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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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WHEN NAMING THE Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway, executives at the company included Santa Fe in its name because, to late-1800s sensibilities, it conjured up thoughts of an exotic place. The company then built a spur line into Santa Fe so that it could rightfully claim the town in its name. Today that same spur line is traveled by Santa Fe’s commuter train, the Rail Runner. The railroad is a major part of Santa Fe’s history, and our wonderful old depot reminds us of that. This aspect of the past is born anew every day, thanks to the Rail Runner’s numerous daily riders. The Rail Runner’s presence has led to many activities being held in Santa Fe’s Railyard District, such as concerts and markets and festivals. Like many Santa Feans, I love riding my bike along the Rail Trail, traveling from my house to the Railyard and then enjoying all kinds of great events. As the grandson of an old train depot agent, I feel an affinity for the train, and, at every stop, I’m aware of how it’s enhanced our communities. We hope that in this issue of NOW, with its dedicated TRACKS section, you too will discover the many wonders of Santa Fe’s Railyard District. I suspect that one of the greatest wonders is the joy of actually riding the train, with your attention free to delight in the company of your loved ones and take in the engrossing views that accompany any train ride.

Santa Fe is a top US art center, with museums, shopping, year-round outdoor activities, top flight restaurants, spas, and world famous cultural events. It’s not just your grandparents’ Santa Fe, it’s walkable, historic, charming, and exciting. A high desert destination of distinction and fun.

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Artist James Roybal paints outside his gallery Fine Art Santa Fe on Paseo de Peralta. For more photos of goings-on around town, check out Seen Around on page 9 of NOW’s special TRACKS insert.

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

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On the cover: Country music superstar Joe Nichols performs at Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino on April 24. For details, see page 26. Photo by Anne-Marie Hensley.

this week

April 23–April 29

April 23 thursday

American newspaper. Free, 6 pm, 505-988-4226,

211 W San Francisco

Journey of the Universe Santa Fe Community College, 6401 Richards

You Are on Indian Land Museum of Contemporary Native Arts 108 Cathedral

Laurianne Fiorentino & Michael Kott Warehouse 21, 1614 Paseo de Peralta

A screening of a film that explores the development of the universe. Part of SFCC’s Earth Week celebration. Free, 8:30 am, 5:30 pm, 505-428-1676,

Student Restaurant Dinner Santa Fe Culinary Academy 112 W San Francisco

Support students in SFCA’s one-year professional culinary program by enjoying lunch at their restaurant. Prices vary, 5:30–7 pm, 505-983-7445,

LaShonda Katrice Barnett Collected Works Bookstore & Coffeeshop 202 Galisteo

The Kansas City native discusses her new novel, Jam On the Vine, about the first female-run African 4

Works by leading contemporary American Indian and First Nations artists. $10 (discounts for students and seniors), reception 5–7 pm, gallery talk 5:30 pm, 505-983-1666,

Bert Dalton & Milo Jaramillo El Mesón, 213 Washington

Jazz music. Free, 7–9 pm, 505-983-6756,

Busy McCarroll and Kirk Kadish Hotel de Chimayo’s Low ’n Slow Lowrider Bar 125 Washington Jazz music. Free, 8–11 pm, 505-988-4900,

John Mulaney The Lensic Performing Arts Center

Live Nation presents a stand-up performance by John Mulaney of Fox’s new comedy Mulaney. $30, 7 pm, 505-988-1234,

Singer Fiorentino plays guitar, bamboo flute, harmonica and ocarina; Kott plays cello. $5–$10, 7–9 pm, 505-989-4423,

Limelight Karaoke The Palace Restaurant and Saloon 142 W Palace

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

Savor La Fonda on the Plaza, 100 E San Francisco Cuban street music. Free, 7:30–11 pm, 505-995-2363,

Triumph of the Wild Duel Brewing, 1228 Parkway

Early roots music. Free, 7–10 pm, 505-474-5301,


April 24: Le Vent du Nord at The Lensic

Vicente Griego and Co. El Farol, 808 Canyon

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

“form and figure:

group show it’s sculpture time for a new show!”

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Friday Night Art Walk Canyon Road Arts District, Canyon Rd

April 24th from 5-7pm

Galleries remain open late every fourth Friday of the month. Free, 5–7 pm,

Show Dates: April 24 - May 7

Opening Reception March 20th, from 5-7pm

Last Friday Art Walk Railyard Arts District, Paseo de Peralta

Ten galleries and SITE Santa Fe host receptions and stay open late on the last Friday of each month. Free, 5–7 pm, 505-982-3373,

Showmark Dates:yale March 20 through April 2 harris “On the Run” 32 x 15 x 27” Bronze

Fourth Annual Wine Tasting Old Santa Fe Inn, 320 Galisteo

LAURIN MCCRACKEN “The Original Old Time” Watercolor 18 x 13"

Enjoy spring wines, light hors d’oeuvres, and a raffle with sommelier Mark Johnson. $30–$45, 5:30–7:30 pm, 505-216-6049,

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, 10 am–1 pm, 505-988-3394,

Red Chile Fest Las Cosas Cooking School 181 Paseo de Peralta

Make red chile pork tamales, red chile sauce, smoked beef chili, red chile scalloped potatoes, and more. $85, 6–9 pm, 505-988-3394,

Red Chile Workshop Santa Fe School of Cooking, 125 N Guadalupe Learn the history of the chile and how to handle it safely in the kitchen. $78, 9 am, 505-983-4511,

Restaurant Walk II Santa Fe School of Cooking, 125 N Guadalupe Eat your way around town with stops at Agave Lounge, Dinner for Two, Anasazi Restaurant, and L’Olivier. $115, 2 pm, 505-983-4511,

Student Restaurant Dinner Santa Fe Culinary Academy 112 W San Francisco

Support students in SFCA’s one-year professional culinary program by enjoying lunch at their restaurant. Prices vary, 5:30–7 pm, 505-983-7445,

Albuquerque Academy Student Exhibition Turner Carroll Gallery, 725 Canyon Work by students in visual arts programs. Free, reception 5–7 pm, 505-986-9800,


fine art

Greenberg Fine Art 205 Canyon Road, Santa Fe, NM 87501 505.955.1500

Art Speaks Tansey Contemporary, 625 Canyon

Mapping the Human Condition David Richard Gallery, 544 S Guadalupe

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

New Visions Manitou Galleries Downtown, 123 W Palace

Inaugural exhibition at the gallery’s sculpture center. Proceeds from art sold benefit ARTsmart New Mexico. Free, reception 5–7 pm, 505-995-8513,

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

Drawings and Prints by Listed Artists Art Exchange Gallery 60 E San Francisco, Ste 210

