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Art exhibits

Again: Repetition, Obsession and Meditation. Opening reception, 3-5 p.m. through June 16. Lannan Gallery. 309 Read Street. Gallery is open Saturday and Sundays, Noon to 5 p.m. or by appointment. For more information call 954-5149. 


Zane Bennett Contemporary Art announces an exhibition, “European Perspectives, The Radiant Line.” European artists Francois Morellet, Gregoire Cheneau, Diana Blok, Pieter Bijwaard, Oliver Mosset, Ruth Gschwendtner-Wölfe, Miguel Mont and Tony Soulie will show paintings, prints, photos and neon sculpture. The artists’ work focuses on light, line and color. The exhibit will be through May 24 at 435 S. Guadalupe St., Santa Fe.


The NSMA Senior Visual Arts Exhibition. 5-7 p.m., runs through May 11. Red Dot Gallery is located at 826 Canyon Road, Santa Fe. Red Dot is open Saturday and Wednesday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. The gallery is closed Monday and Tuesday.

Art openings

The Museum of Contemporary Native has three exhibitions — Stands With A Fist: Contemporary Native Women Artists; a solo show by interdisciplinary artist Kade L. Twist: For Instance, Look at the Ground Beneath Your Feet; and a solo show by photographer Rosalie Favell: Facing the Camera, The Santa Fe Suite. MoCNA will also showcase daily screenings of the experimental documentary Apache Chronicle.

The opening reception is 5-7 p.m., May 24 at the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, 108 Cathedral Place, in Santa Fe. The exhibitions and documentary film will run through July 31.


The Couse Foundation will host a lecture by Victor Goler, noted conservator and Santero, and a book signing of  “The Couse Collection of Santos,” 2 p.m. on June 9 in the classroom of the Mabel Dodge Lujan house, 146 Kit Carson Rd. For more information, call Virginia Couse Leavitt at 575-751-0369.


Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. 1 p.m., July 6. Isleta Amphitheatre, 5601 University Blvd., SE. Featuring Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Mastodon and Amon Amarth on the main stage. Tickets are $33.50-$79. 


Skid Row: The United World Rebellion tour. June 29, Acoma, N.M. at the Sky City Casino.


The Taos Community Chorus presents Sing Out! A Tribute to African American Spirituals. Saturday May 11 at First Presbyterian Church in Taos; and 5 p.m., Sunday, May 12 at San Francisco de Asis Church in Ranchos de Taos.  


Santa Fe Women’s Ensemble “Fiesta de Musica,” 3 p.m., June 2 in Santa Fe at Carmelite Retreat Center Chapel. The Santa Fe Women’s Ensemble, 2012 winner of the prestigious Chorus, America/ASCAP Adventurous Programming Award, celebrates its 32nd consecutive season with the Fiesta de Musica Spring Concerts. These feature music that the Ensemble will perform during its fall concert tour of Spain, including pieces by Spanish composers Pablo Casals and Tomas Luis de Victoria, a medieval chant from the Montserrat monastery in Catalonia, several Spanish favorites, music by American composers, and an array of international folk songs. For more information email Evelyn Fox, info@sfwe.org. 


“Amish Quilts” explores the origins and aesthetics of a tradition that has evolved in a changing world. Thirty-four quilts will be on view from the museum’s collection and from local collectors. The exhibit runs through Sept. 1.


The first annual Taos Lilac Festival. The three-day event is May 17-19. The inaugural Grand Festival Weekend includes a pet parade and costume contest, live music and dancing, children’s carousel, food and crafts vendors and many family-friendly events. For more information on events and times, call John Hamilton at 575-751-7722, or visit taoslilacfestival.com.


The ninth annual Native Treasures: Indian Arts Festival will be May 25-26 at the Santa Fe Convention Center. More than 200 museum-quality artists from 40 tribes and pueblos will showcase and sell their pottery, jewelry, glass, painting, sculpture, carvings, textiles and other art. In addition to the sale that weekend, a benefit cocktail party will be from 5:30-7:30 p.m. May 24 at the Santa Fe Convention Center. All of the artists are invited and it provides an atmosphere for collectors and artists to meet, mingle and connect. Tickets for the Friday party are $100. For more information, visit nativetreasures.org.


Santa Fe Fiber Arts Festival. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., May 18 and 19 at El Rancho de las Golondrinas Living History Museum, just south of Santa Fe. Exit 276 off I-25; Follow “Las Golondrinas” signs. Adults: $8, seniors (62+) and teens (13-18): $5, children 12 & under are always free. For more information, visit golondrinas.org or call 471-2261.


Dark Matters film festival. May 16-19. Tickets are $10 general, $8 students and military with  I.D., four-film punch cards, $35 and all-festival passes are $60 and available online now at darkmattersfilmfest.com. Tickets and passes may also be purchased in-person at Stranger Factory, 109 Carlisle Blvd. NE, in Albuquerque. For more information, visit our website at darkmattersfilmfest.com or call 505-243-1870.


Bike MS: Pedal los Pueblos 2012, presented by Sam’s Club. 7 a.m., Aug. 24-25 at Cities of Gold Hotel and Casino; Pojoaque. To raise funds to support MS research and programs and services that directly impact individuals and families living with the disease. N.M. Registration for Bike MS: Pedal los Pueblos is currently $25 until May 31, then will follow the following fee schedule: $35 June 1- July 14, $45 July 15- Aug. 25. Registered cyclists are required to commit to a minimum fundraising pledge of $250. Visit bikeMSnewmexico.org to register to ride, form a team, volunteer or make a donation.  


