Department Of Cultural Affairs Events From Nov. 8-17, 2019

 

Department of Cultural Affairs
Events from Nov. 8-17, 2019

Events this week: 

  • Book Reading/Signing: Jaima Chevalier’s “Fringe” National Hispanic Cultural Center
  • Weaving Class: Tapestry at Farm & Ranch Heritage Musuem
  • Prickly Pear Harvest at Museum of Natural History & Science 
  • Iberian Harpsicord Concert at Los Luceros Historic Site
  • Native American Veterans Day Celebration at Museum of Indian Arts and Culture 
  • Ann Murdy Book Signing at Museum of International Folk Art
  • New Mexico Philharmonic: Glorious Vivaldi! at National Hispanic Cultural Center
  • Transit of Mercury at Museum of Natural History & Science
  • Musica Buena Concert – Lara Manzanares at Museum of International Folk Art
  • Pueblo Pottery and Embroidery Demonstration at Museum of Indian Art & Culture 

Events next week:

  • Panel Discussion: In A Modern Rendering: The Color Woodcuts of Gustave Baumann, A Catalogue Raisonné at Museum of Art
  • Folk Art Flea Fall Donation at Museum of International Folk Art
  • Pueblo Pottery and Embroidery Demonstration at Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
  • Culture Series: Tracking Telescopes & the Forgotten Legacy of Clyde Tombaugh at White Sands Missile Range at Farm & Ranch

Fri. Nov. 8, 6:30 p.m. 
National Hispanic Cultural Center – Salón Ortega 
1701 S. 4th St., Albuquerque
(505) 246-2261
http://www.nhccnm.org/
Book Reading and Signing: Jaima Chevalier and her Book “Fringe” 
Jaima Chevalier’s book Fringe is a tribute to flamenco legend María Benítez and includes almost 200 rare and exclusive images from locally famous to world-renowned photographers, all showcasing Benítez’s central role in dance history. Benítez is an iconic figure in American flamenco. Her riveting story begins with the complexity of her mixed Native American and Puerto Rican heritage followed by her extraordinary journey as a young woman leaving her home on the outskirts of Taos Pueblo to study flamenco in Spain. From the inherent irony of her identity as a Native American woman striving to master the art of a culture that had colonized the Southwestern United States, she grew into an artist driven to forge her own way in the world, starting a business, a non-profit institution, a school, and a professional touring company. Her illustrious career, from appearances in film and television to stages across the world, is an inspiration to artists, students of history, and seekers of core human truths. Her ability to overcome both racial and gender discrimination made her equally comfortable on the Metropolitan Opera stage as well as dancing around a gypsy campfire–all coalescing to make her story one that dances straight into the heart of what it means to be an American original.
Jaima Chevalier, a Santa Fe native, is the author of five books including La Conquistadora: Unveiling the History of Santa Fe’s Six Hundred Year Old Religious Icon and Nativo (with Oliver Galvan-De La Cruz). Her documentary films include Veiled Lightning/Native Voltage (director) and El Corazon de Santa Fe (Producer).
Join us in the Salón Ortega of the historic History and Literary Arts Building on the NHCC campus. This event is free and open to the public.

Fri. Nov. 8 through Sat. Nov. 9, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 
New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum
4100 Dripping Springs Road, Las Cruces
(575) 522-4100
http://www.nmfarmandranchmuseum.org/
Weaving Class: Tapestry – Slowing down to create! 
Creating a variety of geometric shapes using a pre-planned design infused with color and texture. Students will create horizontal and vertical lines, pick and pick (railroad) motifs, clasped and unclasped wefts, design features using color to provide shading and color blending. Students will learn the fundamentals of setting up a tapestry loom (demonstration) and apply each of the techniques to floor looms (or frame looms). Class fee is $100 and space is limited. Contact LuAnn Kilday at (575) 522-4100 or luannr.kilday@state.nm.us

