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Jim Arndt

SFR Picks | Slow Ride 2: The Legendof Curly’s Gold

Santa Fe lowrider exhibits come to a close

March 1, 2017, 12:00 am

Last year, SFR featured a cover story on the Summer of Lowriders, a joint exhibits project between the New Mexico History Museum and the New Mexico Museum of Art. The long-running events featured actual lowrider cars in addition to sculpture, carvings and pottery from local artists like Art Lopez, Rose B Simpson and Luis Tapia, lowrider bicycles built by Española youths, plus various workshops and offshoot events with artists and car folk from across the country.

Lowriders, Hoppers and Hot Rods at the History Museum and Con Cariño at the Museum of Art even kicked off with an officially-sanctioned cruise (basically a long line of hundreds of beautiful cars), which spurred Mayor Javier Gonzales to declare May 22 Lowrider Day in Santa Fe. Furthermore, if you can believe it, the very first lowrider photo archive on the planet was created under the watchful eye of the History Museum’s photo curator, Daniel Kosharek. “I went everywhere: museums, libraries, everywhere,” Kosharek says, “and nobody had lowrider photos.” This meant record numbers for both museums and also served as a reminder that lowriders are quintessentially American beasts.

But, sadly, all good things must end, and the exhibits’ final day falls on Sunday March 5. They’re hardly dead, however. Kosharek points out that the assets will visit Western New Mexico University in Silver City this fall and that the Smithsonian has expressed interest in a touring version. To further accentuate the importance of lowriders, a group of car fanatics will have one last cruise—from DeVargas Center to Fort Marcy, where they’ll hold a public barbecue. “It was really an honor to be a part of the exhibit,” Orlando Martinez, who helped organize the cruise and whose car was shown at the History Museum, says. “Who knows when we’ll see another exhibit that cool.” (Alex De Vore)

Lowriders, Hoppers and Hot Rods Closing Cruise
10 am-5 pm Sunday March 5. Free.
DeVargas Center,
564 N Guadalupe St. and Fort Marcy,
490 Bishop’s Lodge Road.

San Ildefons-Woah!

Gilbert Atencio
“In 1900, a teacher at the San Ildefonso Pueblo Day School named Esther Hoyt gave paper and paint to her students and encouraged them to paint,” Adobe Gallery founder Al Anthony tells SFR. “San Ildefonso is known for the very first painters of any local Pueblo.” As such, Anthony collected nearly 60 painted works spanning from 1900 to 1999 for the gallery’s upcoming show, A Century of San Ildefonso Painters. Works range from amateur students to contemporary pros and should prove a fascinating overview of Pueblo paintings through the decades for anyone from longtime collectors to newly-minted appreciators and beyond. (ADV)

A Century of San Ildefonso Painters Opening Reception:
5 pm Friday March 3. Free.
Adobe Gallery,
221 Canyon Road,

Wide Open

David-Alexander Hubbard Sloan
David-Alexander Hubbard Sloan creates in so many arenas, it’s hardly surprising he’s locked down a residency with the Institute of American Indian Arts. This is a prestigious position indeed, and for a jeweler, designer, printmaker and painter like Sloan to open his studio space to talk about his process and invite guests to peruse his work is right nice. “I will be talking about how I used the time at this residency to complete half-done paintings,” Sloan says. “I’m used to engaging with the public from showing my art at Indian Market for 10 years.” You’ll have your chance to engage come Saturday. (ADV)

AiR Open Studio: David-Alexander Hubbard Sloan:
Noon Saturday March 4. Free.
Museum of Contemporary Native Arts,
108 Cathedral Place,

Republic of Fiorentino

Genevieve Russell
Singer-songwriter Laurianne Fiorentino has always brought a certain panache to her work, an undeniable passion that pulsates outwardly through her guitar and right into your freaking heart. It’s how she was able to crowdfund her new album, When I’m An Angel, with the help of hundreds of fans. She put together a killer backup band, tapped jazz stalwart Jon Rangel for production and assembled a genre-defying set of textured rock-meets-soul-meets-jazz(ish) songs. “No shoe-gazing here,” Fiorentino, who now goes by Lauria, says. “Just a passionate dance through a festival of genres.” Amen, sister. (ADV)

Lauria: When I’m An Angel CD Release:
7 pm Monday March 6. $5-$15.
Jean Cocteau Cinema,
418 Montezuma Ave.,


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