Santa Fe Reporter - Interviews <![CDATA[SFR Talk: Rail Rundown - with Santa Fe Officials]]>
By: Ramon A Lovato
When Railrunner service was cut recently, Santa Fe didn’t get a vote. No Santa Fe representative has sat on the Rio Metro Board since its inception. Now, Santa Fe officials are pushing the Rio Metro Board to reverse the decision.]]>
<![CDATA[SFR Talk: The Essentials - With Trish Byrd]]>
Trish and Chip Byrd operate the Essential Guide, a 23-year-old glossy publication that acts as high-end bible to the city.]]>
<![CDATA[SFR Talk: Cyclical Art - With Vanessa Wilde]]>
By: Rani Molla
Kaleidospoke is a three-month long art exhibition and film showcase organized and curated by graphic artist Vanessa Wilde. The work, which includes that of six muralists from around the country who are also cyclists, explores issues in modern cycling. Wilde talks to SFR about the bike scene in Santa Fe and how it relates to art.]]>
<![CDATA[SFR Talk: Nuke Rebuke - With Joni Arends]]>
By: Wren Abbott
Joni Arends is the executive director of Concerned Citizens for Nuclear Safety, a group that monitorsimpact on the environment and human health attributable to Los Alamos National Laboratory.]]>
<![CDATA[SFR Talk: Art Talk - With Mary Bonney]]>
By: Rani Molla
This month, 25 galleries hold simultaneous openings on Canyon Road. Mary Bonney discusses the art walk and the art scene.]]>
<![CDATA[SFR Talk: 12 Step, Anyone? - With Prasoon Wilson]]>
By: Wren Abbott
Prasoon Wilson is a former tennis instructor turned manager of The Friendship Club in Santa Fe, a community center that hosts 12-step meetings, yoga classes, dances and free holiday meals.]]>
<![CDATA[SFR Talk: Home Front - With Lauren Addario]]>
By: Alexa Schirtzinger
Lauren Addario is a funny, self-effacing artist; the cultural technology coordinator for New Mexico Highlands University’s media arts department—and the older sister of Lynsey Addario, a New York Times photojournalist captured, abused and released by forces loyal to Muammar el-Qaddafi in Libya last month.]]>
<![CDATA[SFR Talk: Growth Spurt - With Anna Marie Tutera Manriquez and Jeff Dailey]]>
The Santa Fe Children’s Museum closes its doors on Monday, April 18. But don’t worry: It will reopen on May 7, bigger and better than ever. SFR visited with recently hired Executive Director Anna Marie Tutera Manriquez and Deputy Director Jeff Dailey to learn what the expansion means for the city’s most curious and clamorous constituency.]]>
<![CDATA[SFR Talk: Nuclear Ravage - With Adam Horowitz]]>
By: Julia Goldberg
US nuclear testing occured in the Marshall Islands between 1946 and 1958, during which time the US detonated 67 nuclear bombs, including the 1954 “Bravo” test, which was larger than the bomb dropped on Hiroshima. Artist and documentary filmmaker Adam Horowitz first went to the Marshall Islands in 1986 and made a 16 mm film, Home on the Range, about nuclear testing in the area.]]>
<![CDATA[SFR Talk: Sweet Spread - With SPREAD contenders]]>
By: Rani Molla
According to Phillips Director and Chief Curator Irene Hofmann, SITE Santa Fe’s micro-granting art initiative SPREAD was the largest event of its kind. SPREAD raised nearly $8,000 for the kitty through sales of 250 tickets, as well as donations, for the March 18 dinner.]]>
<![CDATA[SFR Talk: A Way Forward - With Jackie Gibbs]]>
By: Wren Abbott
Jackie Gibbs, 22, used to be a gang member with a cocaine habit and a hefty juvenile rap sheet. Three years after responding to a YouthWorks flyer she saw posted at a mall, she’s YouthWorks’ operations director and has found her calling helping other young people put their lives on track.]]>
<![CDATA[SFR Talk: Musings - With Dana Levin]]>
By: Ramon A Lovato
Dana Levin, a former faculty member at College of Santa Fe (now Santa Fe University of Art and Design), is currently the Joseph M Russo endowed chairwoman at University of New Mexico, and is one of the organizers of the Muse Times Two poetry series at Collected Works Bookstore. She will return as acting CWD chairwoman at SFUAD this fall.]]>
<![CDATA[SFR Talk: Peace Out - With Five Former Peace Corps Volunteers]]>
By: Alexa Schirtzinger
For years after finishing my stint as a Peace Corps volunteer in El Salvador, I listed “killing chickens” in the skills/interests section of my résumé—not because of my enduring hatred for the rooster that awakened me every morning at 2 but, rather, because the Peace Corps experience is singularly unshakable.]]>
<![CDATA[SFR Talk: Tag Out - With Jennifer Muņoz]]>
By: Rani Molla
Jennifer Muñoz has been with the Santa Fe Police Department for 71/2 years. In November, the lifelong Santa Fean left her position as administrative secretary for detective investigations for a newly created one: SFPD anti-graffiti coordinator.
<![CDATA[SFR Talk: House Whisperer - With Phil Pfeiffer]]>
By: Wren Abbott
Phil Pfeiffer, a director, and his wife Cee Moravec, a set dresser, began building a house in Cerrillos powered by alternative energy after Pfeiffer took green building classes through Architects, Designers & Contractors Network in Santa Fe.]]>
<![CDATA[SFR Talk: By the Books - With David Rudolph]]>
By: Ramon A Lovato
In 2010, sculptor and painter David Rudolph was selected for an $84,000 grant from the New Mexico Arts Commission for his proposed installation project, “The Books,” at Santa Fe Community Co]]>
<![CDATA[SFR Talk: Playing with the Girls - With Joanna Alvarez-Reyes]]>
By: Alexa Schirtzinger
For one hour every Wednesday night at Tomasita’s, the clink of silverware and hum of conversation fade into the background, giving way to the chords of six stringed instruments—three violins, a bass, a guitar and a vihuela, or small Mexican rhythm guitar.]]>
<![CDATA[SFR Talk: Who Lets The Dogs Out? - With Marina Dervan]]>
By: Rani Molla
Mark Barone and Marina Dervan are taking a year off from their regular lives for An Act of Dog, a Santa Fe-based art project geared at raising money to make animal shelters no-kill. Barone is in the process of painting 5,500 euthanized dogs—the number of dogs killed in US shelters each day.]]>
<![CDATA[SFR Talk: Youth to Power - With Jenn Jevertson]]>
By: Wren Abbott
Jenn Jevertson is the program manager at New Mexico Gay-Straight Alliance Network, a programcreated by the Santa Fe Mountain Center, a Tesuque nonprofit. The Gay-Straight Alliance Network organizes free events and trainings to help youth develop strength and leadership skills.]]>
<![CDATA[SFR Talk: Juggling Education - With Jim McDonald]]>
By: Ramon A Lovato
Those who frequented the Plaza during summer 2010 might remember Jim McDonald as the juggling man on a large plastic ball. His current project: renovating an old bus in which to travel through Mexico bringing solar energy to rural communities without electricity.]]>