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Santa Fe Tidbits: Hot time — summer in The City Different

We’re just getting over a heat spell and it feels good. One of the things we love about Santa Fe is it always cools off at night. We’re getting into the high season and things are heating up.  Mostly art news this week. The Santa Fe art scene (the city has the third largest art market in the United States), active all year round really heats up in summer.

The Lone Ranger Rides Again

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Scenes from The Lone Ranger were shot at local Bonanza Creek Ranch, photo Steve Collins

This week, Disney has flown movie and broadcast journalists in from around the world. They’re working to create buzz for what they hope will be the summer blockbuster film, The Lone Ranger, filmed in New Mexico, Arizona, Utah and Colorado. Last summer there were Johnny Depp sightings all over town and there may be again, this week. Look for Armie Hammer and Helena Bonham Carter (who may also be here this week- Disney has been tight-lipped). The film opens in a theater near you on July 3rd.  We’ll be there, if only to see the scenery. As Armie (aka The Lone Ranger) Hammer, anachronistically, says in the film, “Let’s do it.”

Santa Fe Art:

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Inlaid box from “Window on Lima: The Beltrán-Kropp Collection From Peru”, courtesy Museum of Spanish Colonial Art

Spanish Colonial art can be found throughout the New World. It’s alive and well in Santa Fe. There are Hispanic families who have been passing down their traditional arts through generations in Northern New Mexico. The Spanish Colonial Arts Society has been keeping the genre alive for years through the annual Spanish Market and since 2002 at their intimate Museum of Spanish Colonial Arts on Museum Hill. Their newest exhibition, Window on Lima: the Beltrán-Kropp Collection from Peru, opening Friday, June 21st, showcases the largest gift the museum has ever received from outside New Mexico. The 355 item collection, amassed by the late Peruvian Prime Minister, Pedro Beltrán and his wife Miriam Kopp Beltrán, includes items the couple collected from all over the world guided by Mrs. Beltrán’s experienced eye for art. The show runs through May 27, 2019.

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Marchall Noice’s”Hedstrom’s Barn” photo/courtesy Waxlander Gallery

Waxlander Gallery and Sculpture Garden, 622 Canyon Road, has a new exhibition opening Tuesday, June 25thNature’s Hues: Distinct and Obscure, a one-man show of new paintings by artist, Marshall Noice runs through Monday, July 8th.  Noice, based in Kalispell, Montana, gets his inspiration from the western landscape that surrounds him.

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“Sunset Splendor”, painting by Bonnie Binkert, photo/courtesy Santa Fe Studio Tour

The annual Santa Fe Studio Tour is scheduled for Friday, June 28th through Sunday, June 30th. Over 40 artists take part in the show. On view: a host of mediums including media/assemblages; painters, working in mediums such as oils, watercolor, and acrylics; photographers, potters and more. Friday hours are 5:30-7:30pm. Saturday the show runs from 10am to 6pm and Sunday from Noon to 5pm. Here’s a schedule of annual studio tours in Northern New Mexico.

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Kathleen McCloud’s “Cosmological Eye”,photo/courtesy Axle Contemporary

Axle Contemporary, the gallery on wheels, has another unique event up their artist sleeve. The Artist Is In, a four-day show, running from Thursday, July 4th through Sunday, July 7th  features 16 artists getting 90 minutes of fame in the 1970 step van, which will be parked at various locations around town. Each artist will bring a work of art, and spend their allotted time talking about anything they want with people who stop by. They will be talking about art or whatever else comes up. Check the gallery’s website for locations, times and a list of participating artists.

Santa Fe Misc:

Travel guru Peter Greenberg recently taped his popular radio show, Peter Greenberg Worldwide, at Santa Fe’s Eldorado Hotel. You can listen here. He interviews both local and international guests including travel author, Paul Theroux.

And remember, lots of annual summer musical events are starting soon.

Enjoy Santa Fe’s summer bounty and stay cool.

If you have Santa Fe things to do, upcoming events  or other news for our readers, let us know.

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