Off the Hill 10-04-12

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Art exhibits

The fourth biennial Taos Art Glass Invitational and Walking on Glass Tour will be through Sunday. 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.

Art openings

Weyrich Gallery presents an opening for “Copper Red Porcelain,” new porcelain work by Kathryne Cyman, from 5-8:30 p.m. Friday at 2935 D Louisiana Blvd. NE, Albuquerque. For more information, call 505-883-7410.

Zane Bennett Contemporary Art announces two exhibits, David Kapp’s “West/East Los Angeles/New York,” paintings; and Michael Petry’s “Joshua D’s wall and Recent Works,” glass sculpture. An opening reception for both exhibits will be from 5-7 p.m. at 435 S. Guadalupe St., Santa Fe.
Art tours

The Madrid and Cerrillos Studio Tour will start with a preview party and auction Friday at the Engine House Theater in Madrid. The tour will be from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 13-14. For more information, visit madridcerrillosstudiotour.com.

The 25th Annual Galisteo Studio Tour will be from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 20-21. For more information, visit galistostudiotour.org or call 466-2121.

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.
Book signings

P. Charles Robinson will sign “Two Horizons” from 5-7 p.m. Oct. 15 at Hastings, 542 N. Guadalupe St., Santa Fe.

Las Cruces will host the Latin Comedy Jam Oct. 13 at the Las Cruces Convention Center. Featured comedians include: Ernie G., Juan Garcia, Carlos Oscar, Jill Michelle Melean, Shayla Rivera, Johnny Sanchez, Rudy Moreno, Luke Torres and Noe Gonzales. Tickets start at $15 and doors open at 7 p.m. For more information, visit thelatincomedyjam.com.

Ballet Folklorico de Mexico will perform at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Lensic Performing Arts Center. For ticket prices and more information, visit ticketssantafe.org.

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.

El Rancho de las Golondrinas presents the Harvest Festival from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for seniors (62 and older) and teens (age 13-18) and free for children 12 and younger. For more information, visit golondrinas.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. Saturday. “California Clay in the Rockies,” will show from 3-4 p.m. Oct. 13 at 435 S. Guadalupe St., Santa Fe. Admission is free.

The Santa Fe Independent Film Festival kicks off with the New Mexico premier of “Bless Me Ultima,” based on the novel by Rudolfo Anaya. The festival runs Oct. 17-21 and will also feature “Tiger Eyes,” by Judy Blume. For more information and tickets, visit santafeiff.com.

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 Santa Fe Art Institute presents a weekend of events on Oct. 19-20 to honor the Mexican architect Ricardo Legorreta. For more information, visit legorretalegorreta.com/en/ or sfai.org.

VistaCare Hospice of Santa Fe will recognize those who have died this part year during the community-wide Annual Memorial Gathering: A Day of Remembering Loved Ones, at 3 p.m. Oct. 21 at The International Folk Art Museum, Santa Fe. At 2 p.m., prior to the service, families can join the labyrinth walk. For more information, contact Elizabeth Graham, 988-5331.

The New Mexico Women’s Foundation returns to Farmington with its Rag Rug Festival and Gift Show from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 26-27 at the Farmington Museum at Gateway Park. For more information, visit nmwf.org, call Gerry Cerf at 983-6155 or email info@nmwf.org.
Open house

The Couse Foundation will host its final open house for 2012, from 5-7 p.m. Saturday at 146 Kit Carson Road, Taos. Featured will be a preview sale of the Foundation’s book, “The Couse Collection of Santos.” For more information, call Ginnie Leavitt at 575-751-0369.


The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble will perform at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 30 at the Lensic Performing Arts Center in Santa Fe. For ticket prices and more information, visit ticketssantafe.org.

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

Petfinder.com and the Petco Foundation will present “Adoption Options,” a one-day animal welfare seminar hosted by Santa Fe Shelter and Humane Society, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday at DoubleTree by Hilton Santa Fe. The cost is $20 and includes lunch, a Petfinder.com T-shirt, a gift from the Petco Foundation and educational materials. For more information or to sign up, visit petfinder.com/adoptionoptions.

Leaders representing a broad scope of education, social service and children’s advocacy groups will convene for a panel discussion titled, “Leveraging Relationships to Boost Education Outcomes: Families, schools and communities,” from 3-4:30 p.m. Saturday at the Buffalo Thunder Resort. For more information, email AMaril@BBBSNorthernNM.org.

John Carter, a curator and historian with the Nebraska State Historical Society speaks on “Ritualized Naming of the Landscape through Photography,” at 2 p.m. Oct. 14 in the New Mexico History Museum Auditorium. The lecture is free with admission; Sundays are free to N.M. residents.

“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.

Supermercado El Mezquite presents Joan Sebastian live in concert at 8 p.m. Dec. 14 at the Santa Ana Star Center. Tickets, $23.75-$93.75 are on sale at comcasttix.com or by calling 888-694-4849.

Popejoy Hall presents “Monty Python’s Spamalot,” April 6-7. Tickets are on sale now at popejoypresents.com, unmtickets.com or by calling 877-664-8661.
Popejoy Hall presents “Rock of Ages,” Jan. 3-6. Tickets are on sale now at popejoypresents.com, unmtickets.com or by calling 877-664-8661.

Clarifying Meditative Work — A Fresh Look. A workshop for people from
any meditation tradition or no tradition at all. They’ll explore directly what meditative work is and how it sheds light on the concerns of their lives, not theoretically, but from a simple meditative listening that includes others. They will meet Saturday and Oct. 13 and Nov. 17. Seven-day retreat is the first week of December. For more information or reservations, contact Jay Cutts, New Mexico Center for Meditative Inquiry and Retreat, at 281-0684 or cuttsreviews.com/meditation/.

A hand-picked faculty of New Mexico’s published authors who are also teachers will headline he 2012 Tony Hillerman Writers Conference Nov. 8-10 at Hotel Santa Fe. Registration information and a complete schedule is available at wordharvest.com.