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now 4 The Buzz A James Joyce reading group and movie and CD reviews 7 This Week A comprehensive calendar of goings-on around town

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– JUNE 4 2014

18 John Rippel The local silversmith celebrates 45 years 19 Art Signe Stuart, Gloria Graham, and gallery show previews

14 Seen Around Photos from fun local events

25 Style Q+A with stone artist Joshua Gannon, kundalini yoga, and stunning homes for sale

16 Eating + Drinking Rooftop dining

28 Last Look Wise Fool’s Flexion


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Bruce Adams



Santa Fe is working hard to shake off its reputation as a town lacking in nightlife and an active music scene. In my estimation, the problem was never a lack of activities but rather a lack of information about where music events, for example, were happening. Realizing this, five years ago Santa Fean magazine developed an online calendar that today forms the basis of NOW’s weekly events listings. Both and give you access to all the wonderful cultural events happening around town in a free and easy-to-navigate online setting regardless of your location. Santa Feans have responded, with our traffic growing twelve-fold over the first three years after launching our initial effort. Looking at what’s on the calendar this weekend, there’s clear proof that Santa Fe’s music scene is doing just fine. Nosotros at La Fonda is a wonderful local Latin band. For us salsa dancers, these guys will get you feeling the passion of the music. My friend Matthew Andrae continues his gig at the Inn and Spa at Loretto, and his guitar playing and original compositions have helped his following to grow beyond our city limits. Little Leroy plays the blues at El Farol, DJ Quico performs at Buffalo Thunder, Angel Babies & Jupiter Spiral appear at the Cowgirl, and the list goes on and on. The only thing that could possibly get in the way of our music scene continuing to thrive is us not supporting it. I’ll do my part if you do yours. And be sure to have fun.

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Nanobah Becker Flat (2005) Conversion (2006) I Lost My Shadow (2011) The Sixth World (2012) Nanobah Becker (Dine’), many times over award-winning film director, will be screening her short films and available for conversation.


museum of indian arts and culture

May 31st 12:00 and 3:00 PM NEXT UP Sunday, June 1st, 1:00 and 3:00 pm Tails of Long Ago, a fascinating talk about Pre-Columbian dogs in the Southwest – including the origins of the domesticated dog by Dody Fugate, Curator of the H. P. Mera Collection at the Laboratory of Anthropology.

wednesday, June 4th, 1:00–3:00 pm Pottery demonstration and discussion of various techniques, clays, and styles by Native artists from different Southwest tribes. All are free with paid admission, 16 and under always free. New Mexico residents with ID always free on Sundays.

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Adam Harvey, host of the weekly reading group JoyceGroup Santa Fe, performs in his one-man show Don't Panic: It's Only Finnegans Wake.

re: Joyce For the last 16 years, Adam Harvey has been hosting a weekly reading group devoted to the works of the great Irish writer James Joyce (1882–1941). The group, which meets every Saturday at the Santa Fe Public Library from 10 am to 12:30 pm and encourages anyone who’s curious to drop by, has covered all of Joyce’s major works over the years but currently splits its time between the novels Ulysses (1922) and Finnegans Wake (1939). And while an interest in Joyce is helpful when attending the meetings, advanced-level awareness of the author’s work isn’t required. “Everybody’s knowledge, no matter how specialized or obscure, is invariably brought to bear during discussion,” Harvey says. “Active and inquisitive participation from ‘beginners’ has always been an essential part of the group’s success.” Harvey first read Joyce (very briefly) in high school but didn’t become intimate with the writer’s work until a few years after graduating from college, when he relocated to Santa Fe following “an unsuccessful year-and-a-half looking for professional acting work” in Chicago, he says. “[I] started in on Finnegans Wake in the fall of ’93 with the idea of building a performance art repertoire culled from its pages. I did this mostly because it was something no other actor had attempted before, and yes, it was ridiculously ambitious of me. After all, Finnegans Wake primarily distinguishes itself by being the (reputedly) most difficult book ever written.” Having indeed built that performance art repertoire over the years, today Harvey is renowned for his riveting and utterly jaw-dropping performance in the one-man show Don’t Panic: It’s Only Finnegans Wake, in which he brings a number of sections of the strikingly complex text (displayed on a screen behind him) to life. Harvey has committed more than 100 pages of Finnegans Wake to memory (in addition to parts of Ulysses), and he’s been performing the text for audiences around the world since 2001. He was recently selected to perform Don’t Panic at the prestigious International Fringe Festival in New York City this August, and he’ll be holding preview performances this summer here in Santa Fe. For more information on where to see the previews and on attending JoyceGroup Santa Fe, contact Harvey at—Amy Hegarty l i terature

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With a burbling riff and sliding chords opening his new album, Transit 3: Migration, bass player Jon Gagan announces that melody matters, performance counts, and jazz is still alive and well in Santa Fe. You might know Gagan from his 25 years collaborating with star nouveau flamenco guitarist Ottmar Liebert. Before forging that gilded connection, Gagan was playing his own brand of terrific straight-ahead jazz around the clubs of Santa Fe. He’s released several albums of his own, ranging from the hard bop Hear and Now (released on cassette in the 1980s) to this latest one, offering a full-bodied brew of jazz, light funk, fusion, and Latin flavorings. On this concept album organized around “the story of mankind’s escape from a depleted Earth,” various samplings and tonal layers sketch an aural sci-fi frame around a firstrate effort by a handful of New Mexico’s firstcall musicians. Transit 3— now available on iTunes and Amazon— coheres around Jon Gagan 15 fluent compositions by Gagan. Varied in energy and style, never noisy and rarely dissonant, they leave plenty of room for inspired soloing by Gagan and his bandmates. They include the always fiery Liebert; Dimi DiSanti, one of New Mexico’s great jazz guitarists, who quietly burns his way through several bars of “Arachronauts”

blockbuster fight of the century Godzilla’s eyes say he’d rather be asleep in bed than brawling. One of the marvels of the great new Godzilla movie is how the towering behemoths move and act like actual animals. Godzilla is the old family dog—tired and kinda chubby. As king of monsters, though, he’s got work to do. Dutifully but with a sigh, he lugs himself out of the ocean to do what he was born for. City-smashing is getting redundant in summer blockbusters. The Transformers have trashed L.A. and Chicago. The Avengers laid waste to New York City. Even Superman, in Man of Steel, participated in the insane destruction of skyscrapers all over Metropolis. It’s gotten tiresome. Cliché, even. Superman should not be letting buildings filled with people topple. Godzilla gets a pass, though. The destruction seems right because these are, again, animals. They’re trying to kill each other. Thus, we get the justified demolition of San Francisco at the spiny arms, claws, talons, and tails of enormous, angry beasts. But you have to wait for it. The tradition famously calcified by Steven Spielberg’s Jaws—carried on in Aliens, Jurassic Park, Super 8, and many others—is to tease the audience for at least an hour before unveiling the monster. Much of Godzilla is spent waiting (with Bryan Cranston!) for Godzilla. He shows up just in time.

