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From the time of the ancient Anasazi, 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.





Look for the green sticker in the window of participating stores.


Bruce Adams, publisher of the Santa Fean and Santa Fean NOW, was the auctioneer for Passport to the Arts’ live auction on May 9.

Artists created original works along Canyon Road during Passport to the Arts’ Artist Quick Draw event.


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NOW THAT IT’S FINALLY feeling like spring, get out and enjoy the weather we’ve been waiting for all winter. There’s a lot happening on the local club scene this weekend, and there are excellent gallery openings Friday night. But what will really put you in a spring mood is the annual Outside Bike and Brew Festival. With its bicycle-friendly setting—especially its great mountain bike trails and road bike routes—Santa Fe provides a scenic and interesting location for serious cycling. (Appropriately, this past week has been the annual Bike to Work Week.) Santa Fe also has its fair share of microbreweries, and if there’s one thing cyclists like to do after a ride, it’s enjoy a cold beer. A locally brewed, handcrafted beer is so much the better, which means that, for cyclists this weekend, the Outside Bike and Brew Festival is the perfect activity. Ride safe, have fun, and be sure to check out Santa Fe’s great local breweries.

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.

MAY 14 – MAY 20

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. Wishing you a wonderful time,

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amy hegarty whitney spivey


samantha schwirck whitney stewart


michelle odom

sybil watson, hannah reiter OPERATIONS MANAGER

Javier M. Gonzales City of Santa Fe, Mayor

b.y. cooper

ginny stewart


Randy Randall TOURISM Santa Fe, Director


david wilkinson amy ingram


ashley m. biggers, eric gustafson steven horak, cristina olds, phil parker barbara tyner, emily van cleve



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Doug Coffin, Snake Moon Totem, painted steel and glass, 15’

The Power of Place

Abiquiú-based artist Doug Coffin is best known for his monumental steel and mixed-media sculptures, such as the one seen here, which was recently installed at the Santa Fe Botanical Garden at Museum Hill.

Plants aren’t the only things currently shooting up at the Santa Fe Botanical Garden. More than a dozen sculptures—most of them bronze, steel, or stone—have been installed along the institution’s Art Trail, which wends its way through the highest area of the property, as part of an invitational exhibit called The Power of Place. The sculptures are by some of New Mexico’s most celebrated artists, including Kevin Box, Bill Barrett, Doug Coffin, David DeStafeno, Tammy Garcia, Phillip Haozous, Allan Houser, Estella Loretto, Frank Morbillo, Arlo Namingha, Dan Namingha, Michael Naranjo, Bill Prokopiof, David Pearson, Gilberto Romero, and Roxanne Swentzell. Santa Fe Botanical Garden CEO Clayton Bass and board member Letitia Chambers co-curated the show.—Whitney Spivey


The Power of Place, May 15, 2015–May 1, 2016, daily, 9 am–5 pm, $5–$7 ( kids six and younger free), Santa Fe Botanical Garden at Museum Hill, 715 Camino Lejo,

At Fledermarket (a.k.a. the Santa Fe Opera’s estate sale) on May 16, shoppers can browse through and purchase everything from sporting goods and jewelry to framed art and silverware, much of it by brand name designers such as Tiffany, Gucci, and Stetson. The Guilds of the Santa Fe Opera is organizing the event and is selling items to meet a $50,000 pledge to the Setting the Stage capital campaign, which will finance three phases of renovations to SFO facilities. The first phase is already complete, and market attendees will be able to see the refreshed spaces—as well as have a rare chance to step on the opera stage and preview sets for SFO’s production of The Daughter of the Regiment—during backstage tours from 10 am to 1 pm. On May 15, at the market’s Fleaview preview, bargain hunters can get first dibs on sale items while sipping selections from Black Mesa Winery and listening to violin music from Doug Bellrichard, concertmaster for the Santa Fe Community Orchestra. Tickets to Fleaview are $75 and also benefit the opera’s renovations.—Ashley M. Biggers Fledermarket, May 16, 9 am–2 pm (tours 10 am–1 pm), free; preview night May 15, 5:30–7:30 pm, $75, O’Shaughnessy Hall on the grounds of the Santa Fe Opera;



Shop for everything you didn’t know you wanted at Fledermarket.

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Get some exercise, save some money, and reduce pollution by riding a bike to work instead of driving a car. Test ride the idea (literally) during Bike to Work Week (May 11–16), when the City of Santa Fe encourages bike commuting and related events in collaboration with the Outside Bike and Brew Festival (through May 17). To assist with route planning, a city bikeways and trails map is available at On May 15, in an effort to motivate folks to take two-wheeled transportation to their places of employment, Ecomotive Electric Bikes will serve breakfast burritos on the Plaza from 7:50 am to 8:30 am . Bicycle convoys of city, county, and state employees competing for the largest number of participating riders will converge on the Railyard Plaza at 4:45 pm during the Fiesta Bicicleta, which starts at 2 pm and includes live music on the Watertower Stage. Giveaways, live entertainment, a kids’ challenge course, a piñata bashing, and a drawing to win an Italian bike are among the offerings. The inaugural Santa Fe Bicycling Community Awards, which recognize local cycling advocates and leaders, will also be announced during the Fiesta. —Cristina Olds Bike to Work Week, through May 16, free, times and locations vary, For more on the Outside Bike and Brew Festival, visit 4


Bike to Work Week



To know Michelle Monaghan is to love her. She has sparkling chemistry with Chris Evans in the entertaining meta-romantic comedy Playing It Cool, but that shouldn’t surprise. Monaghan (True Detective, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang) has sparkling chemistry with everyone. I would guess that in real life she’s rejected several dozen wedding proposals. What is surprising is how comfortably Evans fills his role as the unnamed narrator. He’s been perfect as Captain America in the Marvel movies and deftly handled darker material in last year’s shocking new classic of science fiction, Snowpiercer. The man is a movie star becoming, before our eyes, a great actor. Playing It Cool, then, brings together an attractive pair we want to watch fall in love. Chemistry is probably the most important element for a romantic comedy, but the film’s cleverness makes it memorable. Evans plays a writer in Los Angeles, with weird writer friends, who meets a mysterious woman (Monaghan) at a charity dinner and falls hard. The timing is serendipitous, as he’s just been hired to write a screenplay for a romantic comedy. Winking works of metafiction can transcend tired genre tropes by embracing them. Recall the horror classic Scream, in which doomed teens recount the rules for surviving a slasher movie, or almost any Quentin Tarantino film. Playing It Cool is similar in that it’s a romantic comedy about romantic comedies. Evans thinks he can’t write this sort of movie because he’s never been in love. His heart is outside his body, following him around in a suit and fedora, chain smoking. We see it, and hear his ridiculous narration, and the movie takes fanciful flights of postmodernism by occasionally placing him into love stories other characters are telling or making Chris Evans and him black-and-white while everything Michelle Monaghan else stays in color. Playing It Cool even star in Playing It Cool. becomes, for one astonishing sequence, a gritty war cartoon. The characters are goofballs, but they’re given enough depth to feel like real people. They’re relatable and easy to like. Playing It Cool is a cool breeze on a warm day and a perfect date movie. —Phil Parker Showing through May 14 at the Jean Cocteau Cinema.



