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ARTISTS ARE ALWAYS AN INTERESTING BUNCH, and the one behind the image on this week’s cover of NOW is no exception. Having watched ceramic artist Heidi Loewen develop her career during the past several years, I’m amazed by her evolving creativity and growth. When I once took a ceramic class from her, I saw her creative spirit at work (even while I was making my own ugly little pot). The enthusiasm and joy Heidi puts into her art and her teaching is contagious and uplifting. When I see her work, I see joy. It’s amazing that she can achieve such a feat through a primarily nonrepresentational medium. That joy that Heidi has for life is evident in everything she does, so it’s no wonder it’s apparent in her art as well. Whenever Heidi attends an event in Santa Fe, she usually dons the most outrageous and colorful outfit. Hats and shoes are her fashion specialty, and if something’s bright red, so much the better. If you see a woman at a party wearing a boa, that’s probably Heidi. While this character may dress wildly, her ceramics have a classy and elegant quality. I think that’s tied to Heidi’s youthful spirit, which is adventurous (she’s a helluva skier) and eternally curious. Plus, Heidi is a woman who wants to make a statement in her artwork as well as in her being. There’s a lesson for all of us in these qualities.

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MAR 26 – APR 01



Matsuri: Japan Festival 2015


If Shohko Café, San Q, and Izanami are among your favorite Santa Fe eateries, mark your calendar for Saturday, March 28, when the 11th annual Matsuri comes to town. The daylong festival showcases Japan’s cuisine, art, music, and dancing and is sponsored by the Santa Fe Japan Intercultural Network (Santa Fe JIN), which, according to its website, works “to introduce the unique culture of Japan and to provide opportunities for those who wish to participate in the cultural diversity of Santa Fe.” With more than 2,000 people expected to attend this year’s event, Santa Fe JIN appears to be succeeding in its mission. “Our Japanese community is small, only around 70 to 80 people,” says Santa Fe JIN president Satori Murata, “but we take pride in offering something a little different to Santa Fe.” This year, guests can enjoy martial arts demonstrations by local teachers and students as well as a performance by world-renowned taiko drummer Ringtaro. Traditional Japanese dances and music performances are also on the schedule, as are traditional tea ceremonies throughout the day. Food will be provided by a number of local restaurants. One dollar of each admission fee will be contributed to Japan Aid Fund, a foundation Santa Fe JIN founded to help victims of the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. Proceeds from two silent auctions will support Santa Fe JIN’s scholarship fund for adults and children interested in studying in Japan. —Emily Van Cleve Matsuri, March 28, 9:30 am–5 pm, $5 ( free for kids 12 and younger), Santa Fe Community Convention Center, 201 W Marcy,


Taiko drummer Ringtaro will perform at the Japan Festival on March 28.


buzz Street Homeless Animal Project If you’ve ever noticed that many homeless people have dogs, you’re not alone. Karen Cain realized the same thing back in 1998, when she started a nonprofit to help provide veterinary care, food, and supplies to the animals belonging to Santa Fe’s homeless population. The Street Homeless Animal Project (SHAP) has been running on private donations for the past 17 years, but Cain hopes the organization will see its 2015 budget surge after it receives five percent of the net sales at Whole Foods Market’s two Santa Fe locations on April 1 as part of the store’s Community Giving Day event. “We operated on between $70,000 and $75,000 last year, but our program is growing and our needs are increasing,” says Cain, who is SHAP’s only paid staff member. “For many homeless people, these beings are the only family they have. The animals are vital to them for so many reasons. We’ve been working with approximately 300 animals annually.” SHAP collaborates with two volunteer vets who walk the streets with Cain, looking for animals in need. The organization also relies on help from Smith Veterinary Hospital and the Santa Fe Animal Shelter’s Wellness Clinic. Animals are spayed or neutered as a condition of being part of the program.—EVC Community Giving Day for Street Homeless Animal Project, April 1, 10 am–7 pm, Whole Foods Market, 753 Cerrillos and 1090 S St. Francis, March 26, 2015 NOW 3

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



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On the cover: Heidi Loewen, Snow Whites, porcelain, 8" and 6". For more information, see page 21.


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Pablita Velarde: Out of the Ordinary, an exhibit on view at the Pablita Velarde Museum of Indian Women in the Arts, has been extended through April 15. The show celebrates the decades-long career of Velarde (1918–2006), a member of Santa Clara Pueblo who became the first female art student at the Santa Fe Indian School and the first female professional Native American painter. In the 1930s and ’40s, she served as the WPA artist-in-residence at Bandelier National Monument, and in 1954 she was awarded the Ordre des Palmes Académiques from the French government. —Whitney Spivey Pablita Velarde: Out of the Ordinary, $10 ($5 seniors, students, military personnel, and New Mexico residents), through April 15, 505-988-8900, Pablita Velarde Museum of Indian Women in the Arts, 213 Cathedral,

Trio Bijou Violinist and vocalist Gemma DeRagon loves jazz by the greats: Duke Ellington, Cole Porter, Stéphane Grappelli, Louis Armstrong, and Ella Fitzgerald. So back in 2013, when the Berklee College of Music alum decided to start her own vintage string jazz band, she auditioned talented musicians who could re-create those sounds, improvise, Catch Trio Bijou at the Zia Diner on the first, and, most importantly, have fun on stage. third, and fifth Thursdays of the month. “I loved how Andy Zadrozny plays the bass,” says DeRagon of the Seattle transplant and music instructor who’s now a part of the band. “He suggested I meet guitarist Andy Gabrys [also a Berklee graduate]. Both of them are master musicians, and they really like the music I want to play.” Performing under the name Trio Bijou, DeRagon, Zadrozny, and Gabrys play together several times a month at the Zia Diner. Although they took February off (DeRagon was playing music in Mexico), they’ve resumed their normal schedule at the Guadalupe Street eatery and will next appear on April 2. Zadrozny and Gabrys are so skilled, DeRagon says, that all she has to do is hand them her basic playlist right before each show. No rehearsals necessary. “They look at my chart for about five seconds, and they know what to do,” she explains. “It’s really all about improvisation. I may sing or scat for awhile or decide to play the violin. They flow along with me. Nothing’s fixed ahead of time. We just have a lot of fun.”—EVC Trio Bijou, 6:30–8:30 pm, the first, third, and fifth Thursdays of the month, Zia Diner, 326 S Guadalupe,


old-school revenge Western The villain in The Salvation is so bad. This film is a Western that embraces classic archetypes, so of course the villain’s dusty cowboy hat is black. His coat is red, which is a nice touch, and there’s no bottom to how low-down evil he’ll be: He shoots civilians in the head while their families watch, and he tortures and terrorizes a little frontier town. He’s killed a lot of Indians, we’re told, and this seems to have truly warped his mind. The Salvation shares DNA with great Westerns across all media: novels such as Blood Meridian and Lonesome Dove and the television show Deadwood. Those works depict the post–Civil War frontier as merciless vastness where life was difficult and cheap. Dread hangs over the early parts of this movie because the family we Mads Mikkelsen initially meet stars in The is beautiful Salvation. and doomed.