and other tunes; and Bert Dalton, whose tasty retro-Fender Rhodes piano solo on “Terraforming,” for instance, works a vein of intriguing harmonies. With subtle virtuosity throughout, Gagan shifts between melodic, singing phrases on fretless electric bass and the earthy rhythms he favors on upright acoustic. Transit 3 deepens with every listening. The album reinvigorates a melodic current running through crossover jazz since 1970s bands

like the Crusaders and even Weather Report found ways to incorporate the melodic hooks and funky rhythms of pop music with the more complex harmonies and improvisational freedom jazz. As an ongoing contributor to the genre, Gagan deserves a wide audience. — Charles C. Poling

WARNER BROS./Legendary Pictures


music matters

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on the road in a minimalist masterpiece

structures, and so, as he speaks to his family and coworkers, they become agitated and emotional but he stays calm. He is solid. When I heard Locke was a film Ivan Locke is driving for all of Locke, about a man in a car, I expected terrorists would kidnap his juggling phone calls via Bluetooth daughter and force him to deliver speakerphone. His personal and a bomb, or some such contrivance. professional lives are falling apart. He, however, is not. As foreman on This amazing movie, though, is major construction projects, Locke about something much more is intimately aware that the slightest philosophically ambitious: honor. It’s called “Locke” because the man crack can ruin glorious concrete in the car knows his name is at stake. Stupidly, months earlier, Ivan Locke cheated on his wife. A woman he barely knows is having their baby the night before

Godzilla rides a wave of destruction into the San Francisco Bay area.

the second-biggest concrete pour in European history, at a skyscraper Locke’s in charge of building. He decides he must be there for the birth, which means abandoning the project at its crucial moment. Because the baby is coming two months prematurely, it also means he has to tell his wife by phone during the long drive to the hospital. This minimalist movie does remarkable work with what it has. The film-school term mise-en-scène describes physical elements you see on the screen. Locke is a master class in mise-en-scène, despite taking place entirely inside a BMW. Locke’s beard, his bracelets, the roll of his sleeves, the GPS map of a single road running forward into whiteness—everything you see is like a line of visual poetry, strengthening notions of honor and honesty projected in the hard, cool voice of Ivan Locke. For all its strengths, this film will be remembered for the performance of Tom Hardy. Exasperated, he’s constantly forcing himself to stay calm, thinking through crises to find what he calls “a practical next step.” Every gesture feels real. He’s sick, tired, embarrassed, and heartbroken, but only between calls does he let himself cry out. This year’s Oscars will be a sham if Hardy’s not contending for Best Actor. The humanity he conveys is powerful and unique to movies. Locke is showing at The Screen.—PP

Tom Hardy, as Ivan Locke, delivers a tour de force performance from a BMW. 6


It’s worth the wait. The audience I watched Godzilla with was cheering like sports fans as the monsters bit and hit each other. The final battle has several moving parts—including a team of soldiers disarming a nuclear bomb—but its essence is a pure, nasty street fight. The special effects are obviously amazing. As with all these city-smashing blockbusters, the chaos looks real. What makes this flick different is spirit—that extra step of somehow injecting endearing character into the digitally rendered face of Godzilla. He may not like us, but we can’t help liking him. “Thank you, Godzilla!” a kid shouted at the end. Not in the movie—in the theater.—Phil Parker

WARNERS BROS./Legendary Pictures

the buzz

this week MAY 29—June 4

Well-known for his award-winning performance as Dr. Gregory House on the hit television show House M.D., British actor Hugh Laurie is also an accomplished pianist, whose second album, Didn’t It Rain, was released on May 6 as a follow-up to his successful debut recording, Let Them Talk. On June 4, Laurie appears in concert with the Copper Bottom Band at the Lensic Performing Arts Center. For details, see page 11.

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this week On June 1, musician, singer, and songwriter Annie Girl, known for her enthralling live performances, appears at High Mayhem Studio with her band The Flight, comprising guitarist Josh Pollock, bassist Joe Lewis, and drummer Nick Ott. Esthom, a music project created by Roland Ostheim and Molly Wagoner, performs Americana folk music. For details, see page 10.

May 29 thursday

Swing Soleil Zia Diner 326 S Guadalupe

Tasting New Mexico Santa Fe School of Cooking 125 N Guadalupe

Gypsy jazz music. Free, 6:30–8:30 pm, 505-988-7008,

Syd Masters La Fonda Hotel’s La Fiesta Lounge 100 E San Francisco Country music. Free, 7:30–11 pm, 505-982-5511,

James Beard Award–winning local authors and chefs Cheryl and Bill Jamison debut their latest cookbook, Tasting New Mexico: 100 Years of Distinctive Home Cooking, during a hands-on class that focuses on New Mexico’s cultural heritage and food. $85, 10 am, 505-983-4688,

Journey Through the Body Warehouse 21 1614 Paseo de Peralta

Holistic body training with Tess Yong. $10, 10:30–11:30 am, 808-772-3144,

Ingrid Laubrock & Tom Rainey GiG Performance Space 1808 Second St

Saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock and drummer Tom Rainey celebrate the release of their first recording, And Other Desert Towns. The duo, which has been performing together for several years, plays original compositions as well as improvisational duets. $20, 7:30–9:30 pm, 8 Ingrid Laubrock & Tom Rainey

Guitarras Con Sabor El Farol 808 Canyon

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

Kathy Morrow Vanessie Santa Fe 427 W Water

Piano and vocals. Free, 6:30–9:30 pm, 505-984-1193,

Limelight Karaoke The Palace Restaurant and Saloon 142 W Palace

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

The Saltanah Dancers Cleopatra Café (Southside location) 3482 Zafarano

Belly-dancing performance. Free, 7 pm, 505-820-7381.

Victor & Penny Cowgirl BBQ 319 S Guadalupe

Antique pop. Free, 8–11 pm, 505-982-2565,

Frankie & Johnny in the Clair de Lune Santa Fe Playhouse 142 E DeVargas

Written by Terrence McNally and directed by Vanessa Rios y Valles. $10–$30, 7:30 pm, 505-988-4262,

May 30 friday

John Connell: A Mind to Obey Nature David Richard Gallery 544 S Guadalupe

Last Friday Art Walk Railyard Arts District Santa Fe Railyard (1607 Paseo de Peralta)

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

A selection of works in various mediums by John Connell (1940–2009). See preview on page 22. Free, reception 5–7 pm, 505-983-9555,

Lynn Boggess EVOKE Contemporary 550 S Guadalupe

Solo exhibition features plein air landscapes. See preview on page 22. Free, reception 5–7 pm, 505995-9902,

Restaurant Walk Santa Fe School of Cooking 125 N Guadalupe

A guided tour of a sampling of Santa Fe restaurants including Galisteo Bistro, 315 Restaurant and Wine Bar, La Boca/Taberna, and Il Piatto. $115, 2 pm, 505-983-4688,

Signe Stuart: Continuum William Siegal Gallery 540 S Guadalupe

Works by Signe Stuart. See profile on page 20. Free, reception 5–7 pm, 505-820-7733,