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The Alchemy of Memory


On May 17, 81-year-old Jerry West, one of New Mexico’s most prominent artists, will present a new, 192-page retrospective of his work called Jerry West: The Alchemy of Memory, published by University of New Mexico Press. Following an introduction by Joseph Traugott, curator of 20th-century art at the New Mexico Museum of Art, West and essayist MaLin WilsonPowell will discuss the artist’s work, which often explores the psychology of West’s dreams and memories in relation to his experiences growing up during World War II. May 17, free, 2 pm, New Mexico Museum of Art, 107 W Palace,

Jerry West, Fight in Ice Cube Over the Old Arroyo de Gallina Sheep Camp, oil on linen, 56 x 72"

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May 14 thursday Bike Carnival Center for Contemporary Arts 1050 Old Pecos Trl

In conjunction with the second annual Outside Bike and Brew Festival, CCA hosts a costume contest, live music, and a beer and bicycle inspired spectacle. $5, 5–9 pm, 505-982-1338,

Featured Artists Jean Cocteau Cinema, 418 Montezuma

An opening reception for Stephanie Alia Corriz, Michael Ellis, and Jordain Cheng-Kinnander, whose work will be on display through June 11. Free, 7 pm,

Hungry Artist Life Drawing Artisan, 2601 Cerrillos

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

Heaven Adores You Center for Contemporary Arts 1050 Old Pecos

A onetime screening of the documentary about musician Elliott Smith, directed by Nickolas Rossi. $7–$10, 8:15 pm, 505-982-1338,

Student Restaurant Dinner Santa Fe Culinary Academy 112 W San Francisco

Show support for students making their way through SFCA’s one-year professional culinary program. Prices vary, 5:30–7 pm, 505-983-7445,

Tamales Santa Fe School of Cooking, 125 N Guadalupe

In this hands-on cooking class, learn to make red chile and pork, Southern Mexican chicken, and blue corn calabacita tamales. $98, 2 pm, 505-983-4511,

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this week Radius Books, 227 E Palace

A book signing with writer MaLin Wilson-Powell to celebrate the release of the late artist John Connell’s new monograph. Free, 5–7 pm, 505-983-4068,

Senior Readings Santa Fe University of Art and Design 1600 St Michael’s

IAIA presents readings by members of its first class earning an MFA in creative writing. Free, 7–9 pm, 505-424-2365,

Sandra Cisneros with Levi Romero The Lensic Performing Arts Center 211 W San Francisco

Literacy Volunteers of Santa Fe presents a discussion between writer/poet Sandra Cisneros and Levi Romero, assistant professor of Chicana and Chicano studies at the University of Mexico. $15, 7 pm, 505-988-1234,

Throwing of the Bones Ceremony Santa Fe Community Yoga Center


May 14: Heaven Adores You at CCA

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,

Branden James Vanessie Santa Fe, 427 W Water

Classical crossover tenor sings pop, folk, and more. Free, 7–10 pm, 505-982-9966, May 14: Ellis Paul at GiG Performance Space

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

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

Busy McCarroll and Kirk Kadish Hotel de Chimayo’s Low ’n Slow Lowrider Bar 125 Washington

Steel Toed Slippers Cowgirl BBQ, 319 S Guadalupe

Ellis Paul GiG Performance Space, 1808 Second St

The Saltanah Dancers Cleopatra Café (Southside location) 3482 Zafarano

Live jazz music. Free, 8–11 pm, 505-988-4900,

Southwest Roots Music presents a concert with the 15-time winner of the Boston Music Award. $23–$26, 7:30 pm,

Geeks Who Drink Second Street Brewery at Second Street 1814 Second St Pub trivia. Free, 8–10:30 pm, 505-982-3030,

John Rangel “Duets” El Mesón, 213 Washington

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

Limelight Karaoke The Palace Restaurant and Saloon 142 W Palace JACK LOONEY

Marc Yaxley TerraCotta Wine Bistro, 304 Johnson

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

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

Belly-dancing performance. Free, 6:30–8:30 pm, 505-820-7381,

Vicente and Friends El Farol, 808 Canyon

Flamenco singing. Free, 8–11 pm, 505-983-9912,

Outside Bike and Brew Festival Locations vary

Cycling and beer-themed events all day, starting at 9 am with an Orbea bike demo and ending with beer dinners at seven different restaurants. Prices and times vary,

May 15 friday Eldorado Studio Tour Artists’ Reception

Some Drives are Just Worth Making

Reserve a Tee Time Call for Reservations (505) 955-4400

Santa Fe’s finest municipal golf course offers golfers of all ages Santa breathtaking 360 degree panoramic mountain views, scenic high-desert landscape, exclusive low rates, full service amenities and The Links Bar & Grill. Partake in the championship 18 hole course, 35-station all-grass driving range, practice greens, putting area and a par 3 course ranked “top three big little courses in the US” by Travel + Leisure Magazine.

Fe’s Course of Choice

205 Caja del Rio Road, Off Highway 599, Santa Fe, NM 87507

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Eldorado Community Center 1 Hacienda Loop

See profile on page 22. Free, 5–7 pm, 505-670-1635,

Fleaview The Santa Fe Opera, 301 Opera

reception 5–7 pm, 505-988-3888,

Sean Prentiss Collected Works Bookstore and Coffeehouse 202 Galisteo

The Santa Fe Revue Second Street Brewery at Second Street 1814 Second Americana featuring Joe West. Free, 6–9 pm, 505-982-3030,

A preview of Fledermarket (see profile on page 3), with live music and hors d’oeuvres. $75, 5:30–7:30 pm, 505-986-5900,

The author discusses his new book Finding Abbey: The Search for Edward Abbey and His Hidden Desert Grave. Free, 6–8 pm, 505-988-4226,

The Three Faces of Jazz El Mesón, 213 Washington

Green Chile Workshop Santa Fe School of Cooking, 125 N Guadalupe

Branden James Vanessie Santa Fe, 427 W Water

Golf Demo Days Marty Sanchez Links de Santa Fe 205 Caja del Rio

Learn the history of the chile and how to handle it safely in the kitchen. $78, 9 am, 505-983-4511,

New Mexico Combination Plate Las Cosas Cooking School 181 Paseo de Peralta

Re-create the chile-laden “combo plate” found in many local restaurants. $85, 6–9 pm, 505-988-3394,

Student Restaurant Dinner Santa Fe Culinary Academy 112 W San Francisco

Show support for students making their way through SFCA’s one-year professional culinary program. Prices vary, 5:30–7 pm, 505-983-7445,

Atmospherics LewAllen Galleries at the Railyard 1613 Paseo de Peralta

More than 20 paintings by abstract artist Dan Christensen. Free, reception 5–7 pm, 505-988-3250,

