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SEPT 10 –SEPT 16


2015 |

Bruce Adams



¡Viva la Fiesta! Nowhere in the United States is there a weeklong celebration like Santa Fe’s Fiestas. Last weekend, we kicked the week off by burning our gloom in the form of Zozobra; this weekend, we can focus on all the other elements of Fiestas. Not only is Santa Fe one of the most beautiful places on the planet, it has a deeply rooted spiritual quality that I have not found elsewhere in my worldwide travels. We’re called “the City of Holy Faith” for good reason. God smiles on our community often—some of the recent spectacular sunsets are strong evidence of this. In spite of being known for our outward appeal, our beauty is more than skin deep. We see it in our local traditions, many of which we’ll be following this weekend. The names of the original Spanish families to arrive in Santa Fe, adorning the Palace of the Governors, form a part of what we observe during Fiestas. While there are significant historical and religious ramifications attached to Fiestas, it’s really a time to celebrate all the activity around the Plaza that pulls this entire community together. I don’t think of Fiestas so much in the military context, but rather as a celebration of this place we love.


Old Galisteo’s first Wild West Fest gave a tip of the cowboy hat to summer’s end, with gents and dames in fine western regalia.

Welcome to Santa Fe! Santa Fe is rated one of the top ten destinations in the world for its abundance of high-quality art, shopping, attractions, outdoor adventures, food and entertainment. Santa Fean NOW is a great hands-on source of information for all that’s happening around town. Whether you’re a local resident, first time visitor, or a regular, NOW has the listings you need to navigate hundreds of weekly gallery openings, live music and more to make the most of your time here. For extra tips and insider insights, please stop by our Visitor Centers at the Downtown Santa Fe Plaza, Santa Fe Railyard, or just off the Plaza at the Community Convention Center. This September, ask about all the ¡Viva Santa Fe! events from The Burning Of Zozobra, Green Chile Cheeseburger Smackdown, and Fiesta de Santa Fe to the Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta and Santa Fe Concorso. There are so many things going on to enhance your visit to Santa Fe—rated last month by Conde Nast as the second most popular small city destination in the country and top in the Southwest. Have a wonderful time in The City Different, Javier M. Gonzales City of Santa Fe, Mayor

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On the cover: Ethelinda, Stardancers, oil on canvas, 52 x 52" in the Kindred Spirits show at Manitou Galleries

1400 Mile’s Big Ride Celebration A hardy group of beer lovers and brewers will celebrate the end of Stage Two of a 1,400 mile bike ride to raise awareness about prostate cancer by gathering at Santa Fe Brewing Company and downing a few with the community. Organized by the nonprofit 1400 Miles, the ride began September 6 in Austin and will end in Denver on September 20. 1400 Miles was founded by Davis Tucker, owner of the NXNW Restaurant and Brewery in Austin. Inspired by his friend, craft beer pioneer Don Thompson, who has had a long battle with prostate cancer, Tucker will ride to honor his colleague and the millions of men fighting this disease. “Using craft beer, bikes and a bit of humor, we hope to eliminate the discomfort associated with discussing prostate health and encourage men to get checked,” said Tucker. “Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in American men. One new case of prostate cancer occurs every 2.3 minutes, and a man dies from it every 18 minutes. With more conversation and awareness, we can dramatically transform these statistics. The riders and crew of 1400 Miles are hell bent on doing just that.”—Carolyn Patten 1400 Miles’ Big Ride Stage Two Celebration, September 11, 8 pm, free, Santa Fe Brewing Company, 35 Fire Pl,


The Friendship Club On September 13, guests at The Lensic can The Friendship Club is experience “an evening filled with almost ready to move music by the Santa Fe Symphony into a new building Joplin Ensemble along with beautiful piano music by Doug Montgomery, a graduate of Juilliard School of Music,” says organizer Mary Stramel. The sixth annual concert benefits The Friendship Club, a community center that houses a variety of 60 12-step meetings, provides a safe place for people in mental, spiritual, and physical recovery. “More than 200 people come through our doors each day,” Stramel explains. “By attending this function, you provide part of the funding to help keep The Friendship open.” The club recently purchased a building on Apache Street that will provide more space for the recovery community. “We are looking forward to this fundraising event to provide additional monies and support so that we may complete the Club and provide additional meetings and events,” says Stramel, noting that Children First and First Tee of Santa Fe will also benefit from the concert. Children First helps children of divorce thrive by giving their parents more skills to support them during stressful times; First Tee provides young people with character-building and life skills lessons through golf.—Whitney Spivey The Friendship Club Concert, September 13, 7:30 pm, $10–$50, The Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W San Francisco,

Cynthia Whitney-Ward, Tsawatenok Girl Revisited, encaustic and photo on silk, 12 x 14"


buzz Encaustic Art Institute Annual Fundraiser This annual gala offers a prime opportunity to purchase from a selection of encaustic/wax artworks, take part in live and silent auctions, learn from encaustic demonstrations and enjoy delicious food and a cash bar. Items available through a raffle and the two auctions include original pieces donated by the Institute’s members, gift certificates good for encaustic workshops and meals at restaurants in Santa Fe and Albuquerque; a two-night stay in a Tesuque Village guest home; jewelry, wine, and sculptures. The jazz band Body and Soul will perform throughout the evening. Proceeds go to further the Institute’s mission of promoting encaustic/ wax art and providing gallery space for members to show and sell their work.—Carolyn Patten Encaustic Art Institute Annual Fundraiser, September 13, 2‑6 pm, $15, under 12 free, Encaustic Art Institute, 632 Agua Fria, September 10, 2015 NOW 3

¡Fiestas! Since its birth as a volunteer group in 1712, the Santa Fe Fiesta Council has worked to make the annual Fiestas de Santa Fe memorable. This week, look for mariachi concerts, lectures, the Fiesta Fine Arts & Crafts Market, music and special events on the Plaza, a fashion show, pet parade, solemn procession, the Historical Hysterical Parade, and much more.

Four times a year, BlackShirtReads—a screenplay table-read series—holds performances at the Jean Cocteau Cinema. “BlackShirtReads takes screenplays ‘from scripts to lips,’” explains Kathleen Dexter, who founded the series with fellow local screenwriter Joanna SmithThole. “This series of professional screenplay readings gives writers an opportunity to hear their work performed and film industry professionals and the public a chance to hear the work of emerging writers.” Pamela Stovall’s The Perfect Cut was selected for the September 15 show and will be directed by John Hayes. “The Perfect Cut takes the audience on a fast ride with a jewel thief as she tries to keep more than one step ahead of the police, a ruthless bounty hunter, and her own difficult past—all with a sullen teenager in tow,” Dexter explains. The reading will feature local actors and a critique afterward by Janet Davidson, a member of the Directors’ Guild of America.—Whitney Spivey The Perfect Cut, September 15, 6 pm, $5–$8, Jean Cocteau Cinema, 418 Montezuma,



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this week

September 10–September 16


Felicia Day

The author signs her memoir, You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) at a special event at the Jean Cocteau Cinema, September 13, 6 pm.

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September 10–September 16

September 10


Gas, Food, Lodging La Tienda, 7 Caliente

Reel New Mexico screens Gas, Food, Lodging (1992), a coming-of-age film based in a small New Mexico town. $5 (suggested donation), 7 pm, 505-466-1634,

Green Chile Cheeseburger Smackdown Santa Fe Farmers Market Pavilion 1607 Paseo de Peralta

Taste green chile cheeseburgers from eight competition finalists as Santa Fe chefs compete against each other in this annual, judged event. $25–$45, 5:30 pm,

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

Explore chile’s unique culinary history and discover how to handle the vegetable safely and efficiently in the kitchen. $78, 3 pm, 505-983-4511,

Mole! Santa Fe Culinary Academy 112 W San Francisco

Chef Fernando Olea discusses this sauce of complex flavors and varieties and teaches how to prepare mole poblano, one of the most represented dishes of Mexican cuisine. $85, 5:30–7:30 pm, 505-983-7445, 6

Weaving Legend, Legacy, and Landscape Through Filmmaking Four Seasons Rancho Encantado Santa Fe 198 St Rd 592

New Mexico Women in the Arts honors filmmaker Jill Scott Momaday during a gala fundraising dinner featuring a reading by N. Scott Momaday and music and poetry by the artist’s family. Proceeds benefit New Mexico Women in the Arts Scholarship Program for women artists in the state. $125, 6–9 pm,

35th Pie Town Festival Jackson Park, Pie Town, Hwy 60, S of Santa Fe Pie eating and baking contests, various food vendors and an evening dance. Free, 9 am‑midnight, See feature story, p. 16.

