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The Only 3 Generation, Full-time, Female, Painting Dynasty

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Margarete Bagshaw “Something About Fire” 24” X 36” oil on panel

Pablita Velarde (1918 - 2006)

Helen Hardin (1943 - 1984)

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now 5 The Buzz Performances courtesy of Make Music Santa Fe, The Light Surgeons, and Son Como Son, plus a review of the film Night Moves 8 This Week A comprehensive calendar of goings-on around town



16 Playing for Change The band brings its music and its mission to town

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17 Eating + Drinking Luminaria at the Inn and Spa at Loretto 18 Seen Around Photos from fun local events

27 On the Market A character-filled Eastside adobe close to the Plaza 28 Last Look Jimmie Vaughan at the Railyard

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Not surprisingly, artists in the Santa Fe area have a wealth of subject matter to choose from, given the natural beauty that surrounds our city. For many of us tied to our careers and lives in town, we forget that just a few short miles (or, in some cases, steps) from our day-to-day lives, natural beauty abounds. Many of the gallery openings this Friday night feature art drawn from nature. Rick Stevens at Hunter Kirkland has a whole body of work based on inspiration from the natural world. The bark of a tree, a rock covered in lichen, rays of sunlight slanting through a stand of trees—all of these elements serve to trigger his awe of the perfection inherent in all that surrounds him and to also spark his creative expression. Like many artists, Stevens isn’t drawing from the vastness of the American West but rather from small and otherwise overlooked details. Noel Hart at Tansey Contemporary has bird themes, Isabelle Dupuy at Santa Fe Art Collector paints trees and flowers, and the artists in the show opening at Pippin Contemporary take inspiration from nature. Same thing with Edwina Milner (whose work is on the cover of the current issue of the Santa Fean) at New Concept Gallery and David Jonason at Meyer East, both of whom reach to nature. As I’m hiking and biking this weekend, I hope these artists’ interpretations of nature help me to see the art that is in the nature that surrounds you and me.

Bruce Adams




20 Art David Jonason, Edwina Milner, Lukáš Kándl, and gallery show openings

15 Chris Robinson Brotherhood The blues rock band performs at Sol Santa Fe


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(1) An acronym standing for Indigenous Fine Art Market, occurring August 21 through August 23, 2014, 10am to 5pm in the Santa Fe Railyard Arts District, Santa Fe, NM. (2) A celebration of Native art and the cultures that inspire it. (3) The newest, coolest market in town, not to be missed. Support Native Arts and Culture. Support Community. Support Positive.

Home Automation Seminar Saturday, June 21 @ 10AM Learn how home automation systems can simplify your life. We will be demonstrating various systems, include lighting control, motorized shades, HVAC control and more!


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

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Alpine Sports Andrea Fisher Fine Pottery Bahti Indian Arts Barbara Rosen Antique Jewelry Casa Nova Charlotte Jewelry Collected Works Bookstore Cowboys and Indians Santa Fe Cutlery of Santa Fe David Richard Gallery Design Warehouse Designs by Rocki Gorman Doodlet’s Dressman’s Gifts Evoke Contemporary Fairchild & Co Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Golden Dawn Gallery Goler Fine Imported Shoes Gusterman Silversmith Inn on the Alameda Jett Gallery John Rippel U.S.A. Keshi La Fonda Hotel Law Office of Robert Andreotti Lensic Performing Arts Center LewAllen Galleries Lorreen Emporium Lucchese Boot Co Lucille’s Malouf on the Plaza Manitou Gallery Monroe Gallery Museum of Contemporary Native Arts Native Jackets Norma Sharon O’Farrell Hat Company Ojo Optique Origins Plaza Cafe POP Gallery Sante Fe Pueblo Bonito Inn Santa Fe Culinary Academy Santa Fe Dry Goods Santa Fe Espresso Co. Santa Fe Goldworks Santa Fe Indian Trading Co Santa Fe School of Cooking Santa Fe Weaving Gallery Santa Fean Magazine Sock Magic Spirit of the Earth The Golden Eye The Petersom-Cody Gallery The Rainbow Man Things Finer Things Finer Home Tom Taylor Uli’s

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music This summer, Santa Fe is one of more than 400 cities uniting for a worldwide music party. On June 21, the Santa Fe Music Alliance hosts Make Music Santa Fe in the Railyard as part of a global initiative that sees concerts performed simultaneously on the summer solstice. “Santa Fe is a perfect city for Make Music International,” says SFMA president and musician John Widell (aka Johny Broomdust). “With an art-and-culture scene that rivals cities 100 times its size, Santa Fe is host to thousands of visitors from all over the world.” Adds SFMA Vice President Busy McCarroll: “A music event of this kind magnifies the collective creative energy that is universally felt when live music happens simultaneously on a global level because it’s supported on a local level.” The concert is free and open to the public. Chicano rock band Lumbre Del Sol, alt-country group Hot Honey, BUSY & The Crazy 88, and guitarist Anthony Leon are among the performers. “The world knows of Santa Fe as a major arts community, but I don’t think it’s known that we have just as strong of a music scene here as well,” says McCarroll. That may be changing. The party starts at 4 pm.—Phil Parker



Hot Honey is one of several bands performing at Make Music Santa Fe on Saturday, June 21.

June 19, 2014






The Light Surgeons bring their multimedia performance piece SuperEverything to the Lensic on Friday, June 20.

The Light Surgeons’ SuperEverything As part of CURRENTS: The Santa Fe International New Media Festival, London-based multimedia artists The Light Surgeons bring their compelling performance piece SuperEverything to the Lensic on Friday, June 20. Part cutting-edge music concert, part video art installation, SuperEverything is described as being an exploration of “the relationships between identity, ritual, and place” set against the physical and cultural landscapes of Malaysia. Commissioned by the British Council, which promotes international educational opportunities and cultural relations, and created in collaboration with a group of Malaysian artists and musicians, SuperEverything sets documentary footage and motion graphics against live music by Malaysian composer and musician Ng Chor Guan and recorded music by Malaysian musicians and a Chinese drumming group. SuperEverything is one of the many multimedia shows The Light Surgeons have developed and then performed around the world for the last 15 years. And while it showcases certain conditions specific to Malaysia, one of Southeast Asia’s most rapidly changing countries (due to technological development, urbanization, and deforestation, among other factors), SuperEverything speaks to common concerns and connections and to shared human experiences. “We wanted to make a piece of work that would have a universal resonance and connect with international audiences,” says The Light Surgeons’ founder, Christopher Thomas Allen. “Although SuperEverything is firmly focused on the country of Malaysia, it looks at this country through a group of people, through their relationships with their culture, their 6

identities, their everyday rituals, and their sense of place in a very fast-changing world. These are all things that I think we can relate to wherever we are in the world at this time. The piece asks fundamental questions about our human condition in the 21st century.”—Emily Van Cleve

