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INDIAN COUNTRY The Art of David Bradley

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SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 15 · 1:00 – 4:00 PM

Public Opening and Reception 1:00 and 2:30 PM Jemez Buffalo Dancers on Milner Plaza 1:30 and 3:00 PM Panel discussion with contemporary Native American artists moderated by 2014 Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient Dr. Suzan Harjo

Bruce Adams



SANTA FE DOESN’T NEED THE TV show The Bachelor, which recently filmed episodes here, to affirm its status as one of the country’s most romantic cities. There are many standout offerings here—from spectacular sunsets and charming old streets to superb restaurants, adorable bedand-breakfasts, and a lively arts community—that give the city a distinctly romantic feel. It’s no wonder Santa Fe has become a popular destination for weddings. I contend that the romance of Santa Fe goes far beyond those kinds of offerings, however. It might have something to do with the same qualities that allow art to sell so well here and that make Santa Fe known as the city of holy faith. There’s something in the air that causes our hearts to soar and makes us experience special feelings—a certain kind of magic that doesn’t come from a specific place or view but that begins by setting our hearts and feelings free. At this point, reservations for dinner or a private hot tub on Valentine’s Day are going to be hard to come by, but don’t despair. A walk across the Plaza, a stroll up to the Cross of the Martyrs, or a sunset walk on one of the nearby trails or along Canyon Road can deliver as much romance as any of our fine restaurants. Romance comes from our hearts and the feelings that surround us. Take a walk with your loved one at some point this Valentine’s weekend and let yourself feel the magic of our magical community. In this context, every day can be Valentine’s Day in Santa Fe, as it’s always wonderful to feel the love with someone special.

Sculptor Greg Reiche mentors high school students as the 2015 honorary artist of ARTsmart, a nonprofit provider of visual arts education and scholarships. For more on ARTsmart, see opposite page.

2:30 – 3:00 PM Exhibition catalogue signing with David Bradley, Dr. Suzan Harjo and Curator Valerie Verzuh

Free with museum admission. New Mexico residents with I.D. free on Sundays. Youth 16 and under and MNMF members always free.

On Museum Hill in Santa Fe · (505) 476-1269 · David Bradley, Pow Wow Princess, Southwest (detail), 2009. Museum Purchase, Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, 59073. Photo by Blair Clark / DCA.


2:00 – 4:00 PM Reception hosted by the Women’s Board of the Museum of New Mexico


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Ceramic plates hand-painted by local fifth graders will be auctioned at ARTfeast’s Step Up to the Plate event on February 21.



ARTfeast: raising money for local art programs The 18th annual ARTfeast event promises a weekend of food, wine, and, of course, art, all for a good cause. Benefiting the nonprofit organization ARTsmart, ARTfeast raised $45,000 in 2014 for art supplies and creative programs in Santa Fe schools. To kick things off, on Friday, February 20, a happy-hour event

called It’s 5 O’clock Somewhere ($75, 6 pm, Peters Projects, 1101 Paseo de Peralta) will offer cocktails, appetizers, dancing, and a fashion showcase by Patricia Michaels, a local designer who earned national fame when she won second place on the 11th season of Project Runway. An evening gala on Saturday, February 21, called Step Up to the Plate ($175, 6 pm, Santa Fe Community Convention Center, 201 W Marcy) features a catered dinner and a silent auction of fine art, travel packages, and ceramic plate art made by fifth grade students. Four local artists—Alison Keogh, Fran Larsen, Jami Tobey, and Roger Williams—will create paintings on-site to be auctioned that evening. Sculptor Greg Reiche, ARTsmart’s 2015 honorary artist, will also feature his work, as will high school students he’s been mentoring on a weekly basis since November. This year’s honorary chair of ARTsmart, Valerie Plame Wilson, will be present at the Friday and Saturday evening events. From 12 to 4 pm on Saturday and Sunday, guests can attend the Art of Home Tour, which showcases homes for sale through Keller Williams Realty that are decorated with art from local galleries. ARTfeast’s popular Edible Art Tour, which used to be a February event, will be held in the summer, on June 12 and 13.—Cristina Olds ARTfeast, February 20–22,

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

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On the cover: Stephen Lang, Pucker Up, Jell-0 and waxed lips in a plastic mold, 8 x 12",



Winter Wonderland Walk, February 12, 2 pm, $3 ( free for kids 12 and younger), Santa Fe Botanical Garden at Museum Hill, 715 Camino Lejo, 4

New Mexico Restaurant Week is the time to treat yourself to a meal Zia Diner (or several) at one of Santa Fe’s best eateries. You’re sure to find a dish that will make your mouth water—such as sushi from Shoko, Moroccan ribs from La Boca, or black bean flauta from Zia Diner—all for a discounted price. In addition to bargain meals, Restaurant Week offers numerous classes and events, during which you can learn culinary skills from the area’s most talented chefs, bartenders, and sommeliers. “It’s not often we have the opportunity to go behind the scenes and see how a restaurant kitchen works; discover a pro’s secrets for creating the magical flavors in a dish; or gain knowledge that enhances our appreciation of a cocktail, sake, wine, or beer,” says organizer Michele Ostrove. “I’ve attended several [such events] in the past, and they were extremely valuable. I use the skills I learned from chef Andrew Cooper [at Terra Restaurant at the Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado] in my own kitchen all the time.”—WS New Mexico Restaurant Week, February 22–March 1, prices and locations vary, Bouche Bistro accepts reservations for its $30 Restaurant Week dinners.


Just because it’s cold and snowy outside doesn’t mean there’s nothing to see at the 14-acre Santa Fe Botanical Garden on Museum Hill this time of year. “The sweetbriar rose (a.k.a. the Eglantine Rose of Shakespeare) is beautiful in the winter,” says the garden’s horticulture and special projects manager, Scott Canning, who notes that in addition to cold-tolerant plants, examples of man-made beauty are on display as well. “When there aren’t many plants blooming, it’s much easier to see the dramatic retaining wall built by John T. Morris of New Mexico Stone and the handrails and ramadas constructed by Lex Lucius,” Canning says. On February 12, Canning will offer a guided, hour-long Winter Wonderland Walk through the botanical garden’s three-acre Orchard Gardens. Designed by New York landscape architect W. Gary Smith, the gardens features intricate stonework, a historical bridge, and a variety of visiting birds, so don’t forget your binoculars.—Emily Van Cleve

Restaurant Week


Winter Wonderland Walk



SFPS Music Faculty and Friends Cabaret, February 21, 7 pm, $20, The Lodge at Santa Fe, 750 N St. Francis,



In its fourth annual Music Faculty and Friends Cabaret fundraiser, Santa Fe Public Schools will treat guests to an evening of Broadway tunes, piano solos, jazz vocals, and more, all to benefit SFPS’ music education programs. Oliver Prezant, music director of the Santa Fe Community Orchestra, will serve as the evening’s host. “It’s a one-of-a-kind event that I look forward to being a part of every year,” Prezant says. “You see someone who you know as a classroom teacher get up to perform, and suddenly you’re thinking, ‘Wow! I didn’t know she could sing like that!’” The cabaret starts at 7 pm, but doors open at 5:30 pm, at which point food— appetizers, dinner, dessert—and drinks will be available at an extra cost. —Whitney Spivey

During Restaurant Week, Geronimo is offering a three-course, $40 dinner menu.


melody and merriment

this week

February 12–February 18

Lyle Lovett

the Grammy Award–winning musician performs at The Lensic for the first time Twenty-eight years and 14 albums into his career, Lyle Lovett is still experiencing firsts. On February 25, he and his Acoustic Group will debut at The Lensic Performing Arts Center—a venue that’s sure to amplify the Texan’s storytelling abilities and his band’s iconic sound, which incorporates country, swing, jazz, folk, gospel, and blues influences.—Whitney Spivey