Super car and bike show. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday June 29 at the Santa Fe Downs. Hosted by Pojoaque Pueblo and Buffalo Thunder Resort. Live music, safety exhibits, children’s activities, raffle prizes and a CMA bike rodeo. $10 person. For more information, call 424-7395. 


“Mixed Influences” Solo Exhibit of Marcia Truell Newren Kilnworked Glass Artist. First Friday Citywide Event. Until May 31.


Bison and Beeswax”, will open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday May 11, 1036 Canyon Road, Santa Fe. The opening will be in conjunction with the annual Canyon Road Arts Day Festival. The show remains on display until June 26 by appointment only. For more information, call 888-765-3332. Learn more about the artist and see examples of her work at MarilynAngelWynn.com. 


Eldorado Studio Tour. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., May 18-19. The 22nd year of the largest studio tour in New Mexico will showcase 110 artists in 72 studios. The exhibited work includes painting, ceramics, drawing, glass, jewelry, photography, printmaking, sculpture and furniture, as well as digital, fiber, wearable and recycled arts. La Tienda at Eldorado, Exhibit Space, Suite A-6,
7 Caliente Road, Eldorado. For more information, visit eldoradostudiotour.org or email tourinfo@comcast.net.


“First Saturday” Receptions, 3-5 p.m., June 1. Rio Grand Art Association Member’s Show all media/up to 3 pieces each. All shows below: held over from May. Two exhibitions celebrating Madrid’s 40th Rebirth-day Collage of images of Madrid’s History from May 5, 1973 to present day — un-juried show of art works by people of the Madrid area.  “100 Gallery Artist’s Group Show” all subjects, all media “50 Fiber Artist’s Group Show” in two galleries with featured artist: Linda Walters. Mel Johnson, acrylic paintings, done during the last several years. “Art of the region and historic Madrid area” all media, in the entry gallery.


Self Defense for women. Women’s Basics Course at UNM. Classes are 5:30 to 9 p.m., Friday May 17; 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Saturday May 18; 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Sunday May19. For more information and to register call 277-3716. Call IMPACT at 992-8833 or email  ips@impactpersonalsafety.org.


Attend an information session for getting a job in the health care and administrative services field,  1 p.m. or 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 23 at the UNM Continuing Education building, 1634 University Blvd, NE in Albuquerque. This event is sponsored by UNM Continuing Education and CareerStep (online training partner). For details contact 505-277-6025.

Open house

The Couse Foundation will host its first Open House for 2013, from 5-7 p.m. on June 1 at 146 Kit Carson Road in Taos. Tour the historic studios of E.I. Couse and J.H. Sharp, two of the founders of the Taos Society of Artists, and stroll through Virginia Couse’s vintage garden. Free. For more information, call Virginia Couse Leavitt at 575-751-0369.


Albuquerque country and folk artist, Kellie Ann. 7:30 p.m., May 24 at the Mineshaft Tavern in Madrid. 


The Las Cruces High School Class of 1983 will be holding its 30th Reunion June 28, 29 and 30. For more information and to RSVP, visit: http://www.lchs1983reunion.com/.


Broadway Reigns featuring David Geist. 6-9 p.m. May 11, May 12, May 17, May 18, May 24, May 25 and May 31. Pranzo Italian Grill, 540 Montezuma Ave. in Santa Fe. $2. For reservations, call 984-2645. 


The Gallup Inter-tribal Indian Ceremonial Association is now actively encouraging artists in the fields of jewelry, pottery, baskets, carving, fiber arts, sculpture and painting to submit their work. Winners will be presented on Aug. 7. 


Santa Fe Independent Film Festival 2013 entries will be accepted for the regular entry deadline until May 1. Entry Fees are $60 for feature films and $45 for shorts. Late deadline is July 1, and the final entry deadline is Aug. 1. The festival is schedule for Oct. 16-20. 


The Santa Fe Chapter of the Native Plant Society of New Mexico presents a free talk by  Dr. Mary O’Connell, New Mexico State University professor and world expert on New Mexico chile peppers. The talk is entitled “Red or Green: That is the Question.” The meeting is 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 22 at Morgan Hall in New Mexico State Land Office at 310 Old Santa Fe Trail. Free parking is available in the Land Office parking lot. For information call Tom Antonio 690-5105 or tom@thomasantonio.org. Meetings and talks are free and open to public.


“Lend Me a Tenor” by Ken Ludwig. May 17 through June 9 with performances on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. at the Adobe Theater in Albuquerque, 9813 Fourth Street, NW. Tickets are only $15, students and seniors $13. Reservations can be made at adobetheater.org or by phone (weekdays only) at 505-898-9222.


Tickets are currently on sale for “Jersey Boys,” the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, to be performed May 22-June 2 at Popejoy Hal. Prices begin at $27.50 and tickets are available at UNM Ticket Offices or by calling 877-664-8661 or visiting popejoypresents.com.


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 our lives, not theoretically, but from a simple meditative listening that includes others, 2-3:45 p.m. June 8 to 5 p.m., for those who want to stay, at the Wat Center, 145 Madison NE, corner of Madison and Copper, east of Washington in Albuquerque. A $2 donation is requested. For reservations or information, contact Jay Cutts, New Mexico Center for Meditative Inquiry and Retreat, at 505-281-0684  or visit  cuttsreviews.com/meditation/.