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Off the Hill 03-27-14

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Art exhibits

Zane Bennett Contemporary Art announces an exhibition: “Bits and Pieces: Works by Karina Hean, Catherine Gangloff and Michel Déjean.” From 5-7 p.m. March 28 through April 19.  

Zane Bennett Contemporary Art announces an exhibition: “A Day in the Life: Works by Holly Roberts.” The opening exhibition will be 5-7 p.m. May 30. Show runs until June 21.

Art tours

Santa Fe Studio Tour 2014 is a free, self-guided tour open to the public that meanders throughout Santa Fe featuring more than 30 open studios and the work of 60 Santa Fe artists. Many artists give demonstrations of their craft and share techniques and philosophies with visitors. The tour begins with a preview party and group show from all participating artists, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. June 27. Then all participating artists open their creative sanctuaries to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 28 and June 29. The public can explore the studios of jewelers, painters, sculptors and ceramists.

Auditions

Audition Notice for Adobe Theater’s production of Painting Churches by Tina Howe. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 5. Callbacks 6-8 p.m. April 5. Performance dates are Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 20-July 13.

Announcements

Open mic night. 6 p.m. every Friday at Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort’s Riverside Café. This free night is open to the public and will be through the end of March. A basic PA system and amplifier will be provided. Visit SipapuNM.com, or call 800-587-2240 for more information.

Ballet

Santa Fe Concert Association presents BalletNext – two performances. 7:30 p.m. April 25-26 at the Lensic Performing Arts Center in Santa Fe. Tickets are $20, $35, $55, $75. Student, teacher and group discounts available. Call SFCA office at 984-8759 or order through Tickets Santa Fe 988-1234.

Books

“The Black Place: Two Seasons,” by Walter W. Nelson. Book of photographs explores New Mexico landscape painted by Georgia O’Keeffe. 6 p.m. April 9 at Collected Works Bookstore, 202 Galisteo St. in Santa Fe.

Concerts

Journey and Steve Miller Band. 6:45 p.m. May 20 at Isleta Ampitheater, 5601 University Blvd. in Albuquerque. Visit tickets.com for ticket information and cost.

One Republic and The Script. 7 p.m. May 31 at Isleta Ampitheater, 5601 University Blvd. in Albuquerque. Visit tickets.com for ticket information and cost.

Vans Warped Tour. 11 a.m. June 17 at Isleta Ampitheater in Albuquerque. Visit livenation.com for ticket information and cost.

Motley Crue with Alice Cooper. July 17 at Isleta Ampitheater in Albuquerque. Visit livenation.com for ticket information and cost.

Monumentour Tour: Fall Out Boy and Paramore. 7 p.m. Aug. 7

Dance

Flamenco Fiesta featuring La Familia Fajardo and Chuscales and special guest Juan Sidi. 6 p.m. March 27-28 at Teatro Paraguas in Santa Fe. $20.

Exhibits

Origami In the Garden with sculptor Kevin Box. April 25 to Oct. 25 at the Santa Fe Botanical Garden at Museum Hill in Santa Fe. For more information, call 471-9103.

Zane Bennett Contemporary Art announces an exhibition: “Dual Realities: Works by Ian Ratwosky.” The exhibition run through May 24. The opening reception will be from 5-7 p.m. April 25.

“Micaceous Pottery – An NNMC Educational Exhibit.” Through April 6. 5:30 to 7 p.m. March 13, opening reception. Noon to 1 p.m. March 27, Gallery Talk with Clarence Cruz of Ohkay Owingeh. CFA Gallery, Northern New Mexico College in  Española. Free and open to the public. For more information call NNMC Fine Arts Department 505-747-2295.

“Santa Fe in Bloom” is an exhibition of botanical art by Carole Aine Langrall, Richard Solomon and Brian Arthur with an opening reception 5-7 p.m. April 11.  The show will run through May 11.

Fashion

Fashion show will launch collection by Dorsey and Ron Helman. 7 p.m. April 18 at BODY of Santa Fe. Free.

Film

Cinema at the Kimo Theater. Various movies from every era shown each day. Visit kimotickets.com for featured movies, prices and times. 423 Central Ave. NW in Albuquerque.

Food

The 8th Annual Chile Bowl Cook-Off. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 5 at the Santa Claran Casino Special Events Center. Family friendly event benefits San Martin de Porres Soup Kitchen. Tickets: $10 adults, $3 children 10 and under. For more information and to register email smdpsoupkitchen@yahoo.com, or call 470-2208.

