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From the time of the ancient Anasazi, the Santa Fe area has been a trading center. The Santa Fe Trail is synonymous with the romance of the old west, and from the time of New Mexico statehood in 1912, Santa Fe has been a multicultural art center and shoppers’ paradise.

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Every day, spring feels more and more present and alive. The trees along Alameda are blooming, lilacs are blooming (at least in my neighbor’s yard), and we’re all hoping our fruit trees will make it through April without a hard freeze. This is a time of renewal. From April 16 through April 19, Synergia Ranch is offering its Inner Fire Retreat for undervalued artists, creative professionals who are tired of only serving others, and closet creatives who are ready to shine. I love the idea of this retreat, as almost all of us fall into one of those categories. Whether you attend the retreat or not, this is indeed the season for reflection, renewal, and new starts. The creative energy in Santa Fe has certainly been newly invigorated, as the city has a busy weekend of opportunities for creative stimulation. There’s a full slate of music offerings and gallery openings, not to mention the fun farmers market and various lectures. Plus, the exceptional musicians John Rangel and Barbara Bentree are bringing their big-time talents to Pranzo’s on April 18. Just about anything you’re looking to do this weekend you’ll find in our calendar. So enjoy, renew, and celebrate spring.

Bruce Adams


REI manager, avid mountain biker, and aspiring adventure dog photographer Bob Ward hits the local trails with his faithful companions Tula and Poki. For more photos of goings-on around town, check out Seen Around on page 18.

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Earth Day Celebration



learn practices for sustainable living

by Wh it n e y Sp i ve y

In September 1969, Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson developed the idea of Earth Day, a nationwide, grassroots demonstration that would take place in April of the following year. “It took off like gangbusters,” Nelson once said. “The American people finally had a forum to express concern about what was happening to the land, rivers, lakes, and air—and they did so with spectacular exuberance.” In a CBS News Special Report, Walter Cronkite offered a slightly more sobering reflection on Earth Day 1970: “Someday . . . the world will be a better place, if it listens and acts,” he stated. “But in the meantime, perhaps for a generation or more, it will be frighteningly costly to each of us to clean up the mess each of us has made. But the cost of not doing so is more frightening. What is at stake . . . is survival.” Forty-five years later, Cronkite’s words still ring true—even in a city such as Santa Fe, which provides weekly curbside and drop-off recycling. The reality is that we can always do more. In order to inspire Santa Feans to act sustainably, the city, in conjunction with Keep Santa Fe Beautiful, will host its annual Earth Day Celebration at the Genoveva Chavez Community Center on April 18. “This small event is our way of building awareness, teaching the importance of recycling, and demonstrating alternative ways of living that don’t destroy our precious and limited natural resources,” says organizer and city recreation manager Lisa Gulotta, noting that the event will be held outside, weather permitting. “We should live our lives as stewards of this extraordinary planet.” Visitors can explore a Sustainable Business Expo, where local green business will share ideas and information, and they can

Guests can leave the Chavez Center’s Earth Day Celebration with a free tree sapling to plant at home.

attend an Environmental Education Conference hosted by Green Our Schools. “Expect to learn where to recycle almost anything in Santa Fe,” Gulotta says. “If you live in the city limits and haven’t started recycling, we have bins for you to take home and start filling.” Yoga, slacklining, archery, and dancing events will be held throughout the day (check online for a complete schedule). “We’ll also have a huge solar oven in which we’ll be making cookies and other delights,” Gulotta adds. “And since we’re outside, why not dance and play under the sun?” Earth Day Celebration, April 18, 9:30 am–4:30 pm, free, Genoveva Chavez Community Center, 3221 Rodeo, April 16, 2015 NOW 1

Welcome to Santa Fe! As a creative, cultural hub, Santa Fe offers an abundance of the world’s best art, attractions, and entertainment opportunities. Santa Fean NOW is an excellent source of information for all that’s happening around town. Whether you’re a local or a tourist visiting for the first time or the 100th, NOW ’s complete listings of everything from gallery openings to live music events will help you make the most of the city. We look forward to seeing you around the City Different. Should you need any extra tips, please stop by our information centers at the Santa Fe Railyard or off the Plaza at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center. Wishing you a wonderful time,

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Javier M. Gonzales City of Santa Fe, Mayor Randy Randall TOURISM Santa Fe, Director

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On the cover: The Takács Quartet performs works by Haydn, Beethoven, and Carter Pann on April 16. For details, see page 14. Photo by Ellen Appel.

Universal Pictures

Death’s realness casts a pall over even our most innocent delights. Don’t deny that the Fast and Furious movies are beloved. The film series brought together a beautiful multiracial troupe of actors and molded them into an all-star team—an outlaw gang of talented car-nut grifters whose chemistry has always clicked. They’re led by Vin Diesel as Dominic Toretto, hulking alpha; and Paul Walker as Brian O’Conner, who went undercover in the first film (2001) to infiltrate Toretto’s gang but was seduced by life with fast cars and blockbuster heists. Walker died in a fiery car accident during a break from shooting Furious 7. The studio finished the film with body doubles and digital effects. Walker’s easy athleticism and likability will be missed in future installments, but if there hadn’t been a tribute at the end of Furious 7, you’d never have known what had happened. The movie delivers what we’ve come to expect: huge action scenes where these great characters do crazy things and almost die. The hairpin turns, weaponry, slo-mo, one-liners, silly bad guys . . . if you can be entertained by ridiculous movies, there’s really nothing better than this series. It’s as if the characters know they’re in a movie: they jump without looking, smiling as they defy physics. But for the first time since Fast Five (the pinnacle, though Fast & Furious 6 is the team in its prime), I didn’t walk out of the theater nodding over how much fun I’d just had. I walked out sad. Toretto and O’Conner have been calling each other “family” constantly over the course of this series, and it’s always been campy, a bit of a joke. Yet I guess I unwittingly bought in, because as I watched O’Conner run and jump and fight I was afraid for him for the first time. I desperately didn’t want him to die because I knew he really was dead. This movie is great, but, given Walker’s death, is it fun? Vin Diesel street fights Jason Statham while racecars battle a predator drone in downtown Los Angeles, so yes.—Phil Parker Paul Walker (left) and Vin Diesel star in Furious 7.


fun party on a sad day



Comfort Food Classic

Loaded with cheese and carbs and cooked to perfection, New Mexican food is often synonymous with comfort food— which is why, on April 19, local nonprofit Gerard’s House is hosting its third annual Comfort Food Classic, with enchiladas serving as this year’s theme. Held at La Posada, the event will feature five top local chefs—Ahmed Obo of Jambo Café, Andy Barnes of Dinner for Two, Cristian Pontiggia of Osteria D’Assisi, Tony Quintana of Kingston Residence, and Josh Gerwin of Dr. Field Goods Kitchen—preparing their own special versions of enchiladas. “Some of the chefs are being secretive about what they’re planning to make, and several are already letting us know that they’re getting creative with their ingredients,” says Katrina Koehler, executive director for Gerard’s House. “They get really inspired.” Gerard’s House, the beneficiary of the event’s proceeds, is Northern New Mexico’s center for peer-based grief support for children ages three to 21.—Whitney Spivey Comfort Food Classic, April 19, 1–3 pm, $65, La Posada de Santa Fe, 330 E Palace,

It’s Time for a Beer Run One of the perks of exercising is indulging afterward, right? A new event sponsored by the Pueblo of Pojoaque Wellness Center makes it easy to do just that. It’s Time for a Beer Run is a 12K or 1.6K (1 mile) cross-country race around the Downs at Santa Fe that culminates in a beer fiesta. All participants (21 and older, of course) will be awarded a cold one from La Cumbre Brewing Company upon crossing the finish line. “We want to bring fun to fitness,” says race director Abraham Kosgei. “The idea is to get the winter chill out of the bones and gear up for the beautiful New Mexico spring.” The low-impact, two-lap course starts and ends on the Downs’ racetrack, which is owned by the Pueblo of Pojoaque. In addition to a brewski at the finish, runners will also receive long-sleeve technical shirts. The top three men and women will receive awards.—WS It’s Time for a Beer Run, April 18, 2 pm, $40, Downs at Santa Fe, 27475 W Frontage,

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The crowd-pleasing Austin Piazzolla Quintet, which performs original nuevo tango works and pieces by its namesake—the late Argentine composer Ástor Piazzolla—appears at GiG Performance Space. Austin Piazzolla Quintet, April 18, $20, 7:30 pm, GiG Performance Space, 1808 Second,


this week

tunes to tango to


April 16–April 22

April 22: Delivery from Earth by award-winning Santa Fe filmmaker Michael Becker screens at the Jean Cocteau Cinema.

