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It’s time for the 25th annual Santa Fe Home Show!

The City of Santa Fe Event Calendar

this week’s

top nightlife

and entertainment



week of March 12


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

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MAR 12 – MAR 25




WHETHER YOU’RE IN SCHOOL or not, you can feel the pulse of spring break as it descends upon Santa Fe. The warmer temperatures and longer days inevitably bring on a case of spring fever for locals. What a great time to be in a town with so many possibilities. The skiing is as good as it’s been all winter, the golf courses are stirring, bikes and motorcycles are beginning to emerge, and Santa Fe, as usual, has lots going on. This weekend alone, El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe has its Winter Market over in the Railyard, there are gallery openings, and the clubs have a wonderful variety of music. El Mesón, for example, has some excellent jazz scheduled. Do celebrate spring break. You survived the worst of winter, and you deserve the warmth of the sun and the opportunity to pursue whatever brings you joy. Peruse those options in this issue of NOW, and remember that spring break is about breaking out of winter, regardless of how you choose to do it.


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The Santa Fe Home Show takes place March 14–15. For more, turn to page 13.


ALWAYS THE THIRD THURSDAY February through November


Join us Saturday, March 14 Fine Southwest Jewelry, Art, Pottery, Weavings Visiting artists & demonstrations A portion of the proceeds from our Grand Opening will go to Dollars 4 Schools, an initiative of The Santa Fe Community Foundation

130 Lincoln Avenue, Santa Fe, NM 87501 505-982-0055

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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Wishing you a wonderful time, Javier M. Gonzales City of Santa Fe, Mayor


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On the cover: This Vista Redonda home, recently remodeled by Palo Santo Designs, is an entry in the Remodelers Showcase at the Santa Fe Home Show. Photo by Kate Russell

Workshops Workshops Niki Niki Sherey Sherey

Acrylic and Mixed Media March 29 10 to 4 Acrylic and Mixed Media March 29 10 to 4

Karen Karen Frey Frey

Encaustic March 28 & 29 10 to 4 Encaustic March 28 & 29 10 to 4

Sherry Sherry Ikeda Ikeda

Willow Willow Bader Bader

Encaustic April 13 10 to 4 Encaustic April 13 10 to 4

Encaustic April 4 & 5 10 to 4 Encaustic April 4 & 5 10 to 4

901 901 Canyon Canyon Road Road 505-780-8390 505-780-8390 * *

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True West After a soft launch in December, True West will officially open its doors on March 14. The Lincoln Street gallery’s grand opening will feature public events during the day and a private ribbon cutting party that evening. True West primarily features Native American jewelry but also offers textiles, pottery, paintings, and sculptures that range in price from $25– $3,700. “We try to have something for everybody but still have it be local and handcrafted,” says sales associate Roman Ramsey of the store’s more than 2,000 pieces of merchandise. Approximately 30 Native artists are featured at True West, and that number is growing rapidly, according to owners Craig Allen and Lisa Sheridan, who credit the store’s focus on the artist for its success. “We deal with artists directly; there is no middleman,” Allen says. “For all of our jewelry, we can tell you if it’s natural or stabilized; we can offer you a certificate of authenticity.”—Whitney Spivey


buzz A portion of the proceeds from True West’s grand opening raffle will benefit Dollars 4 Schools.

True West’s Grand Opening, March 14, gallery open to public 10 am–3:30 pm, private party 4–7 pm, 130 Lincoln, Ste F, 505-982-0055,

pruning the vineyard

Prepare to be dazzled at this year’s Bead Fest Santa Fe. More than 130 vendors will sell beads—some of them crafted from exotic materials such as bone, ancient coins, and fossils—from around the world. Jewelry and jewelry-making supplies will also be available at this biennial event, held March 20–22 at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center. “Most vendors only sell their products at other bead shows around the country or through their websites,” says Ashley Sostaric Finkes, the event’s marketing manager. Those interested in jewelry making can participate in hands-on workshops from March 19 to March 22. These $55 classes offer professional instruction in areas such as crafting geometric lace necklaces, crystal cocktail rings, and birch bark necklaces. You might also learn torch enameling, how to form and shape metal, or how to apply different types of patinas to copper and silver. Bead Fest is presented by the lapidary and jewelry magazine publisher Interweave, which alternates its annual March show between Santa Fe and Arlington, Texas.—Emily Van Cleve

Learn to grow grapes—for eating or drinking—in your own backyard at Estrella Del Norte’s Pruning the Vineyard 101 class. The viticulture course will cover controlling crop load, canopy management, netting, and preparing for a harvest. In addition, it will “give insight into training techniques about forming the vine structure and laying out trellising,” says owner Eileen Reinders, who notes that grapes must be properly located on a vine for the best sun exposure. The process might sound intricate, but it’s all in the name of quality fruit—and thus better wine. And at the end of the day, attendees can experience the instant payoff of well-grown grapes with a tasting of Estrella Del Norte’s creations. A follow-up session on April 26, Winemaking 101, will explore the harvest and bottling processes. —Ashley M. Biggers

Bead Fest Santa Fe, March 20–21, 10 am–6 pm, March 22, 10 am–5 pm, $12–$15, Santa Fe Community Convention Center, 201 W Marcy,


Pruning the Vineyard 101, March 22, 2–4 pm, $40, 505455-2826, 106 N Shining Sun,


Bead Fest


hating haunted Hollywood What’s the nastiest image you can imagine in a movie? Dead children? Brother-sister incest? Mother-daughter incest? Self immolation? A dog shot during a house party? A long conversation with someone who’s sitting on the toilet? Taboos cascade throughout Maps to the Stars, and while this movie could technically be considered a comedy, it’s a portrayal of successful, pathetic Hollywood actors being mean and crazy in ways that are occasionally funny. But between flares of real laughs lies depression so profound it cloaks each shot in cold shadow. David Cronenberg has a distinct gore style. The director of A History of Violence and Eastern Promises (two fantastic thrillers starring Viggo Mortensen) creates scars and wounds that look unsettlingly alive, like they’re extra pink and bulgy. Cronenberg-style makeup effects are on full display in Maps to the Stars, so that even as you’re laughing at the ridiculous actors, there’s still an unsettled element. It’s hard for a disfigured schizophrenic to sell a joke. Julianne Moore and Evan Bird play the movie’s movie stars. Moore is, in fact, a movie star and seems to relish her strange role here as Havana Segrand. She plays Havana as a needy ditz, her insecurity epitomized by an upper lip that’s been worked over a little too hard by