How Lithography Shaped Our Memory of the Civil War New Mexico History Museum 113 Lincoln

Curator and Palace Press Director Tom Leech leads a members-only visit to see the Landfall Press and its Marinoni Voirin printing press. Part of the programming series for the museum’s exhibit, Fading Memories: Echoes of the Civil War (see Ongoing). Free to members of the Palace Guard and Los Compadres, 2–4 pm, 505-982-7799 ext. 4,

September 11: Birds of Chicago, Private Residence

St. John’s United Methodist Church 1200 Old Pecos Trl

Professors Martha and Ken Simonsen introduce listeners to the Wobblies’ colorful organizers and their tragic struggles. $10, 1–3 pm, 505-982-9274,

Adult Classes Entreflamenco: Santa Fe School of Flamenco 1730 Camino Carlos Rey A general technique adult flamenco class. $30, 6–7:15 pm, 505-209-1302,

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

David Geist Pranzo Italian Grill, 540 Montezuma Piano music. Free, 6–9 pm, 505-984-2645,

Latin Night Skylight, 139 W San Francisco

With VDJ Dany. $5, 9 pm–12 am, 505-982-0775,

Packing Light: Carry Less and Enjoy It More Santa Fe REI, 500 Market, #100

Limelight Karaoke The Palace Restaurant and Saloon 142 W Palace

The Rise and Fall of the Wobblies in the American West

Second Nature CD Release Party El Mesón, 213 Washington

A talk to help conventional backpackers lighten their load. Free, 6–7:30 pm, 505-982-3557,

Hosted by Michéle Leidig. Free, 10 pm–12 am, 505-428-0690,


this week

The Santa Fe Jazz Piano Collective featuring Brian Bennett, Rick Bowman, Bert Dalton, and John Rangel performing pieces from their album. Free, 7–9 pm, 505-983-6756,

Rising Stars in the Southwest A 501 (C) 3 Organization

Tucker Binkley Osteria d’Assisi Restaurant & Bar, 58 S Federal

Join Us for Our Fourth Annual Fundraiser

Reaching for the Stars

Piano music. Free, 7–11 pm, 505-986-5858,

Vicente Griego and Friends El Farol, 808 Canyon

Celebrating “Hispanic Youth Leadership Day” as proclaimed by Governor Susana Martinez

Flamenco jazz music. Free, 8:30–11:30 pm, 505-983-9912,

September 25th 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Intrigue at the Palace of the Governors Santa Fe Playhouse, 142 E De Vargas

The 2015 Fiesta Melodrama, directed by Andrew Primm, is a murder mystery written by an anonymous committee of Santa Fe residents. $10, 7:30 pm, 505-988-4262,

Silent Auction ~ Flamenco ~ Tapas

One Man Breaking Bad The Lensic Performing Arts Center 211 W San Francisco

Tickets available at Alphagraphics Santa Fe or online at

Our Lady of Mariposas Teatro Paraguas, 3205 Calle Marie

The premiere production of Santa Fe playwright Alix Hudson’s play, Our Lady of Mariposas, follows a family in southeastern New Mexico during the massive die-off of monarch butterflies in the winter of 2002. $12–$17, 7:30 pm, 505-424-1601,

The Lulz Comedy Show Skylight, 139 W San Francisco

Comedian/madman Ben Kronberg alongside his musical friends Emily Frembgen and Ian Cook. $10, 8 pm,

September 11 friday Restaurant Walk III Santa Fe School of Cooking, 125 N Guadalupe A restaurant walking tour includes stops at Agave Lounge, Dinner for Two, The Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi, and L’Olivier. $115, 2 pm, 505-983-4511,

Sabor Santa Fe Las Cosas Cooking School 181 Paseo de Peralta

This cooking class celebrates the area’s unique local cuisine, utilizing ingredients associated with New Mexico chiles, corn, and beans. $80, 6–9 pm, 505-988-3394,

Douglas Fryer Meyer Gallery, 225 Canyon

Diana Bryer, Reaching for the Stars

Los Angles actor Miles Allen smacks the senses with his super-charged, hilariously accurate renditions of iconic characters from the television show Breaking Bad. $20–$32, 8 pm, 505-988-1234,

at The Inn and Spa at Loretto 211 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM

(See page 26). Work by Douglas Fryer. Free, reception 5–7 pm, 505-983-1424,

Kindred Spirits Manitou Galleries Downtown, 123 W Palace (See page 25). Work by Hib Sabin and Ethelinda. Free, reception 5–7:30 pm, 505-986-0440,

Nathan Bennett Meyer East Gallery, 225 Canyon

(See page 21). Work by Nathan Bennett. Free, reception 5–7 pm, 505-983-1657,

One Man Annual Exhibition Joe Wade Fine Art, 102 E Water

(See page 23). Work by Roger Williams. Free, reception 4:30–7:30 pm, 505-988-2727,

Incompleteness Theorem Chiaroscuro Contemporary Art, 558 Canyon

Sculptor Jamie Hamilton in a solo exhibition with new mixed media pieces using steel, glass, and super magnets. Free, reception 5‑7 pm, 505-992-0711,

#santafe#enchanted Pop Gallery, 125 Lincoln

(See page 24). Sculptor Mat Crimmins and painter Nigel Conway with new works. Free, reception 6 pm, 505-820-0788,

Call 505-216-6049 for more information

1400 Mile Big Ride Celebration Santa Fe Brewing Co., 35 Fire Pl

(See page 3). Celebrate the completion of Stage 2 in a 1,400-mile bike ride. Free, 8 pm,

An Evening of Universal Compassion BODY of Santa Fe, 333 Cordova

Join Tibetan monk Geshe La Phelgye in an evening dedicated to exploring the necessity of compassion for each other and other species. By donation, 7:15–8:15 pm, 505-986-0362 ext. 2,

Fundraising From the Heart Upaya Zen Center, 1404 Cerro Gordo

Award-winning author, world-renowned speaker, fundraiser, and activist Lynne Twist presents a workshop focused on discovering innovative strategies to achieve extraordinary fundraising results. $270, through September 13, 505-231-7271,

Chris Chickering and the NOW El Farol, 808 Canyon

Original folk-rock music. $5, 9 pm–12 am, 505-983-9912,

David Geist Pranzo Italian Grill, 540 Montezuma Piano music. Free, 6–9 pm, 505-984-2645,

Mariachi Encanto La Fonda on the Plaza, 100 E San Francisco Mariachi music. Free, 8–11 pm, 505-995-2363,

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Our Lady of Mariposas Teatro Paraguas, 3205 Calle Marie

Ronald Roybal Hotel Santa Fe, 1501 Paseo de Peralta

The Alchemy Party Skylight, 139 W San Francisco

The premiere production of Santa Fe playwright Alix Hudson’s play, Our Lady of Mariposas, follows a family in southeastern New Mexico during the massive die-off of monarch butterflies in the winter of 2002. $12–$17, 7:30 pm, 505-424-1601,

The Three Faces of Jazz El Mesón, 213 Washington

September 12

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

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


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

Tucker Binkley Osteria d’Assisi Restaurant & Bar 58 S. Federal

Artdoors Adventures Nature Conservancy Upper Canyon Rd and Cerro Gordo Rd

Piano music. Free, 7–11 pm, 505-986-5858,

Eggman & Walrus presents a program that pairs hiking with mindfulness, breathing, and meditation practices; willow-sculpture/dreamcatcher making; and color and form creative exercises. $60, 9 am–1 pm, 801-910-7150,

