Out and about 07-21-11

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Art openings

An exhibition of the Santa Fe Railway’s Couse calendar prints opens with a public reception from 1-4 p.m. July 31 in the chapel of the Couse-Sharp Historic Site, 146 Kit Carson Road, Taos. The exhibition of the 23 color lithographic prints of paintings by E.I. Couse that appeared on the Santa Fe Railway calendars between 1914 and 1938 will continue to be on view by appointment through mid-October. For an appointment to view the exhibit or to tour the Couse home and studio, call 575-751-0369.

An opening reception for Peggy McGivern’s 2nd Annual Exhibition, “Legends and Myths,” will be from 5-7 p.m. Aug. 6 at Act I Gallery, 218 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos. For more information, visit www.ActOneGallery.com or call 575-758-7831.

Art shows

The Young Natives Show will be from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in the Palace of the Governors Courtyard. The event is free.

Open house

The Couse Foundation is hosting an open house from 5-7 p.m. Aug. 6 at 146 Kit Carson Road. Tour the historic studios of E.I. Couse and J.H. Sharp, two of the founders of the Taos Society of Artists, and enjoy a stroll through the garden of Virginia Couse. The open house is a free event. For more information on the open house, contact Holly Azzari at hollylapin@aol.com or 575-776-2885.


Johnsons of Madrid Galleries, 2843 Hwy. 14, Madrid, N.M. will host the paintings of Plein Air Painters N.M., through July 31.

Colette Campbell-Jones will display, “Stories From Underground,” visual reconstructions of oral histories from the coal miners in South Wales. The exhibit will run through July 30 at photo-eye Gallery, 376-A Garcia St., Santa Fe.

“The Arts of Survival: Folk Expression in the Face of Disaster,” explores how folk artists helped their communities recover from four recent natural disasters. The exhibit will be on display at the Museum of International Folk Art through May 6, 2012.

The New Mexico History Museum Palace of the Governors presents “Home Lands: How Women Made the West,” on display through Sept. 11; “New Mexico’s African American Legacy: Visible, Vital, Valuable,” through Oct. 9; “Ranch Women of New Mexico,” through Oct. 30; and “Heart of the Home,” through Nov. 27. The museum is located at 113 Lincoln Ave., Santa Fe.

The 39th Annual Girls Inc. Arts and Crafts Show will be from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 6 and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 7 on the Santa Fe Plaza. Admission is free.


Members of the Española Valley Fiber Arts Center will demonstrate pueblo, Navajo and Spanish weaving techniques from 2-5 p.m. Aug. 7 in the Palace Courtyard at the New Mexico History Museum Palace of the Governors. For more information, call 505-476-5200.


Emigdio Ballon will discuss Incan technology, along with a screening of “The Ghosts of Machu Picchu,” at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Galeria Santa Cruz y El Espresso, adjacent from the Holy Cross Church in Santa Cruz.

Authors of the new book, “Spider Woman’s Gift,” edited by Shelby Tisdale, with essays by Joyce Begaye-Foss and Marian E. Rodee, will have a discussion and book launch from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, 710 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe. The event is open to the public and is free with museum admission.

Interdisciplinary, multi-media artist Brooke Singer presents a lecture at 6 p.m. July 29 at Tipton Hall at the Santa Fe Art Institute, 1600 St. Michael’s Dr., Santa Fe. Tickets for the lecture are $10, general admission or $5 for students and seniors and may be purchased by calling 505-424-5050.

Jacques Duvoisin, a tutor at St. John’s College in Santa Fe, will give a graduate institute lecture titled, “Socrates on Inspiration in Plato’s ‘Ion,’ ” at 3:15 p.m. July 30 in the Junior Common Room, Peterson Student Center, St. John’s College. The lecture is free and open to the public, followed by a question-and-answer period.

Begin the day with art and coffee from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Aug. 1 at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, 217 Johnson St., Santa Fe. A continental breakfast will be served and a gallery talk will be given from 9-9:30 a.m. The cost is $10 and includes museum admission. Members and business partners may attend for free. Reservations may be made at okeeffemuseum.org, or by calling 505-946-1039.

