Santa Fean NOW May 28 2015 Digital Edition

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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.

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THE VARIETY OF ACTIVITIES AVAILABLE to us here in Santa Fe just keeps growing. This weekend is certainly no exception. Not only do we have a full slate of gallery openings, mostly in the Railyard, but we have great music, film, and theater offerings, too. Several of the Railyard galleries have shows opening on May 29 as part of the Last Friday Art Walk. The work you’ll find in the Railyard is different from what you’ll see almost anywhere else in town. Given how easy it is to get to the Railyard, I strongly encourage you to visit some of its cutting-edge galleries. If you can’t make it to the openings Friday night, drop by on Saturday to visit the galleries during the day and to take advantage of the farmers market as well. There’s great music all over town all weekend long, so you won’t be lacking for tunes. At the Santa Fe Playhouse, Theater Grottesco presents its first new production since 2012, The Moment of YES!, so be sure to catch it before it closes on June 7. The Santa Fe Jewish Film Festival’s Stars in the Dark: Émigrés, Exiles, and Film Noir series is in full force at CCA, and the festival is a great way to see wonderful films, knowing you won’t find them in any boxes at the supermarket. This, to a great extent, is a metaphor for Santa Fe. The city isn’t easily duplicated and maintains its eternal uniqueness. That’s part of what makes Santa Fe special and why visitors love to visit. As you kick around town this weekend, I hope you experience many of Santa Fe’s other unique qualities. Enjoy.

Bruce Adams


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A fundraiser and reception to celebrate the creativity and resiliency of New Mexico women and girls, featuring artist Roxanne Swentzell (above, far left) as a special guest, was held May 21 at GF Contemporary. For more photos of goings-on around town, check out Seen Around on page 18.


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


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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: Gordon Skalleberg, Transparent Personality, steel, 30 x 15". This work is featured in the show Monochromatic, opening at Evoke Contemporary on May 29. For details, see page 23. Photo courtesy of Evoke Contemporary.

Cut-a-Thon at Rock Paper Scissor Salon Spa When you attend Rock Paper Scissor Salon Spa’s 13th annual Cut-aThon on May 30, you can help people who are hungry in addition to getting a good haircut. At least 10 stylists, including salon co-owner Melodi Wyss-Feliciano, will lend their talents to this fundraiser for The Food Depot. Last year’s Cut-a-Thon raised more than $5,000 for several local charities. “Some of our clients suggested that we work with The Food Depot this year,” says co-owner Aaron Feliciano. “Haircuts start with a $25 donation, although we do get $200 and $300 donations.” Areas in the salon normally used for waxing and coloring and manicures and pedicures will be transformed into additional haircutting stations in order to accommodate the more than 75 men and women who are expected to show up between 10 am and 3 pm. Volunteers from a local beauty school will help stylists with shampooing and blow-drying. For a $50 minimum donation, appointment times can be scheduled in advance. Otherwise, it’s first-come, first-served. Profits from the sale of the salon’s retail products and the 35 paintings on display— created by students from the Institute of American Indian Arts—will also be donated to The Food Depot, as will any nonperishable food items clients bring with them.—Emily Van Cleve Cut-a-Thon, May 30, 10 am–3 pm, $25 minimum donation, $50 to secure an appointment, Rock Paper Scissor Salon Spa, 500 Montezuma, #110,


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Age of Ultron broke my heart. Music wasn’t my thing as a kid; neither was sports. I was a comic book nerd, and Ultron was one of the very best villains. (My favorite will always be SpiderMan’s nemesis Venom.) Ultron is a giant evil robot. Imagine a much taller, buffer Supervillain Ultron appears in this classic Avengers comic book, stored in Phil’s Terminator exoskeleton that smiles, snarls, parents’ attic. flies, and shoots lasers. He utterly hates the Avengers, so he creates better and better versions of himself after every defeat in order to come back and try to kill them again. Ultron is wicked, so actor James Spader voicing him in this second installment of the Avengers franchise furnishes the perfect mix of sarcastic playfulness and mortal danger. This is where I sigh. Age of Ultron doesn’t build suspense. You never find yourself afraid for anyone or curious about what will happen next. And unlike the first Avengers movie, its action scenes don’t dazzle. The Avengers had Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, and friends battling an army of aliens in New York City. You can’t top that, yet because it’s a franchise sequel, Avengers: Age of Ultron “builds” to a stupid climax where the Avengers fight waves of skinny, harmless mini-Ultrons. You have to scale it back. Instead of EXPLOSIVE ACTION SCENES!!!!!, you make the threat smaller but smarter and therefore more dangerous. My nerd heart palpitates when I imagine an Avengers sequel where Earth’s mightiest heroes are stalked by an insane killer robot strong enough to really hurt them. That’s not what we get here. The Avengers chase Ultron around the world as he kidnaps a doctor and steals a whatever and . . . his plan is so complicated and overthought that he succeeds only in making himself a bigger target. There’s no joy or excitement in his scheme or anywhere else in Age of Ultron, except in its first few scenes, before Ultron shows up. He turns out to be an extremely lame bad guy. I’ve defended these movies; loved them even. Not this one. Age of Ultron gets so fat it has a heart attack right before our eyes. It’s awful.—Phil Parker


James Spader voices Ultron in the latest Avengers movie. At least 10 stylists will take part in the 13th annual Cut-aThon at Rock Paper Scissor Salon Spa. May 28, 2015 NOW 3


Sector 9 assault team leader Major Motoko Kusanagi tells her boss, “I’ll leave the detective stuff to you,” and slaps a heavy mag of bullets into her rifle. It’s not her job to unravel conspiracies— she’s a weapon, a cyborg killer with an assignment: Find the hacker called Puppet Master. Ghost in the Shell celebrates its 20th anniversary this year with a restored edition that’ll open at the Jean Cocteau Cinema on May 29. The film is an unquestionable classic of animation, mixing philosophy, mystery, and action. It’s also gloriously efficient. Clocking in at an hour and 20 minutes, it delivers ideas, characters, and scenes any action fan can appreciate. The style is Japanese anime, but Ghost in the Shell belongs alongside Blade Runner and The Matrix in the pantheon of thoughtful sci-fi classics. (Producer Joel Silver has said the Wachowski brothers pitched The Matrix by showing him Ghost in the Shell and saying, “We want to do that in live action.”) The action is clean and awesome. We meet Matoko midway through an assassination mission—she makes herself invisible and explodes a man’s head—and then

we’re quickly thrust into an exhilarating chase. Late in the film she battles a tank that moves like a soulless, scary robot spider. Ghost in the Shell holds up because of its action, but its ideas are fascinating, too. In 2029 everyone’s jacked into a worldwide network that provides information and abilities on the fly. Most people aren’t completely human; they’re part robot, enabling the network’s apps to work better with their bodies. Ghost in the Shell envisions this future as a stormy techno-urban locale like in Blade Runner. And the characters debate, earnestly, what it means that day-to-day existence has become so tied to computing technology. The network is being twisted to manipulate people, implanting false memories and convincing them they’re something they’re not, exactly like my most annoying “friends” on Facebook. Gender is oddly meaningless in Ghost in the Shell, because why would jacked-in robots need gender? It’s a chilling look at the future, and a great time at the movies.—PP

A restored edition of Ghost in the Shell is showing at the Jean Cocteau Cinema.



