Indian Market brings an estimated 120,000 visitors to Santa Fe and more than $100 million in revenue to the state annually. This year, expect no different.
It isn’t so easy to gather the porcupine quills used for traditional Native American art, especially if you’re not willing to kill the animal first.
Navajo artist Robyn Tsinnajinnie isn’t too worried about backlash from more traditional tribal members about her subject matter or the humor in her paintings.
A seductively complex symmetry characterizes the designs that Davis Coonsis paints on his handmade yellow pine benches and chairs. He opted to show at Free Indian Market this year because there are no application or booth rental fees. It's held 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17 and Sunday, Aug. 18, at the Scottish Rite Center, 463 Paseo de Peralta, 505-982-4414; free admission.
Mikayla Patton is a recent graduate of the Institute of American Indian Arts. Now the Lakota artist is taking part in Native Visions, the annual Native group show at Chiaroscuro Contemporary Art, opening Friday, Aug. 16 and timed to coincide with Indian Market weekend (Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 17 and 18, on the Santa Fe Plaza).
More than an outdoor concert, Taos Vortex is designed to be an “immersive art experience.” There you can hear dozens of local and national bands and DJs — and, if you choose, dip into a world created to elicit joy and wonder.
The installation of a sprinkler system and a new heating and ventilation system in the Palace of the Governors shut the popular tourist site’s doors since August 2018. But the state-funded project, scheduled to be completed at the end of the year, also created the rare opportunity for the Museum of New Mexico’s Office of Archaeological Studies to explore now-hidden areas of the building, parts of which date back more than 400 years.
2019 Fiesta Melodrama opens 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22; continues 7:30 p.m. Thursdays - Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, through Sept. 7; no performance Aug. 30, at the Santa Fe Playhouse.
The world premiere of A Shattered Vessel for String Quintet by the American composer Richard Danielpour is a featured event in Music from Angel Fire’s opening-night concert at 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 16.
Among indigenous communities, tattooing has seen a remarkable revitalization. For many people (in the United States and other nations), the simple act of marking the skin is a way to connect with indigenous life ways.
In his earnest and ranging essay collection, White Flights: Race, Fiction, and the American Imagination, Jess Row, a white writer who dealt with race in his 2015 novel, Your Face in Mine, uses three writing juggernauts to open a dialogue about how white literature often ignores nonwhite experiences and narratives, and how to create a space for inclusivity that starts with the writing arena.
Igor Stravinsky wrote his jaunty little theatrical masterpiece, The Soldier’s Tale, under unique circumstances. The thoroughly enjoyable performance of it by Chamber Music at San Miguel Chapel on Aug. 8 had something of the intended barnstorming quality.
Phyllis Galembo’s photos tread into nervy territory: as vibrant and fashionable as a Vogue cover while depicting the rituals and celebrations of remote and often impov…
The Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival’s “Britten Serenade” looked especially inviting on paper, thanks to its innovative programming, and it was just as satisfying to experience in performance at San Miguel Chapel.
English nature writer Robert Macfarlane’s new book, Underland: A Deep Time Journey, has a title that evokes a burrowing theme park ride or an IMAX movie, and indeed, like Alice in Wonderland or Orpheus in the underworld, down we go.
Martin Markinson reads from his memoir Come On Along & Listen to My Life in Theatre at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 22, at the Santa Fe Public Library.
Toh-Atin Gallery in Durango, Colorado, hosts a reading by and discussion with Edith Swan at 1 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 16, in the Zuni Ballroom.
This movie should come with a vertigo warning. But the cinematic rhapsody Into the Canyon, which plays Thursday, Aug. 22, at Violet Crown Cinema, is about much more than cliff walking.
Susan Graham’s many virtues were on almost full when she and pianist Jon Kimura Parker performed on Wednesday, Aug. 7, as part of the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival’s new Music at Noon Wednesday series.
On Wednesday, Aug. 21, Slow Food Santa Fe hosts a self-guided, self-paced tour of three farms, two wineries, and a seed library in Dixon, a largely traditional agricultural community on the banks of the Embudo River, just under 50 miles north of Santa Fe.
So, The Angry Birds Movie 2 is not great cinema. But the animated sequel — inspired by the popular Angry Birds games, available on mobile devices and other platforms — goes above and beyond what is to be expected from such things.
Henry the Fourth, Part One opens at The Swan Theater 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, continuing at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays to Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays, through Sept. 7. No performance Sept. 6.