Angel Babies & Jupiter Spiral Cowgirl BBQ 319 S Guadalupe


Electronic and indie music. Free, 8:30–11:30 pm, 505-982-2565,

Simple French Cooking Santa Fe Culinary Academy 112 W San Francisco

Cookbook author Sharon Louise Crayton instructs a class that focuses on classic French country recipes. Dishes include country vegetable soup, simple French salads, roasted herb chicken with braised endive, chocolate mousse, and herbal tisane. $85, 5:30–8:30 pm, 505-983-7445,

Holly Roberts: A Day in the Life Zane Bennett Contemporary Art 435 S Guadalupe

See preview on page 19. Free, reception 5–7 pm, 505-982-8111, Holly Roberts, Woman Trying to Listen to Her Better Self

Bus Tapes Second Street Brewery at the Railyard 1607 Paseo de Peralta

Folk rock. Free, 7–10 pm, 505-989-8585,

DJ Master Puppet The Palace Restaurant and Saloon 142 W Palace

Live DJ. $5, 10 pm–12 am, 505-428-0690,

DJ Quico Shadeh Nightclub, Buffalo Thunder Resort 20 Buffalo Thunder Trail

Live DJ. Call for price, 9 pm–12 am, 505-428-0690,

Eryn Bent & the Troupe Red Second Street Brewery at Second Street 1814 Second St

Album release party. Free, 6–9 pm, 505-982-3030,

Kathy Morrow Vanessie Santa Fe 427 W Water

Piano and vocals. Free, 6:30–10:30 pm, 505-984-1193,

Ladies Night at The Den The Den 132 W Water

DJ Luna performs. Free, 9 pm–12 am, 505-983-1615,

Little Leroy El Farol 808 Canyon

Classic rock and blues. $5, 9 pm–12 am, 505-983-9912,

Matthew Andrae Inn and Spa at Loretto 211 Old Santa Fe Trl

Brazilian/flamenco/classical music. Free, 8–11 pm, 800-727-5531,

Nosotros La Fonda Hotel’s La Fiesta Lounge 100 E San Francisco

Salsa music. Free, 8–11 pm, 505-982-5511,

Ronald Roybal Hotel Santa Fe 1501 Paseo de Peralta

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

Tasha Curtis & Jerry Williams Cowgirl BBQ 319 S Guadalupe

Honky tonk and Americana music. Free, 5–7:30 pm, 505-982-2565,

Frankie & Johnny in the Clair de Lune Santa Fe Playhouse 142 E DeVargas

Written by Terrence McNally and directed by Vanessa Rios y Valles. $10–$30, 7:30 pm, 505-988-4262,

MAY 31 saturday Nanobah Becker Museum of Indian Arts & Culture 710 Camino Lejo

Award-winning director Nanobah Becker (Diné) screens and discusses a number of her short films. Free with museum admission ($6–$9; kids 16 and under free), noon and 3 pm, 505-476-1250,

Farmers Market Santa Fe Railyard 1607 Paseo de Peralta

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

Green Chile Workshop Santa Fe School of Cooking 125 N Guadalupe

A hands-on class that focuses on New Mexico’s official state vegetable: green chile. Explore the vegetable’s history and prepare flour tortillas; green chile sauce; roasted tomatillo and cilantro sauce; and green chile, mint, and tamarind sauce. Limited registration, $75, 2 pm, 505-983-4688,

Summer Cooking Class Estrella Del Norte Vineyard 106 N Shining Sun

Santa Fe School of Cooking hosts a Southwesternthemed cooking class on Estrella Del Norte’s garden patio. Instructors demonstrate using a wood-fired May 29, 2014



oven and grill while wine experts discuss New Mexico’s wine history and production. $145, 10 am–12 pm, 505-983-4511, EILEEN REINDERS

Honky tonk/rock music. Free, 8:30–11:30 pm, 505-982-2565,

Busy & the Crazy 88 Second Street Brewery at Second Street 1814 Second St Pop music. Free, 6–9 pm, 505-982-3030,

Catahoula Curse Second Street Brewery at the Railyard 1607 Paseo de Peralta

Southern gothic Ameritronica. Free, 7–10 pm, 505-989-8585,

CCA Santa Fe 1050 Old Santa Fe Trl

Documentary viewing to kick off the 2014 summer season of the Santa Fe Jewish Film Festival. $12, 4–6 pm, 505-982-1338,

Healing Gongs of Sui Ki Li BODY of Santa Fe 333 Cordova

Sui Ki Li is an energy healer who performs with gongs and Tibetan bowls during this special event at BODY. $20, 5–7 pm, 505-986-0362 ext. 2,

DJ Flo Fader Shadeh Nightclub, Buffalo Thunder Resort 20 Buffalo Thunder Trail

A-Birding On a Bronco Cerrillos Hills State Park Visitor Center 37 Main, Cerrillos

Karen Herzenberg presents the life story of Florence Merriam Bailey, a bird conservation pioneer who wrote eight books during her career as a field ornithologist. Donation, 2–4 pm, 505-474-0196,

Two Perspectives: Writer and Director Inn and Spa at Loretto 211 Old Santa Fe Trl

Native American director Chris Eyre (Skinwalkers, Smoke Signals) and writer Bruce McKenna (The Pacific, Band of Brothers) discuss the crafts of writing and directing. Hosted by writer/producer Kirk Ellis (John Adams). $150, 5:30 pm, 505-988-5531,

Live DJ. Call for price, 9 pm–12 am, 505-428-0690,

Flamenco Dinner Show El Farol 808 Canyon

Flamenco dinner show. $25, 6:30–8:30 pm, 505-983-9912, Energy healer Sui Ki Li

Kathy Morrow Vanessie Santa Fe 427 W Water

Piano and vocals. Free, 6:30–10:30 pm, 505-984-1193,

Matthew Andrae Inn and Spa at Loretto 211 Old Santa Fe Trl

Brazilian/flamenco/classical music. Free, 8–11 pm, 800-727-5531,

Nosotros La Fonda Hotel’s La Fiesta Lounge 100 E San Francisco Salsa music. Free, 8–11 pm, 505-982-5511,

Ronald Roybal Hotel Santa Fe 1501 Paseo de Peralta

Nacha Mendez El Farol 808 Canyon

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

Annie Girl and The Flight and Esthom High Mayhem Studio 2811 Siler

Denver native Annie Girl plays with her band The Flight, consisting of Josh Pollock on guitar and FX, Joe Lewis on bass, and Nick Ott on drums. Esthom also performs Americana folk music. $10 suggested donation, 8 pm,

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

Annie Girl and The Flight perform June 1.