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this week May 28 thursday Hungry Artist Life Drawing Artisan 2601 Cerrillos

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

Woman in the Window Center for Contemporary Arts 1050 Old Pecos Trl

A screening of Fritz Lang’s crime drama, as part of the Santa Fe Jewish Film Festival’s Stars in the Dark: Émigrés, Exiles, and Film Noir series. $8–$12, 7 pm, 505-982-1338,,

Contemporary Southwest Light Santa Fe School of Cooking 125 N Guadalupe

Create healthy local fare such as lemon Southwest

May 30: Julie Buffalohead: The Truth About Stories at the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts

May 28–June 3

rice and fiery turkey fillets. $80, 9:30 am, 505-983-4511,

Opera Class Santa Fe School of Cooking 125 N Guadalupe

Prepare a menu that draws inspiration from the Santa Fe Opera’s 2015 season, including chicken breast stuffed with chicken and sundried tomato sausage in sage brown butter sauce on polenta. $98, 6 pm, 505-983-4511,

Music of the Dark: Jewish Refugee Composers in America Center for Contemporary Arts 1050 Old Pecos Trl

A discussion with Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival Executive Director Steven Ovitsky as part of the Santa Fe Jewish Film Festival’s Stars in the Dark: Émigrés, Exiles, and Film Noir series. $8–$12, 2 pm, 505-982-1338,,

Mountain, Village, Valley:

Practicing in the Wild and Cultivated World Upaya Zen Center 1404 Cerro Gordo

Roshi Joan Halifax, Master Gardener Wendy Johnson, and Keido Troy Fernandez lead a retreat that offers an immersion into the ancient landscapes of New Mexico. $380–$420, through May 31, 505-986-8518,

Blues Revue Tiny’s Restaurant 1005 St. Francis

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

Bob Finnie Vanessie Santa Fe 427 W Water

Great American Songbook works plus pop from the 1960s and ’70s. Free, 8–10:30 pm, 505-982-9966,

Limelight Karaoke The Palace Restaurant and Saloon May 28, 2015 NOW 5

142 W Palace

The Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus presents a pay-what-you-wish community concert. Free, 7 pm, 505-983-3530,

Marc Yaxley TerraCotta Wine Bistro 304 Johnson

The Moment of YES! Santa Fe Playhouse, 142 E De Vargas

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

A theatrical event about communication, creating common culture, the many propositions we receive every day, and the humor and humanity of the journey. $10–$25, 7:30 pm, 505-474-8400,

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

Mike Combs Hotel de Chimayo’s Low ’n Slow Lowrider Bar 125 Washington Songster, busker, balladeer. Free, 8–11 pm, 505-988-4900,

The Saltanah Dancers Cleopatra Café (Southside location) 3482 Zafarano

Tig Notaro The Lensic Performing Arts Center 211 W San Francisco

Emergent Behavior and Home by Nightfall Photo-eye Gallery, 541 S Guadalupe

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

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

Learn to make some of the meals featured in the book A Painters Kitchen: Recipes from the Kitchen of Georgia O’Keeffe by Margaret Wood. $85, 10 am, 505-983-4511,

Zenobia La Fonda on the Plaza 100 E San Francisco

Live music. R&B music. 505-995-2363,

Great Gourmet Italian Las Cosas Cooking School 181 Paseo de Peralta

In Honor of Memorial Day Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi 131 Cathedral

Prepare popular Italian dishes, including olive focaccia and homemade angel hair pasta. $85, 6–9 pm, 505-988-3394,

Restaurant Walk I Santa Fe School of Cooking, 125 N Guadalupe Eat your way around town with guided stops at Restaurant Martin, Luminaria at the Inn and Spa at Loretto, TerraCotta Wine Bistro, and Georgia. $115, 2 pm, 505-983-4511,

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 pm, 505-983-7445,

May 28: Tig Notaro at The Lensic

Eden Turned on Its Side: Photosynthesis, Part II David Richard Gallery, 544 S Guadalupe

Last Friday Art Walk Railyard Arts District, 1607 Paseo de Peralta

A screening of the documentary as part of the Santa Fe Jewish Film Festival’s Stars in the Dark: Émigrés, Exiles, and Film Noir series. $8–$12, 11:30 am, 505-982-1338,,

Vicente and Friends El Farol 808 Canyon

A celebration of the work of the acclaimed painter and sculptor. Free, reception 5–8 pm, 505-982-0055,

May 29 friday

Cinema’s Exiles: From Hitler to Hollywood Center for Contemporary Arts 1050 Old Pecos Trl

A performance by the Grammy Award–nominated stand-up comic, writer, and radio contributor. $25–$30, 7 pm, 505-988-1234,

Doug Coffin True West of Santa Fe, 130 Lincoln

The second presentation in a series that focuses on intersections of nature and culture in relationship to ecological and social imbalance. Free, reception 5–7 pm, 505-983-1284,

Ten galleries and SITE Santa Fe host receptions and stay open late on the last Friday of each month. Free, 5–7 pm, 505-982-3373,

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

Sculptures by Karen Yank. Free, reception 5–7 pm, 505-982-8111,

A Stone’s Throw William Siegal Gallery, 540 S Guadalupe

See preview on page 21. Free, reception 5–7 pm, 505-820-7733,

Creating Shape Zane Bennett Contemporary Art 435 S Guadalupe

Concurrent exhibitions by Thomas Jackson and Angela Bacon Kidwell. Free, reception 5–7 pm, 505-988-5152 ext. 121,

Future of Animals Eye on the Mountain Gallery, 614 Agua Fria

New work by artist, musician, and writer Michael Godey. Free, reception 5–9 pm, 928-308-0319,

Historic Structures of Santa Fe Historic Santa Fe Foundation, 545 Canyon

An exhibition of paintings in watercolor and/or gouache centered on significant historic structures and sites in Santa Fe. Free, reception 5–7 pm, 505-928-2567,

Miles and Miles James Kelly Contemporary 1611 Paseo de Peralta

A solo exhibition of new work by Stuart Arends. Free, reception 5–7 pm, 505-989-1601,

Monochromatic Evoke Contemporary, 550 S Guadalupe

See profile on page 23. A Summer of Color event. Free, reception 5–7 pm, 505-995-9902,

Not This, Not That Santa Fe Farmers Market Shade Structure 1607 Paseo de Peralta

An exhibition, presented by Axle Contemporary, that serves as a method of inquiry into the conundrum of describing what is inherently indescribable. Free, reception 5–7 pm, 505-670-5854,

Op Infinitum: ‘The Responsive Eye’ Fifty Years After David Richard Gallery, 544 S Guadalupe

The second of four presentations that reviews and reconsiders The Responsive Eye, the seminal op art exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1965. Free, reception 5–7 pm, 505-983-1284,

Thomas Coffin POP Gallery, 125 Lincoln, Ste 111

A reception celebrating the unveiling earlier in the month of a new series of mixed-media dioramas by Thomas Coffin, inspired by the artist’s childhood fascination with history-museum diorama scenes. Free,

reception 5–8 pm, 505-820-0788,

Popular piano music by the Juilliard-trained pianist. Free, 6–8 pm, 505-982-9966,

Book Publication Celebration Santa Fe University of Art and Design 1600 St. Michael’s

Five7five The Palace Restaurant and Saloon 142 W Palace

Weimar on the Pacific: Paradise Found, Paradise Lost Center for Contemporary Arts 1050 Old Pecos Trl

A discussion that’s part of the Santa Fe Jewish Film Festival’s Stars in the Dark: Émigrés, Exiles, and Film Noir series. $8–$12, 2 pm, 505-982-1338,,

Ancestors, Orphans, and Embryos MogaDao Institute 703 Camino de la Familia, #3103

Ramblings, reflections, and poetry exploring Daoism and the shamanic roots of Qigong, healing, and the present time we’re passing through. By donation, 7–8:15 pm,

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

Bob Finnie Vanessie Santa Fe, 427 W Water

Great American Songbook works plus pop from the 1960s and ’70s. Free, 8–10:30 pm, 505-982-9966,

