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From the time of the ancient Anazasi, 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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THIS WEEK, SOME SANTA FEANS are making a pilgrimage to Chimayó, but all of us are making a pilgrimage back to spring. When you look at the number and variety of events listed in the calendar in this week’s issue of NOW, you’ll think we’re in the middle of Santa Fe’s high summer season. It’s only the first week of April, yet our art and music scenes have already fully come to life. On April 3, the downtown art galleries are kicking off the First Friday Art Walk with a number of show openings, allowing you to see a high volume of art in a concentrated area. The shows are all of superior quality, so it’s definitely a great night for art. Nightlife is also very much alive this week. After performing for years at Vanessie, Charles Tichenor has set up camp at the beautiful grand piano at El Agave in Burro Alley. Appearing every weekend from 6 to 9 pm, Charles, a singer and pianist, will entertain audiences with show tunes and jazz standards from the golden era of American music. If you hang out in Albuquerque, you’ve probably heard of Le Chat Lunatique, a wonderful and fun jazz group with a tinge of bluegrass. I’ve seen the group perform several times, and they’re not to be missed. You can catch them on April 4 at Duel Brewing, one of the new venues that’s helped change the face of live music in Santa Fe. This weekend is Easter weekend, a time of change and renewal. While Ski Santa Fe is closing for the season on April 5, a whole new season of art and music is beginning, welcoming us to spring and the warmer days to come. It’s alive.

Bruce Adams



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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From left: Luke Wilson, George R. R. Martin, Mayor Javier Gonzales, Jorge Garcia, and Taylor Lautner attend the after party for an advance screening of episode one of season five of Game of Thrones. For more images of goings-on around town, check out Seen Around on page 18.

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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On the cover: Open Loose, comprising bassist Mark Helias (left), tenor saxophonist Tony Malaby, and drummer Tom Rainey, play at GiG Performance Space on April 4. See page 10. Photo by Mo Daoud.

As you stroll around the Santa Fe Farmers Market this weekend, be sure to stop by the Camino de Paz booth—not only to buy cheese and produce but to also say congratulations. The nonprofit was recently named New Mexico’s Best Farm by Edible magazine. Camino de Paz, which doubles as a private Montessori middle school, is located in Santa Cruz, about 23 miles north of Santa Fe. The handful of seventh, eighth, and ninth graders who attend the school apply math, science, reading, and other subjects to their daily responsibilities on the farm. This time of year, those duties involve a lot of milking as goats resume production. Look for more dairy items—such as ricotta, kefir, chèvre, and yogurt—to be available at the farmers market and La Montañita Co-op during the next several weeks.—Whitney Spivey

Zen retreat


To mark the intersection of Easter, Passover, and the first weeks of spring, the Upaya Zen Center has developed a three-day retreat called Giving Life to Life for anyone looking for renewal. “We try to make [the experience] accessible to anyone who would like to have a little bit of time to be quiet, to drop into silence,” says Upaya Vice Abbot Joshin Brian Byrnes, who will lead the retreat. “We’ll have meditation instructions for beginners and share poetry,” he adds. “It’s nothing too technical.” Attendees will consider deep questions related to time, life, death, rebirth, and the Zen concept of no birth, no death. The retreat will include time for sitting in silent meditation at Upaya’s Zen temple, which Byrnes describes as “a beautiful place for people to take a relaxing and rejuvenating out-breath.” Participants may also lodge at the center, which serves healthy, vegetarian meals. On the second day, participants will take a road trip to Bandelier National Monument to visit the ancient Pueblo dwellings at Tsankawi, where they’ll hike to the mesa top to first consider the vast open spaces and then look down on Los Alamos National Laboratory. “It’s an interesting juxtaposition and a place to think about our ability to create—and how we should use our ability for creation for peace,” Byrnes says. Throughout the month of April, Upaya is offering programs that explore the four foundations of mindfulness: the awareness of the body, breath, mind, and all things the mind perceives. These observances will include a three-week practice period for longer explorations of meditation. For those new to the practice, Byrnes suggests the center’s weekly Dharma The Tsankawi area talks—free sessions held Wednesdays of Bandelier National at 5:30 pm that offer approachable Monument introductions to Buddhist teachings.—Ashley M. Biggers Giving Life to Life Retreat, April 3–5, $160 (members), $176 (nonmembers), plus dana (an offering) to the teacher, Upaya Zen Center, 1404 Cerro Gordo,


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On April 8, the New Mexico History Museum, in partnership with Albuquerque’s Creative Startups, will launch a monthly networking meeting Robert Martin designed for creative professionals such as artists, designers, and authors, among others. CreativeMornings, which is part of an international lecture series, will kick off in Santa Fe and then alternate between the City Different and Albuquerque. “We worked directly with [CreativeMornings’] New York headquarters to develop a partnership [between the Albuquerque and Santa Fe chapters],” says organizer and New Mexico History Museum curator Meredith Davidson. “We look forward to the way this shared initiative will help bridge our two communities of creative professionals.” The international breakfast lecture series occurs in 110 cities around the world and features local speakers and themed discussions. This month, Robert Martin, executive and artistic director of The Lensic Performing Arts Center, will speak on the theme of humility. Santa Fe Baking Co. will provide coffee and pastries during the event, and local gypsy jazz band The Laser Cats will provide live music. “We see this as a community-building exercise more than just a speakers series,” Davidson says. “The events will hopefully be inspirational springboards that help define what creative work will be done in the future. Later in the year we’ll have computer programmers, scientists, and even a historic preservationist all talking about how to harness creativity and how to solve problems with creative and artistic approaches.”—Cristina Olds CreativeMornings inaugural meeting, April 8, 9–10 am, free, New Mexico History Museum, 113 Lincoln,

Attendees of a previous CreativeMornings event

April 2, 2015 NOW




this week

April 2–April 8

without barriers

La Juerga Flamenco Ensemble presents Sin Barreras, an evening of flamenco music and dance with original works by featured artists from around the world, including Manuel Gutierrez, José Cortés, José Valle, Alejandro Pais Iriart, Kayla Lyall, Carlos Menchaca, and Illeana Gomez (pictured).