Heath Concerts presents Lyle Lovett and His Acoustic Group, February 25, 7:30 pm, $69–$94, The Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W San Francisco,

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Hungry Artist Life Drawing Artisan 2601 Cerrillos

Drawing group hosted in an open, public space with clothed models. Free, 11 am–1 pm,

Red Sky at Morning The Performance Space at La Tienda 7 Caliente

Reel New Mexico screens the 1971 film. $5 suggested donation, 7 pm, 505-466-1634,

Telluride Mountainfilm The Lensic Performing Arts Center 211 W San Francisco

WildEarth Guardians presents an assortment of short films about adventure, the environment, and sports. $15, 7 pm, 505-988-1234,

Aphrodisiac Cooking Class Terra Restaurant at Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado 198 State Rd 592

Get in the mood for a Valentine’s Day meal. $25, 2–4 pm, 505-946-5800,

Contemporary Southwest V Santa Fe School of Cooking 125 N Guadalupe

Cultural traditions plus new ideas equal corn chowder with green chile croutons, pickled ancho chile rellenos with a chipotle-tomato sauce, and more. $80, 10 am, 505-983-4511,

A Cause Without an Effect: Primary Prevention and Causation St. John’s United Methodist Church 1200 Old Pecos Trl

A lecture with physician and medical ethicist Halley Faust. $10, 1–3 pm, 505-982-9274,

Book Signing with Kent Jacobs New Mexico Museum of Art 107 W Palace

The novelist signs his latest work, Zuni Stew. Free, 11 am–1 pm, 505-476-5068,

Buffalo Nickel La Fonda on the Plaza’s La Fiesta Lounge 100 E San Francisco

Honky-tonk and country music. Free, 7:30–11 pm, 505-995-2363,

Country Blues Revue Tiny’s Restaurant 1005 St. Francis

Live music. Free, 8 pm–12 am, 505-983-9817, 6

Dan Bern and David Berkeley GiG Performance Space 1808 Second St

Dan Berkeley, of Santa Fe, performs with L.A.–based songwriter and guitarist David Bern. $22–$25, 7:30 pm, 800-838-3006,

Guitarras Con Sabor El Farol 808 Canyon

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

John Rangel “Duets” El Mesón 213 Washington

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

Latin Night Skylight 139 W San Francisco

With DJ Danny. Free, 9 pm–12 am,

Limelight Karaoke The Palace Restaurant and Saloon 142 W Palace

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

Tiffany Christopher Cowgirl BBQ 319 S Guadalupe

Singer/songwriter. Free, 8–11 pm, 505-982-2565,

Winter Wonderland Walk Santa Fe Botanical Garden 715 Camino Lejo

See profile on page 4. $5–$7, 2–3 pm, 505-471-9103,

Kimberly Akimbo Santa Fe Playhouse 142 E De Vargas

See profile on page 15. $10–$20, 7:30 pm, 800-838-3006,

211 Old Santa Fe Trl

Contemporary art, antique Japanese woodblock prints, fine jewelry, and more. Free, 10 am–8:30 pm, 505-690-9980,

Sabrina The Lensic Performing Arts Center 211 W San Francisco

The 1954 classic comedy starring Humphrey Bogart and Audrey Hepburn will be presented on original 35-mm prints, on loan from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. $5, 7 pm, 505-988-1234,

Celebrating the Chiles of New and Old Mexico Las Cosas Cooking School 181 Paseo de Peralta Create a menu that shows off the complexity and versatility of the chile. $85, 6–9 pm, 505-988-3394,

Come Hither: A Sensual Feast Santa Fe Culinary Academy 112 W San Francisco

Prepare an elegant Valentine’s dinner with help from chef Shibana Singh. $85, 5:30–8:30 pm, 505-983-7445,

Traditional New Mexican I Santa Fe School of Cooking 125 N Guadalupe

Experience delicious cuisine, local cooking techniques, and the lore of the region. Class includes corn tortillas, cheese enchiladas with red chile sauce, chicken enchiladas with green chile sauce, pinto beans, posole, and capirotada (bread pudding). $80, 10 am, 505-983-4511,

Valentine’s Day Dinner Anasazi Restaurant 113 Washington

Three-course, gourmet dinner to celebrate the holiday. $75, 5:30–10 pm, 505-988-3030,

February 12: Dan Bern and David Berkeley appear at GiG Performance Space

February 13 friday Turtle Island Rising: Past and Futures Programs I & II Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, Helen Hardin Media Gallery 108 Cathedral

The first of two film programs that span the histories of the First Peoples of Turtle Island, a term for North America used in oral storytelling traditions by Northeastern Woodland tribes. $10, through August 7, 505-983-1666,

Valentine’s Weekend Abbate Fine Art at The Inn and Spa at Loretto


February 12 thursday

II: A Show of Pairs Greenberg Fine Art, 205 Canyon

See preview on page 22. Free, reception 5–7 pm, 505-955-1500,

“ii: a show of pairs”a group show Opening Reception: February 13th, 5-7pm Show Dates: February 13-27

Axle Indoors Peters Projects, 1011 Paseo de Peralta

See profile on page 24. Free, reception 5–7 pm, 505-670-5854,

Fantasy Lacuna Galleries 124 W Palace

Lacuna Galleries’ latest exhibit features works by artists from around the world that “touch on our fascination with dreams and the world of fantasy.” Free, reception 5–7:30 pm, 505-467-8424,

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

Basement Films hosts an installation of dead technology and offers screenings, hands-on workshops, and performances. Free, reception 5–8 pm, 505-982-1338,

Heartfelt Expressions Alexandra Sevens Gallery of Fine Art 820 Canyon

Paintings and sculpture by all gallery artists to celebrate February as the month of love. Free, reception 5:30–7 pm, 505-988-1311,

Playing House Center for Contemporary Arts 1050 Old Pecos Trl

richard weinstein “Pas de deux Paris 1927” Oil on Board 14 x 20"


fine art

Greenberg Fine Art 205 Canyon Road, Santa Fe, NM 87501 505.955.1500 Kaz Tanahashi, Natalie Goldberg, and Roshi Joan Halifax examine the life of great master Basho. Counselors, therapists, and social workers can receive CEUs. $260, through February 15, 505-986-8518,


Reverberant Matter/Project I Wade Wilson Art 217 W Water

Alto Street Second Street Brewery at the Railyard 1607 Paseo de Peralta

Ronald Roybal Hotel Santa Fe 1501 Paseo de Peralta

Maya Materialization of Time Santa Fe Institute 1399 Hyde Park Rd.