Son Como Son at the Santa Fe Bandstand When the horns and conga drums of hot salsa band Son Como Son start shaking the Santa Fe Bandstand on Wednesday, June 25, sitting won’t be an option—and you can definitely forget about standing still. “Normally when we play, it’s a dance party,” says trumpeter Paul Gonzales, adding that band leader, singer, and trombone player César Bauvallet “has a way of getting everybody on their feet and having a good time. He gets everybody feeling like they’re friends.” Something of a salsa ambassador, the Cubanborn Bauvallet founded Son Como Son 21 years ago. The group has played locally and regionally, with little change in personnel, ever since. Gonzales jokes that he’s the newcomer, since he’s only been with the band for 20 years. That kind of

Son Como Son performs at the Santa Fe Bandstand on Thursday, June 25.


stability creates a tight band that clicks through its rhythmically complex music with psychic precision. Original tunes by Bauvallet make up most of Son Como Son’s repertoire these days, along with a few classic covers as a tribute to its roots. For this Santa Fe show, the group is likely to lean heavily on its recently released CD Modesto y Original, which has been nominated for four New Mexico Music Awards. Bauvallet says that the band’s name has a double meaning. “We play son, a kind of Cuban music, the way it’s supposed to be played,” he notes. Son is to salsa as blues is to early rock and roll—the starter fluid that ignited a genre. The second meaning is an unapologetic commitment to authenticity. “It means ‘they are like they are.’ We do what we need to do and don’t get involved!” he laughs. With its roots in Africa, Europe, and the Caribbean, salsa epitomizes contemporary Latin dance music, covering broad musical territory. Whether it’s Cuban or Puerto Rican or Dominican, it three-steps along on a distinct clave (or rhythm pattern)—you know it when

you hear it. So do your feet. For Son Como Son, “it’s going to be Cuban–style salsa music, a little bit more aggressive and energetic, with more intricate horn lines than regular salsa,” Bauvallet says. And he should know. A graduate of the Amadeo Roldán Conservatory in Havana, he was gigging around the city as a teenager. Bauvallet moved to Albuquerque in 1992 because his sister lived there. “I fell in love with New Mexico and New Mexicans” and decided to stay, he says. —Charles C. Poling

Maybach film productions

ecoterrorism eats at a man’s soul An environmental activist in Oregon wants to hit back against multinational corporations polluting the planet and decides to blow up a dam. “It’s gonna be big,” he says. “People are gonna start thinking.” Night Moves, the new film by director Kelly Reichart, is about the planning, execution, and aftermath of that bombing. Josh, Dena, and Harmon are incensed by all the golf courses they see soaking up vital water in their high desert environment and by all the salmon that die “so you can run your . . . iPod every day of your life.” They buy a boat, fill it with treated fertilizer and a few sticks of dynamite, and KABOOM! Night Moves is also about guilt. Scenes throb with an intense paranoia that would make Alfred Hitchcock proud. The movie stays with Josh, played by a steely and excellent Jesse Eisenberg. Josh gets a moment (in bed the morning after the bombing) to savor the satisfaction of the message his actions sent. But then he learns that more than the dam was lost in the blast, and his mind and life start melting away. George Hayduke and The Monkey Wrench Gang this ain’t. Night Moves is sad and serious, a stress cooker set to slow burn. It feels excruciatingly real and lays bare an epic global mismatch. Josh and Dena (Dakota Fanning) watch a movie early in the film:

“How long until multinational corporations understand they can’t make a profit off a dead planet?” asks a narrator. “So let the revolution begin,” he adds. Josh thinks he knows what needs to be done, but he has to do it himself, with his own hands. There’s no evading fault if anyone dies. If multinational corporations are killing the planet, they don’t have blood on their hands because they’re not people. That’s why the fight isn’t fair. Josh does something destructive and dirty, and the consequences eat at his soul. For big-time polluters, who are far removed from nature, that isn’t an issue. Night Moves is playing at The Screen. —Phil Parker

Jesse Eisenberg in Night Moves, showing at The Screen

June 19, 2014



this week

Summer performances at the Santa Fe Bandstand kick off on Monday, June 23. For details, see page 12.

June 19 thursday Arts Alive! Museum of Indian Arts & Culture 710 Camino Lejo

A pottery workshop for all ages. Free, 10 am–2 pm, 505-476-1272,

Bob Finnie Vanessie Santa Fe 427 W Water

Great American Songbook works plus pop from the 1960s and ’70s. Free, 6:30–9 pm, 505-984-1193,

Gregg Daigle Band Duel Brewing 1228 Parkway Dr

Americana/blues/bluegrass music. Free, 7–10 pm, 505-474-5301,

Guitarras Con Sabor El Farol 808 Canyon

Gipsy Kings–style music. Free, 8–11 pm, 505-983-9912,

Limelight Karaoke The Palace Restaurant and Saloon 142 W Palace

Karaoke. Free, 10 pm–12 am, 505-428-0690, 8

Music for Lovers Swiss Bistro & Bakery 401 S Guadalupe

Guitar-playing by J. Vernier. Free, 7–10 pm, 505-988-1111,

The Saltanah Dancers Cleopatra Café (Southside location) 3482 Zafarano

Belly-dancing performance. Free, 7–9 pm, 505-820-7381.

The Twisted Owls Cowgirl BBQ 319 S Guadalupe

Blues/rock trio. Free, 8–10:30 pm, 505-982-2565,

Rodeo de Santa Fe Rodeo de Santa Fe Arena 3237 Rodeo

Enjoy bull riding, saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, barrel racing, and more. This is a rain or shine event. $10–$148, 5 pm, through June 21, 505-920-8444,

Frankie & Johnny in the Clair de Lune Santa Fe Playhouse

142 E DeVargas

Frankie & Johnny in the Clair de Lune tells the story of an intimate encounter between two people. $10–$30, 7:30–9 pm, 505-988-4262,

June 20 friday Repo Man Santa Fe Railyard Park Guadalupe and Paseo de Peralta

Outdoor movie screening. Free, sunset, 505-983-5483,

The Sacrament with Ti West Center for Contemporary Arts 1050 Old Pecos Trl

The Santa Fe Independent Film Festival presents an evening with director Ti West and two screenings of The Sacrament. Includes a Q&A and reception. 7–10:50 pm, 505-982-1338,

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

In conjunction with the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, the Santa Fe School of Cooking hosts a demonstration cooking class that explores O’Keeffe’s ideas about food and cooking. Recipes are based on those featured in the book A Painter’s Kitchen: Recipes from the Kitchen of Georgia O’Keeffe by Margaret

