Off The Hill 06-14-12

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Art openings

Santa Cruz Galeria, 1451 Calle Hermanas Dominicas, Santa Cruz, across from La Iglesia de Santa Cruz de la Cañada, presents an art opening with Andres Martinez, featuring new works and older favorites. For more information, visit galeriasantacruz.com or call 505-747-6926.

Zane Bennett Contemporary Art announces the exhibition of James Harvard, “Staying Ahead of the Beast.” This exhibit spans 40 years of painting with an emphasis on his “Abstract Illusionist” era, featuring paintings, archival boxes and sculptures dating from the late 1970s to 2012. The show opens June 29, with a reception from 5-7 p.m. at 435 S. Guadalupe St.

There will be an artist reception from 4:30-7 p.m. July 13, featuring “Domestic Variations,” a photo exhibit by Julie Blackmon. The opening will be at photo-eye Gallery, 376-A Garcia St., Santa Fe.

“Other Views,” an exhibit of new work by Verne Stanford will open with a reception from 5-7 p.m. June 29 at Mill Fine Art, 530 Canyon Road, Santa Fe.  The exhibit will be on display through July 24.

“Boom Blooms, Bugs and Blossoms,” an exhibit featuring work by Cheri Reckers and Michael Ceschiat, will open with a reception from 5-8:30 p.m. July 6 at the Weyrich Gallery, 2935-D Louisiana Blvd. NE, Albuquerque. The show will be on display through July 27.
Art shows

An Art show/reception featuring the art of Traditional Spanish Market Artists who were former art students at Northern New Mexico College or are currently faculty at NNMC will be from 4-8 p.m. June 29 at the Nick Salazar Center for the Arts, Northern New Mexico College, 921 Paseo de Oñate, Española. The event is free.


Greg Brown will perform a benefit concert for Gila Mimbres Community Radio at 7 p.m. June 29 at WNMU Fine Arts Center. For tickets prices and more information, visit gmcr.org.


94Rock presents Scorpions with Tesla at 7:30 p.m. today at the Pavilion. Tickets, $15-$105, available at livenation.com.

Ford F-Series presents Toby Keith with Brantley Gilbert at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Pavilion. Tickets, $25-$85, available at livenation.com.

Phil Vassar will perform at 8 p.m. June 27 at the Sandia Casino Amphitheater. Tickets, $15-$100, available at ticketmaster.com.

The Beach Boys will perform at 8 p.m. July 6 at the Sandia Casino Amphitheater. Tickets, $40-$65, available at ticketmaster.com.

The Pavilion presents the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival at 1:30 p.m. July 7. Tickets, $30-$95, are available at livenation.com.

The United States Flag Act of 1818 set forth a rule that no new stars could be added to Old Glory until the Fourth of July immediately following a state’s admission to the union. Thanks to that once-a-year-and-only-once-a-year mandate, New Mexicans hoping to share their pride at becoming the 47th state were essentially forced into committing their first illegal acts as U.S. citizens. Through Nov. 25, the New Mexico History Museum commemorates that dip into the dark side with “47 Stars,” an exhibit of the officially unofficial 47-star flag. For more information, call 476-5200.


Wear your western attire and join the Women’s Connection at their next luncheon at noon June 19 at Doubletree by Hilton, 4048 Cerrillos Road for fun, food and fellowship. Paula Abbott is speaking on “Choices.” Cost is $16. Reservations are appreciated. Call 466-2949 or 473-7938.

El Rancho de las Golondrinas presents a Fiber Arts Festival Jun 23-24. For more information, call 471-2261 or visit golondrinas.org. The ranch is located at 334 Los Pinos Road, Santa Fe.

The Museum of Spanish Colonial Art announces the launch of Blue Star Museums, a partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families and more than 1,500 museums across America to offer free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families through Labor Day. For more information, visit arts.gov/bluestarmuseums.

Route 66 Casino Legends Theater presents, “The Reckoning,” Anne Sophie Mathis vs. Holly Holm at 8 p.m. Friday. Tickets, $25-$250, available at startickets.com.


Guy Forsyth has adapted a diverse musical background in theatre, group and solo experiences and will perform at the KTAOS Solar Center June 23. Tickets are $8 in advance or $10 the day of the show and are available at the KTAOS Solar Center box office, La Bodega Fresca and The Coffee Spot in Taos. Children 12 and younger are admitted free with an adult. For more information, visit KTAOS.com.


The Galeria Santa Cruz  presents “The Bee That We Need and Love,” top bar hives discussion of condition of bees and managing bees, at 6:30 p.m. Friday at 1451 Calle Hermanas Dominicas, Santa Cruz. At 6:30 p.m. June 20, Dr. Kamala Easton will present an introductory free lecture on the goddess.

The Santa Fe Chapter of the Native Plant Society of New Mexico presents a free talk by Dr. Thomas Antonio, president of NPSNM, science coordinator at IAIA and author of the book, “The Sunflower Family in the Upper Midwest.” The talk titled, “Sunflowers: History, Culture and Evolution,” will be at 6:30 p.m. June 20 at Morgan Hall in the State Land Office, 310 Old Santa Fe Trail. Free parking is available in the Land Office parking lot. For more information, call Antonio at 505-690-5105 or email  tom@thomasantonio.org.Meetings and talks are free and open to all.

The Abiquiu Workshops has partnered with the Abiquiu Inn to create a new lecture series. The programs will be in the Galleria Arriba, located upstairs at the Abiquiu Inn. The purpose of the program is to provide a setting for an exchange of creative ideas and knowledge as well as fascination and entertainment. The lectures will be at 7 p.m. every first Thursday. For more information, or to reserve a seat, call 505-685-4378.


“Batman Live, Crime-Fighting Arena Spectacular,” is coming to the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho Oct. 17-21. Tickets, starting at $19.50 are on sale at comcastix.com or by calling 888-694-4849.


S.O.A.R. — The Four Keys to Transforming Your Life in Santa Fe, will be from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. June 16 at Unity Santa Fe, 1212 Unity Way. Sessions include experiential exercises to immediately apply the workshop teaching points and take-home tools to foster further growth and change. To register, visit LoveAtThe
Center.com. For more information, visit unitysantafe.org/contact.html.

The Santa Fe Art Institute welcomes “Half-Life,” artist, educator and award winning web designer Amy Franceschini, who will offer a workshop, exhibition and lecture. The lecture, “Future farmers: A Collective Practice,” will present a lineage of work woven together by the common thread of food politics, organizing and poetics. The lecture will be at 6 p.m. June 18 at Tipton Hall. The workshop will be June 24; and the exhibition will be from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. June 18-July 27.