The Mountainair Community Choir meets Monday nights, 6:30 pm, at the Mountnainair Methodist Church to practice for Annual Christmas Cantata (December 16).
If anyone among readers has dates and artist information for Cibola Gallery's next exhibit, please email relevant info and jpegs to email@example.com
Thursday, Ocotber 18: ShareFest, Dr Saul Community Center. Open mic & more at the community center. Monthly Open Mic Night, every third Thursday. Live music - everyone encouraged to bring an instrument. Bring your crafts for raffle or doorprizes, covered dish or something from the garden to share. Organized by iCreate , Inc. and the Town of Mountainair. Call Kay Stillion, 847-2301, for more information.
Saturday, October 19, 2007 - deadline for entries for Lincoln County's 16th Fall American Photography Exhibition (Nov 2, 2007 - Jan 6, 2008) presented by the Hubbard Museum of the American West and the county Photographic Society. All photographs must relate in some way to the Museum's overall theme of "The American West." Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or http://www.HubbardMuseum.org.
Sunday, October 21, Amauta Concert (traditional Andean music and fusion renditions of popular favorites), 2-4 pm, Auditorium at Mountainair Campgrounds on US 60. Free admission.The first concert in a Fall Concert Series presented by Manazano Mountain Arts Council with support from the town of Mountainair and local merchants.
Halloween Wine Tasting & Costume Party at the Shaffer Hotel, 6-9 pm. Wine by Tierra Encantada Vineyards and Winery. Also featuring live music, costume contest, door prizes, refreshments. Free admission for hotel patrons or $20 admission. Call 505-847-2888 or 1-888-595-2888 for reservations.
November 1, write a novel in a month during NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month. Sign up now: start writing Nov 1.
Balloon Fiesta follow-up ...
Balloon fiesta may be over - and it's time to change out pictures, but not without follow up. Robin desJardins (Imagio Studios) writes:
This year's [Balloon Fiesta] success was overwhelming. The official estimates of 100,000 gawkers per day feels right to us. We posted 3 adolescent girls at the three tent entrances with counter devices in their hands. Using their convoluted formulas and adjusting, we factored in a bunch of stuff and estimated that of those 100 grand, roughly 50 thou a day walked through our tent. Sales were brisk, despite the times, and the vast majority of the artists were pleased with the effort overall.
The tsunami, a WALL of humanity, had a real battering affect on all of us. Fortunately, these artists were made of tough stuff. We only had one real knock-down-drag-out occur and that on the eve of the last day. They all want to come back. We anticipate that the 100x100 tent will have to be replaced by a much larger one next year!
I have uploaded over 2500 jpegs , at 3475 x 2450 pixels. Not going back in for a serious jury right away, but oh there are some real beauties. To begin with, ImagioStudios will be offering the images at cafepress.com... just simpler. Who has room for all that inventory? Later, I'd like to offer some of them in some kind of show. For live shows I will get some cards, posters, etc printed for sale.
Robin's report has information gaps - what group was she with? Abviously something to do with art and hence falling within self-proclaimed blog purvue. Valencia campus art dept? Belen Art League? Your guess is as good as mine. But worth a follow-up story with images...
In the news follow-up ...
from Business Outlook section of the Albuquerque Journal:
Mountainair store echoes Old West
MOUNTAINAIR— It took them seven years to build their vision, and they named it after their donkeys and the railroad tracks that run about 100 yards from their property. (Business Outlook, Albuquerque Journal, Monday, October 15, 2007)Yes - that's Laura Nesbitt's story about Jackass Junction. The little story that could just keeps on going. An excellent omen too. The story's first appearance brought East Mountain visitors and a fab sales day.
If I might ask, how many other Mountainair businesses has Business Outlook covered?