Off the Hill 05-01-14

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Art exhibits

Zane Bennett Contemporary Art announces an exhibition: “A Day in the Life: Works by Holly Roberts.” The opening exhibition will be 5-7 p.m. May 30. Show runs until June 21. 

Art tours

Santa Fe Studio Tour 2014 is a free, self-guided tour open to the public that meanders throughout Santa Fe featuring more than 30 open studios and the work of 60 Santa Fe artists. Many artists give demonstrations of their craft and share techniques and philosophies with visitors. The tour begins with a preview party and group show from all participating artists, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. June 27. Then all participating artists open their creative sanctuaries to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 28 and June 29. The public can explore the studios of jewelers, painters, sculptors and ceramists. 


The 17th Annual Placitas Studio Tour. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 10-11. Free. Visit placitasstudiotour.com for more information. 


New Mexico’s largest studio tour, in Eldorado at Santa Fe, showcases 90 professional artists and artisans. The exhibited work includes painting, ceramics and clay sculpture, drawing, glass, jewelry, photography, and printmaking. Also included are woodworking, digital images, fiber and wearable art, mixed media and recycled art. Each participating artist donates a percentage of his or her sales from the tour to support selected programs in the community. Artists’ reception: 5-7 p.m. May 16. at the Preview Gallery. Open to the public. Preview Gallery noon to 6 p.m Saturday through May 16, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 17 -18, tour hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 17-18. Preview gallery: LaTienda Exhibit Space, 7 Caliente Road, 670-1635, eldoradostudiotour.org.


Auditions Adobe Theater’s production of “Member of the Wedding” by Carson McCullers. By appointment only 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 28 at The Adobe Theater in Albuquerque. Performance dates are Oct. 24 to Nov. 16. Cold readings from the script. For copies of the script and to schedule an appointment contact Donna Barra at dmb0857@aol.com.  


Ballet Repertory Theatre present Tchaikovsky and Shakespeare Ballet, an evening of three contemporary ballets by choreographers Vladimir Conde Reche, Celia Dale and Alex Ossadnik set to Tchaikovsky’s Shakespeare inspired “Hamlet,” “Tempest,” and “Romeo & Juliet” fantasy overtures. 7 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday at the Kimo Theater. Tickets are $17-27, with a $5 discount for seniors and college students with current ID, a $10 discount for children 12 and under. Call 505-768 3544, Hold My Ticket 505-886-1251, or KiMoTickets.com. 


Jim Gaffigan. 8 p.m. May 30 at Legends Theater, Route 66 Casino in Albuquerque. For tickets visit holdmyticket.com.


Reba McEntire. 7 p.m. Friday at Sandia Resort and Casino in Albuquerque. Tickets available at vividseats.com. 


Morrissey with Kristeen Young. 8 p.m. May 14 at the Sunshine Theater in Albuquerque. $45. Ages 13 and up. Get tickets at sunshinetheaterlive.com. 


Stephen Marley. 7 p.m. May 20 at the Sunshine Theater in Albuquerque. $27.50. Ages 13 and up. Get tickets at sunshinetheaterlive.com. 


Journey and Steve Miller Band. 6:45 p.m. May 20 at Isleta Amphitheater, 5601 University Blvd. in Albuquerque. Visit tickets.com for ticket information and cost. 


Trey Songz. 8 p.m. May 23 at Legends Theater, Route 66 Casino in Albuquerque. For tickets visit holdmyticket.com.


One Republic and The Script. 7 p.m. May 31 at Isleta Amphitheater, 5601 University Blvd. in Albuquerque. Visit tickets.com for ticket information and cost. 


Backstreet Boys and Avril Lavigne. 7 p.m. June 2 at Isleta Amphitheater in Albuquerque. livenation.com for ticket information and cost.


James Taylor. 8 p.m. June 11 at Sandia Resort and Casino Amphitheater in Albuquerque. For tickets visit ticketmaster.com. 


Vans Warped Tour. 11 a.m. June 17 at Isleta Amphitheater in Albuquerque. Visit livenation.com for ticket information and cost. 