Layers Nüart Gallery, 670 Canyon

An exhibition in celebration of Antonio Puri’s upcoming exhibitions at the Delaware Art Museum and the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts. Free,

Classical crossover tenor sings pop, folk, and more. Free, 7–10 pm, 505-982-9966,

Candy Lee Duel Brewing, 1228 Parkway

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

C. S. Rockshow El Farol, 808 Canyon

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

Gentleman’s Happy Hour Blue Rooster, 101 W Marcy

Happy hour. Free, 5–7 pm, 505-206-2318,

John Rangel and Special Guests Pranzo Italian Grill, 540 Montezuma Jazz with special guests. Free, 6–9 pm, 505-984-2645,

Katy P and The Business The Palace Restaurant and Saloon 142 W Palace Funk, soul, and rock. $5, 10 pm, 505-428-0690,

Paige Barton The Palace Restaurant and Saloon 142 W Palace Live music. Free, 4:30–7:30 pm, 505-428-0690,

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Ronald Roybal Hotel Santa Fe, 1501 Paseo de Peralta

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

Syd Masters La Fonda on the Plaza 100 E San Francisco

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

The Alchemy Party Skylight, 139 W San Francisco

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

The Jazzbians Starlight Lounge, 500 Rodeo

Pianist Joseph Slack and bass player Gayle Kenny. $2 per month guest membership (required), 7–9 pm, 505-428-7777,

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

Test the latest clubs from the best name brands in today’s golf industry. Free, 12–4 pm, 505-955-4400,

Outside Bike and Brew Festival Locations vary

Cycling and beer-themed events all day, starting at 9 am with a clinic by superstar Rebecca Rusch and ending with the Santa Fe Bicycling Community Awards and a handcrafted bike and beer showcase at the Farmers Market Pavilion. Prices and times vary,

Mary Poppins James A. Little Theatre, 1600 St. Michael’s

Pandemonium Productions presents the play about the fictional English nanny. $6–$10, 7 pm, 505-982-3327,

Souren Baronian and Taksim GiG Performance Space 1808 Second St

Music by Baronian (Middle Eastern and jazz influences) and Taksim (jazz). $20, 7:30–9 pm,

Tina Malia Railyard Performance Center 1611 Paseo de Peralta

Songs and mantras from Malia’s upcoming release, Bridge to Vallabha. $22–$45, 8 pm,

May 16 saturday Eldorado Studio Tour Various locations

See profile on page 22. Free, 9 am–5 pm, 505-670-1635,

Fledermarket The Santa Fe Opera 301 Opera Dr

See profile on page 3. Free, 9 am–2 pm, 888-666-3430 ext. 100,

Santa Fe Artists Market Railyard Plaza, at the park ramada 1611 Paseo de Peralta

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

CrawDaddy Blues Fest Madrid Railyard, 2846 Hwy 14, Madrid


The eighth annual event includes live music and food. $15, 12 pm, 505-988-1234,


An Evening of Short Films Teatro Paraguas 3205 Calle Marie

Crip Video Productions and Teatro Paraguas present movies by and about people with disabilities, followed by a Q&A with producer/director Margo Cole. Free (donations accepted), 6 pm, 505-424-1601,

THEATER GROTTESCO May 21 – June 7, 2015

Brewery Tour Santa Fe Brewing Company 35 Fire Pl

Santa Fe Playhouse 142 East De Vargas Street

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

Contemporary Southwest Santa Fe School of Cooking 125 N Guadalupe

A demonstration cooking class that covers how to infuse cultural traditions of the area with new ideas. $82, 10 am, 505-983-4511,

Red Chile Workshop Santa Fe School of Cooking 125 N Guadalupe

Discover chile’s culinary history and how to handle them safely in the kitchen. $78, 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,

Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 7:30pm, Sunday at 2:00pm $25 general admission; $10 students Pay What You Wish Thursdays Gala Cast Party! Saturday, May 23 • Catered by ADOBO 6 pm Festivities • 7:30 pm Show • Tickets $100 • 505.474.8400 Funded by New Mexico Arts: a division of the Office of Cultural Affairs and by the City of Santa Fe Arts Commission and the 1% Lodger’s Tax

The Magic of Mole Las Cosas Cooking School 181 Paseo de Peralta

A cooking class focused this Mexican dish; menu items include sopa de tortilla, salsa verde, and tres leches cake. $85, 10 am–1 pm, 505-988-3394,

JoyceGroup Santa Fe Santa Fe Public Library, Pick Room 145 Washington

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

The Sacred Sexual Art of a Daoist Woman The Menla Center for Yoga and the Healing Arts 7 Avenida Vista Grande, Ste B10

May 15: Tina Malia at the Railyard Performance Center


Learn the practices of ancient Daoist women, cultivating sexual energy for vital health, self esteem, creative power, and ecstatic erotic-spiritual states. $45, 1:30–4 pm, 505-629-7405,

Boom Roots Collective The Palace Restaurant and Saloon 142 W Palace Hip-hop and reggae $6, 10 pm–12 am, 505-428-0690,

Branden James Vanessie Santa Fe, 427 W Water

Classical crossover tenor sings pop, folk, and more. Free, 7–10 pm, 505-982-9966,

Don and Sal The Palace Restaurant and Saloon 142 W Palace

Live music plus food and drink specials. Free, 4:30–7:30 pm, 505-428-0690,

Flamenco Dinner Show El Farol, 808 Canyon

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

Girls Night Out El Farol, 808 Canyon

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

Jackie Myers Band Duel Brewing, 1228 Parkway

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

Jesus Bas Anasazi Restaurant, 113 Washington

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

Jewel Box Cabaret Maria Benitez Cabaret Theatre 750 N St. Francis May 14, 2015 NOW 9

An original show featuring the art of gender illusion, musical comedy, and burlesque. $15–$20, 8:30–10:30 pm, 505-992-5800,


Julie Trujillo and David Geist Pranzo Italian Grill, 540 Montezuma

Folk singer/songwriter Free, 6–9 pm, 505-982-3030,

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

Reverend Horton Heat Railyard Park, 1611 Paseo de Peralta

The rockabilly trio from Dallas takes the stage as part of the Outside Bike and Brew Festival. Free, 4–9 pm,

Ronald Roybal Hotel Santa Fe, 1501 Paseo de Peralta

Tiffany Christopher Second Street Brewery at Second Street 1814 Second

Trash Disco Blue Rooster, 101 W Marcy With DJ Oona. $5, 9 pm,


Outside Bike and Brew Festival Locations vary

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

Cycling and beer-themed events all day, starting at 9 am with a climb up Winsor Trail and ending with a glow ride. Prices and times vary,

Shades of Tjader El Mesón, 213 Washington

Santa Fe Run Around 5K Santa Fe Plaza

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

Showcase Karaoke Tiny’s Restaurant, 1005 St. Francis

Hosted by Nanci and Cyndy. Free, 8:30 pm–12:30 am, 505-983-9817,

Syd Masters La Fonda on the Plaza, 100 E San Francisco Traditional Western music. Free, 8–11 pm,