Mia Wasikowska in David Cronenberg’s Maps to the Stars

plastic surgeons. When her dead mother appears as a cruel ghost, Moore brings real terror to the film. But Bird is the scene-stealer. He plays Benjie Weiss, 13 and fresh out of rehab, making $5 million to star in the sequel to his hit Bad Babysitter. Benjie is an acid-tongued, entitled monster of a person. He swears he’s clean, though he joneses to get high again when he gets his own ghost haunting him. Cronenberg puts these made-up actors through hell and leaves them destroyed. For all its name dropping (almost every major star gets a mention), this movie seems to truly hate Hollywood. The director appears to think horror and comedy combine perfectly when the characters are movie stars. His latest film is the act of an artist with a grudge.—Phil Parker

Real Housewives of the Santa Fe Trail

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Don’t put your skis back in the basement yet. The 10th annual Tessa Horan Ascension Race is a great excuse to give your randonnée or telemark gear one last hurrah before Ski Santa Fe closes in April. Participants in this endurance ski event snowshoe or ski up from the base area to the top of the Quad Chair (short course) or Tesuque Peak (long course) and then descend back down for post-race refreshments and an awards ceremony. The event is in memory of Tessa Horan, a 24-year-old former ski patroller who joined the Peace Corps in 2006 and was killed in a shark attack while serving in the South Pacific.—WS Tessa Horan Ascension Race, March 21, 5 pm, $15–20, Ski Santa Fe, 1477 State Highway 475,

During the summer of 1867, 19-year-old Sister Mary Alfonsa Thompson died mysteriously somewhere between Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, and Santa Fe on her way to New Mexico. In 2006, Thompson’s great-great-niece, Alice Anne Thompson, wrote American Caravan, which documents the nun’s unsolved death. The tragedy will be the focus of the author’s lecture on March 25 at the New Mexico Museum of Art. Titled Real Housewives of the Santa Fe Trail, the talk will also incorporate stories of other pioneering young women who made the trek west from Missouri. “They were all tenacious and resilient,” Thompson says. “Their stories are included in my book not necessarily because they shaped history but because they reflect it and in many cases inspired it.” Thompson, who has a doctorate in American history from St. Louis University, became interested in learning about the women along the Santa Fe Trail while she was researching the story of her aunt’s death. “Her burial site has not been found,” she says, “even though I’ve had FBI people out there helping to find the grave.”—EVC El Rancho de las Golondrinas presents Real Housewives of the Santa Fe Trail, March 25, 6 pm, free, New Mexico Museum of Art, 107 W Palace, March 12, 2015 NOW 5

March 12: Band of Lovers at Cowgirl BBQ

this week

March 12 thursday Hungry Artist Life Drawing Artisan, 2601 Cerrillos

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

The Milagro Man: The Irrepressible Multicultural Life and Literary Times of John Nichols La Tienda Performance Space, 7 Caliente

A 78-minute feature documentary exploring the literary works and social activism of Taos resident John Nichols, author of The Milagro Beanfield War. $5, 7 pm, 505-466-1634,

Student Restaurant Lunch Santa Fe Culinary Academy 112 W San Francisco

The academy’s student restaurant, The Guesthouse, serves lunch. Reservations recommended. Prices vary, 11:30 am–1 pm, 505-983-7445,

Band of Lovers Cowgirl BBQ, 319 S Guadalupe

Indie/folk duo. Free, 8–11 pm, 505-982-2565, 6

Chuscales and Friends El Farol, 808 Canyon

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

Jazz Blues Ballads Starlight Lounge at Montecito Santa Fe 500 Rodeo

Jazz blues ballads with host Bruce Adams. $2 per month guest membership (required), 6:30–8:30 pm, 505-428-7777,

Latin Night Skylight, 139 W San Francisco With DJ Danny. Free, 9 pm–12 am,


March 12–March 18

Tom Rheam Trio El Mesón, 213 Washington

Trumpet virtuoso Tom Rheam with Arlen Johnson on guitar and Jim Martinez on acoustic bass. Free, 7:30–11 pm, 505-983-6756,

Backpacking Basics REI, 500 Market St, Suite 100

Learn about choosing a pack, selecting proper clothing and footwear, trail etiquette, and Leave No Trace principles. Free, 6–7:30 pm. 505-982-3557,

Susan Graham The Lensic Performing Arts Center 211 W San Francisco

Limelight Karaoke The Palace Restaurant and Saloon 142 W Palace

See profile on page 14. $27–$100, 6:30 pm, 505-988-1234,

Pocket Vinyl Duel Brewing, 1228 Parkway

See profile on page 17. $10, 7:30 pm, 800-838-3006,

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

Retro indie rock music. Free, 7–10 pm, 505-474-5301,

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

The Hat Santa Fe Playhouse 142 E De Vargas

March 13 friday Art Matters: Sustenance

Various locations

Kickoff of a 10-day series featuring various events, exhibitions, and lectures centering on food, conversation, and art that nourishes the body, mind, and soul. Through March 22, details vary,

David Geist Pranzo Italian Grill 540 Montezuma

High-Altitude Baking Workshop Las Cosas Cooking School 181 Paseo de Peralta

Fun Adixx The Palace Restaurant and Saloon 142 W Palace

Get tips for adjusting recipes so that they turn out perfectly at 7,000 feet. $85, 10 am–1 pm, 505-988-3394,

Restaurant Walk III Santa Fe School of Cooking 125 N Guadalupe

Eat your way around town with stops at the Old House Restaurant, Dinner for Two, the Anasazi Restaurant, and L’Olivier. $115, 2 pm, 505-983-5411,

Student Restaurant Lunch Santa Fe Culinary Academy 112 W San Francisco

The academy’s student restaurant, The Guesthouse, serves lunch. Reservations recommended. Prices vary, 11:30 am–1 pm, 505-983-7445,

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

Class includes corn tortillas, cheese enchiladas with red chile sauce, chicken enchiladas with green chile sauce, pinto beans, posole, and more. $80, 10 am, 505-983-4511,

Snowflake Heidi Loewen Porcelain Gallery & School 315 Johnson

Works by Heidi Loewen. Free, reception 5–7:30 pm, 505-988-2225,

Trace Matter Wade Wilson Art, 217 W Water

Work by SFUAD students, alumni, faculty, and guest artists. Free, reception 5–7 pm, 505-660-4393,

Monika Cassel and Shaun T. Griffin Collected Works, 202 Galisteo

Poetry reading. Free, 6 pm, 505-988-4226,

Alpha Cats Second Street Brewery at Second Street 1814 Second St

Live jazz. Free, 6–9 pm, 505-982-3030,

Blues Revue Trio Second Street Brewery at the Railyard, 1607 Paseo de Peralta

Traditional blues and folk. Free, 6–9 pm, 505-989-8585,

Susan’s Fine Wine and Spirits

Live music. Free, 6–9 pm, 505-984-2645,

Food and drink specials and live music. Free, 10 pm–12 am, 505-428-0690,

Happy Hour with Half Broke Horses The Palace Restaurant and Saloon 142 W Palace Food and drink specials and live music. Free, 4:30–7:30 pm, 505-4280690, palacesantafe. com.