Lady Antebellum. 8 p.m. June 19 at Sandia Resort and Casino Amphitheater in Albuquerque. For tickets visit ticketmaster.com.


Merle Haggard. 8 p.m. June 26 at Legends Theater, Route 66 Casino in Albuquerque. For tickets visit holdmyticket.com.


Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band. 8 p.m. July 9 at Sandia Resort and Casino Amphitheater in Albuquerque. For tickets visit ticketmaster.com.


Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. 1 p.m. July 12 at Isleta Amphitheater in Albuquerqu. Lineup is Texas Hippie Coalition, Islander, WRETCHED, Emmure, Body Count, Ill Niño, Upon A Burning Body, Asking Alexandria, Miss May I, King 810, Veil Of Mayam, Suicide Silence, Trivium, Cannibal Corpse, Korn, Darkest Hour, Avenged Sevenfold and Erimha. Tickets available at livenation.com. 


Motley Crue with Alice Cooper. July 17 at Isleta Amphitheater in Albuquerque. Visit livenation.com for ticket information and cost.


Boston with special guest Cheap Trick: Heaven on Earth Tour. 7 p.m. July 22 at Sandia Resort and Casino Amphitheater in Albuquerque. For tickets visit ticketmaster.com.


Summer Sessions 2014: Slightly Stoopid, Cypress Hill, Stephen Marley. July 23 at Isleta Amphitheater. 


Tim McGraw with Kip Moore. 7 p.m. July 27 at Isleta Amphitheater in Albuquerque. Visit vividseats.com for tickets. 


Monumentour Tour: Fall Out Boy and Paramore. 7 p.m. Aug. 7 at Isleta Amphitheater in Albuquerque. 


Under The Sun Tour with Sugar Ray, Blues Traveler and Smash Mouth. 7:30 p.m. Aug. 7 at Legends Theater, Route 66 Casino in Albuquerque. For tickets visit holdmyticket.com.


Yes. 7:30 p.m. Aug. 13 at Legends Theater, Route 66 Casino in Albuquerque. For tickets visit holdmyticket.com.


Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden. 7 p.m. Aug. 19 at Isleta Amphitheater in Albuquerque. 


Huey Lewis and The News. 8 p.m. Aug. 23 at Legends Theater, Route 66 Casino in Albuquerque. For tickets visit holdmyticket.com.


Alabama: All American Tour. 8 p.m. Sept. 12 at Sandia Resort and Casino Amphitheater in Albuquerque. For tickets visit ticketmaster.com.


Origami In the Garden with sculptor Kevin Box. Until Oct. 25 at the Santa Fe Botanical Garden at Museum Hill in Santa Fe. For more information, call 471-9103. 


Zane Bennett Contemporary Art announces an exhibition: “Dual Realities: Works by Ian Ratwosky.” The exhibition run through May 24. 


Contemporary Clay Fair — Spring 2014. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Santa Fe Woman’s Club, 1616 Old Pecos Trail. Free. For more information visit contemporaryclayfair.com. Free. 


“Things of Nature” by Will Wilson. Opening reception 5-7 p.m. May 10 in the Case Trading Post at Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian. 


“Santa Fe in Bloom” is an exhibition of botanical art by Carole Aine Langrall, Richard Solomon and Brian Arthur. The show will run through May 11.


¡Viva la Cultura! An Historic Cultural Festival! Organized by the Spanish Colonial Arts Society. July 22-27 at the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art and on the Historic Santa Fe Plaza. 2-6 p.m. Family Day at the museum. ¡Viva la Familia!, July 22: Storytelling, music, flamenco dancers, children’s recipes and bouncy house and face painting. Artists include youth artists from Spanish Market, mini workshops and display. La Sociedad Folklórica — period costumes and fashion show. Members are free, nonmembers $5 per person, $15 per family. 


Native Treasures: Indian Arts Festival. Now in its 10th year, is an invitational art show and sale featuring the best Native art in the U.S. Proceeds provide exhibit funding for the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture. Featuring more than 200 museum-quality artists from over 40 tribes and pueblos, best and brightest of the Indian art world and Santa Fe’s only museum-quality Indian art show. May 24-25. Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. $10; Sunday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Festival tickets, $20 available at the door. 