April 16 thursday Art Show St. John’s College 1160 Camino Cruz Blanca

Artwork by St. John’s College students, faculty, and staff. Free, 11:30–1:30 pm, 505-984-6000,

Native American Week Santa Fe Community College 6401 Richards

A week-long celebration featuring activities, guest speakers, music, and more. Free, through April 17, 505-428-1285,

Revenge of the Mekons Center for Contemporary Arts 1050 Old Pecos Trl

A sneak preview of a documentary about the British punk rockers the Mekons followed by a Skype discussion with Jon Langford, one of the band’s founders. $7–$10, 6:30 pm, 505-982-1338,

New Mexico Favorites Las Cosas Cooking School 181 Paseo de Peralta

Create a feast featuring chile con queso, guacamole, salsa roja, and green chile chicken enchiladas. $85, 6–9 pm, 505-988-3394,

Senior Graduating Exhibit

Institute for American Indian Arts 83 Avan Nu Po

Nine graduating students display their senior projects and thesis works in various locations throughout campus. Free, reception 5–7 pm, 505-424-2300,

Celebrating Our Kinship With All Creation Body of Santa Fe 333 Cordova

the Things I’ve Seen: Stories. Free, 6 pm,

Inner Fire Retreat Synergia Ranch 26 Synergia

A retreat that helps creative types rest their minds and bodies and reignite their inspiration. $1,097– $1,397, through April 19,

Gary Kowalski shares the journey that led him to appreciate nature as the primordial sacrament and to rediscover the ancient knowledge evident to indigenous people. Free, 6:30–8 pm, 505-986-0362, ext. 2,

Busy McCarroll and Kirk Kadish Hotel de Chimayó’s Low ’n Slow Lowrider Bar 125 Washington

Follow the Money: A Detective’s Approach to Rising Drug Costs St. John’s United Methodist Church 1200 Old Pecos Trl

John Rangel “Duets” El Mesón 213 Washington

Pharmacologist Michael Makoid explores pharmaceutical economics. $10, 1–3 pm, 505-982-9274,

My Favorite Poem Institute for American Indian Arts 83 Avan Nu Po

Mayor Javier Gonzales and local personalities host a poetry reading to celebrate National Poetry Month. Free, 6 pm, 505-424-2300,

Santiago Vaquera-Vásquez Collected Works Bookstore & Coffeehouse 202 Galisteo

Author and UNM professor Santiago VaqueraVásquez discusses his new book, One Day I’ll Tell You

Jazz music. Free, 8–11 pm, 505-988-4900,

Jazz with special guests. Free, 7–9 pm, 505-983-6756,

Limelight Karaoke The Palace Restaurant and Saloon 142 W Palace

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

Mini Maker MIX Tiny’s Restaurant & Lounge 1005 St. Francis

Pop-up demonstration by MAKE Santa Fe, entertainment by DJ Flo Bug and Heart & Soul Dance Company, food and drink, and more. Free, 6 pm, April 16, 2015 NOW 5

Moondogs La Fonda on the Plaza 100 E San Francisco

April 17: Bent Perimeters at the David Richard Gallery

R&B. Free, 7:30–11 pm, 505-995-2363,

Vicente Griego and Co. El Farol 808 Canyon

Flamenco singing. Free, 8–11 pm, 505-983-9912,

Macbeth Santa Fe Playhouse 142 E De Vargas

Francis Celentano, Oval Counter Rotation

A production of the Shakespeare play, directed by Patrick Briggs and starring Matt Sanford and Kelly Kiernan. $10, 7:30 pm, 505-988-4262,

Takács Quartet St. Francis Auditorium New Mexico Museum of Art 107 W Palace

See profile on page 14. $25–$75, 7:30 pm, 505-984-8759,

Fantastic Future Community Career Fair Santa Fe Community College 6401 Richards

Students and community members looking to start or change their careers can meet with prospective employers and learn about resources for job seekers. Free, 10 am–2 pm, 505-428-1285,

April 17 friday Art Show St. John’s College 1160 Camino Cruz Blanca

Artwork by St. John’s College students, faculty, and staff. Free, 5–7:30 pm, 505-984-6000,

Art on the Edge New Mexico Museum of Art 107 W Palace

See profile on page 22. $6–9, 505-476-5072,

Material Matters New Mexico Museum of Art 107 W Palace

Selections from the Joann and Gifford Phillips Gift. Through August 16, $6–9, 505-476-5072,

Poetry Reading Vivo Contemporary 725 Canyon

A poetry reading to coincide with Giving Voice to Image 3 (see Ongoing). Free, 5:30–6:30 pm, 505-982-1320, 6

Red Chile Workshop Santa Fe School of Cooking 125 N Guadalupe

Expressions in Weaving Marigold Arts 424 Canyon

Learn the history of the chile and how to handle it safely in the kitchen. $78, 9 am, 505-983-4511,

A group exhibition featuring tapestries by Linda Running Bentley, Connie Enzmann-Forneris, Barbara Marigold, and Robin Reider. Free, reception 5–7 pm, 505-982-4142,

Restaurant Walk II Santa Fe School of Cooking 125 N Guadalupe

Fertile Grounds Institute for American Indian Arts 83 Avan Nu Po

Eat your way around town with stops at Restaurant Martín, Luminaria, TerraCotta Wine Bistro, and Georgia. $115, 2 pm, 505-983-4511,

Erotic artwork by IAIA students. Free, reception 6–9 pm, 505-424-2300,

Bent Perimeters: The ‘Shaped Canvas’ and Abstraction, 1960s to Today David Richard Gallery 544 S Guadalupe

An installation by Lea Anderson. Free, reception 5–7 pm, 505-670-5854,

An exhibition focused on the shaped canvas and artists who challenged the conventional picture plane and notions of painting in the 1960s. Free, through May 17, reception April 24, 5–7 pm, 505-983-9555,

Cultural Red Capitol Rotunda Gallery 411 State Capitol

The New Mexico chapter of Studio Art Quilt Associates presents an exhibition of contemporary fiber art that centers on the significance the color red has played in people’s lives throughout history. Curated by Cynthia Sanchez. Free, reception 4–6 pm,

Holocene Garden Farmers Market Pavilion shade structure 1607 Paseo de Peralta

Jaune Citron Patina Gallery 131 W Palace

See profile on page 24. Free, reception 5–7 pm, 505-986-3432,

Kathy Erteman, Giselle Hicks, and Lauren Mabry Santa Fe Clay 545 Camino de la Familia

A group exhibition of simple vessel forms. Free, reception 5–7 pm, 505-984-1122,

Limitless. Glass. Explored. Winterowd Fine Art

710 Canyon

Works by Karen Bexfield. Free, artist talk 4:30 pm, reception 5–7 pm, 505-992-8878,

Mapping the Human Condition David Richard Gallery 544 S Guadalupe

A survey of drawings and paintings on canvas and paper by the late artist Tom Green (1942–2012). Free, through May 17, reception April 24, 505-983-9555,

New Mexico Landscapes and Native Peoples The Santa Fe Gallery 223 E Palace

Photographs of New Mexico landscapes and new archival pigment prints of Native people by Robert Dawson. Free, reception 5–8 pm, 505-983-6429,

Rare Candy Jean Cocteau Cinema 418 Montezuma

A series of monochromatic illustrations by Nico Salazar that draws inspiration from fashion design, manga, ‘80s horror films, and technical illustration. Free, reception 5–7 pm, 415-571-9782,

Spring Show David Rothermel Contemporary Fine Art 142 Lincoln, Ste 102

A group exhibition including works by Sedona painter Jill Amundsen. Free, reception 5–8 pm, 575-642-4981,

Three Days of Tantra Inn on the Alameda 303 E Alameda

An immersive experience of Tantra practices. $297 ($550 for couples), through April 19,

Charles Tichenor’s New Cabaret El Agave 31 Burro Alley

Cabaret-style entertainment from pianist and vocalist Charles Tichenor. Free, 6–9 pm, 505-992-0304,

April 17: Nico Salazar’s exhibit Rare Candy at the Jean Cocteau Cinema

Happy Hour with Free Live Music The Palace Restaurant and Saloon 142 W Palace

Food and drink specials and live music. Free, 4:30–7:30 pm, 505-428-0690,

Karaoke Kamikaze The Mine Shaft Tavern 2846 Hwy 14, Madrid

Karaoke. Free, 8–11 pm, 505-473-0743,

Swiss Bakery & Bistro 401 S Guadalupe

Les Unlearned Schramm The Mine Shaft Tavern 2846 Hwy 14, Madrid

Flamenco music. Free, 7–10 pm, 505-988-1111,

Mito de Soto Performances

Live original and vintage R&B music. Free, 8–11 pm, 505-995-2363,

Live music on the deck. Free, 5–7 pm, 505-473-0743,

Pleasure Pilots La Fonda on the Plaza 100 E San Francisco

Robin Holloway Pranzo Italian Grill 540 Montezuma

Jazz cabaret. Free, 6–9 pm, 505-984-2645,

Ronald Roybal Hotel Santa Fe 1501 Paseo de Peralta

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

The Alchemy Party Skylight, 139 W San Francisco

With DJs Dynamite Sol and Juicebox Ray. $7, 9 pm–12 am,

The Gruve El Farol, 808 Canyon

Funk and soul music. $5, 9 pm–12 am, 505-983-9912,

The Three Faces of Jazz El Mesón, 213 Washington

Jazz piano trio with special guest. Free, 7:30–10:30 pm, 505-983-6756,

Covering Santa Fe in a unique way.