Fri. & Sat. Nov. 8 & 9, 8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) 2 p.m. (Sat.)
National Hispanic Cultural Center – Albuquerque Journal Theatre
1701 S. 4th St., Albuquerque
(505) 246-2261
http://www.nhccnm.org/
Yjastros: A Nuestro Aire, A Celebration of 20 Years 
Yjastros: The American Flamenco Repertory Company presents A Nuestro Aire, A Celebration of 20 Years, celebrating peerless choreography and the two-decade artistic journey of the incredible company. This season reprises classic works by Artistic Director Joaquin Encinias, A Nuestro Aire and Caravana de los Zincalí, and premieres new works from master artists and choreographers Mercedes Ruiz and La Popi. A unique treasure in the American cultural landscape, Yjastros brings the creative visions of world-renowned flamenco artists to the American public, while cultivating the living art of flamenco in the United States.
$30, $40, $50, $60 w/ $5 discount for students, seniors and NHCC members. Thank you to our Performing Arts Season Sponsors Heritage Hotels and Resorts, the Albuquerque Journal and Southwest Airlines!
 
Sat. Nov. 9, 10 a.m. – Noon
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science
1801 Mountain Rd. NW, Albuquerque
(505) 841-2800
http://www.nmnaturalhistory.org/
4th Annual Prickly Pear Harvest in the Kiwanis Learning Garden
Our Prickly Pear hedge has plentiful pears this year – they ripen late. Come to collect, juice, peel, learn lore, taste recipes!
The 12+ page handout is perfect resource for teachers. $5 per person. Event fee does not include Museum Admission. Limit of 40 attendees, reserve your spot early.
Outdoor event – come directly to the garden. Location: East side of 18th Street — cross the crosswalk from Museum’s dino sculptures (Spike Pentaceratops & Alberta Albertosaurus) follow the sidewalk til you see the garden fence and gate. You can also google Kiwanis Learning Garden ABQ and see our location is listed on “Old Town Road.”
For information: cirrelda.snider@state.nm.us

Sat. Nov. 9, 10 a.m – Noon
New Mexico Museum of Space History
3198 State Rte. 2001, Alamogordo
(575) 437-2840 
http://www.nmspacemuseum.org/
Science Saturday!
On the second Saturday of every month, kids get to be the scientists – mom and dad can help. Join museum educators as they bring science down to earth and then across the universe. Hands on activities, planetarium programs, and more! 
More information about this event is available at http://www.nmspacemuseum

Sat. & Sun. Nov. 9 & 10, 16 & 17,  Noon – 5 p.m.
National Hispanic Cultural Center – Torreón
1701 S. 4th St., Albuquerque
(505) 246-2261
http://www.nhccnm.org/
Mundos de Mestizaje 
A Vision of History through Fresco
Mundos de Mestizaje by Frederico Vigil is a mural housed in the Torreón on the campus of the National Hispanic Cultural Center. This monumental fresco depicts thousands of years of Hispanic history highlighting diverse cultural connections between people and places from the Iberian Peninsula to the Americas. The 4,000 square foot painting is one of the largest frescos in North America.
The digitized imagery of the painting ensures that this culturally significant work can be a sharing and learning experience for students and families anywhere. We invite you to explore the imagery, history and complexities of the Mundos de Mestizaje mural. Free.

Sun. Nov. 10, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 
Los Luceros Historic Site
253 County Road 41
Alcalde, NM 87511
(505) 476-1165
http://nmhistoricsites.org/los-luceros 
Iberian Harpsichord Concert
This free concert will feature music from the Iberian Peninsula, from the Differencias of 16th century Spanish composer Cabeza to the Gallardes of 17th century Spanish composer Cabanilles. Also included will be sonatas of 18th century composers Seixas, Soler and Scarlatti.
The concert will be by Elaine Thornburgh who performs on harpsichord throughout the United States as both soloist and in chamber ensemble. A native of Key West, Florida, she was raised in San Francisco and began her study of the harpsichord with Alan Curtis while a student at the University of California at Berkeley. She has studied harpsichord with Gustav Leonhardt and fortepiano with Malcolm Bilson and Laurette Goldberg. A graduate of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, she was a cash-prize winner at the Sixth Bruges International Harpsichord Competition. In 1984 she received the National Endowment for the Arts Solo Recitalist Award and toured California for many years as an Arts Council Touring Artist.
Contact: Ethan Ortega, Interim Manager (505) 476-1165.