Burns La Fonda on the Plaza, 100 E San Francisco Folk and country music. Free, 8–11 pm, 505-995-2363,

Chris Abeyta Tiny’s Restaurant, 1005 St. Francis Singer/songwriter. Free, 5:30–8 pm, 505-983-9817,

David Geist Pranzo Italian Grill, 540 Montezuma

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

Detroit Lightning Tiny’s Restaurant, 1005 St. Francis

Grateful Dead tribute band. Free, 8:30 pm–12:30 am, 505-983-9817,

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

Doug Montgomery Vanessie Santa Fe, 427 W Water

DJ and live drummer collaboration mixing club hits with old-school hip-hop, electronica, and house. $5, 10 pm–12 am, 505-428-0690,

Gentleman’s Happy Hour Blue Rooster, 101 W Marcy

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

Gunsels Second Street Brewery at the Railyard 1607 Paseo de Peralta Honky-tonk music. Free, 7–10 pm, 505-989-3278,

Phyllis Love Starlight Lounge, 500 Rodeo

Broadway tunes and more by pianist and singer Phyllis Love. $2 per month guest membership (required), 7–9 pm, 505-428-7777,

Ronald Roybal Hotel Santa Fe, 1501 Paseo de Peralta

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

Round Mountain GiG Performance Space, 1808 Second

Folk music with global influences performed by local duo Char and Robby Rothschild. $20, 7:30 pm, 505-886-1251,

The Alchemy Party Skylight, 139 W San Francisco

With DJs Dynamite Sol and Juicebox Ray. $7, 9 pm–12 am, 505-982-0775,

Hillside Community Day Event Hillside Market 86 Old Las Vegas Hwy

The third annual event features a fire truck for kids, Santa Fe Animal Shelter adoptions, music, food, and more. Free, 10 am–5 pm, 505-982-9944,

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

A diverse group of works by premier local artists are on view in an outdoor fine art show. Free, 9 am–5:30 pm,

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,

Hey Bartender Scottish Rite Temple, 463 Paseo de Peralta

A screening of the award-winning documentary and a VIP cocktail reception presented by William Grant and Sons distillers. Part of the New Mexico Cocktails and Culture festival. $15, 310-717-2850,

Night of a Thousand Stars with Gilda Terra at Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado, 198 State Rd 592

Dinner on the courtyard followed by a screening of the drama staring Rita Hayworth. Part of the Santa

The Three Faces of Jazz El Mesón, 213 Washington

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

Tone and the Majordudes El Farol, 808 Canyon

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

TGIF Concerts First Presbyterian Church, 208 Grant

Cellist Joel Becktell performs J. S. Bach’s unaccompanied cello suites. Free, 5:30–6 pm, 505-982-8544,

The Moment of YES! Santa Fe Playhouse, 142 E De Vargas

A play about communication, creating common culture, the propositions we receive every day, and the humor and humanity of the journey. $10–$25, 7:30 pm, 505-474-8400,


Celebrate local author Marsha Scarbrough’s memoir, Honey in the River, with a reading, music by the Agalu Nigerian drumming troupe, and refreshments. Free, 6–8 pm,

May 30 saturday

May 30–June 1: New Mexico Cocktails and Culture festival at various locations

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a conversation between Santa Fe Institute’s Mirta Galesic and artist Raven Chacon, moderated by SFI’s Valerie Plame. $10, 2–4 pm, 505-983-1666,

JoyceGroup Santa Fe Santa Fe Public Library, Pick Room 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 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,

May 30: Night of a Thousand Stars with Gilda at Terra at Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado

Fe Jewish Film Festival’s Stars in the Dark: Émigrés, Exiles, and Film Noir series. Reservations required (505-946-5800), 7 pm, 505-982-1338,

Brewery Tour Santa Fe Brewing Company, 35 Fire Pl

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

Flavors of the Southwest: Hot Off the Grill Las Cosas Cooking School 181 Paseo de Peralta

A hands-on cooking class that includes barbecue ribs, smoked potato salad, and flank steak barbacoa. $85, 6–9 pm, 505-988-3394,

Photographing the Himalaya with a View Camera Travel Bug, 839 Paseo de Peralta

A discussion focused on photographing the highest mountains on Earth. Free, 5–6 pm, 505-992-0418,

Pollinator Hotels Santa Fe Railyard Park Community Room 1607 Paseo de Peralta

In this design workshop, beekeeper Loretta McGrath offers strategies for planting pollinator forage for a range of pollinators. Free, 10 am–12 pm, 505-316-3596,

Cut-a-Thon Rock Paper Scissor Salon Spa 500 Montezuma (Sanbusco Market Center) See profile on page 3. $25, 505-955-8500,

Deep Peace Experience Blue Moon Yoga 826 Camino De Monte Ray, Ste A5

A sonic meditation immersion with Tibetan bowls, gong, mantras, and flutes. $15, 7:30–9 pm, 505-795-7778,

Julie Buffalohead: The Truth About Stories Museum of Contemporary Native Arts 108 Cathedral

Recent works on paper by the Minneapolis-based artist. Opening reception includes a gallery talk. Free, reception 4–5 pm, 505-983-1666,

Monarch: Orange Takes Flight Santa Fe Botanical Garden, 715 Camino Lejo Orange predominates in the container gardens on view, with other plants of complementary colors mixed in. Part of the citywide Summer of Color initiative. $5–$7 (free for kids 12 and younger), through September 13, 505-471-9103,

Bob Finnie Vanessie Santa Fe, 427 W Water

Great American Songbook works plus pop from the 1960s and ’70s. Free, 8–10:30 pm, 505-982-9966,

Bone Orchard Band Tiny’s Restaurant, 1005 St. Francis

Alternative Americana. Free, 8:30 pm–12:30 am,

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,

Tacos Santa Fe School of Cooking, 125 N Guadalupe Personalize your meal with a variety of fillings, salsas, and garnishes in this hands-on cooking class. $98, 10 am, 505-983-4511,

Traditional New Mexican II Santa Fe School of Cooking, 125 N Guadalupe A cooking class focused on Santa Fe’s rich cultural traditions. $80, 10 am, 505-983-4511,

Embodydance’s 15th Anniversary Party Fundraiser Railyard Performance Center 1611 Paseo de Peralta

Special guest performers, including the HolyFaith Breakfancers and Mosaic Dance group, as well as a smoothie bar, food, silent auction, and raffle. By donation, 7–11 pm,

Chaos to Complexity: Creative Collaboration Museum of Contemporary Native Arts 108 Cathedral

Explore the creative process in art and science via 8

Covering Santa Fe in a unique way.