Chuscales Flamenco x 3 Teatro Paraguas 3205 Calle Marie

Arte Flamenco de Santa Fe presents a performance featuring guitarist Chuscales, singer Kina Mendez, April 16, 2015 NOW 7

and dancer Mina Fajardo. $25–$27, 7:30 pm, 505-424-1601,

Chocolate 101 Workshop Santa Fe Culinary Academy 112 W San Francisco

Natural Ear Training Master Class Santa Fe University of Art and Design 1600 St. Michael’s

Like Melodies First Presbyterian Church 208 Grant

A vocal recital with soprano Tara Khozein and pianist Bill Epstein. Free, 5:30–6:15 pm,

Executive Pastry Chef Hillary Ginepra covers the history of the cocoa bean, the bean-to-bar process, and tempering methods that can be used at home. $120, 9 am–3 pm, 505-983-7445,

A class, led by SFUAD faculty member Andy Zadrozny, for people interested in music therapy, yoga, and healing practices. Free, 10 am–12 pm, 505-473-6196,

Macbeth Santa Fe Playhouse 142 E De Vargas

A production of the Shakespeare play, directed by Patrick Briggs and starring Matt Sanford and Kelly Kiernan. $15–$20, 7:30 pm, 505-988-4262,

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

A demonstration class centered on Georgia O’Keeffe’s ideas about food and cooking. Includes recipes and a full meal. $85, 10 am, 505-983-4511,

Shamanic Chi-Gong Six-Week Series Body of Santa Fe 333 Cordova

April 18 saturday

Green Chile Workshop Santa Fe School of Cooking 125 N Guadalupe

Spring Nia Jam Body of Santa Fe 333 Cordova

Santa Fe Artists Market Railyard Plaza, at the park ramada 1611 Paseo de Peralta

Painting, pottery, jewelry, photography, and more by local artists. Free, 8 am–1 pm, 505-310-1555,

Brewery Tour Santa Fe Brewing Company 35 Fire Pl

See where local brews such as Happy Camper IPA and Santa Fe Pale Ale are made. Free, 12 pm, 505-424-3333,

April 18: Chocolate 101 Workshop at the Santa Fe Culinary Academy

Learn how to prepare green chile sauce, roasted tomatillo and cilantro sauce, and more. $78, 2 pm, 505-983-4511,

Santa Fe Farmers Market Santa Fe Railyard 1607 Paseo de Peralta

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

Harness the Night Sky Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument NM Hwy 22, Cochiti

CCA hosts a field trip to Tent Rocks, where Simone Seagle, space scientist at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, leads a lecture on mythology and practical uses of the constellations. $10, 7:30 pm, 505-982-1338,

Home Water Audit Railyard Park Community Room Callejon St

The Santa Fe Water Conservation Program assists in identifying ways to eliminate unnecessary water use. Free, 10 am–12 pm, 505-316-3596,

JoyceGroup Santa Fe Santa Fe Public Library Pick Room 145 Washington

Lovers of Irish writer James Joyce’s work meet every Saturday to discuss Ulysses and Finnegans Wake. Led by Adam Harvey, creator of the acclaimed one-man show Don’t Panic: It’s Only Finnegans Wake. Enthusiasts with all levels of knowledge are welcome. Free, 10 am–12:30 pm, 8

Join Wuji Wayfarer on a six-week journey of Tai Chi and Chi-Gong movements, sacred sound, and visualization. $95, through May 30, 505-986-0362, ext. 2,

Join the Santa Fe Nia community in a celebration of spring. Free, 2–3 pm, 505-986-0362,

Bill Hearne Trio Second Street Brewery at Second Street 1814 Second Classic country and Americana. Free, 6–9 pm, 505-982-3030,

Blues Revue Trio Second Street Brewery at the Railyard 1607 Paseo de Peralta

Traditional blues and folk. Free, 6–9 pm, 505-989-8585,

Charles Tichenor’s New Cabaret El Agave 31 Burro Alley

Cabaret-style entertainment from pianist and vocalist Charles Tichenor. Free, 6–9 pm, 505-992-0304,

C. S. Rock Show El Farol 808 Canyon

Rock music. $5, 9 pm–12 am, 505-983-9912,

Flamenco Dinner Show El Farol 808 Canyon

Flamenco dancers and musicians perform during dinner. $25, 9 pm–12 am, 505-983-9912,

Jesus Bas Anasazi Restaurant 113 Washington

Live guitar music. Free, 7–10 pm, 505-988-3030,

John Rangel and Barbara Bentree Pranzo Italian Grill 540 Montezuma

Live music from pianist John Rangel and vocalist Barbara Bentree. Free, 6–9 pm, 505-984-2645,

Pat Malone Trio


1501 Paseo de Peralta

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

The Jakes The Mine Shaft Tavern 2846 Hwy 14, Madrid

Classic rock. Free, 7–10 pm, 505-473-0743,

April 17 & 18: Chuscales Flamenco x 3 at Teatro Paraguas

Trash Disco Blue Rooster 101 W Marcy

With resident DJ Oona. $5, 9 pm, 505-206-2318,

Earth Day Celebration Genoveva Chavez Community Center 3221 Rodeo

See profile on page 1. Free, 9:30 am–4:30 pm, 505-955-4009,

Get Golf Ready Marty Sanchez Links de Santa Fe 205 Caja del Rio

El Mesón 213 Washington

Live jazz. Free, 7:30–10:30 pm, 505-983-6756,

Pleasure Pilots La Fonda on the Plaza 100 E San Francisco

Live original and vintage R&B music. Free, 8–11 pm, 505-995-2363,

Ronald Roybal Hotel Santa Fe

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Alo Brodsky and other professionals teach various golf skills. $15, 11 am–12 pm, 505-955-4400,

It’s Time for a Beer Run The Downs at Santa Fe 27475 W Frontage

See profile on page 3. $40, 2 pm,

National Park Free Entrance Day Various locations

and dancer Mina Fajardo. $25–$27, 7:30 pm, 505-424-1601,

Jewel Box Cabaret The Lodge at Santa Fe 750 N St. Francis

Showcasing the art of gender illusion, musical comedy, and burlesque. $15–$20, 8:30–10:30 pm, 505-992-5800,

Macbeth Santa Fe Playhouse 142 E De Vargas

A production of the Shakespeare play, directed by Patrick Briggs and starring Matt Sanford and Kelly Kiernan. $15–$20, 7:30 pm, 505-988-4262,

On the Road Again Unitarian Universalist Congregation 107 W Barcelona

The Santa Fe Men’s Camerata, conducted by Karen Marrolli, sings songs of travel. $20 (discounts for students and kids), 4–5:30 pm,

April 19 sunday Artisan Market Farmers Market Pavilion 1607 Paseo de Peralta

Artists, craftspeople, psychics, healers, live music, and food. Free, 10 am–4 pm, 505-983-4098,

Above and Beyond Center for Contemporary Arts 1050 Old Pecos Trl

Visit any National Park, including nearby Bandelier and Tent Rocks, for free, and celebrate the National Park Service’s 100th birthday.

