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***image5***ATRIUM SOUND SPACE, COLLEGE OF SANTA FE
1600 St. Michael's Drive, 473-6197***image1***
Alchemy and astronomy are the pivotal concepts of Matthew Sansom's sound installation. The seven visible heavenly bodies are each assigned a metal and a tone. Throughout the piece's 21-minute cycle, viewers are encouraged to wander around the space to fully experience it.
No reception; through Jan. 17, 2008.
923 Baca St., 995-1105
Z Jacobson is so cool, she only has to be known by one letter. Her whimsical, energetic, colorful ceramics are exciting and fresh, taking us back to a simpler time, when busy was a good thing.
Reception 6-9 pm Friday; through Jan. 3, 2007.
343 E. Palace Ave., 989-3426
Remember when Keith Richards didn't look like he was about to flake away, or Twiggy when she wasn't a judge on America's Next Top Model? Iconic photographer Philip Townsend captured Britain in the '60s like few other photographers could. In addition to images of The Beatles, Nico and Twiggy, Townsend displays The Rolling Stones' very first photo session.
Reception 6-8 pm Friday; through Jan. 10, 2008.
GERALD PETERS GALLERY
1011 Paseo de Peralta, 954-5700
More than 30 of the gallery's represented artists come together for the Silver Lining Holiday Show, including (but not limited to) Carol Anthony, Dale Chihuly, Raphaelle Goethals, Woody Gwyn, Beverly Pepper and Paul Wonner, and in media including painting, works on paper, and sculpture.
No reception; through Jan. 26, 2008.
129 W. Palace Ave., 988-8997
Unique jewelry by Carolyn Morris Back, John McVeigh and Janis Kerman is rooted in natural forms and sublimely beautiful. The O rnaments show features adornments for men and women. Among the featured pieces are lichen brooches and pearl cufflinks, chocolate diamonds and platinum.
Reception 5:30-7:30 pm Friday; through Dec. 31.
LLOYD KIVA NEW GALLERY
108 Cathedral Place, 888-922-4242
The Small Wonders Christmas Show coincides with the IAIA Museum's holiday open house. Select students, considered among the best artists studying at IAIA, display their wares in the museum store.
Reception noon-3 pm Saturday; through Jan. 25, 2008.
PRIMITIVE EDGE GALLERY
83 Avan Nu Po Road, 424-2351
IAIA's winter exhibition is Converging Cultural Concepts with work from the institute's upperclassmen in the Museum Studies Program. Catch this work before it heads to the museum downtown.
Reception 4-7 pm Thursday; through Jan. 25, 2008.
SANTA FE PUBLIC LIBRARY
145 Washington Ave., 955-6676
Feather, an artist new to the Santa Fe area, exhibits her mixed-media work in a show titled, Remembering the Dream: Place of Me. Art is in both 2-D and 3-D and features drawing, books, pottery, and more.
Reception 6-8 pm Friday; through Dec. 31.
>>> TWO HORSES GALLERY
429 Sandoval St., 471-1422
Six acclaimed New Mexico photographers come together for one week only for , a show of great depth and breadth. Cody Brothers, Bob Compton, Ed Fields, Lee Manning, Michelle Stump and Bob Thornburg have 200 years of experience between them (see SFR Picks).
Reception 5-8 pm Friday; through Dec. 13.
ZANE BENNETT CONTEMPORARY ART
826 Canyon Road, 982-8111
Lynne Riding's art is Concerning Transparency, exploring translucency with watery circles and ectoplasmic lines. Explore the contrast of white on white through her paintings inspired by New Mexico landscapes.
Reception 5-7 pm Friday; through Jan. 1, 2008.
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AARON PAYNE FINE ART
213 E. Marcy St., 995-9779
Before William Penhallow Henderson came to Santa Fe in 1916, he created a series of pastels that featured Chicago gardens and homes. Aaron Payne Fine Art acquired eight of those works and displays them alongside Henderson's Santa Fe landscape scenes and drawings of the Penitentes. Through Dec. 15.
***image5***ANAHITA INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY
616½-B Canyon Road, 231-7216
Shadows dominate the cityscapes and figures of Jean-Pascal Imsand's photographs. The late photographer, who passed away at the age of 34, showed a dark vision of the world and demonstrated a maturity well beyond his years. Through Dec. 31.