See profile on page 14. $22–$25, $5 kids 19 and younger, 8 am,

Mary Poppins James A. Little Theatre, 1600 St. Michael’s

Pandemonium Productions presents the play about the fictional English nanny. $6–$10, 7 pm, 505-982-3327,

fine art show. Free, 9 am–5:30 pm,

Sunday Brunch Sweetwater Harvest Kitchen 1512 Pacheco

Versatile jazz musicians Max Hatt and Edda Glass perform during brunch. Free, 11 am–1 pm, 505-795-7383,

Wine and Hard Cider Barrel Tasting Estrella Del Norte Vineyard 106 N Shining Sun

Sample unbottled vintages from the barrel and finished wines in the tasting room. $10–$15, 2–4 pm, 505-455-2826,

Jerry West New Mexico Museum of Art, 107 W Palace

The artist discusses his recently published retrospective, Jerry West: The Alchemy of Memory. Free, 2–4 pm, 505-476-5072,

Bust Circus Intensive for Women Wise Fool New Mexico, 2778 Agua Fria

A six-week workshop that provides a safe space for women of all shapes, sizes, ages, gender presentations, backgrounds, and ability levels. Classes include trapeze and acrobatics. $725, through June 28, 505-670-2659,

Verdi’s Requiem The Lensic Performing Arts Center 211 W San Francisco


See profile on page 15. $11–$76, 7:30 pm, 505-988-1234,

The Red That Colored the World Museum of International Folk Art 706 Camino Lejo


May 17

Branden James Vanessie Santa Fe, 427 W Water


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See profile on page 23. $6–$9, opening 1–4 pm, through September 13, 505-476-1250,

Classical crossover tenor sings pop, folk, and more. Free, 7–10 pm, 505-982-9966,

Nacha Mendez & Co. El Farol, 808 Canyon

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

Artists, craftspeople, psychics, healers, live music, and food. Free, 10 am–4 pm, 505-983-4098, santafefarmersmarket .com.

The Return of the Legendary Bob Dylan Brunch Cowgirl BBQ, 319 S Guadalupe

Santa Fe Society of Artists Outdoor Fine Art Show First National Bank of Santa Fe Parking Lot 107 W San Francisco

Brazilian guitar music. Free, 6–8 pm, 505-995-2363,

A diverse group of works by premier local artists are on view in an outdoor

Joe West and his all-star band perform Bob Dylan classics and rarities. Free, 1–4 pm, 505-982-2565,

Zoola Malaga La Fonda on the Plaza, 100 E San Francisco

Farmer-cising Modern General, 637 Cerrillos

Erin Wade hosts a workshop as part of a Fearless Vegetable Gardening series. $10, 2 pm, 505-930-5462,

Santa Fe School of Cooking, 125 N Guadalupe


Make smoky adobo tomato, green chile poblano, and herb and mustard mango habanero sauces. $78, 2 pm, 505-983-4511,

Southwest Brunch Santa Fe School of Cooking, 125 N Guadalupe Start your day off with chipotle spinach and goat cheese quiche, blue corn pecan pancakes, huevos rancheros, and more. $80, 10 am, 505-983-4511,

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

Classic country and Americana. Free, 7:30–11 pm, 505-995-2363, May 17: The Red That Colored the World at the Museum of International Folk Art

Branden James Vanessie Santa Fe, 427 W Water

Classical crossover tenor sings pop, folk, and more. Free, 7–10 pm, 505-982-9966,

Cowgirl Karaoke Cowgirl BBQ, 319 S Guadalupe Outside Bike and Brew Festival Locations vary

Cycling- and beer-themed events all day, including a block party at Marble Brewery. Prices and times vary,

Santa Fe Century Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center 455 St. Michael’s

Twenty- to 100-mile bike ride. See profile on page 14. Prices and times vary,

Mary Poppins James A. Little Theatre, 1600 St. Michael’s

Pandemonium Productions presents the play about the fictional English nanny. $6–$10, 2 pm, 505-982-3327,

Souren Baronian and Friends Santa Fe University of Art and Design 1600 St Michael’s

A musical performance followed by the Saltanah Dancers. $15, 7–9 pm, 505-699-2887,

Verdi’s Requiem The Lensic Performing Arts Center 211 W San Francisco See profile on page 15. $11–$76, 4 pm, 505-988-1234,

May 18 monday Coffee Fundamentals Santa Fe Culinary Academy 112 W San Francisco

The caffeinated folks from Iconik discuss tasting, roasting, blending, and more. $75, 9 am–3 pm, 505-983-7445,

Hot Sauces

Hosted by Michéle Leidig. Free, 9 pm–12 am, 505-982-2565,

Hillary Smith and Co. El Farol, 808 Canyon

Jazzy blues, gospel-inflected R&B, and soul. $5, 8:30–11 pm, 505-983-9912,

RuPaul Drag Race Blue Rooster, 101 W Marcy

A weekly screening of the reality show RuPaul’s Drag Race. Dress in drag and win prizes. Free, 7–9 pm, 505-206-2318,

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

Santa Fe Swing Odd Fellows Lodge, 1125 Cerrillos

A dance lesson followed by a group dance. $8 lesson and dance, $3 dance only, 7 pm lesson, 8 pm dance,

Mulan Jr. Warehouse 21, 1614 Paseo de Peralta

A musical production of Disney’s Mulan Jr. by students at Mandela International Magnet School. $6, 6:30 pm,

May 19 tuesday Summer Santa Fe School of Cooking, 125 N Guadalupe Celebrate the summer season with a cooking class on the patio. $110, 11 am, 505-983-4511,

Buddhism, Psychedelics, and Visionary Art Collected Works Bookstore and Coffeehouse

202 Galisteo

Allan Badiner and Alex Grey, with Rick Strassman and Allyson Grey, discuss and celebrate the publication of Zig Zag Zen: Buddhism and Psychedelics. Free, 6 pm, 505-988-4226,

Argentine Tango Milonga El Mesón, 213 Washington

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

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

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

Branden James Vanessie Santa Fe, 427 W Water

Classical crossover tenor sings pop, folk, and more. Free, 7–10 pm, 505-982-9966,

Canyon Road Blues Jam El Farol, 808 Canyon

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

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

Santa Fe International Folk Dancing and Lesson Odd Fellows Lodge, 1125 Cerrillos

Line dances from Eastern Europe and the Middle East. $5, 7–10 pm, 505-466-2920,

Placer Peak Hike Ortiz Mountain Educational Preserve Goldmine Rd/County Rd 55

Santa Fe Botanical Garden’s hike to Placer Peak in the Ortiz Mountain Preserve. Free, 8:30 am, 505-995-2774,

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),

Mulan Jr. Warehouse 21, 1614 Paseo de Peralta

A musical production of Disney’s Mulan Jr. by students at Mandela International Magnet School. $6, 6:30 pm,