A show, curated by Jeff Tabor, featuring historic works by artists such as Gustave Baumann, Emil Bisttram, Joseph Imhof, Fritz Scholder, and others. Free, reception 4–6 pm, 505-603-4485,

Epic Evoke Contemporary, 550 S Guadalupe

Life-size figural sculptures in fired clay by Kristine Poole. Free, reception 5–7 pm, 505-995-9902,

Form and Figure Greenberg Fine Art, 205 Canyon

See preview on page 28. Free, reception 5–7 pm, 505-995-1500,

A survey of drawings and paintings on canvas and paper by the late artist Tom Green (1942–2012). Free, reception 5–7 pm, 505-983-9555,

See profile on page 28. Free, reception 5–7:30 pm, 505-986-0440,

Pattern and Rhythm Vivo Contemporary, 725 Canyon

A 14-artist exhibition connected by themes of repetition and movement. Free, reception 5–7 pm, 505-982-1320,

Up in Neon Zane Bennett Contemporary Art 435 S Guadalupe

See preview on page 28. Free, reception 5–7 pm, 505-982-8111,

Joan Myers Collected Works Bookstore & Coffeeshop 202 Galisteo The author discusses her new book, Fire & Ice: Timescapes, with curator, writer, and art critic Lucy Lippard. Free, 6 pm, 505-988-4226,

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Bo Depena The Mine Shaft Tavern, 2846 Hwy 14, Madrid Blues/folk music on the deck. Free, 5–7 pm, 505-473-0743,

Bluegrass/honky-tonk/jazz. Free, 6–9 pm, 505-982-3030,

A performance by the jazz quartet Rova. $20, 7:30–9:30 pm,

Kodama Trio Second Street Brewery at the Railyard 1607 Paseo de Peralta

The Alchemy Party Skylight, 139 W San Francisco

Contemporary jazz. 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,

Le Vent du Nord The Lensic Performing Arts Center 211 W San Francisco See profile on page 27. $15–$30, 7 pm, 505-988-1234,

David Geist Pranzo Italian Grill, 540 Montezuma

Live music from acclaimed Broadway pianist David Geist. Free, 6–9 pm, 505-984-2645,

Mito de Soto Performances Swiss Bakery & Bistro 401 S Guadalupe

Happy Hour The Palace Restaurant and Saloon 142 W Palace

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

Joe Nichols Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino 20 Buffalo Thunder Trl

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

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

Night Train La Fonda on the Plaza 100 E San Francisco

Ronald Roybal Hotel Santa Fe, 1501 Paseo de Peralta

See profile on page 26. $54–$74, 8 pm,

Kitty Jo Creek Second Street Brewery at Second Street 1814 Second

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

Rova GiG Performance Space, 1808 Second St

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

The Three Faces of Jazz El Mesón, 213 Washington

Jazz music. Free, 7:30–10:30 pm, 505-983-6756,

Trish O’Keefe The Mine Shaft Tavern, 2846 Hwy 14, Madrid Country rock. Free, 7–10 pm, 505-473-0743,

Twisted Owls El Farol, 808 Canyon

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

I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change Greer Garson Theatre 1600 St. Michael’s

A performance of the second-longest-running show and longest-running revue in Off-Broadway history. Book and lyrics by Joe DiPierto, music by Jimmy Roberts, and direction by Gail Springer. $5–$15, 7 pm, 505-988-1234, Continued on page 23

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-TRACKScontents 1 Publisher’s Note 2 Showtime: The Railyard Comes Alive with Vibrant Performances 3 Map of the Railyard and Guadalupe Districts 4 Contemporary Art Scene: The Railyard’s Galleries Champion Forward-Looking, Boundary-Breaking Artwork 6 Shop till You Have to Stop: The Railyard and Guadalupe Districts Make for a Can’t-Miss Treasure-Hunting Experience 8 From the Archives: Historic Photos— and a Very Brief History—of the Santa Fe Railyard 10 New Mexico Rail Runner Express: Hop Aboard Santa Fe’s Local Commuter Train

Photo: © Wendy McEahern for Parasol Productions

12 Eating and Drinking: Savor the Food and Ambience at the Railyard and Guadalupe Districts’ Quirky Cafés, Sophisticated Restaurants, and Bustling Institutions

bruce adams b.y. cooper EDITOR amy hegarty CONTRIBUTING EDITOR whitney spivey WRITERS eve tolpa, whitney spivey GRAPHIC DESIGNER whitney stewart ADDITIONAL DESIGN michelle odom, sybil watson hannah reiter GRAPHIC DESIGN INTERN cameron blickensdorf SALES REPRESENTATIVES david wilkinson, amy ingram OPERATIONS MANAGER ginny stewart PUBLISHER


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WELCOME TO TRACKS MAGAZINE, a special supplement to Santa Fean NOW magazine. Dedicated to the fascinating shops, restaurants, galleries, markets, and more of Santa Fe’s Railyard and Guadalupe districts, TRACKS will help guide locals and visitors alike through the neighborhoods’ many offerings. During the past 15 years, the Railyard District has found its own identity thanks to the kind of art it displays, its funky bars and restaurants, and its unique shops that sell a variety of treasures. The Railyard is unlike any other area of Santa Fe, yet it’s so much a part of our community. More and more, events are held here because of its accessibility, especially for those of us who travel by bicycle. As you savor the open space, the community gardens, the farmers market, and the handmade creations by talented local artisans, know that you’re part of Santa Fe’s history as well as its present and future, all of which the Railyard represents. All this and access to an efficient and scenic train ride to BRUCE ADAMS Albuquerque—there’s nothing like the Railyard, so enjoy. Publisher

On the cover: Santa Fe’s Railyard District is filled with restaurants, shops, and galleries, plus it hosts markets, festivals, concerts and more. Photo by Chris Corrie.

get on board! imm e r se your se l f in the historic and modern-da y o f f eri n gs of Sa nta F e ’s fu n-filled R ailyard and Guadalupe d i s tri c ts THE ARRIVAL OF THE RAILROAD in Santa Fe in 1880, courtesy of the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company, signaled an era of historic growth and change in the area, as travelers no longer had to endure the perils of the Old Santa Fe Trail to reach the city at the trail’s end. In addition to passengers, the trains brought building materials such as brick and galvanized tin; the resulting metal roofs and Victorian structures gave the Railyard neighborhood a different architectural character from the one found downtown. Meanwhile, the adjacent Guadalupe District, one of the city’s oldest communities, shifted its focus from farming to commerce, in conjunction with the rise of the railroad. The area was a thriving locus of community well into the 1940s, when rail travel began to take a back seat to motoring. By 1987, the Railyard had fallen into disrepair, and the city embarked on a massive redevelopment initiative spanning decades and incorporating ideas from residents, nonprofits, and businesses. In 2008, the revitalized Railyard District opened to great fanfare. Today the area has regained its status as a community meeting place. Possessing a decidedly modern flavor, it offers shopping, dining, and performing arts plus galleries and a designated walking and biking trail that extends through Railyard Park. The Baca District, at the southern end of the Railyard, is known for its contemporary live/work spaces, while the historic Santa Fe Depot is the northern terminus for the New Mexico Rail Runner Express commuter train. At the heart of it all is Railyard Plaza, a gathering space that hosts concerts and events and is only a 15- to 20-minute walk from Downtown’s Plaza.