Tone and Co. El Farol 808 Canyon

Blues music. $5, 9 pm–12 am, 505-983-9912, Chris Eyre

All Natural Organic Burlesque Show The Lodge at Santa Fe 744 Calle Mejia

Hosted by Zircus Erotique Burlesque Company. $15–$20, 8 pm,

Broomdust Caravan Cowgirl BBQ 319 S Guadalupe 10

Frankie & Johnny in the Clair de Lune Santa Fe Playhouse 142 E DeVargas

Written by Terrence McNally and directed by Vanessa Rios y Valles. $10–$30, 7:30 pm, 505-988-4262,

JUNE 1 sunday Commie Camp

Beauty and the Beast James A. Little Theater 1060 Cerrillos

Pandemonium Productions presents the Disney musical Beauty and the Beast, directed by Christopher Leslie and with musical direction and choreography by Aaron Bell. The play features 50 local students between the ages of 6 and 16. $10 (adults) and $6 (kids), 2–3:30 pm, 505-982-3327,

Fine Arts Santa Fe Community College 6401 Richards

Introduction to fine arts for kids ages 9 to 16. $135, 1–4 pm, 505-428-1676,

Incredible Edible Still Life II Art of Living Workshops 43 Cerrado Loop


New Mexico Bach Aria Group

Led by painter Andrea Lozano, this intensive all-day workshop focuses on creating a foundation for new and intermediate artists to continue developing their skills. In a small group setting, participants explore color theory, ergonomics, composition, brushwork, and constructive self-critique. $100 (lunch included), 9:30 am–4:30 pm, 575-343-5121, Andrea Lozano, Old Farm Hand I

Frankie & Johnny in the Clair de Lune Santa Fe Playhouse 142 E DeVargas

courtesy of Robert and Kathy Horowitz

Vanessa Rios y Valles

Written by Terrence McNally and directed by Vanessa Rios y Valles. $10–$30, 7:30 pm, 505-988-4262,

Ron Archuleta Rodriguez, Armadillo

JUNE 2 monday Tacos Santa Fe School of Cooking 125 N Guadalupe

A three-hour hands-on class focused on taco preparation. $98, 10 am, 505-983-4688,

New Mexico Bach Aria Group Concert IHM Retreat Center, Chapel 50 Mt Carmel

A performance of Johann Sebastian Bach’s music by four vocal soloists accompanied by violinist Ruxandra Marquardt, oboist Elaine Heltman, flutist Linda Marianiello, and pianist-conductor Franz Vote. $15–$25, 6:30–8 pm, 505-474-4513,

Adopt-A-Thon Museum of International Folk Art Milner Plaza 706 Camino Lejo

An adoption event organized by the Santa Fe Humane Society and Animal Shelter, coinciding with the exhibition Wooden Menagerie: Made in New Mexico. Free, 10 am–5 pm, 505-476-1212,

Teens in the Kitchen Santa Fe Community College 6401 Richards

Chefs from Santa Fe Community College’s culinary program teach essential kitchen skills such as food safety, while making a variety of recipes. $199, 9 am–1 pm, 505-428-1676,

JUNE 3 tuesday Cartooning Santa Fe Community College 6401 Richards

Learn cartooning techniques from Eric Teitelbaum, co-creator of the Pink Panther comic strip, during a three-day camp. $135, 9 am–12 pm, 505-428-1676,

Craft Beer and Crafty Snacks Santa Fe Culinary Academy 112 W San Francisco

Executive Chef Dakota Weiss of L.A.’s W Hotel leads a demonstration class, pairing four craft beers with easy snack recipes. $85, 5:30–8:30 pm, 505-983-7445,

Teens in the Kitchen Santa Fe Community College 6401 Richards

Chefs from Santa Fe Community College’s culinary program teach essential kitchen skills such as food safety while making a variety of recipes. $199, 9 am–1 pm, 505-428-1676,

Canyon Road Blues Jam El Farol 808 Canyon

Blues music. Free, 8:30 pm–12 am, 505-983-9912,

JUNE 4 wednesday Shavuot Holiday Dinner Chabad Center for Jewish Living 242 W San Mateo

Chabad’s annual Dairy Dinner for the Shavuot holiday. Free, 6 pm, 505-983-2000, May 29, 2014



Teens in the Kitchen Santa Fe Community College 6401 Richards

Chefs from Santa Fe Community College’s culinary program teach essential kitchen skills such as food safety while making a variety of recipes. $199, 9 am–1 pm, 505-428-1676,

Wednesday Night Barrel Races Rodeo de Santa Fe Arena 3237 Rodeo

Evenings filled with family fun and beautiful sunsets. Barrel racers ages 5 and up. Bring the family and enjoy grilled hot dogs, hamburgers, and more. Free. 505-490-3008,

Hugh Laurie The Lensic

Hugh Laurie, known for his role as Dr. Gregory House on the television show House M.D., plays the piano accompanied by the Copper Bottom Band. Laurie, who’s released two albums, has played piano for most of his life and is predominantly self-taught. $47–$79, 7:30 pm, 505-988-1234,

ONGOING Bill Heckel: Wilderness Untamed New Concept Gallery 610 Canyon

New Concept Gallery presents works by Bill Heckel, including 26 limited-edition photographic images created over a 15-year period. Free, through June 1, 505-795-7570,

Elevated Elements Waxlander Art Gallery & Sculpture Garden 622 Canyon

Phoenix-based artist Justin West and his wife Josiane Childers create wall-mounted sculptures that combine steel and paint in unexpected ways. See preview on page 23. Free, through June 2, 505-984-2202,

Nancy Frost Begin: New Woodcut Prints Marigold Arts 424 Canyon Nancy Frost Begin’s woodblock printings and Monster Boxes, sculptures that double as functional forms. Free, through June 4, 505-982-4142,

Sandra Pratt: New Work Selby Fleetwood Gallery 600 Canyon

Works by self-taught oil painter Sandra Pratt. See preview on page 23. Free, through June 6, 505-992-8877,

In the Abstract: Form, Line, Color Karan Ruhlen Gallery 225 Canyon

Works by Martha Rea Baker, Kevin Tolman, and 12

Bret Price. Free, through June 7,

Flock Giacobbe-Fritz Fine Art 702 Canyon

One Year in Art Ellsworth Gallery 215 E Palace

Bird-related works. See preview on page 24. Free, through June 8, 505-986-1156,

Jennifer J. L. Jones: Invisible Thread Hunter Kirkland Contemporary 200-B Canyon

New works from abstract painter Jennifer J. L. Jones inspired by her recent travels to Maui and St. Barts. See preview on page 22. Free, through June 8, 505-984-2111

Santiago Perez: Go Back to Earth and Tell the Animals I Am Still Here Nüart Gallery 670 Canyon Works by Santiago Perez. See preview on page 23. Free, through June 8, 505-988-3888,

Guest and gallery artists show new works in honor of Ellsworth Gallery’s one-year anniversary. See preview on page 23. Free, through July 16, 505-989-7900,

Wings: A Context GF Contemporary 707 Canyon

Works related to the word “wings.” See preview on page 23. Free, ongoing, 505-983-3707, Frank Gonzales, Few of My Favorite Things

Robert Langford: Warming Trend Pippin Contemporary 200 Canyon

New works by the North Carolina–based abstract painter. See preview on page 22. Free, through June 10, 505-795-7476,

Van Chu + Cy DeCosse VERVE Gallery of Photography 219 E Marcy

Van Chu’s work incorporates water, calligrapher’s ink, and acrylic with modern technological processes, while Cy DeCosse uses a platinum process to capture the subtle delicacy of nightblooming flowers. Free, through June 14, 505-9825009,

