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Words With Friends

Some artists find inspiration in nature. Illan Shamir found it in his kitchen

Arts Valve A mantra is scribbled on the walls of Ilan Shamir’s Upper Canyon Road studio. “The things that make us happy make us wise,” it reads in bright yellow chalk, vividly contrasting with the dark, eggplant-h...

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 Enrique Limón

Positive Affirmation

New exhibit enlightens and empowers

Arts Valve A bright red wall dominates the Museum of International Folk Art’s Gallery of Conscience. Against it rests a Plexiglas-covered psikelekedana—a traditional softwood carving made from wood of the cashew nut t...

Tuesday, July 9, 2013 Enrique Limón

Shame As It Ever Was

Twelve years after “Our Lady” controversy, artist Alma López looks back

Arts Valve Shortly after SFR’s much-hullaballooed 2013 Summer Guide hit the stands, Alma López started getting phone calls. A veteran of “sacrilegious” art, López made an indelible mark on the local scene in 2001....

Tuesday, July 2, 2013 Enrique Limón

Tonto on Top

Johnny Depp reboot proves character is sidekick no more

Arts Valve “There already has been,” Johnny Depp tells SFR when asked if he worried about possible repercussions from his portrayal of Tonto on the big screen—a move some might consider a red version of blackface.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 Enrique Limón

Drop It Low

Chimayó’s folk artist par excellence has a vision. It’s on wheels.

Arts Valve Catering to a unique brand of tourist—the kind that makes a pilgrimage for the purportedly miraculous qualities of the dirt...

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 Enrique Limón

No Filter

Dictators, penises and cigs, these are a few of Anthony Hassett’s favorite things

Arts Valve “I think I was 4 years old when I drew my first dick,” Anthony Hassett says with a chuckle. “I think it was my teacher’s dick.”

Tuesday, June 11, 2013 Enrique Limón

He’s a Sol Man

Upcycled superhero is here to teach you about sink aerators

Arts Valve It’s a bird…it’s a LEED-certified plane…it’s Sol Man, Santa Fe’s own conservationist superhero!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 Enrique Limón

Heart to Karp

Exiting SFAI executive director talks future plans, feet and carrots

Arts Valve Diane Karp is a woman of contrasts. At moments relaxed, at others semi-erratic, she has both the presence of a sage and the delivery of a stand-up comedian.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 Enrique Limón

The Depths of Shell

One artist leads unconventional path to the finish line

Arts Valve If Aesop’s fables taught us anything, it’s that life is a journey, not a race.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 Enrique Limón

Indigenous Peeper

New photography project breaks Native ground

Arts Valve Quick: close your eyes and envision your own particular image of a Native American.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 Enrique Limón
 
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