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Visit with a Bear

An out-of-town journalist on his encounter with a Santa Fe legend

Art Features  Looking to have a silver turquoise ring cut down to size, I found a rough-hewn silversmith nicknamed Bear tucked away in his den at the downtown Santa Fe Village, where he’s been for 27 years.  

Tuesday, May 1, 2012 Mike Masterson

Unintentionally Undercover

Live Previews of Tamale-wood’s Future

Art Features I recently worked on the set of Longmire, a new television series for the A&E network starring Robert Taylor. Filming in the Santa Fe area, the show is based on the hero of the Craig Allen Johnson novel ser...

Wednesday, April 25, 2012 Scott Shuker

Interpenetration of Opposites

Cannupa Hanska and the chimera effect

Art Features Sculptor Cannupa Hanska shares a multi-acre compound in Nambé with at least three other people, including his partner (the vivacious Santa Fe DJ and performance artist Ginger Dunnill) and their ne...

Tuesday, April 10, 2012 Matthew Irwin

The Skinny: Just Imagine It

A Primer in arts marketing

Art Features Scott Shuker scours press releases and website for updates, hirings/firings and more from Santa Fe's arterati.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012 Scott Shuker

Art of Story, Story of Art

Artists and poets collaborate, then deconstruct

Art Features Take this apart: “cut down her presence remains comforting me no accusation recrimination just her love.” What are you left with? Syllables, a rhythmic cadence, layers of meaning left to interpretation...

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 Meaghen Brown

Reclaiming a Symbol

Tattoo artist Guido Baldini revisits the origins of the swastika

Art Features With the opening of his show Tales of the Whirling Log and Auspicious Marks on Canvas, local tattoo artist Guido Baldini hopes to retell the story of the swastika based on its original intentions.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012 Meaghen Brown

Letters to...

When a constituent speaks, who listens?

Art Features So I’m back at Caldera Gallery, this time for a letter-writing event, in advance of the March 6 elections. I’m sitting across from Houston Johansen, justifying why I’m thinking about abstaining from the v...

Tuesday, March 6, 2012 Matthew Irwin

Making Money...er, Art

How does a price tag change a work's value?

Art Features Money is a pedestrian way to value art…I mean life…I mean art. I voice this truism Sunday afternoon, walking up Canyon Road with my baby mama. She huffs a laugh, and says, “Duh.” So I’m comp

Tuesday, February 28, 2012 Matthew Irwin

Time, And Again

SITE Santa Fe exhibition loops past, present and future.

Art Features Moments into a media walk-through of SITE Santa Fe’s exhibition Time-Lapse, I’m mentally preparing to retract comments I made about the absence of active culture in museums [The Curator, Nov. 9, 2011: “Wh...

Wednesday, February 22, 2012 Matthew Irwin

To Go Under

In 5 Submerging, committed artists show the depths of their practice

Art Features The phrase “to experience art” has its origins in the teachings of John Dewey. He wrote that art could evoke simultaneous intellectual and emotional responses—art is not “seen” like an object on the s...

Tuesday, February 14, 2012 Meaghen Brown
 
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