Fundraisers

The Los Alamos American Legion Riders are seeking sponsorships for wreaths that will be placed on veterans’ graves during a nationwide remembrance ceremony at cemeteries in New Mexico. For more information, visit wreathsacrossamerica.org.

Galleries

Act I Gallery celebrates 25 years with “Silvery Winter Light.” The theme for this milestone celebration which includes 34 gallery artists along with special guest painters Rebecca Mannschreck and Elsa Sroka and glass artist Lydia Piper. Show is through March 31 at Act I Gallery of Taos, 218 Paseo del Pueblo Norte.

“Clay and Ink: Processing Process,” by Willi Singleton at the Weyrich Gallery in Santa Fe. Open to the public. Show runs until March 28.

Johnsons’ Galleries in Madrid is hosting an exhibit to preserve La Bajada Mesa to protect it from becoming a gravel mine. Exhibitions through March will include “First Saturday” reception 3-5 p.m. to meet with the artists. Emergency exhibition to protest gravel mining damage. Two galleries with a group show of 100 Northern New Mexico artists. Wearables and Wallables with 50 fibert artists, featuring Beth Wheeler. People, acrylic paintings and wood sculpture by Mel Johnson and Cosmo Monkhouse.

Hunter Kirkland Contemporary Gallery features new work by Peter Burega. Ongoing. 200-B Canyon Road in Santa Fe. For more information call 984-2111
hunterkirklandcontemporary.com.

“Table of Contents,” by Betsy Williams. First Friday preview and artist reception, 5-8:30 p.m. April 4. Artist reception and talk “Nature and Ceramics,” 5 to 8:30 p.m. May 2. Weyrich Gallery, 2935D Louisana Blvd., NE in Albuquerque. Open to the public. Show closes May 30.

“Wax-Ability: Pushing the Boundaries of Encaustic Art" is a month-long show featuring artists Sherry Ikeda, Jayne Levant, Angel Wynn, Douglas Mehrens and John Schaeffer,” 5:30 p.m. April 4 with artist reception at Eggman and Walrus Gallery, 130 W. Palace Ave. in Santa Fe. Each Saturday one of the artists will present demonstration or talk on the encaustic process from 1-3 p.m. All five artists are local Santa Fe artists and members of the International Encaustic Art Institute and the Encaustic Art Institute of New Mexico. Show runs through April 27. For more information email eggmanwlrs@gmail.com.

Lecture

Art López. 2 p.m. April 14. "Painted Bultos and Painted Reliefs." A Spanish Market traditional artist, López juried in painted bultos and painted reliefs, will discuss his art forms and display examples of his work which will be available for purchase. Seating is limited. RSVP required by calling 982-2226. Free to members, non-members $10.

Dr. Thomas E. Chávez. 2 p.m. April 28. Chávez has authored numerous publications on the history of New Mexico, and is the former director of the Palace of the Governors and the New Mexico Hispanic Cultural Center. Seating is limited. RSVP required by calling 982-2226. Free to members, non-members $10.

Miscellaneous

Estrella Del Norte Vineyard hosts a planting party. April 12 at the vineyard’s Nambé Valley Vineyard, which will include a barn party with music, food and wine for the volunteers. RSVP required. Sign up details are available on the website, estrelladelnortevineyard.com.

Museums

Filigree and Finery: The Art Adornment in New Mexico. Featuring seldom-seen silver filigree jewelry, silk mantones, lace mantillas, rare rebozos, tortoise shell hair combs and fans. On exhibit daily during regular business hours until Spring 2014.

“Turquoise, Water, Sky: The Stone and Its Meaning,” opening April 13 at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture. People in the Southwest have used turquoise for jewelry and ceremonial purposes and traded valuable stones both within and outside the region for over a thousand years. The exhibit presents hundreds of necklaces, bracelets, belts, rings, earrings, silver boxes and other objects illustrating how the stone was used and its deep significance to the people of the region. This comprehensive consideration of the stone runs through March 2016.

Taos Art Museum at Fechin House: April 12 – Sept. 21 — Intimate and International: The Art of Nicolai Fechin; taosartmuseum.org. The exhibit highlights the contrast between the worldwide experience of the artist and the personal character of his art — whether the loving, gestural portrayals of his sitters, still lifes, and landscapes, or the exquisite home he handcrafted for his small family in Taos.  Visit taosartmuseum.org/events.html.

Tin Workshop by Jason Younis y Delgado. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 26 at the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art in Santa Fe. $50 for members, $60 for non-members. Seating limited so call for reservations, 982-2226, ext. 106.