Jon (Mads Mikkelsen, whose asymmetric face is like artwork) is a Danish settler who came to America and, after spending seven years establishing himself, is finally joined by his wife and son. This being the vicious open range of the American West, Jon and his family have to take a long carriage ride from the train station to their home. Two scary drunk outlaw types are on that carriage, and events turn terrible. Revenge begets revenge begets revenge. Jon kills the men who kill his wife and son, but one is brother to the man in the black hat and red coat, and he’s got a nasty streak that could send the sun setting early. The Salvation is grittily realistic, but it builds to righteous bloodshed that doesn’t quite embrace the hyper-real ethos of movies such as Unforgiven and Open Range, where the morality of killing comes into play and the essential act of gunning someone down from far away proves difficult. When bullets fly at the end of this film, it’s a stylized violence that’s effective and brutal. You want your hero beaten down, time after time, so his rise ultimately thrills. Watching Jon endure awfulness and then hunt the black hat is the essence of Western storytelling. It hurts, and it feels great.—Phil Parker March 26, 2015 NOW 5

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March 26–April 1

Comedian Dave Chappelle brings his talents to Santa Fe to perform what’s sure to be the funniest show at The Lensic this year. Dubbed “the comic genius of America” by Esquire magazine, Chappelle, who’s been entertaining audiences for more than two decades, made a name for himself with the sketchcomedy series Chappelle’s Show, which aired from 2003 to 2006. Live Nation Entertainment presents Dave Chappelle, March 30, $55, 7 pm and 9:30 pm, The Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W San Francisco,



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March 30: Hurray for the Riff Raff at Skylight

March 26 thursday

performs parts of J. S. Bach’s The Well-Tempered Clavier. $10, 1–3 pm, 505-982-9274,

139 W San Francisco

Contemporary Southwest IV Santa Fe School of Cooking 125 N Guadalupe

Alice Wallace Cowgirl BBQ 319 S Guadalupe

Limelight Karaoke The Palace Restaurant and Saloon 142 W Palace

Busy McCarroll and Bert Dalton Hotel de Chimayó, Low ‘n Slow Lowrider Bar 125 Washington

Orn Ect Duel Brewing 1228 Parkway

Create a menu full of the region’s rich culinary traditions and infused with new ideas. $82, 10 am, 505-983-4511,

Salsa I Santa Fe School of Cooking 125 N Guadalupe

Prepare pico de gallo; chayote orange salsa; pineapple, red chile, and ginger salsa; and apple, raisin, and pine nut salsa. $75, 2 pm, 505-983-4511,

Kirstin Valdez Quade Collected Works 202 Galisteo

The rising literary star discusses Night at the Fiestas: Stories, about growing up in Northern New Mexico. Free, 6 pm, 505-988-4226,

Revitalize Your Creativity Through Ancient Chinese Wisdom Body of Santa Fe 333 Cordova

Lisa Wilson speaks about activating your true creative potential by engaging the five fundamental powers of wisdom, motivation, passion, connection, and clarity. Free, 6–7:30 pm, 505-986-0362,

The Well-Tempered Clavier: A Musical Performance St. John’s United Methodist Church 1200 Old Pecos Trl

Steinway Artist Jacquelyn Helin speaks about and

Southern California country, folk, and blues. Free, 8–11 pm, 505-982-2565,

Jazz/pop acoustic duo. Free, 8–11 pm, 505-988-4900,

Chuscales and Friends El Farol 808 Canyon

Classic and contemporary Flamenco guitar. Free, 8–11 pm, 505-983-9912,

C. S. Rockshow La Fonda on the Plaza 100 E San Francisco

Classic rock. Free, 7:30–11 pm, 505-995-2363,

Geeks Who Drink Second Street Brewery at Second Street 1814 Second St Get a team together for trivia and local brews. Free, 8–10:30 pm, 505-982-3030,

Kirk Kadish El Mesón 213 Washington

Smooth jazz, ambient, and experimental sounds. Free, 7–9 pm, 505-983-6756,

Latin Night Skylight

With DJ Danny. Free, 9 pm–12 am,

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

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

Tweedy The Lensic Performing Arts Center 211 W San Francisco

See profile on page 15. $37–$49, 7:30 pm, 505-988-1234,

March 27 friday Friday Night Art Walk Canyon Road Arts District Canyon Rd

Galleries stay open late every fourth Friday of the month. Free, 5–7 pm,

Grand Opening Encaustic Art Institute 632 Agua Fria

The EAI celebrates its move to a new space. $25–$75, 6–9 pm, 505-424-6487,

Last Friday Art Walk Railyard Arts District 1607 Paseo de Peralta

Ten galleries and SITE Santa Fe host receptions and March 26, 2015 NOW 7

stay open late on the last Friday of each month. Free, 5–7 pm, 505-982-3373,

Woodworking Open House Santa Fe Community College 6401 Richards

A tour of the shop and an introduction to the Fine Woodworking program. Free, 10 am–6 pm, 505-428-1741,

Still Dreaming SFUAD, The Screen 1600 St. Michael’s

In this film, a group of elderly actors attempt a production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and find that nothing is what it seems to be. The screening is accompanied by a Q&A with the filmmakers. $5–$10, 7–8:30 pm, 505-473-6494,

Native American II Santa Fe School of Cooking 125 N Guadalupe

Lois Ellen Frank teaches a course on Native American farming, plant usage, and cuisine. $85, 10 am, 505-983-4511,

Restaurant Walk II Santa Fe School of Cooking 125 N Guadalupe

Eat your way around town with stops at Restaurant Martín, Santa Fe Spirits, TerraCotta Wine Bistro, and Georgia. $115, 2 pm, 505-983-5411,

Tamales I Santa Fe School of Cooking 125 N Guadalupe

Learn different tamale-making techniques, and enjoy red chile and pork, Southern Mexican chicken, and blue corn calabacita varieties at the end of class. $98, 10 am, 505-983-4511,

Sabor Santa Fe Las Cosas Cooking School 181 Paseo de Peralta

Celebrate the flavor of New Mexican cuisine by making banana-leaf guacamole boats, Mexican beer soup, green chile polenta, and more. $85, 6–9 pm, 505-988-3394,

Gratitude Charlotte Jackson Fine Art 554 S Guadalupe

A solo exhibition of new work by Elliot Norquist. Free, reception 5–7 pm, 505-989-8688,

Ground Work Molecule 1226 Flagman Way

Group exhibition with works by Matthew Chase-Daniel, Cheri Ibes, and Mai Wakisaka. Free, reception 5–7 pm, 505-989-9806,


Peters Projects and Gerald Peters Galley present works created by artists who are known for the integration of science in their art practices. Free, reception 5–7 pm, 505-954-5800,




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Porcelain Snowdrops Heidi Loewen Porcelain Gallery 315 Johnson

8/20 9/17

An exhibition of new vessels by Heidi Loewen. See preview on page 21. Free, reception 5–7 pm, 505-988-2225,

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Inventory of Light Peters Projects 1011 Paseo de Peralta

Santa Fe Works Retrospective Chiaroscuro Contemporary Art 702 ½ Canyon

Work by painter, collage artist, and printmaker Bebe Krimmer (1930– 2014). Free, reception 5–7 pm, 505-998-0711, chiaroscurosantafe. com.

