Santa Fe Reporter - Summer Arts Preview <![CDATA[Taste the Rainbow - Summer of Color promises a jam-packed season of fine art, food and fun]]>
By: Rob DeWalt
Sometimes, good ideas start not with careful contemplation, but with a dose of sweet epiphany. Such was the case with the Summer of Color, a seasonlong collaborative exhibition-palooza spearheaded by the Museum Hill Partners.]]>
<![CDATA[Summer’s Awakening Possible - A personal guide to the estival classical]]>
By: John Stege
Summer is a-comin’ in, and many of Our Town’s flossier musical institutions—Santa Fe Symphony, Performance Santa Fe and Pro Musica, to name but three—commence their annual summer snooze.
<![CDATA[Opera for Dummies - ]]>
By: Alex De Vore
Maybe you don’t know a lot about opera or are riding the fence in terms of whether you’ll check out the 2015 festival season. Allow us to help you by explaining the plots in laymen’s terms; friends…go ahead and buy your tickets already.]]>
<![CDATA[In-Fight Entertainment - Fight Club gains a dark future and deep past via new graphic novel series and short story tie-in]]>
By: Matthew Schniper
I am Jack’s subversive sequel. But just a copy of a copy of a copy. May I never be complete. Because every era apparently needs Tyler Durden—a phoenix symbol for the pill-popper generation, a projection of our liberated, fearless, better selves. ]]>
<![CDATA[Not This Title, Not That - Axle Contemporary makes something out of nothing]]>
By: Enrique Limón
Around this time last year, this issue sang the praises of Axle Contemporary’s The Renga Project, an outdoor installation/performance gambit that brought together some 100 artists and poets.
<![CDATA[Forever Young - Music fest celebrates talent old and new]]>
By: Alex De Vore
The Santa Fe Music Alliance (SFMA) has been kind of quiet of late, and it scares me just a little—they’re important. The loosely affiliated org works with members from our local musical community and puts them together for purposes of networking, gigs, instrument exchange and more.]]>
<![CDATA[Aspen Santa Fe: Ballet on the Edge - Not another generic dance company]]>
By: Julie Ann Grimm
Looking for classic ballet with tutus and Swan Lake and the whole bit? Keep looking. Or better yet, catch that on your next vacation.
<![CDATA[Communication Gets Complicated in The Moment of YES! - Theater Grottesco explores the humor and humanity of the journey]]>
By: Emmaly Wiederholt
The Moment of YES! begins with four people—Tara Khozein, Apollo Garcia, Danielle Reddick and Eric Kupers—finding themselves on the stage of the Santa Fe Playhouse.
<![CDATA[Yay! It Up - Local arthouses provide your summer movie fix]]>
By: David Riedel
I like to check in with my local arthouse cinemas to see just what the hell is going on for the summer. Here’s what you can find at Santa Fe’s local cinemas.]]>
<![CDATA[Paper Gallery - ]]>
All Action Figure Lego-inspired figurines as subversive art? If Steven Paul Judd and Pop Gallery are involved, the answer is yes.]]>
<![CDATA[Art Attack! - 2013 Summer Arts Preview]]>
It’s easy to forget the bounty of cultural offerings a city like Santa Fe offers.]]>
<![CDATA[Time to Get Festive - A summer music festival roundup]]>
By: Loren Bienvenu
Upon hearing “festival,” some people are reminded of the Medieval Latin word festivalis, referring to a feast.]]>
<![CDATA[Fests for the Wicked - You want art festivals? You’ve got art festivals]]>
By: Enrique Limón
Some of the city’s top art festivals might be well over the hill, but with an influx of fresh faces on the cultural scene, don’t relegate them to RainbowVision just yet.]]>
<![CDATA[Summer Readin’ - A summertime guide for reading, listening and discussing]]>
By: Mia Rose Carbone
Despite the vibrant visual-art scene in town, the local art world is not limited to galleries and museums, paintings and sculptures.]]>
<![CDATA[She Will Sing - The Santa Fe Opera and Chamber Music Festival rev up new offerings]]>
By: John Stege
Steady on, Santa Fe. Summer’s nearly here, bringing world-class music festivals, out-there programming and, uh-oh, potential cultural overload.]]>
<![CDATA[Where’s Your Aspen? - Santa Fe’s School of Aspen SF rolls out their big Spring Recital]]>
By: Tess Cutler
Gisela Genschow grew up in Hamburg, Germany’s major port city and home to The Hamburg Ballet.]]>
<![CDATA[We’ve Seen That One, Too - Originality takes a backseat to explosions, bombast and bluster ‘cuz it’s summer, baby!]]>
By: David Riedel
It’s late May, but the summer movie season is upon us.]]>
<![CDATA[Shrinking Violet - As Violet Crown deal sets, is community support for the multiplex diminishing?]]>
By: Enrique Limón
Last Wednesday, Santa Fe Clay director Avra Leodas posted a message on her company’s Facebook page.]]>
<![CDATA[Summer Arts Preview - The art of it all]]>
In Santa Fe, summer has a sort of springlike effect on the arts scene. As soon as May loses its last vestige of winter, every corner of the city suddenly bursts with art. The galleries and museums blossom with new exhibits; the Plaza hums with the reverberations of the popular, twice-daily Bandstand music festival; the Railyard plays host to outdoor movies and concerts; the opera attracts aficionados from all over the globe; the libraries and bookstores and parks and summer camps offer various artistic outlets for hordes of children blissfully free of classes and homework.

In fact, Santa Fe’s summer arts scene is so extensive that we found it necessary to dedicate an entire special issue to helping you navigate the season’s festivities. In these pages, you’ll find local arts leaders’ recommendations for don’t-miss events, and you’ll gain some perspective on the work it takes to bring those events to Santa Fe. We don’t mind if you rip out the festival calendar on page 22; you may need it to keep track of all the major festivals slated to hit our city this year. Parents, we haven’t forgotten about you (or your children)—on page 21, find a rundown of all the great activities that let Santa Fe’s kids express themselves, artistically and otherwise. And if your idea of a perfect summer afternoon involves lolling in De Vargas Park, just within earshot of the Cowgirl’s band du jour, that’s fine, too.]]>
<![CDATA[The Music Man - Local promoter Tim Franke works hard to bring you great music]]>
By: Alex De Vore
Having spoken with concert promoter Jamie Lenfestey of Heath Concerts for the Santa Fe Manual, I figured I should speak to his counterpart at T-Cubed Productions, Tim Franke, for the summer arts preview. This dude has been booking great shows for a few years now and, as we head into summer, he’s got more great stuff and some good advice for our community.]]>