The Santa Fe Jewish Film Festival presents a onetime screening of this film, which spotlights the daring efforts of Jewish American WWII veterans who, in 1948, carried out the first airstrikes of the Israeli Air Force. $8–$12, 4 pm, 505-982-1338,

¡Cantamos Santa Fe! El Camino Real Academy 2500 S Meadows

Comfort Food Classic La Posada de Santa Fe 330 E Palace

Santa Fe Public Schools’ Elementary Music Festival features 125 students from nine schools. Free ($8 suggested donation), 2–3:30 pm, 505-467-4938,

Austin Piazzolla Quintet GiG Performance Space 1808 Second

The ensemble performs the music of the late Argentine composer Ástor Piazzolla as well as original nuevo tango compositions. $20, 7:30–9:30 pm,

Chuscales Flamenco x 3 Teatro Paraguas 3205 Calle Marie

Arte Flamenco de Santa Fe presents a performance featuring guitarist Chuscales, singer Kina Mendez,

See profile on page 3. $65, 1–3 pm, 505-424-1800,

Fearless Vegetable Gardening 2: Making Mud Pies Modern General 637 Cerrillos

See profile on page 28. $10, 2 pm, 505-930-5462,

Sunday Brunch Sweetwater Harvest Kitchen 1512 Pacheco

Versatile jazz musicians Max Hatt and Edda Glass perform during brunch. Free, 11 am–1 pm, 505-795-7383, April 16, 2015 NOW 9

The Artoonist Center for Contemporary Arts 1050 Old Pecos Trl

Blue Note Jean Cocteau Cinema 418 Montezuma

Barnyard Stompers The Mine Shaft Tavern 2846 Hwy 14, Madrid

David Roberts Collected Works Bookstore and Coffeehouse 202 Galisteo

Issa Nyaphaga presents his work as a cartoonist, artist, and political activist. The talk coincides with the exhibit Je Suis Artoonist (see Ongoing) and is followed by a screening of Radio Taboo! Free, 3 pm, 505-982-1338,

Live hillbilly rock on the deck. Free, 4–7 pm, 505-473-0743,

Drastic Andrew Band Second Street Brewery at Second Street 1814 Second Indie rock. Free, 6–9 PM, 505-982-3030,

Nacha Mendez La Casa Sena 125 E Palace

Latin world music. Free, 12–2 pm, 505-988-9232,

Nacha Mendez El Farol 808 Canyon

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

Pollo Frito Second Street Brewery at the Railyard 1607 Paseo de Peralta

New Orleans–style funk and soul. Free, 6–9 pm, 505-989-8585,

Ramon Bermudez La Fonda on the Plaza 100 E San Francisco

Latin and smooth-jazz guitar. Free, 6–8 pm, 505-995-2363,

No Bones About It Cerrillos Hills State Park County Rd 59

Hike the trails and examine a collection of skulls and other bones to learn how their shapes and sizes allow animals to survive in the wild. Free, 11 am–1 pm, 505-474-0196,

Macbeth Santa Fe Playhouse 142 E De Vargas

A production of the Shakespeare play, directed by Patrick Briggs and starring Matt Sanford and Kelly Kiernan. $15–$20, 2 pm, 505-988-4262,

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Contemporary Arts 1050 Old Pecos Trl

BlackShirtReads presents a reading of the neo-noir screenplay by local screenwriter Joanna Smith with commentary by Janet Davidson and Joelle Collier. $5–$8, 5:30–8:30 pm, 505-466-5528,

A reading from The Lost Worlds of the Old Ones. See profile on page 15. Free, 6 pm,

Bill Hearne La Fonda on the Plaza 100 E San Francisco

RuPaul’s Drag Race Blue Rooster 101 W Marcy

A weekly screening of the reality show RuPaul’s Drag Race. Dress in drag and win prizes. Free, 7–9 pm, 505-206-2318,

Santa Fe Great Big Jazz Band Tiny’s Restaurant & Lounge 1005 St. Francis

Santa Fe Swing Odd Fellows Lodge 1125 Cerrillos

A dance lesson followed by a group dance. $8 lesson and dance, $3 dance only, 7 pm lesson, 8 pm dance, santafeswing. com.

Stanlie Kee & Step In Present Living Room Blues El Farol 808 Canyon

Blues music. Free, 8–11 pm, 505-983-9912,

April 21

tuesday The Red Badge of Courage Center for

Rellenos Santa Fe School of Cooking 125 N Guadalupe

Learn to prepare and stuff four types of rellenos in this hands-on cooking class. $98, 10 am, 505-983-4511,

Sauces & Salsas of the Great Southwest Las Cosas Cooking School 181 Paseo de Peralta

A cooking class focused on sauces and salsas. $85, 6–9 pm, 505-988-3394,

Classic country and Americana. Free, 7:30–11 pm, 505-995-2363,

Big Band music. Free, 7–9 pm, 505-983-9817,

Civil War expert Ivan Barnett introduces this film screening as part of the Santa Fe Opera’s film series Echoes of Cold Mountain: The Legacy of the American Civil War. $7–$10, 7 pm, 505-982-1338,

Argentine Tango Milonga El Mesón 213 Washington

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

Bill Hearne La Fonda on the Plaza 100 E San Francisco

Classic country and Americana. Free, 7:30–11 pm, 505-995-2363,



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Canyon Road Blues Jam El Farol 808 Canyon

Live blues. Free, 8:30 pm–12 am, 505-983-9912,

Santa Fe International Folk Dancing and Lesson Odd Fellows Lodge 1125 Cerrillos

Line dances from Eastern Europe and the Middle East. $5, 7–10 pm, 505-466-2920.

Timbo Jam The Mine Shaft Tavern 2846 Hwy 14, Madrid

Jam session. Free, 7–10 pm, 505-473-0743,

Track Night Santa Fe High School 2100 Yucca

Runners of all speeds are welcome to attend an organized track workout. Free, 5:50 pm (slow runners), 6 pm (fast runners),

Strings on Stage! The Lensic Performing Arts Center 211 W San Francisco

A performance featuring more than 100 Santa Fe Public Schools’ students ages 12 to 18. Free ($8 suggested donation), 6:30–8 pm, 505-467-4938,

April 22 wednesday April 22: Jobs Not Jails at The Lensic

Delivery from Earth Jean Cocteau Cinema 418 Montezuma

Santa Fe filmmaker Michael Becker, who recently won the New Mexico Film Foundation’s Lockheed Martin Filmmaker Contest, will screen his sevenminute-long film Delivery from Earth. Free, 3–4 pm, 505-466-5528,

Hosted by Michéle Leidig. Free, 10 pm–1 am, 505-988-7222,


Run Free The Screen 1600 St. Michael’s

Prescott Studio, Gallery & Sculpture Garden 1127 Siler Park

Traditional New Mexican Santa Fe School of Cooking 125 N Guadalupe

Art in 3-D First Presbyterian Church 208 Grant

A film about ultrarunner Micah True (a.k.a. Caballo Blanco), who died in 2012 while running in New Mexico’s Gila Wilderness. $11–$15, 7 pm, 505-473-6494,

Learn local cooking techniques, including how to make corn tortillas, cheese enchiladas, and posole. $80, 10 am, 505-983-4511,

Conversations @ SFAI Santa Fe Art Institute 1600 St. Michael’s

The M12 collective and Dr. Lois Ellen Frank discuss food justice as part of the institute’s Conversations @ SFAI series. Free, 7 pm, 505-424-5050,

Jobs Not Jails The Lensic Performing Arts Center 211 W San Francisco

Santa Fe YouthWorks presents an evening with Father Greg Boyle of Homeboy Industries. A 5:30 pm VIP meet and greet with Boyle at Manitou Galleries precedes the event. $75 (VIP event, Lensic event, and refreshments at the gallery), 7 pm, 505-988-1234,

Zen and the Art of Art Upaya Zen Center 1404 Cerro Gordo

Upaya’s weekly Dharma Talk is presented by Natalie Goldberg and Sean Murphy. Free, 5:30–6:30 pm, 505-986-8518,

Chuscales El Mesón 213 Washington

Classical and contemporary guitar. Free, 7–9 pm, 505-983-6756,


Wednesday Night Karaoke Junction 530 S Guadalupe

Little Leroy & His Pack of Lies El Farol 808 Canyon Rock music. Free, 8–11 pm, 505-983-9912,

Savor La Fonda on the Plaza 100 E San Francisco

Latin street music. Free, 7:30–11 pm, 505-995-2363,

Monumental kinetic, steel animal sculptures powder-coated in color or a natural rust patina. Mondays and Saturdays by appointment. 505-424-8449,