Scuba James Kelly Contemporary 1611 Paseo de Peralta

Dry-erase monotype drawings made by the duo of Sandra Wang and Crockett Bodelson, working together under the name “Scuba.” Free, reception 5–7 pm, 505-989-1601,

Throwing of the Bones Ceremony Santa Fe Community Yoga Center 826 Camino de Monte Rey, Ste B1

A ceremony, led by JoAnne Dodgson, that offers guidance with relationships, health, work, life transitions, and more. $20, 1:30–3:30 pm, 505-820-9383,

New Photography Acquisitions Georgia O’Keeffe Museum 217 Johnson

A reception for the museum’s newest exhibit. See profile on page 25. 5–7 pm,

50 Watt Whale Duel Brewing 1228 Parkway

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

Bone Orchard Cowgirl BBQ 319 S Guadalupe

Live music with Appalachian and post-punk influences. Free, 8:30–11:30 pm, 505-982-2565,

Busy and the Crazy 88s Second Street Brewery at Second Street 1814 Second Hipster pop-jazz-o-rama. Free, 6–9 pm, 505-982-3030,

Charles Tichenor’s New Cabaret El Agave 31 Burro Alley

Cabaret. Free, 6–9 pm, 505-992-0304,

C. S. Rock Show El Farol 808 Canyon

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

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, 505-428-0690,

Jimmy Stadler La Fonda on the Plaza 100 E San Francisco

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

MVIII Unplugged Second Street Brewery at the Railyard

Acoustic modern jazz. Free, 6–9 pm, 505-989-8585,

Pachanga with DJ Aztech Sol Blue Rooster 101 W Marcy

Teatro Paraguas Studio 3205 Calle Marie

A celebration of the poetry and prose of Walt Whitman and Pablo Neruda. $10, 7:30 pm, 505-424-1601,

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

March 28 saturday

Ronald Roybal Hotel Santa Fe 1501 Paseo de Peralta

Art-Focused Photography Sorrel Sky Gallery 125 W Palace

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

The Alchemy Party Skylight 139 W San Francisco

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

The Three Faces of Jazz El Mesón 213 Washington

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

Esso String Orchestra of Santa Fe First Presbyterian Church 208 Grant

Works by Vivaldi, Mozart, and others. Free, 5:30–6 pm, 505-982-8544,

Louder than Words James A. Little Theater 1060 Cerrillos

Moving People Dance Theatre presents high-energy contemporary and new choreography from its preprofessional modern and ballet dancers. $10–$15, 7 pm, 505-988-1234,

Word All Over It: Walt Whitman and Pablo Neruda

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1607 Paseo de Peralta

A photography workshop with Barbara Bowles. $245, through March 29, 970-247-3555,

Art Jumpstarts: The Creative Breakthrough Art Workshop Private Residence Location given upon registration

An art workshop with Michael Long, based on his book Art Jumpstarts: 107 Media Exercises to Inspire Creative Flow. $75, 1–5 pm, 505-310-5890,

March 26: Salsa I at Santa Fe School of Cooking

Art Matters Talk: Sustenance Zane Bennett Contemporary Art 435 S Guadalupe

1600 St. Michael’s

Encaustic Workshop Sherry Ikeda’s Studio 4 Zorrito

Brewery Tour Santa Fe Brewing Company 35 Fireplace

Artist Rachel Stevens gives a talk about her work and experiences as an artist, sculptor, and Fulbright Ambassador. Free, 2–3 pm, 505-982-8111,

A two-day course with artist Karen Frey. $575, through March 29, 505-780-8390,

Having Fun With Cold Wax and Oils Artisan 2601 Cerrillos

Ani Yellowhammer demonstrates the use of cold wax as a medium with oil paint. Free, 1:30–3:30 pm, 505-954-4179,

Matsuri: Japan Festival 2015 Santa Fe Community Convention Center 201 W Marcy

See profile on page 3. $5, 9 am–5 pm,

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,

Woodworking Open House Santa Fe Community College 6401 Richards

A tour of the shop and an introduction to SFCC’s Fine Woodworking Program. Free, 10 am–5 pm, 505-428-1741,

Still Dreaming SFUAD, The Screen

In this film, a group of elderly actors attempt a production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and find that nothing is what it seems to be. The screening is accompanied by a Q&A with the filmmakers. $5–$10, 7-8:30 pm, 505-473-6494,

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

New Mexico Favorites Las Cosas Cooking School 181 Paseo de Peralta

Create a “greatest hits of New Mexico cooking” menu featuring homemade corn tortillas, chile con queso, guacamole, green chile chicken enchiladas, and more. $85, 10 am–1 pm, 505-988-3394,

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,

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

Explore local cuisine and cooking techniques in this demonstration class. $80, 10 am, March 26, 2015 NOW 9


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

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

Artists’ Reception Gallery 901 Second Space 632 Agua Fria

Group exhibition of gallery artists in Gallery 901’s space at the new Encaustic Art Institute. Free, reception 5–8 pm, 505-780-8390,

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,

Donation Yoga Body of Santa Fe 333 Cordova

A yoga class to benefit the Española Valley Humane Society. By donation, 2–3 pm, 505-986-0362,

The Palace Restaurant and Saloon 142 W Palace

Food and drink specials and live music with Connie Long and Fast Patsy. Free, 4:30–7:30 pm, 505-428-0690,

Jesus Bas Anasazi Restaurant 113 Washington

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

Jimmy Stadler La Fonda on the Plaza 100 E San Francisco

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

John Kurzweg Band El Farol 808 Canyon

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

MuShi Duel Brewing 1228 Parkway

Jazz/funk trio. Free, 7–10 pm, 505-474-5301,

Mystic Lizard Second Street Brewery at the Railyard 1607 Paseo de Peralta

Bluegrass. Free, 6–9 pm, 505-989-8585,

Ronald Roybal Hotel Santa Fe 1501 Paseo de Peralta

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

The Santa Fe Chiles Dixie Jazz Band Cowgirl BBQ 319 S Guadalupe Jazz music. Free, 2–5 pm, 505-982-2565,

Tierra Sonikete El Mesón 213 Washington

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

Trash Disco Blue Rooster 101 W Marcy

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

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

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

Broomdust Caravan Cowgirl BBQ 319 S Guadalupe

Cosmic country and blues. Free, 8:30–11:30 pm, 505-982-2565,

Charles Tichenor’s New Cabaret El Agave 31 Burro Alley

Cabaret. Free, 6–9 pm, 505-992-0304,

Dana Smith Upper Crust Pizza 329 Old Santa Fe Trl

Singer/songwriter. Free, 6–9 pm, 505-982-0000,

Drastic Andrew Band Second Street Brewery at Second Street 1814 Second St Indie rock. Free, 6–9 pm, 505-982-3030,

Flamenco Dinner Show El Farol 808 Canyon

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

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Walt Whitman and Pablo Neruda Teatro Paraguas Studio 3205 Calle Marie

A celebration of the poetry and prose of Walt Whitman and Pablo Neruda. $10, 7:30 pm, 505-424-1601,

March 29 sunday Acrylic Mixed-Media Workshop Encaustic Art Institute 632 Agua Fria

An acrylic/mixed-media workshop with Niki Sherey. $275, 10 am–4 pm, 505-780-8390,


Still Dreaming SFUAD, The Screen 1600 St. Michael’s

In this film, a group of elderly actors attempt a production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and find that nothing is what it seems to be. The screening is accompanied by a panel discussion with the filmmakers and John Andrew of the Shakespeare Guild. $5–$10, 7-8:30 pm, 505-473-6494, March 29: Hapa at The Lensic


