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Airs Friday December 19, at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Michael Naranjo Website In this special holiday segment, COLORES! features one of New Mexico’s favorite sculptors, Michael Naranjo (Santa Clara Pueblo). Blinded while serving in the Vietnam War, Naranjo has […]

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Airs Friday December 12, at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Gurudarshan Khalsa Website Photographer Gurudarshan Khalsa creates photographic collages to help heal from a concussion. “Using the artwork and the creative process gave me a sense of peace and balance, […]

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Airs Friday November 28, at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Naomi Natale Website Albuquerque-Based Social arts practitioner Naomi Natale of One Million Bones confronts the global issue of genocide. “…To move forward with this understanding and this respect, that if […]

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Airs Friday November 21, at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Michael Hudock Website Albuquerque’s Michael Hudock creates abstract paintings that are inspired by reality. “I’m attracted to surfaces that have been affected by the elements, by time, and they develop […]

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Airs Friday November 14th, at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Jim Vogel Website Painter Jim Vogel captures the magic of life and culture in New Mexico. “This may look like I’m representing a time past. But it’s still here… You […]

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Airs Friday November 7, at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Nicolai Fechin Website Join us for a special look at the life, work, and the beautiful home of Nicolai Fechin, now the site of the Taos Art Museum. One of […]

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Airs Friday October 31, at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Brandon Maldonado Website New Mexico painter Brandon Maldonado sees Halloween and Dia de los Muertos sharing a common theme. “When we see things dying in Fall, it makes sense that […]

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Airs Friday October 24, at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Woody Gwyn Website A visit on location with New Mexico landscape painter Woody Gwyn. In between brushstrokes, Woody defines what he sees. “I like abstraction by the way that seems […]

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Airs Friday October 17, at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Larry Mitchell Website Grammy award-winning producer, engineer and performer Larry Mitchell has toured the world playing guitar with well-known artists, including Tracy Chapman, Billy Squier, and Ric Ocasek. In a […]

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Airs Friday October 10, at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 William Wilson Website Navajo photographer William Wilson uses the 19th century tintype process to add to our understanding of portraiture. “What if an Indian invented photography? Would there be another […]

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Airs Friday October 3, at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Chad Person Website Iconoclastic artist Chad Person creates collages using U.S. bank notes. He lives in New Mexico and has taught numerous courses at the University of New Mexico. “I […]

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Airs Friday September 26, at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 George R. R. Martin Website ¡COLORES! present a new conversation with George R. R. Martin, author of the immensely popular books “A Song of Ice and Fire,” adapted into the […]

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Airs Friday September 12, at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Cedra Wood Website Albuquerque painter Cedra Wood is intrigued if not inspired by the environment. She creates work that is plausible yet seems unrealistic. Jason Rohlf Website Abstract artist Jason […]

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Airs Friday September 5, at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Nic Nicosia Website Santa Fe’s Nic Nicosia shares how photography is about making a picture, not taking a picture. “The reason I chose to use a camera to make my […]

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Airs Friday August 29, at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Dyanna Taylor Website Santa Fe’s Dyanna Taylor reflects on being the granddaughter of photographer Dorothea Lange and shares her vision for making the film “Dorothea Lange:Grab a Hunk of Lightning” […]

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Airs Friday August 22, at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Wayne Shrubsall Albuquerque banjo master Wayne Shrubsall seeks the soul in every note he plays. “I can’t hear someone play the banjo on the radio or TV without wanting to […]

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Airs Friday August 15, at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Marie Romero Cash Website Santa Fe santera Marie Romero Cash shares how she needed to push the boundaries of creativity. “Once I started going beyond the rules, it just became […]

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Airs Friday August 8, at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Aaron Noble Website Muralist Aaron Noble and young artists at Albuquerque’s Warehouse 508 paint a portal to another universe. “I want people to know that anything is possible as long […]

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Airs Friday August 1, at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Naomi Natale Website Albuquerque-Based Social arts practitioner Naomi Natale of One Million Bones confronts the global issue of genocide. “…To move forward with this understanding and this respect, that if […]