The pioneering explorations, artistic endeavors and cultural adventures of Don Bernardo Miera y Pacheco come to life when Spanish colonial art historian Felipe R. Mirabal speaks on the 18th-century scientist, explorer, cartographer and santero at 2 p.m. Aug. 14 in the History Museum Auditorium at the New Mexico History Museum Palace of the Governors in Santa Fe. For more information, call 505-476-5200.


The Architects Designers and Contractors Network, in conjunction with Santa Fe Community College, are offering classes about green building practices. “Energy Efficient Remodeling — Make Smart Decisions to get the Most Bang for Your Buck When You Remodel Your Home,” will be from 6-9 p.m. July 26. For more information, visit www.ADCNetwork.org/classes.html.

The Native Plant Society of New Mexico’s 2011 Annual Meeting will be from Aug. 4-7 in Santa Fe. A group of speakers, workshops, field trips, a silent auction, book sale, lunches and a banquet will be offered. The meeting will be at the Center for Lifelong Education on the campus of the Institute of American Indian Arts, 83 Avan Nu Po Road, Santa Fe. The meeting is open to all. For more information or to register, visit http://npsnm.unm.edu or call Tom Antonio at 505-690-5105.


David Geist will perform at Pranzo Italian Grill, 540 Montezuma Ave., Santa Fe, from 6-9 p.m. Friday with Bert Dalton, 6-9 p.m. Saturday and from 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Sunday with Steve Figueroa. $2 cover charge.

The Taos School of Music Young Artists present a free evening of chamber music at 8 p.m. Saturday at Hotel Saint Bernard in Taos Ski Valley. The performance will include the Ravel String Quartet and Dvorak’s Piano Quartet in E flat major. For more information, visit www.taosschoolofmusic.com or call 575-776-2388.

The Santa Fe Concert Association will open its 2011-2012 75th Platinum Anniversary Season with three vocal recitals starring artists of the Santa Fe Opera and pianists — A Festival of Song at the Scottish Rite Center. Mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard and pianist Joseph Illick will perform songs by Fauré, Rachmaninoff and de Falla; with arias by Handel, Mozart and Rossini at 4 p.m. July 31. Bass-baritone Daniel Okulitch and pianist-composers Lowell Liebermann, Glen Roven and Ricky Ian Gordon will perform songs by Liebermann, Roven and Gordon at 6 p.m. Aug. 2. Bass-baritone Eric Owens and pianist Joseph Illick will perform songs by Schubert, Schumann, Wagner, Duparc, Debussy and Ravel at 4 p.m. Aug. 7. Tickets for each concert at $30 and are available by calling the Association at 984-8759, or Tickets Santa Fe at 988-1234. They may also be purchased online at ticketssantafe.org.

Enjoy “An evening with New York’s Brightest Young Classical Stars,” at 8 p.m. Aug. 1 at the Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W. San Francisco St., Santa Fe. Tickets, $15-$45, may be purchased by calling 988-1234.

Guitar virtuoso Daniel Weston performs three concerts in a series titled, “The Amazing Guitar,” at 7 p.m. Aug. 2 in the Harwood Museum, 238 Ledoux St., Taos; Aug. 3 at El Monte Sagrado Living Resort and Spa, 317 Kit Carson Road, Taos; and Aug. 4 at St. James Episcopal Church, 208 Camino de Santiago, Taos. Tickets are $20 in advance, $10 for students; and may be purchased by calling 575-770-5094.

Leslie Lewis Celebrates the Great Ladies of Jazz: Sarah Vaughn, Carmen McRae and Ella Fitzgerald at 6 p.m. Aug. 14 and Aug. 15 at La Casa Sena, 125 E. Palace Ave., Santa Fe. $25 cover charge. For reservations, call 988-922.

The Historic El Rey Theater presents Jimmie Vaughan and the Tilt-a-Whirl Band featuring Lou Ann Barton at 7 p.m. Aug. 16. Tickets, $30 in advance, are available by calling 505-242-2353. Tickets are also available at the door for $35.