May 20

wednesday Cuisine of Mexico Santa Fe Culinary Academy 112 W San Francisco

A demonstration class with Chef Fernando Olea May 14, 2015 NOW 11

of Epazote. $75, 5:30–7:30 pm, 505-983-7445,

Hosted by Nick Wimett. Free, 9–11 pm, 505-983-9817,

Tacos Santa Fe School of Cooking, 125 N Guadalupe

Latin Groove Blue Rooster, 101 W Marcy

Hands-on cooking class in which you’ll personalize your fillings, salsa, and garnishes. $98, 10 am, 505-983-4511,

Community Drum Circle La Tienda Performance Space 7 Caliente Rd, Eldorado

Monthly drum circle hosted by Rick Cormier. Free, 7–9 pm,

Dharma Talk Upaya Zen Center, 1404 Cerro Gordo

Weekly Latin-themed night. Free, 7–9 pm, 505-206-2318,

Little Leroy and His Pack of Lies El Farol, 808 Canyon Rock music. Free, 8–11 pm, 505-983-9912,

Ramon Bermudez Jr. TerraCotta Wine Bistro, 304 Johnson

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

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

Sierra La Fonda on the Plaza, 100 E San Francisco

Anthony Leon The Palace Restaurant and Saloon 142 W Palace

Wednesday Night Karaoke Junction, 530 S Guadalupe

Honky-tonk music. Free, 8:30 pm, 505-428-0690,

Chuscales El Mesón, 213 Washington

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

Electric Jam Tiny’s Restaurant, 1005 St. Francis

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

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

Mulan Jr. Warehouse 21, 1614 Paseo de Peralta

A musical production of Disney’s Mulan Jr. by students at Mandela International Magnet School. $6, 6:30 pm,


May 19: Buddhism, Psychedelics, and Visionary Art at Collected Works

High Desert Views Manitou Galleries, 123 W Palace

Landscape paintings by Douglas Aagard and Tom Perkinson. Through May 14, 505-986-0440,

Spring Show Chalk Farm Gallery, 729 Canyon

New work by Lavanya, Micah Offstedall, Yasuaki, and Kelley Wickie. Free, through May 15, 505-983-7125,

Dos Mundos Acosta Strong Fine Art, 640 Canyon

Work by Spanish painter Gonzalo Martín-Calero and New Mexico artist Jacobo de la Serna. Free, through May 16, 505-453-1825,

Group Show Ventana Fine Art, 400 Canyon

A group exhibition featuring work by Barry McCuan, John Axton, and Doug Dawson. Free, through May 20, 505-983-8815,

Close to Home Winterowd Fine Art, 701 Canyon

Paintings by Sarah Bienvenu. Free, through May 21, 505-992-8878,

Heirloom Sage Creek Gallery, 421 Canyon

A solo exhibition of still-life paintings by Sarah Siltala. Free, through May 22, 505-988-3444,

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Up in Neon Zane Bennett Contemporary Art 435 S Guadalupe

Six large-scale works in neon, created from 2008

Reduction and Form Wheelhouse Art, 418 Montezuma

A group exhibition featuring work by four New Mexico artists. Free, May 25, 505-919-9553,

Candid Nature Turner Carroll Gallery, 725 Canyon

A solo exhibition of new paintings by John Barker. Free, through May 27, 505-986-9800,

Parables and Stories: A Re-Interpretation Gallery 901, 708 Canyon

Work by Santa Fe artist Paul Steiner. Free, through May 27, 505-780-8390,

20 Years/20 Shows: Spring SITE Santa Fe, 1606 Paseo de Peralta

A three-part exhibition series in celebration of SITE Santa Fe’s 20th anniversary. $5–$10, through May 31, 505-989-1199,

Elements of Nature Sorrel Sky Gallery, 125 W Palace

Paintings by Phyllis Stapler and Cynthia DeBolt. Free, through May 31, 505-501-6555,

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

A site-specific exhibition and a series of experimental events by Basement Films. Free, through May 31, 505-982-1338,

Metropolis The William and Joseph Gallery 727 Canyon

Colorful abstractions by Patricia Aaron focusing on abandoned and forgotten sites across the country. Free, through May 31, 505-982-9404,

New Landscapes, New Vistas Matthews Gallery, 669 Canyon

A group exhibition featuring female artists who worked in New Mexico, including Janet Lippincott and Beatrice Mandelman. Free, through May 31, 505-992-2882,

Anne Appleby Charlotte Jackson Fine Art 554 S Guadalupe

A solo exhibition of works by Anne Appleby. Free, through June 1, 505-989-8688,

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

Etchings and Collagraphs New Concept Gallery, 610 Canyon

Approximately three-dozen water-based ink prints of Southwestern pottery and nude figures by artist Julia Roberts. Free, through June 1, 505-795-7570,

Water, Sky, Earth and Mountains: The Meditative Landscapes of Tomie dePaola Patina Gallery, 131 W Palace

A collaboration between The Nature Conservancy, Patina Gallery, and award-winning children’s book illustrator dePaola. Free, through June 7, artist reception May 15, 5–7:30 pm, 505-986-3432,

Permanent Collection The Encaustic Art Institute, 632 Agua Fria

The Encaustic Art Institute exhibits its permanent collection at the gallery’s new Railyard Arts District location. Free, ongoing, 505-989-3283,

Spring Show David Rothermel Contemporary Fine Art 142 Lincoln, Ste 102

A group exhibition including works by Sedona painter Jill Amundsen. Free, ongoing, 575-642-4981,

Secrets of the Symbols: The Hidden Language in Spanish Colonial Art Museum of Spanish Colonial Art 750 Camino Lejo

Signs and symbols that were part of everyday language in the colonial period but whose meaning is often lost in contemporary times. $5, through May, 505-982-2226,

You Are On Indian Land Museum of Contemporary Native Arts Ongoing: Spring Show at David 108 Cathedral Rothermel Contemporary Fine Art

sculptor and painter Allan Houser. $6–$9, through June 1, 505-467-1200,

Photo Lab New Mexico Museum of Art 107 W Palace

Historic photographs made by two processes: cyanotypes and albumen prints, both popular in the nineteenth-century. $6–$9, 10 am–5 pm, through July 26, 505-476-5072,

Line, Color, Composition Georgia O’Keeffe Museum 217 Johnson

An exploration of Georgia O’Keeffe’s creative process. Through September 13. $10–$12 (kids free), through September 26, 505-946-1000,

Pottery of the U.S. South Museum of International Folk Art 706 Camino Lejo

Traditional stoneware from North Carolina and northern Georgia. $6–9, through January 3, 2016, 505-476-1250,

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

Nearly 225 photographs and 40 cameras show how a light-tight box pierced by a hole can reveal alternate versions of reality. $6–$9, through January 10, 2016, 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 (

The work of leading contemporary American Indian and First Nations artists from across the North American continent. $10 (discounts for students and seniors), through May 31, 505-9831666,

Footprints: The Inspiration and Influence of Allan Houser Museum of Indian Arts and Culture 710 Camino Lejo

Celebrating the 100th birth year of Chiricahua Apache


to present. Free, through May 22, 505-982-8111,

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Santa Fe Run Around

by Wh itne y Spi ve y

lace up for the city’s oldest road race Unlike previous years, there won’t be a 10K component, but “when you finish the Run Around, make it a goal to run a 10K within the next three to four months,” Lopez says. “Keep running; it’s the fountain of youth.” Santa Fe Run Around 5K, May 16, 8 am, $22–$25, $5 for participants 19 and younger, Santa Fe Plaza,

Santa Fe Century

The Santa Fe Run Around 5K, seen here in 2014, begins and ends at the Plaza.