Chris Abeyta Tiny’s Restaurant 1005 St. Francis

Rudyboy The Mine Shaft Tavern 2846 Hwy 14, Madrid

An exhibition featuring works by the husband and wife artist team Hillerbrand+Magsamen. Free, reception 5–8 pm, 505-982-1338,

See preview on page 25. Free, reception 5–7 pm, 505-660-4393,

A working group discusses the culture’s history and prophecy. Free, 9 am, 505-984-8800,

Shakespeare: The History Plays St. John’s College, 1160 Camino de Cruz Blanca St. John’s College President Mike Peters and tutor Lise van Boxel lead a community seminar covering Shakespeare’s English history plays. $125 (for two sessions, see also February 14), 4–6 pm, 505-984-6118,

Basho and Haiku: Narrow Road to the Deep North Upaya Zen Center 1404 Cerro Gordo

Irreverent bluegrass. Free, 7–9 pm, 505-989-8585,

David Geist Pranzo Italian Grill, 540 Montezuma

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

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

Live music. Free, 5:30–8 pm, 505-983-9817,

Rock and blues music. Free, 7–10 pm, 505-473-0743,

Cloacus Duel Brewing 1228 Parkway Dr

Sean Healen III Tiny’s Restaurant 1005 St. Francis

C. S. Rock Show El Farol, 808 Canyon

Sierra La Fonda on the Plaza’s La Fiesta Lounge 100 E San Francisco

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

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

The Greg Daigle Band Second Street Brewery at Second Street 1814 Second St Electric Americana. Free, 6–9 pm,

“Rock-n-folk-n-roll-country.” Free, 8:30 pm–12:30 am, 505-983-9817,

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

Sex on Vinyl Skylight, 139 W San Francisco

With DJs Stadenco Joel Schonbach, Jesse February 12, 2015 NOW 7

Wright, The Reverend Mitton, Oona Bender, Donovan Livingston, and Melanie Moore. Free, 8 pm,

The Country Blues Revue Cowgirl BBQ 319 S Guadalupe

Country/blues music. Free, 8:30–11:30 pm, 505-982-2565,

The Three Faces of Jazz El Mesón 213 Washington

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

Kimberly Akimbo Santa Fe Playhouse 142 E De Vargas


Chocolate Lover’s Workshop Las Cosas Cooking School 181 Paseo de Peralta

A versatile menu of sweet and savory chocolate treats. $85, 10 am–1 pm, 505-988-3394,

Luscious Lobster Cookery With Your Valentine Las Cosas Cooking School 181 Paseo de Peralta

Learn to cook smoked lobster salad, lobster au gratin with truffled mashed potatoes, lobster pot pies, and more. $85, 6–9 pm, 505-988-3394, l

Santa Fe Farmers Market Santa Fe Railyard 1607 Paseo de Peralta

See profile on page 15. $10–$20, 7:30 pm, 800-838-3006,

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

February 14 saturday

Valentine’s Day Dinner Anasazi Restaurant 113 Washington

El Museo Cultural 555 Camino de la Familia

An indoor market featuring art, textiles, jewelry, books, and more. Free, 8 am–5 pm, 505-992-0591,

Santa Fe Artists Market Railyard Plaza, at the water tower 1611 Paseo de Peralta

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

It Happened One Night The Lensic Performing Arts Center 211 W San Francisco

Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert star in the first film to win five Academy Awards in all the major categories (best film, director, actor, actress, and screenplay). $5, 7 pm, 505-988-1234,

Valentine’s Weekend Abbate Fine Art at The Inn and Spa at Loretto 211 Old Santa Fe Trl

Contemporary art, antique Japanese woodblock prints, fine jewelry, and more. Free, 10 am–8:30 pm, 505-690-9980,

Aphrodite and the Mighty Effervescence Duel Brewing 1228 Parkway Dr

Small plates of aphrodisiac foods paired with beer. $28, 3–4:30 pm, 505-474-5301,

Chocolate Is the Language of Valentine’s Day Santa Fe School of Cooking 125 N Guadalupe Chocolate-centered cooking class. $65, 2 pm,


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

Country Blues Revue The Mine Shaft Tavern, 2846 Hwy 14, Madrid Live music and food specials. Free, 7–10 pm, 505-473-0743,

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

David Geist and Leslie Livingston Pranzo Italian Grill, 540 Montezuma

Special Valentine’s Day show with pianist David Geist and vocalist Leslie Livingston. Free, 6–9 pm, 505-984-2645,

Flamenco Dinner Show El Farol, 808 Canyon

Flamenco dancing and music during dinner. $25, 6:30–9 pm, 505-983-9912,

Three-course, gourmet dinner to celebrate Valentine’s Day. $75, 5:30–10 pm, 505-988-3030,

Girls Night Out El Farol, 808 Canyon

Cupid’s Arrow Wheelhouse Art, 418 Montezuma

Jesus Bas Anasazi Restaurant, 113 Washington

New Treasures by Heyoka Merrifield Tresa Vorenberg Goldsmiths, 656 Canyon

Jim Almand The Mine Shaft Tavern 2846 Hwy 14, Madrid

A nationally juried art show with music by The Shiners Club Jazz Band. Free, reception 5–7 pm, 505-919-9553,

See preview on page 26. Free, reception 11 am–5 pm, 505-988-7213,

Shakespeare: The History Plays St. John’s College 1160 Camino de Cruz Blanca

St. John’s College President Mike Peters and tutor Lise van Boxel lead a community seminar covering Shakespeare’s English history plays. $125 (both sessions, see also February 13), 10 am–12 pm, 505-984-6118,

World Sound Healing Day Santa Fe Blue Moon Yoga 826 Camino De Monte Rey, Suite A5

Blue Moon Yoga hosts the 13th annual World Sound Healing Day with a guided visualization, a vibrational clearing, and heart sounds. $10–$15, 3–4 pm,

American JEM The Performance Space at La Tienda 7 Caliente

A three-course dinner, champagne, music, and dancing to Santa Fe’s hottest three-piece harmony. $55, 7 pm, 505-670-8604,

Valentine’s Day special. $5, 9 pm–12 am, 505-983-9912,

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

Blues music. Free, 2–5 pm, 505-473-0743,

Joe West Duel Brewery 1228 Parkway Dr

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

John Kurzweg Trio Cowgirl BBQ 319 S Guadalupe

Rock music. Free, 8:30–11:30 pm, 505-982-2565,

Let’s Dance Santa Fe Community Convention Center 201 W Marcy

Get your groove on to live music by The Santa Fe Community Orchestra and The Santa Fe Great Big Jazz Band. Free, 7–10 pm, 505-466-4879,

Ronald Roybal Hotel Santa Fe 1501 Paseo de Peralta

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

Santa Fe Chiles Dixie Jazz Band Cowgirl BBQ 319 S Guadalupe

Jazz music. Free, 1–4 pm, 505-982-2565,

Shades of Tjader El Mesón 213 Washington

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

Showcase Karaoke Tiny’s Restaurant 1005 St. Francis

Karaoke. Free, 8:30 pm–12:30 am, 505-983-9817,

Sierra La Fonda on the Plaza’s La Fiesta Lounge 100 E San Francisco Country music. Free, 8–11 pm, 505-995-2363,

Sex on Vinyl Skylight 139 W San Francisco

The Dance Barns 1140 Alto Street Santa Fe, NM

With DJs Stadenco Joel Schonbach, Jesse Wright, The Reverend Mitton, Oona Bender, Donovan Livingston, and Melanie Moore. Free, 8 pm,

February 27 - 28 @ 7pm March 1 @ 2pm

(505) 983-7661

for tickets call or visit

Steve Guthrie Second Street Brewery at the Railyard 1607 Paseo de Peralta Folk twists on pop classics. Free, 7–9 pm, 505-989-8585,

Trash Disco Blue Rooster 101 W Marcy

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

Cupid’s Chase 5K Villa Linda Park Wagon Road



239 Johnson Street, Santa Fe, NM 87501

Run with your heart on Valentine’s Day and support Community Options, Inc. $30–$50, 10 am, 505-989-1471,

Wilderness First Aid REI 500 Market, Suite 100

REI and the Wilderness Medicine Institute of NOLS offer a two-day class that will teach you the wilderness medicine skills needed to recreate with confidence in the backcountry. $225, 9 am–6 pm. 505-982-3557,

