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Blame It on the Trains

Local club proves that model railroads are far from child’s play

Arts Valve Chuck Cover gets a twinkle in his eyes when he leads visitors to the backroom of his Seton Village home. “This space was the main selling point,” he says, walking towards his impressive model railroad layou...

Tuesday, November 6, 2012 Enrique Limón

Hall of Game

For one artist, it’s always hunting season

Arts Valve When Frederick Prescott first came to Santa Fe 30 years ago, he fell in love. “I’d heard about Santa Fe, but I didn’t know what it was,” the Bay Area native says. A day and a half in our town, and Presc...

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 Enrique Limón

Get Yer Halloween Costume On!

No outfit selected yet? We've got you covered

Arts Valve 'Tis the ghoulish season when ladies get to dress up as a slutty version of Marvin the Martian (yes, really) or a whorish just about everything else, and men get to cover down to the ankles and gawk away.

Thursday, October 25, 2012 Enrique Limón

The Incredible Folk

Arthur Lopez helms smashing group show

Arts Valve The art in Arthur Lopez’ living room alone could rival that of any museum. A sea of crucifixes  hangs throughout, and wood carvings depicting every imaginable saint’s passion are propped atop all avail...

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 Enrique Limón

PEZ in Show

How one area artist is living the sweet life

Arts Valve Once a month, Steve White makes the trek from his Albuquerque studio to East Palace Avenue’s Todos Santos Chocolates & Confections, his highest-volume retailer,  to unload his latest batch of “ou...

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 Enrique Limón

Mad About Madsen

The actor opens up to SFR and dishes career, family turmoil and horse fucking

Arts Valve We met in a sitting area near the elevators on the second floor of the Eldorado Hotel. Writer/director Emmett Mckinley requested I not ask questions about his sons. Having no idea what he was referring to, I ...

Tuesday, October 9, 2012 Enrique Limón


When Ai Krasner is asked “paper or plastic,” her answer is always the same

Arts Valve Japanese-born artist Ai Krasner gives the term “plastic arts” a whole new meaning. Her latest solo endeavor, Plastic Garden, consists of colorful and thought-provoking pieces composed exclusively by the ubi...

Tuesday, October 9, 2012 Enrique Limón

The Donut That Keeps on Giving

Former SFR cover boy Micah Ortega gives back the only way he knows how

Arts Valve Human Donut Micah Ortega gave back to SFR the only way he knew how—by actually becoming the weekly, Backpage and all—and for one afternoon, hyping the shit out of us.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 Enrique Limón

That's LIFE

Acclaimed photographer Bob Gomel looks back

Arts Valve Asked what it was like to be  a photojournalist for LIFE magazine during its 1960s heyday, Bob Gomel does not hesitate to answer. “It was the mecca,” he says with a combination of excitement and nost...

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 Enrique Limón

Yard Sticklers

And you thought you were all that for propping a garden gnome in your yard? Amateur!

Arts Valve Helen and Charlie Sharpe are used to gawks, the sound of tires screeching and strangers constantly knocking at their door. The reason? Their picturesque garden—chock-full of statues, sanctuaries and figurines...

Tuesday, September 25, 2012 Enrique Limón
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