Off The Hill 06-21-12

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Art openings

Santa Cruz Galeria, 1451 Calle Hermanas Dominicas, Santa Cruz, across from La Iglesia de Santa Cruz de la Cañada, presents an art opening with Andres Martinez, featuring new works and older favorites. For more information, visit galeriasantacruz.com or call 505-747-6926.

Zane Bennett Contemporary Art announces the exhibition of James Harvard, “Staying Ahead of the Beast.” This exhibit spans 40 years of painting with an emphasis on his “Abstract Illusionist” era, featuring paintings, archival boxes and sculptures dating from the late 1970s to 2012. The show opens June 29, with a reception from 5-7 p.m. at 435 S. Guadalupe St.

There will be an artist reception from 4:30-7 p.m. July 13, featuring “Domestic Variations,” a photo exhibit by Julie Blackmon. The opening will be at photo-eye Gallery, 376-A Garcia St., Santa Fe.

“Other Views,” an exhibit of new work by Verne Stanford will open with a reception from 5-7 p.m. June 29 at Mill Fine Art, 530 Canyon Road, Santa Fe.  The exhibit will be on display through July 24.

“Boom Blooms, Bugs and Blossoms,” an exhibit featuring work by Cheri Reckers and Michael Ceschiat, will open with a reception from 5-8:30 p.m. July 6 at the Weyrich Gallery, 2935-D Louisiana Blvd. NE, Albuquerque. The show will be on display through July 27.
Art shows

An Art show/reception featuring the art of Traditional Spanish Market Artists who were former art students at Northern New Mexico College or are currently faculty at NNMC will be from 4-8 p.m. June 29 at the Nick Salazar Center for the Arts, Northern New Mexico College, 921 Paseo de Oñate, Española. The event is free.

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” opens July 7 in the Mandelman-Ribak Gallery and remains on view through Oct. 14. Concurrently, the museum presents, “Bea Mandelman: The Social Realist Prints,” in the George E. Foster Gallery  of Prints, Drawings and Photographs. General admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors (65 and older) and students. Free to children ages 12 and younger. Members of the Harwood Museum of Art Alliance and University of New Mexico students and staff and Taos County residents are admitted free on Sundays. The museum is located at 238 Ledoux St., Taos. For more information, call 575-758-9826 or visit harwoodmuseum.org.

Greg Brown will perform a benefit concert for Gila Mimbres Community Radio at 7 p.m. June 29 at WNMU Fine Arts Center. For tickets prices and more information, visit gmcr.org.

The Summer Blues Festival featuring Cadillac Bob and Felix y los Gatos, will be at 7:30 p.m. June 29 at the Historic El Rey Theater, 7th and Central Avenue, Albuquerque. Admission is $10 at the door.


The Latin Comedy Jam will be at 8 p.m. June 30 at the Kiva Auditorium. Tickets, $15-$35, available at ticketmaster.com.


Mike Epps will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Kiva Auditorium. Tickets, $30-$100, available at livenation.com.

Phil Vassar will perform at 8 p.m. June 27 at the Sandia Casino Amphitheater. Tickets, $15-$100, available at ticketmaster.com.

The Beach Boys will perform at 8 p.m. July 6 at the Sandia Casino Amphitheater. Tickets, $40-$65, available at ticketmaster.com.

The Pavilion presents the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival at 1:30 p.m. July 7. Tickets, $30-$95, are available at livenation.com.

Sandia Casino Amphitheater presents a Mariachi Spectacular at 7 p.m. July 14. Tickets, $45-$55, available at ticketmaster.com.
Joe Cocker and Huey Lewis and the News will perform at 7 p.m. July 17 at the Sandia Casino Amphitheater. Tickets, $40-$55, available at ticketmaster.com.

The Pavilion presents Sublime with Rome, at 6:30 .m. July 20. Tickets, $50-$65, available at ticketmaster.com.

The Sandia Casino Amphitheater presents Last Summer on Earth Tour, featuring the Barenaked Ladies, Blues Traveler, Big Head Todd and the Monsters and Cracker, at 7 p.m. July 24. Tickets, $30-$50, available at ticketmaster.com.

The Pavilion presents Kelly Clarkson and The Fray, at 7 p.m. Aug. 2. Tickets, $20-$95, available at livenation.com.

The Pavilion presents Neil Young and Crazy Horse at 8 p.m. Aug. 3. Tickets, $25-$155, available at livenation.com.


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 a Fiber Arts Festival Saturday and Sunday. For more information, call 471-2261 or visit golondrinas.org. The ranch is located at 334 Los Pinos Road, Santa Fe.

The Museum of Spanish Colonial Art announces the launch of Blue Star Museums, a partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families and more than 1,500 museums across America to offer free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families through Labor Day. For more information, visit arts.gov/bluestarmuseums.

Guy Forsyth has adapted a diverse musical background in theatre, group and solo experiences and will perform at the KTAOS Solar Center Saturday. Tickets are $8 in advance or $10 the day of the show and are available at the KTAOS Solar Center box office, La Bodega Fresca and The Coffee Spot in Taos. Children 12 and younger are admitted free with an adult. For more information, visit KTAOS.com.

Concordia Santa Fe presents, “It’s About Time,” a showcase of wind ensemble repertoire, will be at 2 p.m. June 24 at St. Francis Auditorium, 107 W. Palace Ave., Santa Fe. For more information, visit concordiasantafe.org or call 505-913-7211.

Wise Fool New Mexico’s 2012 “Bust Women’s Circus Intensive” presents three performances: 7 p.m. June 29; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. June 30 at the Armory for the Arts, 1050 Old Pecos Trail. Tickets are available at the door one=half hour before the show for $10-$15 for adults and $5 for kids.

The Abiquiu Workshops has partnered with the Abiquiu Inn to create a new lecture series. The programs will be in the Galleria Arriba, located upstairs at the Abiquiu Inn. The purpose of the program is to provide a setting for an exchange of creative ideas and knowledge as well as fascination and entertainment. The lectures will be at 7 p.m. every first Thursday. On July 5, Hilary Lorenz will give “Wilderness Trail Running to Investigate Ritual and Rhythm That Test Physical and Psychic Boundaries as they Interplay for Works on Paper and Printed Installations.”For more information, or to reserve a seat, call 505-685-4378.


The Peñasco Theatre presents, “inPeriphery,” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the theatre, along N.M. 75, on the high road to Taos. Musician Brian Mayhall and acrobat Codhi Harrell meld their imaginations and craftsmanship to create their first duo project. Using electronic and live instrumentation, installation, aerial acrobatics and projection, “inPeriphery” sheds light on the invisible environments that are inhabited physically and energetically.  Admission is $15. At 2:30 p.m. Sunday, the husband wife duo of Wilson and McKee will use invention to weave new melodies and lyrics into the weft of traditional Celtic auditory colors. Instrumentals, harmony vocals and stories will be presented. There will be Scottish ballads, Irish dance sets and songs about Mexican food. Admission is $10. For more information, call 575-587-2726 or send email to info@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.


The Santa Fe Art Institute announces “Half-Life” advertising and public space intervention artist Steve Lambert, who will offer a workshop, exhibition and lecture. The exhibit will be from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. July 9-27 at SFAI; the workshop, “Creating a Crowd Sourced Wiki for Santa Fe,” will be from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 30 and July 1 at SFAI; the lecture/reception will be at 6 p.m. July 2 at Tipton Hall at SFAI, general admission is $10 and $5 for students/seniors.