The Reckless Group El Farol, 808 Canyon


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

May 31: Stringtown Ambassadors at Duel Brewing


Burns La Fonda on the Plaza, 100 E San Francisco Folk and country music. Free, 8–11 pm, 505-995-2363,

Doug Montgomery Vanessie Santa Fe, 427 W Water

Popular piano music by the Juilliard-trained pianist. Free, 6–8 pm, 505-982-9966,

Flamenco Dinner Show El Farol, 808 Canyon

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

Fun Adixx The Palace Restaurant and Saloon 142 W Palace

Classic soul, modern pop, dance and rock hits from the ‘60s, and more. $5, 10 pm–12 am, 505-428-0690,

Hot Honey Second Street Brewery at the Railyard 1607 Paseo de Peralta

Country and Americana music. Free, 7–10 pm, 505-989-3278,

Jesus Bas Anasazi Restaurant 113 Washington

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

Julie Trujillo and David Geist Pranzo Italian Grill, 540 Montezuma

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

Trash Disco Blue Rooster 101 W Marcy

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

Westin McDowell/ Shiners Club Band The Palace Restaurant and Saloon, 142 W Palace Live music. Free, 4:30–7:30 pm, 505-428-0690,

Trek for Tassels City of Santa Fe Municipal Recreation Complex 205 Caja Del Rio

A 5K run/walk benefiting area high school seniors who plan on serving in the healthcare field. $15, 9 am,

The Moment of YES! Santa Fe Playhouse, 142 E De Vargas

A play about communication, creating common culture, the propositions we receive every day, and the humor and humanity of the journey. $10–$25, 7:30 pm, 505-474-8400,

May 31 sunday Artisan Market Farmers Market Pavilion 1607 Paseo de Peralta

Ronald Roybal Hotel Santa Fe, 1501 Paseo de Peralta

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

Showcase Karaoke Tiny’s Restaurant, 1005 St. Francis

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

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

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

The Busy McCarroll Band Second Street Brewery at Second Street, 1814 Second

Pop and jazz music. Free, 6–9 pm, 505-982-3030,

A diverse group of works by premier local artists are on view in an outdoor fine art show. Free, 9 am–5:30 pm,

New Mexico Cocktails and Culture Skylight, 139 W San Francisco

Festival with seminars, cocktail parties, a film premiere, a concert, and tastings. Prices vary, through

June 1, 310-717-2850,

Double Feature: Ace in the Hole and The Killers Center for Contemporary Arts 1050 Old Pecos Trl Kirk Ellis introduces Billy Wilder’s Ace in the Hole at 5 pm and Robert Siodmak’s The Killers at 7:30 pm as part of the Santa Fe Jewish Film Festival’s Stars in the Dark: Émigrés, Exiles, and Film Noir series. $8–$12, 505-982-1338,,

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,

Lively Discussion of the Roque Lobato House New Mexico History Museum, 113 Lincoln

Join Chris Wilson, Pen La Farge, Beverley Spears, and Mac Watson for a conversation about the history of the Roque Lobato House, a Santa Fe landmark since 1785. Free with admission ($6–$9), 2–3:30 pm, 505-476-5200, May 28, 2015 NOW 9

Remembering Roger Zelazny Jean Cocteau Cinema 418 Montezuma

A celebration of the life and works of the influential science fiction and fantasy author. Free, 1–4 pm, 505-466-5528,

Doug Montgomery Vanessie Santa Fe, 427 W Water

Popular piano music by the Juilliard-trained pianist. Free, 6:30–10:30 pm, 505-982-9966,

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,

Stringtown Ambassadors Duel Brewing, 1228 Parkway

New-folk duo featuring Rosalind Parducci on fiddle and Arlo Blaisus on mandolin. Free, 5–7 pm, 505-474-5301,

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

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet School and Folklórico Recital The Lensic Performing Arts Center 211 W San Francisco

Cowgirl Karaoke Cowgirl BBQ, 319 S Guadalupe

Echoes of Mary New Mexico History Museum, 113 Lincoln

RuPaul Drag Race Blue Rooster, 101 W Marcy

Schola Cantorum of Santa Fe performs rarely heard sacred works dedicated to Mary as part of the New Mexico History Museum’s programming for Painting the Divine: Images of Mary in the New World. Free with admission ($6–$9), 1–2:30 pm, 505-474-2815,

Poetry Theater Teatro Paraguas, 3205 Calle Marie, Ste B

The Beatlick Sisters presents a multimedia happening with guests John Ashbaugh (art) and Paul Trujillo (guitar). Free (donations welcome), 5 pm, 505-424-1601,

The Moment of YES! Santa Fe Playhouse, 142 E De Vargas

A play about communication, creating common culture, the propositions we receive every day, and the humor and humanity of the journey. $10–$25, 2 pm, 505-474-8400,

June 1 monday

Tone and The Major Dudes Evangelo’s, 200 W San Francisco

A Celebration of Color Santa Fe Children’s Museum 1050 Old Pecos Trl

May Finale Concert Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel 50 Mt. Carmel

The New Mexico Performing Arts Society and the Chapel Series at Immaculate Heart present a quartet of vocal soloists performing Brahms’s Zigeunerlieder and Liebeslieder Walzer. $28.50, 5:30 pm, 505-886-1251,

May 31: Aspen Santa Fe Ballet School and Folklórico Recital at The Lensic

Participate in the citywide Summer of Color initiative by decorating a paint chip to add to a growing mosaic wall mural. Through August 23. $7.50, 505-989-8359,

Tamales Santa Fe School of Cooking, 125 N Guadalupe

Learn the intricacies of making red chile and pork, Southern Mexican chicken, and blue corn calabacita tamales. $98, 10 am, 505-983-4511,

Red Galerie Zuger, 120 W San Francisco

A group show featuring artists who favor the color red. Part of the citywide Summer of Color initiative. Free, through August 20, 505-984-5099,

Trois Mois de Couleurs Gaugy Gallery, 418 Canyon


An invitational featuring more than 20 artists. Each month will be devoted to work of a specific hue: blue (June), red (July), and green (August). Part of the citywide Summer of Color initiative. Free, through August 31, 505-984-2800,

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

A performance by the 375-plus young dancers of The School of Aspen Santa Fe Ballet and Aspen Santa Fe Ballet Folklórico. $20–$25, 1 pm and 6 pm, 505-988-1234,

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

Blues/rock/R&B cover band. $5, 8:30–11:30 pm, 505-982-9014.

La Fonda on the Plaza, 100 E San Francisco

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

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

June 2 tuesday Red Chile Workshop Santa Fe School of Cooking, 125 N Guadalupe A cooking course focused on the culinary history of chile and how to handle it safely in the kitchen. $78, 2 pm, 505-983-4511,

Terrific Tagines and Couscous Las Cosas Cooking School 181 Paseo de Peralta

Learn how to use a tagine cooking pot to prepare Moroccan dishes such as eggplant salad and lamb tagine with preserved lemon couscous. $85, 6–9 pm, 505-988-3394,

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,

Canyon Road Blues Jam El Farol, 808 Canyon

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

Singer Songwriter Open Mic Tiny’s Restaurant, 1005 St. Francis

Singers/songwriters welcome. Free, 7–10 pm, 505-983-9817,

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),

June 3 wednesday Dharma Talk Upaya Zen Center, 1404 Cerro Gordo

A conversation with Richard Freeman, founder of

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The Yoga Workshop in Boulder, Colorado. Free, 5:30–6:30 pm, 505-986-8518,

Latin Groove Blue Rooster, 101 W Marcy

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

Ramon Bermudez Jr. TerraCotta Wine Bistro, 304 Johnson

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

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

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

Hosted by Nick Wimett. Free, 9 pm–12 am, 505-983-9817,

Wednesday Night Karaoke Junction, 530 S Guadalupe

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

Wine Down Wednesday The Palace Restaurant and Saloon 142 W Palace

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

Wingtips and Windsors Skylight, 139 W San Francisco

A night dedicated to the style, music, and dance of the swing and jazz era. $3–$5, 7–8 pm (dance lesson), 8 pm (live music), 505-982-0775,


Kent Wallis Meyer Gallery 225 Canyon

Work by the Utahbased impressionist. Free, through May 29, 800-779-7387,


Plein Air Festival Paint in the Land of Enchantment

Blue Contemporary Tapestry Gallery 835 W San Mateo

Tapestries in blue. Free, through May 30, 505-231-5904, ladonnamayertapestry. com.