Sweet Georgia Brown: Impact, Courage, Sacrifice, and Will New Mexico History Museum 113 Lincoln

Gladfelter Memorial Bump Contest Ski Santa Fe 1477 State Highway 475

The New Mexico premiere of the documentary film by Lawrence E. Walker. The National Women’s History Month event includes remarks by Walker and others. Free with museum admission ($6–$9), 2–4 pm, 505-476-5152,

Ride for the Cure The Mine Shaft Tavern 2846 Hwy 14, Madrid

Poetry Reading Teatro Paraguas Studio 3205 Calle Marie

Test your skills in the moguls on Slalom Slope. 10 am–3 pm, 505-982-4429,

A bike ride to benefit the UNM Cancer Center, with plenty of music and food afterward. $20, 11 am, 505-473-0743,

A poetry reading with Joan Logghe, Mary McGinnis, and Sy Baldwin. Free, 5 pm, 505-424-1601,

Louder than Words James A. Little Theater 1060 Cerrillos

Fearless Vegetable Gardening I Modern General 637 Cerrillos

Moving People Dance Theatre presents high-energy contemporary and new choreography from its preprofessional modern and ballet dancers. $10–$15, 7 pm, 505-988-1234,

Erin Wade, owner of Vinaigrette and Modern General, hosts the first workshop in a new series Sunday Afternoons. $10, 2 pm, 505-930-5462,

Seriously Funny Warehouse 21 1614 Paseo de Peralta

Yijing 4: Winter to Spring MogaDao Institute 703 Camino de la Familia

Three original comedies by Ron Bloomberg. $20, 7:30 pm, 505-988-1234,

The Year of Magical Thinking The Lensic Performing Arts Center 211 W San Franisco

A play based on Joan Didion’s National Book Award–winning memoir. Starring Linda Purl. $15–$35, 7 pm, 505-988-1234,

Word All Over It:

Part of the institute’s series of foundational qigong workshops. Taught by Jane Barthelemy and Katja

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

Biesanz. $45, 1:30–5:30 pm, 505-690-1928,

Bryan Hayes Cowgirl BBQ 319 S Guadalupe

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

Drastic Andrew Neil Young Tribute Brunch Cowgirl BBQ 319 S Guadalupe Live music. Free, 12–3 pm, 505-982-2565,

Nacha Mendez and Co. El Farol 808 Canyon

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

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

Latin and smooth-jazz guitar. Free, 6–8 pm, 505-995-2363,

Ramon Bermudez Trio La Casa Sena 125 E Palace

Latin and smooth-jazz guitar. Free, 12–2 pm, 505-988-9232,

Hapa The Lensic Performing Arts Center 211 W San Francisco See profile on page 13. $15–$30, 7 pm, 505-988-1234,

Seriously Funny Warehouse 21 1614 Paseo de Peralta

Three original comedies by Ron Bloomberg. $20, 2 pm, 505-988-1234,

Word All Over It: Walt Whitman and Pablo Neruda Teatro Paraguas Studio 3205 Calle Marie

A celebration of the poetry and prose of Walt Whitman and Pablo Neruda. By donation, 2 pm, 505-424-1601,

March 30 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,

Cowgirl Karaoke Cowgirl BBQ 319 S Guadalupe

Hosted by Michéle Leidig. Free, 8–11 pm, March 26, 2015 NOW 11


Dave Chappelle The Lensic Performing Arts Center 211 W San Francisco

The comedian performs in Santa Fe for the first time. $55, 7 pm and 9:30 pm, 505-988-1234,

Hurray for the Riff Raff Skylight 139 W San Francisco

Heath Concerts presents a performance by the New Orleans–based Americana/folk music collective. $10, 7:30 pm,

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

March 31 tuesday Traditional New Mexican III Santa Fe School of Cooking 125 N Guadalupe

Become familiar with Santa Fe’s culinary traditions and techniques. $80, 10 am, 505-983-4511,

Campus Library Reading Institute for American Indian Arts 83 Avan Nu Po

A reading with Dia Winograd, author of the children’s book Puffy Coyote Adventure in White Sands. Free, 4–5 pm, 505-424-5715,

Kathleen Lee Collected Works 202 Galisteo

The author discusses her novel All Things Tending Towards the Eternal. Free, 6 pm, 505-988-4226,

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

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

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TerraCotta Wine Bistro 304 Johnson

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

Peter Roberts Cowgirl BBQ 319 S Guadalupe

Country 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),

Arlo Guthrie The Lensic Performing Arts Center 211 W San Francisco

A concert with the folk music icon, as part of his Alice’s Restaurant 50th Anniversary Tour. $25–$55, 7 pm, 505-988-1234,

April 1 wednesday What Is Comedy? An Introduction to the Film Institute St. John’s College 1160 Camino de Cruz Blanca

A screening of the comedy classic The Goat, followed by a group discussion led by St. John’s tutors Krishnan Venkatesh and David Carl. Free, 6–8 pm, 505-984-6000,

Dharma Talk Upaya Zen Center 1404 Cerro Gordo

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

Owning the Sacred: The 1929 Sale of the Santuario de Chimayó Fray Angelico Chavez History Library 110 Washington A brown-bag lunch and discussion with Brett Hendrickson. Free, 12–12:45 pm, 505-476-5090,

Burns La Fonda on the Plaza 100 E San Francisco

Folk and country music. Free, 7:30-11 pm, 505-995-2363,

Wine Down Wednesday The Palace Restaurant and Saloon 142 W Palace

Drink and food specials with live music. Free,

9 pm–12 am, 505-428-0690,

Mary Chapin Carpenter Trio The Lensic Performing Arts Center 211 W San Francisco

The Española Valley Humane Society presents a special benefit concert and meet-and-greet featuring the five-time Grammy Award–winning singer-songwriter and 2012 Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee. $150, 7 pm, 505-988-1234,

Ongoing Ryan Singer and Liz Wallace Jean Cocteau Cinema 418 Montezuma

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

Je Suis Artoonist Center for Contemporary Arts 1050 Old Pecos Trl

Issa Nyaphaga presents political cartoons with an emphasis on free speech and artistic expression. Free, through April 19, 505-982-1338,

Hunting + Gathering New Mexico Museum of Art 107 W Palace

A diverse collection of new works that have entered the museum’s permanent collection during the past five years. $6–$9, through March 29, 505-476-5072,

Painting the Divine: Images of Mary in the New World New Mexico History Museum 113 Lincoln

A 1960s ecclesiastical wave of urban renewal inspired mission churches throughout the Americas to undergo renovations and, all too often, cast off centuries-old art work. $6–$9, through March 29, 505-476-5200,

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

Nearly 225 photographs and 40 cameras show how a light-tight box with a tiny hole can capture photos. $6–$9, through March 29, 505-476-5200,

City Tours

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

island sounds

by Emily Va n Cle ve

Hawaiian musical duo Hapa performs at The Lensic SANTA FE MAY BE 3,000 miles from Hawaii, but island music will fill The Lensic on March 29 when Hapa comes to town. The duo—Barry Flanagan and Kapono Na’ili’ili—merges traditional South Pacific influences with rock, blues, folk, and jazz to create a sound that’s a little bit hula and a little bit Frank Sinatra. “We celebrate the mythology of Hawaii and its land as a place of worship,” says Flanagan, who moved from New Jersey to the 50th state in 1980 and founded Hapa in 1983. “Music was a huge part of my life by the time I moved to Hawaii; I was playing all kinds of music on the guitar, sometimes 10 hours a day,” he says. “As soon as I arrived, I fell in love with the place and started learning how to play the slack-key guitar.”