Michael Dellheim

June 19–June 25

Merlin Cohen, Andes Mobius

Wood. $85, 10 am–1 pm, 505-983-5411,

Restaurant Walk Santa Fe School of Cooking 125 N Guadalupe A guided tour of a sampling of Santa Fe restaurants including Dinner for Two, L’Olivier, and others. $115, 2 pm, 505-983-4688,

Elements Art Quilt Exhibit with Poetry La Tienda Exhibit Space in Eldorado

June 20: June Rhythms at Jane Hamilton Fine Art

7 Caliente An exhibit of contemporary mixed-media fiber art. Free, reception 4–7 pm, poetry reading 6–7 pm, 505-428-0024,

Golden Paths Opening New Concept Gallery 610 Canyon

Works by Edwina Milner. See profile on page 22. Free, reception 5–7 pm, 505-795-7570,

High Desert Meditations Meyer East Gallery 225 Canyon

Works by David Jonason. See profile on page 21. Free, reception 5–7 pm, 505-983-1657,

June Rhythms Jane Hamilton Fine Art 200 Canyon, Ste D

Merlin Cohen exhibits abstract stone sculptures while Linda Leslie showcases classical oil renderings. See preview on page 25. Free, reception 5–7 pm, 520-465-2655,

Magic Square Chalk Farm Gallery 729 Canyon

Paintings by Lukas Kandl. See profile on page 23. Free, reception 6–8 pm, 505-983-7125,

Power Objects Tansey Contemporary 652 Canyon

Hand-blown glass sculptures by Noel Hart. Free, reception 5–7 pm, 505-995-8513,

Suzanne Wallace Mears, Stephanie Paige, and Sandra Duran Wilson Pippin Contemporary 200 Canyon

Group exhibition with paintings and sculpture. Free, reception 5–7 pm, 505-795-7476,

Twentieth Anniversary Exhibition Karan Ruhlen Gallery 225 Canyon

Group exhibition with works by gallery artists. See preview on page 26. Free, reception 5–7 pm, 505820-0807,

Wilderness Within Hunter Kirkland Contemporary 200 B Canyon

A new series of works by Santa Fe painter Rick Stevens. See profile on page 24. Free, reception 5–7 pm, 505-984-8111,

Bob Finnie Vanessie Santa Fe 427 W Water

Great American Songbook works plus pop from the 1960s and ’70s. Free, 8–10 pm, 505-984-1193,

Doug Montgomery Vanessie Santa Fe

Piano and vocals. Free, 6–8 pm, 505-984-1193,

Happy Hours with BaBa Cowgirl BBQ 319 S Guadalupe

Tuba and banjo music. Free, 5–7:30 pm, 505-982-2565,

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

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

Pachanga The Lodge at Santa Fe 750 N St Francis

Salsa, cumbia, bachata, and merinque music and dancing. $5, 9:30 pm–1:30 am, 505-992-5800,

Pray for Brain Duel Brewing 1228 Parkway Dr

Live music with Les Malzman. Free, 5:30–8:30 pm, 505-474-5301, June 19, 2014




Ronald Roybal Hotel Santa Fe 1501 Paseo de Peralta

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

The Bus Tapes Cowgirl BBQ 319 S Guadalupe

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

The Gruve El Farol 808 Canyon

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

Three Faces of Jazz El Mesón 213 Washington

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

Vanilla Pop The Palace Restaurant and Saloon 142 W Palace

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

Rodeo de Santa Fe Rodeo de Santa Fe Arena 3237 Rodeo

Enjoy bull riding, saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, barrel racing, and more. This is a rain or shine event. $10–$148, 5 pm, through June 21, 505-920-8444,

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

Frankie & Johnny in the Clair de Lune tells the story of an intimate encounter between two people. $10–$30, 7:30 pm, 505-988-4262,

The Light Surgeons: SuperEverything The Lensic Performing Arts Center 211 W San Francisco

Multimedia performance. See profile on page 6. $15–$25, 8 pm, 505-988-1234,

June 21 saturday Santa Fe Artists Market Railyard Park 1611 Paseo de Peralta

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

Turquoise Buying Seminar Museum of Indian Arts & Culture


June 21: Dawn to Dusk, featuring works by Chris Morel, at Nedra Matteucci Galleries

710 Camino Lejo

Learn about what to look for (and look out for) when buying turquoise. Free with museum admission ($6–$9), 1–3 pm, 505-467-1200,

Rancho de Chimayó 50th Anniversary Kick Off Rancho de Chimayó Restaurant 300 Santa Fe County Road 98

Florence Jaramillo, owner of the historic Rancho de Chimayó Restaurant, along with cookbook authors Cheryl and Bill Jamison, will sign copies of the newly released cookbook The Rancho de Chimayó Cookbook: The Traditional Cooking of New Mexico. Free, 11:30 am–2:30 pm, 505-351-2100,

Summer Cooking Class Estrella Del Norte Vineyard 106 N Shining Sun

Santa Fe Culinary Academy hosts a Southwesternthemed cooking class on Estrella Del Norte’s garden patio. Instructors demonstrate using a wood-fired oven and grill while wine experts discuss New Mexico’s wine history and production. $120, 10 am–12 pm, 505-455-2826,

Dawn to Dusk Nedra Matteucci Galleries 1075 Paseo de Peralta

Western landscapes by award-winning oil painter Chris Morel that capture the stunning light of

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Northern New Mexico and Colorado. Free, garden reception 2–4 pm, 505-982-4631,

Good Bugs: Attracting and Sustaining Beneficial Insects Cerrillos Hills State Park Visitor Center 37 Main, Cerrillos

Guest presenter Tessa Grasswitz explains how to create habitats for both predatory and parasitic insects (for biological pest control), native bees, and other pollinators. Donation, 2–4 pm, 505-474-0196,

Home Automation Seminar Constellation Home Electronics 215 N Guadalupe

Systems demonstrations, including lighting control, motorized shades, HVAC control, and more. Free, 10 am, 505-983-9988,

Lose 100 Emotional Pounds Santa Fe Soul Health & Healing Center 2905 Rodeo Park Dr E, #3

Celebrate the solstice by experiencing joyful, liberating transformation with Alana Light. Learn to let go and experience the freedom and joy of moving on with your life. $35, 9:30–11:30 am, 505-490-5444,

Andy Kingston Quartet El Mesón 213 Washington

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

As In We Duel Brewing 1228 Parkway Dr

Indie/instrumental music. Free, 7–10 pm, 505-474-5301,

Bob Finnie Vanessie Santa Fe 427 W Water

Great American Songbook works plus pop from the 1960s and ’70s. Free, 8–10 pm, 505-984-1193,

