineapple margarita or BBQ Bloody Mary, with Ranch House favorites like the brown butter salmon and of course our famous baby back ribs and barbecue. Also open for lunch, with daily specials, The Ranch House is proud to serve premium natural hormone/antibiotic-free Angus steaks sourced from Meyer Ranch in Montana, and we offer gluten-free and vegetarian options. Save room for one of our delicious, house-made desserts! Open Monday–Thursday 11 am–9 pm, Friday and Saturday 11 am–10 pm, Sunday 11 am–9 pm; happy hour 4–6 pm. Rancho de Chimayó 300 Juan Medina Rd. in Chimayó on the scenic “High Road to Taos” 505-984-2100, ranchodechimayo.com Winner of the 2016 James Beard Foundation America’s Classics Award! Rancho de Chimayó Celebrating more than 50 Years! A New Mexico treasure and “A Timeless Tradition,” Rancho de Chimayó is woven into the tapestry of the historic Chimayó Valley. Since 1965, serving world-class, authentic New Mexican cuisine from recipes passed down for generations, Rancho de Chimayó is like coming home. Try our Carne Adovada - a Rancho specialty. Open daily from 11:30 am to 9 pm (May-Oct), Tues-Sun 11:30 am to 8:30 pm (Nov-Apr), closed Mon. Breakfast served weekends. Shop our online store. Santacafé 231 Washington, 505-984-1788 santacafe.com Centrally located in Santa Fe’s distinguished Downtown district, this charming Southwestern bistro, situated in the historic Padre Gallegos House, offers our guests the classic Santa Fe backdrop. Step into the pristine experience Santacafé has been consistently providing for more than 25 years. New American cuisine is tweaked in a Southwestern context, and the food is simply and elegantly presented. Frequented by the famous and infamous, the Santacafé patio offers some of the best people watching in town! During high season, our courtyard, protected by a sun canopy, becomes one of the most coveted locales in Santa Fe. Open daily for lunch and dinner. For specials, photos, video walk-through, and menus, please visit our Facebook page: Santacafé Restaurant Bar. Open all holidays. We are now on Open Table!

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April Through April 15 Kids FreeFest Discounts on lodging, meals, and activities for children and teens. Most events and offers available through April 15, see website for details, santafe.org/spring_break. April 8 Aspen Santa Fe Ballet ASFB performs a a new piece and some old favorites. $25–$94, 7:30 pm, Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W San Francisco, ticketssantafe.org. April 12 Taj Express Performance Santa Fe brings Bollywood splendor to Santa Fe. $27–$100, 7:30 pm, Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W San Francisco, ticketssantafe.org. April 13–15 Baroque Holy Week The Santa Fe Pro Musica Baroque Ensemble and soprano Kathryn Mueller collaborate on Handel, Vivaldi, and Bach for Holy Week. $20–$75, 7:30 pm April 13–14, 6 pm April 15, Loretto Chapel, 207 Old Santa Fe Trl, santafepromusica.com. April 16 Easter Dances at the Pueblos Most Pueblos hold dances. Contact individual Pueblos for more information and rules for visitors. Photography is usually not allowed. indianpueblo.org. April 17–22 Taos Writing Retreat A week of mentoring, reflection, and writing with Laura Fraser. Designed for up to 12 participants working on nonfiction. $1,750–$1,900, April 17–22, The Mabel Dodge Luhan House, 240 Morada Ln, Taos, laurafraser.com.

multimedia—to transform the campus. Free, 8:45– 10:45 pm, Santa Fe University of Art and Design, 1600 St. Michael’s, santafeuniversity.edu. April 29 Santa Fe Japanese Cultural Festival The annual festival introduces Santa Fe to aspects of Japanese culture including food, tea, and performing and visual arts. $5, 10 am–5 pm, Santa Fe Community Convention Center, 201 W Marcy, santafejin.org.