Birds of Chicago Private Residence

Volume Three of the House Hootenanny Series features an acoustic folk concert, dinner, and New Mexico craft beers in an intimate setting. $35, 6:30 pm, 800-838-3006,

Intrigue at the Palace of the Governors Santa Fe Playhouse, 142 E De Vargas

The 2015 Fiesta Melodrama, directed by Andrew Primm, is a murder mystery written by an anonymous committee of Santa Fe residents. $15–$20, 7:30 pm, 505-988-4262,

Joel Ward: Comedy and Magic Jean Cocteau Cinema, 418 Montezuma

Joel Ward’s original magic show features comical audience participation, interactive close-up magic, and flashy Las Vegas-style illusions. $10–$20, 7 pm, 505-466-5528,

Retired professor of biology, park herbarium curator, and volunteer Pete Peterson leads a workshop on the native grasses flourishing in the park. $5, 10 am–12 pm, 505-474-0196,

JoyceGroup Santa Fe Santa Fe Public Library, 145 Washington

Railyard Arts District Tour Santa Fe Railyard Plaza, 1607 Paseo de Peralta

Buffalo Nickel La Fonda on the Plaza, 100 E San Francisco

Discover the area’s contemporary art. Free, 1–3 pm,

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

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

Flamenco El Farol, 808 Canyon

Juried fine art and craft show for Northern New Mexico artists, featuring paintings, photography, pottery, jewelry, and more. Free, 8 am–1 pm, 505-414-8544,

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


Grass Class Cerrillos Hills State Park County Rd 59 (1/2 mile north of Cerrillos Village

A guided painting class. $45, 6–8 pm, 575-404-1801,

Brewery Tour Santa Fe Brewing Company, 35 Fire Pl

(See page 16). Baking contests, food vendors, and a concert in this annual event. Free, 9 am–midnight,

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,

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


Pie Town Festival Jackson Park, Pie Town

Paint Moment Art Sanctuary 621 Old Santa Fe Trl, Ste 16

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

September 11: Chris Chickering at El Farol

This hands-on cooking course focuses on Mexican mole, with menu items including arroz verde, chileglazed carrots, and a Mexican chocolate torte. $82, 10 am, 505-983-4511,

Cooking With The Vitamix Blender Las Cosas Cooking School 181 Paseo de Peralta

Flamenco dinner show. $25, 7–9:30 pm, 505-983-9912,

Jesus Bas Anasazi Restaurant, 113 Washington

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

John Rangel Quartet El Mesón, 213 Washington

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

Julie Trujillo & David Geist Pranzo Italian Grill, 540 Montezuma Piano music. Free, 6–9 pm, 505-984-2645,

Nacha Mendez on the Patio La Casa Sena, 125 E Palace

Latin world music during lunch. Free, 12–2 pm, 505-988-9232,

Join Kiki Badilla, Vitamix chef and certified nutritionist, to discover the features of the Vitamix blender, which can be used to make smoothies, soups, dips, and more. $30, 10–11:30 am, 1–2:30 pm, and 4–5:30 pm, 505-988-3394,

Ronald Roybal Hotel Santa Fe, 1501 Paseo de Peralta

Mole & More Santa Fe School of Cooking, 125 N Guadalupe

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

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

The Major Dudes El Farol, 808 Canyon


September 11: Fundraising From the Heart at Upaya Zen Center






Tucker Binkley Osteria d’Assisi Restaurant & Bar 58 S. Federal Piano music. Free, 7–11 pm, 505-986-5858,

Adult Classes Entreflamenco: Santa Fe School of Flamenco 1730 Camino Carlos Rey

A general technique adult flamenco class. $30, 11 am–12:15 pm, 505-209-1302,

Gran Baile Santa Fe Community Convention Center 201 W Marcy

A performance held in honor of Santa Fe Fiesta royalty, featuring intricate, historical, and colorful attire, and New Mexico Hispano music by Al Hurricane alongside his son, Al Hurricane, Jr. $20, 7:30 pm, 505-988-1234,

Intrigue at the Palace of the Governors Santa Fe Playhouse, 142 E De Vargas

The 2015 Fiesta Melodrama, directed by Andrew Primm, is a murder mystery written by an anonymous committee of Santa Fe residents. $15–$20, 7:30 pm, 505-988-4262,

La Merienda James A. Little Theatre, 1060 Cerrillos

La Sociedad Folklorica hosts an annual fashion show, now in its 80th year, followed by refreshments and mariachi music. $10, 3 pm, 505-471-4626,

Our Lady of Mariposas Teatro Paraguas, 3205 Calle Marie

Encaustic Art Institute, 632 Agua Fria

8:00 PM Shows Wednesday-Saturday

(See page 3). Silent and live auctions, raffles, a hands-on encaustic demonstration for adults and kids, food, a cash bar, and live jazz by Body & Soul Trio. $15 (free for kids under 12), 2–6 pm, 505-989-3283,

Sep 16 - Oct 10, 2015

Tamales I Santa Fe School of Cooking 125 N Guadalupe

750 N. ST. Francis Dr. Show from $25/Dinner Show from $55

produced by (505) 988-1234 or 209-1302

Learn the intricacies of making three types of traditional tamales: red chile and pork, Southern Mexican chicken in banana leaf, and blue corn calabacita. $98, 11 am, 505-983-4511,

DakhaBrakha Skylight, 139 W San Francisco

Felicia Day Book Signing Jean Cocteau Cinema, 418 Montezuma

The Friendship Club Concert The Lensic Performing Arts Center 211 W San Francisco

Actress, online entertainment pioneer, and author Felicia Day signs copies of her new memoir, You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost). $10, 6 pm, 505-466-5528,

Red Poetry Slam Museum of International Folk Art 706 Camino Lejo

Spoken work poets Aaron Ambrose, Hakim Bellamy, and more. Free, 2-4 pm,

The premiere production of Santa Fe playwright Alix Hudson’s play, Our Lady of Mariposas, follows a family in southeastern New Mexico during the massive die-off of monarch butterflies in the winter of 2002. $12–$17, 7:30 pm, 505-424-1601,

Spiritual Holistic Fair DeVargas Mall, 564 N Guadalupe

September 13

Universal Compassion Tour Thai Vegan, 1710 Cerrillos


7th Annual Afternoon Gala and Art Auction

Photos; RJ Muna

A fair with astrologers, psychics, energy healers, tarot, palmistry, reflexology, sound and light healing, chakra balancing, and more. Free, 1–5 pm.

Join Tibetan monk Geshe La Phelgye in an evening dedicated to exploring the necessity of compassion for each other and other species. Free, 5–8 pm, 505-954-1780,

A novel vision of Eastern European roots music. $20–$25, 7:30 pm, 505-886-1251,

(See page 3). The Santa Fe Symphony’s Joplin Ensemble in a concert to benefit The Friendship Club. $10­–$50, 7:30 pm,

Matthew Andrae La Fonda on the Plaza, 100 E San Francisco Brazilian/flamenco/classic music. Free, 6–8 pm, 505-995-2363,

Nacha Mendez and Friends El Farol, 808 Canyon

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

The Liquid Muse Cocktail Club Skylight, 139 W San Francisco

Sip Parisian-themed cocktails with author, educator, and mixologist Natalie Bovis. $5–$15, 7 pm, 505-982-0775,

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

Tone and The Major Dudes (formerly Tone and Company) perform every Sunday. $5, 8:30–11:30 pm, 505-982-9014. September 10, 2015 NOW 9

Tucker Binkley Osteria d’Assisi Restaurant & Bar 58 S. Federal

September 13: DakhaBrakha at Skylight

Piano music. Free, 7–11 pm, 505-986-5858,

2nd Annual Wolf Pack Trail Run Santa Fe Waldorf School, 26 Puesta Del Sol

Proceeds from races (5K and 10K) and a fun-walk (3K) support Santa Fe Waldorf School’s Athletic Department. $10–$30, 8:30 am, 505-983-9727,

Doug Montgomery with Santa Fe Symphony Joplin Ensemble The Lensic Performing Arts Center 211 W San Francisco