In 1993, Flanagan released his first album, Hapa, which earned six Na Hoku Hanohano (a.k.a. Hawaiian Grammy) awards. Subsequent releases have featured collaborations with prominent Hawaiian musicians, including guitarist Nathan Aweau, vocalist Keli’l Kaneali’l, and pop star Don Ho. Working with Na’ili’ili is a fairly recent endeavor—the duo has been together for about three months—but the chemistry between the artists, even though they’re a generation apart, is electric. “[Na’ili’ili is] so talented; he plays the cello and chants, surfs, and is a hula dancer,” Flanagan says. “He’s infusing the group with the energy of his youth.” Flanagan and Na’ili’ili will be joined on stage by bass player and vocalist Tarvin Lono Makia and hula dancer Radasha Ho’ohuli. Hapa, March 29, 7 pm, $15–$30, The Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W San Francisco,


Hapa (meaning “half” in Hawaiian) comprises one musician of South Pacific ancestry (Na’ili’ili) and one musician (Flanagan) from the mainland.

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The following individuals, organizations, and businesses have made ARTsmart’s 18th Annual ARTfeast a pleasure for participants and attendees alike, as well as a significant contribution to the creativity of Santa Fe’s young people. HONORARY CHAIR Valerie Plame HONORARY ARTIST Greg Reiche DONORS ENDOWMENT FUND Coker Foundation SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT FUND Paula Lozar Ed & Margaret Roberts Foundation EXCEPTIONAL SUSTAINERS Don & Beverly Clark Nance & Ramon Jose Lopez Ed & Margaret Roberts Foundation Deborah and Frans Trouw COMMITTED SUPPORTERS Connie Axton Wanda & Jim Bean Laird and Corky Brown Erika Bourguignon Charitable Trust Trish & Chip Byrd US Bank Foundation Norbert P. Gaelen Valerie & Bud Hamilton Robert & Mary Harbour Jane E. Hoffelt Terry and Renee Kershner Randy & Michele Lowrance Aleta Pippin Ed & Susan Tatum Gloria Zamora Mary Zemon EVENT UNDERWRITERS American Art Collector Collector’s Guide Deborah J. Trouw,Certified Financial Planner™ Del Norte Credit Union Erika Bourguignon Charitable Trust The Essential Guide First Mortgage Company Karen and George Ruhlen Keller Williams Realty Los Alamos National Bank Mary and Robert Harbour New Mexico Bank & Trust New Mexico Tourism Department Renee & Terry Kershner Rosemont Realty LLC Santa Fean Magazine Southwest Art Su Casa Magazine Talbot Benefit Auctions Western Art & Architecture Western Art Collector Ventana Fine Art Zia Trust, Inc.


BUSINESSES AND ORGANIZATIONS Addison Rowe Fine Art Adobo Catering AmFab Steel Inc. Anasazi Restaurant Art of Russia Avalon Trust Barbara Meikle Fine Art Back at the Ranch Beals & Company Canyon Road Merchant Association Casas de Santa Fe Casweck Gallery Corsini Dancing Ladies Donner Plumbing Drury Plaza Hotel Santa Fe Eldorado Hotel and Spa Evoke The Essential Guide Favorite Brands of New Mexico Firma Energywear Floating World Fresco Books Frontier Frames Giacobbe Fritz/GF Contemporary Grapeful Fine Wine and Spirits Consulting GVG Contemporary Handwoven Originals Heidi Loewen Porcelain Gallery Hotel Chimayo de Santa Fe Hotel St. Francis Hunter Kirkland Contemporary Il Piatto Impact Printing Inn of the Governors Inn and Spa at Loretto Inn on the Paseo Inside Santa Fe Invisibility City Designs JB Henderson Construction Joe Wade Fine Art Karan Ruhlen Gallery Karen Melfi Kelly’s Liquor Barn Kenwood Vineyards Kakawa Chocolate House La Fonda On The Plaza La Mesa of Santa Fe La Posada de Santa Fe Resort Brian Lee, CPA Manitou Galleries Mark White Fine Art Martinez Custom Trailers Industries McLarry Fine Art Meyer East Gallery Meyer Gallery Midtown Bistro New Mexico School for the Arts Jazz Ensemble Peters Projects Primo Cigar Club Pippin Contemporary Queen’s Ransom

RKW Enterprises Saint Francis Hotel Santacafé Santa Fe Audio Visual Santa Fe Auto Collision Program Santa Fe Basket Company Santa Fe Community Convention Center Santa Fe Museums Santa Fe Public School Art Teachers Savory Spice Shop SFGA Signature Gallery SITE Santa Fe Sorrel Sky Gallery Starline Printing Statements Sweetwater Harvest Kitchen Talbot Benefit Auctions, Inc. Tansey Gallery Tresa Vorenberg Goldsmiths Ventana Fine Art Vivo Contemporary Vogue School of Cosmetology Walter Burke Catering Waxlander Gallery & Sculpture Garden Wells Fargo William Siegal Gallery Winterowd Fine Art Yearout Mechanical MEDIA SPONSORS Albuquerque Journal American Art Collector Collector’s Guide The Essential Guide Hutton Broadcasting and Journal Santa Fe Local Flavor Santa Fean Magazine Santa Fean Now Southwest Art Su Casa Magazine Western Art & Architecture Western Art Collector VALUED FRIENDS Jeri Ah-be-hill Lesli Akers Charmay Allred Keith Anderson and Barbara Lenssen Dominick Armijo Joann & Bob Balzer Barber Family Limited Partnership Debra Birkhauser Helen Bishop Cameron Bostick James Bottorff Jan & David Boyum Patsy S. Bradshaw B.J. Briggs Cheri and David Briscoe Elaine & Michael Brown Tori Brown Marilyn Brownstein M. Brunn

Steve Burke Kyle & Tabitha Burns Fred Bush David Carr and Sabrina Pratt Kaline Carter Chip & Kay Chippeau John and Barbara Cochran William and Caroline Burnett Charitable Fund Mrs. William B. Burnett Sylvia & Jim Crain Dan Dipert Family Fund at CFNTx Dominique Boisiolo Dickson David and Rebecca Donohue Linda Donnels Mary E. Duran Stephen Evans Mark Frauenglass Jama Fontaine Kay Fowler & Nancy Stem Lisa Freeman Bonnie French Deborah Fritz Chuck Fugitt Peter Garcia Donna Giodano Rebecca Hahs Marjorie & Harry Hiestand Mary & Robert Harbour Carl & Fran Hyman Chris Julsrud Phyllis Kapp Patricia and Richard Keller A.C. Lawson Jim & Mary Leatherberry Willard and Kay Lewis Randolph Liggett Robert Lucas Loretta Maes Barbara Meikle Susan McGarry Megan Baldridge Trustee Jamie Markle Roger Miller Mayo Miller William and Alicia Miller Esther and Ralph Milnes Robyn Nardone Jane Oakes James O’Hara & Nancy Reyner Sally Ann Pashall Jim and Jan Patterson Alan and Janet Perelson Dan & Ashlyn Perry Daniel Phill Katharine D. Power Greg Reiche Justin Reilly Joyce Robins & Ron Whatley Mary Robison Jacqueline Rudolph Santa Fe Community Foundation: Susan & Conrad De Jong Fund Santa Fe Community Foundation: WallenEloisa Family Fund Santa Fe Society of Artists Ted and Doris Sarhanis Judy Camp Sauer