|O V E R H E A R D | Q: What’s the most exciting thing to you about the Railyard District? “Because of the wonderful mix of contemporary art, the park, the farmers market, and now a movie theatre [that’s opening in early May], the Railyard District is a dynamic destination and meeting place where people from all parts of our community gather.”—Irene Hofmann, Phillips director and chief curator, SITE Santa Fe

Q: What makes the Railyard/Guadalupe area unique to you? “The Railyard/Guadalupe area is unique because there are many locally owned businesses in a historical setting where people can shop, dine, and socialize. At Teca Tu, we feel this area is perfect for our business because we serve locals and tourists who appreciate the uniqueness of our products. The Sanbusco Center especially exemplifies this sense of community.” —Mira Lopez, manager of Teca Tu “It’s all homegrown! Growers and ranchers at the farmers market, creative expression at Warehouse 21 and El Museo Cultural, lots of locally owned restaurants and shops, and a progressive vibe that infuses the whole cityscape!” —Nicholas Ballas, owner of Cowgirl BBQ TRACKS 2015


showtime the Railyard comes alive with vibrant performances THROUGHOUT the summer and fall, locals and visitors flock to Railyard Plaza and Railyard Park to catch a wide range of outdoor concerts and special events. Heath Concerts brings big-name talent to the stage from the worlds of rock, folk, country, blues, and more, while other offerings include ZozoFest, created in conjunction with Fiesta de Santa Fe, the AHA Festival of Progressive Arts, and the concert to kick off the annual Santa Fe International Folk Art Market. Dedicated to the preservation and proliferation of Hispanic traditions, El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe presents flamenco concerts, belly-dancing workshops, and plays by local playwrights. In June it will host the main event of Parallel Studios’ Currents: The Santa Fe International New Media Festival, a yearly showcase for installation art and multimedia performances. El Museo is also the rehearsal space for the children’s after-school theater program Pandemonium Productions. Next door is the Railyard Performance Center, a live music and dance venue at the epicenter of Santa Fe’s African and Haitian dancing and drumming scene. Acting, singing, songwriting, hip-hop, improv, spoken-word poetry, and concert production are just a handful of the opportunities that Warehouse 21, on Paseo de Peralta, has been offering the city’s youth since 1997. The organization’s purpose-built facility boasts two performance spaces, plus studios accommodating a multitude of media, and its programming encompasses live music, plays, and weekly open-mike nights. Second Street Brewery hosts live music weekly, from folk rock and gypsy jazz to country and Americana. If your taste tends to be eclectic, head to author George R. R. Martin’s Jean Cocteau Cinema, which hosts movies, art openings, magic shows, book readings, live concerts, and much more.


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Joan Watts, Untitled 33, oil on canvas, 36 x 36". Courtesy of Charlotte Jackson Fine Art. Nanami Ishihara, Yama Onna, Japanese pigment and acrylic gouache on cotton mounted on panel, 76 x 154". Courtesy of Zane Bennett Contemporary Art.


CONTEMPORARY ART ISN’T NEW TO Santa Fe, but it’s taken on its own character in the Railyard District. The area’s rich artistic legacy dates back to the 19th century, when the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company hired painters and photographers to create images of Northern New Mexico that would entice travelers in the east to make the trip west. Today, art lovers perusing the Railyard District are treated to a visual feast that includes photography, ceramics, Japanese bamboo pieces, and Incan textiles, in addition to 2-D and 3-D works by some of the world’s most accomplished painters and sculptors. Ethnographic art, which has been well represented in Santa Fe’s galleries for decades, has a strong presence in the Railyard, but a handful of galleries have taken to displaying it alongside contemporary works—a juxtaposition that pays homage to the City Different’s heritage as a cultural crossroads while also revitalizing and recontextualizing both genres. The Railyard’s industrial history and character, as well as the open, expansive feel and large scale of its buildings, make the area ideally suited to display bigger—and sometimes more interactive—works of art. The architecture, too, differs from what’s found in other parts of the city. Rather than a landscape of traditional adobe and Spanish Colonial structures, you’ll find a variety of building materials with a more urban feel: corrugated metal, poured concrete, and various colors of stucco. The Railyard is also home to the Bubbly Heart Studio, which offers painting parties, private art lessons, and more. Friday nights are particularly great for visiting the Railyard. SITE Santa Fe, an internationally renowned exhibition space that opened in 1995 and helped define the neighborhood as a contemporary art destination, offers free admission from 10 am until midnight. The Railyard Arts District (RAD), a neighborhood organization comprising 10 galleries in the area (as well as SITE), hosts Last Friday Art Walks, held on the last Friday of every month from 5 to 7 pm . All participating stops are within easy strolling distance of each other.

Judy Tuwaletstiwa, Ruah Flame 2, graphite on burned paper and glass, 12 x 12". Courtesy of William Siegel Gallery.

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The Railyard not only joins Canyon Road and Downtown as one of the city’s premier art districts, it’s also regarded as a statewide focal point for cutting-edge projects and exhibitions. Oli Sihvonen, Elegy (017), oil and acrylic on canvas, 60 x 69". Courtesy of David Richard Gallery.

