If you’re into jewelry, vintage clothing, organic skincare products or pottery, you want to spend Sunday evening wandering this market. The Santa Fe Pop Up is a chance to see and shop beautiful handmade and curated goods, all collected and created by ladies who grew up in Santa Fe.
Megan Branch, co-founder of participating vendor M/A Directions and organizer of this shopping soiree, says it's her company's first introduction to her home community. Presenting her company's efforts in person means a lot to the young entrepreneur. "It feels important to me to be able to talk to people about what it is we're doing, and what it is," she says.
Branch and her partner Anna Airoldi formed M/A Directions as a new way to showcase and sell traditional art and jewelry from New Mexico. It's an innovative blend of archive, workshop and gallery. In addition to helping artists create and sell, Branch says M/A Directions "also exists as a publication and archive for these artists' work and how they make their work, and preserving and documenting the tradition in which they make it."
Alongside pieces from M/A Directions, expect a vintage gold mine from fashion-fabulous Santa Fean stylist and designer Teo Griscom, who offers both pieces from her curated shop, Unforeseen Circumstances, and summer pieces of her own design. Also expect literal gold from local goldsmith Tony Malmed Jewelry, specifically the I Love You spinners designed by his daughter Ali Malmed, who brings the jewels to this event.
Imagine sipping delicious cocktails while surveying treasures like lamps, rugs, pottery and Zuni silver from present and far-bygone times. Branch says some of the older pieces in her collection are from the 1930s and before. This fancy flea welcomes everyone, whether your intent is to browse or to buy. "We want to create a nice afternoon party vibe, and I'm hoping it feels like a market," Branch says. "People can walk through and check it out, and just get to know who we are." (Maria Egolf-Romero)
The Santa Fe Pop Up
2-6 pm Sunday Aug. 13. Free.
Mist Skin Care,
1520 Paseo de Peralta,
MS Paint this Ain’t
It’s rather fitting that Art House’s new exhibition
opens after rumors surrounding Microsoft Paint’s retirement left the internet reeling (don’t worry, Paint isn’t going anywhere).
traces the history of computer art from basic plotter drawings to today’s advanced virtual reality programs. But while technological advances have done a lot to expand the art form,
highlights the harms that come with computing power. With an air of caution, the exhibit explores the ways digital media warps our perceptions of reality. The show features a handful of interactive works as well, so head on down, get your clicking fingers ready and learn a little something about digital art’s ancestry. (Lauren Thompson)
Cyberbodies Opening Reception:
5 pm Friday Aug. 11. Free.
231 Delgado St.,
It’s a great week for the DIY warehouse spaces in Santa Fe as Zephyr opens its doors to local music blogger Jonny Leather (meccalecca.com). He presents New York/Georgia weirdo banjo aficionado Mike Savino, aka Tall Tall Trees. Savino is steeped in Appalachian tradition, but this only informs the foundation of his music—the man’s got his own unique style. Cloacas spinoff Aunt Kackle and the Coleslaw King opens, and newly local performance artist/spoken word performer/musician Hieronymus Bogs (formerly of Truth or Consequences) rounds out the night. (Alex De Vore)
Tall Tall Trees with Hieronymus Bogs
and Aunt Kackle and the Coleslaw King:
7:30 pm Saturday Aug. 12. $5-$10.
Zephyr Community Art Studio,
1520 Center Drive, Ste. 2.
Enter the Paradox
When one lives in this area, Native art is gloriously plentiful—but oftentimes, created work isn’t exhibited. Enter the Ralph T Coe foundation, the brainchild of Coe himself, one of the foremost lovers of and authorities on Indigenous arts. For
Catch 22: Paradox on Paper
, an exhibit that examines the paradox of traditional art forms practiced by contemporary artists, guest curator Nina Sanders presents works from the likes of Rose B Simpson, Jason Garcia, Eliza Naranjo Morse and others. Says Morse, “I do believe the intention was to create something that expressed the personal nature of the artistic practice.” (ADV)
Catch 22: Paradox on Paper Opening Reception:
5 pm Tuesday Aug. 15. Free.
Ralph T Coe Foundation for the Arts,
1590 B Pacheco St.,