ARTSTAS DE SANTA FE
228 Old Santa Fe Trail, 982-1320
The artists of this local art co-op come together for their holiday show, featuring works in oils, acrylics, watercolors, mixed media, ceramic, and photography. Through Dec. 31.
430-B Manhattan Ave., 988-1814
Trevor Burrowes' first Santa Fe exhibition includes mural-size drawings on dropcloth and collaborative works with California artist Peter Hubbard. Burrowes is especially concerned with the environmental impact of his art and makes sure his processes are sustainable. Through Dec. 12.
***image5***CAFÉ PASQUAL'S GALLERY
103 E. Water St., 983-9340
Rick Phelps has taken recycled paper and created everything from a huge bouquet of flowers to a papier-mache cowboy riding a logo-plastered rocket-bomb. Through Jan. 3, 2008.
CHALK FARM GALLERY
729 Canyon Road, 983-7125
A surreal world, where women sleep atop books, butterflies are mixed with entwined lovers and fiery dancers emerge from flower petals, comes forth from the mind and hand of Vladimir Kush. Through Dec. 31.
CHIAROSCURO CONTEMPORARY ART
439 Camino del Monte Sol, 992-0711
Two abstract artists with very different approaches come together for a show that aims to bring out emotions. William Betts intersects hundreds of straight lines to create a painting akin to optical illusion and Mateo Galvano's deliberate mixings of texture and color muse on the nature of dualities. Through Dec. 29.
2865 Hwy. 14, Madrid, 473-0344
Thom Ross paints Billy the Kid and the Wild West. Through Jan. 1, 2008.
301 N. Guadalupe St., 986-0735
Emilee Lord's Traces and Shadows combine the artist's interests in weaving, dance and visual art to create visceral pieces of unique art. Through Feb. 29, 2008.
231 Delgado St., 995-0231
Ronald Davis pioneered digital art, and his newest show hits Santa Fe with some 3D-CG (that's three dimensional and computer generated). They may look like real objects, but a closer inspection reveals zeroes and ones.
Through Dec. 31.
554 S. Guadalupe St., 982-4610
An epic installation, two years in the making, by Santa Fe artist Ligia Bouton uses sculpture, video, textile, sound, photography and performance to embellish Six Photographs of People I Don't Know. By turning two-dimensional images into three-dimensional realities, we are made to feel as if we're inside memories that are, in fact, not ours at all. Through
Jan. 12, 2008.
418 Cerrillos Road, 699-4506
A new exhibit by jewelry artist Marie-France Lemire incorporates golden pendants called huacas. These ancient pendants originated in Panama and depict tree frogs, eagles, warriors and mythological creatures, and would look beautiful around the neck of any princess. Through Dec. 31.
Exit 176, Hwy. 285, 455-9230
Three artists, so accessible they don't even need last names, Kathie, Owen and Al put their work side by side in The Lostetters. Through Dec. 12.
GERALD PETERS GALLERY
1011 Paseo de Peralta, 954-5700
Michael Scott's unique collection of paintings spans many subjects, but this time he's narrowed it down to self-portraits and landscape studies. Through Dec. 29.
544 S. Guadalupe St., 992-1100
Xavier Mascaro's massive iron, glass and lead sculptures are both intimate and worldly. While they all show his personal style and preferred anomalies, they are anything but predictable.
Through Jan. 31, 2008.
***image5***HANUMAN'S A WORLD GALLERY
2872 Hwy. 14, Madrid, 471-2595
Kristen and Fred Wilson show their unique art together. Kristen considers her jewelry "art-to-wear" and Fred creates clay works both on a wheel and freestyle. Through Dec. 15.
96 Old Las Vegas Hwy., 989-4629
As if you needed another reason to grab a bite at Harry's, Chris Kain's whimsical paintings adorn the walls with the artist's interpretation of women's fairy tales. Through Dec. 12.
***image5***HIGH MAYHEM STUDIOS
1703-B Lena St., 501-3333
When artists are told to make toys, and that's all the instruction they're given, the result is sure to be zany and perhaps a little surprising. The Toy Show lets us crawl inside the child inside some of Santa Fe's coolest artists. Through Dec. 22.