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Airs Friday July 25, at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Matthew McDuffie Website Screenwriter of the recent film Face of Love, New Mexico’s Matthew McDuffie shares what it’s like to write for film and TV. “There should never be a […]

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Airs Friday July 18, at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Hampton Sides Website In this special 30 minute COLORES, bestselling author Hampton Sides shares his process for writing, the necessity of historical accuracy, and how the pleasure of reading is […]

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Airs Friday July 11, at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Jessica Helen Lopez Website Nationally recognized slam poet Jessica Helen Lopez made the Southwest Books of the Year list with her first collection of poetry and she is the new […]

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Airs Friday June 27, at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Maude Andrade Website Albuquerque painter Maude Andrade shares the process behind her abstracted landscapes and narratives. “Almost everything is autobiographical, but when I come to a new series of paintings, […]

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Airs Friday June 20, at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 National Dance Institute of New Mexico Website National Dance Institute of New Mexico helps students make big steps in and out of the classroom through the art of dance. “When […]

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Airs Friday June 13, at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Basia Irland Website Using ice books and other metaphors, Albuquerque-based multi-award-winning eco-artist Basia Irland works with the complex issues of climate and ecological disruption. Basia Irland is an author, poet, […]

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Airs Friday June 6, at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Kathy Flynn Kathy Flynn shares stories of discovering and saving New Mexico’s WPA art treasures. “It’s just an amazing thing to see these things when you walk into a building, […]

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Airs Friday May 30, at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Ed Haddaway Website Albuquerque sculptor Ed Haddaway pursues the irrational, the unconscious, and the intangible. “I’m always aware that my audience, or any audience, is doing half the work. It’s […]

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Airs Friday May 23, at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Tanaya Winder Website New Mexico poet Tanaya Winder performs and shares her thoughts on the healing power of poetry. “A spoken story is more powerful than one left unsaid, one […]

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Airs Friday May 16, at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Patrick Nagatani Website Albuquerque photographer Patrick Nagatani talks about fiction and truth. “My sensibility has always been that photographs actually lie. They tell stories and it all depends on how […]

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Airs Friday May 9, at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Erin Currier Website Santa Fe artist Erin Currier transforms trash into works of beauty. “The trash deities naturally led to a more socio- political work because I began searching for […]

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Airs Friday May 2, at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Nora Naranjo-Morse Nora Naranjo-Morse shares how growing up in New Mexico’s Santa Clara Pueblo influenced her Pottery and Poetry. “To make something, to create something was a very essential part […]

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Airs Friday April 25, at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Juan Wijngaard Website Corrales New Mexico’s Renaissance man, Juan Wijngaard, doesn’t stick to one artistic medium. He’s a painter, book illustrator, musician and luthier (guitar-maker). “I don’t think I have […]

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Airs Friday April 18, at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Jeremy Thomas Website Santa Fe’s Jeremy Thomas shares his fiery sculpture process, in a film by Ric Serena. “One of the aspects of the work is the form, and it’s […]

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Airs Friday April 11, at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Janire Najera Website Spanish photographer Janire Najera discovers another side of New Mexico’s nuclear history. “I think it really inspired me. The Black Hole, kind of, told another story, another […]

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Airs Friday April 4, at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Bill Gilbert Website New Mexico land artist Bill Gilbert shares his approach to creating art. “What makes land art, is that there’s a consciousness about that dialogue, the dialogue with […]

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Airs Friday March 28, at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Albuquerque’s Art Community Leaders in Albuquerque’s art community discuss how to keep the arts a vital part of our lives. Interviewed: Sherri Brueggemann: Manager, Public Art UETF or (Public Art […]

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Airs Friday March 21, at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 John Nichols Website One of New Mexico’s favorite writers and author of “The Milagro Beanfield War,” John Nichols, asks himself tough questions. “So part of my art and my artwork […]

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Airs Friday March 14, at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 David Muench Website New Mexico landscape photographer David Muench captures the timeless moment. “It’s the journey. You find the magic and mystery in a place by letting it talk to […]