Biodiversity and Human Impact on the Environment Tansey Gallery 652 Canyon

Multimedia group exhibition. See preview on page 24. Free, through June 17, 505-995-8513,

Barbara Meikle: In the Company of Color Barbara Meikle Fine Art 236 Delgado

Energy, texture, and intense hues are some of the elements New Mexico native Barbara Meikle employs in her impressionistic paintings. See preview on page 23. Free, through June 23, 505-992-0400,

Beyond the Horizon ViVO Contemporary 725 Canyon

All 12 of ViVO Contemporary’s represented artists present their visions of the Southwest—directly and indirectly—through a variety of materials and genres. Free, through June 24, 505-982-1320,

Northern New Mexico Landscapes Manitou Galleries 225 Canyon

A group show featuring landscape paintings. See preview on page 23. Free, ongoing, 505-986-9833,

Southwestern Allure: The Art of the Santa Fe Art Colony New Mexico Museum of Art 107 W Palace

The best of groundbreaking artwork from Santa Fe’s formative artistic years of approximately 1915 to 1940. $6–$9 (kids free), through July 27, 505-476-5072,

Tako Kichi: Kite Crazy in Japan Museum of International Folk Art 706 Camino Lejo

An exhibition of traditional kites from various regions of Japan explores cultural, historic, and artistic perspectives of kite making and kite flying. Also features kite-making workshops and kite flying on the plaza at Museum Hill. $6–$9, through July 27, 505-982-4636,

Brandywine Workshop Collection Museum of Contemporary Native Arts 108 Cathedral

A collection of works by indigenous artists, donated by The Brandywine Workshop (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) opens to the public. $10 (kids free), Monday–Saturday 10 am–5 pm (closed Tuesday), through July 31, 888-922-IAIA,

Shan Goshorn: We Hold These Truths Museum of Contemporary Native Arts 108 Cathedral

Shan Goshorn’s exhibit of contemporary paper baskets, inspired by traditional Cherokee baskets, opens in the museum’s North Gallery. Goshorn’s work incorporates Native American themes such as treaties, laws, and land allotments and offers “an opportunity to reinterpret penned history.” $10 (kids free), Monday–Saturday 10 am–5 pm (closed Tuesday), through July 31, 888-922-IAIA,

Georgia O’Keeffe and Ansel Adams: The Hawaii Pictures Georgia O’Keeffe Museum 217 Johnson

The first exhibition to feature artwork created in Hawaii by American modernists and friends Georgia O’Keeffe and Ansel Adams. $6–$12 (kids free), through September 14, 505-946-1000,

Intimate and International: The Art of Nicolai Fechin Taos Art Museum and Fechin House 227 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos

An exhibit of 25 paintings and 30 drawings by Nicolai Fechin—known for emotive, vivid, and idiosyncratic art—will be exhibited at the late artist’s Taos home and studio. $8, through September 21, 575-758-2960,

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

A collection of nearly 225 photographs and 40 cameras that show how a light-tight box with a tiny hole can help capture amazing photos. $6–$9, through March 2015, 505-476-5200,

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

The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture presents its extensive collection of Southwestern turquoise jewelry and educates on the geology, mining, and history of the stone. $6–$9, through May 2016, 505-467-1200,

Mabel Dodge Luhan & Company: American Moderns and the West The Harwood Museum of Art 238 Ledoux, Taos Mabel Dodge Luhan (1879–1962) was a Taos icon and a political, social, and cultural visionary who collected modern works relevant to painting, photography, drama, psychology, radical politics, and social reform. $8–$10, through September 2016, 575-758-9826,

City Tours

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

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Seen Around photographs by Adrian Wills

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 what we got to see.


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view from the top rooftop eating and drinking in Santa Fe by K. Annabe lle Smi th

Warm weather is here, and there’s nothing better than grabbing something to eat or drink at one of Santa Fe’s rooftop restaurants while taking in the city’s one-of-a-kind views. Downtown’s highest vantage point is the Bell Tower Bar at La Fonda on the Plaza ( The outdoor space, which wraps around the roof of Santa Fe’s oldest hotel, offers jaw-dropping views of both the Plaza and the city’s surrounding mountains. Try the Don Rael margarita (Hornitos and Tres Generaciones tequila, Cointreau triple sec, and Grand Marnier orange liqueur) or the delectably spicy Bell Ringer, featuring jalapenoinfused tequila.

Fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, basil, and more on an artisan crust

Rooftop Pizzeria sits on the south side of Santa Fe’s downtown Plaza. 16

Coyote Cafe’s Rooftop Cantina (, nestled in a cluster of sunlit rooftops and balconies, transports you to another time. The layered adobe buildings and donkey cart–wide streets below contrast nicely with Chef Eric DiStefano’s modern menu. Cocktails range from $6 to $18 and include innovative concoctions like the Sleeping Dragon (high-proof absinthe with liquid nitrogen, yuzu, and rosemary) and the Gentleman’s Vice, a “Makers Mark bourbon Manhattan smoked with cherry wood in a decanter and poured over an ice globe.” Rick Smith bought the downtown space for Tanti Luce 221 because he wanted to bring a little Greenwich Village to Santa Fe. It’s been three years since he sealed the deal, and in that time he’s transformed the intimate fine dining restaurant at the southern edge of the Plaza into a summertime go-to grotto. The Deck at 221 ( is a roomy, 10,000-square-foot space with a five-ton fountain at its center and a rooftop bar overlooking the Santa Fe River. After happy hour ends, try the Ricktini, an Expedition vodka martini with a green chile–stuffed olive. Dinner entrées will set you


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One of the best things about summer in Santa Fe is eating and drinking at a rooftop restaurant while taking in the one-of-a-kind views.



back from $19 to $32 a plate, but bar food like the buffalo green chile short rib sliders keep the check under $16. The food served at Rooftop Pizzeria (, which looks out over the Plaza from atop the Santa Fe Arcade shopping center, is anything but ordinary. Pies include unexpected items like smoked duck, apple-smoked bacon, shrimp, and even lobster atop artisan, blue corn, or gluten-free crust. Enjoy happy hour specials Monday through Thursday, 4 to 6 pm, while watching the sunset over the Capitol building from your cozy balcony perch. The Thunderbird Bar & Grill (, also on the Plaza, offers views that take in the historic square as well as St. Francis Cathedral. Dine on New Mexican specialties like the Bandelier enchiladas with a side of green chile pork stew, and sip on specialty margaritas like the Chupacabra (Chamucos Reposado tequila, Cointreau, agave nectar, fresh lime, and housemade lemonade) while taking in the Sangre de Cristos and the bustle of the locals and tourists below.

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The Deck at 221 overlooks the Santa Fe River

The adobe building of Coyote Cafe’s Rooftop Cantina contrasts with Chef Eric DiStefano’s modern menu.

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The Bell Tower Bar at La Fonda on the Plaza

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John Rippel the local silvermith celebrates 45 years of doing business in Santa Fe

John Rippel


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“I was inspired by the buckle sets that were around cowboys’ guns in the old Western movies of the 1940s,” says Rippel.