THE SANTA FE RUN AROUND celebrates 37 years this month, and more than 400 people of all ages and speeds are expected to partake in the 5K race, which benefits the Santa Fe chapter of Girls on the Run. The 3.1-mile course starts at the Plaza, heads east up Cathedral Place onto Alameda Street, and continues along Canyon Road. Runners eventually loop around the Cristo Rey Church and head back to the Plaza, enjoying about a 200-foot drop in elevation along the way. “You’ll run in one of the most historic neighborhoods in New Mexico—and the nation,” says Antonio Lopez, who won his age group last year. “Take it one step at a time and enjoy the scenery.” The 5K—the only race to start and finish on the Plaza—is followed by a free kids’ 1K that begins at the Palace of the Governors at 9:30 am. The overall and age group winners of the 5K receive locally made pottery, and every child who participates receives a finisher’s ribbon.

the annual bike event celebrates its 30th year with old and new traditions

by Ste ve n Horak


Fondo represent recent tweaks to an event that’s managed to maintain much of its original spirit. In one sense, however, for event director Charles Loesch the 2015 edition of the Century will be just like those from years past. “I hold my breath until the last rider finishes,” he says. Santa Fe Century, May 17, $20–$50,

The Santa Fe Century takes cyclists through some of Northern New Mexico’s most breathtaking countryside.


SHORTLY AFTER SUNRISE on May 17, a steady stream of cyclists will set off on the state’s most historic ride, the Santa Fe Century. The event, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, allows bikers to take in some of Northern New Mexico’s most breathtaking countryside—from the mountainous backdrop of the Sandias and Sangre de Cristos to lonely windswept plains. Heading south from Santa Fe, cyclists ride along Hwy 14 through Madrid, eventually reaching the aptly named Heartbreak Hill, site of the route’s most grueling climb. A lengthy flat stretch through stark open country brings riders to Stanley, where the course then heads north, through Galisteo, before reaching its conclusion back in Santa Fe 103 miles later. While the Century has its fair share of challenging segments, the event welcomes cyclists of all levels, which is a large part of its enduring appeal. Riders can go at their own pace, and they can opt for shorter 20- or 50-mile versions of the course. For those intent on testing themselves against the clock (and fellow riders), there are the Gran and Medio Fondos, which are timed, 103- and 50-mile versions of the course, respectively. Throughout the day, volunteers will play a key role in ensuring everything goes smoothly, from fixing flat tires to serving much-needed refreshments along the route. The increasingly popular Gran Fondo and the inaugural Medio

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Verdi’s Requiem the Santa Fe Symphony performs the enduring 19th-century masterwork



The Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus

ON MAY 16 AND 17, the Santa Fe Symphony will conclude its 31st season with a performance of Verdi’s Requiem. Guest conductor James Feddeck returns to Santa Fe to lead the orchestra and chorus in this powerful choral work, and four soloists— soprano Alexandra Loutsion, mezzo-soprano Margaret Mezzacappa, tenor Joshua Guerrero, and baritone Lester Lynch—will join the ensemble’s 150 musicians on The Lensic’s stage. Verdi composed his Requiem in 1873 following the death of the great Italian writer Alessandro Manzoni, whom Verdi had long admired and met in 1868. Verdi wrote the piece while he was in Paris, and he incorporated a revised version of the Libera me movement he originally wrote for a requiem for composer Gioachino Rossini that was never performed. The work’s premiere, which Verdi conducted, took place in the San Marco church in Milan in 1874 on the one-year anniversary of Manzoni’s death. The Requiem met with great initial success (it was performed at La Scala three days after its

premiere and then throughout Europe). However, given that Verdi used many of the same styles and techniques he employed when composing his operas, the work had many detractors who believed the dramatic scale of the piece was inappropriate for a religious subject and setting and that Verdi, a suspected agnostic, had no right to compose such a work. Although the piece eventually fell out of favor, it regained popularity in the early 20th century and is today a major component of the standard choral repertoire. The Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus performs Verdi’s Requiem, May 16, 7:30 pm, and May 17, 4 pm, $11–$76, The Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W San Francisco,

Joshua Guerrero

Lester Lynch

James Feddeck

Margaret Mezzacappa

Alexandra Loutsion

Conductor James Feddeck will lead the Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus plus four soloists in Verdi’s Requiem. May 14, 2015 NOW 15

eating+ drinking

“Our dishes are always French in technique,” says 315 Restaurant and Wine Bar’s executive chef, Louis Moskow, who’s owned the eatery since 1995. The pan-roasted black cod seen here is cooked skin-side down to render fat, and it’s served with the crispy skin intact, since that’s Moskow’s favorite part of the fish to eat. Paired here with asparagus, shimeji mushrooms, sunchokes, radish sprouts, watermelon radishes, and saffron aioli, the dish’s various components (and those of other menu items at 315) are dictated by the availability of seasonal vegetables. “The spring doesn’t offer a bounty of ingredients in New Mexico, so I often look to last year’s harvest,” Moskow says. Roasted sunchokes add a sweetness to the meal, shimeji mushrooms bring an earthiness, and the saffron aioli, which “flatters all types of fish,” lends a soft floral profile. Alaskan halibut has replaced the cod on 315’s spring menu, and Moskow says soft shell crabs will be available in the near future.—Cristina Olds 315 Restaurant and Wine Bar, 315 Old Santa Fe Trl,



315 Restaurant and Wine Bar

El-Evation Bistro


Italian for “bone with a hole,” osso buco is a moist and tender shank of meat that takes time to prepare properly. “It’s a process,” says Executive Chef Andrés Portugues about the pork shank osso buco dish from El-Evation Bistro seen here. “We cook it slow with the bone in [it] to keep the flavor in the meat.” After the pork is marinaded for 24 hours with fresh thyme and rosemary, Chef Portugues braises and sautées the meat with a demi-glace of celery, onions, carrots, tomatoes, and red wine for three hours. Served with colorful fresh tomatoes, cauliflower, and broccoli on a leek and potato mash and garnished with fresh chives, this entrée prominently showcases seasonal local ingredients.—Cristina Olds El-Evation Bistro, 103 E Water

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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.


Sneak Peek

On May 7, the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum hosted a press preview of its new show Line, Color, Composition, which is on display through September 13.

