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Today's Features

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    Juan Siddi Flamenco Santa Fe will be undergoing a friendly merger with Aspen Santa Fe Ballet (ASFB) and will be operating under the ASFB umbrella starting in the summer of 2014.  

    When opportunity knocks, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet stands ready. And when a worthy associate seeks support, ASFB widens its dance umbrella. A just-announced act of arts entrepreneurialism involves an expansion:  the addition of Juan Siddi Flamenco Santa Fe to the ASFB family, spawning a vital new branch for the robust arts organization.  

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    Santa Fe

    Holiday Inn Express, 3450 Cerrillos Road

    Date inspected: May 15

    Violations: None. 

    Status of Establishment: Approved. Follow up from previous inspection. No follow up required. 

     

    Mariscos La Playa, 537 Cordova Road

    Date inspected: May 19

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    Every animal has a tail and many have tales — myths and legends. At PEEC’s Summer Family Evening on July 8, storyteller Teralene Foxx will make the roadrunner, raven, coyote, bear and other animals come alive through stories and information about them. 

    Activities will accompany some of the stories. The program runs from
    6:30-8 p.m. at PEEC. Families are welcome to drop in anytime throughout the evening.

    Foxx an ecologist, writer, artist and storyteller. These interests support each other and allow her to express her understanding of the world around us. Terry uses art, including pencil, pen, brush, or needle and thread to document observations to express her feelings or observations. She also uses written and oral stories to express her sense of awe and wonder that she finds in nature. Learn more at teralenefoxx.com.

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    Photography exhibit reception in Santa Fe

    The photo-eye Gallery announces an exhibition of photographs by Tom Chambers, “Reverie.” The artist will be present for the opening and reception from 5-7 p.m. July 25. This is the second exhibition in the new gallery located in Santa Fe’s Railyard Arts District. Exhibition runs through Sept. 13.

    Chambers modernizes Renaissance painting techniques with his camera, creating photomontages that embody the aesthetic capacity of light in the printed image. 

    While drawing from pivotal works in the lineage of art history, from Renaissance art to the paintings of Andrew Wyeth, Chamber’s photographs are inspire by dreams and reverie, presenting curious narratives that captivate the viewer and engage the imagination.

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    For the “Breakfast with O’Keeffe” series, the museum will present the David H. Arrington Ansel Adams Collection, 8:30-9:45 a.m. July 17 at the museum, 217 Johnson St.

    This collection is the most comprehensive group of original Ansel Adams photographs ever assembled by a private collector. The contents range from Adams’ first photograph, made at age 12, to superlative examples of Adams’ masterworks, showcasing hundreds of unknown images that convey the full scope of Adams’ extraordinary vision. 

    John Beauland and Andy Smith of Andrew Smith Gallery will talk about the work in conjunction with the Hawai‘i pictures on view in the Museum galleries. Free with museum admission. 

    A workshop “Amish Quilts: The Story of America’s ‘First Abstract Art’ will be 6 p.m. July 14 at the Museum Research Center, 135 Grant Ave. 

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    Review > Next performance is Friday at the Santa Fe Opera

    Gaetano Donizetti’s Opera Buffa, “Don Pasquale,” was presented to an appreciative audience on opening night Saturday. Despite having a lead with only two days to prepare for her role, and a few first-night hiccups, this cast gives a performance that demonstrates the reasons this opera has enjoyed popularity since its premiere in 1843. The story of separated lovers and an old uncle with all of the money and control doesn’t feel formulaic; instead, it is entertaining and it quickly becomes obvious why this opera is considered such a high point for this form.

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    The next generation of Native American artists and craftspeople will converge in Santa Fe at the summer Young Native Arts & Crafts Show. The show is ideal for people who want to start collecting art, jewelry, pottery and more from new, young artists. 

    Children and grandchildren of artists associated with the Portal Program will demonstrate their own work from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 12-13 in the Palace Courtyard.

    The public is encouraged to see the artwork, purchase refreshments and strike up a relationship with an artist still learning his or her craft. The event is free. Entrance is through the Blue Gate south of the New Mexico History Museum’s main entrance.

  •  Art exhibits

    Local Color: Judy Chicago in New Mexico 1984-2014 runs through Oct. 12. 

     

    “Imprints of  Home, Works on Paper”,  is a group show featuring art prints, and poems by 12 artists. First Friday artist receptions, 3-6 p.m. July 5 and July 19 at the Weyrich Gallery in Albuquerque. Show closes July 25. 

     

    A special guest exhibition, “Golden Paths,” acrylic and gold leaf paintings by Edwina Milner, will be on exhibit until July 7 at the New Concept Gallery. The reception is from 5-7 p.m. June 20 and is open to the public. 

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    Today

    Game Night: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Mesa Public Library in the Upstairs Rotunda. 

     

    Eureka! 4 p.m. at Fuller Lodge Art Center. Artistic interpretations of discovery by a variety of local artists in a variety of media. The Portal Gallery features the work of Katherine Brittin and Charryl Berger. Daily through July 26. 

     

    The Paintings of Ryszard Wasilewski. Opening Reception from 4:30-6:30 p.m. July 11. Upstairs in the Mesa Public Library Gallery. Daily through Aug. 5.

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    Chick Keller will delve into the important topic of climate change and what to expect in the future. Keller will give an overview of recent research on climate change and then open up a discussion about how to deal with some of the issues. 

    The program starts at 7 p.m. July 10 at PEEC and no advance registration is required.

    With the recent latest release of the science of climate change by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the Obama administration’s accompanying assessment for the United States, this is a good time to look at what is now known about how much warming and drying the world is likely to experience in the next 50 years.