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WHEN SHOPPING IN the Railyard and Guadalupe districts, you’ll find a little bit of everything: funky Western wear (Kowboyz, Double Take at the Ranch), sophisticated women’s attire (Cupcake Clothing), retail and resale items (Double Take), international furnishings and folk art (Casa Nova by Natalie), home and gift items (Array), luggage and travel accessories (Le Bon Voyage), floral arrangements (Artichokes & Pomegranates), local foods (Santa Fe School of Cooking, ChocolateSmith), outdoor equipment (REI, The Reel Life), and much more. Anchoring the neighborhood is the track-side Santa Fe Farmers Market Pavilion, a purpose-built structure that hosts the Santa Fe Farmers Market and the Railyard Artisan Market. Here you’ll find delicacies like heirloom poultry and local honey as well as crafts in a variety of materials, including fiber, hand-blown glass, and Casa Nova by Natalie ceramics. The nearby Sanbusco Market Center, on Montezuma Street, opened in the late 1800s as a building supply warehouse for businesses that sprang up in the wake of the railroad coming to town; today it’s an emporium that puts the “special” in specialty shops. Santa Fe Pens offers calligraphy pens, limited edition pens, stationery, and more, while pet boutique Teca Tu stocks gourmet treats and stylish accoutrements like turquoise-studded collars. Contemporary jeweler Eidos and local goldsmith Dell Fox Jewelry propose two very different ways of getting your bauble fix, and On Your Feet is a local favorite for comfortable, stylish footwear. Women’s clothing




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by designers such as Nanette Lepore and M. Missoni are on offer at Bodhi Bazaar, while Kioti provides foreign-accented wearable art in the form of women’s clothing and accessories. Op.cit sells new and used books and signed first editions, and Pandora’s carries textiles for the home made by top-notch artisans from New Mexico and around the world. At the far north end of Guadalupe Street is the DeVargas Center, where stores run the gamut from practical to luxe. Las Cosas Kitchen Shoppe is a little bit of both, with its classic kitchenware lines (All-Clad, Le Creuset) and eclectic cooking classes. The same goes for Indigo Baby, featuring organic and natural items for young children and expectant mothers. But the vintage furs at Queen’s Ransom or the chile-piñon brittle at Señor Murphy? Those fall squarely on the side of indulgence.


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from the archives historic photos—and a very brief history—of the Santa Fe Railyard by Whitney Spivey

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ON FEBRUARY 9, 1880, the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company pulled the first train into the Santa Fe depot, marking a new era of travel to this part of the Southwest. No longer forced to arrive via horseback, wagon, or stagecoach along the Santa Fe Trail, tourists and new residents—including artists, craftsmen, and Harvey Girls—unloaded onto the platform, eager to experience Santa Fe and the surrounding area. With the arrival of the automobile less than a half-century later, the popularity of railroad travel began to decline. In 1987, the Santa Fe Railyard was declared a blighted area in need of revival. In February 2002, 122 years after that first train arrived, the Railyard Master Plan was approved, and the Santa Fe Railyard Community Corporation began to oversee improvements to the 50-acre site. The resulting development is the vibrant Railyard District we know and enjoy today.

The Railyard ca. 1928, looking west down Manhattan Avenue



The Santa Fe Depot ca. 1976

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photographs by Stephen Lang

There’s always something going on in Santa Fe’s Railyard District!



New Mexico Rail Runner Express save money and miles on your car—plus take in stunning local scenery—by hopping aboard Santa Fe’s commuter train by Whitney Spivey WHETHER YOU’RE a jogger loping along the Rail Trail, a driver stopped at a flashing intersection, or a loyal patron of the Saturday farmers market, the New Mexico Rail Runner Express has surely become a familiar sight as it lumbers through downtown Santa Fe. Consisting of four or five cars plus a locomotive, the Rail Runner travels from Belen to Santa Fe every day, 128 times per week. Albuquerque resident Julia Walley, who works full time at Outside magazine, is one of the approximately 3,800 people who commute to Santa Fe via train each week. Walley prefers the train over driving for several reasons; avoiding wear and tear on her car and saving money are two of the biggest. “I’ve estimated that I can save about $1,000 a year taking the train,” she says. “The savings will, of course, vary for everyone, but I’d be hard-pressed to imagine that there still wouldn’t be savings.” A day pass from downtown Albuquerque to Santa Fe is $10; an annual pass is $1,100. “Even with lowering gas prices, it will still cost more to drive,” says Allyne Clarke, the Rail Runner’s advertising sales manager. “In addition, it’s less stress. You’re leaving the driving to someone else, and that gives you time to relax, read, or 10

NMRRX by the numbers (since 2006) 400 million: Miles taken off area roadways 8,625,355: Passengers on the train 295,281: Bicycle boardings 128: Number of times the train travels the corridor each week 14: Stations from Belen to Santa Fe 10%: Reduction of a household’s carbon emissions by a single commuter using public transportation (according to the American Public Transportation Association)

use an electronic device.” Or you can just look out the window—the 100-mile ride through the high desert is certainly a scenic one. Although commuting may take longer by train than by car (the ride adds roughly an extra hour to Walley’s round-trip excursion), you can put that extra time to good use, thanks to a (usually) quiet work car and free Wi-Fi. “On my train

need to know Reduced fares are available for seniors, students, kids 10–17 years old, Medicare cardholders, and people with disabilities (with proper documentation). Children 9 and younger ride free. Through December 2015, Veterans with a VA Card can get a free train pass. The train corridor has 14 stations and operates seven days a week, but with limited hours. “The Rail Runner is a commuter train, so its primary focus is to get people to and from work,” says Allyne Clarke, the Rail Runner’s advertising sales manager. Check for complete schedules. Bicycles are allowed on the train, which means commuters can have a means of transportation once they arrive at their destinations. A Rail Runner ticket also allows riders free access to both Santa Fe and Albuquerque city buses. Visit for more.

commute, I’ve designed everything from logos to wedding invitations,” says Walley, who, in addition to working her day job, owns a letterpress and graphic design studio. “When I have a lot of freelance work to do,” she adds, “I’m more inclined to take the train because that opens up ‘dead time’ I can now make into productive time.”

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savor the fo od and ambience at the Railyard and Guadalupe districts’ quirky c afés, sophisticated restaurants, and bustling institutions



Second Street Brewery


THE RAILYARD AND Guadalupe districts are home to some of the city’s most beloved dining institutions, as well as a variety of specialty eateries. In the former category are Tomasita’s, serving up traditional New Mexican enchiladas, sopaipillas, and margaritas for some 40 years; Andiamo!, making Italian-inspired dishes with local ingredients and influences for two decades; and Zia Diner, doling out generous helpings of comfort food with a twist—such as its signature green-chile meat loaf and strawberry-rhubarb pie—since 1986. Sanbusco Market Center’s El Tesoro and Pranzo Italian Grill have earned legions of followers for their Salvadoran delicacies and reimagined Mediterranean classics, respectively. On the more casual end of the spectrum, the Santa Fe Farmers Market takes place Tuesday and Saturday mornings; guests can sample local fare from dozens of vendors or indulge in breakfast burritos, baked goods, and organic coffee from the Pavilion Cafe. There’s no shortage of nightlife in the area.


Acclaimed Broadway pianist David Geist performs regularly at Pranzo Italian Grill.

The Railyard and Guadalupe districts’ eating and drinking scenes reflect Santa Fe’s culture of blending the old with the new, the traditional with the innovative.