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Airs Friday March 7, at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Peter Sarkisian Website Santa Fe’s Peter Sarkisian sees video as a new medium for art making. “Essentially what I’m doing with video is I’m trying to transform an experience-killing medium. […]

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Airs Friday February 28, at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Jesus Muñoz Website For Albuquerque flamenco artist Jesus Muñoz, the dancer is vital to the music. “We are music. We have a certain rhythm and if you’re not clear with […]

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Airs Friday February 21, at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Armistead Maupin Website Author of the popular Tales of the City series, Armistead Maupin talks about his experience. “When I came out as a gay man, when I moved to […]

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Airs Friday February 14, at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Frank McCulloch Website Granddaddy of New Mexico painters, Frank McCulloch shares how color, landscape, and being a New Mexican inspire his work. “It’s direct looking at things, but then it’s […]

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Airs Friday February 7, at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Willy Bo Richardson Website New Mexico painter Willy Bo Richardson shares how discovering real world limitations allows him greater flexibility in the moment. “What’s beautiful about painting is that it […]

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Airs Friday January 31, at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Axle Contemporary Website New Mexico artists Jerry Wellman and Matthew Chase-Daniel created Axle Contemporary using an aluminum service truck. They play with the idea of where and how art can […]

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Airs Friday January 24, at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Dana Foy Website New Mexico photographer Dana Foy shares his experience of capturing what he calls the expanded moment. “What I am doing is trying to find something that’s unique […]

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Airs Friday January 17, at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Max Evans Author of Rounders and High Low Country, Max Evans shares how the West and New Mexico inspired his writing. “All of life is creative if you’re open to […]

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Airs Friday January 10, at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Alexander Girard Website Internationally acclaimed designer Alexander Girard created a mid-century masterpiece for Albuquerque’s Unitarian Church – a mural of over 5000 pieces celebrating all faiths. “He looked at the […]

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– Airs Friday January 3, at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Jamey Stillings Website New Mexico photographer Jamey Stillings shares his vision for the construction of the largest solar thermal power plant in the world, Ivanpah Solar. “I’ve always found […]

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Airs Friday December 20, at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Larry Littlebird Website In a time when we need story more than ever, pueblo storyteller Larry Littlebird shares the importance of learning to listen. “Listening to what’s within is what […]

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Airs Friday December 13, at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Chris Eyre Website In the second of a two-part interview, Native American filmmaker Chris Eyre shares his vision of what goes into creating characters and stories. “That’s what we’d have […]

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Airs Friday December 6, at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Chris Eyre Website In the first of a two-part interview, film director Chris Eyre, winner of the Sundance Filmmakers Trophy and Audience Award, and winner of Best Film at the […]

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Airs Friday, November 22, at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Kenji Kondo Website Visionary Albuquerque designer Kenji Kondo focuses on sustainability and aesthetics, but also on making design tools accessible to other artists. “The technology has kind of put manufacturing […]

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Airs Friday, November 15, at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1 Michael Naranjo Website During the Vietnam War, New Mexican sculptor Michael Naranjo was blinded. For the last 40 years, he has produced works of splendid artistry. “If you want to […]

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Stacey Neff Website New Mexican Stacey Neff talks about the feminine aspect of nature and how the sense of gesture is inherent in her chosen medium of blown glass. “You’re working with gravity and heat so the glass is falling […]

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Robert Christensen New Mexico Photographer Robert Christensen Makes Portraits Of Buildings That Reflect The Rugged And Independent Spirit Of New Mexico. “I’ve photographed an awful lot of buildings and the ones that look back at me… are the ones that […]

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Ian Ruhter Website Photographer and alchemist Ian Ruhter travels in a truck that is also his camera. He shares his experience photographing New Mexico. “When we’re shooting out in the elements, just a little bit of wind will shake the […]

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Dr. Jonathan Wolfe Website Dr. Jonathan Wolfe helped Albuquerque become the fractal capital of the world and shares his inspirations and insights. “Fractals are the pictures of chaos theory. With the help of computers we can visualize how fractal patterns […]