Sin Barreras, April 3, $35, 7:30 pm, El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe, 555 Camino de la Familia,

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April 4: Orgone at Skylight

April 2 thursday An Evening with King and Gandhi The Performance Space at La Tienda 7 Caliente

Santa Fe documentary film producer Cynthia Lukas presents In Remembrance of Martin and shows clips from Gandhi’s Gift. $5, 7 pm, 505-466-1634,

Was the Last Supper a Passover Seder? St. John’s United Methodist Church 1200 Old Pecos Trl Rev. Greg Kennedy discusses the history of Easter and Passover. $10, 1–3 pm, 505-982-9274,

Burns La Fonda on the Plaza 100 E San Francisco

Live music. Free, 7:30–11 pm, 6



Busy McCarroll and Kirk Kadish Hotel de Chimayó, Low ‘n Slow Lowrider Bar 125 Washington

Trio Bijou Zia Diner 326 S Guadalupe

Geeks Who Drink Second Street Brewery at Second Street 1814 Second

Vicente Griego and Co. El Farol 808 Canyon

Limelight Karaoke The Palace Restaurant and Saloon 142 W Palace

Macbeth Preview Santa Fe Playhouse 142 E De Vargas

“Lowrider pop.” Free, 8–11 pm, 505-988-4900,

Get a team together for trivia and local brews. Free, 8–10:30 pm, 505-982-3030,

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

The Oarsman Duel Brewing 1228 Parkway

Folk music. Free, 7–10 pm,

Jazz classics played with string instruments. Free, 6:30–8:30 pm, 505-988-7008,

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

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

Santa Fe Pro Musica’s Baroque Holy Week Loretto Chapel

207 Old Santa Fe Trl

See profile on page 15. $20–$65, 7:30 pm, 505-988-4640 ext. 1000,

April 3 friday First Friday Art Walk Downtown Santa Fe

Galleries and museums stay open late with show openings and receptions. Free, 5–7:30 pm, 505-982-1648,

More New Mexico Favorites Las Cosas Cooking School 181 Paseo de Peralta

Restaurant Walk III Santa Fe School of Cooking 125 N Guadalupe

Eat your way around town with stops at the Old House Restaurant, Dinner for Two, the Anasazi Restaurant, and L’Olivier. $115, 2 pm, 505-983-4511,

Southwest Brunch Santa Fe School of Cooking 125 N Guadalupe

Start the day with chipotle spinach and goat cheese quiche, blue corn pecan pancakes, and more. $80, 10 am, 505-983-4511,

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

A month-long exhibit featuring work by artist and tango dancer Willow Bader. Free, reception 5–8 pm, 505-780-8390,

Contrast and Connection Manitou Galleries Downtown 123 W Palace

Works by Alvin Gill-Tapia and Gail Gash Taylor. See preview on page 21. Free, reception 5–7:30 pm, 505-986-0440,

Fusion LewAllen Galleries 1613 Paseo de Peralta

An exhibition featuring works by Connie Connally and Sammy Peters. Free, reception 5–7 pm, 505-988-3250,

Incept Wheelhouse Art 418 Montezuma

A group exhibition to welcome the spring season. Features established and emerging artists. Free, reception 5–7 pm, 505-919-9553,

Reflected Beauty LewAllen Galleries


A cooking class focused on local cuisine, including chile rellenos, pork posole, and sopaipillas. $85, 6–9 pm, 505-988-3394,

1613 Paseo de Peralta

Works by American realist painter Jeanette Pasin Sloan. Free, reception 5–7 pm, 505-988-3250,

Spring Show Chalk Farm Gallery 729 Canyon

New works by Lavanya, Micah Offstedall, Yasuaki, and Kelley Wickie. Free, reception 6–8 pm, 505-983-7125,

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, reception 5–9 pm, 928-308-0319,

Giving Life to Life: A Spring Retreat Upaya Zen Center 1404 Cerro Gordo

See profile on page 3. $160–$176, through April 5, 505-986-8518,

Buffalo Nickel La Fonda on the Plaza 100 E San Francisco

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

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 2–19: Macbeth at Santa Fe Playhouse

Connie Long and Friends Duel Brewing 1228 Parkway

Country/rock music. Free, 7–10 pm, 505-474-5301,

Dustin Prinz The Mine Shaft Tavern 2846 Hwy 14, Madrid

Acoustic guitar on the deck. Free, 5–7 pm, 505-473-0743,

Happy Hour The Palace Restaurant and Saloon 142 W Palace

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

Mito de Soto Performances Swiss Bakery & Bistro 401 S Guadalupe

Flamenco music. Free, 6–9 pm, 505-988-1111,

Ronald Roybal Hotel Santa Fe 1501 Paseo de Peralta

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

Sean Healen III El Farol 808 Canyon

Americana/rock music. $5, 9 pm–12 am, 505-983-9912,

The Alchemy Party Skylight 139 W San Francisco April 2, 2015 NOW 7

April 4 saturday Encaustic Workshop Sherry Ikeda’s Studio 4 Zorrito

Painting with Willow Bader. $350, 10 am–4 pm, 505-780-8390, COURTESY OF ANDYMILNE.COM

Santa Fe Artists Market Railyard Plaza, at the park ramada 1611 Paseo de Peralta April 3: Andy Milne and Dapp Theory at GiG Performance Space

