Tidbits: Santa Fe food, art and more…

It’s cold and chilly in Santa Fe at the moment. Thunder and lightning last night and there’s snow on the mountain. Winter is on its way.

Chile ristras are part of New Mexico's food heritage, photo/Steve Collins

Chile ristras are part of New Mexico’s food heritage, photo/Steve Collins

SantaIf you haven’t signed up for the first annual FUZE.SW Food and Folklore Festival, there’s still time. The food packed weekend kicks off on Friday, November 8th at the Santa Fe School of Cooking and then on Saturday and Sunday takes place at the Museum of International Folk Art here in Santa Fe. The event is a foodie’s dream. There will be food to eat, food panels, NM food history, break-out sessions, demos and more. Speakers include historians, archeologists, artists, chefs, and others talking about one of our favorite subjects: Southwest cuisine and its history. For more information or to register, click here.

Los Poblanos Inn & Organic Farm, Albuquerque, photo/Steve Collins

Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm, Albuquerque, photo/Steve Collins

Albuquerque’s Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm has just been recognized by the National Trust for Historic Preservation as “one of the most magnificent historic properties in the Southwest.” Los Poblanos is one of the 18 projects selected to receive the National Trust’s 2013 Trustees Emeritus Award for Excellence in the Stewardship of Historic Sites. Read more about the John Gaw Meem designed property.

Santa Fe art and museums

Cochise Lounge Chair with ottoman, Cade Hayes,photo/courtesy Site Santa Fe

Cochise Lounge Chair with ottoman, Cade Hayes,photo/courtesy Site Santa Fe

Site Santa Fe has partnered with Design Santa Fe for their latest exhibition, DesignLAB: Next Nest. The juried show, which opened on Sunday November 3rd and runs through Sunday, December 1st, features, according to SITE, “inspiring new domestic forms and design concepts.” The show will merge what the venue calls “artistic visions with 21st century sustainable objects and spaces for living”. There will be designs for furniture, lighting, wall treatments, graphic, interior and textile designs from artists, designers, and architects.

2012 Recycle Santa Fe Art Show fashion show contestants, photo/Jacobs Photography, courtesy Recycle Santa Fe Art Show

2012 Recycle Santa Fe Art Show fashion show contestants, photo/Jacobs Photography, courtesy Recycle Santa Fe Art Show

Years ago, I sold antiques and I used to run ads reading “Turn your trash into treasures.” That’s exactly what the annual Recycle Santa Fe Art Market is about. The 15th recycled art show, opening on Friday, November 15th (from 5 to 9pm) and running from 10am to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday, is being held at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center. Promoters call this show that requires all items shown to be made from at least 75% recycled materials, “America’s largest and oldest recycled art market.”  General admission on Friday evening is $5. If you want to attend the fun recycled fashion show (at 7pm), tickets ($15-20) may be purchased in advance at Tickets Santa Fe. Saturday and Sunday admission is free. Children under 12 are free all weekend.

Ox cart (carro de boi), a print by Ivan Borges, courtesy Museum of New Mexico

Ox cart (carro de boi), a print by Ivan Borges, photo/courtesy Museum of New Mexico

A new exhibition, BRASIL & ARTE POPULAR, opens at the Museum of International Folk Art, on Sunday, November 17th from 1 to 4pm. The show, which runs until August 10, 2019, will showcase more than 300 works from Brazil, including woodblock prints, puppets,  ceramic and wood sculptures, religious art, costumes, and more. Sundays at the state museums are always free to New Mexico residents.

"Harvey Girls in a Row," from Katrina Parks’ documentary The Harvey Girls: Opportunity Bound, photo/courtesy New Mexico Museum of Art, Northern Arizona University, Cline Library and Assertion Films

“Harvey Girls in a Row,” from Katrina Parks’ documentary The Harvey Girls: Opportunity Bound, photo/courtesy New Mexico Museum of Art, Northern Arizona University, Cline Library and Assertion Films

Did you ever see the Judy Garland film, The Harvey Girls? These women, who worked at the many Harvey House Hotels, have an interesting history.  If the “Girls” intrigue you, you can attend the  New Mexico History Museum’s fundraising event, An Evening with the Harvey Girls on Sunday, November 17th from 4 to 7pm. One of the highlights will be a showing of Katrina Parks’ documentary film, The Harvey Girls: Opportunity Bound, in the Museum’s auditorium,. This will be followed by a reception (including Harvey House-inspired hors d’œuvres and a tour of the newly renovated suites) at La Fonda Hotel.  La Fonda was a Harvey House from 1926 until the late 1960s. Special guests include Parks, former Harvey Girls, and author Stephen Fried author of Appetite for America: Fred Harvey and the Business of Civilizing the Wild West-One Meal at a Time. Tickets ($80 and $100), are available at the museum’s shop.

Santa Fe music and more

SFCA musical director Joseph Illick conduction SFCA photo/courtesy Santa Fe Concert Association

SFCA musical director Joseph Illick conducting the SFCA photo/courtesy Santa Fe Concert Association

SITE Santa Fe will present Nuevo Romancero NuevoMexicano, a performance by resident artist Pablo Helguera, on Tuesday, November 12th at 6pm, at The Forum on the Campus of Santa Fe University of Art and Design (SFUAD). Helguera will combine traditional poetry, music and stories from New Mexico’s rich history. Admission is $10, available online at SITE Santa Fe.

The Santa Fe Concert Association will launch an exciting new family concert series on Sunday, November 17th 4pm at United Church of Santa Fe. The concerts are based on Leonard Bernstein’s popularYoung People’s Concert series. The hour-long concerts are designed to bring “timeless music to families with children as well as music-lovers of all ages”. SFCA says they will be child friendly, affordable and interactive. SFCA’s Artistic Director Joseph Illick will be narrator, pianist and conductor. The first concert features music by Bach, Corelli, and Brahms. It also marks the premiere presentation of March and Fugue by 12 year-old Santa Fe violinist and composer Ezra Shcolnik. Phoenix Avalon, also 12, will also perform. Both are students in SFCA’s EPIK Artist Program..

Have a great week. See you next Tuesday.

2 Responses to “Tidbits: Santa Fe food, art and more…”

  1. Agness
    November 10, 2019 at 11:41 pm #

    I would be very interested in exploring the Art Museum! Sounds like a place for me and my mom. We both love art!

    • Billie Frank
      November 11, 2019 at 6:24 pm #

      We have some really great museums here with diversified art and over 200 great galleries. You and your mom would love it.

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