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Ray Maseman Website Albuquerque artist Ray Maseman’s prints are a result of playing with ideas that come from dreams, myths, children’s stories and chance observations. “It’s really important to feel like you are safe and comfortable enough to just try […]

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Ted Larsen Website Santa Fe sculpter Ted Larsen shares how perception can bring to light new answers to old problems. “When you’re experiencing art, it changes the way you see the world, that shift that happens in that seeing the […]

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Lauren Poole Website Actress and improv comedian, Albuquerque’s Lauren Poole shares her thoughts behind creating her comic character Lynette and the things that Burqueños say. “Sometimes with comedy the best stuff is going to ah, ya know, make some people […]

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Bruce Lowney Website Artist Bruce Lowney shares the inspiration for his grand New Mexico landscapes and age old allegories. “Jung talks about the subconscious and the collective unconscious and that’s important to me. That I’m just not personally speaking from […]

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Rulan Tangen Website Founder of Santa Fe’s innovative Dancing Earth Creations, choreographer and dancer Rulan Tangen shares her vision. “I love that in dance you can become a snow storm, you can become an ancient ancestor, you can become so […]

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Ramón José López A National Heritage Fellow, Santa Fe santero Ramón José López shares how his rich heritage influences his artwork. “The main reason I continue in the traditional methods is because I see a different quality of the artwork.” […]

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Naomi Natale Website Social arts practitioner Naomi Natale of One Million Bones, shares how, as an artist, she has confronted the global issue of genocide. “To move forward with this understanding and this respect that if we belong to each […]

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Suzanne Vilmain Website Artist Suzanne Vilmain shares how books can be much more than words. “The book holds the possibility of just about anything. And I’ve seen books made about unbelievable things.” Kevin Finnan Website Motionhouse Artistic Director, Kevin Finnan, […]

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Bryan Cranston An exclusive in-depth interview with BREAKING BAD’s lead actor Bryan Cranston. “I’ve never been in it for fame and recognition or money. My juice is the thrill and the empowerment that I get out of making people laugh […]

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Eli Levin Website Painter Eli Levin keeps the tradition of social realism alive. “I want to set up a problem. It’s not just yes and no, we can solve that; it’s a mess that I am trying to expose.” “Art […]

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Kenn Rodriguez Website Hakim Bellamy interviews National Slam champ Kenn Rodriguez, who made a big impact in Albuquerque’s poetry culture. “Poetry is basically taking something that is ordinary and making it extraordinary.” Loriel Andre’a Website Model Loriel Andre’a shares how […]

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Carlos Contreras Website Albuquerque poet Carlos Contreras shares how words and poetic insight can make real change. “I care because somebody has to.” Rosie Herrera Website Rosie Herrera uses her life experiences, memories and emotions in her choreography. “Every aspect […]

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Eugene Newmann New Mexican Eugene Newmann shares his vision of what is beyond the narrative of a painting, without dismissing the familiar. “The first hit at a subject was great as a kind of spontaneous thing, as an expression of […]

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“Past Tense” PAST TENSE is a romance film with a twist. It was the best film of Capetown, South Africa, and the 48 Hour 2012 international competition runner-up. “Sweetie” SWEETIE is a quirky sci-fi and is winner of the 2007 […]

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Luci Tapahonso Navajo Poet Laureate Luci Tapahonso shares how her poetry honors words. “Things that a person says, that a person literally utters, is a sacred thing.” Luke Hillestad Website Inspired by Rembrandt and Caravaggio, painter Luke Hillestad captures a […]

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David Tart Former Pixar animator, David Tart, gives us a behind the scenes peek into what goes into an animated film. “It takes anywhere between a week to two weeks to finish ten to twelve seconds of animation.” Tom Schroeder […]

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Rob Janov Website Robb Janov at Albuquerque’s Jefferson Middle School transforms the classroom and the students. “They’re failing most of their classes, not doing well. Or even if they are doing well they’re disengaged, they’re disconnected – and I’m hoping […]

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VSA North 4th Arts Center Website James Santillanes came to Albuquerque’s VSA North 4th Arts Center with an undeniable passion. “I just painted at home all the time. On canvases and on paper and on my dressers and on my […]