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

The Gunsels The Mine Shaft Tavern 2846 Hwy 14, Madrid

Twang and soul music. Free, 7–10 pm, 505-473-0743,

The Three Faces of Jazz El Mesón 213 Washington

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

139 W San Francisco

Heath Concerts presents this soulful folk group from New Orleans. $15, 7:30 pm,

Santa Fe Pro Musica’s Baroque Holy Week Loretto Chapel 207 Old Santa Fe Trl See profile on page 15. $20–$65, 7:30 pm, 505-988-4640,

Sin Barreras El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe 555 Camino de la Familia

A performance by La Juerga Flamenco Ensemble. $35, 7:30 pm, 956-763-6391,

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,

Brilliant Brunch Ideas for Easter and Every Day Las Cosas Cooking School 181 Paseo de Peralta

Learn to make Bloody Marys, red-chile-glazed bacon, and eggs poached in tomatillo salsa. $85, 10 am–1 pm, 505-988-3394,

Contemporary Southwest II Santa Fe School of Cooking

Titleist Golf Demo Day Marty Sanchez Links de Santa Fe 205 Caja del Rio

Test the latest clubs from one of the best brands in the golf industry. Free, 12–4 pm, 505-955-4400,

#DyingToTextGary The Mine Shaft Tavern 2846 Hwy 14, Madrid

Threshold Art Collective presents an original multimedia exploration of love, sex, and the internet. $10–$15, 8 pm, 917-975-4732,

Andy Milne and Dapp Theory GiG Performance Space 1808 Second

Milne performs in a quintet that blends fun, groove, hip-hop, and jazz. $20, 7:30–9:30 pm,

Macbeth Opening Night Gala Santa Fe Playhouse 142 E De Vargas

A gala event for the opening of the Shakespeare play, directed by Patrick Briggs and starring Matt Sanford and Kelly Kiernan. $25, 6:30 pm reception, 7:30 pm performance, 505-988-4262,

Rising Appalachia Skylight 8

Covering Santa Fe in a unique way.

Prepare spicy tortilla soup, grilled adobo marinated flank steak, green chile mac ‘n’ cheese, and more. $82, 10 am, 505-9834511,

5–6 pm, 505-992-0418,

Celebrate the release of SFBC’s summer beer a month early. Music by Mariachi Diferencia; food by the Street Food Institute truck. Free, 12–6 pm, 505-424-3333,

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,

Knife Skills Workshop Las Cosas Cooking School 181 Paseo de Peralta

Santa Fe Families Center for Contemporary Arts 1050 Old Pecos Trl

Pop-up Dinner: Spring Italian Feast Santa Fe Culinary Academy 112 W San Francisco

Sees the Day Sound Healing Body of Santa Fe 333 Cordova

Salsa I Santa Fe School of Cooking 125 N Guadalupe

Buffalo Nickel La Fonda on the Plaza 100 E San Francisco

Freestyle Pilsner Release Party Santa Fe Brewing Company 35 Fire Pl

Learn about holding, chopping, sharpening, and storing knives, and receive a 10 percent discount on knife purchases. $35, 3–5 pm, 505-988-3394,

A seated dinner utilizing fresh, local, and seasonal ingredients. $45, 6:15–8:30 pm, 505-983-7445,

Learn how to prepare four kinds of salsa. $75, 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,

Wine and Bites Terra at the Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado 198 State Rd 592

Enjoy paired wine and bites with an expert chef and sommelier. Reservations required. $30, 4–5 pm, 505-946-5800,

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

A juried group show of fun, funny, and whimsical artwork. Free, reception 4–7 pm, 505-982-5000.

28 Countries on a Budget Travel Bug 839 Paseo de Peralta

How to travel alone, on a budget, around the world, and without a plan. Free,

Susan’s Fine Wine and Spirits

JoyceGroup Santa Fe Santa Fe Public Library 145 Washington

Dr. Wendy Johnson and Kira Jones host a public discussion about issues that affect families. $5, 2–4 pm, 505-982-1338,

A full-moon sound bath/meditation. $10, 7:30–8:30 pm, 505-986-0362,

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

April 5: Nia Workshop at Body of Santa Fe

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, .com.

Controlled Burn 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, 6:30–9 pm, 505-983-9912,

Jesus Bas Anasazi Restaurant 113 Washington

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

Le Chat Lunatique Duel Brewing 1228 Parkway


125 N Guadalupe

Jazz/gypsy swing music. Free, 7–10 pm, April 2, 2015 NOW 9


Nate Hinojosa The Mine Shaft Tavern 2846 Hwy 14, Madrid

Flamenco and guitar music on the deck. Free, 2–6 pm, 505-473-0743,

Open Loose GiG Performance Space 1808 Second St

The group, which comprises bassist Mark Helias, tenor saxophonist Tony Malaby, and drummer Tom Rainey, performs improvised as well as composed works. $20, 7:30–9:30 pm,

Orgone Skylight 139 W San Francisco

Heath Concerts presents a performance by the Latin funk sensation. $12, 7:30 pm,

Ronald Roybal Hotel Santa Fe 1501 Paseo de Peralta

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

Trash Disco Blue Rooster 101 W Marcy

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

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

Alo Brodsky and other professionals teach various golf skills. $15, 11 am–2 pm, 505-955-4400,

Rose Pruning Railyard Park Community Room Callejon St

Linda Churchill of Santa Fe Botanical Gardens teaches the anatomy, care, and goals for pruning roses. Free, 10 am–12 pm, 505-316-3596,

Slush Cup 2015 Ski Santa Fe 1477 State Highway 475

Ski Santa Fe and local art collective Meow Wolf to present an afternoon of pond skimming and music during the mountain’s final weekend of the season. 12–3 pm, $36–$55, 505-982-4429,