(See page 3). The Friendship Club presents a performance to benefit three local non-profit organizations: The Friendship Club, Children First, and First Tee. $10–$50, 7:30 pm, 505-988-1234,

Intrigue at the Palace of the Governors Santa Fe Playhouse, 142 E De Vargas

The 2015 Fiesta Melodrama, directed by Andrew Primm, is a murder mystery written by an anonymous committee of Santa Fe residents. $15–$20, 7:30 pm, 505-988-4262,

Our Lady of Mariposas Teatro Paraguas, 3205 Calle Marie

The premiere production of Santa Fe playwright Alix Hudson’s play, Our Lady of Mariposas, follows a family in southeastern New Mexico during the massive die-off of monarch butterflies in the winter of 2002. $12–$17, 2 pm, 505-424-1601,

Winning The Future Santa Fe Playhouse, 142 E De Vargas

Up & Down Theatre presents a playful, eclectic evening of original sketches and songs about America—where we are, and where we’re headed. $15, 7:30 pm, 505-988-4262,

September 14


Cuisine of Mexico III Santa Fe School of Cooking, 125 N Guadalupe

A Mexican cooking course with menu items including chorizo enchiladas with quajillo sauce, goat cheese enchiladas with tomatillo sauce, arroz verde, frijoles borrachos, and key lime tart. $80, 10 am, 505-983-4511,

Adult Classes Entreflamenco: Santa Fe School of Flamenco 1730 Camino Carlos Rey

Fresh produce and handmade goods from local vendors. Free, 3–6:30 pm, 505-983-4098,

A general technique adult flamenco class. $30, 6–7:15 pm, 505-209-1302,

Refresh Your Run Santa Fe REI, 500 Market, #100

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

Training and technique insights to get runners back in shape or prepare for upcoming races. Free, 6–7:30 pm, 505-982-3557,

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

Burlesque is Coming: A Tribute to the Works of George R. R. Martin Jean Cocteau Cinema, 418 Montezuma

Yoga on the Red Bridge Santa Fe Botanical Garden, 715 Camino Lejo A series of yoga sessions on the Red Bridge. $10–$15, 7:30 am, 505-471-9103,

Blacklist Burlesque presents a performance in tribute to and personally approved by Game of Thrones author George R. R. Martin. $15–$18, 8:30 pm, 505-466-5528,

September 15


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

Discover and explore some of Georgia O’Keeffe’s ideas about food and cooking by working with recipes featured in the book A Painter’s Kitchen by Margaret Wood. $85, 10 am, 505-983-4511,

Knife Skills Santa Fe Culinary Academ 112 W San Francisco

Chef Rocky Duhrma leads a hands-on course where participants learn how to handle, maintain, and sharpen knives. Dinner is included. $50, 5:30–7:30 pm, 505-983-7445,

Santa Fe Farmers Market Southside 10

Santa Fe Place Mall, 4250 Cerrillos


“Silver, the psychedelic bus,” rides in the Hysterical Historical Parade. The bus will have a band on top and the public is invited to march beside it. Free, 9:30 am meeting, 12:45 pm parade, 505-690-5668,


Hysterical Historical Parade DeVargas Mall, 564 N Guadalupe

September 10: The Lulz Comedy Show at Skylight

Argentine Tango Milonga El Mesón, 213 Washington

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

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

Jean Cocteau Cinema, 418 Montezuma

(See page 15). Pamela Stovall’s screenplay, directed by John Hayes, is set for a table read featuring local actors and a post-reading critique by Janet Davison. $5‑$8, 6 pm,

September 16

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


Bluegrass Jam Zia Diner, 326 S Guadalupe

Paint Moment Art Workshop Inn and Spa at Loretto, 211 Old Santa Fe Trl

A weekly bluegrass jam. Free, 6–8 pm, 505-988-7008,

Canyon Road Blues Jam El Farol, 808 Canyon

Blues, rock, and R&B. Free, 8:30 pm–12 am, 505-983-9912,

The Bright Light Social Hour Skylight, 139 W San Francisco

Austin-based rock band, The Bright Light Social Hour, performs psychedelic rock music. $14–$24, 7:30 pm,

The Perfect Cut

How to Write Your Bestseller in a Weekend BODY of Santa Fe, 333 Cordova

Join bestselling author Tom Bird for this lecture as he shares his expertise on book writing. $12–$15, 6:30–8:30 pm, 505-986-0362 ext. 2,

The Indispensable Rock Garden Santa Fe Botanical Garden, 715 Camino Lejo

Santa Fe Botanical Garden and the North American Rock Garden Society (NARGS) Chapter of Santa Fe host a presentation by Kirk Feisler, the director of the Laporte Avenue Nursery in Fort Collins, on plants grown in rock gardens and troughs. Free, 11 am, 505-471-9103,

Explore the vibrant colors of the Southwest through a series of hands-on workshops provided by Santa Fe Art Classes. Hors d’oeuvres, wine, and supplies are provided. $75, 2:30–4:30 pm, 575-404-1801,

Zella Day Railyard Plaza, 1607 Paseo de Peralta

Restaurant Walk II Santa Fe School of Cooking, 125 N Guadalupe

Community Drum Circle La Tienda Performance Space 7 Caliente, Eldorado

A restaurant walking tour includes stops at Restaurant Martin, Luminaria Restaurant and Patio, TerraCotta Wine Bistro, and Georgia. $115, 2 pm, 505-983-4511,

(See page 15). Indie pop performer Zella Day and her band. Free, 7 pm,

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

Joaquin Gallegos El Mesón, 213 Washington





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Far Reaches Ellsworth Gallery, 215 E Palace

New works by Elise Ansel, Claire McArdle, and Kathryn Stedham. Free, through September 12, 505-989-7900,

Matteucci Contemporaries Nedra Metteucci Galleries 1075 Paseo de Peralta

A collection of pieces from all gallery artists. Free, through September 12, 505-982-4631,

The Curve and A Room Listening to Itself Center for Contemporary Arts 1050 Old Pecos Trl

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

Two concurrent shows: The Curve, featuring 11 award-winning photographers, and A Room Listening to Itself, a sound installation by Adam Basanta. $5, through September 13, 505-982-1338,

Sierra La Fonda on the Plaza, 100 E San Francisco

Finding Color in the Land Silver Sun, 656 Canyon

Country, Spanish, and R&B music. Free, 7:30–11 pm, 505-995-2363,

Work by landscape artist Lee Macleod. Free, through September 15, 800-568-2036,

Tucker Binkley Osteria d’Assisi Restaurant & Bar, 58 S Federal

Navigating The Unknown Jean Cocteau Cinema, 418 Montezuma

Piano music. Free, 7–11 pm, 505-986-5858,

Wednesday Night Karaoke Junction, 530 S Guadalupe

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

Wingtips & Windsors Skylight, 139 W San Francisco

A weekly event focuses on the music, style, and dance of the 1920s, featuring a dance lesson and live music. $5, 7 pm, 505-982-0775,

Flamenco: Generaciones Flamencas The Lodge at Santa Fe, Maria Benitez Cabaret 744 Calle Mejia

Contemporary figurative paintings by Catherine Molland. Free, through September 15, 505-466-5528,

A Force of Color and Spirit Ventana Fine Art, 400 Canyon

Work by John Nieto. Free, through September 16, 800-746-8815,

Convergence: Structures in Nature Greenberg Fine Art, 205 Canyon

A group exhibition of urban landscapes. Free, through September 17, 505-955-1500,

Spanish DanzArt Society presents Entreflamenco’s 2015 fall performance season, featuring La Tania, Estefania Ramirez, and more. $25-$55, 8 pm nightly (Wednesday-Saturday), 505-988-1234,

The Sacred Earth Art Gone Wild Galleries, 203-B Canyon


Western Stories Now & Then Sorrel Sky Gallery, 125 W Palace

A Continuing Journey The Owings Gallery on Palace, 100 E Palace

New work by contemporary painter Tony Abeyta. Free, through September 12, 505-982-6244,