Joe West and The Santa Fe Revue Cowgirl BBQ, 319 S Guadalupe Live music. Free, 8:30 pm, 505-982-2565,

Pachanga with DJ Aztech Sol Blue Rooster, 101 W Marcy

Salsa lesson followed by dancing. $5, lesson 8:30–9:45 pm, dancing until 1 am, 505-206-2318,

Ronald Roybal Hotel Santa Fe, 1501 Paseo de Peralta

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

Sarah Mohr with Equinox Starlight Lounge at Montecito Santa Fe 500 Rodeo

Vocalist Sarah Mohr performos with Equinox (pianist Lou Levin and bass player Gayle Kenny). $2 per month guest membership (required), 6:30–8:30 pm, 505-428-7777,

The Alchemy Party Skylight, 139 W San Francisco

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

The Gruve El Farol, 808 Canyon

Funk/soul music. $5, 9 pm–12 am, 505-983-9912,

The Roaring ’20s La Fonda on the Plaza 100 E San Francisco

Live music. Free, 8–11 pm,


The Three Faces of Jazz El Mesón, 213 Washington

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

The Hat Santa Fe Playhouse 142 E De Vargas

Gala event for the production directed by Cristina Duarte. See profile on page 17. $25, 7:30 pm, 800-838-3006,

March 14 saturday An Afternoon of Poetry and Performance Art Peter Projects, 1011 Paseo de Peralta Axle Contemporary hosts poets and performance artists as part of its fifth anniversary celebration. Free, 1–4 pm, 505-670-5854,

Winter Market El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe 555 Camino de la Familia

An indoor market featuring art, textiles, jewelry, books, and more. Free, 8 am–3pm, 505-992-0591, March 12, 2015 NOW 7

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,

Brewery Tour Santa Fe Brewing Company, 35 Fireplace

See where local brews such as Happy Camper IPA and Santa Fe Pale Ale are made. Free, 12 pm, 505-424-3333,

International Artisan Breads Santa Fe Culinary Academy 112 W San Francisco

Learn bread-baking history and techniques in this six-hour workshop with chef Tina Powers. $95, 9 am–3 pm, 505-983-7445,

Red Chile Workshop Santa Fe School of Cooking 125 N Guadalupe

Explore the culinary history of chile and learn how to safely and efficiently handle it in the kitchen. $75, 2 pm, 505-983-4511,

Santa Fe Farmers Market Santa Fe Railyard, 1607 Paseo de Peralta

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

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

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

The Santa Fe Home Show Santa Fe Community Convention Center 201 W Marcy

See profile on page 13. $5, 10 am–5 pm, 505-9821774,

Eliminate Most Heart Disease Without Drugs or Surgery Body of Santa Fe, 333 Cordova

Explore how whole-food plant-based diets can help eliminate heart disease. Free, 12–1:30 pm, 505-986-0362,

JoyceGroup Santa Fe Santa Fe Public Library, 145 Washington

Lovers of Irish writer James Joyce’s work meet every Saturday to discuss Ulysses and Finnegans Wake. Led by Adam Harvey, creator of the acclaimed oneman show Don’t Panic: It’s Only Finnegans Wake. Enthusiasts with all levels of knowledge are welcome. Free, 10 am–12:30 pm,

Opera Breakfast Lecture: Rossini’s La Donna del Lago Collected Works, 202 Galisteo

Opera expert Desirée Mays discusses the opera prior 8

to the live broadcast at The Lensic from The Met. Free, 9:30 am, 505-988-4226,

Donation Yoga Body of Santa Fe, 333 Cordova

A donation–based yoga class that benefits the Espanola Valley Humane Society. By donation, 2–3 pm, 505-986-0362,

Broomdust Caravan Second Street Brewery at the Railyard, 1607 Paseo de Peralta Cosmic Americana. Free, 6–9 pm, 505-989-8585,

Flamenco Dinner Show El Farol, 808 Canyon

Flamenco dancers and musicians perform during dinner. $25, 6:30–9 pm, 505-983-9912,

Happy Hour with Don Boaz & Sal The Palace Restaurant and Saloon 142 W Palace

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

Duel Brewing, 1228 Parkway

Community contra dance band. Free, 4–6 pm, 505-474-5301,

Ronald Roybal Hotel Santa Fe, 1501 Paseo de Peralta

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

Rumelia Duel Brewing, 1228 Parkway Dr

Contemporary Balkan folk music. Free, 7–10 pm, 505-474-5301,

The Bus Tapes Cowgirl BBQ, 319 S Guadalupe

Live music. Free, 8:30 pm, 505-982-2565,

The Major Dudes El Farol, 808 Canyon

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

The Roaring ‘20s La Fonda on the Plaza, 100 E San Francisco Live music. Free, 8–11 pm, 505-995-2363,

Jesus Bas Anasazi Restaurant, 113 Washington

Tom Rheam Sextet El Mesón, 213 Washington

Julie Trujillo and David Geist Pranzo Italian Grill, 540 Montezuma

Trash Disco Blue Rooster, 101 W Marcy

Ornetcetera Second Street Brewery at Second Street 1814 Second St

Vanilla Pop The Palace Restaurant and Saloon 142 W Palace

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

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

Vibes-driven jazz. Free, 6–9 pm, 505-982-3030,

Roaring Jelly

Send us your event information! To have your event listed in the calendar section of NOW, please either email your information and any related photos to or self-post your event at All material must be emailed or self-posted two weeks prior to NOW’s Thursday publication date. All submissions are welcome, but events will be included in NOW as space allows.

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

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

Live ‘80s classics, ‘40s standards, and disco. $5, 10 pm–1 am, 505-428-0690,

Pi Day Fun Run and Walk Capital High School, 4851 Paseo Del Sol Run 3.14 miles to benefit the Capital High School math department. $5–$30, 9:26:53 am,

I Do, I Do, Too-Doo or The Heart House Home for Gals Teatro Paraguas, 3205 Calle Marie

The Southwest Rural Theatre Project’s newest original melodrama, written and directed by Leslie Joy Coleman. $8–$12, 7:30 pm, 505-424-1601,

Rhythm of Fire James A. Little Theater, 1060 Cerrillos

Belisama Irish Dance presents traditional and contemporary Irish dancing with award-winning and up-and-coming dancers. $15, 2 pm and 7 pm, 505-9881234,

The Hat Santa Fe Playhouse, 142 E De Vargas See profile on page 17. $15–$20, 7:30 pm,


The Met Live in HD: Rossini’s La Donna Del Lago The Lensic Performing Arts Center 211 W San Francisco

it’s time for a new show!

Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato and tenor Juan Diego Flórez star in this opera, based on the novel by Sir Walter Scott. $22–$28, 11 am, encore performance 6 pm, 505-988-1234,


Making Dance for Playing House Center for Contemporary Arts 1050 Old Pecos Trl

Opening Reception March 20th, from 5-7pm

CCA and New Mexico School of the Arts’ dance department invite student dancers to a free workshop that focuses on a current exhibition and culminates in a same-day performance. Free, 10 am–2 pm, performance 3 pm, 505-216-0672,

Show Dates: March 20 through April 2

March 15 sunday

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

A Borrowed Identity Center for Contemporary Arts 1050 Old Pecos Trl

The Santa Fe Home Show Santa Fe Community Convention Center 201 W Marcy

See profile on page 13. $5, 10 am–5 pm, 505-9821774,

Occoquan Teatro Paraguas, 3205 Calle Marie

A reading and book launch for Gary Worth Moody’s poetry collection Occoquan. Free, 5 pm, 505-424-1601,

Ellen Datlow Jean Cocteau Cinema, 418 Montezuma

Interview, book signing, and creepy-doll contest with acclaimed horror and science-fiction editor Ellen Datlow, who shares her new anthology, The Doll Collection. Free, 6:30 pm, 505-466-5528,

Water, Eternity, and Wisdom MogaDao Institute, 703 Camino de la Familia Part of the institute’s series of foundational yoga workshops, taught by Surya Little and Paige Cochran. $60, 1–5 pm,

Island of Black and White Duel Brewing, 1228 Parkway


fine art

Greenberg Fine Art 205 Canyon Road, Santa Fe, NM 87501 505.955.1500 Latin world music. Free, 7–10 pm, 505-983-9912,

Ramon Bermudez Trio La Casa Sena, 125 E Palace

Live guitar music. Free, 12–2 pm, 505-988-9232,

Ramon Bermudez Jr. La Fonda on the Plaza 100 E San Francisco

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

The Cabin Project Cowgirl BBQ, 319 S Guadalupe

Orchestral indie/pop music. Free, 8 pm, 505-982-2565,

Beethoven Festival The Lensic Performing Arts Center 211 W San Francisco

Pianist Sean Chen joins the Santa Fe Symphony to perform Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 2. $22–$76, 4 pm, 505-988-1234,

107 W Palace

A performance of Bennett’s Suite of Old American Dances, Bernstein’s Overture to Candide, and more. Conducted by Jan Gaynor. Free, 2–3 pm, 505-471-4865,

The Hat Santa Fe Playhouse, 142 E De Vargas See profile on page 17. $15–$20, 2 pm, 800-838-3006,

March 16 monday Bill Hearne Trio La Fonda on the Plaza, 100 E San Francisco

Classic country and Americana. Free, 7:30–11 pm, 505-995-2363, March 14: The Met Live in HD: Rossini’s La Donna Del Lago at The Lensic

Jackie Greene Skylight, 139 W San Francisco

Blues/reggae/rock/folk. Free, 5–7 pm, 505-474-5301,

Heath Concerts presents a concert with the former Black Crowes member. $18, 7:30 pm,

Nacha Mendez and Co. El Farol, 808 Canyon

Santa Fe Concert Band’s Spring Concert New Mexico Museum of Art


A screening presented by the Santa Fe Jewish Film Festival followed by a Skype interview with director Eran Riklis. $12, 4–6 pm, 505-216-0672,

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239 Johnson Street, Santa Fe, NM 87501

Cowgirl Karaoke Cowgirl BBQ, 319 S Guadalupe

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

Santa Fe Great Big Jazz Band Tiny’s Restaurant, 1005 St. Francis Big band music. Free, 7–9 pm, 505-983-9817,

Stanlie Kee & Step In: Living Room Blues El Farol, 808 Canyon Live blues music. Free, 8–11 pm, 505-983-9912,

Martin Sexton The Lensic Performing Arts Center 211 W San Francisco

(505) 982–7882

See profile on page 15. $22–$38, 7 pm, 505-988-1234,

Photo: Frances Ehrenberg-Hyman

March 17 tuesday (505) 954–1049

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

Explore Georgia O’Keeffe’s ideas about cooking. $85, 10 am, 505-983-4511,

St. Paddy’s Day Gourmet Las Cosas Cooking School 181 Paseo de Peralta

Create an authentic Irish meal including soda breads, bacon and cabbage with champ and parsley sauce, and lamb shepherd pie. $85, 6–9 pm, 505-988-3394,

Notes on Music Temple Beth Shalom, 205 E Barcelona

Performance Santa Fe Artistic Director Joseph Illick hosts a talk about composer Leonard Bernstein. $12.50–$25, 7:30 pm, 505-988-1234,

Argentine Tango Milonga El Mesón, 213 Washington

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

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

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

Canyon Road Blues Jam El Farol, 808 Canyon

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

Edmund Gorman Duel Brewing, 1228 Parkway Dr

Live music during a special St. Patrick’s Day celebration. Free, 6–9 pm, 505-474-5301,

Jean Cocteau Cinema 418 Montezuma

Karaoke Night Skylight, 139 W San Francisco

Paintings by Ryan Singer and jewelry by Liz Wallace. Free, reception 5–7 pm, 505-466-5528,

Pat Malone TerraCotta Wine Bistro, 304 Johnson

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

With VDJDany. $2, 8 pm–12 am,

Solo acoustic jazz guitar. Free, 6–8 pm, 505-989-1166,

Radiator King Cowgirl BBQ, 319 S Guadalupe

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

Track Night Santa Fe High School, 2100 Yucca

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

March 18 wednesday An Evening with Georgia Georgia O’Keeffe Museum 217 Johnson

An private after-hours museum viewing with champagne, followed by a prix–fixe dinner at adjacent Georgia restaurant. Reservations required. $65, 6–7:30 pm, 505-946-1000,

Sangre de Cristo Craft Brewers’ Meeting Santa Fe Brewing Company, 35 Fire Place

All beer enthusiasts are welcome to attend this monthly meeting to discuss brewing. Free, 7-9 pm, 505-424-3333,

Tacos Santa Fe School of Cooking, 125 N Guadalupe Get creative with potato, poblano chile, spinach, shrimp, and chicken guacamole fillings. $98, 10 am, 505-983-4511,

Wine 101: Old World vs. New World Santa Fe Culinary Academy 112 W San Francisco

Learn how wine-making style, climate, and terroir affect what we taste. $50, 5:30–7:30 pm, 505-983-7445,

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,

Author Pamela Christie joins a discussion of her historical novel The King’s Lizard: A Tale of Murder and Deception in Old Santa Fe, which takes place in 1782 New Mexico. Free for members, 1:30–2:30 pm, 505-982-4636,



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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,