John Rippel U.S.A. 111 Old Santa Fe Trail 505-986-9115


John Rippel moved to Santa Fe in 1968 and taught himself silversmithing soon thereafter, initially making clothes and leather belts on Canyon Road. Four-and-a-half decades into his career, Rippel, who’s known for his men’s and women’s sterling silver belt buckles, still gets excited about his work, having added more than 100 designs to his repertoire over the years. Some pieces are simple enough to wear to a business meeting, while others are intricately inlaid with semiprecious stones, suitable for wearing to high-profile gala events. “I was inspired by the buckle sets that were around the cowboys’ guns in the old Western movies of the 1940s,” says Rippel. “In the mid-1970s, silversmiths in Santa Fe were making concho belts. I wanted to focus on buckles.” In his shop on Old Santa Fe Trail, Rippel sells jewelry and various gift items that he’s either made himself or hand-selected to showcase alongside his buckles, like reversible rings by Gloria Sawin that have two shanks and two stones and can be flipped for two different looks. Rippel also has a Santa Fe exclusive to sell Storywheels, a build-your-own system for creating bracelets and necklaces. “I have 20 or so other artists whose work I carry,” Rippel notes, “and I’ve been friends with most of them for years. My business today is a culmination of my vision. I sell jewelry my friends and I make that I truly love.”

Holly Roberts, Man with Blue Face, mixed media on panel, 10 x 8"


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Holly Roberts, whose work has earned her awards from the National Endowment for the Arts and a spot in the Art Institute of Chicago’s permanent collection, mixes painting and photography to create thoughtprovoking, surreal-like images, as seen in her show A Day in the Life at Zane Bennett Contemporary Art (435 S Guadalupe,, May 30–June 21, reception May 30, 5–7 pm).

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continuing the conversation Signe Stuart’s latest exhibition keeps the momentum of her decades-long career going strong

The dichotomy between what is and what appears to be lies at the center of Signe Stuart’s 50-year career in fine art. Drawn to particle physics, the Santa Fe artist has long explored how our world has come to be as it is, as well as dualisms such as stillness and motion. Her latest solo exhibition, Continuum, at the William Siegal Gallery in Santa Fe’s Railyard district, draws connections among her body of work. The show features a dozen pieces, including two she created more than three decades ago. “The concepts I began with are still pretty much the ideas that I have today,” says Stuart. “Of course, the work looks different over time, and the works are deeper than they were 50 years ago.” Stuart earned a master’s degree from the University of New Mexico and has studied at the Yale-Norfolk Summer Art School and at an Ad Reinhardt Seminar. Her works are included in various permanent collections, including those of the New Mexico Museum of Art and the New Mexico Capitol Art Foundation. Throughout her long career Stuart has explored countless methods and styles. Stitching canvas or paper is a technique to which she returns frequently, as she has done in Continuum. Sewing manipulates the inherent warp and weft of the 20

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pliable canvas. Integrated into the surface, the stitching becomes tactile and has an expressive quality, catching and casting light. “The older paintings have more sewn lines. The newer pieces have fewer lines but a greater relief comes out. It’s sculptural enough that it casts its own shadow on the painted surface,” Stuart says. Although her older works may appear more complex with their exploration of patterns found in nature, Stuart believes her new body of work draws on a more complex set of ideas. “It’s a paradox, in a way,” she says. Continuum, William Siegal Gallery, 540 S Guadalupe,, May 30–June 24, reception May 30, 5–7 pm

Images from Signe Stuart’s Lux series are on view at William Siegal Gallery.

in the moment

Gloria Graham’s newest abstract photographs capture the look, feel, and goings-on of her favorite time of day



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Matches Shadow Blue, pigmented ink on archival paper, 12 x 12 x 2"

Graham doesn’t retouch her images; however, she carefully chose the mounting for effect. Using animalhide glue, an archival quality process, she mounted the photographs on 12-by-12-inch raised panels, painted the sides white, and waxed the whole piece. The form causes the white to fade into the wall and the abstract Passage of Time, pigmented ink image to float in space. on archival paper, 12 x 12 x 2" Although 3 PM marked Graham’s first solo exhibition at David Richard Gallery, it was hardly the first standout A sales receipt. A torn sketch. favors for the clear, natural light show for the accomplished New Mexico A match. New Mexico artist Gloria outside and the multihued, blue artist. Graham studied at the University Graham elevates ephemera such as these and gray shadows cast at that time. of California, Berkeley, and completed to fine art, as seen in her recent solo “These works are photographed her bachelor’s degree at Baylor exhibition 3 pm at David Richard Gallery out of doors as the weather is University before undertaking graduate changing, whatever the time of (, where she studies at the University of Wisconsin year, even if the wind is coming shows locally. For that series of abstract and the University of New Mexico. She up [. . .],” Graham says. “It’s images, Graham photographed bits apprenticed in Paris, France, and has documenting what’s happening of scrap paper in moments as fleeting traveled widely. In 1977, Graham was at that moment. I’m very fond of as the items themselves—while they honored with a grant from the National that idea, as opposed to something burned into nothingness and were Endowment for the Arts, and today that’s staid.” literally scattered to the winds. her work appears in the The nucleus permanent collections of Graham’s art of the Whitney Museum has long been Gloria Graham’s newest abstract of American Art in New interactions at York, the Museum of molecular and photographs document whatever’s Fine Arts in Houston, metaphysical the Denver Art Museum, levels. In her recent happening at the three o’clock hour. the Harwood Museum images, she captures of Art in Taos, and the the atmospheric “I’m very fond of that idea, as opposed New Mexico Museum conditions of the of Art in Santa Fe, three o’clock hour, to something that’s staid,” she says. among others. a time the artist May 29, 2014



opening art receptions

Robert Langford: Warming Trend Pippin Contemporary 200 Canyon Through June 10 The North Carolinabased abstract painter presents new works inspired by this past winter’s fluctuating and unpredictable temperatures. Robert Langford, Making the Connection, acrylic on canvas, 48 x 50"

Lynn Boggess, 18 March 2014, oil on canvas 54 x 46"

Lynn Boggess: Solitude EVOKE Contemporary 550 S Guadalupe, May 30–June 25, reception May 30, 5–7 pm This solo exhibition features plein air paintings— created using only trowels—by renowned landscape artist Lynn Boggess.

Jennifer J. L. Jones, Aniani I–IV, mixed media on wood, 10 x 10"

John Connell: A Mind to Obey Nature David Richard Gallery 544 S Guadalupe May 30–July 12 Reception May 30, 5–7 pm A selection of works—painting, drawings, sculptures, and collages—by John Connell (1940–2009) are on view during the widely collected artist’s first solo exhibition at David Richard Gallery, held in conjunction with a show at the Harwood Museum of Art in Taos. John Connell, Buddha Man with Staff, iron oxide and pigments on paper, 17 x 14" 22

Jennifer J. L. Jones: Invisible Thread Hunter Kirkland Contemporary 200-B Canyon, Through June 8 Abstract painter Jennifer J. L. Jones presents new works born out of her recent travels to Maui and St. Barts that reveal both confidence and vulnerability, as she embraces spontaneous elements that found their way into her paintings. One Year in Art Ellsworth Gallery, 215 E Palace Through July 16 Guest and gallery artists show new works in honor of Ellsworth Gallery’s one-year anniversary. Internationally renowned artists showing their work in New Mexico for the first time include Carlos Motta, Fanny Sanín, and Tamango.