See profile on page 15. $10–$20, 7:30 pm, 800-838-3006,

Photo: Frances Ehrenberg-Hyman

Kimberly Akimbo Santa Fe Playhouse 142 E De Vargas

(505) 982–7882

(505) 954–1049

The Met Live in HD: Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta and Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle February 12, 2015 NOW 9

Unveiling the Lover: Valentine’s Couples Practice MogaDao Institute, 703 Camino de la Familia Couples are invited to explore intimacy and deepen their relationship on all levels. $60 per couple, 1:30–3:30 pm,

Cowgirl Brunch: The Santa Fe Revue Cowgirl BBQ, 319 S Guadalupe Americana music. Free, 12–3 pm, 505-982-2565,

Gary Gorence Cowgirl BBQ, 319 S Guadalupe February 13 & 14: Sex on Vinyl at Skylight

The Lensic Performing Arts Center 211 W San Francisco

Soprano Anna Netrebko stars in this double bill, which features an enchanting fairy tale followed by an erotic psychological thriller. $22–$28, 10:30 am, 505-988-1234,

February 15 sunday Valentine’s Weekend Abbate Fine Art at The Inn and Spa at Loretto, 211 Old Santa Fe Trl

Contemporary art, antique Japanese woodblock prints, fine jewelry, and more. Free, 10 am–6:30 pm, 505-690-9980,

Carving the Animal Kingdom Museum of International Folk Art 706 Camino Lejo

The closing program for the exhibition Wooden Menagerie: Made in New Mexico includes wood-carving demonstrations with Arthur López , Gloria López Córdova, and Ron Archuleta Rodríguez. $6–$9, 1–4 pm, 505-476-1200,

Michael Umphrey Terra at the Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado, 198 State Rd 592 Michael Umphrey performs during The Chef’s Brunch. Free, 10 am–2 pm, 505-946-5700,

Tamales I Santa Fe School of Cooking, 125 N Guadalupe

Spend three hours learning different tamale-making techniques, and enjoy red chile and pork, Southern Mexican chicken, and blue corn calabacita varieties at the end of class. $98, 11 am, 505-983-4511,

Wine and Hard Cider Barrel Tasting Estrella Del Norte Vineyard, 106 N Shining Sun Educate yourself on local wines and a variety of ciders, including dry apple, tart cherry, apricot, and pear. $10–$15, 2–4 pm, 505-455-2826,


Americana music. Free, 8–11 pm, 505-982-2565,

Key Frances The Mine Shaft Tavern, 2846 Hwy 14, Madrid “Psycha-blues” music. Free, 3–7 pm, 505-473-0743,

Nacha Mendez & Co. El Farol, 808 Canyon

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

Eric Bibb The Lensic Performing Arts Center 211 W San Francisco

See profile on page 14. $15–$30, 7 pm, 505-988-1234,

Kimberly Akimbo Santa Fe Playhouse, 142 E DeVargas See profile on page 15. $10–$20, 2 pm, 800-838-3006,

February 16 monday Dr. Suzan Shown Harjo Museum of Contemporary Native Arts 108 Cathedral

Dr. Suzan Shown Harjo hosts a reading and book signing for Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations. Free, 3–4:30 pm, 505-983-1666,

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

See profile on page 23. $6–$9, through January 16, 2016, 505-476-1269,

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

JJ & The Hooligans El Farol 808 Canyon

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

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

Sixteen-piece band. Free, 7–9 pm, 505-983-9817,

February 17 tuesday Freeze Frame Jean Cocteau Cinema, 418 Montezuma

Artist Jamie Chase exhibits a series of sketches and faux B-movie poster paintings through March 17. Opening reception is February 19, 5–7 pm. 505-466-5528.

Tet Santa Fe Culinary Academy 112 W San Francisco

Executive Chef Rocky Durham demonstrates how to prepare festive dishes in celebration of Tet, the Vietnamese New Year. $50, 5:30–7:30 pm, 505-983-7445,

Poetry Reading IAIA Campus 83 Avan Nu Po

Hosted by Dr. Suzan Shown Harjo. Free, 1–2:30 pm, 505-983-1666,

Turning Ideas Into Innovation Warehouse 21, 1614 Paseo de Peralta

The Founder’s Institute’s kick-off event, moderated by Gene Grant, host of New Mexico in Focus. Free, 6 pm, request tickets at

Visiting Author: Matt Bell SFUAD, O’Shaughnessy Performance Space 1600 St. Michaels

A public reading and Q&A with Matt Bell, author of In the House Upon the Dirt Between the Lake and the Woods. Free, 7 pm, 505-473-6011,

A Seminar on the Heart Sutra Upaya Zen Center, 1404 Cerro Gordo

Hosted by Michéle Leidig. Free, 8–11 pm, 505-982-2565,

Roshi Joan Halifax, Sensei Kazuaki Tanahashi, and Joshin Brian Byrnes present a seminar on the heart sutra. Eleven CEUs for counselors, therapists, and social workers. $260, through February 19, 505-986-8518,

Bill Hearne Trio La Fonda on the Plaza’s La Fiesta Lounge 100 E San Francisco

Argentine Tango Milonga El Mesón, 213 Washington

Cowgirl Karaoke Cowgirl BBQ 319 S Guadalupe

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

Bill Hearne Trio La Fonda on the Plaza’s La Fiesta Lounge 100 E San Francisco

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

Canyon Road Blues Jam El Farol, 808 Canyon

SAT. FEB 14: Love Shack Valentine’s Day Party with DJ Mike DeMarco TUES. FEB 17: Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras Party PACHANGA!!! Salsa Dance Night every Friday with DJ Aztech Sol TRASH DISCO every Saturday with DJ Oona


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

Les Gens Bruyants Evangelo’s, 200 W San Francisco

Live Cajun music and free jambalaya. Free, 7–10 pm, 505-982-9014.

Mardi Gras/Fat Tuesday The Mine Shaft Tavern, 2846 Hwy 14, Madrid Mardi Gras jam with Timbo and other guests. Free, 3–10 pm, 505-473-0743,

Open Mic Tiny’s Restaurant, 1005 St. Francis Hosted by John Rives. Free, 7–10 pm, 505-983-9817,

Pat Malone TerraCotta Wine Bistro, 304 Johnson Solo acoustic jazz guitar. Free, 6–8 pm, 505-989-1166,

The Shiners Club Jazz Band

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Come join author and longtime arts advocate

Kent Jacobs

at a book signing celebrating the release of

ZUNI STEW Thursday, February 12 11:00 am —1:00 pm

Cowgirl BBQ, 319 S Guadalupe

Blues, jazz, and swing. Free, 8–11 pm, 505-982-2565,

Encore Performance of The Met Live in HD: Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta and Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle The Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W San Francisco

Soprano Anna Netrebko stars in this double bill, which features an enchanting fairy tale followed by an erotic psychological thriller. $22, 6 pm, 505-988-1234,

February 18 wednesday

co-presented with the

Wine Down Wednesday Inn and Spa at Loretto, 211 Old Santa Fe Trl

Tasting flights featuring four different wines, plus a mini tableside wine-101 session with sommelier Mark Johnson. $12, 5:30–7:30 pm, 800-727-5531,

107 West Palace Avenue, Santa Fe 505.476.5068

Friends of the Wheelwright Book Club Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, 704 Camino Lejo

Proceeds from sales at this event benefit the museum

Discussion of Timothy Egan’s Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis. Free, 1:30–3 pm, 505-983-2097,

“A taut and riveting tale.” —Denise Chávez, author of The King and Queen of Comezón Zuni Stew, published by Sunstone Press, is available for purchase online or at your favorite bookstore.

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This Week’s Guests: David & Marty Wilkinson February 19th, 6:30–8:30 pm Questions?