Broomdust Caravan Cowgirl BBQ 319 S Guadalupe

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

Controlled Burn El Farol 808 Canyon

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

Doug Montgomery Vanessie Santa Fe

Piano/vocals. Free, 6–8 pm, 505-984-1193,

Flamenco Dinner Show

Joe Owenby

El Farol 808 Canyon

Flamenco dinner show. Reservations required. $25, 6:30 pm seating, 7:30 pm start, 505-983-9912,

Jazz (Off the Plaza) Swiss Bistro & Bakery 401 S Guadalupe

Live music on the patio. Free, 7:30–10:30 pm, 505-988-1111,

Americana music. Free, 12–3 pm, 505-982-2565,

A local performance by the global organization Make Music, in conjunction with the Santa Fe Music Alliance. See profile on page 5. Free, 3:30–10 pm, 505-982-3373,

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

Night Knights The Palace Restaurant and Saloon 142 W Palace

Energetic live music in various genres. $5, 10 pm–12 am, 505-428-0690,

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

Dixieland-style jazz music. Free, 2–5 pm, 505-982-2565,

Herb and Lavender Fair El Rancho de las Golondrinas 334 Los Pinos

Herb garden tours, lavender and herb product vendors, lectures on cultivating lavender, and hands-on activities. $6–$12 (kids free), 10 am–4 pm, 505-471-2261,

Rodeo de Santa Fe Rodeo de Santa Fe Arena 3237 Rodeo

Enjoy bull riding, saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, barrel racing, and more. This is a rain or shine event. $10–$148, 5 pm, through June 21, 505-920-8444,

Summer Solstice Gala in the Garden Santa Fe Botanical Garden 715 Camino Lejo

Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, light supper, dessert, music by Nacha Mendez and the Bert Dalton Jazz Trio, and the unveiling of Kevin Box’s Master Peace sculpture. Event includes a live auction. $125, 6–8:30 pm, 505-471-3343,

The second lecture of a five-part series in conjunction with the exhibition Turquoise, Water, Sky: The Stone and Its Meaning. Free with museum admission ($6–$9), 2–4 pm, 505-476-1272,

Boris & The Salt Licks—John Prine Tribute Brunch Cowgirl BBQ 319 S Guadalupe

Make Music Santa Fe Railyard Plaza 740 Cerrillos

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

Turquoise from Pre-History to the Present Museum of Indian Arts & Culture 710 Camino Lejo

Doug Montgomery Vanessie Santa Fe June 21: Michael Martin Murphey

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

Frankie & Johnny in the Clair de Lune tells the story of an intimate encounter between two people. $10–$30, 7:30–9 pm, 505-988-4262,

Michael Martin Murphey James A. Little Theater 1060 Cerrillos

Grammy-nominated musician and songwriter Michael Martin Murphey has been called a contemporary version of icons such as Willie Nelson. $29–$59, 7:30 pm, 505-670-0755,

Steven Sondheim’s Follies Warehouse 21 1614 Paseo de Peralta

Santa Fe REP presents performances of the classic musical by American composer and lyricist Steven Sondheim. $20–$25, 7:30 pm (4 pm on Sundays), 505629-6517,

June 22 sunday Life Drawing Series Duel Brewing 1228 Parkway Dr

Draw from a live model while enjoying beer and waffles. $22, 11 am–1 pm, 505-474-5301,

Author Jo Walton with Composer Ada Palmer Jean Cocteau Cinema 418 Montezuma Science fiction/fantasy writer Jo Walton reads from her latest novel, My Real Children. Ada Palmer, who composes music that mixes folk and Renaissance styles and performs it mostly a cappella, also appears. $5–$10, 7 pm, 505-466-5528,

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

Edmund Gorman Duel Brewing 1228 Parkway Dr

Live music. Free, 5–8 pm, 505-474-5301,

Jackie Greene with Cereus Bright Santa Fe Railyard Plaza 1607 Paseo de Peralta

Live music. Free, 6:30–9 pm, 505-983-5483,

Nacha Mendez El Farol 808 Canyon

Latin world music. Free, 6:30–9:30 pm, 505-983-9912,

The Barbwires Cowgirl BBQ 319 S Guadalupe

Americana music. Free, 8–10:30 pm, 505-982-2565,

Herb and Lavender Fair El Rancho de las Golondrinas 334 Los Pinos

Herb garden tours, lavender and herb product vendors, lectures on cultivating lavender, and hands-on activities. $6–$12 (kids free), 10 am–4 pm, 505-471-2261,

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

Frankie & Johnny in the Clair de Lune tells the story of an intimate encounter between two people. $10–$30, 7:30–9 pm, 505-988-4262,

Steven Sondheim’s Follies Warehouse 21 1614 Paseo de Peralta

Santa Fe REP presents performances of the classic musical by American composer and lyricist Steven Sondheim. $20–$25, 7:30 pm (4 pm on Sundays), June 19, 2014



June 23 monday


New Mexico in the Movies Photography Workshop Various Locations and Photography Studio 903 W Alameda

Canyon Road Blues Jam El Farol 808 Canyon

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

Doug Montgomery Vanessie Santa Fe

Photographer Craig Varjabedian takes participants to photograph film locations and a working movie set in Northern New Mexico. Class sessions will be at Craig Varjabedian’s studio in Santa Fe. Tuition $1,195, through June 26, 505-983-2934,

Piano and vocals. Free, 6–8 pm, 505-984-1193,

Tacos Santa Fe School of Cooking 125 N Guadalupe

Live music. Free, 8–10 pm, 505-474-5301,

Rio: Bossa Nova & Originals Duel Brewing 1228 Parkway Dr

Hands-on class that teaches participants how to prepare tacos with filling, salsa, and garnishes. $98, 10 am, 505-983-5411,

Cowgirl Karaoke Cowgirl BBQ 319 S Guadalupe

Karaoke hosted by Michele Leidig. Free, 8–11 pm, 505-982-2565,

Doug Montgomery Vanessie Santa Fe

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

Santa Fe Bandstand Opening Night Santa Fe Plaza 100 Old Santa Fe Trl

The MilTones Brass Band kick off the annual summer-long music festival on the Plaza in downtown Santa Fe. A full range of diverse music is presented nightly, from Americana and indie to country, jazz, world, New Mexico classics, and more. Free, through August 22, 505-986-6054,


Duel Brewing 1228 Parkway Dr Americana/dark country music. Free, 7–10 pm, 505-474-5301,

Tiho Dimitrov El Farol 808 Canyon

A combination of blues, rock, and pop music. Free, 8–11 pm, 505-983-9912,

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

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

June 23: Tacos at the Santa Fe School of Cooking

Thai Curry in a Hurry Santa Fe Culinary Academy 112 W San Francisco

Chef Tanya Story teaches participants how to make red and green Thai curry pastes. $50, 5:30–7:30 pm, 505-983-7445,