Chuscales El Mesón, 213 Washington

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

Connie Long & Fast Patsy The Palace Restaurant and Saloon 142 W Palace

Drink and food specials with live music. Free, 8:30–11:30 pm, 505-428-0690,

Eryn Bent Cowgirl BBQ, 319 S Guadalupe

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

Karaoke Night Junction, 530 S Guadalupe

March 14 & 15, 2015

Sat 10 - 5 • Sun 10 - 4 • Tickets $5.00

Santa Fe Community Convention Center

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

Remodelers Showcase Cash Prizes • Giveaways

Ramon Bermudez Jr. TerraCotta Wine Bistro, 304 Johnson

3rd Annual Santa Fe Community College Design Competition

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

The Gruve La Fonda on the Plaza, 100 E San Francisco Pop music. Free, 7:30–11 pm, 505-995-2363,

Inaugural Lego Competition ®

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Jennifer Jesse Smith

the acclaimed jewelry artist makes one-of-a-kind pieces for the body and soul Fine jeweler Jennifer Jesse Smith believes that every item she makes is awaiting its owner, someone who has an intimate connection with her work. “It already belongs to a specific soul out there,” she says. “Part of the adventure is the coming together of the two.” Her fashion is felt, she explains—not just worn. Smith’s work can be found in downtown Santa Fe at True West, the Rainbow Man, and other galleries; next month, the artist will move into a new studio space adjacent to her home gallery, the Historic Nambé Trading Post, which is curated and managed by her mother, artist and Emmy Award–winning costume designer Cathy Smith.—Whitney Spivey Smith, who’s a quarter Lakota, learned indigenous silver- and metalsmithing techniques at Santa Fe’s Institute of American Indian Arts before attending the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she majored in bronze casting and sculpture.

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Smith says she’s influenced by classical and post-modern art, couture, and rock ‘n’ roll. Ravens, stars, and dragonflies also feature prominently in her work.


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Santa Fe Home Show


the 25th annual home-improvement event focuses on remodeling and design WHEN YOU’VE MADE UP your mind to make some improvements to your home—or, even better, to renovate it—the changes can’t come fast enough. But good design demands great planning. With some 60 exhibitors expected to fill the Santa Fe Community Convention Center on March 14 and 15, the Santa Fe Home Show is the perfect one-stop opportunity to meet area home building and landscaping professionals, see the latest home-building technology, and talk directly with manufacturers and retailers of solar energy systems, replacement windows, and more. Brandon Snoy is the chair of the 2015 Remodelers Council of the Santa Fe Area Home Builders Association, which produces the Home Show. According to Snoy, remodeling in Santa Fe is booming because low-priced homes that were snapped up during the recession are starting to age. “Floor plans are dated, kitchens are dated, and many homes are 20 years or older,” Snoy says. “Homeowners are interested in energy-efficient retrofits, new windows and doors, new kitchens, and aging-inplace design.” Five of the area’s top homebuilders, including Snoy’s own company, Palo Santo Designs, are competing in the Remodelers Showcase, in which they enter comprehensive portfolios of recent remodeling efforts ranging from bathrooms and kitchens to whole house remodels and landscaping projects. (Look for photos from each project, along with details about the

More than 60 exhibitors will be on hand to show off their products and services.

Home Show attendees can view students’ entries in the Santa Fe Community College Design Competition and then vote for their favorite to win the People’s Choice Award.

Home Show, in Haciendas magazine, currently on newsstands.) Another contest, the Third Annual Santa Fe Community College (SFCC) Design Competition, is open to SFCC students competing in interior design, kitchen and bath design, architectural, fine woodworking, and, for the first time, metal sculpture. Home Show Committee Chair Karen Paramanandam urges attendees of the Home Show to enter to win hourly cash prizes or the grand prize, a $3,000 gift certificate from Builders Source Appliance Gallery. Kids can win prizes, too, for participating in the Home Show’s inaugural Lego Competition on both Saturday and Sunday. Santa Fe Home Show, March 14–15 (Saturday 10 am–5 pm, Sunday 10 am–4 pm), $5, Santa Fe Community Convention Center, 201 W Marcy, A comprehensive backyard landscaping project by Fabu-WALL-ous Solutions is just one of several entries in the 2015 Remodelers Showcase.

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Susan Graham

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the internationally acclaimed mezzo-soprano gives an intimate and stylistically rich recital at The Lensic ON MARCH 12, the beloved New Mexico–born mezzo-soprano Susan Graham will appear in recital at The Lensic, accompanied by pianist Malcolm Martineau. In contrast to her large-scale performances on the stages of La Scala; Covent Garden; and the Santa Fe, Dallas, Metropolitan, San Francisco, Lyric, and Paris opera houses, among many others, Graham will perform a varied and intimate program centered on Robert Schumann’s song cycle Frauenliebe und -leben (A Woman’s Love and Life). The audience will be taken on a journey that examines each Schumann song individually and also showcases complementary works by composers such as Berlioz, Tchaikovsky, Grieg, Mahler, R. Strauss, Ravel, and others. “[This program is] a wonderful exploration of how different composers from different centuries treat similar themes,” says Joseph Illick, artistic director of Performance Santa Fe, which is presenting the recital. Called “America’s favorite mezzo” by Gramophone magazine, Graham achieved acclaim early in her career, due to her mastery of a range of genres and repertoire. (Her most recent recording, Virgins, Vixens & Viragos, features works by 14 composers, from Purcell to Sondheim.) Born in Roswell, New Mexico, Graham grew up in Texas and attended the Manhattan School of Music after graduating from Texas Tech University. In 1994, she made her international debut as the titular character in Massenet’s Chérubin at London’s Royal Opera House, and over the course of her career she’s won The Metropolitan Opera’s National Council Auditions, the Schwabacher Award from San Francisco Opera’s Merola Opera Program, a Career Grant from the Richard Tucker Music Foundation, and a Grammy Award. In 2001 she was named a Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government, and in 2004 Musical America named her Vocalist of the Year. Graham has premiered the roles of Jordan Baker in John Harbison’s The Great Gatsby, Sondra Finchley in Tobias Picker’s An American Tragedy, and Sister Helen Prejean in Jake Heggie’s Dead Man Walking—a role that was written for her.


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Performance Santa Fe presents Susan Graham, March 12, 6:30 pm, $27–$100, The Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W San Francisco,,

Here and above: Graham stars as Dido in Berlioz’s Les Troyens at The Metropolitan Opera.