Anne Sawyer Randel & Dana Shadid Alan Shapiro Ekemba & Maurella Sooh Amy Summa Betty Farrell & Richard Taub David & Virginia Thomas Karen VanHooser Brenda Weimer Jane Westyle Anne Wharff Michelle Winner Kim White Wolf Corporation INDIVIDUALS Bruce Adams Gasali Adeyemo Missy Agnew Richard Anderson Connie Axton Melinda Baker Frank Balaam Javier Barbosa Brenda Begley Suzanne Donazetti Sheila Doran-Benyon Debbie Birkhauser Barbara Blackwell Steve Bone James Bottorff Corky Brown Laird Brown Tori Brown Anne Burton Catherine Burton Chip Byrd Trish Byrd Lee Caldwell & Marcus Randolph Judy Camp Carson & Carson Kaline Carter Jo-Dee Chavez Sandra Claymore Dr. & Mrs. Newton Coker Kate Collins Jade Comelias Chris Currie Peter Dent Paul Duran Sara Eyestone Carrie Fell Brian Fantl Tom Fitzgerald Bonnie French Deborah Fritz Samantha Funk Mariel Rose Garcia Peter Garcia & Chuck Fugitt Gabriel Gonzales Nick Gonzales Rosalina Grace Mark Greenberg Joel Grimstad Gary Gurule Ricardo Gutierrez Christopher Hagen Steven Hamp Alex Hanna

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The duo Tweedy released their debut album, Sukierae, in September 2014.


by Emily Va n Cle ve

Actor Nick Offerman directed the duo’s “Low Key” music video.


the buzz-worthy duo, featuring Wilco’s front man and his talented son, performs at The Lensic IN EARLY MARCH, ROCKER Jeff Tweedy kicked off a national tour in his hometown of Chicago, but not with his Grammy Award–winning band Wilco. Instead, he’s on the road with his 19-year-old son Spencer, as the duo Tweedy, to support their debut release, Sukierae. The album is named in honor of Jeff’s wife (Spencer’s mother), who inadvertently inspired many of the 20 songs on the album. Sue Miller (a.k.a. Sukierae) was diagnosed with two different kinds of cancer when Jeff began writing material for the album early last year. (She’s currently finishing treatments and doing well.) “Dad wrote the majority of the songs at home,” says Spencer, who plays drums on the album and on tour. “He and I shaped some of the songs together, although my main contribution is that I offer a lot of myself in my drumming.” It’s purely coincidental, however, that certain tunes, such as “Nobody Dies Anymore,” are part of the album, as Jeff wrote a number of them before his wife’s diagnosis. Some of the material was also inspired by the death of Jeff’s brother Greg in 2013. The Sukierae Tour stops at The Lensic on March 26, with Darin Gray helping out on bass and Liam Cunningham

covering keyboards and guitar. Part of the show features Jeff soloing on tunes from the catalogs of Wilco and his former alt-country band, Uncle Tupelo. For Spencer, who started playing around with drums at his mother’s bar when he was two years old, the tour is a dream come true. One day last year, while he was finishing up his senior year of high school, Jeff asked him to show up at the studio after school. “I’ve always wanted to be a musician and have a band,” Spencer says, “but I never thought I’d have the opportunity to make an album with my dad.” Heath Concerts presents Tweedy, March 26, 7:30 pm, $37–$49, The Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W San Francisco, March 26, 2015 NOW 15

eating+ drinking

Coyote Cafe


Eric DiStefano, executive chef and co-owner of Coyote Cafe, is excited for the re-opening of the eatery’s seasonal Rooftop Cantina in mid-April. The chef is touting the cantina’s new menu, which will include a version of the colorful Maine lobster salad pictured here. “Obviously, lobsters aren’t running around here in the middle of the desert, so this salad’s not on the permanent menu,” DiStefano says. “For now we’ll run it as a special, but as [business] gets busier we’ll do another [weekly lobster] shipment.” DiStefano uses the claws and knuckles of the rich-tasting crustacean for the salad, and he uses the rest of the meat to make bouillon stock for bisque and other dishes. He varies the salad fixings based on the fresh greens and vegetables available in his kitchen, but the version seen here includes locally grown peas and shoots, purple cauliflower, Romanesco broccoli, and purple and green radishes. —Cristina Olds Coyote Cafe, 132 W Water,


eating+ drinking

The Shed


“Saturday morning can be a busy Bloody Mary morning,” says The Shed mixologist Abby Freismuth, referring to the classic hair-of-the-dog cocktail. Her fellow mixologist, Erica Kramer (pictured), makes the complex beverage with a secret tomato juice mix, fresh lime, horseradish, Worcestershire and Tabasco sauces, celery salt, a hint of The Shed’s famous red chile, and Vodka Viracocha distilled by KGB Spirits of Alcalde, New Mexico. Served in a tall Tom Collins glass and garnished with a green olive, a slice of lime, and a peperoncini, this drink can really pack a punch. “We limit people to drinking only three [at one sitting],” Freismuth says.—Cristina Olds The Shed, 113 ½ E Palace,

Mixologist Erica Kramer

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Seen Around photographs by Stephen Lang


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

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Opening Night


As one of the largest art markets in the country, Santa Fe is always hosting openings at galleries and museums around town. Santa Fean NOW was recently out and about at a number of opening-night receptions, and here’s just a sampling of the fun people we hung out with.


ope n i n g s | r e v i e ws | p e o p l e

Heidi Loewen’s newest vessels, a dozen of which are featured in the show Porcelain Snowdrops, have marble dust incorporated into them, creating a striking stark-white appearance. “The formula is something I came up with,” Loewen says. “I’m also using my own special techniques on the surfaces of the vessels,” she adds. “Some of them are smooth and others are ribbed.”—Emily Van Cleve Heidi Loewen: Porcelain Snowdrops Heidi Loewen Porcelain Gallery 315 Johnson March 27–May 1 Reception March 27, 5–7 pm

Heidi Loewen, Porcelain Constellation, porcelain, 5 x 4’

March 26, 2015 NOW




by As h le y M . Big g e r s

Keeping Things Whole a ne w s culpture exhibit explore s what’s conve yed t hrough pre se nce a nd abse nce

THE EMPTY SPACE surrounding art is often as significant as the art itself—a concept that’s explored in a new show at Zane Bennett Contemporary Art called Keeping Things Whole. The gallery’s recent exhibits, Under 35 and Master Prints, also address notions of space, but Keeping Things Whole adds three sculptors into the mix, “to let the negative space between sculpted objects and objects on the wall do its thing,” says sales director Gage Peer. “We want this show to be as much about sculpture as we can, how presence presents itself essentially.” Works by Guy Dill and Dunham Aurelius create the ends of the show’s spectrum. Though Dill’s pieces are monumental in size, they appear light and fluid as they whirl through space. Aurelius’s earthy works of wood, steel, and bronze show the artist’s hand in each primitive material; Rocky, for example, is a carved head with an elongated neck, which the artist created by hacking and chiseling away at the wood.