Group exhibition. Free, through April 17, 505-982-8544,

Contrast and Connection Manitou Galleries Downtown 123 W Palace

Works by Alvin Gill-Tapia and Gail Gash Taylor. Free, through April 17, 505-986-0440,

Keeping Things Whole: Sculpture Zane Bennett Contemporary Art 435 S Guadalupe

Work by Dunham Aurelius, Guy Dill, and Rachel Stevens. Free, through April 17, 505-982-8111,

Norman Mauskopf, Tony O’Brien, and David Scheinbaum Verve Gallery of Photography 219 E Marcy

Group show featuring works by three acclaimed photographers. Free, through April 18, 505-982-5009,

Carry Me Lannan Foundation Gallery 309 Read

Photographs by Thomas Joshua Cooper. Free, through April 19, 505-954-5149,

Je Suis Artoonist Center for Contemporary Arts 1050 Old Pecos Trl

Issa Nyaphaga presents political cartoons with an emphasis on free speech and artistic expression. Free, through April 19, 505-982-1338,

The Mystery of Vivian Maier Monroe Gallery of Photography 112 Don Gaspar

Black-and-white photographs by Vivian Maier, whose work wasn’t discovered until after her death. Free, through April 19, 505-992-0800,

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Incept Wheelhouse Art 418 Montezuma

A group exhibition to welcome the spring season. Features established and emerging artists. Free, through April 28, 505-919-9553,

An Evening of Dance and Music in Art Gallery 901 901 Canyon

A month-long exhibit featuring works by artist and tango dancer Willow Bader. Free, through April 29, 505780-8390,

Oh! A Seussian Tribute Pop Gallery 125 Lincoln, Ste 111 Through June 20: Sandra Wang and Crockett Bodelson (a.k.a. SCUBA) at James Kelly Contemporary

1211 Luisa

Works on paper by members of the Tuesday night drawing group. Free, through April 20, 505-988-1814,

Giving Voice to Image 3 Vivo Contemporary 725 Canyon

Gallery artists collaborate with local poets. Free, through April 21, 505-982-1320,

Ground Work Molecule 1226 Flagman

Works by Matthew Chase-Daniel, Cheri Ibes, and Mai Wakisaka. Free, through April 25, 505-989-9806,

Inventory of Light Peters Projects 1011 Paseo de Peralta

Works created by artists known for the integration of science in their art practices. Free, through April 25, 505-954-5800,

Santa Fe Works Retrospective Chiaroscuro Contemporary Art 702 ½ Canyon

Works by painter, collage artist, and printmaker Bebe Krimmer (1930–2014). Free, through April 25, 505-998-0711,

Gratitude Charlotte Jackson Fine Art 554 S Guadalupe

A solo exhibition of new work by Elliot Norquist. Free, through April 27, 505-989-8688, 12

Group exhibition in celebration of Ted Geisel’s (a.k.a. Dr. Seuss’s) 111th birthday. Free, through April 30, 505820-0788,

Porcelain Snowdrops Heidi Loewen Porcelain Gallery 315 Johnson

New vessels by Heidi Loewen. Free, through May 1, 505-988-2225,

Mythology Contemporary Tapestry Gallery 835 W San Mateo


Two Women & One Show: Plein Air Contemporary Colorists Eye on the Mountain Gallery 614 Agua Fria

New canvases by Rachel Houseman and Paula Swain. Free, through May 22, 928-308-0319,

Fanny photo-eye Gallery 541 S Guadalupe

An extended portrait of a young girl’s transition from child to woman documented over 23 years by photographer Jock Sturges. Free, through May 23, 505-988-5152,

Playing House Center for Contemporary Arts 1050 Old Pecos Trl

Work by collaborative husband-and-wife artist team Stephan Hillerbrand and Mary Magsamen. Free, through May 24, 505-982-1338,

20 Years/20 Shows: Spring SITE Santa Fe 1606 Paseo de Peralta

A three-part exhibition series in celebration of SITE Santa Fe’s 20th anniversary. $5–$10, through May 31, 505-989-1199,

Happiness Is a Warm Projector Center for Contemporary Arts 1050 Old Pecos Trl

A site-specific exhibition and a series of experimental events by Basement Films. Free, through May 31, 505-982-1338,

Gallery artists Kristin Carlsen Rowley, LaDonna Mayer, Janice Thomson Peters, and Sharon Van De Velde are joined by guest artist Celina Grigore. Free, through May 2, 505-231-5904,

Flamboyant Reflections Roland van Loon Studio and Gallery 612 Agua Fria

Reflected Beauty LewAllen Galleries 1613 Paseo de Peralta

SCUBA James Kelly Contemporary 1611 Paseo de Peralta

Works by American realist painter Jeanette Pasin Sloan. Free, through May 3, 505-988-3250,

Fools for Art art.i.fact 930 Baca, Ste C

A juried group show of fun, funny, and whimsical artwork. Free, through May 9, 505-982-5000.

Fusion LewAllen Galleries 1613 Paseo de Peralta

Group exhibition with works by Connie Connally and Sammy Peters. Free, through May 10, 505-9883250,

Spring Show Chalk Farm Gallery 729 Canyon

New work by Lavanya, Micah Offstedall, Yasuaki, and Kelley Wickie. Free, through May 15, 505-983-

Paintings by Van Loon in his new gallery space. Free, through June 7, 505-995-8565.

Dry-erase monotype drawings made by the duo of Sandra Wang and Crockett Bodelson (a.k.a. SCUBA). Free, through June 20, 505-989-1601,

Focus on Photography New Mexico Museum of Art 107 W Palace

A year-long cycle of photography exhibitions. $6–$9, through April 19, 505-476-5072,

Will Wilson Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian 704 Camino Lejo Works by the Navajo (Diné) photographer. Free, through April 19, 505-982-4636,

Morphing Nature—Sculpture from Plant Materials Santa Fe Botanical Garden at Museum Hill 715 Camino Lejo

Students from the Institute of American Indian Arts and the Santa Fe University of Art and Design create site-specific sculptures. Free, through April 26, 505-471-9103,

Modernism Made in New Mexico Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, 217 Johnson

An exhibit that traces the journey of self-described modernists who found inspiration in New Mexico’s landscape, adobe architecture, and vibrant cultures. $10–$12 (kids free), through April 30, 505-946-1000,

Secrets of the Symbols: The Hidden Language in Spanish Colonial Art Museum of Spanish Colonial Art 750 Camino Lejo

Signs and symbols that were part of everyday language in the colonial period but whose meaning is often lost in contemporary times. $5, through May, 505-982-2226,

Toys and Games: A New Mexico Childhood New Mexico History Museum 113 Lincoln

Examples of how children play in observance of the museum’s fifth anniversary. $6–$9, through May 31, 505-476-5200,

Footprints: The Inspiration and Influence of Allan Houser Museum of Indian Arts & Culture 710 Camino Lejo

Celebrating the 100th birth year of Chiricahua Apache sculptor and painter Allan Houser. $6–$9, through June 1, 505-467-1200,

Account Past Due, Ledger Art and Beyond Museum of Contemporary Native Arts

Paintings and drawings by Chris Pappan. $10, through July 31, 505-983-1666,

108 Cathedral

reveal alternate versions of reality. $6–$9, through January 10, 2016, 505-476-5200,

Dark Light Museum of Contemporary Native Arts 108 Cathedral

Indian Country: The Art of David Bradley Museum of Indian Arts and Culture 710 Camino Lejo

Mechanistic Renderings Museum of Contemporary Native Arts 108 Cathedral

Between Two Worlds: Folk Artists Reflect on the Immigrant Experience Museum of International Folk Art 706 Camino Lejo

Ceramics by Navajo (Diné) artist Christine Nofchissey McHorse. $10, through July 31, 505-983-1666,

Recent paintings, drawings, and a selection of new works by Star Wallowing Bull. $10, through July 31, 505-983-1666,

War Department: Selections from MoCNA’s Permanent Collection Museum of Contemporary Native Arts 108 Cathedral War-related works. $10, through July 31, 505-983-1666,

Colors of the Southwest New Mexico Museum of Art 107 W Palace

Artwork that showcases the special qualities of color and light found in the Southwest that have attracted artists for generations. $6–$9, 10 am–5 pm, through September 1, 505-476-5072,

Heartbeat: Music of the Native Southwest Museum of Indian Arts & Culture 710 Camino Lejo

More than 100 objects related to Southwestern Native dance and music. $6–$9, through September 8, 505-467-1200,


Through January 3, 2016: Pottery of the U.S. South: A Living Tradition at the Museum of International Folk Art