Seasons of Color Waxlander Gallery 622 Canyon

Paintings by Marshall Noice. Free, 505-984-2202,

Metta Refuge Council Upaya Zen Center 1404 Cerro Gordo

A gathering for people who are struggling with loss in its various forms and an opportunity for the sharing of life experiences in a setting of compassion and confidentiality. Led by Susan Benjamin. 9:45 am–12:05 pm, 505-986-8518,

Argentine Tango Milonga El Mesón 213 Washington

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

Austin Miller Cowgirl BBQ 319 S Guadalupe

Frankie & Johnny in the Clair de Lune tells the story of an intimate encounter between two people. $10–$30, 7:30–9 pm, 505-988-4262,

Brothers Austin and Kyle Miller perform live music. Free, 8–10:30 pm, 505-982-2565,

June 24 tuesday

Bob Finnie Vanessie Santa Fe 427 W Water


Great American Songbook works plus pop from the 1960s and ’70s. Free, 8–10 pm, 505-984-1193,

Frankie & Johnny in the Clair de Lune tells the story of an intimate encounter between two people. $10–$30, 7:30–9 pm, 505-988-4262,

Hot Honey Santa Fe Bandstand Santa Fe Plaza 100 Old Santa Fe Trl

Three female singer-songwriters perform together as the band Hot Honey. Free, 6–7 pm, 505-986-9641,

Playing for Change Santa Fe Sol Stage & Grill 37 Fire Place

Following a 2013 stadium tour with Robert Plant, Playing for Change—a “movement created to inspire, connect, and bring peace to the world through music”—performs as part of the group’s 27-city tour. See profile on page 16. $29, 7:30 pm, 505-988-1234,

June 25 wednesday Southwest Brunch Santa Fe School of Cooking 125 N Guadalupe

Hands-on brunch workshop, focusing on local products and traditions. Dishes include chipotle, spinach, and goat cheese quiche and blue-corn pecan pancakes. $80, 10 am, 505-983-4688,

Baracutanga Santa Fe Bandstand Santa Fe Plaza 100 Old Santa Fe Trl

Soul/dance music. Free, 6–7 pm, 505-986-6054,

Bob Finnie Vanessie Santa Fe

Linda Dellandre, The Old Stone House

427 W Water

Great American Songbook works plus pop from the 1960s and ’70s. Free, 6:30–9 pm, 505-984-1193,

Chris Robinson Brotherhood Santa Fe Sol Stage & Grill 37 Fire Place

Chuscales El Mesón 213 Washington

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

John Kurzweg El Farol 808 Canyon

Multiplatinum record producer John Kurzweg performs his own brand of original rock and covers of classics. Free, 8–11 pm, 505-983-9912,

Karaoke Night Junction 530 S Guadalupe

Free, 10 pm–1 am, 505-988-7222,

Music on the Hill St. John’s College 1160 Camino de Cruz Blanca

One of six free jazz concerts on the college’s athletic field, featuring the Dmitri Matheny Group and Clairdee. Free, 6–8 pm, 505-984-6199,

Stefanie Fix Cowgirl BBQ 319 S Guadalupe

Folk rock/roots singer/songwriter. Free, 8–10:30 pm, 505-982-2565,

Sydney Westan Duel Brewing 1228 Parkway Dr

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

Trash Disco The Palace Restaurant and Saloon 142 W Palace

DJ Oona. Free, 8:30–10:30 pm, 505-428-0690,

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

Frankie & Johnny in the Clair de Lune tells the story of an intimate encounter between two people. $10–$30, 7:30–9 pm, 505-988-4262,

Son Como Son Santa Fe Bandstand

Solo exhibition features plein air landscapes by Lynn Boggess. Free, through June 25, 505-995-9902,

Santa Fe Plaza 100 Old Santa Fe Trl

Salsa music. See profile on page 6. Free, 7:15–8:45 pm, 505-986-6054,

Farmers Market Santa Fe Railyard 1607 Paseo de Peralta

Fresh produce from local vendors. Free, Saturdays 7 am–12 pm, Tuesdays 8 am–1 pm, 505-983-4098,

Works by Holly Roberts. Free, through June 21, 505-982-8111,

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. Free, through June 23, 505-992-0400,

Visual Abundance Greenberg Fine Art 205 Canyon

New work by Kate Petley. Free, through June 29, 505-986-9800,

See preview on page 27. Free, through June 30, 505982-2073,

Poems and More Charlotte Jackson Fine Art 554 S Guadalupe

Work by painter Joan Watts. Free, through June 30, 505-989-8688,

Richard Tashjian Paintings, Old and New Art Exchange Gallery 60 E San Francisco

Paintings by Richard Tashjian from the 1980s to present. Free, through June 30, 505-603-4485,

Work by award-winning watercolorist Laurin McCracken. Free, through June 23, 505-955-1500,

Latest works in Signe Stuart’s

Fine Lines Turner Carroll Gallery 725 Canyon

A Pond Reflection Mark White Fine Art 414 Canyon

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

Continuum William Siegal Gallery 540 S Guadalupe

CURRENTS: The Santa Fe International New Media Festival El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe 555 Camino de la Familia

Annual, citywide event featuring exhibitions, multimedia performances, workshops, panel discussions, docent tours, and educational programs that reach out to the schools and the larger community. Through June 29,


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, 505-9821320,

Work by three native New Mexican artists: Alvin Gill-Tapia, Miguel Martinez, and Arthur Lopez. Free, through June 25, ongoing,

Solitude EVOKE Contemporary 550 S Guadalupe

Ongoing: Plein Air Santa Fe 2014 at InArt Gallery

Beyond the Horizon ViVO Contemporary 725 Canyon

New Mexico Vision Manitou Galleries 123 W Palace

Of Land & Light Silver Sun

Y. Shen, Humanexus

The Chris Robinson Brotherhood tours in support of its third studio album, Phosphorescent Harvest. See profile on page 15. $25, 7–9:30 pm, 505-988-1234,

decades-long career. Free, through June 24, 505820-7733,

Ongoing: CURRENTS: The Santa Fe International New Media Fesrtival June 19, 2014



227 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos

656 Canyon

See preview on page 27. Free, through July 3, 800-562-2036,

Glenorchy Gerald Peters Gallery 1011 Paseo de Peralta

Ongoing: Historic Walks of Santa Fe

Paintings of Glenorchy, New Zealand by Mike Glier. Free, through July 5, 505-954-5700,

Plein Air Santa Fe 2014 InArt Gallery 219 Delgado

Works by 49 juried plein air artists. Free, through July 6, 505-983-6537,

Animales Marigold Arts 424 Canyon

Watercolor paintings by Ruth Tatter and oil paintings by Janice Griffin. Free, through July 10, 505-982-4142,