Fanny Sanín, Print No. 1, 2012, silkscreen on paper, 34 x 27"



Gigi Mills, The Fabulous Vaudeville Birds, monotype on paper, 28 x 41"

Wings: A Context GF Contemporary 707 Canyon, Through June 8 Young local artists present works demonstrating their take on the word wings, yielding pieces with various meanings, created in various mediums. Northern New Mexico Landscapes Featuring Don Brackett Manitou Galleries, 225 Canyon Through June 2 This group show, featuring the works of Don Brackett, celebrates the beauty and diversity of the Northern New Mexico landscape. Brackett, an Albuquerque native and third-generation New Mexican, began drawing at age 5 and went on to study art in high school and in college. While a student at the University of New Mexico, Brackett studied with Taos painter Kenneth Adams. Other artists featured in the show include Harry Greene, William Haskell, Jerry Jordan, and Billy Schenck.

Justin West and Josiane Childers, Levitate, acrylic on steel, 52 x 47"

Barbara Meikle, A Colorful Past, oil on canvas, 24 x 30"

Barbara Meikle: In the Company of Color Barbara Meikle Fine Art, 236 Delgado, through June 23 Energy, texture, and intense hues are some of the elements New Mexico native Barbara Meikle employs in her impressionistic paintings. “I’m very theme-oriented,” she says, noting that her current crop of work is all about “color plus form.” Whether Meikle is depicting animals, landscapes, flowers, or old trucks, the results, she says, reflect “what you can do when you add color to the scene.”—Eve Tolpa

Elevated Elements Waxlander Art Gallery & Sculpture Garden 622 Canyon, Through June 2 Phoenix-based artist Justin West is a metalworker; Josiane Childers is an abstract painter. Together they create wall-mounted sculptures that combine steel and paint in unexpected ways. The pieces, which hang on walls, “elevate the mind of the viewer,” says Childers. “Justin is working on new shapes and ways of shaping the steel, and I am pushing for bolder color and depth with the paints.”—ET

Santiago Perez: Go Back to Earth and Tell the Animals I Am Still Here Nüart Gallery, 670 Canyon, Through June 8 Bringing absurdist and surrealist elements to his work, painter Santiago Perez creates dark, fairy tale–like pieces that seemingly impart important lessons within a fictional world of the artist’s imagination. Santiago Perez, The Message, oil on linen, 60 x 78"

Sandra Pratt: New Work Selby Fleetwood Gallery, 600 Canyon Through June 5 Self-taught oil painter Sandra Pratt gleans inspiration for her work from time spent in New Mexico and Colorado, as well as from trips to New England, Western Europe, and Canada. Using emotion and memory of place—in conjunction with her palette knife and intuitive sense of composition—Pratt creates landscapes and village scenes exploring personal themes such as home and community.—ET Sandra Pratt, Seaside Village, oil on linen, 18 x 24" May 29, 2014





Janet Lippincott, Figure 76, watercolor and ink on paper, 14 x 11"

Variations: Structure and Surface Wade Wilson Art 217 W Water Through June 14 This exhibit features new works by UK native Lucinda Cobley and Texas native Joan Winter. Cobley’s paintings are housed in a permanent collection at Houston’s Museum of Fine Arts, while Winter’s sculptures and prints can be seen at the Tyler Museum of Art and the Dallas Museum of Art. —Samantha Schwirck

Joan Winter, Maple/Gold, soft ground etching on mulberry paper, 60 x 39"

Janet Lippincott: Composing in Black and White Karan Ruhlen Gallery, 225 Canyon,, ongoing Having studied at the Art Students League of New York, Colorado Springs Fine Art Center, and San Francisco Art Institute, New York City–born Janet Lippincott moved to Santa Fe in the 1950s (after studying with Emil Bisttram in Taos) and lived here until her death in 2007. Composing in Black and White celebrates the versatility of this daring artist’s award-winning output by showing a select group of her watercolors, India ink drawings, lithographs, collages, and more.—Amy Hegarty

Biodiversity and Human Impact on the Environment Tansey Contemporary 652 Canyon Through June 17 This multimedia exhibition featuring a number of Tansey Contemporary artists spotlights the beauty and diversity of nature as well as the effect of human behavior on the environment.

Carol Shinn, Mine Tailings,

Flock freestyle machine stitching Giacobbe-Fritz Fine Art on fabric, 18 x 15" 702 Canyon, Through June 8 This group show celebrating images of birds features paintings by Mary Alayne Thomas, known for her watercolor-and-encaustic works, and Camille Engel, whose contemporary realist oil paintings have earned her awards around the country. Artists Connie Dillman, Mark Gould, Deb Kaylor, and Craig Kosak each contribute a piece to the show. Mary Alayne Thomas, Waiting for the Moon, watercolor finished with encaustic on panel, 16 x 12" 24


romancing the rock


stone artist Joshua Gannon interview by Jessica Muncrief Joshua Gannon

If there’s one thing Joshua Gannon is passionate about, it’s stone. On any given day he can be found at Range West, the gallery he co-owns and works out of in Madrid, New Mexico, carving fountains out of hornfels stone from the Ortiz Mountains. Here, Gannon talks about how he came to be a stone artist and why water is such an important element in his work.

amy gross

You’ve had no formal art training. When did you realize you were meant to be a stone artist? I’ve always liked to make things with my hands. I whittled sticks as a child, and I had a pocket knife collection when I was 7 or 8, so I’ve kind of latched onto the idea that my work now is an extension of that. I thought for a while I would be a woodworker until I realized I didn’t like following plans, so that’s where the stone came in. Even when I’m doing a custom order and the customer has seen my other works and has an idea of what they want, I’m still not hemmed in. There’s no way, working with stone, that I can exactly replicate a vision or a previous work. And I’m not building cabinets, where things have to be exact, so I still have a tremendous amount of freedom. When I first moved to Santa Fe, I was working for a company that imported stone from China. That’s when I started getting interested in the tools and techniques. . . . [A]fter a while, I started doing the math and realized it made sense to start [working] on my own. The gallery evolved pretty naturally and I think it’s because [Range West coowner] Kathleen Casey and I both have tastes that click with many other peoples’. . . . Everything is very simple and natural. How do you choose your stones? Do you have a final vision in mind when you begin a project or does it emerge as you work? Typically, I’ll select a stone based on its features. The shape, texture, or color can make me grab a stone, but it all depends. I just got back this morning from picking up several stones, and I ended up grabbing one little guy at the last moment. It has an okay shape, but it was the large quartz vein running through it that pulled me in.

