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Buried Treasure

A bevy of artistic masterpieces lay in state at the NMMA’s vault

Arts Valve “This is the non-sexy space that visitors don’t get to see,” Michelle Gallagher Roberts says as she leads the way to the New Mexico Museum of Art’s sub-basement. It is there that a treasure trove of art...

Tuesday, October 1, 2013 Enrique Limón

Va-va-vroom!

New gallery shifts into overdrive

Arts Valve Steve Charbonneau is a mechanic with a vision. “I’m just me,” Charbonneau says as he replaces a carburetor and fixes an oil leak on a 1961 Mercedes 190 SL inside his Arroyo Chamiso Corridor shop.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 Enrique Limón

’Trotter of the Revolution

Erin Currier’s art is both sublime and politically charged

Arts Valve Mugshot-style printouts are taped to a wall in Erin Currier’s studio. They feature the faces of American anarchist Voltairine de Cleyre

Tuesday, September 10, 2013 Enrique Limón

Blow Hard

“Can’t we all just get along?” asks Santa Fe’s Balloon Man

Arts Valve “¡Ay, Chihuahua!” Balloon Man John Dukeminier (stage name John Duke) says as a section of what was meant to be a crown for a child patron bursts. Gliding on comedic momentum, he pops the whole thing and st...

Tuesday, September 3, 2013 Enrique Limón

A Sense of Place

Art in Public Places program launches unprecedented call

Arts Valve Images of celebrated public art line the walls of newly appointed New Mexico Arts’ Art in Public Places project coordinator Michelle Laflamme-Childs’ office

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 Enrique Limón

Pop Goes the Easel

Indian Market gets a cool pop culture infusion

Arts Valve It was hot. It was crowded. It was eventful. It was the granddaddy of local arts festivals, the 92nd annual Indian Market. “It was great, and it exceeded all my expectations,”

Tuesday, August 20, 2013 Enrique Limón

And Blast-Off

'A Song of Ice and Fire' author’s latest gambit pays off

Arts Valve The grand reopening of the Jean Cocteau Cinema last Friday had more an air of a family reunion than that of a business launch.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013 Enrique Limón

Top 10 rad things at the Jean Cocteau Cinema reopening

Arts Valve It was a family affair on Friday evening, when Santa Fe’s beloved Jean Cocteau Cinema reopened for business at the hands of A Song of Ice and Fire author George RR Martin.

Saturday, August 10, 2013 Enrique Limón

Nacha Strikes Back

A look into the mind of SF’s most prolific performer

Arts Valve Nacha Mendez is in a tizzy. She’s setting up for her regular Thursday night gig at La Boca, planning for the Hispanic Arts Festival just a couple of days later in Dixon

Tuesday, August 6, 2013 Enrique Limón and Tor Travis

Words With Friends

Some artists find inspiration in nature. Illan Shamir found it in his kitchen

Arts Valve A mantra is scribbled on the walls of Ilan Shamir’s Upper Canyon Road studio. “The things that make us happy make us wise,” it reads in bright yellow chalk, vividly contrasting with the dark, eggplant-h...

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 Enrique Limón
 
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