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Keshet Dance Company Website Albuquerque’s Keshet Dance Company inspires passion and opens unlimited possibilities no matter what the barriers. “When people come to us who didn’t realize they could dance before, it’s a really powerful experience.” Jim McHugh Website Jim […]

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Antoine Predock Website New Mexico Architect Antoine Predock shares his vision. Michael Eastman Website Photographer Michael Eastman captures the existing light of architectural spaces in long exposures. Pratt Institute’s Design Incubator Pratt Institute’s Design Incubator teaches students to use their […]

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Judy Chicago Website Artist Judy Chicago talks about her ambition to be an artist at a time when few female artists received recognition. 80’s Art Next, we see another side of the ‘80s … one with the rise of women […]

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Michael Berman Website Photographer Michael Berman shows us what is beyond the science of ecology by capturing the open spaces of New Mexico’s wilderness. Waterfowl Preservation For decades an art contest has been helping to preserve waterfowl and wildlife refuge […]

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Steina and Woody Vasulka Website Pioneers of video art, Santa Fe’s Steina and Woody Vasulka take us into their world. Andy Warhol In his own time, artist Andy Warhol pushed the boundaries of what defined art, challenging expectations with his […]

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William Clift Website New Mexico photographer William Clift has spent years photographing the benedictine abbey Mont-Saint-Michel and Shiprock. Pete Townshend Pete Townshend shares what’s behind the act of destroying guitars and how art school helped him form one of the […]

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Patrick Dougherty Website World renown artist Patrick Dougherty turns simple twigs into architectural masterpieces. The Quay Brothers After three decades of making stop-motion animated films, the Quay Brothers are celebrated at the museum of modern art. Eve Ensler Website Playwright […]

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María Benítez New Mexico’s Grand Dame of Flamenco María Benítez shares her passion for the dance. Emily Gray Koehler Website Exploring place, mid-west printmaker Emily Gray Koehler creates a multi layered work of art. “War Photography” A groundbreaking exhibition “War […]

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DJ Spooky Website Artist Paul D. Miller AKA DJ Spooky in collaboration with a New Mexico-Based Quartet create an emotive portrait of a changing continent on the edge of the world. Ed Bok Lee Website Last year Ed Bok Lee’s […]

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Diego Romero Find out how the traditional, contemporary potter Diego Romero earns his own heroic place in the universe. Oleg Vassiliev Website A russian painter who has found a new home in America yet hasn’t forgotten his roots. Architecture of […]

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Pat Oliphant Pat Oliphant is the most widely syndicated political cartoonist in the world. Scott Baxter Website Photographer Scott Baxter captures ranches in Phoenix through photography. David Krakauer Website David Krakauer, world class clarinetist, defies musical classification. Ori Gersht Israeli […]

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Timothy Horn Website Santa Fe’s Timothy Horn finds a meeting point between the natural and constructed worlds, and makes fantastic works of art. Diane Von Furstenberg Fashion Icon Diane Von Furstenberg continues to evolve her style after decades in the […]

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Laurence Sisson Laurence Sisson moves from painting the surf in Maine to painting New Mexico’s desert landscape. Susan Hilferty Website Costume Designer Susan Hilferty of the Broadway Revival of “Annie The Musical” takes us into her workshop and shows that […]

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Bobby Vee Website A walk down memory lane with one of American’s top hit makers, Bobby Vee. Gary Kackadourian Website Real life shrinks down with artist Gary Kachadourian. Patrick Nagatani Defying convention photographer Patrick Nagatani explores artwork made out of […]

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Godfrey Reggio Legendary Filmmaker Godfrey Reggio shares the vision behind his films and insights into his new film “The Holysee.” Farooq Hassan Farooq Hassan, an artist from a broken country forges a new life for his art in the United […]

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John Nichols Website One of New Mexico’s Favorite Authors, John Nichols talks about his 40-year career, including writing “The Milagro Bean Field War.” Terry Gydesen Website Documentary Photographer Terry Gydesen recounts her career following politicians and iconic figures. Dan Stevens […]