I do usually start with some vision, but stones are unpredictable when you start working with them. I’ve brought huge, heavy stones back to the studio, only to turn them over and find a huge crack or indentations. Sometimes I’ll take a small sledgehammer to it or I’ll just tap a loose edge and it will give me a whole new tonality. Or maybe I’ll chisel off a piece and I’ll find some newly revealed facet. I always try to redirect a rock to make sure it’s sound and solid, and every now and then I’ll lose a stone completely, but usually I just kind of go with it and let it be. How does water enhance your work? Water allows you to really see the stone. I have three kids, and when they were a bit younger we would walk the arroyo and pick up stones. I would always tell them to get the stones wet first to see what they would look like when we got them back to the studio and polished them. When you look at the patina on the exterior of a stone, the crack deposits, the minerals, you’re seeing millions of years of history in that stone, and running water over it really wakes up the color May 29, 2014



What is it about water that intrigues people so much and makes them want to incorporate it into their surroundings? Out here, we’re certainly very cognizant of water because of the drought. I’ve

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“It’s not uncommon for people to react audibly when they step into the gallery and see the fountains and hear the running water,” says stone artist Joshua Gannon.

amy gross

lived in Florida near the ocean, and even in Ohio, where I grew up, what we would consider a creek might be deemed a river here. I’ve noticed that a lot of people in New Mexico are, like me, originally from somewhere else. In California or Florida or really anywhere on the East Coast, water is just there; you don’t really think about it much until you live in an area like Northern New Mexico, where it’s a precious resource. So I think a lot of the people who buy my artwork are probably missing that element they took for granted back home. It’s not uncommon for people to react audibly when they step into the gallery and see the fountains and hear the running water. They want to sit next to it and just listen to it run and be soothed.


Where else is your work on display? The Carole LaRoche Gallery on Canyon Road in Santa Fe and the Indigo Gallery here in Madrid.


and brings those elements alive. At our gallery we have a dozen or so fountains running, and we also have several dry ones out in the yard. The difference surprises just about everybody. Another bonus of turning a stone into a fountain is that you get a real glimpse of the history inside it. In my work, I’m trying to make a functional fountain, so I have to cut into it and make the top and the bottom parallel. This cut gives you a look inside the stone from the top, and really it gives you a window into what was happening to the land and to this stone a long, long time ago.

every comfort An indoor heated pool and hot tub surrounded by floor-toceiling windows is a great place to relax in this Spanish Pueblo hacienda one mile northeast of the Santa Fe Plaza. The pool room is accessible from the main house via a portal, and it’s also adjacent to a guesthouse. Located on a hill that has spectacular views of city lights and mountain sunsets, this close-to-town oasis with plenty of mature trees set on one acre features a 4,300-squarefoot residence embellished with hand-carved corbels and latillas. Custom-built kiva fireplaces are found throughout the house, including in the kitchen. A private bridge spans an arroyo, welcoming guests to the front door. List price: $1.595 million Contact: Matthew Sargent Santa Fe Properties, 505-490-1717


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Left: Guruchander and Kirn Khalsa, founders of Purest Potential in Santa Fe


Want to own a piece of Santa Fe’s history? This four-bedroom, three-bathroom home was the first house built on Camino del Monte Sol. It was designed in the Pueblo Revival style by architect and sculptor Frank Applegate around 1921, when the street was a simple lane. People who’ve lived in the house during the past 93 years include artist Walter Mruk and Helen Chauncey Bronson Hyde, who donated the land now called Hyde State Park to the State of New Mexico. In 1978, noted architect William Lumpkins designed a great room for the home. This spacious and light-filled room has a wall of windows that gather light from the west. An attached one-car garage has a high ceiling and room for storage.

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purest potential: exploring the benefits of kundalini yoga Yogi Bhajan, who founded what he called the Mother Ashram (today known as Hacienda de Guru Ram Das) just outside Española in 1970, introduced kundalini yoga to the United States in the late 1960s. Kundalini yoga combines a series of strengthening exercises, called “kriyas,” which were developed to increase stamina and open up specific chakras (or channels) in the body, helping to alleviate pain, headaches, and depression and aid in an overall detoxification of the body. In 1982, two disciples of Yogi Bhajan, husband-and-wife team Kirn and Guruchander Khalsa (Guruchander was Yogi Bhajan’s chiropractor for 25 years), opened Purest Potential, which they say “offers a system to manifest your greatest life through kundalini yoga, meditation, numerology, and the Purusharthas” (humans’ objectives). Located on Llano Street in Santa Fe, Purest Potential teaches health and well-being by helping its students develop a sense of mindfulness, spirituality, and body awareness. Kundalini yoga classes start with the reciting of a mantra and a warm-up exercise before diving into a particular kriya, which is

often a combination of rhythmic movements and breathing exercises. Classes conclude with a pose that stimulates deep relaxation followed by an uplifting song. For individuals who have limited movement or pain, chiropractic sessions and massage therapy are available by appointment. While the goal of a regular kundalini yoga practice is to gain alignment, selfcontrol, and balance, the benefits are far-reaching. Purest Potential notes that its students have lost weight, overcome addictions, and gained a positive outlook on life. Classes are for students of all ages and all levels of expertise. Weekend workshops are available, and special classes are offered during the full moon. For more information, visit May 29, 2014



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On May 16 and 17, Wise Fool New Mexico presented its touring aerial theater show Flexion in Santa Fe for the first time. Spectators who gathered in the Railyard district watched as five talented acrobats performed various jaw-dropping feats that involved backbends, splits, sculptural formations, and stilt work. Flexion was commissioned by Miami’s Carnival Center for the Performing Arts, and Wise Fool presents it every year at festivals around the country. 28



Wise Fool New Mexico’s Flexion

Santa Fe announces the inaugural edition of its new biennial series

UNSETTLED LANDSCAPES July 19, 2014 – January 11, 2015 OPENING EVENTS July 17-19

CURATORIAL TEAM JANET DEES Curator Of Special Projects IRENE HOFMANN SITElines Director CANDICE HOPKINS Curator LUCÍA SANROMÁN Curator CURATORIAL ADVISORS Christopher Cozier . Inti Guerrero . Julieta González . Eva Grinstein . Kitty Scott

The exhibition is made possible in part through generous support from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, National Endowment for the Arts Artworks Grant, the SITE Board of Directors and many other generous foundations and friends. This ad is made possible in part by the City of Santa Fe Arts Commission and the 1% Lodgers Tax. images [all details, from L-R] Kevin Schmidt, A Sign in the Northwest Passage, 2010, Courtesy of the artist and Catronia Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver; Charles Stankievech, Film still, The Soniferous Æther of The Land Beyond The Land Beyond, 2013, Courtesy of the artist; Patrick Nagatani, Bida Hi. Opposite Views, Northeast-Navajo Tract Homes and Uranium Tailings, Southwest Shiprock, New Mexico, 1990, Courtesy of the artist; Andrea Bowers, Memorial to Arcadia Woodlands Clear-Cut (Green, Violet, Brown), 2013, Collection of Linda Pace Foundation, San Antonio TX.

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