Down the Rabbit Hole Eggman & Walrus 130 W Palace

Installation with Sandra Butler, Jeff Madeen, and Joan Levine Russell, with special guests. Free, through July 12, 505-660-0048,

Pottery of the Western Pueblos: Acoma, Laguna, and Zuni Adobe Gallery 221 Canyon

A selection of traditional pottery pieces. Free, through July 12, 505-955-0550,

Hopper Meditations photo-eye Gallery 541 S Guadalupe

In its new space in the Railyard district, photo-eye Gallery hosts an exhibition of works by photographer Richard Tuschman, who’s inspired by painter Edward Hopper. Free, through July 19, 505-988-5150,

Heads Up David Richard Gallery 544 S Guadalupe

Sculptures by Judy Chicago. Free, through July 26, 505-983-9555,

Into the Moonlight Bindle Stick Studio 616 ½ B Canyon

A new series of narrative works by Jeffrey Schweitzer. Free, through July, 917-679-8080,

Finished with Fire Santa Fe Clay 545 Camino de la Familia

Works by Bonnie Lynch and Mary Roehm. Free, through August 2, 505-984-1122,

Calais DR Contemporary 142 Lincoln, Ste 102

Paintings by David Rothermel. Free, ongoing, 575-642-4981, 14

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,

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

Local Color: Judy Chicago in New Mexico New Mexico Museum of Art 107 W Palace

An exhibition of Judy Chicago’s large-scale projects and smaller-scale personal artworks opens to the public in honor of the artist’s 75th birthday. $6–$9, 10 am–5 pm, through October 12, 505-476-5072,

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

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,

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,

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

City Tours

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 re-interpret 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

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 (

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


Chris Robinson Brotherhood the blues rock band takes to the stage at Sol Santa Fe

Proving that the guitar-based jam-band genre has survived the demise of Jerry Garcia, the departure of Dickey Betts from the Allman Brothers Band, and the on/off switching of Phish, the Chris

In concert, the Chris Robinson Brotherhood is all about layered guitar noodling, modal melodic explorations, and the sonic pursuit of bliss.

by C h a r le s C. Poling

Robinson Brotherhood hits the stage at Sol Santa Fe on Thursday, June 25, with a lineup of new songs from their latest LP, Phosphorescent Harvest—available in vinyl, no less. If that record title strikes you as appealingly trippy and suggestively plausible, you’d better get your tickets to the show. In concert, the Brotherhood is all about layered guitar noodling, modal melodic explorations, and the sonic pursuit of bliss. They expand into late-’60s Fillmore-esque extended grooves and have the musicianship required to back up their claim to a stage on the jam-band Mount Olympus. Sometimes you’ll hear the psychedelia of early Jefferson Airplane, sometimes a hint of the country rocker Gram Parsons, and sometimes the loping bass lines and high harmonies of the Grateful Dead (especially when they cover “Sugaree”), which is no surprise considering Phil Lesh and Bob Weir have both sat-in during live shows. Fronted by Chris Robinson—apparently eager to establish the band as an entity apart from his day job singing and playing guitar in the Black Crowes—the Brotherhood has cranked out three albums since 2012. Phosphorescent Harvest, more earthy than cosmic and more rootsy than experimental, keeps most songs under eight minutes. During their performance at Sol Santa Fe, figure you can double that. June 19, 2014



Playing for Change’s Songs Around the World project unites musicians from various countries and cultures and has them perform together on the same song. Ten musicians will perform as part of Playing for Change’s June 24 show at Sol Santa Fe.


Playing for Change the mixed-genre band brings its music—and its mission—to Santa Fe by E m i l y Van C lev e Founded in 2002 by Mark Johnson, a Grammy Award–winning producer and engineer, and Whitney Kroenke, a choreographer, dancer, and actress, Playing for Change is both a band and a movement. Over the past 12 years, the Los Angeles–based duo has traveled the world in search of great music, which they believe can connect people from disparate backgrounds and ultimately lead to a peaceful coexistence. In 2005, Johnson and Kroenke initiated their Songs Around the World project, which unites musicians (who may or may not meet and work together in person) from various countries and cultures and has them perform on the same song. The first endeavor released under this guise was a cover of the 1961 Ben E. King hit “Stand By Me,” which featured more than 35 musicians from 10 countries. Currently, Playing for Change, which has performed in arenas around the world and recorded with the likes of Keith Richards, among other great talents, is in the middle of a 27-city tour called Peace Through Music in support of its third CD/DVD release, Playing for Change 3: Songs Around the World. On Tuesday, June 24, the group takes to the stage at Sol Santa Fe. Ten 16

musicians will be performing together, including New Orleans vocalist, harmonica player, and street musician Grandpa Elliot; Japanese keyboard player Keiko Komaki, who also lives in New Orleans; Los Angeles drummer and producer Peter Bunetta, who’s collaborated with Smokey Robinson, Patti LaBelle, and Tina Turner; Zimbabwean guitarist Louis Mhlanga; and Cuban bass player Orbe Ortiz. “The Santa Fe performance will have songs from the two past collections of music we’ve put together, including old American soul, blues, reggae, South African Zulu funk, and African salsa,” Johnson says. “There will be lots of recognizable tunes,” he adds, “but the musicians are also going to do some new songs, too.”

eating+ drinking

a new chef makes his mark at Luminaria

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Having been at Luminaria’s stoves since late May, Executive Chef Marc Quiñones, formerly of Bien Shur at Sandia Resort and Casino, is rolling out an updated dinner menu in July that showcases “contemporary global cuisine with a strong Santa Fe flair.” One of Quiñones’s exciting new dishes is wild Pacific halibut with lavender corn pudding, baby heirloom tomatoes confit, and apricot gastrique (seen here). “Halibut, through November, is going to be phenomenal, and I wanted to celebrate that,” Quiñones says. “Stacking flavor with the beautiful corn and lavender [of] New Mexico gives the dish a velvety, luxurious feel in its flavor and aesthetic.”—Cristina Olds Luminaria,

June 19, 2014



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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openings | reviews | artists

Laurin McCracken, Bicycles, Amsterdam, watercolor on paper, 20 x 27"

Award-winning watercolorist Laurin McCracken unveils more than a dozen new pieces depicting everything from still-life staples like crystal, silver, fruits, and flowers to bicycles and landscapes in Visual Abundance (Greenberg Fine Art, 205 Canyon,, through June 23). The Mississippi native, who has an advanced degree in architecture from Princeton, draws inspiration from antebellum homes and the paintings of Dutch and Flemish masters. He says he aims to “help people see everyday things in a new light.”—Eve Tolpa




High Desert Meditations David Jonason brings cubist influences to his Southwestern landscape paintings b y A sh le y M. Bi gge rs