Whether your reasons are ethical, environmental, or nutritional, there has never been a better time to eat more veggies. Three new books — from a former farmer, a chef who’s been in the spotlight lately, and a family of cooks with a recognizable name — are here to help.
Autumn Rose Billie (Acoma Pueblo/Taos Pueblo/Diné) is one of the organizers of a Friday, Aug. 16 event to highlight issues of missing and murdered indigenous women, scheduled for noon to 7 p.m. at the Santa Fe Indian Center.
Natachee Momaday Gray considers her new collection of poems, Silver Box, a “gathering” rather than something she would call a book. She reads the work, with musical accompaniment by Kyle Perkins, at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 18, at Teatro Paraguas. Admission is free.
Renée Fleming’s appearance at the Santa Fe Opera on Saturday was both a musical event and a celebrity lovefest worthy of The Beatles and Elvis Presley.
Peggy Fontenot brings examples of her photography, old and new, to the We Are the Seeds Native art market and culture festival, Santa Fe Railyard, Thursday and Friday, Aug. 15 and 16. Then she heads to the Scottish Rite Temple for the Free Indian Market, Aug. 17 and 18.
In a digital print depicting Shiprock, New Mexico-based artist Darby Raymond-Overstreet rendered the rocky outcropping in vivid detail. In the pale blue sky surrounding it, the patterns of a Navajo rug can be seen. Less noticeable, at first glance, are the weaving patterns in the rock itself.
Colleen Farwell will sell and sign copies of her children's book I Will Carry You at the Seeds author tent, Santa Fe Railyard Park, 10 a.m-6 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Aug. 15 and 16.
San Ildefonso Pottery: 1600-1930 opening reception is 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11 at the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture; the exhibition continues through August.
The first rotation of Alcoves 20/20 at the New Mexico Museum of Art includes work by sculptor Stuart Arends, painters Mokha Laget and Diane Marsh, sculptor/painter Dan Namingha, and mixed-media artist Emi Ozawa. The reception is 5:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9; the exhibit runs through Oct. 13.
“You have to be haunted by this song cycle to be able to sing it.” That’s how a celebrated interpreter of Franz Schubert’s Winter Journey (Winterreise) described it in the early 20th century. It’s still true a century later, as bass-baritone Philippe Sly’s totally committed and deeply moving performance of it for the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival on July 31 demonstrated.
The Santa Fe Desert Chorale’s third major program of the summer, “Luminosity: The Nature of Celestial Light,” was well executed from start to finish, with three of the four pieces providing real musical satisfaction, and the fourth not lacking in interest.
For the Santa Fe Opera 2019 season, 42 apprentice singers get a chance to shine during the opera’s Apprentice Showcase Scenes on two days in August. The singers perform scenes from the SFO’s repertoire in the Crosby Theatre beginning at 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11 and Aug. 18.
Works by Brahms, Mozart, and Schubert are on the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival program 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, at the Lensic Performing Arts Center.
The Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival presents Beethoven’s Sonatas for Violin and Piano with Ida Kavafian and Anne-Marie McDermott, 6 p.m Tuesday through Thursday, Aug. 13-15, at the Lensic Performing Arts Center.
With too much to say and too many people saying it, and no central narrator driving the story arc, The Spy Behind Home Plate sometimes plods and lacks focus. Still, the guy (Moe Berg) was amazing.
Now 70, Richard Russo clearly knows the pleasures and perils of retrospection, and he’s constructed a novel about the way the past constantly bleeds into the present.
Every month when the moon and Jupiter waltz, our hearts swell and the volume of our emotions cranks up. Usually, this uplifts the heart but sometimes it just intensifies feelings.
Academy for the Love of Learning hosts an opening reception Sunday, Aug. 11, for More Beautiful and Amazing: Art Inspired by Ernest Thompson Seton, in celebration of what would be Seton’s 159th birthday. The public reception is 2-4 p.m.; admission is free.
The final weekend of the 2019 Santa Fe Bandstand program on The Plaza begins Friday, Aug. 9, with a Native-music double-header. First up, from 6 to 7 p.m., is a mighty Native drum circle. Then Grammy-winning flutist Robert Mirabal has the stage for an hour and a half, beginning at 7:15.
Journey Santa Fe hosts a reading and discussion about Turquoise Door: Finding Mabel Dodge Luhan in New Mexico with Lauren Camp at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 11, at Collected Works Bookstore.
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