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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.

photographs by Stephen Lang


openings | reviews | artists

Lorraine Alexander, Sundown Over the Sangre de Cristos, oil on board, 8 x 10"

The works of established Taos-based painter Lorraine Alexander began selling before they even made it onto the walls of their new home at Santa Fe’s Casweck Gallery earlier this year. “We’ve had a great beginning with Lorraine,” says gallery director Norberto Zamudio. “She’s new to us but has become one of our hottest-selling artists.” A plein air painter, Alexander captures the color, light, and layered geometry of the Northern New Mexico landscape through rich, highly textured impasto. Because she paints outside, she makes smaller—more intimate, more affordable—works. Her compositions offer powerful entry, drawing viewers in. She wields a palette knife, not a brush, fixing in thick, buttery paint those moments of enchantment when land, sky, water, and sage glow.—Barbara Tyner Lorraine Alexander, Casweck Galleries, 203 W Water,

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The Eldorado Studio Tour features photography by Mary Fredenburgh (here) and jewelry by Carla Pennie McBride (right).

by Ashle y M. Big g e r s

lo ca l a r t i st s i n v it e t h e pub l ic to v i e w t h e ir wor k spac e s a nd di s c u s s t h e c r e at i ve p ro c e s s

NEW MEXICO’S LARGEST STUDIO TOUR, showcasing 89 professional artists in 56 studios, unfolds May 16 and 17 across the scenic mesa of Santa Fe’s Eldorado neighborhood. Before embarking on the tour, visitors can check out the preview gallery inside the Eldorado Community Center, which opens an hour before the studios do. Guests can browse—and familiarize themselves with—the work of each artist participating in the tour and plot their route for visiting the studios, where the artists will be present. Visitors looking to maximize their time should head to studios featuring multiple artists, such as stop number 55, where ceramic figures by longtime studio tour committee member Joretha Hall will be on view alongside wood turning by Taz Bramlette, fine jewelry by William Swinney, photographs by Mary Fredenburgh, and colorful jewelry by Rachel Arvio. Perennial participants such as digital mixed-media artist Ursula Freer and ceramicist Maggie Beyeler are on the roster again, and 20 new artists, including ceramicists Ed Byers and Holden McCurry, have been added to this year’s list. Having recently relocated to Santa Fe from Asheville, North Carolina, Byers and McCurry, who’ve been working as a duo since 2003, see the studio tour as a way to display their work in the place that currently inspires 22

them as well as a chance to meet their neighbors. “As artists, we’re usually creating our work in an isolated environment, so the studio tour gives us the opportunity to meet the public and exchange ideas about our art oneon-one,” says McCurry. Those who visit the duo’s studio will, according to Byers, see their tools, work areas, new ideas in development, and finished pieces displayed as if they were in a collector’s home. “Visitors will also get to see firsthand how my partner and I collaborate on all of our work, which we feel is unique in the art world,” McCurry adds. The tour’s eldest participant is 99-year-old Isabel Mooney, who, despite losing much of her central vision to macular degeneration and having to rely on tactile aids, continues to sew cotton, hand-tied lap quilts. Eldorado Studio Tour, May 16–17, 10 am–5 pm; artists’ reception, May 15, 5–7 pm; preview gallery, May 16–17, 9 am–5 pm, free, Eldorado Community Center, 1 La Hacienda Loop;


Eldorado Studio Tour



The Red That Colored the World a Summer of Color exhibit at the Museum of International Folk Art explores the wide-reaching impact of cochineal by Ashle y M. Big g e r s

NAPOLEON’S CHAIR, A BRITISH military uniform, and Oaxacan wax candles might seem like a random collection of items, but they all feature vibrant hues of cochineal, a dye that’s the subject of the Museum of International Folk Art’s new exhibit The Red That Colored the World. Part of the city’s Summer of Color initiative, which presents color-themed shows at leading museums and galleries, The Red That Colored the World traces the path of the American Cochineal, an insect that produces an acid that’s been used to create dye, from pre-Columbian to modern times. The 130-piece show draws half its artifacts—including manuscripts, paintings, sculptures, and textiles—from the museum’s collection; curators culled the remaining pieces from international sources via a search that began six years ago. Cochineal was once a highly valued commodity (real, rather than synthetic, cochineal still is). At one time, the Aztecs were demanding tithes of it rather than money. The Spanish took it back to Europe and, for a while, controlled the colorant, which made its way into fine art and portraiture, Catholic cardinals’ robes at the Vatican, and French cloaks—one of which is showcased in this exhibit. In the New World, it found its way into bultos and retablos, which were as prevalent in homes as they were in churches. “Cochineal reaches many different parts of society,” says Nicolasa Chavez,

curator of the museum’s Latino/Hispano/ Spanish Colonial collections and a curator of this exhibit. “It permeates everything. As a folk art museum, we’re able to tell the story of how cochineal reflects the daily life of peoples around the world.” Clothing pulled from the Canary Islands to Japan and a beaded gown from Santa Fean Orlando Dugi (Navajo) are also featured in the exhibit. A public opening on May 17 will include colcha embroidery, cochineal painting demonstrations, and book signings for the accompanying catalog A Red Like No Other: How Cochineal Colored the World. The Red That Colored the World, May 17–September 13, 10 am–5 pm; public opening May 17, 1–4 pm; $6–$9, Museum of International Folk Art, 706 Camino Lejo,


Clockwise from top: Peruvian wooden keros from the 17th and 18th centuries. Private collection. Detail of a mid-19th-century Iran trade cloth with wool embroidery and appliqué. Gift of Cyrus Leroy Baldridge. Photo by Blair Clark. An 18th-century sewing box and cover from Mexico with cochineal-dyed yarn. IFAF Collection.

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Geoffrey Gorman

giving new life to objects and experiences Gorman’s studio is located in an enclosed porch off his house. “It’s a very tiny space with great light,” he says.

When Geoffrey Gorman, who’s known for his sculptures made of found and lost objects, moved to Santa Fe in the late 1970s, he lived in a tepee in Tesuque. “It was a magical experience,” he says. “New Mexico is in my blood now.” New Mexico is in his work, too, which he describes as “somewhat sparse and down to the bone. In a way,” he adds, “I think of [it] as journaling. I try to take a lot of what I run into and turn it into something tangible.” Gorman’s art is also influenced by having grown up in rural Maryland, where, he says, “we were always outside making stuff. This work is a continuation of what I was doing as a kid.”—Whitney Spivey Gorman’s work can be seen locally at Tom Ross Gallery on Canyon Road.

“Sometimes I get pulled in by the medium I’m working with,” Gorman says. “I started working with these slated pieces of wood and thought maybe they could express the wings of a bird.”


“In my mind, it’s a prize-winning cow, and this is its formal portrait,” Gorman says of this sculpture, in which he elevates an ordinary, perhaps overlooked creature.