#DyingToTextGary The Mine Shaft Tavern 2846 Hwy 14, Madrid

Threshold Art Collective presents an original multimedia exploration of love, sex, and the internet. $10–$15, 8 pm, 917-975-4732,


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


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Santa Fe Pro Musica’s Baroque Holy Week Loretto Chapel 207 Old Santa Fe Trl

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See profile on page 15. $20–$65, 6 pm, 505-988-4640, ext. 1000,


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Macbeth Santa Fe Playhouse 142 E De Vargas

April 5

sunday Artisan Market Farmers Market Pavilion 1607 Paseo de Peralta

Artists, craftspeople,

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

Encaustic Workshop Sherry Ikeda’s Studio 4 Zorrito

Painting with Willow Bader. $350, 10 am–4 pm, 505-780-8390,

Easter Sunday Champagne Brunch Inn and Spa at Loretto 211 Old Santa Fe Trl

Celebrate the holiday over a meal prepared by Executive Chef Marc Quiñones. $19–$51, 10 am–2 pm, 505-984-7915,

Nia Workshop: Dance Into Being Body of Santa Fe 333 Cordova

A workshop with Nia black-belt instructor Saffire Bouchelion. $25–$30, 2–4:45 pm, 505-986-0362,

Dandelion Liberation Front The Mine Shaft Tavern 2846 Hwy 14, Madrid

Live music. Free, 3–7 pm, 505-473-0743,

Nacha Mendez La Casa Sena 125 E Palace

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

Nacha Mendez & Co. El Farol 808 Canyon

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

Zooga Malaga La Fonda on the Plaza 100 E San Francisco

Brazilian guitar music. Free, 6–8 pm, 505-995-2363,

Easter Egg Hunt Santa Fe Botanical Garden 715 Camino Lejo

Celebrate Easter and spring with an egg hunt and other activities. $5–$7 (kids 6 and younger free), 9 am–5 pm, 505-471-9103,

Macbeth Santa Fe Playhouse 142 E De Vargas

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

April 6 monday Movie with Magua Las Campanas Clubhouse 132 Clubhouse

Argentine Tango Milonga El Mesón 213 Washington

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

Silver Bullet Productions screens The Last of the Mohicans with a presentation by one of its stars, Wes Studi. Free, 5:30 pm reception, 6:30 pm screening, 505-820-0552,

Bill Hearne La Fonda on the Plaza 100 E San Francisco

Bill Hearne La Fonda on the Plaza 100 E San Francisco

Canyon Road Blues Jam El Farol 808 Canyon

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

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

RuPaul’s Drag Race Blue Rooster 101 W Marcy

Santa Fe International Folk Dancing Lesson Odd Fellows Lodge 1125 Cerrillos

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 Old 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,

Stanlie Kee and Step In Present Living Room Blues El Farol 808 Canyon Blues music. Free, 8–11 pm, 505-983-9912,

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

Line dances from the Balkans, eastern Europe, Greece, and the Middle East. All levels welcome. $5 donation, 7–10 pm, 505-501-5081,

Timbo Jam The Mine Shaft Tavern 2846 Hwy 14, Madrid

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

An Evening with X The Lensic Performing Arts Center 211 W San Francisco

Heath Concerts presents an acoustic performance by the band X. $34–$54, 7:30 pm, 505-988-1234,

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),

April 8 wednesday A Simply Italian Dinner Santa Fe Culinary Academy 112 W San Francisco

SFCA Co-founder and Executive Chef Rocky Durham shares techniques for making lamb osso bucco, robiola cheesecake, and more. $50, 5:30–7:30 pm, 505-983-7445,

CreativeMornings New Mexico History Museum 113 Lincoln

See profile on page 3. Free, 9–10 am,

Dharma Talk Upaya Zen Center 1404 Cerro Gordo

A talk presented by Joshin Brian Byrnes, Upaya’s Vice Abbot and Zen Priest. Free, 5:30–6:30 pm, 505-986-8518,

Ta-Nehisi Coates with Michele Norris: In Pursuit of Cultural Freedom The Lensic Performing Arts Center 211 W San Francisco

The Lannan Foundation presents a talk with

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center on Tour The Lensic Performing Arts Center 211 W San Francisco

See profile on page 14. $27–$100, 7:30 pm, 505-988-1234,

April 7 tuesday Terrific Tagines and Couscous Las Cosas Cooking School 181 Paseo de Peralta

A Moroccan cooking class using a tagine cooking pot. $85, 6–9 pm, 505-988-3394,

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


Traditional New Mexican Santa Fe School of Cooking 125 N Guadalupe

April 7: An Evening with X at The Lensic April 2, 2015 NOW 11

Ta-Nehisi Coates, writer, journalist, educator, and senior editor for The Atlantic. $2–$5, 7 pm, 505-988-1234,

Cathy Faber 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,

Ongoing Prescott Studio, Gallery & Sculpture Garden 1127 Siler Park Monumental kinetic, steel animal sculptures powder-coated in color or a natural rust patina. Mondays and Saturdays by appointment. 505-424-8449,

Sunshine Cobb, Tom Jaszczak, and Doug Peltzman Santa Fe Clay 545 Camino de la Familia

Works by three artists who share a talent for making hand-built and wheel-thrown functional pots. Free, through April 11, 505-984-1122,

Post-Op: The Responsive Eye Fifty Years After David Richard Gallery 544 S Guadalupe

A group exhibition examining mid-1960s artwork by a select group of artists whose work was presented at the seminal exhibition 4, which ushered in the Op art movement in February 1965 at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Free, through April 12, 505-983-9555,

Ryan Singer and Liz Wallace Jean Cocteau Cinema 418 Montezuma

Paintings by Ryan Singer and jewelry by Liz Wallace. Free, through April 14, 505-466-5528,

