Added by lisa gill on September 7, 2010 at 6:30am — No Comments
Imagine that an American woman visiting Cairo gets into such a profound conversation about what's up with arts and community in Albuquerque that she decides to move here. Twelve years later, more than a decade after she first volunteered for ArtStreet, the woman has become the coordinator of this visionary arts program. Now, with a staff of four people plus… Continue
Added by lisa gill on September 3, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments
John Crawford believes in arts and literature and the impact they can have on people. John is the publisher of West End Press and the producer of the Albuquerque Cultural Conference. To him, accessibility matters. So does making "high art." He says, "I believe in art, even high art, but I also feel it should be rooted in the… Continue
There are 206 bones in the adult human body--wanna make one of them? Pelvis, tibia, femur, cranium--take your pick. For a mere $5 donation, you can attend bone-making workshop led by Becky Holtzman this Sunday August 22nd from 2-4 pm at 119 Gold SW. While engaged in a conversation with the artist about creative process, you will create a "bone"--symbolic wonder of anatomy. And then, anything you make will end up in an mammoth scale art installation on… Continue
Added by lisa gill on August 20, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments
Added by lisa gill on August 20, 2010 at 6:30am — No Comments
I love poetry. I love books. I love readings. I love the community of writers and I love the audiences who come out. Love, love, love: I gush and intend to... because I hold rather esoteric views about poetry. I believe that reading or writing or listening to line-broken verse can control pain (emotional or physical), heighten your sensory perceptions of the world, cultivate a respect for self and others, prevent crime and violations against… Continue
DO NOT CLICK to read more of this post on Duke City Fix unless you are of a sexually mature age and capable of stomaching some perky humor with your sexual explorations and exploitations. This is not for kids: I intend to be "graphic" when I discuss the work of Tamara Zibners in the Banal Retentive Show at SCA Contemporary... and what I have to say about Kris Mill's Gazebo might just turn you inside out. Feel free to sneak out:… Continue
Imagine you hear the sound of pearls falling on a carved jade plate. The sound is round and smooth, delicate, falls gently into the curves of your ear canals, stringing a beaded melody. Or you hear thousands of hoof-beats trampling moist forest floor, thudding, the breath of men and horses straining, spears lifted. Or you hear a hawk lighting on a pine, claws clasping, soft bend of a branch, drops of morning dew falling to earth.
My personal knowledge of folk music is a bit Wobbly, belabored by my own economic woes, very likely sidetracked by hitting… Continue
Yesterday I had the opportunity to fully invert my summer doldrums. Debra Landau was kind enough to give me a low flying trapeze lesson and let me try swinging, spinning, mounting, and getting upside-down in the AirDance Studio. I needed this. Last time I was upside-down was when I flipped my wheelchair, which I wrote about here....so this lesson in the… Continue
When I asked photographer Tom Loeb what he looks for in a face, he told me, “I know who I don’t want to photograph. I don’t photograph beautiful women.” And then he elaborated, if a person “looks like they might fit into a mainstream publication or are well fed and well scrubbed enough that their image might be used to sell something, then I probably don’t want to photograph them.”
Towards the end of our talk in her studio at 105 Art Gallery, Val Hollingsworth said she'd been noticing the way the light from the window raked across my cheek. I didn't "feel" those pronged fingers of sun on my face until she saw them first for me. Then, I felt "illuminated." And this newly lit sight in many ways is part of any photographer or curator's job: a new vision, a vision that we… Continue
Added by lisa gill on July 2, 2010 at 9:27am — No Comments
Alicia Lueras Maldonado let me know about this great opportunity for up-n-coming youth in the arts and for those of us who should be paying attention to --and helping to celebrate--the voices and stories and concerns of youth.