Ed Mell The Owings Gallery, 120 E Marcy 12

Work by Phillis Ideal. Free, through September 19, 505-983-9555,

Electr-O-Pura David Richard Gallery, 544 S Guadalupe

Work by Matthew Kluber. Free, through September 19, 505-983-9555,

Figurativo Evoke Contemporary, 550 S Guadalupe

Photorealist paintings by Bernardo Torrens. Free, through September 19, 505-995-9902,

On The Road Again David Richard Gallery, 544 S Guadalupe

Work by Michael Scott. Free, through September 19, 505-983-9555,

The Southern Route: Site and Studio Paintings David Richard Gallery, 544 S Guadalupe

Work by Gregory Botts. Free, through September 19, 505-983-9555,

Eight Million Stories in the Naked City GF Contemporary, 707 Canyon

Landscapes and cityscapes by Katie Metz. Free, through September 20, 505-983-3707,

Slices of Wonder Axle Contemporary, 1607 Paseo de Peralta

Artists Jason Garcia, Vicente Telles, Luke Dorman, and Jeff Drew display works that incorporate packaging design, advertising, and contemporary culture, using their images as a commentary and critique of our society and times. Free, through September 20, 505-670-5854,

Unrelated Moments Santa Fe Collective, 1114 Hickox

Work by Edie Tsong. Free, through September 20,

Native Visions Gallery 901, 708 Canyon

Work by Marwin Begaye and Harriette Tsosie. Free, through September 22, 505-780-8390, September 10: One Man Breaking Bad at The Lensic Performing Arts Center

New work from abstract expressionist Lisa Wilson. Free, through September 17, 505-820-1004,

New work by Duke Beardsley and Greg Kelsey. Free, through September 17, 866-878-3555,

Ed Aldrich Sage Creek Gallery, 421 Canyon

Work by Ed Aldrich. Free, through September 18, 505-988-5920,

Copy, Paste, Save David Richard Gallery, 544 S Guadalupe


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An exhibition of new work by landscape painter Ed Mell. Free, through September 12, 505-982-6244,

Put a Feather On It! Red Dot Gallery, 826 Canyon

Will Wilson, artist, photographer, and head of photography for Santa Fe Community College, has curated an exhibit of contemporary Native artists. Free, through September 24, 505-820-7338,

Sketches of Charcoal and Fire Catenary Art Gallery, 616 1/2 Canyon

Photographs by Rumi Vesselinova examine the Southwest landscape under the conditions of drought and related natural disasters. Free, through September 24, 505-982-2700,

(Un)Real David Richard Gallery, 544 S Guadalupe

Aftershock James Kelly Contemporary 1611 Paseo de Peralta

Sculptures by Tom Joyce. Free, through October 3, 505-989-1601,

Gold Rush Peters Projects, 1011 Paseo de Peralta

An exhibition of nine new sculptures by Jason Middlebrook. Free, through October 3, 505-954-5800,

Prints Peters Projects, 1011 Paseo de Peralta

(See page 26). Leonardo Drew’s newest body of work. Free, through October 3, 505-954-5800,

An exhibition debuting the gallery’s figuration program and introducing five new artists: Michele Bubacco, Angela Fraleigh, David Humphrey, Martin Mull, and Claire Sherman. Free, through September 26, 505-983-1284,

Trophies and Prey: A Contemporary Bestiary Peters Projects, 1011 Paseo de Peralta

Photographs: Almost Reality New Concept Gallery, 610 Canyon

The Implication of Form Center for Contemporary Arts 1050 Old Pecos Trl

Photography by Steven A. Jackson. Free, through September 29, 505-795-7570,

Conway & Crimmins: New Works POP Gallery, 125 Lincoln, Ste 111

(See page 24). Work by Nigel Conway and Mat Crimmins. Free, through September 30, 505-820-0788,

Four Seasons Lacuna Galleries, 124 W Palace

Work by Lyndall Bass. Free, through September 30, 505-467-8424,

Rumi on Canvas The Longworth Gallery, 530 Canyon

Work by Rahileh Rokhsari. Free, through September 30, 505-989-4210,

The Marvin and Betty Rubin Collection of 20th-Century Native Arts Adobe Gallery, 221 Canyon

A display and sale of Native American paintings by artists who have chosen to abandon the Santa Fe Indian School two-dimensional art style and to adopt an avant-garde style of painting in a more modern verve. Artists included are Shonto Begay, Tony Abeyta, Jaune Quick-to-see Smith, Kevin Red Star, Dan Namingha, Kee Bahee, and Joe Maktima. Free, through September 30, 505-955-0550,

New Work Marigold Arts, 424 Canyon

Work by Robert Highsmith, Jim McLain, and Carolyn Lankford. Free, through October 1, 505-982-4142,

Lost in Paradise William and Joseph Gallery, 727 Canyon

Work by Kate Rivers. Free, through October 2, 505-982-9404,

A group show of ceramics and other media. Free, through October 3, 505-954-5800,

Hayley Rheagan presents a series of architectural photographs that manipulate and question the dimensionality of form. $5, through October 4, 505-982-1338,

Urban Americana TAI Modern, 1601B Paseo de Peralta

Collaged acrylic paintings and a new series of watercolors by Erik Benson. Free, through October 4, 505-984-1387,

A Closer Look Teresa Neptune Studio/Gallery, 728 Canyon

Work by photographer Teresa Neptune and printmaker Linda Hunsaker. Free, through October 12, 505-982-0017,

Dyeing the Grid William Siegal Gallery, 540 S Guadalupe

An exhibition of works by Lynne Gelfman, plus a selection of Pre-Columbian textiles. Free, through October 13, 505-820-3300,

Burning Sky Mesas Catenary Art Gallery, 616 ½ Canyon

Southwestern landscapes by Scott Swezy. Free, through October 14, 505-982-2700,

Webster Artechnology Eye on the Mountain Gallery 614 Agua Fria

Aaron Webster Leonard Jones shows metal art designs in jewelry, sculptures, and more. Free, through October 16, 928-308-0319,

WALD/FLUSS Photo-Eye Gallery, 541 S Guadalupe

Large-format color landscape photographs by German photographer Michael Lange in his first solo exhibition in the United States. Free, through October 17, 505-988-5152,

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

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

Art, Wind and Fire Los Alamos Nature Center 2600 Canyon, Los Alamos

A joint event of Catenary Art Gallery and Pajarito Environmental Center, featuring work by Rumi Vesselinova. Free, through October 28, 505-9822700,

Interaction Vivo Contemporary, 725 Canyon

An exhibit of the mutual interplay among 14 artists and their media. Free, through October 31, 505-982-1320,

Wine, Chile & Clifford Bailey! POP Gallery, 125 Lincoln, Ste 111

Work by Clifford Nolan Bailey. Free, through October (reception September 25), 505-820-0788,

Fatima Ronquillo Meyer East Gallery, 225 Canyon

Paintings by Fatima Ronquillo. Free, ongoing, 505-983-1657,

Glassblowing Demonstrations Tesuque Glassworks 1510 Bishop’s Lodge, Tesuque

Visit the glass studio and gallery and catch some of the artists at work. Free, ongoing, 505-988-2165,

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

Nirvana’s Early Years Glenn Green Galleries and Sculpture Garden 136 Tesuque Village Rd, Tesuque

Photographs by Shelli Hyrkas that feature Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic, and Dave Grohl. Free, ongoing, 505-820-0008,

Opening the Doors Watson McRae Gallery, 729 Canyon

An exhibit of contemporary works by gallery artists. Free, ongoing, 239-472-3386,

Permanent Collection The Encaustic Art Institute 632 Agua Fria

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

Prescott Studio, Gallery, and Sculpture Garden 1127 Siler Park Kinetic, steel animal sculptures powder-coated in color or a natural rust patina. Mondays and

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Saturdays by appointment. 505-424-8449,

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,

Monarch: Orange Takes Flight Santa Fe Botanical Garden, 715 Camino Lejo

An Evening of Redness in the West Museum of Contemporary Native Arts 108 Cathedral

