Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Please share with others: 2011 Richard W. Etulain Lecture, Wednesday, Oct. 26, at 5:30 p.m. in George Pearl Hall, UNM Main Campus
David Holtby presents this year’s lecture, “The Surprising Case of New Mexico: Some Statehood Stories and Their Meanings.” David will look at some of the forgotten stories of New Mexico’s history and shows how they have enriched our understanding of New Mexico’s path to statehood over the past century.
The Etulain Lecture was conceived by Calvin P. Horn and Holtby to honor the professional accomplishments of UNM History Professor Richard W. Etulain. The endowed lecture series is presented by UNM faculty members whose scholarship contributes to the regional history of the Southwest. The series is funded by the C. Ruth and Calvin P. Horn Endowment.
Monday, October 24, 2011
Series are just popping up all over. I haven't named this one yet but will be adding rss feeds for local and area musicians, poet or other performing artist who upload (or are uploaded) to YouTube and welcome contributions and suggestions. Consider it the cultural version of "shop local." Local musician Christian Raphael's most recent video is a good place to start.
He B lew Out Of Baton Rouge in 1965 Six String In His Hand and a Bible At His Side
Gotcha Covered: George Hewett does All Things Torrance County, including County commission meetings and 4-H. I'll catch arts, culture, local announcements (on Announcements of course), items of general interest landing in my mailbox and whatever else strikes my fancy (see link to blogging philosophy below): text, images and video. We have different interests but overlap in a number of areas, which assures you better coverage.
I don't get out so depend on the kindness of strangers, ubiquity of the net, cooperation of readers and the occasionally absent good sense of local organizations and businesses. Taking advantage of community blogs as a public service is good sense. Anyone out there interested in videoing local meetings? Town council, public schools, Chamber of Commerce, arts council ~ information silos all ~ could use sunshine and transparency.
Friday, October 21, 2011
A Window on the World (WotW) ~ good name for a feature, not necessarily limited to art, don't you think? The internet, email, social media and my overflowing feed reader are my window on the world. Time to share. Local you can see and read about driving down Broadway and checking out the B Street Market and other local bulletin boards. If visuals land in my mailbox, I'll share those too. If not, then not. Publishing policy is WYSIWIGS (What You See Is What I Get Sent ~ and can turn around without further ado or time spent). Adding the last makes an acronym that is way too long, but you get the idea. WotW suggestions and contributions invited...
Artwise (but not by owlight, more appropriate for a poetry window on the world), here's a slideshow for the virtual and border crossing gallery goer: The Guardian's Art & Design series, Exhibitionist, offers weekly selections of the week's UK art shows. This week's slideshow inlcudes selections from the Tate and major London galleries.
From the Turner Prize in Gateshead to William Morris in London, Skye Sherwin and Robert Clark find out what's happening in art around the country
Above, William Morris, design for King Arthur and Sir Lancelot stained glass panel, 1862. At Two Temple Place, WC2, from 27 October 2011 to 29 January 2012, William Morris the storyteller is the focus of this show. Norse sagas, Chaucer's Tales, Greek myths and Arthurian legend weave through his exquisite tapestries and pre-Raphaelite paintings.
Thursday, October 20, 2011
I spent many of this yesterday's and this morning's 750 words on "Why I Write." Yesterday, however, was less for planning ahead than MMScribes writing group "assignment" (postmodern irony intended). We'd also been discussing writing memoirs as in writers memoirs about writing. Try searching that and you get a lot of how to write a memoir and life writing pages. We're warming up for November's NaNoWriMo too. Writing is in the air.
For me, what with blogs, email, slaving over social media content and 750 words, EVERY day is a day of writing, but an "official" day is neat ~ almost approaching something remotely resembling validation. In appreciation, I putting calendars. announcements, and other planned posts the day off. Today's blogs and wall posts to various pages I tend are and will be writing themed. Easy enough for the poets on Picnic and academics on New Faculty Majority. Other blogs and pages will be more of a challenge. I created a profile picture just for the occasion too. So much for my good intentions to come up with multimooc post for POTcert11, Change11 and CMC11 (at least I am figuring out to mention them briefly and then tag (label).
Come on, people, join me here ..... answer an email, write an overdue note or letter to someone, write a letter to the editor, write a legislator, write a poem, write out your favorite recipe, write an anecdote about your life, write a list of what you write and the reasons (even the mundane ones count ~ today includes but does not privilege creative or publishing writers, not even bloggers), write a note on a page on Scoop.it, write a Facebook status update, write a comment on a friend's link, picture or update, write a blog post, if you don't have a blog, write a comment (here is fine) or use Instablogg for a one time post. Tell me about it too. Use the comment feature.
The day's shortest writing project has to be #whyiwrite on Twitter: Simply tweet a reason why you love to write and add the hashtag #whyiwrite (is there one for #whyidontwrite or #ihatewriting?). MindShift explains what the day is about. You take it from there.
