Out and about 07-14-11

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Art openings
An exhibition of the Santa Fe Railway’s Couse calendar prints opens from 1-4 p.m. July 17 with a public reception at the Couse-Sharp Historic Site, 146 Kit Carson Road, Taos. This 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 be on view (by appointment) through mid-October. This exhibition will include railway ephemera as well as artifacts from the Couse collection related to the paintings. For an appointment to view the exhibit and/or tour the Couse home and studio call 575-751-0369.  

Art shows
The Young Natives Show will be from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 23 and 24 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.

Book signings
Award-winning Tijeras author, Geoff Habiger, will sign his “Dinosaur Learning Activity Book” from 1-3 p.m. July 16 at Treasure House Books, 2012 South Plaza NW, Albuquerque. For more information call 505-242-7204.

 Dr. Virgina Scharff, co-curator of “Home Lands: How Women Made the West,” an exhibit at the New Mexico History Museum Palace of the Governors, will give a talk on “Moving Around to Settle In: Women of the Plains and Range,” at 2 p.m. Sunday in the History Museum Auditorium. For more information, visit www.museumofnewmexico.org.

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.

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. July 24 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.

The Architects Designers and Contractors Network, in conjunction with Santa Fe Community College, are offering classes about green building practices. “Alternative Building Methods and Materials — From Mud to Moders: Adobe, Straw Bale and Beyond,” will be offered from 6-9 p.m. July 12; “Renewable Energy Systems — Using the Sun to Save Money and Energize Your Home,” will be offered from 6-9 p.m. July 19; and “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 and Saturday, with Julie Trujillo and from 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Sunday. $2 cover charge.

Vocalist John Proulx, drummer Cal Haines and bassist Michael Glynn, will perform at St. John’s College 6th Annual Music on the Hill Summer Concert Series from 6-8 p.m. July 13 at the athletic field of St. John’s College.

Nacha Mendez will perform during the St. John’s College 6th Annual Music on the Hill Summer Concert Series from 6-8 p.m. July 20 at the athletic field of St. John’s College. For more information, visit www.stjohnscollege.edu/events/SF/music/shtml.

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.

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.

Legends Theater at Route 66 Casino presents The Stars of Beatlemania at 8 p.m. Friday Tickets, $10 are available at startickets.com.

The Hard Rock Casino Pavilion presents the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival at 2:15 p.m. Saturday. Tickets, $30-$75, are available at ticketmaster.com.

Hi Power Entertainment, MC Magic, Lighter Shade of Brown and Lil Rob will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Albuquerque Convention Center. Tickets, $14.73, are available at ticketmaster.com.

The Outpost Performance Space, The Lensic Performing Arts Center and the Santa Fe Jazz Foundation announce the Sixth Annual New Mexico Jazz Festival, July 19-31. For more information, visit www.newmexicojazzfestival.org.

The Hard Rock Casino Pavilion presents Bob Dylan and his Band at 8 p.m. July 21. Tickets, $25-$65.50, are available at livenation.com.

The Hard Rock Casino Pavilion presents the Emotional Traffic Tour: Tim McGraw with Luke Bryan and The Band Perry, at 7 p.m. Aug. 4. Tickets, $30-$90, available at ticketmaster.com.