Martin Sexton


an evening of Americana music at The Lensic

MARTIN SEXTON’S NEW ALBUM isn’t available on cassette, but its eclectic collection of songs is reminiscent of what you might have found on one in decades past. Which is exactly what Sexton was going for. “I wanted to create a mixtape on this record, as I’ve always taken comfort and inspiration in ones given to me,” he says. “So the record ranges from a Memphis 1962 tune to a California jam to a swampy romp to an acoustic folk song to a distorted psychedelic rock thing and so on.” Mixtape of the Open Road makes its concert debut during Sexton’s March 16 solo show at The Lensic Performing Arts Center. A child of the late 1970s and early ’80s, Sexton, who grew up in Syracuse, New York, bought a cheap guitar when he was 14 and joined several rock bands during high school. Wanting to find his own voice, he left home at 22 and started busking on the streets around Harvard Square in

by Emily Va n Cle ve Cambridge, Massachusetts. In the Journey, his 1992 collection of self-produced demo recordings, sold 20,000 copies during that time. Sexton’s career took off over the course of a six-year period when he released four albums—Black Sheep, The American, Wonder Bar, and Live Wide Open—and toured worldwide, often selling out venues such as the House of Blues in Los Angeles and the Nokia Theatre in New York City. Live Wide Open (2001) was the first recording on Sexton’s own label, Kitchen Table Records, which now handles all his work. Sexton’s music often reflects his political and social concerns. In 2010, Sexton recorded Sugarcoating, which focused on unity during a time of global financial recession and natural disasters worldwide. His 2012 EP Fall Like Rain centered on searching for fulfillment without relying on distractions such as money, drugs, and television. Americana, folk-rock, and country singer-songwriter Stephen Kellogg will open for Sexton at The Lensic. “I’ve always been such a fan,” Sexton says, “so I’m psyched to have him on the bill.” Heath Concerts presents Martin Sexton, March 16, 7 pm, $22–$38, The Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W San Francisco, March 12, 2015 NOW 15

describes as affectionate and warm, is among the more serious pieces in the concert. Another powerful work, Fantasy in C Minor, is a fierce, dramatic piece that’s new in McIntosh’s repertoire. Tatum, the flutist, was asked to play a solo piece and chose Fukushima’s Mei. More contemplative than most of the pieces in the program, the serene work fits in nicely with the concert’s lineup, McIntosh says. The flute, viola, and harpsichord reunite at the end of the show to perform the third of five groups of chamber music pieces written by Jean-Philippe Rameau. Pièces en Concert in A major, published in 1741, features the harpsichord at the heart of the ensemble. “The last movement of the piece feels like a whirling dervish,” McIntosh says. “I hope people will dance out the door.” Serenata of Santa Fe presents Bach Mix, March 22, 3 pm, $10–$30, First Presbyterian Church, 208 Grant,

Gunstock Hill Books downtown Santa Fe’s best-kept literary secret by Will Gra nt ANY BOOKSELLER WORTH his salt needs a working knowledge of books. That’s especially true when dealing with old and rare volumes because their value often hinges on their publisher, author, and condition. Henry Lewis, owner, curator, and operator of Gunstock Hill Books, is a man of exactly such knowledge. “Every bookseller has a stack of reference books about books by his desk,” Lewis says. “I have a whole bookcase of books about books.” Now in its 15th year of operation and its third Santa Fe location, Gunstock has about 8,000 used books that cover everything from meteorology to medicine. There are sections on polar exploration, maritime history, and travel (to name a few), but about a third of the store is dedicated to the American West, touching on subjects such as the fur trade, the California Gold Rush, and the Lewis and Clark expedition. The Native American section stretches from floor to ceiling and is as wide as a man’s arm span. Most books cost less than $100, but about a quarter run upwards of $400. Nearly every one is in good or very good condition, according to Lewis. Many are signed by their authors, and many are first editions. Gunstock’s most valuable book is an account and transcript of the 1912 congressional hearings that followed the sinking of the Titanic, priced by Lewis at $12,000 (which he says is a steal). Although Titanic Disaster Hearings is kept safely in the glass case 16


WHAT HAPPENS WHEN classical musicians get together for fun? Well, when harpsichordist Kathleen McIntosh assembled several friends—flutist Jesse Tatum, violist Marlow Fisher and organist Linda Raney—the result was Bach Mix, which will be performed on March 22 at First Presbyterian Church. “It’s kind of a crazy program intended to be fun,” McIntosh says of the eclectic concert that features music by J. S. Bach, Kazuo Fukushima, Alec Templeton, and P. D. Q. Bach (a.k.a. Peter Schickele). The merriment begins with Bach Goes to Town, an upbeat piece written by Templeton in a 1930s jazz style that McIntosh adapted for flute, viola, and harpsichord. The piece is followed by an exuberant rendition of P. D. Q. Bach’s humorous four-hand organ work Toot Suite, performed by Raney and McIntosh. Next up is Rondo for viola and harpsichord, which is often played by McIntosh and Fisher as the McFish Duo. (Ken Benshoof originally wrote the piece in 1969.) “The beginning is really funky,” McIntosh says. “It reminds me of the percolating sounds from the old Maxwell House coffee commercial.” J. S. Bach’s Prelude in G Major, which McIntosh

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by Lewis’s desk, it, like every other book in the 750-square-foot shop, can be handled and read at will. And, as in any used bookstore, a little perusal can yield unexpected results. “It’s not always the book you’re looking for that you leave with,” Lewis says. “Sometimes it’s the book next to the book you’re looking for that’s really interesting.” That’s what makes it so easy to spend an hour in the store, leafing through yellowed pages and listening to Lewis talk about his collection. The place is quiet and smells warmly of old books. Every time I’ve been in there, I’ve left with another reason to lie awake reading until midnight. Henry Lewis owns Gunstock Hill Books, Monday– Saturday, 11 am– 5 pm, 239 Johnson, 505-983-0088,

Gunstock Hill Books, just a half block west of the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum.


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The Hat

Santa Fe Playhouse premieres an original work by a local playwright

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IN AN EFFORT TO foster contemporary theater, the Santa Fe Playhouse sent out an open call for scripts last summer. Artistic director Cristina Duarte screened approximately 30 submitted works from across the country and narrowed the field to four. After being staged for readings in fall 2014, The Hat, written by Santa Fean Dianna Lewis, emerged as the winner and will be performed publicly March 12–22. “The themes of love and sacrifice were really gripping,” Duarte says. “This is a play of layers. There’s lots of lies and truths and secrets. It stayed with me days after reading it.” Loosely inspired by a mosaic of touch points in Lewis’s life, the two-act work follows the story of Zillah (played by Barbara Hatch), who escaped certain death during World War II when she was smuggled out of Poland via a kindertransport. Decades later, Zillah, who’s become a photographer, returns to Poland and meets Yanina (played by Danette Sills), who claims to have known Zillah’s mother. Simon (played by Elias Gallegos), Zillah’s manager and love interest, pursues the truth, only to unearth a secret that changes everything.