New Photography Acquisitions Georgia O’Keeffe Museum 217 Johnson

Never-before-seen photographs of Georgia O’Keeffe. $10–$12 (kids free), through September 26, 505-946-1000,

Courage and Compassion: Native Women Sculpting Women Museum of Indian Arts & Culture 710 Camino Lejo

Figures of women sculpted by seven female Native American artists. $6–$9, through October 19, 505-467-1200,

Pottery of the U.S. South: A Living Tradition Museum of International Folk Art 706 Camino Lejo

Traditional stoneware from North Carolina and northern Georgia. $6–9, through January 3, 2016, 505-476-1250,

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

Paintings, mixed-media works, and bronze sculptures by David Bradley. $6–$9, through January 16, 2016, 505-476-1269,

Textiles, carvings, paintings, and works on paper. $6–$9, through January 17, 2016, 505-476-1200,

Painting the Divine: Images of Mary in the New World New Mexico History Museum 113 Lincoln

A 1960s ecclesiastical wave of urban renewal inspired mission churches throughout the Americas to undergo renovations and, all too often, cast off centuries-old art work. $6–$9, through March 3, 2016, 505-476-5200,

Turquoise, Water, Sky: The Stone and Its Meaning Museum of Indian Arts & Culture 710 Camino Lejo

An extensive collection of Southwestern turquoise jewelry. $6–$9, through May 2016, 505-467-1200,

Multiple Visions: A Common Bond Museum of International Folk Art 706 Camino Lejo

Alexander Girard (1907–1993) was a leading architect and textile designer. His collection comprises more than 100,000 objects from more than 100 countries and six continents. $6–$9, ongoing, 505-476-1200,

City Tours

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

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Takács Quartet the acclaimed chamber ensemble performs works by Haydn, Beethoven, and Carter Pann

From left: Geraldine Walther, Edward Dusinberre, András Fejér, and Károly Schranz perform as the Takács Quartet.

The Takács Quartet presents its third performance of Carter Pann’s String Quartet No. 2, Operas, when it takes to the stage at St. Francis Auditorium on April 16. The ensemble, which gave the work’s world premiere in Beverly Hills on April 11, commissioned the piece from the composer and paid for it with outside funding from a supporter in southern California. “We’ve been trying to do something with Carter for a long time, but somehow the stars didn’t line up until now,” says cellist András Fejér, who cofounded the Takács Quartet in Budapest in 1975. “This funder trusted our judgment about which composer we wanted to [have] write a work for us. That doesn’t happen very often.” Pann is a Grammy-nominated composer who’s been awarded a Charles Ives Fellowship and five Morton Gould ASCAP awards. He teaches at the University of Colorado at Boulder, as do the members of the Takács Quartet (which, in addition to Fejér, is made up of violinists Edward Dusinberre and Károly Schranz and violist Geraldine Walther). Living in the same town made rehearsing together easy, though difficulties did arise. “There were a few places in the music where I had some anatomical problems,” says Fejér. 14

“My hands weren’t large enough to play some of the chords, so I asked Carter to rewrite them for me.” Pann’s five movement, 25-minute piece is in the middle of a program that also features two works the Takács Quartet has recorded in past years: Haydn’s Emperor String Quartet (Op. 76, No. 3) and Beethoven’s Razumovsky String Quartet (Op. 59, No. 1). Takács, the only string quartet to be inducted into Gramophone’s Hall of Fame in 2012, is known for its Beethoven recordings. Their CD featuring Beethoven’s later quartets won the BBC Music Magazine Record of the Year award, and their recording of Beethoven’s middle quartets won a Grammy. Performance Santa Fe presents the Takács Quartet, April 16, 7:30 pm, $25–$75, St. Francis Auditorium, New Mexico Museum of Art, 107 W Palace,


by Emily Va n Cle ve

The Lost World of the Old Ones

by Whitne y Spive y

a new book provides fresh insight into the ancient cultures and history of the Santa Fe area

Author David Roberts might live in New England, but his heart is in the Southwest. A scholar of the area, Roberts has written 26 books on the region, including his latest, The Lost World of the Old Ones: Discoveries in the Ancient Southwest, released by W. W. Norton & Company on April 13. Using recent archeological breakthroughs and his own climbing and exploratory expertise, Roberts travels to remote (and not so remote) ancient areas of the Southwest to explore the historic ruins, rock art, and artifacts of the Ancestral Puebloan people who inhabited the Four Corners region until about 700 years ago. On April 20, the author will come to Collected Works in downtown Santa Fe to read from Lost World in front of an audience that will surely be familiar with many of the sites mentioned in the book, such as Bandelier National Monument and Chaco Culture National Historical Park. In advance of his visit, Roberts took time to answer a few questions about his love of the Southwest and the historic treasures in our area.

View from a cliff dwelling at Bandelier National Monument

You’re a scholar of the Southwest, yet you live in Massachusetts. Why? I ask myself that question often. My standard answer is because it’s halfway between the Southwest and France—my two favorite places in the world. In my 20s and 30s, Alaska, where I climbed on 13 expeditions, was my ideal landscape. But for the past 30 years, it’s been the Southwest. The landscape itself— canyons, mesas, peaks, and basins—speaks to me. The presence of prehistoric peoples, as well as Native Americans in historic times, makes the Southwest culturally rich and enigmatic. And for me, hiking and backpacking into remote places where no one lives now, but where the ancients once thrived, turns a mere hike into a quest. In your research for The Lost World of the Old Ones, what did you learn about ancient sites in the Santa Fe area? A tour of Puye with a Santa Clara guide is an amazing experience because the oral tradition is so at odds with ethnographic accounts. Chaco is mind-blowing because the closest . . . the ancient Southwest came to a true empire was [located] in a shallow canyon, [was] waterless most of the year, [and] looks virtually uninhabitable. After more than a century of excavation and research, the archaeologists disagree on the most fundamental questions about the place.


How would you encourage Santa Feans to experience the remains of the ancient world in our area? Virtually every visitor to Bandelier takes the standard tour of the nearby ruins in Frijoles Canyon. I’d encourage the effort to see the Bandelier backcountry south of the National Monument headquarters, either on long day hikes or by backpacking, to get a grasp of the full complexity of the place. There are unrestored ruins everywhere and there’s some remarkable rock art. Why do you feel that having an understanding of the ancient cultures that preceded us is an important part of living in the modern world? We need to be humbled by the depth and richness of the human past in the Southwest. Anglos have been in New Mexico less than 200 years. The Ancestral Puebloans were there for at least 5,000 years, and maybe longer. David Roberts book reading and signing, April 20, free, 6 pm, Collected Works Bookstore & Coffeehouse, 202 Galisteo,

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The Japanese ceremonial hot green-tea matcha latte seen here is a favorite beverage of customers who frequent Sweetwater Harvest Kitchen in search of healthy alternatives to, say, coffee. Mixed from a pure, finely ground powder of shade-grown green-tea leaves that are high in antioxidants and caffeine, the creamy, unsweetened latte has a nutty, earthy flavor. A heaping teaspoon of the powder is whisked with a bit of hot water. Steamed milk (choose from organic cow, soy, almond, or coconut nectar) is added, and then the tall glass is topped with a dollop of contrasting white foam. “We want to nourish people through food,” says co-owner Fiona Wong, who opened Sweetwater two years ago with Soma Franks. “This is a community kind of place, and at least 50 percent of our customers are regulars.”—Cristina Olds Sweetwater Harvest Kitchen, 1512 Pacheco, Bldg B,


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Plaza Cafe Pastry chef Gerardo Murillo follows decades-old recipes to create the Plaza Cafe’s mouthwatering desserts, which he makes daily. “We call it the danger zone if you’re sitting in front of the pie case,” says owner Daniel Razatos. “You’ll have to get [a dessert]!” Recognized as Santa Fe’s oldest restaurant, the Plaza Cafe (which has a sister location on the south side of town) was established on the southwest corner of the Plaza in 1905 and was sold to Razatos’s father, a Greek immigrant, in 1947. The restaurant has a classic diner feel, with its steel countertops, low vinyl-cushion seat stools, and retro pastry case that displays the popular chocolate, tres leches, and carrot cakes seen here. According to Razatos, Murillo uses so many carrots in the carrot cake that it’s practically a health food. “It’s like eating a vegetable basket,” he laughs. “It’s healthy in a bad way.”—Cristina Olds Plaza Cafe, 54 Lincoln, April 16, 2015 NOW 17

Seen Around photographs by Stephen Lang


Every week, Santa Fean NOW hits the street to take in the latest concerts, art shows, film premieres, and more. Here’s just a sampling of who and what we got to see.

