Theresa Davis, a classroom teacher for over twenty years, reclaimed her love for poetry nine years ago after the loss of her father. Since then, she has been a member of the Art Amok Slam Team, Women of the World Slam Champion (2011), poet in residence as the McEver Chair of Georgia Tech University, Emerging Artist Grant Recipient, and was honored by the City of Atlanta with a proclamation making May 22, Theresa Davis Day. Sibling Rivalry Press will release After This We Go Dark, Theresa's first book of published poetry, in May of 2013.
Photos from June 24
1 & 2 Chatter Wind Ensemble playing Mozart's Gran Partita
3 James T Shields clarinet
4 Mary Dezember poet
Tzu-Feng Liu hasn't been able to attend Sunday Chatter much recently. The pianist has taken a position as a professor of music and piano at a small private university in North Carolina. But it's summer, so she's back home in Albuquerque with her husband, Ben Cho, an engineer at Emcore's solar division. Ben says he is "Dr. Liu's biggest fan," and has been since they met as students at the University of Illinois and he became her "personal recording engineer." When he was growing up his parents couldn't interest him in classical music, but now he's an aficionado. On June 10 Tzu-Feng performed a hot rendition of Schulfhoff's "Hot Sonate" with saxophonist Patrick Posey at Sunday Chatter. She'll be performing with flutist Alaina Diehl at Robertson's recital hall July 8. You can keep up with her musical schedule at her website.
…plus #Mountainair weekend doings. Tomorrow Sat Jun30 is the Big Bash, MHS Class of 2013 Donation Dance, check it out, catch up, sign up, go, dance, eat, win something ~ don't miss the fun. If midday heat and encroaching impulse to turn up the fan, pull the curtains and nap does not carry me too far away for too long, I'll be back with more...if not with the full skinny, then links on where to find it for yourself. Plus any deadlines of note that we might still be on the not yet passed side of.
Liquid Currency 2012: Spend it like Water…Art Exhibit & Dialogue (spoken word, discussions, music, ) about our most essential resource. Opening June 28, running through August 24)
ALBUQUERQUE, NM- Art exhibit opening June 28th features the work of 15 artists and opens a dialogue about our most essential resource. Begin the exploration into our relationship with water; the costs associated with how we use and abuse it, and how we can conserve it in our coming crisis.
Featuring art work by: Jane Abrams, Sally Condon, Barbara Grothus, Becky Holtzman, Joseph Lambert, Mary Lambert, Stephanie Lerma, Suzanne Marshall, David Ondrik, Valerie Roybal, Carol Sanchez, Janet Shagam, Marilyn Stablein, Harriette Tsosie, Jennifer A. Zona.
South Broadway Cultural Center will be hosting the exhibit opening June 28th and running through August 24th. A free public opening reception will be held on June 28th from 6PM-8PM featuring music by Bonnie Bluhm and spoken word by Cathy Arellano, Tani Arness, and Marilyn Stablein.
…the week in @CreativeABQ & environs, which could include #Mountainair if any group cared to take notice & post to the calendar or submit an article.
On the spike: final June reminders (June 27 TNT Fun Trip #505-353-0888, June 28 deadline to register for Estancia Valley Relay for Life; blowout MHS Donation Dance, June 30 ~ my personal vote for "don't miss" event of holiday cycle)) and surveying July in brief. If no answers email (a Town thing) or sends copy for Jubilee, I'll go with los sanfirmines July 7. Oodles more fun anyway if you can spring for the ticket to Pamplona: I've done both so know. On the trip over, do read The Sun Also Rises. Rumor has it there will be a mid-July iCreate musical event: again no flier or even timely updates. Try checking the NM Tourism Calendar.
Creativity Matters: Show Your Pride, Ancient In Albuquerque + Opportunities For You!
weekly chronicles of the creative economy
Ancient in Albuquerque + other creative community headlines from albuquerque and beyond
…reviews, articles, upcoming ongoing & coming Albuquerque events. Although not posted here weekly (more like when I remember, don't have another post on deck or am procrastinating on a local post that will take more time), this newsletter appears weekly. To stay current on Albuquerque arts, performance, and cultural events, you can subscribe to QCLAPS (AlbuQuerque, Community, Live Arts and Performance Series, Creative Albuquerque, the Weekly Alibi and other calendar sources. Those not sending newsletters are usually available in rss. with many on Facebook and Twitter. Staying on top of Albuquerque events and such is a whole 'nother post in itself…for another time. I'll even explain what happens to event information or any attachment sent with a blank subject line and no name on the from line. Today's postponed post is summer in Mountainair, mostly July. I'm waiting to hear back from the usual sources, reliable and less than.
A packed issue... Summerfest, ballooning, Heritage Days in Portales, Centennial Choral Celebration at the historic Rio Grande Theater in Las Cruces, follow up on Centennial Pony Express from Hobbs to Santa Fe and more...
Join in on the fun this Saturday, June 16th, from 12pm to 9pm, for New Mexico's largest Centennial celebration in downtown Albuquerque.
Centennial Summerfest will feature six different stages and pavilions along Central Avenue. At 6 pm, the main stage becomes the focal point with performances by award winning musicians, followed by the multiple Grammy®-winning band Los Lobos rockin' the stage from 8pm to 9:30pm.
BRIEF: Nominations must be received by July 16, 2012. Nomination letters should discuss how the person has advanced the cause of open government or free-speech rights in New Mexico. Awards are given in the areas of education, law, government, business and journalism. Submit nominations to email@example.com.
If you have a keen interest in New Mexico History, enjoy attending historical conferences and reading stimulating and revealing articles by noted historians, archivists and recognized experts in their fields, HSNM is for you!
Save the date now- for the 2013 Annual History Conference, Las Cruces, NM: a Joint New Mexico & Arizona Event.
The Historical Society of New Mexico is an active group of New Mexico history enthusiasts. In addition to sponsoring an annual history conference and speakers bureau, the society is dedicated to: increasing the knowledge of and disseminating information on New Mexico history; encouraging preservation of historic objects and property
Come, browse our site. We offer links to organizations, museums and other historic points of interest in New Mexico.
A Saturday morning list of / musings on happenings of sorts around #Mountainair and environs that I can't get to, but, to be honest, might not if I could. Rambles are defined as moving about aimlessly from place to place.
If I could have, I would have visited Jude at the new Painted Finch Gallery's artist reception in Meadesville PA to see my namesake dolls (the Vanessa Collection) and again at today's Art Walk to see Molly the Artmobile (aRtV) all decked out. (See more about Jude's current and well furnished art world atArts4Everyone.)Meat world, both locations are equally inaccessible, yet equally accessible in cyberspace.
Jude on gallery (above left): "beautiful…wonderful feel about it…a quietness…to appreciate the artwork"
Back to Mountainair, Sunday is the second and last shot clinic, organized by Jodie Gustin and sponsored by the Town of Mountainair (Animal Shelter). This one is at the Dr Saul Community Center, schedule and details posted on the Town page (link above). Not a weekend item, but important: please remember that GEDclasses are now available in Mountainair. Support the program by spreading the word. Instructor Cynthia Fonder also welcomes donations of supplies.