Harwood Museum of Art: Through May 4 — Ken Price: Slow and Steady Wins the Race, Works on Paper, 1962-2010; harwoodmuseum.org. The Harwood Museum of Art is pleased to host this landmark exhibition marking the first retrospective to highlight Ken Price (1935-2012) and his long-term commitment to drawing. This exhibition includes a selection of 38 works on paper tracking Price’s dedication to drawing over a period of 50 years, and demonstrating Price's ongoing exploration of the medium.Visit harwoodmuseum.org/exhibitions/view/121.

Millicent Rogers Museum: May 16-18 — Jicarilla Apache Artists Show and Sale; millicentrogers.org. Historically, the Jicarilla Apache brought their wares to Taos Pueblo to trade or sell. Visit the museum during these three days and buy directly from the artists. Come share and celebrate the arts and cultures of the proud Jicarilla Apache people. millicentrogers.org/index.php/calendar-news/event-calendar/11-jicarilla-apache-artist-show-sale/event_details.

“Work in Progress: Folk Artists on Immigration,” at the International Folk Art Museum in Santa Fe. Show runs in conjunction with the 11th Annual International Folk Art Market in July.

Save the date!  FUZE.SW returns — Sept. 12, 13, and 14. This year the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture joins with the Museum of International Folk Art adding the Native American voice to discuss, taste and share the outstanding food, folklore and culture that make New Mexico cuisine. More award-winning chefs More award-winning restaurants, more outstanding speakers and artists and more.

Music

TGIF Eternal Summer String Orchestra of Santa Fe, directed by William Houston, III. Music:  J. S. Bach. 5:30 to 6 p.m. March 28 at First Presbyterian Church, 208 Grant Ave. in Santa Fe. Admission is a freewill offering and open to all. For more information call 982-8544, ext. 16.

Scott and Johanna Hongell-Darsee — “The Wandering Ballad.” 7:30 p.m. March 29 at GiG, 1808 Second Street in Santa Fe. $20.

Santa Fe Concert Association presents “An Evening with Joyce DiDonato. 6:30 p.m. March 31 at Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W. San Francisco St. in Santa Fe. Tickets: $25, $45, $70, $95. Student, teacher, and group discounts available. Call SFCA office at 984.8759 or order through Tickets Santa Fe 988.1234.

Soweto Gospel Choir. 8 p.m. April 4 at Popejoy Hall. A Musical Celebration of its Rainbow Nation and the Life of Nelson Mandela. The 10th Anniversary Tour coincides with the release of a new recording: Divine Decade.Tickets currently on sale for $49, $44, $34, and $20. Tickets can be purchased at the UNM Ticket Offices and select area Albertsons locations. Online purchases can be made through popejoypresents.com or unmtickets.com. To charge by phone, call 877-664-8661 or 925-5858. Group orders for 15 or more may be placed by calling 505-344-1779.

What:  TGIF  New Mexico School For the Arts Honors Recital. The program will be high school students from the High School for the Arts. 5:30 to 6 p.m. April 4 at the First Presbyterian Church, 208 Grant Ave. in Santa Fe. Admission is a freewill offering and open to all. For more information call 982-8544, ext. 16.

Dan Bern and Awna Teixeira. 7 p.m. April 5. Gig Performance Space, 1808 Second St. $25 general admission at SouthwstRootsMusic.org, or call 800-838-3006.

Serenata of Santa Fe presents Spring for Mozart. 7 p.m. April 11 at the Scottish Rite Center, 463 Paseo de Peralta in Santa Fe. Pianist Yi-heng Yang with L.P. How  and David Felberg, violins; Shanti Randall, viola and Sally Guenther, cello. Tickets available at serenataofsantafe.org, the Lensic box office 988-1234 and ticketssantafe.com. Admission is $25, student and senior discounts available at the door.

The Santa Fe House Collective and Sexy Elements of Bass presents Sandra Collins, featuring Teddy No Name and Justino Smallz Tag Team Set, DJ Xavier, DJ Vitaly and Melanie Moore. 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. April 12 at Santa Fe Sol, 37 Fire Place in Santa Fe. Presale tickets $15 at holdmyticket.com, $20 at the door. A 21 and over show.

The Santa Fe Symphony presents Mahler's Symphony No. 7. 4 p.m. April 13 at The Lensic Santa Fe's Performing Arts Center. Conducted by Maestro Steven Smith in his final appearance as The Symphony's Musical Director. This concert features a free preview talk at 3 p.m.  Sponsored by the ALH Foundation and Los Alamos National Bank. Tickets are $20 to $76. Half-priced tickets available for children ages 6 to 14 with adult purchase (no children under six admitted). Call 983-1414 or 1-800-480-1319 for tickets, or the Lensic Box Office at 988-1234.  