Come celebrate TWENTY years at your Come celebrate TWENTY years at your beautifully remodeled neighborhood trattoria! beautifully remodeled neighborhood trattoria! Lunch M-F 11-2 · Dinner Nightly at 5 Lunch M-F 11-2 · Street, Dinner Nightly at 5 322 Garfield Santa Fe 322 Garfield Street, Santa Fe 505.995.9595 • 505.995.9595 • Andiamo – Established 1995 Andiamo – Established 1995

Zia Diner’s Santa Fe Sunset Martini

Cowgirl BBQ 319 S Guadalupe, 505-982-2565, Outstanding BBQ and modern American comfort food since 1993! Home of “The Mother Burger,” the People’s Choice winner of Best Green Chile Cheeseburger in Santa Fe! Vegetarian specialties, great steaks, salads, seafood, and seasonal, regional American specials round out the menu. A terrific array of craft brews from the TapRoom plus nightly live entertainment make the Cowgirl the best small club this side of Austin. Open seven days a week: 11:30 am –11 pm during the week and 11 am to midnight on the weekends. Bar open until 1 am Friday and Saturday.

El Tesoro Cafe

500 Montezuma #104, 505-988-3886

El Tesoro Cafe offers delicious New Mexican and Central American cuisine to all of Santa Fe, NM. We serve food made from the freshest and finest ingredients available. Our courteous staff is always ready to provide you with the prompt and friendly service you deserve. We have been serving Santa Fe for 11 years. Breakfast entrees, fresh soups and salads, great coffee and pastries, a variety of popular entrees, and fun desserts.

1607 Paseo de Peralta, 505-989-3278

Home to the local favorite and award winning Alien Burger, Second Street Brewery at the Railyard is the perfect place to bring friends and family to enjoy traditional pub fare and craft beer. Brewmaster Rod Tweet uses traditional brewing techniques from England and Germany, and hops that are hard to get from all over the world, making Second Street’s beers the most unique you’ll find in Santa Fe.


Second Street Brewery at the Railyard

the dining car

Second Street Brewery at the Railyard offers locally brewed craft beers and live music almost every night, in addition to pub fare such as fish-and-chips and pulled-pork sandwiches. Across the tracks, the soon-toopen Violet Crown restaurant, part of a luxurious, multilevel cinema, will offer gourmet pizzas and 30 rotating selections of craft beer, wine, and cider—all of which can be consumed in-theater. Nearby Junction calls itself “Santa Fe’s dedicated sports bar,” and with 11 flat-screen TVs it more than lives up to that description. (Check the online calendar for which games are on tap any given day.) Then there’s Cowgirl BBQ, which—between its bar, main dining rooms, catering kitchen, billiard parlor, and private dining spaces—takes up almost an entire block of Guadalupe Street. Live music, a hopping patio, and menu standbys such as brisket nachos, buffalo burgers, and Frito pies make this restaurant a year-round local favorite.

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Sustainability Conference Santa Fe Community College 6401 Richards

SFCC’s Earth Week celebration culminates with workshops and discussions about SFCC recycling efforts, environmental education, and more. Free, 7:45 am–4:30 pm, 505-428-1676,

April 25 saturday Contemporary Clay Fair Santa Fe Woman’s Club, 1616 Old Pecos Trl

See profile on page 29. Free, 10 am–5 pm, through April 26,

Origami in the Garden Turquoise Trail Sculpture Garden 3453 State Hwy 14 N, Cerrillos

More than 20 monumental outdoor sculptures created individually by Kevin Box and collaboratively with his wife Jennifer and origami masters Robert J. Lang, Te Jui Fu, Michael G. LaFosse, and Richard L. Alexander. $10 (kids under 12 free), 9:30 am–4:30 pm (tours by appointment), 505-471-4688,

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,

Visual Arts Department Open House New Mexico Museum of Art 107 W Palace

Visual arts students in grades 9–11 showcase their latest works. Free, 12–4 pm, 505-310-4194,

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,

Contemporary Southwest Light Santa Fe School of Cooking 125 N Guadalupe

Create health-conscious Southwestern fare, including fiery turkey fillets and Mexican chocolate cake. $80, 10 am, 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,

Tamales Santa Fe School of Cooking, 125 N Guadalupe

Learn to make red chile and pork, Southern Mexican chicken, and blue corn calabacita tamales. $98, 2 pm, 505-983-4511,

April in Paris Hotel Santa Fe Hacienda & Spa 1501 Paseo de Peralta

The Santa Fe Symphony’s black-tie gala includes hors d’oeuvres, a five-course French dinner, a live auction, and a performance by the Bert Dalton Quintet. $250, 6 pm, 505-983-3530,

Turquoise Gala Cerrillos Hills State Park, County Rd 59

The Amigos de Cerrillos State Park hold their annual fundraiser dinner, cosponsored by the New Mexico Humanities Council and the Department of Cultural Affairs. $20, 3–6 pm, 505-474-0196,

re(LAUNCH) Offroad Productions 2891-B Trades West Rd

A new show, curated by Cyndi Conn, featuring works by Rita Bard, Danae Falliers, Munson Hunt, Eric Tillinghast, and others. Free, 6–8 pm, 505-670-9276,

How To Santa Fe: Camino Real Santa Fe Community College, 6401 Richards

Follow the Camino Real with historian Andy Lovato and social media activist Monique Anair and then showcase what you learn through social media using #howtosantafe. $125, 9 am–4 pm, 505-428-1676,

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 oneman show Don’t Panic: It’s Only Finnegans Wake. Enthusiasts with all levels of knowledge are welcome. Free, 10 am–12:30 pm,

Law of the Desert Born Reception Sorrel Sky Gallery, 125 W Palace

See profile on page 27. Free, 5–7:30 pm,

Native America: Coming Home from the War St. John’s College, 1160 Camino de Cruz Blanca

just-released anthology Pushing the Envelope by five Santa Fe poets. Free, 5 pm, 505-424-1601,

Prana Natura Body of Santa Fe, 333 Cordova

Sukhbir Wise hosts a workshop on healing through cacao medicine, breath work, and communal connection. $18, 4–6 pm, 505-986-0362, ext. 2,

Alpha Cats Second Street Brewery at Second Street 1814 Second Live jazz. Free, 6–9 pm, 505-982-3030,

Andy Kingston Quartet El Mesón, 213 Washington

Jazz music. Free, 7:30–10:30 pm, 505-983-6756,

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,

Dana Smith Upper Crust Pizza, 329 Old Santa Fe Trl Local singer/songwriter. Free, 6–9 pm, 505-982-0000,

Flamenco Dinner Show El Farol, 808 Canyon

An evening of flamenco music. $25, 9 pm–12 am, 505-983-9912,

Freebox Fashion Show The Mine Shaft Tavern, Engine House Theatre 2846 Hwy 14, Madrid