Red Reef Dirt, oil on canvas, 16 x 19"

Post, and advertisements for Fortune 500 companies. In the early aughts, his commissions plummeted, and he spent more time painting, going full time in 2003. Now living in Mendocino, California, Jonason makes frequent road trips through the Southwest, content to wander in solitude Big Weather, oil on canvas, 30 x 30" and serenity among the heroic landscapes here. He captures images Monument Valley buttes and Grand Canyon cliffs are in photographs and black-and-white some of the most memorable sights in the Southwest. Indeed, they take sketches, returning to his studio to center stage again in David Jonason’s paintings Totem Pole with Clouds and paint. “I’m trying to make the shapes Vermillion Cliffs, respectively, at his upcoming show High Desert Meditations simpler and bolder, to be a little more at Meyer East Gallery. fearless about abstracting things,” he In Jonason’s hands, however, these familiar landscapes are says of his latest series of paintings. seen through a kaleidoscope-like prism. Influenced by the cubist “It’s like when a jazz musician will movement, —and, more specifically, the Taos Society of Artists, the play a song you’ve heard a million first to create cubist-infused paintings of the American West— times, and then he improvises over it. Jonason has developed a distinctive visual vocabulary. He renders red I’m not relying so much on the sketch cliffs, towering clouds, and arid deserts as stylized geometric shapes. or the photograph. I want to create “The hard, angular qualities of buttes and mesas and the hard-edge a feeling of atmosphere and beauty, quality of the afternoon light go perfectly with cubism,” he says. “They while keeping a few shreds of what’s seem to want to be painted that way.” actually there.” Not wholly representational, Jonason’s works are scene composites. The artist’s idealized views reflect a designer’s sensibility developed over David Jonason: High Desert Meditations, 20 years as a commercial illustrator—depicting the world not as it is Meyer East Gallery, 225 Canyon, Ste. 11, but how he images it to be. During his career as an illustrator, Jonason, June 20–July 3, reception fashioned on-screen graphics for ABC News, images for The Washington June 20, 5–7 pm June 19, 2014





the path(s) taken

a s olo ex h i b it ion s howca s e s t he wor k of a r t i s t a nd a r t e n t hu s ia s t Edwina Milne r by B a r ba ra Tyne r

Edwina Milner has been an artist for most of her 83 years, but Santa Feans may know her best as an art-world shaper rather than an art maker. Milner, founder of the New Mexico Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, has lent her creative vision to nearly every museum board in town, influencing who and what we see in our local museums. She and her husband, Charles, are also responsible for Museum Hill’s Milner Plaza, which is home to two museums, a café, and the best views in town. But the busy board member has been busy with her paintbrush all along, and with the opening of her one-woman show Golden Paths at New Concept Gallery in June, that secret is out. Her work, vivid in acrylic paint and gold leaf, bears the signature vibrant flair of the artist herself; no grays or halftones here. (Gustav Klimt would appreciate his sparkly, mosaic influence.) Milner translates memory, history, and emotion into silky abstract form, and each of the show’s 50 original works maps a journey, a life, defined by decisions made and paths taken (or not taken). “It all depends on the paths you choose, the chances you take, and the events that come your way,” Milner says. “Is it a simple path? An expanded one? A magical one? A daring path, full of curves, turns, stars, and bright lights?” We know the paths Milner has taken just by looking at her jewel-like pieces. “My paths and decisions have been golden,”

she says, smiling. Milner’s artistic journey began with her earning a scholarship to the University of Texas, Austin, and her mother relocating their family from Oklahoma to make things easier for the young artist. Milner eventually embarked on a 50-plus-year adventure that included stints as an artist, fashion illustrator, and art teacher in Houston before retiring and finding herself busier than ever as a Santa Fe mover and shaker. So has Milner finally traded the boardroom for her warm, light-filled studio overlooking piñon-studded hills? “Not quite,” she says. “But it’s so thrilling to go into my studio in the morning and have one of those magic days—you know, when every brushstroke is perfect. And the next day, well, it might not be one of those magic days. The brushstrokes might not cooperate. But you can always paint over them.” If only board meetings could be like that. Edwina Milner: Golden Paths, New Concept Gallery, 610 Canyon,, through July 7, reception June 20, 5–7 pm

Golden Paths, gold leaf and acrylic on canvas, each panel 18 x 18". Above: Almost Touching, gold leaf and acrylic on canvas, 20 x 18". 22



Magic Square Chalk Farm Gallery hosts Lukáš Kándl’s first solo exhibition in the U.S.

by Ha n na h Hoel

Nuit Ardent, fine art giclée on canvas, 35 x 29"

“My painting is a mix of strange and magic,” Lukáš Kándl has said.

3 Petites Perles en Jeu, oil on canvas, 18 x 22"

Czech–born artist Lukáš Kándl, known around the world for his magic realism works, holds his first solo exhibition in the United States at Chalk Farm Gallery on June 20. “My painting is somewhere between surrealism and fantastic, a mix of strange and magic,” Kándl has said. His show Magic Square will feature a number of original oil paintings and limited-edition giclées depicting horses and cats in mysterious and otherworldly guises, at times evoking both playfulness and peril. In Les Chats Sourient 5, two cats, whose tails are elongated in snakelike curls, climb up a box and balance precariously amid eyes and a circus ball. Pearls seem to float at will—a familiar image in Kándl’s paintings. Kándl, who lives and works in SaintGermain-en-Laye, France, studied at Prague’s College of Art, Academy of Applied Art, and Academy of Fine Arts. Since making his debut in a solo show in Germany in 1973, his work has been exhibited in Europe, Asia, and Australia and in permanent gallery collections in America. Chalk Farm owner Suhana Gibson, who’s drawn to fantastical imagery because, she says, “you can see reality right outside your doorstep,” shares a number of professional connections with Kándl, which eventually led to her representing his work in her Canyon Road space. Magic Square takes its name from a practice Kándl engages in with all of his paintings. On each piece, he writes a correlative sentence amid a square of 64 characters and keeps the code for deciphering the sentence secret. Kándl has arranged for the code to be revealed after his passing, as a means of authenticating whether or not a work in question is indeed one of his own. Other fanciful notations are hidden amid Kándl’s painted figures, so viewers should be sure to take a good look at the works in person. Lukáš Kándl, Magic Square, June 20–July 30, reception June 20, 6–8 pm June 19, 2014





Wilderness Within painter Rick Stevens evokes the essence of his inspiration in his latest exhibition

by Emi l y Van Cl eve

All Is Metamorphosis, oil on canvas, 48 x 48"

Untitled No. 27-14, pastel on paper, 27 x 26"