Art in 3-D Back Pew Gallery, First Presbyterian Church 208 Grant

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

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

Photography 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, 505992-0800,

Giving Voice to Image 3 Vivo Contemporary 725 Canyon

Gallery artists collaborate with local poets. Free, through April 21, 505-9821320,

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

(818) 286-3162

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

Work 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

Through April 19: Will Wilson at the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian

of Indian Women in the Arts 213 Cathedral

Works demonstrating the evolution of the groundbreaking career of Native American artist Pablita Velarde. $10 ($5 seniors, students, military personnel, and New Mexico residents), through April 15, 505-988-8900,

Focus on Photography New Mexico Museum of Art 107 W Palace

Will Wilson Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian 704 Camino Lejo

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

Porcelain Snowdrops Heidi Loewen Porcelain Gallery 315 Johnson

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

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,

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,

Scuba James Kelly Contemporary 1611 Paseo de Peralta

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

Out of the Ordinary Pablita Velarde Museum

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,

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

Group exhibition in celebration of Ted Geisel’s 111th birthday. Free, through April 30, 505-820-0788,

War-related works. $10, through July 31, 505-983-1666,

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

Works by the Navajo (Diné) photographer. Free, through April 19, 505-982-4636,

Oh! A Seussian Tribute Pop Gallery 125 Lincoln, Ste 111

Permanent Collection Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, 108 Cathedral

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,

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 108 Cathedral

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

Dark Light Museum of Contemporary Native Arts 108 Cathedral

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

Between Two Worlds: Folk Artists Reflect on the Immigrant Experience Museum of International Folk Art 706 Camino Lejo Textiles, carvings, paintings, and works on paper. $6–$9, through January 17, 2016, 505-476-1200,

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 (

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

Mechanistic Renderings Museum of Contemporary Native Arts 108 Cathedral

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

For more events happening around town, visit the Santa Fean’s online calendar at

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Santa Fe Honey Salon

high-quality products locals are buzzing about

is not that stuff that comes in bear-shaped bottles at the supermarket. “Grocery store honey is heated to go through pumps and valves; its consistency changes,” he says. “For me, honey is the sweet product that happy bees produce. To be a top-notch honey, it has to be extracted centrifugally and packed gravity fed.” Ramirez’s raw, unfiltered, extra-virgin honey is either local (from New Mexico) or regional (from a network of people he trades with around the western United States). It comes in glass jars that range in price from $15 to $36. Although honey is the backbone of his business, Ramirez also sells fresh, multicolored bee pollen, handcrafted soaps, candles, wall décor, and honey beverages. “We only carry awesome products,” Ramirez laughs, explaining how he and his wife, with whom he opened the shop in September 2014, can make 150 bars of soap in 10 hours. And their goal for 2015? “To produce more products ourselves—only products you cannot find in

“There is much more to the honey than what we see here,” says Santa Fe Honey Salon owner Gadiel Ramirez.

the corporate world,” he says. “It’s been awesome,” Ramirez continues. “In Santa Fe, you’ve heard a million times how businesses go down. We are the opposite of that story.” Santa Fe Honey Salon and Farm Shop, 554 Juanita, 505-780-8797,

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center on Tour From left: Daniel Hope, Paul Neubauer, Wu Han, and David Finckel


longtime friends perform Schumann, Brahms, and Mahler

by Emily Va n Cle ve PIANIST WU HAN was never a fan of making live recordings—until last month. That’s when the co-artistic director of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center recorded works by Schumann, Brahms, and Mahler in New York City’s Alice Tully Hall with cellist David Finckel (her co-artistic director), violinist Daniel Hope, and violist Paul Neubauer. “It’s a really intense experience to record when the audience is there and you know The New York Times critic is there,” Han says. “The reason I agreed to do it was because I knew David and I were playing with two of the greatest players in the world, Daniel and Paul.” 14

The quartet is taking its program of Schumann’s Piano Quartet in E-flat major, Brahms’s Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor, and Mahler’s Piano Quartet in A minor on the road for a nine-concert tour, which stops at The Lensic on April 6. Although the live recording isn’t yet available for public release, advance copies will be available at the concert. “We had two performances in New York, so what we did was select the movements we liked best from each performance and put them together on the CD,” Han says. “I’m happy with the result.” Han and Finckel, who have been married for 30 years and were named Musical America’s Musicians of the Year in 2012, wanted to record the Schumann and Brahms quartets because, Han says, “they’re different from each other, but both are romantic, juicy music.” Hope suggested the Mahler, a one-movement work the composer wrote when he was a teenager, and his only surviving chamber music piece without voice. “Not that many people know the Mahler, and it deserves more attention,” Han says. “We’re playing three great romantic quartets.” Performance Santa Fe presents Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center on Tour, April 6, 7:30 pm, $27–$100, The Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W San Francisco,


THE JURY’S OUT ON whether consuming local honey can ease allergy symptoms, but that doesn’t stop Santa Feans from flocking to the Santa Fe Honey Salon, hoping to cure runny noses and relieve sinus pressure. This time of year, owner Gadiel Ramirez recommends using Mountain Wildflower honey, a thick variety that comes from high-desert elevations where juniper thrives. “Sit down . . . and go at it with a big old spoon,” he says. Or, you can indulge in “your favorite dish,” he adds. “As long as you put honey on top, it will be even better.” At any given time, Ramirez has about 20 types of honey for sale, all of which can—and should—be sampled by curious customers. “It’s a multisensory experience; each variety has a personality,” Ramirez says, explaining how the taste, smell, and texture of each product is different. “Most of my new customers, they don’t know where to start,” he notes. “They’re overwhelmed. It’s like going to a restaurant and looking at the wine list.” Ramirez begins by explaining that his honey