A group exhibition of work that reimagines the idea of the apocalypse. $10, through December 31, 505-983-1666,

Visions and Visionaries Museum of Contemporary Native Arts 108 Cathedral

Blue on Blue: Indigo and Cobalt in New Spain Museum of Spanish Colonial Art 750 Camino Lejo

An exhibition exploring the history, use, and popularity of the color blue in the area that was New Spain through textiles, ceramics, painting, and sculpture. A Summer of Color event. $8, through February 29, 2016, 505-982-2226,

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

Orange predominates in the container gardens on view, with other plants of complementary colors mixed in. A Summer of Color event. $5–$7 (free for kids 12 and younger), through September 13, 505-471-9103,

MoCNA’s new permanent gallery, Kieve Family Gallery, curated by Chief Curator Candice Hopkins, tells stories of the development of Native art in the American southwest in the 1960s and its evolution into a national movement today. $10, through December 31, 505-983-1666,

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

Waabanishimo (She Dances Till Daylight) Museum of Contemporary Native Arts 108 Cathedral

The Power of Place Santa Fe Botanical Garden, 715 Camino Lejo

Wanderings Museum of Contemporary Native Arts 108 Cathedral

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

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

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

An exhibition focused on the color red and the history of cochineal, an insect-based dye that produces the hue. A Summer of Color event. $6–9, through September 13, 505-476-1250,

New Photography Acquisitions Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, 217 Johnson

Images of Georgia O’Keeffe, many of them by Alfred Stieglitz. $10–$12 (kids free), through September 26, 505-946-1000,

20 Years/20 Shows Summer SITE Santa Fe 1606 Paseo de Peralta

Installations by Janine Antoni with choreographer Stephen Petronio; Amy Cutler with musician Emily Wells; Ann Hamilton; Harmony Hammond with artist Francis Cape; Dario Robleto with historian Patrick Feaster; and Lance Ledbetter of Dust to Digital Records. $5–$10, through October 4, 505-989-1199,

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

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

Art, Wind and Fire Los Alamos Nature Center 2600 Canyon, Los Alamos

A joint event of Catenary Art Gallery and Pajarito Environmental Center, featuring work by Rumi Vesselinova. Free, through October 28, 505-982-2700,

Tradición, Devoción y Vida Museum of Spanish Colonial Art 750 Camino Lejo

An exhibition highlighting some of the greatest modernist and 20th century photographers to have worked in New Mexico and Mexico. $8 (kids free), through October 31, 505-982-2226, 14

Eve-Lauryn LaFountain’s work explores intersections of photography, film, and sound. $10, through December 31, 505-983-1666,

A new body of photo-based work by Meryl McMaster. $10, through December 31, 505-983-1666,

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,

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

A 1960s ecclesiastical wave of urban renewal inspired mission churches throughout the Americas to undergo renovations and, all too often, cast off centuries-old art work. $6–$9, through March 3, 2016, 505-476-5200,

Works by invited New Mexico sculptors. $5–$7 (free for 12 and younger), through May 1, 2016, 505-471-9103,

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

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, 505476-1200,

City Tours

Discover Santa Fe via Historic Walks of Santa Fe (, Get Acquainted Walking Tour (505-983-7774), A Well-Born Guide (, or the New Mexico Museum of Art (

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

Artifacts, photographs, lithographs, and diaries that ponder the role of memory. $6–$9, through February 26, 2016, 505-476-5200,

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

Zella Day


Indie pop star Zella Day’s new album, Kicker, was released this June.

the up-and-coming singer/songwriter performs in the Railyard by

Wh it ne y Spi ve y

SINGER ZELLA DAY is from Pinetop, Arizona, about 350 miles west of Santa Fe. She’s never been to the City Different, but many of her friends in her adopted hometown of Los Angeles tell her it’s a magical place. “There’s a first time for everything; and music is bringing me to Santa Fe for the first time,” Day says, “which I’m not too sad about.” The up-and-coming Indie pop star will be here on September 16 for a (free!) show at the Railyard. And even though she’s performed at festivals such as Chicago’s Lollapalooza, the 20-year-old songwriter says playing outdoors is still new for her. “It’s a different kind of transfer of energy,” she says. “The way I converse with the audience and even my gestures have to be a little bigger because there’s so much space for the audience to be in—I have to figure out a way to rope them all in and make them feel a part of what I’m doing.” What she’s doing is making music—music that is largely inspired by her time in Arizona. “The environment that I grew up in was kind of your picturesque Southwest town with mountains, horses, cowboys, and space,” Day says. “I had a lot of inspiration through beauty, and the Southwest definitely found its way into my record.” That record, Kicker, was released in June and subsequently lauded by the likes of Kate Hudson and The Zombies via social media. “The support from my fans has been shocking,” Day says of the response to the album and the increasing attendance at her shows. “I’m receiving more love than I expected to.” Day says that love is a constant reminder of who she is, where she’s come from, and the simple fact that making music for a living is a gift. And so she continues to write and compose while on the road—“keeping my receptors sensitive to the creative energy,” she says—in an effort to stay fresh for each performance. “I have to harvest this energy to share with people because people are showing up, and they don’t care where I’ve been or if I played a

show last night because they’re in that room to experience the show that night,” Day explains. “It’s always very humbling, and I always have to keep in mind that it’s new for everybody coming to the show.” Day is touring the country in a Sprinter van with the four guys in her band and a sound technician. Sometimes her mom joins her on the road to sell merchandise. “We are thinking outside the box and trying to make fun things, Day says. “Together we’ve designed T-shirts and original artwork or posters, we created our own personal incense, and we’re going to be making patches and key chains and bracelets.” Whether she’s making music or merch, Day says she always tries to rise to the occasion. “This is what I’m doing; this is what I’ve chosen for myself,” she says. Her Santa Fe show will be no different. “I definitely see playing outdoors as a pleasure and a cool thing to do, especially in the summertime when the weather is beautiful,” she says. But first on the agenda for September 16? Shopping. “I’m going to buy some turquoise rings,” Day says. “I am a freak for turquoise.” Zella Day, September 16, 7 pm, free, Santa Fe Railyard Plaza, 1607 Paseo de Peralta, September 10, 2015 NOW 15

Pie Town Pie Festival by Emily Va n Cle ve ON SATURDAY, September 12, the population of the tiny hamlet of Pie Town, located 222 miles southwest of Santa Fe along U.S. Highway 60, swells from 60 to more than 1,000 for the 35th annual Pie Festival. There are pie eating and baking contests for any resident and out-of-towner interested in participating. The festival begins with a baking contest at 9 a.m. and wraps up at midnight after a dance. Named after a bakery established in the 1920s, Pie Town is home to master pie maker Kathy Knapp, owner of Pie-O-Neer Pies. Knapp, also known as The Pie Lady, has operated her business since 1995. “I expect to sell more than 200 fruit and cream pies during the event,” she says. “I’m baking six or seven different kinds of pies.” Knapp’s pies have earned several accolades through the years; they’ve been featured on CBS Sunday Morning and in a 30-minute documentary film made in 2014 by Santa Fe photographer Jane Rosemont, titled The Pie Lady of Pie Town. “Her pie is so good that I’m much fussier about the pie I eat now,” says Rosemont. The other businesses in town—The Pie Town Cafe, Gettin’ Place art gallery and souvenir shop, and the Windmill Museum— have capitalized on the demand for Pie Town pie by baking their own creations. If you’re hungry for a meal, try the green chile stew at the Pie-O-Neer or burgers and sandwiches at the Pie Town Cafe. Festival vendors set up in Jackson Park sell everything from hot dogs to Navajo tacos. Pie Town Festival, September 12, 9 am-midnight, Jackson Park, Pie Town,


Kathy Knapp has been The Pie Lady at Pie-O-Neer Pies since 1995.

Flaky pie crust hearts make a fancy design on a fresh fruit pie.