Baroque Holy Week: Santa Fe Pro Musica Baroque Ensemble. 7:30 p.m. April 17-18; 6 p.m. April 19 at Loretto Chapel in Santa Fe. Tickets are $20, $35, $45, $65, available through the Santa Fe Pro Musica Box Office 988-4640, Tickets Santa Fe at the Lensic 988-1234, or santafepromusica.com.

Canticum Novum Chorus and Orchestra spring concerts. 7 p.m. May 3, 4 p.m. May 4 at St. Francis Auditorium at the New Mexico Museum of Art, 107 W. Palace Ave. in Santa Fe. Music from Bach, Yon, Sauguet and Hal Campbell. Pre-concert lecture Oliver Prezant one hour before curtain. For more information sfcanticumnovum.com.

Opera

Opera Southwest opens its first-ever production of Georges Bizet’s opera, “Les Pêcheurs de Perles” (The Pearl Fishers), a story of love and loyalty placed in a fishing village of colonial Ceylon. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday on March 26, 28 and 30 at Albuquerque’s National Hispanic Cultural Center. Tickets range from $12 to $82 and are available at operasouthwest.org, 505-243-0591or the NHCC box office 505-724-4771; group and student discounts are available.  The opera will be sung in French with English supertitles.

Plan to be with the Santa Fe Opera, 11 a.m. May 6, when Charles MacKay reveals the 2015 season. There will also be another major announcement of considerable interest.  There will be an opportunity to meet Daniel Zillmann, the new press and public relations director. Lunch will be served. More details are forthcoming.

Photography

Music from Angel Fire announces photographer Lenny Foster as the 2014 Poster Artist. His work, Otoñal, will be featured during Summer Festival, Aug. 15‐31. For more information about the 2014 Summer Festival, call 888‐377‐3300 or visit musicfromangelfire.org.

Talks

Readings and Conversations: Wide range of literary artists read from and discuss their work. 7 p.m. at the Lensic Performing Arts Center in Santa Fe. April 2 Dave Zirin with David Barsamian. April 16 Benjamin Alire Sáenz with Cecilia Balli. May 7 Sandra Steingraber with Laura Flanders. May 21 Colm Toibin with Michael Silverblatt.

Free First Friday Gallery Talks at the New Mexico History Museum at the Palace of the Governors. 5-8 p.m. Free.  April 4: “Maria Ignacia Jaramillo: A Tale of Two Coats,” by Collections and Education Manager René Harris. For more information call 476-5200.

Theater

Teatro Paraguas Studio in Santa Fe presents a free play reading of “Wanting,” by Elaine Jarvik and Los Alamos playwright, Robert F. Benjamin, 3 p.m. Saturday.  Sleep-deprived couples grapple with explosive expectations, embarrassments and epiphanies at 3 a.m. 3205 Calle Marie, near Home Depot in Santa Fe.  More information available at teatroparaguas.org. For reservations call 424-1601.

“When The Stars Trembled in Río Puerco,” a play by Shebana Coehlo. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 4 p.m. Sunday. April 4, 5, 6 and April 11, 12, 13 at Teatro Paraguas Studio, 3205 Calle Marie. $15 for general admission and $12 for seniors and students. Sundays  pay-what-you wish. For reservations: 424-1601; recuerdosvivosnm@gmail.com.

Yesterday Once More: A Musical Tribute to The Carpenters:” Enhanced with behind the scenes stories and anecdotes of ’70s pop culture. 8 p.m. April 5 at Popejoy Hall. Visit popejoypresents.com for more information and ticket prices.

War Horse:” A heart-warming tale of loyalty and friendship. Winner of five 2011 Tony Awards®. April 29-May 4 at Popejoy Hall. Visit popejoypresents.com for more information and ticket prices.

“The Lilac Minyan,” a play by Debora Seidman, produced by Metta Theatre of Taos. 7:30 p.m. May 2-3, 2 p.m. May 4 at Teatro Paraguas Studio, 3205 Calle Marie in Santa Fe. $18 general admission, $15 seniors and students. For reservations call 424-1601, or email teartroparaguas@gmail.com.

Workshops

Clarifying Meditative Work — A Fresh Look. A workshop for people from any meditation tradition or no tradition at all. From 2 to 3:45 p.m. Saturday, April 19 and May 17 at the Wat Center, 145 Madison NE (corner of Madison and Copper, east of Washington) in Albuquerque. For reservations call Jay Cutts, New Mexico Center for Meditative Inquiry and Retreat, at 281-0684 or visit cuttsreviews.com/meditation/.