by Whitne y Spive y

Baroque Holy Week

by As hle y M . Big ge rs

MOST PEOPLE HAVEN’T heard traditional baroque music performed on the instruments for which the music was intended, says Carol Redman, associate director of Santa Fe Pro Musica. That’s why the organization’s baroque ensemble is using re-creations of 16th- and 17th-century flutes, violins, cellos, and other instruments to lend authentic tones to its popular Holy Week performances. “Although the program isn’t religious, it’s introspective,” Redman notes, adding that the distinct, otherworldly sounds of baroque music were created for highly ornate sacred spaces just like the Loretto Chapel, where Pro Musica’s three Holy Week concerts are taking place. The program opens with the sparkling Concerto in G major by Italian composer Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710–1736), which features flute and two violins, with cello and keyboard. Dance music follows with Pavan and Chacony in G minor by the great English composer Henry Purcell (1659–1695). Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater makes up the second half of the program and is the concert’s main course. Singing talents Kathryn Mueller (soprano) and Deborah Domanski (mezzosoprano) join the ensemble to perform the work’s lyrical,



celebrate the holiday season with Santa Fe Pro Musica

Latin verses, which were written in the 13th century to describe the sorrows of the Virgin Mary. “The setting is dramatic, almost operatic,” says Redman of the range of emotions covered in the 12 sections of the work (none of which are longer than five minutes). “It’s about a mother losing a son, one of the most devastating things that can happen to any parent. Each piece [in the program] is a treasure, but a different kind of treasure.” Santa Fe Pro Musica presents Baroque Holy Week, April 2–3, 7:30 pm, April 4, 6 pm, $20–$65, Loretto Chapel, 207 Old Santa Fe Trl,

Above: Santa Fe Pro Musica’s Baroque Holy Week performances take place in the intimate Loretto Chapel. Mezzo-soprano Deborah Domanski (far left) and soprano Kathryn Mueller (left) will perform with Pro Musica’s baroque ensemble.

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eating+ drinking

When it came to “swine dining,” bartender Lee Markel used his 30 years of experience in the restaurant industry to create a sophisticated beverage for Santacafé’s February celebration of all things piggy. “Chef [Fernando Ruiz] and I came up with the bacon margarita to serve with [the restaurant’s] Porkfest meal,” Markel explains. “Every course had something to do with our favorite friend, the pig—even dessert.” A blend of tequila, triple sec, pineapple juice, and a chipotle adobo syrup made with fresh lemon and lime, this sweet and spicy margarita is served in a rocks glass with a bacon- and salt-dusted rim. Sounds like hog heaven!—Cristina Olds Santacafé, 231 Washington,




Mu Du Noodles


“Believe it or not, there are six separate sauces in the recipe for this dish,” says Mu Jing Lau, Mu Du Noodles’ chef and owner. Lau, who’s from China and grew up in New Jersey, describes the Xi’an Spicy Lamb entrée pictured here as distinctly different from the Canton-style, southern Chinese food that’s common throughout the United States. “In the northern part of China they have a whole different way of looking at food,” she says. “They use a lot of lamb instead of pork, and they use wheat instead of rice.” This dish’s hearty organic meat is complemented by dense noodles (a.k.a. hand-pulled or smashed noodles) that are flattened by pounding and stretching the dough. “This dish is so complicated,” Lau notes, “that I only offer it as a special.”—Cristina Olds Mu Du Noodles, 1494 Cerrillos,

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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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Santa Fe native Alvin Gill-Tapia and longtime Santa Fe resident Gail Gash Taylor both claim deep connections to Northern New Mexico, but they have distinct approaches to how they depict the Southwest. Gill-Tapia, in his Architectural series, paints semiabstract works that feature angular, towering adobe buildings strikingly contrasted against a deep blue sky. Gash Taylor creates highly detailed, realistic representations of familiar local animals such as horses, cattle, and jackrabbits.—Cristina Olds Alvin Gill-Tapia and Gail Gash Taylor: Contrast and Connection Manitou Galleries, 123 W Palace April 3–17 Reception April 3, 5–7:30 pm

Gail Gash Taylor, Red Bucket, oil on panel, 48 x 36"

April 2, 2015 NOW




in a good place Pot e e t Vic tor y i s r ig h t w h e r e h e wa n t s to b e

WHEN YOU VISIT McLarry Modern on Canyon Road, don’t be surprised if you see one of the most in-demand contemporary Native American artists creating right before your eyes. And don’t be surprised if he stops to chat with you, too. Multitasker extraordinaire Poteet Victory, who’s of Cherokee and Choctaw heritage, promises that you aren’t going to disturb him. “I can paint, talk on the phone, and do 10,000 other things at once,” he says. “For the first 20 years of my career I didn’t get to meet my clients,” Victory notes, adding that most artists “work in a vacuum,” isolated from other people. In his current studio, located in the gallery he co-owns, Victory interacts Lu C, oil on canvas, 48 x 48" daily with collectors of his work— and loves it. “When we first moved into this [space], I knew I was going to paint right in this room.” Victory’s day starts at 9 am (maybe a little later on days when he goes to the gym). He paints his abstract works until 1:30 pm and then breaks for lunch and siesta before putting in a few more hours in the afternoon. Barring something unusual, this is his life. Every day. 22

“Maybe some would say I’m a workaholic,” he muses, “but I don’t see it that way. I just think I’m focused.” Victory credits much of his success to the “certain dedication” he brings to his work. He’s had the opportunity to observe and advise younger artists, many of whom, after an initial measure of success, often ease up on their work, enjoy late night parties, and see their careers suffer as a result. Not so with Victory, who, according to his artist’s bio, has “refined his unique style of painting on his own through many years of habitude.” Victory spent a large portion of his life on a 1,000-acre cattle ranch in Idabel, Oklahoma, his childhood home, to which he returned after living in Hawaii, Dallas, New York City, and (in previous years) Santa Fe. He’s been back in the City Different since 2009 and is very pleased with his current setup. “This studio is great for me. Open, airy, great lighting,” he says. The artist notes that he has no aspirations to move again. Knowing that he can easily set up a studio anywhere in the world, he’s contemplated living in France and Italy, but he’s concluded that there’s nowhere he’d rather be than where he currently finds himself on Canyon Road in Santa Fe.