Cinema at the Kimo Theater. Various movies from every era shown each day. Visit kimotickets.com for featured movies, prices and times. 423 Central Ave. NW in Albuquerque. 


The Santa Fe Jewish Film Festival, ABQ Jewish Film Fest and Yad b’Yad present Celebrate! Israel Independence Day in 3D. 6 p.m. Sunday at New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, 1801 Mountain Road, NW. Israeli buffet dinner at the Jewish Community Center, 5520 Wyoming Blvd, NE in Albuquerque. Bus leaves Santa Fe at 2:30 p.m. from park & ride lot at NM 599 and I-25. Tickets: Film — $6 to $10; Dinner — $6 to $12; Film, dinner and bus — $26 to $36. For more information visit SantaFeJFF.org.  


The 7th Annual Santa Fe Renaissance Fair. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 20-21 at El Rancho de las Golondrinas.  Featuring Medieval combat, Clan Tynker, Queen Isabella, belly dancers, food vendors, kids’ games, beer and mead, costume contests and more than stages with continuous entertainment. $10 adults, $8 seniors and teens, children under 12 admitted free. 


The Los Alamos American Legion Riders are seeking sponsorships for wreaths that will be placed on veterans’ graves during a nationwide remembrance ceremony at cemeteries in New Mexico. For more information, visit wreathsacrossamerica.org.


Hunter Kirkland Contemporary Gallery features new work by Peter Burega. Ongoing. 200-B Canyon Road in Santa Fe. For more information call 984-2111,


Betsy Williams: artist reception and talk “Nature and Ceramics,” 5 to 8:30 p.m. Friday. Weyrich Gallery, 2935D Louisana Blvd., NE in Albuquerque. Open to the public. Show closes May 30. 


Richard Tuschman — Hopper Meditations. Inaugural exhibition and grand opening of new space located at 541 S. Guadalupe St. in Santa Fe. Opening and artist reception, from 5-7 p.m. June 6. Exhibition runs through July 19.


“Golden Paths,” a series of 50 original acrylic and gold-leaf paintings on canvas by Edwina Milner. June 12 to July 7 at New Concept Gallery, 610 Canyon Road in Santa Fe. Opening reception: 5-7 p.m. June 20. For more information call Ann Hosfeld, 795-7570, or visit newconceptgallery.com. Free and open to the public.  


H.H. Sakya Trizin will give public teachings, May 6 in the Santa Fe Convention Center at 201 W Marcy Street in Santa Fe. His morning talk “Buddha Dharma in Daily Life: Finding Joy through Skillful Living” begins at 9:30 a.m. In the afternoon, He will confer the blessing of “The Three Bodhisattvas” at 2 p.m. There will be a Grand Appreciation Dinner at 7 p.m. One need not be a Buddhist, people of all ages and denominations are welcome.


“Get Your Business Online.” 9 a.m. Friday at Warehouse 21, 1614 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe. Google invites Santa Fe small businesses to the launch of “New Mexico Get Your Business Online,” an innovative Google-sponsored, locally designed program that will give New Mexico businesses the tools and resources needed to establish a website, find new customers and grow their business. The program offers businesses a free website, for one year, as well as free tools, training and resources to help them succeed online. Special guest Rep. Ben Ray Luján. For more information go to gybo.com/new-mexico.


New Mexico PBS 55th anniversary celebration featuring the Cat in the Hat. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 17 at 1634 University Blvd NE (Just North of Indian School) in Albuquerque. 


Filigree and Finery: The Art Adornment in New Mexico. Featuring seldom-seen silver filigree jewelry, silk mantones, lace mantillas, rare rebozos, tortoise shell hair combs and fans. On exhibit daily during regular business hours until Spring 2014. 


“Turquoise, Water, Sky: The Stone and Its Meaning” at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture. People in the Southwest have used turquoise for jewelry and ceremonial purposes and traded valuable stones both within and outside the region for over a thousand years. The exhibit presents hundreds of necklaces, bracelets, belts, rings, earrings, silver boxes and other objects illustrating how the stone was used and its deep significance to the people of the region. This comprehensive consideration of the stone runs through March 2016.