Bid on fashions modeled by community members to benefit the community. Free, 6:30–9:30 pm, 505-473-0743,

Glitter Blue Rooster, 101 W Marcy

A women-only dance club with DJ Oona. $10, 8 pm, 505-206-2318,

Tutor Greg Schneider discusses Leslie Marmon Silko’s Ceremony and N. Scott Momaday’s House Made of Dawn as part of an exploration of Native Americans’ experiences after returning home from World War II. One of a series of five seminars. $175, 10 am–12 pm and 2–4 pm,

Jesus Bas Anasazi Restaurant, 113 Washington

Opera Lecture Collected Works Bookstore & Coffeeshop 202 Galisteo

Live music from vocalist Trujillo and pianist Geist. Free, 6–9 pm, 505-984-2645,

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

Julie Trujillo & David Geist Pranzo Italian Grill, 540 Montezuma

Opera expert Tom Franks discusses Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana and Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci prior to the Met HD broadcast of the double bill at The Lensic. Free, 6 pm, 505-988-4226,

Moscow Mules Second Street Brewery at the Railyard 1607 Paseo de Peralta

Pushing the Envelope Teatro Paraguas, 3205 Calle Marie

Night Train La Fonda on the Plaza, 100 E San Francisco

Santa Fe Poetry Trails presents a reading from the

Classic country. Free, 6–9 pm, 505-989-8585,

Blues music. Free, 8–11 pm,

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Free, 7–9 pm, 505-982-1200,

Santastico El Farol, 808 Canyon

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

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

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


Volunteer with Keep Santa Fe Beautiful and clean up city streets, parks, arroyos, and school campuses. Attend a KSFB-sponsored picnic after. Free, 7–9 am registration, 12 pm picnic,

I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change Greer Garson Theatre, 1600 St. Michael’s

April 28: Patrice Vecchione at The Ark Bookstore


Nu Method The Mine Shaft Tavern, 2846 Hwy 14, Madrid Live music in the tavern. Free, 7–10 pm, 505-473-0743,

Paul Cotaldo The Mine Shaft Tavern, 2846 Hwy 14, Madrid American/roots music on the deck. Free, 3:30–6:30 pm, 505-473-0743,

Ronald Roybal Hotel Santa Fe, 1501 Paseo de Peralta

Native American flute and Spanish classical guitar.

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A performace of the second-longest-running show and longest-running revue in Off-Broadway history. Book and lyrics by Joe DiPierto, music by Jimmy Roberts, and direction by Gail Springer. $5–$15, 7 pm, 505-988-1234,

NMSA Senior Productions: Dance New Mexico School for the Arts 275 E Alameda

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,

Wine Making 101 Estrella del Norte Vineyard, 106 N Shining Sun Learn the basic principles and processes of how to turn grapes into wine. $35–$40, 2–4:30 pm, 505-455-2826,

How to Save Your Marriage Through Pinhole Photography New Mexico History Museum, 113 Lincoln

Nancy Spencer and Eric Renner, curators of the exhibit Poetics of Light, speak about working professionally as a married couple. $6–$9, 2–3 pm, 505-476-5200,

Key Frances The Mine Shaft Tavern, 2846 Hwy 14, Madrid “Psycha-blues” music on the deck. Free, 2–6 pm, 505-473-0743,

Matthew Andrae La Fonda on the Plaza, 100 E San Francisco Brazilian/flamenco/classical music. Free, 6–8 pm,

Senior dance students present student-choreographed and performed dance. Free, 7–9 pm, 505-310-4194,


The Met Live in HD: Mascagni’s Cavalleria rusticana and Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci The Lensic Performing Arts Center 211 W San Francisco

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

A new production from director David McVicar of opera’s most enduring tragic double bill. $22–$28, 10:30 am, encore performance 6 pm, 505-988-1234,

April 26 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,

Santa Fe Society of Artists Outdoor Fine Art Show First National Bank of Santa Fe Parking Lot 107 W San Francisco

A diverse group of works by premier local artists are on view in an outdoor fine art show. Free, 9 am–5:30 pm,

Contemporary Southwest Santa Fe School of Cooking, 125 N Guadalupe Learn about and prepare local cuisine in this three-

hour demonstration class. $82, 10 am, 505-983-4511,

Nacha Mendez & Co. El Farol, 808 Canyon

Raquel Rivera and Ojos de Sofia GiG Performance Space, 1808 Second Latino Caribbean neo-folk music. $20, 7:30–9:30 pm,

Celebrating Easter with Mary Cristo Rey Church, 1120 Canyon

A celebration of the 75th anniversary of the construction of Cristo Rey church featuring sacred music from the Renaissance and baroque eras, among others. Free, 3–4:15 pm, 505-474-2815,

I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change Greer Garson Theatre, 1600 St. Michael’s

A performace of the second-longest-running show and longest-running revue in Off-Broadway history. Book and lyrics by Joe DiPierto, music by Jimmy Roberts, and direction by Gail Springer. $5–$15, 2 pm, 505-988-1234,

NMSA Senior Productions: Dance New Mexico School for the Arts 275 E Alameda

Senior dance students present student-choreographed and performed dance. Free, 7–9 pm, 505-310-4194,

Now Is the Month of Maying

Christ Lutheran Church, 1701 Arroyo Chamiso

A concert of madrigals about love and spring by the Cantu Spiritus Chamber Choir. $20 (students free), 4–5:30 pm, 225-571-6352.

The New Electric Ballroom The Lensic Performing Arts Center 211 W San Francisco

A performance by Fusion Theatre Company of Enda Walsh’s Obie Award–winning play. Directed by Gil Lazier. $15–$35 (discounts for students), 7:30 pm, 505-988-1234,

Bill Hearne La Fonda on the Plaza, 100 E San Francisco

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

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

April 27 monday

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

Bill Hearne La Fonda on the Plaza, 100 E San Francisco

Track Night Santa Fe High School, 2100 Yucca

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

JJ & The Hooligans El Farol, 808 Canyon

Rock music. Free, 8:30–11:30 pm, 505-983-9912,

RuPaul 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 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,

April 28 tuesday

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

Parker Millsap Skylight, 139 W San Francisco

The young singer from Oklahoma performs in support of his critically acclaimed self-titled debut album. $14–$17, 7:30 pm,

April 29 wednesday Four Seasons/Five Techniques Santa Fe Culinary Academy 112 W San Francisco

Learn five cooking techniques for spring such as pickling and sauce making. $75, 5:30–8:30 pm, 505-983-7445,

