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Where I Live:
Albuquerque, Yeah!
About Me:
Plants play a big role in Blake's life, from his summers spent in the Willamette National Forest in Oregon as a fire lookout on top of Sand Mountain, to his current job promoting native grasses, grown locally in High Country Gardens' greenhouses, to the rest of the world. No wonder he considers himself a desert succulent.
Favorite Thing(s) About Albuquerque:
When you've spent a few winters in places where the sun only comes up for a couple hours -- behind a raincloud -- Albuquerque is a blessed paradise.
What I'm Reading:
Anything about the Civil War and Lincoln (go Union!), "Piaf" for the ninetieth time, and "1421" by Gavin Menzies about China's discovery of North America before Europeans

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Can You Believe It: The Dance Party of the Summer?

Posted on May 28, 2008 at 5:53am 2 Comments

Giacomo Zafarano and Desiree Telles perform dips while taking cues from Joseph Gonzales.



What does it take to transform the basement of an old fraternity house on UNM's campus into a rollicking dance hall? A well tuned body. . .of talent, that is.

Local dancer and independent producer Joseph Gonzales, who recently performed in Copelia and Seasons as one of the… Continue

Porque Burque? The Printmakers, that's why. . .

Posted on May 14, 2008 at 12:34pm 8 Comments

WEDNESDAY

“Porque Burque” the Printmakers



Jacqui Lewnes and Ray Maseman are two of our talents DCF Community members showing work at the “Porque Burque” Gallery show opening this Friday night. What do they have in common? Well! Both are members of the New Grounds Print Workshop. Both are motorcycle enthusiasts. Both appreciate kids (both the human kind and the goat kind). Many of Ray’s family and extended-family’s animals are featured… Continue

Jim Baca Says ATVs and ABQ's Arroyos Don't Mix

Posted on April 28, 2008 at 7:52am 18 Comments

On a recent bike ride along the bosque’s riverside trail where it flanks the Tijeras Arroyo, I spotted two men on four-wheelers in the bottom of the concrete ditch, gunning their way west toward the river. This is the end of the miles-long run for the Tijeras Arroyo, which carries runoff all the way from the Sandias through the city and eventually merges with the South Diversion Channel before cascading through the outfall (an image-rich word… Continue

The Power of Art in a Tiny Painting

Posted on February 1, 2008 at 7:32pm 2 Comments

While getting ready for VERB Collective’s upcoming tiny painting auction this Saturday, a story unfolded in the production process that clearly demonstrates the true power of art. To illustrate it for you here, let me give you a little background on our particular group of…

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Jesus and Shapiro Speak in Parables for Revolutions' Free Speech Comedy Art Series

Posted on January 29, 2008 at 4:51pm 1 Comment

Why does Jesus curse? He was a carpenter, after all, and besides, his second coming appearance at Revolutions International Theatre Festival is made easier for us mere mortals when he talks like a real human being and not the Almighty.

Comedy Jesus, played by Troy Conrad, was preaching to the…

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At 9:41am on February 7, 2011, RiRiSynCyr said…

HUGE BIG GIGANTIC HUGS AND EXCITEMENT!  I saw on the MEW yahoo list that you are, again, one of the mains for this years event! That's WONDERFUL!  Are you going to be in town this weekend, or are you off somewhere?  The 5th Annual Southwest Burlesque Showcase is at the Kimo and I'd love to see you!  I'll be struttin my stuff saturday night, ushering and such on friday. 

 

MISS YOU!

At 4:12pm on December 24, 2008, Adelita said…
Happy Holidays!!
At 10:04am on October 21, 2008, RiRiSynCyr said…
are you home?
At 9:32pm on September 17, 2008, Adelita said…
Blakey Blake!! Hey have you seen a Fractals show yet? Let me know if you haven't. I promise a ticket this time!
At 10:42am on August 25, 2008, akoolstik said…
nice letters. keep 'em coming!
At 1:02pm on August 18, 2008, Paula Manning-Lewis said…
Thanks for the message! Read your Letters from the Lookout, very interesting. Thanks for sharing, I have bookmarked the page for future reading.

Peace,
Paula :)
At 5:06pm on June 11, 2008, nikkizabicki said…
:(
At 2:06pm on May 30, 2008, akoolstik said…
amplab was cancelled for this saturday. no crafty sounds from us this sat....
At 10:03am on May 23, 2008, akoolstik said…
Thanks for making friends! My sister lives in Eugene, you've probably had to save her from being lost in the forest.
At 12:17pm on May 22, 2008, mombat said…
Hey, it was good to meet you at the Verb show. Enjoy your day.
 
 
 

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