The U.S. Senate has proclaimed today the third annual National Day on Writing, an event originally created by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) to promote the importance of writing — not just to those of us who make our living by writing, but to all of us in our everyday lives.
This year, the National Writing Project has joined in the celebration, along with numerous other educational blogs and news outlets, asking people to share the reasons why they write. You can follow along the #whyiwrite hashtag on Twitter, and you’re encouraged to contribute your own essays, tweets, and blog posts.
Read the rest and MindShift's contribution at Celebrate Writing: Why I Write | MindShift
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Friday, October 14, 2011
Is it Manzano Mountain Art Center or Mountain Arts on Broadway? MAOB? Doesn't matter really, not as though we need to be able to different art centers apart: there's just the one by whatever name. Yet another "Manzano Mountain" when we already have Manzano Mountain Gun Club, Manzano Mountain Art Council, Manzano Mountain Scribes and even more. So just shoot someone artistically and then write about it. We could just call it the Mountainair Art Center or even THE art center. I miss the whatever center having a Facebook page.
Art Center, before embellishment and signage
A rose by any other name, the center has an ample fall calendar that Christine Franks thoughtfully shares with us, writing....
Fall is here and the wind is blowing - a bit of rain too. Days are getting cooler and shorter. Why not get out of the weather and enjoy a workshop/class at the Manzano Mountain Art Council's very own Art Center (Mountain Arts on Broadway)? Make new friends, socialize with existing friends, and perhaps learn a new skill or just have fun.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Keeping our window on the world open wide.
Art fraud in France, Marrakech Art Fair, Ellsworth Kelly planning 10 international shows, politics and the Niemeyer Center in northern Spain, 2011 Beijing Art Biennial (image below), Monopol on two current German exhibitions ~ with links to stories (not all in English), although far fewer than sister Omnivore on Book Forum ~ from Art Forum International news
©MUSEUM DER PEKINGER KUNSTAKADEMIE ~ Projekt „Krafttremor“ von Lu Yang
Monday, October 10, 2011
An old rural town just south of Las Cruces, San Miguel is a small community that could be overlooked by drivers headed elsewhere. Yet a stop in the town reveals a treasured past that tucks in varied cultural influences, distinct waves of migration and epochs of economic growth and contraction. The following story is part of Frontera NorteSur's special Centennial of New Mexico Statehood series and is made possible in part by grants from the New Mexico Humanities Council and the McCune Charitable Foundation.
FNS Special Feature: The Three Centuries of San Miguel
Saturday, October 8, 2011
(or truncated facsimile thereof, with possibility of more to come)
Yesterday was an art center workday, winterizing (just in time too), mural mounting and all that. Anybody got an update? I'm still waiting for photos of the garden and mural updates.
Sunday reminder: Kathleen Clute will be in concert with Lee Bartley Sunday 3pm at the Piano Source. It will be a double header day for Kathleen: her music played at Church of Beethoven by Keith Snell, with Albuquerque poet/musician, spoken word dazzler and Picnic alumnus Hakim Bellamy performing poetry inspired by the performed piece from Verbs Book 2, Tangle, Release, Bless from Verbs.
Pinto Bean Festival Moriarty, mostly in City Park across from Library and Civic Center: Read Write Literacy book signing at library with Ben Steinlage; flea market across from Library. Festivities start with a pancake breakfast, and generally includes a pinto bean cookoff, music, games, a rodeo and a parade - all to remind everyone of the important role the pinto bean has played in the Estancia Valley.
Friday, October 7, 2011
Rhiannon Mercer, 516 Arts, writes,
Follow the links for prospectus and more information about both the call for entries and NEW MEXICO SHOWCASE, a juried exhibition of New Mexico artists, in celebration of the fifth anniversary of 516 ARTS, a leading contemporary, nonprofit art space in Albuquerque.
Entry deadline is December 1, 2011.
The guest juror is esteemed art critic and curator Peter Frank from Los Angeles. Thank you for listing this opportunity wherever you can and helping to spread the word!
Just let us know if you have any questions.
Thanks so much, Rhiannon Mercer, Assistant Director, 516 Arts
505-242-1445 l 505-244-4101 l www.516arts.org | 516 Central Ave SW l Albuquerque, NM 87102
Saturday, October 1, 2011
How NM knows for sure that fall is really hear, occasionally misleading temperature changes to the contrary, with the New Mexico State Fair marking (and marketing) the transition from summer to fall.
Speed blogging Balloon Fiesta to get up, up and away by for opening day... almost missed it again. Does that mean I've been here too long? Way back in the dawn of blogging locally, I caught and blogged BF ahead of opening, posting pictures and schedule, etc. What next? Missing Shunflower? One can only hope...