Tamales Santa Fe School of Cooking, 125 N Guadalupe

Learn to make red chile and pork, Southern Mexican chicken, and blue corn calabacita tamales. $98, 10 am, 505-983-4511,

In Pursuit of Cultural Freedom The Lensic Performing Arts Center 211 W San Francisco

The Lannan Foundation presents a talk with awardwinning journalist Naomi Klein and Katharine Viner, editor-in-chief of Guardian US. $2–$5, 7 pm, 505-988-1234,

Joaquin Gallegos El Mesón, 213 Washington

Flamenco guitar music. Free, 7–9 pm, 505-983-6756,

Syd Masters La Fonda on the Plaza, 100 E San Francisco Country music. Free, 7:30–11 pm, 505-995-2363,

Wednesday Night Karaoke Junction, 530 S Guadalupe

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

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Future Voices of New Mexico Awards Ceremony The Lensic Performing Arts Center 211 W San Francisco Presented by The Lensic and Santa Fe Photographic Workshops. Free, 10 am, 505-988-1234,

IAIA Library Readings Institute for American Indian Arts 83 Avan Nu Po

Jamie Figueroa and Dana Levin share their work. Free, 4 pm, 505-424-2300,

Patrice Vecchione The Ark Bookstore, 133 Romero

A book signing with the author, who discusses her new book Step into Nature: Nurturing Imagination & Spirit in Everyday Life. Free, 4:30–6 pm, 505-988-3709,

Argentine Tango Milonga El Mesón, 213 Washington

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

April 28: Parker Millsap at Skylight

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Joe Nichols

by Whitne y Spive y

the country superstar comes to Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino “I JUST ABOUT KILLED SOMEBODY.” No, those aren’t lyrics from Joe Nichols’s latest album. The country singer is on a golf course in Florence, Arizona, simultaneously attempting to hit balls and give an interview. “I have a little wireless headset so I can play on through,” he says as his buddies laugh in the background. Such is life on the road for Nichols, a 38-year-old musician from Rogers, Arkansas, best known for his number-one singles “Brokenheartsville” (2003), “Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off” (2005), “Sunny and 75” (2013), and “Yeah” (2014). “Work is work, and we’re working hard,” Nichols says of his 2015 tour, which swings through the Land of Enchantment on April 24. “I love New Mexico, but I’ve never been to Santa Fe,” he adds. “It’s the one place I’ve always wanted to go. I’ve heard lots of great things.” Nichols will perform at Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino, just 14 miles north of downtown Santa Fe. “We’ll play familiar stuff, all the stuff you hear on the radio, and we’ll throw in some stuff from the newest album [Crickets, 2013] and maybe even some stuff from the next album,” he says, noting that his ninth studio album will likely come out before Christmas. That album is still in the very early stages, Nichols notes, largely because writing new material is difficult while touring. “Time kind of kills that,” he explains. “I’m trying to look for time to write, trying to look for songs to cut, and in between that, we’re still recording as much as possible.” And as if he’s not busy enough, Nichols always tries to experience each city he visits. “Hopefully we’ll have time to enjoy the sights [in Santa Fe],” he says. “And the food. I’m a big fan of New Mexican cuisine.”

“I don’t think there’s any change in the voice,” Nichols says of his vocals on his eighth and mostrecent studio album. “I don’t think there’s any other way I can sing. I’m stuck with it.”



Joe Nichols, April 24, 8 pm, $54–$74, Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino, 20 Buffalo Thunder Trl,

Law of the Desert Born

by Em i ly Va n Cle ve

Le Vent du Nord TRADITIONAL FOLK MUSIC that French settlers brought to Québec more than 200 years ago is at the root of the songs sung by the Canadian group Le Vent du Nord. “We do a lot of research to find music,” says Nicolas Boulerice, a hurdy-gurdy player and vocalist whose father collected traditional folk songs during his childhood. “Music comes from family members, friends, neighbors, and old books,” he adds. “One day I came home to find a song on my answering machine.” Boulerice, fiddler/vocalist Oliver Demers, guitarist and Irish bouzouki player Simon Beaudry, and accordion player Réjean Brunet have an agreement that they must unanimously approve a song before adding it to their repertoire. “We love songs with deep meaning, not just danceable tunes or funny songs,” Boulerice says. “We look for repertoire that’s rare enough to be recorded for the first time.” This discerning selection process has led the group to win two Juno awards, two Canadian Folk Music awards, and many other nominations for their eight albums. Original music is an important part of the mix, too, says Boulerice, who, along with Demers, formed Le Vent du Nord (which means “the north wind” in French) with Sébastien Dufour and Frédéric Samson in 2002. (The current roster of musicians has been in place since 2007.) “When we compose new melodies, we try to use a traditional form for the words or the music,” Boulerice notes. “The new story may have a traditional legend or historical fact in it. We use this material to talk about contemporary concepts and personal values.” Le Vent du Nord, April 24, 7 pm, $15–$30, The Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W San Francisco,


Le Vent du Nord


the Québécois quartet performs folk tunes at The Lensic

Sor r el Sk y G a l le r y c ele b rat e s t h e g ra ph ic n ovel ve r sion of t h e c la s sic Loui s L’Amou r b o ok by Eve Tolpa

LOUIS L’AMOUR HAS BEEN given a 21st-century makeover of sorts. A new generation of readers is being introduced to the work of the iconic Western author through a graphic novel version of his book Law of the Desert Born. Not that L’Amour’s books need any help reaching an audience—all of the late author’s 129 published works have been continuously available, and there are more than 300 million copies of them in print worldwide. The latest incarnation of Law of the Desert Born was published in late 2013, and immediately the accolades began rolling in. It was named one of the best graphic novels of the year by The Village Voice, and it won awards at the 2015 Los Angeles Book Festival and Great Southwest Book Festival, among others. With a script that was written by Louis’s son Beau L’Amour and screenwriter Katherine Nolan, adapted by Charles Santino, and illustrated by Thomas Yeates, Law of the Desert Born boasts both an oversized hardcover format and a sepia-toned dust jacket—production elements that place it far above standard comic book fare and closer to the realm of coffee table tomes. The story begins in 1887 in drought-stricken New Mexico with an act of petty revenge that evolves into a life-or-death chase across the desert. The narrative’s “dark, film noir tone”—as Beau, who’s also worked in audio and TV, calls it—is precisely what makes it such a good fit for a graphic novel treatment. In fact, Publishers Weekly asserts that “this actually may be the story’s ideal form.” Sorrel Sky Gallery, which focuses primarily on Western and landscape art, is hosting a special reception for the book on April 25. “Beau will be signing the books and giving remarks for the evening,” says the event’s coordinator, Martha Goetz, who finds it especially fitting that the illustrations for this “very, very dynamic graphic novel” are based directly on New Mexico’s own dramatic terrain. Law of the Desert Born reception and book signing, April 25, 5–7:30 pm, free, Sorrel Sky Gallery, 125 W Palace, April 23, 2015 NOW 27




