Santa Fe Reporter - Arts Valve http://www.sfreporter.com/santafe/articles.sec-128-1-arts-valve.html <![CDATA[On Key - New Railyard public art project is simply grand]]>
By: Enrique Limón
Seventeen-year-old CJ Andrews has a vision for the Railyard. It involves artist-embellished pianos that anyone can come up to and tickle.]]>
<![CDATA[¡Ajúa! - Metalachi’s road to fame is paved with Selena, boobs and “love juice”]]>
By: Enrique Limón
Vega De La Rockha sounds harsh. It’s 1 pm on a Thursday, and he’s just rolling out of a motel bed somewhere in the outskirts of Austin. “It was a crazy night last night, man,” De La Rockha says.
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<![CDATA[Filmed in Stereo - Crowdfunding project aims to illustrate, educate]]>
By: Enrique Limón
A documentary in the works titled This is a Stereotype is slated to address head on “the misunderstanding and perpetuation of stereotypical myths.” ]]>
<![CDATA[Mime, Body, Spirit - Local author remembers silent love ]]>
By: Enrique Limón
The magnetism of his appeal draws me to him: his tenderness, his sensuality, the immense spaciousness of his presence. I feel his face next to mine, the warmth of his skin; he presses himself against me from behind. He presses into my fantasies. His lips touch my ear as he whispers: ‘Meet me at the edge of perception and illusion.']]>
<![CDATA[Hawaiian Topic - New exhibit at the Georgia O’Keeffe exudes island feel ]]>
By: Enrique Limón
“Maybe the O’Keeffe purists would be a little surprised that O’Keeffe participated in the advertising campaign for Hawaiian Pineapple Company,” Theresa Papanikolas, curator of European and American art at the Honolulu Museum of Art, tells SFR.
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<![CDATA[Hot Shots - Michelle and Sidney Monroe are here to [s]cool you]]>
By: Enrique Limón
Eisenstaedt was the German-born LIFE magazine photographer responsible for candid photographs featuring the likes of Marilyn Monroe and Jackie Kennedy, as well as the emblematic V-J Day celebration image that features a sailor passionately kissing a nurse in Times Square.]]>
<![CDATA[In Like Quinn - SNL alum takes on politics, “New” Mexico and the Kardashians]]>
By: Enrique Limón
“I was kind of fascinated by the fact that even the people that don’t like the founding fathers never say a word about the Constitution,” Quinn tells SFR. “Everyone loves the fuckin’ Constitution!” He found in the document the main inspiration for Unconstitutional.]]>
<![CDATA[City, Different - Armistead Maupin drives beloved series to the station and waves good-bye ]]>
By: Enrique Limón
Currently living in Tesuque with husband Christopher Turner, Maupin—whose signature writing style was recently dubbed by one New York Times reviewer as “third-person kaleidoscope”— took time to chat with SFR on his way from San Francisco to Berkeley on the first stop of his The Days of Anna Madrigal promotional tour.]]>
<![CDATA[That's the Magic of Maisie - Game of Thrones’ young star to grace Santa Fe]]>
By: Enrique Limón
Unlike many 16-year-olds, Maisie Williams has seen her father beheaded, been imprisoned twice, lived part of her life as a boy and, oh yeah, there was the one time she killed that dude in the woods. An integral part of George RR Martin’s epic A Song of Ice and Fire.]]>
<![CDATA[Snow Job - A year later, Snow Poems Project comes full circle]]>
By: Enrique Limón
SFR was there on the frosty January afternoon when Edie Tsong applied the fist Snow Poem on Teen Court’s street-facing windows. In a race against the clock, oversize Helvetica CY letters (“The same typeface they use in street signs,” Tsong pointed out).
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<![CDATA[Ghost of Arts Valve Past, Pt. 2 - A look back at the cultural movers and shakers of 2013]]>
By: Enrique Limón
2013 was a year for the books in Santa Fe’s arts and culture scene. Anything but stagnant, the nation’s oldest capital was reenergized with a barrage of new faces, ideas and alternative art spaces that again confirm our city’s place on the national art scene. 
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<![CDATA[On With the Show - Local cast of 'A Christmas Carol' soldiers on]]>
By: Enrique Limón
“Thank you, theater lovers, for being here—and you do have to be a theater lover to be out tonight,” Blalock said. She took the opportunity to commend the also news director at KSFR for his multiple contributions to the performance art scene and cited this version of the seasonal play as one that “he particularly wanted to bring to us.]]>
<![CDATA[A Day in the LIFE - Fifty years after JFK’s assassination, Hal Wingo looks back]]>
By: Enrique Limón
Former senior editor of LIFE magazine, Hal Wingo remembers the afternoon of Nov. 22, 1963 vividly. He was working as a reporter in the publication’s Big Apple headquarters and was walking back from lunch.
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<![CDATA[A Toda Madre - Current exhibit bridges generational gap]]>
By: Enrique Limón
It was a family affair on Sunday afternoon when Albuquerque-based muralist Leopoldo Romero and his student Felipe Tapia unveiled A Toda Madre, a joint exhibit of eclectic works at Santa Fe Baking Co.]]>
<![CDATA[Peace & Law - Photographer and activist Lisa Law has a vision—it involves LSD art]]>
By: Enrique Limón
Now stripped of the hundreds of campaign stickers that covered every conceivable surface, Lisa Law’s midnight blue GMC Envoy sits incognito outside her home.]]>
<![CDATA[Hidden, Seeked - Axle Contemporary’s latest is a study in loss—and what you gain along the way]]>
By: Enrique Limón
An air of serenity envelops Jerry Wellman. He is sitting inside the roving Axle Contemporary, the immersive gallery housed inside a retrofitted 1970 step van, which he’s manned with partner Matthew Chase-Daniel since 2010.]]>
<![CDATA[Willkommen, Bienvenue - Life is anything but a drag for the ladies of Jewel Box Cabaret]]>
By: Enrique Limón
It’s Sunday afternoon and a heated debate is taking place inside the Maria Benitez Cabaret Theater at the Lodge. It involves the placement of a piece of sheer fabric during one of the acts of the upcoming season of the Jewel Box Cabaret]]>
<![CDATA[Waters Sheds - Director John Waters talks religion, popper parties and dildo babies]]>
By: Enrique Limón
John Waters has several mantras, among them: “All young people need somebody bad to look up to…sort of a filth elder if you will.” Through his midnight films like Polyester, Pink Flamingos and Female Trouble, Waters has been just that. ]]>
<![CDATA[Bloomin’ Group - New exhibit celebrates O’Keeffe’s lush period]]>
By: Enrique Limón
For Cody Hartley, the director of curatorial affairs at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, it’s the calm after the storm. It’s a day after the unveiling of Modern Nature: Georgia O’Keeffe and Lake George.
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<![CDATA[Buried Treasure - A bevy of artistic masterpieces lay in state at the NMMA’s vault]]>
By: Enrique Limón
“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 belonging to the state’s oldest museum is archived, preserved and kept.]]>