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Community Drum Circle La Tienda Performance Space, 7 Caliente Rd, Eldorado Monthly drum circle hosted by Rick Cormier. Free, 7–9 pm,

Dharma Talk Upaya Zen Center, 1404 Cerro Gordo

This week’s Dharma Talk, Zeroness, Emptiness, Boundlessness, is presented by Sensei Kazuaki Tanahashi and Roshi Joan Halifax. Free, 5:30–6:30 pm, 505-986-8518,

Adrian and Meredith Cowgirl BBQ, 319 S Guadalupe

Soul/folk music. Free, 8–11 pm, 505-982-2565,

Electric Blues Jam Tiny’s Restaurant, 1005 St. Francis

Hosted by Nick Wymett. Free, 10 pm–1 am, 505-983-9817,

Joaquin Gallegos El Mesón, 213 Washington

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

Karaoke Night Junction, 530 S Guadalupe

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

Ramon Bermudez Jr. TerraCotta Wine Bistro, 304 Johnson

Latin and smooth guitar jazz. Free, 6–8 pm, 505-989-1166,

Syd Masters La Fonda on the Plaza’s La Fiesta Lounge, 100 E San Francisco

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

Lucinda Williams The Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W San Francisco

See profile on page 13. $46–$74, 7:30 pm, 505-988-1234, 12

by Whitne y Spive y


Lucinda Williams will perform with a to-beannounced special guest during her February 18 concert at The Lensic.

Lucinda Williamss

ACCLAIMED POET MILLER WILLIAMS passed away on New Year’s Day— almost three months to the day after his daughter released her 11th studio album. Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone is Grammy Award–winning musician Lucinda Williams’s first double album, and it’s also her only album that features lyrics from one of her father’s poems—a fitting tribute to the man she’s called her toughest critic. “He’s always been sort of my mentor,” Williams told “It’s like a teacher/student kind of a thing.” The country/rock/blues album takes its name from a poem the elder Williams published in 1997 called “Compassion”: “Have compassion for everyone you meet,/ even if they don’t want it . . . ./You do not know what wars are going on/down there where the spirit meets the bone.” Those words also make up the chorus of the younger Williams’s song of the same name, which is the lead cut on her latest album. Williams will likely perform this song and other favorites (“Passionate Kisses,” “Real Love,” etc.) on February 18 at The Lensic Performing Arts Center in what is sure to be a multigenerational show. “People my age used to bring their kids to see me, and [now] their kids are grown up in their 20s and they’ll come see me play,” the 62-year-old told Full Access Magazine. “So I think because I’ve been around for so long, now there is crossing of generations.” Heath Concerts presents Lucinda Williams, February 18, 7:30 pm, $46–$74, The Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W San Francisco,


the legendary musician performs in Santa Fe in support of her latest album

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by Emily Va n Cle ve SINGER AND GUITARIST Eric Bibb has lived in Finland since 1970, but that doesn’t mean American music and history don’t influence his work. In fact, his most recent album, Blues People, is perhaps as American as you can get, in terms of both its meaning and its sound.

András Schiff the acclaimed pianist presents a program of sonatas during his debut performance in Santa Fe by Eric Gu st afs on ON FEBRUARY 24, WORLD-RENOWNED PIANIST András Schiff will perform at The Lensic in his first-ever recital in Santa Fe. The program, presented by Performance Santa Fe, is part of The Last Sonatas, a series of three recitals Schiff has been performing around the country that showcases the three final sonatas of Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, and Schubert. Born in Budapest, Hungary, in 1953, Schiff began piano lessons at age András Schiff


Eric Bibb, February 15, 7 pm, $15–$30, The Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W San Francisco,

five. He went on to study at Budapest’s Liszt Academy of Music and, later, in London with harpsichordist George Malcolm. It was during his time in London that he became enamored with the music of Johann Sebastian Bach, whom he celebrated in his previous recital series, The Bach Project, which featured the composer’s major works for keyboard. Called “a master of the soft touch,” Schiff told German broadcaster Deutsche Welle in 2013 that he’s “never looking for a typical Schiff sound, but rather for a sound that fits the composer and the work” he’s playing. And while his virtuosity is a constant, Schiff noted in a 2012 interview with The New York Times that “it’s inevitable that you change and grow as a person and as a musician. You play the works . . . in live performance many, many times . . . and things happen to you in life, and it’s a growing process. . . . I play now very differently than 25 years ago.” In addition to his achievements as a pianist, which include building an extensive discography, Schiff is known for his work as a conductor and a lecturer, and for his political activity. (He states in his artist biography that he believes “it is the responsibility of every politically informed artist to speak out against racial injustice and persecution.”) In June 2014, Queen Elizabeth II awarded Schiff, who’s been a British citizen since 2001, a knighthood for his musical accomplishments. Performance Santa Fe presents pianist András Schiff, February 24, 7:30 pm, $27–$100, The Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W San Francisco,,


soulful sounds at The Lensic


Eric Bibb

“The music presented on Blues People is a tribute to blues troubadours—past and present—as well as a tribute to the African American journey and a celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights movement he captained,” Bibb says of the album, which he released in November. “Dr. King is one of my greatest heroes; the Civil Rights movement that he’s synonymous with is referred to in several songs on this album.” Bibb, a native New Yorker, wrote or co-wrote most of the songs on Blues People; his collaborators include Taj Mahal, Ruthie Foster, and Guy Davis. Bibb says the idea for putting together an album focusing on songs about hope and change came to him at the Blues Foundation Awards in Memphis years ago. “Personally, I feel that the only way forward for us all is to be hopeful,” he says. “I feel it’s my calling to encourage myself and others to be hopeful through my songs.” Bibb will perform songs from Blues People and his older albums (he’s released more than 40 since 1972) at The Lensic on February 15. Guitarist and fiddler Michael Jerome Browne, a Montreal-based roots musician, will accompany him.

Kimberly Akimbo a warmhearted black comedy at Santa Fe Playhouse by Ashle y M. Big ge rs THIS MONTH, LOCAL theater ensemble For Giving Productions is partnering with Santa Fe Playhouse to stage what director Janet Davidson calls “a funny Valentine to Santa Fe.” Written in 2000 by Pulitzer Prize–winning playwright David Lindsay-Abaire, Kimberly Akimbo centers on Kimberly, a teenager with a rare disease that causes her body to age four times faster than normal. Adult actress Ann Roylance plays the titular character, depicting Kimberly’s struggles as she tries to navigate her suburban New Jersey world in a prematurely frail body. The play draws upon a common disconnect of feeling younger on the inside than one appears on the outside, asking the audience to confront the question of which of those aspects of the self is more real. Kimberly’s illness isn’t her only obstacle. She’s surrounded by a hypochondriac mother (played by Debrianna Mansini), an alcoholic father (Patrick Briggs), and a con-artist aunt (Kelly Kiernan). “In all his plays, David Lindsay-Abaire delivers heavy things with a spoon of honey,” Davidson says. “It’s a real talent to write like that.” Described concurrently as a black and a warmhearted comedy, Kimberly Akimbo appears to gracefully walk the line between both genres. “It’s a black comedy in that the [humor] comes from dysfunction,” Davidson explains. “The warmhearted part is that Kimberly meets a high-school boy who takes a shine to her,” she adds. “This young man is equally goofy and nerdy. They hit it off, and a wonderful relationship comes into her life.” One thing about the play is certain: it’s hilarious. Davidson says the actors’ biggest challenge is maintaining their comedic timing while waiting for the audience members’ laughter to subside, so that their next lines can be heard.