If the vertical lines in Rick Stevens’s latest abstract oil and pastel paintings appear to be trees, that’s because nature is the artist’s primary muse. He’s not thinking about trees, bushes, flowers, leaves, and water when he begins working, however. He doesn’t have to. Since he’s spent countless hours painting outdoors over the past several decades, these images are always floating around in his mind. Stevens’s new show at Hunter Kirkland Contemporary, Wilderness Within, features 25 abstract paintings—paintings that depict the essence of nature and celebrate the life force that suffuses all living things, but these works are also a response to the artist’s love for many different 24

genres of music, including contemporary classical, jazz, and ambient electronic. After attending a concert at the Lensic in Santa Fe or a gig at the Outpost Performance Space in Albuquerque, Stevens is often energized and ready to begin a new work based on visual images that came to him while listening to the music. “I can get a clear sense of the direction I want to go in with a painting after hearing music,” Stevens says. “I see patterns in music. Sometimes I jot down notes about the patterns I see. These patterns can become integrated into a painting,” he adds. When Stevens wants to paint a big textural piece, he reaches for oils. If he wants an immediate and more intimate painting experience, he gets out his pastels and paper. And while he may make a preliminary sketch or two, none of his paintings are preconceived. The colors and compositions evolve organically, and his materials often generate ideas. It’s all about making a mark, and then responding to that mark. Rick Stevens: Wilderness Within, Hunter Kirkland Contemporary, 200B Canyon,, June 20–July 6, reception June 20, 5–7 pm

opening art receptions

June Rhythms Jane Hamilton Fine Art 200 Canyon, Ste D, June 20–June 30, reception June 20, 5–7 pm Merlin Cohen, a former dentist whose keen attention to detail enhances his abilities as a sculptor, exhibits abstract stone works, while Linda Leslie, a painter who studied at the Art Students League and the National Academy in New York, showcases classical oil renderings using what she calls a “simple, traditional palette.” Both artists’ work captures a sense of poetic movement.

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Merlin Cohen Linda Leslie Reception: Friday, June 20th 5-7pm

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opening art receptions

Twentieth Anniversary Exhibition Karan Ruhlen Gallery 225 Canyon, June 20–June 30, reception June 20, 5–7 pm Since opening its doors on De Vargas street 20 years ago, the Karan Ruhlen Gallery, which moved to Canyon Road in 1998, has gone from showing works by primarily Texas artists to representing New Mexico and regional artists, including the late Janet Lippincott. The gallery celebrates its history with this group show, which features paintings and sculptures by its numerous artists.

Power Objects Tansey Contemporary 652 Canyon June 20–July 15 Reception June 20, 5–7 pm Noel Hart, who’s worked in various mediums but has primarily focused on glass since 2000, has said that the motivation behind his work is “a consuming passion for an abstract or semiabstract personal iconography, reflecting an interest in nature and ecology.” His solo show Power Objects features hand-blown glass sculptures.

Noel Hart, Blossom-Headed Parrot, handblown glass, 22 x 16 x 4"

Pauline Ziegen, Morning Woke, oil and gold leaf on wood panel, 48 x 48"

Suzanne Wallace Mears, Stephanie Paige, and Sandra Duran Wilson Pippin Contemporary, 200 Canyon, Through July 11, reception June 20, 5–7 pm Sculptor Suzanne Wallace Mears and painters Stephanie Paige and Sandra Duran Wilson join forces in this group exhibition. Wilson “uses layering techniques, science, and metaphysics to evolve her paintings”; Paige’s paintings are “meditative and peaceful”; and Mears’s colorful glass sculptures are “sometimes undulating and elegant, sometimes humorous and whimsical.”

Suzanne Wallace Mears, Square Dance, kiln-formed glass, 22" 26

Mark White: A Pond Reflection Mark White Fine Art 414 Canyon, Through June 30 Anyone who’s ever walked down Canyon Road past Mark White’s eponymous gallery will have undoubtedly noticed his kinetic outdoor sculptures, with their mesmerizing mottled patinas and counter-revolving pieces. In addition to being a sculptor, White, who hails from Illinois and studied sociology and art, is also a painter. He says the commonality in his work is the fourth dimension—what he defines as “movement: real and implied.” In addition, “there seems to be an ongoing dialectic between the world I see as sculpted and the world I see as painted,” he notes. “In my Reflection series of paintings, I’m fascinated by the surface of water that is both transparent and reflective [as well as] constantly in motion.”—ET

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secluded space Colorful frescoes with Christian imagery line three entryway walls in the main residence of this Eastside property close to the Plaza and adjacent to the Santa Fe River. Primarily constructed with adobe, the 3,865-square-foot home has some sections that date back to 1895. The home includes two bedrooms downstairs and guest quarters upstairs, and there’s a stand-alone one-bedroom guesthouse as well. A 40-footlong portal allows for outdoor entertaining, while beautifully maintained grounds with lush, blooming gardens and mature trees surround the property and provide plenty of additional shade. Located on slightly more than one third of an acre, this gracious and secluded home is fully gated and enclosed within adobe walls. List price: $1.995 million Contact: Linda Murphy, 505-780-7711, Santa Fe Properties,

Mark White, Cypress Lily II, oil on panel, 48 x 48"

Lynn Boggess, 16 April 2014, oil on canvas, 15 x 30"

Lynn Boggess: Solitude EVOKE Contemporary 550 S Guadalupe, Through June 25 This solo exhibition features plein air paintings—created using only trowels—by acclaimed landscape artist Lynn Boggess.

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Bettina Raphael, Heading West, watercolor on paper, 7 x 10"

Bettina Raphael: Of Land and Light Silver Sun 656 Canyon, Through July 2 Bettina Raphael, who’s worked in Santa Fe as an art conservator for the last three decades, presents watercolors that celebrate her love of New Mexico’s landscape. In a statement, Raphael has said that she’s drawn to watercolor because of “the immediacy and looseness it offers,” and she identifies herself as “a colorist by instinct,” adding that “the palette is central to my expression and a source of much joy.”

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Fans headed outdoors last weekend to see legendary blues rock guitarist Jimmie Vaughan and the Tilt-A-Whirl Band kick off the Railyard’s Summer Concert Series. Vaughan’s famously infectious sounds, notable in his solo work and with his former band The Fabulous Thunderbirds, kept the throngs on their feet all night long. “The scene was magical,” says Jamie Lenfestey of Heath Concerts, which presents the series. “It was one of the biggest Railyard concert crowds yet, with people of all ages, little kids to retirees, dancing and having a great time.” Lenfestey added that blues singer Lou Ann Barton, who performed with the band, “killed for her portion of the show.” The series continues through August 31.—Cristina Olds 28


Jimmie Vaughan and the Tilt-A-Whirl Band

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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Margaretta Caesar Daytime Drama, oil, 48" x 60" David Unger Beloved, bronze (505) 660-5966

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