Kathy Erteman, Giselle Hicks, and Lauren Mabry Santa Fe Clay 545 Camino de la Familia

A group exhibition of simple vessel forms. Free, through May 30, 505-984-1122,

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,

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

Elements of Nature Sorrel Sky Gallery, 125 W Palace

New Landscapes, New Vistas Matthews Gallery, 669 Canyon

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,

Jennifer J. L. Jones Hunter Kirkland Contemporary, 200-B Canyon Atmospheric abstract paintings related to travel, dreams, and the subconscious. Free, through May 31, 505-984-2111,

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, through May 31, 505-988-3888,

Metropolis The William and Joseph Gallery, 727 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 color field/landscape painter Anne Appleby. Free, through June 1, 505-989-8688,

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,

Into the Wind Pippin Contemporary, 200 Canyon

Sculptures by Greg Reiche. Free, through June 2, 505-795-7476,

Rhythm and Hues Karan Ruhlen Gallery, 225 Canyon

A group exhibition in conjunction with the citywide Summer of Color initiative. Free, through June 3, May 28, 2015 NOW 11

Ongoing: Photo Lab at the New Mexico Museum of Art

The Alchemy of Memory Philspace, 1410 Second

A collection of early-20th-century paintings and pottery from the Northern New Mexico Pueblo of San Ildefonso. Free, through June 30, 505-955-0550,

Pattern and Rhythm Vivo Contemporary, 725 Canyon

Mending the World Through a Dream Center for Contemporary Arts 1050 Old Pecos Trl

Paintings by Jerry West. Free, through June 12, 505-983-7945,

A 14-artist exhibition connected by themes of repetition and movement. Free, through June 16, 505-982-1320,

Continuum Tansey Contemporary, 652 Canyon

Glass and metal sculptures by Brian Russell. Free, through June 19, 505-995-8513,


Scuba James Kelly Contemporary 1611 Paseo de Peralta


Sandra Pratt: New Work Selby Fleetwood Gallery, 600 Canyon

Paintings that reflect time spent in wide-open spaces in Colorado and New Mexico as well as visits to western and northern Europe, Great Britain, Canada, and New England. Free, through June 3, 505-992-8877,

Terrain Greenberg Fine Art, 205 Canyon

Paintings by Stan Metzger that capture the beauty and timelessness of monumental landscapes. Free, through June 5, 505-955-1500,

Flamboyant Reflections Roland van Loon Studio and Gallery 612 Agua Fria

Paintings by van Loon in his new gallery space. Free, through June 7, 505-995-8565.

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

A collaboration among The Nature Conservancy, Patina Gallery, and the award-winning children’s book illustrator. Free, through June 7, 505-986-3432,

New Mexico Forward 2015 Ventana Fine Art, 400 Canyon

New works by Robert T. Ritter. Free, through June 10, 800-746-8815,

Dry-erase monotype drawings made by the duo of Sandra Wang and Crockett Bodelson, known as Scuba. Free, through June 20, 505-989-1601,

John Garrett Chiaroscuro Contemporary Art, 558 Canyon New works by mixed-media artist John Garrett. Free, through June 20, 505-992-0711,

Atmospherics LewAllen Galleries at the Railyard 1613 Paseo de Peralta

More than 20 paintings by abstract painter Dan Christensen. Free, through June 21, 505-988-3250,

Conversations with Color Silver Sun, 656 Canyon

Recent paintings by Phoenix Simms. Part of the citywide Summer of Color initiative. Free, through June 24, 800-562-2036,

Susan Burnstine and Huang Xiaoliang Verve Gallery of Photography, 219 E Marcy

Works by fine art and commercial photographer Susan Burnstine and images centered on memory and childhood imagination by Huang Xiaoliang. Free, through June 27, 505-982-5009,

Color Triangles Canyon Road Contemporary Art, 403 Canyon This exhibit explores three-color palettes in various genres and introduces abstract expressionist painter Bonnie Teitelbaum. Part of the citywide Summer of Color initiative. Free, through June 29, 505-983-0433,

A Passionate Palette Barbara Meikle Fine Art, 236 Delgado

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An annual one-woman exhibition showcasing paintings by Barbara Meikle. Part of the citywide Summer of Color initiative. Free, through June 30, 505-992-0400,

One Hundred Years of Pottery and Paintings from San Ildefonso Pueblo Adobe Gallery, 221 Canyon

An exhibition featuring work by Derek Chan. $5 (free for members and on Fridays), through July 5, 505-982-1338,

Chromatic Contrasts Addison Rowe Fine Art, 229 E Marcy

An exhibition with work by Beatrice Mandelman, Raymond Jonson, and John De Puy. Free, through August 7, 505-982-1533,

Origami in the Garden Turquoise Trail Sculpture Garden 3453 State Hwy 14 N, Cerrillos

More than 20 monumental sculptures by Kevin Box, created individually and with his wife, Jennifer, and fellow origami masters. $10 (kids 12 and younger free), through October 24, 505-471-4688,

New Mexico Landscapes and Native Peoples The Santa Fe Gallery, 223 E Palace Photographs and new archival pigment prints of by Robert Dawson. Free, ongoing, 505-983-6429,

Permanent Collection The Encaustic Art Institute, 632 Agua Fria

The EAI exhibits its permanent collection at the gallery’s new Railyard 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,

Toys and Games: A New Mexico Childhood New Mexico History Museum, 113 Lincoln

Examples of how children play in observance of the museum’s fifth anniversary. $6–$9, through May 31, 505-476-5200,

You Are on Indian Land Museum of Contemporary Native Arts 108 Cathedral

The work of leading contemporary American Indian and First Nations artists from across North America. $10 (discounts for students and seniors), through May 31, 505-983-1666,

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

Fire Season New Mexico Museum of Art, 107 W Palace

In this exhibition of more than a dozen photographs, artists respond to the fearsome and alluring element of fire, exploring its destructive, hypnotic, symbolic, and regenerative aspects. $6–$9, 10 am–5 pm, through July 26, 505-476-5072,

Photo Lab New Mexico Museum of Art, 107 W Palace

Photographs from the museum’s collection made by two processes: cyanotypes and albumen prints, both popular in the 19th century. $6–$9, 10 am–5 pm, through July 26, 505-476-5072,

To Feel Less Alone: Gay Block, A Portrait New Mexico Museum of Art, 107 W Palace

More than 40 works by Santa Fe resident Gay Block. $6–$9, 10 am–5 pm, through July 26, 505-476-5072,

Account Past Due: Ledger Art and Beyond Museum of Contemporary Native Arts 108 Cathedral Paintings and drawings by Chris Pappan. $10, through July 31, 505-983-1666,

Dark Light Museum of Contemporary Native Arts 108 Cathedral

Ceramics by Navajo (Diné) artist Christine Nofchissey McHorse. $10, through July 31, 505-983-1666,

Mechanistic Renderings Museum of Contemporary Native Arts 108 Cathedral

Recent paintings, drawings, and a selection of new works by Star Wallowing Bull. $10, through July 31, 505-983-1666,

at the Denver Museum of Contemporary Art. $6–$9, 10 am–5 pm, through August 16, 505-476-5072,

Material Matters: Selections from the Joann and Gifford Phillips Gift New Mexico Museum of Art, 107 W Palace

Artworks representing two eras of significant growth and change within their respective contemporary art scenes—California from the 1950s through the 1980s and New Mexico in the 1980s. $6–$9, 10 am–5 pm, through August 16, 505-476-5072,

Colors of the Southwest New Mexico Museum of Art, 107 W Palace

Artwork that showcases the special qualities of color and light found in the Southwest that have attracted artists for generations. $6–$9, 10 am–5 pm, through September 1, 505-476-5072,

Heartbeat: Music of the Native Southwest Museum of Indian Arts and Culture 710 Camino Lejo

More than 100 objects related to Southwestern Native dance and music. $6–$9, through September 8, 505-467-1200,

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,

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

An exhibition focused on the color red, as well as the history and widespread use of cochineal, an insectbased dye that produces the hue. Part of the citywide Summer of Color initiative. $6–9, through September 13, 505-476-1250,