Rachel Stevens, Up Is East, steel and charcoal fired porcelain, 108 x 67 x 2"

Rachel Stevens, Testimony, steel and charcoal fired porcelain, 90 x 4 x 4" 22

Holding the middle ground, or perhaps ground of her own, Rachel Stevens introduces a new body of work inspired by her travels to western Ukraine, an area that bears the remnants of a Jewish population that was nearly extinguished during the Nazi reign. “There was something about the interplay between the beauty and fertility of the land, in conjunction with the ruins of a people, that fueled this new work,” Stevens says. Her meditations on the land’s protective nature led to the series There’s Safety in the Forest, four works that depict natural forms and often incorporate text. Testimony, for example, shows four welded, steel trees, below which are porcelain letters that spell out quotations from survivors who escaped to the forest and fought the Nazis. On a figurative level, the absence/presence of these people speaks to the theme of the exhibit—and keeps things whole. Keeping Things Whole, March 27–April 17, reception Friday, March 27, 5–7 pm, Zane Bennett Contemporary Art, 435 S Guadalupe,


Churchyard Girl, archival pigment ink, 20 x 30"

PROFILE by Donna Schillinge r

prelude to a photo Wa rd Ru s sell’s celebrated ca ree r a s a cine mato graphe r set t he st age for hi s second act a s a n ac claimed photo graphe r

Gaucho Love, archival pigment ink, 20 x 14"

“As a stills photographer, I’m always looking for that moment in time that has more to say than just being a pretty shot,” says Ward Russell.

WARD RUSSELL’S EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE as a cinematographer allowed him to smoothly transition into a career as a distinguished photographer. His latest works use dramatic lighting to convey intense emotion in both fine art portraits and street photography. After earning a degree in theatrical design and lighting from the University of Kansas, Russell made his way to Los Angeles, where he joined the lighting division of Universal Studios. His first credit as a cinematographer was the 1990 Tony Scott–directed film Days of Thunder, starring Tom Cruise. Impressed with Russell’s talent, Scott recruited him for additional projects, including the 1991 Bruce Willis movie The Last Boy Scout, and the duo formed a working relationship that lasted more than 10 years. (Scott died in 2012.) Russell remains a film lover, ever impressed by the advances in cinematography, but in 2007, after almost 35 years in the motion picture industry, he shifted his focus to photography. “As a stills photographer, I’m always looking for that moment in time that has more to say than just being a pretty shot,” Russell says. “To me, the story in the image is very important.” Another distinguishing characteristic of Russell’s photography is the use of lighting to create shape and depth—something he’s familiar with, thanks to his career in Hollywood. When working on films, he says, “most everything had to be lit. If the scene was [shot outdoors in daytime], I was limited to sun and shade. The challenge was to maneuver the camera to take advantage of the light.” Beyond the storytelling component and signature dramatic lighting, Russell’s work isn’t easily typecast. “As a cinematographer I had to be able to photograph everything, and in my current work I still tend to photograph everything,” he says. “Galleries want a ‘Ward Russell look,’ but with my own gallery I can exhibit what I want to exhibit—cactuses at night on one wall, tango from Buenos Aires on [another] wall.” Russell’s Santa Fe studio and gallery began as a place to work on portraits and tabletop shoots. “People kept asking me to show them what I was doing,” Russell says, and those frequent inquiries and private viewings eventually prompted his first show, Beyond Transition, in 2008. Upcoming for Russell in 2015 is an exhibit of photographs taken during a three-month driving tour through South Africa as well as a springtime trip to Washington, D.C., where he’ll photograph the National Cherry Blossom Festival. “I think I still have something to say as a photographer,” Russell notes. “I’m trying to devote my time and energy to that.” Ward Russell Photography, 102 W San Francisco, Ste 10, March 26, 2015 NOW 23

Dennis Larkins

the accomplished artist draws on metaphor and retro-pop culture to explore shared experiences Dennis Larkins, who’s represented locally by the Cruz Gallery on Canyon Road and recently held a one-man show at the Sacred Gallery in New York City, has worked in the arts and entertainment industries for more than 40 years. Larkins was part of the Santa Fe art scene from 1967 until the late-’70s, when he moved to California and painted sets for the San Francisco Opera and concert promoter Bill Graham’s Day on the Green music festival. Larkins also designed sets for theme parks, including Disney and Universal Studios, but he’s best known for his posters and album covers for bands such as the Grateful Dead. Currently Larkins, who moved back to Santa Fe permanently seven years ago, is working with a local filmmaker on the storyboard for a new independent movie.—Cristina Olds Larkins’s mixed-media work combines sculptural three-dimensional relief and acrylic painting.

The piece Larkins is working on here is part of a series of posters commissioned by the Bay Area band Moonalice. “This project is a direct evolution from my ‘70s career,” Larkins says.



“My paintings are collages that tell stories with an open-ended narrative that allows the viewer to complete the story,” Larkins says.

images of Georgia O’Keeffe

by Cr i s t i na Ol ds

a ne w exhibit fe ature s ra re photo graphs of t he iconic 20t h-ce ntur y a r ti st

ALTHOUGH GEORGIA O’KEEFFE is famous for the art she created, she was also frequently the subject of the art produced by others. “O’Keeffe had this compelling power for people,” says the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum’s director of curatorial affairs, Cody Hartley. “Add to that her iconographic artwork and her art-world celebrity status, and generations of photographers came out to New Mexico to portray her.” A number of those portrayals are featured in New Photography Acquisitions, a show at the O’Keeffe museum that comprises approximately 30 images of the artist during various times and in various places. The works in the show were selected from several hundred photographs the



Left: Alfred Stieglitz, Georgia O’Keeffe, 1920s, gelatin silver print, 5 x 4" Below, top: Alfred Stieglitz, Georgia O’Keeffe, 1931, gelatin silver print, 4 x 5" Below, bottom: Alfred Stieglitz, Georgia O’Keeffe, 1918, gelatin silver print, 4 x 5" All images © Georgia O’Keeffe Museum.

museum recently acquired, most of which have never been seen by the public, despite having been chosen by O’Keeffe herself for a retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City (which was never being produced). “The exhibit is a mix of fine-art portraits by professional photographers with a lot of thought given to how [O’Keeffe is] posed and more unguarded snapshots by friends,” Hartley says. O’Keeffe’s husband, photographer Alfred Stieglitz, took many of the images in the collection; more than 300 of them are titled simply Georgia O’Keeffe, including two of his wife driving a convertible full of friends. Ansel Adams captured a black-clad O’Keeffe dragging bones back to her house; Philippe Halsman posed O’Keeffe in a wide-brimmed hat in front of her home at Ghost Ranch; and Todd Webb captured the reclusive artist leaving church in Abiquiú, handbag on her arm. Two more intimate photos by an unidentified artist show O’Keeffe getting a haircut on a porch while holding a kitten. “It’s hard not to want to know more about her as a person,” adds Hartley, noting that the collection sheds new light on O’Keeffe’s lifestyle—for example, the images provide details from the interiors of and landscaping around her New Mexico properties. “Everything she did with care and thought, from her art to how she decorated her kitchen,” Hartley says. “Some of that biography is included in these photographs.” New Photography Acquisitions, March 27–September 26, reception March 27, 5–7 pm, Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, 217 Johnson, March 26, 2015 NOW 25


