New Tech, New Medium
Santa Fe artist uses 3-D printing to create unique, lively landscapes
For one to truly understand and experience this innovative type of art, a visit to 7 Arts Gallery is warranted. A picture simply can’t do McGee’s works justice, so. Attendees can don 3-D glasses at the opening to fully bring out the depth of the pieces. In addition, other artists, many of whom McGee says inspired him, are on display in the gallery. (Layne Radlauer)
Tom McGee: Landscapes Reimagined:
5 pm Friday April 5. Free. Through April 30.
7 Arts Gallery,
125 Lincoln Ave.,
If there's one thing you can count on fly-fisher-folk for, it's painstaking levels of patience. But it goes deeper, too, because when it comes to the artistry of tying the flies used for attracting them little fishies, they're not messing around. Master fisherman Norman Maktima, meanwhile, is the best of the best, and you'll find him at the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Arts this week, imparting skillz, dropping knowledge and opening up everyone's idea of how fun it can be to stand motionlessly in a river wearing rubber pants. We kid, we kid—Maktima's flies are gorgeous, and anyone who's hoping to up their game can learn a lot. Space is limited, so register ahead of time at firstname.lastname@example.org. (Alex De Vore)
Norman Maktima: The Art and Aesthetics of Flies:
1-2:30 pm Thursday April 4. $5.
IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts,
108 Cathedral Place,
If You Can Hack it, They Can Tack it
Full disclosure: I worked as the desk guy at Four Star Tattoo about a million years ago, just so I could be ensconced in that world. And the things I learned about owner/tattooer Mark Vigil's talent, work ethic and drive have been things I carry to this day. These qualities speak volumes about how Four Star has managed to stay open so long, how it's won SFR's Best of Santa Fe poll more years than not and how almost anytime anyone asks a local where that killer piece was done, the answer is Four Star. Saturday April 6 is the celebration of the 20-year mark, and Vigil and company plan to celebrate with special $20 flash pieces all day, the proceeds from which go to benefit The Food Depot. To seasoned vets and newcomers and all points in between, we offer this advice: Go get cut. (Alex De Vore)
Four Star Tattoo 20th Anniversary:
Noon-6 pm Saturday April 6. Free.
825 Topeka St.,
Ummm … why didn't anyone tell us about Austin, Texas-based band Sheverb? The twangy guitars, the surfy and punky elements that bubble up from the country-rock foundation? Nothing? Alright, word, well we'll just tell you—and you'e gotta believe us when we say they're killer. We're reminded of Dead Milkmen, maybe a little bit of Quasi, a pinch of recently departed Dick Dale (or maybe we're thinking of Link Wray?) and, weirdly in places, Nirvana—at least so far as the burning passion goes. Seriously, though, look 'em up on YouTube, become a superfan, find yourself in Madrid come Monday and have yourself a reverb-heavy good time. (ADV)
7 pm Monday April 8. Free.
Mine Shaft Tavern,
284 Hwy. 14, Madrid,