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Off The Hill 07-18-13

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Art exhibits
Zane Bennett Contemporary Art: Yazzie Johnson and Gail Bird: Contemporary Jewelry. Opening Reception, 4-6 p.m., Aug. 16. Last Friday Art Walk in the Railyard Arts District. Through Sept. 21. 435 N. Guadalupe St. in Santa Fe.

De La Serna Fine Arts Studio and Gallery. “Beloved — Places from Northern New Mexico.” Artist: Jacobo de la Serna. Opening reception, 5-7 p.m., July 19. Runs through Aug. 19. At El Farol, 808 1/2 Canyon Road in Santa Fe. For more information visit delasernafinearts.com or call 507-6585.
  
Opening 5-8 p.m., July 19, is a family exhibition at the Historic Studio House. Presented is the work of Allan Houser with sons Phillip M. Haozous and Bob Haozous. Both Phillip M. Haozous and Bob Haozous will display sculptural works. Limited space, RSVP required. Call 471-1528, 125 Lincoln Ave., suite 112. Exhibit runs through Aug. 31.
Auctions
Library auctions Southwest Art Collection. Opens Sept. 1 and bids will be accepted through Sept. 30. Visit jemezsprings.org/library to view the collection. Art works for sale will be displayed at the Jemez Springs Public Library from Sept. 17 through Sept. 29. The library is located at 17 Jemez Plaza just off Highway 4. For more information, call the Jemez Springs Public Library at 575-829-9155.
Auditions
Auditions for The Adobe Theater’s production of Mark Twain’s comedy, Is He Dead? Directed by Brian Hansen. 9 a.m. to noon, July 20 and 9-11:30 a.m., July 21. Available roles are six men and five women of various ages. For more information, visit adobetheater.org for further details about the roles, or email hansenbk@earthlink.net. The Adobe Theater is at 9813 4th street in Albuquerque.
Ballet
Aspen Santa Fe Ballet tickets are still available for orchestra sides and balcony. Center section is sold out. The 2013 summer season runs through Aug. 31 with all performances at 8 p.m. at The Lensic. Tickets available now online to aspensantafeballet.com, by contacting The Lensic at 988-1234, or by stopping by the box offices at the Lensic Performing Arts Center or the Santa Fe Convention Center.
Benefits
VA Medical Center to Host Gourd Dance. Representatives of many American Indian Nations will gather from noon to 6 p.m., July 20, at the Raymond G. Murphy VA Medical Center in Albuquerque, for the eighth annual VA Veterans Gourd Dance (weather permitting) on the parade grounds near the facility’s San Mateo Blvd. entrance at Gibson Blvd. For more information, call Tilford Brown at 505-265-1711, ext. 2203.
Books
SOMOS Summer Writer Series. Writers include Wally Lamb, Mirabai Starr, John Nichols, Demetria Martinez and more. During the six-week series, through Aug. 21, different authors will read from selected works each Wednesday, starting at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $6 to $12 depending on the event, and are always free for students. Readings are held at the Arthur Bell Auditorium at the Harwood Museum in Taos. For more information, visit somosdetaos.org.

Larry J. Littlefield and Pearl M. Burns discuss and sign Wildflowers of the Sandia and Manzano Mountains of Central New Mexico. 1-3 p.m., July 21 at Treasure House Books in Albuquerque.

Nasario García reads from and signs Grandma’s Santo on Its Head, 6 p.m., July 23 at Collected Works Bookstore in Santa Fe.

Dennis Tedlock discusses and signs, An Archeaology of Architecture: Photowriting the Built Environment, 5-7 p.m., July 26 at Photo-Eye Gallery in Santa Fe.

William W. Dunmire discusses and signs New Mexico’s Spanish Livestock Heritage: Four Centuries of Animals, Land and People. 10 a.m., Aug. 17 at the P’oe Tsawa Community Library in San Juan Pueblo.
Concerts
Alan Jackson. 7 p.m., July 19. Isleta Amphitheatre, 5601 University Blvd., SE. Go to livenation.com for details.

New Mexico Jazz Fest: The Stanley Clark Band. 7:30 p.m., July 21. Lensic Performing Arts Center in Santa Fe. 211 West San Francisco St., cal the box office for tickets: 988-1234.

Kid Rock, Kool and the Gang and Uncle Kracker. 6:45 p.m., July 23. Isleta Amphitheatre, 5601 University Blvd., SE. Go to livenation.com for details.

New Mexico Jazz Fest: Terence Blanchard Quintet and Lionel Loueke Trio. 7:30 p.m., July 21. Lensic Performing Arts Center in Santa Fe.  211 West San Francisco St., cal the box office for tickets:988-1234.

New Mexico Jazz Fest: Meet the artist. Free to the public. 2 p.m. July 27 at the Lensic Performing Arts Center.

New Mexico Jazz Fest: Eddie Palmieri Latin Jazz Band. 7:30 p.m., July 27 at the Lensic Performing Arts Center.
211 West San Francisco St., cal the box office for tickets: 988-1234.

The Harwood Museum of Art in Taos will host Leslie Lewis. 7 p.m., Aug. 8 in the Arthur Bell Auditorium. Lewis will be accompanied by her quartet including pianist Gerard Hagen, Jon Gagan on bass and Cal Haines on drums.