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Morning Fix: Vote of Confidence for the Pooches

  • What happens when mom teaches her 14-year-old daughter the custom of wearing a girdle.
  • Dig more.
  • Tis the season to photograph…
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Added by lisa gill on September 10, 2010 at 6:30am — 2 Comments

Morning Fix: Drink Your IQ & Eat Green Chile Cheeseburgers

  • "...look more closely at what they see, listen more closely to what they hear and feel the strength ...."
  • Visual acoustics, unbuilt designs and such..."
  • "Even…
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Added by lisa gill on September 9, 2010 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

Morning Fix: The Sun is Green

  • ABQ to receive help to become less gaseous!!!
  • How to enjoy the whole enchilada!!!
  • From the New Orleans "post-Katrina resurgence of the arts" to lucky Burque's…
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Added by lisa gill on September 8, 2010 at 6:30am — 3 Comments

Morning Fix: Song in the Face of Horror

  • My mother wants me to be a pothead, or at least consider medical marijuana due to pain from MS. This article points to another level of snag--as does this one--and the need for reasonable accommodation...
  • Brother, can you spare a…
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Added by lisa gill on September 7, 2010 at 6:30am — No Comments

Morning Fix: Grenades and Green Lightbulbs

  • How about making more donations like this?
  • Ouch--"Elephants" in the room take "hits" in the gut?
  • SWAT them…
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Added by lisa gill on September 6, 2010 at 8:30am — 6 Comments

Synergy from Cairo to Burque--How Art Meets Community

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

In Search of Arts & Lit with an Impact like Diego Rivera

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

Added by lisa gill on August 27, 2010 at 3:30pm — 4 Comments

Bone Up On Your Peacework with Artist Becky Holtzman

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

Morning Fix: Noisemakers and Other Such Insundries

  • Remember Rebel Radio?
  • "It kinda actually scared me a little when she took everything I had and didn’t go out."
  • Welcome back…
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Added by lisa gill on August 20, 2010 at 6:30am — No Comments

Morning Fix: The Big One

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Added by lisa gill on August 18, 2010 at 6:30am — 6 Comments

Morning Fix: Take Their Money, Drink Their Wine, and Vote

  • Take their money, drink their wine, and vote.
  • Eviction #1
  • Firefighters-Gone-Wild in Cincinnatti take note of…
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Added by lisa gill on August 17, 2010 at 6:30am — 5 Comments

Morning Fix: Put On Ye Old Thinking Cap

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Added by lisa gill on August 16, 2010 at 6:30am — 4 Comments

Does Poetry Matter in Burque? And How?

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

Added by lisa gill on August 13, 2010 at 10:00am — 10 Comments

Putting the Comic Back in Trauma (& Other Gutsy Moves)--NSFW

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

Added by lisa gill on August 6, 2010 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

How to Lute a Sunday in 'Burque for a Jade Earful

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.



Or perhaps… Continue

Added by lisa gill on July 30, 2010 at 10:00am — 9 Comments

That's All Folk: Postmodernism and Music with Molly Beer

My personal knowledge of folk music is a bit Wobbly, belabored by my own economic woes, very likely sidetracked by hitting… Continue

Added by lisa gill on July 23, 2010 at 10:00am — 6 Comments

Upside-Down Joy: The Woman on the Flying Trapeze

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

Added by lisa gill on July 16, 2010 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

What's in a Face? What isn't. (C Prints at SCA Contemporary)

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.”



I’m glad. The people he does photograph are far more… Continue

Added by lisa gill on July 9, 2010 at 10:00am — 11 Comments

"Focus" on Both Sides of the Camera Lens

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

Get the Creative Scoop from Mid-Schoolers

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.

This Sunday presents the fruits of a three-week crash course in screenwriting, filmmaking, set design, acting and photography that has been offered to middle school students from Truman and Jimmy Carter Middle… Continue

Added by lisa gill on June 26, 2010 at 8:00am — 4 Comments

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