***image5***JAMES HOYLE GALLERY
225 E. De Vargas St., 983-1012
Heather Protz' view of the Southwest comes alive in her photos of broken mirrors and worn-out roadside attractions, all with a wonderfully narrative quality. She shows in tandem with photographer Joyce Bealer, whose conceptual, sometimes haunting, work portrays landscapes and artsy models. Through Dec. 23.
JANE SAUER GALLERY
652 Canyon Road, 995-8513
Since even atheists tend to love Guadalupe in Santa Fe, Charla Khanna creates Secular Santos for both the churchgoing and the heathens. Her dolls' intricately pieced clothing and androgynous features invite the viewer to create identities for them. Through Jan. 5, 2008.
JOHNSONS OF MADRID
2843 Hwy. 14, Madrid, 471-0154
On the way to check out the world-famous Christmas lights, be sure to drop by Johnsons for its holiday show. Larry F Hopp's funky 2-D and 3-D creations bend the perceptions of time, while a special show of photographs of Madrid on Dec. 25, 1938 bring the past alive. Through Dec. 30.
211 Old Santa Fe Trail, 982-0086
In the Southwest, sometimes a landscape photo might as well be a portrait of a very interesting human being. Photographer Keith Williams shows us unique Rockscapes with all the stratification and hoodoos one could ever want. Through Dec. 22.
***image5***LEGENDS SANTA FE
143 Lincoln Ave., 983-5369
Two dozen highly acclaimed Native artists come together for an expansive premier. Also featured is the biggest show of Jody Naranjo's clay work since 1993. For those who can't get enough Native art, this is a show that cannot be missed. But get there quick-this art sells like hotcakes. Through Jan. 6, 2008.
424 Canyon Road, 982-4142
A great array of wearable and wall-worthy weavings graces Canyon Road. Materials range from fine silks to found fabrics, and creations include everything from rugs to scarves. Through Jan. 3, 2008.
MEDICINE MAN GALLERY
602-A Canyon Road, 820-7451
Explore the Southwest and Americana through the eyes of nationally acclaimed artists. Shrink it down, though-all these paints are in miniature. Through Jan. 4, 2008.
MILL ATELIER GALLERY
530 Canyon Road, 989-9213
The One Heart Many Rhythms Foundation helps children in Peru create art and explore their world. The show features the children's pieces and proceeds benefit the foundation. Through Dec. 15.
MISENKO BOLDMAN FINE ARTS
2875 Hwy. 14, Madrid, 473-9787
Gallery artists show off their latest wares at the annual Christmas show on the historic Turquoise Trail in Madrid. For those who like high-end art but don't have a high-end paycheck, the gallery will have its signature collectible ceramic ornaments, glazed and fired on site. Through Jan. 4, 2008.
MONROE GALLERY OF PHOTOGRAPHY
112 Don Gaspar Ave., 992-0800
Sick of hearing about steroid use and dog fighting? Then turn off your TV and head to the Monroe Gallery. Photographs of the greats of sports are on display, harkening back to a more innocent time when athletes only chased balls around fields-or at least that's all we heard about. Through Jan. 27, 2008.
White Feather Road, 946-2167
Outdoor sculptures by contest winners Ed Haddawa, Jeff Turner, Dana Chodzko and Gigi Gaulin help make Santa Fe's newest neighborhood the art haven that the rest of town already is. Through Dec. 31.
PATRICIA CARLISLE FINE ART
554 Canyon Road, 888-820-0596
In the gallery's holiday exhibit, Jim Alford's color studies, David Pearson's bronze and Melinda K. Hall's paintings provide a cornucopia of concepts. Through Dec. 31.
***image5***PHOTO EYE GALLERY
376 Garcia St., 988-5159
Mark Klett explores both the anthropomorphic shapes of the Sonora Desert's cacti and the marks humans have left on the natural world. Through Dec. 15.
RIVA YARES GALLERY
123 Grant St., 983-0330
The heart of the American West beats heartily in Douglas Kent Hall's photography. For 40 years he's been telling us pictorial stories, and in his latest book, In New Mexico Light, our dynamic state comes to life through his lens. Through Dec. 31.
***image5***SANTA FE ART INSTITUTE
1600 St. Michael's Drive, 424-5050
Juan Manuel Echavarria was so disturbed by the civil unrest in his home country of Colombia that he documented it in art. Mouths of Ash/Bocas de Ceniza features Echavarria's photography and is part of The Disappeared.