Sweet, savory, and everything in between

eating+ drinking

Mixologist Manny Lares


Maria’s New Mexican Kitchen A Santa Fe favorite to this day, Maria’s New Mexican Kitchen is celebrating its 65th year serving hungry (and discerning) New Mexicans with a $65 four-course (plus appetizers) anniversary Tequila Dinner on Tuesday, September 15. Maria’s began as a family-operated homecooking-style take-out spot. These days, daily lunch specials include everything from traditional enchiladas to a “Green Chile Philly”—a cheesesteak with a distinctly New Mexico twist. Dinner is a dream come true for anyone who longs for authentic Land of Enchantment food, from the New Mexican taco plate (a sampler) to the Galisteo Chicken—found only at Maria’s. First on the menu are Maria’s Famous Green Chile Meatballs, an appetizer billed as “The ‘WOW’ of The Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta Grand Tasting.” We don’t disagree.—Anne Maclachlan 555 W. Cordova, Tequila Dinner reservations 505-983-7929, September 10, 2015 NOW 17

Seen Around


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

photographs by Stephen Lang

photographs by Lisa Law


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

Nathan Bennett, Instinct, patina on bronze/mixed media, 24 x 34"

Utah artist Nathan Bennett describes his work as “patinapainting.” He first creates an image on a silicon bronze plate, then uses a hand-held torch to fuse chemical compounds onto the metal. The entire process, from specific temperatures to chemical combinations, is a closely guarded secret, resulting in images that each have a changing, holographic character. In his artist statement, Bennett says, “In times past, I would have had the title sorcerer, alchemist, conjurer, or magician. A strange man eking out life in a dingy room. All around me secret formulas written on walls, scratched into cabinets, and scribed

on stained manuscripts. Fire and vials filled with liquid or rocks with the ability to kill, permeate the hot and stench filled room. In modern times, I am called a Master Patineur.” In this solo exhibition, his patina-painted work shows an evolution from pure image to mixed media assemblage.—Carolyn Patten Nathan Bennett: Feelings and Things Meyer East Gallery, 225 Canyon, September 11, reception 5–7 pm,

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Terry Protheroe

In addition to these boxes, Protheroe sells trays, sconces, and much more through Etsy, at Acme Hardware.

Renaissance man “I would consider myself a craftsman,” says artist Terry Protheroe. “I do metalwork, woodwork, leatherwork, and I’m a European-certified goldsmith, so I work a little bit with jewelry.” Even with a resumé like that, Protheroe is still being modest. Originally from England, Protheroe relocated to Santa Fe in April 2008 after spending 25 years in New York City where he worked as a designer for such illustrious brands as Cole-Haan, Marc Jacobs, Calvin Klein, Nauticaa, and Ralph Lauren. “Growing up in London, it never occurred to me I’d end up [in Santa Fe],” he says. “But once I got here, I really fell in love with it. I’m really drawn to the native culture, especially Spanish culture.” New Mexico’s influence is present in the crafts he sells through his profile (Acme Hardware) on Etsy, but his love for Santa Fe is perhaps most evident in the meaningful connections he’s made within the community, such as his position as a volunteer fire fighter. “I’ve made some great friends here,” he says. “It’s a dozen guys who would literally run into a burning building together, and that’s something special. You don’t get that every day.” Protheroe also works with the Santa Fe motorcycle club, Motorado, which recently celebrated its fourth anniversary. “Next year will be our fifth, and we want to do something special,” Protheroe says. “It’s been getting better every year.” Along with putting his design experience to work on Motorado’s shirts and posters, he fixes up and resells bikes, including the Honda pictured below. He was also the preferred candidate to be the voice of the club in its radio spots for one main reason: his charming English accent.—Jacob Nyenhuis




Protheroe at work in his home studio: “It’s supposed to be my bedroom, but I sleep in the utility space because I’m not going to waste this beautiful space.”

“It was a six month project,” Protheroe says of this Honda motorcycle. “A friend from Albuquerque has helped put the engine back together. It turned out quite nice.”


Protheroe’s Honda, all fixed up and ready to be resold.




Roger Williams, Kachina Doll Maker, oil on canvas 24 x 30"

­Roger Williams

Roger Williams, Where the Old Ones Live, oil on canvas, 24 x 18"

s oft-f o c u s la nds ca p e s at Joe Wa de Fine A r t by Ca rolyn Patte n

BORN AND EDUCATED IN Colorado, Roger Williams has been living and painting in Santa Fe since 1986. In his early days, he spent two years teaching at the college level, and he continues to spend time each year teaching studio and plein air techniques in classes and workshops around Santa Fe. Williams has become most well known for his dreamy, evocative oil paintings of peaceful landscapes and, lately, closely observed scenes of daily life. Iconic images include snowy streetscapes in Santa Fe in the depths of winter, fall aspens on the slopes of Colorado mountains, lush country valleys along the Rio Grande, and Pueblo women dipping water from a pond or caring for their children. As his work has evolved and become more masterly, he has stayed true to creating the peaceful, timeless scenes that speak to his love of the Southwest. Roger Williams has had more than 20 solo exhibitions and has been included in many featured exhibitions in galleries throughout the United States, Mexico, and France. Over the years, he has traveled and painted on location in more than 30 countries, always concentrating on capturing the connection between humans and the natural environment. He has documented his travels in a 2014 coffee table book, Roger Williams, which includes images of his early and later work, with detailed photographs that show the intricate brushwork involved in creating his Impressionistic style. The book is available at Joe Wade Fine Art, where

Roger Williams, Moonlight Delivery, oil on canvas, 16 x 20"

Williams will be signing copies during the opening reception for his annual one-man exhibition. Roger Williams: Annual One-Man Show, through September 20, reception September 11, 5–7 pm, Joe Wade Fine Art, 102 E Water, September 10, 2015 NOW 23



From his off-grid home studio on the mesa near Cerrillos, New Mexico, sculptor Mat Crimmins creates one-of-a-kind bronze art. He builds each of his skeletal pieces, seen here, with wax and wood branches collected on his land. “I allow the sticks to create the personality of the skeletal character,” Crimmins says. “I leave the branch’s texture in the finished work, along with weld marks and fingerprints, suggesting the fluidity of not only the wax but the bronze as well.” An active member of the artist collective Meow Wolf since The Due Return installation in 2010, Crimmins is currently working with The House of Eternal Return project, overseeing the design and construction of caves and creating a larger-than-life, glowing, interactive mastodon skeleton. “Meow Wolf and all of its participants have had a profound influence and have been a source of inspiration in my life,” Crimmins adds. His new work can be seen in Santa Fe at Pop Gallery’s upcoming show with Nigel Conway (#santafe#enchanted, September 11–30, reception September 11, 6 pm. —Cristina Olds

The artist in his home studio with Buffalo #3.

Whale #4 (small, left) and Whale #1 The pour team at Shidoni Bronze Foundry in Tesuque fills Crimmins’s shells with molten bronze.


Crimmins melts wax for Elephant #6 with a soldering tool that has a hammered point.

Mat Crimmins skeletal concepts in bronze


Hib Sabin, Eagle Bear Spirit Canoe, bronze, 9 x 15 x 6"



Hib Sabin, Still of the Night, bronze, 15 x 5 x 6"

Hib Sabin and Ethelinda

by Emily Va n Cle ve


THE ANIMAL WORLD, from the mythical raven to the mystical horse, is on display in Manitou Galleries’ show Kindred Spirits, featuring work by Hib Sabin and Ethelinda. Sabin’s interest in world mythology greatly influences his animal sculptures in glass, wood, and bronze finished in watercolor and acrylic. When he chooses to carve his cast of characters—ravens, owls, bears, coyotes, and wolves—out of juniper, he selects wood grown in the southern part of the state. “The juniper from the area around Silver City is a dense wood not susceptible to dry rot, unlike the juniper in northern New Mexico,” he explains. Sabin has traveled extensively, studying different traditions and cultures. His work is inspired by an interest in traditional shamanism, Inuit sculptures, Mexican folk art and the mythological cultures of Native Americans. His most complex works begin with a sketch. Sketching is also important to Ethelinda’s creative process. Known for painting horses


b ri ngi ng “ Ki ndr ed Spir its” to Ma n itou G al le r ie s

Ethelinda, Moon Dancers, oil on canvas, 52 x 72"

in motion, Ethelinda often plays with the position of her horses by cutting out paper versions and studying their arrangement before painting them. “I do a lot of anatomical research so I can understand the muscles,” she explains. “Horses’ chests and legs are hard to paint. My horses are big, and many of them come straight at the viewer.” Ethelinda likes to work large, but lately, aware that many of her collectors have limited wall space, she’s been scaling paintings down in size. “These slightly smaller works still have the excitement of the larger ones, so I feel really good about them,” she adds. Putting horses against a white background feels “pure” to Ethelinda. Recently she’s experimented with placing some of her equines against a dark background. “This creates a different mood that I do like,” she says. “The horses seem to pop out.” Manitou Galleries, 123 W Palace,