New Photography Acquisitions Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, 217 Johnson

Never-before-seen photographs of Georgia O’Keeffe. $10–$12 (kids free), through September 26, 505-946-1000,

War Department: Selections from MoCNA’s Permanent Collection Museum of Contemporary Native Arts 108 Cathedral

Courage and Compassion: Native Women Sculpting Women Museum of Indian Arts and Culture 710 Camino Lejo

Turtle Island Rising: Past and Futures Programs I and II Museum of Contemporary Native Arts 108 Cathedral

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

War-related works. $10, through July 31, 505-983-1666,

Two short film programs that span the histories of the First Peoples of Turtle Island (a term for North America used in oral storytelling traditions by Northeastern Woodland tribes). $10 (discounts for students and seniors), through August 7, 505-983-1666,

Art on the Edge New Mexico Museum of Art, 107 W Palace

Artists from New Mexico and adjoining states selected by Nora Burnett Abrams, associate curator

Figures of women sculpted by seven female Native American artists. $6–$9, through October 19, 505-467-1200,

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,


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

Paintings, mixed-media works, and bronze sculptures by David Bradley. $6–$9, through January 16, 2016, 505-476-1269,

Between Two Worlds: Folk Artists Reflect on the Immigrant Experience Museum of International Folk Art 706 Camino Lejo

Textiles, carvings, paintings, and works on paper. $6–$9, through January 17, 2016, 505-476-1200,

Fading Memories: Echoes of the Civil War New Mexico History Museum 113 Lincoln

This Mezzanine Gallery exhibit explores the questions left behind by the Civil War through the use of artifacts, photographs, lithographs, diaries, and more. $6–$9, through February 26, 2016, 505-476-5200,

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 artwork. $6–$9, through March 3, 2016, 505-476-5200,

The Power of Place Santa Fe Botanical Garden 715 Camino Lejo

An invitational art exhibition featuring works by New Mexico sculptors throughout the garden and along its Art Trail. $5–$7 (free for kids 12 and younger), through May 1, 2016, 505-471-9103,

Turquoise, Water, Sky: The Stone and Its Meaning Museum of Indian Arts and Culture 710 Camino Lejo

An extensive collection of Southwestern turquoise jewelry. $6–$9, through May 2016, 505-467-1200,

Multiple Visions: A Common Bond Museum of International Folk Art 706 Camino Lejo

Alexander Girard (1907–1993) was a leading architect and textile designer. His collection comprises more than 100,000 objects from more than 100 countries and six continents. $6–$9, ongoing, 505-476-1200,

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 ( May 28, 2015 NOW 13

treats for your feet lu xu r iou s i ndul ge nce s for “s oleful” h e aling FROM DRY, HIGH DESERT AIR TO wear and tear from on-thego lifestyles, our legs and feet are often in need of some serious TLC. Whether you’re looking for major rejuvenation or quick but effective relief, Santa Fe’s spas have what you need to help you feel relaxed and ready to hit the pavement. Here are just a couple of our favorite local offerings. Lower Leg Revitalizer 45 minutes, $65, Nidah Spa at the Eldorado Hotel and Spa

This treatment is a low-key but high-impact way to ease some aches and pains. After arriving early and relaxing for a few minutes in a cozily lit waiting room, I was led by Kathleen, the aesthetician, into Nidah’s modern, inviting salon, where I climbed onto one of its two pedicure thrones. After letting my feet soak in warm bubbling water, Kathleen got my circulation going with an invigorating sugar scrub on my calves and feet. Next, my calves and feet enjoyed a tingly spearmint mask, which was left on for 10 to 15 minutes and, like the sugar scrub, is said to be good for your circulation. Lastly, Kathleen applied a thick coating of a mango moisturizer and deeply massaged my toes, feet, and calves, making my every step lighter for the remainder of the day.

As fun as it is luxurious, this treatment is the perfect escape—whether you want a social experience with a friend or some muchneeded alone time. Jake, who administered the treatment, began by providing me with warm neck and back pillows, and—in line with the name of the service—ordered me a specialty margarita from La Posada’s Staab House Lounge. He then removed old polish from my nails before trimming them and applying cuticle remover. Next came the application of a callus eliminator to my heels and to the balls of my feet, followed by some filing of the feet to make everything smooth. A sugar scrub revved up my circulation, and then a series of major moisturizing treatments began. A shea butter concentrate was massaged into my feet and calves, and a cool lime-zest moisturizer was applied with a brush. Switching from cold to hot, a plastic bag filled with warm, lavender-scented paraffin wax, which seals in moisture and makes your skin so, so soft, was placed over my feet, and a towel was wrapped around the bag for reinforcement. After about seven or eight minutes, the paraffin was removed, and body butter was massaged into my calves and feet. The final step was the flawless application of long-lasting polish. My feet and toes never looked better. 14

La Posada de Santa Fe’s Margarita Pedicure (here and below, right) includes a number of moisturizing treatments and a specialty drink from the hotel’s lounge, in addition to the application of polish.

Nidah Spa’s Lower Leg Revitalizer (here and below) includes a thick coating of a mango moisturizer and a relaxing massage.

La Posada de Santa Fe Nidah Spa

La Posada de Santa Fe

more local luxury Spa Pedicure 50 minutes, $75 Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado

Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado

Loretto Pedicure 80 minutes, $109 Inn and Spa at Loretto


La Posada Margarita Pedicure 80 minutes, $105 La Posada de Santa Fe

by Am y Hega r ty

Hampton Sides


the acclaimed author discusses his latest projects and why he’s made Santa Fe his home for more than two decades by Ste ve n Horak

IN THE SUMMER OF 1879, the USS Jeannette plotted a course from San Francisco to the last great unknown: the North Pole. Swept up in the thrill of discovery, the nation was transfixed by the expedition and its ultimate destination, yet as the decades passed, the fate of the ship and its crew became largely forgotten. Santa Fean and best-selling author Hampton Sides sought to change that when he released In the Kingdom of Ice in August 2014. The story of the Jeannette is “one that slipped through the cracks,” he says. “I really felt people should know about [it].”

“There’s something about the high desert,” says Sides. “It’s not like anywhere else in the world.”

Sides is best known for his compelling historical nonfiction books such as Blood and Thunder, which brings to life the story of Kit Carson and the conquest of the American West. SERGIO SALVADOR

Equal parts vivid narrative and riveting page-turner, the critically acclaimed account of the Jeannette lays bare “the need to explore [that] is deeply embedded in our psyches,” Sides explains. The crew’s dramatic journey is the latest historical subject that Sides has deftly brought to life, joining the hunt for James Earl Ray (Hellhound on His Trail), Kit Carson and the conquest of the American West (Blood and Thunder), and the rescue of World War II POWs (Ghost Soldiers). For his next book, Sides is researching the Korean War’s Battle of Chosin Reservoir, during which heavily outnumbered U.S. soldiers were trapped in a mountain by Chinese troops in freezing weather. When not writing books, Sides keeps busy as an editor-at-large for Outside magazine and contributes to National Geographic, among other publications. Sides also serves as journalist-in-residence and runs the nonfiction program at Colorado College in Colorado Springs. Earlier this year he was named a Miller Scholar by the Santa Fe Institute, where he’ll begin a four-month residency in the fall. It was a previous position at Outside that brought Sides to Santa Fe more than 20 years ago, when the magazine moved here from Chicago. He didn’t anticipate his stay would last more than a few years, but stay he did. “It’s a very interesting cross section of humanity [that] ends up here, and all of it is undercut with all this really interesting history, both Spanish and Native American,” Sides says. “Obviously, I love the landscape, too. There’s something about the high desert—it’s not like anywhere else in the world.”

