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A Sense of Place

Art in Public Places program launches unprecedented call

Arts Valve Images of celebrated public art line the walls of newly appointed New Mexico Arts’ Art in Public Places project coordinator Michelle Laflamme-Childs’ office

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 Enrique Limón

Pop Goes the Easel

Indian Market gets a cool pop culture infusion

Arts Valve It was hot. It was crowded. It was eventful. It was the granddaddy of local arts festivals, the 92nd annual Indian Market. “It was great, and it exceeded all my expectations,”

Tuesday, August 20, 2013 Enrique Limón

And Blast-Off

'A Song of Ice and Fire' author’s latest gambit pays off

Arts Valve The grand reopening of the Jean Cocteau Cinema last Friday had more an air of a family reunion than that of a business launch.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013 Enrique Limón

Top 10 rad things at the Jean Cocteau Cinema reopening

Arts Valve It was a family affair on Friday evening, when Santa Fe’s beloved Jean Cocteau Cinema reopened for business at the hands of A Song of Ice and Fire author George RR Martin.

Saturday, August 10, 2013 Enrique Limón

Nacha Strikes Back

A look into the mind of SF’s most prolific performer

Arts Valve Nacha Mendez is in a tizzy. She’s setting up for her regular Thursday night gig at La Boca, planning for the Hispanic Arts Festival just a couple of days later in Dixon

Tuesday, August 6, 2013 Enrique Limón and Tor Travis

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
 
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