Through Jan. 18, 2008.
SANTA FE CLAY
1615 Paseo de Peralta, 984-1122
Wayne Branum is both a potter and an architect, which provides for an interesting cross-section of utility, creativity and form. Suze Lindsay views her human-form clay sculptures as anthropomorphic, a study of human nature in stasis. When they show with Douglass Rankin and Will Ruggles, the possibilities are endless. Through Dec. 29.
656 Canyon Road, 983-8743
Eighty-year-old painter Dale Amburn says, "Every painting has a story"-let's see what stories his have to tell. He has 60 years experience, so there must be plenty. Through Dec. 31.
TOUCHING STONE GALLERY
539 Old Santa Fe Trail, 988-8072
Yoko Terai's graceful ceramics celebrate the beauty of the ordinary with oddly shaped pots and tools that break the tradition of conventional Japanese pottery. To capture Elusive Beauty is a rare gift. Through Dec. 29.
TROPIC OF CAPRICORN
86 Old Las Vegas Hwy., 983-2700
Drawings, vases and sculptures of nudes-or vases of nudes, drawings of nudes and sculptures of vases of nudes-are exhibited by sculptor Matthew Gonzales. Just no real nudes, please. Through Jan. 2, 2008.
100 W. Marcy St., 983-0430
Christina Dallorso Bush's pen and ink drawings are sometimes wobbly pastoral scenes of little girls by adobe houses, and sometimes feature smoking, fishnetted, cleavage-bearing women leaning against checkered walls. Through Dec. 21.
***image5***VERVE FINE ARTS
219 E. Marcy St., 982-5009
A triptych of powerful artists comes together for a stellar exhibition. Jeffrey Beacom, Brigitte Carnochan and Huntington Witherill's subjects and mediums are diverse and unique. Through Jan. 12, 2008.
***image5***VICTORIA PRICE ART AND DESIGN
1512 Pacheco St., Bldg. B, 982-8632
Gallery artists exhibit their new paintings, photography, jewelry and pottery at the gallery's holiday show, Joyful Adornment. In addition to the regularly scheduled programming, we also get the debut of Kristin Lora's new jewelry line. Through Jan. 11, 2008.
***image5***WILLIAM SIEGAL GALLERY
540 S. Guadalupe St., 820-3300
When most of us kneel in the dirt, we just get dirty. But German artist Ulrike Arnold plays with dirt in an entirely different way. Her landscape paintings are, literally, landscape paintings, created with pigments and clays from the earth itself. She's traveled around the world to find new colors-hopefully Santa Fe gives plenty of inspiration. Through Dec. 31.
WORKS ON PAPER GALLERY
229 A Johnson St., 989-1189
For six years, lifelong artist Jerry Skibell has been honing his printmaking and etching skills. He's now ready to present a large show of Faces and Flowers. The name, however, is misleading. Although his work takes on recognizable forms, Skibell views his art as abstract. Through Dec. 29.
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***image5***CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ARTS
1050 Old Pecos Trail, 982-1338***image3***
When most people brew their java every morning, they don't necessarily think of an art installation. However, Colombian artist Oscar Muñoz has created a series of self-portrait mosaics made of coffee-stained sugar cubes. Other politically aware art accompanies his exhibit. Through Jan. 5, 2008.
***image5***GEORGIA O'KEEFFE MUSEUM
217 Johnson St., 946-1060
Gertrude Kasebier, Anne Brigman, Pamela Colman Smith, Katherine Nash Rhoades and, of course, Georgia O'Keeffe are featured artists in Georgia O'Keeffe and the Women of the Stieglitz Circle, an exhibit that celebrates women and their groundbreaking creativity and sensuality. Through Jan. 13, 2008.
108 Cathedral Place, 983-1777
Veterans have a unique perspective on the world and their country. Military experience has informed and inspired more than a dozen Native vets and their families, who express their experience of war through art. Moving Down Under to another exhibit, we travel through the remote landscape of Queensland, Australia, and along the Lockhart River. This river inspires artists from the area, who have dubbed themselves the Lockhart River Art Gang. Through Jan. 13, 2008. Also: The Disappeared, a collaborative, citywide exhibition, makes its grand entrance by exploring the disappearance those who have vanished during political turmoil all over the world. Through Jan. 20, 2008.