“It’s very character driven,” Duarte says. “There are no weak characters. And these actors understand what’s underneath the lines, speaking the ideas under the words. . . . All plays are about telling the truth of the human experience, and this play says that love involves sacrifice.” Santa Fe Playhouse is already considering The Hat a success and plans to stage another new work this summer. “I’m thrilled that the playhouse is involving itself in new works,” Lewis says, “because I’ve long felt that, particularly with Santa Fe being a tourist town, people come for opera and for art; they can see a lot of the regular theater chestnuts at home. If we can give them new theater here, we can be on the cutting edge of that art as well.” The Hat, March 12–22, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, 7:30 pm, Sundays, 2 pm, $20, Santa Fe Playhouse, 142 E De Vargas, March 12, 2015 NOW 17

Seen Around photographs by Stephen Lang


Every week, Santa Fean NOW hits the streets to take in the latest concerts, art shows, and film premieres. Here’s a sampling of what we got to see.

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Santa Fe Cider Works Jordana “Jordy” Dralle and Michelle Vignery pressed cider as a hobby for 10 years before opening Santa Fe Cider Works in 2013. Enchanted Cherry, the artisanal hard cider pictured here, is a blend of 100 percent fresh-pressed sweet apple and tart cherry juices produced in small batches. The six-month aging process “produces more wine-like and complex flavor profiles and aromas,” Vignery says. “Cider has a similar alcohol content to beer and can be just as varied and complex as a fine wine.” She describes Enchanted Cherry as “lightly sparkling with a dry finish, reminiscent of a rosé champagne.” Dralle, who’s won international competitions for her beer and mead, works as a brewer at Second Street Brewery, which sells her and Vignery’s products. Santa Fe Cider Works ciders are also available at other local restaurants and retailers, as well as at a 500-square-foot cidery off Airport Road, where tastings can be scheduled Thursday through Saturday.—Cristina Olds Santa Fe Cider Works, 4363 Center Pl,


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Santacafé Executive Chef Fernando Ruiz, who, this December, will be featured in a holiday special of the Food Network show Guy’s Grocery Games, recently added the dish pictured here to Santacafé’s permanent menu. “Chilean sea bass is one of the best-tasting fish I’ve ever put in my mouth,” he says. “I like the fattiness, the buttery taste, the delicacy of it.” To balance the rich fish with a bit of acidity, Ruiz flash fries the sea bass with fennel and serves it on Gruet champagne risotto made with Parmesan and Manchego cheeses. The risotto sits in a pool of tomato beurre blanc sauce (a delicate blend of butter, reduced white wine, fresh thyme, garlic, and sun-dried tomato paste).—Cristina Olds Santacafé, 231 Washington, March 12, 2015 NOW 21

Opening Night


As one of the largest art markets in the country, Santa Fe’s many galleries and museums are always hosting openings to showcase their artists and new exhibitions. Santa Fean NOW was recently out and about at a number of opening-night receptions, and here are some of the fun people we hung out with.


openings | reviews | artists Greenberg Fine Art presents works by Laurin McCracken, Wendy Higgins, Joseph Breza, Lange Marshall, and others in a new exhibition with the theme of “reflections.” McCracken, who uses heightened realism to draw viewers into her works for a closer examination, says, “It’s not what you look at, [rather] it’s what you see that’s important.” —Cristina Olds Under the Surface: Reflections March 20–April 2, reception March 20, 5–7 pm Greenberg Fine Art, 205 Canyon

Michael DeVore, Trout with Glass Bottle, oil on linen, 30 x 24"

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Niki Sherey, Tumbling Peach, acrylic and mixed media on wood panel, 36 x 36"

Above, right: Gina Marie Erlichman, Rusty Crane Kimono, mixed media on wood panel, 42 x 33". Below, right: Niki Sherey, Lake Washington Dock III, mixed media on board, 36 x 36"

Encaustic Art Institute t he ce nte r ’s relo cation brings about a pa r tne rship wit h Galle r y 901

GALLERY 901 OWNERS Sherry Ikeda and John Schaeffer became interested in the Encaustic Art Institute (EAI) eight years ago when they were beginning to dabble in hot-wax painting. Since then they’ve helped with fundraising events, served on EAI committees, and participated in group shows. Two of Ikeda’s encaustic pieces are part of the institute’s permanent collection. Now, with financial help from Ikeda and Schaeffer, the EAI has found a new home at 632 Agua Fria—realizing founder Douglas Mehrens’s dream to move the institute from the town of Cerrillos to Santa Fe’s Railyard district. “Doug’s vision is to establish the world’s preeminent encaustic art institute and bring an annual international encaustic conference to Santa Fe,” Ikeda says. The new space, however, requires quite a bit of work before that can happen. A March 27 grand opening, with a ticket price of $75 per person, will help raise much-needed funds to set up an onsite educational center. 24

Revenue will also be generated through EAI’s partnership with Gallery 901. For at least a year, the Canyon Road gallery will display works by its 2-D artists across town, on one wall of the Agua Fria building; sculptures will be housed in the outdoor sculpture garden indefinitely. On March 28, Gallery 901 hosts a free reception to honor the artists whose works are on display both inside and outside the building. Although EAI’s permanent collection of encaustic art will eventually be moved to Santa Fe, the organization will host workshops and demonstrations at both its new and old locations. The premier Santa Fe event takes place on March 29, when artist Niki Sherey offers an acrylic mixed-media workshop. Encaustic Art Institute Santa Fe Grand Opening, March 27, 6–9 pm, $75, Encaustic Art Institute Santa Fe, 632 Agua Fria, Gallery 901 reception, March 28, 5–8 pm, free, Encasustic Art Institute Santa Fe, 632 Agua Fria,



Steeped in Art see what’s brewing at Pippin Contemporary by Emily Va n Cle ve AFTER WATER, TEA is the most widely consumed beverage in the world. The Teahouse on Canyon Road offers 180 brews, served up any way you’d like: hot, cold, plain, with milk, with sugar . . . you get the idea. And now, thanks to a collaboration with Pippin Contemporary, you can have your tea with a healthy dose of art on the side. Steeped in Art pairs approximately three dozen paintings and five tabletop sculptures by six gallery artists with six exotic teas, selected specifically by Teahouse owner Richard Freedman. A two-hour tasting at the gallery on March 21 is meant to inspire thought and conversation about characteristics shared by the artwork and the teas. A tea-tasting table will be placed in front of each piece. “There are lots of wine and art events in town, but we wanted to feature teas from our neighboring business and pair them with work by our artists,” says Pippin’s marketing manager, Kelly Skeen, who came up with the idea for the event. Imperial Grade Sencha, a strong, full-bodied tea with intense flavor, is paired with Aleta Pippin’s vibrant paintings. The smooth and relaxing Roasted Kukicha will be served in front of Stephanie Paige’s abstract textured work. The bold yet balanced Yuzu Kukicha tea was selected to accompany Cody Hooper’s paintings, which balance ancient and modern aesthetics. Michael Monroe Ethridge’s expressive abstract paintings inspired the choice of the sweet and fruity Guava Citrus. The unusual, very high elevation tea Freak of Nature Oolong goes with Tony Griffith’s surrealistic work. And lastly, according to Skeen, the remarkable work of metal sculptor Kevin Robb