Lee Price



Although intensely intimate, Lee Price’s self-portraits capture collective experiences. “My paintings are completely personal and so specific to things happening in my life,” she says. “You can look at that as really narcissistic and egocentric, but I find the more personal something is, the more universal.” In the past, Price, who lives in New York City, has depicted herself soaking in a tub, sipping tea, or lying in bed with the remains of a McDonald’s meal scattered around her. Her newest works, which will be on view in a solo exhibition opening in September at Evoke Contemporary, will be more celebratory, though, she hastens to add, still feminist in nature.—Ashley M. Biggers Evoke Contemporary, 550 S Guadalupe,

Left: Susan Burnstine, Golden Gate Bridge, 5:58 am, archival pigment ink print, 16 x 16" Below: Susan Burnstine, Last Light Abiquiú, archival pigment ink print, 16 x 16"

Susan Burnstine

Los Angeles–based photographer Susan Burnstine created 21 film cameras and lenses out of vintage camera parts, household objects, bits of plastic, and rubber to capture an unpredictable kind of surrealist, dreamy beauty. Chance plays in the soft edges between filmy light and dark, and Burnstine has learned that intuition and instinct guide the perfect timing of her shutter-click. This is a photographer loved by other photographers for her artist-eye and deftness. None of her magic is produced outside the camera. Works such as Lost or Remember evince powerful longing, nostalgia. We yearn to connect to this private world. Other images offer glimpses into reveries, wishfulness, journeys in the making, dream-worlds we recognize and don’t.—Barbara Tyner Lee Price, Verve Gallery of Photography Pink Cupcake, oil on linen, 70 x 30" 219 E Marcy, May 14, 2015 NOW 25



opening art receptions

Jennifer J. L. Jones: New Paintings Hunter Kirkland Contemporary, 200-B Canyon May 15–31, reception May 22, 5–7 pm Layers of acrylic, tar, oil paint, and varnish help provide depth and context to the work of abstract expressionist painter Jennifer J. L. Jones, whose latest show features new pieces. “Beauty is everywhere, and as an artist I interpret that beauty, whether it is found in the grace of a falling leaf, the burnt edges of a flower, a kaleidoscope of cloud formations, a glasstopped lake, or millions of crushed shells along a stretch of beach.”—Emily Van Cleve Jennifer J. L. Jones, Lata, acrylic and mixed media on wood panel, 40 x 30"

Antonio Puri: Layers Nüart Gallery 670 Canyon, May 15–31 Reception May 15, 5–7 pm Nüart Gallery is presenting a show of recent works by Antonio Puri in honor of the artist’s upcoming exhibitions at the Delaware Art Museum and the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts. Known for his complex abstractions that explore geometric patterns and the tension between opposites, Puri creates chromatic pieces over grids that are textured by the inclusion of soil from his birthplace in northern India. He’s also inspired by colors seen in the Himalayan foothills.—EVC Antonio Puri, Assembly Hall, mixed media on canvas, 68 x 71"


Eating Around Sweetwater Harvest Kitchen

by Whitney Spivey

a popular jewelry line showcases a meaningful local symbol

PEOPLE LOVE THE ZIA SYMBOL. In fact, New Mexico’s state flag was just voted “best in the nation” by USA Today and readers. But why fly a flag in just one spot when you can wear your state pride everywhere you go? Silversmith Gregory Segura allows people to do just that. The owner of Santa Fe Silverworks sells an assortment of Zia jewelry, most of which is purchased, somewhat surprisingly, by folks in other parts of the country. “Only about one in 20 is sent to a New Mexico address,” he says. “I’ve sent them all over the world.” Segura’s most popular item is a Zia pendant, but he says his earrings do well, too. The Santa Fe native also crafts Zia rings, bolos, lapel pins, and cuff links, all of which are available online, at his Second Street studio, and at various locations around town, including Ortega’s on the Plaza and the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art. The Zia symbol has roots in Zia Pueblo, whose people consider the sun sacred. Not only is the symbol reminiscent of that ball of fire high in the sky, but its four clusters of four rays are significant because the number four is sacred as well (there are four points on a compass, four seasons of the year, four periods of the day, four seasons of life, four sacred obligations in life, and so on). The circle—or, in Segura’s case, a stone—binds those elements of four together and represents the circle of life.

April 23, 1 pm Right, top: Shrimp and grits with green chile, bacon, and a fried egg, $13.


Zia pride

style style

Right, bottom: Soup and salad combo with a Peas and Love Salad (snap peas, sweet peas, green beans, and lettuce with strawberry vinaigrette) and a cup of turkey tortilla soup with Beneficial Farms turkey, avocado, black beans, corn, and cream, $10.50.

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Santa Fe Silverworks, 505-670-3955, Segura features turquoise—the state stone of New Mexico—in the center of his contemporary Zia symbol earrings ($180–$230) and pendants ($99–$140). He also makes pieces with onyx, lapis, denim lapis, and malachite stones.


Above, left: White chocolate bread pudding with whiskey sauce, $8. Above, right: Cubana sandwich (seared pork loin, ham, black bean cumin spread, asadero cheese, and chipotle sauce on a telera roll with guacamole, lettuce, and tomato), $14.



April 24, 12 pm Below: Roasted butternut squash soup with cranberry apple salsa and avocado crema, $8.

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sun, space, and gardens Sunlight pours into this hacienda-style adobe home, which sits on one acre less than a mile from Canyon Road. Nestled in the foothills, the home is surrounded by native trees and plants and has both a Zen and a raised-bed garden. Inside the almost 3,000-square-foot residence are a master suite; a two-bedroom guest wing; a root cellar; and several multipurpose rooms that can be used as exercise, media, or library spaces. The property includes a roomy guesthouse and an artist studio.



Iguana Cantina at Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino, 505-819-2058,



Don’t wait until National Tequila Day (July 24) to raise a glass at the Iguana Cantina, which offers more than 20 varieties of freshly made margaritas. Instead, head there now to enjoy the café’s new Salsamole Station, where you can combine your preferred amounts of tomatoes, jalapeños, cilantro, and other ingredients to create customized salsa or guacamole (which will go nicely with your margarita). The station launched on May 4 with a private event, during which guests enjoyed demos and tastings of custom-blend guacamoles and salsa, mixologist-led margarita tastings, and expert instruction on tequila and food pairings.—Whitney Spivey

List price: $935,000 Contact: Nancy Lewis, Santa Fe Properties, 505-231-5337,

Joe Nichols at Buffalo Thunder

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With Santa Fe being known for its margaritas, it’s no surprise that country music singer Joe Nichols wowed the crowd at Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino with his 2005 hit “Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off.” The April 24 show drew many cowboy-boot-wearing fans (who kept their clothes on, as far as we’re aware), including one concertgoer who reported that Nichols “performed the hell out of the music; he’s all about connecting with the audience—raising his arms to get them to sing along and customizing his mid-song banter to comment on how lovely the ladies in New Mexico are, that kind of thing.” We can’t argue with that.—Whitney Spivey

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Jane Filer

Loch Wood Home, acrylic on canvas, 50" x 62"

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

Santa Fean NOW May 14 2015 Digital Edition  

Santa Fean NOW May 14 2015 Digital Edition

Santa Fean NOW May 14 2015 Digital Edition  

Santa Fean NOW May 14 2015 Digital Edition