Christopher Valley, Single Cell, digital image from a confocal fluorescence microscope, 8 x 10"


opening art receptions

Bebe Krimmer: Santa Fe Works Retrospective Chiaroscuro Contemporary Art, 702 ½ Canyon, March 27–April 25 Reception March 27 5–7 pm Painter, collage artist, and printmaker Bebe Krimmer (1930– 2014) lived in Santa Fe beginning in 1994 and was represented by Chiaroscuro ConBebe Krimmer, Migration Pattern 8, acrylic temporary Art for 14 and paper collage on board, 6 x 6" years until her death in July 2014. In honor of Krimmer’s contributions to the Santa Fe art scene, the gallery is presenting a retrospective of her works created in the City Different. Members of her immediate family will attend the opening reception.—Emily Van Cleve

Art/Science, Gerald Peters Gallery 1011 Paseo de Peralta March 27–April 25 Reception March 27, 5–7 pm Gerald Peters Gallery and Peters Projects, in association with the New Mexico Center for the Spatiotemporal Modeling of Cell Signaling, present an invitational exhibit that focuses on works created by artists who are known for the integration of science in their practice, including August Muth, Lita Albuquerque, Robert Buelteman, and Christopher Valley. Focusing on the intersection between art and science techniques from microscopy to nanoscale engineering, the exhibition includes lectures and workshops promoting complex problem solving using physical sciences and mathematics.—EVC

Lara Nickel, Lusitano “Thor,” oil on canvas, 80 x 99"

Trace Matter/Project 2 Wade Wilson Art, 217 W Water, through March 27 Wade Wilson Art and Santa Fe University of Art and Design pair up for the second time this year with Trace Matter/Project 2, curated by SFUAD art professor David Leigh. Students, alumni, faculty, and guest artists—including Gage Peer, Lara Nickel, Edie Tsong, Luke Dorman, Caley Dennis, and Chase Stafford—have visually investigated their personal histories to create work that challenges themselves and the viewer. Among the show’s largest works are Lara Nickel’s life-size horses, which are displayed perpendicular to a wall, at ground level. “As a result, the subject of the painting is pushed forward into the room, making the room itself the setting of the painting and making the painted image of the subject appear as if it is actually in the room with the viewer,” Nickel says. “This makes the painting objectlike.”—Whitney Spivey 26

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Del Charro

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



Nestled at the end of a cul-de-sac in the Santa Fe Summit North neighborhood, this private three-bedroom, threebathroom home is just a few minutes’ drive from Ten Thousand Waves—and just as peaceful. Enter the property through the antique doors of a walled courtyard, which contains a tranquil sitting area complete with a fountain, flowering plants, and pine and aspen trees. Inside, a cozy media room is ideal for reading or watching movies. A high-ceilinged great room that includes both living and dining areas flows into the airy kitchen, which boasts an island and open bar seating. Hand-carved vigas, corbels, posts, and beams are found throughout the residence.


New Mexico Museum of Art 107 W Palace, ca. 1917 New Mexico’s oldest art museum was designed by Isaac Rapp and features the Pueblo Revival style of architecture that has come to define Santa Fe’s modern-day aesthetic. Through March 27, visit the State Capitol Governor’s Gallery to see That Multitudes May Share: Building the Museum of Art, an exhibit that explores the construction of the museum from its 1915 prototype, its renovation in the 1980s, and its current incarnation. —Whitney Spivey For more information on the exhbit, visit To see more images from the Palace of Governors Photo Archives, visit March 26, 2015 NOW 27

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spring awakening

by Wh it ne y Spi ve y

s ay g o odbye to win t e r w it h se a s onal s pe cials a nd lo cal fa r e at Ojo C a lie n t e

Spring Awakening Package, available through April 30, $429, Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort & Spa, 50 Los Baños Dr, Hwy 414, 505-583-2233, 28

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SURE, YOU CAN still use your lift ticket from any New Mexico ski resort to get 20 percent off springs entry or a room at Ojo Caliente, but the peak of the snowy season is behind us. That’s why Ojo is also offering Ojo Caliente’s Iron a Spring Awakening Spring is believed package that’s sure to to be good for your blood and your revitalize you just in immune system. time for the warmer weather. “During winter, we tend to move a bit slowly because it’s colder and our muscles stiffen up,” says publicist Kathleen Langlois. “Spring Awakening provides the opportunity to warm up, rejuvenate, and check in with yourself.” For only $429, you and a guest can stay at the resort with seemingly unlimited opportunities to spoil yourselves. With access to all mineral pools, including the Kiva Pool (which is off-limits to day guests), and 50 minutes in a private outdoor pool, you’re sure to leave Ojo feeling more relaxed than when you arrived. Take a break from soaking with Cover yourself in toxin-purging clay in the spa’s mud area. yoga classes or 50-minute custom massages (both included in the package). For an additional $39, spa treatments can be upgraded to include reflexology therapy, hot oil hair therapy, or 30 more minutes on the massage table. Before you head home, grab a drink at the Wine Bar & Lounge, which offers a selection of local brews, and enjoy dinner at the Artesian Restaurant, where Executive Chef Paul Novak features produce from Ojo’s garden on his spring menu. “Guests can expect to see delicious greens, veggies, and fruits that are grown right outside the door incorporated into the restaurant’s dishes,” Langlois says. “Chef Novak is working closely with garden and farm managers on-site to develop farm-to-table items.”

This elegant Arroyo Hondo property has it all: a 4,226-square-foot home, a guesthouse, an organic garden, and ample room for horses. Entertaining is easy, thanks to a spacious living room that opens to an outdoor area complete with a portal, pergolas, and a fireplace. Mountain views can be enjoyed from inside the fourbedroom home or while walking outside among the apple, pear, and peach trees. And no need to worry about outdoor watering— the property has two 8,000-gallon rain catchment systems with irrigation pumps. Hot water is even available in the equestrian facilities, which feature six stalls, a tack room, a two-bay horse wash, and hay storage. List price: $1.248 million Contact: Cary Spier, 505-690-2856, Santa Fe Properties,

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The Robert Cray Band at The Lensic

For more than 40 years, Georgia-born musician Robert Cray has been fine-tuning his blues-rock sound. Those who saw Cray and his band at The Lensic on March 3 (in a performance presented by Heath Concerts) might say he’s settled into near perfection at age 61. The singer/songwriter/guitarist—who in April will play in Germany, the Netherlands, and Florida—is touring widely to promote his 2014 album In My Soul. Cray’s Santa Fe set list included originals such as “Fine Yesterday” and covers like Otis Redding’s “Nobody’s Fault but Mine.” Between 1986 and 1999, Cray won five Grammy Awards for contemporary and traditional blues albums and best rock instrumental performance. In 2011, he was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame.—Cristina Olds March 26, 2015 NOW


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"

621 C anyon R oad 830 C anyon R oad (505) 660-5966

Santa Fean NOW March 26 2015 Digital Edition  

Santa Fean NOW March 26 2015 Digital Edition

Santa Fean NOW March 26 2015 Digital Edition  

Santa Fean NOW March 26 2015 Digital Edition