Out and About 11-17-11

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Art openings

James Kelly Contemporary presents an opening reception for the artist, Arlene Shechet, from 5-7 p.m. Friday at the gallery, 550 S. Guadalupe St., Santa Fe.

Zane Bennett Contemporary Art will celebrate a sculpture installation by Pascal at Amelia White Park at 3 p.m. Saturday. The park is at the northeast corner of Old Santa Fe Trail and Camino Corrales. A reception will follow, from 3:45-5 p.m. at the gallery, 435 S. Guadalupe St.

Zane Bennett Contemporary Art announces the inaugural Affordable Art Group Show. The show opens Nov. 25, with a public reception will be from 5-7 p.m. The gallery is located at 435 S. Guadalupe St. in Santa Fe.

Arts and crafts fairs

Thirty New Mexico artists will participate in the Fall 2011 Contemporary Clay Fair from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Santa Fe Woman’s Club, 1616 Old Pecos Trail, Santa Fe.

The 23rd annual Winter Spanish Market will be Dec. 2-4 at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center, 201 W. Marcy St., Santa Fe.

The 11th Annual Contemporary Hispanic Winter Market will be from 1-8 p.m. Dec. 9; and from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 10 at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center. Among the works exhibited will be various types of modern media including: painting, sculptures, photography, printmaking, furniture, ceramics, jewelry and more. Admission is free.


The Route 66 Casino Hotel presents, Los 15 Grandes de Nuevo Mexico at 7 p.m. Friday. Tickets, $45-$65, are available at startickets.com.

The Sunshine Theater presents Unearth, Chimaira, Skeletonwiitch and Molotov Solution at 7 p.m. Dec. 1. Tickets, $18 are available at sunshinetheaterlive.com.


The New Mexico History Museum Palace of the Governors presents, “Heart of the Home,” through Nov. 27; “Illuminating the Word: Saint John’s Bible,” through April 7, 2012; “Contemplative Landscape,” through Dec. 31, 2012; “The Letter, the Word and the Book,” through April 15, 2012. The museum is located at 113 Lincoln Ave., Santa Fe.

For the first time in more than 30 years, the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture opens a major exhibition of North American Indian baskets on Friday. The exhibit will run through May 1. The museum is located on Museum Hill, on Camino Lejo, off Old Santa Fe Trail. Fore more information, visit indianartsandculture.org or call 476-1269.


Southwest CARE Center, the region’s center for prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS, invites the community to the 23rd annual AID and Comfort Gala, at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Hilton Santa Fe. Tickets are $50 and available at southwestcare.ejoinme.org or by calling 989-9255.

Open house

Experience the 29th annual Madrid Christmas open house, with festivities each weekend until Christmas. The Christmas parade will be at 4 p.m. Dec. 3. Businesses will be open late Saturday evenings and all day each Sunday. There will also be stagecoach rides on the weekends, weather permitting. For more information, visit, visitmadrid.com or www.newmexico.org.


The Taos Chamber Music Group presents, “Nocturne” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday at the Harwood Museum of Art in Taos. Tickets are available for $20 in advance at taoschambermusicgroup.org, or at the Harwood Gift Shop on Ledoux St. For more information, visit taoschambermusicgroup.org.

Popejoy Hall presents, “Blast!,” an onstage music explosion, at 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets, $39-$59, are available at popejoypresents.com, unmtickets.com or by calling 877-664-8661.

Serenata of Santa Fe presents chamber music entitled, “Poetic Remembrance,” at 4 p.m. Nov. 25 at the Scottish Rite Temple, 463 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe. Tickets, $1-$25, are available at the door or at serenataofsantafe.org.


Jessie Emerson will present a diabetes film and workshop at 6 p.m. today at Galeria Santa Cruz y el Espresso, located on the Santa Cruz Plaza, across from La Iglesia de Santa Cruz de la Cañada. The class is $10. To register, call 470-1363.


The Abiquiu Lecture series presents Douglas Johnson, talking about “The Coronado Expedition.” The gallery opening will be at 5:30 p.m., with the lecture and image presentation at 7 p.m. Tony O’Brien will have a book signing, lecture and image presentation today. For more information, visit http://abiquiuworkshops.com/schedule/artist-lecture-series/.

St. John’s College Dean’s Lecture, “The Criticism of Socrates in Aristophanes’ ‘Clouds,’ ” will be at 8 p.m. Friday in the Great Hall, Peterson Student Center at St. John’s College.


Since 1982, Santa Fe Vineyards has used art from well-known artists to label their wines and depict the spirit and culture of Santa Fe. Joining the portfolio of Santa Fe Vineyards labels from artists Amado Peña and Carrie Fell, is retablo artist Virginia Marie Romero. From 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Romero will be at Estrella Del Norte Vineyards, home of the Santa Fe Vineyards, to sign the newly released 2010 merlot label for customers. The vineyard is located 15 minutes north of Santa Fe. Fore more information call 455-2826 or visit santafevineyards.com.