May May 1 San Felipe Pueblo Feast Day Large corn dance. Contact the office to make sure the date has not changed, and that the dances are open to the public. San Felipe Pueblo, off I-25, 38 miles south of Santa Fe, 505-867-3381. May 3 Santa Cruz Feast Day Taos Pueblo celebrates with corn dances, blessings of the fields, and foot races. Contact the office to make sure the date has not changed, and that the dances are open to the public. Taos Pueblo, 120 Veterans’ Hwy, Taos, 575-758-1028, taospueblo.com May 5 Mirror, Mirror: Portraits of Frida Kahlo Exhibit of over 50 photos of the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. Through October 2017. Free with museum admission, Museum of Spanish Colonial Arts, 750 Camino Lejo, spanishcolonial.org. May 12–13 Canyon Road Spring Art Festival Galleries along Canyon Road hold Friday evening openings and receptions, followed by Saturday exhibits, demonstrations, and receptions. Free, 10 am–7 pm, Canyon Road, visitcanyonroad.com.

April 21–23 Vintage Market Days Indoor/outdoor market featuring art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, furnishings, etc. $10 Friday, $5 Saturday and Sunday. 10 am–5 pm Friday and Saturday, 10 am–4 pm Sunday, HIPICO Santa Fe, 100 Polo Dr, vintagemarketdays.com.

May 14 Voices of Counterculture in the Southwest An exhibit exploring the influx of young people to the Southwest in the 1960s and 1970s, and the communes, protests, environmentalism, and Native American rights activist groups that came with them. Through February 2018. Free with museum admission, New Mexico History Museum, 113 Lincoln, nmhistorymuseum.org.

April 23 NM Women in Film Fest Films by the organization's members and film students from New Mexico's colleges and universities. $15, 5–9 pm, Santa Fe University of Art and Design, 1600 St. Michael’s, nmwif.com.

May 18–21 Outside Bike & Brew The weekend includes rides, an expo, concerts, food trucks, a beer garden, films, and bikes. See website for times and prices of individual events, Railyard Park, 1607 Paseo de Peralta, outsidesantafe.com.

April 28 Outdoor Vision Fest Students at Santa Fe University of Art and Design use projected light—animation, full-motion video, video mapping, motion graphics, and interactive

May 20–21 Eldorado Studio Tour The tour shows artists in their natural habitats—their studios—with work to show and sell. Free, 10 am–5 pm, various locations, eldoradoarts.org.

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May 21 Santa Fe Century Ever wonder where Stanley is? How Heartbreak Hill got its name? Take a 100-mile bike ride and find out. Shorter routes are available. $25–$55, 7 am, starts and ends at Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center, 455 St. Michael’s, santafecentury.com. May 26–28 Native Treasures Museum of Indian Arts and Culture presents over 200 Native artists displaying and selling their work. Pre-show celebration and benefit Friday, 5:30–7:30 pm, $125; Saturday, $10–$25, 9 am–5 pm; Sunday free, 10 am–5 pm; Santa Fe Community Convention Center, 201 W Marcy, nativetreasures.org. May 27 Lines of Thought: Drawing From Michelangelo to Now This exhibition reveals how artists through the ages have used drawing as a way to record thoughts and try out ideas. Through September 17, 2017. Free with museum admission, New Mexico Museum of Art, 107 W Palace, nmartmuseum.org. May 27–29 Northern New Mexico Fine Arts and Crafts Guild The guild holds its first of its three annual summer arts and crafts shows in Cathedral Park. Paintings, pottery, woodcarvings, and art glass will be among the media on display. Free, 10 am–5 pm, Cathedral Park, 213 Cathedral Pl, artsandcraftsguild.org. May 27–29 Jemez Red Rocks Arts and Crafts Show and Pow-Wow Food booths, Native artists selling their work, and dance groups at Jemez Pueblo to honor veterans who lost their lives in armed conflicts. Free, 9 am–5 pm, Jemez Pueblo, jemezartsandcrafts.com.

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