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art style

Douglas Fryer, Callander, Scotland on the Eas Gobhain, oil on panel, 20 x 30"


Douglas Fryer Meyer Gallery, 225 Canyon, September 11-18, reception September 11, 5–7 pm Born and educated in Utah, artist Douglas Fryer has lived in many different places in the United States, including rural Vermont, Connecticut, and New York City, where he taught fine art and illustration at the Fashion Institute of Technology. A classically representational artist who works mostly in oils, Freyer also creates work in watercolor, is a printmaker, and works in digital media. Moody, representational landscapes of quiet countrysides figure prominently in his work, though he also paints still lifes. In his artist statement, he writes, “I create images that become material records of places, things and people that have been significant to me. Often, as I paint them they become significant to me in a different way: aesthetically, conceptually, and spiritually. There is a state of existence that lies between one’s physical and spiritual state, the present and the past, the reality and the symbol or impression. It is while I am in this frame of mind that life and the world seem the most clear and meaningful. It is to this state that I desire to return, and painting is one of the avenues through which I can regain and expand those feelings.” —Carolyn Patten

New Mexico Fencing Foundation

NEW MEXICO FENCING Foundation (NMFF), the only full-time fencing club in Santa Fe, offers a supportive environment for youth and adults, recreational athletes and international competitors. In a typical class, fencers practice footwork and blade drills, working up to open bouting. “Fencing tends to appeal to people who gravitate towards puzzles, books, and games, as a highly tactical and engaging activity,” says James Odom, founder and head coach of NMFF, which was established in 2002. “Anyone who picks fencing up will quickly realize how important both physical and mental speed are.” Odom was the 2009 U.S. National Cadet team coach for the World Championships in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and has won accolades as both a competitor and and instructor. He is sanctioned by the USFA as a coach in all three weapons: foil, saber, and épée. Apart from the club, NMFF instructors teach at Santa Fe Girls’ School and La Mariposa Montessori, and mentor at the Monte Del Sol School.—Cristina Olds New Mexico Fencing Foundation, 1306 Clark, 26

Leonardo Drew, 38 P, pigmented and transferred handmade paper, 86 x 90"

Owner James Odom and instructor/coach Julio Cesar Montoya Polanco, a competitive Colombia National saber fencer

Fencers practice parries during bladework drills.

View through the mask.



Leonardo Drew: Prints Peters Projects, 1011 Paseo de Peralta,, Through October 3 Leonardo Drew, who attended the Parsons School of Design and received his BFA from the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, showcases his latest body of work, made with cotton paper pulp and pigment, at Peters Projects. “The idea of using paper was one thing, but the actual end result seemed to be much, much more than that,” Drew says.­—Carolyn Patten


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Custom pendant, 14K design with sterling silver base and neck chain. Below: solid gold wedding and engagement rings.

Reflective Images The country’s first certified Fairtrade Gold jeweler

Just south of I-25 is this spacious contemporary home with a dramatic turret entryway that opens to a great room with two-story high ceilings. Elegant touches are found throughout the home, including the granite countertops in the kitchen and the custom kiva-style fireplace in the great room. Bedrooms not only have their own private baths but stunning mountain views as well. Host a big party in the home’s huge game room that features a bar, fireplace and access to a large covered portal. Friends and family will be comfy staying in the property’s guesthouse, which has a kitchenette, bedroom, living area and washer/dryer. Enclosed parking is available in the attached three-car garage and the one-car garage at the rear of the house. List Price: $975,00, Contact: Christian Olivas, 505-506-4116, Olivas & Associates,



54 Churchill Road

DESIGNING AND CREATING jewelry with personal significance and meaning has always been important to Helen Chantler and Marc Choyt, owners of Reflective Images Jewelry on Baca Street. Now, as Fairtrade International’s first certified Fairtrade Gold jeweler in the United States, Reflective Images is using gold that has been mined by workers earning a fair wage in safe working conditions in some of its designer, custom, and one-of-a-kind pieces. The 20-year-old company, which was honored by the city of Santa Fe with a Sustainable Santa Fe award in 2014, has a goal to incorporate fair-trade gold in every one of the 3,000 pieces in its inventory within two years. Company president Choyt is an activist in the jewelry sector and serves on the board of the Santa Fe Green Chamber of Commerce. “The antidote to the disconnect between jewelry’s sourcing and symbolism is to create a new cultural narrative that actually connects customers to producer communities,” he says. All of Reflective Images’ solid gold pieces, including their popular wedding bands and engagement ring sets, are made with fair-trade gold. The company currently buys its fair-trade gold from the Sotrami mine in San Filomena, Peru and will be purchasing gold from mines in Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania later this year. Every piece of jewelry that has fair-trade gold in it will have a stamp on the back. Reflective Images recently redesigned its website (reflectivejewelry. com), featuring information about fair-trade gold and the most recent work by Chantler, the company’s creative director and lead designer. “Jewelry is about what is essential and real and what can awaken us now to beauty and connection,” Chantler says. —Emily Van Cleve September 10, 2015 NOW 27

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Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve

A few miles south of Santa Fe, the arid high desert landscape gives way to a lush, 35-acre natural cienega with a startling abundance of water-loving plants, birds, animals and insects. Part of the Santa Fe Botanical Garden, the Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve is located on the I-25 frontage road south of Santa Fe, adjacent to El Rancho de las Golondrinas in the village of La Cienega. Three distinct plant communities—riparian/wetland, transitional, and dry uplands are tucked into this magical preserve, making it a lovely spot for a quiet walk or family outing. The preserve is named for naturalist Leonora Scott Muse Curtin, who came to New Mexico from New York in 1889. Her landmark book Healing Herbs of the Upper Rio Grande compiles her research on naturally growing herbs.—Carolyn Patten


Free, May–October, Saturday 9 am–noon, Sunday 1–4 pm. Early access $5, second Saturday, 7 am. Free guided nature walks first and third Saturday, 10 am, 505-471-9103,


Wise Fool New Mexico’s 2015 BUST Circus Showcase

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The BUST workshop’s final performances included an acrobatic stilt act, single-knee hangs from a trapeze, splits and back balances with aerial fabric, ukulele strumming, handstand splits, and hula hoop spinning. Performers designed costumes, choreographed the show, and performed all the parts.

Since 2002, Wise Fool New Mexico has offered a circus camp for women of all ages to challenge their preconceived notions of themselves both physically and emotionally, and to express themselves through acrobatics using a trapeze, aerial fabric, stilts, and physical theater. Recently, choosing a theme of “transformation,” 25 women choreographed a performance piece that celebrated the personal growth they had experienced during six weeks of BUST workshops. Directed by Jasmine Quinsier, the group performed three times at the end of June. BUST program director Deirdre Morris says the circus workshop concept was developed to create a safe, noncompetitive space for women to push their own boundaries, and that every year, longlasting bonds have formed as the participants create change in their lives. “This year, many participants initially said it took a lot of effort to attend BUST,” Morris says. “By the end, they were saying that with the support of each other, they had found an internal strength, and had ‘broken through’ some perceived barriers in their lives.”—Cristina Olds

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Santa Fean NOW September 10 2015 Digital Edition  

Santa Fean NOW September 10 2015 Digital Edition

Santa Fean NOW September 10 2015 Digital Edition  

Santa Fean NOW September 10 2015 Digital Edition