Today I went down to the Banque building on Central, between 2nd and 3rd, for the opening of the Cradle Project. My mother, before she died, belonged to an artists' salon called An Aesthetic Sunday, made up of visionaries here in Albuquerque. For Christmas, we all got together to decide what to get her as a gift. A woman in a wheelchair, burdened by ALS, who used to be an artist, my mother really didn't want anything. I spent Saturday mornings and Thursday afternoons entertaining her, lighting… Continue
Added by LaGuera on June 7, 2008 at 5:00pm —
Killing time in the airport yesterday, I stumbled upon this stunning video about the Sandias
. Pour a cold one, kick back, and meditate on the majesty. Some days, in the fray and the flux, it's hard even to notice their existence.…
Added by chantal on June 7, 2008 at 1:30pm —
Well I almost got myself killed on my first day of the roadtrip, and surprisingly it was not related to my new acquisition of a cell phone. The day started out well enough, Matthew had already helped me get the family liquor cabinet, which used to be an icebox "refridgerator", into the back of the Subaru. I only forgot to bring the mosquito repellent and light for riding a bike at night, but I found a dollar bill on the front doorstep, must of… Continue
Added by Erik Peterson on June 7, 2008 at 5:30am —
Today was the first official day of volunteering I have done in...FOREVER. Really, not since the tenth grade have I bothered to step forward and do my civic duty. And not until today has it been so easy to be needed somewhere--even if you're not getting paid or forced to live with someone.
Today me and Sarah went to Talking Talons bat, bird, and reptile refuge in Tijeras. It is located off of scenic Route 66 (NM SR 333) just East of the Tijeras village and west of Moriarity on the… Continue
Added by imouse1 on June 6, 2008 at 10:51pm —
So today was my and Ashley's first day of volunteering for Talking Talons. It was pretty awesome. We painted and updated some signs they are going to use for Wildfest in July. We spent all afternoon on them because we are dorks like that. xD
But we go back Monday and I can't wait. :)
Added by Sarah on June 6, 2008 at 8:33pm —
My significant others left Thursday morning, driving to Pittsburgh. A few hours later I am damsel in distress who can't handle simple mechanical issues with my motorcycle, right before a weekend plan to ride to Carrizozo. There is a reason why I never learn - because there is always a, uh, knight around to do it for me. Pathetic is right.
So I came out of a neighborhood association meeting to find my motorcycle with a dead battery. Can't quite flat-foot the thing and no… Continue
Added by JMG on June 6, 2008 at 8:00pm —
I count as one of the great blessings in my life a group of friends who've been meeting for lunch once a month for about ten years. We all worked together in media jobs at one time or another and several of us still work in the "biz." But, more importantly, we've seen one another through job losses, divorces, asshole ex-husbands, moves, deaths of family & friends, graduations, shopping, birthdays, major surgeries, minor surgeries, illnesses, cancer & weddings. We've watched one… Continue
Added by Zoe on June 6, 2008 at 4:28pm —
....Oh wait. They're already here.
The people are coming! The people are coming! And wow are we ready!
After nearly two long years in the making, The Cradle Project opens its MAIN EXHIBITION tomorrow in downtown Albuquerque. More than 500 artists from towns, cities, and hamlets across the globe have contributed their creative visions to The Cradle Project. The exhibition of cradles occupies the two upper floors of the old Sunrise… Continue
Added by The Cradle Project on June 6, 2008 at 4:18pm —
Ugh. I really don't know where to start. Those who though this war had nothing to do with oil, think again:… Continue
Added by Neonnoodle on June 6, 2008 at 10:30am —
As anyone who uses technology in education knows, keeping up is a challenge. Successful strategies for keeping up almost always include the quest for parsimony - in other words finding a mother load of useful information which is available in a single place over s short time span. A colleague of mine and I attended just such an event at Utah Valley University in Orem, Utah. The 2008 Teaching with Technology Idea Exchange ( TTIX08 )
was an event cram packed with people looking to share… Continue
Added by suz on June 6, 2008 at 9:35am —
Added by Somegye on June 6, 2008 at 6:00am —
Fennel Blythe joins our Community Artist List. Please visit http://abqartreview.com for more New Mexico Art and remember, anyone can submit work for consideration in our gallery and our showdown is free to enter as well. $50 cash and 1 year Featured Artist subscription for the winner.
Added by Jon Kulas on June 5, 2008 at 11:37am —
At least, that's what artists Peggy Dobbins, Gao Feng, and Dale Harris are telling us. Exploring lost cultures through pictographs and petroglyphs, these three artists (exhibition opening Friday June 6th
) bring stories of creation from cultures spread out across the globe.
FEATURING:Karankawan pictographic sand drawings of Genesis according to Sor Juana's Arabic interpretation, "Worship Heaven" illustrations by Kumming, China… Continue
Added by The Harwood Art Center on June 5, 2008 at 11:30am —
Don't miss CROSSING, the First Annual juried exhibition of graduate student work from around the southwest!
That's right. Twenty-eight of the best and brightest graduate artists from universities and colleges in Texas, Arizona, Utah, and New Mexico will illuminate the future of the art world here at The Harwood. (Note, Nevada was
While the show will be up all month, we think you'll quite enjoy the opening… Continue
Added by The Harwood Art Center on June 5, 2008 at 11:00am —
Thanks to Dick Cheney my home state is once again cast in a negative light. I know of few people who take as much pride in their home state as West Virginians, and few who get ridiculed as much as we do.
I always leap to the defense of West Virginia when someone makes comments such as Dick Cheney made. West Virginia has it's problems, but growing up we never locked our doors (house or car) and a murder was suprising news, not nightly news.
So if anyone can tell me why… Continue
Added by Chris K. on June 5, 2008 at 8:55am —
I went to my friend's graduation out in Amarillo this last weekend. After flying out on Friday night, Saturday morning was pure chaos. There were 17 people sleeping in the house and the only one who had to be out early was the graduate. By the time we fed just the kids, it was time to go! The graduation itself was kind of lame, it was only a 2 hour ceremony where the Valedictorian and Salutariate were insanely accomplished. I almost fell asleep by the time they were done reading their… Continue
Added by imouse1 on June 5, 2008 at 8:51am —
Added by Somegye on June 5, 2008 at 5:30am —
Our Awards to You ... er, our Thank Yous to all who made the DCF Porque Burque Art and Craft Extravaganza possible!
Picture Perfect Thanks
to Deana Nichols for the use of her "Lady of Guadalupe" photo in our ad poster and to Susan See for documenting the 'hanging of' and 'day of' the gallery show opening.
A Wow You Are Clever Thanks
to Lolita Haze who did the flyer
Artsy Action Word Thanks
to Blake… Continue
Added by Adelita on June 4, 2008 at 10:00pm —
My job has taken me away from the SCA for awhile, but I'm going back as soon as I retire. It's a lot of fun and easy to participate and there are so many great people to meet. The SCA has been here since the early 70's and there are almost 1000 members.
This is me and Lady Segnat, a friend of mine. In her mundane life she's a CPT in the USAF and just… Continue
Added by James of al-Barran on June 4, 2008 at 9:30pm —
Hoping you can help me with a freelance story I'm working on for Delta's inflight magazine
which is doing a big spread on Albuquerque. They asked me to give little descriptions of various neighborhoods that offer different lifestyles and some comments from people who live there.
Basically I want some descriptions of why you like living there, how you chose to live there and what some of the amenities are (housing,… Continue
Added by Megan on June 4, 2008 at 8:58pm —