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Opening Night


As one of the largest art markets in the country, Santa Fe is always hosting openings at galleries and museums around town. Santa Fean NOW was recently out and about at a number of opening-night receptions, and here’s just a sampling of the fun people we hung out with.


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The work of Sedona painter Jill Amundsen is featured in David Rothermel Contemporary’s Spring Show, which also includes selected and new works by Stan Berning, Stephen Buxton, Paul Kane, and David Rothermel himself. Amundsen works from an intuitive and spontaneous place to create acrylic stained paintings—often employing descriptive titles such as Passion and Cosmic Butterf ly—with dynamic light and colors.—Emily Van Cleve Spring Show, April 17–30, reception April 17, 5–8 pm David Rothermel Contemporary, 142 Lincoln, Jill Amundsen, Tulip, acrylic on canvas, 40 x 42"

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by Ashley M. Biggers

an upcoming exhibit at the New Mexico Museum of Art showcases innovative regional artists

Right: Danae Falliers, library56, photograph, 27 x 36". Courtesy of the artist and the Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica, CA. Below, left: Ian Fisher, Atmosphere No. 60, oil on canvas, 34 x 36". Courtesy of the artist and the Robischon Gallery. Below, right: Kate Rivers, Mutiny, book covers and oil stick on paper, 63 x 48". Courtesy of the artist.

Sarah McKenzie, Waiting (White Cube, Bermondsey, 2013), oil and acrylic on canvas, 24 x 32". Courtesy of the artist and the David B. Smith Gallery. 22

Art on the Edge

Contemporary paintings, sculpture, and photography from seven artists make up Art on the Edge, a forward-looking exhibition opening April 17 at the New Mexico Museum of Art. Nora Burnett Abrams, Denver Museum of Contemporary Art curator and show juror, selected the featured artists from 280 applicants. The chosen artists “each presented a strong body of work,” she says. “They each had a distinctive approach in their art making, a particular style. It was clear that they’re digging deep into their mediums.” Art on the Edge includes local and regional talents. Colorado-based Sarah McKenzie paints impermanent and changeable structures (such as construction sites and curtains), exploring the building process as a metaphor for the creation of painting. Fellow Coloradoan Ian Fisher depicts ethereal and ominous clouds in large-scale skyscapes. Santa Fean Will Clift creates floating, dynamic, carbon-fiber sculptures, while fellow City Different resident Danae Falliers creates visual tension with photographs (often of landscapes) that are at once blurred and crisp, balancing representation and abstraction. Chris Oatey, Kate Rivers, and Jill Christian round out the show, which is presented by a group of museum supporters called Friends of Contemporary Art and Photography. “I’ve lived in Santa Fe for 20 years, and before that I was an annual visitor since I was a kid,” Falliers says. “Having my work showing in the New Mexico Museum of Art is a thrill and an honor. Also, this particular [group] of artists seems to be at once grounded in formal traditions and developing and reaching for a forward visual language in a dynamic way.” “I think the most common thing is there’s nothing common,” adds Abrams, referring to how each artist forges that visual language. “[Art on the Edge] is about highlighting the work in the region right now, and I’m seeing diversity,” she says. “There’s a wonderful richness in the region.”

Sarah McKenzie, Frieze, oil and acrylic on canvas, 60 x 60". Courtesy of the artist and the David B. Smith Gallery.

Art on the Edge, April 17–August 16, $6–$9, members preview April 16, 5 pm, New Mexico Museum of Art, 107 W Palace,



by Whit ne y Sp i ve y

twelve horses You could buy a real horse for $10,000, or you could buy one of Lara Nickel’s life-size horse paintings—which are practically the same thing. “My paintings and drawings are always to-scale and anatomically correct,” says Nickel, who photographs and measures each animal before committing it to canvas. “I paint directly from the photograph onto the canvas, sketching with very light colors and gradually getting darker as I find the right placement and anatomy of the horse.” Nickel has finished two equine paintings to date (Quarter Horse “Slinky” and Lusitano “Thor”, which were on display at Wade Wilson Art in March), a process that took her about four months. She aims to complete 10 more horse paintings, all of which will be on white backgrounds, by 2016. Her inspiration comes from a 1969 exhibit in which artist Jannis Kounellis brought 12 horses into a gallery space in Rome (where he lives), stationing them around three sides of the giant room. Nickel’s painted horses will be displayed in a similar manner to Kounellis’s live horses—sitting at ground level, perpendicular to the wall, five on each side, and two along the back. Not all of the horses will be visible from the front of the room, so viewers will have to walk among the canvases, the backs of which will be exposed. “As a result of these tactics, the subject of the painting is pushed forward into the room, making the room itself the setting of the painting and making the painted image of the subject appear as if it’s actually in the room with the viewer,” Nickel explains. “Half of the meaning of my paintings comes from the way they’re installed and interact with a space.” In June, Nickel will travel to Rome to meet with Kounellis, whom she first learned about from an art history book. “There was never a specific moment where I decided to pay homage to him; it’s more that my ideas concerning painting seemed to fit perfectly with his piece,” she notes. “I had wanted to paint horses for awhile but didn’t want the paintings to be simply detailed portraits of horses. Referencing Kounellis’s piece was the perfect way to display paintings in a nontraditional way.” Nickel, who’s been learning Italian in anticipation of her trip, also hopes to secure a gallery show while she’s abroad. And what about locally? “There are a couple galleries in Santa Fe that have expressed interest in showing the final project after its debut in Italy,” she says. “But nothing is official yet.”

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Lara Nickel creates strikingly lifelike images in her newest series of paintings

Quarter Horse “Slinky” (top left) and Lusitano “Thor” (top right) are the first of 12 life-size horses in Lara Nickel’s series that pays tribute to Jannis Kounellis’s 1969 exhibit of live horses in Rome, Italy (above).

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yel low-t h e med wor ks a re pa r t of Patina G alle r y’s ye a r -long celebration of color by Em i ly Va n Cle ve

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Suzy Wahl, 1114 VXIV, encaustic monotype in a handmade frame, 6 x 6"

Myung Urso, April Necklace, silk, natural sea coral, thread, cotton stuffing, sterling silver, lacquer 24

In the second of eight color-inspired exhibits at Patina Gallery this year, co-owners Allison and Ivan Barnett have curated a show that honors all things yellow, drawing inspiration from works Vincent Van Gogh created in 1887. “I did a lot of research into Van Gogh’s 12 sunflower paintings and other French works of that time that feature yellow in them,” Ivan says. That research led to Jaune Citron, which, per its name (which means “lemon yellow” in French), showcases 40 pieces from the gallery’s inventory that have amber, chartreuse, mustard, and the like as their dominant colors. Gold jewelry, paintings, earthenware, and functional art are featured, including a large armchair made out of recycled road signs by Boris Bally and a 60-inch abstract wood sculpture called Yellow Twist by Michael Bauermeister. There are also nonfunctional gas- and electric-fired earthenware forms from potter Nicholas Bernard and at least a half dozen colorful encaustic paintings by Suzy Wahl. Patina Gallery’s color-inspired exhibits are motivated in part by the Summer of Color—a series of exhibitions at six local museums that showcase various colors (turquoise at the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, red at the Museum of International Folk Art, indigo at the Museum of Spanish Colonial Arts, silver at the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, orange at the Santa Fe Botanical Garden, and green at the International Folk Art Market). Jaune Citron, April 17–May 10, reception April 17, free, 5–7 pm, Patina Gallery, 131 W Palace,


opening art receptions

Kathy Erteman, Giselle Hicks, and Lauren Mabry Santa Fe Clay 545 Camino de la Familia, April 17–May 30 Reception April 17, 5–7 pm While Kathy Erteman, Giselle Hicks, and Lauren Mabry are all drawn to creating simple vessel forms, their building methods, aesthetics, and styles vary greatly. Erteman describes her pieces as “metaphorical in their exploration of containment.” Hicks uses a pinch/coil technique to explore shape, volume, and composition. And ceramic vessels become a canvas for painting with glaze in Mabry’s work.—EVC

Giselle Hicks, Cylinder 2, porcelain, 13 x 12 x 12"