Taos Art Museum at Fechin House: Through Sept. 21 — Intimate and International: The Art of Nicolai Fechin; taosartmuseum.org. The exhibit highlights the contrast between the worldwide experience of the artist and the personal character of his art — whether the loving, gestural portrayals of his sitters, still lifes, and landscapes, or the exquisite home he handcrafted for his small family in Taos. Visit taosartmuseum.org/events.html.


“Battlefield New Mexico: The Civil War and More.” 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Civil War battle re-enactments at 2 p.m. The 1st New Mexico Volunteer Infantry, along with living history re-enactors from around the state and beyond. El Rancho de las Golondrinas Living History Museum, just south of Santa Fe at 334 Los Pinos Road. From I-25, take Exit 276 and follow “Las Golondrinas” signs. Adults: $8, Seniors (62+) and teens (13-18): $6 Children under 13 are always free. For more information, visit golondrinas.org or call 471-2261.


Harwood Museum of Art: Through Sunday — Ken Price: Slow and Steady Wins the Race, Works on Paper, 1962-2010; harwoodmuseum.org.  The Harwood Museum of Art is hosts the exhibition marking the first retrospective to highlight Ken Price (1935-2012) and his long-term commitment to drawing. This exhibition includes a selection of 38 works on paper tracking Price’s dedication to drawing over a period of 50 years, and demonstrating Price’s ongoing exploration of the medium. Visit harwoodmuseum.org/exhibitions/view/121.


Millicent Rogers Museum: Jicarilla Apache Artists Show and Sale May 16-18; millicentrogers.org. Historically, the Jicarilla Apache brought their wares to Taos Pueblo to trade or sell. Visit the museum during these three days and buy directly from the artists. Come share and celebrate the arts and cultures of the proud Jicarilla Apache people. millicentrogers.org/index.php/calendar-news/event-calendar/11-jicarilla-apache-artist-show-sale/event_details.


The New Mexico History Museum resumes a schedule of offering Free Friday Nights, 5–8 p.m., every week through October starting Friday. A Free First Friday Curator Talk. Photo Archivist Daniel Kosharek, co-curator of the new exhibit Poetics of Light: Pinhole Photography, leads a casual walk through the gallery, 6 p.m. 


Kiowa artist Keri Ataumbi at Case Trading Post. Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, 704 Camino Lejo, Museum Hill in Santa Fe. Free admission during museum hours. Donations appreciated. 


“Work in Progress: Folk Artists on Immigration,” at the International Folk Art Museum in Santa Fe. Show runs in conjunction with the 11th Annual International Folk Art Market in July. 


Save the date!  FUZE.SW returns — Sept. 12, 13 and 14. This year the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture joins with the Museum of International Folk Art adding the Native American voice to discuss, taste and share the outstanding food, folklore and culture that make New Mexico cuisine. More award-winning chefs More award-winning restaurants, more outstanding speakers and artists and more. 


Canticum Novum Chorus and Orchestra spring concerts. 7 p.m. Saturday, 4 p.m. Sunday at St. Francis Auditorium at the New Mexico Museum of Art, 107 W. Palace Ave. in Santa Fe. Music from Bach, Yon, Sauguet and Hal Campbell. Pre-concert lecture Oliver Prezant one hour before curtain. For more information sfcanticumnovum.com.


Leni Stern African Trio. 8 p.m. May 11 at Gig Performance Space, 1808 Second Street. Price: $20


Anthony Leon and the Chain. 3 p.m. May 18 at the Mine Shaft Tavern in Madrid, off of Hwy 14. 6 p.m. May 10 at Zia Diner, 326 S. Guadalupe St. and 7 p.m. June 11 at Duel Brewing Co and Tap Room, 1228 Parkway Drive Unit D (off of Rufina St) and in Santa Fe.