Sun. Nov. 10, 11:30 a.m.- 2 p.m. 
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, 
710 Camino Lejo (on Museum Hill), Santa Fe
(505) 476-1269   
http://miaclab.org/
Annual Native American Veterans Day Celebration
Join us for our annual program celebrating the sacrifices and valor of our Native American veterans.
Program begins at 11:30 a.m. and includes:
Invocation with Arnold Herrera (Cochiti Pueblo)
Community luncheon from Noon to 1:30 p.m., with opportunity for guests to comment on serving or family servicemembers. Please RSVP for luncheon to Joyce Begay-Foss at (505) 476-1272.
Screening at 1:30 p.m. of “Defending the Fire,” a recent release by Silver Bullet Productions, which garnered Best Picture in 2017’s SWAIA Class X. 

Sun. Nov. 10, 1 – 3 p.m. 
Museum of International Folk Art
706 Camino Lejo (on Museum Hill), Santa Fe
(505) 476-1200
http://www.internationalfolkart.org/
Book Signing: Ann Murdy
Come visit Ann Murdy the author/photographer and have her sign her recently published book “On the Path of Marigolds – Living Traditions of México’s Day of the Dead.” Her book illustrates how this celebration of life takes place in Huaquechula, Puebla, Teotitlán del Valle, Oaxaca and the communities around   Lake Pátzcuaro, Michoácan. The book features nearly 100 color photographs.  
http://media.newmexicoculture.org/event/4391/book-signing-on-november-10th-100-300-pm
For more information, contact Kathryn Risley, Special Events and Public Relations Coordinator, (505) 476-1203, kathryn.risley@state.nm.us

Sun. Nov. 10, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. 
New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum
4100 Dripping Springs Road, Las Cruces
(575) 522-4100
http://www.nmfarmandranchmuseum.org/
Sunday Story Time
Join us for Story Time in the Museum lobby. Children of all ages are welcome to listen and learn. This activity is free with regular admission ($5 for adults, $4 for senior citizens, $3 for children 4-17). Children 3 and under are admitted free. 

Sun. Nov. 10, 3 p.m. 
National Hispanic Cultural Center – Albuquerque Journal Theatre
1701 S. 4th St., Albuquerque
(505) 246-2261
http://www.nhccnm.org/
New Mexico Philharmonic: Glorious Vivaldi!
New Mexico Philharmonic presents Glorious Vivaldi! Enjoy three of the Italian Baroque concerto master’s finest—Vivaldi’s Concerto Grossi in d minor and g minor, along with the much-loved Concerto for Two Violins in a minor with star violinists Sarah Tasker and Gabriela Fogo. The second half of the program features Albuquerque’s own marvelous Coro Lux and the NM Phil—in Gloria, Vivaldi’s blissful sacred masterwork. $24, $35, $46, $68.

Mon. Nov. 11, 7 – 11 a.m. 
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science
1801 Mountain Rd. NW, Albuquerque
(505) 841-2800
http://www.nmnaturalhistory.org/
Transit of Mercury
Join us for a special event that won’t happen again for 13 years!
http://media.newmexicoculture.org/event/4373/transit-of-mercury/
For more information, contact Andrea Jacquin, Public Information Officer, 505-206-9144, andrea.jacquin@state.nm.us