Robert Dawson: New Mexico Landscapes and Native Peoples The Santa Fe Gallery 223 E Palace, Ongoing, reception April 17, 5–8 pm Alongside his photographs of New Mexico landscapes are Robert Dawson’s new archival pigment prints depicting Native peoples living between 1830 and 1850. Dawson, who’s been photographing the American West for more than 20 years, uses contemporary models and authentic mid-19th-century objects to show what day-to-day life was like for Native Americans throughout North America.—EVC Robert Dawson, Pikuni Guardian, archival pigment print, 17 x 11"

Expressions in Weaving Marigold Arts 424 Canyon, April 17–May 7 Reception April 17, 5–7 pm Barbara Marigold, whose hand-woven tapestries favor textured organic designs inspired by Southwestern landscapes and colors, is one of four weavers featured in this spring group show. Linda Running Bentley makes contemporary, abstract, and geometric designs. Robin Reider depicts the colors and landscapes of Northern New Mexico in her pieces. And Connie Enzmann-Forneris creates tapestries that she refers to as “abstracted drawings of land formations.”—EVC

Karen Bexfield: Limitless. Glass. Explored. Winterowd Fine Art 701 Canyon, April 17–30 Artist’s talk April 17, 4:30 pm, reception 5–7 pm Dovetail boxes and three-dimensional crescent moon shapes crafted from lace-like glass are some of the kiln-formed sculptures created for this show by Karen Bexfield, who won the 2013 NICHE Award in the category of cast and slumped glass. “My artwork,” she says, “evokes a sense of tranquility, a ref lection of nature’s organic patterns, a balance of simple geometry and pure chance.”—EVC

Robin Reider, Solar Flare, hand-dyed wool, 55 x 40"

Karen Bexfield, Repartee, kilnformed glass, 3 x 24 x 13"

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the new blood young interior designers making their mark on the Santa Fe scene by Amy Gross

Heather and Matt French

Not many married couples can honestly say they’d elect to go into business together, but a life-work union certainly suits Heather and Matt French, who founded French & French Interiors in early 2014. “We feed off each other,” says Heather. “If I come up with the main plan, Matt will find a way to make it bigger and better.” The couple started remodeling and flipping houses in 2002, utilizing Matt’s construction and electrical experience and Heather’s background in design. Parents of a young daughter, the Frenches describe their joint style as “fun and fresh,” a melding of antiques with modern lighting, art, and color. It’s an aesthetic that often appeals to the couple’s own demographic, young families and young couples about to start families. “Our clients are excited to be able to use color in a calm way,” Heather says. “And we love a family home that’s stylized but really comfortable to use.”


Chandler Prewitt Chandler Prewitt Design, established 2013


Working in San Francisco for the likes of powerhouse designers Ken Fulk and Lauren Geremia, Chandler Prewitt gained more than a decade of experience in staging, interior styling, and managing massive commercial projects before burnout inevitably struck. “The plan was always to start my own design firm,” says the New Mexico native, who came home to Santa Fe to be near family and then launched Chandler Prewitt Design in 2013. The soft-spoken and quietly intense Prewitt, whose elegant work stands out for its exquisite detail, specializes in high-end residential and commercial projects and the second-home market. Though he describes his own style as “a little bit edgy” and pushes his clients to the brink of their comfort level, Prewitt never forgets who will actually be living with the final design. “I [always] look at who my clients are and what they’re representing themselves to be right now.”


Chandler Prewitt

Heather and Matt French French & French Interiors, established 2014

Erica Ortiz

[on the market]

regally rustic A gallery corridor links both ends of this elegant Las Campanas home, which has two private master suites, a media room/den, and an office with a builtin desk and bookshelves. The warm and inviting great room—with its high ceilings, huge fireplace, vigas, and stone pillars—features living and dining areas and is perfect for entertaining. Cooking is a pleasure in the modern kitchen, complete with a four-seat breakfast bar and an island with cabinets, drawers, and a sink. Each master suite feels like a world unto itself: garden and mountain views are visible from one, and the other is secluded behind double wooden doors. The property includes a guest casita and an adjoining 1.9-acre lot. List price: $1.6 million; Contact: Rush/Van Camp, Knowing Santa Fe, 505-984-5117,

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Erica Ortiz NeuBleu Interior Design, established 2010

and associate designer. Influenced by French style and art deco, Ortiz delights in digging through the dustiest shops for vintage gems. “I love textures—velvet, mohair, leopard,” she says. “Cleaner lines, not so much fuss, maybe a little sparkle.” This personal aesthetic has gone over well with Ortiz’s predominantly over-50 female clientele. But she’s quick to note that her own style will always take a back seat to that of her clients’. “At the end of the day, they should get something that really, truly reflects them.”

Built in the 1950s in northeast Santa Fe, this 3,050-square-foot Territorial-style home has had just one owner, and he worked in the lumber industry. David Wilson managed Star Lumber, a downtown institution for nearly 30 years, while also working as a general contractor on notable construction and remodeling projects, including ones for The Compound and Geronimo restaurants. The residence, set deep within 2.68 acres of mature natural and designed landscaping, has four bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a two-car garage, and it showcases Wilson’s skill with rare and elegant varieties of timber—from the original oak floors and custom wood ceilings to the pecky cypress walls. Stately portales with expansive views of the city lights and the Sangre de Cristo Mountains encourage outdoor entertaining. COURTESY OF santa fe properties

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a study in wood

List price: $875,000; Contact: Deborah Bodelson, Santa Fe Properties, 505-660-4442,,

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It’s fitting that a young team of Santa Fe University of Art and Design students helped Erica Ortiz redevelop her brand. Her eponymous solo design firm, launched in 2010, was rechristened NeuBleu Interior Design in 2014 to reflect what Ortiz calls her “new light and perspective on design in Santa Fe.” Prior to starting her firm, Ortiz gained hands-on experience working for Clemens & Associates as a landscape designer and for La Puerta Originals as a client services manager


by Whitney Spivey

Sunday Afternoons

a new weekend series at Modern General lets you learn fun and useful skills

Fearless Vegetable Gardening 2: Making Mud Pies, April 19, 2 pm, $10, Modern General, 637 Cerrillos,


“We speak to a bunch of different experience levels and stop frequently to answer questions if anyone is at all confused,” says Modern General owner Erin Wade.

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Modern General has quickly established itself as a one-stop shop for garden tools, household items, and a bite to eat. Now, owner Erin Wade is expanding her store’s repertoire with Sunday Afternoons, monthly demonstration classes in which experts share their passions and skills with the community. The hour-long demos launched last month with Get Your Hands in the Dirt and continue on April 19 with Mud Pies, both part of a four-part series called Fearless Vegetable Gardening, which focuses on various aspects of plant growth— from soil prep to harvesting. “We had a great group,” Wade says of the inaugural session on March 29. “A lot of people were new to gardening, wanted to know more, and plan to attend the whole series. It’s a great way to get a little more out of your typical Sunday routine.” During Mud Pies, guests can enjoy coffee, juice, and kolaches in addition to demonstrations and hands-on activities. “We’ll be learning about how to start plants from seed, the basics of germination, and how to use a soil blocker—my all-time favorite garden tool—which is the ‘mud pie’ part of the class,” Wade explains. “It always takes me back to kindergarten.” Fearless Vegetable Gardening will conclude with Farmercising (double-digging raised beds, direct seeding, and transplanting outdoors) on May 17 and The Leaves of Your Labor (a greens tasting and discussion of harvesting techniques) on June 28. And after that? “We’ve reached out to the local author of How Do You Pray, Celeste Yacoboni, and also the head miller from Hayden Flour Mills, our wheat source out of Arizona,” Wade says of possible future Sunday Afternoons speakers. “And perhaps some of our local and regional ceramicists,” she adds. “We’ve got a running list of inspired people who would be a great fit!”

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Spencer Tweedy

Beloved for his wry lyrics and experimental rockabilly sound, Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy wooed concertgoers at a March 26 show at The Lensic, during which he performed with his 19-year-old drummer son, Spencer. The twosome (known collectively as Tweedy) are currently touring to promote their 2014 album Sukierae, which Jeff describes as “a solo album performed by a duo.” Throughout the evening, friends joined Tweedy onstage, and one local fan noted that this kind of performance “takes the band out of this . . . rock star icon context and makes playing music for a living seem like a thing that real people do. It . . . plucks a major authenticity chord that’s infectious.” —Cristina Olds

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Jane Filer

"The answer is blowing in the wind"

We will celebrate what this start of the creative year brings. We have secrets at Bill Hester Fine Art to tell and changes to blow in the wind.

A Voice in the Wind, acrylic on canvas, 50" x 50"

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