New Visions

PREVIEWS by Ash le y M. Big ge rs

Ma nitou G a l le r i e s celebrat e s f our a r t i st s’ uniqu e t a le n t s a nd pe rspe c t i ve s

THE FOUR NEWEST additions to Manitou Galleries’ roster of artists take fresh approaches to the traditional Western art genre. Paintings, sculpture, and photography by Maura Allen and Amy Poor, Tim Prythero, and Zoë Marieh Urness, respectively, make up the exhibit New Visions, which opens April 24. Manitou has represented these artists for less than six months, and New Visions marks their first show at the gallery. Maura Allen captures iconic Zoë Marieh Urness, Dogwood Soldiers, images of the American West photograph on archival paper, 16 x 20" in silhouettes of cowboys and cowgirls and via the botanicals Lewis and Clark observed during their exploratory press to the coast. Allen’s work “reinvigorates and pushes the boundaries of the Western art genre through the use of bold, graphic color and techniques that are more aligned with pop art and advertising,” says Matthew Mullins, Manitou’s marketing coordinator. “The sometimes worn and weathered surfaces of her paintings recall the rugged nature of the West; the layered imagery reminds one of the exposed layers of a forgotten billboard along Route 66; while her imagery and periodic references to film conjure memories of campy, spaghetti Westerns.” Amy Poor presents wildlife portraits inspired by her time growing up in the shadow of Oregon’s Eagle Cap Wilderness and her current home in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Wolves (a favorite subject for the oil painter), elk, and wild horses all figure into Poor’s loose paintings with touches of vibrant color. In his gritty dioramas, Tim Prythero miniaturizes seemingly real-life scenes from Northern New Mexico, depicting gas stations, roadside cafés, trailer homes, and a converted school bus in their long slides into lived-in disrepair. “Tim Prythero’s small worlds are simple,” Mullins says. “Yet upon inspection, they unfold into dramatic and detailed tableaus of aspects of the human experience that are often overlooked by commercial artists.” Zoë Marieh Urness, a Tlingit Alaskan Native and Santa Fean, photographs portraits of modern Native peoples in traditional regalia and settings for her series Keeping the Traditions Alive. The portraits send the message “We are here” by fusing documentary and fine art. “Western art is filled with images of Native Americans that are created by white men and often perpetuate false stereotypes,” Mullins says. “Zoë’s voice tips the scales in the right direction and is beautiful at the same time.” New Visions, April 24–May 8, reception April 24, 5–7:30 pm, free, Manitou Galleries, 225 Canyon, 28

Form and Figure Greenberg Fine Art, 205 Canyon April 24–May 7 Reception April 24 5–7 pm New sculptures by Paige Bradley and Mark Yale Harris are featured in Form and Figure, the first event showcasing work from Greenberg Fine Art’s expanded sculpture garden venture called the Sculpture Connection. Bradley masterfully captures human form and musculature, and Harris, who studied with two students of Allan Houser, creates work with a contemporary twist. Also in the show are pieces by Martin Eichinger, Caroline Carpio, Carl Berney, and Bernard Franz.—Emily Van Cleve Caroline Carpio, Pueblo Prayers, bronze, 11 x 9 x 9"

Up in Neon, Zane Bennett Contemporary Art 435 S Guadalupe, April 24–May 22, reception April 24, 5–7 pm Zane Bennett features six large-scale works in neon, created from 2008 to the present, by French artists Francois Morellet and Frédéric Bouffandeau. Morellet enhances his signature line work and clean composition with neon, while Bouffandeau focuses on color and shape. Twodimensional works, including prints and paintings that echo the artists’ individual styles, are included alongside their three-dimensional pieces.—EVC Francois Morellet, Lamentable (Despicable), neon tubes, 252 x 158 x 79"

Contemporary Clay Fair

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Chancy Dancing in the Railyard

t h e a n nual e ve n t di splays one-of-a-k i nd cr e at ion s f r om doz e ns of lo cal a r ti sts

MORE THAN 30 ARTISTS will showcase the malleability of ceramics during this month’s Contemporary Clay Fair. “Although it’s the same medium, everything looks so different,” says founder Maggie Mae Beyeler, a participating artist herself. “We’ll have everything from wall pieces and sculpture to jewelry and tableware, [and] we’ll have some terra-cotta and stoneware.” Price points will range from “$10 buttons up to an $800 hand-built decorative pot,” she notes. “That diversity wouldn’t be possible in any other medium.” Beyeler, along with the other artists, will be showing fresh-out-of-the-kiln pieces for the spring edition of this biannual juried show. Beyeler specializes in functional pieces decorated with image transfers and handmade glazes. Christine Evans, who sculpts human faces in the style of Indian and Indonesian stone reliefs, Lois Stouffer, who makes functional works, and Lee Onstott, who forms micaceous clay pottery, are new to the show this year. All the artists are from New Mexico, but not all reside in Santa Fe. “It’s really a beautiful cross section of what potters are doing in New Mexico,” Beyeler says. Although some larger-scale shows on the Plaza include hundreds of artists, the CCF is intentionally intimate, focusing on collectors mingling with the artists over complimentary Luisa Baldinger, Ghost vase, appetizers and drinks. saggar-fired More than 1,000 attendclay, 14 x 5" ees are expected during the two-day event. Beyeler says enthusiasts begin lining up at 9:30 am on Saturday morning to be among the first to purchase the one-of-a-kind creations. Because the artists continuously restock their six-foot display tables, they’ll be offering an evolving selection of works through the end of the show on Sunday. Contemporary Clay Fair, April 25–26, 10 am–5 pm, free, The Santa Fe Woman’s Club, 1616 Old Pecos Trl,


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Local choreographers and the Pedro Alejandro Dance and Dancers (PADD) company came together on April 11 to perform Chancy Dancing at the Railyard Performance Center. Presented by Ground Series, the original production featured work from Micaela Gardner, Adam McKinney, Echo Gustafson, and Emmaly Wiederholt, followed by an improvisational piece by PADD, in which dancers performed according to instructions drawn from a satchel in front of the crowd. Reflecting on the event’s success, producer Sarah Ashkin says, “It was exciting to have a full house of receptive, inquisitive, and diverse audience members.” —Whitney Spivey

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Aspen Flowers, acrylic on canvas, 20" x 20"

Santa Fe Gate, acrylic on canvas, 48" x 36"

Snow Flow, acrylic on canvas, 30" x 30"

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