From left: Debrianna Mansini, Ann Roylance (who stars as the play’s titlular character), Jasper Keen, and Kelly Kiernan rehearse a scene from Kimberly Akimbo.

Kelly Kiernan (center) plays Kimberly’s con-artist aunt.


Debrianna Mansini and Patrick Briggs play Kimberly’s dysfunctional parents.

Kimberly Akimbo, February 12–March 1, $15–$20, Santa Fe Playhouse, 142 E De Vargas,

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Modern General

a fr e s h t ake on t he tra ditional g e ne ral store by Cri stina Olds

Modern General, which opened February 2, operates under a sustainable and environmentally friendly business model. All of its disposable cups (above) are made from 100 percent recycled material and are themselves recyclable.

Erin Wade

MODERN GENERAL IS a painted-brick warehouse-type structure at the north end of Cerrillos Road. Beneath high ceilings, light pours into the oneroom interior through large arched windows. The items for sale, delicately hung on the walls and carefully arranged on the shelves, seem thin in number, and the furnishings seem sparse, but that’s the point. “As modern consumers, we can use some editing of the mass of available options,” says owner Erin Wade, who opened the shop on February 2. “We’re offering a pared-down idea of what you need.” Modern General embodies the nostalgic, nationwide trend of reviving the bygone general store, in which a limited number of high-quality, functional items are easily found. Wade is smitten with many of the utilitarian garden tools she uses at her Nambé farm, where she grows much of the produce on the menu at her adjacent restaurant, Vinaigrette, so, naturally, soil blockers, axes, and pruning shears are for sale at Modern General. The store’s shelves also hold hand-carved olivewood spoons, saltcellars, and books, among other meticulously curated essentials. “We’re still working on the collection as we find better, more local, 16


The community table in the center of Modern General welcomes visitors to linger over their food or drinks and chat with other guests.

and more sustainable things to offer,” Wade notes. Modern General is more than just a retail store, however—it also has single-origin coffee, fresh-pressed juices, a daily specialty sandwich, and a few fresh breakfast offerings. The simple fare includes timeless favorites such as peanut butter and jelly on toast and homemade granola. Fruit-filled Czech pastries called kolaches are baked daily, using Wade’s grandmother’s recipe. Wade hopes to eventually grind her own flours—for baking and for bulk sale—from amaranth, einkorn, and other alternative grains using a custombuilt mill imported from Austria.

Catherine Oppenheimer developing local talent

“We’re trying to create a communal atmosphere in Santa Fe that’s both functional and beautiful,” says Modern General owner Erin Wade.

Modern General, Monday–Saturday, 7 am–7 pm, Sunday, 8 am–3 pm, 637 Cerrillos,


When she’s not traveling back and forth between Santa Fe and Austin, where construction of a third Vinaigrette restaurant is underway (the second location is in Albuquerque), Wade might be spotted at Modern General sipping coffee with whipped cream, and she invites others to join her. “Santa Fe is a pretty progressive, awesome community,” she says. “People here will get that we’re offering less on purpose and doing it as an act of love and nurturing.”

When Catherine Oppenheimer retired from a career as a professional dancer, she felt adrift. “It was awful,” says the veteran of both the New York City Ballet and the Twyla Tharp Dance Company. “You have no reference for what normal life is like.” Oppenheimer found her bearings teaching at Jacques d’Amboise’s National Dance Institute (NDI), a nonprofit that works with New York City public school children to build character through the love of movement. Having done residencies

in Santa Fe for the NDI in 1992 and 1993, Oppenheimer fell in love with the high desert and cofounded NDI-NM with d’Amboise in 1994. “Witnessing what happens with the children over time, it feels like you are a part of something spiritual,” she says. Today Oppenheimer serves on the governing council for the New Mexico School for the Arts (NMSA), the semi-residential state charter school she cofounded in 2010. An outgrowth of NDI-NM, it was created to train young visual and performing artists to “compete on a national level.” Talent, Oppenheimer emphatically contends, does not exist in a vacuum; it needs to be supported and directed. “What happens to a child who has an incredible gift or an incredible passion but doesn’t have access to a master teacher?” she asks. Fortunately, NMSA students don’t have to find out.—Eve Tolpa

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eating+ drinking

Elk tenderloin isn’t a typical option on Santa Fe’s fine dining menus, but Executive Chef Cristian Pontiggia started serving it at Osteria D’Assisi after he “tried [it] and fell in love with it,” he says. Pontiggia claims the tender cut, which he wraps in prosciutto, is best served rare or medium rare. “The meat is perfection [when served rare] and keeps more flavor, and the color is beautiful on the plate,” he notes. A whole pear that’s been poached in red wine with a hint of saffron adds a deliciously sweet contrast to the meat, while a demiglace made from imported white and black Italian truffles adds a savory finishing touch. “For me, the truffle is the king of the mushrooms,” says Pontiggia, who’s a native of northern Italy. “I love the smell. If I have a fresh truffle at home, I’ll eat it on top of ice cream. I love it that much.” —Cristina Olds Osteria d’Assisi, 58 S Federal, 18


Osteria d’Assisi

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C. G. Higgins A perfect gift for that special Valentine, chocolate truffles are the most popular items sold by the artisan candy store C. G. Higgins. Owner Chuck Higgins, who describes the chocolate truffle as the “penultimate confectionary experience,” makes them the old-fashioned way. “They’re really labor intensive,” he says. “We mix the ganache from scratch, hand roll it to a certain weight, dip it in chocolate, and add the decoration on top.” One of Higgins’s favorites features chocolate and pistachio nut ganache that’s dipped in white chocolate and rolled in crushed pistachios. The “weird but good” blue cheese truffle is so popular the store can’t keep it stocked. Other truffles in C. G. Higgins’s mixed sampler box (right) are smoked applewood salt, blackberry balsamic, and anise peppercorn. Pictured above are hand-dipped, hand-drizzled, chocolate-covered strawberries, another Valentine’s Day favorite.—CO C. G. Higgins, 130 Lincoln & 847 Ninita, February 12, 2015 NOW 19

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 what we got to see.

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.


Opening Night

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openings | reviews | artists

Lange Marshall, Sweet Couple, watercolor on paper, 20 x 13"

If two is better than one, then the show II: A Show of Pairs promises a satisfying experience for art lovers. Featuring works by Michael DeVore, Laurin McCracken, Karol Mack, Alice Williams, Richard Weinstein, and others, Pairs explores the intimate relationship between subjects and objects. “We have a natural tendency to want to pair things together; it is a kind of human progress that we naturally search out,” DeVore says. “Perhaps we are drawn to the idea of kindred spirits and harmony, the balance of pairing one thing with another.” —Whitney Spivey II: A Show of Pairs Greenberg Fine Art, 205 Canyon February 13–26, reception February 13, 5–7 pm


Indian Country



a ne w show at t he Mu se um of Indian Arts and Culture celebrates t he a r t of David Bradle y by Ashle y M. Big g e r s

GODZILLA, ZOZOBRA, and Michael Jackson typically exist in separate realms. But these figures of pop and local culture sit side-by-side in the narrative, satirical work of David Bradley, which will be on display at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture starting February 15. Indian Country: The Art of David Bradley features 32 of Bradley’s contemporary works, some of which date back to the 1980s. His art “deals with issues facing Native Americans today,” says MIAC Curator of Collections Valerie Verzuh. “It works against stereotypes, presenting Native Americans as contemporary people.” Bradley (Minnesota Chippewa) served in the Peace Corps in Guatemala and the Dominican Republic before studying at the Institute of American Indian Arts and the College of Santa Fe (which is today the Santa Fe University of Art and Design). His style is influenced by the folk art he saw during his time in the Peace Corps, but his works’ postmodern look is uniquely his own. His creations draw upon a variety of inspirations; in one, he morphs the Mona Lisa into a Miss Indian USA pageant winner. In Harvest Moon, Godzilla vs. Zozobra, Bradley comments on commodification and stereotypes. The painting shows Geronimo and the Land O Lakes maiden being crucified on either side of Zozobra while Pueblo women run from the scene. Uncle Sam, Georgia O’Keeffe, and former New Mexico governor Bill Richardson are among the onlookers. Although his work is multilayered, Bradley asked the museum staff to resist wholly unraveling the pieces through curatorial signage. “He likes to leave interpretations open,” Verzuh says. “He wants viewers to bring what they know and do research on their own [when they don’t understand something]. There’s a lot for people to notice and think about. It’s humor, with a bite.”