***image5***MUSEUM OF INDIAN ARTS AND CULTURE
710 Camino Lejo, 476-1250
Southwestern scenes comprise A New Deal for Tse Tsan: Pablita Velarde at Bandelier. The work primarily involves the use of stone as a canvas, yielding a natural and environmental effect to the artists' creations. Through Jan. 13, 2008. Also: Pueblo artists Tammy Garcia and Evelyn Fredricks twist traditional ideas of Native American art into large-scale contemporary bronze works. Through April 27, 2008.
***image5***MUSEUM OF INTERNATIONAL FOLK ART
706 Camino Lejo, 476-1200
Quilts made by the African-Americans of Gee's Bend, Ala., aren't the time-consuming masterpieces of the Pennsylvania Dutch-rather, they were made from old clothes and were needed to keep warm. These quilts are finally being recognized as true art and are in Santa Fe as part of a nationwide tour of museums. Through March 15, 2008. Also: Needles and Pins: Textiles and Tools proves that the tools and processes used in crafting togs also can be works of art. Fabrics permeate our lives, from the clothes we wear to the cars we drive. Through April 13, 2008.
***image5***MUSEUM OF SPANISH COLONIAL ART
750 Camino Lejo, 982-2226
Sitting Pretty features New Mexico chairs from the 19th century, when European and Mexican furniture collided with a Spanish culture that was only starting to move toward chairs as the norm. Through Dec. 31.
NEW MEXICO MUSEUM OF ART
107 W. Palace Ave., 476-5072
The forefather of Egyptology, and the first archaeologist to adhere to scientific techniques in excavation, was Sir William Flinders Petrie. More than 200 objects from England's Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology give viewers a first-hand look into the tombs of the pharaoh. Through Jan. 6, 2008. Also: Ancient Bronzes of the Asian Grasslands from the Arthur M Sackler Foundation presents 85 works that illustrate the personal decorations of the steppe dwellers of the Eurasian grasslands from northern China to Mongolia to the plains of eastern Europe. Through Jan. 6, 2008.
***image5***PALACE OF THE GOVERNORS
105 W. Palace Ave., 476-5100
Walk into nearly any home in Santa Fe and you'll find retablos-small images of Christ and the saints used for devotion and protection. In churches similar paintings were called ex-votos. Nineteenth century examples of the works make a trip to the museum an opportunity to venerate the divine. Through April 20, 2008.
***image5***SITE SANTA FE
1606 Paseo de Peralta, 989-1199
From the late 1950s to the early 1980s, tens of thousands of people in Latin America were taken from their homes, never to be seen again by friends and family, because of political instability. Those who are gone are not forgotten in The Disappeared. Through Jan. 20, 2008.
704 Camino Lejo, 982-4636
Celebrate the Wheelwright's 70th birthday with Native American Modern, an exhibit that features important works from 1960 until now. Paintings, baskets, fetishes and figurines run amok. What better way to pay homage to these artists than to gawk? Through April 20, 2008.
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Walt Disney almost bought the entire town of Madrid in the 1930s in hopes of creating "Christmas Town." Let's be thankful that he passed it up in favor of Mickey and Minnie and let Madrid become the funky little art community that it is. Celebrate the holidays with open houses at 30 galleries, world-famous Christmas light decorations and stagecoach rides up and down the Turquoise Trail.
All day Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 8 and 9. Free.
Madrid, 26 miles south of Santa Fe on Highway 14
***image5***HAVE FUN AND HELP WOMEN
The annual "Wild and Beautiful Santa Fe" holiday fashion show and gift fair benefits the Esperanza Shelter for Battered Families. What better reason to splurge on jewelry, clothes and art?
5:30-7:30 pm Tuesday, Dec. 11. $25.
Hotel Plaza Real, 125 Washington Ave., 989-1508
EASY AS DZIBILCHALTUN
If you thought you knew Mayan civilization, think again-most of the visible architecture is from the latter part of the ancient culture. Virginia Fields discusses Mayan civilization, pre-100 BC.
7 pm Tuesday, Dec. 11. Free.
Tipton Hall, College of Santa Fe, 1600 St. Michael's Drive, 473-6341