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Culture happens. That is, it can be curated, but it cannot be created intentionally. To be a part of culture, one has to be in it, participating. It doesn’t happen in newspapers or museums. Let me illustrate
Axle Contemporary had partnered with the New Mexico Experimental Glass Workshop for Vidrio y los Muertos, a Day of the Dead exhibition. Next to the workshop’s kiln, Axle’s mobile gallery—devised from a custom 1970 aluminum step van—featured the works of various glass artists on its shelves.
Among the eight finalists for SITE Santa Fe’s micro-granting initiative, SPREAD, one will walk away with…let’s see, the minimum ticket price ($15) times 350-ish people, factor in the sliding scale for tickets by income profiles, then…well, enough money to get his/her/their project through the proverbial door. The other finalists will have to settle for friends and family saying, “Just getting this far is an honor.”
About three years ago, I found my way into art collecting through intaglio, aka printmaking. So given the opportunity to write my first art review for SFR on the sixth annual International Guild of Realism show at Sage Creek Gallery—a suggestion left on my suggestion-covered desk—or on Thayer Carter’s new woodcuts at Argos Studio & Santa Fe Etching Club, I chose the latter.