Wed. Nov. 13, 1 – 4 p.m. 
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, 
710 Camino Lejo (on Museum Hill), Santa Fe
(505) 476-1269   
http://miaclab.org/
Pueblo Pottery and Embroidery Demonstration
Michael Bancroft is a micaceous pottery instructor who discovered his love of clay in 2004. He feels his inspiration comes from his children’s grandmother, Mary Sedillo, and his grandmother, Emily Povijua, both of whom made pottery. He has taken and instructed many art classes at the Poeh Cultural Center. While also a skilled potter, Shawn Tafoya will demonstrate embroidery, another of his passions. Although a traditionalist in terms of materials and technique, his embroidery is strikingly innovative. Ideas for his work come from different sources, including nature, his Pueblo and other tribal groups, pop culture and his family’s art.
http://media.newmexicoculture.org/event/4358/pueblo-pottery-and-embroidery-demonstration/

Wed. Nov. 13, 2 – 3 p.m. 
Museum of International Folk Art
706 Camino Lejo (on Museum Hill), Santa Fe
(505) 476-1200
http://www.internationalfolkart.org/
Musica Buena Gallery Concert – Lara Manzanares
Join us for a special one hour gallery concert with the amazingly talented Lara Manzanares. Lara is an award-winning bilingual singer-songwriter whose musical style blends traditional New Mexican folk music and indie country, folk, rock with a talent for poignant and comedic storytelling. Free with Museum Admission. Wednesdays are always free for New Mexico Seniors.
http://media.newmexicoculture.org/event/4368/musica-buena-gallery-concert-lara-manzanares/

Thu. Nov. 14, 7 – 8 p.m. 
New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum
4100 Dripping Springs Road, Las Cruces
(575) 522-4100
http://www.nmfarmandranchmuseum.org/
Culture Series: Tracking Telescopes & the Forgotten Legacy of Clyde Tombaugh at White Sands Missile Range
Bill Godby, an archaeologist at White Sands Missile Range, discusses the history and significance of astronomer Dr. Clyde Tombaugh’s efforts at WSMR from 1946-1955, during the very beginnings of America’s missile and space exploration activities. This free presentation includes many rare photographs, illustrating various evolutions of the tracking telescopes developed during Tombaugh’s tenure. Godby’s talk will also include a discussion of cultural resource management at WSMR and the role an archaeologist plays in managing historic resources. He is one of three archaeologists at WSMR, managing more than 8,000 historic sites. 

Sat. Nov. 16, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Museum of International Folk Art
706 Camino Lejo (on Museum Hill), Santa Fe
(505) 476-1200
http://www.internationalfolkart.org/
Folk Art Flea Fall Donation
Bring your folk art (tax deductible) to the Museum of International Folk Art.
If you have any questions please call the Flea Hotline: (505) 476-1201.

Sat. Nov. 16, 1 – 4 p.m. 
New Mexico Museum of Art
107 W. Palace Ave., Santa Fe
(505) 476-5072
http://www.nmartmuseum.org/
Panel Discussion: In a Modern Rendering: The Color Woodcuts of Gustave Baumann, A Catalogue Raisonné by Gala Chamberlain
In A Modern Rendering: The Color Woodcuts of Gustave Baumann, A Catalogue Raisonné by Gala Chamberlain with essays by Nancy E. Green and Thomas Leech, and a foreword by Martin Krause, was published by Rizzoli Electa on September 24, 2019. The New Mexico Museum of Art will host a panel discussion moderated by Kate Nelson on the making of the book on November 16, 2019 from 1- 2:30 p.m. at the Museum followed by a book signing. Panelists include Gala Chamberlain, Nancy E. Green, Martin Krause, Thomas Leech, and David Skolkin. The book is enriched by numerous never-before-published photographs of or by Gustave Baumann.  Time: Panel discussion: 1 – 2:30 p.m. Book signing: 2:45 – 4 p.m. at the New Mexico Museum of Art, 107 West Palace, Santa Fe, NM.  Ticket Information: $10 per person for panel discussion. Advance tickets can be purchased at Gustave-baumann.eventbrite.com. Tickets also available at the door beginning at noon, cash only.