Above: Hopi Maidens, mixed media on panel, 40 x 30" Left: Harvest Moon, Godzilla vs. Zozobra, acrylic on canvas, 48 x 48"

Indian Country: The Art of David Bradley, February 15–January 16, 2016, reception February 15, 1–4 pm, Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, 710 Camino Lejo, February 12, 2015 NOW 23



Axle Contemporary’s six-by-ten-foot exhibition space—a 1970s aluminum van—features high wood ceilings, exposed beams, track lighting, and a magnetically based system for displaying unframed works on paper.

Axle Indoors at Peters Projects t he mobile galle r y expa nds its space expone ntially by Em ily Va n C le ve


Axle’s mobility allows it to visit schools, empty lots, restaurants, and, in this case, the Railyard.

the poem with drawings. On March 14, from 1 to 4 pm, Axle will host a poetry reading and performance art event at Peters Projects featuring some of The Regna Project’s participants. And what about the 45-year-old van with the Chevy Camero engine? It’s preparing to hit the road, of course. Cast Away, a mixed-media installation by Aline Hunziker, opens February 27. Axle Indoors at Peters Projects, February 13–March 21, reception February 13, 5–7 pm, 1011 Paseo de Peralta,


IN CELEBRATION OF ITS fifth anniversary, Axle Contemporary is trading its usual space—a retrofitted 1970 aluminum step van—for the more spacious Peters Projects gallery. Going from 60 to 20,000 square feet of exhibition space will allow Axle to show work by many artists who have been involved with the mobile gallery since its inception in 2010. “We invited all 250 visual artists who have worked with us to participate, and 145 accepted,” says Jerry Wellman, who co-owns Axle Contemporary with Matthew Chase-Daniel. “Everyone is submitting up to three works of their choosing. The vast majority of the pieces are new and have never been seen in Santa Fe.” The volume of art—almost 500 pieces—to be displayed in the venue is challenging for Wellman and Chase-Daniel, who are used to working within the confines of their tiny van. “It’s been a bit daunting to hang and curate the show,” Chase-Daniel says. “Luckily, the Peters Projects has a number of different rooms, so we can feature conceptual and visual pieces in separate spaces.” The mobile gallery has sponsored several diverse projects recently, including The Royal Bread Show, which was installed at SITE Santa Fe and featured small porcelain sculptures baked into loaves of bread at five local bakeries. For The Renga Project, 50 poets wrote one stanza each of a 52-line poem (Santa Fe’s poet laureate, Jon Davis, wrote two stanzas), and 52 visual artists responded to



Reverberant Matter a unive rsity-curated exhibition ope ns at Wade Wils on Ar t by Whitn e y Sp i ve y

STUDENTS AT THE Santa Fe University of Art and Design will get an education outside the classroom during their collaboration with the contemporary gallery Wade Wilson Art. Reverberant Matter is the first of three SFUAD-curated exhibitions at the 3,700-square-foot space, and it will feature the work of seven artists: Franco Andres, Nouel Riel, Brandon Soder, Daisy Quezada, Tom Miller, Willy Richardson, and Cedra Wood. “I think people will be interested in seeing the highlevel of art coming out of Santa Fe University of Art and Design, not only by current and former students but [also] by some of our amazing faculty [and] a handful of the local artists we bring in to work with students at the school,” says SFUAD art professor David Leigh, who’s spearheading the project. “Even though we’re in the heart of Santa Fe, we often don’t get to show the Santa Fe public all of the exciting things we do to. This will be an opportunity to do just that.”

Reverberant Matter artists have pushed the boundaries of material and scale in their featured work. What appears to be cloth in Quezada’s Arbol de Violencia No. 6 is actually porcelain, for example, and Wood’s Untitled (Tiny Ice Drawing) is actually one small component of a much larger work. “Material and scale are a significant focus in the work of these artists, and those concerns resonate and form relationships between the works in this exhibition,” says Leigh, noting that Wade Wilson Art is a great venue because of its space and light. “It becomes a question of dialogue and influence, of looking back as well as looking ahead.” The exhibition also furthers the longstanding support for SFUAD from both Wade Wilson Art and the larger art community. Linda Swanson, dean of the School of Visual and Communication Arts, says: “Wade Wilson’s generous invitation to Santa Fe University of Art and Design is both a tangible statement of support for the university and a gesture of confidence in the education of young artists.” Reverberant Matter, February 13–27, opening reception February 13, 5–7 pm, Wade Wilson Art, 217 W Water,

Above: Tom Miller, 9 Spaces, acryllic on handboard, 8 x 16" Far left: Daisy Quezada, Arbol de Violencia No. 6, porcelain on acrylic, 9 x 4 x 11" Left: Cedra Wood, Untitled (Tiny Ice Drawing), pencil on paper, 4 x 6"

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taste of the town


Keri Ataumbi: In the Woods Shiprock Santa Fe 53 Old Santa Fe Trl, February 14–28, reception February 14, 3–5 pm Award-winning jeweler Keri Ataumbi (Kiowa) displays a new collection of sterling silver and 18-kt gold necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and belt buckles featuring diamonds and semiprecious stones. Ataumbi, whose cast and constructed designs are in the collection of the Museum of Arts and Design in New Keri Ataumbi, Belt Buckle, York, creates modsilver and diamond, 2 x 4" ern hunter and warrior motifs with elements from nature. Her latest works were inspired in part by her newfound love for archery. “There is a primal connection between the sport of archery and reverence for our ancestors,” Ataumbi says.—Emily Van Cleve

Zia Diner

326 S Guadalupe St, 505-988-7008 Featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, the Zia Diner has been serving upscale, down-home comfort food in a Southwestern deco warehouse since 1986! American classics, New Mexican specialties, and international comfort food, along with the best margaritas, local craft beers, and an amazing Happy Hour . . . Serving lunch and dinner, open daily from 11 am. See ya at the Zia!

C.G. Higgins Confections

130 Lincoln Ave, Suite B, 505-983-8654, Chuck Higgins is busy making his signature Chocolate Dipped Strawberries for Valentine’s 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 a Valentine’s Day tradition. Add single-source Nicaraguan espresso and hand-crafted sipping chocolate for an excellent experience. Just ½ block north of the Plaza.