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eating+ drinking Santa Fe Baking Company

The “burritos to live for” section of Santa Fe Baking Company’s served-all-day breakfast menu includes six tortilla-wrapped creations, most of which have a base of eggs, potatoes, and cheese but are fully customizable. The breakfast burrito pictured here, for example, is smothered in red chile and includes sides of bacon and green chile. “On a good day we sell 80 to 100 burritos of all types,” says SFBC employee Steve Struck, who notes that the eatery receives a lot of to-go business from commuters because it’s one of the few breakfast spots in town that’s open at 6 am. We hope those very early birds are buying coffee, too. —Whitney Spivey


Santa Fe Baking Company, 504 W Cordova,


eating+ drinking

Museum Hill Café

“We’re situated on Museum Hill between four world-class museums,” says Weldon Fulton, owner of the aptly named Museum Hill Café. “And we’re the only restaurant in Santa Fe with 100-mile views.” If that’s not enough to get you in the door for lunch (Tuesday–Sunday, 11 am–3 pm) or a glass of wine and a small plate (Wednesday–Friday, 3–7 pm), then the food certainly should be. Currently available as a special, the warm salad pictured here features tomatoes, grilled asparagus, and fresh grilled Atlantic salmon that’s flown in daily from the East Coast. Additional entrées include Asian shrimp tacos, smoked duck flautas, and curried lentil stew.—Whitney Spivey


Museum Hill Café, 710 Camino Lejo,

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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.

Outside Bike and Brew

Three days of two-wheeled fun and plenty of beer


photographs by Pamela Macias

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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

Leopoldo Cuspinera Madrigal, We’re Simply Rooting, mixed media on paper, 23 x 46"

Tim Rowan, #1474, wood-fired ceramic, 8 x 32 x 3"

William Siegal Gallery’s tagline is “ancient contemporary,” and the work of the two artists featured in A Stone’s Throw—Leopoldo Cuspinera Madrigal and Tim Rowan—fits that description. They “have a certain earthy familiarity,” says gallery director Eric Garduño, noting that both men rely on Mother Nature for their materials. Mexican-born Cuspinera Madrigal creates his paintings from items such as vegetable fibers, using old paper fabrication techniques. “I have transformed these techniques by adding resins and other materials such as recycled paper pulp, oils, chalk, charcoal, gold, silver, and bronze,” he says. “The material and the atmospheric factors that participate in that

process are, at the same time, the subject.” New York–based Rowan’s ceramics are made primarily from native clay, whose impurities are often amplified during the sculpting and firing processes. “Throw is a common term in ceramics, although Rowan’s works aren’t thrown,” Garduño says in reference to the exhibit’s title. “There’s something almost instinctual about throwing stones, and I like that image in relation to this work.”—Whitney Spivey A Stone’s Throw, May 29–June 23, reception May 29, 5–7 pm, free, William Siegal Gallery, 540 S Guadalupe,

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Mike McKee

art set in stone

Mike McKee is a self-described power sculptor, which means he uses tools such as angle grinders and pneumatic die grinders to carve blocks of stone. “When you make a mark on a stone, there’s no going back,” he says. “You can’t weld up a ‘mistake’ or add pieces of the stone back onto the sculpture; you can only go further and further into the stone.” McKee doesn’t typically start sculpting with a concept in mind. In fact, he describes his style as “very intuitive and almost subconscious.” All of his work is finished by hand, which is labor- and timeintensive but rewarding. “Getting to sand a piece is like Christmas Day,” he says. “You finally get to reveal the beauty of the stone.”—Whitney Spivey Waxlander Gallery,

McKee attended the New Mexico Military Institute and earned a BFA from the College of Santa Fe in 2006. He started showing stone carvings at Waxlander Gallery at the age of 29 and continues to partner with the gallery today.



Santa Fe–based sculptor Mike McKee works out of a studio in his house. “I have a great view and a nice, quiet environment to disrupt with the sounds of my creation,” he says.



Jeremy Mann, Composition 166, oil on panel, 36 x 60"

Monochromatic a ne w show at Evoke Conte mpora r y f e at u r e s s tri ki ng wor ks in sh ade s of a s ingle hue


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UNDILUTED, UNREMITTING COLOR is at the center of Monochromatic, a new exhibition at Evoke Contemporary that’s part of Santa Fe’s Summer of Color initiative, which presents color-themed shows at leading galleries and museums. Evoke chose this theme to challenge the 15 represented and invited artists participating in the show. The focus on one color in various tints, tones, and shades allows viewers to see more clearly the artists’ “draftsmanship, execution of composition, use of chiaroscuro, and expression,” says Gallery Director Kathrine Erickson. Among the 20 drawings, paintings, and mixed-media works in the show, a striking gray scale portrait by Jorge Santos, one of Evoke’s represented artists, is garnering a lot of attention, perhaps because of the painting’s striking subject—a nude female with waves lapping at her hips. The untitled work is a departure for Santos, who customarily paints with a broad palette. Monochromatic also marks the debut of two new Evoke artists: portraitist David Jon Kassan and landscape painter Jeremy Mann. The narrow color range in Mann’s impressive black-and-white cityscape Composition 166 is typical for the artist, who, Erickson says, is known for his manipulation of light in his medium. Though black and white figure in the show, they aren’t the only hues represented. A mixed-media work by guest artist Gordon Skalleberg called

Jorge Santos, Untitled, oil and acrylic on canvas, 36 x 36"

Transparent Personality can take on a variety of colors, depending on how the laser-cut steel form is lighted. Monochromatic opens with a reception on May 29, and many of the artists will be present for a panel presentation during the show’s closing ceremony on June 20. Monochromatic, May 29–June 24, opening reception May 29, 5–7 pm, closing ceremony June 20, 4–6 pm, Evoke Contemporary, 550 S Guadalupe, May 28, 2015 NOW 23


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Peggy Immel

the Taos-based painter has an enduring love for the local landscape

“Taos is one of those wonderful places that gets in your blood,” says Immel. After 15 years, the “magnificent scale of the landscape” in Colorado continues to inspire the artist, as does the fabled light of her high desert home. “Taos is one of those wonderful places that gets in your blood,” Immel says—and, no matter what she’s capturing on canvas, she aims to “convey those emotional feelings.”

Monsoon Season, oil on linen, 16 x 20"

DECADES ON THE EAST COAST couldn’t keep Peggy Immel away from the Southwest. Born and raised in Phoenix, the Taos-based landscape artist lived for some 30odd years in New England, where she studied art and served as a rock- and ice-climbing guide. “I call it an avocation,” she says of her outdoor passion, noting that “climbing and painting come from the same side of the brain. Both have a timelessness about them.” When it came time for her husband to sell his business, she says, “we were both looking for a community rich in the arts,” and Taos fit the bill. Immel paints “primarily Colorado and New Mexico landscapes,” taking what she calls a “general approach” to the land and portraying whatever catches her attention, regardless of natural formation or season. One thing that does depend on the season, however, is her capacity for plein air painting. “I paint outside more in the summer,” she says, explaining that she will often use resulting sketches to develop color schemes for pieces she completes in the studio. A background in watercolor prepared her well for her current focus: oil painting. “Oil is a very forgiving medium,” she says. “Watercolor is more intellectual. It teaches you how to plan a painting; it teaches you about value patterns. You need to know where you are going when you begin.” 24

Llano Roof Lines, oil on linen, 8 x 10"

Peggy Immel, Sorrel Sky Gallery, 125 W Palace,

Peggy Immel

Ron Pokrasso

assemblage artist and educator Ron Pokrasso is a self-described constructionist. “I put stuff together,” he says. “I make art, but I’m not really a painter or a printmaker or a drawer.” Pokrasso’s work, which does involve all three of those crafts, is created primarily at his Timberwick Road studio, where he also teaches workshops and hosts artist retreats. Pokrasso, who moved from New York City to Santa Fe in 1978, says his adopted hometown is a magical place. “It either embraces you or you struggle here,” he says. “With [my] creative energy and a desire to put my own mark on the world, Santa Fe has been very good to me. I love the light, the climate, just about everything.”—Whitney Spivey Ron Pokrasso, Timberwick Studios, 24 Timberwick,

Pokrasso worked as a traditional printmaker for several years—he earned an MFA in printmaking in 1975 from the Pratt Institute—but now sees the craft as “a means to an end” that usually involves mixed media.