The Santa Fe Symphony presents “Beethoven’s 9th” at The Lensic in Santa Fe. 7:30 p.m. May 17 and 4 p.m. May 18. The Santa Fe Symphony presents a celebratory ending to its 30th Anniversary Season with Beethoven’s 9th Symphony and Brahms’ Tragic Overture, led by conductor Tom Hall. Tickets are $20-76.  Half-priced tickets available for children ages 6 to 14 with adult purchase (no children under six admitted).  Call 983-1414 or 1-800-480-1319 for tickets, or dial the Lensic Box Office at 988-1234.  


Austin Piazzolla Qunitet. 7:30 p.m. May 24 at Gig Performance Space, 1808 Second Street. Price: $20. 


Ingrid Laubrock and Tom Rainey. 8 p.m. May 29 at Gig Performance Space, 1808 Second Street. Price: $20. 


Desert Chorale’s performance of Mozart’s “Requiem,” featuring Susan Graham, in collaboration with the Santa Fe Symphony, on Aug. 7, 9 and 10 in Santa Fe and Albuquerque. Tickets are available now for the 2014 Summer Festival, July 10-Aug. 17. 


Plan to be with the Santa Fe Opera, 11 a.m. May 6, when Charles MacKay reveals the 2015 season. There will also be another major announcement of considerable interest.  There will be an opportunity to meet Daniel Zillmann, the new press and public relations director. Lunch will be served. More details are forthcoming.


Music from Angel Fire announces photographer Lenny Foster as the 2014 Poster Artist. His work, Otoñal, will be featured during Summer Festival, Aug. 15‐31. For more information about the 2014 Summer Festival, call 888‐377‐3300 or visit musicfromangelfire.org. 


Readings and Conversations: Wide range of literary artists read from and discuss their work. 7 p.m. at the Lensic Performing Arts Center in Santa Fe. May 7 Sandra Steingraber with Laura Flanders. May 21 Colm Toibin with Michael Silverblatt. 


Internationally known Buddhist teacher and author Joseph Goldstein will speak on The Path to Awakening. 7 p.m. May 17 at Greer Garson Theater, 1600 Saint Michael’s Drive, on the campus of the Santa Fe University of Art and Design. Doors open at 6:15 pm. The suggested donation is $10. The event is sponsored by the Santa Fe Vipassana Sangha. Joseph Goldstein leads Buddhist retreats worldwide.


“War Horse:” A heart-warming tale of loyalty and friendship. Winner of five 2011 Tony Awards®. Through Sunday at Popejoy Hall. Visit popejoypresents.com for more information and ticket prices.


Dixon Players present “Tuna does Vegas,” a comedy, at the Tool Shed, No. 68, Hwy 75 (1/2 mile off Taos Hwy 68), in Dixon. Tickets are $12 adults, $10 students and seniors at the box office or pay online at dixonplayers.com. Call 505-579-9102 for reservations. 7:30 Friday, May 9 and 10. 2 p.m. Saturday, May 11. 


“The Lilac Minyan,” a play by Debora Seidman, produced by Metta Theatre of Taos. 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday. 2 p.m. Sunday at Teatro Paraguas Studio, 3205 Calle Marie in Santa Fe. $18 general admission, $15 seniors and students. For reservations call 424-1601, or email teartroparaguas@gmail.com. 


The Sound of Music. June 6-15. 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday. 2 p.m. Sunday at the Greer Garson Theater on the University of Art and Design Campus, Santa Fe. Online advance ticket purchase $12 students, $17 Adults. $20 at the door. Call 946-0488 or musicaltheatreworks.net.


Clarifying Meditative Work — A Fresh Look. A workshop for people from any meditation tradition or no tradition at all. From 2 to 3:45 p.m. May 17 at the Wat Center, 145 Madison NE (corner of Madison and Copper, east of Washington) in Albuquerque. For reservations call Jay Cutts, New Mexico Center for Meditative Inquiry and Retreat, at 281-0684 or visit cuttsreviews.com/meditation/.


Snake Safe Capture and Release Workshop. 9 a.m. to noon May 10 at The Wildlife Center in Española. Local snake expert, Tom Wyant, teaches volunteers about snake natural history and identification.  He also trains volunteers to safely capture and relocate snakes.  This is a service The Wildlife Center offers to the public.  For more information and to sign up, email Cheryl Bell.