New Treasures by Heyoka Merrifield Tresa Vorenberg Goldsmiths, 656 Canyon February 13–March 31, reception February 13–14 11 am–5 pm, The symbolic jewelry of Montana-based medicine man Heyoka Merrifield is on view during a new show at Tresa Vorenberg Goldsmiths. Merrifield will be present at a two-day reception to discuss his work, which honors his ancient ancestors and their traditions. In addition to his necklaces and bracelets, which often feature sacred animals such as bison and eagles, Merrifield’s sculptures and books (Sacred Art Heyoka Merrifield, Epona Necklace, Sacred Earth, the White Buffalo Woman trilogy, Ocean Mother’s Song, and The Book of Shrines) will also be sterling silver, 24- and 18-kt gold, amber, citrine, rutilated quartz available.—WS



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Giving Voice to Image 3 Vivo Contemporary, 725 Canyon February 25–April 21 Reception February 27, 5–7 pm “A picture is a poem without words”—an adage by ancient Roman poet Horace—is the inspiration for Vivo Contemporary’s new show. The gallery’s Patty Hammarstedt, Wave II: 14 artists collaborated with 15 local poets to create works that Surge, inks and watercolor, 8 x 8" explore a wide range of ideas and themes that emerged from conversations held during studio visits and over email. A series of poetry readings will take place throughout the duration of the exhibition.—EVC

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Wildlife lives just beyond the back door of this split-level 3,100-squarefoot contemporary home that’s surrounded by pine trees on 7.5 acres southeast of town. Wraparound decks on the first and second floors offer stunning mountain views that can extend to Colorado on clear days. Light wood floors and handhewn beams are found throughout the home, which has high ceilings and plenty of windows that invite the tranquility of the outdoors inside. A formal dining room offers a special dining experience, while a breakfast nook near the kitchen might be preferable for more casual meals. The four-car garage not only protects vehicles from the elements but also provides ample storage space and could easily be heated and converted into an art studio. List price: $829,500 Contact: Linda Bramlette, 505-570-0236, Santa Fe Properties,


at home in the forest

JUST IN TIME FOR Valentine’s Day, three of Santa Fe’s top downtown spas are offering treatments for duos that will relax, rejuvenate, and possibly fan the flames of romance. During The Inn and Spa at Loretto’s three-hour Corazones en Fuego treatment ($595 per couple), couples soak in a rose-petal bath, enjoy 50-minute massages, and receive desertglow facials and spa manicures. For the 50-minute Heels Over Head Ritual ($260 per couple), you and your partner recline side by side in zero-gravity chairs. The chairs, which cradle your back, elevate your legs above your heart, moving you into a position that relaxes your spine, decompresses your vertebrae, improves your blood flow, and expands your lung capacity. Before elevating your feet, you’ll soak them in a bath of detoxifying salts and rose petals, wrap yourself in a warming blanket, and place a lavenderscented pillow over your eyes. The treatment concludes with a reflexology foot and leg massage. La Posada de Santa Fe’s perennial treatment for two is its couples massage (50 minutes, $289; 80 minutes, $329). The spa is also able to build a custom experience for you and your date; just select any of the body treatments or massages off the menu, and the staff will set you up in the couples treatment room. The Suite Renewal ($200 per person) at Nidah Spa at the Eldorado Hotel & Spa pairs a 25-minute scalp treatment with a 50-minute Swedish massage. For a longer option, go for the Suite Restoration ($245 per person), which offers an 80-minute massage on top of a 25-minute body scrub. For

style The Inn and Spa at Loretto

either treatment, you and your partner can opt for a lavender-salt, tangerine-salt, chocolatepeppermint-sugar, or desert-bliss sugar body scrub. Suite Dream ($250 per person) combines a 50-minute Swedish massage with a 50-minute chile-and-honey body wrap that’s sure to spice things up. The wrap uses natural honey and red-chile-powder to hydrate your skin and stimulate circulation. In February, Nidah is offering discounts on three couples experiences. You can forgo the typical box of chocolates for the 80-minute chocolate-mole wrap and massage (discounted to $170 per person) or the 25-minute chocolatepeppermint scrub (discounted to $70 per person). And the customary bouquet of flowers has nothing on the couples 50-minute Swedish massage using rose massage oil (discounted to $250 per person). Because Nidah offers all these treatments in its couples suite, which has tandem tables and an in-room shower, you and your plus-one will enjoy an intimate experience no matter which service you choose. Inn and Spa at Loretto, 211 Old Santa Fe Trl,; La Posada de Santa Fe, 300 E Palace,; Nidah Spa, 309 W San Francisco, Nidah Spa at the Eldorado Hotel & Spa

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The central Dale Ball trails are ideal for a snowy fat bike ride.

fat bike fun another way to enjoy wintertime

For those interested in taking a spin on fat tires in Santa Fe, most bike shops have demonstration models available.

by Cri stina Olds

CYCLISTS LIKE TO DEBATE the superiority of their style of riding (road, mountain, BMX), but one thing they all agree on is the joy of riding. And, if they can ride in the wintertime—even in snow— they will. Enter the “fat bike,” essentially a mountain bike with extra-wide tires that can roll over any terrain and handle sand, snow, or mud with ease. Thanks to their versatility, fat bikes have become so popular in recent years that they’re now the go-to ride for cyclists in any conditions. Major cycling companies, including Specialized and Trek, are making these beefy machines, many of which are available for sale in Santa Fe. “There’s a buzz around them,” says Stirling Kidd, a salesman and mechanic with New Mexico Bike n Sport in Santa Fe. “Their ‘big clown shoes’ are really fun.” Tony Farrar, Bike n Sport’s owner, says



Strapping on a headlamp and riding a fat bike in the dark can give you a new perspective on a familiar trail.

fat bikes typically cost $1,500–$2,000 for a basic build and weigh 30 pounds on average. Nearly everyone who’s intrigued enough with fat bikes to test ride them ends up buying one, according to Pedro Murga, who also works at Bike n Sport. Murga rides his own Salsa Beargrease and Specialized Fat Boy bikes several times a week. “I have other bikes, but my fat bikes are my main bikes now,” he says. “You can go anywhere with bikes like them.” Murga’s 24-pound bikes sport custom-built 4.6-inch-wide tires. Typical fat tires are 3.8–4.7 inches and are ridden with about 10 PSI of tire pressure (compared to the average 25–40 PSI of a 2.25-inch mountain bike tire). “In fresh snow, you have to be careful gauging how [a fat bike] reacts,” he says. “But on some technical trails, the fat bike inspires more confidence [in the rider].” Murga recommends new fat bike riders try the central Dale Ball trails or, if there’s no snow on the ground, the Galisteo Basin Preserve. Proving that fat bikes are more than just a fad, USA Cycling will hold the first-ever fat bike national championship competition in Ogden, Utah, on February 14. New Mexico Bike n Sport, 524 Calle Cordova,


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The Hot Sardines at The Lensic

Labeled one of the best jazz bands in New York City by Forbes magazine, The Hot Sardines were surly the best jazz band in Santa Fe on January 21. The lively octet entertained the crowd at The Lensic with vibrant renditions of classic early-American tunes by legends such as Fats Waller, Mamie Smith, and Louis Armstrong. “The show was a great tribute to classic cabaret/ensemble performance, with an authentic old-timey vibe that didn’t seem at all contrived or a parody,” said one audience member. On tour to promote their second album of original and cover tunes, the band, which was presented by Performance Santa Fe, filled the stage with several horns, a stride piano, drums, and even a tap dancer, while lead singer Miz Elizabeth, who sang in French and English, strummed the washboard.—Cristina Olds February 12, 2015 NOW 29

TAKE A DIFFERENT PATH Sean Wimberly's Poetry in Paint Autumn Glory, acrylic, 20" x 24"

Rocky Path, acrylic, 20" x 20"

621 C anyon R oad 830 C anyon R oad (505) 660-5966 Walking Path, acrylic, 30" x 30"

Santa Fean NOW February 12 2015 Digital Edition  

Santa Fean NOW February 12 2015 Digital Edition

Santa Fean NOW February 12 2015 Digital Edition  

Santa Fean NOW February 12 2015 Digital Edition