by Donna Sch illinge r

Jennie Cooley



creating new art with old objects

“My grandmother was a doll maker, and doll making was my first artistic medium,” says Jennie Cooley, who also works as a printmaker, painter, jeweler, and writer. Her signature line of prints is sold downtown at Doodlet’s and the New Mexico History Museum gift shop, and her necklaces are available at Maya. Cooley is currently publishing a book of mother-themed stories that she co-authored with a friend.—Cristina Olds To make beads, Cooley drills holes in found and recycled objects, such as antique moveable doll eyes, which she then strings together to make necklaces.

People who know Cooley uses unusual items in her art sometimes leave such things on her doorstep. Cooley develops a narrative for each piece she makes based on the history of its materials.


The butterflies around the wire-frame doll seen in the photo to the left are made from vintage postcards, matchbook covers, and pages of a Braille Bible.

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opening art receptions

Sammy Peters and Connie Connally: Fusion LewAllen Galleries 1613 Paseo de Peralta April 3–May 10 Reception April 3, 5–7 pm Expressive brushwork and muted hues are among the elements that characterize Sammy Peters’s large-scale works. Abstract expressionist painter Connie Connally, who draws inspiration from California’s natural landscape, creates multilayered plein air works that she refines in her studio.

Connie Connally, Pink, oil on canvas, 50 x 52"

Masquerade Lacuna Galleries 124 W Palace April 3–30 Reception April 3, 5–7:30 pm We all wear masks, according to Sheryle Moon, owner and director of Lacuna Galleries. The masks are the edited and decorated versions of ourselves that we use as lenses for seeing and processing the world. Lacuna’s latest group show, which features the work of more than 50 artists, including Stephen Early and Clarissa James, examines the literal and figurative uses of masks. —Emily Van Cleve 24

Chris Dellorco, Hope, oil on canvas, 30 x 24"

Spin Dunbar

by Z é l i e Pol lon

t h e Na m bé-ba sed st ai ned-gla s s a r ti st make s st un n i ng wor ks f or cl i e nts ne a r, fa r, a nd fa mou s



Above: Spin Dunbar in his studio in Nambé, just north of Santa Fe.

intimate interiors

STAINED-GLASS artist Spin Dunbar has been making one-ofa-kind creations for more than 40 years, fulfilling commissions for everything from skylights adorned with jungle scenes to bay windows depicting the New Mexico landscape. Dunbar’s clients span the country and include private individuals as well as public organizations. In 2004 he restored all nine windows at the Nuestra Señora de los Remedios church in Galisteo, and in 2012 he built eight new windows for Holy Cross Catholic Church in Santa Cruz, New Mexico. Perhaps his most highprofile project was creating a set of stainedglass windows for the library tower in Santa Fe–based author George R. R. Martin’s home office. The windows, which were mentioned in an article by Laura Miller in a 2011 issue of The New Yorker, depict the sigils of five houses from the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros, which appear in Martin’s best-selling fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire. They “looked surprisingly authentic,” Miller wrote, “and I found them beautiful.” Dunbar works closely with his clients to create either unique or traditional images for his windows. That flexibility and personal attention goes hand-in-hand

with his reputation for creating solid structures that can last decades, never exhibiting the distortion or sagging seen in other forms of glass art. His windows filter the famous New Mexico light through beautiful imagery—whether it’s of nature, religious iconography, or a beloved family pet—and he also receives requests to create panels of what are believed to be healing colors. To Dunbar, it’s the beauty of glass and the everchanging light that attracts him to this kind of work, just as it attracts his clients. “I like the kinetic qualities of glass,” he says. “[Glass] reacts with the sun and the amount of sun coming through at any one time, so it’s a constantly changing art form.” Above: A window Dunbar made for The Chapel at Fort Burgwin on the Taos campus of Southern Methodist University. Left: A window featuring the sigil of House Lannister, which Dunbar made for A Song of Ice and Fire author George R. R. Martin.

[on the market]

The word charming only begins to describe this property, tucked away at the end of an Eastside lane. The garden explodes with color from clusters of columbine; enormous poppies; and irises, roses, and penstemon. The current owners completely remodeled the 2,902-square-foot home, adding many skylights, air conditioning, and radiant heat, while maintaining its traditional Santa Fe style. The kitchen features colorful handcrafted cabinetry, and beautiful tile work and ironwork are found throughout the home. The master bedroom and one of the guest wings have French doors that lead to a courtyard with a bubbling fountain. All of the home’s furnishings were chosen specifically for the space and are available for purchase by the new owner. List price: $1.567 million; Contact: Chris Webster, Sotheby’s International Realty, 505-780-9500, April 2, 2015 NOW


taste of the town

[on the market]

south-of-town stunner


Del Charro

Inn of the Governors, 101 W Alameda St 505-954-0320, Serving up one of Santa Fe’s best grass-fed burgers and our worldfamous beehive margarita. Mingle with locals and tourists alike at Santa Fe’s Downtown Watering Hole—Good Food and Good Drinks at Good Prices. Open 11:30 am–midnight every day.

Less than 10 minutes from the old mining town of Cerrillos, this 2,942-squarefoot property on 11.3 acres is anything but antiquated. Built in 1994, the home offers panoramic mountain vistas from its location on a gentle hilltop. The view inside can be stunning as well, as many of the walls and hallways were designed to display artwork. The master suite features an oversized walk-in closet, a kiva fireplace, and a huge jetted tub, while a guest suite boasts its own private decks and bathroom. Curl up with a good book in the library, which has built-in bookcases and a fireplace, or on the wraparound portal.