This wepplo press was made in Minnesota in the late ’50s or early ’60s. Pokrasso purchased it in 1976 for $1,000—a deal even with its broken guide roller. It’s since been retrofitted to be a full-size press and “is a workhorse,” according to Pokrasso.


Pokrasso sells his work out of his studio and currently has three pieces on view at the restaurant Paper Dosa.



Jennifer J. L. Jones, Lata, acrylic and mixed media on wood panel, 40 x 30"

Jennifer J. L. Jones: New Paintings Hunter Kirkland Contemporary 200-B Canyon, Through May 31 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

Antonio Puri, Assembly Hall, mixed media on canvas, 68 x 71"

Antonio Puri: Layers Nüart Gallery, 670 Canyon,, through May 31 In celebration of Antonio Puri’s upcoming exhibitions at the Delaware Art Museum and the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Nüart Gallery presents a show of his recent works. Known for his complex abstractions exploring geometric patterns, rich tones, 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 also is inspired by colors seen in the Himalayan foothills.—EVC

Three vintage aircraft—a B-17, a B-24, and a P-51—visited the Santa Fe Municipal Airport for a weekend in mid-April as part of the Wings of Freedom Tour. Presented by the nonprofit Collings Foundation, which supports living history events involving transportation, the World War II–era planes were available for walk-through tours or actual flight training (at $2,200 for half an hour). The fully restored B-24J Witchcraft plane pictured at left flew a record 130 combat missions over Europe and is the only plane of its type still flying.—Whitney Spivey 26


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SANTA FE HAS A NUMBER OF excellent consignment stores, which might seem like a reason not to open another one. But instead of competition, Jennifer Rowland and her husband, Michael Gullberg, saw community, and so they launched their own venture, Art.i.fact., in November 2014. “We opened Art.i.fact so that we could be a part of this city’s robust consignment culture,” Rowland says. “Santa Feans are definitely into ‘reduce, reuse, recycle,’ and consignment clothing fits perfectly into that ethos. I love the idea of making Santa Fe a destination for consignment shoppers, so I believe having one more [store] on the list is a good thing.” Art.i.fact sells sophisticated, funky, functional, and eclectic clothing and jewelry in a boutique-like environment. The open floor plan, combined with good lighting and good customer service, makes browsing through the inventory an enjoyable experience. “I’ve tried to make this a place I’d want to shop in,” Rowland says. “Years ago, I went to a boutique in a small town in Brazil, [and] the owner helped me pick out the perfect outfit. I walked out feeling beautiful. It was such a delightful experience, and I’ve never forgotten it. That’s what I hope Art.i.fact can be.” When consigning items, Rowland looks for good quality and condition as well as seasonal appropriateness. She’s also pretty accommodating when it comes to name brands. “I’ve always believed in a ‘high-low’ fashion approach—mixing, for instance, high-end designer pieces with items from the Gap,” she says, noting that although the majority of her items are for women, she’s slowly growing a men’s department. But it’s not just consignment shoppers who enjoy the Baca Street store; folks selling their gently used items are also in for a treat. “We price things to move,” Rowland says. “I’d rather sell an item within the first few weeks we have it than wait for it to sell on the

[on the market]

mountain modern KATIE JOHNSON

This 4,035-squarefoot home is perched on 1.68 acres above the Tesuque Valley and has views of the Sangre de Cristo mountains from its spacious living room and deck. Outdoor entertaining is a breeze in the built-in barbecue area, which has banco seating that allows guests to hang out with the chef while he or she is grilling. Inside, cherry wood floors and cabinetry, European chrome fixtures, and hand-troweled plaster walls create a contemporary aesthetic. A detached guesthouse, complete with a living room, bedroom, kitchenette, and corner kiva fireplace, has views as dynamic as those from the main house. Mature trees and beds of perennial plantings surround the home and guesthouse. Growing your own veggies is easy in the large garden area. List price: $1.49 million; contact: Caroline Russell, Sotheby’s International Realty, 505-699-0909,

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a new consignment store covers all your fashion needs and more


Score sweet deals on almost-new shoes, clothes, jewelry, and more at Art.i.fact, which opened on Baca Street in November.

50 percent markdown.” Rowland says that her best-selling items vary from month to month. “In December, we couldn’t keep hats on the shelves; in April, jewelry was flying out the door. Every time I think I have that figured out, it seems we’re selling tons of something else. Once we have a year under our belts and can look at sales data, we’ll have a better idea.” And in the meantime? “We’re so grateful for the warm welcome Art.i.fact has received so far,” Rowland says. “We’ve really poured our hearts into the place, and it’s incredibly rewarding to hear that our customers appreciate our efforts.” Art.i.fact, 930 Baca, Ste C,

Art.i.factory Shop at Art.i.fact, and you might go home with more than a great sweater. The store’s backroom gallery, called the Art.i.factory, features work by local artists. “We love art and believe that the combination of art and fashion reflects a creative lifestyle,” Rowland says, noting that the gallery can also be used as an event space. “It’s our hope that Art.i.fact can be more than just a store, [that it can be] a strong part of the community.” Currently on display through June 30: Selected Stories: Narrative Works by Jeffrey Schweitzer. May 28, 2015 NOW 27

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Intuitive Compass at Duel Brewing

A variety show that incorporates theatrical acts, skits, stories, and original folk music, Intuitive Compass was founded in Applegate, Oregon, in 2011. The group has fluctuated in size since then, but the performers who showed up at Duel Brewing in Santa Fe on May 1 didn’t disappoint with their self-described “vaudevillian folk” music featuring kazoos, harmonicas, accordions, washboards, bells, trombones, banjos, drums, saws, and pretty much anything else that creates sound in lively harmony. “Best Friday night I’ve had in a while,” said one thoroughly entertained fan. —Whitney Spivey


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Rising Appalachia at Skylight

Sisters Leah Song and Chloe Smith traveled to New Mexico by train to perform at Skylight with their band, Rising Appalachia, on April 3. The seven members of the folk/jazz/soul group based outside New Orleans are walking their talk of activism and community involvement with what they call a “slow music movement approach” to touring. According to the band’s website, that approach is “an effort to bring performance back to its roots. [We’re] exploring alternative methods of travel, including train, bike, low-impact vehicles, boat, horse, or simply focusing on regional touring; and [we’re] encouraging concertgoers to take in more than just the catharsis of the music.” Heavy on rhythm and instrumentation, Rising Appalachia’s sound is a playful worldmusic mix from the banjo, fiddle, stand-up bass, baritone guitar, and percussion instruments such as congas, a didgeridoo, a washboard, and spoons, with the sisters harmonizing on vocals. The band is touring to promote their sixth and latest CD release, Wider Circles. —Cristina Olds

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YES ! THEATER GROTTESCO May 21 – June 7 at the Santa Fe Playhouse

Thursdays – Saturdays at 7:30 pm • Sundays at 2 pm $25 general admission • $10 students Pay What You Wish Thursdays: Pay What You Wish Tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis beginning 1 hour before the show at the theater. Full-price tickets available in advance 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

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