Above: Cody Hooper, Translucent Memories, acrylic on panel, 24 x 24" Right: Aleta Pippin, Happy Days, oil on canvas, 30 x 30"

“is paired with one of the world’s most remarkable teas, Himalayan Snowflake.” Steeped in Art is part of the Santa Fe Gallery Association’s Art Matters series, which celebrates Santa Fe as a world-renowned arts and culture destination. Steeped in Art, March 21–April 30, tea tasting March 21, 2–4 pm, Pippin Contemporary, 200 Canyon, March 12, 2015 NOW 25



opening art reception

The Green Hour, Patina Gallery, 131 W Palace, March 20–April 12, reception March 20, 5–7 pm After digging into its archives and collections for art that features the color green, Patina Gallery will launch a new show to begin its “year of couleur.” The first of eight colorinspired exhibitions, The Green Hour refers to the late-19thcentury European happy hour, during which absinthe, a naturally green liqueur, was imbibed in cafés to stir the drinker’s creative juices.—CO Marete Larsen, Turned Wood Vessel, green sycamore painted with water-based acrylic, 7 x 12"


Robert Rauschenberg, Soviet/American Array VI, intaglio in 16 colors on Saunders paper, 89 x 52" 26

Master Prints of the ’70s–’90s Zane Bennett Contemporary Art 435 S Guadalupe Through March 20 Zane Bennett’s latest show of secondary-market works highlights newly acquired intaglio prints from the series Soviet/American Array by Robert Rauschenberg (1925–2008). Other prints on exhibit include lithographs by Robert Motherwell (1950–1991); works by Helen Frankenthaler (1928–2001) that employ lithography, serigraph, and woodcut techniques; and a few pieces from Frank Stella’s Wave Series.—Emily Van Cleve

Giving Voice to Image 3 Vivo Contemporary 725 Canyon, Through April 21 “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 14 artists collaborated with 15 local poets to create works that 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 Patty Hammarstedt, Wave III: Surge, inks and watercolor, 8 x 8"

Women and Creativity the annual series celebrates a milestone anniversary with an event at the Santa Fe Art Institute THE ANNUAL, monthlong series Women and Creativity turns 10 this year, and, in honor of this achievement, is featuring events with hundreds of visual and performing artists, museum curators, gallery owners, and others. “We believe that Women and Creativity’s remarkable expansion and evolution is due to the power of collaboration,” says Valerie Martinez, who cofounded the program with Shelle Sanchez. “Once creative women and partner organizations got a taste of how, working together, we could enliven an entire month with creative performances, workshops, salons, events, and more, we were hooked.”   Although many events take place in Albuquerque, the organizers, in conjunction with Edible Santa Fe, are hosting a popup dinner at the Santa Fe Art Institute. Chefs Lois Ellen Frank and Kai Harper are teaming up for a three-course dinner exploring the theme of food justice. Santa Feans can also join in a Tête-à-Tête Artist Trading Card exchange if they sign up by March 15. Participants will receive 10 blank trading cards to beautify as they see fit, returning them by April 15. Organizers then shuffle the submissions and give a new deck of 10 cards to each of the participants, who end up with original creations by artists from all over the world. Women and Creativity Pop-Up Dinner, March 24, 7–9 pm, $75, Santa Fe Art Institute, 1600 St. Michael’s,

Located within walking distance of Harry’s Roadhouse, Sunday brunch or a quick drink are never [on the market] out of the question at this 4,411-square-foot singlefamily home. But staying in is also an option: an open kitchen accommodates both the chef and lingering guests, while a formal dining room and outside patio offer plenty of seating options. The house, built on two acres in a gated community by master builder Robert Lockwood, incorporates feng shui principles and is centered around a central atrium. Lockwood imported rare granite from India and installed walnut floors and both antique and handmade doors. The master suite (one of three bedrooms in the home) features enormous closets with rich custom cabinetry and a three-way mirror. Your vehicles will feel spoiled here, too: the four garage spaces are climate controlled. List price: $1.395 million; contact: Ashley Margetson, Sotheby’s International Realty, 505-920-2300,




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Eating Around Dr. Field Goods

List price: $1.26 million Contact: John Hancock, Barker Realty, 505-470-5604,

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taste of the town


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.

airy abode Tucked behind a wall, this Territorial-style Eastside property has it all: comfortable living quarters, a cozy casita, and beautiful gardens. Built in 1994, the 2,535-square-foot main house features an open-concept plan for the living room, dining room, and kitchen areas, which all have cherrywood floors, high ceilings, and great natural light thanks to an abundance of windows and glass doors. The carefully landscaped garden is filled with lavender, coral bells, coneflowers, and daylilies. The detached 442-square-foot casita is perfect for guest quarters or for serving as a private studio or office. List price: $1.195 million; Contact: Stephanie Duran, Barker Realty, 505-204-2491, 28



Located on a quiet road south of town in Arroyo Hondo, this lightfilled home with high ceilings has plenty of wall space for the serious art collector. Fireplaces in the kitchen, living room, den, and master bedroom create warmth and ambience in the 3,776-squarefoot main house. A detached, one-bedroom adobe guesthouse can be used as a studio, thanks to an abundance of northern light. The ten-acre property boasts horse facilities—five paddocks, a lighted arena, a tack room, and barn—designed with the dedicated equestrian in mind.

Right: The Green Chile Stew is a classic New Mexican pork soup topped with local sharp cheddar cheese, $5 a cup.


equestrian getaway

February 24, 3 pm Left: El Cubano (Cuban pork and Swiss cheese with pickles, mayo, and a fresh cabbage salad pressed sandwich) served with Field Good potatoes, $14.


Winger at Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino

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Members of the 1980s heavy metal rock band Winger exuded pure joy as they played platinum hits for longtime fans at Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino on February 13. Near the end of the show, lead singer C. F. Kip Winger invited a local bassist from the audience to play two songs with the band to emphasize the importance of supporting live performances in this era of music downloads. Winger, who studied at UNM in the 1990s and wrote and produced solo work from a studio he built in Santa Fe, has a classical music background and was recently commissioned by the Colorado Symphony to write an orchestral guitar piece to be performed in Denver next month.—Cristina Olds March 12, 2015 NOW 29

Jane Filer

"The answer is blowing in the wind"

Ahhh, the Ides of March. Maybe we will celebrate what this start of the creative year brings. We have secrets at Bill Hester Fine Art to tell and changes to blow in the wind.

A Voice in the Wind, acrylic on canvas, 50" x 50"

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Santa Fean NOW March 12 2015 Digital Edition  

Santa Fean NOW March 12 2015 Digital Edition

Santa Fean NOW March 12 2015 Digital Edition  

Santa Fean NOW March 12 2015 Digital Edition