Off the Hill 09-20-12

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Art openings

An exhibit featuring photos by Jamey Stillings, Linda Connor, Chris McCaw, David H. Gibson and Sharon Harper will open with a reception from 5-7 p.m. Sept. 28 at photo-eye Gallery, 376-A Garcia St.

Art exhibits

The fourth biennial Taos Art Glass Invitational and Walking on Glass Tour will be through Oct. 7. They are both featured events in Taos’ “Grand Fall Arts,” a series of art-related events in September and October. For more information, visit tiganm.org or call Delinda VanneBrightyn at 575-613-6484.

St. Vincent Hospital Foundation presents Glamour and Gauze, featuring Paula Poundstone, at 6 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Eldorado Hotel and Spa. The event will feature dinner and dancing to the band Soulstice. There will also be silent and live auctions. Tickets are $250 per person. For more information, call 505-913-5209 or visit stvinfoundation.org.2.


The Harwood Museum of Art is celebrating the centennial of the birth of artist Bea Mandelman with two exhibitions exploring the Taos Modernist’s body of work. “Bea Mandelman: Collage” remains on view through Oct. 14. The museum is located at 238 Ledoux St., Taos. For more information, call 575-758-9826 or visit harwoodmuseum.org.

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.


The Santa Fe Renaissance Fair will be from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Sunday at El Rancho de las Golondrinas. This year will feature jousting, along with fair favorites like Clan Tynker, medieval combat, vendors and a variety of games for kids. Don’t forget the mead and turkey legs. Tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for teens 13-18 and seniors 62+ and free for children 12 and younger. For more information, visit sfrenfair.org.

Zane Bennett Contemporary Art announces four films by Christopher Felver, photographer and filmmaker. “Donald Judd’s Marfa, Texas and Tomy Cragg, a Celebration of Sculpture,” will show from 3-4:30 p.m. Sept. 29. “Ferlinghetti: A Rebirth of Wonder,” will show from 3-4 p.m. Oct. 6. “California Clay in the Rockies,” will show from 3-4 p.m. Oct. 13 at 435 S. Guadalupe St., Santa Fe. Admission is free.

Volcanoes, earthquakes, water, wind and ice created the raw materials that adorn jewelry. See and purchase a variety of authentic versions of stones, fossils and gems at the 7th Annual Palace Gem and Mineral Show, Sept. 28-30 in the Palace Courtyard, a the New Mexico Palace of the Governors, Santa Fe. The event is from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sept. 28 and from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sept. 29-30. For more information, call 476-5200.

Tickets are on sale for the first Doggie Styles dog fashion show fundraiser for the Dixon Animal Protection Society at 3 p.m. Oct. 13. Produced in cooperation with UpCycled Fashions and t he new PupCycled Fashions of Peñasco. The event will open with a silent auction host ed by local wineries and a brewery. Tickets are $25 for general seating and $50 for VIP seating and includes a free beverage of your choice at either silent auction location. For more information, visit DAPSNM.org.


The Taos Chamber Music Group’s 20th anniversary season opens at 5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday at the Harwood Museum. A mix of musical styles will be featured. Tickets are $20 in advance or $22 at the door; $12 for children younger than 16. For more information, visit taoschambermusicgroup.org.

Ballet Folklorico de Mexico will perform at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 4 at the Lensic Performing Arts Center. For ticket prices and more information, visit ticketssantafe.org.

The Santa Fe Concert Association presents, “The Story of the Violin,” with special guest violinist Richard Rood, at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the United Church of Santa Fe. For more information and tickets, visit ticketssantafe.org or call 988-1234.

The Abiquiu Workshops present, ‘Painting with Reference to William Blake, Painting from Myth of the Physic” by Alexandra Eldride at 7 p.m. Oct. 4. The lecture series is free and open to the public. For more information or to make reservations, call 505-685-4378.

This month in Santa Fe, Shakespeare will be offered in a new format — a series of four 75-minute programs including scenes and music from the most popular of Shakespeare’s plays, each organized with a different theme. The series is offered at 4 p.m. each Sunday at The Forum, on the campus of The Santa Fe University of Art and Design, 1600 St. Michael’s Dr. “A Fool to Make Me Merry,” will be offered Sunday. Comic highlights from plays such as “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” “As You Like It,” “Henry IV,” “King Lear,” “Macbeth,” and “The Tempest.” Tickets are $20 for general admission or $60 for all four programs; $10 for student and are available at ticketssantafe.org.

The Peñasco Theatre presents “ARTheism and Brecken Rivara,” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. ARTtheism and hoop dancer Brecken Rivara collaborate for the first time in a blend of improvisation, choreography and hoop dance with projected light animation. The cost is $10. The theatre is located along N.M. 75, the high road to Taos. For more information, visit penascotheatre.org.

“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.