C.G. Higgins Confections

130 Lincoln Ave, Suite B, 505-983-8654, Chuck Higgins is busy making his signature Chocolate Dipped Strawberries for Easter weekend. Dipped in dark, milk, or white chocolate, these large, beautiful strawberries are $3.75 each. Available at either of his two locations, the strawberries and a box of handmade truffles are an Easter tradition. Add single-source Nicaraguan espresso and hand-crafted sipping chocolate for an excellent experience. Just ½ block north of the Plaza.

List price: $850,000 Contact: Coleen Dearing, Barker Realty, 505-930-9102,



from the archives


Loretto Academy and Chapel 207 Old Santa Fe Trl, ca. 1905

Completed in 1878, the Loretto Chapel (right) was used by the nuns and female students of the Loretto Academy (center) until the school closed in 1968. The chapel is famous for its “Miraculous Staircase,” which spirals into the choir loft with no visible means of support and is believed by some to have been built by none other than St. Joseph. Today the chapel is a museum that doubles as a popular wedding and event venue. This week, catch Santa Fe Pro Musica’s Baroque Holy Week performances there April 2–4. Turn to page 15 for details.—Whitney Spivey To see more images from the Palace of Governors photo archives, visit

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ju st winging t h r oug h by Tom Smyli e

The Blue Rooster THERE’S CERTAINLY no missing the jays, with their flashy blue colors, harsh calls, and aggressive manners. Members of the intelligent crow family, five blue jay species are found in New Mexico, but the three most commonly seen are scrub, piñon, and Steller’s jays. The scrub jay is named for its habitat of the scrubby, pygmy forest of piñon and juniper trees. This foot-long bird has a blue head and wings, a long tail, a whitish throat, and a lightly streaked gray breast. Like all jays, scrub jays are aggressive, resourceful, and attracted to bird feeders, where they supplement their natural diet of insects, nuts, and seeds. Noisy and bossy, they’re easily noticed as they fly from treetop to treetop with an undulating wing beat. The piñon jay is highly social and constantly on the move in seeking its favorite snack: piñon nuts. Piñon jays are about the size of scrub jays, but they’re easily distinguished from their more solitary cousins by their constantly moving large flocks of uniform powder blue coloring. When piñon nuts are abundant, their namesake jays will even cache the excess for future use. Their boisterous presence and bullying behavior at bird feeders is often unappreciated by smaller birds. The striking Steller’s jay stands out in the mountains with its crested blue/black head (which bobs with every decisive step), white stripes above the eyes and under the throat, and all-over rich blue color. You might hear the Steller’s jay’s loud and distinctive harsh “shraack” call in the tops of the spruce and fir trees. Other birds would do well to heed that cry; though renowned for their beauty, Steller’s jays are highly aggressive and will seek other birds’ eggs and young to supplement their diet. You can admire or hate these noisy, intelligent hustlers, but the jays’ enlivened presence—and glorious blue coloring—is an eloquent expression of nature’s beauty and diversity in New Mexico. Tom Smylie, from Edgewood, New Mexico, is a retired wildlife biologist affiliated with the World Center for Birds of Prey.

Mark England (co-owner of the Blue Rooster) and DJ Mike DeMarco




bossy, boisterous, and beautiful

The Blue Rooster, Santa Fe’s hip new nightclub near the Plaza, has been giving patrons something to crow about since it opened in October 2014. Called a straightfriendly gay bar by co-owners Doug Nava and Mark England, the classy joint has a cocktail lounge with a relaxed atmosphere upstairs and a dance floor with a pulsating vibe downstairs. Check out the Blue Rooster’s social media pages for frequent events, including live music performances, guest DJs, costume parties, and holiday celebrations (like the one pictured here on Valentine’s Day). —Cristina Olds April 2, 2015 NOW 27

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Eric Bibb at The Lensic

Songwriter Eric Bibb transforms the blues—a traditionally sorrowful genre—into a joyous and soothing experience. At his February 15 performance at The Lensic, the 2012 Blues Music Awards Acoustic Artist of the Year sang and played acoustic guitar in his trademark uplifting style, sending a message of hope for a better future for all. His recently released album, Blues People, was inspired in part by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, which Bibb says remains resoundingly relevant. “If you look around the world today, the conflicts that are plaguing us have very much to do with intolerance, racism, and inequality,” the musician noted in a video promoting Blues People. “As an artist, I certainly feel the call to make the music something related to gathering together to overcome these problems that are still with us.”—Cristina Olds 28


Janis Ian at the Jean Cocteau Cinema

Folksinger and science fiction author Janis Ian played acoustic sets during two performances at the Jean Cocteau Cinema in February. As Ian performed hits including “Society’s Child” and the 1975 Grammy Award–winning “At Seventeen,” fans whispered that her voice sounded even better than it did on her old LPs. The music was punctuated by conversations with longtime friend (and Cocteau owner) George R. R. Martin, author of the fantasy book series A Song of Ice and Fire. Seated in armchairs on stage, the duo shared stories, including an anecdote about Ian’s 2003 wedding to her wife, Pat: During a cab ride with the wedding party—which included Martin and his wife, Parris McBride—a kiss between the newlyweds prompted the driver to kick the group to the curb. Ian also promoted the Pearl Foundation, an organization she created in her mother’s honor to provide scholarships for nontraditional (i.e., older) college students.—Cristina Olds

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Sean Wimberly

"The answer is blowing in the wind"

Ahhh, the Ides of March. Maybe 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.

Autumn Drive, acrylic on canvas, 60" x 72"

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